Trinity Weekly

August 19, 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 THIS WEEKEND, 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):

Sunday School Registration

Please direct any questions or concerns to the church office.

Choir and Handbell Rehearsals Resume

If you would like to be part of Trinity's music ministry, handbells and choir are great ways to begin serving!

Trinity's choir meets on Wednesdays at 7:30pm and sing during the Sunday 11:15am service. Rehearsals for choir will resume on Wednesday, August 31 and their first anthem will be on Sunday, September 11.

Handbells meet on Wednesdays at 6:30pm and serve during the Sunday 11:15am service. Rehearsals will resume rehearsals on September 7.

If you would like to be part of this ministry or have any questions, please reach out to Tom Naus at

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

New Monday Evening Bible Study

The Monday evening online Bible study has just begun a new study, Immerse "Messiah". It is not too late to join this study, led by James and Laura Marano. Details for joining the study are below.

Meeting ID: 898 7130 0477

Passcode: 968927

Questions? Reach out to the church office.

Fellowship of Christian Athletes at Trinity Downtown!

Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) Trinity Youth Ministry (TYM) is a new and exciting opportunity for 6th through 8th grade students in our local community to come together in a fun environment to build relationships with one another and with Jesus. Volunteers and participants will enjoy dinner together, followed by worship, games, and open gym in the beautiful facilities provided by our Lord at Trinity Lutheran Church in downtown Orlando. FCA TYM will meet in Trinity’s fellowship hall and gymnasium, from 6-8 p.m. one Sunday per month.


For additional information, please see the flyer below:

FCA TYM Informational Flyer

If you would like to sign your child up for this event, please use the registration link below:

FCA TYM Registration

For more information on how to be involved, how to volunteer, or if you have any questions, please contact the church office.

Family Fun Night

Trinity's next Family Fun Night will be held on Friday, September 16, 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 "A Chili Cook-Off" for dinner. Let's see who wins the First Annual Cook-Off Trophy! Attendees are asked to bring a dessert. 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 "A.S.A.P.: Always Say A Prayer." 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

August OWLS Meeting

The OWLS (Older Wiser Lutherans) is a group of seniors meeting the last Friday of each month for food and fellowship. These meetings are wonderful ways to meet other members and make new friends. This month's meeting will be held  on August 26th at 12:30 at Boston's Fish House (6860 Aloma Avenue in Winter Park).


Please contact Audrey Gordon at 407-897-1418 or if you have any questions or if you!!

A Note from the Wasmunds

Dear Pastor Doug and friends in Christ at Trinity Downtown, 


Warm summer greetings from Seoul!  


Our family has returned to South Korea after our partner visits in the US this summer. Since arrival, the school semester started immediately for Lily (now in 11th grade) and Olivia (9th grade). It has taken several days to get caught up with our correspondences following our visitations, so thank you for your patience.  


Mostly, we wish to thank you for the time you allowed us to visit with you this summer. Worshipping together on July 30 and 31 was a refreshing blessing. We also thank you for the chance we had to share a message during church as well as an update during Bible class about the work here. As we hopefully conveyed clearly when we were with you, we recognize that we could not be here without you by God’s grace. We are truly partners in the Gospel.  


Again, thank you for your support, care, and love shown to us in many ways. It was a true joy to see you this summer. Allow us to also thank you specifically for the latest donations sent in our name. We pray that God may guide us to be good stewards of the time and opportunities your gift grants us as we serve in this place, so that more may hear the Gospel message.  


Peace in Jesus,  


The Wasmunds  

(Matt, Dee Dee, Lily & Olivia) 

LCMS missionaries in East Asia 

Peace Shares...And So Do YOU! 


A pawfelt and heartfelt thank you from Peace and team for your support and contributions to Peace Shares. 


As part of Peace's philanthropic activities, she wanted to support her groomer - All Creatures Pet Grooming - as they rehouse dogs and cats in need. Through YOUR efforts and generosity, we donated 110 pounds of dog and cat food and treats, 5 dog bones, 45 cat and dog toys, and several other miscellaneous items to help new furever caregivers as they take in these deserving pets. In addition, your cash donations of $500 will also make a huge difference. Thank you so much for your continued support of Peace's ministry. 


Photo: Kevin, JoJo and Robert show Peace some love when we dropped off our Peace Shares donation. We love All Creatures Pet Grooming!

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 18, 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 18, 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 18. 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
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!

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 Confirmation (12:30pm)

     FCA TYM (6pm)

September 16 Family Fun Night (6:30pm)

September 17 Foundations Class (4pm)

September 18  New Adult Sunday School Classes Begin (10:15am)

September 24 Foundations Class (4pm)

September 25 Confirmation (12:30pm)

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., Chris Karnuth, Lindsay F., Jack and Sylvia H., Wendy

Surgery and Recovery/Recently Hospitalized

George A., Mary F., Sheila M., Jo T., Matt B.

Other Needs

  • James
  • Karen P.
  • For the children that are returning to school

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
  • For the family and friends of John Huckaba
  • For Donna at the passing of  her father
  • For the Fabry 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 13 Sat. in person: 33

August 13 online: 12

August 14 Sun. 9am: 58

August 14 Sun. 11:15am: 59

August 14 online: 17

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