Trinity Weekly
July 9, 2021 Edition
Contemporary Worship this Weekend
Schedule switch-up! The 10am Sunday worship service will be Contemporary this week.
New Sunday Schedule
The congregation voted approval this new schedule PRE-COVID, and now we get to implement it! Praise God! Each week we'll be blessed with both Contemporary and Traditional Worship services, with Sunday School in between! Everyone in worship will have an opportunity for Sunday School / Bible Study either right before or right after their regular worship service! That same Sunday we'll relaunch children's Sunday School for children 4 years through 5th grade (divided into smaller age groups) as well as MS and HS Youth Bible Study with Tom Finger utlizing Righ Now Media study resources. AMEN! It's been a long time without and we're thrilled to be getting back to it!
Saturday Evening Worship Attendees
Do your children/child attend the Saturday 6pm worship service with you?
Would you be interested in a regular weekly adult Bible study option before the 6pm service?
Peace Deployment to Surfside, FL
Peace Comfort Dog, along with 8 other LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs and Ministry Teams are in Surfside, Florida after the collapse of the 12-story oceanfront condominium. They're serving first responders and their families, as well as the family members who have lost loved ones. At this time, there are 20 confirmed deaths and 128 people still unaccounted for. We ask that you keep the LCC K-9 Ministry Teams in your prayers, as well as the families who have lost or are missing loved ones, the first responders, and the Surfside community. Follow progress on Peace's Facebook page or Trinity's Facebook page.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to Peace's deployment, Peace's 4.5 Birthday Celebration and Peace Rocks and Kid Power dates will be rescheduled for later in July or August. New dates and times will be determined and shared soon. 

Peace's 4.5 Birthday Celebration
Please join us as we celebrate Peace's 4.5 Birthday! The celebration will be in the loggia following worship services in August (date TBA). Peace's actual birthday is at Christmas time, so we celebrate her half birthdays during July, which is also when she began her ministry. Our favorite Golden has been with Trinity for 3 years now. We'll have "people treats", coloring sheets, and a photo location to get your picture taken with Peace. PLUS, bring $5 to enter a raffle to win an "Off Leash" experience with Peace, including some training, play time, and lunch with Peace. We hope to see you at Peace's 4.5 Birthday!
Peace Rocks and Kid Power
Peace needs Kid Power! As part of Peace's outreach into the community, we've started painting Peace Rocks and leaving them around the community. The rocks share a fun inspirational message or picture and invite people to visit Peace's Facebook page. DATE TBA. We'll be painting more rocks, plus, everyone will leave with a rock or two to leave behind for someone to find! 
Zip Lines
Connecting with your Trinity family outside of worship and church events is essential! We all need a line of connection to a smaller group of Christian friends with whom we can share our lives, grow in Christ, have some fun, and to encourage one another in personal outreach efforts in our own circles of influence. For that reason, we'd like to connect people living in the same or adjacent zip codes so that you've got multiple nearby church family members with whom to connect throughout the week!

If you'd like to connect with others within YOUR zipcode, contact Chanda Gillenwater, Trinity's MInistry & Communication Coordinator. The goal is to connect every person at Trinity with their very own ZIP LINE where they can build those deep relationships.
Positions Available at Trinity Downtown

Part Time Church Office Administrative Assistant & Receptionist
Summary below. FULL job descriptiopn available upon request. All inquiries should be directed to Chanda Gillenwater at

Job Type: Part time, 25 hrs/wk, four day work-week
Pay Rate: $13-16 per hour based on experience and abilities
Reports to: Ministry & Communications Coordinator, Chanda Gillenwater
Job purpose: To support the efforts of the office of Public Ministry at Trinity Downtown in carrying out its mission to “share the gospel through ministries which strengthen and equip people for Christian witness and service” for the purpose of “bringing people one step closer to Jesus.”
Duties and Responsibilities
  1. Front Gate/Office Entry & Security
  2. Receptionist Duties for main entrance and campus phone lines
  3. Administrative support for Pastoral Team
  4. Clerical duties related to official acts, member records and reporting
  5. Pastoral Care Coordination support
  6. Event Preparation Support
  7. Church office & ministry support as needed/assigned
  • Experience: church/non-profit/ministry, 1 year; secretarial/office admin, 1 year
  • Education: High school or equivalent (Required)
  • Must pass a background check, has reliable transportation
  • Mature Christian individual
  • Self-starter, creative, confident, capable
  • Must enjoy interacting with people of all kinds – have a positive demeanor, pleasing personality and be kind and respectful to all guests.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of appropriate professional office etiquette
  • Can demonstrate an understanding of, agreement with, and a passion for the mission and purpose of Trinity Downtown and all of its ministries
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, grammar
  • Computer savy, able to nvaigate new tech, skilled in entire Microsoft Office Suite, excellent typing skills
  • Honest, reliable, respectful, and thoughtful individual able to receive instruction well and initiate independent follow through
  • Able to maintain appropriate professional and personal boundaries
  • Understands the importance of and has the ability to honor strict confidentiality practices to protect any personal or sensitive information
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritizing needs/requests and managing deadlines
  • Works well in a team environment and can also take the initiative and work independently.
  • Preferred CPR/First Aid Certified

Full Time Early Childhood Teachers infant-VPK4
Become a part of the Trinity family as a teacher in our early childhood program and promote an award-winning care and education that embraces families and is anchored in foundations of tradition. You can help the Trinity Child Development Center build strong families rooted in Christ's love; where families, creativity, team work, compassion, diversity and play are valued.

Nestled in downtown Orlando, Trinity Child Development center provides a nurturing and educational environment for Infants through VPK/Pre-K-4. Whether in our warm and cozy infant/toddler settings or home-like preschool atmosphere, our parents know we wrap our children in the loving arms. Our secure five-acre campus provides ample space for our state-of-the-art Child Development Center, sports field, and full-size gym.

-Be familiar with and follow the Mission & Purpose, policies and procedures, of Trinity Lutheran Church and its Child Development Center
-Responsible for the safety, happiness, and wellbeing of assigned children.
-Classroom maintenance-including care of equipment, room safety checks, and general appearance of classroom.
-To be prompt, professional, and prepared.
-To write, post, implement and/or assist in lesson planning and sharing with student's families weekly.
-Carry out class objectives, and contribute ideas.
-To keep an open line of communication with, and provide positive feedback to the parents and Director.
-To serve meals and prepare snacks to children at feeding times (this requires lifting children up to approx. 35 lbs.). --Meal time is a time for conversation and communication. Teachers should sit and join them and have conversation.
-To ensure clean and safe feeding and play areas, disinfecting after feeding, art, and table top activities.
-Promote feelings of self-esteem in children.
-Promote feelings of comradery with co-workers.
-Be aware of the normal stages and phases of development in early childhood and be able to implement developmentally appropriate activities for the children in your classroom.
-To keep children clean and comfortable through regular diaper changing, hand washing, changing clothes and washing faces. (This may require the ability to lift children up to approx. 30 lbs. onto a changing table.)
-Bring to the Director's attention any concerns pertaining to a child or family.
Provide breaks to other classroom teacher as directed.
-Assist in laundry and kitchen duties.
-Handle discipline promptly and in accordance to center's Discipline policy.
-Responsible for communicating with families throughout the day for all children in your care on activities including but not limited to feeding, toileting, napping, and play.

--Minimum Education: High School or Equivalent
--Minimum 1yr Experience
--45 hours of mandated DCF training completed within the first year.
--30 hours of in-service per year.
--First Aid and CPR
--Additional Training as prescribed by administration.

--$10.50-$15 per hour
--Paid Vacation
--Paid Sick
--Paid Holidays
--Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance
--Tuition Benefits
--Reimbursement for classes
--TEACH Scholarship

You Can Help a First Time Guest - SEND IN PHOTOS
DID YOU KNOW? Most people check out a new church online before ever stepping foot onto a church campus. They read our Trinity Weekly online, read over the pages of our website, look at campus maps, listen to the sermons, check out our Facebook page, browse the YouTube channel, and in all those areas, they see PHOTOS of the life of Trinity. That's why we like to have as many photos as possible from our Trinity family, in all aspects of the life of the Chruch.... so that we can post these in the Trinity Weekly, share on the Website, and use as Marketing material to show others what we're all about and reduce some of that "FIRST TIME GUEST" anxiety. Whether its photos of campus work days, of the choir sining via Zoom, kids in Fridat Comunion, Confirmation Essays, Confirmation classes, Trinity members in a meeting or Bible study group all spaced out with masks on, a group out in the community doing a service project with family and friends. ALL of them tell the story of what it's like to be part of the Trinity Family PLEASE, Send in your photos of Trinity Family moments! Send LOTS! Send to Chanda at
We're livestreaming Sunday 10am worship every weekend. If you need any help finding any services or subscribing to our YouTube channel, please contact Chanda at or 407-490-7339.
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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Small groups connect you to others where you can learn, connect, and grow in ways which will strengthen and equip you to share the gospel and serve in your local community and beyond! That’s straight from Trinity’s mission statement and our commitment to bring people one step closer to Jesus.
Trinity’s mission: to share the gospel through ministries which strengthen and equip people for Christian witness and services in downtown, metropolitan Orlando and the world.  

Currently Running Groups (see red notes for NEW info)

Weekly Men's IHOP Breakfast and Devotions Group (ongoing)
  • Men's small group for the early birds amoung us!
  • Meets weekly at IHOP on Colonial drive
  • Thursday mornings at 6:30am
  • contact Omar at for details

Immerse Bible Reading Experience, Book 3: Kingdoms
  • Book needed, daily readings, eight week plan (June 7 through 8 wks)
  • MONDAYS at 7pm with Pastor Doug, via ZOOM.
  • Join Zoom Meeting by going to this link:
  • Meeting ID: 871 5950 5495
  • Passcode: 872275
  • More info about ordering, audio book access and supplemental materials can be found HERE
Immerse: Kingdoms is the third of six volumes in Immerse: The Bible Reading Experience. Kingdoms presents a new and unique journey through the story of Israel from the time of its conquest of Canaan (Joshua) through its struggle to settle the land (Judges, Ruth) and the establishment of Israel’s kingdom, which ends in a forced exile (Samuel–Kings). The nation of Israel, commissioned to be God’s light to the nations, falls to division and then foreign conquest for rejecting God’s rule.

Grief Share - Grief Recovery Support Group
  • Discussion leader is Norma Smith, contact at
  • Tuesdays at 1pm, LOGGIA 3, in-person, workbook needed
  • Each weekly session is a stand-alone session - so you can join at any time and at any pace!
GriefShare is for people grieving the death of a family member or friend. You’ve probably found there are not many people who understand the deep hurt you feel. This can be a confusing time when you feel isolated and have many questions about things you’ve never faced before. Grief Share support groups are led by people who understand what you are going through and have been trained to facilitate this support group. Please share with others who may need to hear about this. These groups are open to all. To learn more visit . Questions? Contact Trinity’s Ministry & Communications Coordinator, Chanda, at 407-490-7339 or
Participants will gain access to valuable GriefShare resources to help you recover from your loss and look forward to rebuilding your life. It is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. You don’t have to go through the grieving process alone. GriefShare meets weekly for 13 weeks. Each GriefShare session has three distinct elements:
  • Video seminar with experts Each week your GriefShare group will watch a video seminar featuring top experts on grief and recovery subjects. These videos are produced in an interesting television magazine format featuring expert interviews, real-life case studies, dramatic reenactments, and on-location video.
  • Support group discussion with focus After viewing the video, you and the other group members will spend time as a support group, discussing what was presented in that week’s video seminar and what is going on in your lives.
  • Personal study and reflection During the week you will have the opportunity to use your workbook for further personal study of the grieving process and to help sort out your emotions through journaling. Your group will spend time discussing questions and comments from the workbook study.

Prayer Bible Study Group
Pastor Doug leads an evening prayer group on Wednesdays at 7pm. For a weekly check-in, a lesson on prayer, and time to pray with and for one another, contact Pastor Doug for the Zoom meeting invitation at

Sunday Adult Bible Study - Studying Lectionary Readings
Sunday Mornings 8:45am adult group will meeting in-person at Trinity with the option of Zoom link for those who aren't yet meeting in-person! Studying lectionary readings each week. Contact Gregg Yawman at for moreinformation.

Coming AUGUST 28 - Foundations of Faith which doubles as our New Member Class. Please sign up with Chanda at

Coming SEPT 12 SUNDAY SCHOOL returns for children and youth 4 years through 12th grade (class breakdowns between 4yrs and 5th grade, MS and HS)

Adult Bible Study - IMMERSE Bible Reading Experience - POETS
Starts September 12
  • Sunday mornings Fellowship Hall on campus plus Zoom
  • Tuesday morning and evening on campus
  • Saturday evening on campus Loggia 3 with Bob Trapp
  • Book needed, daily readings, eight week plan
  • More info about ordering, audio book access and supplemental materials can be found HERE
Immerse: Poets is the fifth of six volumes in Immerse: The Bible Reading Experience. Poets presents the poetical books of the First Testament in two groupings, dividing the books between songbooks (Psalms, Lamentations, Song of Songs) and wisdom writings (Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Job). These writings all reflect the daily, down-to-earth faith of God’s people as they live out their covenant relationship with him in worship and wise living.

Tuesday Morning Women’s Group, "Women of the Word" - WOW
WOW will break for the summer and return in September
  • Book needed-order here, Weekly reading assignment, jump in anytime
  • Starting September 14 with Max Lucado's ANXIOUS FOR NOTHING
  • Tuesdays at 9am, Loggia 3, in-person. 
  • Contact Terry at to sign up.

Online/At Your Own Pace

Rev. Milan Weerts, Trinity's visitation pastor, who also serves as visitation pastor for Woodlands Lutheran in Montverde, has written numerous studies which you can access online and read at your own pace.

If you have questions regarding any of the lesons, you are welcome to connect with Pastor Weerts at StrongInChrist@CFL.RR.COM   
July 17 - Altar Guild Annual Meeting
July 17 - Landscaping Workday 7a-12p (planting)
July 24 - Landscaping Workday 7a-12p (mulching)
August 6 - CDC Teacher Workday
August 7 - CDC Open House 10a-2p
August 7 - Celia Schroeder Memorial Service 2pm
August 28 Foundations of Faith / New Member Class Begins
September 12 Children's Sunday School Begins, MS & HS Bible Study begins
September 12 IMMERSE: Poets Sunday School/Adults begins
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 
Jamie J, Rick B, Andy S, Sandy A, Karl S, Bruce S
Health Concerns 
Linda C, Desiree K, Omar D, Chuck K, Morgan Z, Bonnie H, Charlie L, Norma S, Clara M, Hazel H
Other Needs
Mindy, H, Karen E, Margaret

Surgery and Recovery/Hospitalized
Richard M

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 Spain, Young Family in Kenya
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. Let's reach out, listen, connect, and have those hard conversations. Love is first. Love wins.

Additional Prayers
  • 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
  • Prayers for all of the front line workers in our community and nation; our doctors, nurses, EMT, fire fighters, special needs caregivers, essential workers and police.
  • Prayers for all those who have Covid-19 to be restored to full health
  • Prayers for those who have lost their job or who have been furloughed. And we give thanks for those who have found new employment or have been able to return to their jobs.
  • Prayers of thanks for God’s daily provisions. 
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