Happy Fathers Day!!
We thank God for FATHERS! Be sure to reach out to your father and all those special father figures to let them know how much you love and appreciate them! Check out the Father's Day post on Trinity's Facebook page and share your
FAVORITE FATHER PHOTO in the comments with a short note about why you love that photo. It can be your favorite memory of your father, a recent photo with your father, a father figure, favorite family photo, father of your grandkids.... any father photo you'd like to share!
Pastor Doug is Back
Contrary to our misprint last week, Pastor Doug did not plan to take a six week vacation, and will be back with us in worship this weekend! Welcome back!
Filled Baby Bottles are due back this weekend!
THANK YOU for your support of Redeeming Life! The Baby Bottle Fundraising Campaign for Redeeming Life Maternity Home is a celebration of life, where Trinity members have the opportunity to partner with
Redeeming Life Maternity Home
as they reach out to pregnant women in crisis. Redeeming Life provides critical services to expectant mothers and their unborn children by giving them hope and an opportunity for a bright future. The maternity home and new transitional home provide residents, some of whom believe that their only option is abortion, a safe, nurturing, Christ-centered home. At Redeeming Life they experience, many for the first time, what it means to love and to be loved in Christ, while learning to support themselves and their child. Thank you!!
LAST CHANCE TO REGISTER -- VBS Starts Monday!
Trinity's 2018 VBS "Shipwrecked: Rescued by Jesus!"
June 18-22 9am-12pm
Ages: Rising Kindergarteners - Rising 6th Graders
Get ready for an adventure to an uncharted island where kids are shipwrecked and Rescued by Jesus! We're all looking forward to 5 days packed with activities and adventures where kids are anchored in the truth that Jesus carries them through life's storms.
You'll meet new friends, do amazing experiments, play creative games, sing incredible songs, eat yummy snacks, and go on surprising adventures! You will experience the Word of God in real and awesome ways. Registration forms are available in the Narthex or you may register
. Questions? Contact Julia Malenke
Voters Meeting Monday, June 25
Trinity's Leadership Council invites and encourages you to come out and be a part of Trinity's future by participating in the voters meeting where we'll share details about Trinity ministry plans for the future, Trinity's financial position, next year's budget, Task Force efforts to match Trinity's campus use to its ministry plans, electing new council members and elders, hearing reports for various areas of Trinity ministry, thanking those completing elected terms for their faithful service, and cheering on the many groups of volunteers, lay leaders, elected leaders, advisory teams and ministry staff and our whole Trinity Family as we celebrate Trinity's past, fully engage in the present, and prepare for Trinity's second century of ministry.
Elected Leadership Nominations Slate
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ: God's abundant blessings upon you all. The 2018 Nomination Committee presents to you the final slate for our Voter Assembly on Monday, June 25. Please pray for the Holy Spirit's guidance and blessings upon the Congregation, the candidates and the direction of your vote. Looking forward to seeing you all there.
--Respectfully submitted by your Nominations Committee:
Tom Finger, Mary Beth Brink, Maggie Bowles, Pastor Kallesen, Ted Lange, Greg Yawman, Kelley Lane.
Two MEMBERS AT-LARGE positions open
(serving July 1, 2018 - June 30, 2020):
Three Candidates for two Open Positions:
Candidate Bob Blackwood (first term)
Candidate Mary Beth Brink (first term)
Candidate Tim Norris (second term)
Currently Serving on the Leadership Council:
- SENIOR PASTOR: Rev. Doug Kallesen
- PRESIDENT: Ted Lange (term expires June 30, 2019)
- VICE PRESIDENT: Kathy Aber (term expires June 30, 2019)
- FINANCE OFFICER: David Wilkosz (term expires June 30, 2019)
- SCHOOL BOARD PRESIDENT: Bev Middleton (term expires June 30, 2019)
- SENIOR ELDER (non-voting member): Tom Finger (term expires June 30, 2019)
- TWO MEMBERS AT-LARGE (Odd Years): Maggie Bowles & Stephanie Landis (term expires June 30, 2019)
- TWO MEMBERS AT-LARGE (Even Years): Tim Norris (term ending now, candidate for second term), Gregg Yawman (term ending now)
The following Trinity members have been
nominated to serve a two-year term
as Elder (July 1, 2018 - June 30, 2020): Leo Nagy, and Cal Wacker
Currently serving Elders nominated for a
second two-year term
(July 1, 2018-June 30, 2020): Ken Boggs, Jim Curtis, Lo Phillips, Rusty Stephens, Rocky Smothers, Bob Trapp
Currently Serving Continuing Terms
Currently serving Elders (two-year term which expires June 30, 2019): Tom Finger (Sr. Elder), Don Behrmann, Clay Bourgeois, Mark Brink, Chris Gerou, Mike Kunze, Brendan O'Brien, Tony Ramiz, Gary Schumacher
Currently serving Elders completing their service (term limited out June 30, 2018): Ulysses Floyd
The Operation Barnabas ministry to veterans, especially those in our Trinity family, will have its first meeting on Thursday, June 21st in the first loggia classroom at 7pm. We will discuss the ministry in more detail, discuss ideas for upcoming initiatives, and start organizing the structure. TWENTY THREE people have already signed up to serve in this new ministry opportunity at Trinity! If you have an interest in being involved, but did not have an opportunity to sign up yet, you are welcome to attend!
Operation Barnabas is a LCMS ministry to support active and inactive veterans. The ministry was started in 2007 by the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod. Remember, this is not just veterans serving veterans, it is Trinity family serving veterans.
Comfort Dog Passing of the Vest Ceremonies June 30 & July 1
Trinity's LCC Comfort Dog arrives on June 23 when our team of seven Handlers returns from training in Chicago. Join us at any of four worship services on the weekend of June 30 & July 1 for the Passing of the Vest ceremony where Trinity's Comfort Dog is officially presented to the congregation and the community by Lutheran Church Charities. Services times are
Saturday, June 30 at 6pm, or Sunday, July 1 at either 8am, 9:30am or 11am.
After each Sunday service Trinity will host a reception where everyone will have an opportunity to meet and greet Trinity's comfort dog in person as well as members of the Comfort Dog Ministry Team, and many friends and supporters of this ministry. Trinity Downtown is blessed to become a part of this amazing ministry which out into the community sharing the mercy, compassion, presence, and proclamation of Jesus Christ! This invitation is open to all! Please share! To learn more about how you can support this outreach initiative, please visit
Thank You to the Make A More Joyful Noise! Choir
Thank you to those that joined us in the choir loft for Make A More Joyful Noise! Sunday. The music sounded absolutely beautiful and it was fun to fill almost every seat in the choir loft as we sang joyfully for the service.
Members joining us for MAMJN included Bob Meyer, David Wilkosz, Doug Wiley, Gail Wilkosz, Janine Delehunt, Jennifer Castillo, Joyce Phillips, Julia Malenke, Kevin Brockberg, Liz Bradley, MaryLou Evanchyk, Rene Castillo, Sheila Mathews and Susan Brockberg.
Parish Choir members singing included Alissa Beier, Cathy Andrews, Connie Sobol, Diann Grover, Eva Newshutz, Gladys Dittmer, Glenda Frazier, Janice Glanders, Omar Dittmer, Paul Soost, Peggy Trapp, Robert Trapp, Tim Norris and Wendy Havens.
Thanks to all who participated, and to those that considered participating. We'll have additional opportunities to join us next choir season, and of course, you're always welcome to join us any Sunday.
The Parish Choir is taking a short summer break, but will be back to sing a patriotic hymn for the 11am service on July 1, as well as a special blessing for Trinity's Comfort Dog ministry during the Passing of the Vest ceremony during that service. All are welcome to join us! Parish Choir will resume in late August/early September.
Let's meet for lunch this month on Friday, June 29th at Brick and Fire located at 1621 S. Orange Ave., Orlando, FL. Please call the Gordons at 407-897-1418 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm if you will be able to attend. Looking forward to seeing you there!
Summer Sunday School Passport Adventures
Check the Narthex (lobby area of Sanctuary) for your child's Summer Sunday School Passport Adventure where each weekend, you can pick up your booklet, complete the learning activity during worship, and receive a stamp at the end of the service from the ushers in the narthex. Children can earn prizes for their stamps which will be awarded at the Fall "Rally Day Sunday" after the 2018-2019 school year begins (date TBA). These passport booklets will hopefully encourage our families to worship together while giving the children something to do to help focus their attention on the worship service. If your family visits another church on vacation, please bring in the church bulletin and your child will receive a stamp for that Sunday.
You're welcome to join us on the first and third Mondays of each month at 7pm in Fellowship Hall. Email Beth @ email@example.com to confirm you're coming. Class starts at 7, please arrive by 6:50pm. Thank you!
Bring With You
: A Yoga mat (and block if you have), $5, Comfy clothes, smile and enthusiasm!
Please remember to cut those box tops and bring them to church during the summer months. We would love to get a jump start for the 2018/2019 school year!
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.