Week of August 20, 2017


The Weekly Newsletter of Holy Trinity Episcopal Church

August 20, 2017 Pentecost 11

Collect for Pentecost 11:  Almighty God, you have given your only Son to be for us a sacrifice for sin, and also an example of godly life: Give us grace to receive thankfully the fruits of his redeeming work, and to follow daily in the blessed steps of his most holy life; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Farewell & Thank You Party for Rev. Patricia:  On Sunday, August 20thwe will hold an expanded coffee hour so that we can say good-bye and thank you to Rev. Patricia for her service with Holy Trinity.  Please plan to join us after the service for this event.

Community Prayer Vigil:  Lansdale United Methodist Church is asking the community and other churches to join with them in a Community Candlelight Prayer Vigil.  Join them this Sunday, August 20 from 7:30 pm to 8:30 pmon the front steps of the church located at 300 N. Broad Street, Lansdale for a community Candlelight Prayer Vigil to help our community find peace during this unsettled time.  There will be songs and prayers for anyone who feels they have been impacted by the violence precipitated by what recently took place in Charlottesville, VA.

New Priest Announcement:  At the Sunday, July 23rd service, we announced the exciting news that we are in the process of finalizing the details of getting a new permanent part-time priest at Holy Trinity.  Her name is The Rev. Christina Nord, and some of you may remember that Pastor Christina was a supply priest for us for a period of time in 2009.  Over the next few weeks, we will be finalizing with the Diocese the details of Pastor Christina’s transition to Holy Trinity.  We expect her first Sunday service to be held on Sunday, August 27th.

This also means that we will be saying good-bye and thank you to The Rev. Patricia Cashman, who has been acting as our supply priest since January 2016.  We will be holding an expanded coffee hour on Rev. Patricia’s last Sunday, August 20th, to include a going away party for Rev. Patricia.  (Please note this was originally announced as August 13th, but has been changed to August 20th).  Please plan to attend this party and thank Rev. Patricia for her service to Holy Trinity.

The Vestry is excited to begin this new phase of leadership at Holy Trinity by Pastor Christina; and look forward to working with her.  A formal welcome will be held for Pastor Christina during our Rally Day celebration on Sunday, September 10th.

Ray Medlin

Sr. Warden

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.


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.  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.

Forteniters:  Once again, Holy Trinity will be preserving a long tradition of providing dinner for Forteniters Club members on Thursday evening, September 28th.  Forteniters is a social club for folks who have been patients at Norristown State Hospital.  This year’s dinner will be at East Norriton Park.  Sign up in the narthex to provide food, attend the dinner or provide funds to purchase food.  Plan to join us for a rewarding and fun evening!

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 August 20, 2017

Readers: Wayne Stratz; Jack Croft

Text:  Genesis 45:1-15; Psalm 133;

Romans 11:1-2a, 29-32 and Matthew 15:10-28

Chalice Bearer: Wayne Stratz

Preacher:  The Rev. Patricia Cashman

Greeter/Usher:  Dianne Lawrence

Nursery:  Madison Medlin

Counters:     Aleth Bocasan; Janet Miller

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, James, Julie, Randy, Dominic, Fran, Brett, Kathy, Bob, Edward, Linda

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

Names remain on the prayer list for three months. To add names please contact the parish office or Alice Miller at215-362-0850.  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.


September 10th   Rally Day

September 28th  Forteniters Dinner at East Norriton Park

October 7th  Fall Rummage Sale

October 8th  Blessing of Animals

This week at Holy Trinity:

Sunday, August 20th

  1. E. Rite II 10:00 am

Party for Rev. Patricia  11:30 am

Monday, August 21st

Social Networking Discussion Group  2:00 pm

Wednesday, August 23rd

Adult Bible Study  7:00 pm

Friday, August 25th

Sandwich Ministry  10:00 am

Gamblers’ Anonymous  7:00 pm

Saturday, August 26th

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

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

Holy Trinity Episcopal Church

407 North Broad Street

Lansdale, PA 19446




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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