story of Trinity Lutheran Church is one of challenge, growth,
and blessing. It owes what success it enjoys to God who renews
and sustains His people through the Gospel message of Jesus’
life, death, and resurrection.
efforts began in 1930, but it was not until 1938 that the
nucleus of Trinity was formed. God’s timing was perfect due
to the growth happening through the Shasta Dam project.
The congregation first met in the Episcopal Church
building on Court Street. Their first facility was the
Seventh Day Adventist building at 1550 Chestnut St.
purchased in August of 1939. In 1954, Trinity purchased 14
acres located on Hilltop Drive; construction of the current
facility was completed in 1960.
In 1962 an after school program
was started and turned quickly into a Christian day school.
In 1977 a school
wing of 4 classrooms and a gymnasium were added to the
property. The church and school experienced tremendous
growth served by professional church workers, pastors and
teachers. During the
80s and 90s the congregation was served by two pastors with
a full pre-school and school staff through the eighth grade.
In 1995 the school was closed due to financial struggles
leaving only the pre-school.
In 2001, after two years of prayer and exploration, the
day school was re-opened and today has
K-1st grades. Since
that decision the membership has gone through a period of
redevelopment in character and in mission and ministry
by Jesus’ love and forgiveness the people of Trinity are
seeking God’s will for our life together under the Spirit’s
care in Word and Sacrament.
Today, Trinity is made up of over 200 families spread
over three different styles of worship. While we may be known
as the Lutheran church on Hilltop, we want you to know that
we are forgiven sinners learning what it means to live each
day to the glory and honor of God. As I think about this
church I see it as people gathered by Jesus Christ and
growing in faith, hope, and love.
Thank you for visiting our website. We welcome you to
visit us on Hilltop in Jesus’ name.