Trinity Lutheran Church / History 

   Trinity Lutheran Church - Begins


October 2014, 15 people met in Bible study; In November we moved to a larger facility at the American Legion in Rotonda West as our numbers were increasing; Pastor Earl Schmidt began leading us in Divine Worship.

   Trinity Lutheran Church - Name


January 2015, the name Trinity Lutheran Church of Southwest Florida (TLC) was chosen by the congregation.

A decision was made to seek a more permanent home for our growing congregation;  a building committee was formed and planning for a new church home began.

   Moving Forward in Faith


February 2015, the congregation began assessing options for a more permanent place of worship. Summer of 2015 an abandoned bank building and 3.6 acres of land was chosen as a viable future home.  Plans and specifications were prepared and a loan application submitted for financing.

   Congregation member of LCMS


October 2015, Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod recognizes Trinity Lutheran Church as a member congregation at a special Charter Service held at the American Legion.

   Contract Awarded to Contractor


December 2015, Weiler Bach was awarded the contract to renovate the building and associated work. Permits submitted to County for authorization to proceed with the project; successful completion of the project requires extensive congregation participation.

   Renovation Underway - Many involved


January 27, 2016 the County issues a permit for for Trinity Lutheran to initiate renovation; the following day 25 members begin demolishing the interior of the building. TLC members continue to work with the Contractor on a daily basis; goal is to complete the work by Easter Sunday, April 10, 2016

   Worship in our New Church Home


Easter Sunday April 10, 2016, Trinity Lutheran Church celebrated the risen Christ in our new Church home at 1379 South McCall Rd in Port Charlotte.

   Reaching out with the Gospel


January 22, 2016, as our church family continued to grow, we began holding two Sunday services as we had exceeded the seating capacity (150) of our church facility.

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