IMAGES: then & now

Trinity Lutheran Church's congregation dates back to 1891, when the first formal Norwegian Lutheran service was held in New Westminster. These Norwegian immigrants came to Canada because of their interest in the fishing industry. At the turn of the 20th century, some built homes and boat docks on the Delta side of the Fraser River and called their community "Annieville". Places in Delta still proudly bear the names of some of these early settlers: Gunderson Park, Iverson Crescent, Mackie Library, Annieville Elementary School and Park.  

The Norwegians also built a church on Norum Point, which served people from both sides of the Fraser River. When the railroad needed the land, the church, as seen today, was built on 15 acres donated from the proceeds of the original Norum Point church. The "new" church reflects the early fishing village roots of the congregation: the sanctuary's Chancel is in the shape of a boat wheelhouse and the windows are placed as they would have been on a fishing boat. 2009 marked the 100th anniversary of the "new" church. 

Today, Trinity Lutheran Church, with its deep roots in the community, continues to listen for God at work in our neighborhoods. We are building bridges with our neighbours of other faiths. We open our doors to both seasoned members and those just testing the waters of the life of faith.

Youth & Family BBQ

JUne 2019

On the evening of June 23, the TLC Youth and families celebrated the end of the school year with an impromtu BBQ.

Baptisms/affirmations April 14, 2019

For Christ also suffered for sins once for all, the righteous for the unrighteous, in order to bring you to God. He was put to death in the flesh, but made alive in the spirit, in which also he went and made a proclamation to the spirits in prison, who in former times did not obey, when God waited patiently in the days of Noah, during the building of the ark, in which a few, that is, eight people, were saved through water. And baptism, which this prefigured, now saves you—not as a removal of dirt from the body, but as an appeal to God for a good conscience, through the resurrection of Jesus Christ, who has gone into heaven and is at the right hand of God, with angels, authorities, and powers made subject to him. - 1 Peter 3:18-22

COOKIng Together - Part 1

April 2019

"For I was a stranger and you invited me in", Jesus says.

This April, we hosted our first Cooking Together event: Learning to Make Chinese Dumplings. The event drew people of all ages, from both the TLC community and the greater North Delta community. Together we learned how to make Chinese dumplings; stuffing and folding them, sharing conversation and a enjoying a delicious meal.

Cougar Canyon planting march 29, 2019

Deborah Jones from Cougar Creek Streamkeepers and volunteers who showed up in Cougar Canyon over Spring break heard the salmon crying “Hosanna, save us!”, so they showed up to help. When water runs off of our streets and passes through an area without vegetation, it does not get filtered and all those toxins go directly into the stream, affecting not only the salmon’s health but the photosynthetic activity and phytoplankton health, says Nicolai Karpun, research and stewardship coordinator at the Burns Bog. Phytoplankton are the microscopic algae which are the main source of food for salmon fry. For the TLC Youth and Mentors, North Delta families and Seaquam Secondary’s Operation Green environment club, spending time together outdoors brought healing and wholeness not only to themselves, but also to the habitat that they cultivated.

SUMS DINNER March 2019

On March 02, 2019, volunteers from Trinity Lutheran Church hosted a dinner at Surrey Urban Mission, cooking and serving food to those in the community who are homeless, or struggling with poverty and addiction.

Learn more about the work that SUMS is doing to provide meals for those in need in our community:

World Day of Prayer 2019

The World Day of Prayer takes place on the First Friday of every year, each time focusing on a different country. On March 1st, 2019, women and men from various faiths within our community, gathered at TLC to lift Slovenia in prayer, to learn more about the lives of those living there, to provide them with offerings, and to share a meal. 


On Saturday, December 1st, many hands had baked, sewed, knitted, packaged, cooked soup, set up, prepared gift baskets full of wine and canned goods, sold tickets, served lunch, cleaned-up and celebrated as we welcomed neighbours near and far for the TLC Bake Sale.  A generous crowd resulted in $4982.20 raised for the ministries of the Trinity Lutheran Church Women. Over the years the Bake Sale proceeds have generously supported Harvest Hands International, school scholarships, World Vision children, Canadian Lutheran World Relief and the new TLC furnace and other building repairs. Grateful for the fortitude and dedication of the TLCW in hosting this annual event. Thanks be to God for the generosity of those who attended. Thanks also to those volunteers not pictured here: Joe Johnson, Al Stich, Chris Pedersen, Horst Flemig and any others we may have missed! - Pastor Jennifer Wilson

Blessing for Linda  Gary B.

Blessing of the Prayer Shawls & Quilts

Sunday, April 29, 2018


Pitch in Canada 2018

TLC volunteers cleaned up garbage and recyclables from our local streets on April 28th, a very rainy Saturday. This annual event is in memory of a dear neighbor, Shirley Calder who went out walking daily and picked up litter as she went. Recycling and garbage bags were  provided by Tim Hortons.

Easter Sunday 2018


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