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Congregation Thanksgiving Meal
Save the date on Sunday, November 19th for Trinity's annual Congregation Thanksgiving Meal.  We will gather together in the gym after all worship services (about 12:30) to enjoy a time of Trinity Family Fellowship and a fantastic meal!  

Trinity's Food Service Manager, Chef Rich Poole, will coach a t eam of volunteers to prepare a wonderful meal of turkey, ham, dressing, cranberry gelatin, mashed potatoes, gravy, sweet potatoes, peas and tea, coffee, lemonade, and water.  We ask that everyone bring desserts to share - whether cake (Last names A-H), pies (I-Q) or cookies (R-Z)... (or just bring whatever your specialty dessert is - that will work too!).  We need about 20 volunteers to assist with food prep and service. Without YOU the food won't be ready, so please sign up now to let us know we have a full kitchen of support. Go to http://signup.com/go/JxpucDD

Here's how it works in 3 easy steps:
1) Click this link to see our SignUp on SignUp.com: http://signup.com/go/JxpucDD
2) Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like.
3) Sign up! It's Easy - you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on SignUp.com.
Note: SignUp.com does not share your email address with anyone. If you can't go online or prefer not to use your email address, please contact Chanda at TLC@TrinityDowntown.com or 407-488-1919 x101 and we can sign you up manually.

Serving Lunch at the SCHOOL Thanksgiving Feast
On Tuesday, November 21, our Trinity Lutheran School students, their families, and school ministry staff gather together during the school day for a Thanksgiving Feast - where about 500 plates are served. Rather than asking parents to help out, we'd like to have the Pastoral Team and the Church family come together to serve our school families so they can sit and enjoy the meal together without worrying about the details. Thanks to the Women of the Word Bible Study group for helping with decorations!  We need about 20 volunteers on that Tuesday, November 21. Please sign up now so that we know we have a full team of support to serve our school ministry families in this way.  THANK YOU!
To sign up now, please go to http://signup.com/go/coypdcd
Here's how it works in 3 easy steps:
1) Click this link to see our SignUp on SignUp.com: http://signup.com/go/JxpucDD
2) Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like.
3) Sign up! It's Easy - you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on SignUp.com.
Note: SignUp.com does not share your email address with anyone. If you can't go online or prefer not to use your email address, please contact Chanda at TLC@TrinityDowntown.com or 407-488-1919 x101 and we can sign you up manually.

STOP & READ THIS!!  Your Next Community Outreach Opportunity
Our next Community Outreach opportunity for the whole Trinity family will be Friday, December 1, at the "Downtown for the Holidays" Tree Lighting Celebration at Lake Eola. Trinity Downtown is a founding sponsor of this City of Orlando event and will be involved in several ways.
  • Our school students will be singing on the Lake Eola Amphitheater stage during the program from 5:10-5:40pm,
  • Trinity members will be asked to volunteer to hand out event programs that evening, our
  • Outreach Team will be sponsoring its annual Hot Cocoa and Bake Sale tent, and the
  • Whole Trinity Family will have the opportunity to volunteer to participate in a various interactive CHRISTmas projects with Downtown Orlando guests while they visit our vendor tents and enjoy a cup of hot cocoa and good conversation! Our interactive CHRISTmas project will include two quickly completed give-away items designed to bring the WORD of God into the homes of of our Downtown Orlando neighbors, sent with prayers from our congregation that those simple items will spark a conversation about the true meaning of Christmas in the homes their taken into. This will include YOUR PARTICIPATION IN
    • An interactive ornament construction amid CHRISTmas Storytelling
    • two give-away ornaments with some component of the true Christmas Story attached and
    • a dress-up family photo booth where families can dress up in costume pieces to be Wise Men, Joseph, or Mary and pose with Baby Jesus in the manger for a fun CHRISTmas photo. These free photos will be immediately posted to Trinity's Facebook page, which will allows us to invite those families to follow our page and keep up to date with upcoming Trinity activities, Trinity's blogs and more!
With four adjacent vendor booths, where kids and adults alike can hang out and put together a CHRISTmas gift, take photos, enjoy some cocoa and homemade baked goods, we'll have an opportunity to connect with lots of friends and neighbors!  Please mark the date on your calendar.   Sign ups begin NOW by contacting Chanda by email or phone at TLC@TrinityDowntown.com or 407-488-1919 x101.  All participants will be receiving a Trinity "It's Still All About Jesus" Christmas T-Shirt to wear at the event along with our participating TLS teachers and students, s o sign up now to get your t-shirt size submitted!

Trinity Shares Christmas
The Trinity Shares Christmas tree is up!  The ornaments are ready to fly off the tree!  Each ornament contains a gift, food, gift card or donation request, something for everyone. We are again working with Angel Tree Ministries to help incarcerated parents stay in touch with their children by providing gifts in the name of the parent and also by supplying food for a Christmas meal to the children's caretakers.

Please take one or more ornaments to participate in sharing God's love with these families.  If you attend the late service, don't worry that they'll all be gone - ornaments will be replenished after each service this weekend. Please return all donations, with the ornaments, to the cart in the narthex no later than Sunday, Nov. 26, and please do not wrap the presents or remove the backing from the ornaments!  If you have any questions about this program, or if you would like to help with deliveries in December, please contact Glenda Frazier at whitemice@bellsouth.net.

Sunday Morning Bible Studies
All adults are invited to Sunday Morning Bible Study in Fellowship Hall, meeting from 9:30-10:30. The current study centers on "God's Grace- What is it, How do we get it? How does it change us? What happens when we share it?" Also meeting at 9:30am on Sundays is the Women's Group studying "God's Wisdom for a Mother's Heart." This group meets in the small room behind the main office, along the Loggia Hallway.  Various additional studies are offered during the week.  Visit Church.TrinityDowntown.com/Word for more information.

K-8 Round Table
The Parent Round Table is an invitation to all parents to meet with teachers for informative, small-group chats about educational topics and academic excellence at TLS.  Two sessions are planned for November 16:  5:00-6:00 and 6:30-7:30, with dinner and child care provided.  Call the School Office to make your reservation!

Chick-Fil-A Calendars
Chick-fil-A calendars are available to purchase on campus in the church office, CDC office, and K-8 office for $8 each.  The calendars come with a promotional card offering a free food item each month in 2018 (worth about $25-30 total). The funds raised through the sale of these calendars will benefit two groups of young people on our campus, the Grace Notes children's choir (for their performance polo shirts, sheet music and fellowship events) and the 7 & 8th Grade students (for their Washington D.C. class trip). Great for your family or as a gift for someone else!  Thank you for supporting our Trinity kids through your purchase of these calendars.

Free Concerts at Broadway Methodist Church
"Word on Broadway"  is a series of free concerts open to the public. Following each performance, a free will offering will be taken and all proceeds will be donated to a local charitable organization. All performances are on Sunday afternoon at Broadway UMC, corner of Broadway and Amelia, beginning at 4 p.m. and lasting approximately one hour.   Next: Sunday, November 12th at 4:00pm "Gleaning Florida's Fields - Feeding Florida's Hungry" Rollins College Choirs & Soloists Sing of Feed for the Society of St. Andrew.

Important Dates

November 16  K-8 Round-Table Discussion -- Chat with teachers, learn all about TLS, dinner and childcare provided, RSVP to the school office
November 19 Congregation Thanksgiving Meal after 11am worship (New member Sunday)
November 21  School Thanksgiving Meal
November 22 Thanksgiving Eve Worship 7pm
November 23 Thanksgiving Day Worship 10am
November 26 First Sunday in Advent
November 29 Wednesday Advent Worship @ 12:10 -12:50 and 7:00pm
December 1  Orlando Holiday Tree Lighting TLS kids sing, 
TLC members hand out programs, and the 
whole Trinity Family participates in sharing CHRISTmas holiday traditions & photo booth with the Downtown Orlando community
December 6  Wednesday Advent Worship @ 12:10 -12:50 and 7:00pm
December 13  Wednesday Advent Worship @ 12:10 -12:50 and 7:00pm
December 20 Wednesday Advent Worship @ 12:10 -12:50
December 20 Service of the Longest Night 7pm
December  24 Sunday Worship 10am,
Christmas Eve Children's Program 3pm,
Candlelight Communion Worship 5p, 7p, 9p, 11p
December 25  Christmas Day Worship at 10am
December 31 Regular Sat/Sunday Worship Schedule AND New Year's Eve Worship at 7pm

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