Service and Small Groups
Trinity Lutheran in Summerfield, Florida, is a large congregation that can seem just “too big” at first glance, but we have a remedy for that! Get involved in one (or many) of our service/social groups where you’ll enjoy a variety of activities in a much smaller setting. You’re bound to find folks much like yourself and make lifelong friends who share a common faith in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
As the great author C. S. Lewis asked, “Is any pleasure on earth as great as a circle of Christian friends by a good fire?” He was referring to England—here in Florida, we might replace the “good fire” with a quiet, air-conditioned place!
Join this ministry that has instructional sessions in lyrical/liturgical dance and expressive sign language. You will learn interpretive choreography to several praise and worship songs performed at outreach events throughout the year. You will also learn to biblically express praise, thanksgiving, and joy to God as well as to others. We require ballet or jazz dance shoes for practices. Come visit us Tuesdays from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the fellowship hall to see if this form of ministry is right for you. For more information, call Eleanor Bresky at (352) 630.5410.
The Altar Guild is responsible for the candles and altar paraments, recording the number of people who partake of communion, and the care for and weekly set up of the altar area. Each Saturday throughout seasonal services, two members clean and set up the altar for the first Sunday Communion and reset it for the second Sunday service.
We invite anyone experiencing the loss of a loved one to join our grief support group.
First and third Mondays
10:00 to 11:30 a.m.
Each Sunday morning, the aroma of freshly brewed coffee greets members before and between services. Additionally, we enjoy tasty goodies provided by some of our best bakers.
Our color book group works on special projects each week where we learn something new or just enjoy the friendship of one another while working on our own project.
Weekly on Tuesdays
We’re a large church, and our numbers can seem overwhelming. Simple Suppers is a terrific way to become better acquainted with each other, enjoy a night out, and have fun!
We’ll gather as a large group three times each year and then randomly place attendees into groups of eight (or four couples). These eight people spend the next four months meeting for lunch, dinner, game night, or whatever they chose to do!
Jim and Kay Jacobson
Gary and Donna Martens
Fellowship Dinners and Lenten Suppers
Join us at various times throughout the year and during the Advent and Lenten seasons.
Trinity’s Couples Golf
Once a month, we pair up teams of two couples for a fun scramble golf match.
Jim and Kay Jacobson
Join us for picnic gatherings in various Villages and area housing additions. This is a great way to socialize with your neighbors who go to Trinity!
Single members in the church meet monthly at various restaurants for dinner.
Join us each month for lunch and meet new friends.
Every fourth Saturday
860 S Highway 27/441, Lady Lake
Marilyn and Bob Tomsik
Every Sunday morning and special holiday season church services, this dedicated group of church members is here to greet and welcome you at the doors. You may have already experienced the smiles and friendliness from these individuals as you enter God’s house to hear God’s Word.
8:00 a.m. Service
10:30 a.m. Service
International Lutheran Layman’s League Lutheran Hour Ministries presents “Bring Jesus Christ to the Nations and the Nations to the Church” through equipping and engaging laypeople, digital technology, mass media, and social outreach to become your partner in His mission.
Our flagship ministry is The Lutheran Hour, the longest running gospel radio program in the USA, with the Rev. Dr. Gregory Seitz as the speaker.
The mission of Trinity LWML is to extend the Lord's work in our church, the community, and the world. By affiliation, all women of Trinity Lutheran Church are members and encouraged to serve others through mission, education, inspiration, and service.
Contribution to the World
- Little Dresses for Haiti and Africa
- Bible storybooks for Spanish-speaking families
- Brevard Rescue Mission
- Missions, in general
Contributions to the Community
- Alpha Center
- Ocala Ritz Vets Village
- Children of the Forest
- Love One
- Pillow Case Dresses
Contributions to the Church
- Funeral/Memorial luncheons
- Fundraising events
- Distribution and collection of mite boxes
- Meetings to inform and entertain
- Helping hands and hearts
Members of Trinity (and their nonmember spouses) who receive cremation after death may choose to have their cremains placed in the memorial garden located between the two buildings.
Presided over by a life-size statue of the Lord Jesus, cremains are placed directly in the ground in the 10-foot diameter garden. Individual cremains are not marked, nor are the ashes contained in an urn or other such container. A granite marker engraved with deceased’s name and years of birth and death is permanently affixed to the pedestal base in the center of the garden upon which the statue of Jesus stands.
There is a nominal charge of $100 to cover the cost of the granite name marker and perpetual care of the garden.
We welcome all male Trinity members and friends to join us for good-natured fellowship with the Men’s Breakfast & Golf Club. Sign up on the clipboard located in the Narthex.
Organized in 1988 by Arnie Aagesen, and structured by its first president, Clarence Stricker, the purpose of the Men’s Club is to promote Christian service and charity. We accomplish this through our support of world missions, local food pantries, seminary tuition, and food bank support at Concordia Theological Seminaries (Fort Wayne, Indiana, and St. Louis, Missouri), as well as general support for many other Christian charities.
We begin every meeting with a devotion/prayer followed by a hearty breakfast of eggs, biscuits and gravy, grits, hash browns, juice, and coffee. A short business meeting follows the breakfast and we conclude with prayer. The fellowship and camaraderie continues on the golf course.
Our current projects include cleanup along Highway 441, newspaper and aluminum can recycling, and of course, the annual "monster" yard and bake sale that we cosponsor with LWML.
Monthly on the first Monday
Jeff Stutler, President (352) 288.0140
Jim Bohlmann, Vice President
Nick Bock, Treasurer
Stu Vogt, Secretary
Sing and play praises to our Lord in our handbell or choral choir. When you join the Music Ministry, you become an integral part of our weekly worship services by bringing a musically uplifting element to our services. We also extend a welcome to all who have vocal or instrumental talents to contribute individually or in ensembles.
One of the highlights of the Christmas season is our annual Christmas Cantata performed on the organ, piano, handbells, strings, trumpet, and flute.
Our choirs perform from September through early June with opportunities for small vocal and instrumental solo or group ensembles offered throughout the entire year. Members who do not wish to join the choir program for the entire year may participate in just the cantata.
Bells of Trinity – Thursdays at 2:00 p.m.
Glory Road Singers – Thursdays at 5:00 p.m.
Sanctuary Choir – Thursdays at 6:00 p.m.
A new group has been born at Trinity and is ready to grow into one of our many already active groups. The LCMS vision of Operation Barnabas is that every military-connected person lives in the hope and peace of God's love and mercy as revealed in the birth, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. It is an opportunity for veterans who have generously served our country to pull together for witness to their faith, service to their fellow veterans, and for their special kind of fellowship with one another. Now is a great time to get in on the ground floor to determine the character and activities of the new group and each and every veteran is invited and encouraged to join us. Your participation and ideas will be of great value to this effort.
Monthly on second Monday at 9:00 a.m. in room 1
Nick Bock (352) 470.4577
Lon Hertel (352) 410.4452
Help us bring comfort to those experiencing times of sorrow or difficulty by knitting and crocheting prayer shawls.
Every fourth Monday
The Scrappy Quilters is a small group of ladies who meet or work from home to create quilts, walker bags, hope pillow covers, crib sheets, dog and cat beds, burp cloths, bibs, and knit hats.
We distribute the items we create to veteran’s hospitals, veterinary clinics, animal shelters, Alpha Center for Women, Give Kids The World Village, Infant and Toddler Pantry, and children of the Ocala National forest to name a few. We also gift our creations to members of our own congregation who are in need of the comfort a quilt or walker bag will bring.
Besides the items we make, we also have an ingathering of Christmas stocking fillers for the children of the Ocala forest.
The need is great but the workers few. We could use a hand with sewing, cutting, pressing, pinning, organizing, quilt tying, distributing, planning quilt tops, and prayer.
We would love donations of the following:
- Basically, any fabric that is in good condition
- Thread and notions
Drop off your donations in the bin in the church narthex or the church office.
12 noon to 3:00 p.m.
Meeting room 1 and the Fellowship Hall
Trinity Best Friends (TBF) is an outreach ministry of the church that provides companions to our homebound members who would like a Best Friend. Through a phone call, a letter, or a visit, Trinity members who can no longer actively participate in church activities will never feel out of touch, alone, or forgotten.
Ushers pass out bulletins, take collection, assist with communion, and pick up items left in pews after a service. There's always a need for more ushers, and we would love your help.
Ushers work in teams with a minimum of eight people per team. Three teams serve at each of our Sunday sessions (six teams total). Teams rotate by serving for one month at a time with a two-month break.
Each worship service at Trinity has at least two volunteer responders trained in CPR and basic first aid.
New to Trinity? Stop by our Welcome Center to register and pick up a newcomer welcome badge and envelope for giving. Besides a friendly smile, we give children “kid-friendly” bags full of tricks to help them settle into new surroundings (if we can catch them!), a small stuffed animal, and other goodies made with love from our church members.
Questions about Trinity? This is the place for answers! And if we don’t know the answer, we will find it for you.
The Welcome Center is a place for every Trinity member. Pick up messages and packages, or check the Lost and Found for your reading glasses. We also have a selection of lovely handmade cloth bags made to attach to your walker for convenience.
While you’re here, scan over the Collection Corner and the nine baskets just waiting for your old and discarded cell phones, pillow cases, eyeglasses, soda can zip tops, coupons, sample size toiletries for soldiers, and fabrics for Trinity’s Scrappy Quilters.
We also have a bevy of books and pamphlets, some free for the taking and some with a price tag. You can also pick up a CD with the day’s sermon.
Hugh & Lou Ann O'Brien