About Us



Sundays, 8:00 am: Traditional worship with Holy Communion on 1st and 3rd Sundays

Sundays, 10:30 am: Contemporary worship with Holy Communion on 2nd and 4th Sundays

Thursdays 6:00 pm: Informal worship with weekly Holy Communion

Summer Worship:  9:30 am Sundays, 6:00 pm Thursdays June - August

398 S. Shoop Ave 
Wauseon, OH 43567 

Trinity is a medium/large church. Our average weekend worship attendance is around 225. We strive to be a welcoming church to all people and to be active in our community. Rev. Julie Parsell serves as our pastor.

What are services like?

We are a Lutheran church that upholds our traditional history as well as being ever-reforming. Our worship is liturgical, which means we follow an order of service that is biblical and purposeful. We open the service with music and a prayer of the day, there is a time of confession in which we all acknowledge our need for Christ's forgiveness, a variety of scripture is read, there is a message, and offering, prayers and singing is interspersed throughout the service before we are sent back into the world to be God's agents of grace to others. Even though one service is traditional and one service is contemporary on Sunday morning, at both you can either follow the service in the bulletin from the page references listed or you can follow the service on the screens. Saturday worship is relaxed and everything is printed to follow along the abbreviated liturgy in the bulletin; screens are not used.

What is the community like?

Trinity Lutheran Church is a multi-generational congregation that provides many opportunities for people to grow in faith and serve the Lord. We are actively involved in the needs of the Wauseon community through the local FISH organization from which we receive our food pantry referrals to provide food for families in need. We are actively involved with the local ministerial group through which we participate in helping with the weekly community meal on Thursdays. We have a vibrant Christian education program which includes our Trinity Lutheran Church Child Center which enrolls children from the community and congregation during the week for daycare, preschool, before and after school care; our Sunday School which includes classes for 2 year-old and up through high school as well as young adult class and adult class options too; and Wednesday nights we offer Bible Seekers for 4th-5th graders, Catechism for 6th-8th graders, Senior Luther League for 9th-12th graders, Youth Choir, Bell Choir, Senior Choir, and Worship Team. We also have a Drama Troupe that provides opportunities for actors/singers to do skits, readers' theater and musical programs in worship and in performances for the community.

What if I'm not a Christian?

We invite all people to come and explore our community of Christ. If you aren't sure what you believe, come and learn and discern if what we believe and do speaks to you. We believe it will because we believe that the message of Jesus Christ is for all. But we also realize that each person must come to that realization in their own time; we hope that anyone who is wondering and deciding what to do about their faith will allow us the privilege of walking with you through that process. Pastor Julie is more than happy to meet with you and discuss your personal concerns and questions. Feel free to email her at pastorjulielynn@hotmail.com and put "TLC question" in the subject line so she knows it's not junk mail, or call the church office at 419-335-5651 and make an appointment to see her in person. As Pastor Julie puts it, "I love to hear peoples' stories and talk about their faith process."

About Pastor Julie:

Rev. Julie Parsell was ordained in 1998 after graduating from Trinity Lutheran Seminary in Columbus, Ohio. She holds an undergraduate degree in Marketing/Advertising from Ferris State University in Big Rapids, Michigan and is a Michigan native. She spent her first career working in marketing/advertising, primarily in radio and television for 11 years before going to seminary. Since seminary Pastor Julie served 14 years at Trinity Lutheran Church in Hillsdale, Michigan where she was adjunct faculty at Jackson Community College for 7 years teaching courses in religion, ethics, business marketing, advertising, leadership, and management.

After getting married in 2011 and moving to northwest Ohio, she served as an Intentional Interim Pastor at St. John Lutheran Church in Deshler, Ohio before taking the call as pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church in Wauseon. Pastor Julie also has a background in music and was a church choir director at Zion Lutheran Church in Cadillac, Michigan before attending seminary. She has studied voice, trombone, piano and in 2010 took up playing the harp. She is currently enrolled in the International Harp Therapy program to become a Certified Therapeutic Harp Practitioner so that she will be able to use the resonant sound of the harp as part of her pastoral care ministry; drawing on the many biblical connections to the harp. 

Pastor Julie also has a variety of experience related to Outreach Ministries including food pantry ministry, transitional shelter work with homeless women, and community organizing. She has also lead mission trips to the Philippines once and Africa three times, and led an educational trip to the Holy Land in 2013. 

Rev. Julie Parsell is married to Dr. Rod Parsell and they reside in Napoleon, Ohio where he is a dentist. In their blended family they have 4 children, 3 horses and a 7-lb. dachshund.

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