Week of September 24, 2017

THE HERALD

The Weekly Newsletter of Holy Trinity Episcopal Church

September 24, 2017 Pentecost 16

Collect for Pentecost 16:  Grant us, Lord, not to be anxious about earthly things, but to love things heavenly; and even now, while we are placed among things that are passing away, to hold fast to those that shall endure; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and 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.

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 Monday, September 25th will be “The Path of St. James”.  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.

Chair Plaque Fundraiser:  Holy Trinity is selling engraved plaques for our sanctuary chair backs as a fundraiser.  Each plaque is 4” long X 1-1/2” high and  may be engraved with wording of your choice.  Each plaque costs $75.00.  Order forms for the plaques are available in the Narthex or through the Church Office.

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!

Rummage Sale: On Saturday, October 7thwe will hold a Fall/Winter themed Rummage Sale as a fundraiser for the church.  You may begin gathering and bringing donated items to the church.  All items should be in good, resalable condition.  NO CLOTHING except Children’s from infant to size 2-3.

We will be accepting all season knickknacks, kitchen items, children’s toys, games and children’s books (NO adult books).  We will also accept indoor and outdoor furniture but must check with a committee member first.  NO NON-WORKING ELECTRONICS — this includes the clock radio where the radio works but the clock doesn’t!  NO TV’s, NO COMPUTERS.  All items will be collected in the designated basement room.  Any questions, please contact Caren Puschak-Craft at scraft9@comcast.net or 610-584-4414.  Please have all items for the sale at the church by noon on Friday, October 6th.

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. 

Serving September 24, 2017

Readers: Heather Medlin; Jack Croft

Text:  Jonah 3:10-4:11; Psalm 145:1-8;

Philippians 1:21-30 and Matthew 20:1-16

Chalice Bearer: Heather Medlin

Preacher:  The Rev. Christina Nord

Greeter/Usher:  Jim Broidrick

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, James, Julie, Randy, Dominic, Fran, Brett, Kathy, Bob, Edward, Linda, Curt, Bert, Doris

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:

October 7th  Fall Rummage Sale

October 8th  Blessing of Animals

November 18th  Lansdale Mardi Gras Parade Participation

December 10th  Santa Brunch

This week at Holy Trinity:

Sunday, September 24th

Vestry 8:00 am

  1. E. Rite II 10:00 am

Coffee Hour  11:30 am

Monday, September 25th

Social Networking Discussion Group  2:00 pm

Wednesday, September 27th

Adult Bible Study   7:00 pm

Thursday, September 28th

Forteniters Dinner at East Norriton Park  5:00 pm

Friday, September 29th

Sandwich Ministry  10:00 am

Gamblers’ Anonymous  7:00 pm

Saturday, September 30th

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

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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