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Trinity News and Updates
 
Blessing of the Backpacks - August 10-11
Blessing of the Backpacks and dedication of all teachers for the new school year continues this year on both Saturday and Sunday worship services August 10-11. Join us for a Back-to-School focused worship service, bring your backpack to be blessed, and get a special backpack tag from your Trinity family.
 
Food Trucks before Saturday Worship on Saturday, August 10
Join us for a time of fellowship with our CDC families in the courtyard (gym for AC) after they finish the "Meeting the Teacher" portion of their Open House. In the courtyard you'll find Food Trucks from 4-6pm, where everyone can have a meal before attending worship at 6pm. During the worship service we will bless backpacks (and diaper bags), and dedicate our CDC teachers for the new school year!  We would love to have a good showing of our Church families to spend some time in fellowship with our CDC families and encourage more connections between the whole Trinity family in one place. Please join us!
 
Choir Begins Wednesday, August 28 @ 7:30 p.m.
It's Time! It's time for anyone interested in singing with Trinity's Parish Choir to head back up the stairs to the balcony. Our first rehearsal will be Wednesday, August 28, 7:30 p.m. in the church balcony. Rehearsals will continue every Wednesday night at 7:30 (except during Advent and Lent, when we shift slightly). All are invited. None are turned away. It's okay if you have to miss some Wednesday rehearsals or Sunday services. We typically sing three Sundays a month, including two 11:00 a.m. services and one 8:00 a.m. service. We look forward to seeing some new faces. And of course we want to see those old faces. This is a great opportunity to serve the church through its music ministry. See you Wednesday, August 28!  Psalm 96:1 ~ Oh sing to the Lord a new song; sing to the Lord, all the earth!
 
You're Invited to Make A More Joyful Noise! 
"Make A More Joyful Noise!" is open to everyone that wants to make a More Joyful Noise! We sing a few times each year, and ask that you join us for rehearsal the Wednesday before the Sunday we sing, or even the morning that we sing. This is for anyone that wants to "try out" choir, even if for only one Sunday, or for those that want to share the joy of Jesus Christ through music. Faith, fun and fellowship are abundant with Make A More Joyful Noise! Please come join us!
 
Make A More Joyful Noise! Choir at the 100th Anniversary
Dust off those vocal chords! We would love for you to join us at the first Parish Choir rehearsal, Wednesday, August 28, at 7:30 p.m. in the church balcony. Our first Make A More Joyful Noise! Sunday will be September 15, for Trinity's 100th Anniversary combined church service. Come out and be a part of the music ministry for this milestone Sunday service. 100 year anniversaries only happen every 100 years, so this is really big! You want to be a part of this. We're planning a very special anthem for that Sunday.
 
Trinity's 100th Anniversary Plans Update
Mark your calendars for Sunday, September 15, for a time of fellowship as we give thanks to God and remember & celebrate our 100 years of Trinity history! That Sunday morning will begin with breakfast by Green Coat Catering at 9:00am, followed by a Time Capsule opening, and then one combined worship service at 10:30am.   
 
Campus Work Day Saturday
THANK YOU to all who came out to care for our Trinity campus!!   

Ruth Lane 
The City of Orlando is removing bricks, leveling the road, and then re-bricking Ruth Lane.  The project started on Wednesday, July 24, 2019, and will take 3-4 weeks. You will still be able to exit Trinity onto Ruth Lane from the interior driveway and from the parking lot behind the Sanctuary, but there will be no parking on the street until the project has been completed.
 
Trinity Shares Christmas - Serving and Sharing the Gospel in our Community
Over the last 11 years, Trinity Shares Christmas/Angel Tree has been one of Trinity's most-loved projects, and the support is always overwhelming. In order to keep this project going for many more years to come, I am asking for two people to step up and become co-coordinators with me. What does that mean? You would share in coordinating these tasks (not doing everything yourself):  calling caretakers in October to verify information and to get gift suggestions for the children; using a database to track items; setting up the TSC tree in late October/early November with requests on the ornaments; sorting, bagging, and tagging food and gifts; and arranging for transportation of the food and gifts in early to mid-December. The database is easy to use, and there are always volunteers willing to help write out the ornaments, sort and bag gifts and food, and make deliveries. If you would like to know more, please contact me, Glenda, at whitemice@bellsouth.net
 
Trinity's LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Ministry
Did you know?  
  • Peace visits the courthouse helping to comfort those affected by sexual abuse
  • Peace visits churches regularly, Lutheran churches and others, sharing her ministry
  • Peace visits police, sheriff, and fire departments and 911 communities
  • Peace visits assisted living and adult day care facilities monthly
  • Peace visits Lutheran schools and preschools monthly
  • Peace visits the Lake Non VA hospital and clinic
Thanks to your generous donations, Peace has been able to touch the lives of more than 7000 people in her first year of service!  Like and Follow Peace on Facebook and watch amazing things happen in years to come. We appreciate your prayers, your support, and your donations - which all serve to further this Comfort Dog ministry in Orlando!
 
Operation Barnabas Update
Operation Barnabas has  been blessed with wonderful support from both Trinity families as well as families from Christ the King - canteens full of change, cash donations, and items donated for care packages that will be sent directly to veterans. A designated account is now set up for this ministry, so for those able to donate Thrivent Dollars, you can do so to Trinity-Operation Barnabas. The National Commander, Gary Danielsen, is excited about our efforts as well, and hopes to have photos and information from us to include in his next national newsletter about our efforts here in Central Florida!  Thank you all for your support! 
 
Updating Trinity's Veterans Plaque
Operation Barnabas will be updating Trinity's veterans plaque for active duty, retired and deceased veterans. We have received six requests for additions to the veterans plaque, with two saying they would help finance the cause. If you have names you would like included on the board, email OperationBarnabas@TrinityDowntown.com. We will include a panel for first responders in the congregation as well.
 
New Faces on Campus
If you're on campus during the work week, you may see some new faces that you don't recognize. We have two remarkable educational programs operating out of Heritage Hall, who will be utilizing some of our shared spaces (restrooms, playgrounds, etc). 
 
Quest Kids Academy is on the second floor of Heritage Hall. Quest Kids Academy provides quality education for children with developmental and intellectual disabilities, many on the Autism spectrum. Individuals with intellectual disabilities often have difficulties with communication, social interactions and leisure or play activities and are faced with difficult educational and social challenges. In collaboration with speech pathologists, occupational therapists and educational professionals, Quest Kids develops and implements an appropriate path of learning that meets each child's specific needs. (information from their website) If you'd like to learn more, please visit their website!   http://www.questinc.org )
 
The Morgan Center is located on the first floor of Heritage Hall. The Morgan Center provides preschool age children who are undergoing treatment for cancer the opportunity to interact and socialize in a safe environment that stimulates cognitive and social development. Children on chemotherapy treatment have a suppressed immune system, and could otherwise risk infection and serious illness by attending typical age appropriate preschool programs. (information from their website) To learn more, please visit their website http://www.themorgancenter.org/
 
Use of Heritage Hall : During the week, the Heritage Hall is completely dedicated to these two programs and is not in use by Trinity.  On the weekends there will likely be some sharing of space with Quest, on the second floor, for Sunday School classrooms. However, Trinity will not be using the first floor at all because TMC limits their students' exposure to germs by using special cleanliness precautions and limiting exposure to outside germs.  Please respect those boundaries to keep those kiddos safe and healthy! Give a warm welcome to our new friends when you run across them on campus.   
 
Lutheran Study Bible Sale (and more)
Concordia Publishing House is having their annual sale - their new and most popular Bibles and companion books are discounted up to 33%.  Cph.org
 
Please let us know!
Please let your Trinity family know of any scheduled surgery or hospital stay.  In addition to scheduled procedures, please give the church office a call to let us know about extended illness, unplanned hospital stays, or even the birth of a child.  You can call the office at any time and leave a message-no need to wait until business hours (407-488-1919 x101). During business hours, that information can then be forwarded to the appropriate caregivers.  For an emergency that requires the care of a Pastor after hours or over the weekend call or text us at 407-490-7339 and leave a message. We'll get back to you ASAP. We want to be sure to know when you need us-whether to pray with you before a scheduled procedure, sit with you during a loved one's procedure, pray for you while you recover, visit you in the hospital/at home or to share praise and thanksgiving prayers for good news/results. Just let us know.  Thank you.
 
Urgent Prayer Requests
If you have an urgent prayer request that can't wait until you fill out a yellow prayer card during worship, please submit it via email to Pray@TrinityDowntown.com .  While submitting a yellow card during worship is still the preferred way to share prayer requests, sometimes a prayer need can't wait until Sunday.  Your prayer request (first name and basic details of the prayer requested) will be shared with a team of committed weekday prayer warriors and will also be added to Trinity's regular printed prayer list for the congregation.  All prayers are kept on the printed list for a period of three weeks, so please resubmit long term prayer needs regularly so that they stay on the printed list. Thank you.
 
Ministry Partners
 
LiveUCF Gala
LiveUCF's annual fundraising gala is scheduled for October 12, 2019 at 6pm, hosted by Prince of Peace Lutheran Church. There will be a silent auction, dinner & drinks, and keynote speakers Eddie and Rene Taubensee.  For more information, go to LifeUCF.com/gala

 Important Dates

August 10 CDC Open House , FOOD TRUCK, 6pm Blessing of the Backpacks  & CDC Teachers Dedication
August 11 Blessing of the Backpacks
August 18 Rally Day - Sunday School and MS/HS groups begin
August 28 Choir Rehearsals Begin
September 15 Trinity's 100th Anniversary Breakfast and Combined Worship 
September 28-29   Food & Funds on the Fifth Sunday 

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