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"Walk With Jesus" Tomorrow Morning 9am-11:30am
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 individuals or for parents and children to experience together. If you didn't register, that's ok, come a little bit early and sign up before we begin.  Registration will be at the Livingston parking lot entry.


Holy Week
Holy Week is a culmination of the coming and work of Christ.  Holy Week begins with Palm Sunday where the crowds recognized and welcomed Jesus as their King.  Six days later in the same city, Jerusalem Jesus would be crucified.
Holy Week services include;
  • Palm Sunday (bring your palms)
  • Maundy Thursday where the disciples celebrated the Passover and instituted communion
  • Good Friday when Jesus was crucified
  • Saturday Evening Vigil commemorates Jesus' time in the tomb
  • Easter morning when we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus from the dead.  His victory and ours!

Easter Schedule Changes
Children's Sunday School
Please note: no Children's Sunday School March 16 or April 1
MS & HS Bible Study @ 9:30 Sunday (started 2/25 - jump in anytime)
Please note: there is no MS & HS Bible Study on March 25 or April 1
ADULT BIBLE STUDY
Please note: No Adult Bible study on Easter Morning April 1

Easter Lilies Sponsorships
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)


Foundations Class Starts April 18
Our next Foundations class - for those interested in becoming new members, for new full-time staff at Trinity, and for current members who would enjoy a class about the foundations, please mark your calendars!  We will meet on Wednesday evenings from 6:30-8:00pm on the following dates: April 18, 25, May 2, 9, 23, 30 (not May 16) June 6, 20 (not June 13). You'll enjoy discussion on:
  • How to read and understand your Bible
  • God's expectation found in 10 Commandments
  • Summary of the Christian Faith
  • Prayer - how to have conversations with God
  • The Heavenly Washing
  • Keys to open the doors of Forgiveness
  • The Heavenly Meal
  • How to share your Faith
Feel free to extend this invitation to anyone else you think might be interested in participating.  These discussion groups are a beloved tradition at Trinity! Join in the fellowship and make some new friends while we all learn, grow and connect!   Register online or by calling 407-488-1919 x101 or emailing TLC@TrinityDowntown.com


Comfort Dog Ministry
The estimated date of arrival for our Comfort Dog is mid Summer! We need to get prepared, so the Comfort Dog Ministry Team is having a Puppy Shower!  Beginning April 1, displays will go up in the Narthex and school offices. There will be two ways to participate: take an item off of the umbrella, purchase and return to Trinity OR visit the Amazon website, search for the Trinity Comfort Dog Puppy Shower wish list, choose an item and have it shipped to Trinity. This event will run from April 1-15, with  items being blessed at all services on April 14 & 15. Following the 11:00 service on April 15, we will have an Appreciation Dinner, open to all at 12:15pm in the Fellowship Hall. Thank you for helping us to prepare for our Comfort Dog!


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 mevanchy@att.net or call at 407/491-4452 and leave a message. THANK YOU!
UPDATE: The current bid now stands at $80 .  It is worth so much more!  Let's raise more than that for our LSML and school scholarship support! The quilt can be seen and handled at the Magnolia Building by appointment.  Just call MaryLou Evanchyk (contact info above) to arrange a showing. THIS QUILT is HAND-PIECED AND HAND-QUILTED, very hard to find anywhere. Remember bidding ends April 17, 2018.  


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 !
Contact Beth Schumacher at baschu4@bellsouth.net or Gary Schumacher at g.schumacher@aol.com
Bring With You: A Yoga mat (and block if you have), $5, Comfy clothes, smile and enthusiasm!!!


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.


Sharing the Gospel with our VPK Families
78 VPK students will be graduating from Trinity Lutheran School's CDC at the end of May. It is a Trinity tradition for the congregation to purchase Beginning Bibles for all of these little ones as they graduate from VPK and move on to Kindergarten.  Some will stay at Trinity and some will move on to other schools and won't be a part of the Trinity community as they have been for so many years. Trinity's congregation members are dedicated to Christian education and congratulate these youngest students by presenting a Beginner's Bible at their VPK graduation. We want to bless each of them with our prayers and with the precious Word of God as they learn and grow.  If you'd like to participate in this Trinity tradition, please make a suggested donation of $15 or more (contact the office if you're interested in purchasing a case of 16) with a note "VPK Bible" and put it in the offering plate or deliver to the church office. THANK YOU!
I mportant Dates

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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