Trinity Weekly

December 2, 2022

Road Closures

Please be advised that the following roads will be closed from Friday, December 2 until Saturday, December 3:

  • Southbound Eola Drive between Robinson Street and Washington Street
  • Robinson Street from Rosalind Avenue to Summerlin Avenue
  • Northbound Eola Drive between Robinson Street and Washington Street

Signing of the Christmas Cards

Beginning December 3 and 4, we will be accepting your old, unused Christmas cards so they can be used at the Signing of the Christmas Cards at each of our services over the next two weeks.

Signing of the Christmas Cards is a new opportunity where you can send a gift of love to someone you do not know. Christmas cards will be handed out to all who attend the services, will be signed in the service, and can then be dropped off as you leave. The cards will be sent to Trinity Lutheran Church and School members, parents involved with the CDC school, and TLC staff.

Those in the pews and those in chairs at home who have requested to participate will also be receiving one of these cards from some unknown person who sent you a wish.

If you are at home and wish to be added to the mailing list, please contact the church office at no later than Dec. 8. Questions? Contact the church office.

Sponsor a Poinsettia for Trinity's Christmas Decorating

You can sponsor the cost of a poinsettia that is displayed in the sanctuary for Christmas services and then take the flower home after Epiphany. It will be a red, 7-8 bloom poinsettia. The cost of sponsorship is $12 per plant.

To ensure your sponsorship information is shared, you must contact the church office at 407-488-1919 or Failure to give the church office this information may result in your sponsorship information not being shared.

When you contact the church office, please make sure to include the following information:

Number of plants ______ sponsored by ________________________________

In memory of _____________________ *OR* In thanks for _________________

Please put your sponsor payment with a memo attached stating that it is for a Poinsettia Sponsorship into the offering plate after worship, drop it off into the locked payment box in the front office, or mail it to the Finance Office of Trinity Downtown at 123 E. Livingston St, Orlando, FL 32801.

Questions? Contact the church office.

Lake Eola Tree Lighting - TONIGHT

The Fellowship/Outreach Ministry Team will be attending the annual Christmas Tree lighting at Lake Eola and would love for you to join us!

They will have three tents set up:

  1. Two craft tables run by Desiree Kallesen and Debbie Holley
  2. One table for a photo booth
  3. Setup and teardown will be run by Ken Boggs

We would love for you to join us for this outreach opportunity! Please contact Terry Boggs at if you are interested in volunteering.

Christmas in the Courtyard - THIS WEEKEND

The Fellowship/Outreach Ministry Team will be teaming up with the CDC (Child Development Center) to host this event.

Included will be CDC children singing Christmas carols, breakfast made by Rich Poole, a visit from Santa Clause, a craft tent, and a living nativity, which may even include live animals.

We are in need of the following volunteers for the living nativity:

  • Mary
  • Joseph
  • Wise men (3)
  • Shepherds (3)
  • Baby Jesus

Please contact Terry Boggs at if you are interested in volunteering.

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 6pm-8pm 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.

Trinity Shares Christmas - FINAL WEEK

"Trinity Shares Christmas" is our annual Christmas outreach in partnership with Prison Fellowship Ministries, providing Christmas toys and food for children who have an incarcerated parent. An Angel Tree with tags is in the narthex; simply take a tag, purchase what is on the tag, and return the gift to Trinity unwrapped by December 4th. Gifts should be returned to the box in the Narthex during worship or to the front office during the week. Please make sure to attach the tag or a note to the gift so we know to which family to give the gift.

An online option also exists for choosing tags so those worshiping from home can easily participate. Please use the following link to choose a tag online:

Each gift should be no more than $25. If you are unable to shop but want to donate funds, please contact Alina directly to arrange that. Volunteers will then collect and deliver these Christmas blessings to local families. We are so grateful for your participation to reach out to these wonderful kids on behalf of their incarcerated parents. 

If you would like to volunteer to call families, sort, or deliver gifts, we need your help! Please reach out to Alina Davis at or 407-247-9703 to volunteer or ask questions. 

CDC Inaugural Golf Tournament

The CDC Parent Teacher League (PTL) has organized a Golf Tournament for February 2023. This event is a new fundraising opportunity to raise money for the resurfacing of the toddler play area as well as establishing a fund to support families, teachers, & staff that are experiencing a hardship. The Scramble Golf Tournament will take place at Dubsdread on Friday, February 3, 2023 


Register a foursome, or consider one of the various sponsorship opportunities at the following link:


There are several larger sponsorships available; these are a great way to promote your business or company you work for, while supporting our CDC.  


We are also seeking big-ticket items for the raffle (think event tickets, hotel stays, golf clubs, etc) - if you or someone you know would like to donate a raffle prize, please contact Sarah Selman at 

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

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

New study begins December 6

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

Saturdays at 4:30pm in Loggia 3

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 schedule for December has 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." 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
Support Trinity Downtown while you shop!  
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Monthly Trinity Calendars

A limited number of copies of the monthly Trinity calendar can be accessed in the narthex or viewed below. Contact the church office with any questions.

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., Linda B., Hank S., Penn M., Nancy K., Jay Z., Trevor S., Bob K., David K., Kim, Paul, JoAnn, Corrie H., Donald, Carolyn, Jim C., Diane R., Sigmond, Gary L., Preston, David V., JoAnn and Allan, Lisa and Victor, Michael S., Jenny M., Jerry K., Barbara R., Jackie R., Kimberly P., Mary, Doug H., Paul W., Jamie J., Eva S., Rebecca M., Rita S., Alice, Brian

Health Concerns 

Hazel, Chuck, John L., Karen E., Fiona, Margaret, Pat R., Nina and Tom, Jerry, Lilly B., Cheryl, Michael S.

Surgery and Recovery/Recently Hospitalized

Joyce S., Katie R., Mary Beth R., Janice E., Gladys D., Tom H., Jerry M., Adilido J.

Other Needs

  • Continued prayers for the families affected by Hurricane Ian and Nicole.
  • Safety and guidance for the Florida LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs as they travel to provide support and comfort for those affected by the hurricane(s).
  • Tina
  • The Chase family

Peace and Comfort

  • For the Sharma family
  • For the family and friends of Tim Schupann
  • For the family and friends of Fran Lee
  • For Adriunns at the loss of her friend
  • For the family and friends of Rower
  • For the family and friends of Ann Christianson
  • For the family and friends of Clifford Sweatt
  • For the family and friends of Joyce Saeger
  • For the family and friends of Tom Grether
  • For the family and friends of Gary Bowles
  • For the family and friends of Anita Porter
  • For the family and friends of Charles
  • For the family and friends of Genie Shelton
  • For Aunt Patty at the loss of her son
  • For the family and friends of Dougie Hartwell
  • For the family and friends of John Dankwardt
  • For the Jupiter Family
  • For the family and friends of Ruby Westbury
  • For Liz Roberts at the loss of her mother
  • For Sarah Joy and Jason at the loss of baby David

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.
  • Thank you for those who have graciously donated to the ministries of Trinity!
  • Thank you for a successful Elderfest!
  • Thanks and praise for the guidance and discernment of God!

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.

2022 Stetson Christmas Candlelight Concerts

The 2022 Stetson Christmas Candlelight Concerts will be held November 30-December 3. This is a wonderful concert featuring hundreds of musicians in choirs and orchestra, pipe organ and brass performing beautiful holiday music. The audience is surrounded by singers in historic Lee Chapel sharing beloved Christmas Carols, concluding with Silent Night in candlelight. The concerts will be held in charming DeLand, Florida on Stetson’s beautiful campus (November 30-December 2) and in downtown Orlando (December 3) at the stunning First United Methodist Church-Orlando. The Stetson Online Box Office website offers ticket information:




For additional inquiries and questions, contact Christina Pyburn at 386-822-8926 or

Attendance & Giving

November 26 Sat. in person: 69

November 26 online: N/A

November 27 Sun. 9am: 70

November 27 11:15am: 39

November 27 online: 4

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