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Easter Lilies
The flowers that make Trinity especially beautiful during Easter worship are provided by members of our Trinity family who wish to remember loved ones, or simply express special thanks to God. The names of contributors and people remembered will be published the first weekend after Easter. Sign up forms are in the Narthex - return to offering plate or church office. (Suggested donation of $12 each)

Comfort Dog Ministry
In preparation for receiving our Comfort Dog, the Comfort Dog "Puppy Shower" Project begins April 1! Beginning on Easter weekend you will find an umbrella in the Narthex and school offices with items listed on dog bones and raindrops with a website address for online shopping on Everyone will have a choice if they want to buy online from Amazon and have the item shipped directly to Trinity, or take a bone and go to a store and buy the shower gift and return the item to a box by the umbrella. Collections will take place for two weeks and on April 15 the Comfort Dog Ministry Team will host a Puppy Shower Luncheon at 12:30 that to show their appreciation for your support! We'll ask Pastor Doug to bless all of the donated puppy supplies and we'll share a meal together! Let's get ready for the launch of our Comfort Dog Ministry and share in an afternoon of fellowship at lunch on the 15th.

LWML Quilt
LWML Lutheran Women's Missionary League has received a gift from another LWML quilting group that has disbanded.  The top was sewn by a former 2nd grade teacher here at Trinity, Mrs. Kay Retzlaff. The quilt measures 73" x 89" and fits a full bed.  It is hand quilted out of new material and reverses to a chocolate brown with a medium weight polyester fill and fully washable. We will take silent bids for 4 weeks starting now and ending April 17, 2018.  Each week this newsletter will report the current bid, starting at $75 in increments of $5. Whatever final bid the quilt brings will be divided in half, and distributed in equal halves to support Trinity's K-8 scholarship fund, and half to the LWML treasury.  If you wish to bid, you can email MaryLou Evanchyk at or call at 407/491-4452 and leave a message. THANK YOU!

Thank you - from the PTL of Trinity Lutheran School
We just wanted to send out a thanks and our warmest appreciation to all of our Church volunteers, School volunteers and Trinity Staff members who helped make our annual Touch-a-Truck event a success. We certainly could not have had such a successful event without all of YOUR support! The smiling faces, honking horns and squeals of delight were proof that all the time and effort you put in was loved! Children and parents enjoyed the event and all we offered!  In addition to raising over $4,500 for Trinity's PTL for the benefit of Trinity Lutheran School, we also were able to connect with many families in the Central Florida area and let them know what Trinity Downtown is all about. We look forward to many more successful events where we can bring our Church, School and Community together.
Thank you again! Trinity Lutheran School's Touch-a-Truck Committee and PTL Board

"Walk With Jesus" Easter Experience 2018
Register now!   Forms are in the Narthex.
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.

Sign up to Volunteer! STUDENTS (MS and up) are welcome to serve too!  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!

Children's Sunday School: no Children's Sunday School this weekend, March 16, or on Easter morning, April 1
MS & HS Bible Study: no Bible study on March 25 or April 1
Adult Bible Study: no meetings on Easter Morning, April 1

MS & HS Youth Bible Study
The Youth Bible Class will be finishing up Dug Down Deep next Sunday, March 18 and then taking the next two weeks off due to staggered Spring Break schedules of the class members.  The new study, will begin on Sunday, April 8, at 9:30 a.m.
Next Series: "Awaken":  Author D. A. Horton will call students to awaken their faith and reach their world - friends, neighbors, and classmates - with the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Let's show some love! 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 . Thank you for participating as you are able!

Yoga at Trinity - Begins April 16
Update: WE HAVE 19 SIGNED UP! 
Would you like to reduce stress, increase your concentration, flexibility and balance, reduce your blood pressure and back pain, or just have some fun? Then come out and join us for Beginning YOGA at Trinity with a licensed instructor! People of all ages and fitness levels will benefit from this class.We will meet on the first and third Mondays of each month at 7pm in the Fellowship Hall starting on Monday, April 16th. No experience necessary! Instructor is trained and licensed to work with all levels of yoga! Walk away feeling better, mentally and physically. Class size is limited, so call or email Beth or Gary Schumacher to sign up in advance  at or
Bring With You: A Yoga mat (and block if you have), $5, Comfy clothes, smile and enthusiasm!!!

Lenten Fellowship Dinners
Wednesday, March 21 is our final Soup and Bread fellowship dinnerserved in Trinity's Fellowship Hall from 5:30-6:45pm, wrapping up in time to head over to worship at 7pm in the Sanctuary. Our last dinner on March 21 will be hosted by Trinity's Parish Choir.  Thank you for serving!
Attendance and Giving
Weekend of March 11

Bible Study
Children 23
Youth -- NR
Confirmation - NR
Adults NR

6pm 32
8am 59
930 83
11am  93
Total in Worship 267

Last week C & M   Actual Recd: 12,125 Budgeted: 13,250 - Over/(Short): (1,125)
YTD C&M  Actual Recd: 570,835 Budgeted: 565,800  Over/(Short): 5,035
Bridge To The Future Received: 405 YTD: 37,235
Faith Factor Received: 130 YTD: 19,390
Trinity Resurrection Received: 150 YTD: 16,085
Faithfully Forward Received: 800 YTD: 15,095
Comfort Dog Received: 30 YTD: 2,275

Important Dates

March 21  Final week of Lenten Devotions 12:10 and 7pm
     Final Lenten Dinner 5:30-6:45pm
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, First Communion
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.
April 1 Easter Morning Pancake Breakfast 7-11am
April 1  Puppy Shower Collections Begin
April 15 Puppy Shower Appreciation Luncheon
April 15 CDC Children sing at 930 Worship!
April 16 Yoga Begins
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