Your Weekly News & Updates
Baby Bottles are due back this weekend!
Bring back those Pennies for a Purpose bottles full of change (or cash or checks!)

Voters Meeting
Regular Voters Assembly meeting is scheduled for Sunday, June 25 following the 11am worship service.  We will meet in the Sanctuary for annual elections and annual budget voting.  Please plan to attend this very important meeting to discuss the future of Trinity ministry!  Nominations for elected leaders are open until June 18, 2017 at 11:59pm.  Nominating Committee Recommendations are listed below:
 
Nominations Committee Recommendations
The Nomination Committee (NC) respectfully submits its recommendations to be voted on at our upcoming Voter's Assembly on June 25, 2017.
 

NOMINATIONS CLOSE SUNDAY NIGHT: You may make nominations in writing to nominate@trinitydowntown.com or by letter received at the church office no later than 11:59pm June 18, 2017, at which time nominations shall be closed.  

The nomination recommendation and final nomination time frames are slightly outside of the mandate of our bylaws.  I (Gregg) take full responsibility.  Please forgive me.  It could not be helped, but should not hinder our due process.

Please continue to pray on this seeking the wisdom of the Holy Spirit to guide all our hearts and votes concerning those stepping up to a new role, those continuing on and those retiring after faithful service.  We are blessed because of them, and we must remember that God Himself appoints all authority (Romans 13:1-2).
On behalf of your NC, I thank you for your prayerful nominations and concern for our beloved Trinity.  Please also consider how you might be involved in Ministry Teams and support activities for the new fiscal year approaching.  We are, after all, the ministers of TLCS!  Our pastor(s) are the teachers, equippers and nurturers of the ministers!  We are the workers!  Let us not forget that it is our responsibility to be the willing and cheerful workers God created us to be (Ephesians 2:10).  
 
God bless us...everyone!
Jesus Be With You Always!
Gregg Yawman / John Strandquest, Co-chairs
Mike Kunze (in lieu of the interim pastor), Kathy Aber, Bill Gouveia & Marcy Shively
 
Leadership Council
LC members are elected to 2-year terms to serve for no more than two consecutive terms in a single role; service will begin on July 1st, 2017, and run through June 30th, 2019.  
The following positions the NC (Nomination Committee) voted on to recommend to the Congregation.

President of the Voter's Assembly
  • Ted Lange
Vice President of the Voter's Assembly
  • Kathy Aber - NC recommends
Finance Officer
  • David Wilkosz
School Board President
  • Bev Middleton - NC recommends
Two Members-at-large (Odd Years)
  • Maggie Bowles - NC recommends
  • Stephanie Landis - NC recommends
Additional Nominations for two Members-at-Large (Odd Years)
  • Bill Gouveia
  • Marcy Shively
Senior Elder (non-voting position)
  • Tom Finger - NC Recommends
*Finishing Current Two Year Term-- Two Members-at-large (even year election)
  • Tim Norris
  • Gregg Yawman
Elders Ministry Team
Elders are elected to serve for 2-year terms, for up to three consecutive terms.  Senior Elder serves for 2-year term, no more than two consecutive terms.  There are to be at least six and preferably 12 or more sitting Elders serving Trinity at any given time and the Elders Ministry Team can be expanded at any time to meet the needs of the congregation.

Senior Elder
  • Tom Finger - NC recommends
Current Elders Eligible to be Elected for New Term
Don Behrmann (confirms 3rd), Clay Bourgeois (considers 2nd), Brendan O'Brien (considers 2nd), Tony Ramiz (confirms 2nd), Gary Schumacher (confirms 2nd), Chris Gerou (confirms 2nd),
New Elder Candidates to be Elected for a New Term
  • Mike Kunze - NC recommends
  • Mark Brink - NC recommends
*Finishing Current two year term - Current Elders Continuing in Service (even-year election)
  • Ulysses Floyd (in 3rd), Steve Kerestes (in 2nd), Bob Trapp (2nd), Jim Curtis (1st), Rusty Stephens (1st), Ken Boggs (1st), Rocky Smothers (1st), Lo Phillips (1st)
 
Name Tags
If you did not pick-up your Trinity name-tags this past weekend, they will be in the narthex again this coming weekend.   A member told me they had forgotten to make their donation toward the cost of the name tag, and asked if it was too late.   No, it is not too late if you had intended to make a donation, and have not done so, this weekend would be a great time!  Put your name on one of the generic envelops in the pews, label it "Name-tag donation," and place it in the offering plate.

Summer VBS is an Outreach Effort YOU can be a part of!
Summer VBS is scheduled for July 17-21 and is a free, Monday through Friday, half-day VBS camp open to the public, the Trinity family, and Trinity Lutheran School's summer camp participants.   This is a true Outreach initiative through which we are able to witness and serve right here in Orlando.  We're organizing volunteers now, and we need all of you to jump in to make this VBS fantastic! With the GROUP publishing resources for this "Maker Fun Factory" (*recently updated) you will be well equipped to share the gospel in creative ways with everyone participating.  If you have a special skill or craft - those talents are needed as well. Please sign up on the clipboard being passed around in church this weekend and get in touch with Julia Malenke if you have questions jmalenke@trinitydowntown.com .
 
The MORE Joyful Noise Choir
Last Sunday we had 23 singing for the early service and 25 singing for the late service! It was truly remarkable! Those who participated thoroughly enjoyed the experience -- We hope they, and YOU, will join us in the future. If you'd like to be included on choir announcement emails, please let us know.  Contact Paul Soost at sooster67@yahoo.com .
 
Special thanks to Glenda Frazier for the amazing person that she is. Many of you have seen the work she does, but for those with the MORE Joyful Noise choir, Glenda coordinates with Pastor for themes on each and every Sunday, pulls music to review with me or to plug into our schedule, coordinates our Sunday singing schedule, records music so she can sing with us, goes over parts and plays during rehearsals, and coordinates the bell choir and the First Floor choir, keeps our musical instruments tuned and in good shape... I know there's much, much more. And that's just with the music ministry. Thank you, Glenda! You are a blessing to Trinity and all of those that know you.

New Bible Study Series in July
For all five Sundays in July at 9:30am in Fellowship Hall, join a discussion group that will reflect on some of our favorite church hymns and dig into the scriptural references within them. Together we'll explore the treasures of encouragement and teaching found in some of our most inspiring music.  It's a great time to visit with your church family and learn something new about music and scripture.  Coffee and snacks are available - we just need YOU.
 
OWLS Fellowship
Come and join us on Friday, June 30 at 11:30am for lunch at Brick and Fire Pizza located at 1621 S. Orange Ave, Orlando, FL 32806. Please e-mail or call Audrey and Bob Gordon to confirm (407-897-1418 or robert.w.gordon@hotmail.com ) if you will be there.
 
Just the Bare Necessities!
We're collecting socks, underwear, bras, pajamas and backpacks for children in foster care through Kelly Lane's connection with the Foundation for Foster Children.  All sizes (infants through adult S through XXL for big kiddos--larger sizes needed most).  Clothing and backpacks should be new please.  You can leave your donations in the basket in the Narthex.  Collecting through the end of the month.  THANK YOU!
 
Healing Touch
With the departure of Deaconess Liz from our ministry staff and until God gives Trinity a new Senior Pastor, the Elder Team will share in hospital and rehabilitation visitation.  Please communicate with your Trinity family 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).
 
Box Tops
Thank you to all who brought in box tops during the 2016/2017 school year to support Trinity Lutheran School!! With your support, we collected 12,838 box tops which is $1283.80 in money earned for TLS this year. Please remember to cut those box tops and bring them to the box in the Narthex, even during the summer  months. We would love to get a jump start for the 2017/2018 school year! If you have any questions, please contact Stacy Walters @ slw2123@aol.com .

Food Donations
Trinity collects donated food to be given to local ministries on every fifth Sunday. Fifth Sundays coming up this year are July 29-30, Oct 28-29, and Dec 30-31.  If you would like to donate food between those dates, we ask that you would deliver to the recipient rather than dropping items off at Trinity so they may be put to immediate use. Suggested local collection agencies include:  
  • The Christian Service Center of Central Ave ( 407-425-2523)
  • Prince of Peace food pantry 407-277-3945
  • Concord Street Church of Christ (407-342-7042-Bertha Masterson),
  • Community Food & Outreach Center on Michigan (407-650-0774)
  • Hubbard House of Orlando Health (407-491-1820 Peggy Smith)
 
Partner Ministry Updates  
 
CHOICES Women's Clinic Update
On Thursday we MOVED to 1851 W. Colonial Drive in the center of 3 late term abortion clinics . The renovation on the main floor was inspected again for completion and another delay.  Another requirement has come up which requires us to go back to the architect, back to the city with plans, and reconstruct a wall.  The enemy is still mad but his days are numbered. WE ARE ON THE WINNING TEAM!!  PLEASE keep the prayers coming so we can open our doors!

* Pray the plan would be completed quickly by the architect and submitted on Monday.
* Pray we would have favor with the city of Orlando.
* Pray the city would immediately approve the revision without any delay.
* Pray for our contractor and timely execution of the remaining items needing done.
* Pray for the staff as we prepare to be operational as quickly as possible.
Stay tuned for our GRAND OPENING and RIBBON CUTTING CEREMONY!  We can't wait to share our beautiful new medical clinic and celebrate with you!  THANK YOU FOR YOUR INVESTMENT TO CHANGE OUR CITY!

Important Dates
 
June 18 Happy Fathers Day (Bring back your Pennies for a Purpose bottles)
June 25 New Member Welcome at 11am worship
July 4    Offices and Programs Closed
July 17-21 Summer VBS: Maker Fun Factory
Attendance and Giving
June 11, 2017
 
Attendance

Adult Bible Study   28

6pm  38
8am  51
9:30am    95
11am  65
Total in Worship   249

Giving

Last week C & M   Actual Recd: 9,736.00 Budgeted:10,706.00 Over/(Short): (970)
YTD C&M    Actual Recd: 809,567.67 Budgeted: 822,455.00 Over/(Short): (12,887.33)

     
Bridge To The Future    Received: 526 YTD: 61430
Faith Factor    Received: 750 YTD: 23995
Holiday/Loose Plate    Received: 178 YTD: 39505
Trinity Resurrection    Received: 0   YTD: 61239
Faithfully Forward    Received: 405 YTD: 35849
Comfort Dog   Receive: 90YTD: 1710


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