Trinity Lutheran Church is a family of followers of Jesus Christ, committed to sharing the Gospel, and graciously serving all of God’s people with love and hospitality.
A Word From the Trinity Lutheran Church Office…
Our first priority is the health and public safety of our people. We appreciate your patience and support as we reopen slowly and responsibly.
Our church office is now open between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Tuesday through Friday.
Please note the following instructions:
- If you want an appointment to see any staff member please call or email that staff member directly prior to your arrival. The church office number is (360) 331-5191. Staff emails are listed below.
Pastor Jim Lindus – email@example.com
Robin Edgeman – firstname.lastname@example.org
Karl Olsen – email@example.com
Deacon Amy O’Collins – firstname.lastname@example.org
Lana Johnson – email@example.com
- All visitors to the TLC Campus must wear face-masks covering nose and mouth at all times. Limited masks will be available at the office door.
- Social distancing of six feet is to be practiced.
- The Sanctuary is currently closed to non-staff members.
- Small group TLC-approved meetings may take place between 9 a.m. and 1:00 pm. (except on Wednesdays). Meeting space will be assigned by the office.
- At this time, our campus will not be open for any public meetings.
- Bathroom use is limited to two people at any one time.
- Small group leaders will be responsible for turning in a list of attendees to the office before leaving the campus and for wiping down/disinfecting the meeting space.
We will not be returning to onsite in-person worship until Phase 4 of the re-opening plan put forth by the State of Washington. The dangers of doing so are unknown at this time and compliance with the phase 2 worship regulations would be nearly impossible for a congregation our size. Sometimes love does look like an empty church–at least until we can be sure to safeguard the health of our most vulnerable populations.
May God grant you peace, patience and perseverance,
Pastor Jim and Your TLC Staff
Watch the November 22 online Worship Service by clicking the video arrow below. Previous worship services can be found on our YouTube channel playlist by clicking HERE. You can also watch hundreds of past sermons by clicking OUR WEBSITE ONLINE WORSHIP SERVICES PAGE or on our VIMEO TLC sermon site.
“Our Common Calling” by Pastor Jim Lindus
Today’s Word from Karl Olsen... We Gather Together Hymn by Adrianus Valerius – 1597 Wilt heden nu treden “Nothing is more widely loved,” The New York Times remarked in 1956, “than the tradition of singing We Gather Together to begin Thanksgiving festivities.” Although...
Today’s Word from Rev. Dave Bieniek... In past years, maybe even last year, we probably all have gathered with large groups of friends and families. Last year we had 18 around our tables! I wondered how long we would be able to continue to grow this event. How big...
Today’s Word from Pastor Jim... Wednesday is the new Sunday. It is the new normal. The Sunday services are recorded on Wednesday morning. In the days prior, sermons are written and songs are rehearsed, flowers appear. Laura Canby walked into my office on Thursday...
Today’s Word from Deacon Amy... I just wrapped up three days of online meetings with pastors, deacons and bishops from Region 1 of the ELCA which includes Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, and Alaska. There were 50 people present in these Zoom calls – that’s a lot...
Today’s Word from Pastor Tom Kidd... “Three times O Lord have I called out to you, three times! How long will you keep me waiting?” Sounds kind of Biblical, don’t you think? And maybe a bit melodramatic. As far as I know it is not from the Bible, rather it is a line...
Today’s Word from Kelsi Lindus... The power was out on Whidbey and, on the west side of the island, it was difficult to say why. Where I sat, the trees were unmoving beyond the window. Unable to finish our work, my mom and I decided instead to run an errand, and drove...
Today’s Word from Trinity Keyboardist Sheila Weidendorf... This tender and much beloved hymn was composed – both tune and text – by Will Lamartine Thompson, (1847-1909). Thompson had composed many pieces for the commercial market but didn’t find a publisher to accept...
Today’s Word from Rev. David Bieniek... As I wondered what to write this week, I came across this blog post from several years ago. It seemed the wisdom was still true today, so I offer it anew. Returning from a chaplains’ conference, I sat on the plane next to two...
Today’s Word from Pastor Jim “A generation goes, and a generation comes, but the earth remains forever. The sun rises and the sun goes down, and hurries to the place where it rises. The wind blows to the south, and goes around to the north, round and round goes the...
Today’s Word from Deacon Amy Back in March, Laura Canby asked for people to submit photos of themselves with caring, inspiring, or hope-filled messages. My daughter, Ava, created a beautiful poster with the word “breathe” featured in a peaceful landscape. This poster...
Today’s Word from Pastor Tom Kidd... Vivian is two and a half. I love her. My granddaughter, she lives in Idaho, up in the mountains. I love her. Oh, you know that? Yes, I suppose I have mentioned her a time or two in these blogs. Is that a problem? Good. Anyway, she...
Today’s Word from Pastor Jim... “Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.” Jesus (John 15:13) The greatest gift that we have in this world is life. Life comes to us as a gift; we have no part in our creation. We are not consulted on...
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We are a group of imperfect people who are grateful to be held in God’s grace… a family of believers seeking to grow in God’s love and to share that love through living intentional Christian lives.
We are a congregation of more than 1,200 people today. Trinity is part of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, but nearly half of our members come from other faith traditions. We recognize that it is God’s house and God’s table, and God who gives the invitation, and as such, we welcome all people to our church.
Many parents look to Trinity for a solid Christian education program for their children. We have dedicated volunteer teachers and modern facilities and are committed to help children and teens develop a faith relationship with God that will sustain them through life.
When this pandemic passes, we will resume having Bible Studies, service groups and Men’s Breakfast. For now we ask that you keep up with our services and missives online and on Facebook.
Want to know more about the Christian faith? Have questions about Trinity Lutheran Church? Please speak to one of our pastors, or call the church office. We would love to visit with you. You are also welcome in our new members classes, held three times a year.
There are opportunities for you to learn, grow and serve at Trinity Lutheran Church. What is your passion? Where are your gifts and interests? Or, perhaps you are weary and broken and just need to be ministered to and find rest in Christ. Come. You are welcome at Trinity Lutheran Church.
Our communion table is open to all people. Our hospitality is meant for all as well.
If we can answer any questions, help you on your journey of faith, minister to you in crisis, and celebrate with you life’s special occasions, please call upon our pastoral staff. We are here to serve.
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