Week of October 22, 2017

THE HERALD

The Weekly Newsletter of Holy Trinity Episcopal Church

October 22, 2017 Pentecost 20

Collect for Pentecost 20:  Almighty and everlasting God, in Christ you have revealed your glory among the nations: Preserve the works of your mercy, that your Church throughout the world may persevere with steadfast faith in the confession 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.

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.

Adult Discussion Group:  Beginning Sunday, October 22nd, the 9:00 am Adult Discussion Group will meet in the Chapel to begin an examination of the life of Jeremiah.  Chapter one looks at the question:  How will you compete with horses.  The book that will guide us will be “Run with the Horses” by Eugene H. Peterson.  Feel free to join us at any time.  While reading the book in advance may be beneficial, it is in no way a requirement for entering the discussion.  Contact Wayne Stratz at wstratz@gmail.com if you have any questions.

Baptism:  Please join us at the Sunday, November 5th 10:00 am service when we will be baptizing Juliet Elise Broidrick, daughter of Jim and Traci Broidrick.  A baptismal reception will follow the service.  Come to the service and take part in this joyous occasion.

Church Parish Survey:  Thank you to all of those who completed and returned the church survey.  We are compiling results and will present the results to the parish shortly.  Meanwhile, if you would still like to fill out and return a survey and have your opinion included in the results, there is hard copy available in the Narthex, along with a box for completed forms.

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 23rd will be “Concepts of Heaven”.  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 22, 2017

Readers: Star Little; Lorraine Flagg

Text:  Isaiah 45:1-7; Psalm 96:1-13;

I Thessalonians 1:1-10 and Matthew 22:15-22

Chalice Bearer: Star Little

Preacher:  The Rev. Christina Nord

Greeter/Usher:  Aleth Bocasan

Nursery:  Madison Medlin

Counters:  Aleth Bocasan; Janet Miller

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 5th  Baptism & Reception 10:00 am service

November 18th  Lansdale Mardi Gras Parade Participation

December 3rd  Greening of the Church

December 10th  Santa Brunch

 

This week at Holy Trinity:

Sunday, October 22nd

Vestry  8:00 am

Adult Discussion Group  9:00 am

  1. E. Rite II10:00 am

Sunday School  10:00 am

Coffee Hour  11:30 am

Monday, October 23rd

Social Networking Discussion Group  2:00 pm

Wednesday, October 25th

Adult Bible Study   7:00 pm

Friday, October 27th

Sandwich Ministry  10:00 am

Gamblers’ Anonymous  7:00 pm

Saturday, October 28th

Men’s Breakfast at West Main Diner  8:00 am

Women’s Breakfast at Franconi’s Restaurant  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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