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2018-2019 Stewardship Drive: 
Giving from the Heart ~ Motivated by God
This is our second weekend of our annual stewardship drive. You should have already received information in the mail* with your annual pledge card, and will hear weekly sermon messages specific to Stewardship: Giving from the Heart - Motivated by God .
Together we are encouraged to rise to a challenge to make one step in growth in our giving of time, talent and treasure - from wherever you are now, moving just one step further. Below is a chart that represents possible growth steps in weekly giving. Addition information on next steps for time and talent will be provided in the weeks to come.
*If for some reason you do not receive the Stewardship mailing at your home address, please contact the office at 407-488-1919 x101 or TLC@TrinityDowntown.com and we will update your records and send you a copy immediately.

Thank you Pastor Glander - This Sunday at 12:15pm
After many faithful years serving as Trinity's Shut-In Visitation Pastor, Rev. Dennis Glander is retiring. We'll host a reception on May 6 at 12:15pm to thank Pastor Glander and his wife Janice for their service to the Lord and to the Trinity family. Please make plans to join us for a short time to say thanks and celebrate.  (First loggia classroom -- hallway west of the Sanctuary, furthest classroom from the Sanctuary).

3rd - 5th Grade Movie and Pizza Event - Sunday, May 6th 12:00 - 3:00 p.m.
3rd - 5th Grade youth from our church, school, and the community are invited to participate in this afternoon time of food and fun.  We will meet in the church basement immediately following the late service and walk to "Your Pie" across the street for lunch, then return to church to watch and discuss the movie "Wonder".  Please bring $10 to cover the cost of an individual pizza or a entree salad and a drink. RSVP to jmalenke@trinitydowntown.org.

Reaching out to Orlando's Homeless
Servant Saturday for the WHOLE TRINITY FAMILY!
On Saturday, May 19th, from 9-11am (optional lunch together afterward) volunteers from throughout our Trinity family are invited to participate in a fantastic opportunity to reach out to our homeless neighbors AND to learn from some of our local ministry partners who serve to meet the needs of Orlando's homeless day in and day out!  We'll be serving with, and receiving training from, staff from the Central Florida Commission on Homelessness and the HOPE Team ! THIS is an opportunity you don't want to miss!! The TRINITY FAMILY will help by providing a "surge" of people who can reach and connect with more of our homeless neighbors in a single day.   You must be 18 or older to participate .  If we have some youth who want to help out, we can have a second group (also for anyone who can't be out in the heat) who can assemble hygiene kits with toothbrushes, soap, shampoo, and personal notes in the office during this same time frame. The CFCOH provide refreshments for volunteers, and will gather everyone together after the experience briefly to share thoughts and insights. SIGN UP NOW, as space is limited. There are sign up forms in the school offices and the Church narthex, or you can contact Chanda at TLC@TrinityDowntown.com or 407-488-1919 x101 with your name, email and cell phone number or sign up online at https://goo.gl/forms/TzrNgcEMi6HvLjm82

Baby Bottle Fundraising for Redeeming Life
Starts on Mothers Day May 13
The Baby Bottle Fundraising Campaign for Redeeming Life Maternity Home starts on Mothers Day and runs through Fathers Day! 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 home provides 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. Just pick up a baby bottle at one of the exits on Mothers Day and fill it with coins, cash or a check over the coming weeks. Bring it back to church on Fathers Day and know that your generosity is making a huge difference for the women and babies being served at Redeeming Life!

Singing Opportunities!
There are two great opportunities coming up to sing praises to God with a choir (no long-term commitment!):
  • The First Floor Once In A While Choir will be singing at the 11:00am service on Mother's Day, May 13.  If you would like to join us, please come to our before-service practice at 10:15am.  We'll meet in the middle loggia classroom to go through the perfect song for that day, God Gives Us Those Who Love Us .  Email Glenda at whitemice@bellsouth.net if you have any questions.
  • Make A Joyful Noise Sunday  Join the Parish Choir for one Sunday only! 8am OR 11am on June 3.  Rehearsals will be help 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 sooster67@yahoo.com or Glenda at whitemice@bellsouth.ne t for additional information.


 

Lay Leadership Elections
Christ's blessings & peace! Brother Ted has appointed me to chair this year's Nomination Committee. I wanted you to know who your Nominating committee folks are and bring you a short update! The committee consists of: Pastor Doug, Sr. Elder Tom Finger, Maggie Bowles, Mary Beth Brink, Kelley Lane and me. Please thank these folks for their service when you see them. Our task is straight forward this year. Only 2 positions are up for the Leadership Council Members at Large (odd years), Tim Norris and Gregg Yawman.  Both are eligible for another term. There are also some Elder position that will need filling. Please be sure to get your nominations submitted as soon as you can via email to nomcom@trinitydowntown.com or notify any Leadership Council Member for Leadership and Pastor or Tom for any Elder nominations. You can of course also let any committee member know as well or the Church Office.

There has been some questions recently about whether or not multiple nominations for the same position are allowed. Of course they are! The best elections have multiple voting opportunities for any position. Without this, elections could be rubber stamped and redundant. So, I encourage you to pray about the two LC and Elder positions and who you think should be nominated. Please submit these names soon. God's blessings for your efforts and support.  JBWYA! Respectfully, Gregg Yawman, NomCom Chair

Trinity's PTL Sponsors Staff Appreciation Week
Staff Appreciation Week will be held May 7-11. This event is sponsored by Trinity's PTL Board. As you know, our faculty, teachers, ministry and support staff are invaluable here at Trinity. We want to recognize all of their efforts on behalf of TLS!  Many fun things have been planned for Staff Appreciation Week. Below is the list of events scheduled.
Monday: Lunch catered by Chick-fl-a provided by the PTL
Tuesday: Notes of hugs, loves & kisses delivered by parents & children *Please see note below + 10 minute chair massages will be offered.
Wednesday:Ice Cream Social provided by the PTL
Thursday: 10 minute massages & each staff member receives a gift provided by the PTL
Friday: 10 minute massages & breakfast provided by TLS/CDC Parents
Thank you to all who have signed up to volunteer throughout the week and to bring in breakfast items on the 11 th .   IF YOU would like to contribute to the staff breakfast on the 11th, please sign up here.   
http://signup.com/go/MYbGYsb

Yoga atTrinity
Thank you to all who came to our first Trinity Yoga class. It was a big hit with 15 attendees. Next class will be Monday May 7th -- every first and third Mondays. Email Beth @ baschu4@bellsouth.net  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)

Calling Trinity's Youth!  
If you currently are in 8 th grade-11 th grade it is time to really think about the opportunity of participating in our Synod's National Youth Gathering that takes place in July of 2019.  This is an opportunity to grow closer to God and see His presence in YOUR life.

What is the National Youth Gathering?

We would fly to Minneapolis the day before the events begin and prepare for 5 days of worship, fellowship, exhaustion, faith building, Bible study, singing, playing games, and friendship growth with our group and 25,000 of our closest brothers and sisters from around the world!  In a time when the world doesn't always put Christ first, what an awesome blessing and opportunity this is to be with fellow believers.

What can I expect for the 2019 Youth Gathering: REAL.PRESENT.GOD?

Please think about, pray about, and ask questions!  Talk with Julia Malenke, Crystal Jones, or Jennifer Blackwood about their Gathering experiences as youth and adults!  They will all tell you wonderful stories of fellowship and growth. We have this summer to really think about the year of preparing to go to the Gathering.  There will be fundraising events such as parking cars on campus during Downtown events, the possible return of the Sweetheart dinner, bake sales, and sponsorships.  The preparing is really part of the whole Gathering experience.
Non-refundable registration of approximately $350 will be due in December.  The total estimated expense for the 5 days including air, hotel, food costs, and program costs is expected to be about $1,300 per youth.  We have great potential to be very successful in fundraising efforts to cut those costs to at least half if not more.
We hope you are excited about this opportunity!

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!

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.

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 sheryl@rlom.org .

Important Dates

May 6 Pastor Glander's Retirement Reception
May 6 3rd-5th grade Event
May 7 Yoga
May 13 Happy Mother's Day-RLOM Baby Bottle Fundraising Starts
May 14 Campus Development Task Force Town Hall Meeting 6:30 Sanctuary
May 19 Servant Saturday in Downtown Orlando with the HOPE team and CFCOH
May 20 Confirmation Sunday 11am worship
June 3 Make a Joyful Noise
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


Attendance Last Week

Sunday School/Bible Study
Children 18
Youth 6
Confirmation (no class this week)
Adults NR

Worship
6pm 29
8am 57
930 89
11am 51
Total in Worship 226

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