Trinity Weekly

January 5, 2024

Merry Christmas from Pastor Doug and Trinity!

In case you missed it, please see the Christmas greeting from Pastor Doug!

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

I write to wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas and look forward to celebrating this special season with you as we commemorate the birth of Christ. I also thank you for the privilege of serving you and the ministry of Trinity Lutheran Church and School for the past six years.

May God guide, direct, and bless us in the years to come.

The Lord bless you and yours in the new year.

In Christ's service,

Pastor Doug

Church Office Hours

Katherine's schedule has changed! She will now be in the office Monday-Fridays from 9am-4pm.

Trash in the Sanctuary

This is just a small sampling of trash that is being left in the sanctuary on a weekly basis. Please do not bring these items or like items into the sanctuary. Please utilize the trashcans in the lobby to dispose of these types of things BEFORE entering the sanctuary. The church building is the Lord's house and must be treated with respect.

If you have complaints or questions, please reach out to Liz

Concordia Plans is Hiring!

Concordia Plans (CPS) is looking for an account manager in the Orlando-Tampa market as well as at their corporate office. Please see this document for additional information.

Important VANCO and Breeze Updates

Trinity will be moving from using VANCO services for online giving to exclusively using Breeze. If you have recurring gifts set up through VANCO, you MUST transfer those gifts from VANCO to Breeze, The log in for VANCO can be found here. Once logged in, you will need to cancel your recurring gifts. The cancellation process will take between 3-5 business days.

The deadline to make this switch is February 29, 2024. At that time, we will no longer be using VANCO's services.

To log into Breeze or to create your account to set up recurring giving, click here. Once you log in, click on the Give Now tab at the top of the screen or either of the giving links on the dashboard to set up your recurring gift.

Questions? Contact Liz

Poinsettia Pick Up

If you sponsored one or more poinsettias this Christmas, please plan to take them home after the 11:15am service this weekend. Please make sure to take your plant home to enjoy!

Poinsettias are sponsored by:

  • Kathy Aber in memory of Wren Aber, Cathleen and Ken Hawley, and Lucile Aber
  • Maggie Bowles
  • Dave and Judy Green in memory of Bill and Bernice Sellers & Fran Green
  • Mary Jo Hoard in memory of her parents and grandparents
  • Anna Kunster in memory of Gilbert Kunster and in thanks for her daughter, Amber
  • Ted Lange in thanks for Ted and Mary Lange’s 35th Wedding Anniversary
  • Sheila Mathews in memory of Shirley Leiffer and Tom Tyson
  • Joyce Phillips in memory of Lorenzo ‘Lo’ Phillips
  • Rick Rogers in memory of Harold Rogers, Norma Rogers, and Bill Robinson
  • John and Dede Smith in memory of James and Irma Smith
  • Dede Smith and Kathy Bridges in memory of Bob and Mary Gray
  • Paul Soost in memory of David Soost
  • Calvin and Lynn Wacker in memory of Linda Stroker and Mimi Goldman

Touch A Truck Giving Tree

Trinity is happy to sponsor Touch A Truck in February. A "Giving Tree" will be available in the narthex with items that need sponsored for this event. Additional details can be found here.

The sign up sheet for this event can be found here

Epiphany Cantata

During the 11:15am service on January 7, our choir will be performing their annual Epiphany Cantata. Please consider coming out to support them!

CDC Golf Tournament

Click here to register a foursome or consider one of the various sponsorship opportunities

Golf Tournament Poster

Bible Study Schedule

Click here to see a list of our current Bible studies!

Children and Student Ministry

Click here for information regarding out children's ministries!

Click here for information regarding our Middle and High School ministries!

FCA TYM Bible Study: Immerse Messiah

Sundays from 5:30pm-6:15pm

Meeting ID: 819 8421 3960

Passcode: 065594

If you have questions or need a book, please reach out to Catherine Simmons.

New Church Management Software

To make your Breeze account, go to You can also download the app and follow the prompts to log in and create your account.

If for any reason you have trouble logging in, don't panic and contact Katherine.

Don't forget to try out our giving feature on the app!

Right Now Media

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.

January Serving Schedule

The January serving schedule may be found on your Breeze profile or by visiting the website.

Monthly Trinity Calendars

Trinity's monthly calendar may be viewed on Breeze.

We also have a school year calendar for the church and CDC that can be viewed here:

2023-2024 Church and CDC Calendar

Helpful Forms

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 

Vickie and Terry, Bill B., Melissa, Alice, Gertrude, Ellen B., Beverly B., Kim P., Corey C., Sandy K., Renee A., Caitlyn, Jamie and Sandra, Sherry, Bob B., Rita S., Richard B., Doug, Jan S.

Health Concerns 

Hazel, Chuck, Karen E., Ed O., Rob V., Shane, Kathy, Carol, Kristin G., Charlie R., Walter, Jeff M.

Surgery and Recovery/Recently Hospitalized

Emma, Tim, Pat C., Jim H., Martine, Stephanie, Rosalie M.

Other Needs

  • For the process, person, and provision of an associate pastor
  • Comfort for those affected by the tornado in Tennessee
  • Matt, Kaityn, Preston
  • Dale D.
  • Those in Gaza

Peace and Comfort

  • For the family and friends of Jimmy Clarkin
  • For the family and friends of Todd Wunderlich
  • For the family and friends of Willie
  • For Holly at the death of her father
  • For Jim and Denise at the death of their daughter
  • For Juan at the death of his father
  • For the family and friends of Marti and Mary
  • For the family and friends of Bob Radazka
  • For the family and friends of Joy Stephens Burns
  • For the family and friends of Shirley Boyd
  • For David Lang at the death of his sister
  • For the family and friends of Chris Bragg
  • For the family and friends of Jerilyn Nagy
  • For the family and friends of Sue Price

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 staff and leaders at Trinity!

Prayerful Thoughts from Rusty Stephens can be found here

Attendance & Giving

December 30 Sat. in person: 38

December 30 online: 12

December 31 Sun. 9am: 34

December 31 Sun. 11:15am: 52

December 31 online: 38

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