Trinity Weekly

February 3, 2023


Giving Envelopes

The vendor we use for the weekly giving envelopes had supply chain and staffing difficulties at the end of 2022, which has resulted in their not being able to send out the first quarter giving envelopes. Envelope delivery will resume as normal beginning the second quarter of the year.

In the meantime, please use a blank envelope (such as the ones found in the back of the pews) for your giving and put your name on the outside of the envelope. If you would like to add your mailbox number as well, that would be appreciated.

If you have any questions regarding this, please reach out to the church office.

Membership List Updates

The church office is in the process of updating our membership records. We are reaching out to anyone who has not attended or contributed within the past two years regarding their membership status. Once we are able to update those records, we will also be updating the phone tree and Weekly lists. If you are a regular attender or contributor and are on one or both of these contact lists, your name will remain there.

If you are not a regular attender or contributor and would like to remain on the phone tree or Weekly email list, please fill out this form to ensure that your information remains on the contact lists.

Questions? Please contact the church office at 407-488-1919 or

Outreach Opportunity

Beginning January 22 through February 20, the Outreach Team will be collecting gently used jackets and blankets, new socks and t-shirts for the homeless and the needy. There will be a container in the Narthex beginning January 20 to place these items. Donations for both adults and children are welcomed. All items will be donated to the Sharing Center in Longwood. Matt Borchelt is a member of Trinity and the Director of Retail Operations. Please consider supporting the Outreach Ministry Team with this important cause. Please contact Terry Boggs at with questions.

Young Adults Fellowship - TOMORROW

Trinity is thrilled to begin a new fellowship group for young adults beginning in February!

The first event will be held TOMORROW, Saturday, February 4, from 4pm-6pm in Trinity's fellowship hall. Come and enjoy food, fun, and fellowship with other young adults from Trinity. Childcare will be provided.

Please RSVP to Ethan Kallesen at 407-538-8485.

Fellowship of Christian Athletes at Trinity Downtown! - UPDATED DATE AND TIME

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 February, the meeting will be held on February 11 from 5:30pm-7:30pm.


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.

Family Fun Night

Trinity’s next Friday Fun Night will be held on Friday, February 17, from 6:30pm-8:30pm. All ages from young to old are welcome to join in some fun and games, whether board games or card games. The main event for the night is bingo with prizes that include nostalgia candy, “a blast from the past,” and gift cards from various locations.

Stay tuned for additional information regarding dinner and additional games!

Questions? Contact the church office.

Calling All Seniors: ACT-ivate Your Brain!!!

On February 18 from 11:00am-3:00pm in the Fellowship Hall, the Outreach Team will be partnering with Well-Med to host a Luncheon/Workshop for Seniors, (ages 50 and above) on the important topic, Dementia. This Luncheon/Workshop is free and is not a sales pitch, simply an opportunity to gain some information. Registration sign up can be found in the narthex. Please contact Terry Boggs at with questions. 

Trinity's Annual Women's Dinner

On March 10 from 6pm-9pmin the Fellowship Hall, the Outreach Team will be hosting Trinity’s Annual Women’s Dinner. Our guest speaker this year is Norma Smith, the facilitator of Grief Share. Tickets will go on sale soon. More information to come. Please contact Terry Boggs at with questions.

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

Greg Yawman is leading a Sunday School class covering the book "The Great Sending." Additional details to come, so stay tuned!

Bible Study Schedule
call 407-488-1919 for additional details

Mondays at 7pm Online

The Great Sending

Led by James and Laura Marano

Will Resume in February

Exact date TBD

Tuesdays at 9am in Loggia 3 Women of the Word

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 February 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 The Great Sending 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

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.

We also have a school year calendar for the church and CDC that can be viewed here:

2022-2023 Church and CDC Calendar

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., 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., Mary, Doug H., Paul W., Eva S., Rebecca M., Rita S., Alice, Brian, Jerry D., Corey, Cayden, Jeff M., Eva and Justin, Alex, Emma R., Annie B., Matt S., Joanna P., Matt B., Eva S., Bud K.

Health Concerns 

Hazel, Chuck, Karen E., Barbara B., Gail K., Nick, Hank and Adonis, Doris G., Sarah, Leatha R., Bernard N., Bill T.

Surgery and Recovery/Recently Hospitalized

Mary B., Gary R., Jay H.

Other Needs

  • For the process, person, and provision of an associate pastor
  • For the Miller family
  • For Curtis K.
  • For those who serve in the military
  • For the Gent family

Peace and Comfort

  • 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
  • For the family and friends of Ruby Brooks
  • For the family and friends of Nina Melecki
  • For the family and friends of Robert Kasper
  • For the family and friends of Chris Sord
  • For Sheryl W. and family at the death of her grandson
  • For the family and friends of Bert
  • For the family and friends of Pastor Paul Hoyer
  • Family and friends of Penn Marshall
  • Family and friends of Cpl. Robert Guilfoyle
  • Family and friends of Sherry Williams
  • Family and friends of Rob Mamula
  • Family and friends of Marilyn Blackwood
  • Family and friends of Jim Bohlmany
  • Family and friends of Lee Roby
  • For Lee and Devon at the loss of their father
  • For the family and friends of Karen
  • For the family and friends of Sam Audeykiwics
  • For the family and friends of John
  • For the family and friends of Jan Fry

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!
  • 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 decisions
  • 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

Prayer Thoughts from Rusty Stephens

Heavenly Father, we pray to you though your Son our Savior Jesus Christ.

Most, if not all of us have known at least one person if not numerous ones that don’t believe in your Son our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Some may be from our families or relatives or friends or acquaintances or perhaps someone we just met. When we try to talk to them about you Jesus, so often they will just deny you, tune out the message they are being told, or indicate that they have much more “important things” to be concerned with and can’t be bothered. It can be so disappointing, but we pray that they will see the life saving importance in you, Jesus, before it’s too late. At the same time when someone does open up and becomes a believer, how happy and rewarding it is for us to see this happen. As followers of you, Jesus, this is exactly what you want us to do.

One example of a situation, though it is not an actual case, happens in many forms. In this example are three college friends. Two are strong believers in Jesus and at age twenty, one is without faith. The two Christians have such a concern for the twenty year old non-believer that they want him also to be saved. So one day all three get together at their favorite eating hangout. There they start the usual conversation. After their meal the two start to ease into a conversation about Jesus and His free gift of salvation. After a number of minutes the twenty year old non-believer gets upset and tells them that he thought they met there to have fun. Even though the two explained their concern for him to also have everlasting life in Heaven, he rejects it saying, “I’m not going to stay here and listen to that.” So he gets up and walks out.

Jesus, when You came among the people in the Bible, you taught and showed through Your actions, the incredible love that God has for us. Then giving up Your life in such a torturous way on the cross, even though You lived a perfect and sin free life, with no guilt of any kind. Upon Your resurrection from death, the only way to that beautiful paradise called Heaven was opened. All who truly believe in you, Jesus, as their Savior and are genuinely sorry for all of the sins that they knowingly and unknowingly have committed, then in that sorrow asks you, Jesus, to forgive them, they will receive total forgiveness. Upon remaining with You throughout their life, they are guaranteed to receive that free gift from You, Jesus, of eternal life in Heaven.

Thank you so much, Jesus, for showing us that absolutely we have a just, but also loving and forgiving Father in Heaven, who wants all of us to be with Him. How can anyone turn that down or even delay coming to You, Jesus.

Now returning to our example: The two Christian friends were very disappointed, but hoped that there would be that future time when their twenty year old non-believing friend would find Jesus and believe. They had thoughts of trying again later when hopefully the time would be right.

Meanwhile the twenty year old was driving home still upset and wondering why his friends were worried about his not accepting Jesus. He thought, “It’s no big deal; I have my education to finish, to get that degree. Hopefully it will lead me into a good career. Also I want to find that special person in my life and marry her, eventually having children. I have too much going on in my life to worry about this Jesus. Besides, I have so many years of living before any of that should concern me. Right now I don’t have the time and can’t be bothered.”

All of a sudden a horrible accident. In the blink of an eye his life is over. His time has run out. Finishing his education and earning a degree will never happen. Finding that career and having a wife and children will never happen. But saddest and most importantly as scripture tells us, with his rejection of Jesus, receiving God’s forgiveness, and entering eternity into that beauty and joyfulness of Heaven, will never happen.

Only You God have known the date and very minute we were to be born. Only You God know the date and very minute we are to die. Only You God know how long we have to accept Jesus as our Savior before it’s too late. Never put off until tomorrow what can so easily be done today, because tomorrow in this life, may never come .

Lord In Your Mercy

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Attendance & Giving

January 28 Sat. in person: 36

January 28 online: N/A

January 29 Sun 9am: 51

January 29 Sun. 11:15am: 53

January 29 online: 5

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