Rev. Michael E. VOkt - Called to Glory

Rev. Michael E. Vokt, 63, a resident of Bettendorf, died Monday, January 25, 2021 at UnityPoint Trinity Rock Island.


Pastor Vokt was born July 29, 1957 in Atlantic, Iowa, the son of Robert and Jean (Cron) Vokt. He married Jill Evola, July 6, 1985 in Grosse Pointe Woods, Michigan.


Pastor Vokt graduated with a Master’s in Divinity from Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri. He served Trinity Lutheran Church in Davenport for 35 years as associate pastor and senior pastor beginning in 1986.


He was an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan, enjoyed basketball, golf, and movies. Pastor Vokt enjoyed family vacations to Camp Arcadia in Michigan, and spending time with his close friends and family. Above all else, he loved his church.


Those left to honor his memory include his wife, Jill; children, Kristen (fiancé, Kyle Dolan) Vokt of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and Peter Vokt of Bettendorf; siblings, Pam (Luke) Lucas of Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, and Roger (Angie) Vokt of Cedar Park, Texas; brother-inlaw, Mark (Ronda) Evola; nieces and nephews, Jessica (Mike), Valerie, Ashlyn, Ryland, Jenna, and Dan (Kim).


He was preceded in death by his parents.

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called to glory

The Lord Jesus called Pastor Michael Vokt to eternal glory on January 25th, 2021. His timing is not ours but we trust Him. 


Pastor Vokt's Funeral service can be viewed HERE


Rev. Michael E. Vokt, 63, a resident of Bettendorf, died Monday, January 25, 2021, at UnityPoint Trinity Rock Island.


Memorials may be made to Capuchin Soup Kitchen in Detroit, Michigan, Camp Arcadia in Michigan, or Lutheran Family Services of Iowa.


Pastor Vokt was born July 29, 1957, in Atlantic, Iowa, the son of Robert and Jean (Cron) Vokt. He married Jill Evola, July 6, 1985, in Grosse Pointe Woods, Michigan.

Pastor Vokt graduated with a Master’s in Divinity from Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri. He served Trinity Lutheran Church in Davenport for 35 years as associate pastor and senior pastor beginning in 1986.


He was an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan, enjoyed basketball, golf, and movies. Pastor Vokt enjoyed family vacations to Camp Arcadia in Michigan, and spending time with his close friends and family. Above all else, he loved his church.


Those left to honor his memory include his wife, Jill; children, Kristen (fiancé, Kyle Dolan) Vokt of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and Peter Vokt of Bettendorf; siblings, Pam (Luke) Lucas of Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, and Roger (Angie) Vokt of Cedar Park, Texas; brother-in-law, Mark (Ronda) Evola; nieces and nephews, Jessica (Mike), Valerie, Ashlyn, Ryland, Jenna, and Dan (Kim).


He was preceded in death by his parents.

ONE NATION UNDER GOD

At times, it has erupted into protests, violence, arson and looting. Distrust and suspicions arise on both sides. What we forget is that we are all creatures of God, equally children of Adam and Eve. We forget that our first parents were created in the image of God, that image is an important unifying force that defines our shared human identity. We forget that God loves the beautiful diversity of His human creation as much as He loves the vast array of plants and animals He has created. And we forget that His Son, Jesus Christ, has redeemed each and every one of us.


This Bible study will seek to pull back the covers over the racial issues that divide us so that we can better understand one another and search the Scriptures for a hopeful path forward.


Trinity Lutheran School is closed!


Due to the inclement weather Trinity School will be closed today February 5th, 2021.  Stay safe!


Trinity LUtheran school is closed!

Due to the inclement weather Trinity School will be closed today February 5th, 2021. Stay Safe! 

Trinity church is closed today

Due to the inclement weather Trinity School and Church office will be closed today February 4th, 2021.  Please stay safe!


called to glory

The Lord Jesus called Pastor Michael Vokt to eternal glory on January 25th, 2021. His timing is not ours but we trust Him. 


Rev. Michael E. Vokt, 63, a resident of Bettendorf, died Monday, January 25, 2021, at UnityPoint Trinity Rock Island.


Memorials may be made to Capuchin Soup Kitchen in Detroit, Michigan, Camp Arcadia in Michigan, or Lutheran Family Services of Iowa.


Pastor Vokt was born July 29, 1957, in Atlantic, Iowa, the son of Robert and Jean (Cron) Vokt. He married Jill Evola, July 6, 1985, in Grosse Pointe Woods, Michigan.

Pastor Vokt graduated with a Master’s in Divinity from Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri. He served Trinity Lutheran Church in Davenport for 35 years as associate pastor and senior pastor beginning in 1986.


He was an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan, enjoyed basketball, golf, and movies. Pastor Vokt enjoyed family vacations to Camp Arcadia in Michigan, and spending time with his close friends and family. Above all else, he loved his church.


Those left to honor his memory include his wife, Jill; children, Kristen (fiancé, Kyle Dolan) Vokt of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and Peter Vokt of Bettendorf; siblings, Pam (Luke) Lucas of Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, and Roger (Angie) Vokt of Cedar Park, Texas; brother-in-law, Mark (Ronda) Evola; nieces and nephews, Jessica (Mike), Valerie, Ashlyn, Ryland, Jenna, and Dan (Kim).


He was preceded in death by his parents.

150 ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

WHAT: Trinity Lutheran 150th Anniversary celebration.


WHEN: Jan. 30-31.


WHERE: Trinity Lutheran ChurchSchool.


FOCUS: The focus of the celebration will be on Lutheran education and will be held in conjunction with National Lutheran Schools Week.


FESTIVITIES: Pastor Michael Tanney, who served as a Director of Christian Education at Trinity, will be our guest preacher at each of the three weekend services, while Jan Doellinger - a former Trinity teacher and principal - will lead the Sunday morning Bible study.


SIGN-UP: To help with numbers, Trinity is asking that all those planning to attend a worship service(s) or Bible study, please fill out a sigh-up form by CLICKING HERE.


NOT ABLE TO ATTEND?: Trinity will be live-streaming its 8 a.m. worship service on Sunday, as well as the Sunday morning Bible study on its Facebook page.


SCHOOL HISTORY: Learn more about Trinity's school history by checking out the bulletin board by the entrance of the church.


Sunday school

Trinity Sunday School promotes learning and building a relationship with God through Bible stories, songs, crafts, and activities.


Trinity will be resuming its in-person children's Sunday School on Oct. 4. 


We are asking that all families sign up their child(ren).You can sign up at https://forms.gle/ukuaKYB9T6viNaAj8.


There will be pandemic procedures before the start of Sunday School, including taking temperatures.

god's reckless grace

Moving forward during a pandemic can be challenging. It's an opportunity to trust and thank God even more. This is how we see God's reckless grace at Trinity during these challenging times.

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giving at trinity

We give in gratitude.  Online giving is an easy way to support the ministry of Trinity Lutheran ChurchSchool.  Electronic contributions can be made on a recurring or one-time basis from a checking or savings account.


Donations may be designated towards General Fund or to a specific ministry such as the TLS Annual Fund, Building Projects Fund, or Benevolent Fund.  


We give in gratitude and thankfulness for all which the LORD has given to us.  These gifts allows Trinity Lutheran ChurchSchool to equip people to grow in Christ, so that we may go in service to the church, the community, the country, and the world.


Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that having all sufficiency in all things at all times, you may abound in every good work. (2 Corinthians 9:7-8)

Giving

Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that having all sufficiency in all things at all times, you may abound in every good work. (2 Corinthians 9:7-8)


To make giving easier and more convenient, we are change the way you can give online.  To start, simply click on the Give button below.  If you have given before, we are changing systems.  We encourage you to cancel your old profile and get started with a new one.  To do so, please click Cancel Old Profile below.  If you need additional assistance please contact the church office at 563.323.8001.

mid-week Advent services

Listed is how you can follow along and take part during our Mid-Week Advent service:


In-Person:


*There will be no meal before the service.

Trinity Prayers

Many of our lives have been turned upside down during these past several weeks, and while we may look back and find a blessing in it, these uncertain times are causing stress and anxiety.


Trinity’s pastoral staff is longing to share the Word and the precious Sacrament of Holy Communion with you inside our church, while the school staff is longing to see your children walk into their classrooms.


In response to this crisis, the Caring Connections Task Force has been created. This task force is formulating plans for how we can all express and demonstrate the love and care of Christ.


One of the plans of this group is shown by the picture of the Tree Cross (pictured above) that now holds the prayer requests that have been nailed there in the past couple of days. Prayer requests can be emailed to prayers@trinitydavenport.org or by filling out our online form here.


All requests will be nailed to the tree that is in the sanctuary. God hears. God listens. God answers all prayers. 

Genesis bible study

led by Pastor Golter.


Bible Study information:


When:  Sunday @ 9:30 am in Fellowship Hall

Also Live Streamed: Here


You can follow along with study guides: Click Here to view



All previously recorded Genesis Bible Studies can be found Here.


If you are following along with Pastor Golter's Bible study, you can use the comment section to ask questions. Pastor will be able to view those questions during the Bible study.

Come learn with us

At Trinity, we greatly value Christian education and strongly feel that Christians are life-long learners, continually growing in Christ.  We offer several classes throughout the week.


Sunday

A Genesis Study (9:30 am) streaming now and starting in-person on October 4th.


One Nation under God - Healing Racial Divides in America (9:30 am).  Starting October 11th



click here for more information

trinity lutheran churchschool

Welcome to Trinity Lutheran ChurchSchool! What is this place? It's where you meet God, the One who revealed Himself in Jesus Christ! It's where you'll experience the absolute joy of the freedom you have in His forgiveness. It's where your consciences are cleansed by His Word; it's where you gain confidence to live with strength, for you and for your children. It's where you have bible study after bible study, seeking the truth in-depth and personal.


Did you notice "ChurchSchool"? Yes, we do know how to spell but this has purpose in mind. God is working in unity both through the church and the school: at church, He surprises with His Father's forgiveness; at school, He uses the faculty to teach the children of the Father's world. The work is His; we're privileged to be His mouth, hands and feet.


So jump on in, join us on the journey to heaven! 

Trinity School closes out its 150th year with a parade

 

Trinity’s parking lot was a traffic jam earlier this week.

 

There was honking.

 

There was screaming and yelling.

 

And, yes, there were some tears.

 

This wasn’t a normal traffic jam, however.

 

There were smiles.

 

There were strands of silly string flying through the air.

 

And, there were instruments playing (thank you to Mr. McCartney and Ms. Reiter).

 

For 90 minutes, car loads of families paraded through Trinity’s parking lot, saying their summer good-byes to our faculty and staff, who were dressed up in costumes.

 

“Thank you for all that you do,” one mom shouted from her car window.

 

“We miss you,” another mom exclaimed.

 

“We love you,” one student yelled.

 

Families had beautifully decorated signs hanging from their vehicles.

 

We will miss you teachers. Have a great summer, one sign read.

 

We are very thankful for all of you, God Bless you, another sign said.

 

For many, it was the first time seeing friends and teachers - from a distance - since the middle of March.

 

The parade was a great opportunity to unite and bring closure to Trinity's 150th school year.


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Important safety details

for in-person worship services


A plan is in place.  Trinity Lutheran leaders have crafted an action plan to ensure the safety of all as we return to in-person worship services.  (Click Here for Details)


As we return to in-person worship services for the first time since the middle of March, we ask that you be patient and flexible and pray for this process.  If you have any questions about the return to the pews process, please contact the church office.

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RSVPs no longer needed for services

Moving forward, Trinity Lutheran no longer will be asking for RSVPs, beginning with this weekend’s worship services.

 

Trinity still will be using the safety guidelines that have been established, including social distancing as well as sitting on the red cushions in the sanctuary.

 

Trinity will continue to live-stream its 8 a.m. Sunday worship service and the Sunday morning Bible study on our Facebook page.   

 

IMPORTANT SAFETY DETAILS FOR

IN-PERSON WORSHIP SERVICES


A plan is in place.  Trinity Lutheran leaders have crafted an action plan to ensure the safety of all as we return to in-person worship services.  (Click Here for Details)


As we return to in-person worship services for the first time since the middle of March, we ask that you be patient and flexible and pray for this process.  If you have any questions about the return to the pews process, please contact the church office.

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