Your Weekly News & Updates

Traffic on Sunday, Calle Orange Festival
This Sunday you will likely see many detour signs on the way into church due to the annual Calle Orange festival.  Please allow for some extra time to navigate through detours.  The parking garage will still be open and accessible for you to park in, but you may have to approach from a different direction. Please say a prayer for Pastor Borges and the Prince of Peace Hispanic Ministry team who will be out in front of our Magnolia building sharing information about JESUS, Prince of Peace Lutheran, Trinity Lutheran Church & School, Pumpkin Patch and Touch a Truck to the 30K+ people who come out for this festival each year.  We pray for God's blessing on the connections they make this weekend.

Guest Preacher this Weekend
Please extend a warm Trinity welcome to Rev. Larry Schaefer who will be preaching at all services this weekend.

Matsiko Orphan Choir at Trinity October 26th, 7pm
The Matsiko World Orphan Choir present a concert here at Trin
ity Lutheran Church on Wednesday, October 26 th at 7pm in our sanctuary (and during TLS school chapel at 10am that morning).  This choir is made up of orphaned and at-risk children from India, Peru, and Liberia who perform in colorful costumes sharing upbeat music.  This is a wonderful opportunity to be encouraged and to help support children who are singing to break the cycle of poverty.  A free will offering will be taken after the concert and the children will also have a table with items for sale that have been made in their respective countries.

Connecting with Trinity's Neighbors
Come join us for another "Meet Your Neighbors" walk on Saturday, October 29 at 10 am (Meet in the New Century Center parking lot).   We  will share flyers about Touch-a-truck on Nov. 5, and our Trinity Ministries.   Look for sign-up sheets in the narthex, and join us for a relaxing walk through Lake Eola Heights neighborhood!   Questions?  Contact Gladys Dittmer at odittmer892@gmail.com Thank you.

Dinner & Dancing Date
You can take part in a fall feast with Redeeming Life Maternity Home November 5, 2016 - a Saturday evening you will never forget.  A delicious dinner,dancing, and heart warming stories are waiting for you at Lutheran Church of the Redeemer in Sanford. There is NO CHARGE for the dinner.  Come and tour the present maternity home and learn about the future transitional housing plan.  If you cannot attend, but support this pro-life ministry for women, please consider making a monthly $20.00 donation. Contact Deaconess Liz for details:407-488-1919 X 127 or eborth@trinitydowntown.com

OWLS Fellowship
This month, on Friday, October 28,  let's have lunch at Brick and Fire Pizza and Pasta Parlor---Located at 1621 S. Orange Ave. in Orlando---Will meet there at 11:30---Had a good attendance last month---Looking forward to seeing everyone this month--- Please e-mail robert.w.gordon@hotmail.com or call 407-897-1418 to confirm with B ob and Audrey Gordon.

New Study Group for Mom's of all Ages Sunday Study Group  
For information on this and all adult Bible study at Trinity  CLICK HERE 

Trinity's Downtown Orlando Pumpkin Patch (Oct 17-31)
Trinity's Downtown Orlando Pumpkin Patch is in full swing, thanks to the efforts of Brandi Meyer and the PTL! Please support this school ministry fundraising effort by by volunteering and coming out to buy pumpkins! We'll need help from all of our Trinity Parents, Staff, Members and Students! There are many ways you can help out to make this fundraiser a success.  Here's how to sign up in 3 easy steps:
1. Click the link to go to our invitation page - http://signup.com/go/F5DXPq
2. Enter your email address: (You will NOT need to register an account on SignUp.com)
3. Sign up! Choose your spots - SignUp.com will send you an automated confirmation. Easy!   (Note: SignUp.com does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact PTLVolunteers7@gmail.com with your specific date/times, and we can sign you up manually.)
Please feel free to email Brandi with any questions at Pumpkin.tlcs@gmail.com or call 407-579-8359.  Thank you!

Touch a Truck Community Event and Fundraiser, November 5th
It is that time of year again, and Touch a Truck is just around the corner. Join us November 5th from 9am-1pm (9-10am Sensory Sensitive Horns Free). Bring your family and friends to explore dozens of trucks and cars, make new furry friends at the petting zoo, enjoy face painting, balloon artists, food trucks, a live band and a performance by the Pound Hounds! Volunteer Opportunities include set up, event help and clean up help on Nov 5 in a variety of roles including things like first aid and hospitality assistants, runners, petting zoo help, vendor sales help and more. Together we can make this a fantastic community event and spread the word about our church and school.   Here's how it works in 3 easy steps:
1. Click this link to go to our invitation page on SignUp.com: http://signup.com/go/WEQJbp
2. Enter your email address: (You will NOT need to register an account on SignUp.com)
3. Sign up! Choose your spots - SignUp.com will send you an automated confirmation and reminders. Easy!
Note: SignUp.com does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact me and I can sign you up manually.

Next Weekend
  • Reformation Sunday (the 499th) is next weekend, WEAR RED
  • Acts 2:45   This is the new name for Food on the Fifth.  Look it up!  The early Christian believers recognized God's love isn't a one way street: it comes from God to you and then through you to others. When a fifth Sunday occurs, Trinity intentionally collects food and funds to share in our church home and community.  October has a fifth weekend, start shopping for the BOGO deals and intentionally bring canned and nonperishable food to worship services on October 29 and 30 .  In addition to the food items, please share monetary donations for our Discretionary Fund.  The dollars you give help members of our congregation when unexpected expenses and illness or accident results in financial needs.  This month our school's chapel offering is also a food collection, so we will add our baskets together for the Food Pantry at Prince Of Peace Lutheran Church.  This pantry serves hundreds of people in our extended neighborhood -- children, elderly, single adults.  
Music Notes
  • See the  Music Ministry Page  for opportunities to get involved
  • Parish Choir Schedule Change    Parish choir will practice Monday, October 24 at 7pm in the balcony, and Bells will practice at 6pm instead of 6:30pm on Wednesday, October 26.
  • Epiphany Cantata Rehearsal Reschedule - Saturday, October 22 rehearsal has been rescheduled to Sunday, October 30 after the late service. If you aren't in the Parish Choir but would like to sing in the cantata (on January 8, 2017), please come to the rehearsal. We will have at least two more "cantata-only" practices this year, plus a dress rehearsal during the first week of January.  Please contact Glenda at whitemice@bellsouth.net if you have any questions.
Trinity Shares Christmas
Christmas is just over two months away!  Watch for our Trinity Shares Christmas tree - it will be in the narthex the first weekend in November! The ornaments will contain gift, food, and gift card requests for children of incarcerated parents and for the children's caretakers.  As in years past, we are partnering with Angel Tree Ministries to provide two gifts for each child and food for a Christmas dinner for each family.  We are in the process of contacting the families; we will hopefully help twelve incarcerated parents reach out with love to a total of 22 children this Christmas.

Children's Ministry 
  • Volunteers Needed Sunday morning children's program leaders are needed to encourage the children's regular attendance.  If you feel a pull on your heart to give 1 hour each week or 1 Sunday a month to share fun with a small group of children, please contact Lisa Warren:407-927-5140 or Deaconess Liz:407-488-1919 X127 or eborth@trinitydowntown.org .
  • Children's Choir All K-5 children are invited to be a part of Trinity's Children's Choir. Learn More here
TYM: Trinity Youth Ministry (6-12th grade)
Important Dates

October 17-31 Trinity's Downtown Orlando Pumpkin Patch PTL Fundraiser
October 26   Matsiko World Orphan Choir Concert 7pm
November 5   Touch A Truck Community Event and School Fundraiser
November 5   Trinity Supports Redeeming Life Maternity Home Dinner
November 20  Congregation Thanksgiving Fellowship Meal
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
January 22-28  National Lutheran Schools Week
Recent Blogs

Fall Fun with Pumpkins
Attendance and Giving
 October 15-16, 2016

Children's Sunday School   17
Youth Sunday School  12
Confirmation Instruction    11
Adult Bible Study   23                   

C & M      Income:  
10,728.67     Budgeted:  17,740.00   Short:  (7,011.33.00)
Bridge To The Future   400.00
Faith Factor     150.00 
Holiday/Loose Plate     355.00 
Faithfully Forward     255.00 
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