The Weekly Newsletter of Holy Trinity Episcopal Church
October 1, 2017 Pentecost 17
Collect for Pentecost 17: O God, you declare your almighty power chiefly in showing mercy and pity: Grant us the fullness of your grace that we, running to obtain your promises, may become partakers of your heavenly treasure; 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.
Blessing of the Animals: On Sunday, October 8th, at the 10:00 am service, we will perform the Blessing of the Animals. If you wish your animal to be blessed, please bring either your live animal or children may bring stuffed animals to the service and Pastor Christina will perform the blessing. All live animals must be on a leash or in a carrier.
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, October 2nd will be “Charlie Chaplin”. 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.
Rummage Sale: On Saturday, October 7th, we 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 email@example.com or 610-584-4414. Please have all items for the sale at the church by noon on Friday, October 6th.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.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 October 1, 2017
Readers: Ray Medlin; Tina Gallagher
Text: Ezekiel 18:1-4; 25-32; Psalm 25:1-8;
Philippians 2:1-13 and Matthew 21:23-32
Chalice Bearer: Ray Medlin
Preacher: Wayne Stratz, Lay Preacher
Eucharist Celebrant: The Rev. Alan Broadhead
Greeter/Usher: Dianne Lawrence
Nursery: Madison Medlin
Counters: Heather 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, 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.
October 8th Blessing of Animals
November 18th Lansdale Mardi Gras Parade Participation
December 3rd Greening of the Church
December 10th Santa Brunch
This week at Holy Trinity:
Sunday, October 1st
- E. Rite II 10:00 am
Sunday School 10:00 am
Coffee Hour 11:30 am
Monday, October 2nd
Social Networking Discussion Group 2:00 pm
Wednesday, October 4th
Adult Bible Study 7:00 pm
Friday, October 6th
Sandwich Ministry 10:00 am
Gamblers’ Anonymous 7:00 pm
Saturday, October 7th
Rummage Sale 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
The church office is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) by close of business each Thursday, and your information will be included in the Friday publication. Thank you!