Trinity Lutheran celebrates milestone anniversary

Pictured: Congregation members gather at Trinity Lutheran Church. The church recently celebrated its 150th anniversary. (Submitted photo)

Imagine what it was like 150 years ago. The Civil War, the bloodiest battle on American soil, was ending, Abraham Lincoln was assassinated, and a couple of Lutheran pastors were meeting with Lutheran Christians along the Minnesota River.

The pastors were encouraging the Christians in the Word of God and bringing them together into communities − one such community eventually became Trinity Lutheran Church & School in Waconia.

Trinity was built on Jesus Christ and His Amazing Grace. Her people gathered around the Word and Sacraments, grew to know God and His love, served Christ Jesus by serving others, and were called to go to their families, neighbors, and friends with the good news of Jesus. After 150 years, these guiding principles continue to embody the mission of Trinity Lutheran Church & School.

God has blessed Trinity graciously and abundantly. It is a privilege to remember the past filled with God’s presence, purpose, and peace. Looking back enables Trinity to embrace the present. Trinity continues to be active in the Waconia community and to the ends of the earth fulfilling the great commission of Jesus Christ to make disciples of all nations. The foundational pillars of Gathering, Growing, Serving, and Going continue to guide Trinity toward people who need Jesus and His love. Trinity’s eyes are also on what’s ahead. The past and present prepare them for the future that God has in mind. Sunday School, Waconia Christian Child Care Center, Trinity Preschool, and Trinity Lutheran School, along with a strong Family Life emphasis, enable Trinity to touch future generations with Jesus Christ and His love.

Trinity culminated a year-long celebration of 150 years of God’s Amazing Grace through a special worship service, with guest speaker Minnesota South District President Rev. Dr. Dean Nadasdy, and a thanksgiving dinner, attend by over 500 people, on Sunday, Oct. 25.

Information provided by Trinity Lutheran Church & School