Welcome to Trinity Lutheran Church. We are glad you are here!
We strive to be a welcoming place of God’s grace where everyone is living passionately for Jesus Christ. Awakened by the transforming power of God, our mission is to engage the curious, encourage the convinced, and empower the committed to be fully devoted disciples of Jesus Christ.
We invite you to explore our site to learn more. Check out our calendar for a complete schedule of services and events. Feel free to reach out to us with a prayer request or to answer any questions you may have.
Please note at the present time, all services have been suspended due to COVID19 recommendations.
You will find online services at the links below.
Message from Pastor Jon:
“I lift up my eyes to the hills — from where will my help come?
My help comes from the Lord, the maker of heaven and earth.” – Psalm 121
Friends in Christ,
I hope and pray that all of you are well at this time. I am writing this letter to you all in light of recent communications from our governor. As most of you are aware, Governor Walz announced on Saturday that churches are now allowed to hold in-person services at 25% capacity. He also recommended that those churches who can do online services continue to do so if possible. I know that all of us would love to be back together in our sanctuary, worshiping together and giving God thanks for the many blessings bestowed upon us. However, we will be continuing to suspend in-person gatherings at Trinity for now. As you know, we have not yet reached the peak of the spread of the virus in Minnesota and so will continue to follow the advice of our chief medical, health care, and civic leaders and exercise great caution. There are still too many unknowns about how the virus spreads in groups of people indoors. We feel that to rush back to gathering at Trinity would be irresponsible and show an absence of care or love for each other. We now have a safety team in place that is working diligently to prepare and plan for when we can open our doors again safely. Please know that we will inform all of you as quickly as possible when we can begin worshipping on-site again. We are also going to continue to have the building closed as well. If you need something or want to drop something off please contact the office or a staff member first.
I know that some of you may be frustrated by this decision, and I just ask that you take a moment to consider this question. What do you love about going to church? I would guess that most of us would point out fellowship, communion, singing together… all of which cannot take place even in a reduced capacity worship service. In order to continue to have singing and people involved in the service itself, we will have to continue posting our services online. I am so thankful that we are able to produce a quality service to help get us through this time. Even though we are worshipping online, God is present with us.
I hope and pray that all of you know that all of the decisions regarding worship and other gatherings reflect our commitment to follow the best advice available to help us get through this critical and fragile time together. I know that this period of time has been stressful and frustrating for all of you. Our lives are full or challenges that we never anticipated having to face. But I also know that God has blessed us with gifts, generosity, courage, and faith sufficient to meet these challenges. Our circumstances may have changed, but our mission to share the good news of the Gospel in word and deed has not. Again, I want to say thank you to all of you for your love and support during this difficult time. We will get through this together. And, by the grace of God, we will come out stronger on the other side.
Non COVID19 schedule is:
- 9:00 AM Coffee Hour and Sunday School
- 10:00 AM Contemporary Service
- Weather related closings will be listed on WCCO (channel 4), FOX 9, KARE 11, and Trinity’s Facebook page.
Viking Vittles is a food backpack program led by Trinity Lutheran Church of North Branch. It provides a bag of food every Friday to any student in Sunrise River School, ECFE or Phoenix Academy who signs up to participate. Each bag will contain 2 breakfast items, 2 lunch items and 2 snacks. The goal of the program is to help food insecure families stretch their food budget.
Vikings Vittles – Go Fund Me Page.
Find more information here.
Upcoming Special Events
- Online Worship Service
July 12, 2020 | All day | Read more
- Personnel Committee Meeting
July 13, 2020 | 6:30 pm | Read more
- Online Worship Service
July 19, 2020 | All day | Read more
- Council Meeting
July 21, 2020 | 7:00 pm | Read more
- Outside Worship Service
July 26, 2020 | All day | Read more
- Online Worship Service
August 2, 2020 | All day | Read more
Please check the calendar for a full list of worship services, special occasions, and events.