Trinity Weekly
September 18, 2021 Edition

Last Chance to help Peace Shares

This weekend is your final chance to bring donations for Peace Shares. Peace is hoping you'll bring dog and cat food, treats and toys - any flavor, any brand - that will be donated to Peace's groomer All Creatures Pet Grooming. All Creatures is taking in pets that need to find new homes. Their generous and loving acts are saving dogs and cats that otherwise might be put down. 
Please bring any donations and leave it in the Narthex on the back shelf under the Peace Shares sign. If you need to drop off early next week, feel free to leave donations in the church office. If a cash or check donation is easier, you can give to Paul Soost, Peace's Top Dog, or to whoever is with Peace at this weekend's services. Checks should be made out to Trinity Lutheran Church with Peace Shares written on the memo line. 
Peace appreciates all donations. Thanks to those who have already contributed. And thanks for helping Peace give back to All Creatures Pet Grooming as they find new homes for dogs and cats in need. Thank you!
From now until 6pm this evening.
There are a few hours left! Devote a few minutes to prayer!

Prayer Vigil - Friday, September 17 at 6pm through Saturday, September 18 at 6pm
Choose Any Time to Pray During This 24 Hours

  • Pray that the Lord will restrain the COVID virus and all of its variants and if HIS will completely eliminate it from the earth.
  • Pray that the Lord will protect and defend our military and all those Americans whose lives are in jepardy in Afghanastan. Be their SHIELD and Fortress against the evil that exists there.
  • Pray for all Christians still in Afghanastan and defend them against the ravages and horror of these Muslim killers who are determined to enslave or to murder them for their belief in Christ Jesus.
  • Awaken the United States to return to you Lord and seek your repentance through Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior.
  • Pray that the leaders of this nation, let them become aware that it is you LORD who remains in charge and allow them to come to the understanding that they must follow your word and seek your guidence in every decision.
  • Lord let our leaders finally understand that ABORTION is a crime against you LORD and not a constitutional right to MURDER the defenseless whom you have through your mighty hand created.
  • Bless Trinity Downtown, this precious Lutheran Church founded in 1919, its ministries, CDC families and membership so that we may be a becon of your love to all those we serve in the community.
  • Lord protect and defend our liberties and the Constitution of these United States, our right to worship and all other aspects that have been granted by YOU for this ONE NATION UNDER GOD.
  • Let us remember IN GOD WE TRUST that has been an established creed for our nation since it was established in 1775.
  • Pray for those who were so horribly effected by the hurricane on our gulf coast and for a speedy recovery from the damage incurred so they may return to a normal life.
  • Pray for protection against these hurricanes and tropical storms, for calm seas, and moderate winds.
  • Allow us as your servants to trust in you LORD removing the fear of COVID so that we may confidently come into your house (Trinity) to praise and worship you, rather than be influenced by evil that wants to prohibit us from gathering in YOUR name. 
Campus Improvements
  • Campus signage at the entrance to Livingston Street parking lot We've updated the sign at the entry to the parking lot of the Livingston Street office. Bright white, bold lettering, vibrant logo, all letting those around us, including our hotel and condo neighbors, know we're a Lutheran Church and Child Development Center. (Next will be the signage in front of the Sanctuary and the signs next to the flagpoe!) Many thanks to Lance Bell for installing the sign on his own time, at no extra charge to Trinity!
  • Re-Roofing of Fellowship Hall, Kitchen and Roof Over Hallway from Kitchen up to Fire Escape Stairs This project bagan on Thursday and is scheduled to be completed by Monday, September 27, 2021. Unfortunately, if the weather does not cooperate, this time frame may be extended. Let’s pray for great weather. Weeday use of the paved courtyard is not permitted during this time, for your safety! Thank you.
New Weekend Worship Schedule Begins Now!
  • Please wear a name tag
  • Say hello to new faces! You'll see some old friends and make some new ones!
  • Enjoy the Bible Study/Sunday School hour in between Sunday services!
Thanks to all who are serving in worship! We have multiple openings and needs to fill, but we're looking much better as we approach moving to two services each Sunday. You can view this schedule on the website as well at or DOWNLOAD here as a pdf.
URGENT Need in Worship Services
We have vacancies in the October schedule and need your help! Seeking PowerPoint Operators for 11:15am (mature students with PowerPoint experience are welcome to serve)

Please contact Chanda at ASAP to help us wrap up the September schedule. Thank you!
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 and Confirmation Start September 12

  • 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 - look for the signs and arrows along the loggia hallway!
  • MS and HS Youth Bible Study will begin with a study of Paul, co-lead by Faith Finger and her father Tom Finger, utlizing Right Now Media video study resources. Youth will meet in the church undercroft (basement) in the Youth Room.
  • Confirmation Instruction will be co-lead by Pastor Doug Kallesen and Mr. Tim Norris, studying from Luther's Small Catechism and various resources. 12:30 in Fellowship Hall.

For details and to REGISTER:
for MS/HS Youth or Confirmation
for Children's Sunday School
Sept 24 Lunch with OWLS
Let's meet for lunch at Outback Steakhouse at 1927 Aloma Avenue in Winter Park
Please call Audrey at 407-897-1418 to confirm.
Reformation Sunday Plans! Save the Date
On Sunday, October 31, we will have one Sunday worship service at 10am to Celebrate Reformation Sunday. (6pm worship will meet as scheduled). 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!
Missional Living / Outreach - Share a Simple Invitation
Always feel free to copy the images in your Trinity Weekly and pass them along to someone with a personal note from you inviting them to visit. If you have a special opportunity and would like a printed copy to share, or multiple copies for a group of people, we'd be happy to make those available to you! Contact Chanda at or 407-490-7339.
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!!
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.
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.
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.  

Adult Study & Support Groups

  • Weekly Men's Thursday morning IHOP Breakfast and Devotions Group (ongoing)
  • Immerse Bible Reading Experience, Book 3: Prophets (Mondays with Pastor Doug, starts September 13)
  • Grief Share - Grief Recovery Support Group NEW SERIES BEGINS AUG 31
  • Prayer Bible Study Group (ongoing)
  • Sunday Sermon Study - with Pastor Doug, begins Sept 12
  • Begins Sept 12 - Adult Bible Study - IMMERSE Bible Reading Experience - POETS
  • Additional POETS Study groups: Tuesday morning women's group, Thursday evening women's group, Saturday evening adult group
  • Tuesday Morning Women’s Group, "Women of the Word"
  • Online/At Your Own Pace - multiple options

For details and updates click here: Bible Studies

Children (4 years though 5th grade)

Begins SEPT 12: SUNDAY SCHOOL returns for children and youth 4 years through 5th grade

For details and updates click here: Childrens Ministry

Youth (6th grade through 12th grade)

Begins SEPT 12: Sunday School/Bible Study for MS & HS Youth, 10:15am Youth Room
Begins SEPT 12: Confirmation Instruction for 7th and 8th graders, 12:30pm FellowshipHall

For details and updates click here: Youth Ministry
September 25 Memorial Service for Lo Phillips 11am, followed by receptoin
September 26 Voters Meeting
October 1 Pumpkin Delivery - volunteers welcomed to help unload! time tba
October 2-31 Pumpkin Patch Sales - CDC Fundraiser
October 31 One Sunday Reformation Worship service at 10am, followed by Elder BBQ
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 
Mary, Rachel Cottle, Jan Fry, Kurt, Bruce S, Jamie J, Rick B, Andy S, Sandy Allen, Karl S, Sandy Allen, Mary B

Health Concerns 
Rocky Smothers, Norma X, Edwin, Stan, Shane Russell, Bobby & Sheila Watson, Tom and Debra, Richard Mathews, Jeramie, Linda C, Morgan Z, Charlie L, Clara M, Hazel H, Callie, Bob, (hospitalized), Kevin Cavanaugh, Paul, Briana, Mary Scroggins, Ernest Lea, Len Gabriel

Other Needs
  • For the Raad family
  • For the Gabriel family
  • Dr. Gideon Daniel
  • For Colby and Baby Willow - for safe delivery for Willow and Mom!
  • Jon, Dan and Liz - safe traveling to Italy
  • For the Chasie family
  • Marina- prayers for her husband to find a job here so he can move from NY to Orlando and reunite with family
  • For all those affected directly or indirectly by the effects of Alzheimers - strength, grace and comfort for them and their families
  • For Lina Blackwood - blessings on her transition to collage and all that goes with that!
  • Jeremie, Keith, Mindy, H, Karen E, Margaret
  • Carl Bailey

Surgery and Recovery/Recently Hospitalized
Joyce Soost, Enid, Adrienne, Michael, June D., Naomi, Rocky S, Tyler H, Tom W, Diane Banks, Gracie Hestor, Brenda Gusewelle, Len Gabriel, Krista, Shane Russe

Peace and Comfort
  • For all those grieving losses from 9.11.2001
  • For the family and friends of George Frasier
  • For Lory and family after the loss of her husband to Covid and for the speedy recovery from Covid for the rest of the family.
  • For Tamra Gillenwater and family, after the loss of her mother to Covid and prayers for her father, who has Covid, to be restored to health.

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

  • 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!!
  • Thanksing Gof 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.
  • Prayers of thanks for God's daily provisions for all
  • For Rocky Smothers continued recovery
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.

Current Covid-19 Safety Procedures

The latest update from JULY 30 can be reviewed here:
July 30, 2021: Update on Covid-19 Safety Procedures
Trinity's safety procedures will continue to evolve and adapt in consideration of local, state and federal updates and guidelines. Our current update takes into consideration the recent State of Emergency in Orange County, Florida. As of July 28, 2021, in Orange County, the 14-day rolling positivity rate for Covid-19 had increased to over 15%, on July 27 alone there were 1,371 positive tests, and certain providers have reported that up to 30% of the positive cases are of vaccinated persons. Further, based on Center for Disease Control guidance, the primary and most important mode of transmission for COVID-19 is through close contact from person-to-person.

Because of this significant increase in Covid-19 cases in our area, Trinity's Leadership encourages all in attendance at public worship, church meetings, and study groups to socially distance. When distancing is not possible, we encourage you to wear a mask.  This is especially relevant when individuals meet in close proximity to one another (ie: small group meetings in classrooms or offices).   

Trinity's Child Development Center continues to REQUIRE mask-wearing at all times by all adults in the facility and continues to structure parent access to limit the number of people on site at one time - all to reduce the possibility of exposure and ensure our best possible opportunity of keeping classrooms open and fully staffed.

*Trinity will continue to offer both in-person and online worship, as well as at-the-rail and in-the-pew communion options.  
*Disposable masks are available at both Sanctuary entrances for anyone who needs one.
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