Your Weekly News & Updates
 
Sunday School Kick-Off/Rally Day
Trinity will be recognizing the official beginning of our fall Sunday School for 4 years through 5th grade will begin on Sunday, August 27 , with a special Rally Day celebration.  We will begin at 9:30 a.m. with the children meeting for opening in the church basement music room.  Sunday School teachers will be dedicated in the 11:00 a.m. service.

Grace Notes Choir
For students in K through 5th grade. Julia Malenke will lead this group which will meet on Wednesdays @4:30pm, and begins Aug 30.  For more information please contact Julia at JMalenke@trinitydowntown.com

Confirmation Instruction
6th and 7th grade students and parents, please meet together with confirmation leaders this Sunday @9:30 in the Youth Room (church basement) to hear about plans for confirmation this year.  

6th-12th Bible Studies & Youth Groups
Details on Youth Bible Study and Youth Group are coming up soon.  Please contact the church office if you have kids from 6th through 12th grade to be sure you're on our email list to hear about what's coming up next!  See the weekly for more information.

Loving our Neighbors
Trinity hosted a bake sale this morning to support our friends at Handy Pantry on Amelia St. The owners have both been challenged by medical issues and have had to close their store on multiple occasions and we're reaching out to provide some neighborly support.  The bake sale will carry over to worship services this weekend so you can participate!  YOUR support would be greatly appreciated.  Please stop by the Narthex and purchase some homemade baked goods for home, friends or family!
  
Ensuring our Guests in Worship Feel Welcome
Greeters and Ushers are spiritual ambassadors for the Church and serve as representatives of Jesus in a worship service. For both members and guests it's an important part of coming into worship each week.  Even more so for guests, it shares the warmth and personality of the congregation overall and let's people know that they matter and that we welcome them into Worship at Trinity.  Greeters meet people at the door with a smile and a brief word, and ushers serve to hand out worship materials, answer questions, give directions.  Both are such important roles to the ministry of Trinity.  If you are gifted in hospitality and would enjoy serving in this way, please contact Omar Dittmer for greeting ( odittmer892@gmail.com ) or Joyce Phillips for ushering ( phillil@embarqmail.com )  Thank you.

Public Comment Meeting Regarding New Construction Proposed on Livingston Street
At a recent Lake Eola Heights Neighborhood Association (LEHNA) General Membership Meeting a presentation was shared about a proposed project on the triangle "wedge" at Livingston and Rosalind across from Trinity. At the recommendation of Commissioner Sheehan, and as requested by the developer, a public comment meeting has been set for Tuesday August 29th at 7PM . The meeting will be held in Trinity's Fellowship Hall.

Trinity members are invited to attend with our LEHNA neighbors to express your comments and concerns on how you perceive the development would affect the residential quality of life of the Lake Eola Heights Historic Neighborhood Association. The LEHNA Board will be in attendance to record opinions and comments from which they will formulate a consensus of the neighborhood's concerns.

A Note from our 6pm Organist, Sandy Zaccagnini
I want to thank all the wonderful parishioners and board members at Trinity for such a warm and welcoming place to worship and serve our risen Lord together! I pray that Trinity Lutheran Church continues to grow! David Ludwig is fantastic in every way and will be a blessing to Trinity worship. God Bless you ALL! Respectfully, Yours in Christ, Mrs. Sandra Zaccagnini

Bible Study Options Coming up Next
  • God's Grace, September 3rd  Sundays at 9:30, begins on September 3, led by Gregg Yawman and Lo Phillips.  More details to follow.
  • Financial Peace, September 9th  Learn Dave Ramsey's seven easy-to-follow Baby Steps to get out of debt and make a plan for your money! Also includes 16 weeks of online lesson-viewing access and 90 days of EveryDollar Plus, our premium budgeting tool!  Join us for this 9-week series starting September 9th, meeting on Saturdays at 4:30pm, and wrapping up in time for Saturday worship. Register and purchase class materials online. https://www.daveramsey.com/fpu/classes/1042926Class led by Peg Green. This class will be using the FPU Flex format (watching videos at home, then coming to class for community and discussion) *Ask about Childcare when you register.  
  • Foundations of Faith Bible Study / Membership Class: Begins September 11th  Meeting on Mondays from 6:30-7:30pm. Join us for this 8-week series on the Foundations of our Faith.  "Living with Jesus, God gives us value, undeserving grace, expectations, and strength in our new relationships with one another.  You have questions about life?   Jesus answers them."  Everyone is invited to Explore God's Word with Pastor Schaefer.

Trinity's Music Ministry
Trinity is currently accepting applications for a Contemporary Worship Leader for 9:30am as well as for an Organist for the 8am & 11am worship services.  Those job postings are being advertised publicly on multiple forums and can be found easily by searching on Indeed.com for Trinity Lutheran Church, Orlando.

Last weekend to collect for Flood Buckets
We're partnering with the FL-GA District in the Flood Bucket Challenge.  When a flood strikes, the LCMS Disaster Response ministry sends our volunteer support and flood buckets to aid in relief efforts. Each bucket contains essential supplies needed for clean-up after a flood. Our goal is to provide 10 completed buckets to support this effort.  Please visit the Narthex to see what supplies you can donate to contribute to completing the Flood Buckets from Trinity.  Thank you.

LiveUCF Gala
"Saturday Night Live: An Annual Gala Supporting LiveUCF" is going to be held on Saturday, September 23rd at 6pm at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church.  LiveUCF is a church on the campus of the University of Central Florida that is supported by local congregations. Tickets are $40 and will include a plated meal, open bar, a silent auction and guest speaker: Tom Eggebrecht, author of Fully and Creatively Alive and pastor at Ascension Lutheran in Casselberry (tomeggebrecht.com). Join us for an evening of creativity in support of LiveUCF.  Tickets can be purchased at http://www.liveucf.org/gala/ or you can contact Laura Blank - laura@liveucf.com. Table sponsorships are also available.  Please contact Meridith Swanson for more information - cmswanson07@gmail.com.

Urgent 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 Pray@TrinityDowntown.com .  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.

Invest with LCEF and Save Trinity money!  
Trinity just received a check for $61K thanks to YOU !  Your invesment accounts with LCEF earn a Shared blessings rebate for Trinity.   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 .

Important Dates

August 27   Sunday School Begins
August 27 Voters Meeting, Annual Budget 12:30pm
September 3 God's Grace Bible Study begins
September 4  Campus closed for Labor Day
September 9 Financial Peace Classes begins
September 11   Foundation Classes begin
September 28-30 FL/GA President's Equip Conference
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