Week of October 8, 2017


The Weekly Newsletter of Holy Trinity Episcopal Church

October 8, 2017 Pentecost 18

Collect for Pentecost 18:  Almighty and everlasting God, you are always more ready to hear than we to pray, and to give more than we either desire or deserve: Pour upon us the abundance of your mercy, forgiving us those things of which our conscience is afraid, and giving us those good things for which we are not worthy to ask, except through the merits and mediation of Jesus Christ our Savior; 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.

Church Parish Survey:  We will be emailing a survey on Friday, October 6th for all members and friends of Holy Trinity to fill out.  Hard copy of this survey will also be available in the Narthex.  This survey is designed to help the Vestry better understand what types of services and what type of presentation of the liturgy parishioners desire, and what you think Holy Trinity needs to do to better meet the spiritual needs of the congregation and community.  Please take the time to complete the survey to help Vestry plan for the future of Holy Trinity.  Results will be shared with the congregation.  Please complete and return your survey by Sunday, October 15th.  If you have questions or need help with the survey, please contact any Vestry member.  Vestry members will be available to help fill out the survey on Sunday, October 8th during the Coffee Hour.

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 9th will be “The Brain”.  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.

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 October 8, 2017

Readers: Wayne Stratz; Jack Croft

Text:  Isaiah 5:1-7; Psalm 80:7-14;

Philippians 3:4b-14 and Matthew 21:33-46

Chalice Bearer: Wayne Stratz

Preacher:  The Rev. Christina Nord

Greeter/Usher:  Ray Medlin

Nursery:  Madison Medlin

Counters:  Aleth Bocasan; Jack Croft

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, Jean, Dick, James, Fran, Kathy, Edward, Linda, Curt, Bert, Doris, Vince

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.



November 18th  Lansdale Mardi Gras Parade Participation

December 3rd  Greening of the Church

December 10th  Santa Brunch


This week at Holy Trinity: 

Sunday, October 8th

  1. E. Rite II with Blessing of the Animals 10:00 am

Sunday School  10:00 am

Coffee Hour  11:30 am

Monday, October 9th

Social Networking Discussion Group  2:00 pm

Wednesday, October 11th

Adult Bible Study   7:00 pm

Friday, October 13th

Sandwich Ministry  10:00 am

Gamblers’ Anonymous  7:00 pm


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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