Trinity Weekly
October 29, 2021 Edition

Memorial Service for James "Shea" Gentry
You are invited to the memorial service for James "Shea" Gentry this Saturday, October 30, 2021 at 1pm in Trinity's sanctuary. Directly following the service, a reception with light refreshments will be held. The family would appreciate your support at the service or by by way of a card as they are requesting privacy at home during this time.

If you would like to send a card, please reach out to the church office at TLC@TrinityDowntown.com for their address.

Instead of sending flowers, the family is asking for donations to be made to Ellie's college fund. Donations can be made at the following link:
Food and Funds on the Fifth Sunday
As always, on any fifth Sunday of a month, we'll be collecting food donations for a local food pantry (dry and canned goods only, not expired) and funds for the Pastor's discretionary fund assisting those dealing with immediate financial emergencies. Bring in those dollars and BOGOs on Reformation weekend! Thank you.
Church Workday Thank You
A huge thank you to everyone who came out and helped make our campus beautiful! Your support and participation is appreciated and helps the ministry of Trinity continue strong. If you would like to begin serving at Trinity and have not yet found your niche, please reach out to the church office at TLC@TrinityDowntown.com with the areas in which you are interested serving and we will get you connected.
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 TLC@TrinityDowntown.com
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.
Reformation Sunday Plans! WEAR RED
THIS Sunday, October 31, we will have one Sunday worship service at 10am to Celebrate the 504th anniversary of the Reformation. (Saturday 6pm worship will meet as scheduled). Sunday school is cancelled in lieu of this service and will continue as usual next week. Following worship together, our Trinity Elders will host an Elder BBQ making time for fellowship among our membership, CDC families, and guests of Trinity. Meet and greet the Elders and learn more about how they serve Church - you'll find them wearing name tags so you can pick them out of the crowd! If you have a favorite dessert recipe, please bring a dessert to share!
Worship Bulletins
Back by request, weekly bulletins are now available in the narthex with service information as well as the weekly prayer list. Please feel free to take one home and pray for the concerns on the back cover. We are experimenting with exactly how many to print each week, so please be patient with us as we figure this out over the coming weeks!
Make A More Joyful Noise Sunday!
This is a Make A More Joyful Noise Sunday!

On Make A More Joyful Noise Sundays, anyone is welcome to join the Parish Choir for one week only.
One rehearsal.
One Sunday Singing.
One Joyful Noise.

We would like to thank those that are participating in this Sunday's service. We always have room for anyone who would like to join, whether you would like to participate occasionally or regularly. Make A More Joyful Noise Sundays occur several times throughout the church year. We hope you enjoy the anthems on Sunday.
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 is collecting donations of shoe box items now through Sunday October 31st for our shoebox packing party, which will be held during the Elder BBQ. We also have free shoe boxes that you can take home to pack. 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 (samaritanspurse.org). Contact Trinity church member Lynn Hogan, OCC Project Leader at lynnhogan@earthlink.net if you have any questions or are interested in volunteering for the packing party.  
IMPACKS
"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're 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 TLC@TrinityDowntown.com - 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!
Downtown Orlando Pumpkin Patch
Thank you to everyone who supported our CDC by purchasing a pumpkin from our pumpkin patch! It's still not too late to purchase a pumpkin! The patch will be open through October 30. Thank you again for your support and we look forward to bringing this wonderful event back next year!
NOVEMBER SERVING SCHEDULE
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 TLC@TrinityDowntown.com 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!!
LCS WE CARE 5K
At the We Care 5k you’ll never move alone while helping your community thrive! Lutheran Counseling Services is hosting an all ages 5k run and walk on October 30th. The We Care 5K will benefit their Older Adult Ministry which serves vulnerable older adults who struggle with loneliness and other life transitions. Your registration will help provide these community members needed counseling services and are 100% supported by donor contributions. Register by September 15th to get the early bird special of only $25 and help get older adults “moving” too.
Livestreaming
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 TLC@TrinityDowntown.com.
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!
October 5-30 Pumpkin Patch Sales - CDC Fundraiser, M-F 3-6pm, S & S 9a-5p
October 8 - Nov 6 Christmas Child Shoe box Collections
Oct 21-Nov 30 IMPACKS Collections
Oct 31 Food and Funds on the Fifth Sunday
October 31 One Sunday Reformation Worship service at 10am
Elder BBQ
Cake Bake-Off (deadline to sign up is Oct 24)
Nov 7 Daylight Savings Time Ends
Nov 11 Veterans Day
Nov 21 Trinity Family Fellowship Meal (more details to come next week)
Nov 24 Thanksgiving Eve Worship 7pm
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 
Rachel Cottle, Jan Fry, Kurt, Bruce S, Rick B, Andy S, Karl S, Sandy Allen, Mary B, Ray S, Mike Riley

Health Concerns 
Tina and J.T., Jimmy, Jyra B, Rachel, Nicolo, Ronnie S, Marcy N, Norma, Juan, Sharon, Noah, Pam, Deloris, Kyle, Dorothy S, Hazel, Chuck, Cricket W, Bruce P. and family, Joann C.

Surgery and Recovery/Recently Hospitalized
David H and family, Brenda, Mark K, Steven, Kay

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 TLC@trinitydowntown.com.

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

Thanksgiving
  • For another Easterday grandbaby!
  • For all the animals saved from the fired at PAGO
  • Praise for successful surgery for Matt Beier!
  • Many thanks to God for Claudia's safe and successful surgery!
  • Praise and thanks to our Lord that little Bruce has completed his chemo treatment, and his test results were promising! He will continue to have chemo treatments every three months and, prayerfully, will reach remission. 
  • Praise and thanks to God for taking care of Chuck Knudson through his surgery and recovery!!
  • Thanking God for making a heart available for Phil and for his successful ongoing recovery !
  • For the birth and health of Greyson Anthony!
  • 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
 
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
29 in person
13 online

Sunday 9am
49 in person
13 online

Sunday 11:15am
44 in person
7 online

Current Covid-19 Safety Procedures

The latest update from JULY 30 can be reviewed here: http://church.trinitydowntown.com/covid-19/
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