Mission / Outreach

HTLC is blessed to have a strong Mission Outreach team that highlights monthly mission projects.  Click here to discover stories that will touch your heart.  Questions?  Please contact our Missions/ Outreach Coordinator, Rose Fife, missions@holytrinityonline.org.

Sharing Tree – Christmas 2020

Can you imagine a Minnesota winter without a coat? For many, this fear is a reality.
Holy Trinity is proud to work with the LeSueur County Adopt-A-Family Program to provide children with winter essentials. 
Here are 3 ways to participate in the Sharing Tree Program and make sure LeSueur kids are warm this winter: 
(Please note, all gifts must be new and unwrapped.)
Adopt an Entire Family
Beginning November 2, click HERE to provide a family with a few of their basic needs. Helpful instructions are included in the above link. Once you have a family and their list of needs, purchase your items and deliver to St. Wence after Mass. Questions? Call Kathy McNamara (952-200-4949).
Donate Winter Coats for
Foster Children
We need NEW winter coats, sizes 2T-adult size XXL, for children in the LeSueur County Foster Care Program.
Contactless Collection for coats & clothing items only:
Contactless collection is available by placing items in the trunk of a car marked “Sharing Tree” parked on the south side of the HTLC parking lot near the Little Food Pantries on Mondays, November 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30, from 6:00-7:00 pm. Contact Julie Popple at popplenp@hotmail.com or Mary Hanson-Busch at marybusch@me.com with questions.
Donate Teen Athletic Clothing and Pajamas
Donate NEW winter athletic wear and winter pajamas for teens in adult sizes S-XXL (i.e. hoodies, leggings, joggers, long sleeve athletic shirts, sweatshirts, yoga pants etc.) through the LeSueur County Adopt-a-Family program. See contactless collection information for drop off dates & times.
It’s a Trinity of Pantries!
HTLC is thrilled to offer another Little Free Pantry and the Little Free Library of Anti-Racism Books.
Please put non-food items in the left, food in the middle, and anti-racism books in the right. 
To leave donations, put them directly in the Pantry.

Items needed throughout the year:  Baking items (sugar/flour/mixes), crackers, cereal/oatmeal, granola bars/snacks, hot chocolate/coffee/lemonade, instant mashed potatoes/gravy packages, jello/pudding, Mac’n Cheese, pancake mix, pasta/Ramen noodles, rice, taco mix/shells, paper products–toilet paper/Kleenex

Items needed during the warm months:
Canned beans, canned meats, canned vegetables/fruit, jam/jelly, juice boxes, pasta/taco sauce, peanut butter

Mission Partners

FISH Partner Network

FISH (Families and Individuals Sharing Hope), is a collaboration of the faith community, non-profit organizations, service groups, government entities, and the business community. Their mission is to partner together to meet human needs in Scott County, MN so individuals will be able to lead healthy, transformed lives. HTLC is honored to be involved with this ministry.

Beacon Interfaith Housing Network

Holy Trinity Lutheran, along with other churches in the New Prague area, are part of a larger group of churches in the southwest suburbs that provide housing for families with children that are currently homeless.  Families rotate between the churches and communities on a weekly basis.  Hope House coordinates  a temporary shelter for up to 16 occupants for two-week periods.

Christo Obrero

Holy Trinity is partnered with Christo Obrero (Christ the Worker) to start a new church for Latino families in the Shakopee and Chaska area.

Bega Kwa Bega

Bega Kwa Bega is a joint ministry between communities of faith in the ELCA and Evangelical Lutheran Church in Tanzania, whose purpose is to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ, to extend Christian hospitality, and to strengthen relationships with one another through the shared practices of prayer, presence, and projects.

Minneapolis Area Synod

The Minneapolis Area Synod works together so that all experience gracious invitation into life-giving Christian community and live in just and healthy neighborhoods.


Sharing Tree

Each year Holy Trinity sponsors families in coordination with the Le Sueur County Adopt A Family program.  More than 300 families are gifted essentials for a Minnesota winter. The tree is set up in the Narthex around November/December time with tags for individual gifts of clothing, shoes and outerwear for the children in the program.  All items must be new and unwrapped.

Community Partners