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

Follow up on Orphan Sunday
Last weekend we showed a video message that encouraged us as individuals or as a congregation to answer the call to care for orphans.  We have a group of amazing Trinity members who have a passion for children who come from hard places… all over the world and right here in our community. We know that we, as believers, are called to love and care for them, so we are reaching out and inviting everyone to join us to prayerfully consider the way you've been called to help.  There are many opportunities, to directly and indirectly be a blessing, if you are not called to foster or adopt within your own family. The opportunities are conveniently divided into tiers, all equally important. Tier 1 requires less time commitment, including bringing meals, prayer, donating supplies, etc. Tier 2 includes a bit more commitment, including babysitting, financial support, assisting with transportation, and/or running errands. Finally, Tier 3 is the higher commitment, of fostering, adopting, or providing respite for these families. We are asking that you pray about how the Lord would have you help His children. Once you know, please respond to our survey, online (or you can find a print copy in the Narthex which can be returned to the usher table on Sunday). Thank you for prayerfully considering this! 
Everyone can do something. https://forms.gle/f98XEm1EYm9g48q26
Trinity Shares Christmas – Angel Tree
The ornaments are gone! Thank you to everyone who so wonderfully supports this program. You are welcome to bring the gifts and donations this weekend and place them in the grocery cart in the narthex. If you’re planning on doing your shopping next week, please return everything no later than Sunday, November 24 so we have time to sort, bag, and deliver gifts and food in early December.  Don’t forget: return gifts unwrapped  
You’re Invited
Join us for a combined Worship service together, a wonderful Thanksgiving Meal, and Recognition of our Trinity Volunteers
It's our traditional Trinity congregation Thanksgiving dinner with a little change. On Sunday, November 24, we will worship together at one service at 10am. (Remember the great feeling of togetherness and a full church at the Anniversary service?!) Following the service we will journey to the Fellowship Hall and the gym for Chef Poole's delicious turkey and dressing, mashed potatoes and gravy, along with accompanying dishes that we will bring to share.(There will be a donation basket to cover the cost of the main courses.) Members whose last names begin with A-H please bring a hot side to share, J-R please bring a cold side to share, S-V bring a pie or cookies, and W-Z bring a cake or cupcakes. Please plan for a dish that serves 10-12 people. It will be helpful if you drop off the food in Fellowship Hall before the service. Bring your specialty, a favorite recipe or stop by Publix. It will be a great time of fellowship, perhaps visiting with friends who attend other services and you haven't seen for awhile. Bring your family and friends and an attitude of gratitude.  
  • We will again have a table of craft activities for the children after they eat. 
  • There will be a table with Thanksgiving cards for you to sign to send to our Trinity shut-ins. 
  • We invite you to write what you're thankful for on a turkey and hang it on our "turkey tree".

Sunday 9:30 Adult Bible Study/Book Club - schedule change
On November 24 you will meet in the second Loggia classroom at 9am for class, before the combined worship at 10am.

Sunday School PARENTS - schedule changes
Due to the one combined service and Thanksgiving meal, we will not have children’s Sunday School on Sunday, November 24th. We will meet again on Sunday, December 1st. All grades will meet in the second loggia classroom. We will all be working on a service craft project of making Christmas cards for the women attending the Women’s Christmas Dinner. We look forward to seeing you at the service and Thanksgiving meal. Thank you and have a blessed Thanksgiving.  From your Children’s Sunday School Teachers
IMMERSE - Bible Reading Experience
For those participating in the IMMERSE reading series, how are things going?  We’re entering week seven of eight weeks. We’d like to know more about your experience with this first series as we prepare for the second series which will begin on January 5.  
Whether you’re participating in this series or not, please complete this QUICK survey to let us know more about your choices and experience with IMMERSE to help us plan for the next series.

P  lease share your feedback & comments here! https://forms.gle/AjTJQ4vAp7nuL3cf9   Thank you!
Saturday Evening Worship Family
What would you think about starting a 4:30pm small group meeting before worship at 6pm on Saturdays?  It could be an IMMERSE series or an alternate Bible Study choice. It would give the Saturday evening worship family a consistent small group opportunity that fits your schedule and time of fellowship with others.  Let us know what you think. Contact Chanda at TLC@TrinityDowntown.com or 407-488-1919 x101
Call Committee Formation
Trinity has started the process to call a DCE or Deaconess. The next step is to form a call committee that will be responsible for researching the candidates for the position and making a recommendation to the congregation on which candidate best fits our needs. According to Trinity's bylaws the call committee consists of the Vice President (chair), the Senior Pastor, the President, the Senior Elder and one or more members at large from the congregation.  Ideally we would like to have four or five members of the congregation on the call committee.
Call committee members must be Trinity members in good standing and must be able to attend 2-3 meetings per month during the call process which could last six months or more.  All interested candidates should email Trinity's Vice President Gary Harris at gaharris5252@gmail.com ;  and copy President Tom Finger at tfinger888@aol.com
Older Wiser Lutherans - Fellowship Luncheon
This month on Friday, Nov 22 at 12pm we will be going to Boston's Fish House, located in the Aloma Square Shopping Center at 6860 Aloma Avenue in Winter Park. Please call Audrey (407-897-1418) or e-mail robert.w.gordon@hotmail.com to confirm attendance. Hope to see everyone there!  
Foundations Class
Let’s get this on your calendar before the holidays!!  For all new incoming members and new full time Trinity staff, please join us for the upcoming Foundations Class.  This is your introduction to who we are at Trinity! Pastor Doug will take you through an introduction to your Christian faith, the Lutheran Church, the basics of the Catechism, discipleship, studying your Bible and sharing your faith.  It’s also a great way to meet others fairly new to Trinity and build some new relationships. This series will be held on Saturdays from 4:00-5:30 pm from January 11 through February 29. Please contact Chanda to sign up, 407-488-1919 x101, or TLC@TrinityDowntown.com
Free Women's Self Defense Class - December 2
Lake Eola Heights Neighborhood Watch, City of Orlando Police Department and Trinity Downtown are sponsoring a free self-defense class for LadiEolas - LadiEolas include the women of Trinity Downtown. This is a hands-on participation class. Activewear is recommended. Registration is limited and required. Email your name, residential address (or church address), and phone number to eolawatch@gmail.com
Trinity’s GriefShare Support Group begins February 6
If you’ve lost a spouse, child, family member, or friend, you’ve probably found there are not many people who understand the deep hurt you feel. This can be a confusing time when you feel isolated and have many questions about things you’ve never faced before. Grief Share support groups are led by people who understand what you are going through and want to help. Several Trinity members will be receiving training in January to lead a Grief Share group here at Trinity. The group will meet on campus on Thursday afternoons and begins on February 6. Please share with others who may need to hear about this. These groups are open to all. To learn more visit https://www.griefshare.org/ . Questions? Contact Trinity’s Ministry & Communications Coordinator, Chanda, at 407-488-1919 x101 or TLC@TrinityDowntown.com
Participants will gain access to valuable GriefShare resources to help you recover from your loss and look forward to rebuilding your life. It is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. You don’t have to go through the grieving process alone. GriefShare meets weekly for 13 weeks. Each GriefShare session has three distinct elements:
  • Video seminar with experts Each week your GriefShare group will watch a video seminar featuring top experts on grief and recovery subjects. These videos are produced in an interesting television magazine format featuring expert interviews, real-life case studies, dramatic reenactments, and on-location video.
  • Support group discussion with focus After viewing the video, you and the other group members will spend time as a support group, discussing what was presented in that week’s video seminar and what is going on in your lives.
  • Personal study and reflection During the week you will have the opportunity to use your workbook for further personal study of the grieving process and to help sort out your emotions through journaling. Your group will spend time discussing questions and comments from the workbook study.

Who should come … who should not
GriefShare is for people grieving the death of a family member or friend. We understand that there are other losses in life that create feelings of grief. You might be experiencing a job loss, a divorce, estrangement from a child, or the loss of friends because of a move. This grief is real, but it is not the kind of grief discussed in GriefShare sessions. We encourage you to ask a pastor, counselor, or church leader for help in finding resources that will be of specific help in your situation.

Divorce Care Support Group?
Trinity is on the road to beginning its first GriefShare support group, and moving forward we would like to host additional support groups to meet the needs of our members and the community. Divorce is widespread in the world today and has a significant impact on the families going through the recovery process. If you have a heart for serving in some way to support those recovering from divorce, please contact Trinity’s Ministry & Communications Coordinator, Chanda, at 407-488-1919 x101 or TLC@TrinityDowntown.com  

Trinity's Lake Eola Christmas Outreach Event
Friday evening, December 6 at the Orlando Tree Lighting, CDC children will be singing about baby Jesus from the Lake Eola Amphitheater stage and Trinity volunteer will host three tents for free ornament making, a free dress-up nativity photo booth, and a free hospitality/cocoa tent, all sharing a message that CHRISTMAS IS STILL ALL ABOUT JESUS . Please let us know RIGHT AWAY if you’d like to participate at TLC@TrinityDowntown.com
Women’s Christmas Dinner-Tickets on Sale THIS weekend
Thank you to all who have purchased tickets. We are SOLD OUT!
When : December 12 from 6-8pm
Attire: Just a little dressed up / Sunday best, but be comfortable!
Don’t forget your donations:
Items for Quest: Clorox Wipes, Kleenex , Airborne Tablets, Vitamin C Gummies
Items for The Morgan Center : Clorox Wipes, Kleenex, Hand Sanitizer, Children 
Bandaids (Designs)
If you have any questions, contact Darlene Sabin: darlene.rehbein.sabin@gmail.com
Traveling Vietnam Memorial Wall and Fundraiser for Vets
On the heels of Veterans Day, the traveling Vietnam Memorial Wall and the Global War on Terrorism Wall will be at the "Challenge 22" event in Winter Garden tomorrow , Saturday, Nov 16, hosted by the American Legion Post 63. From 11am to 11pm, there are activities and events all directed at Suicide Awareness and a $100K fundraising goal toward prevention of Veteran suicide due to PTSD. Trinity's Operation Barnabas will be there supporting this effort and bringing awareness to the OB ministry. If you're there, drop by the OB table and say hello.
Worn Out Flags
A flag that is torn, tattered, faded or dirty should be removed and disposed of properly. According to the U.S. Code, Title 4, Chapter 1, also known as the Flag Code, “The flag, when it is in such condition that it is no longer a fitting emblem for display, should be destroyed in a dignified way, preferably by burning.”  If you have a worn out flag that needs to be retired, you may turn it in to the church office. We’ll pass it on to a member of Operation Barnabas who will see to it that it is properly retired. 
Recurring Announcements & Invitations
Confirmation Lunches
We would love to have congregation’s help with providing lunches for our confirmation class and instructors. If you, your family, a group of friends, Bible study group, or leadership group would like to sign up to provide one of the meals, please or sign up online https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040c44a4a92b0-confirmation2 or contact Tim at norris.timothy@gmail.com   ALLERGY ALERT: NO peanuts or sesame seed products (including oils). THANK YOU!
IMMERSE Bible Reading - Messiah Readings 
Need details? Visit church.trinitydowntown.com/word
Facebook Users - Help us Extend our Reach 
If you’re on Facebook, please help us reach others by sharing Trinity events and posts on your own Facebook page, by liking posts on Trinity’s page, and by commenting on the posts on Trinity’s page. The more our posts and events are shared and liked, the more likely someone new will hear about Trinity, follow our page, and perhaps connect in more ways than just that one event you shared! LIKE-COMMENT-SHARE. Thank you!
Young Adult Ministry
Please contact Hannah Yawman at hanyawman@gmail.com if you’re interested in participating in the Young Adult Ministry.
We Can’t Send A Care Package If We Don’t Have An Address
ADDRESSES NEEDED - Active Duty and Retired Military
Please send in the addresses of those you know and love who are currently serving or retired military personnel. Address forms are available in the Narthex or you can email to OperationBarnabas@TrinityDowntown.com .  Operation Barnabas would like to reach out to support our service men and women with care packages from time to time, and we need those addresses! Thanks. 
Choir meets Wednesdays @ 7:30 p.m. Please join us!
Choir has started and there are plenty of seats available for new members to join us. No one is turned away. Yes, you can sing! Choir meets Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. in the church balcony. 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. Please come join us! 
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!
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. 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 Partner Events
Prince of Peace Concert Series
Prince of Peace is hosting a night of harmony and humor to celebrate the Christmas season! All are invited to experience a fun evening of the clean, family-friendly comedy of Scott Davis and great Christmas music performed by the M3 Worship Band and Rody Inestroza. The Hope Christmas Concert will be held on Sunday, December 15 at 6:00 pm in the Prince of Peace Family Life Center (1515 S. Semoran Blvd.). Doors open at 5:30 pm. Admission is free, donations are gratefully encouraged. For more information, visit www.poporlando.com/ConcertSeries or call 407.277.3945.

Important Dates
November 24 Combined Worship, Thanksgiving Meal, Volunteer Recognition
November 26 CDC Thanksgiving Meal
November 27 Thanksgiving Eve Worship
November 28 Thanksgiving Day Worship (offices & CDC closed)
November 29  (offices & CDC closed)
December 1 First Sunday of Advent
December 4, 11, 18 Wednesday Advent Devotions (Noon and 7pm)
December 6  Trinity Outreach Event at Lake Eola, Orlando Tree Lighting
December 12  Women’s Christmas Dinner
December 14 Rotary Christmas Parade CANCELLED
December 21 SATURDAY 6pm Service of the Longest Night
December 24 Christmas Eve Worship 
                         3pm Children’s Program
5pm, 7pm, 9pm, and 11pm Candlelight Communion
Childcare available for 5pm and 7pm services
December 25 10am Christmas Day Worship
December 28/29 Food and Funds on the Fifth Collection
December 31 New Years Eve Worship 7pm
January 5   Epiphany Cantata (8am and 11am)
January 5  Begin week 1 Readings for IMMERSE: Beginnings
January 11  Foundations Class begins
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