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You're invited to Make A More Joyful Noise!
Join the Parish Choir for one Sunday only as we share God's great word through music. You're invited to sing at the 8:00 am OR the 11:00 am service on May 5.  We'll have rehearsals on the following schedule:
  • Wednesday, May 1, at 7:30 pm (in the choir loft) or
  • Sunday, May 5, at 7:30 am (in the choir loft) to sing for the 8:00 am service, or
  • Sunday, May 5, at 10:30 am (in the choir loft) to sing for the 11:00 am service.
Come help the Parish Choir fill the choir loft as we Make a MORE Joyful Noise! See a Choir member or email Paul at sooster67@yahoo.com or Glenda at whitemice@bellsouth.net for additional information.

TLS Spring Concert - You're invited!
The beautiful season of Spring will be joyfully celebrated in song and dance by Trinity Lutheran School's VPK -6th Grade students this coming Thursday, May 2, at 6:00 p.m. in the school gym. Parking will be available on the soccer field and the doors will open promptly at 5:30 p.m. Slices of pizza ($2 per slice) and specialty cupcakes ($2 each or 3 for $5) will be sold in the Fellowship Hall from 5:00 p.m. - 5:45 p.m. with complimentary lemonade and ice water available. Just in time for Mother's Day, beautifully beaded bracelets ( $4 each or 3 for $10) will be available for purchase before the concert. Proceeds from the food and bracelet sales will go toward the upcoming K-4th Grade field trips.

LWML Plant Sale
The ladies of  LWML plan to have a modest plant sale in honor of Mother's Day.  We will have plants available Saturday, May 4th starting at noon and finishing on May 5th at 1:00 pm in the Loggia on the west side of the church.  These are starter plants ranging in size from 4" coleus to 12" oak trees, in pots ready to transplant to ground or showy pots. The selections are: Boston Fern, Bromeliads, Coleus, Crotins, Herbs, Pathos, Tai plants, Elm tree, Oak tree.  The monies we raise will go directly to Trinity's current expenses fund. Come see what we have May 4th and 5th.
New Women's Bible Study Series
Join the ladies Tuesday Bible study group, "Women of the Word" for a new study series based on the book "Bless These Lips: 40 Days of Spiritual Renewal." This 8-week study centers on scripture passages that address common behavior and attitudes - focusing on the words that come out of our mouths, and how the choices we make about what we say affect our attitude, outlook and relationships. Begins next Tuesday, April 30th 9:00-10:00 AM, meets in the Magnolia Building first floor conference room.  Questions? Contact Terry at mammierocks@yahoo.com.

VBS Donation Tree
We are now just eight weeks away from the start of our exciting VBS safari adventure "ROAR- Where life is wild, but God is good!" to be held June 17-21 here on Trinity's campus each day, M-F, from 9:00 a.m. to Noon. Thank you to all of the youth who have been volunteering to serve on staff that week, and what a great week it will be!

Our VBS is a gift that we give to our community, so we do not charge children to attend, although they are given an opportunity to contribute to our mission project each year. One of the ways that makes this gift of a full week of fun Bible learning possible is through the generosity of the Trinity family in purchasing and bringing in donations of items that are needed  for VBS. Sunday, April 28 - Sunday, May 19, there will be an African baobab tree in the corner of the Narthex with leaves that contain the names of items that we need donated. The lighter colored leaves will have items for approximately $10 or less, while the darker green leaves with be for items $20 or less. Please cut off the leaf (or leaves) of your choice, purchase the items, and return them to the large basket sitting underneath the tree. Thank you very much for each and every gift that will be part of a week of blessings for our own children and for the children in our community.

VBS June 17-21
As the school year winds to its close in just a few short weeks, children are looking ahead to summer and hoping for new adventures, time with friends, and lots of fun. We've got a great week planned for your Rising Kindergartner - Rising 6th Grade child!  Join us June 17-21, 9am to Noon for our "Roar" safari adventure where children will learn that "Life is wild - God is good"! Each day will be filled with awesome songs, a stampede of fun games, dramatic presentations of engaging Bible stories, yummy snacks, and an amazing worship celebration to wrap things up. There is no charge for this week of VBS, but children and families will be given the opportunity to make a donation to "Water for Tanzania", a Kids Empowering Kids project to bring clean water to children in need of this life giving resource.

Youth who have completed 6th grade through High School are invited to serve as volunteers during the week. Please contact jmalenke@trinitydowntown.com if you are interested in this opportunity and would like more information. There will be a mandatory information/training meeting on June 9 at 12:30 pm for all volunteers

This event is posted on Trinity's Facebook page too.  Please like and then share on your own page to spread the word to others.  Thanks!
Registration forms are available on-line or in the church office.  https://forms.gle/9ymj4a4PeULMShCK6 We are looking forward to sharing the love of Jesus and God's goodness with you at Trinity's "Roar" VBS.

Regular Voters Meeting
Please join us for a regularly scheduled voters assembly on Monday, May 13 at 6:30 pm in the Sanctuary. This meeting will include a devotional, state of the parish report from the Senior Pastor, Christian operation center reports, financial reports and leadership highlights.
It's Nominations Time Again
Please meet the 2019 Leadership Nominations Committee: Stephanie Landis, Marcy Shively, Maggie Bowles, Myrt Rhodes, Mary Beth Brink, Tom Finger, Ted Lange and Pastor Doug. We have already begun work to complete the slate for the elections in June. The nominations period is officially open, and we are in need of candidates to fill the following positions:

Vice President - serves as the assistant senior elected officer of the congregation and will be prepared to act in the President's place whenever required. Will be responsible for reviewing all contracts, remaining informed of any property development, chairing call committees as appointed, acting as Parliamentarian at voters' meetings, and assisting the President as needed.
Finance Officer - serves as the congregation's financial adviser at all levels of the organization with responsibility to recommend policy changes and report improper actions to the next level of authority. Duties include integrating finances into annual stewardship/giving program, serving on the finance committee, reporting "closed" financial status monthly to leadership and at voters' meetings, assuring timely disbursements, reviewing human resource/property contracts, assisting staff with annual budgets, and preparing financial documents. This position is supported by the General Manager, Finance Manager, AR Specialist and AP Specialist.

Please submit all nominations to nomcom@trinitydowntown.com or directly to the committee chair stephanie.landis@intertek.com. The nominations period will remain open until June 9, 2019.
Trinity's 100th Anniversary Plans
Mark your calendars for Saturday, September 14 and Sunday, September, 15. That Saturday evening will be a Gala dinner event here on campus - wonderful food, music, fellowship, as we give thanks to God and remember & celebrate our Trinity history! Sunday will be one combined worship service for the entire Trinity family followed by a light brunch as we open a time capsule now buried in the wall of the Sanctuary, see what's there, and then bury a new one that will be opened by another generation of Trinity members years from now.
Youth Giving Back!
Trinity family! Thank you thank you! Thank you for giving and helping our youth meet another fundraising goal!  You gave GENEROUSLY - now let the youth GIVE to you!
  • Come taste our talented bakers' goodies while the youth HOST COFFEE HOUR on MAY 5 from 9-10:30 in the loggia.
  • FREE CAR WASH!! JUNE 2 9:00-12:00. That's right! Free! Come let the youth wash your car.
Free Concert
The Colonial High School Grenadier Groove Jazz Ensemble and the Jones High School Concert Choir will be featured in a free concert at Prince of Peace Orlando (1515 S Semoran Blvd.) on Friday, May 10 at 7:00 pm. This concert wraps up the 2018-2019 Prince of Peace Concert Series with a night of music you won't want to miss! For more information, please visit  www.poporlando.com/ConcertSeries or call 407.277.3945.
Please let us know!
Please let your Trinity family know of any scheduled surgery or hospital stay.  In addition to scheduled procedures, please give the church office a call to let us know about extended illness, unplanned hospital stays, or even the birth of a child.  You can call the office at any time and leave a message - no need to wait until business hours (407-488-1919 x101). During business hours, that information can then be forwarded to the appropriate caregivers. For an emergency that requires the care of a Pastor after hours or over the weekend call or text (preferred) at 407-490-7339 and leave a message. We'll get back to you ASAP. We want to be sure to know when you need us - whether to pray with you before a scheduled procedure, sit with you during a loved one's procedure, pray for you while you recover, visit you in the hospital/at home or to share praise and thanksgiving prayers for good news/results. Just let us know.  Thank you.

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.

Important Dates

April 27 Servant Saturday at Our Savior Lutheran
May 2 TLS Spring Concert
May 13 Regular Voters Meeting 6:30 pm
May 19  Confirmation Sunday
May 27 Memorial Day - No School / Offices Closed
May 30 TLS 8th Grade Graduation
May 31 TLS Kindergarten Graduation and Last day of School
June 17-21 "ROAR" Summer VBS African Safari Adventure
July 11-15 LCMS National Youth Gathering
Sept 14-15 Trinity's 100th Anniversary Events - save these dates

Attendance and Finances
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