Trinity Weekly
November 24, 2021 Edition

Church Office Thanksgiving Schedule
Trinity Downtown's offices will be closed on Thursday and Friday, November 25-26, in celebration of Thanksgiving. We will be in contact as soon as possible when we return to work on November 29.

Updated Women of the Word Schedule
The Women of the Word (WOW) Bible study is taking a break for the holiday season. Stay tuned for updates on the next study and the dates when this will begin. Have questions? Contact the church office at
Lake Eola Tree Lighting Volunteers Needed
Trinity is thrilled to partner with the city of Orlando and take part in the annual Eola Christmas Tree Lighting on December 3, 2021. With three booths and the theme of "Come Meet Jesus at Trinity," we are excited to reach out to the community and share the love of Jesus. Volunteers are needed to help facilitate the booths. Individuals with all skills are encouraged to volunteer! Attire is a red shirt/red Christmas shirt/red Trinity shirt with blue jeans and comfortable shoes. Please contact Terry Boggs at for more information or to sign up.

Baked Goods Needed
Trinity is also in need of baked goods for our hot cocoa stand at the Eola Tree Lighting on Dec. 3. If you wish to donate, please wrap each piece individually and bring it to the church office by Thursday, December 2. The church office is open Tuesday-Fridays from 8:30am-5pm.

Baked goods can also be brought directly to the event by 4pm. Join in the fun of witnessing hundreds of people who will be there to celebrate.

If you have specific questions regarding the baked goods, contact Lynn Hogan at or at 407-716-9773.
Trinity Shares Christmas - Final Week to Participate!
"Trinity Shares Christmas" is our annual Christmas outreach in partnership with Prison Fellowship Ministries, providing Christmas toys and food for children who have an incarcerated parent.

The Angel Tree is currently in the narthex. Tags are placed on the Angel Tree (and this year we've added an online option for picking a tag as well so that those worshiping from home can easily participate Simply take a tag (or sign up for one online), purchase what is on that tag, and return the gift and tag to Trinity unwrapped by November 30. When taking a tag, please make sure to either sign the clipboard in the narthex or sign up online. All items should be placed in the box in the Narthex during worship or be brought to the front office between the hours of 8:30am-5pm Tuesday-Friday during the week. Please attach the tag or a note to the gift so we know for which family the gift was purchased. Each gift should be under $20. If you are unable to shop but want to donate funds, please contact Alina to arrange for that. Volunteers will then collect the gifts and deliver these Christmas blessings to local families.

We are so grateful for your participation in blessing these wonderful children on behalf of their incarcerated parent. If you would like to volunteer to call families, sort, or deliver gifts, we need your help! Please reach out to Alina Davis to volunteer or ask questions. or 407-247-9703
Thank You!!
A huge thank you to everyone who served in front or behind the scenes to make our Reformation BBQ and Thanksgiving Luncheon a success! We are so incredibly grateful for your service and want to express our deepest thanks for giving of your time and energy to serve our church family in this way.
CDC Class Christmas Celebrations
The Pre-K classes from Trinity's Child Development Center are thrilled to be holding their Christmas celebrations in December. Anyone from the church is welcome to attend. Please note that the celebrations will be on the lawn next to the church and observers are asked to bring their own chairs. All dates and times are below:

December 10 at 4pm: Leading LadyBugs
December 15 at 4pm: Talented Turtles
December 16 at 4pm: VPK
December 17 at 4pm: Gifted Gardeners
December 21 at 4pm: Fantastic Frogs
2022 Calendar of Comfort and PEACE!
Peace Comfort Dog is a calendar dog! Peace is featured in October for the Lutheran Church Charities K-9 Comfort Dog Ministries 2022 calendar. Who needs a 2022 calendar?! You get 12 months of comfort and love provided by LCC K-9 Comfort dogs. Calendars are $10 and make great Christmas, New Years, Birthday, and Just Because gifts. Please see any member of Peace's team to get your calendar or contact Paul Soost at
IMPACKS - Final Week to Participate!
"Impacks" (ie: backpacks making an impact) is a project putting together backpacks with a few personal items for children who are living in transition between foster homes or homeless shelter living. It ensures that each child has something of his/her very own to hold what little belongings he/she may have to carry from location to location. On any night there can be over 100 children sleeping at the Coalition for Homeless alone. It changes nightly. We have been told several times that our backpacks and gifts would be the only items these children would receive for Christmas.

This project is created and organized by Ashely Marshall of our CDC family. The CDC family of Trinity has been participating in IMPACKS for a several years now, and we are jumping on board to support this very real need in our community, to send a little extra love to children in need. Our church family goal this first year is to provide and fill 30 backpacks for Elementary age children. The backpacks will be delivered in December so these children will have something for Christmas. The deadline to bring completed backpacks to the Narthex will be November 30, 2021, but feel free to start bringing them in any time after October 21, 2021.

OUR Church Family BACKPACK GOAL: 30 (or more) Elementary Age appropriate size/theme Backpacks with a pack each of appropriate size socks and underwear, a toothbrush and toothpaste, and one toy for an elementary school age child. If you'd like to participate, please email - you can donate one backpack with all the items included, or if you would like to donate money, Chanda will do the shopping for you (est. $30 for a backpack and items). Monetary donations are due by October 24. Thank you!
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 December has 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 10:15-11:00am
Sunday School / Classes for Children and Students 10:15-11:00am
Adult Sunday School, Children's Sunday School, MS/HS Sunday School

  • Adult Sunday School: the Lessons from the Lectionary study meets in Loggia 3, and Conversations of Grace meets in in Loggia 2
  • 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: 1st-2nd grades with Mrs. Desiree Kallesen, and 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.
Open Positions at Trinity Downtown
We're seeking a part time Sunday childcare worker for our Nursery. Please share this job opening with anyone you feel might be a good fit!!
We're 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!  
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!
Oct 21-Nov 30 IMPACKS Collections
Nov 6-Nov 30 Angel Tree Collections
Nov 21 9am and 10:30am worship services
Trinity Family Fellowship Meal
Nov 24 Thanksgiving Eve Worship 7pm
Dec. 1 Advent services (12:10pm and 7pm)
Dec. 3 Lake Eola Tree Lighting
Dec. 8 Advent services (12:10pm and 7pm)
Dec. 15 Advent services (12:10pm and 7pm)
Dec. 18 The Longest Night service (6pm)
Dec. 24 Christmas Eve services (5pm, 7pm, and 9pm)
Dec. 25 Christmas Day service (10am)
Dec. 31 New Years Eve service (7pm)
Jan. 1 No service
Jan. 2. Regular Sunday services (9am and 11:15am)
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, Ray S., Mike R., Rev. Robert Besalski, Danny B., Doug H., Hank S., Sara R.

Health Concerns 
Hazel, Chuck, Kris R, Anita, Marie, Gary O, Gryzlo family, Keith, Patty, Kenneth B., Bill H., Phillip

Surgery and Recovery/Recently Hospitalized
Kay, Karen S., Virginia and Len, Tim B, Melvin D., Becky L., Jim S., Roy, Buddy A., Steve S., Sherry W., Joyce S., Jason K.

Other Needs
  • For the Road family
  • For the Gabriel family
  • Dr. Gideon Daniel
  • For all those affected directly or indirectly by the effects of Alzheimers - strength, grace and comfort for them and their families
  • Carl Bailey
  • Nathan and Maria - prayers for guidance in parenting newborn child
  • Norma and Don
  • Kendall White
  • Jerry Brewer and family - safe travels
  • Tedd and Kelly Stephens - safe travels
  • Melody and Heather - safe travels

Peace and Comfort
  • For Lory and family
  • For Tamra Gillenwater and family,
  • For the family and friends of Miriam Huebner
  • For the family and friends of Bill Kent
  • For the Phillips family
  • For the family of Joe Boggs upon the year anniversary of his death
  • For the family of Jason Vic
  • For the Griffy family
  • For the family, friends, and coworkers of Rich
  • For the Gentry family at the sudden passing of James "Shea" Gentry
  • For the Monroe family at the loss of their mother, Joanne
  • For the friends and family of Dorothy Stephens
  • For the Smallwood family
  • For the family and friends of Winter
  • For the Lehman family
  • For the Bruno family
  • For the Fowler family
  • For the family and friends of Ingrid Weld

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

  • That Jyra Baca awakened from a coma
  • Blessings on the marriage of Ben and Stephanie
  • Blessings on Dave and Cathy Simmons on their celebration of 17 years of marriage
  • Blessings on Daniel Yawman, Lois Raymond, Rita Daniel, and everyone else celebrating birthdays!
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
  • Prayers of thanks for God’s daily provisions. 
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