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Oktoberfest!  Friday, October 26
Join us for a fun evening at Trinity from 5:30-8:30pm with live music, great food, mini musical performances, festival games, German beer and wine and so much more. Fun for the whole family! This has become one of Trinity's favorite Community Outreach Events, and we'd love to have as many families from our entire Trinity family participating as possible!!  How can you help?
  1. SPREAD THE WORD  
    • Invite friends, family, neighbors, acquaintances, and personal connections with a personal invitation or by sharing our Facebook event on your own Facebook page and in any groups you belong to.  It's EASY! Just click on the link to the event provided here, then click on the Share button, and then choose to share as a post. You can share that post on your own personal Facebook page, or share to a community group you're connected to, like your neighborhood's Facebook group, or an local event page you follow. Sharing our Trinity Facebook events, whether for Oktoberfest, or Bible Study or Pumpkin Patch extends our reach, and our OUTreach, significantly!!  
  2. VOLUNTEER 
    • Volunteer shifts are a great way to serve for a portion of the evening and then have the other portion to be a guest and enjoy some wonderful fellowship and fun. 
    • While serving at a volunteer station, you serve as an representative of Trinity's outreach to the community and to our own Trinity family, being gracious hosts, welcoming and interacting with friends and guests, answering questions about Trinity, and meeting some new people.  
    • Please don't wait until the last minute - you'll be an extra special blessing to event coordinators if you sign up now so we can see that spaces are filled and needs are covered!  (You might even help to lower their blood pressure a few notches too!) Thank you! 
    • Please sign up to serve now by going to http://signup.com/go/kSooyuN 
  3. SPONSORSHIP
    • Sponsorship opportunities are available and much appreciated - you can find them on the sponsorship webpage as well as on a display in the Narthex! Your generous contribution toward event expenses allows Trinity to provide this community event at no admission fee and with many free activities and snacks. Your generous sponsor gift will be recognized by posting your family/business name on signage at the event, and on the Oktoberfest webpage, as a small token of our appreciation for your gift to support this community outreach event. 
Full details on the event website at http://church.trinitydowntown.com/oktoberfest/


Adoption and Foster Care Ministry Team
Our AFC (Adoption and Foster Care) Ministry Team is excited to offer you another opportunity to help out vulnerable children, and those who are taking care of them.  Trinity Downtown will be collecting new stuffed animals (to comfort the children during their transitions and their court dates) and gift cards to Target, Wal-Mart, Amazon, or just Visa gift cards (to help the families taking care of the foster children). We will have a bin in the Church narthex through November 4, when we will recognize Orphan Sunday during all worship services.  We invite you to join us in worship, as we learn more about children who are so close to God's heart!  

If you're interested in learning more about adoption, join us for an adoption information meeting at 12:15pm Sunday, November 4 (location TBD).  Lunch and childcare will be provided.

Finally, for those who are interested in supporting families who foster or adopt, (but cannot do so themselves) we will have a meeting on Wednesday, November 7, at 6:30 pm (location TBD).  We will be learning about "wrap-around care," and have some awesome ideas to share with you! Light refreshments will be provided. Thank you for your support!

"He defends the cause of the fatherless and the widow, and loves the foreigner residing among you, giving them food and clothing." Deuteronomy 10:18


Make A More Joyful Noise! Reformation
Join the Parish Choir for one Sunday only as we express our joy that The Word of the Lord Endures Forever!  You're invited to sing at the 8:00 a.m. OR the 11:00 a.m. service on October 28.  We'll have rehearsals on the following schedule:
  • Wednesday, October 24, at 7:30 p.m. (in the choir loft) or
  • Sunday, October 28, at 7:30 a.m. (in the choir loft) to sing for the 8:00 a.m. service, or
  • Sunday, October 28, at 10:30 a.m. (in the choir loft) to sing for the 11:00 a.m. service.
Come help the Parish Choir fill the choir loft as we Make a MORE Joyful Noise! and celebrate that The Word of the Lord Endures Forever! See a Choir member or email Paul at sooster67@yahoo.com or Glenda at whitemice@bellsouth.net for additional information.

Trinity Family News
A memorial service to celebrate the life of our brother in Christ, Bob Gordon, will be held in Trinity's Sanctuary on Saturday, October 27 at 11am.  A reception will be held immediately following the service at the Gordon's home.

Join the Comfort Dog Ministry Team
The Comfort Dog Ministry Team is looking for some agile volunteers to become handlers for Peace Comfort Dog. We are in great need of individuals who are available to serve as handlers on weekdays. To become a handler you must be approved by LCC, and then complete a weekend training in Northbrook, IL (paid for by the ministry).  To serve as a handler, you must be able to commit to one hour each week to train with Peace, and one team meeting each month, in addition to any ministry visits you've signed up for each week. If you love the Lord, enjoy spending time with dogs, and want to help share the mercy, compassion, proclamation and presence of Jesus with our community, please email Eric & Wendy Havens at comfortdog@trinitydowntown.com .  THANK YOU!

CPR and First Aid Training
Training will be help in Trinity's fellowship Hall on Saturday, November 10 from 8:30am to 12:30pm. The cost of the training is $25.  Please contact Meridith in the Child Development Center office to sign up in advance at CDCFrontdesk@TrinityDowntown.com or 407-849-3680. The $25 fee must be paid in advance to the CDC office please.

TYM (Trinity Youth Ministry) needs your help!
SUPPORT NEEDED
  • Paper Goods: Please consider donating leftover holiday/birthday celebration paper goods such as plates and plastic cutlery.  It will make for fun conversation during group meal time. ��
  • Prayer partners!  We need eleven adults to pray for and support this year's confirmation classes.  Please contact Jenn Blackwood mom23girls@cfl.rr.com if you are interested and have the time to commit.  This would involve most importantly PRAYER but also notes of encouragement during the year. We will have a time to meet together for lunch in the spring.  What a great opportunity to love and support the future of our church family!
  • Lunch Helpers! Our confirmation classes meet on Sunday afternoons.   We would could use some help with lunch. If you are able please consider signing up for providing a meal  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040c44a4a92b0-confirmation .

2018 Downtown Orlando Pumpkin Patch Sales: October 14-31
The annual Pumpkin Patch is here!  Trinity's Parent Teacher League (PTL) needs your support to help make this another successful event! The money earned supports our Trinity Lutheran School families. 

We need your help spreading the word about Trinity's annual Pumpkin Patch!  Please share the Facebook event  https://www.facebook.com/events/151576159120334/ to your own social media accounts, and community/neighborhood groups you're a part of.  You may also email the flyer pictured below to all your local contacts and businesses throughout the community!  If you can assist in putting up flyers around town, please contact the PTL and we will get you hard copies. If you have any questions, please email PTL@trinitydowntown.com . Thank you for your support!


Orlando Tree Lighting - Community Outreach Event
We're already beginning to prepare for the Orlando Tree Lighting at Lake Eola on Friday, November 30, where Trinity will participate as a Sponsor and share our own Christmas Gift with the Orlando community: TLS students will sing on the amphitheater stage and Trinity volunteers will staff multiple tents in the park with Christmas themed activities -- all of which will share a message of the true meaning of Christmas, "It's still all about Jesus."  In order to prepare for upcoming activities we have a few volunteer projects we need your help with:

Seamstresses/Tailors Needed for Nativity Costumes
Due to gifted hands and generous contributions over many years, Trinity Downtown has accumulated quite a few Nativity themed costumes, which are housed in the church basement. However, many of these costumes are in need of some repair and hemming so that they can be used by a wider cross section of people, both in our photo booth at the Lake Eola Tree Lighting Event, November 30th, 5:00-8:00 p.m., and in our Children's Christmas Eve worship service on December 24 at 3:00 p.m. We also have some rich looking fabric remnants that we'd like to see sewn into simple  'stole' type garments which could be draped over more plain gowns allowing for a greater variety of costumes and expediting costume changes in our photo booth. Finally, we have a pattern which would allow old baseball hats to be turned into permanent Biblical headgear which dispenses with tying fabric pieces to children's heads and hoping that they stay in place for the duration of the program/service! If you would enjoy serving through sewing any of these items, please contact jmalenke@trinitydowntown.org for supplies. Ideally we would like to have these costumes completed by Friday, November 16th.  Thank you!

Crafters/Painters Needed for Ornament Production
Last year members of the Trinity family guided children from our community in putting together a lovely keepsake Christmas Ornament at our tents at Lake Eola for the Tree Lighting Event. This year we will be offering a choice of ornaments, the design from last year, and a second new "fingerpainted" ornament. We need painters to to the prep work for these ornaments, painting a solid background on plastic ornament discs to prepare them for children to finger paint a picture of baby Jesus. This is an excellent project to take home with you and bring back when you are done. Please contact jmalenke@trinitydowntown.org if you are interested in helping to paint some of these ornaments. Our deadline for completing this project is Friday, November 16th.  Thank you!

Lutheran Haven Flea Market
Lutheran Haven's Fall Flea Market is scheduled for Saturday, Oct 27 from 8am to 2:30pm.  Located at 2041 W. State Road 426 in Oviedo, FL 32765. Proceeds benefit Lutheran Haven Nursing Home, Assisted Living, and Memory Care.

Christian Yoga!
You're welcome to join us on the first and third Mondays of each month for a Christian Yoga class at 6:30pm (new start time) in Fellowship Hall. Email Beth at baschu4@bellsouth.net to confirm you're coming. Class starts at 6:30 pm, please arrive by 6:20 pm. Thank you! Bring With You : an exercise mat (and block if you have), $5, Comfy clothes, smile and enthusiasm!

Concert at POP
Contemporary Christian band, I AM THEY will be performing a unique acoustic concert at Prince of Peace Orlando on Friday, October 26 at 7:30 pm. Tickets start at just $12 and may be purchased online at  www.poporlando.com/iamthey .

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.

Caregivers Support
Join us at Today's Caregiver magazine's 20th annual Fearless Caregiver Workshop on November 13th at Holy Trinity Reception Center in Maitland where we will educate, support and train family caregivers on how to partner with community and private resources in Orlando. CLICK HERE: ORLANDO - Maitland Conference  More info at 877-829-2734. Family Caregivers will learn:
  • How to choose a home care agency
  • What Financial Options are available
  • How To Evaluate types of Living Communities
  • How to Select Insurance
  • How to find more time to care
  • HOW TO GET FAMILY MEMBERS TO HELP...and much more!!


Important Dates

October is Pastors Appreciation Month
October 14-31 Pumpkin Patch Sales
October 26 OKTOBERFEST Community Event
October 28 Make a More Joyful Noise
October 31 Reformation Day - TLS Halloween Parade
November 4  Orphan Sunday, Adoption Information Meeting
November 7 Adoption and Foster Care Support meeting
November 11 Veterans Day Sunday
November 18 Congregational Thanksgiving Meal
November 21 Thanksgiving Eve Worship 7pm
November 22 Thanksgiving Day Worship 10am
November 22-23 Campus Offices and School Programs Closed
November 30 Lake Eola Tree Lighting, Trinity Community Outreach Event


Attendance and Giving October 13-14

Bible Study
Adults 14
Children & Youth  40

Worship
6pm 33
8am 35
930 88
11am 82
Total in Worship 238

Giving
Last week C & M   Actual Recd: 13,598 Budgeted: 14,450 Over/(Short): (852)
YTD C&M    Actual Recd: 221,847 Budgeted: 225,121 Over/(Short): (3,274)
Bridge To The Future Received: 55 YTD: 2,145
Faith Factor Received: 320 YTD: 2,560
Trinity Resurrection Received: 50 YTD: 805
Faithfully Forward Received: 400 YTD: 7649
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