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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 to 8pm and Sunday, May 5th from 8am to 1pm 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.
Easter Lily Sponsors
The Easter lilies have been removed from the Sanctuary and are behind the Loggia building.  If you sponsored a lily and haven't already taken it home, please feel free to take your plant(s) this weekend (many people plant them and they do well). Next week we'll offer what's left to the staff.  Thank you!
Youth Giving Back!
Come taste our talented bakers' goodies while the youth HOST COFFEE HOUR on MAY 5 from 9-10:30 in the loggia.

Trinity family, Thank you for giving and helping our youth meet their fundraising goals!  You gave GENEROUSLY - now let the youth GIVE to you!

Next: FREE CAR WASH!! JUNE 2 9:00-12:00.That's right! Free! Come let the youth wash your car.

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.
VBS Donation Tree
We are now just seven 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.

Redeeming Life Maternity Home - Baby Bottle Campaign
Your Change can Change Lives for Eternity
Next weekend on Mother's Day weekend, we'll kick off 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 located in Sanford, Florida is one of only a handful of maternity homes in the nation. Our mission is to preserve life as we serve single, pregnant, and post-partum women who lack the support of a loving, caring, Christ-centered home and family. By partnering with us 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. Our 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!
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.
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.

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 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

April 27 Servant Saturday at Our Savior Lutheran
May 2 TLS Spring Concert
May 13 Regular Voters Meeting 6:30 pm
May 18 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

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