Who We Are

Trinity Lutheran Church - LCMS
16 12th Ave NE,  Hampton, Iowa  50441
Rev. Karl C. Bollhagen 

What We Preach

Sometimes we are our own worst enemies. Sin and guilt weigh us down. Our consciences may accuse us. At Trinity Lutheran we understand what sin does because all our members are sinful people. But we also understand that Jesus came to seek out and rescue people who were trapped by their own corruption. Jesus is a Savior for those who are broken by sin.

At Trinity Lutheran we won’t sugar coat the human condition or preach psychology as a cure for what sin has produced. We will speak frankly and straightforward about who we are, and we will proclaim Christ Jesus as the answer to that problem.

Jesus died for us even when we were His enemies and He now rescues us from the power of sin through His tender forgiveness given out in Word and Sacrament. That forgiving redeeming love is there for all people, so come and be forgiven with us!.

There was nothing fancy in the worship of the early Christians. They went to Church, they prayed, they received the Lord’s Supper (breaking of bread), and they lived out their faith with gladness and simplicity of heart.

At Trinity Lutheran Church we won’t try to bait you with gimmicks or entertaining shows. You won’t find Easter Bunnies in our Church on Easter or Santa Clauses at Christmas. All you will find are the things that sustained the first Christians, namely, the simple Word and Sacraments.

We believe that gimmicks only cloud the gladness and simplicity of the Gospel. So we worship in the traditional liturgical ways in which Christians have worshipped for centuries. If you are looking for the simple Word of God and worship that is both reverent and respectful of the sanctity of God, we invite to worship with us.

The Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod

Whether we gather in small, white-frame churches next to century-old cemeteries or in new, soaring, glass-and-steel sanctuary, they share a common confession centered in the Gospel--the Good News: "For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life" (John 3:16).  With 2.6 million others, these are the people who form a church body called The Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod.

We are...Sinners redeemed by the blood of Jesus.  Brothers and sisters united in faith, love, and fellowship.  People built on the foundation of God’s Word.

We believe… there is one God, the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.  Salvation is not earned by our good works, but given by God’s grace and mercy through faith.  The Bible is without errors because it is inspired by the Holy Spirit.   In communion we receive the true Body and Blood of Jesus for the forgiveness of sins.  Jesus came to bring healing to hurting souls and gives them everlasting life.

In our Worship... We follow traditional worship settings, that all age groups find comfortable.  The forgiveness of sins in Jesus’ name is central.  Singing and joyful music reflect the peace of sins forgiven.