Trinity Weekly
August 12, 2022 Edition

Updating Your Contact Information
Have you moved? Changed your phone number? Updated an email address? Please let us know! Having updated contact information allows us to ensure you are receiving communication from us and helps us keep our records up to date.

If you have changed your contact information or want to confirm the information we have for you is correct, please fill out the form below:

The next year of Confirmation classes are just around the corner! If you are in 7th or 8th grade, we welcome you to join this class and learn more about the Lutheran faith as you move closer to Jesus.

Confirmation classes will begin August 28 and will follow the schedule below:
August 28
September 11
September 25
October 2
October 23
November 6
November 20
December 4
December 18
January 8
January 22
February 5
February 19
March 5
March 26
April 2
April 16
April 30
May 7
May 21
May 28: Confirmation Sunday

If you are planning or interested in joining (even if you attended Confirmation last year), please fill out the form below:

Please contact the church office with any questions.
New Children's Sunday School Offering
Beginning August 21, we are happy to announce that we will be tackling Answers Bible Curriculum by Answers in Genesis for our children's Sunday school curriculum. This curriculum walks students through the entire Bible while highlighting biblical truth applicable for their lives.

To learn more about this curriculum, visit the Answers in Genesis website.

For those planning on having their child(ren) attend Sunday school this fall, please fill out the following registration form so we can make sure we have all the necessary information for your child(ren):

Please direct any questions or concerns to the church office.
Trinity's Adopt A Classroom Ministry
You are invited to be a source of encouragement and blessing to the staff of our CDC and church as part of the Adopt-A-Classroom ministry. When you sign up to adopt/sponsor a classroom, you will be matched with a group of 2-7 teachers/staff who you will bring a treat or gift to once each month from September 2022-May 2023. The treats and gifts can be as simple and fun as a candy bar, a few flowers, a box of tea, a plate of cookies, a notepad, pens, etc. Teachers and staff also appreciate the inclusion of short encouraging notes and the sharing of your favorite Bible verses. Once you sign up for this ministry, you will receive a more detailed list of gift ideas as well as places online or locally that will make it easier to come up with gifts each month. We’ll also keep in touch with you periodically for your feedback and to offer help as needed.

Several teachers and staff members have expressed how much they enjoyed seeing Trinity members coming into the CDC hallways to visit with staff and deliver little gifts. One of the joys of being a sponsor is to know that you are part of helping our church and school feel more connected to one another.

If you have any questions or would like to sign up to Adopt-a-Class, please email or call the numbers below. Please indicate if you have a specific classroom or staff group that you’d like to adopt. This year we’re also excited to be adding the staff of our pastoral and finance offices, kitchen, maintenance, and organists to the list of those who will receive encouragements and gifts.

Thank you for prayerful consideration of becoming a part of this ministry!

                (334) 703-0325
Family Fun Night
Trinity's next Family Fun Night will be held on Friday, August 19, from 6:30pm-8:30pm. All ages from young to old are welcome to join in on some fun and games, whether board games or card games. The main event for the night is bingo with prizes that include nostalgia candy, "a blast from the past," and gift cards from various locations.

The Fellowship and Outreach team will be providing "The Breakfast Corner" for dinner. Both the team and attendees are asked to bring a breakfast casserole and the recipe on an index card; no dessert for the evening. A free-will offering will be taken to help cover operating expenses as well as for the Pastor's Discretionary Fund.

This month will also include a themed basket on display for a raffle drawing by the name "Bake Yourself at Home." So bring your $1 bills and play your heart out! Baskets change each month, but the purpose remains the same: to raise money to purchase gazebos for the courtyard.

Please contact the church office with any questions.
New Foundations Class
Trinity will be offering a Foundations Class beginning September 10. If you or someone you know is interested in joining Trinity or wants information about the Lutheran faith, this is the class for you! An introduction to Christian teaching and the Lutheran faith, the purpose of this class is to provide the information needed to understand what Lutherans believe and decide whether Trinity is the church for you. Joining Trinity after completing this class is not required, but our hope is that you will find this to be a wonderful community where you can be involved and grow spiritually.

Meetings will occur September 10-November 5 from 4:00pm-5:30pm in Loggia 2. If you are interested in the class or need more information, please RSVP by September 5, 2022 by emailing the church office.

For anyone who may want to participate but is not available when we are meeting or is not comfortable meeting in person, we are working on an online option that will give you the same information but can be completed on your own. However, we encourage you to attend in person if possible as you will have the opportunity to interact with the others in the class and become connected to people at the church who are learning alongside you. If you are interested in this online option, please contact the church office at
Bible Study Schedule
call 407-488-1919 for additional details
Mondays at 7pm Online
Immerse Messiah
Led by James and Laura Marano

Meeting ID: 898 7130 0477
Passcode: 968927

Tuesdays at 9am in Loggia 3 Women of the Word
Study will resume Sept. 6

Wednesdays at 7pm Online Prayer Meeting
Led by Pastor Doug

Meeting ID: 852 9687 7993
Passcode: 645211

Thursdays at 6:30pm
Women's Bible Study
Led by Julie Lasater
Study will resume end of September

Saturdays at 4:30pm in Loggia 3
Immerse Messiah
Led by Bob Trapp
Right Now Media
We are so excited to introduce this amazing platform to all of you! As a gift from Trinity Downtown to you, this spiritual development resource, RightNow Media, is now available to you wherever you are! What looks like a Netflix showcase of movies is actually a HUGE library of Bible study videos, Christian author resources, Children and Teen Resources, and so much more. With a downloadable app, RightNow Media is a safe option for the entire family and will help grow your faith. Trinity is dedicated to your spiritual growth and has partnered with RightNow Media to provide this service free of charge to you.

To sign up and create an account, click on the link below:

Or text TRINITYDOWNTOWN to the number 49775 to receive a text with the "Invite Link" to sign up for a free account.
The serving schedule for August have been updated:
Sunday School for Adults
Sunday School for Children and Students
Adult Sunday School, Children's Sunday School, MS/HS Sunday School

  • Adult Sunday School: the A Closer Look at the Sermon study meets in Loggia 2, and A Review of the Augsburg Confession meets in in Loggia 3.
  • Beginning on September 11, Pastor Doug will be leading a study entitled "I Don't Have Enough Faith to be an Atheist." Please reach out to the church office for additional information about the study and purchasing the accompanying book.
  • Beginning on September 25, Rocky Smothers will be leading a study on the Major Festivals. Additional details to come. Contact the church office with any questions.
  • Children's Sunday School for children 4 years through 5th grade will utilize Answers Bible Curriculum published by Answers in Genesis beginning August 21.
  • Serving this year:
  • PreK-4 and Kindergarten with Mrs. JoAnne Gusewelle and Miss Kristin Gusewelle
  • 1st-2nd grades with Mrs. Desiree Kallesen
  • 3rd through 5th grades with Mrs. Gail Wilkosz.
  • All classes meet on the first floor of Heritage Hall.
  • MS and HS Youth Bible Study are invited to join Pastor Doug's Sunday School class entitled "I Don't Have Enough Faith to be an Atheist" beginning September 11. Reach out to the church office with any questions.
We are livestreaming Sunday 9am worship every weekend, Saturday 6pm and Sunday 11:15am will be taped and posted after worship. All services are archived on Trinity's website and YouTube page for future viewing. If you need any help finding any services or subscribing to our YouTube channel, please contact the church office at
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
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August 19 Family Fun Night (6:30pm)
August 21 New Children's Sunday School Begins (10:15am)
August 28 Confirmation Begins (12:30pm)
September 10 Foundations Class Begins (4pm)
September 11 Pastor Doug's new Sunday School class begins (10:15am)
September 25 Rocky Smothers' new Sunday School class begins (10:15am)
Monthly Trinity Calendars
A limited number of copies of the monthly Trinity calendar can be accessed in the narthex beginning this week, or can be viewed and printed by clicking on the link below:

Questions? Contact the church office at
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 
Sandy A., Mike R., Rev. Robert Besalski, Danny B., Doug H., Linda B., Hank S., Nancy K., Penn M., Trevor S., Jay Z., Bob K., David K., Kim, Paul, Corrie H., JoAnn, Melissa, Donald, Carolyn, Diane R., Jim C., Sigmond, Gary L., Kimberly, Preston, David V., Jo-Ann, Allan, Mary B., Lisa and Victor

Health Concerns 
Hazel, Chuck, John L., Bill, Arlene H., Olivia W., William S., Melissa, David's wife, Jerry, Rocky S., Debbie H., Lindsey F., William S.

Surgery and Recovery/Recently Hospitalized
John, Marcus C., Tom, George A., Mary F., Sheila M., Jo T.

Other Needs
  • Steve
  • Bill
  • Wasmunds
  • James
  • Karen P.

Peace and Comfort
  • For the family and friends of Jeanne Lackey
  • For Anna H. at the passing of her father
  • For the family and friends of Charlie Arnett
  • For Courtney and her family upon the passing of a family member
  • For the family and friends of RoLHansen
  • For the family and friends of Gretche Arias Kunze
  • For the family and friends of Ronnie Schmitz
  • For the family and friends of Len Gabriel
  • For the family and friends of David Lyons
  • For the family and friends of Early Lukkes
  • For the family and friends of Sgt. Greg Taylor
  • For the family and friends of Georgia Holley
  • For the family and friends of Mary Long
  • For the family and friends of Glen Schumacher
  • For the McQuown family
  • For the Howard family
  • For the Heideman family

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 Puerto Rico

  • Blessings on all those celebrating birthdays and anniversaries!
  • Thanks and praise for those whose health has improved.
  • Thanks and praise for the safe delivery of Carson and Griffin!
  • Thanks and praise for those who have returned safely from travels.
  • Thanks from Mary Lou for the prayers on her behalf when she was recently sick.

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
  • For all those troubled by depression and broken relationships
  • For all those unable to attend church
  • For all those serving in our military
  • For the current war in Ukraine
  • For those who have lost homes due to storms and for those who are homeless
  • For all those who have moved from Lutheran Haven nursing home to other facilities; for peace and a tranquil adjustment
  • For all those affected by the recent shooting in Buffalo and in Texas
Community News
The St. Luke's Concert Series
To view ONLINE concerts, visit St Luke's website for links. Links to watch live.
Attendance & Giving

August 06 Sat. in person: 37

August 07 Sun. 9am: 50
August 07 Sun. 11:15am: 70
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