Food4Kids Lenten Project

Posted on: April 5th, 2024 by Trillium Lutheran Church

Thanks to your generosity, Trillium collected 136 cans of soup during Lent in support of Food4Kids Waterloo Region which receives, packages, and distributes 1,000 food packages weekly through donations, and volunteers drive the food to schools and homes.

St. John’s Nursery School also helped to collect over 30 cans of soup and will be delivering the soup to Food4Kids later this week.

St. Mark’s Place Grand Opening

Posted on: March 19th, 2024 by Trillium Lutheran Church

St. Mark’s Place held a well-attended open house on Thursday, March 7 for donors and supporters of the Indwell project to transform the church into affordable and supportive housing for those experiencing homelessness in the Kitchener-Waterloo area. The event featured speeches by key partners in the project, a ribbon-cutting ceremony, cake to celebrate and public tours of the renovated spaces.

Trillium has been hard at work to help welcome the new residents to their new homes. Back in November, 84 quilts were delivered to the Indwell staff at St. Mark’s Place as part of the “43 Quilts in 43 Days” project led by the Quilting group at Trillium.

A special mention to the 11 churches who responded to Trillium’s call for quilts, some from over 2 hours away. Due to their generosity, Trillium almost doubled the original goal of quilts. This meant that each resident who arrived at St. Mark’s Place not only got a quilt but could choose which one they would like for their room.

Photo by Pastor Ed

43 Hygiene Kits and 2 Pantry Kits were also assembled by Trillium members and delivered as welcome gifts to the residents, in addition to the quilts. The Trillium Knitting Circle also partnered with another knitting group from the neighbourhood to send 49 knitted hats to St. Mark’s Place this past February.

Photos by Pastor Elina

An enormous thank you to Pastor Elina and Marlene Lennox for their leadership in this process, along with staff, volunteers, youth, friends and neighbours, who gave their time and talents weekly to help ensure the residents feel welcome and supported by their community. See St. Mark’s Place featured on 100 Huntley Street below:

Interested in helping in our outreach activities? We are currently collecting gently used books and games for the St. Mark’s Place common room. There will be a bin set out each Sunday or you can
drop off items to Monica in the office at Trillium during the week.

Also, consider joining our Knitting Circle or Quilting Group…no experience required!

The Knitting Circle meets every Thursday at 9:30 a.m. in the Parlour.

The Quilting Group meets on Mondays at 9:00 a.m. in the Coach House.

All are welcome!

Black History Month Worship Service

Posted on: February 14th, 2024 by Trillium Lutheran Church

Join us for our Black History Month worship on Sunday, February 25th. Worship in person with us on Sundays at 10:30 a.m. or tune in to our live stream on YouTube.

Canadian Lutheran Anglican Youth (CLAY)

Posted on: August 11th, 2023 by Trillium Lutheran Church

Trillium youth and leaders are leading worship at evening vespers during CLAY this weekend.

Over 300 youth, leaders, and volunteers have gathered in Waterloo from across Canada for this biennial event.

Thank you Trillium volunteers!

Posted on: August 3rd, 2023 by Trillium Lutheran Church

Bill has been part of the grass cutting team of 22 Willow for over 10 years! Thank you for your ministry!


Posted on: July 20th, 2023 by Trillium Lutheran Church

Please join us for a Summer Social evening, Wednesday, August 16th starting at 5:30 PM, with dinner served around 6 PM.

We will be providing hamburgers (including veggie options), hotdogs and desserts, and ask participants to bring a potluck item if you wish to do so, as well as a lawn chair or blanket. If you plan to attend, please sign up in the foyer by August 13 or contact the church office.

We intend to enjoy our beautiful outside space, but it will be held ‘rain or shine’…if needed we will move inside.

Hope to see you there!

Celebrating 20 years of ordained ministry

Posted on: July 12th, 2023 by Trillium Lutheran Church
Congratulations to Rev. Elina Salonen for 20 years of ordained ministry!

We were delighted to be able to celebrate with Pastor Elina her 20 years of ordained ministry. We are so thankful for her ministry at Trillium. Congratulations!

Car wash fundraiser

Posted on: June 2nd, 2023 by Trillium Lutheran Church

On Sunday, June 4 from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm our awesome youth will be washing cars to raise funds to attend the Canadian Lutheran Anglican Youth gathering this summer. Come support them. They will make your dirty car shine!