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Easter Schedule Changes
There will be no Children's Sunday School, Youth MS/HS Bible Study or Adult Bible Study on Easter Sunday, April 1.

Voters Meeting
Mark your calendar for Monday, April 9 at 6:30pm for a Regular Voters meeting of the congregation!  

You're Invited to Trinity's Foundations Class - Starts April 18
Our next Foundations class is for YOU!  For all those interested in learning more about the Christian Faith and the Lutheran Church, for those considering church membership at Trinity Downtown, for all new full-time staff at Trinity, and for current members who would enjoy a class about the foundations of faith, please mark your calendars!  

Meet some new people in the Trinity family, spend some time in great discussions, enjoy some refreshments!  These classes are always a lot of fun! Trinity's Senior Pastor, Doug Kallesen, will lead the class and discussion. We will meet on Wednesday evenings from 6:30-8:00pm on the following dates: April 18, 25, May 2, 9, 23, 30 (not May 16) June 6, 20 (not June 13). You'll enjoy discussion on:
  • The Six Chief Parts (Ten Commandments, the Apostles' Creed, the Lord's Prayer, the Sacrament of Holy Baptism, Confession, and the Sacrament of the Altar. )
  • How to read and understand your Bible
  • God's expectation found in 10 Commandments
  • Summary of the Christian Faith
  • Prayer - how to have conversations with God
  • The Heavenly Washing
  • Keys to open the doors of Forgiveness
  • The Heavenly Meal
  • How to share your Faith
Feel free to extend this invitation to anyone else you think might be interested in participating - these are open to anyone!    Register online or you can call or email: 407-488-1919 x101 and TLC@TrinityDowntown.com.

Comfort Dog Ministry
The estimated date of arrival for our Comfort Dog is mid Summer! We need to get prepared, so the Comfort Dog Ministry Team is having a Puppy Shower!  Beginning April 1, displays will go up in the Narthex and school offices. There will be two ways to participate: take an item off of the umbrella, purchase and return to Trinity OR visit the Amazon website, search for the Trinity Comfort Dog Puppy Shower wish list, choose an item and have it shipped to Trinity. This event will run from April 1-15, with  items being blessed at all services on April 14 & 15. Following the 11:00 service on April 15, we will have an Appreciation Dinner, open to all at 12:15pm in the Fellowship Hall. Thank you for helping us to prepare for our Comfort Dog!  For more information visit the Comfort Dog Webpage or email ComfortDog@TrinityDowntown.com.

Thrivent Choice Dollars - Deadline This Saturday
Thrivent Members, all of your 2017 Choice Dollars® are available for you to direct (Deadline March 31, 2018). You can make a huge positive impact by directing Choice Dollars to Trinity Downtown. Your partnership with Trinity allows us to add to our annual operating budget so that we're able to improve and expand our ministry efforts -- to proclaim the gospel, to strengthen and equip people for witness and service, and to bring people one step closer to Jesus! TOGETHER, we make this happen! Thank so much for your ongoing support!

Finance Office Temp Help
Trinity is seeking candidates for a part-time, temporary position in the Finance office working on Accounts Receivable.  Must be experienced, and available immediately for 2-3 days per week for approximately 4-6 weeks. Please send resume to Trinity's General Manager, Eric Havens at Eric.Havens@TrinityDowntown.com. Thank you!

Handmade Quilt Auction - Fundraising for School/LWML
LWML Lutheran Women's Missionary League has received a gift from another LWML quilting group that has disbanded.  The top was sewn by a former 2nd grade teacher here at Trinity, Mrs. Kay Retzlaff. The quilt measures 73" x 89" and fits a full bed.  It is hand quilted out of new material and reverses to a chocolate brown with a medium weight polyester fill and fully washable. We will take silent bids for 4 weeks starting now and ending April 17, 2018.  Each week this newsletter will report the current bid, starting at $75 in increments of $5. Whatever final bid the quilt brings will be divided in half, and distributed in equal halves to support Trinity's K-8 scholarship fund, and half to the LWML treasury.  If you wish to bid, you can email MaryLou Evanchyk at mevanchy@att.net or call at 407/491-4452 and leave a message. THANK YOU!
UPDATE: The current bid now stands at $80 .  It is worth so much more!  Let's raise more than that for our LSML and school scholarship support! The quilt can be seen and handled at the Magnolia Building by appointment.  Just call MaryLou Evanchyk to arrange a showing. THIS QUILT is HAND-PIECED AND HAND-QUILTED, very hard to find anywhere. Remember bidding ends April 17, 2018.  

Yoga at Trinity - Begins April 16
Update: WE HAVE 19 SIGNED UP!  Looking forward to seeing you there!  Would you like to reduce stress, increase your concentration, flexibility and balance, reduce your blood pressure and back pain, or just have some fun? Then come out and join us for Beginning YOGA at Trinity with a licensed instructor! People of all ages and fitness levels will benefit from this class.We will meet on the first and third Mondays of each month at 7pm in the Fellowship Hall starting on Monday, April 16th. No experience necessary! Instructor is trained and licensed to work with all levels of yoga! Walk away feeling better, mentally and physically. Class size is limited, so call or email Beth or Gary Schumacher to sign up in advance !
Contact Beth Schumacher at baschu4@bellsouth.net or Gary Schumacher at g.schumacher@aol.com.   Bring With You: A Yoga mat (and block if you have), $5, Comfy clothes, smile and enthusiasm!!!

MS & HS Youth Bible Study
The Youth Bible Class will begin a new series on Sunday, April 8, at 9:30a:  " Awaken ":  Author D. A. Horton will call students to awaken their faith and reach their world - friends, neighbors, and classmates - with the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Sharing the Gospel with our Trinity Lutheran School VPK Families
78 VPK students will be graduating from Trinity Lutheran School's CDC at the end of May. It is a Trinity tradition for the congregation to purchase Beginning Bibles for all of these little ones as they graduate from VPK and move on to Kindergarten.  Some will stay at Trinity and some will move on to other schools and won't be a part of the Trinity community as they have been for so many years. Trinity's congregation members are dedicated to Christian education and congratulate these youngest students by presenting a Beginner's Bible at their VPK graduation. We want to bless each of them with our prayers and with the precious Word of God as they learn and grow.  If you'd like to participate in this Trinity tradition, please make a suggested donation of $15 or more with a note "VPK Bible" and put it in the offering plate or deliver to the church office. THANK YOU!

Food Donations
Trinity collects donated food to be given to local ministries on every fifth Sunday. We have five Sundays in April, so start collecting those BOGOs and great sales to bring in to church by Sunday, April 29th!

Urgent Prayer Requests
If you have an urgent prayer request that can't wait until you fill out a yellow prayer card during worship, please submit it via email to Pray@TrinityDowntown.com .  While submitting a yellow card during worship is still the preferred way to share prayer requests, sometimes a prayer need can't wait until Sunday.  Your prayer request (first name and basic details of the prayer requested) will be shared with a team of committed weekday prayer warriors and will also be added to Trinity's regular printed prayer list for the congregation.  All prayers are kept on the printed list for a period of three weeks, so please resubmit long term prayer needs regularly so that they stay on the printed list. Thank you.

School Book Fair
Trinity is hosting a Buy One, Get One FREE* Book Fair!   This special event offers a great opportunity for you to add twice as many books to your child's home and classroom library. For every item you buy, you get another item for FREE! It's that simple!  Our fair will be held on Thursday, April 12 th , 8am-6pm - Friday, April 13 th , 8am-5:30pm!  *All free items must be of equal or lesser value than the ones you buy.  The School PTL is looking for Volunteers to help during our BOGO Book Fair event!   To sign up to volunteer, please click the link below.  We thank you in advance for your time and support! http://signup.com/go/FpzYqOb
I mportant Dates

March 30 Good Friday Worship 12:10 and 7:00pm
March 31 Easter Vigil 6pm worship
April 1 Easter Morning 6:30am Sunrise Worship, 
                8am, 9:30am and 11am.
April 1 Easter Morning Pancake Breakfast 7-11am
April 1  Puppy Shower Collections Begin
April 9   Monday - Regular Voters Meeting 6:30pm
April 15 Puppy Shower Appreciation Luncheon
April 15 CDC Children sing at 930 Worship!
April 16 Yoga Begins
April 18 Foundations Class Series Begins
Trinity  Lutheran 
School  is now in Open Enrollment

Church Member scholarship application deadline is tomorrow, 
March 31!  
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