Trinity Weekly
June 24, 2022 Edition

Stewardship Drive
"What can I offer unto the Lord for all He has done for me? I will lift up the cup of salvation and praise the Lord for saving me. I will keep my promises to the Lord in the presence of all His people." Psalm 116

Trinity is now conducting our annual stewardship campaign. A stewardship letter and pledge card was sent to your home with instructions on how to pledge for the next year.

It has come to our attention that some members of the congregation have not received their stewardship letter. If you are a member or regular attender and have not received this letter, please contact the church office so we can ensure we have the correct contact information for you on file. Extra copies of the letter and pledge can be found at the exits to the church.

May God bless you as you "honor God from your wealth." Proverbs 3:9
CDC is Hiring!
Become part of the Trinity family and experience award winning child care and education recognized by the National Lutheran School Accreditation. Our goal is to develop a positive self-concept, a love for learning, respect for others, social success, and a love and knowledge of God.

Trinity Lutheran Church and School has several positions open.

We are looking for part time, full time, and summer help. Current open positions are as follows:
  • CDC Receptionist: 8:30am-5:30pm daily
  • Assistant Director
  • Classroom Teachers working with children Infants - PreK 4
  • Summer Camp working with children K-5
  • Kitchen Assistant

Rate of pay is based on experience and qualifications starting at $12.50 and up.

If you are interested or know someone that is, please have them call 407-849-3680 ext. 200.
Vacation Bible School
Trinity is thrilled to host Vacation Bible School (VBS) this summer for ages 3 through rising 6th graders. VBS will be held June 27-July 1 from 9am-12pm and will be centered around learning about God through the life of Joseph.

Please fill out the form below if you would like to register your child:

Questions? Contact the church office.
Leadership Council Elections
The current slate up for election on July 10, 2022 is as follows:

Position and Name of Member Nominated:
  • Treasurer/CFO: Nomination needed--new two year term
  • At-Large Member: March Shively--2nd two year term
  • At-Large Member: Nomination Needed--new two year term

  • Treasurer/CFO David Wilkosz has completed his term; nomination of a new candidate for the position is required.
  • At-Large Member March Shively has completed her first term and has been nominated to run again.
  • At-Large Member Lauren Robinson has completed her term; nomination of new a new candidate for the position is required.

Request nominations for the positions up for election this year can be sent to Congregation President Tom Finger at

District Convention Update
The FLGA District held its 34th Convention at the World Renaissance Golf and Resort in St. Augustine, Florida on June 17-19. Trinity was represented by Tom Finger and Pastor Kallesen.

The Convention elected:
  • Rev. James Rockey who currently serves Amazing Grace Lutheran Church in Oxford, Florida. He and his wife, Martha, have two children. 
  • Rev. Charles Riche of Grace Winter Haven will serve as our Region 3 Vice President.
  • Rev. Ken Green will continue serving as our Circuit Visitor. 

The District is composed of five regions and the Convention’s financial report showed a strong balance sheet. 

President Walton served the FLGA District for three four year terms and due to COVID, his term was extended one additional year, making a total of 13 years. President Walton and his wife, Edith, plan to return to Atlanta, Georgia, where their children and grandchildren live. Although he is not retiring, he had no plans to announce what he would be doing, only where they would be. 

President Matthew Harrison, LCMS Synodical President, attended and presented a State of the Synod report. President Kieshnick, former LCMS Synodical President, also brought greetings. 

The District Office will be moving to the 3rd floor of the same Citadel 1 building in which they are currently located.  
Congratulations Graduates!
We want to extend a special congratulations to everyone who has graduated high school this year and is stepping into the next season of life! If your child or grandchild is part of the Trinity family and has graduated from high school, we would love to celebrate this milestone with you and hear what their plans are for next year! Please email with their name, current address, plans for next year, and college they are attending (if applicable) so we can celebrate with you and include these young adults in prayer.
Family Fun Night
Trinity's next Family Fun Night will be held TONIGHT, Friday, June 24, 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. A fun addition to this evening will be a popcorn machine and a cotton candy machine.

The Fellowship and Outreach team will be providing American casserole dishes as the main entre. 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. The basket is "What's Poppin'? Popcorn/Movie Night" themed and worth over $75 in value. 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.
Prayer Warrior Team
Trinity has a prayer warrior team that is dedicated to praying for those in our church and community who need prayer. We are starting this up once again and will specifically be lifting up those on the prayer list found in the bulletin and in the Weekly.

If you want to be involved in lifting up prayers for Trinity family and friends, please contact the church office.
Peace's 5.5 Birthday Celebration
It's Peace's favorite time of year! Please join us as we celebrate Peace's 5.5 Birthday! The celebration will be in the loggia classrooms following services on Saturday, July 2 and Sunday, July 3. Peace's actual birthday is at Christmas, so we celebrate her half birthdays during July, which is also when she began her ministry. Can you believe Peace has been a Trinity member for 4 years now?!

Join Peace and team for "people treats," coloring sheets, and a photo location to get your picture taken with Peace. We hope to see you at Peace's 55. Birthday!
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!
Bible Study Schedule
call 407-488-1919 for additional details
Mondays at 7pm Online
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

Tuesdays at 9am in Loggia 2 Women's Study
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 schedule for June and July have been updated:
You can also view the schedule on the website at

For any specific questions regarding the schedule, please email or your volunteer coordinator.
Sunday School for Adults
New Sunday School Class
We are excited to begin a new Sunday School class led by James Gusewelle and David Wilkosz.

In this class, we will be diving into one of the key documents from the Book of Concord--the Augsburg Confession. In addition to the confession itself, we will also look at the context in which it was written. What was going on in the church and the world at that time? Why was it written? Who was involved in writing it? Why wasn't it written by Martin Luther? Curious? Join us on Sunday morning for details!
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 a curriculum published by Kingdom Quest.
  • 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
Support Trinity Downtown while you shop!  
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June 5 Confirmation Sunday
June 24 Family Fun Night (6:30pm)
June 27-July 1 VBS
July 10 Voters Meeting (12:30pm)
July 15 Family Fun Night (6:30pm)
July 30 Campus Cleanup (9am)
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., Sara R., 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.

Health Concerns 
Hazel, Chuck, John L., Emily C., Michael S., Mike and Janice, Glen S., Rollin H., David K., Allen, Georgia H., Dawn, Camille V., John T., Cricket W., Rev. Dennis Glander

Surgery and Recovery/Recently Hospitalized
Gary M., John H., Brook, David R.

Other Needs
  • Andrew and Isaac
  • Robert
  • Janet D.
  • Steve H.
  • Debbie H.
  • VBS
  • For those who suffer with depression

Peace and Comfort
  • For the family and friends of Gary
  • For the family and friends of Chris Leiffer
  • For the family of Terry Boggs who lost her sister-in-law
  • For the family and friends of Joanne Behnk
  • For the family and friends of Frank Wilkosz
  • For the family and friends of Corporal Robert Goings
  • For the family and friends of JC Chavez
  • 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

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 leadership at Trinity and their dedication to this ministry.
  • Blessings on all those celebrating graduations!
  • Thanks and praise for the ways the Lord has provided and made His will clear.
  • Thank you for providing a home for the Cooper family.

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

June 18 Sat. in person:
June 18 Sat. online: 6

June 19 Sun. 9am: 55
June 19 Sun. 11:15am: 52
June 19 Sun. online: 17

Total Contributions for June 4 and 5: $12,787.00
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