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Your Weekly News & Updates

Prayer - Worship - Action: From Senior Elder Mike Kunze
We continue to wait expectantly as Pastor Jacob and Michelle May prayerfully consider Pastor May's call to Trinity for the Senior Pastor position. This is an exciting time for Trinity. The Leadership of Trinity, along with Pastor Green of Prince of Peace, District President Rev. Greg Walton, Rev. Dr. Armstrong of LCS, your pastoral staff and guest preachers will provide the assistance needed as we make the next steps into Trinity's future! So, what can we do?
  • PRAY for God's wisdom and guidance for Pastor May as he deliberates his call to Trinity.  PRAY for wisdom and guidance also for your church leadership as they move Trinity forward in preparation for the coming year.  PRAY as always for our Church and for our School ministry (CDC through K-8).PRAY about what you can do to help with this transitional process.  "And whatever things you ask in prayer, believing, you will receive." Matthew 21:22
  • VOLUNTEER -  As ministry team facilitators and staff leaders contact you about areas which need your volunteer support, consider how you can be a part of Trinity's next steps forward!  When a sign-up sheet is passed around, consider adding your name.
  • ACT - When you receive the call to take action as a volunteer, cheerfully respond with the excitement and enthusiasm that will make the task a success. Consider connections in your community/neighborhood and with our  ministry partners  as well.
  • CONTINUE in your regular worship and Bible study attendance and giving. Consider your next steps in those areas as well-- not in a Bible study?  Check out what's available  and get connected.  Haven't been to worship in a while, choose a service and join us in worship or watch a service online !  Forgot to turn in your giving commitment card, consider sending it in now (or contact the office for a new one).
Wouldn't it be great if when our new pastor arrives he says, "Wow, Trinity really has their act together!" and can dive right in with us to continue to develop and grow the ministry of the Church, "bringing people one step closer to Jesus."  

Senior Pastor Call Update, August 12, 2016
At a special voter's meeting on July 17, 2016, the congregation unanimously voted to extend a Call to Pastor Jacob May for the position of Senior Pastor at Trinity. Following that meeting, the Call Committee worked diligently to put together official call documents and supplemental information for Pastor Jacob May and his family to consider while prayerfully deliberating the Call. Following receipt of the call documents, Pastor May has been communicating with members of the Call Committee, District and Circuit personnel, and Trinity staff to get various questions answered and obtain additional information. The Call Committee is also encouraged to report that Pastor May decided he needed one more short visit in order for his wife, Michelle, to see the Trinity campus and the surrounding Orlando community. Pastor May, Michelle, and their youngest son Gabriel, have been in Orlando on Friday, August 12, and Saturday, August 13, returning to Virginia in time to preach at his home church on Sunday. The Call Committee is hopeful that we will receive an answer to our Call soon after their visit. As always, should you have any questions or concerns about the process at this stage, please feel free to contact Stephanie Landis at stephanie.landis@psiusa.com or 407-448-8690 cell.  Thank you for your continued prayers.  

Invest with LCEF and Save Trinity money!  
Trinity just received nearly $23,000 from LCEF to assist our ministry!  The check is the result of the outstanding response from the church, school, and CDC to open an account with LCEF!   If you haven't already, please consider opening an LCEF savings account.  The more investors mean the higher the rebate check will be next year.  Savings account investments start as low as $25 for children under 18 and $100 for adults.   If your child is new to Trinity Lutheran School in either the CDC or K-8 programs Trinity will donate $25 to start the account.  Adult investment accounts with LCEF benefit Trinity in the same way the Youth Investor accounts do, so parents and church members, you can participate as well!  You can apply online at LCEF.org .   For more information, please contact Bruce Hahn at 407-701-3234 or email bruce@mm-c.com.

Trinity Lutheran School Earns Cash Back from Office Depot
When you're shopping for school supplies or other items, keep in mind that Trinity earns 5% back on purchases made at Office Depot.  Tell them your school is Trinity Lutheran School ID# 70023041.  Thanks!

From Pastor & Lisa Moore
Thank you for your prayers.  Facing bypass surgery would seem to be pretty scary, but with hundreds of people praying for us all over the country (and world!), we have been surrounded by God's perfect peace and protection from any fear.  Thank you, and please keep praying!
Update: Quadruple bypass surgery went well Thursday morning and Pastor Moore is now in recovery.   Contact: If you'd like to send a card the address is 205 S. Main Street, Concordia, Missouri 64020

Heading to College?
Our District provides college ministries and congregations around Florida and Georgia. During your years away at school it is vital that you stay connected to your church family in some way!  
If you complete this Connection Form , the district will connect you with a ministry near to where you're in school and help get you plugged in. If Trinity can help you in any way while you're away at school, please let us know by emailing TLC@TrinityDowntown.com.

Results of Day-to-Day Church Work
Every day the "business" of keeping our campus and God's ministries active and alive continues without fanfare or acclamation.  The current success of Trinity's outreach and inreach came from the quiet, patient, and consistent stuff no one notices.  The great successes of our future will also come from those who are faithfully:
  • Learning to be the presence of Jesus in pockets and places.
  • Learning to share the proclamation of Jesus in words consistent with context.
  • Learning to risk the uncertain and the untried for the sake of souls.
Send a note of thanks to your staff and your volunteer leadership.  They spend a lot of time and energy serving the needs of Trinity with no expectation other than the reward to serve.

Team Trinity is Holding Your Spot
Trinity is sponsoring a walking team for the Lutheran Counseling Services Walkathon on September 24, 2016 from 8 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  Held on the beautiful and conveniently located UCF campus, this event supports Mental health and Suicide Prevention Awareness as well as funds Lutheran Counseling Services' Crisis Care fund.  This fund allows many individuals the gift of mental health care that may not otherwise be affordable. Did you know that Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the US for all ages (CDC), and that only half of all Americans experiencing an episode of major depression receive treatment? (NAMI) Lutheran Counseling Services can help. Trinity will have a booth at this event to represent Trinity and all its ministries and would also like to have a Trinity team.  If you are interested in participating on the Trinity team or volunteering time at the booth, please contact Chanda at TLC@Trinitydowntown.com or 407-488-1919 x101.   If you are unable to walk, your direct donation can be made through the registration link.  Thank you.

Save the Date & Support for our Ministry Partner: Live UCF
Saturday Night LiveUCF: A gala to benefit our congregation at UCF.  
On September 24th, 2016, 6pm at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church Orlando - Please join us for an elegant evening to support and celebrate LiveUCF; our congregation on the campus of the University of Central Florida.  The event will highlight Live's ministries on and around campus for the school year while current students serve and share their stories.  The gala will include a cocktail hour, catered dinner, entertainment, and greetings from District & LiveUCF leaders.  Please plan to join in and support the ministries of LiveUCF.  Tickets are available now at LiveUCF.com/Gala.  For more information or to help sponsor the event please email Billy@LiveUCF.com

What's going on with YOUth?  
I am really looking forward to jumping into Youth Ministry at Trinity in the next couple of weeks.  Mark your calendars for SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 18 from 2:00-4:00 for a 6th-12th grades students and their families - YOUTH ROOM DEDICATION, Open House, Meet and Greet Fellowship time. We will register for confirmation, apply for S.A.L.T. (Student Activities Leadership Team), hear about different opportunities to serve at Trinity, discuss fellowship ideas, share interests, pray and begin relationship building that helps develop and continue relationships of a strong Youth Ministry.  But we need YOU there!  Any questions please email Jenn Blackwood at Jenn.Blackwood@TrinityDowntown.com

MS and HS Bible Study
We're breaking for the summer after this weekend (July 24th).  Classes will resume in September. Rally Day is September 11th and the Youth Room Dedication and Open House event is on September 18th.  See you there!

Children's Summer Sunday School
This Sunday (August 14) is the last morning with Tom and Faith Finger.  We are blessed to have faithful servants who willingly give time and energy to Jesus' little lambs.  NEXT week, August 21, children ages 4 through 5th grade will meet at 9:30 a.m. to share time with Jesus in age divided small groups. Opening is in the church basement music room and pick up at 10:30 a.m. will be in the classrooms on the first floor of Heritage Hall. Sunday, September 11 we will celebrate a new year of Sunday morning learning fun with a party!  More details to follow.

Buy a Brick
Pave the way to a special place in Trinity's history with a commemorative brick in the courtyard of Trinity Lutheran Church & School. An engraved brick is an ideal way to celebrate school spirit, ministry partnerships, student graduations, a prayer, or personal message.  Be a part of Trinity's history and purchase your addition to the courtyard today. Proceeds benefit campus playgrounds. Order forms are available in the Narthex and in school offices.  Thank you.

Important Dates

August 13-14   Back to School Worship - Blessing of the Backpacks - Dedicating Teachers  
September 5  Labor Day Holiday -- Campus Closed
September 11  Sunday School Rally Day
September 18 MS & HS Youth Open House, Youth Room Dedication
September 24   LiveUCF Gala, Prince of Peace
September 24   Stronger: A Walk to Save Hearts and Minds, UCF
October 15   Oktoberfest at Trinity
October 22  Sam Hoard Memorial Golf Tournament
October 31  Reformation Day (499th)
November 5   Touch A Truck Community Event and Fundraiser
November 20  Congregation Thanksgiving Fellowship Dinner
November 24-25 Campus Closed
November 23 Thanksgiving Eve Worship 7pm
November 24   Thanksgiving Day Worship 10am
December 2  Downtown for the Holidays Tree Lighting Event, Lake Eola
December 24   Christmas Eve Worship
December 25  Happy Birthday Jesus

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