Trinity's mission is to proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ through ministries which strengthen and equip people 
for Christian witness and service 
in downtown, metropolitan Orlando and the world.
Trinity News and Updates
This Week: Food and Funds on the Fifth Sunday 
Food & Funds on the Fifth! This weekend, bring in your non-perishable food donations for the Christian Service Center's food pantry and funds to replenish the Pastor's Discretionary fund used to assist those experiencing an in immediate financial crisis. Food donations can be placed in the shopping cart in the Narthex, and funds donated can be added to the offering plate clearly marked for Pastor's Discretionary Fund.  Thank you!
 

LiveUCF Gala Tickets on Sale After All Worship Services this Weekend
Visit Lori Bachman in the Narthex to purchase your tickets to LiveUCF's Fifth Annual Gala!  It will  be held on Saturday, October 12 at 6pm at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Orlando.  LiveUCF is a church on the campus of the University of Central Florida that is supported by local congregations and our annual gala is one of our biggest fundraisers. Tickets are $40 each and will include a plated meal, open bar, and silent auction. We are excited to announce that our guest speakers this year are Edie and Rene Taubensee. We invite you to join us for an evening in support of LiveUCF.  To read about the silent auction items, or to learn more about our guest speakers please visit:  http://www.liveucf.org/gala/


 
IMMERSE - Sermon Series & Small Groups 
We're excited about this opportunity to ALL be on the same page in God's Word, studying the same things about our Lord during the week, and on the weekend hear a powerful message highlighting our learnings. Research shows that 95% of our homes have at least one Bible, however only 62% of us read them on a regular basis and almost 90% of us are looking for help understanding the Bible. This Immerse Bible Study Experience will begin October 6. The first 8-week series will be a study on the Messiah. We all have the opportunity right now to join one of seven small groups to further learn and discuss the week's study with others in our Trinity family and guests to see how it all fits together. 


 
We hope that you and your family will be a part of IMMERSE and enjoy a time of learning and fellowship! God's Word is His power unto our salvation and is able to guide and direct our paths as individuals and as a congregation.  SIGN UP NOW for an IMMERSE group by contacting the individuals below via email or contact the church office for a phone number.  If you've chosen to follow along on your own, or would like to take part in an online discussion group on your own schedule, please contact Chanda at chanda.gillenwater@trinitydowntown.com.


  • Apopka area:  Lo and Joyce Phillips - phillil@embarqmail.com
  • West Orlando: Gregg and Dardi Yawman - gyawman@instetag.com
  • Young Adults Group: Hannah Yawman (location/time TBA) - hanyawman@gmail.com
  • Southwest Winter Garden Area, Tuesdays 7pm , Begins October 8th: David and Judy Green - disneygreen@windstream.net
  • Winter Park Area: Myrt Rhoads - gambrok@gmail.com
  • At Trinity: Women of the Word, Tuesdays 9am , Loggia 2 - Terry Boggs - mammierocks@yahoo.com
  • At Trinity: Women's group, Tuesday evenings, Julie Lasater julieheals@att.net 
  • At Trinity: Adult Sunday School, Sundays 9:30am , Fellowship Hall - Gregg Yawman - gyawman@instegag.com
Immerse is built on three core ideas: reading a naturally formatted Bible, reading at length, and having unmediated discussions about it together. By simply reading and then gathering once per week in "book club" style groups, your congregation will have a place to voice their questions, talk about their concerns, and celebrate "aha!" moments together.
 
The IMMERSE Reading Bible is a six-volume Bible created with one goal in mind: to provide the best reading experience possible. The text is laid out in a beautiful single-column setting with chapter and verse numbers, section headings, and footnotes removed, and with the content of each book displayed according to its literary genre. This unique reading Bible will serve as the basis for a journey through the Scriptures. 
 
To learn more about IMMERSE, visit immersebible.com   More details coming soon!
 
PUMPKIN PATCH
Our Downtown Orlando Pumpkin Patch run by the Child Development Center's PTL group, will receive its big delivery of pumpkins on Friday, October 4.  Sales begin immediately thereafter! Buying your pumpkins here at Trinity is convenient AND is supports Trinity's school ministry !  Thank you!


 
Pumpkin Palooza
Costume Parade, Trunk or Treat, Pumpkin Patch, Food Truck
We have a new Trinity family community event coming up in October. We'll be hosting PUMPKIN PALOOZA on Saturday, October 12. We'll begin the morning with a huge COSTUME PARADE through the neighborhood (all Trinity families, friends and neighbors welcome). When they loop back to campus they will walk north to south along our interior driveway which will be lined with parked cars for TRUNK OR TREATING!  At the end of the driveway is the PUMPKIN PATCH (pumpkin sales and games) and a FOOD TRUCK so everyone can grab a bite to eat and visit! Will you dress up and walk in the parade? Or will you decorate your trunk and pass out candy in the driveway?  


TRUNK or TREAT Participants Wanted!
For those not taking part in the children's parade, we would LOVE to have a FULL line of cars all the way down the driveway. Sign up NOW so we can fill up that parking lot for the kids!!    https://signup.com/go/SLntdSU If you'd rather not use the online signups, contact the church office.

You can Google all sorts of ideas for decorating your trunk!!


Facebook Users - Help us Extend our Reach 
If you're on Facebook, please help us reach others by sharing Trinity events and posts on your own Facebook page, by liking posts on Trinity's page, and by commenting on the posts on Trinity's page. The more our posts and events are shared and liked, the more likely someone new will hear about Trinity, follow our page, and perhaps connect in more ways than just that one event you shared! LIKE-COMMENT-SHARE. Thank you!
 
Reading Time in the Pumpkin Patch - Church & CDC Connections
Would you like to read a book to our CDC children in the Pumpkin Patch?  We're scheduling now M-F Oct 14-25. Time slots are just 20 minute blocks between 9am and 11am, and no preparation necessary! Contact Colby, CDC Education Director, at colby.howard@tirnitydowntownl.com or call 407-488-1919 x217.
 

OWLS - Older Wiser Lutherans
The OWLS had a wonderful time of fellowship today at Sonny's BBQ.  OWLS meet once a month for a lunch together.  Dates/times are announced in the Trinity Weekly.  For more information please contact Audrey at robert.w.gordon@hotmail.com.

You're Invited to the Neighborhood's Block Party
The Neighborhood Watch members of Lake Eola Heights Historic Neighborhood Association (LEHHNA) are joining with the Orlando Police Department to host a Block Party, Tuesday, October 1 from 6:30pm-9:00pm at Broadway United Methodist Church, 406 E. Amelia Street, Orlando 32801. The Trinity family is part of this neighborhood and is welcomed to join the fun. You will enjoy snacks from Dandelion Community Cafe, vendors, music, Kid-Eola activities and raffle prizes.
 

ADDRESSES NEEDED - Active Duty and Retired Military
Please send in the addresses of those you know and love who are currently serving or retired military personnel. Address forms are available in the Narthex or you can email to OperationBarnabas@TrinityDowntown.com .  Operation Barnabas would like to reach out to support our service men and women with care packages from time to time, and we need those addresses! Thanks. 
 
Updating Trinity's Veterans Plaque
Operation Barnabas will be updating Trinity's veterans plaque for active duty, retired and deceased veterans. We've received nearly two dozen names!  If there is someone you would like included on the board, email OperationBarnabas@TrinityDowntown.com with Name, Branch of military, Rank and Years of service( i.e. 1975-1989).  We will include a panel for first responders in the congregation as well. We need all names in by mid October please. The updated board will be rededicated ion early November.
 
Oktoberfest/Reformation Celebration
Save the Date:  Friday, October 25, 5-8pm


Confirmation Lunches
We would love to have congregation's help with providing lunches for our confirmation class and instructors. If your family, group of friends, Bible study group, or leadership group would like to sign up to provide one of the meals, please or sign up online https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040c44a4a92b0-confirmation2 or contact Tim at norris.timothy@gmail.com   THANK YOU!
 
Young Adult Ministry
Please contact Hannah Yawman at hanyawman@gmail.com if you're interested in participating in the Young Adult Ministry.
 
Hurricane Dorian Disaster Response via LCMS
The LCMS Florida-Georgia and Southeastern districts stand ready to respond to Hurricane Dorian. Through years of preparation in partnership with LCMS Disaster Response, the districts have emergency response plans in place, and Lutheran Early Response Teams (LERT) are trained and ready to assist with recovery and rebuilding where needed. The FL-GA District is also working closely with Pastor Sam Boodle of Nassau to help assess needs and respond. Those efforts are also supported through donations to the disaster fund.  
 
To make a donation to disaster response in these districts, visit:
*  Florida-Georgia District: flgadistrict.org
*  Southeastern District: se.lcms.org
 
To make a gift in support of disaster-recovery efforts:
*  Text LCMSDISASTERS to 41444 or LCMSHURRICANES to 41444.
*  Mail checks, made payable to "LCMS," to The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, P.O. Box 66861, St. Louis, MO 63166-6861. On the memo line or an accompanying note, write "For disaster relief/response" or "For hurricane relief."
 
Recurring Announcements & Invitations
 
Choir meets Wednesdays @ 7:30 p.m. Please join us!
Choir has started and there are plenty of seats available for new members to join us. No one is turned away. Yes, you can sing! Choir meets Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. in the church balcony. It's okay if you have to miss some Wednesday rehearsals or Sunday services. We typically sing three Sundays a month, including two 11:00 a.m. services and one 8:00 a.m. service. Please come join us! 
 
You're Invited to Make A More Joyful Noise! 
"Make A More Joyful Noise!" is open to everyone that wants to make a More Joyful Noise! We sing a few times each year , and ask that you join us for rehearsal the Wednesday before the Sunday we sing, or even the morning that we sing. This is for anyone that wants to "try out" choir, even if for only one Sunday, or for those that want to share the joy of Jesus Christ through music. Faith, fun and fellowship are abundant with Make A More Joyful Noise! Please come join us!
 
Please let us know!
Please let your Trinity family know of any scheduled surgery or hospital stay.  In addition to scheduled procedures, please give the church office a call to let us know about extended illness, unplanned hospital stays, or even the birth of a child.  You can call the office at any time and leave a message-no need to wait until business hours (407-488-1919 x101). During business hours, that information can then be forwarded to the appropriate caregivers. We'll get back to you ASAP. We want to be sure to know when you need us - whether to pray with you before a scheduled procedure, sit with you during a loved one's procedure, pray for you while you recover, visit you in the hospital/at home or to share praise and thanksgiving prayers for good news/results. Just let us know.  Thank you.
 
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.
 
Ministry Partner Events
 
LiveUCF Gala
LiveUCF's Fifth Annual Gala is going to be held on Saturday, October 12th at 6pm at the Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Orlando.  LiveUCF is a church on the campus of the University of Central Florida that is supported by local congregations and our annual gala is one of our biggest fundraisers. Tickets are $40 each and will include a plated meal, open bar, and silent auction. We are excited to announce that our guest speakers this year are Edie and Rene Taubensee. We invite you to join us for an evening in support of LiveUCF.  To purchase tickets, read about the silent auction items, or to learn more about our guest speakers please visit: http://www.liveucf.org/gala/ *Gala TICKETS will be available for purchase at Trinity after worship services on Sunday, September 29.
 
Redeeming Life Outreach Ministries
Hearts in Mission Gala Event will be Saturday, October 5 at 6pm. This is RLOM's sixth annual dinner and fundraiser benefiting the maternity and transition homes.  There are a few seats left. Contact Valerie at office@rlom.com or 407-433-1991. 
 
IDignity
The Souper Douper fundraiser will be held on Thursday, October 3, 2019  This is a really fun event that begins with a "Celebrity Soup-Off" at 6:30pm, and a program by IDignity at 7:30pm to share the amazing things that this program has been able to accomplish in our community.  It will be held at the Sheraton Orlando North Hotel at 600 N. Lake Destiny Dr., Maitland, FL 32751. Please contact Diann Grover at 407-587-5957 if you're interested in being at Trinity's table at the event! 

 Important Dates

Sept 28-29   Food & Funds on the Fifth Sunday 
Sept 28-29 LiveUCF Gala tickets available for purchase after all services
October 4 Pumpkins arrive! All proceeds benefit PTL
October 5-31 Pumpkin Sales
October 12 Saturday Pumpkin Palooza - parade, treats, pumpkin sales and food truck
October 25 Oktoberfest Trinity Family Event


100th Anniversary Worship Photos
October Events at Trinity

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