Trinity Weekly
July 22, 2022 Edition

Peace Shares
Peace has a special request as we celebrate her birthday and ministry anniversary.

Peace's groomer - All Creatures Pet Grooming - continues to take 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. In addition, they can also use old towels and blankets.
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, July 31.

Please help Peace give back to All Creatures Pet Grooming as they find new homes for dogs and cats in need. Thank you!
Operation Christmas Child "Christmas in July"
The amazing journey of an Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Gift begins with you and results in evangelism, discipleship, and multiplication.

Trinity Downtown is supporting this Samaritan's Purse ministry by collecting items for Operation Christmas child shoeboxes through the month of July. Shoebox gifts suggestions include small toys, non-liquid hygiene items, and school supplies for children aged 2 through 14. We also need your support in covering the cost of shipping the shoeboxes. Collection baskets will be in the Narthex and a packing party will be held on July 23rd from 9am-12pm.

For additional information about most needed donations visit or contact Lynn Hogan at

Thinking of You Baskets
Everyone likes to receive gifts, young and old alike! Trinity has several members that are home bound and unable to make it to any services. On July 23rd from 9am-12pm, the Fellowship/Outreach Ministry Team will be putting together "warm hugs" in a basket. Items such as a Bible, daily devotionals, Trinity pens, tissue packets, miniature wooden crosses, etc. will be packaged together and delivered to these individuals. If you are interested, a donation would be appreciated to cover the cost of the materials for the baskets.
Campus Workday
The next campus workday will be held on July 30 from 8am-12pm. The focus of this day will be to clean up the campus grounds.

The Properties Ministry team is looking for individuals who would like to serve in the following ways:
  • Periodically working to maintain the new plantings in the front of the sanctuary (includes trimming, weeding, and insuring that irrigation is working correctly)
  • Someone with concrete experience and knowledge to advise and possibly assist in the restoration of the short cement walls on the East and West sides of campus.

If you have any interest in being involved or would like more information, please contact the church office at or call 407.488.1919.
CDC Teacher Luncheon
The CDC teachers will be returning back to school for preplanning on Friday, August 5. The Fellowship and Outreach Ministry Team would like to sponsor a luncheon for the teachers that day and are inviting you to help sponsor the cost of the lunch. In previous years, the CDC administration ordered pizza which was then delivered to their rooms so they could work and eat simultaneously.

The cost of the pizzas and drinks needed is $250 and donations are needed by August 1. Please mark "CDC Pizzas" in the memo line.

Questions? Contact the church office,.
Food and Funds on the Fifth Sunday
As always, on any fifth Sunday of a month, we will be collecting food donations for a local food pantry (dry and canned goods only, not expired) and funds for the Pastor's discretionary fund assisting those dealing with immediate financial emergencies. Bring in those dollars and BOGOs on July 31! Thank you.
Special Visit from the Wasmunds
The Wasmunds are back in the states for a furlough visit and will be at Trinity the weekend of July 30 and 31! We are so excited to welcome the entire family as well as give Matt the opportunity to preach during the services and lead Pastor Doug's Sunday School class. We encourage everyone at Trinity to extend a huge welcome to this family.

For additional updates on the Wasmunds, please see their latest newsletter.
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.
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.
LWML Quilters Update
The LWML quilters currently meet on the first and third Wednesday of each month from 9:15am-12:30pm in the downstairs kitchen in the back of the Magnolia Street Building. Generally, 6-7 quilters are present and they are always willing to accept more hands! Church members have donated two sewing machines available in the room if you would like to join and do not own your own machine. Additionally, old sheets and cotton material are still needed; contact Mary Lou at 407-491-4452 if you have some supplies you would like to donate.

The quilters are planning a display of quilts in the church the first weekend in October, which is considered LWML Sunday. Finished quilts will be transported to the designated Orlando Zone Church the first week in February 2023. Looking ahead, two strong, young people will be needed to help with the boxing, weighing, and labeling of the quilts that week.

LWML also continues to use the mites collected in the small mite boxes and dropped in the large mite box on the East side of the front of the church. The coins are used entirely for the grants issued biannually and chosen by LWML delegate votes for various missions in the USA and the world.
Grief Share Schedule
The final Grief Share meeting for this session will conclude on July 26. The next Grief Share cycle begins August 30. If you have questions or would like to join, please contact the church office.
Bible Study Schedule
call 407-488-1919 for additional details
Mondays at 7pm Online
Augsburg Confession
Led by James Gusewelle

Meeting ID: 845 5332 8165
Passcode: 345247

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

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 July and 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.
  • 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 will begin with a study of Paul, co-led by Faith Finger and her father Tom Finger, utilizing Right Now Media video study resources. Youth will meet in the church undercroft (basement) in the Youth Room. The final class before summer break will be held on June 5 and will resume in the fall. Stay tuned for more details.
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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July 10 Voters Meeting (12:30pm)
July 15 Family Fun Night (6:30pm)
July 23 Christmas in July (9am)
July 30 Campus Cleanup (9am)
July 31 Food and Funds on the Fifth
August 19 Family Fun Night (6:30pm)
August 21 New Children's Sunday School Begins (10:15am)
August 28 Confirmation Begins (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 
Rachel C., Jan F., Kurt, Bruce S, Rick B., Andy S., Karl S., Sandy A., Mary B, 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, Sigmond, Donald, Carolyn, Diane, Jim C., Georgia H., Gary L., Kimberly, Preston, David V.

Health Concerns 
Hazel, Chuck, John L., Jonathan's grandfather, Baby Rysa, Thor, Vilja, Tindra, Emily C., Larry K., Jene K., Mary Lou, Rocky S.

Surgery and Recovery/Recently Hospitalized
Shelia, Meghan, Mickey D., Janice E., Michelle L., Pastor Weerts and Marge, Estelle L, Amy P., Amy W.

Other Needs
  • Those who attended VBS to continue growing spiritually
  • Mack B.
  • LCMS national youth gathering and LCC K-9 comfort dogs who traveled to Houston
  • Sara M.
  • Devyn M.

Peace and Comfort
  • For the family and friends of Rex Walsh
  • For the family and friends of Brenda Gusewelle
  • For the family and friends of Richard Schroeder
  • 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

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 birth of Henry Jordan!
  • Thanks and praise for taking care of David during and after multiple medical procedures!
  • Thanks and praise for the safe delivery of Carson and Griffin!

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.

Celebrate Liz Borth
You are cordially invited to a Retirement Celebration hosted by Redeeming Life to honor our dear Sister in Christ, Deaconess Elizabeth Borth! We are excited to celebrate Deaconess Liz and the many years of faithful service she has provided to God's people.
10:30 AM on Sunday, July 31, 2022
Lutheran Church of the Redeemer
2525 S. Oak Ave, Sanford
Luncheon to follow the service
Please RSVP BY CLICKING ON THIS LINK by July 21 .  Space is limited to the first 100 guests.
Attendance & Giving

July 16 Sat. in person: 37
July 16 Sat. online: 9

July 17 Sun. 9am: 37
July 17 Sun. 11:15am: 45
July 17 Sun. online: 11

Total Contributions: $9,772.00
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