Our Mission


We gather daily for larger gatherings and smaller gatherings. To pray, to learn, to wait on God, to listen, to confess our sins and our beliefs, to experience God's grace in Jesus Christ.


We are called to serve our sisters and brothers in the world always in Christ. We are nothing special in that all of us have fallen short of the glory of God and we all need a Savior. So we help others who need a helping hand, food for their journey, quilts for burial and for warmth, we strive for dignity and decency as a way of giving thanks for what God has given us.


We proclaim Jesus as the way and understand that God gives each of us a gift of faith. It is by grace that we are justified and that justification is proclaimed in Word through preaching and teaching. That proclamation happens in Sacrament through Holy Baptism and Holy Communion, and when we receive these great gifts, we are pulled into God's presence and into God's goodness.

Come and see what God is doing at Trinity Lutheran Church in Yankton South Dakota. Come to Worship, Serve, and Proclaim.

Our Welcome

We extend a special welcome to those who are single, married, divorced, widowed, gay, lesbian, transgendered, bisexual, asexual, binary, non-binary, confused, prim and proper, or rough around the edges. We also welcome wailing babies, running children, texting middle schoolers, sleepy and energetic high school students, over-achievers and couch potatoes. We welcome singers who can carry a tune, those who are tone deaf, and everyone in between.

You are welcome here if you are just browsing, just woke up, or just got out of prison. We welcome you if you are more pious than St. Peter or haven't been to church in your lifetime. We extend a special welcome to those who have attained the wisdom of being a certain age and those growing up too fast. Welcome to every race, creed, color, alien and stranger who might be an angel.

We welcome the healthy and fit, sports families, starving artists, local artisans, tree huggers, latte drinkers, vegans and junk food eaters. We welcome those who are in recovery or still addicted. We welcome you if you're having problems, are down in the dumps, or don't like organized religion. We offer welcome to you whether you think the earth was created in a week or created over 4 billion years. Welcome to you political ones, whether you happen to be a Democrat, Republican, Independent, Libertarian, green or just plain disgusted with them all.

We welcome those who lose sleep over finances, and those who wear rose colored glasses; those who work overtime and those who don't work at all. We welcome those who come only on Christmas and Easter, and we welcome those who come every day. We welcome has-beens, geeks, nerds, athletes, millennials, and those who are inked, pierced, laden with jewelry or just as God made you.

We welcome those who could use a prayer right now, who had religion shoved down their throat, and those who get lost in Yankton and find their way here by way of Burger King. We welcome seekers, tourists, church-hoppers, street performers, college students, and everyone in between. Welcome comes to the rich and the poor, and most importantly...

We welcome you!

  November 2022  
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Trinity Lutheran Church

  • Office M-Th: 8a-4p; Fri 8a-noon
    403 Broadway Ave
    Yankton, South Dakota 57078
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