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Annual Stewardship Drive
Trinity's Annual Stewardship Drive will be wrapping up soon! If you haven't received a letter and pledge card in the mail please let the office know so we can update your record.  Extra pledge cards are in the Narthex. Sending in your pledge card is very important - because your pledges allows Trinity's leadership to create a more accurate budget for the next fiscal year! So, please send/bring that pledge card in as soon as possible!  Thank you for your generous giving of time, talent and funds to support Trinity's ministries: sharing the gospel, strengthening and equipping people for service and witness, bringing people one step closer to Jesus!

Sunday School News
This Sunday, May 26th, 9:30-10:30 will be the final session of the 2018-2019 Sunday School year for children in VPK - 5th Grade and youth in 6th-12th Grade. Classes are scheduled to begin again in late August. Summer Sundays provide a great opportunity for families to worship together in our sanctuary and to travel to new locations to worship with extended family. Thank you for our amazing and dedicated Sunday School teachers for VPK-12th Grade: Desiree Kallesen, Lalania Pividal, Michelle Skubick, Kelly Lane, Gail Wilkosz, Traci Brown, Tom Finger, and Michael Scheck. 
Redeeming Life Maternity Home - Baby Bottle Campaign
Your Change can Change Lives for Eternity
We're currently participating in the Baby Bottle campaign to raise money for our ministry partner, Redeeming Life Maternity Home. Grab a baby bottle, take it home, to your office, or leave it in your car, then use the next few weeks to fill it with all the loose change you have - you can even drop in some bills or a check! Bottles are due back on or before Father's Day !  
Redeeming Life Maternity Home is a Recognized Service Organization (RSO) with the LCMS located in Sanford, Florida, is one of only a handful of maternity homes in the nation. Their mission is to preserve life as they serve single, pregnant, and post-partum women who lack the support of a loving, caring, Christ-centered home and family. By partnering with Redeeming Life through the Baby Bottle Campaign, you give hope to these women in a tangible way and  make it possible for them to hear about and experience the love of God that is ours in Christ Jesus. The goal is to inspire our residents to love and care for their children as God loves and cares for them. For More Information: 407-790-9745 | www.rlom.org .  THANK YOU for your support!
K-8 Closing Events- Join Us!
May 29   End of Year Party and Field day events from 12-2pm.
May 30 6:30pm 8th Grade Graduation in the Sanctuary, Reception to follow in Fellowship Hall
Trinity's final 8th Grade graduation ceremony will be held this Thursday evening, May 30, at 6:30 p.m. in our sanctuary. Please come and honor these youth, many of whom have been students at Trinity since their preschool days, and send them on their way with your prayers and warm wishes. David Ludwig will be our organist that evening, gifting the graduates with an outpouring of beautiful hymns and songs to enhance their celebration.
May 31 8:30am  End of Year Chapel in the Sanctuary
This coming Friday, May 31st, at 8:30 a.m. in our sanctuary, TLS will celebrate its 66th  closing Chapel for this final year for the K-8 part of our school ministry,. All are welcome to join us as we thank  God for His innumerable blessings over these many years and praise Him together through Word, prayer, and music. 
May 31 10:30am Kindergarten Graduation in the Sanctuary
OWLS Fellowship
Join the group for lunch on Friday, May 31 at High Tide Harry's. Please call Audrey at  407-897-1418 or email Robert.w.gordon@hotmail.com . Hope to see everyone there!
VBS June 17-21
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.
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.
Youth Giving Back!
Trinity family! Thank you for giving and helping our youth meet another fundraising goal!  You gave GENEROUSLY - now let the youth GIVE to you!
  • FREE CAR WASH!! JUNE 2 9:00-12:00. That's right! Free! Come let the youth wash your car.
Christian Yoga 

You're welcome to join Trinity's Christian Yoga group on first and third Mondays (and if we have enough participants, additional Mondays too) for a $5 Christian Yoga class at 6:30pm in Fellowship Hall. The class needs a minimum number in attendance to be held at such a discounted rate, so please email Beth at baschu4@bellsouth.net to confirm you're coming. Class starts at 6:30 pm, please arrive by 6:20 pm. Bring with you an exercise mat (and block if you have), $5, comfy clothes, a smile, and enthusiasm!   Thank you! 

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

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 2 Youth Host Free Car Wash
June 16 Father's Day, Baby Bottles Due Back
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

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