Trinity Weekly

September 23, 2022 Edition

Construction Updates

We are excited that the repairs to the windows in Heritage Hall and the new plexi-glass on the stained glass windows in the sanctuary have been completed! A huge thank you to those who have donated to help with these projects!

Before and after pictures for both projects are included below. Please direct any remaining questions you may have to the church office.

OWLs Luncheon

The next OWLs (Older Wiser Lutherans) luncheon will be held at 12:30pm on Friday, September 30, at Italian House 140 S. Crystal Lake Drive Orlando, FL.

Please contact Audrey Gordon at 407-897-1418 or with questions or to confirm your attendance

Fellowship of Christian Athletes at Trinity Downtown!

Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) Trinity Youth Ministry (TYM) is a new and exciting opportunity for 6th through 8th grade students in our local community to come together in a fun environment to build relationships with one another and with Jesus. Volunteers and participants will enjoy dinner together, followed by worship, games, and an open gym in the beautiful facilities provided by our Lord at Trinity Lutheran Church in downtown Orlando. FCA TYM will meet in Trinity’s fellowship hall and gymnasium, from 6-8 p.m. one Sunday per month.


For additional information, please see the flyer below:

FCA TYM Informational Flyer

If you would like to sign your child up for this event, please use the registration link below:

FCA TYM Registration

For more information on how to be involved, how to volunteer, or if you have any questions, please contact the church office.

Care Packages for College Students

Our Human Care Ministry would like to begin a project to send care packages to our college students who are currently away from home. We want to maintain contact and remind them of our prayers, love, and care for them.

We have a team formed who will draw up guidelines for what to send and when, and how to let the congregation share in the project.

What we need now are names and mailing addresses of our college students. Please send these to the church office ASAP. The deadline to submit names and mailing addresses is September 25th so we can begin our planning in earnest. Please direct any questions to the church office.

Once in a While Downstairs Choir

Would you like to sing with the choir but cannot commit to Wednesday rehearsals or climb the stairs to the balcony? You are invited to participate in the First Floor Once in a While Choir at the 11:15 Service on Sunday, October 2. We will meet in the front of the church at 10:30 that morning to rehearse. All are welcome!

LWML Weekend

Next weekend, October 1 and 2, has been designated as Lutheran Women’s Missionary League (LWML) Sunday. The women of the LWML invite the entire congregation to celebrate together as the Body of Christ under the theme, “For Us and With Us.” This special worship service was authored by Rev. Dr. Ryan Peterson, Vice President of Administration, Concordia University Ann Arbor, Michigan.    

Join us and learn how the Lord has worked through the LWML to bring the lost and the erring into fellowship with Him through mission and ministry. LWML is planning a display of several completed quilts and our LWML Banner. There will also be a small keepsake gift for the first 100 people. 

ElderFest BBQ

Please join the Trinity Downtown Elders who are hosting the ElderFest BBQ on Friday, October 28, from 5:30–8:30 pm in Fellowship Hall and the Courtyard. 

The menu includes bratwurst, beef hotdogs, chicken sliders, and sides. Beverages will include water, iced tea, beer, and wine. Guests are asked to bring a dessert.  There will be activities and games for the children along with BINGO for all to enjoy. 

This event is FREE of charge. We will have a Free-Will Offering plate out to accept donations to offset expenses and go toward Pastor’s discretionary fund. No RSVP’s needed and all are welcomed to attend. If you would like to volunteer for this event, please contact Terry Boggs at

Peace Serving in Uvalde, TX

Peace Comfort Dog, along with Dave and Judy Green and Paul Soost, are on their way to Uvalde, Texas. They are excited to begin their week of providing comfort and God's love as the students in Uvalde return to school. 


Wave 3 of the LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs includes: 

Abner (Bethany - Austin, Texas)

Charity (Brookfield - Brookfield, Wisconsin)

Gideon (St Michael’s - Bloomington, Minnesota)

Jael (Trinity – Hobart, Indiana)

Martha (Bethany - Austin, Texas)

Mary (St. Paul - Janesville, Wisconsin)

Miriam (Emmanuel – Kingfisher, Oklahoma)

Peace (Trinity – Orlando, Florida)

Triton (Messiah – Plano, Texas)

Please pray for all those involved - the students, parents, teachers and school staffs, and community of Uvalde, as well as the LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs traveling and serving. 


You can also follow Peace on Facebook and Instagram. See who she's meeting, which school she visits, the new friends she makes. And we encourage you to share Peace's posts so your friends and family can follow and pray with us. 


Team Peace appreciates your continued prayers and support! Thanks so much!

Family Fun Night

Trinity’s next Friday Fun Night will be held on Friday, October 21st, from 6:30pm-8:30pm. All ages from young to old are welcome to join in some fun and games, whether board games or card games. The main event for the night is bingo with prizes that include nostalgia candy, “a blast from the past,” and gift cards from various locations.

The Fellowship and Outreach Team will be providing dinner. It’s football season… time to have food, fun, and fellowship!!! Both the Team and Attendees are asked to bring Tailgating Snacks of your choice. A free-will offering will be taken to help cover operating expenses as well as for Pastor’s Discretionary Fund.

This month will also include a themed basket on display for a raffle drawing by the name of “Pumpkin Spice & Everything Nice.” So bring your $1 bills and play your heart out! Baskets change each month, but the purpose remains the same: to raise money to purchase coverings for the courtyard.

Please contact the office with any questions. 

New Foundations Class

Trinity is offering a weekly Foundations Class. If you or someone you know is interested in joining Trinity or wants information about the Lutheran faith, this is the class for you! An introduction to Christian teaching and the Lutheran faith, the purpose of this class is to provide the information needed to understand what Lutherans believe and decide whether Trinity is the church for you. Joining Trinity after completing this class is not required, but our hope is that you will find this to be a wonderful community where you can be involved and grow spiritually.

Meetings will occur September 10-November 5 from 4:00pm-5:30pm in the Fellowship Hall If you are interested in the class or need more information, please contact the church office.

For anyone who may want to participate but is not available when we are meeting or is not comfortable meeting in person, we are working on an online option that will give you the same information but can be completed on your own. However, we encourage you to attend in person if possible as you will have the opportunity to interact with the others in the class and become connected to people at the church who are learning alongside you. If you are interested in this online option, please contact the church office at

New Adult Sunday School Class

Pastor Doug is leading a study for middle schoolers, high schoolers, and adults entitled "I Don't Have Enough Faith to be an Atheist" based on the book by Frank Tureck and Norman Geisler by the same title. 

If you want to follow along in the book or the study guide, we recommend purchasing your book ASAP. 

Study Notes

New Adult Sunday School Class

Rocky Smothers is leading a study on the Major Festivals. Contact the church office with any questions.

Bible Study Schedule
call 407-488-1919 for additional details

Mondays at 7pm Online

Immerse Messiah

Led by James and Laura Marano

Meeting ID: 898 7130 0477

Passcode: 968927

Tuesdays at 9am in Loggia 3 Women of the Word

Wednesdays at 7pm Online Prayer Meeting

Led by Pastor Doug

Meeting ID: 875 5454 8217

Passcode: 715083

Thursdays at 6:30pm

Women's Bible Study

Led by Julie Lasater

Study resumes on October 6

Saturdays at 4:30pm in Loggia 3

Immerse Messiah

Led by Bob Trapp

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 schedules for September and October have been updated:

Sunday School for Adults
Sunday School for Children and Students

Adult Sunday School, Children's Sunday School, MS/HS Sunday School

  • Adult Sunday School: the I Don't Have Enough Faith to be an Atheist study meets in Loggia 2, and Major Festivals meets in in Loggia 3.
  • Children's Sunday School for children 4 years through 5th grade will utilize Answers Bible Curriculum published by Answers in Genesis. To learn more about this curriculum, visit the Answers in Genesis website.
  • Serving this year:
  • PreK-4 and Kindergarten with Mrs. JoAnne Gusewelle and Miss Kristin Gusewelle
  • 1st-2nd grades with Mrs. Desiree Kallesen
  • 3rd through 5th grades with Mrs. Gail Wilkosz.
  • All classes meet on the first floor of Heritage Hall.
  • MS and HS Youth Bible Study are invited to join Pastor Doug's Sunday School class entitled "I Don't Have Enough Faith to be an Atheist" beginning September 18. Reach out to the church office with any questions.
  • Confirmation has begun! You can find more details on the registration link below:
  • Confirmation Registration
We are 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
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September 24 Foundations Class (4pm)

September 25 Confirmation (12:30pm)

September 30 OWLs (12:30pm)

October 1 and 2 LWML Weekend

October 1 Foundations (4pm)

October 2 Confirmation (12:30pm)

   FCA TYM (6pm)

October 15 Foundations (4pm)

October 21 Family Fun Night (6:30pm)

October 22 Foundations (4pm)

October 23 Confirmation (12:30pm)

October 28 OWLS (12:30pm)


October 29 Foundations (4pm)

Monthly Trinity Calendars

A limited number of copies of the monthly Trinity calendar can be accessed in the narthex beginning this week, or can be viewed and printed by clicking on the link below:

October Calendar

Questions? Contact the church office at

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 

Sandy A., Mike R., Rev. Robert Besalski, Danny B., Doug H., Linda B., Hank S., Nancy K., Penn M., Trevor S., Jay Z., Bob K., David K., Kim, Paul, Corrie H., JoAnn, Melissa, Donald, Carolyn, Diane R., Jim C., Sigmond, Gary L., Kimberly, Preston, David V., Jo-Ann, Allan, Mary B., Lisa and Victor, Jerry K., Barbara R., Jenny M., Michael S.

Health Concerns 

Hazel, Chuck, John L., Karen E., Matthew, Joyce and Said S., Shelby, Cricket W., Kate C., Matt B., Pastor Doug

Surgery and Recovery/Recently Hospitalized

J. Leahy, Isaac, Camilla, Barbara M., Leatha R., James S. Clifford, Nick's girlfriend, Gary B.

Other Needs

  • The Collins family
  • Timothy G.

Peace and Comfort

  • For the family and friends of RoLHansen
  • For the family and friends of Gretche Arias Kunze
  • For the family and friends of Ronnie Schmitz
  • For the family and friends of Len Gabriel
  • For the family and friends of David Lyons
  • For the family and friends of Early Lukkes
  • For the family and friends of Sgt. Greg Taylor
  • For the family and friends of Georgia Holley
  • For the family and friends of Mary Long
  • For the family and friends of Glen Schumacher
  • For the McQuown family
  • For the Howard family
  • For the Heideman family
  • For the family and friends of John Huckeba
  • For Donna at the passing of her father
  • For the Fabry family
  • For the O'Donnell family
  • For the family and friendds of Sgt. Nagy
  • For the Hallenbech family
  • For Diane at the loss of her mother
  • For the family and friends of Ron Logan
  • For the Sharma family
  • For the Schupan family
  • For the family of Rower
  • For Adriunns at the loss of her friend
  • For the family and friends of Fran Lee

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 Puerto Rico


  • Blessings on all those celebrating birthdays and anniversaries!
  • Thanks and praise for those whose health has improved.
  • Thanks and praise for those who have returned safely from travels.

 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
  • For all those troubled by depression and broken relationships
  • For all those unable to attend church
  • For all those serving in our military
  • For the current war in Ukraine
  • For those who have lost homes due to storms and for those who are homeless
Community News
The St. Luke's Concert Series
To view ONLINE concerts, visit St Luke's website for links. Links to watch live.

Attendance & Giving

September 10 Sat. in person: 34

September 10 online: 21

September 11 Sun. 9am: 60

September 11 Sun. 11:15am: 65

September 11 online: 23

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