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Trinity Lutheran Church  *  235 East 7th Street * Blue Earth, MN * 56013


In this time of uncertainty and fluidity, church is wherever we are. 

Below are resources to help you and your family be church, wherever you should be.

Please feel free to contact our Pastor and Staff, 507-526-3463.


Please click here for a Message from Rev. Dr. Jeanette Bidne, regarding COVID and Re-Opening of Church.


Online Worship links are available below, on this web page and the Church Facebook page.


Additional Resources, Links and Videos will be added, as they become available.

  • God's Grace and Peace to All!

    Please join Rev. Dr. Jeanette Bidne and the Congregation of Trinity Lutheran Church, Blue Earth, MN for Sunday Worship, The 4th Sunday after Pentecost.


    Sunday School is offered by the Indiana-Kentucky Synod of the ELCA: https://iksynod.org/2020/06/26/sunday...


    An couple of updates in the News of the Body of Christ:

    *Katie Hanson has been transferred to Mankato Hospital and is being treated for COVID-19 and pneumonia.

    *Ruthy Johnson is now back in Blue Earth, as of June 26th.

    Please hold these two ladies close in Prayer.


    Go in Peace and Serve the Lord!!! Thanks be to God!


    A reading of "A Map into the World" is displayed with the permission of Lerner Publishing Group, Inc. “A Map into the World” by Kao Kalia Yang, illustrated by Seo Kim. All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be used or reproduced in any manner whatsoever without the prior written permission of Lerner Publishing Group, Inc.

  • God's Grace and Peace to you All!


    Please join Rev. Dr. Jeanette Bidne and the Congregation of Trinity Lutheran Church, Blue Earth, MN for Sunday Worship, The Third Sunday after Pentecost.

    Worship this week includes a Litany for Father's Day.   


    We continue, with the whole ELCA, to remember the Emanuel 9 on the fifth anniversary of their martyrdom.


    Sunday School at home is offered from the Indiana-Kentucky Synod of the ELCA. Please follow this link: Sunday School.


    Go in Peace and Serve the Lord!

    Thanks be to God!

  • North and South Minneapolis Donation Drive

    We are hosting another donation drive for North and South Minneapolis. Attached is the promotional posters. The supplies listed are the most urgent needs. We are also looking for volunteers to assist in collecting donations during the drop off times at the Chapel Door.

    I am writing once again to ask if any of you are able to:

    -To please spread the word, Trinity will email/Facebook this out to our community but the need is great. The donation sites we are supporting run out of supplies each day as they function as the only grocery store/basic supply stores in the area. Any monetary donations we collect support a shopping trip in our area to purchase more supplies for the immediate need.

    -Contact me via phone/text if you would be willing to assist with a shift to greet (social distanced and with masks please) those who drop off donations at our chapel entrance and if needed place them in the Chapel. Bring a lawn chair and hang out outside the door for whatever shifts you may cover. We will have signs that can be placed on the lawns and we ask that donations be sorted into food and non-food items.

    We have three shifts June 25, 26, and 27th on Thursday 3-6p.m., Friday 3-6p.m., and again Saturday, 9a.m. - 12p.m... Please only volunteer for this if you are able, comfortable with serving, and not putting yourself or those you care for at significant risk in light of Covid-19.

    -Contact me via phone/text if you might be willing to be a driver to drive donations up to on the morning of Monday, June 29th to either Gethsemane or Holy Trinity Lutheran Church. I can share instructions with whoever may be interested. Holy Trinity's drop off site is drive-up and contactless and Gethsemane's drop off site is also fairly low contact.

    Last week I dropped off donations collected in Albert Lea to the parking lot of a Cub Foods that was burned and destroyed. It was shared with me that the destroyed Cub is the only major grocery store for five miles and many do not have access to transportation. The multiple 6 foot tables set up with donations in the parking lot is now their grocery store for the foreseeable future. I have yet to hear if Cub will rebuild. Thank you for your generous response with our first drive and I hope with a few extra days notice we will be able to be generous once again to help people in such tough times.

    Peace,

    Pastor Jeanette

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  • Grace and Peace to you ALL, Brothers and Sisters in Christ!


    Please join Rev. Dr. Jeanette Bidne and the Congregation of Trinity Lutheran Church of Blue Earth, MN for Sunday Worship, The 2nd Sunday of Pentecost!


    For the Trinity Youth Activity (Nursery-Grade 12), check out Summer Bible Bingo!  Download this Bingo Card, and see if you can get a BINGO!  Diagonal, 4 Corners, Horizontal, Vertical or BLACKOUT!   Prizes available!  Contact Ms. Rachel: tlcministry235@gmail.com


    Go in Peace and Serve the Lord!

  • Peace to you, Brothers and Sisters in Christ, today, we celebrate The Holy Trinity!


    Please join Rev. Dr. Jeanette Bidne, and the Congregation of Trinity Lutheran Church, Blue Earth, for The Holy Trinity Sunday Worship. We are blessed to share a Gospel Reading and Sermon by the ELCA Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton. 


    An update for The News in the Body of Christ, Ruthy Johnson was discharged from the hospital on Saturday and is now Home! Thanks be to God!


    Congratulations, again to all the BEA Graduates, on this day of Graduation! You are resilient and amazing! May God walk with you, beside you, behind you and ahead of you!  


    Sunday School today, is offered once again from Sparkhouse Family Sunday School. Please follow this link and select the lesson for today.  


    Go in Peace and Serve the  Lord!

    Thanks be to God!

  • Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,


    God's Grace and Peace to You!


    Our worship service was recorded prior to many of the happenings throughout our state and country this weekend. Our hearts ache with the loss of life, with all those who continue to experience loss and destruction, and with the continued revealing of the deep roots of racism in our country. Our hearts long for safety and peace. May we see the heartache of our brothers and sisters and may be we part of God's healing presence in the time ahead.


    "Lord, make me an instrument of Thy peace;

    Where there is hatred, let me sow love..." - From the Prayer of St. Francis

    Peace,

    Pastor Jeanette


    For Sunday School, please follow this link and select the lesson for May 31st. There is a video and lesson enhancements.


    Go in Peace and Serve the Lord!

    Thanks Be to God!

  • Sunday Worship - The 7th Sunday of Easter - May 24, 2020

    Alleluia!  Christ is Risen!  Christ is Risen Indeed!  Alleluia!


    Please join Rev. Dr. Jeanette Bidne and the Southeastern Minnesota Synod of the ELCA for Worship, the 7th Sunday of Easter.

    Please click here for Pastor Jeanette's Worship Introduction.

    After viewing this intro, please click this link (http://semnsynod.org/synodworship/) and be directed to the Synod Worship option.   You are welcome to select the link that works for you.

    There is a worship bulletin available for the Synod portion. 

    A Children's Sermon Activity page is also available, click here.  

    During worship you will be asked to find a 'musical instrument'. Pots, pans and wooden spoons work!

    ALL are Welcome!

    God's Grace and Peace to you ALL!

  • Please join the Congregation of Trinity Lutheran Church, Blue Earth as they honor the Blue Earth Area Class of 2020 Graduates!

    Go in Peace and Serve the Lord!

  • Alleluia! Christ is Risen! Christ is Risen Indeed! Alleluia!!

    Click the Worship Title to connect to Sunday Worship - The Sixth Sunday of Easter.

    ALL are Welcome!

    For Sunday School activities, please click this link: https://www.wearesparkhouse.org/promos/family-sunday-school/

    Navigate to the corresponding date. There is a video lesson and a few printable's.

    God's Grace and Peace to you all!

  • Alleluia! Christ is Risen! Christ is Risen Indeed! Alleluia!!


    Click the Worship Title to connect to Youth Led Sunday Worship - The Fifth  Sunday of Easter.


    ALL are Welcome!


    For Sunday School activities, please click this link: https://www.wearesparkhouse.org/promos/family-sunday-school/

    Navigate to the corresponding date. There is a video lesson and a few printable's.

    God's Grace and Peace to you all!



  • Alleluia! Christ is Risen! Christ is Risen Indeed! Alleluia!!


    Click the Worship Title to connect to Sunday Worship - The Third Sunday of Easter.


    ALL are Welcome!


    For Sunday School activities, please click this link: https://www.wearesparkhouse.org/promos/family-sunday-school/

    Navigate to the corresponding date.  There is a video lesson and a few printable's.  

    God's Grace and Peace  to you all!


  • Alleluia!  Christ is Risen!  Christ is Risen Indeed!  Alleluia!!


    Click the Worship Title to connect to  Sunday Worship - The Third Sunday of Easter.


    Several parts of today's service are drawn from the ELCA's Worship in the Home Resources which can be found at https://blogs.elca.org/worship/2108/ and are accessible for anyone to use through this time.