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WE NEED YOU --  Touch-a-Truck is March 3, 9am to 1pm
Touch-a-Truck is just over a week away and we need your help! TAT is Trinity Lutheran School's most amazing and community focused event to take place on our campus each year. You have the opportunity to be part of this wonderful event that brings in up to 2,000 attendees from all over Orlando and provides the school's Parent Teacher League with the funds to offer many educational enrichments for our TLS students. There are many opportunities where you can get involved in to help make this year's Touch-a-Truck a success!

Sponsorship Opportunities - You have the opportunity to sponsor one of the items listed below by donating money towards the item or event. If you are interested in being a sponsor, please contact ptl@trinitydowntown.com .

Circus/Dog Show
FILLED
Mr. Richard
$375.00
Popcorn/Cotton Candy
FILLED
Hot Wheels
FILLED
ATM
$200.00
CARE-petting zoo
$475.00
Human Snowcone
FILLED
Face Painting
FILLED
Russian Ballet
FILLED

Volunteer Opportunities - There are many volunteer opportunities at Touch-a-Truck. Please click on the following link to see how you can support this year's event:   http://signup.com/go/TRHGtxB . Touch-a-Truck is a very profitable fundraiser for our school and a beloved tradition for the community. It takes many hands to lighten the workload of this event, so we really need all hands on deck.

Food Donations - If you would like to provide food donations for all of those wonderful people bringing a vehicle to TAT, please sign up at http://signup.com/go/ErcTCMY . It is important we keep our wonderful drivers fed and happy!

Vendor Opportunities - If you would like to be a vendor at Touch-a-Truck, or know someone who would be interested in having a table set up at the event, please visit the Touch-a-Truck website address for more information: http://trinitydowntown.com/orlando-touch-a-truck/ . You may also visit the Touch-a-Truck Facebook page for information about the event: https://www.facebook.com/OrlandoTouchaTruck/ .

We encourage you to get involved with this wonderful event that brings much joy to Trinity families as well as to our community. This event occurs only once a year and we want this year to even more extraordinary than in past years. If you have any questions, please contact the Parent Teacher League at ptl@trinitydowntown.com.

Take Them a Meal
Trinity teen Zach M. has had heart surgery and is homebound to stay away from flu germs as he recovers.  During this time, in the midst of lots of doctors appointments and extra bills to pay, we'd love to rally the Trinity family to help out with meals to show a little love and care to the family - a family of four. We've set up a "Take them a Meal" site to allow for scheduling of meal drop offs and even the option to have something in their area delivered to them.  Please note:  Zach has a severe nut allergy (no nuts or nut oils in the food please).  The link to sign up is https://www.TakeThemAMeal.com/TNDD3627.  Thank you for participating as you are able!

Lenten Fellowship Dinners
On Wednesdays through March 21 we will have Soup and Bread dinners served in Trinity's Fellowship Hall from 5:30-6:45pm, wrapping up in time to head over to worship at 7pm in the Sanctuary.  Chef Rich Poole will bless us with preparing wonderful soup and Trinity volunteer groups will prep, serve and clean up. Mark the dates on your calendar and make a point to come by for dinner on Wednesdays and enjoy this time of Fellowship with one another!  Tomorrow's  February 21 dinner service is provided by Trinity's Leadership Council.  Thank you for serving! We need some extra help on February 28, please contact us if you are available at TLC@TrinityDowntown.com


Cheapshots 2018! XL106.7 is back at TLS!
On Tuesday, March 6th at 7pm, TLS will host Johnny Magic's Cheapshots Basketball team to play against TLS Parents and Staff!  You won't want to miss this! Come support the TLS Vikings!

*The event will take place in Trinity's gym!  All families and friends are welcome!
*The cost will be $5 per adult and $2 per child (cash only).
*TLS students are free!
*Donations accepted and much appreciated!
* All money raised will benefit the TLS Athletics Department.
*There will also be concessions for sale!


Easter Joy through Music!
The Parish Choir is ready to start working on music for Holy Week, March 25 through April 1.  If you would like to join us in singing with the choir at any or all of these special services - Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Easter Sunday - please plan to attend our Wednesday evening rehearsals.  Practice starts in the balcony at 7:30 pm on February 7, and in the weeks following, we'll start right after the Lenten service, around 7:45 pm.  The pieces we will be singing are beautiful, both in text and music - come and share in the joy!  (If you plan to come to the February 7 rehearsal, please contact Glenda at whitemice@bellsouth.net no later than noon that day so we can let you in at the gate.)
 
NEW MS & HS Video Bible Study Series Starts 2/25
A Sunday morning Bible Study for youth in Middle-High School at 9:30 a.m. in the undercroft Youth Room. Come for treats...stay for truth!  We just finished the video series "Reckless Abandon" by Pastor JD Greear.  On February 25 we begin a new video series for the next four weeks called "Dug Down" by Josh Harris. The topics include:
  • What are you building your life on?
  • The importance of knowing God
  • How God makes us right
  • How we change

3rd - 5th Grade Group
Next event is scheduled for this Saturday, February 24 from 3-6pm. We will watch the movie "Wonder" here on campus and then walk across the street to "Your Pie" for pizza. Please bring $10 for dinner. Drinks and dessert will be provided.  All 3rd-5th graders are welcome, no matter what church or school they may attend.  Bring a friend! RSVP in advance please to Julia Malenke at JMalenke@TrinityDowntown.com


"Walk With Jesus" Easter Experience 2018
Coming to Trinity Saturday, March 24, 2018, 9am to 11:30am, is "Walk with Jesus" - a powerfully moving, multi-station, multi-sensory event that guides you through Jesus' last days on earth. You will travel to Jerusalem for Palm Sunday, sit down for the Last Supper, discover the sacrifice of Good Friday and visit the empty tomb that very first Easter morning. Appropriate for all ages and designed for parents and children to experience together. Registration will begin soon.

Sign Up to Volunteer Now!
Organized by Trinity's volunteer Outreach Ministry Team, this is an opportunity for the whole congregation to participate in sharing the true meaning of Easter with Trinity families and guests from the community! A planning meeting for volunteers for the Easter Event will be held this Sunday, February 25 at 12:30pm Fellowship Hall. Please join us to hear more about the WALK WITH JESUS curriculum and how you can help! 

Supply Help
Watch for a supply sponsorship PALM tree in the Narthex this weekend!  Each event station this year will have beautiful scenery and experiential components which require lots of extra supplies - your support would be greatly appreciated!

Trinity Sponsors IDignity for the Month of February
(This is our last week to collect donations). As one of the five founding churches of IDignity, Trinity is proud to sponsor IDignity one month per year. We ask for you to prayerfully consider a small financial contribution (mark IDignity on your check memo line please) to support the work of this essential partner ministry is downtown Orlando.  If you have any questions, please contact Diann Grover at djgrover@cfl.rr.com. For those who are interested in participating, you are always welcome to join to volunteer team at IDignity events!  Please sign-up in advance online at  www.idignity.org/volunteer.

From the Campus Development Task Force
In keeping with the commitment of the Campus Development Task Force to communicate its activities to the Congregation on a regular basis, the next upcoming Town Hall meeting will be held on Monday, March 5, at 6:30pm in the Sanctuary.  Please mark your calendars!

Faith & Family night with the Orlando Magic
Hosted by Thrivent Member Network FL & GA Region.  Tickets are available for purchase at a special troup rate.  You game ticket is also your ticket to the exclusive pre-game reception at the Amway Center with good, fun and special guest speakers.  To give back to our community, lease bring items to support Rebecca's Garden of Hope.  The evening concludes with a post-game concert on the Magic court by a contemporary Christian artist.  More info at Facebook.com/FLGAThrivent/events .  Please feel free to bring a guest.  Friday March 2, 5:30pm, Amway Center, 400 W. Church Street, Orlando.  Email BoxTMNFlorida&Georgia@thrivent.com for details on how to purchase tickets at the group rate.

Coming up in April:  Yoga classes at Trinity (stay tuned for details)

Important Dates

Wednesdays through March 21
Lenten Worship 12:10pm and 7pm
Fellowship Lenten Dinners 5:30-6:45
February 24  Neighborhood Walk
February 25  "Walk with Jesus" Planning Meeting 12:30 FH
March 3   Touch a Truck
March 24 "Walk with Jesus" Easter Experience Event
March 25 Palm Sunday - Bring your palm leaves
March 29 Maundy Thursday Worship 12:10 and 7:00pm
March 30 Good Friday Worship 12:10 and 7:00pm
March 31 Easter Eve 6pm worship
April 1 Easter Morning 6:30am Sunrise Worship, 8am, 9:30am and 11am.
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