Trinity Lutheran Church offers members numerous support services and resources for a wide variety of life events and special occasions where our help is needed. Click on any of the services below to learn more.

If you have further questions about any of the services described below, or a service that may not be listed here, please email the appropriate individual listed in each description, or feel free to call the church office directly at 616.949.2510.

Baptism

Baptism, one of the Lutheran Church’s two sacraments, is available to people of all ages who wish to affirm their faith and commitment to God in Christ Jesus — from infants to adults. Contact Pastor Bob Linstrom.

Funerals

In your time of sorrow and in celebration of the life of a loved one who has passed, we can assist you in making funeral arrangements. To make funeral arrangements, contact Pastor Bob Linstrom.

Columbarium
A columbarium is a structure with recesses in the walls to hold the urns of cremated loved ones. Trinity offers a columbarium for members of Trinity who would like to have a special setting for the urns of cremated loved ones. Trinity’s columbarium and surrounding garden is located on the balcony area outside the narthex, under the cross tower.

Cremation is a viable alternative to a conventional casket with cemetery burial. It provides a meaningful, yet relatively inexpensive way to care for the body of a deceased loved one. Genesis 2:7 affirms that Adam was created out of the dust of the earth and the liturgy for the burial of the dead concludes with the words, “We commend to almighty God our brother/sister, (name), and we commit his/her body to its final resting place, earth to earth, ashes to ashes, dust to dust.”

For more information please contact the church office.

Helping Hands Program

This group coordinates supports for Trinity members who can use extra help while dealing with health, family or personal issues.

Short‑term support may include:

  • Provide a meal (Nothing fancy. Carry‑out or cooked chicken from the deli.)
  • Provide a ride (to doctor visits or other appointments)
  • Provide an occasional ride to church for members who are unable to drive
  • Provide childcare

Do you have any special way you can help others? Let us know. To learn more, contact Angela Davis.

Homebound Member Visits & Communion

“Do this in remembrance of me.”

When we gather for worship, we celebrate our relationship with God and with each other. The practice of Holy Communion is central to our worship; even the words Holy Communion describe our special relationship, or communion, with God and each other.

People who are homebound are very much a part of our church family. So when we celebrate the Lord’s Supper at church, that meal is shared with them. They, too, join in communion with God, and with all of us. Special kits of bread and wine are placed on the altar at church and blessed by the Words of Institution during our worship services. Volunteers bring these kits to our homebound members, read through a simple order of service, and share God’s gifts of body and blood. Usually the homebound person will receive this special visit once every two months.

Do you know someone who would like to receive communion at home? Contact Linda Heine, Parish Nurse.

Address or Contact Info Changes

If you have updates or changes on your address, phone number or email address, please call the church office.

Hospitalizations or Illness

If you or a loved one are hospitalized or ill, please notify Pastor Bob LinstromLinda Heine or call the church office so our staff can support you and we can include you in our prayers.

Prayer Requests

Through phone and email, members create a circle of strength by offering prayers for others in need. Have a prayer request or concern? Please contact Angela Davis or fill out the form below.