Read below to learn about important Trinity Lutheran Church news, activities and upcoming special events for members and guests of our Grand Rapids congregation.

Pastor’s Class on Islam begins Wednesday, April 26th

Pastor Bob’s Wednesday adult forums are taking on a five-week introduction to Islam beginning Wednesday, April 26th.

Offered both at 10:30 am and 6:30 pm weekly, the mini-course will seek to introduce participants to the Five Pillars of Islam, the Prophet Muhammad, the Quranic worldview, paths to God through Islamic law and mysticism, and more.

Please join us beginning Wednesday, April 26th, and throughout the month of May at either 10:30 am or 6:30 pm in Fellowship Hall at Trinity.


Don’t Miss Trinity’s High School Youth Rummage Sale on May 4th, 5th & 6th

Always a highlight of the spring of the year, Trinity’s Rummage Sale is typically the biggest fundraiser for our high school youth. Your participation is greatly appreciated. So clean out your closets, storage rooms, redecorate and bring items no longer needed to Trinity. And then come to the Rummage Sale and find some new treasures for yourself!

  • Pre-Sale: Thursday, May 4th (6 pm to 9 pm – $5 admission)
  • Regular Sale: Friday, May 5th, (10 am to Noon, 4 pm to 8 pm); Saturday, May 6th (9 am to Noon)
  • Contributions Accepted: Sun, April 30th (2 to 5 pm); Mon thru Wed, May 1st to 3rd (9 am to 8 pm)

All proceeds help to offset the cost for the participants of the Youth Mission Trip in the summer of 2017 to Norristown, Pennsylvania. Please drop off your donation items in Centennial Hall.

Click here for more info, including a list of accepted and not accepted items.


Trinity Announces Opening for a Part-Time Finance Assistant

Trinity Lutheran Church has an opportunity for a Part-Time Finance Assistant to join our staff.

The person in this role will have the responsibility for maintaining the operational accounting records. Weekly tasks may include: Processing and recording the offerings, preparing and making the bank deposit, processing payables and reconciling accounts.

If you are an organized individual and have a proven record of working well with others, and want to join our staff, you are encouraged to submit your resume to us at: tlcgrcareers@gmail.com.

Click here for the complete posting.


Abrahamic Dinner — Standing Together

The Kaufman Interfaith Institute & Niagara Foundation of Michigan presents The Annual Abrahamic Dinner Standing Together: Loving and Supporting Our Neighbor, on Tuesday, May 2nd at 6:30 pm.

We will gather at the At-Tawheed mosque at 3357 East Paris Ave. SE in Kentwood.

Seating is limited so please register early! Tickets are $10, payable by credit card online or by check.

Click here to reserve your seat.


Healthy Trinity – Walking to Wittenberg

Healthy Trinity Update!  If you are registering or already registered and entering steps, mileage, or minutes for Walking to Wittenberg please follow the these steps:

Click on the sidebar of Trinity’s eBlast that says:  “Healthy Trinity – Walking to Wittenberg Tracking Tool.”  A screen will appear that says “Walking to Wittenberg.”

Fill in your email address, name and date. Under “This Week (Sun-Sat) I walked,” check the box or boxes appropriate to your “walk,” and under “Amount of Steps/Miles/Minutes” enter your steps, miles or minutes from the week, and any comments you might want to include.

When you are finished click on the submit button. You will receive a copy of your submission via email. You’re on your way to Wittenberg!


Attention All Players – Trinity Coed Softball Team Organizing

After several years without a team, Trinity is organizing a coed softball team to play in the East Grand Rapids league, with their season beginning June 1st.

Trinity’s team was formerly known as “Know Mercy,” and played actively for several years as a coed squad.

There will be a small cost and a great deal of fun for all who sign on – contact Director of Congregational Life Angela Davis at 616.949.2492, ext. 29, to indicate your interest in playing with the new Trinity softball team.


Personal Care Items Appreciated

We are collecting personal care products at Trinity through April for distribution to area agencies.

Items such as shampoo, deodorant, toothbrushes and toothpaste are simple things we take for granted but are difficult for many to afford.

Please drop off your donations in the labeled black barrels found outside the church office, in the narthex and outside Centennial Hall by Sunday, April 30th.


 Altar Flowers & Eternal Light for Traditional & Rejoice Worship Services

These contributions are a special way to celebrate a birthday or anniversary, to honor a loved one, or to remember someone who has passed away.

NEW for 2017 – click here to sign-up for flowers and/or the eternal light in worship. The signup link will also be on the gold sidebar in the eBlast weekly.

If you do not use electronic sign up tools, call office coordinator Jodi VanGorp at 616.949.2492, ext. 10, and she will be pleased to assist you.