Trinity Weekly
August 20, 2021 Edition

Specific Needs in Worship Services
  • PowerPoint / Soundboard Operators needed for 11:15am worship (students with PowerPoint experience are welcome to serve)
  • Additional ushers for 9am and 11:15am (since 10am volunteers were split)
  • Additional greeters for the 9am and 11:15am services so we're able to have one at each door

Please contact Chanda at ASAP to help us wrap up the September schedule. Thank you!

Thank you to newest volunteers: Mike & Kelley Konczal, and Nathalie Reeves!
Childrens Sunday School, MS/HS Sunday School and Confirmation Start September 12

  • Children's Sunday School for children 4 years through 5th grade will utilize a curriculum published by Kingdom Quest. Serving this year: PreK-4 and Kindergarten with Mrs. JoAnne Gueswelle: 1st-2nd grades with Mrs. Desiree Kallesen, and 3rd through 5th grades with Mrs. Gail Wilkosz.
  • 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 Kallesen 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
Name Tags
When we move to two services on Sunday, you may run into someone you don't recognize, or you may have forgotten someone's name... so let's pull out those name tags and start wearing them again so that we can address one another by name!

If you do not yet have a name tag, please sign up on the from provided in the Narthex. The cost of your first name tag is covered. If you lose your name tag, you can order a replacement at your expense. Thank you!
New Bible Study Series -- IMMERSE: Poets
Immerse: Poets is the fifth of six volumes in Immerse: The Bible Reading Experience. Poets presents the poetical books of the First Testament in two groupings, dividing the books between songbooks (Psalms, Lamentations, Song of Songs) and wisdom writings (Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Job). These writings all reflect the daily, down-to-earth faith of God’s people as they live out their covenant relationship with him in worship and wise living. You can participate in this study at Sunday morning Adult Sunday School, Saturday evenings before worship, Tuesday morning womens group, a Thursday evening womens group, or on your own. You can use the IMMERSE book, OR follow along in your own study Bible. There are audio recording available for free on the IMMERSE website, softcover books or ebooks. If you'd like to join a group, email for more information or visit

Bulk Book Order - has been made
Group leaders will pick up books and distribute to the class, bulk discount reduced book price to 10.87 each. If you missed the bulk order, you can still order online at Amazon or Tyndale publishers, and you're always welcome to use your own Bible to follow the lessons!
New Bible Study - Tuesday Women's Study Group
Starting September 7, WOW ladies will begin reading "Anxious for Nothing" by Max Lucado. YOU are invited to join for this new study series. Anxious for Nothing invites readers to delve into Philippians 4:6-7—the most highlighted passage of any book on the planet according to Amazon—“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”
In this book, Max will help you: Celebrate God’s goodness, Ask God for help, Leave your concerns with God, Meditate on good things. Stop letting anxiety rule the day. Join Max on the journey to true freedom and experience more joy, clarity, physical renewal, and contentment by the power of the Holy Spirit. ( For more information contact Terry at
Grief Share – Grief Recovery Support Group
  • Discussion leader is Norma Smith, contact at
  • New session begins August 31
  • Tuesdays at 1pm, Loggia 3 Classroom, in-person, workbook needed
  • Each weekly session is a stand-alone session – so you can join at any time and at any pace!
GriefShare is for people grieving the death of a family member or friend. You’ve probably found there are not many people who understand the deep hurt you feel. This can be a confusing time when you feel isolated and have many questions about things you’ve never faced before. Grief Share support groups are led by people who understand what you are going through and have been trained to facilitate this support group. Please share with others who may need to hear about this. These groups are open to all. To learn more visit . Questions? Contact Norma Smith at or contact Trinity’s Ministry & Communications Coordinator, Chanda, at 407-490-7339 or
Participants will gain access to valuable GriefShare resources to help you recover from your loss and look forward to rebuilding your life. It is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. You don’t have to go through the grieving process alone. GriefShare meets weekly for 13 weeks. Each GriefShare session has three distinct elements:
  • Video seminar with experts Each week your GriefShare group will watch a video seminar featuring top experts on grief and recovery subjects. These videos are produced in an interesting television magazine format featuring expert interviews, real-life case studies, dramatic reenactments, and on-location video.
  • Support group discussion with focus After viewing the video, you and the other group members will spend time as a support group, discussing what was presented in that week’s video seminar and what is going on in your lives.
  • Personal study and reflection During the week you will have the opportunity to use your workbook for further personal study of the grieving process and to help sort out your emotions through journaling. Your group will spend time discussing questions and comments from the workbook study.
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!
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, 11:15am 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.

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 contact person, (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.
Missional Living / Outreach - Share a Simple Invitation
Always feel free to copy the images in your Trinity Weekly and pass them along to someone 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 or 407-490-7339.
Middle School Youth Gathering
Registration is now open for the in-person Middle School Youth Gathering. It will be held at Lake Yale Conference Center from November 5-7, 2021. DCE Emilie Stooksbury will be the speaker! Some of you may remember Emilie from her onstage presence at the 2019 National Youth Gathering. Information, forms and the registration link are available online. We will have protocols in place and will do our best to keep this a safe environment for everyone, as we monitor guidance from the CDC and the State of Florida.
Peace Cares. Peace Shares.
Peace's groomer - All Creatures Pet Grooming - has started taking in pets that need to find new homes. Their generous and loving nature saves dogs and cats that otherwise might be put down. Peace wants to help them! Peace and team are collecting dog and cat food, treats and toys - any flavor, any brand - to help support their efforts. All Creatures Pet Grooming has been very generous to Peace, donating their time and services to provide free grooming every month. That's why Peace is so anxious to help them and give back. 

Please bring any donations and leave it in the Narthex in Peace's box. If money is easier, you can give cash or check to Paul Soost, Peace's Top Dog. Checks should be made out to Trinity Lutheran Church with Peace Shares written on the memo line. Please bring all donations by Sunday, September 12. Please help Peace give back to All Creatures Pet Grooming as they find new homes for dogs and cats in need. Thank you!
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
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.
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 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
Support Trinity Downtown while you shop!  
Start your Amazon shopping from Amazon smile, and you’ll a small percentage of your shopping totals will be donated to Trinity ministries! THANK YOU!

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

September 12 Children's Sunday School Begins, MS & HS Bible Study begins
September 12 Confirmation Begins
September 12 IMMERSE: Poets Sunday School/Adults begins
September 25 Memorial Service for Lo Phillips 11am
Submit your prayer requests by emailing them to
All prayers are kept on the list for a period of three weeks, so please resubmit long term prayer needs regularly.

Those Fighting Cancer 
Jan Fry, Kurt, Bruce S, Jamie J, Rick B, Andy S, Sandy Allen, Karl S
Health Concerns 
Bobby & Sheila Watson, Tom and Debra, Colby G, Tamra G, Richard Mathews, Sandy Thompson, Jeramie, Linda C, Morgan Z, Charlie L, Norma X, Clara M, Hazel H
Other Needs
  • For Phil - prayers that a new heart will become available for him
  • For all those affected directly or indirectly by the effects of Alzheimers - strength, grace and comfort for them and their families
  • For Cody and Madison - as they move to Chicago, may God bless them and guide their steps, look over them as they plan and travel, and lead them to a fantastic new church family
  • For Lina Blackwood - blessings on her trasition to collage and all that goes wtih that!
  • Jeremie, Keith, Mindy, H, Karen E, Margaret

Surgery and Recovery/Recently Hospitalized
Enid, Adrienne, Michael, June D., Naomi, Rocky S, Tyler H, Tom W, Diane Banks, Gracie Hestor

Peace and Comfort
  • For the family and friends of Merle Evanchyk, grandmother of Charles Evanchyk
  • For widows Irene Flowers and Kozzette Hill
  • For the family and friends of Jeff Hartwell, cousin of Debbie Holley.
  • 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 Pastor and Mrs Schaefer's continued recovery from Covid
For Pastor Milan and Marge Weerts recovery from Covid
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. Reach out, listen, connect, and have those hard conversations. Love is first. Love wins.

Additional Prayers
  • For world, state, and local leaders in making safe decisions about Covid
  • 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.

Current Covid-19 Safety Procedures

The latest update from JULY 30 can be reviewed here:
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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