Week of August 27, 2017

THE HERALD

The Weekly Newsletter of Holy Trinity Episcopal Church

August 27, 2017 Pentecost 12

Collect for Pentecost 12:  Grant, O merciful God, that your Church, being gathered together in unity by your Holy Spirit, may show forth your power among all peoples, to the glory of your Name; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Welcome:  This Sunday we welcome The Rev. Christina Nord as our part-time priest-in-charge.  Pastor Christina will be getting to know everybody and putting out a schedule of her times in the office during the next couple of weeks.  Meanwhile, if you have a pastoral care need, please contact the Church Office.  We will be holding an official welcome for Pastor Christina during our Rally Day festivities on Sunday, September 10th.

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.

SUNDAY SCHOOL IS IN RECESS FOR THE SUMMER AND WILL RETURN ON RALLY DAY, SEPTEMBER 10th.

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 27, 2017

Readers: Ray Medlin; Lorraine Flagg

Text:  Isaiah 51:1-6; Psalm 138;

Romans 12:1-8 and Matthew 16:13-20

Chalice Bearer: Ray Medlin

Preacher:  The Rev. Christina Nord

Greeter/Usher:  Lorraine Flagg

Nursery:  Madison Medlin

Counters:     Ray Medlin; Caren Puschak

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, Curt

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 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.

UPCOMING DATES:

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 27th

  1. E. Rite II 10:00 am

Coffee Hour  11:30 am

Monday, August 28th

Social Networking Discussion Group  2:00 pm

Wednesday, August 30th

Adult Bible Study   7:00 pm

Friday, September 1st

Sandwich Ministry  10:00 am

Gamblers’ Anonymous  7:00 pm

 

Holy Trinity Episcopal Church

407 North Broad Street

Lansdale, PA 19446

215-855-4431

www.lansdaletrinity.org

holy.trinity3@verizon.net

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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