Trinity Lutheran Church
3223 University Avenue

Des Moines, Iowa 50311
Students: 515-279-0999
Fax: 515-274-6806
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In the event that church services or activities are cancelled due to inclement weather, call (515) 279-3609 extension 19. If a special message is not recorded,  services and activities are as scheduled.

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Worship Services in English:
Sundays 10:00 AM with
Communion: 1st & 3rd Sunday

Lenten Wed.: 11:00 AM
Maundy Thursday: 7:00 PM
Good Friday: 7:00 PM
Easter: 7 AM & 10 AM
Easter Breakfast
: 8 AM

Christian Fellowship and Educational Opportunities:
Sunday School
8:45 AM
Bible Study
8:45 AM

Junior Confirmation Classes in English:
5th through 8th Grade
Wednesdays 6:30 PM

Worship Services in Lao:
Sundays 10:00 AM

Sudanese Worship Service in the Nuer Language:
Sundays 11:30 AM

Adult Confirmation Classes:
"scheduled by the Senior
Pastor as need arises"


500 Christians will die today for their faith! Who will be their voice?
The Voice of Martyrs!


The Lutheran Hour may be heard each Sunday at:
6:30 am on WMT 600AM
7:30 am on WHO 1040AM


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"For God so loved the world that He gave His only Son that whoever believes in Him will not perish but have Eternal Life." John 3:16



Welcome To Trinity Lutheran Church


"...For my house will be called a house of prayer for all nations." 
Isaiah 56:7, Mark 11:17

Senior Pastor:
Laotian Pastor:
Sudanese Pastor:

Bill Weiss
One Chanh Keoouthai
Simon Yiech

Read About Trinity's
Dial The Gospel In Spanish!

Visit Our Music Page To Hear 
Trinity's Choir In MP3!

Resent Service

Reformation (Nov. 2, 2014)

Bells at Homecoming | Hymn Festival (Video: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5)

Sunday School 8:45am-9:30am
Worship (Communion: First and Third Sunday of each month) 10:00am

Documents (pdf ):


Request a Church Directory in pdf Format


Trinity's Mission and Ministry Information

Our Denomination:

Logo of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod
We Are Members Of The
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod!

Our District:

Walking Together & United
In Fellowship With
Iowa District West!

Other Links at this Site:

Read Trinity's Congregational
Value Statement!

Trinity's Campus Ministry Page
Christian Education

Membership Information
Serving Those In Time of Need
Ministry Team Biographies
Map To Find Trinity
Small Catechism: "Nuer Edition"
Trinity's Sudanese Page
Trinity's Sierra Leone Page
Trinity's Southeast Asian Page
Mark Wolfram's "The Taiwan Times"

"...and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and
Samaria and to the ends of the earth." Acts 1:8

Spreading the Gospel throughout the World!

Trinity is a congregation that sees itself as a world mission station. We conduct a campus ministry to students of Drake University and other Des Moines colleges. Our congregation includes people of African, Southeast Asian, European-American and Hispanic heritage; and we conduct services each Sunday in three languages - English, Lao and Nuer. As the Lord has opened new doors to us for mission outreach, He has led us into a global view of ministry, together with a deeper awareness and appreciation of the many individuals and congregations who work with us in Christ's Mission in the United States and in all parts of the world.

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As we reach out to a highly diverse urban community, we have developed a multifaceted ministry which includes a large summer education program for children and adults, and a variety of ministries directed to the needs of newly arrived immigrants. But our total ministry is shaped by the firm conviction that the deepest need of every human being is to hear the Good News that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners. The open declaration of this marvelous truth is the foundation of our mission strategy.

Trinity Lutheran Church is living proof of the power of the Holy Spirit to break through all barriers of race and nationality, language and culture. We look forward to communicating with others who share our enthusiasm for this kind of ministry!

Why We Exist:

It is the will of our Lord Jesus Christ that his disciples should preach the Gospel to the whole world (Mark 16:16; Matthew 28:18-20; Acts 1:8). That Christ's mission for His Church might be carried out according to his will, He has commanded that Christians unite in worship (Hebrews 10:24-25), practice fellowship with one another, and serve the needs of all people in Christian love (Ephesians 4:7-16; Mark 10:42-44; John 13:35; Galatians 6:10). Since Christians are also to administer the Office of the Keys as His Church (John 20:21-23; Matthew 8:5-20) and to maintain decency and order (I Corinthians 14:40) in the church, therefore we, a number of Lutheran Christians have united together and joined together worshiping joyfully in Word and Sacrament in our congregation known as:

Trinity Lutheran Church!

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Our Confessional Heritage:

We accept and acknowledge all the canonical books of the Old and New Testament as the verbally inspired, inerrant Word of God, and the only divine rule of faith and life. We also accept the Three Ecumenical Symbols: the Apostles Creed, the Nicene Creed, and the Athanasian Creed, together with the Symbolical Books of the Evangelical Lutheran Church contained in the Book of Concord: The Augsburg Confession, The Apology of the Augsburg Confession, The Smalcald Articles, Luther's Large Catechism, Luther's Small Catechism, and The Formula of Concord as a true and sound exposition of Christian faith taken from and in agreement with the Holy Scriptures.

From Luther's Small Catechism:
The Three Articles of the Apostle's Creed.

Our Mission Statement:

Trinity Lutheran Church has been directed and empowered by our Lord Jesus Christ to actively proclaim the Good News of God's love and forgiveness; to the end that they come to know, love and proclaim Christ as their Savior and Lord, and joyfully conform their entire lives to the Christian life.

Some Favorite Links:
Camp Okoboji
Concordia Seminary Fort Wayne, Indiana
Statements and Commentaries - LCMS President
Concordia Seminary St. Louis, Missouri
Lutherans For Life
Lutheran Women's Missionary League
Web Pages of other LCMS Congregations
Church and State "LCMS Office of Government Information"
HMong Ministries in the Twin Cities
Oswald Hoffmann School of Christian Outreach "OHSCO"

Concordia Publishing House
Concordia Historical Institute
Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service
A Journal for Lutheran Reformation
The Christian Theology Page
The Christian Classics Ethereal Library
Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Services - LIRS
Creation Research Society