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Welcome to the Trinity family, PEACE!
Passing of the Vest Ceremonies this Weekend
Trinity's Lutheran Church Charities Comfort Dog is Peace: Hebrews 12:14 "Make every effort to live in peace with everyone and to be holy; without holiness no one will see the Lord."  Join the celebration this weekend on June 30 or July 1 for Peace's official welcome into the Trinity family at the Passing of the Vest ceremony at all worship services! After the Saturday evening service there will be a meet and greet on the church's front steps. After each Sunday service, Trinity will host a reception where everyone will have an opportunity to meet and greet Peace, 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 reaches out into the community sharing the mercy, compassion, presence, and proclamation of Jesus Christ! This invitation is open to all! Please share with others! Share with us in heartfelt praise and thanks to God for blessing us with this amazing opportunity to extend the love of Christ in our community through this Comfort Dog ministry!


To learn more about how you can support this outreach initiative, please visit  http://church.trinitydowntown.com/comfort-dog-ministry/ . You can keep up to date with Peace's ministry in our community by following her Facebook page: Peace Comfort Dog   

Offices and Programs Closed
Trinity offices and programs will be closed on Wednesday, July 4th.
   

Fireworks and Fundraising
Trinity Youth who are considering going to the National Youth Gathering next summer will continue their fundraising efforts on the Fourth of July with a parking fundraiser on Trinity's campus. Fireworks are scheduled to begin shortly after 9pm. If you're planning to be downtown for 4th of July events, please park at Trinity and help our Youth raise money for their National Youth Gathering experience!  Front parking lot spots will be $20 and $10 for all other driveway and parking lot spaces. Come early to secure a prime parking space! Any Youth considering going should contact Jenn Blackwood (mom23girls@cfl.rr.com) to help out with this fundraising event! This is a great way to help reduce costs, and spend some time hanging out with friends!


Service Opportunity & Hang Out with Deaconess Liz
Redeeming Life Outreach Ministries has asked for some help with a deep clean of the maternity home.  Volunteers will be meeting on Saturday morning, July 7 , from 8am to 12pm.  If you can help out for any amount of time, it would be a huge blessing to the Maternity Home.  Questions? Contact Deaconess Liz at 407-790-9745.



Welcoming New Members
We'll be welcoming new members on Sunday, July 8 at 11am worship.  Please plan to stay for a few minutes after worship to enjoy some refreshments and meet some new people in the Trinity family!


Adoption and Foster Care Meeting
Have you ever thought about adoption?  If it's something that's even crossed your mind, we'd love to invite you to an information session!  We'll give you the things you need to make an informed, prayerful decision. Join us for an adoption information session on Tuesday, July 10, at 6:30pm.  We'll be meeting in the second loggia room, and light refreshments will be served.  The first 45 minutes, we will provide information about adoption options, what a home study is, what the process looks like, how long it takes, how much it costs, how to fund your adoption, and more.  Then we will spend the rest of the time answering any questions you might have! If you - or anyone you know - might be interested, we'd love to see you there! Questions? Contact Kelley Lane at skyblu@bellsouth.net

Strength & Flexibility
You're welcome to join us on the first and third Mondays of each month for a fitness class at 6:30pm (new start time) in Fellowship Hall. Email Beth @ baschu4@bellsouth.net  to confirm you're coming. Class starts at 6:30pm, please arrive by 6:20pm. Thank you! Bring With You : an exercise mat (and block if you have), $5, Comfy clothes, smile and enthusiasm!  

Special Voters Meeting & Update from the Campus Development Task Force
As mentioned to you in a brief update at our Voters' Assembly meeting last Sunday of the Task Force's expectation to receive Project Costing data information from our Ministry partners at Foundry Commercial most any day, I am pleased to inform you the project data was received late on Thursday afternoon.  
This Project Cost Data has been shared within the Task Force members and the Leadership Council for review and comments. Moving forward, a meeting with Foundry Commercial has been scheduled for Tuesday - July 3 rd , and also with LCEF on Thursday, July 5 th .

At the close of the Task Force meeting on Thursday evening, I was asked by our Voters' Assembly President, Brother Ted Lange, to include with the CDTF Congregation update, his decision to call a Special Voters' Assembly Meeting scheduled for Sunday - July 15 , for the purpose of the CDTF presenting to the Congregation the motion to consider petitioning LCEF for an improvement loan to fund the project work identified for Trinity.  The Voters' Meeting will be called to order at 12:15 P.M., or the conclusion of the 11:00 A.M. Worship, whichever comes first. So please mark your calendars, and date books to participate in this Special Voters' Assembly Meeting, for Sunday  - July 15 th , and 12:15 P.M. Blessings to all, Rocky Smothers  -Campus Develop Task Force Chairman
 

Congratulations to Newly Elected Lay Leaders
LEADERSHIP COUNCIL
Members at Large Positions (Serving July 1, 2018 - June 30, 2020): Bob Blackwood (first term), and Tim Norris (second term)
ELDERS
New Elders: Leo Nagy, and Cal Wacker
Elected for Second Term: (July 1, 2018-June 30, 2020): Ken Boggs, Jim Curtis, Lo Phillips, Rusty Stephens, Rocky Smothers, Bob Trapp

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.

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 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.
Important Dates

June 30 & July 1   Comfort Dog Passing of the Vest 
July 8 Welcoming New Members
July 10 Adoption and Foster Care Ministry Team
July 15 Special Voters Meeting
August 11-12 
     TLS Back to School Open Houses
     Blessing Backpacks in Worship
August 13  Back to School
Attendance and Giving June 24

Attendance
Adult Bible Study  20

Worship
6pm 30
8am 36
930 77
11am 97
Total in Worship 240

Giving

Last week C & M  
Actual Recd: 10,808 Budgeted: 13,750 Over/(Short): (2,942)
YTD C&M
  Actual Recd: 789,578 Budgeted: 776,000 Over/(Short): 13,578
Bridge To The Future
Received: 80  YTD: 39,320
Faith Factor
Received: 160 YTD: 27,895
Trinity Resurrection
Received: 100 YTD: 17,522
Faithfully Forward
Received: 200 YTD: 20,997
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