Trinity Weekly
News & Updates
May 14, 2021
You Can Help a First Time Guest - Before they Even Get Here
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 TLC@TrinityDowntown.com.

Communion Practices
Trinity has now moved to two options for communion during our in-person worship services. You may continue to commune in your pew, seated, with the elements you picked up upon arrival packaged for each individual, or you may commune by coming up the center aisle during the worship service (distanced appropriately, and masked) to receive a wafer from Pastor Doug (wearing gloves) and to pick up a cup of wine which has not been touched by others. For those not worshiping in person who wish to commune, please contact the church office and let us know your needs and we will do all we can to accomodate. Email TLC@TrinityDowntown.com or call /text 407-490-7339. Thank you.

Forward in Ministry
Thanks to all who completed the survey - we've received just over 100 responses. WELL DONE! Leaders are reviewing that information now. Stay tuned for a summary of that feedback and plans for "moving forward."
Celebrating our Graduates
Are you or someone in your family celebrating a graduation this Fall? or earlier this year? We'll be celebrating our VPK grads in early June after their May graduations, and we would like to add ALL of our Trinity Family graduates - whether from Kingergarten, 12th grade, an Associates, Tech, Bachelors or Graduate degree - let us celebrate TOGETHER! Send in the name and details of the graduation and a nice clear photo to TLC@TrinityDowntown.com and we'll share them on slides during worship in June as a Trinity Family! (Note: our slides can now be seen on YouTube. If you don't want a person's name posted with their picture online, that's not a problem, just let us know in your email. Thank you!
Those Who Serve in Worship

“If any man serve me, him will my Father honour.” John 12:26
“But as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.” Joshua 24:15

No experience is necessary—only the desire to give unto our Lord and allow all those who enter Trinity's sanctuary to feel welcome and be a part of our family here at Trinity.
As our numbers in worship are increasing, our need is growing to have our team of "Those Who Serve in Worship" fully staffed with volunteers. Our goal is to have ushers, readers and greeters serve just once a month on behalf of He who saved us. You may also ask to be scheduled for just one service to partner with a veteran usher and see what it's like before signing up for once a month service. If you feel that tug on your heart to serve your Lord in some way and make our church feel more like home to all who visit, or if you have any questions....

USHERS: call or email Brian at 407-489-3363 or bpaul1@hotmail.com.
READERS/GREETERS: contact Lisa Harris at my3c_angels@yahoo.com.
Bark! Bark! Bark!
That's a message from Peace Comfort Dog inviting you to our team meeting this Thursday, May 20, 6:30 p.m. in the courtyard at Trinity Downtown. All are welcome! Come learn more about the Comfort Dog Ministry and what we are planning for the month ahead. 

Bark! Bark!  (That's Peace saying "See you there!")
Livestreaming
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 TLC@TrinityDowntown.com or 407-490-7339.

You can find the Saturday services on Trinity's website and posted on Facebook weekly.
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 baschu4@bellsouth.net.
Support Trinity Downtown while you shop!  
Start your Amazon shopping from Amazon smile, and you’ll a small percentage of your shopping totals will be donated to Trinity ministries! THANK YOU!
Trinity Family Moment: Goodbye to Anthony
Thanks to all who stopped by after worship this past Sunday to say goodbye to our Traditional Organist, Anthony Lamourt, and send him off with many prayers. Thanks also to our amazing group of volunteers from Trinity's Music Ministry who prepared for and hosted this gathering to ensure Anthony felt the love of our Trinity Community: Julia, Carolyn, Natalie, Myrt, Rocky, Diann, Gail and Peace.

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 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 odittmer892@gmail.com for details

Immerse Bible Reading Experience, Book 2: Beginnings
  • Book needed, daily readings, eight week plan
  • 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: Beginnings is the second of six volumes for use in Immerse: The Bible Reading Experience. Beginnings takes the reader on a new and unique journey through the first five books of the Bible: the Pentateuch. In Beginnings readers follow the ancient nation of Israel from its earliest ancestors to the moment it is poised to enter the land God promised them. As God’s covenant community follows the instructions laid out in the Pentateuch, they not only receive God’s blessings but also are uniquely positioned to bring renewal and healing to the world and to show all peoples the true character and nature of God.

NEW Immerse Bible Reading Experience, Book 3: Kingdoms
  • Book needed, daily readings, eight week plan, Starts June 7
  • 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 (change in meeting location)
  • New Series BEGINS MAY 4, 2021
  • Discussion leader is Norma Smith, contact at normie1939@gmail.com
  • 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 https://www.griefshare.org/ . Questions? Contact Trinity’s Ministry & Communications Coordinator, Chanda, at 407-490-7339 or TLC@TrinityDowntown.com
 
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 doug.kallesen@trinitydowntown.com.

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 gyawman@instetag.com for moreinformation.

Adult Bible Study - IMMERSE Bible Reading Experience - POETS
Starts first week of September
  • 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
Jump in anytime!
  • Book needed $13, weekly reading assignment, jump in anytime
  • Tuesdays at 9am, Loggia 3, in-person. Contact Terry at mammierocks@yahoo.com to sign up.
"Surrendered" (40 Devotions to Help You Let Go & Live Like Jesus) by Barb Roose.
If you struggle with control, this devotional is for you. Are you in the midst of a hard or heartbreaking season of life? Do you try to control your situation or other people? Do you struggle to let go? ...If you answered yes to any of these questions, this forty-day devotional journey is for you. Within these pages, you're invited to embrace the life-giving power of surrender as you learn to let go and live like Jesus-fully trusting God's power, presence, promises, and provision for your life.

Coming AUGUST 25 SUNDAY SCHOOL foreturns for children and youth 4 years through 12th grade (class breakdowns between 4yrs and 5th grade, MS and HS)
Coming AUGUST 28 - Foundations of Faith which doubles as our New Member Class

Online/At Your Own Pace

Rev. Milan Weerts shares a study on "The End Times" and "The Gospel of John." You can follow along via Pastor Weerts' Facebook page. Pastor Weerts uses the ESV translation but you can use your own favorite translation for study as well. If you have specific End Times questions, send them to Pastor Weerts at StrongInChrist@CFL.RR.COM   
May 15 & 16 Confirmation Essays in Worship
May 15 Celebrating the Baptism of Hannah Elizabeth Hartsock
May 23 Confirmation Sunday / Pentecost
June Celebrating our Graduates
June 7 IMMERSE: Kingdoms begins
June 19 Memorial Service for Mary Gene Carr
August 22 SUNDAY SCHOOL returns
August 28 Foundations of Faith / New Member Class Begins
Submit your prayer requests by emailing them to TLC@TrinityDowntown.com.
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, Christine M, Gail W
 
Health Concerns 
Charlie L, Norma S, Clara M, Hazel H,
 
Other
Mindy, H, Karen E, Margaret

Peace and Comfort
  • For the family and friends of Rhet King
  • Mary Gene Carr's memorial service is now scheduled for 1pm on June 19th at Trinity Downtown. Reception will follow immediately after.
  • For the family and friends of Robert E. Trapp, Sr.
  • For the family and friends of Everette Fischer

Surgery and Recovery/Hospitalized
Richard Mathews

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. 
 
May 8-9, 2021
Attendance


Saturday 6pm
34 in person
17 online

Sunday 10am
71 in person
31 online

Contributions
Community News
K-12 Priavte School Scholarships
Step Up For Students is accepting applications for private school scholarships for the 2021-22 school year. Step Up For Students is a Florida nonprofit that provides K-12 scholarships to families who want more schooling options for their children.

A family of four with annual income up to $80,000 may be eligible for scholarships worth up to $7,000 or more per child. In order to assure timely processing for a full scholarship, please apply by June 1. Step Up will accept applications after June 1, but cannot assure those received after that date will be processed in time to receive a full award. To apply, visit sufs.org/applynow. 

If you have any questions, please talk to Paul Soost. You can usually find him hanging out with Peace Comfort Dog! Or you can email him at Sooster67@yahoo.com.

LCS is Hiring a Part Time Receptionist
Lutheran Counselign Services is looking for a part time front desk receptionist. The job will consist of answering phones, scheduling and checking in clients. If you are interested in joining a professional staff who offer a variety of mental health services,and want to help those in need you can go to "lcsfl.com - who we are - join our team", to see a full detailed description of the position.  LCS is a nonprofit 501c(3) with many of our services funded through grants and donors. This allows us to offer sliding scale fees to the clients and supplement therapist fees. At LCS, our clients find a safe and caring environment where licensed mental health professionals provide counseling services that are available to the entire Central Florida community. We hope you will prayerfully consider joining our team. https://lcsfl.com/who-we-are/join-our-team.html
The St. Luke's Concert Series
To view ONLINE concerts, visit St Luke's website for links. Links to watch live.
Covid-19 Safety Procedures

Visitors on Campus
Masks are required for all those visiting the Trinity campus. You are required to respect a six foot minimum distancing from the person you are scheduled to meet with. If you feel ill or have been exposed to or test positive for Covid-19, please do not enter the campus. We will gladly reschedule the meeting to a Zoom meeting if needed.

Use of Trinity meeting rooms for Bible Study groups or meetings
  • masks are required of all attending (all those over 2 years old)
  • 6 feet distancing is required between all individuals not in the same primary household
  • no food or drink during meetings because this requires one to remove their mask to eat or drink .

Sanctuary Capacity with Social Distancing
Please note that we are able to accommodate fewer than our usual maximum capacity in the Sanctuary while following social distancing guidelines. With many still worshiping online from home, we do not believe we will reach that capacity right away and plan to move to two services on Sunday before that happens. However, if that increase in attendance happens more quickly than expected, we may find ourselves in a situation where we have to turn someone away once the Sanctuary is full. Please be aware of this possibility and know that we are doing our best to anticipate attendance and seating needs.

Required Quarantine
*We ask that if you have had direct exposure (within 6ft, 15 min, with or without a mask) to someone who is now being Covid tested because they suspect they are ill or were directly exposed, please self-quarantine until you find out that person's results. If that person tests negative, all is well. However, if that person tests positive, you have now been directly exposed to someone who is positive and must take the necessary CDC steps to quarantine until: 1- you have experienced 6 days of NO symptoms and a PCR on day 7 that comes back negative, OR 2- you have experienced a full 10 days completely symptom free. Thank you to all who have taken these steps to keep others safe!

Required Notice
If you (staff member, church or CDC family, guest, volunteer, etc) have had direct exposure to someone who believes they may have been exposed and are now getting tested, or have had direct 1:1 exposure to someone positive for Covid-19, or test positive for Covid-19 yourself, and have been on Trinity's Campus for worship, volunteering or other reasons, please immediately notify a member of Trinity's Administrative Team (Pastor Doug Kallesen, Chanda Gillenwater, Liz Roberts or Patty Moser - email TLC@TrinityDowntown.com). Your name will be kept in confidence, while Trinity makes its best effort to determine which others you may have had contact with to inform them of the need for testing and/or quarantine.

Worship Safety Procedures - MUST READ
  • If you are feeling ill, have a fever or any of the symptoms related to Covid-19, please stay home and join us for ONLINE worship.
  • The wearing of masks is required for all in attendance except for children under the age of two. Proper use is required - mask should fully cover your nose and mouth for the entire service, even while singing.
  • The Pastor is permitted to remove his mask to give the sermon in order to communicate effectively - for this reason the front two pews of church will remain empty to allow for additional distancing between the pastor and guests.
  • All hymnals, Bibles, pencils, attendance and prayer cards have been removed from the pews. There will be no printed bulletin. This removes all items which would have multiple contacts.
  • The carpets will have been steam cleaned and sanitized. All surfaces inside the Sanctuary will be sanitized, including the pews and pew cushions. These areas will be re-sanitized after the Saturday night service in preparation for Sunday morning.
  • Please enter the Sanctuary from the front (south) doors or the west side door (ramp).
  • There will be hand sanitizer available at both the front door and west side door - please use before you enter and as you leave.
  • You will be welcomed into the Sanctuary by an usher or greeter who will escort you to your seat. They will also be able to answer any questions that you might have.
  • The pews and aisles will be marked to facilitate safe social distancing.
  • No hugs or handshakes are permitted.
  • We will be administering in-pew communion rather than having the congregation proceed to the altar to receive the bread and wine. Each communicant will be given a sanitized plastic bag containing the bread and wine (gluten-free wafers will be available to those who need them) at their seat. Pastor will provide instructions detailing the exact procedure to be followed at each service.
  • At the conclusion of the service everyone will be asked to remain seated until it is their row’s turn to leave the sanctuary.
  • Collection plates will be placed at the front doors and west side door from the church to receive the tithes and offerings of those attending the service.
  • There will be receptacles for the used communion kits at each exit as well.
  • Worship will be posted online as it has been, so if you are feeling ill or wish to worship from home for any reason, you may certainly do so!

* Childcare/nursery will not be available until further notice. Children are always welcome in worship services!
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