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New Member Class Starts Aug. 29

New Member Class - This 9-week class features an online, video-based curriculum called God Connects developed by Lutheran Hour Ministries.  The foundations of the Christian faith are taught for the person who has never heard it, or for anyone who wants to review it. Attendance at the class may lead to membership in our church, but there are no obligations. Child-care is provided. If you know someone who may be interested in attending, please consider inviting him or her.  The classes, led by Pastor Schauer, will be on Tuesdays, 7:00-8:30pm beginning August 29th.  To sign up or get further details, please contact Kathy Gilmore in tihe church office, 708-532-9395 or

Financial Peace University Starts Sept. 6th

financial_peace_university_logoFinancial Peace University, a 9-week class, is being held here on Wednesday evenings, 7:00-8:45pm. Please click here to get more information and register.

Kindness 5K - August 27

The Kloess Family has partnered with Concordia University Chicago to host the first-ever Kindness 5K on Sunday, August 27 and create a "ripple effect" of KINDNESS across Chicagoland. Not a typical road race, this run/walk/stroll is perfect for participants at any level and includes a worship service following the run with a Victory Lap to celebrate our Victory in Christ; a Kindness Kamp to expand your circles of KINDNESS including a collection of goods for a Villa Park food pantry, a pop tabs “dump site” for the Chicagoland Ronald McDonald Houses and more; as well as Kid Zone with family-friendly activities for younger participants. Run proceeds benefit the Katie L. Kloess Life. Love. Light. Memorial Scholarship at CUC. If you are unable to attend please consider registering as a virtual participant or making a donation to the scholarship at the website shown.  Registration and details available at

TLCS Church App Has Arrived!

A new TLCS app has joined our family of desktop and mobile sites for Trinity. This initial version contains web blogs, ways to connect to Trinity (such as volunteering and prayer requests), App Main Pageelectronic giving, and easy access to many Bible versions.  Future updates will include new sections and features.  Updates will occur just like any other app on your mobile device.

You can download the app by clicking on the Apple or Google icon below. Or you can search for “Trinity Tinley” on the app stores to locate it.  

Pushpay - A New Way to Give
We are excited to announce an important update to giving at Trinity! As you know, your generosity and financial partnership with us is Pushpay Logo 3how we are able to help expand the Kingdom. We value our church and school family and want to make sure everyone at Trinity is aware of this exciting new giving platform, which allows for simple giving through a variety of ways, including mobile and online.
Pushpay allows you to easily give a one-time gift or recurring gift anytime and anywhere during the week! And you also have the ability to give from your smartphone by texting "givetlcs" to 77977 and you’ll receive a link to our custom giving page and the opportunity to download our church app.  Clicking the button below also links to the giving page.

Pushpay currently accepts Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover, as well as ACH (personal bank account) gifts!  All transactions and information are protected with banking industry encryption.

Button - Multiple Ways to Give

More information will be coming during the next weeks. Please contact the Church Office ( or ext. 221) if you have any questions or feedback regarding Pushpay.

Reformation News Update
Reformation 500 LogoWe're celebrating a special Reformation this year at Trinity:  the 500th Anniversary of the beginning of the Reformationn started by Martin Luther.  More information about the events, activities, and resources, plus newly-added updates (as of August 16), can be viewed here.
Confirmation Classes and Registration

Confirmation classes begin Sunday, September 17 for 7th & 8th Grade Public School Students to be held every Sunday at 9:30am taught by Pastor Schauer. This year the two grades will be in a one-class setting in the 8th-Grade classroom. 

A 6th-grade class will be held for all public school students as an additional year of confirmation instruction. Trinity Day School student in Grade 6 are also encouraged to be in this class with Sunday School now ending after Grade 5.

Click here for Parent Information which describes the details regarding Confirmation classes and costs.

Click here for an online registration form.

Early Communion Classes

Early Communion classes for 6th-8th Grade will be held on September 9th and 16th.  Students from either Trinity Lutheran School or public schools can be taught and examined to receive the Lord’s Supper prior to their Confirmation Day, if desired by their parents.  Cost per student is $7.

Click here for an Information Letter to Parents
Click here for FAQ's about Early Communion at Trinity

Click here for an online registration form.

Triangles Middle-Grade Youth Group
Meets once a month for students Grades 4 - 5. We have a Bible study, snack, and an ACTIVE game each month.  No registration required. Click here for more information.
Double the Donation

Do you work for a company/corporation that could double your contributions to Trinity? Some Trinity members are already utilizing this ability through their employers.
Click here to learn more about how this can happen.

Sermons can be heard on our website

Sermons can be heard on our Website - Please visit our website at or click here to listen to sermons that you may have missed or would like to listen to again. We look forward to seeing you at Trinity this weekend. May God bless you today and in this new year.