69 Griswold Street

Hillsdale, Michigan 49242

(517) 437-2647

Email: [email protected]

Pastor: Rev.  Kara Shaw Starting July 9, 2023

(Rev. Shaw Starting July 9, 2023, 9:30 A.M  Will be her first service of Holy Communion and will be  installment by the Bishop)

God's work; our hands.

Trinity Lutheran Church of Hillsdale, Michigan offers many opportunities for participation in ministry. On this page you will find information about ministries available for faith formation, Christian fellowship, and outreach to help others in our community and our world.

Name of Person

Ministries Offered

Bible Study: Tuesday, 10:00 a.m. (Sept-May) in Luther Hall

TLC Book Club: 4th Tuesday of each month (except December) meets for dinner at 6:00 p.m. Call 517-437-2647 for location/book selection.

Adult Sunday School: Sundays, 10:45 a.m. (Sept-May) in Luther Hall

Children's Sunday School and Wee Worship: Meets every 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Sunday,  the church nursery

Confirmation: 1st and 3rd Sundays (Sept-May), contact Pastor for more information.

Other periodically or seasonally:

• Prayer group

​• Faith on Tap

• Choir

• Confirmation class (7th-9th grade)

• National Youth Gathering trips (9th-12th grade)

• Women of the ELCA Triennial Gathering trips

• Global Mission trips (1996-Papua New Guinea, 1998-Philippines, 2002-South Africa, 2005-Kenya, 2011-Kenya)

• Women of the ELCA church gatherings

• Advent and Lenten Bible Studies

• Prepare/Enrich counseling for couples

• Baptismal preparation classes and Communion instruction

Ministries supported by TLC:

Marafiki Global AIDS Ministry

On the third Sunday of each month, we collect a special offering to support the Marafiki Children's Center in Kikuyu, Kenya which cares for children who have been orphaned by AIDS. Children may live on site at the orphanage or may be provided for while living in the community with an extended family member. The project includes housing, a school, a clinic and a farm, as well as necessary school fees for the children to achieve a complete education.

Marafiki Global AIDS Ministry

ELCA World Hunger

ELCA World Hunger

The first and fifth Sundays of each month we take a loose change offering for World Hunger. ELCA World Hunger responds to hunger and poverty in the United States and around the world by addressing root causes. Through a comprehensive program of relief, development, education, and advocacy, people are connected to the resources they need to lift themselves out of poverty. Between 70-75 percent of ELCA World Hunger funds are spent internationally, and 20-25 percent are spent domestically.

Together, in Christ's name, we experience the transforming power of connection. As individuals, congregations, and synods, our humble offerings and actions are gathered, blessed, and multiplied. Together, we are ELCA World Hunger.

The international work of ELCA World Hunger is carried out through ELCA companion relationships as well as through trusted partners like Lutheran World Relief (LWR) and The Lutheran World Federation (LWF). Because of these long-held connections to partners around the world, ELCA World Hunger efforts are efficient and effective.

ELCA World Hunger website

ELCA God’s Global Barnyard

Our Sunday School programs sponsor giving through the ELCA Good Gifts program by collecting for animals and things that will help our global neighbors live self-sustainably. This is a special effort through the ELCA World Hunger effort to reach out globally with specific gifts to others. You choose what to give and donate accordingly. It's also a great gift idea for someone you know; give the donation of a goat to that person for whom you never know what gift to get!

•Goat $50

•Pig $30

•10 Chicks $10

•Cow $500

•Sheep $125

•Fish $250

•Water Jugs $12

•Irrigation Canal $150

•Mosquito Net $10

•Fruit Tree $10

•Honey Bees $20

•Family Farm $715

ELCA God’s Global Barnyard