Trinity Lutheran Church, Vermillion, South Dakota










Ministry Partners


Trinity is in partnership and supports a variety of ministries. 

Trinity Lutheran is part of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, the largest group of Lutheran churches in the USA. The ELCA partners with other churches around the world in ministry to people and in advancing the Gospel.

Lutherans Outdoors of South Dakota, LOSD, is a group of Lutheran camps.  These camps provide outdoor fun for people of all ages, as well as week-long camping for youth.  Visit their website to see the many different camps, and the huge number of exciting programs they offer!

The Luther Center is the Lutheran Campus ministry program at USD.  It is located on the corner of Plum and Cherry. The Luther Center is a great haven for students seeking a quiet place to study, worship on Wednesday nights, or a conversation with other students, peer ministers, or the directors of the Luther Center.

The Vermillion Food Pantry is part of a nation-wide cause, to serve those who do not have enough to eat and had been located at Trinity Lutheran Church for over 35 years.

The VFPantry is now located at 9 Court Street in Vermillion.

The VFPantry accepts donations of food and money from individuals, groups, businesses, and religious organizations, as well as from our closest Food Bank, Feeding South Dakota in Sioux Falls, which is part of the USDA's Feeding America program. Visit their website to learn what you can do, or to find out how you can access their resources.  Feeding SD:

Sharing the Dream in Guatemala

Sharing the Dream in Guatemala began in 1996 with the dream of promoting sustainable fair trade by providing fair wages and employment opportunities to low-income artisans. We work with over 20 cooperatives and small businesses that use traditional Maya techniques to create unique, handmade products. The purchase of these crafts not only provides an income for these artisans, but also supports community development projects in Guatemala.

Our ongoing projects include:

  • Artisan development project that provides workshops and ongoing educational opportunities for artisans
  • Elder center that feeds and provides medical care for over 60 Maya elders
  • Educational scholarships for elementary, middle and high school students
  • Financial support for a medical center and a health promoter in the jungle
  • Maintaining an inn for volunteers, tour groups, and locals

We also support community based projects that vary according to the needs of the community, such as water, roofs, floors and stoves.

Prison Congregations of America

 Prison Congregations of America, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to collaborate with Christian denominations and prison officials so that prison congregations are established in state prisons across America.

 Currently there are 31 prison congregations in 14 states, representing 9 denominations.

 Belief Statement: In Matthew 25, Christ calls us to visit the imprisoned and promises that we will find Him there. In response to that, Prison Congregations of America believes in a congregational model that has a Christian denominational affiliation and organizational accountability and which promotes ecumenical outreach among its members. Once the congregation is established, the inmate members answer Christ’s call to welcome the stranger, as they host visitors from the outside at their worships services.