Welcome to Trinity Lutheran in Bradenton, FL!

We are an inclusive congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America  located on the Gulf Coast in the heart of Bradenton, FL. We invite you to fully participate in the life of Trinity.

  • We strive together each day to live out our mission: Being neighbor + Sharing God’s transforming love.  We partner with community organizations to support their efforts to serve individuals and families throughout Manatee County.
  • Our building hosts many community interest activities.
  • We come together at Trinity and throughout the community to stir up the gift of faith in each other - individuals and families - people of all ages.
  • We provide multiple worship and learning opportunities for all God’s people.

Faith formation begins early!

In addition to our children, youth and families programming at the church, we have a preschool on our campus. Tree of Life Preschool offers affordable, Christian preschool and daycare for ages Infant to 5 years. We are a free, accredited VPK site, and a Certified School Readiness Provider. Please visit our Preschool page for more information.

We invite you to explore God’s great gift of faith with us!

If you are looking for a church home, we encourage you to be part of our ministry of love and service. Come to worship, a learning opportunity, or join us for a fun activity. "Try us on.”  Or contact one of our staff or the church office for more information.

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



What's Going on at Trinity...

All are welcome to join us in our Lenten journey.

7:30am - Spoken Liturgy, Imposition of Ashes, Holy Communion
Noon - Worship with Imposition of Ashes, Holy Communion 
7pm - Worship with Imposition of Ashes, Holy Communion, Unfailing Light Musical Liturgy by Marty Haugen and Susan Briehl

Lenten mid-week services follow on Wednesdays at Noon and 7pm though April 1st.

Ash Wednesday is the Wednesday of the seventh week before Easter and the first day of Lent. The day is named for the practice of imposing ashes, a practice that  

Wednesdays, March 4th, 11th, 18th
25th and April 1st
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.


Directory photos will be taken one day only - Friday, March 6th, 10am-4:40pm. If you were not photographed for the 2019 book or wish to have your photo re-taken, please make an appointment. Either sign up in the Narthex on weekends in February, or go online beginning February 1st at: https://booknow-lifetouch.appointment-plus.com/b6by1pky/.

Each sitting receives a free 8x10 portrait and a new directory!

Please be sure we have your current address and phone number. Please stop at the sign-up table to view your listing and/or contact Shaun in the church office. You may also write current contact information on your Blue Form at worship. Thank you.

February Faith Formation at TLC

Find your place to nurture and grow in faith, as well as the ways you will help others in their faith journey. We have a place for everyone of any age to learn, mentor and grow!  Sign up for classes on a Blue Form, please. Watch the weekly calendar for dates for special activities this month!

Sundays at 9am: Gonzalo’s Class for adults studies scripture and other faith-related topics.

Saturday, February 8th (4:45pm) and Sunday, February 9th (10am): G.I.F.T. (Generations Growing In Faith Together) - Our focus of study will be on the power of God’s love working in and through us!

Saturdays, February 1st, 22nd and 29th, 4:45pm: Faith Formation for Children

Sundays, February 2nd and 23rd, 10am: Faith Formation for all ages: Children, Confirmation Class and High School

Sunday, February 23rd, 10am: Students from Capital University, Columbus, OH, will share their stories. These young men and women will be in Bradenton, at Trinity, February 22-29, for an Alternative Spring Break. They will spend their days serving at Our Daily Bread and Beth-El Farmworker Ministry.

Soul Feast 7-week Book Study Groups continue: Thursdays - 10:30am at The VanVoorhis, 8624 28th Ave. Dr. E., Palmetto; and 2pm at The Pletchers, 515 25th St., West Bradenton, through February 20th.
Tuesdays - 7pm at church, through February 25th.


Bring your family and friends to enjoy fitness and fellowship every Thursday, 6pm!

Certified Zumba instructor-extraordinare, Gonzalo, makes this class great fun.  Everyone is welcome to join in!

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