Week of July 23, 2017


The Weekly Newsletter of Holy Trinity Episcopal Church

July 23, 2017 Seventh Sunday after Pentecost

Collect for Seventh Sunday after Pentecost:  Almighty God, the fountain of all wisdom, you know our necessities before we ask and our ignorance in asking: Have compassion on our weakness, and mercifully give us those things which for our unworthiness we dare not, and for our blindness we cannot ask; through the worthiness of your Son Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Sunday School:  Sunday School is held each Sunday at 10:00 am in the downstairs classroom.  Sunday School is open to all children from Kindergarten to 5th grade.


Clean-Up Day:  We will be holding a church clean-up day on Saturday, August 5th from 8:00 am to 12:00 noonand need your help in order to complete a list of items that need to be accomplished that day.  We will be cleaning up the alley in back of the church, cleaning gutters and downspouts and clearing items for disposal that we have been accumulating in a downstairs room.  Our friends from Renew Community, who are presently renting the church during the summer, will be coming to help us as well.  Please mark your calendar and spend as much time as you are able to on August 5th to get our church looking its best.

Vacation Bible School:  It is with regret that we announce that we will not be holding Vacation Bible School this summer.  It is something that we have always enjoyed doing, and know it was a blessing to many of thechildren attending; but we were unable to bring all the aspects of the program together this year in time to make it a successful program.  We will work to get a Vacation Bible School program running again in future years.

Weekly Community Social Networking Event:  Every Monday from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm, we hold a discussion group in St. Margaret’s Hall led by David Nejako.  This is open to anyone from the parish or the community who would like to join in a group to discuss different subjects.  The topic on July 24th  will be “Australian Aborigines ‘Dreamtime’”.  Anyone who would like to connect with others in a discussion group setting is invited.

Adult Bible Study:  The Vestry has elected to begin a weekly adult Bible study.  At the Vestry’s request, The Rev. Alan Broadhead will lead this study.  It will be held on Wednesday evenings at 7:00 pm  All are welcome to attend.

Holy Trinity is on Facebook!  Please like our page and share it with your friends:  facebook.com/holytrinitylansdale

Caring Committee:  “As the Father has loved me so I have loved you”—loving words of our Savior.  We have people in our Church who need our help, time and love.  If you can take someone on an errand (grocery store, pharmacy, etc.) or give them a ride to church, please call David Nejako at 215-767-6333.  Thank you for reaching out to help members of our church family.

Holy Trinity’s Sandwich Ministry – Each Friday Holy Trinity volunteers hand out sandwiches to hungry folks at the corner of 4th and Broad Streets at 11:00 am.   Questions? Please call the church office at 215-855-4431.

Men’s Breakfast Group:  All men are invited to attend the monthly Men’s Breakfast Group, which meets at 8:00 a.m. the last Saturday of every month at the West Main Diner in Lansdale.  If you are interested in joining us, please contact Ray Medlin at raymedlin1211@yahoo.com.

Women’s Breakfast:  All women are invited to attend the monthly Women’s Breakfast which meets at 9:30 am the last Saturday of every month at Franconi’s Restaurant in North Wales.  If you are interested in joining us or have questions, please contact JoAnn Ferrara at jfishome@icloud.com or call 267-410-1519.

Manna Outreach:  The children of Lansdale thank you for your contributions to Manna on Main Street.  Please continue to donate cupped fruit, peanut butter, jelly, canned tuna, ham and salmon as well as snack bars and crackers.  Please remember to check the expiration dates.

Also, remember cat and dog food, both wet and dry, is also collected for needy families with pets.

WIC donations:  WIC of Lansdale on Broad Street is in need of diapers and diaper wipes for their clients.  We will be collecting diaper and wipes donations in the box in the Narthex and forwarding to WIC. Keeping you informed of our Finances:  (Receipts include $1,250.00 monthly support grant from Diocese)  

Serving July 23, 2017

Readers: Ray Medlin; Tina Gallagher

Text:  Genesis 28:10-19a; Psalm 139:1-11, 22-23;

Romans 8:12-25 and Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43

Chalice Bearer: Ray Medlin

Preacher:  The Rev. Patricia Cashman

Greeter/Usher:  Aleth Bocasan

Nursery:  Madison Medlin

Counters:    Jack Croft; Heather Medlin

Current Vestry: Ray Medlin (Rector’s Warden), Aleth Bocasan, James Broidrick, Jack Croft (People’s Warden), Lorraine Flagg; Bill Keith, Janet Miller, David Nejako

Diocesan Deputies:  Jack Croft, Star Little, Ray Medlin.   Wayne Stratz (Alternate)

Deanery Delegates:  Jim Broidrick, Tina Gallagher, Caren Puschak.    Ray Medlin and Wayne Stratz (Alternates)

Parish Prayer List:  Bill, Peg, Ginger, Jean, Dick, Vince, James, Julie, Randy, Dominic, Fran, Ann, Brett, Kathy, Bob, Edward, Linda

Serving in the Military: Stephen, Marty, Ashley, Ed, Leanne, Bert, Keith, Tommy, Ben

Names remain on the prayer list for three months. To add names please contact the parish office or Alice Miller at 215-362-0850.  Caring for our church family members is important to us.  If you or a family member are in the hospital and wish a pastoral visit, please notify the church office.


August 5th  Church Clean-Up Day

September 10th   Rally Day

October 8th  Blessing of Animals


This week at Holy Trinity:

Sunday, July 23rd

  1. E. Rite II 10:00 am

Coffee Hour  11:30 am

Monday, July 24th

Social Networking Discussion Group  2:00 pm

Wednesday, July 26th

Adult Bible Study  7:00 pm

Friday, July 28th

Sandwich Ministry  10:00 am

Gamblers’ Anonymous  7:00 pm

Saturday, July 29th

Men’s Breakfast at West Main Diner  8:00 am

Women’s Breakfast at Franconi’s  9:30 am

The church office is open MondayTuesdayThursday and Friday 8:00am – 11:00 am; closed Wednesdays

The Herald is the weekly newsletter of Holy Trinity Church. It is the central source for all parish communication, announcements, and articles (except special notices and official funeral announcements). If you have an announcement or information to share with the congregation, please have all submissions to the church office (holy.trinity3@verizon.net) by close of business each Thursday, and your information will be included in the Friday publication.  Thank you!


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