st. john's ev. lutheran church

alma city


trinity ev. lutheran church

smiths smill


About Us and Our Worship

Trinity and St. John are a dual-parish. The two churches are served by Pastor Keith Bilitz. Our church is a family of believers united by our faith in Jesus Christ. Our congregation exists to nurture faith, serve our neighbors, and share Christ’s love with our community.


To find out more about us, feel free to browse this web site, contact us by phone or email, or just stop by! Guests are always welcome here.


What to Expect at Worship


We know that it can be intimidating to walk into an unfamiliar place, especially a church. We want you to know that guests are always welcome at Trinity and St. John. Trinity’s worship time is Sunday morning at 8:30am. During the summer, Trinity also has a 7:00pm Thursday night service. St. John’s worship time is Sunday morning at 10:00 am. Here are some answers to questions you might have about worship at our church.


How should I dress?


On any Sunday at our church, you may see people wearing shoes and high heels, jeans and suits, or open collars and ties. When a person dresses out of love for God, the choice of dress (casual or more formal) is acceptable to God ...and us.


What about my kids?


Kids of all ages are welcome at St. John and Trinity. We encourage kids and their parents to grow in faith together as they hear God’s word and sing his praise. On the second and fourth Sundays of the month, the young children are invited forward during the service for a children’s message. Feel free to send your children up or simply watch from your seat for the first few times.


We also provide a cry room to meet the needs of parents with small children. You will be able to hear the service from this kid-friendly area.


What is the service like?


We invite you to come and discover the rich ways which we use to worship God. As you enter, you will receive a service folder which allows you to easily follow along with the entire service. We believe that in worship God comes to us through his Word and Sacraments and we respond in prayer and praise. Our services are structured in a way which assures that every week we will hear God’s message of salvation through Jesus.


How about the offering?


The offerings gathered at Trinity and St. John go to support the mission and ministry of our congregations in our area and around the world. As a guest, you may contribute as you wish, but please do not feel obligated to do so.


If you have any questions about the service, please feel free to ask the Pastor or one of the ushers. If you would like to learn more about our church, talk to or contact Pastor Bilitz.