Trinity Lutheran Church's Mission Statement
To grow in faith in the Triune God, we teach and study God's Word, recieve the sacraments and serve as a joyful witness to believers and unbelievers.
In addition to our regular Bible classes, study groups, Vacation Bible School, and worship programs that serve Trinity’s mission of fostering our knowledge of and relationship with Christ, Trinity is also engaged in mission in several other ways. Several of these are listed below.
Lutheran Women in Mission
Lutheran Women in Mission is a major mission arm at Trinity. Meeting once a month for Bible study, our faithful ladies spread the gospel of Jesus Christ and also support missions around the globe by raising funds, organizing events, distributing literature, and studying and sharing the good news. Through their efforts, Trinity currently supports several missionaries overseas, contributes to the Panama Health Project, and that is only a part of what these wonderful ladies do. Ladies of all ages, come get involved and enjoy the events, the fellowship, and the mission of God with our Lutheran Women in Mission!
Stephen Ministers train to give companionship, prayer, and especially a listening ear for any who are struggling and would like someone to talk to. Trinity has several Stephen Ministers already trained, and trains new ministers yearly. If you or someone you know would be interested in talking to a Stephen Minister, call the church office at Trinity and ask to be connected.
Parish Nurses are licensed RNs who are elected by a congregation to serve those in our community who need and request a semi-frequent (usually monthly) caregiver. They are there to serve those who need help with a new medication, and can perform regular blood pressure checks. (They perform no invasive procedures, and are not a substitute for Home Health.) Call the church office for inquiries.
Trinity takes up a monthly collection of food stuffs to deliver to various food pantries run by other churches and parachurch missions in Bonne Terre, Park Hills, and Potosi, as well as the food pantry supporting pastoral students and their families at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis.
Fueled by special donations from our church members, Trinity maintains a “Helping Hands” fund to assist those in our midst who need a little extra help. We have many needs presented to us on a monthly basis. Those interested should be advised that there is a mandatory application process handled by our elders according to their availability, so there are no guarantees, and assistance may take a few days’ time to process.
In addition to food pantries, our congregation is also able to support centers and organizations in the area in their endeavor to care for our neighbors' wellbeing. Several of them are listed below. You may follow the links provided to learn more.
In support of recovery for those who have suffered from the effects of addiction, Trinity is home to several AA meetings each week. Those interested in attending a meeting may contact the church office for groups and meeting times, or may visit this link: betteraddictioncare.com/aa-meetings-park-hills-mo
Mineral Area Homeschool Community
On Thursdays each week Trinity is happy to host the Mineral Area Homeschool Community, a cooperative of homeschooling families who meet together for community, socialization, and a classroom environment with lectures and hands-on learning.
St. Paul Lutheran Schools
Education is an important duty in training up the next generations to know and live the truth, and Trinity is pleased to support two fine Lutheran schools in the area, St. Paul Lutheran School and St. Paul Lutheran High school by giving some aid to members who attend and donating supplies. Go Giants!
Parkland Pregnancy Resource Center
The Center provides education, resources, and support to strengthen families in the area, with special attention to health, abuse recovery, and resources for single parents. For more information, visit https://www.parklandprc.com
Southeast Missouri Family Violence Council
The SEMO Family Violence Council just north of us in Bonne Terre provides advocacy, support, education, and shelter for survivors of various kinds of domestic violence and abuse. For more information, visit https://www.semofvc.net
Rocky Creek Youth Ranch
Rocky Creek supports young men with housing, therapy, on-site schooling or support in public school, regular chores and discipline for life. For more information, visit https://rcranch.org
T.O.P.S. (“Take Off Pounds Sensibly”)
Trinity is pleased also to host TOPS, a support and discussion group fostering weight loss and healthy care of the bodies that God gave us. For more information about TOPS, see the following link: http://www.tops.org