Our Mission
Trinity's mission is to proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ through ministries which strengthen and equip people for Christian witness and service in downtown, metropolitan Orlando and the world.

Trinity Weekly News
Campus Work Day THIS Saturday
We are holding a spontaneous, impromptu Work Day this Saturday morning, June 13, from 8:30 to 11:30 am to "pretty up" the campus for our reopening services the following weekend. Mostly trimming and weeding are needed right now. We'll need you to bring your own tools, water, and snacks. Areas needing attention are the front parking lot, around the crepe myrtles along the loggia, the patio area north of the loggia classrooms, areas along the parking lot at the north entrance to the CDC, and along the church building on Ruth Lane. The tall windows on the north side of Heritage Hall need to be washed -- this will require some teamwork and advanced planning.

There are plans for a full campus workday for early August where many more projects, big and small, will be available based on your skills and available time. For example, there are several outside entry doors that need to be sanded and painted. If you would like to be involved in tackling that or notice other areas of need for campus cleanup and maintenance, please contact Ted Lange at  lange5fla@hotmail.com  so arrangements can be made for materials and equipment.

For this Saturday, if you've run out of projects at home or are just ready to get your hands dirty for Trinity, please join us on Trinity's campus. We hope to see you there!  

Plans for Reopening the Sanctuary
Trinity Family, Early March seems like such a long time ago. Many of us were paying little attention to a virus that was causing problems overseas, we still had days with cool weather, we were looking forward to Easter and we were able to worship at Trinity every weekend. Times certainly have changed. I doubt you could find anyone today who has not heard of COVID-19 or the Corona virus. Many of us have been hunkered down for months, only leaving the house to take care of essential business. Our children attended school at the kitchen table instead of in a classroom and our work schedules were disrupted. We have listened to “experts” breathlessly tell us some vital piece of news about the virus on Monday only to tell us something completely different on Wednesday. The only thing they could agree on is that life will never be the same. Luckily as practicing Christians we knew that God would see us through this time of trial as He has so many times in the past.

Trinity made the decision about three months ago to suspend worship in the Sanctuary out of concern for the health of our congregants. Online worship became the new normal as we checked in with our computers to see and hear Trinity’s virtual worship services. While this brought God’s word to our members it was never intended to be a permanent solution. Federal, state and local guidelines recently changed to allow in-person worship. Taking all the risk factors into account Trinity has made the decision to re-open our Sanctuary for worship beginning the weekend of Saturday June 20 and Sunday June 21. The Saturday evening service will be held at 6pm and the single Sunday morning service will take place at 10am.
Information About Attending Services at Trinity:
  • Prior to you arriving for the service Trinity staff and volunteers will have removed the hymnals, Bibles, pencils and attendance and prayer cards from the pews. The carpets will have been steam cleaned and sanitized. All surfaces inside the Sanctuary will be sanitized, including the pews and pew cushions. These areas will be re-sanitized after the Saturday night service in preparation for Sunday morning.
  • The pews and aisles will be marked to facilitate safe social distancing.
  • The wearing of masks will be required for all in attendance with the exception of Pastor and other worship leaders who will not be required to be masked when engaged in leading the service and as noted below. While each of you is encouraged to bring and wear your own masks we will have masks available for anyone who needs one. Note: According to the CDC children under the age of two should not wear face masks. Parents should decide whether wearing a mask is appropriate for their young children over the age of 2.
  • We will NOT be checking everyone’s temperature when they enter the Church. We do however ask anyone who is not feeling well, or who has any of the symptoms associated with COVID-19 to worship from home.
  • When you arrive at Trinity you will be welcomed back by an usher or greeter who will escort you to your seat. They will also be able to answer any questions that you might have. It is important that seating take place in an orderly fashion to ensure that we make the most efficient use possible of the available seating. We ask everyone to be understanding if “their” pew is not available. We also ask that you arrive a few minutes earlier than you usually do, if possible, to assist with the process.
  • Bulletins will not be available. We will have PowerPoint projection for both services.
  • While we are still finalizing the services, you can expect that the liturgy will be spoken rather than sung and that hymns will be handled a bit differently than you are familiar with to take the wearing of masks into account.
  • We will be administering in-pew communion rather than having the congregation proceed to the altar to receive the bread and wine. Each communicant will be given a sanitized plastic bag containing the bread and wine (gluten-free wafers will be available to those who need them) at their seat. Pastor will provide instructions detailing the exact procedure to be followed at each service.
  • At the conclusion of the service everyone will be asked to remain seated until it is their row’s turn to leave the sanctuary.
  • Collection plates will be placed at the front and side exits from the church to receive the tithes and offerings of those attending the service.
  • There will be receptacles for the used communion kits at each exit as well.

* Childcare and nursery will not be available until further notice.
* Sunday School and Youth Bible Study will start up again with the upcoming school year.

Some Do’s and Don’ts:
DO join us at Trinity on June 20 or 21 for worship if you are comfortable doing so – we would love to see you!
DON'T feel that you have to worship in person if you fall into a high risk category for COVID-19 or are not comfortable being around groups of people right now. We understand and will continue to provide online worship options for those who can not worship in person. Online services can be accessed from the Trinity website, Facebook and YouTube.
DO be sure to bring a Bible from home or put a Bible app on your phone, if you normally follow along with the readings in a pew Bible.
DO follow all social distancing guidelines while in the Sanctuary. We ask you to forego handshakes and hugs with friends you may not have seen in months and to wait until after you have left the church building if you plan on getting together in small groups
DO Praise God for all the blessings he bestows on us each day.

God Bless You All,
Thomas (Tom) Finger, Congregation President
cell: 407-765-9483

Volunteer Service Opportunities

  • Sunday School Teachers are needed in the Fall. If you love children and want to teach them about Jesus and the Bible this just may be your opportunity to serve your Lord at Trinity. If you are interested please contact Pastor at 407.234.5296 or pastordoug@trinitydowntown.com We seek to find enough volunteers to staff two teams. 

  • Choir and Bell Choir  – “Sing praises to God, sing praises; sing praises to our King, sing praises!” Ps. 47:6 Trinity’s got Talent and we are in search of a few more singers and ringers. If you are interested contact Paul Soost at sooster67@yahoo.com or Glenda Frazier at whitemice@bellsouth.net.  

Celebrating Pastor Jeff Moore's Ministry
Pastor Moore was ordained 40 years ago this month. If you would like to help celebrate his ministry, send a note to: Rev. Dr. Jeffery Moore, c/o Keni Neverton, 1011 S. Peninsula Dr., Daytona Beach, FL 32118. Thank you!!

Sunday School Activity for Little Ones
From Sunday School Teacher Traci Brown: Everyone with little ones at home, congratulations on getting through the school year adding "teacher" to your repertoire! We've missed our students in Sunday School and wanted to share some crafts you could share with them at home.  

Navigating the current climate can be scary and no doubt uncertain, especially for our little ones. We're left with many questions and the answer is always the same, put your faith and trust in God!

Share the story of Thomas, John 20:19-29. Thomas is often referred to as “Doubting Thomas.” He had doubts about whether or not the story of Jesus’ resurrection was true. Thomas had seen Jesus do many miracles. He had even seen Jesus raise the dead. But Thomas refused to believe what he could not see.  All of that changed when Jesus returned. His doubt transformed into faith the minute he saw Jesus. God can transform our doubts as well. If we’re willing to look for Jesus, even when we doubt, we will find him, and we will be transformed.

Jesus promised that when we seek him with all our hearts, we will find him. Don’t let doubt discourage you from seeking God. Use that doubt to ask questions, to pray harder, to look with all your heart. Jesus will be there to comfort you and give you faith. Be transformed by Jesus. Be transformed because you doubt. Be transformed by letting God turn your doubts into faith.

Print out attached craft.  CLICK HERE . Have your child color it and help them assemble. This is your reminder to stop doubting and believe.
Those Fighting Cancer  
Cheryl S, Nora V, Jeff W, Sandy A, Carol D, Mehlia G, Randy H, Travis L, Chuck M, Christine M, John S, Victoria

Health Concerns 
Jim B, Cory C, Herman G, David G, Hazel H, Carolyn M, Yvonne S, Hudson W, Bruce , Fran , Barbara B, Len G, Andrea G, Robert S

Surgery and Recovery 
Rich P, Bob S, Janice D, Austin, Gracie, Maggie E

Confidential Prayers
For those prayers that have been shared in confidence, you know the details Lord, we lift them up to you

Serving Our Country
2nd Lt. John Kauffman, Alexis Peterson, Chad Elders, Cpls. Ricardo Wright, Cpt., Amanda Killinger, Cpt. Paul Roeder, James Henry Bond , Luke Rawlings, Quinn Koller, Ralph Ramos III, William

Additional Prayers
  • Prayers for peace and unity over the civil unrest in our city and nation.
  • Prayers for all those impacted by the Pulse shootings on this anniversary remembrance.
  • Prayers for all of the front line workers in our community and nation; our doctors, nurses, EMT, fire fighters, special needs caregivers, essential workers and police.
  • We pray that a vaccine for Covid-19 will be developed soon and we be able to prevent further illness.
  • Prayers for those who have lost their job or who have been furloughed. And we give thanks for those who have found new employment or have been able to return to their jobs.
  • Prayers of thanks for God’s daily provisions. 
  • Thanks be to God and the generosity of our members’ supporting the work of the Lord at Trinity Downtown.
  • Prayers of thanks for our Trinity staff working to ensure things run smoothly during so many unexpected changes.
  • Trinity’s reopening for public worship June 20, 21 may You Spirit open our hearts to receive Your Word and engage us in the community we live and serve. Be present with us Lord!

Our Missionaries
Wasmund Family in East Asia, Trump Family in Kenya, Clausing Family in Tanzania, Lehman Family in Spain, Young Family in Kenya

For Our Community
Today we remember and lift up our community in prayer. It's been four years since the tragic events at Pulse where 49 neighbors were lost to an act of senseless violence and hatred. Please take a moment to reach out, connect and lift up those who lost loved ones that day.
You can submit your prayer requests by emailing them to TLC@TrinityDowntown.com . Your prayer request will be added to Trinity’s weekly emails for the congregation. All prayers are kept on the list for a period of three weeks, so please resubmit long term prayer needs regularly. Confidential prayer requests can be sent to Pastor Doug at doug.kallesen@trinitydowntown.com .
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