Youth Ministry

Trinity Lutheran Youth Group is committed to one simple mission – to provide a safe place where the young people of the church can learn how to grow in their Christian faith while living in a troubled world!

  • Each youth member quickly takes ownership of his or her own special place in their basement Youth Room. This becomes their own safe place where they can freely discuss any topic or issue that is on their minds.
  • The Sunday morning Bible lessons openly and candidly deal with issues young people face daily. Youth Bible Study is every Sunday at 9:15 AM 
  • Youth Group members become like a family, spending many Sunday evenings going to movies, hanging out in the Youth Room, eating out, or having lock-ins. Afternoons are often spent in activities such as laser tag, paintball, ice skating, or shopping.
  • Youth often help with various projects around the church and the community. Whether it is painting the stripes on the parking lot or buying Christmas gifts for needy families, Trinity’s teenagers try to make a difference.
  • The highlight of each year is the Youth Servant Event to Mexico and Texas. For one week the youth abandon all the luxuries of home and work long, hard hours building churches and houses in the desert of northern Mexico.
  • Not only do the youth gain great satisfaction from doing something for people less fortunate, but most importantly it is a time of great spiritual growth!


Youth gather to study the Bible, share concerns, and pray for one another.
Location & time: Judy Griffin residence; time/day varies according to participants’ schedules

Mexico Trip Ministry

Each summer Trinity Youth Group members travel to the U.S./Mexican border towns of El Paso and Juarez to work in the ministry of the Ysleta Lutheran Mission. The 2011 trip marked the 15th annual servant event to Mexico.

They paint, install roofs, build houses and churches, and interact with the Mexican people on both sides of the border. They work hard and are happy to do so. The highlight of each trip is their door-to-door evangelizing in impoverished neighborhoods.

After the 2011 tornado disaster that destroyed much of Joplin, Missouri, the Trinity Youth Group quickly volunteered to assist in the cleanup.

Not only do the youth gain great satisfaction from doing something for people less fortunate, but it is also a time of great spiritual growth!

These young people pay most of the expenses themselves, and they deserve the encouragement and support of each adult in the church!

but Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them,


for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven.”


Matthew 19:14

Calendar of Events

Monday, April 23—Friday, April 27
MAP Testing

Tuesday, April 24

Track practice-Evers Field until 4:45 p.m.

Kindergarten Screenings at the Preschool Building @ 8:30 a.m.

Ladies Bible Study @ 10:00 a.m. – OFR

Youth Bible Study 7:00 p.m.

Dinning @ Fairway Restaurant

Wednesday, April 25

Track practice-Evers Field until 4:45 p.m.

Chapel Service @ 8:15 a.m.

Men’s Bible Study 6:00 a.m. – OFR

Choir Practice 5:30 p.m. – APR

Evening Bible Study 7:00 p.m. – OFR

Blood Drive at CORLHS – 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Thursday, April 26

Track practice-CHS 5:15-6:45 p.m.

Ladies Quilt @ 9:00 a.m. – APR

Pastor’s Conference
Hope, Mount Carmel

Friday, April 27

Non Uniform Day

Saturday, April 28

Worship @ 5:30 p.m.

Track meet at Belleville East High School

PTL Wine Tasting at American Legion @ 6:00 p.m.

Eighth Grade Dance

Sunday, April 29

Worship @ 9:00 a.m.

Sunday School @ 9:15 a.m.

Adult & Youth Bible Study @ 10:15 a.m.

Public Conference @ 10:15 a.m.

Monday, April 30

Girls Night Out Bible Study @ 6:30 p.m. – OFR

Tuesday, May 1

Regional Track Meet at Selmaville

Friendship Guild Annual May Banquet in the Gym @ 6:00 p.m. (KOP)

Wednesday, May 2

Chapel Service @ 8:15 a.m.

Thursday, May 3

Track practice-CHS 5:15-6:45 p.m.

Saturday, May 5

Worship @ 5:30 p.m. (Children’s Choir)

Eighth Grade Questioning @ 5:30 p.m. Service

Sunday, May 6

Eighth Grade Confirmation @ 9:00 a.m. Service

Tuesday, May 8

Monical’s Pizza Night

Track practice-Evers Field until 4:45 p.m.

Wednesday, May 9

Chapel-Kids of Praise @ 8:15 a.m

Awards Banquet @ 6:00 p.m.

Track practice-Evers Field until 4:45 p.m.

Thursday, May 10

Track practice-CHS 5:15-6:45

Friday, May 11

Eighth Grade Field Trip

Eighth Grade Last Full Day of School

3rd Grade Pet Day @ 2:30 p.m.

Track practice-CHS 5:15-6:45

Saturday, May 12

District Track meet

Tuesday, May 15

K & 1 Field Trip

Track practice-Evers Field until 4:45 p.m.

Bonnie’s Restaurant Serving 4:00-8:00 p.m. (Youth Group)

Wednesday, May 16

3 & 4 Grade Field Trip

5th Grade Field Trip

7th Grade Field Trip

Thursday, May 17

2nd Grade Field Trip

Eighth grade graduation at 7:00 p.m.

Friday, May 18

Closing Chapel with Mr. v

Field Day

Noon Dismissal

Saturday, May 19 & Sunday, May 20

LSA State track meet

Tuesday, May 22

Dinning @ Fairway Restaurant

Friday, June 1 – Saturday, June 2

Friendship Guild Rummage Sale

KOP Sings at Salem Lutheran:
April 15, 2018

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2018 STAN Awards & Grandparents Day: April 19 & 20, 2018

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Trinity Lutheran Church
201 S. Pleasant Ave.
Centralia, IL 62801
(618) 532-2614

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203 S. Pleasant Ave.
Centralia, IL 62801
(618) 532-5434

Trinity Lutheran
Preschool & Daycare
203 S. Pleasant Ave.
Centralia, IL 62801
(618) 533-5705