Trinity Weekly
August 27, 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: Rick Rogers, Mike & Kelley Konczal, and Nathalie Reeves!
THANK YOU - September Serving Schedule
Thanks to all who are serving in worship! We have multiple openings and needs to fill, but we're looking much better as we approach moving to two services each Sunday. You can view this schedule on the website as well at
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
forChildren's Sunday School
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!
Parish Choir started weekly rehearsals just this past week on Wednesday, August 25, at 7:30 p.m. We 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. 

Want to join the Music Ministry? Conact Tom Naus or Paul Soost!

Come join us with new Music Minister Tom Naus
for a new season of ringing and singing at Trinity!
Welcome to our new Church Ministries Administrative Assistant!
Please welcome Katherine Snyder to our Trinity family! Katherine started this week as our new Church Administrative Assistant (part time) and will be working in Trinity's main office on Livingston St. stationed at the reception desk there. Katherine comes to us with a wealth of experience in administrative support and will certainly be a huge blessing to our entire campus and especially to our Pastoral office!! I am thrilled to have her join the team! She holds a BA in Biblical Studies and B.Mus. in Piano Performance and is now working toward a MA degree in Counseling. She is positive, energetic, creative, and eager to support Trinity ministries! Katherine will serve Tuesdays through Fridays, 9am to 3:30pm in the church office. You can reach her at extension x100 or at  Please be sure to give her a warm welcome when you're on campus! Thank you!
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.
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!
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!
Who to Call?
Have you ever wanted to know who to call in your neighborhood if you suddently need a ride to church when your car won't start or have a tree down after a hurricane, or maybe just to have someone to meet for coffee?? Zip lines can connect you to Trinity friends living in your home zip code.

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.
Open Positions at Trinity Downtown
We're 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

Wasmund Missioanry Update
Dear friends and family, Post-summer greetings to you in Jesus’ name. We send you our latest newsletter for a brief update from South Korea. You should be able to view the update by downloading this PDF version. Peace to you in Christ,
The Wasmunds -- Matt, Dee Dee, Lily and Olivia
LCMS missionaries in East Asia
On October 30th, get some fresh air and exercise while raising money for a good cause with the We Care 5k hosted by Lutheran Counseling Services. This year’s run will benefit their Older Adult Ministry which is 100% donor funded and provides counseling services to seniors who are struggling with loneliness and other life transitions. The race will start and end at St. Stephens church in Longwood and follows parts of the beautiful Seminole Trail. Get the early bird rate and sign up by September 15th for only $25/person or $125/team and help older adults in your community get “moving” too. Register, learn more or consider becoming a sponsor 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: Prophets
  • Grief Share - Grief Recovery Support Group NEW SERIES BEGINS AUG 31
  • Prayer Bible Study Group (ongoing)
  • Sunday Adult Bible Study - Studying Lectionary Readings (ending this week)
  • Begins Sept 12 - Adult Bible Study - IMMERSE Bible Reading Experience - POETS
  • Tuesday morning, Thursday evening, Saturday evening and Sunday morning
  • 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 
Mary, Rachel Cottle, Jan Fry, Kurt, Bruce S, Jamie J, Rick B, Andy S, Sandy Allen, Karl S
Health Concerns 
Rocky Smothers, Norma X, Edwin, Stan, Shane Russell, 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
  • Jon, Dan and Liz - safe traveling to Italy
  • For the Chasie family
  • Marina- prayers for her husband to find a job here so he can move from NY to Orlando and reunite with family
  • 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 transition to collage and all that goes with that!
  • Jeremie, Keith, Mindy, H, Karen E, Margaret

Surgery and Recovery/Recently Hospitalized
Joyce Soost, 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 George Frasier
  • For Lory and family after the loss of her husband to Covid and for the speedy recovery from Covid for the rest of the family.
  • For Tamra Gillenwater and family, after the loss of her mother to Covid and prayers for her father, who has Covid, to be restored to health.
  • For Margaret
  • For the family of Becky Lan at the death of her sister.
  • 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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