Go therefore and make disciples of all nations
Matthew 28:19

"But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” Acts 1:8

As Christians, we have the responsibility and privilege to spread the good news about Jesus Christ with as many people as we can.  As a congregation we invest both in the ministry that is happening in our community and state, as well as the mission work that is happening around the world.

August 2023 Spotlight

TASK - Trinity After School for Kids

TASK - Trinity After School for Kids is a FREE service for any child in our community, age  Kindergarten through 6th grade, which provides a safe place to go after school.

TASK begins the first full day of Elementary School in the Fall and follows the Algona Community School calendar, generally Monday – Friday 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm. 
Depending on available volunteers, extended hours may be available on Wednesday Inservice Days.

Children are given opportunities to socialize with others while engaging in an after school snack, a devotion or Bible story, guided homework time, structured and free play or just quiet rest time, all aimed at fostering intellectual, social, emotional, and spiritual growth.
You can register your child online at https://www.trinityalgona.org/task .

Our TASK program relies on a number of volunteers to help our staff provide children with a quality experience. Volunteers are needed from 3:15-5:30 on the days that school is in session.  On early out Wednesdays volunteers are needed from 1:30 -- 5:30.  You can volunteer for the whole session, or as much time as your schedule permits. 
High School students, remember… volunteering counts toward your Silver Cord hours.

You can also help out by donating snacks or funds to keep the snack cabinet filled, as TASK staff and volunteers try to serve a variety of foods, including fresh fruits and vegetables, juice, milk, and various other finger foods. A wish list is available for desired snacks and other supplies.

Learn about Our Other Missions

South Sudanese Ministry,
Grace Lutheran Church, Le Mars, IA

In response to many South Sudanese Dinka moving into the Le Mars / Sioux City area, the members of Grace had a desire to reach out and began a branch of the pre-existing South Sudanese Mission in Ankeny, IA. The Grace Sudanese Lutheran Mission was launched in order to continue reaching out, baptizing, and teaching the local Sudanese Dinka the Lutheran faith.
You can find updates and photos on Grace’s website:  https://gracelemars.org under their ‘Missions’ tab, and also follow them on Facebook: Grace Lutheran Church

Lutherans in Africa

Founded in 2010, Lutherans in Africa is currently working in 23 countries to address the severe shortage of trained pastors by not only teaching confessional Lutheran doctrine, but also training Africans to be pastors, evangelists, and church workers in their own communities. They are teaching not merely this generation, but the ones to come also.  The adage if you give a man a fish you feed him for a day, but if you teach him to fish you feed him for life is never more apt than with this mission.
Go to their website www.lutheransinafrica.com for resources, newsletters, and blog posts, or sign up for e-mail updates, you can also follow them on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LutheransInAfrica

Rev. Carl and Chenhsi Hanson
Serving the Lord in South 

Carl’s international service with the LCMS began in 1986, when he went to Taiwan as an Overseas Volunteer Youth Missionary (OVYM). He served there until 1991, when he returned to the US to attend Concordia Seminary, St. Louis. After graduation he returned to Taiwan and served as a middle school chaplain, he then took on other administrative roles. He and his family moved to Hong Kong, where he later became director of operations for the Asia region. 
In 2019 a unique opportunity arose to serve the International Lutheran Church (ILC) in Seoul, South Korea, and Pastor Hanson gladly accepted the call.   In total, Rev. Hanson has served in the Asia region for over 30 years!
You can connect more at https://www.ilcseoul.org/ where you can watch sermons, read ‘Notes from Pastor Hanson’ and see other updates and news from Seoul.

Lutheran Family Service

For more than a century, Lutheran Family Service has been there for people in their time of need providing a variety of services Pregnancy Support, Adoption Services, Marriage Counseling, Mental Health Counseling, Church Worker Wellness, Youth and Elderly Outreach. LFS also offers a number of congregational outreach programs designed to equip people with what they need to successfully manage life challenges before they become a crisis
For more information on each of these services, stop by their website: lutheranfamilyservice.org 
There is a wealth of information under each of the tabs at the top of their home page. You will also find a link to their Blog which is full of helpful and interesting articles. You can also keep up to date with LFS by signing up for their free ‘E-news’ newsletter under the ‘News’ tab.
And don’t forget to follow them on Facebook at Lutheran Family Service

Honduras Mission

  • Supporting church plants near the capital and southern coast
  • Intentional outreach to children and their families 
  • Beginning a new Lutheran mission in Choluteca
The ministry in Honduras began when Loli Bohling, a Honduran native, and her husband Eric, a farmer from Auburn Nebraska, felt a spiritual concern for relatives and friends in Honduras, and began to explore planting a missionary in Honduras. In 2006, a group of farmers from Auburn donated the proceeds from a soybean crop to fund this mission work.  In 2007 – 2008, members of Trinity Lutheran in Auburn  NE and Mission Central met, took an exploratory mission trip to Honduras, and began plans to move ahead to develop a missionary presence in Honduras. Trinity’s 2008 VBS offerings enabled 6 Trinity members along with others from Honduras to teach 60 children at a VBS in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. Those seeds planted now bear fruit as children and adults are being baptized and instructed in sound Lutheran doctrine through ongoing activities of Christian education. The Honduran mission effort was spearheaded by Deacon Tulio Meza (Loli’s brother) and Nicaraguan missionary Rev. Junior Martinez.  Tulio lives and works in Comayaguela and Junior centers his ministry in La Paz.  As plans were being made in 2014 to rent space to expand in Comayaguela, a friend of Tulio offered a small house needing repair. Work began on the house with the help of many neighborhood children and adults to install a new roof and floor; and they now have a wonderful building for their mission. Construction of a much-needed parsonage was completed in 2020 for Pastor Martinez and his family and a new worship facility in La Paz was dedicated in 2022, which is the 1st church building dedicated in Honduras with a worshiping congregation and pastor. Please keep these men and their families as well as all the citizens of Honduras in your prayers. Also, your gifts in support of this project will help to train more Hondurans to share the message of God's perfect love, the forgiveness of sins, and the promise of salvation by the sacrifice of Jesus on Calvary's cross.  You can also watch for updates at https://international.lcms.org/category/latin-america-caribbean/

1 Chronicles 16:24 

"Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous deeds among all people." 

Camp Okoboji

Camp Okoboji in Milford, Iowa, where physical and spiritual refreshment occur through activities such as canoeing, swimming, arts & crafts, Bible Studies, campfire devotions, and so much 'S'more'!!
In 1939, several pastors and lay persons of the LCMS investigated the purchase of the 20-year old YWCA Camp on West Lake Okoboji, and a year later the 29-acre Camp was purchased for $15,000 in the name of the Iowa West Walther League Summer Camp Association. A Board of Directors was soon formed, consisting of three pastors, one commissioned minister, and five laypersons.
In preparation for the camp dedication in 1940, all the existing cabins were repaired and painted dark brown with white trim, as they still remain today. Although World War II put many plans on hold, after the war, updates and additions to the camp really began to amp up with new buildings, more land purchased, and constant improvements being made and this still continues today.  
 In 1988, the spouses of the board members created the Camp Okoboji Auxiliary. The Auxiliary completes several projects each year, with their largest fundraising event being the annual Quilt Auction, which began in 1994.
The camp now operates year-round, with very few weekend dates left open throughout the entire year, even in the winter. Families, congregation boards, auxiliaries and other church groups utilize the camp, also business meetings, and weddings are just a few of the events that are held in the Camp's facilities. The 2 largest facilities, Bethel Retreat Center and Joppa Hall along with 13 smaller winterized units, allows for a winter sleeping capacity of approximately 290, and in the warmer season, the camp can handle 400+.   Camp Okoboji offers various summer camps for children, kindergarten through high school, family camps, and camps for those with developmental needs. Other events include Summer Sunday worship services, monthly Omelet Brunches (May - Oct.), and Winter Games Family Funfest.  Camp Okoboji has been blessed with dedicated service by volunteers and staff for all of its 80+ years of existence.  Please keep Camp Okoboji, it’s staff and volunteers, and all those participating in camps this summer in your prayers.
If you would like more information you can go to their website www.campokoboji.org, where you will find registration and scholarship information for the camps, as well as various donation opportunities.  You can also see their facebook page here

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Local Opportunities:

Camp Okoboji 

Iowa District West

We work with a variety of missions both locally and across the country to serve our neighbor with God's love.  We will post more information here as it is available. 

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