Your Weekly News & Updates
Guest Preacher this Weekend
Please extend a warm Trinity welcome to Rev. Stephen Schroeder who will be preaching at all services this weekend.

A Basket with Big Help
In the Narthex there is a large basket with prepared gift bags. Take one for your car, so when you see someone who is asking for assistance, you DO have a gift to give. Say: "It isn't much, but I want you to know that this gift bag comes with a prayer for you tod ay."  Then DO say a prayer.

Grandparents, Have You Signed Up Yet?
Grandparents of the New Millennium 
Are you ready to take grandparenting to the next level?  Trinity will be offering a new study group on Tuesday
 evenings beginning October 11 at 6:30 PM that will be based on the book, Extreme Grandparenting: The Ride of your Life! by Dr. Tim and Darcy Kimmel.  This class will offer timeless and tested principles for grandparenting in the 21 st century from two experts in family dynamics.  This honest and Christ-centered study will motivate and guide you to develop richer relationships with your children and their children.  This study will be led by called Trinity Lutheran Church member, Julia Malenke. If you have questions, please email Mrs. Malenke at or call 407-488-1919 x101. Each study participant (or one per couple) will need to purchase a copy of the Kimmel's book for $13.  These will be available in the church and school offices by October 1.  Please RSVP by October 4 at the email address provided to let us know how many will be attending so we can choose the appropriate meeting location.  We look forward to seeing lots of Grandparents there!
Check out the full listing at website at
Children's Choir
All children in K-5th grade are welcome to participate in Trinity's Children's Choir.  Mrs. Julia Malenke will lead this choir which begins on October 5th.  Practices will be on Wednesdays during the school year from 5:00-5:45pm in the church music room (basement of the Sanctuary).  For more information, please contact Mrs. Malenke at
Food and Funds on the Fifth
Since October has a fifth weekend, start shopping for the BOGO deals and intentionally bring canned and non-perishable food to worship services on October 29 and 30.  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.  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.

Senior Pastor Call Update
To provide for Trinity's spiritual leadership and pastoral care needs during the call process, Trinity's Leadership has asked Reverend Tom Zehnder to return to Trinity to serve Trinity as a short term vacancy pastor.  Pastor & Mrs. Zehnder will be returning to Central Florida in late October.  Pastor Zehnder has agreed to serve beginning in November and through Easter weekend which falls on April 16 th in the coming year.  We are still working on details of Pastor Zehnder's responsibilities at Trinity but we look to him first and foremost to serve the spiritual well-being of Trinity by planning and leading worship, attending to the spiritual needs of staff and congregation, officiating at weddings and funerals as needed, baptisms, and care for hospitalized and shut-ins.  Pastor Zehnder will work to continue efforts to build strong relationships between church and school as well as to build and encourage strong relationships with the community and our District and Synod leadership.  It is reassuring to know that Pastor Zehnder is familiar with Trinity and that he has a strong passion and love for Trinity.  Also know and understand that the mission and ministries of Trinity are ours and that regardless of what pastor is present on any given weekend, we, the congregation, have the responsibility and desire to continue to "Grow Together" while "Bringing People One Step Closer to Jesus".

Know that the Senior Pastor Call Committee is fully committed to move forward to identify God's plan for Trinity and will continue to keep you updated with news of progress in the Senior Pastor Call Process.  As always, if you have questions, please don't hesitate to contact any one of the Call Committee members listed above.  Above all else, keep this process in your prayers, along with the committee members, members of leadership and your ministry staff.  Thank you.(Updates on the Senior Pastor Call Process can be found on Trinity's website )

Trinity Family News
Rosalie Maynard Bowen, age 78 of Oviedo, passed away Tuesday, September 20, 2016. She was born August 31, 1938 in Detroit, Michigan. Visitation will be held today September 30, 2016 from 6-8 PM at Baldwin Fairchild Funeral Home, Oviedo Chapel. Funeral Services will be held 10:30 AM Saturday, October 1, 2016 at St. Luke's Lutheran Church, 2021 W. State Rd. 426 Oviedo, Florida 32765. There will be a private interment at St. Luke's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Luke's Lutheran Church, Oviedo, Trinity Lutheran Church and School, Orlando, or CurePSP @ or 30 E. Padonia Rd. Suite 201 Timonium, MD 21093.

Buy a Brick - 14 more needed to place an order and install!
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/mulch. Order forms are available in the Narthex and in school offices.  Thank you.

Rev. Sam Hoard Memorial Golf Tournament
Trinity Lutheran School's annual Sam Hoard Memorial Golf Tournament is right around the corner, Saturday October 22nd. We are fundraising for Trinity's K-8 athletic department. To help us make this year a success, we are looking for support from you. Is your place of employment interested in donating drawing prizes or welcome bag items? Donations such as coupons, pens, key chains and other promotional pieces are always great additions. Any item with your logo is a great way to give free advertising for your company. Every little bit helps! To help out contact Trinity's Athletic Director, Lisa Crawford, at Thank you!  You can learn more about this event at

Upcoming Trinity Events
Trinity Lutheran School is an Outreach ministry of Trinity Lutheran Church. The Parent Teacher League of the school coordinates the majority of the fantastic school fundraising and fellowship activities -- and asks for volunteer support to make them happen!  That's where YOU are needed.  Upcoming events that need volunteer support are listed here with links for easy sign-up!  Thank you for being part of making Trinity Downtown the best it can be!

2016 Fall Book Fair, October 3 - 7 th

2016 Grandparents Day on October 6 th

Here's how it works in 3 easy steps:
1. Click the link to go to our invitation page
2. Enter your email address: (You will NOT need to register an account on
3. Sign up! Choose your spots - will send you an automated confirmation. Easy!   (Note: does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact with your specific date/times, and we can sign you up manually.)

Coming Up Next with PTL:  Pumpkin Patch (Oct 15-31)
The Second Annual Downtown Orlando Pumpkin Patch is arriving soon!  Please support this school ministry fundraising effort by by volunteering!
Brandi Meyer is chairing this fantastic event for the PTL again this school year and is eager to make it better than ever!  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.
  • Unloading Point Person   (Contact person for Deliveries, coordinating with truck, ect)
  • Quality Control Point Person   (Checking Patch and disposing of any bad pumpkins)
  • Decorations Committee   (Adding to the great decorations we already have, setup, ect.)
  • Financial Point Person (Reporting Sales daily online)
We will be sending out more information about the Daily Sales Volunteers and Clean Up Crew Volunteers and how to sign up! Please feel free to email Brandi with any questions at or call 407-579-8359.  Thank you!

Coming Up in November:  Touch a Truck, 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 play on dozens of trucks, make new furry friends at the petting zoo, enjoy face painting, balloon artists, a live band and a
 performance by the Pound Hounds! Looking forward to seeing you all there. Watch for more details coming soon about volunteer service opportunities.  

TAT Sponsorship Opportunities
Trinity Downtown invites you to become a sponsor of Trinity's Downtown Orlando Touch-a-Truck event on Saturday, November 5, 2016. Over the years this event has become a family and community favorite in the Downtown Orlando area and draws thousands to our Trinity Downtown campus.  In addition to dozens of trucks to explore, the event includes tours of the School and historic Sanctuary, an organ demo, vendor sales and displays by local businesses, bands, face painting, games, food and refreshments to entertain the crowds.  Proceeds from this event benefit the ministry of Trinity Lutheran School, infants through 8th grade.  We are asking our Trinity families, local corporations and businesses to become sponsors by committing to a donation of funds for specific event day vendors. These sponsorship opportunities are available to individuals, families, groups, and businesses.   

All Touch-a-Truck Sponsors will be recognized by signage placed at the sponsored vendor location on event day and in a sponsor list published on Trinity's Touch-a-Truck Facebook page which has nearly 2000 followers.  The sign and post will include your family/group/company name and logo if applicable.  

Per vendor sponsorship opportunities are listed below, in addition to our list of specific business sponsorship opportunities .  Cash donations for non-specific needs are also welcome and will be included on the sponsor list published online. Please email Laura Pickering at if you would like to sponsor any of these activities!  Please make checks payable to Trinity Lutheran PTL.  Payments may be dropped off at any of the CDC, K-8 or Church offices, or mailed to Trinity Lutheran School PTL  (Attn: Touch a Truck Team),  123 E. Livingston Street, Orlando, FL 32801, by the sponsorship deadline on October 10th.   THANK YOU!
  • Popcorn Machine- $25
  • Cotton Candy- $25
  • Balloon Artistry- $75
  • Stress Ball Machine- $100
  • Human Snow Cone Machine- $150
  • Advertising Posters and post cards- $250
  • Raising Cadence Band- $250
  • Mr. Richard and the Pound Hounds- $375
  • Petting Zoo- $375
  • Non-Specific Donations - $Any Amount Appreciated  

Children's Ministry
  • What to be part of the success? 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

TYM: Trinity Youth Ministry (6th through 12th grades)
  • TYM had a transition week of jumping into His Word this past weekend.  
    • MS TYM was spent talking about the woman at the well and how Jesus, the Living Water, satisfies our deepest longings and needs.  Snickers may satisfy hunger at the moment, but it is only temporary.  
    • HS TYM was spent discussing our unity in Christ and talking about what the year ahead in TYM can look like.
  • PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU FILL OUT A YELLOW REGISTRATION FORM.   They are found at the back of the church or on website.  Ask to join the TYM Facebook group also.  Updates and pictures will be posted.
  • MSYG - The Middle School Youth Gathering is quickly coming up.  Please discuss with your 6th-8th grade student if he/she would like to participate.  If you have any questions please contact Mrs. Jenn.  Registration deadline is OCTOBER 7th.  Forms and check for $155 made out to "Trinity Lutheran Church"- memo: MSYG registration be returned to school or church office.
  • JR. CONFIRMATION begins on October 2nd.  Please meet at the "meeting table" outside Youth Room at 9:30.  You will begin acolyte instruction.
  • SR. CONFIRMATION begins on October 9th .  There will be an outline of sermon report and an assignment in the back of the church.  Your attendance at worship this weekend is your first class!
  • Confirmed 8th grade-12th grade GIRLS : Meet in Youth Room to begin "Brave Girl" by Jen Hatmaker study at 9:30.
  • Confirmed 8th grade-12th grade GUYS : Meet in classroom at top of stairs to the right to begin "Killing Lions" study at 9:30.  
Meet the Neighbors
Come join us for another "Meet Your Neighbor" 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 Debbie Holley at . Thank you.

Fellowship of Christian Athletes
In August Trinity started a Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) club , which serves K-8 students who attend not just Trinity, but other Downtown area schools. Led by Trinity staff and parent volunteers, this group meets after school on Fridays and has about 50 children involved; nearly half who come from schools other than Trinity! The values of FCA and the presence of Christ are paramount to living healthy, positive, purpose driven lives. The FCA team is excited to share these values through Trinity with our local youth, so that we may all grow together in Christ to make Orlando strong, through building a faithful, loving community. FCA key values are:
  • Integrity : We will demonstrate Christ-like wholeness, privately, and publicly. (Proverbs 11:3)
  • Serving : We will model Jesus' example of serving. ( John 13:1-17 )
  • Teamwork: We will express our unity in Christ in all our relationships. (Philippians 2:1-4)
  • Excellence: We will honor and glorify God in all we do. (Colossians 3:23-24)
If you have a child who is in kindergarten through 8th grade who would like to join FCA at Trinity, please contact Trinity's Extended Care Director, April Donati.  Trinity is committed to making FCA accessible to all children, so the registration fee is very low, and there are scholarships available to those in need.

Urgent Prayer Requests During the Week
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.

Life Giving Food
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, good entertainment, and heart warming stories are waiting for you at Lutheran Church of the Redeemer in Sanford. There is NO CHARGE for the dinner, but the "catch" is an expected donation that fits your budget. If you cannot attend, but support this pro-life ministry for women, please consider donating to help with the $500 cost of Trinity's sponsored table.
Contact Deaconess Liz for details:407-488-1919 X 127 or

Invest with LCEF and Help Earn THOUSAND$$ for Trinity!  
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 Lutheran Church Extension Fund!   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 .   For more information, please contact Bruce Hahn at 407-701-3234 or email

Redeeming Life Maternity Home is seeking a new staff member!
The staff member will manage living operations of the home; be a supportive and loving role-model to each resident by living out the gospel in everyday life.  This role functions as a teacher, role model, advocate, and listener while overseeing the residents and enforcing rules and regulations. This is a full time overnight house parent position.  Please email resume to or call 407-790-9745.  

Important Dates

October 7 Deadline for MS Youth Gathering Registration
October 15-31 Trinity's Downtown Orlando Pumpkin Patch PTL Fundraiser
October 22  Rev. Sam Hoard Memorial Golf Tournament
November 4-6   District MS Youth Gathering
November 5   Touch A Truck Community Event and PTL Fundraiser
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
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Attendance and Giving
September 23-25, 2016

Children's Sunday School  20
Adult Bible Study  25

Saturday 6:00 p.m.      27
Sunday 8:00 a.m.         57
9:30 a.m.                        81
11:00 a.m.                       61
Total in Worship     226

Funds                           Actual              Budget             Budget Over/(Short)
C & M                                  11,570.00           13,152.00           (1,582.00)
Bridge To The Future      280.00 
Faith Factor                       150.00 
Holiday/Loose Plate        145.00 
Faithfully Forward           7 05.00 

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