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Donuts and Devos

A Sunday morning Bible Study for youth in Middle-High School will begins this weekend at 9:30 a.m. in the undercroft Youth Room. Come for treats...stay for truth!

From the Campus Development Task Force
In keeping with the commitment of the Campus Development Task Force to communicate its activities to the Congregation on a regular basis, the CDTF has scheduled two upcoming Town Hall meetings to be held on Monday Feb 5 & March 5, at 6:30pm in the Sanctuary. Please mark your calendars!

Resources and Info: You will find the "condensed" Century II, PowerPoint deck on Trinity's Website under the Official Reports tab , as well as a President's Page letter from Rocky Smothers back in January 2012, which summarized events kicking off the planning for Phase I of the development plan.

Trinity Sponsors IDignity Luncheon on Feb 15
As one of the founding churches of IDignity, Trinity is proud to sponsor one IDignity volunteer luncheon event per year -- this year on Feb.15th. The event on February 15 will be IDignity's first event at their new temporary location at the Salvation Army. Trinity will be sponsoring the lunch for all the volunteers who take part that day.  We ask for you to prayerfully consider a small financial contribution (mark IDignity on your check memo line please) to cover lunch expenses for this day to support the work of this essential partner ministry is downtown Orlando.  If you have any questions, please contact Diann Grover at For those who are interested in participating, you are always welcome to join to volunteer team at IDignity events!  Please sign-up in advance online at .
Member Photo Directories
The Directories have arrived!  Please note, each family who "sat" for or submitted a picture can pick up a directory in the Narthex this weekend.  Once all those have been picked up, we will see how many are left to be shared.  Thank you.  

Do You Have Children in Grades K through 8?
Kindergarten through Grade 8 Registration for 2018-19 begins Tuesday January 23 at Trinity Lutheran School.  You are invited to meet Trinity's teachers for our Round Up and Round Table events at 4:30 or 6:30 on January 23 as our enrollment campaign begins.  At identical hour-long sessions, VPK families will walk through a Kindergarten day and fly through an entire year's Curriculum (yes it is true that Trinity teachers do create miracles), while Grades 1-8 teachers lead conversations about Literacy, STEM, Student Services, and After School Programs at (you guessed it) round tables for small-group interaction. Check out our blog for more detailed information.  RSVP at Kindergarten Round Up and 1st-8th Grade Round Table/Enrollment Event and reserve your spot for the Round Up or the Round Table, and to register your children for free child care or Hip-Hop lessons.

Servant Saturday
Meeting: This Sunday January 21
Event: Saturday, January 27
Trinity's next Servant Saturday event, where the Trinity Family goes out into the community to serve others, will be held on Saturday, January 27, 2018 at Redeeming Life Outreach Ministries in Sanford, Florida from 9am to 2pm. There will be an informational meeting held on Sunday, January 20th at 12:30 PM in the front portion of Fellowship Hall. Please contact Terry Boggs at if you are interested in participating.

If you can't participate but would like to contribute financially, we have an expense of $21 for a carpet that was purchased and your contribution would be much appreciated. (Please note Servant Saturday on your check memo line please).  Thank you!

Some of the areas that are needed for help:
  1. Winter Cleaning-Living room and kitchen is in need of deep cleaning.
  2. Refurbish Patio-Electrical expertise is needed to add a ceiling fan, staining or painting metal frames for patio furniture, hanging up pictures on cement walls, and help with redecorating with materials provided.
  3. Mommy's Day Out- Need two babysitters to give moms a few hours without their child (16 yrs and above).
  4. Wooden Swing- Knowledge of staining a swing.
  5. 2nd Patio- carpentry knowledge to add counter space for kitchenette, decorate with items given, and electrical expertise.
Sign up in the Narthex. Join us Sunday, January 21 at 12:30 in Fellowship Hall for a planning meeting!

OWLS Fellowship
On Friday, January 26 at 11:30, let's meet for lunch at Garibaldi Mexican Restaurant at 925 N. Semoran Blvd.Orlando. Please e-mail or call (407-897-1418) to confirm. Wishing everyone a HAPPY and HEALTHY NEW YEAR!

Summer VBS 2018 - Planning Meeting Jan 28
Coming to Trinity next summer, June 18-22. The first planning meeting will be held on Sunday, January 28 at 12:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall.  Please join Julia Malenke to hear more about the SHIPWRECKED curriculum and how you can help!

Carwash January 28
On Sunday, January 28th the 7th and 8th graders will be washing cars to raise funds for their annual MS field trip to Washington, D.C.. outside the Magnolia Building from 7:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. ready to make the outside of your car look clean and sparkling! Park your car by the Magnolia Building before the church service your attending starts. An attendant will be there to show you a spot to park and collect a donation of your choosing. The students will wash your car while you're at church. It will be ready for you to pick up after the worship service. You'll find a special note from the students on your car - look for it on the windshield. All the proceeds will go towards their upcoming trip to Washington D.C.  

We will also collect a free will offering that morning during worship if you'd like to support this fundraising opportunity but aren't getting your car washed!  Thank you for supporting the 7th and 8th graders! Questions?  Please contact Mrs. Strohschein at

Sunday Breakfast Fundraiser for TLS Students' Field Trip
Hungry before or after church? Come grab  breakfast in the Fellowship Hall from 9:00am - 10:30am on Sunday, February 11 . You can eat in the Fellowship Hall or take breakfast with you after the 8:00 service, take it to Bible Study, or grab a bite before going to the 11:00 a.m. service. The students will be serving pancakes, eggs, bacon, an assortment of fruit and pastries, juice, and coffee. All proceeds from this yummy breakfast will go towards the upcoming trip to Washington D.C. Want to learn about the trip? Student-made posters will be hanging up in the Fellowship Hall to tell you about the students and their excitement for the trip. Thanks!

Lenten Fellowship Dinners
Starting the Wednesday of Ash Wednesday, on February 14, we will have Soup and Bread dinners served in Trinity's Fellowship Hall from 5:30-6:45pm, wrapping up in time to head over to worship at 7pm in the Sanctuary.  Chef Rich Poole will bless us with preparing wonderful soup and Trinity volunteer groups will prep, serve and clean up. Mark the dates on your calendar and make a point to come by for dinner on Wednesdays and enjoy this time of Fellowship with one another!

Easter Event 2018
Coming to Trinity Saturday, March 24 , 2018, 9am to 11:30am, is "Walk with Jesus" - an interactive family event to teach and celebrate the key events of Holy Week. The first planning meeting for volunteers will be held on Tuesday, February 6 , 2018 at 6pm in the downstairs conference room of the Magnolia Building. Please join us to hear more about the WALK WITH JESUS curriculum and how you can help!

Trinity Lutheran School PTL News
Your Parent Teacher League has a lot of important items to share with you regarding upcoming PTL events.  Please carefully read the information below:

Science Night, January 25 6:00 - 7:30 pm
Your PTL is excited to bring back Family Science Night with the Orlando Science Center.  The theme is "Bio-Adventures".  Kids will be able to visit tables that include Heart Highways, Bad to the Bone, Plants Up Close, Colorful Chlorophyll, and Mealworms.  Would YOU like to host a table and meet some TLS families? To volunteer, sign up through .  

Touch A Truck, March 3
Touch A Truck is less than 8 weeks away!  This is the schools' biggest fundraiser and a huge community outreach event for church ministry.  We need your help to make it a success. There are many opportunities to volunteer.  Currently we are in need of the following:    
Finance Committee
Sponsorship Coordinator
Misc Volunteer Opportunities in prep and the event day itself

Please support Touch A Truck by volunteering your time.  To hear more about this year's event, please join the PTL Board Meeting on January 18 in the first loggia classroom .  The meeting will begin at 5:30 pm.  If you are unable to attend the meeting, please contact .

Box Tops, Ongoing
Please reminder to continue bringing in box tops to the front office or the Narthex. This is a great way for Trinity Lutheran School to earn money for school needs. The school just received another check for $454.60 so clip, clip, clip! Thank you!

$20 CPR & First Aid Training - Feb 17
Trinity is hosting CPR and First Aid Training which is open to Trinity families and staff February 17, from 9am-12pm here on campus. The special reduced cost for the class is $20 per person. If you would like to sign up, please email or call the office and ask to speak with Meridith Swanson by February 2 . Payment is required in advance. $20 cash or check will be accepted; checks should be made payable to Trinity.

Important Dates

January 21 National Lutheran Schools Week Kickoff
January 21 MS-HS Youth Bible Study Begins @9:30am
January 21 12:30pm Servant Saturday Planning Meeting
January 23 TLS Kindergarten Round-Up, Gr. 1-8 Round Table
January 25 Family Science Night
January 26 OWLS Fellowship
January 27 Trinity's Servant Saturday at Redeeming Life
January 28 CarWash by TLS MS Youth fundraising for D.C. trip
January 28 VBS Planning Meeting 12:30pm
February 6 "Walk with Jesus" Planning Meeting
February 14 Ash Wednesday
February 14 Lenten Fellowship Dinners Begin 5:30-6:45 each Wednesday through 3/21
Attendance and Giving
Weekend of January 14

Bible Study

Children 20
Youth -- No class
Confirmation - No class
Adults 20

6pm 43
8am 31
930 103
11am  71
Total in Worship 248

C & M  Actual Recd: 11,472 Budgeted: 13,250 - Over/(Short): (1,778)
YTD C&M    Actual Recd: 452,809 Budgeted: 453,500  Over/(Short): (690)
Bridge To The Future  Received: 340 YTD: 35,310
Faith Factor  Received: 320 YTD: 15,620
Trinity Resurrection  Received: 60 YTD: 15,140
Faithfully Forward  Received: 420 YTD: 12,695
Comfort Dog  Received: 0 YTD: 2,050
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