Welcome to Trinity Lutheran in Bradenton, FL!

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are being church together in some novel ways! Join us to worship in "real time" on our Facebook page. If you do not have a Facebook account, you may find our worship on this website immediately following our live worship by going to our Ministries tab. There, our Facebook feed is on the right side of the page and you will be able to view our worship right after it concludes and has become a "post."  Our next scheduled worship times are:
          Palm Saturday, April 4, 5:30pm - Facebook LIVE (will also be recorded)
          Palm Sunday, April 5, 11am - Facebook LIVE
          Maundy Thursday, April 9, noon - Facebook LIVE
          Good Friday, April 10, noon - Facebook LIVE
          Easter SONRISE, April 12, 6:30am - Facebook LIVE
          Pre-recorded Easter worship will post to YouTube Saturday, April 11.

Most worship is also recorded, edited and posted to YouTube within 24 hours of the service time. Produced by Nathan Krafve, each can be accessed by pressing the link showing as “here” in the second news article of our News feed.  Thanks for keeping worship as part of your week with us!

On Wednesday, April 1st, at Noon and 7pm, we continue our Following Jesus Together group meetings on a Zoom platform.  To join one of these groups, email TrinityLutheranSecretary@gmail.com and we will send you the link.  OR look at the article in our News feed for the inofrmation. You can be involved on a computer, tablet or cell phone.  

ANYONE WITH NEEDS for food or medication pickup and delivery, please call or email the church office.  Our office manager, Shaun Spangler, is working the regular hours: 9-Noon Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.  Pastor Bobbie (941-243-9473) and Vicar Fred (941-301-0691) are available by phone and appointment.

Five hundred years ago, Martin Luther shared some still applicable advice when he and his people were dealing with a critical health crisis: “I shall ask God mercifully to protect us. Then I shall fumigate, help purify the air, administer medicine and take it. I shall avoid places and persons where my presence is not needed in order not to become contaminated and thus perchance inflict and pollute others and so cause their death as a result of my negligence.”   Luther’s Works Volume 43 page 132

We share deep longing for, and anticipation of, the day when we can return to fellowship as a faith community - face to face and in person!

Our Mission:  Being Neighbor  †  Sharing God’s Transforming Love!


       

 

What's Going on at Trinity...

To see our updates for March 31st, click here.

The Order for Live Worship on Facebook Palm Sunday, April 4th-5th, is available here.

Here is the March 24th letter from Pastor Bobbie.

 

Sunday, March 29, 2020

Our worship recorded live at 9am, Sunday, March 29th, is available here

Saturday, March 21, 2020

Our worship recorded live at 5:30pm, Saturday, March 21st, is available here

Sunday, March 15, 2020

Our worship recorded live at 11am, Sunday, March 15th, is available here

Prayer List

To access the names of those from whom we received prayer requests, use this link.

To add names to this list, please contact the church office at 941-747-3081 or email TrinityLutheranSecretary@gmail.com


The scripture and discussion points for our Wednesday, April 1st Following Jesus Together groups, meeting via Zoom,  at Noon and at 7pm, are here.

To join one of the gatherings - for this week and all subsequent weeks:

Noon FJT Wednesday
Join URL: https://zoom.us/j/160855292
Alternatively, if you are on Zoom, you can enter this as your meeting ID:
160-855-292
7pm FJT Wednesday
Join URL: https://zoom.us/j/917895859
Alternatively, if you are on Zoom, you can enter this as your meeting ID:
917-895-859

If you would prefer to call in on your phone (you will not be able to see everyone) you can call any of the numbers listed below. It will prompt you for the meeting ID. Enter the number [160-855-292, for Noon] [917-895-859, for 7pm] (you do not need to enter the dashes, they are only there to break up the numbers) and then hit the pound key (#).

It will ask you for your identity followed by a pound.   For ease, hit any number and then #.   [Example: 5#, 545#]

+1 253 215 8782

+1 301 715 8592

+1 312 626 6799

+1 346 248 7799

+1 646 558 8656

+1 669 900 9128

Welcome to the meeting, that is all! 


             Watch this site and our Facebook page for updates about worship and activities that are now suspended due to our current COVID-19 health crisis. We are aware that this virus has a long incubation period, and each of us could have it without even being aware and inadvertently share illness with a brother or sister in Christ. Therefore we are not willing that any person be placed in that position through our community of faith. 

            We are streaming worship on Facebook Live and simultaneously recording to upload to this site for those without Facebook.  

            Pastor Bobbie and Vicar Fred and I remain available for phone calls, prayers and visits.  You can reach Pastor Bobbie at 941-243-9473 and Vicar Fred at 941-301-0691.

            Join with me in praying for all who are fearful and stressed in this time of health crisis, that the One who will again Rise on Easter will sustain and accompany each of us in this unprecedented Lenten Journey.

            Following Jesus with you,  Pastor Bobbie


Wednesday, April 1st - tentative due to COVID-19
Open Our Eyes, Lord, We Want to See Jesus!
Noon          Liturgy with Music
12:30pm     Following Jesus Together Study (Bring sack lunch if you wish)
5:30pm      Chancel Choir
6:15pm      Soup Supper
7pm           Unfailing Light Musical Liturgy
7:30pm      Following Jesus Together Study

Our Lenten Theme - Open Our Eyes, Lord, We Want to See Jesus! - is based on Matthew 25:31-46, the Parable of the Nations (Sheep and Goats).

We will seek to identify Christ in everyone we meet. 

Martin Luther’s definition of neighbor is “anyone who is in need.”  It is so easy for us to miss “seeing” Jesus in our neighbor!  Accompany us this Lent in a journey that indeed calls us to open our eyes - and our hearts - to all those in need, recognizing the very presence of our Lord.

 


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