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Welcoming Our Newest Members

Josh and Amy Adams
Josh and Amy are originally from FL. They have a precious 1 year old son, T heodore, who was recently baptized here at Trinity. Josh enjoys gardening and carpentry. Amy enjoys DIY projects, yoga, and arts & crafts. Both Josh and Amy enjoy watching FSU games.


Matthew and Vi Borchelt
Matthew and Vi live in Orlando, FL. They enjoy traveling and exploring cities. Matthew also enjoys fishing. Their favorite teams are UCF Knights and the New Orleans Saints.


Alyssa Banks
Alyssa is originally from West Palm Beach, Fl. She is a teaching assistant in Trinity's K-8 school ministry. She enjoys reading, and party planning. Her favorite Team in the Lakers.



Maxise Voltaire
Maxise is originally from Haiti and currently lives in Orlando. Maxise and her husband Saliconte Charles have have 2 amazong boys who attend Trinity Lutheran School; Khalil (5) and Konard (10) .



Rhiana Stelter & Kyle Henning
Rhiana is originally from Wisconsin. She is excited about being in Florida for the past 1 year. She enjoys working out, spending time outside, and time with friends.  Kyle is originally from Wisconsin. He is a professional golfer and enjoys sports, relaxing, and spending time with his friends.


Marilyn Winters
Marilyn transfers to Trinity from Bethany Lutheran in Leesburg.  She is originally from Chicago and her favorite team is FSU!  She is enjoying retirement and loves spending time with her grandchildren.  She has two adults children: Lisa and Jimmy.


Herbert & Rita Daniel
Herbert and Rita are from Windermere where Herbert works as a veterinarian and Rita as a Hospital Director.  They love animals and music, and Herbert's favorite team is the Chicago Bulls! Herbert also plays the violin - and we've already recruited him for the Music Ministry Team!  They have two adult children: Samson and Gideon.

Congregation Thanksgiving Meal
Here's your opportunity to see all those people you love so much who attend other worship services, in addition to many of our new members!!  Join us this 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!  Thank you to Chef Poole and an amazing team of volunteers who make all the great food and get it to the buffet line and clean up after.  We don't have quite enough volunteers yet, so please drop by and see what's needed if you have a few minutes to spare before, during or after the meal.  THANKS!

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. What a fantastic opportunity to show our school members of the Trinity Family how much we love and care for them!  Thanks to the Women of the Word Bible Study group for helping with decorations!   We have about HALF the volunteers we need to make it all happen smoothly . 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.

Orlando Christmas Tree Lighting: 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. 

Invite Someone to be your guest
We've asked you to be thinking and praying about who you might invite to an Advent Devotion or Christmas Eve Worship Service.  Now you can share an invitation card, with your contact information, and follow up with that invitation to be your guest. Invitation cards are now available in the Narthex, in packs of ten.  Please take just one pack so that we have enough for everyone to share with friends, coworkers and neighbors.

Trinity Shares Christmas - one more family added
THANK YOU to everyone who has taken an ornament from the Angel Tree.  We're off to a great start! After completely emptying the tree of ornaments, we've now added another family of SEVEN children to the tree, so please check back if you missed an ornament the first time. 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.

Rebecca's Garden of Hope
The next opportunity to participate with Rebecca's Garden of Hope will be to contribute to a side dish or dessert for a group of kids and adults engaged in this tutoring outreach on Saturday, December 16th.  The theme is a Christmas Dinner. If you'd like to provide a side dish or dessert, please contact Terry Boggs at mammierocks@yahoo.com .  This is a great outreach opportunity open to anyone in the congregation -- lovingly coordinated by Trinity's Outreach Ministry team members.  Additional volunteer dates are available for tutoring and/or meal prep. You can contact Terry or sign up at this link: https://goo.gl/forms/uoEE3PO04YUo5mIJ2

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.

Touch a Truck, March 3rd - join us to start planning now!   
TAT is our largest campus-wide community outreach event as well as being a very profitable fundraiser for our school. It takes many hands to lighten the workload of this event, so we really need our parents to come to this meeting and find out ways in which they can help out.
The Planning Meeting will be held on November 28 th @ 5:30 pm.  Please see attached flyer for details. If you have any questions email us at: PTL@trinitydowntown.com.  Remember, this is a great way to earn P.R.I.C.E. hours.

OUC 5K
Two of our of CDC Staff Family, Meridith and Laura, have embarked on an adventure this year! They have completed a 5k race every month this year and they would like YOU to join them for their last race of this year. The OUC 5k is on December 2. It is 3.1 miles long. You are welcome to run, walk or run and walk, like Laura and Meridith do! The cost of the race is $40 however, we have received a generous discount from Track Shack of $10 off each registration fee using the code RunTrinity. Here is the website link for more information about the race: http://www.trackshack.com/event/102 . Feel free to ask Meridith if you have any questions at cmswanson07@gmail.com .

Important Dates

November 19 Congregation Thanksgiving Meal after 11am worship (New member Sunday)
November 22 Thanksgiving Eve Worship 7pm
November 23  Thanksgiving Day Worship 10am
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 with the Downtown Orlando community
December 3 First Sunday in Advent
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


 Attendance and Giving
Weekend of October 22, 2017

Bible Study
Children 27
Youth --
Confirmation off week
Adults 19

Worship
6pm  38
8am 43
930 136
11am  81
Total in Worship  298


Last week C & M  Actual Recd: 114,036  Budgeted: 14,650 Over/(Short): (613)
YTD C&M   Actual Recd: 283,963 Budgeted: 272,963 Over/(Short): 11,106   
Bridge To The Future Received: 560 YTD: 21,770
Faith Factor Received: 320 YTD: 11,180
Trinity Resurrection Received: 50 YTD: 14,490
Faithfully Forward Received: 300 YTD: 7,828
Comfort Dog Received: 0 YTD: 510
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