Trinity Weekly
August 13, 2021 Edition
Rock Painting - TOMORROW, Aug 14
Peace needs Kid Power! As part of Peace's outreach into the community, we've started painting Peace Rocks and leaving them around the community. The rocks share a fun inspirational message or picture and invite people to visit Peace's Facebook page. Join us Saturday, August 14 at 9:30am in the Fellowship Hall. We'll be painting more rocks, plus, everyone will leave with a rock or two to leave behind for someone to find! 
New Sunday Schedule Starts September 12
The congregation voted approval this new schedule PRE-COVID, and now we get to implement it! Praise God! Each week we'll be blessed with both Contemporary and Traditional Worship services, with Sunday School in between! Everyone in worship will have an opportunity for Sunday School / Bible Study either right before or right after their regular worship service! We are relaunching Children and Youth Education ministries on that day as well. We are blessed by the service of our volunteer leaders this year!

  • Children's Sunday School for children 4 years through 5th grade will utilize a curriculum published by Kingdom Quest. Serving this year are Mrs. Desiree Kallesen: 4-5 year olds, Mrs. JoAnne Gueswelle: 1st-2nd grades, and Mrs. Gail Wilkosz: 3rd -5th grades
  • MS and HS Youth Bible Study will begin with a study of Paul, co-lead by Faith Finger and her father Tom Finger, utlizing Right Now Media video study resources.
  • Confirmation Instruction will be co-lead by Pastor Doug Kallese and Mr. Tim Norris, studying from Luther's Small Catechism and various resources.

For details and to PRE-REGISTER NOW:
for MS/HS Youth or Confirmation https://church.trinitydowntown.com/youth/
Bulk Book Order
We're ready to make the bulk order for IMMERSE: Poets books. Several groups are participating. Please contact Chanda ASAP to get your order in. NOTE: If you are in a group, please contact your group leader to confirm your participate, and the group leader can then make one order for your whole group. Individuals studying on your own, please contact Chanda directly. Thanks!
Your Service is Needed!
With an additional Sunday service starting up in September there is a great need for new volunteers to staff the additional serving roles of greeter, reader, acolyte, usher, and soundboard/powerpoint operator. Training and support is provided. Volunteers may only need to serve once a month if enough volunteers sign up. Please contact the assigned volunteer for each area or reach out to the church office at TLC@TrinityDowntown.com. Thank you.
Food & Funds collection on the Fifth Sunday of the Month
August has five Sundays, so on the fifth weekend, Aug 28-29, we'll be collecting canned and dry food donations (not expired) to be donated to a local food pantry, as well as funds to replenish the Pastoral Discretionary Fund which serves a number of things including assistance to those experiencing an immediate financial crisis. Please start collecting your food donations so you're ready for the end of the month! THANKS!
MUSIC MINISTRY UPDATE!
Trinity Parish Choir and Trinity Bells are starting back, live in-person! It's hard to believe that we've been down for nearly 18 months. All that is soon to change! Starting Sunday, September 12, Trinity shifts back to two services. The 9:00 a.m. service will be Contemporary with the Praise Team leading the music ministry. The 11:15 a.m. service will be Traditional with the Parish Choir and Bells leading the music ministry. 

Parish Choir will begin weekly rehearsals on Wednesday, August 25, at 7:30 p.m. Please meet in the Church Balcony. Our first Sunday to sing will be Sunday, September 12, 11:15 a.m. service. Our plan is to sing every Sunday. 

Bells will begin weekly rehearsals on Wednesday, September 8, at 6:30 p.m. Please meet in the Church Balcony. Our first Sunday to ring will be determined and we'll also determine frequency of ringing, as well. 

Safety measures: We'll be sitting every other seat for choir. For bells, we'll try to space even more. If you'd like to wear a mask, please wear a mask. If you are not feeling well, please stay home. I know some have vaccinated, some have not. You have to do what you feel most comfortable with. But please think about your fellow Singalings and Ringalings. Thanks. Please keep praying for the obliteration of COVID and for safety for our congregation. I've been watching numbers and we're not out of the woods. To that extent, we'll ask that you participate in a way that is comfortable to you.

Recruiting for Choir and Bells
We'll soon be recruiting for additional members!! If you might be interested, please get in touch with Music Minsiter Tom Naus, or with Music Volunteer Extraordinaire, Paul Soost.
Zip Lines
Connecting with your Trinity family outside of worship and church events is essential! We all need a line of connection to a smaller group of Christian friends with whom we can share our lives, grow in Christ, have some fun, and to encourage one another in personal outreach efforts in our own circles of influence. For that reason, we'd like to connect people living in the same or adjacent zip codes so that you've got multiple nearby church family members with whom to connect throughout the week!

Sign up via the link above, or visit the webpage at THIS LINK

If you'd like serve as your zip code's coordinator, (sending emails, making a few phone calls...) please contact Chanda Gillenwater, Trinity's MInistry & Communication Coordinator. The goal is to connect every person at Trinity with their very own ZIP LINE where they can build those deep relationships.
One Night a Week Position at Maternity Home
Redeeming Life Outreach Ministries Maternity Home is currently seeking a mature woman who is able to spend Thursday overnights with the women residents at the Maternity Home in Sanford. The hours of duty are from 4pm on Thursday through Friday morning at 9am. The position requires sleeping in the home overnight to insure safety and be available for any emergency needs that may arise. She will also prepare a balanced meal for 4 to be served at 6pm on Thursday evening. RLOM would prefer the support of an able volunteer, but are willing to pay $50.00 each week.

Do You Still Have Your Baby Bottle for Redeeming Life Maternity Home?
It’s not too late to impact and change lives through the ministry of Redeeming Life! Please return any bottles you may have (full or empty) to the church office and Redeeming Life will pick them up. The bottles are reused to allow other churches and organizations to sponsor Baby Bottle fundraising. Thank you!
Missional Living - Share a Simple Invitation
Sharing the gospel and the love of Christ doesn't have to be complicated or intimidating. It can be as simple as speaking a kind word, sharing your own story, making time for a cup of coffee, extending an invitation, or offering a prayer, (and more). As you go about your day to day living, keep in mind the many opportunities you have to bless someone God places in your path - and give it a shot.

If one of those opportunties opens a door for you to share an invitation to a Bible study, choir group, worship service or Sunday School... always feel free to copy the images in your Trinity Weekly and pass them along to someone in need with a personal note from you inviting them to visit. If you have a special opportunity and would like a printed copy to share, or multiple copies for a group of people, we'd be happy to make those available to you! Contact Chanda at chanda.gillenwater@trinitydowntown.com or 407-490-7339.
Backpack Blessings/Teacher Dedications
Thanks to all who participated!! Have a fantastic school year! Our Trinity CDC Infants through PreK-4 students received their tags on the first day of school - car seat tags or a child's tag with a daily car prayer. The congregation's students received their tags during worship. If anyone missed out of getting their tag (teachers are welcome to have a backpack tag along with students), contact Chanda and we'll get one to you (while supplies last).
Open Positions at Trinity Downtown

  • Seeking a part time Sunday childcare worker for our Nursery. Please share this job opening with anyone you feel might be a good fit!!

What are you up to lately?
Meeting your Bible study friends for coffee sometime? Making strides in a new study? Engaged in service in your own neighrbohood? Sharing a devotion with a friend at work? Tell us about it and send in a photo. Let's share more about the Trnity family doing life together!

DID YOU KNOW? Most people check out a new church online before ever stepping foot onto a church campus. They read our Trinity Weekly online, read over the pages of our website, look at campus maps, listen to the sermons, check out our Facebook page, browse the YouTube channel, and in all those areas, they see PHOTOS of the life of Trinity. That's why we like to have as many photos as possible from our Trinity family, in all aspects of the life of the Chruch.... so that we can post these in the Trinity Weekly, share on the Website, and use as Marketing material to show others what we're all about and reduce some of that "FIRST TIME GUEST" anxiety. Whether its photos of campus work days, of the choir sining via Zoom, kids in Fridat Comunion, Confirmation Essays, Confirmation classes, Trinity members in a meeting or Bible study group all spaced out with masks on, a group out in the community doing a service project with family and friends. ALL of them tell the story of what it's like to be part of the Trinity Family PLEASE, Send in your photos of Trinity Family moments! Send LOTS! Send to Chanda at TLC@TrinityDowntown.com.
Livestreaming
We're livestreaming Sunday 10am worship every weekend. If you need any help finding any services or subscribing to our YouTube channel, please contact Chanda at TLC@TrinityDowntown.com or 407-490-7339.
Christian Yoga
Christian Yoga continues online via Zoom on Mondays @ 6:30pm. Now more than ever - the relaxation of yoga is a tremendous benefit. Email Beth for more information at baschu4@bellsouth.net.
Support Trinity Downtown while you shop!  
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Small groups connect you to others where you can learn, connect, and grow in ways which will strengthen and equip you to share the gospel and serve in your local community and beyond! That’s straight from Trinity’s mission statement and our commitment to bring people one step closer to Jesus.
 
Trinity’s mission: to share the gospel through ministries which strengthen and equip people for Christian witness and services in downtown, metropolitan Orlando and the world.  

Adult Study & Support Groups

  • Weekly Men's Thursday morning IHOP Breakfast and Devotions Group (ongoing)
  • Immerse Bible Reading Experience, Book 3: Kingdoms
  • Grief Share - Grief Recovery Support Group NEW SERIES BEGINS AUG 31
  • Prayer Bible Study Group
  • Sunday Adult Bible Study - Studying Lectionary Readings
  • Begins Sept 12 - Adult Bible Study - IMMERSE Bible Reading Experience - POETS
  • Tuesday Morning Women’s Group, "Women of the Word" - WOW STARTS SEPT 7
  • Online/At Your Own Pace - multiple options

For details and updates click here: Bible Studies

Little Ones (6 weeks through 3 years)

Nursery Care: Accepting resumes now. (see job posting above)

Children (4 years though 5th grade)

Begins SEPT 12: SUNDAY SCHOOL returns for children and youth 4 years through 5th grade

For details and updates click here: Childrens Ministry

Youth (6th grade through 12th grade)

Begins SEPT 12: Sunday School/Bible Study for MS & HS Youth, 10:15am Youth Room
Begins SEPT 12: Confirmation Instruction for 7th and 8th graders, 12:30pm FellowshipHall

For details and updates click here: Youth Ministry
August 14 - Peace Rocks
August 28 Foundations of Faith / New Member Class Begins POSTPONED
September 12 NEW WORSHIP SCHEDULE BEGINS
September 12 Children's Sunday School Begins, MS & HS Bible Study begins
September 12 IMMERSE: Poets Sunday School/Adults begins
Submit your prayer requests by emailing them to TLC@TrinityDowntown.com.
All prayers are kept on the list for a period of three weeks, so please resubmit long term prayer needs regularly.

Those Fighting Cancer 
Bruce S, Jamie J, Rick B, Andy S, Sandy A, Karl S
 
Health Concerns 
Richard M, Sandy T, Jeramie, Rev Larry & Carol, Rev Milan & Marge, Linda C, Desiree K, Omar D, Morgan Z, Charlie L, Norma S, Clara M, Hazel H
 
Other Needs
Mindy, H, Karen E, Margaret

Surgery and Recovery/Recently Hospitalized
Rocky S, Tyler H, Tom W, Diane B, Gracie H, Ron L, Clay B

Peace and Comfort
  • For the family and friends of Bonnie Hahn, wife of Bruce Hahn.
  • For the family and friends of Matthew Boisselle, who are grieving his sudden death. Matthew is the nephew of Gregg & Dardie Yawman.

Confidential Prayers
For those prayers that have been shared in confidence, you know the details, Lord. We lift them up to you.

Our Trinity Missionaries
Wasmund Family in East Asia, Trump Family in Kenya, Clausing Family in Tanzania, Lehman Family in Spain, Young Family in Kenya
 
For Our Communities - For Our Nation - For Our World
We pray for our nation, for our Nation's leaders, for its people, and for our future together as One Nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all! We pray that we may all be a reflection of Christ's love, sharing grace and mercy, living in peace with one another. Let's reach out, listen, connect, and have those hard conversations. Love is first. Love wins.

Additional Prayers
  • For all those affected by the condo collapse in Surfside, FL
  • For all those caring for aging and/or ill family members in need
  • Prayers for our CDC staff & families, Trinity membership and all Trinity staff & leaders
  • For all those struggling with mental health issues
  • Prayers of thanks for God’s daily provisions. 
Community News
The St. Luke's Concert Series
To view ONLINE concerts, visit St Luke's website for links. Links to watch live.

City of Orlando News

  • Hurricane Prep Protecting Furry Friends Should Always be a Fact As we keep an eye on Fred and check our hurricane supply kits, don’t forget to include supplies for your furry loved ones! Your pets are an important family member, so don’t leave their cuteness behind. Be sure to include these supplies in your disaster prep kit as you prepare for the unexpected. Visit ready.gov/pets to view a full checklist

  • Looking for a Cool Job in Entertainment? Amway Center is hosting its annual summer job fair on August 14. As the premier sports and entertainment venue in the region, the arena offers unique and unrivaled work experiences across a variety of part-time positions. Amway Center and its partners are seeking a team of professionals with a desire to support their favorite hometown sports franchises and world-class performers and that thrive in a fast-paced and exciting environment. All job fair participants will receive two free tickets to an upcoming Amway Center event! Applicants are encouraged to bring their resumes for same-day onsite interviews, as our partners will be making on-the-spot offers! More info at amwaycenter.com

Current Covid-19 Safety Procedures

The latest update from JULY 30 can be reviewed here: http://church.trinitydowntown.com/covid-19/
July 30, 2021: Update on Covid-19 Safety Procedures
Trinity's safety procedures will continue to evolve and adapt in consideration of local, state and federal updates and guidelines. Our current update takes into consideration the recent State of Emergency in Orange County, Florida. As of July 28, 2021, in Orange County, the 14-day rolling positivity rate for Covid-19 had increased to over 15%, on July 27 alone there were 1,371 positive tests, and certain providers have reported that up to 30% of the positive cases are of vaccinated persons. Further, based on Center for Disease Control guidance, the primary and most important mode of transmission for COVID-19 is through close contact from person-to-person.

Because of this significant increase in Covid-19 cases in our area, Trinity's Leadership encourages all in attendance at public worship, church meetings, and study groups to socially distance. When distancing is not possible, we encourage you to wear a mask.  This is especially relevant when individuals meet in close proximity to one another (ie: small group meetings in classrooms or offices).   

Trinity's Child Development Center continues to REQUIRE mask-wearing at all times by all adults in the facility and continues to structure parent access to limit the number of people on site at one time - all to reduce the possibility of exposure and ensure our best possible opportunity of keeping classrooms open and fully staffed.

*Trinity will continue to offer both in-person and online worship, as well as at-the-rail and in-the-pew communion options.  
*Disposable masks are available at both Sanctuary entrances for anyone who needs one.
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