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 – rvlindus@whidbey.com
Robin Edgeman – robin@trinityfreeland.org
Karl Olsen – karl@trinityfreeland.org
Deacon Amy O’Collins – amytlcyouth@gmail.com
Lana Johnson – admin@trinityfreeland.org

  • 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

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Due to Public Health Precautions for the Covid-19 Pandemic, Sunday Worship Services will be provided online until further notice.

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Physical Address:
18341 State Route 525

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P.O. Box 97
Freeland, WA 98249

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Watch the September 20 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.


9/20/20 “Not Fair? Think Again!” by Pastor Jim Lindus

Pastor’s Blog

What’s Happening at Trinity – September 2020

What’s Happening at Trinity – September 2020

Worship at TLC! It has been more than six months now since we began our online worship due to COVID-19. We have more people than ever before taking part in our worship services. It has been a joy to see our great Tech Team excel during this time. Thanks to Dream Team,...

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“I’ll Fly Away”

“I’ll Fly Away”

Today's Word from Organist, Sheila Weidendorf... “Some bright morning, when this life is over I’ll fly away, To that home on God’s celestial shore, I’ll fly away.” I grew up in rural Minnesota, where summers are terribly hot and humid and winters are only for the...

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Rally Day September 13th

Rally Day September 13th

A Note from Pastor Jim... Rally Day September 13th 2020 – Hee Haw! Get out your western gear! Please read carefully the following directions for our Rally Day Worship. We are making plans to welcome you joyfully and safely at 9:00 a.m. or 11:00 a.m. Online worship...

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Changes

Changes

Today's Word from Laura Canby... To everything there is a season, and unto every purpose unto heaven. Ecclesiastes 3:1 I watched as an industrious gray squirrel climbed the heights of a very tall Douglas Fir yesterday. He darted from branch to swaying branch,...

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Whose Voice?

Whose Voice?

Today's Word from Pastor Tom Kidd... Matthew chapters 5-7 are known as the Sermon on the Mount. Nothing but red letters. That is, the only voice we hear is that of Jesus. Nothing but red letters, the most concentrated setting of teachings by Jesus in all of the...

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A Season of Anxiety

A Season of Anxiety

A Season of Anxiety Today's Word from Pastor Jim... “And can any of you by worrying add even a single hour to your life span?” The words of Jesus in Matthew 6. The fall of the year always caused me more than a little anxiety. A new school year, a new school sometimes,...

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“O God, Our Help in Ages Past”

“O God, Our Help in Ages Past”

Today's Word from Minister of Music, Karl Olsen... Michael S, a commenter on YouTube, gave a fleshed-out version of Psalm 90, a Psalm of Moses, about the Israelites wandering in the desert… “You have been our dwelling place A prayer of intercession The old man slowly...

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Pandemic Stress

Pandemic Stress

Today's Word from Pastor Jim... “Clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, meekness and patience. Bear with one another.” Colossians 3:12-13b The note was left for me at the front desk, we had no face to face interaction, not this time. In the past we had...

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We Get Lots of Phone Calls in the Church Office

We Get Lots of Phone Calls in the Church Office

Today's Word from Pastor Jim... We get lots of phone calls in the church office, most of them involve prayer requests for family members or friends. The phone calls are screened by our capable volunteer receptionists at the front desk, and moved on to the appropriate...

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Requiem for a Church in God’s Sacred History

Requiem for a Church in God’s Sacred History

Today’s Word from Pastor Tom... Forgive me if I have shared something of this story with you. The scene is vividly imprinted in my memory. We were standing in the parking lot of Faith Lutheran Church, Powell River, B.C. It was a beautiful coastal summer afternoon. I...

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Sunday School and Youth Update

Sunday School and Youth Update

Today's Word from Deacon Amy...   “Hear, O Israel: The LORD is our God, the LORD alone. You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your might. Keep these words that I am commanding you today in your heart. Recite them to...

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Music Matters at TLC

Music Matters at TLC

Today's Word from Minister of Music, Karl Olsen...   African American singer and founder of the group Sweet Honey in the Rock, Bernice Johnson Reagon said: “The song is not a product. The song exists as a way to get to the singing. The singing exists to form the...

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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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Looking for a church home?

Join us for online Sunday worship, and contact our Pastors with any questions you may have.  Learn more… 

Looking for a Bible Study?

After the Coronavirus precautions are lifted we will resume Bible studies at TLC.

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Few things give us as much joy as baptizing new believers into Christ…

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