Trinity Lutheran Church
   

Caring Ministries

Psalm 30:2

If you are struggling with a physical, mental, emotional, or spiritual need, we encourage you to reach out and connect with one of our Caring Ministries for help and support.

We invite you to explore the various programs we have to offer listed below and to the left that might touch your life with wholeness and healing.

 

LCFS Counseling

Do you need to make changes in your life?

Lutheran Child and Family Services (LCFS) offers individual, couple, and family counseling services in our community serving all faiths, races and ethnic backgrounds and helping them create better lives. For more information, visit lcfs.org or call 1-800-363- 5237.

Personal and Family Assistance

PATH (Providing Access To Help) Crisis Center is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week and provides crisis, information, and referral hotline services for people age 60 and older and their caregivers, as well as intervention for people who are homeless.

PATH provides services in the following areas:

  • Homelessness
  • Representative Payee
  • Senior Citizens
  • Suicide/Crisis

Blood Drives

Teaming up with the Red Cross, blood drives are hosted four times each year, 7 to 11 am, at Trinity's 801 South Madison Street campus, usually in rooms 140-4.

DivorceCare®

Divorce Hurts. DivorceCare is a special weekly seminar and support group for people who are separated or divorced. It's a place where you can be around people who understand what you are feeling. It's a place where you can hear valuable information about ways to heal from the hurt of divorce.

Hospital Visitation

Your pastors regularly visit both hospitals in Bloomington/Normal as well as others if requested. The church office religiously keeps track of hospitalizations we know of. If you or a loved one is or will be in the hospital and would appreciate a pastoral visit, please contact the church office with the appropriate information. Please understand that in this day of "privacy laws," there is no way we will know about your hospitalization unless you contact us directly or specify you are a member of Trinity Lutheran Church-Bloomington upon your admission. If a hospitalization is scheduled and you would appreciate a pastoral visit, please contact the church office with the hospital, date, type of surgery, your arrival time, and the scheduled time of surgery.

Senior Communion

We meet the first Wednesday of every month at 10:30 am in the front of the Chapel. We sing favorite hymns, share in general confession and absolution, hear a brief message from one of the pastors, receive the Lord's Supper where we are seated. The service lasts about 30 minutes. While all are welcome, this service is designed especially for those who might not get out very often and appreciate being able to enter and exit at their own pace. If you would like to provide transportation to Senior Communion, or if you need transportation, please contact the church office.

Shut-In Visitation : Ministry to TLC's Homebound

Trinity regularly serves her truly "homebound" members wherever they may live. Shut-in Visitation & Communion is available for members, friends, relatives & visitors, on a permanent or temporary basis. If you or someone you know would like to be on our list, please contact the church office.

Funeral Lunches

Upon request, a wonderful group of volunteers serve a luncheon to family and friends who gather at the church after the funeral of a loved one. If you'd like to help serve a meal or prepare a dish and deliver it to the church, please contact the church office Grief Support Materials and pastoral care are available to our grieving families, helping them through the journey of grief.