69 Griswold Street
Hillsdale, Michigan 49242
Email: [email protected]
Stated Supply Pastor Rev. Dennis Smith (269) 615-1613
Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church
In 1849 the Revered Wilhelm Hattstaedt founded a Lutheran congregation in Hillsdale. It was organized in 1854 under the Revered Phillip Trautmann as the German Evangelical Lutheran Trinity Church. Construction on this building began in 1854, making it the oldest Church building in the City of Hillsdale. At its founding, the church planned to hold services in German exclusively; but like many ethnic churches, by the end of World War I
It help all services in English.
For its fiftieth anniversary in 1904, Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church upgraded its interior with a new brass chandelier, Steel ceiling tiles and a 1,050-pound bell. The church acquired the building next door. Lakeview School, in 1954 and renamed it Lutheran Hall. The building has housed church meeting space, the Hillsdale County Senior Center and the King’s Kupboard Food Pantry. Later additions and the back of the Church and
Lutheran Hall provided
more space and accessible entrances.