Trinity supports mission work in our community
and throughout the world. Here are some of the missions we have supported.
Ethiopian Lutheran Church - Mekane Yesus
The Ethiopian Lutheran Church (Mekane Yesus), is a strong Biblically based church. The Ethiopian Church is one of the fastest growing in Africa as well as the world with 6.3 members as of 2014. In 2007 their membership was 2.3 million. Their baptized membership has almost tripled in the past 7 years.
During our 2014 mission festival, we hosted a Ethiopian pastor who spoke of the strong faith members have despite living in poverty. His church seeks to serve those on need. The Ethiopian Lutheran Church is also finding a fruitful harvest by evangelism to Muslims in Ethiopia. They do this not by condemning them but by showing them the love of Jesus. While some pastors have had arms cut off by extremists, many Muslims have converted to Christianity.
Unity Lutheran Elementary School, East St Louis
Unity Elementary School is a mission school supported by churches and individuals in southern Illinois. Unity was started in 2003. Unity's enrollment has grown to over 180 students in Preschool to 8th Grade. It provides the community of East St Louis with opportunities to hear the saving Gospel of Jesus Christ and teach the children of this community the wonders of God's love.
Concordia Seminary St Louis, MO
Concordia Seminary trains men to be pastors in the LC-MS. The Masters of Divinity degree is a 4-year program consisting of three years in the classroom and a 1 year vicarage. Students are required to know Greek and Hebrew, the Biblical languages. Other areas of study include history, systematic theology, and practical theology.
Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod World Relief Human Care
Lutheran World Relief is the human care arm of the LC-MS. Whether it is relief after a natural disaster or projects to help those in poverty, LWR seeks to be a helping hand to those in need.
Based out of Mapleton, Iowa, at the farmstead of Gary Theis, Mission Central supports and equips missionaries and their families in their work.
Southern Illinois Prison Ministry
All God's People Shall Have Shoes,
Morrisonville Food Pantry
The Food Pantry serves Morrisonville area. It is open Thursday afternoons from 2:30 to 3:30
Panhandle Food Pantry
The Panhandle Food Pantry serves the Harvel/Raymond area. It is open Saturday mornings from 8:30 to 10:30.
Southern IL District, LCMS