Trinity Lutheran Church, Vermillion, South Dakota











The leadership of Trinity are members of the body of Christ. People serve for one, two, or three years at a time, work on various Boards, which facilitate the work of the church.  The boards are incredibly important to our life, ministry and missions.

Are you interested in getting connected with someone on a board?  Do you want to volunteer?  Do you want to serve? God calls us!

Boards and Committees

 Congregation Council: Meets monthly on the 2nd Tuesday, 7:00 pm. We support the congregation by helping facilitate its mission and vision. The Lutheran church is unique in its basis because everything it does comes from the congregation - we are in God's work together.

 Health Cabinet  meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 6:10 p.m.  We help facilitate healthy lifestyles. We share opportunities for folks to learn about proper nutrition, exercise, blood pressure screenings, positive relationships, and well-being: body, mind, and spirit.

Worship and Arts: Meets the 1st Thursday at 7:00 p.m. We plan for the worship services throughout the church year. We work together with the director of music and the pastor on how we "do" worship; plan special worship events; help determine worship schedules; make suggestions regarding artwork and banners, as well as other items displayed in the sanctuary and gathering area; and make provision for the upkeep and maintenance of our instruments and sound equipment.

Altar Guild: We meet to care for the furnishings used during worship. We meet throughout the church year at scheduled times. See the bulletin or online calendar for specific dates and times. Members care for the chancel area and its furnishings; make communion bread; fill and wash communion vessels; care for the linens; clean and polish the brass pieces; hang banners appropriate for the church year; make provision for candles and candelabra used at weddings; decorate for the seasons of Christmas and Easter; and assist the Worship and Arts board when necessary.

Deacons:  Meets the 2nd Sunday of each month at 9:00 a.m. We care for the spiritual life of our family of faith. Members assist the pastor in determining how best to meet spiritual needs and concerns of the congregation. Members promote church membership and visit with prospective new members within 72 hours. Members also help with the distribution of Holy Communion.

Education:  Meets throughout the year, TBD, usually at 6:30 p.m. We care for the Christian education of our faith family. Members oversee and promote the educational programs of the church: Sunday school and Confirmation; Vacation Bible school and/or Day Camp; Third Grade Bibles; First Communion; Confirmation; High school Graduation.

Parish Life: meets the 1st Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. We plan and coordinate a variety of interesting and fun-filled activities for all ages! Bowling, Picnics, Hay Rides, Horseback Riding, Golfing, Mystery Meals, Potlucks, Game Nights, Tailgate parties, and are always looking for our ideas!

 DIVAS (Divinely Inspired Victorious And Serving) Young women's group gathers together for activities, prayer, and support.  For more information, contact the church office: 624-4442 or  Jennifer Law.

Trustees: meet the 1st Monday at 6:30 p.m. Members are responsible for teaching the congregation about stewardship, and managing the monies the congregation has given in order that we might give Glory to God.

Property: meets the 1st Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m.  We take care of the physical needs of our facility:  maintenance, upkeep of the outside grounds, preventative maintenance, programming and general planning as well as study, oversight and management of any new church construction or remodeling.

Trust Fund: meets throughout the church year. See the bulletin or online calendar for specific dates and times. We make decisions involving the investment of funds, principle funds, interest and endowments given to the church.

Piecemakers (quilts, blankets, sewing projects for Lutheran World Relief):  meet at 9:00 AM every Thursday.  We accept all types of materials to cut, piece together, and sew blocks into quilt tops. We add batting and a back to each quilt. We tie blankets and finish sewing. We do other types of sewing projects too. Most of the quilts are sent to Lutheran World Relief (LWR) and other to organizations.  Everyone of any age is welcome to gather together, laugh and learn from each other.

Mutual Ministry meets the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. Mutual Ministry is purposefully focused on the mission of this congregation helping us to discern God’s will for our ministry within our congregation and community. 

  • The mutual ministry a small group of people who work intentionally and intensively in ways that the congregation as a whole cannot.
  •  They nurture and strengthen relationships within their group for the sake of the ministry and mission of the congregation.
  •  “Scanning” is an important part of the mutual ministry task.  What is scanned is life within the congregation and the community.  It is taking a broad vision of the whole picture of the congregation’s mission.  The focus is always on the mission of the congregation.
  • The mutual ministry committee has no “legislative powers” in the congregation but can share observations and make recommendations to the Congregation Council which they believe will strengthen and enhance the mission of the congregation.