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Special Voters Meeting #2 Sunday, March 17
Please join your Trinity family in the Sanctuary at 12:30pm on Sunday, March 17. The primary purpose of this meeting is to review and update information shared on March 3 and to bring forth recommendations from the Leadership Council for the remainder of this fiscal year and next year. We thank you for your prayers and financial support of our ministry.  May Almighty God bless Trinity. "The Word of the Lord endures forever; and this is the Word that was preached to you." 1 Peter 1:25
Childcare Available for March 17th Special Voter's Meeting
If you are planning to attend the voter's meeting on Sunday, March 17th, at 12:30 pm, and are in need of childcare, please contact jmalenke@trinitydowntown.com  by Friday, March 15 to let us know the number and age of the child(ren) that you will be bringing (drop-ins will only be accepted if we have enough volunteer staff to supervise). You may sign your child into the Kindergarten Room at 12:15 p.m. when the childcare staff will arrive. There will be snacks available (cheese, crackers, cut grapes, bottled water), but please send a personal snack along if your child has specific dietary needs.
Shortfall Pledges
Pledge cards are available in the Narthex for all those who have chosen to give over and above current giving to assist with the shortfall expected in the coming months.  Having your pledge recorded allows Trinity leaders to better plan for what needs to happen in the months ahead. We thank you for your generous financial support - it is greatly appreciated.

Updating Member Records
Twice a year we ask you to fill out the "big blue card" during worship to give us any updates for your member record. Has your address changed? New addition to the family? New contact info? Changed your email? Please make a note on a big blue card this weekend. Thank you.
Lenten Services and Lenten Soup and Bread Suppers
Lenten devotions on "People of Prayer: Esther, Elijah, and Jesus" will continue at 12:10 and 7:00 pm every Wednesday until Holy Week. Soup and Bread Suppers will be hosted each of those Wednesdays from 5:30-6:45 pm in Fellowship Hall. Next week is pot-luck soup supper.  The Kallesens are making Chili, and Julia Malenke is making Italian Tortellini soup. If you'd like to bring bread or one more crockpot of soup, please let us know at 407-488-1919 x101 or TLC@TrinityDowntown.com. We hope YOU will join us next Wednesday evening for fellowship with your Trinity family before midweek worship.
Campus Work Day
Mark your calendar for Saturday, April 13, from 8:30 to 11:30am to get things spruced up for Easter.  We will concentrate on yard work and a few cleaning projects around campus. Coffee, water and donuts will be available. Feel free to bring your own snacks too. Thank you.
IDignity Lenten Can Project
Trinity is participating in the IDignity Lenten Can Project. You'll find collection cans for IDignity in the Narthex. Each family is encouraged to take one home, and throughout Lent you can use it to collect funds in support of IDignity. Lent is a time of sacrificing, getting us in touch with the greatest sacrifice ever, when Jesus died for our sins on the cross. Each time we decide to give something up or take something on, we are stretched in our daily comfort. Consider foregoing something this Lent (maybe your daily latte or that favorite treat you enjoy) and putting the money you would have spent in the can provided. On Palm Sunday, all the individual cans will be collected and the proceeds will be given to IDignity, a non profit that helps to restore dignity and hope by providing identification to those in need. Once a person has restored their identity with IDignity's assistance, doors open to numerous opportunities that were not available to them without identification.    

Thank You, Trinity Family!
The PTL and Touch-A-Truck planning committee would like to thank everyone that supported Touch-A-Truck.  We are thankful for those who volunteered, sponsored, donated, attended, and recruited others to volunteer, sponsor, donate, and attend.  We were blessed to just a little before the event hoping to have enough volunteers to having an abundance of volunteers on the day of the event.  Likewise, we went from having just enough trucks and vehicles that wanted to participate to trying to make sure we had enough space for all the trucks and vehicles that showed interest.  Touch-A-Truck was a success because of the way everyone came together to support Trinity Lutheran School, and we do not have enough words to say how much we appreciate all of the staff, committee members, parents, grandparents, students, volunteers, vendors, truck participants,  sponsors, those who donated, and everyone else that contributed to the success of event. THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!
Trinity Family News
Former Trinity Vicar, Reverend Fred William Neumann, passed away on January 24, 2019.  Fred was a Missouri Synod Lutheran pastor for 54 years. For more information go to https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/name/fred-neumann-obituary?pid=191373534 .
Food and Funds on the Fifth Sunday
March has five Sundays! Trinity sets aside the fifth Sunday for a collection of canned  goods to donate to a local food pantry and for cash donations to replenish the Pastoral Discretionary Fund which serves to help those dealing with an immediate financial crisis. Your support to both of these ongoing needs is greatly appreciated.  So, watch for those BOGO sales at the grocery store and check your cabinets for those unexpired items you thought you might need, but never used. And we'll take that collection during weekend worship on March 30/31. Thank you.
Thrivent Members - Choice Dollars - Deadline March 31
Eligible members can recommend where Thrivent distributes a portion of its charitable funding by directing Choice DollarsĀ®. Members become eligible for Thrivent Choice based on insurance premiums, contract values and Thrivent volunteer leadership. Trinity is a participating charitable organization to which you can direct Choice Dollars.   These gifts, above and beyond, are a great blessing to Trinity.  Please consider.  For more information contact your Thrivent rep or go to:
OWLS Fellowship
Join the OWLS for lunch on Friday, March 29 at 11:30am.  We'll meet at Chili's located at 6949 S. Semoran Blvd. Orlando, FL 32822.  Contact Audrey at 407-897-1418 or Robert.w.gordon@hotmail.com to confirm.

Youth Gathering Update
Trinity's 7 youth and 3 adults continue fundraising efforts for attending the National Youth Gathering (NYG) that is now only 4 months away.  Our group has begun Bible study and fellowship time. Please keep the group in your prayers as they get to know one another and bond as a group. The group will fly out on July 10 and the Gathering activities begin on July 11. The group will return on July 15. THANK YOU for your generosity already!  We have been able to cover airfare and a few other expenses already. This is a huge blessing! Our hotel costs should be made known soon and that will be another large expense to help these kids get covered.
We have a few more fundraising opportunities.  
  • Coming soon is "GIVE and GIVE BACK" :  Check out the display board in the Narthex with a little bit about each participant and an envelope with the opportunity to give a donation to help cover hotel and food expenses.  Here is where the YOUTH GIVE BACK! Through the month of March we will collect donations. When we reach $250 the NYG participants will host coffee hour!  YUM! When we reach $500 the NYG participants will work with Trinity administration and give time to help with some duties on campus.  When we reach $1,000 the NYG participants will host a FREE car wash one Sunday in May!
  • Car Parking for Downtown Events: Youth will park cars on campus during the Spring Fiesta in the Park at Lake Eola on Saturday and Sunday, April 6 and 7.
  • Easter Breakfast : Plan on coming to our PANCAKE BREAKFAST on Easter Sunday, April 21!  We will serve hot pancakes along with topping bar, fruit, juice, and coffee from 7:00-10:30.  Come support our youth and have a great breakfast treat to start your day. We will also have chocolate pretzel pails for sale ($15 and $22 each)!
  • Event Car Parking One final push for funds will be to park cars again on THURSDAY, July 4 for Lake Eola event.
The NYG participants will also host a coffee hour in thanks for your support this summer where they will share stories and photos of their experience. If you have any questions, please see Jennifer Blackwood (team fundraising coordinator) or email at jenn.blackwood@outlook.com.

LWML Greater Orlando Spring Rally - April 6, 2019
The women of Prince of Peace Lutheran Church welcome all ladies from the churches in the Greater Orlando Zone, and all guests, to the LWML Spring Rally for a day of fellowship, Bible study and song. Registration is $8.00.
Our theme for the event is Real.Present.God based on Psalm 46. Registration will be from 8:00-8:45 am with coffee, juice and pastries available. Our Gifts from the Heart will be for the Samaritan Resource Center, so please bring any of the following:AA and AAA batteries, canned meat with pull tab, plastic containers of fruit, applesauce, tuna, washcloths, crackers, playing cards, fruit drink boxes, candles, matches, men's shorts 28-34, bars of soup, deodorant.
We will have Mission Service project time, Bible study time, worship and communion and lunch. Please reserve your space now - email kathymccartin@gmail.com or call  407-286-7288.  Please also advise if childcare services are needed.  (Prince of Peace, 1515 S. Semoran Blvd, Orlando, FL 32807 407-277-3945)
Mailing Address for Trinity - Mail to 123 E. Livingston
For those who mail in your contributions or need an address to use for Church business, please use the 123 E. Livingston Street, Orlando, FL 32801 address.  We no longer have offices at the 427 N. Magnolia address. Thank you.
Lutheran Haven's Spring Flea Market
Saturday, April 13 from 8:00 am to 2:30 pm. Lots of great stuff!  Food: hot dogs, hamburgers, popcorn, and so much more.  Sponsored by Lutheran Haven Auxiliary to benefit Lutheran Haven Nursing Home, Assisted Living, and Memory Care.

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

March 17 Special Voters Meeting
March 20-April 10 Weekly Wednesday Lenten Devotions 12:10 and 7pm
     5:30-6:45 Soup and Bread Supper in Fellowship Hall
April 13 Campus Work Day
April 18 Maundy Thursday Worship 12:10- and 7pm
         Confirmand First Communion at 7pm
April 19 Good Friday 12:10 and 7pm Worship
April 20 Easter Eve 6pm worship
April 21 Easter Morning 6:30/8/9:30/11am Worship
April 21 Easter Pancake Breakfast by the Youth

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