Equipping Disciples to Make Disciples for Jesus

Jesus commanded His disciples in the last chapter of Matthew, “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”” (Matthew 28:19–20, ESV). It is this charge, often know as the Great Commission, which is the basis of Trinity's mission statement. We seek to equip the disciples who are already a part of Trinity Lutheran to go and make disciples for Jesus in the community of Lexington, the surrouding communities, Nebraska and the world!

What we Believe

Trinity Lutheran Church is a member church of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod. The information below can also be found on the LCMS Website.


BELIEF and PRACTICE

With the universal Christian Church, The Lutheran Church Missouri Synod teaches and responds to the love of the Triune God: the Father, creator of all that exists; Jesus Christ, the Son, who became human to suffer and die for the sins of all human beings and to rise to life again in the ultimate victory over death and Satan; and the Holy Spirit, who creates faith through God's Word and Sacraments. The three persons of the Trinity are coequal and co-eternal, one God. 


Being "Lutheran"

Our congregations accept and preach the Bible-based teachings of Martin Luther that inspired the reformation of the Christian Church in the 16th century. These teachings which are a faithful exposition of the Holy Scriptures can be found in the Book of Concord. The teaching of Luther and the reformers can be summarized in three phrases: 


Grace Alone -- Faith Alone -- Scripture Alone

History

Trinity Lutheran Church traces its roots to a small Lutheran congregation about 12 miles northwest of Lexington. It was Christ Lutheran Church of Hillside that first gave its unanimous support to a new mission in Lexington, supplying its name and membership through a complete merger.


The new congregation had purchased the former Episcopal Church and rectory, located on the corner of Seventh and Grant Streets, in May of 1930. 


On Oct 12, 1930, dedication services for Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church were conducted in Lexington, with morning and evening services conducted in English and an afternoon service in German.

In 1938 the church name was changed to Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church. German services continued on a limited basis until they were discontinued completely in 1946.


Christian education has been a focal point at Trinity since the beginning. There always a Sunday School and from 1941-1952 a Christian parochial school. Mid-Week classes were started in 1969 and now revolve around Christian Family Night, starting in 1991.


The present structure was dedicated on May 30,1954. In 1959 a one-story educational addition was built to the east. In 1977 the most recent addition was the north education wing.