Your Weekly News & Updates
WELCOME to our Guest Choir Members
The Trinity Parish Choir is EXCITED to welcome SO MANY people to the choir loft this Sunday at 8am and 11am! Make A More Joyful Noise! We're looking forward to sharing in some fun and fellowship!

Comfort Dog Ministry
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

Summer Children's Christian Education
Sunday, May 20, marked the end of our Sunday School year and was recognized with a special interactive Pentecost themed Bible lesson, craft, and yummy snacks. Over the summer, Trinity will be prayerfully seeking new volunteer teaching staff to add to our roster of teachers for both the elementary age classes and for the youth Bible class. Each time a little child is baptized here at Trinity, we make several "We Will" promises regarding our participation in the Christian education of this child.  If God lays this ministry on your heart, please let us know in the weeks ahead.

On Sunday, May 27, we debuted our Sunday Morning Passport Adventure where each weekend, children can pick up a booklet in the narthex, 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.

And finally, be sure to sign your rising Kindergarten- rising Sixth Grade child up for our Shipwrecked: Rescued by Jesus week of VBS, June 18-22. You can find registration forms in the narthex and in both school offices, or online at our website.

Trinity's 2018 VBS "Shipwrecked: Rescued by Jesus!"  
June 18-22  9am-12pm
Age: Rising Kindergarteners - Rising 6th Graders
Come and join us here at Trinity for the BEST week of summer! You'll meet new friends, do amazing experiments and play creative games.  Each day as you 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 school offices or you may register online . You can also find the link on the main page of the school website. Questions?  Contact Julia Malenke

ALL VBS VOLUNTEERS:  Please plan on attending a final information/training meeting next THIS Sunday , June 3, from 12:30 -2:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall.  We will go over everything that you will need to know for your role in our exciting VBS week.  A light lunch will be served.

Adoption & Foster Care (AFC) Ministry Team
Do you have a heart for God's children? If yes, then we need YOU! We are starting a new human care ministry team at Trinity, the Adoption and Foster Care Ministry Team, and are looking for members to participate and families we can serve! 

Which of the categories below do you fit in? In the coming months, we'll be hosting meetings for people in each category.  
1) I've adopted or fostered a child (or children).
2) I might be interested in adopting or fostering in the future.
3) I'm not called to foster or adopt, but I know God has called us to serve Him by supporting these children and families in some way.

The first meeting is for those who have adopted/fostered before will be held on June 3 at 12:30 in first loggia classroom (hallway west of the Sanctuary, classroom furthest from the church). Please email Kelley Lane at, with the heading "AFC Ministry Team" and let her know which category you fall under and to RSVP for our first meeting if you have adopted or fostered. If you know anyone else who might be interested - perhaps a neighbor or coworker who has adopted or fostered, please share the news, and give them Kelley's information. We cannot wait to serve the Lord in this manner that's so near and dear to His heart!

Nominations Committee Update
Christ's blessings to you my brothers and sisters! I bring to you on behalf of the Nomination Committee the names slated for the upcoming Elections this next Voters Assembly in June.  We have to date received no other nominations for the Leadership Council. We would still encourage you to submit nominations. You still have a couple of weeks.

The current slate is as follows:
Elders: Leo Nagy, Cal Wacker
Leadership Council Members at Large (even years) :  Tim Norris (last term), Gregg Yawman (last term)

Please call the church office, email or contact any LC or Nominating Committee member to submit your nominations. There will be another notice before the June 25 Voters Assembly.  Please continue to pray for this process. God bless you all. Respectfully submitted in His name, Gregg Yawman, Nominations Committee Chair

Baby Bottle Fundraising for Redeeming Life
The Baby Bottle Fundraising Campaign for Redeeming Life Maternity Home is underway! In celebration of life, 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.

It's easy to participate. If you haven't already, just pick up a baby bottle in the Narthex and spend the next few weeks filling it with coins, cash or a check. Bring it back to church on or before Father's Day and know that your generosity is making a huge differenc e for the women and babies being served at Redeeming Life!  Thank you!!

Camp Trinity Registration Open Now
Read our latest blog about all that's planned for 2018 Camp Trinity! ! Like and share to let friends and neighbors know about TLS Camp Trinity too! REGISTER NOW!

Yoga atTrinity
Next class will be Monday May 21 -- every first and third Mondays. Email Beth at  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!!! (Yoga class meets on the first and third Mondays of each month at 7pm in the Fellowship Hall)

Box Tops
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 .  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.

Important Dates

June 3 Make a Joyful Noise 8am & 11am
June 3  Adoption and Foster Ministry Team - meeting for adoptive/foster parents
June 3 VBS Training Meeting
June 11   Campus Development Task Force Town Hall Meeting 6:30 Sanctuary
June 18-22  Summer VBS: Shipwrecked
June 25 (Monday) Voters Assembly Meeting 6:30 Sanctuary
June 30 & July 1 Comfort Dog Passing of the Vest Ceremony at all worship services

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