Trinity Weekly
November 5, 2021 Edition

Special Session of GriefShare
If you have suffered the loss of a spouse, parent, child, or close friend, the holidays are especially difficult to handle the first year, the second year, or even longer. To anyone who has suffered the loss of a loved one and is walking through this journey of grief, the weekly Tuesday afternoon GriefShare group would like to extend an invitation to their annual event entitled "Surviving the Holidays." This special session includes viewing a video entitled "Surviving the Holidays" and is an opportunity for Pastor Kallesen to be present and discuss grieving. Coffee, tea, water, and some snacks will be provided.

This special session will be held in the Fellowship Hall of Trinity Lutheran Church on Tuesday, November 16, from 1pm-3pm. If you have a commitment during the daytime or if there is enough interest in this event, an additional evening session may be offered on Wednesday, November 17, from 6pm-8pm.

If you have additional questions or are planning to attend, please RSVP by November 9 by contacting the church office (407-488-1919 or
Come, Ye Thankful People, Come!
It's our traditional Trinity congregation Thanksgiving dinner on Sunday, November 21 immediately following the 10am service! Trinity's Food Service Manager, Rich Poole, will prepare his succulent turkey and dressing with mashed potatoes and a vegetable. We will do a potluck of desserts only. Members whose last names begin with A-J please bring a cake or cupcakes, K-R please bring brownies or cookies, S-Z please bring a pie. It will be a great time of fellowship and reconnecting with friends who attend other worship services that you might not have seen recently. Arts and crafts will be provided for children. Bring your family, friends, and an attitude of gratitude. We have much to be thankful for this year! 
Thanksgiving Bread
Bread bakers are needed for our traditional Thanksgiving mini-loaves that are baked by members, blessed on the Altar during Thanksgiving Eve worship, and sent home with families for their Thanksgiving meals. Requires baking at home, wrapping and tying, and returning individually wrapped loaves to Trinity on the afternoon of November 24 by 2pm. Please contact the church office for more information: 407-488-1919 or
Trinity Shares Christmas
"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.

An Angel Tree will go up in the Narthex (entryway of the Sanctuary) this week. 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. 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
"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!
Operation Christmas Child
Trinity is Participating in Operation Christmas Child! The amazing journey of a shoebox begins with you… Operation Christmas Child is a project of Samaritan’s Purse, an international relief organization with a mission to provide local partners around the world with shoeboxes filled with small toys, hygiene items, and school supplies as a means of reaching out to children in their own communities with the Good News of Jesus Christ. These shoe boxes filled with simple gifts are shipped to children around the world affected by war, poverty, natural disaster, famine, and disease, and to children living on Native American reservations in the U.S.
Trinity Downtown will accept packed shoeboxes until Nov. 6th, or you can drop shoeboxes off at an official drop-off location during National Collections Week (Nov. 15-22). Information about drop-off locations and suggested gift items are available online at Operation Christmas Child | Shoebox Outreach of Samaritan’s Purse ( Contact Trinity church member Lynn Hogan, OCC Project Leader at if you have any questions or are interested in volunteering for the packing party.  
The Elders' BBQ was a Success!
On Sunday, October 31st, Trinity had its Inaugural Annual BBQ. At least a hundred of the congregation members, their family and friends came to this event. There was great food and fellowship. This event was a long time coming. We had Bingo and a packing party for the Operation Christmas Child through Samaritan's Purse in the Gym. We want to thank all the Elders for a wonderful outing. Stay tuned for the next event…
Did anyone say, “I Have the B-r-a-g-g-i-n-g R-i-g-h-t-s for being the best pastry chef in the First Annual Cake Bake-Off at Trinity??? We had three judges who diligently voted on the best cake. There were four entries selected for the top prizes. They won a ribbon and a gift card to Michael’s Crafts Store. We had four cakes that were not selected by the judges that were purchased from the spectators without tasting the cakes! The proceeds will go to the Pastor’s Discretionary Fund! The other contestants said, “Wait til’ next time!!!
1st Place-Brian Paul
2nd Place-Wendy Hoffman-Persons
3rd Place-Peg Tabor
4th Place-Miss Schroeder
New Member Welcome Postponed
New member welcome has been postponed indefinitely. Stay tuned for updates regarding the next planned new member Sunday, additional information regarding membership, Foundations Class, and other pertinent information. If you have questions or concerns, please reach out to
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 November 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, Childrens Sunday School, MS/HS Sunday School

  • Adult Sunday School the IMMERSE study meets in Loggia 3, and Sermon Study 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 Gueswelle: 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!
October 8 - Nov 6 Christmas Child Shoe Box Collections
Oct 21-Nov 30 IMPACKS Collections
Nov 6-Nov 30 Angel Tree Collections
Nov 7 Daylight Savings Time Ends
Nov 11 Veterans Day
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. 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 Cottle, Jan Fry, Kurt, Bruce S, Rick B, Andy S, Karl S, Sandy Allen, Mary B, Ray S, Mike Riley

Health Concerns 
Norma, Juan, Sharon, Noah, Pam, Deloris, Kyle, Dorothy S, Hazel, Chuck, Cricket W, Bruce P. and family, Joann C., James, Jimmy, Kris R, Anita, Marie, Gary O

Surgery and Recovery/Recently Hospitalized
Brenda, Mark K, Steven, Kay, Karen S., Virginia and Len, Tim B, Melvin D.

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

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. Karen and Ellie are so grateful for the calls, texts, and prayers they have received following this devastating loss. Karen and Ellie are surrounded by family and friends and are requesting privacy at this time. To send a card which would be appreciated, please contact the church office at
  • For the Monroe family at the loss of their mother, Joanne

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 Bill and Debbie McFadden are both out of danger, BACK TO WORK, and continuing to recover well.
  • For Rocky Smothers continued recovery
  • 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. 
Community News
The St. Luke's Concert Series
To view ONLINE concerts, visit St Luke's website for links. Links to watch live.

Disney Themed Orchestra Concert
November 4 and 5: Join Tim Norris and a 150 member orchestra for a Disney themed concert at Northland Church in Longwood in celebration of Disney's 50th anniversary. Additional information and tickets can be found at the following link:
Attendance and Giving

Saturday 6pm
26 in person
28 online

Sunday 10:30am
109 in person
30 online

Current Covid-19 Safety Procedures

The latest update from JULY 30 can be reviewed here:
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