Trinity Weekly

August 26, 2022 Edition

For Your Safety

We are excited for some repairs to the plexi-glass over the stained glass windows in the sanctuary that will be occurring soon. The plexi-glass will be replaced and everything around the windows will be recalked.

In preparation for these repairs, scaffolding has been set up on the west side of the sanctuary. Please be advised of this and pay special attention to the following:

  1. The external door to the undercroft MAY NOT be accessed while the scaffolding is in place. Please do not enter and/or exit the undercroft via the external door.
  2. If you are entering the premises from the north parking lot behind the sanctuary, please watch your head as you walk under and around the scaffolding.
  3. Parents, please make sure your children stay away from the scaffolding. Under no circumstances is anyone to be climbing on or playing near it.

If you have questions, please contact the church office.

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:

Updated Contact Information


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 THIS WEEKEND, 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:

Confirmation Registration

Please contact the church office with any questions.

New Children's Sunday School Offering

The new children's Sunday school classes are in full swing! 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!

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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

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 Serving in Uvalde, TX


Peace Comfort Dog has been called to serve in Uvalde, TX. In total, 26 LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs and their teams from 11 states will deploy to Uvalde to be present with children and staff as they return to school.


During May and June of 2022, thirteen LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs and handlers deployed to Uvalde, Texas, for two weeks to be a calming and comforting presence to the families and community after the horrific shooting at Robb Elementary, taking the precious lives of 19 students and two teachers.

However, LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Ministry’s mission of serving and caring for Uvalde does not end there. LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs and their handlers have been invited to return to Uvalde by the Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District.

The K-9s and their teams will be present at each of the District’s nine schools for three weeks each morning, from September 6 to September 23, to be a calming and comforting presence for the students as they return to school. They will also be available to the staff and parents to walk with them during their healing process.


Peace Comfort Dog will be part of Wave 3, September 18-24. Team handlers Dave and Judy Green, along with Top Dog Paul Soost will travel with Peace.


How can you help? First, pray! Please pray for the parents, children, and teachers of Uvalde as school begins and the community continues to grieve the loss of nineteen students and two teachers taken tragically from them. Please pray that the LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs will help bring a calming and comforting

distraction. Please pray for the teams traveling.


If you would like to make a donation to LCC to help with the deployment to Uvalde, you can also contribute to the following funds:

*Please note that these funds help support all 26 teams traveling.


Team Peace appreciates your continued prayers and support! Thanks so much!

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 schedules for August and  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." Synopsis of the class is below.
  • We live in a world that is caustic to Christianity, one that causes doubts, creates confusion and defies the existence of God and denies His right to rule. So what is true? Pastor Doug will be leading a class that is open to Middle Schoolers through Adults who want to dig in and find answers. It will be based on the book, “I Don’t Have Enough Faith to Be an Atheist,” by Frank Tureck and Norman Geisler and will cover topics such as these but will be presented in a discussion format:
  • How do you define atheist? Christianity?
  • What is truth? Is there absolute truth
  • Are miracles possible? 
  • Why do miracles occur?
  • What is the greatest miracle?
  • Does science agree with the Bible?
  • Was there really a BIG BANG?
  • Where did God come from? 
  • How and why did we get here?
  • Is the Bible true?
  • If God is good why does evil exist?
  • Why do we believe in Christ’s resurrection?
  • 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!  
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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 7 LWML Quilters (9:30am)

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 21 LWML Quilters (9:30am)

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:

September Calendar

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., Debbie H., Lindsey F., William S., Lindsay F., Jack and Sylvia H., Wendy, Chris K., Robin

Surgery and Recovery/Recently Hospitalized

Jo T., Matt B., Bill, Lois R.

Other Needs

  • Karen P.
  • For the children that are returning to school
  • Jonathan Y. and friends
  • Sara M.
  • Clifford D.
  • Josh A.

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 Huckeba
  • 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 those who have returned safely from travels.

 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
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 20 Sat. in person: 39

August 20 online: 13

August 21 Sun. 9am: 58

August 21 Sun. 11:15am: 60

August 21 online: 22

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