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Trinity Lutheran Church  History 


October 2014 

15 people met for Bible study.


November 2014

As the number of people increased, the group moved to a larger facility at the

Club House in Rotonda West, then eventually to the American Legion Hall

in Rotonda West. During this time, Pastor Earl Schmidt began

leading the group in Divine Worship.

January 2015

The name Trinity Lutheran Church of Southwest Florida was chosen by the congregation.  


February 2015

A decision was made to seek a more permanent home for the growing congregation;  

a building committee was formed and planning for a new church home began. 

Summer 2015

An abandoned business 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.

October 2015

Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod recognized 

Trinity Lutheran Church of Southwest Florida as a member

congregation at a special Charter Service

held at the American Legion Hall.

December 2015

Weiler Bach was awarded the contract to renovate the building. Permits were submitted to the county for authorization to proceed with the project. Successful completion of the project required extensive congregation participation.

January 2016

Charlotte County issued a permit for Trinity to initiate renovation of the bank building.  

Twenty-five TLC members began demolishing the interior of the building. Members continued to work with the Contractor on a daily basis. A goal was set to complete the work by Easter Sunday 2016.

Easter Sunday  April 2016 

Trinity Lutheran Church celebrated the risen Christ in its new location at 1379 South

McCall Rd in Port Charlotte.

January 2016

TLC began holding two Sunday services as attendance grew beyond the 150 seating capacity of the facility, 


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