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Ministries for Youth

Illinois Lutheran Schools

Trinity Lutheran Church, together with Zion Lutheran Church, operates Illinois Lutheran Schools, a nationally accredited school system for students Preschool through 12th grade. We are very proud of our school and financially sacrifice to support it. The school has received much recognition for its quality Christian education. Check out our school’s website.

Trinity Teen Ministry

Trinity's Teen Ministry serves high school aged teenagers by sharing God's Word through reverent, relevant, and relational activities that encourage teens as they are brought to God, and grow and walk with God throughout their lives. Contact Pastor Italiano at for more information.

Jesus Cares

Jesus Cares is a Sunday school for special needs children. Classes are the same time as regular Sunday school (9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.) in the same building (Illinois Lutheran Elementary School, 448 Cass). Lorraine Schwiesow, who holds a degree in teaching and has a passion for special needs children, teaches the class. Contact her at for more information.

Boy Pioneers

Boy Pioneers teaches life skills and activities in connection with God’s Word. It is for boys in 1st through 8th grades. Activities usually are centered on outdoor activities like camping, archery, paintball, rock wall climbing, fishing and canoeing. There is also a pine wood car derby in the spring. Click here for more information.

Children's Activity Center

Trinity offers a staffed nursery (or Children’s Activity Center) for children who are babies through age four. The nursery is staffed during the 9:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. services, as well as Wednesday night during choir practice and Bible class. If you have a heart for young children and would like to help, contact Melissa Sanders at for more information. 


The F.I.S.H (Faith Is Strengthened Here) junior-high youth group provides opportunities for seventh and eighth graders to participate in Bible study and fellowship activities, and serve thier church and community, all to the glory of God. Contact Kristen Biesterfeld at for more information.

Sunday School

Sunday school is from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on Sundays at Illinois Lutheran Elementary School (448 Cass Street), across the street from Trinity. Children ages three through 8th grade are invited to learn the stories of God's saving plan for us in Jesus. For more information on our Sunday school program please contact the church office.

Cradle Roll

Cradle Roll is a ministry that welcomes newborn babies into our church family. When a baby is baptized he/she is enrolled in Cradle Roll. Every few months parenting tips, songs, poems, prayers and activities are given to the parents as tools to help them bring up their child “in the training and instruction of the Lord.” A child remains in Cradle roll until their fourth birthday. Click here for more information on baptism services. For more information on the Cradle Roll ministry contact Amanda Zickuhr at

Girl Pioneers

Girl Pioneers’ motto is “Loyal to Christ.” The Lutheran Girl Pioneers is for girls in 1st through 8th grades. Activities develop in each girl her potential for leadership through personal interaction skills and service to the Lord and to the world around her. Click here for more information.

Happy Hands Puppets

Trinity’s Happy Hands Puppet Ministry spreads the Gospel through the use of puppet shows. We regularly teach the Sunday school lesson on the first Sunday of the month, as wells as for many local groups and events. We practice every Monday night at 6:00 p.m. in the Trinity House. Contact Susan Gaines at for more information.

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    1393 Elizabeth Street
    Crete, IL 60417
    Phone: (708) 672-8125
    Office hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. 

    Illinois Lutheran Schools