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…

The Covid-19 Vaccinations are a tribute to the human spirit. Following the CDC and WA State guidelines we have adjusted our policies on a regular basis.

Everyone has been encouraged to manage their own pandemic lifestyle and to pick and choose what activities were in their comfort zone. We know that some will continue to worship online, some will continue to wear masks, and some will avoid crowds of any kind.

We respect your self-selection and we will support your journey wherever it may take you. This Sunday some will have masks off and some will have masks on, but together we will continue to be the people of God in this place; we will continue to be a force for good on Whidbey Island and in the world.

Our nursery will be open during the 10:00 service for infants and toddlers.

Our church office is open between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Tuesday through Friday.

Please call the office for appointments at (360) 331-5191.

  
May God grant you peace, patience and perseverance,
Pastor Jim and Your TLC Staff

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8/14/22 “Compassion or Crabbiness? It’s Your Choice.” by Pastor Jim Lindus – 8 a.m. worship service

View any of our Worship services by scrolling down the left side column using the arrow. Click the play button to watch.  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.

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Make It A Good Day

Make It A Good Day

Today’s Word from Pastor Jim...I would like to start today by sharing with you one of my foundational philosophical and theological beliefs: You do not have the power to ruin God’s day, but you do have the power to ruin your life.This higher power that we...

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The Shadow of Death

The Shadow of Death

Today’s Word from Pastor Tom...“Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,I will fear no evil: for thou art with me;thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.” Psalm 23My imagination has recently been held captive by four words, “the shadow...

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Thank You Pastor Eric & Kathleen Ottum

Thank You Pastor Eric & Kathleen Ottum

Today’s Word from Pastor Jim... This Sunday we will be marking the retirement of Pastor Eric Ottum from Trinity Lutheran Church. Pastor Eric and Kathleen have served the Lutheran Church for more than 53 years. For the past sixteen years they have served...

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No Cure for Being Human

No Cure for Being Human

Today’s Word from Pastor Jim...Author Kate Bowler reminds us that there is no cure for being human. On occasion, the inescapable human condition leaves us with loss, grief, tears, silent graveside visits, and empty chairs at the table. Dust, water, star...

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CALLED TO BE ALIVE! – A Rite of Passage

CALLED TO BE ALIVE! – A Rite of Passage

Today’s Word from Jerry R. O’Neill... My rite of passage from midlife to elderhood has been more than ten years in the making. Trinity Lutheran has been a huge part of that journey. So it is with great joy that I can share songs, short poems, and...

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The Darkness Cannot Overcome the Light

The Darkness Cannot Overcome the Light

Today’s Word from Pastor Jim...This week one of our TLC families was devastated by the suicide of a beloved father. He died on the very day that his son was celebrating his 14th birthday. I was asked to give thought, words, and perspective to the family....

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T-Shirts & Shorts All Summer Long

T-Shirts & Shorts All Summer Long

Today’s Word from Pastor Jim...It is hot, hot, hot, but the sanctuary and gym stay remarkably cool even during a heat wave! This Sunday, wear your favorite T-Shirt, wear shorts, wear your bathing suit. (I am kidding Brian Appleby). Come as you are, be...

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Look to the Heavens With Wonder

Look to the Heavens With Wonder

Today’s Word from Pastor Jim...“The heavens are telling the glory of God; and the firmament proclaims God’s handiwork. Day by day pours forth speech, and night to night declares knowledge.” Psalm 19“When I look to the heavens, the work of your fingers, the...

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On Kindness

On Kindness

TODAY'S WORD by Susan Shira with an introduction by Pastor Jim... Most of us are not in a position to change the course of history, affect international policy or travel to far off lands to work with the poorest of the poor.  We are simply trying to...

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Ukrainian Refugee Relief – A Special Message from Pastor Jim

 

Many have asked me now how we can make a difference in the war-ravaged country of Ukraine.

The reality is that at this current time it is unsafe for relief efforts inside the country. This war has created a migration of refugees as families flee the violence with little more than their children and a backpack. The people of Trinity Lutheran Church have a long history of working with Lutheran World Relief.

The President of Lutheran World Relief is Daniel Speckhard, former US Ambassador to Belarus. He is uniquely qualified to lead this effort in a region where he has unparalleled expertise.

 

Lutheran World Relief is focusing its efforts on the refugees caused by this terrible war. They are mobilizing to provide food, water, shelter, clothing and medical care.

 

If you would like to support this effort, please make your checks out to Trinity Lutheran Church and put “Ukraine” in the memo. Or give money online via our website by clicking here for “Disaster Relief.”

 

All monies given will be forwarded to Lutheran World Relief Ukraine as a humanitarian gift from TLC

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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.

We pray together, sing together, talk together, laugh together, and do volunteer projects together. Having been richly blessed by the grace of Christ, we seek to be a blessing to others.10986517_821716207882078_2799011456801132783_n

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.

Welcoming-new-members-1024x614Want 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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