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Missionary Rev. Shauen Trump - Visiting this Weekend
Rev. Shauen Trump with be visiting us the weekend of July 27-28 during all services and he hopes to drop in on the 9:30 Bible study as well. Rev. Shauen and Krista Trump serve with The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) in Africa, based in Nairobi, Kenya. Please be sure to visit the display table in the Narthex either before or after church that Rev. Trump has set up for you.  You can see some artifacts, take a postcard, sign up for his newsletter, and ask questions. If you'd like to make a donation , you may do so at the display table or in the offering plate in an envelope labelled for "Trump-Kenya". Any gift made by check should be made out to "The LCMS" with "Trump-Kenya" in the memo line. There is also a form, "Here I am, Send Me," with giving options that will be handed out with your bulletin in church this weekend.
 
As the LCMS area director for Eastern and Southern Africa, Shauen works with other LCMS personnel serving in these regions of Africa and builds relationships with the leaders of partner churches. He also implements strategies,projects, programs and grants for roughly half the African continent, from Ethiopia to South Africa. Some of the largest and smallest Lutheran churches in the world are in this area, along with literally thousands of languages and cultures. Krista works part time as the Africa region project coordinator, an unofficial logistics coordinator for various events, a hostess and an enduring and gracious wife and mother. 
 
Shauen was born in northern California and grew up in the Seattle area. He earned a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Seattle Pacific University and received his Master of Divinity from Concordia Seminary, St. Louis. Shauen enjoys spending time with his wife, playing monster truck show with his children and buying books that he never has time to read. Krista spent her early childhood in Liberia where her family served with Lutheran Bible Translators. She holds a bachelor's degree in Christian outreach from Concordia University, St. Paul, St. Paul, Minn., and a bachelor's degree in nursing from St. Louis University. Krista previously served through the LCMS in Slovakia from 2003 to 2005. She enjoys baking, buying new kitchen toys, spending time on the coast of Kenya and buying books that she never has time to read. Shauen and Krista have four wonderful boys - Josiah, Elijah, Isaiah and Jeremiah - who join them on the mission field. 
 
Pray for the Trumps as they serve throughout this substantial area of Africa. Pray they are used to encourage and build up the church in this part of the world. Ask that they be strengthened and given wisdom and discernment to navigate the relationships they have formed and the cultures in which they live and serve.

BIRTHDAYS: Shauen - April 10, Krista - Jan. 29, Josiah - Dec. 19, Elijah - Dec. 22,
Isaiah - Nov. 15, Jeremiah - May 25
WEDDING ANNIVERSARY: June 9 
HOME DISTRICT: Northwest
SUPPORTING DISTRICTS: Southeastern, Nebraska and South Wisconsin

To learn more about the Trumps' ministry:
Ruth Lane 
The City of Orlando is removing bricks, leveling the road, and then rebricking Ruth Lane.  The project started on Wednesday, July 24, 2019, and will take 3-4 weeks. You will still be able to exit Trinity onto Ruth Lane from the interior driveway and from the parking lot behind the Sanctuary, but there will be no parking on the street until the project has been completed.  

It's Time for Campus Clean Up
Being good stewards of the good gifts God gives us is part of our daily life as Christians. An example of this stewardship is all the folks who share their time and talent to keep Trinity's campus tidy and attractive. We have folks who sneak in here or there to weed flower beds, or regulars who water all the potted plants, people who pick up trash or trim trees, and more.  THANK YOU, ALL. Your contributions make a meaningful impact on campus care. And then a couple of times a year, including every Fall just before school starts, we pull together a group of good stewards to for a morning of weeding, trimming, and cleaning to get a lot done at once (Many hands make light work!). So please join us on Saturday, August 3 , from 8:30-11:30am (8:30am because it's cooler then). Thanks in advance for your participation!  (HS students who come out to work can earn community service hours too.)
 
Blessing of the Backpacks - August 10-11, All Services
Blessing of the Backpacks and dedication of all teachers for the new school year continues this year on both Saturday and Sunday worship services August 10-11. Join us for a Back-to-School focused worship service, bring your backpack to be blessed, and get a special backpack tag from your Trinity family.
 
Food Trucks before Saturday Worship on Saturday, August 10
Join us for a time of fellowship with our CDC families in the courtyard (gym for AC) after they finish the "Meeting the Teacher" portion of their Open House. In the courtyard you'll find Food Trucks from 4-6pm, where everyone can have a meal before attending worship at 6pm. During the worship service we will bless backpacks (and diaper bags), and dedicate our CDC teachers for the new school year!  We would love to have a good showing of our Church families to spend some time with our Trinity CDC families and encourage more connections between the whole Trinity family in one place. Please join us!
 
Someone In Need
We have a member in need of a working, sturdy, upright vacuum. It can be used if in good working condition. If you have one that can be donated, please let us know.  Thank you. TLC@Trinitydowntown.com or 407-488-1919 x101
 
Trinity Shares Christmas - Serving and Sharing the Gospel in our Community
Over the last 11 years, Trinity Shares Christmas/Angel Tree has been one of Trinity's most-loved projects, and the support is always overwhelming. In order to keep this project going for many more years to come, I am asking for two people to step up and become co-coordinators with me. What does that mean? You would share in coordinating these tasks (not doing everything yourself):  calling caretakers in October to verify information and to get gift suggestions for the children; using a database to track items; setting up the TSC tree in late October/early November with requests on the ornaments; sorting, bagging, and tagging food and gifts; and arranging for transportation of the food and gifts in early to mid-December. The database is easy to use, and there are always volunteers willing to help write out the ornaments, sort and bag gifts and food, and make deliveries. If you would like to know more, please contact me, Glenda, at whitemice@bellsouth.net
 
Ring-A-Lings Needed!
You might not have realized it, but the Handbell Choir is one of the most enjoyable volunteer groups at Trinity! Because of varying work and travel schedules, we would like to add a few more people to this friendly, music-loving group so that we can ring at services more often. Would you like to be a Ring-A-Ling? Free handbell lessons will be offered throughout July and August - contact Glenda at whitemice@bellsouth.net to schedule some ringing time or to ask questions about this program.
 
Extra Funds for Trinity Events!
Would you like to learn more about Thrivent Action Teams, which allows Thrivent members to apply for $250 for Trinity outreach events twice a year!  Register for this webinar to be held on Wednesday August 7, 2-3pm.  This is an opportunity for all Thrivent members to learn how to leverage their Thrivent member benefits and #LiveGenerously! This webinar is designed to help Thrivent members:
* learn how to apply for and run a Thrivent Action Team
* offer ideas and inspiration
* outline best practices
* answer commonly asked questions

Thrivent News: 100 Days of Summer Thrivent Action Team Challenge Update
Thrivent members can join the 100 Days of Summer Challenge! It is currently at 67% of a goal of 550 Thrivent Action Teams completed this summer. If your Thrivent Action Team is set up to benefit Trinity (or another church or 501C-3), you may be selected to direct $500 to that benefiting organization. One Thrivent member from each state will be randomly selected if their Thrivent Action Team is completed by September 13. Apply for a Thrivent Action Team today!
 
Updating Trinity's Veterans Plaque
Operation Barnabas will be updating Trinity's veterans plaque for active duty, retired and deceased veterans. If you have names you would like included on the board, email OperationBarnabas@TrinityDowntown.com. We will include a panel for first responders in the congregation as well.
 
Trinity Lutheran School Yearbooks
We have some TLS Yearbooks that are available to parents of former students or alumni of TLS, on a first come, first served basis. Let us know what year(s) you are looking for and we can let you know what's available. Anything left after parents and alumni collect what they want will be available for pick up by congregation members in a few weeks. Contact Chanda  TLC@TrinityDowntown.com or 407-488-1919 x101.
 
Rebecca's Garden of Hope Fundraiser
Rebecca's Garden of Hope is an RSO (Recognized Service Organization) of the LCMS which serves the needs of youth in under-served communities through local churches to improve educational outcomes, provide essential life skills, build social and civic responsibility, and discipleship in youth. The Harold Storm Inaugural Golf Tournament is being held to benefit Rebecca's Garden of Hope. Sunday, August 11, 2019 from 5:00-7:00 PM at Drive Shack (7285 Corner Drive, Orlando, Florida 32827). Ticket Price: $65.00- 4 Golfers each/Team. Food and Beverage included in price. There will be prizes, awards, raffles, and 50/50 and more! Proceeds go to For more information: Call Terry Boggs at 407-797-7345.
 
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 us 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

July 27-28 Missionary Rev. Shauen Trump Visits
August 9 Teacher Work Day - CDC Closed
August 10 CDC Open House ,  4-6pm FOOD TRUCK, 6pm Blessing of the Backpacks  & CDC Teachers Dedication
August 11 Blessing of the Backpacks, all Teachers recognized
August 17-18 Rally Day - Sunday School and MS/HS groups begin
Sept 15  T rinity's 100th Anniversary Breakfast & Combined Worship 
Sept 28-29   Food & Funds on the Fifth Sunday 
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