for the Second Sunday of Easter ~ April 11, 2021
Worship Service for Sunday, April 11, is provided by the Synod. This will be available on our TLC Youtube channel that day. The service bulletin can be found on our home worship and service link.
We will be meeting in person outside for Easter this year! It will begin at 11:00am on Sunday, April 4th on the lawn/picnic area. Singing will be allowed with masks on. Communion will be brought to you. If you would like to share spring flowers or plants for our celebration, please feel free to do so, and then take them back home for your own enjoyment. We will also be streaming the service live on our TLC Facebook page, so bear with us as we are expanding our reach! Please join us and remember your masks and social distancing!
Maundy Thursday Service ~ April 1st, 7 pm.
We have been invited to participate in a Tenebrae Service with walk-through Communion at Foothill Presbyterian Church, 1162 W. Merrill Ave, Porterville, CA, on Thursday, April 1st, at 7 pm. Please follow mask and social distancing guidelines.
Palm Sunday – March 28, 2021
There will be a special reading of the Passion according to St Mark during our online service, so please be sure to join in as Pr. Jodi, Muriel Josten, and Dave Hensley share this work. Music for the service can be found at https://tlcporterville.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/Worship-Music-03.28.2021.pdf.
There is also a new song at the end of service, and here is a link to help you learn it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mKfzrNs4-UU
Bible Study: the Book of Romans
the Lent portion of our Romans study will conclude on Wednesday, March 24. There will be no Bible study during Holy Week, and we will resume our study of Romans on the other side of the cross, beginning Wednesday, April 7.
If you would like to join the Bible Study send Ann Marie Wagstaff an email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or contact Lisa at the church if you need to have your bible study mailed to you. Also, if you would like to take a break from receiving the bible study emails, please let Ann Marie know.
From Pastor Jodi
I would like to invite each of you to a weekly Bible study where we will look at the text that I will be preaching on the following week. This study will happen each Sunday on Zoom at 4 p.m. I know that this next week, Feb. 7 is Super Bowl Sunday and if you aren’t watching the game, I would love to have you join me.
Join Zoom Meeting…
Another opportunity to give for those who love to shop…
If you use AMAZON.COM to shop at any time, we have now signed up for their Smile program, which donates a portion of any purchases you make to Trinity Lutheran Church. Here are the instructions on how to do it:
For your phone: Download or update to the latest version of the Amazon Shopping app on your phone. You can find it in the App Store for iOS or Google Play for Android. Open the app and find ‘Settings’ in the main menu (☰).
Tap on‘AmazonSmile‘ and follow the on-screen instructions to turn on AmazonSmile on your phone.
For your computer: To change your charitable organization:
- Sign in to amazon.comon your desktop or mobile phone browser.
- From your desktop, go to Your Account and select the option to Change your Charity. Or, from your mobile browser, select Change your Charity from the options at the bottom of the page.
- Select a new charitable organization to support.
Note: You can also hover over the Supporting notice in the navigation at the top of any page, and then select the Change link next to the name of the charity you’re currently supporting.
For more information about the AmazonSmile program, go to http://smile.amazon.com/about.
We welcome Pastor Jodi Golden-Lund who will be serving as Interim Pastor for Trinity and Foothill Presbyterian as we begin our joint search for our next pastor. Pr. Jodi will begin officiating our Worship Services on Sunday, January 17th, 2021 via our TLC YouTube channel. Please refer to the letter from President Julie McIntosh for more details as we will be sharing Pr. Jodi with Foothill Presbyterian Church.
As of July 12, 2020, Online Worship Services are being provided. We now have a YouTube Channel
When you click on the above link, you should be able to access our worship videos beginning Sunday, July 12, 2020. You can also go to YouTube, and put “Trinity Lutheran Church of Porterville, CA” in the search bar and find the service that way. Once you find the link, please “subscribe” to make it easier for you to find our channel! Happy Worship!!
NOTICE AS OF MARCH 19, 2020:
The council and Pastor Jim have made the following decision:
There will be no more face-to-face worship for the near future, including Sundays as well as Wednesday evening Lent Services, due to the directive from the CDC and Washington that no more than 10 people gather at one time due to COVID-19. We are doing this as an abundance of caution for all our church family. Please share this information with other members that you know who do not have access to email or our Facebook page, or those who don’t check it regularly. Thank you!
The office will remain open during regular hours – Mon-Thur, 9-1 pm and Tues from 9-12 pm. The office manager will be available to take care of various church needs as well as provide the community with food. Donations of food are still needed, knowing how difficult it is for people to get items right now. Please only donate food at this time. Thank you.
Please remember that our church finances will remain the same, so please feel free to mail in your offerings or drop them off in person during office hours. Thank you for continuing to support our church ministries.
Please stay healthy and shelter in place as much as possible. Check on each other, take care of each other. With God’s love and help, we will get through this. Keep praying, keep reading your Bible. His love and guidance will get you through.
Trinity Lutheran Church is:
– a community where those who didn’t think they had a community can find a home.
– a community where we celebrate each others gifts.
– a community where we take scripture seriously.
– a community where we come together to grow in faith and love.
– a community where YOU can belong.
We are a community that has experienced first hand the power of God’s love and grace in our own lives. Out of response to the gift of love and grace that we have received, we seek to share that experience with others. As our mission statement proclaims, “Sharing God’s love and grace, we INVITE, EMBRACE, and NURTURE everyone unconditionally into a relationship with God through Jesus Christ.”
Trinity places a special emphasis on serving the needs of our community with our Food Pantry and our partnership with the Porterville Area Coordinating Council. Our annual Bazaar (held in November) is part of our commitment to our community, where we give 100% of the proceeds to community ministries that provide food and serve others. Bless you!