Trinity Weekly

March 15, 2024

A Note from Pastor Doug

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

Thank you for your prayers and encouragement following my fall one week ago, Thursday, March 7. I fell at my home fracturing 6 of my ribs on the brick mantle fireplace. I am thankful for the treatment and assistance I received while in the hospital, Saturday to Tuesday and for all that Desiree and our sons have done to help out.

During this time I have worked from home, with correspondence, phone calls and attending our Call Committee meeting. I am so thankful for Pastor Eduardo who has filled in for me, Katherine who is managing our church office, and our Elders and Leadership Council who have also really stepped up. Thanks also to Liz and Patty and everyone involved in renovations being made in Heritage Hall for the CDC expansion. Prior to my accident the parking lot was paved – doesn’t it look great! Now we have lights and fans in the choir loft. God is good! 

I look forward to being on campus again soon. We miss you all and again thank you for all you do at Trinity, and for your prayers and encouragement. 

In Christ,

Pastor Doug

From the Call Committee:

In addition to the three names of candidates received from the congregation, we also received some additional names from the FL/GA District. The list of candidates being reviewed by the Call Committee currently includes:

  • Rev. Eduardo Martinez
  • Rev. Kermit Rickenberg
  • Rev. Jonathan van Sliedrecht
  • Rev. Timothy Eden
  • Rev. Nicholas Koschmann
  • Rev. Andrew Wrasman

A document with information on each of the candidates is available in the church office. As this document contains sensitive information, it cannot be copied, photographed, or removed from the church office; however, any members of the congregation are welcome to view it in the church office.  

Opportunity to Host an Intern

A LCMS Pastor's daughter is looking for a room to rent this summer while she is in town for an internship. She needs housing from May 20 to August 16 and would be in Orlando during the week and going home for most weekends. If you have a room or space in which you would like to host her or if you have any questions, contact the church office.

Thrivent Members Choice Dollars

Deadline March 31

Eligible members can recommend where Thrivent distributes a portion of its charitable funding by directing Choice Dollars. Members become eligible based on insurance premiums, contract values, and Thrivent volunteer Leadership.

Trinity is a participating charitable organization to which you can direct Choice Dollars. These gifts, above and beyond, are a great blessing to Trinity. Please consider donating.

For more information, contact your Thrivent rep or visit this link

Sponsor a Lily for Trinity's Easter Decorating

Lilies are white with 5-7 blooms and can be taken home after Easter services.

To sponsor a lily, you MUST fill out this form or contact the church office. You will not be able to sponsor a lily unless you do one of these options.

Sponsorships are due by Palm Sunday, March 24; sponsorships received after this date will not be included in the bulletin.

Lutheran Counseling Services

Join Lutheran Counseling Services (LCS) on Saturday, April 6th for our annual We Care 5k and raise funds and awareness for mental health. The run begins at 8:30am at St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church in Longwood.

100% of the proceeds raised will go to assisting our clients who are unable to afford mental health care.

Click here to sign up.

Calling All Volunteers!

Trinity appreciates all the work our volunteers do to keep our ministries going. We don't do "good deeds" to be rewarded, but everyone likes to be thanked and acknowledged occasionally.

Now is the time! Volunteers in all areas are invited to the Volunteer Appreciation Diner (spaghetti dinner) on Sunday, April 14 at 12:30pm in the Fellowship Hall. Please sign up in the narthex or by using this link by April 8.

Bible Study Schedule

Click here to see a list of our current Bible studies!

Children and Student Ministry

Click here for information regarding our children's ministries!

Click here for information regarding our Middle and High School ministries!

New Church Management Software

To make your Breeze account, go to You can also download the app and follow the prompts to log in and create your account.

If for any reason you have trouble logging in, don't panic and contact Katherine.

Don't forget to try out our giving feature on the app!

Right Now Media

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.

March Serving Schedule

The March serving schedule may be found on your Breeze profile or by visiting the website.

Monthly Trinity Calendars

Trinity's monthly calendar may be viewed on Breeze.

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

2023-2024 Church and CDC Calendar

Helpful Forms

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.

All prayer requests can be found here

Prayerful Thoughts from Rusty Stephens can be found here

Attendance & Giving

March 9 Sat. in person: 31

March 9 online: N/A

March 10 Sun. 9am: 44

March 10 Sun. 11:15am: 69

March 10 online: 24

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