The Weekly Newsletter of Holy Trinity Episcopal Church
November 12, 2017 Twenty-third Sunday after Pentecost
Collect for Twenty-Third Sunday After Pentecost: O God, whose blessed Son came into the world that he might destroy the works of the devil and make us children of God and heirs of eternal life: Grant that, having this hope, we may purify ourselves as he is pure; that, when he comes again with power and great glory, we may be made like him in his eternal and glorious kingdom; where he 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. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
THE ADULT DISCUSSION GROUP WILL NOT BE HELD ON SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 12TH.
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, November 13th will be “American Heroes”. 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.
Mardi Gras Parade Participation: Holy Trinity will again this year be participating in the Lansdale Mardi Gras Parade on Saturday, November 18th. A box will be in the Narthex to collect candy that we can distribute along the parade route—an excellent use for your left-over Halloween candy! If you are interested in marching with us in the parade or in helping us decorate our wagon float, please see either Ray Medlin or Lorraine Flagg.
Annual Winter Coat Drive: Again this year, Holy Trinity will be collecting used winter coats in good condition for donation. This includes coats for men, women and children. Some of the coats will be donated to Seamen’s Institute in Philadelphia, and the rest will be handed out in Lansdale at our Friday Sandwich Ministry.
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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 monthat the West Main Diner in Lansdale. If you are interested in joining us, please contact Ray Medlin at email@example.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 monthat Franconi’s Restaurant in North Wales. If you are interested in joining us or have questions, please contact JoAnn Ferrara at firstname.lastname@example.org 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 November 12, 2017
Readers: Ray Medlin; Lorraine Flagg
Text: Amos 5:18-24; Psalm 70;
I Thessalonians 4:13-18 and Matthew 25:1-13
Chalice Bearer: Ray Medlin
Preacher: Pat Brownback; Lay Preacher
Greeter/Usher: Ray Medlin
Nursery: Madison Medlin
Counters: Aleth Bocasin; 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, Kirk
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.
December 3rd Greening of the Church
December 10th Santa Brunch
This week at Holy Trinity:
Sunday, November 12th
Daily Morning Prayer 10:00 am
Sunday School 10:00 am
Coffee Hour 11:30 am
Monday, November 13th
Social Networking Discussion Group 2:00 pm
Wednesday, November 15th
Adult Bible Study 7:00 pm
Friday, November 17th
Sandwich Ministry 10:00 am
Gamblers’ Anonymous 7:00 pm
Saturday, November 18th
Lansdale Mardi Gras Parade Participation
Holy Trinity Episcopal Church
The church office is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 8:00am – 11:00 am; closed Wednesdays
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