Our Story

Our Story


Trinity Lutheran Church is a congregation in transition. In February 2015, Trinity celebrated 100 years of ministry as a congregation in Appleton, WI.  In late 2016, Trinity sold its long time church building and have been nomads since. Trinity is working to share God’s love with all people as we grow in faith together.

In November 2016, Trinity began worshipping on Sundays at 9:00 a.m. at Tri-County Chapel, a local funeral home.  Yes – a funeral home. Grace Lutheran Church, a fellow ELCA congregation in Appleton, became host to Trinity’s church offices, activities, meetings and mid-week worship until November 2019.  At that time Trinity followed the call to return its offices to downtown Appleton at 115 N. Appleton Street. So Trinity’s transition has involved several moves, lots of flexibility and lots of faith – – and is still a work in progress.

In the midst of it all Trinity has been practicing our listening skills.  We work at listening to God, to each other and to our community so that we can know what God is already up to and then join God there.  

One of the places Trinity has been led is to Oneida Heights, local housing for low to moderate income households.  There we wash clothing, towels and bedding for those who struggle with the task because of physical or financial challenges.Trinity has also been supporting our local homeless shelter for adults and families.  We have spent time caring for children while their parents attend a parenting class.  Last summer Trinity hosted “Camp Pillars” at that shelter to give the kids staying there the opportunity to experience the fun of camp. 

We would love for you to join us! Sharing God’s love with all people as we grow in faith together.

116 N. Appleton St.
Appleton WI 54911

Tri-County Chapel
1592 Oneida St
Menasha WI 54952

2nd & 4th Monday of each month
2600 S. Heritage Woods Dr.
Appleton WI