Last chance to sign up to sponsor poinsettia purchases to decorate the Sanctuary on Christmas Eve. You can take them home with you after worship on Christmas morning. Order forms are in the Narthex.
Gifted Gardeners Ministry Team
We have recently launched a ministry team under the Properties Ministry Team that is working to keep the campus garden areas pruned, weeded, and watered. The "Gifted Gardeners" have met for a couple of months now. Our next planned work day is tomorrow,
Saturday, December 17 at 9 AM
. We would like to invite anyone else in the congregation who is interested to come and join us. We have been meeting in the Ruth Lane parking lot just north of the church building. Bring your own tools and drinking water. If you've noticed something else on campus that needs some tender love and care (windows to clean, etc.), come prepared with supplies to tackle the project. This will be our "spiff up the campus for Christmas" work day. There will be no lunch served. Bring a snack if you need it. Contact Darlene Sabin at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions. Thank you for sharing your gifts and talents with Trinity. Come join the fun!
He Came to Seek and Save the Lost
, Trinity is hosting a special memorial service for 73 men and women who died without a home this past year. Some were estranged from family, some had no family, many had friends who shared their struggles. All will be recognized as persons who, we pray, knew God loved them and saw His love in action because of you or someone like you who "gave something to eat or drink, or clothing, or care, or a visit" (Matthew 25:35-36) Beginning at 10:30 a.m. in our church sanctuary, Pastor Zehnder will welcome several hundred members of the community and city and county government who believe in dignity for all people. Scripture readings and eulogies from community leaders with a candlelit memorial highlight the service. It is a moving and humbling experience you will be thankful to participate in. A small reception follows in our courtyard.
Hard to Believe
Believe. A tag line for Macy's? Or is it a quickly read Bible word? For anyone who has lost a loved one, a job, a home, a child, the word
stirs up emptiness and pain. Still, in the depths of each human soul there is knowledge and a desire to believe God still loves me. Trinity church started a Christmas tradition nine years ago for all who want to celebrate God's love, but can't join in happy celebrations because of pain, anger or frustration with worldly loss. WEDNESDAY, December 21 at 7:00 p.m. we gather together for traditional Christmas hymns, a candlelit
, and a message of comfort on The Longest Night of the year. If you or anyone you know is struggling to believe and find JOY in Jesus this season, please come and bring your friend to this special service in our church sanctuary.
Bake Sale-Bring Cash
Trinity Youth will be hosting a bake sale in the loggia after the 8:00am and 9:30am services through December. Proceeds benefit Trinity Youth who are raising funds to attend the upcoming District Gathering. Stop by and support of Youth!
Comfort Dogs Ministry - Informational Meeting
(Note:date Change) The
Dogs & Donuts
meetings is now scheduled for Saturday,
January 14th at 10am
in the first floor conference room of the Magnolia building.
SASHA Comfort Dog
will be joining us for this meeting! During this meeting we'll share an overview of the next steps in planning to get a comfort Dog Ministry established at Trinity, and all the volunteer roles available to Trinity members. Please RSVP to Chanda in advance @
so we can plan for adequate space (and donuts).
Let's end 2016 by having lunch at Cracker Barrel on
Friday, December 30th
(correction, it's the 30th, not the 20th) at 11:30am. Please call Bob or Audrey (407-897-148) or e-mail email@example.com if you are able to attend. We'll meet at Cracker Barrel at 6699 S. Semoran Blvd., Orlando 32822.
Christmas Eve Family Service
All families will enjoy a child-friendly Christmas Eve celebration at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 24. The children of our church are practicing their lines so they can share the wonderful message God's angels spoke long ago - a message that will never grow old! This service is perfect for families with small children. Please come and hear the Christ story the way the angels may have viewed it.
Rehearsal Date Change
The Parish Choir is preparing its Epiphany Cantata,
Song of Emmanuel
, which will be sung at both of the traditional services on January 8. Extra rehearsals for the cantata will be held as follows:
Wednesday, January 4, 7:00 - 8:30pm
Saturday, January 7, 9:30 - 11:00am
Servant Saturday, January 28th -- Save the Date
Trinity's first "Servant Saturday" is scheduled for Saturday, January 28, 2017. This is a morning set aside to reach out into the community and lend a helping hand to others. YOU will have an opportunity to volunteer from 9am to 12pm, at one of the following:
Orlando Union Rescue Mission Bargain Thrift Store: sorting, displaying donated items to sell.
Grand Ave. Primary School in Parramore: helping indoors or outdoors with special projects for this primary school
Coalition for the Homeless: preparing bag lunches for 150 families, serving, cleaning up.
Look for sign-up opportunities in early January, and get your name in before our 15 slots for each place, are filled. After our morning of volunteering, we will reassemble at Trinity for lunch and sharing. Sounds like a grand opportunity, doesn't it? For more information contact Gladys Dittmer at
or 407-488-1919 x101.
is straight "From Heaven Above." The Sunday morning children's teachers are planning the annual family friendly worship for the
3:00 p.m. Christmas Eve service
Children who regularly attend Sunday morning classes AND those who cannot are warmly invited to be part of the celebration.
NO Sunday School on Christmas or New Year's Day -- December 25 or January 1
All K-5 children are invited to be a part of Trinity's Children's Choir. Contact Julia Malkene at
TYM: Trinity Youth Ministry (6-12th grade)
Bible Study: Confirmed 8th grade- 12 grade students
Stay tuned for a new study beginning in December.
Confirmation Class 9:30am Sunday.
Senior Confirmands - don't forget about worship reports.
TYM for Fellowship
Put these dates on your calendar:
HS TYM Sunday December 18
, 4:00-6:00 (on campus) We will celebrate the birth of Jesus and the sweetness of the season! Bring a favorite or two cookie decorations to share. Have festive sweaters, shirts, or socks to wear??? Wear them!!
Friday December 9
has been cancelled. Please contact Mrs. Blackwood if you have any questions.
Midweek Prayer Requests
If you have an urgent prayer request that can't wait until you fill out a yellow prayer card during worship, please submit it via email to
. While submitting a yellow card during worship is still the preferred way to share prayer requests, sometimes a prayer need can't wait until Sunday. Your prayer request (first name and basic details of the prayer requested) will be shared with a team of committed weekday prayer warriors and will also be added to Trinity's regular printed prayer list for the congregation. All prayers are kept on the printed list for a period of three weeks, so please resubmit long term prayer needs regularly so that they stay on the printed list. Thank you.
Wednesday 12:10pm Advent Devotion
December 21 7pm
Service of the Longest Night, for those who are struggling during the holiday season
Christmas Eve Worship
Family Program 3pm
Candlelight Communion 5pm, 7pm, 9pm and 11pm
Sunday, Christmas Day, 10am Worship
OWLS Fellowship Lunch
New Year's Eve Worship 6pm
National Lutheran Schools Week