Your Weekly News & Updates
Sing with the Choir for Just One Sunday! 
The Trinity Parish Choir is EXCITED to welcome SO MANY people to the choir loft next week! Make A More Joyful Noise! Sunday is right around the corner. We're looking forward to sharing some fun and fellowship as we prepare the two songs for June 3 services.

YOU CAN join the Parish Choir for one Sunday only! 8am OR 11am on June 3. Rehearsals will be held Wednesday, May 30, at 7:30pm (in the choir loft) OR Sunday, June 3, at 7:30am (in the choir loft) to sing for the 8am service, OR Sunday, June 3, at 10:30am (in the choir loft) to sing for the 11am service. Come help the Parish Choir fill the choir loft as we Make a MORE Joyful Noise! and serve the Lord with Gladness! See a Choir member or email Paul at or Glenda at t for additional information.

Recognizing our Trinity Family Graduates on June 3
If you or someone you love is graduating this year, please send in their name and details of where they're graduating from (what school/what grade/program/degree), and we'll share it during announcements during worship on June 3. Email or call 407-488-1919x101. We'll also include photos of our TLS graduates: 78 VPK grads, 18 Kindergarten grads and 4 Eighth Grade grads!  Congrats!

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 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.

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 (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!!

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!

Music Notes
The Parish and Handbell Choirs will be taking a well-deserved break during the summer months - however, we are working on some beautiful music to close out this season.  We will celebrate both Pentecost and Confirmation on May 20 at the 11am service, with music praising the Holy Spirit, blessing the confirmands, and reminding us of the many (10,000 and more) reasons to bless the Lord. June 3 is our "Make a More Joyful Noise Sunday" - if singing isn't for you, be sure to come and listen (at 8 and/or 11am)!  You can set aside your worries while taking to heart the words of Peace Like a River .  At the 11am service, Julia Malenke will further enhance the serenity with Peace I Leave with You , and the Handbell Choir will close with a familiar, much-loved benediction.

And, because we cannot go three months without singing new music, the choir will come together on July 1 to sing a patriotic medley for the 4 th of July and a special benediction for our Comfort Dog's first Sunday with us.

Please take time over the next few weeks to thank Trinity's wonderful music volunteers:
Choir : Cathy Andrews, Alissa Beier, Carolyn Burnette, Gladys Dittmer, Omar Dittmer, Diann Grover, Bob Meyer, Wendy Havens, Tim Norris, Paul Soost, Robert Trapp
Bells: Mel Barger, Susan Brockberg, Jennifer Castillo, Jamie Hall, Mary Kasch
Choir and Bells : Glenda Frazier, Janice Glander, Eva Newshutz, Connie Sobol, Peggy Trapp
Instrumentalists : Mary Kasch (flute), Tim Norris (trombone), Matt Schroeder (trumpet), Connie Sobol (timpani), Evan Zook (trumpet), Randy Zook (trombone).

Camp Trinity Early 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!

SAVE THE DATE: 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

Lost & Found
Please drop by the Lost and Found table near the main office entrance to see if anything you've lost has been found!

Yoga atTrinity
Next class will be Monday June 4 -- every first and third Mondays. Email Beth @  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.

Ministry Partner News

Redeeming Life Maternity Home
RLOM is searching for a new Residential Manager to work with the ministry. Position Summary:  "As the Residential Manager you will reside in the home, on duty 5 days per week, with our residents and provide a positive, safe and orderly living environment for all.  To that end, you will be responsible for the day to day operation of the household. You will assist the Director of Program Ministries in monitoring residents program goals and responsibilities.  While you will have private living quarters much of you time will be spent interacting with and providing support to the residents." For the full job description or to apply, please contact Sheryl DeWitt at .

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

Attendance and Giving May 20

Sunday School/Bible Study
Children 16
Youth 10
Confirmation: 12 Confirmed!
Adults 18

6pm 29
8am 39
930 84
11am 168
Total in Worship 320

Last week C & M  Actual Recd: 18,310 Budgeted: 14,250 - Over/(Short): 4060
YTD C&M   Actual Recd: 717,860 Budgeted: 703,750 Over/(Short): 14,110
Bridge To The Future Received: 30  YTD: 38,420
Faith Factor Received: 0 YTD: 25,615
Trinity Resurrection Received: 0 YTD: 17,260
Faithfully Forward Received: 215 YTD: 19,227

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