Week of October 15, 2017

THE HERALD

The Weekly Newsletter of Holy Trinity Episcopal Church

October 15, 2017 Pentecost 19

Collect for Pentecost 19:  Lord, we pray that your grace may always precede and follow us, that we may continually be given to good works; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for 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.

Church Parish Survey:  We emailed a survey on Friday, October 6th for all members and friends of Holy Trinity to fill out.  Hard copy of this survey is also 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.

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 16th will be “Second Amendment-the Right to Bear Arms and Gun Control”.  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 15, 2017

Readers: Pat Brownback; Jim Broidrick

Text:  Isaiah 25:1-9; Psalm 23;

Philippians 4:1-9 and Matthew 22:1-14

Chalice Bearer: Pat Brownback

Preacher:  The Rev. Christina Nord

Greeter/Usher:  Carol Meyers

Nursery:  Madison Medlin

Counters:  Bill Keith; Jim Broidrick

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, Carla

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:

November 18th  Lansdale Mardi Gras Parade Participation

December 3rd  Greening of the Church

December 10th  Santa Brunch

 

This week at Holy Trinity:

Sunday, October 15th

  1. E. Rite II10:00 am

Sunday School  10:00 am

Coffee Hour  11:30 am

Monday, October 16th

Social Networking Discussion Group  2:00 pm

Wednesday, October 18th

Adult Bible Study   7:00 pm

Friday, October 20th

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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