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Notes from Pastor Zehnder

Trinity Resurrection
Thanks to all who continue to support the Trinity Resurrection effort!  While this is a "low key" process our people are responding generously. Please do what you can, dear members and friends of Trinity. The total received thus far is over $55,000.00.

The Lenten Season
Each Wednesday in Lent through April 5 we will have devotional services at 12:10 and 7pm. The Third Sunday in Lent is known by the name Oculi . It means , "My eyes..." and refers to words from Psalm 25.  At our mid-week services we will discover the many Biblical references to "seeing" and " looking to the Lord." We will rediscover how the good Lord is always keeping us in His sight with tender love. Hope you can join the mid-week services!

Name Tags
Soon we will hear from the Elder Ministry Team about reintroducing Name Tags to our Trinity Family. Some still have Name Tags used in the past. I would urge you to wear them when you come for worship. It is so helpful to be able to know one another's names. By all means reach out to people who have not met. Introduce yourself!

And may God bless us in our worship together this weekend!
-Pastor Z
From Your Elders

A Call To Prayer
Please continue to pray once a day for Trinity Downtown, as your schedule permits, through Easter. Trinity is facing two important issues we'd like to ask you to include in your prayers: the call of a Senior Pastor and a serious financial situation; and as always, we join together in prayer to cover the petitions of our entire Trinity family and those we're connected to in addition to those prayers for Trinity.  Daily reminders are going out on Facebook each morning at 6am and you are welcome to share your own prayer requests in comments and show you're praying for others who have posted by "liking" their prayer request comment. Let's come together in prayer as we seek God's wisdom and guidance in these matters all other concerns on your hearts.
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TYM-Confirmation Classes
No confirmation classes on Sunday, March 19th. Happy Spring Break!

Trinity's Comfort Dog Ministry
Hear more about Next Steps for our Comfort Dog Ministry this weekend during Sunday worship services. For additional information, a donation link and updates please visit . Please pray about being a part of this ministry.  There are several areas to choose from; donor, prayer partner, handlers, visit team, schedulers, fundraising, advertising, photography to name a few. Please email Top Dog Wendy Havens if you are interested:

32 Years & 1000's of Lives
True Life Choice is a name many of Orlando's long time residents recognize.  The same love for women and children is evident in this life-saving ministry, but the name is changed.   Choices Women's Clinic offers the true choice to frightened and confused women considering abortion.  Choices Women's Clinic will soon be a full medical center offering ultrasound, nursing health care, and supportive counseling on West Colonial Drive.  Trinity members Andrea Gabriel and Julia Malenke are representing Trinity on Saturday, April 8 in the annual Walk for Life.  Your support with pledge dollars or joining these faithful women as a walker is evidence of your belief.  Choices Women's Clinic would also welcome your help during renovations of the new facility.  Your offer to help paint inside walls, landscape, renovate bathrooms, yard work, and other needed assistance is a phone call away.  Contact Deaconess Liz: or 407-488-1919 X127.

Contact Information
If you have had a change to your contact information, such as, name change, change in phone number, email address, or street address, please get a large blue card form an usher during worship, complete the new information, and return the card to an usher.  Thank you!

Come one, come all!  March 25
Your assistance is needed in cleaning out all three of the vacant residences as we start the next phase of renovation.  Bring your work gloves and your muscles to haul out all the remaining debris from inside the houses.  We will meet on Saturday, March 25 th at 8:30 a.m. outside of the three houses on the corner of our lot on Amelia and Ruth Lane.  Your assistance is greatly appreciated.

OWLS Fellowship March 31
Join us for lunch Friday, March 31 at 11:30am at ITALIAN HOUSE located at 1400 S. Crystal Lake Dr in Orlando. PLEASE call 407-897-1418 or e-mail to confirm attendance to make the reservation.  Hope to see you there---Bob and Audrey Gordon

Church Member Tuition Discounts for TLS K-8, Deadline March 31
If you are registering a child/children for school next year in grades K-8, please consider Trinity Lutheran School! The Trinity Lutheran Church member tuition discount for the 2017-2018 school year has been increased to $1,000 per year, per member child. What a wonderful opportunity to give your child/children a Christian education as well as a sound academic education. If you are interested, you can visit the TLS website at , or school or church office for more information. The deadline for submitting an application for member discounts is March 31 , 2017.  I hope you will take advantage of this opportunity and watch your child grow academically and spiritually.  -Trinity Downtown Scholarship Committee.

Neighborhood Walk April 1
Join your Trinity friends on Saturday, April 1, at 10am as we "Walk the Lake Eola Heights Neighborhood" praying for our neighbors and the community, taking prayer requests, and sharing information about our Easter Worship services, and our Family "Great Easter Surprise."   We will meet at the Livingston Parking lot, before walking over, ending with lunch at Lake Eola Heights' Handy Pantry. Sign up in the narthex, and then join in the fun of getting to know our neighbors, praying with and for them and sharing information about Trinity's ministries!

The Great Easter Surprise April 8
"The Great Easter Surprise, on Sat., April 8, 10:00am on our Trinity campus.  Parents and children will enjoy a variety of fun Celebration stations, "Marvelous Mirascope." "Fastastic Flotation" and more. Please join us for this fun way to celebrate the real meaning of Easter. Registration forms are in the Narthex,  or  contact Dittmers 407-658-9815, or   Also, we're still in need of volunteers to help with this great April 8th event.    If you'd like to volunteer to help at one of our 5 "Celebration Stations," contact Trinity's Outreach Ministry Team member Gladys Dittmer,  Thank you.

Golf Tournament May 13
The sweet aroma of freshly clipped grass is in the air!  That can only mean one thing...the Pastor Sam Hoard Memorial Golf Tournament to benefit Trinity Lutheran School Athletics must be just around the corner!  It will be held Saturday, May 13 th at beautiful Celebration Golf Club.  The 4-Person Scramble will begin with a Shotgun Start at 8am.  Cost per player is $95 which includes Greens Fee and Cart, Range Balls, Continental Breakfast, Lunch and fabulous prizes!  Go to the website at to register your foursome.  Contact Planning Team Member Mark Brink if you have any questions at or 321-217-8112.  

Important Dates

Through April 5  Lenten Worship: Wednesdays 12:10pm and 7pm 
March 19   Congregation Spaghetti Lunch sponsored by TYM 
April 1  Nieghborhood Walk 10am
April 8   The Great Easter Surprise 10am
Holy Week
April 9   Palm Sunday
April 13 Maundy Thursday & First Communion
April 14 Good Friday worship noon and 7pm (offices and school programs closed)
April 15 Saturday evening Easter Vigil 6pm
April 16 Easter Sunday (sunrise plus regular services)
April 17 Easter Monday - Offices & school programs Closed
May 13 Pastor Sam Hoard Memorial Golf Tournament
July 17-21  Save the Date: VBS 
Trinity's Comfort Dog Ministry
Next Steps: Fundraising & Sending our Top Dog for Training
Donations may be made via Comfort Dog webpage

Lent Resources

March 11-12, 2017


Children's Sunday School   17
Youth   NR
Confirmation   NR
Adult Bible Study   17

6pm    39
8am    75
9:30am   96
11am    89
Total in Worship   299


Last week C & M  
Actual Recd: 23,742  Budgeted: 22,059   Over/(Short): 1,683
YTD C&M   
Actual Recd: 624,004 Budgeted: 615,314   Over/(Short): 8,630
Bridge To The Future    Received: 555    YTD: 44,765
Faith Factor    Received: 1500    YTD: 17,470
Holiday/Loose Plate    Received: 834    YTD: 24,750
Trinity Resurrection    Received: 600   YTD: 55,789
Faithfully Forward   Received: 200   YTD: 27,572
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