Trinity Weekly
News & Updates
May 21, 2021
New Covid-19 Safety Procedures
In response to the new guidelines published by the Center for Disease Control (CDC), Trinity Downtown is updating its safety procedures for Church Worship services, church meetings, and church study groups/support groups on campus. 
The Center for Disease Control has published, “Risk of SARS-CoV-2 infection is minimal for fully vaccinated people..." (and research shows this includes those with naturally acquired immunities.)  "The risk of SARS-CoV-2 transmission from fully vaccinated people to unvaccinated people is also reduced. Therefore, fully vaccinated people can resume activities without wearing a mask or physically distancing…"
Effective starting with Trinity’s May 29/30 worship services and until further notice, Trinity will no longer require masking and 6 ft social distancing for all in attendance. Those not fully vaccinated or those who are immunocompromised are encouraged to follow CDC guidance for prevention measures. For anyone with Covid or other health concerns, Trinity will provide a separate seating areas for those who wish to continue to mask and distance in worship. This seating will be loacted in the northwest and northeast wings/vestibule (the pews in front on each side) of the Sanctuary. Trinity will also continue to offer ON LINE worship as well. 
Please also note that during school operating hours, M-F. 7:30-5:30pm, Trinity’s campus is host to our Child Development Center and Quest School – both of which still require masking and distancing. If your weekday activities bring you in proximity to those school programs while on campus, we ask that you wear a mask.   
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 or call /text 407-490-7339. Thank you.
Traffic Detour
Once again this weekend, due to construction, you may find a road closure between Magnolia Ave to Trinity's South driveway on Livingston. If you usually approach Trinity from the West, please give yourself a few extra minutes to work your way around the block to approach from East of Trinity.
Let's Bring Back Nursery Care During Worship
Trinity Downtown is seeking qualified volunteers to staff the church nursery for 6pm Saturday evening worship at (5:45-7:15pm) and for 10am Sunday morning worship (9:45-11:15am), working with children as young as 6 weeks to up to four years old. Multiple volunteers will allow for more flexible and infrequent scheduling for each individual! So if you have a team of friends interested, let us know! Must have verifiable experience caring for children, must be at least 18 years old, CPR & First Aid Certified and willing to complete a background check (cost covered by Trinity). If you are interested in helping serve in this children's ministry, and to see the full job description, please contact Chanda at Thank you!!
Food and Funds on the Fifth
This month has almost passed us by and we nearly missed that its a five-Sunday-month! Where there's a fifth Sunday, we promote a food and funds collections. Next weekend we'll collect non-perishable food for a local food pantry, and funds to replenish the Pastoral Discretionary Fund which allows for emergency assistance to the Trinity family and at times to those in our homeless or at-risk communites. If you'd like to participate, please bring your food and financial donations next weekend, for the fifth Sunday of the month. THANK YOU!
Celebrating our Graduates - for next weekend!
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 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!
OWLS Fellowship Luncheon
ALL "OWLS" are invited! For those who don't know, that means "Older Wiser Lutherans." This fantastic group is eager to meet new OWLS and have you join in on the last Friday monthly lunch tradition. The next lunch is Friday, May 28 at Bella Italia Pizza, 4662 E. Michigan St. (Mariner's Village) Orlando. Please e-mail Audrey at or call 407-897-1418 to confirm attendance. Hope to see all the OWLS there!
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
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
READERS/GREETERS: contact Lisa Harris 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.

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
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!

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 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
  • 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

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.

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 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 23 Confirmation Sunday
June Celebrating our Graduates
June 7 IMMERSE: Kingdoms begins
June 19 Memorial Service for Mary Gene Carr
August 22 SUNDAY SCHOOL returns - children, MS and HS
August 28 Foundations of Faith / New Member Class 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, Gail W
Health Concerns 
Charlie L, Norma S, Clara M, Hazel H,
Mindy, H, Karen E, Margaret

Peace and Comfort
  • For the family and friends of Christine M., close friend of Mary Hohman.
  • For the family and friends of Ed Milam, Sr., father of Mary Bell and Ed Milam, Jr,. and father-in-law of Lance Bell.
  • For the family and friends of Rhet King.
  • Mary Gene Carr's memorial service is scheduled for 1pm on June 19th at Trinity Downtown. Reception will follow immediately after.

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. 

The Week of May 15-16, 2021

Saturday 6pm
44 in person
29 online

Sunday 10am
97 in person
32 online

Bible Studies
(seven groups)
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 

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

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 " - 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.
The St. Luke's Concert Series
To view ONLINE concerts, visit St Luke's website for links. Links to watch live.
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Sermons (Past and Present)