Week of January 14, 2018

THE HERALD

The Weekly Newsletter of Holy Trinity Episcopal Church

January 14, 2018 Second Sunday after the Epiphany

Collect for Second Sunday after the Epiphany:  Almighty God, whose Son our Savior Jesus Christ is the light of the world: Grant that your people, illumined by your Word and Sacraments, may shine with the radiance of Christ’s glory, that he may be known, worshipped, and obeyed to the ends of the earth; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who with you and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns, 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.

Adult Discussion Group:  Each Sunday at 9:00 am the Adult Discussion Group meets in the Chapel to discuss 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 wstratz@gmail.com if you have any questions.

Sandwich Ministry Weekly Message:

(This message was included in each sandwich bag handed out on Friday, January 12th.)

Suffering will come to all of us.  Whether it is physical suffering from an illness or an injury; or emotional suffering from events and circumstances in our life.  Jesus went through both physical suffering on the cross and emotional suffering as all deserted him in his last hours on earth.  When we are in a time of suffering, we have a choice; to take our suffering to God in prayer and lean on his strength or try to “tough it out” on our own.  God has promised to be there for us and to help us through times of suffering, walking beside us and giving us the strength to carry on.  When our own reserve of strength is gone, God is waiting with His strength, as strong as ever, to carry us through any suffering we may face.  Join us at Holy Trinity for our service on Sundaymornings at 10:00 am.

My comfort in my suffering is this: Your (God’s) promise preserves my life.”  Psalm 119:50

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 January 22ndwill be “Civil Rights: Where we have been and where are we going”.  Anyone who would like to connect with others in a discussion group setting is invited.

THE SOCIAL NETWORKING GROUP WILL NOT MEET ON JANUARY 15TH IN OBSERVANCE OF MLK DAY.  IT WILL RETURN ON JANUARY 22ND WITH THE ABOVE TOPIC.

Annual Meeting:  We will be holding our Annual Meeting on Sunday, January 28th after the service.  Please plan to attend this important meeting where we elect new Vestry members, review calendar year 2017 and discuss our budget and plans for 2018.

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.

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.

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 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 monthat Franconi’s Restaurant in North Wales.  If you are interested in joining us or have questions, please contact JoAnn Ferrara at jfishome@icloud.comor 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.

Holy Trinity is on Facebook!  Please like our page and share it with your friends:  facebook.com/holytrinitylansdale

 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 January 14, 2018

Readers: Ray Medlin; Tina Gallagher

Text:  I Samuel 3:1-20; Psalm 139:1-5, 12-17;

I Corinthians 6:12-20 and John 1:43-51

Chalice Bearer:  Ray Medlin

Preacher:  The Rev. Ghislaine Cotnoir

Greeter/Usher:  Lorraine Flagg

Nursery:  Madison Medlin

Counters:  Caren Puschak; 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, Jeannie, Cindy

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.

 

UPCOMING DATES:

January 28  Annual Meeting  11:30 am

 

This week at Holy Trinity:

 

Sunday, January 14th

Adult Discussion Group  9:00 am

  1. E. Rite II 10:00 am

Sunday School  10:00 am

Coffee Hour & De-Greening of Church  11:30 am

 

Monday, January 15th

Office Closed in Observance of MLK Day

 

Wednesday, January 17th

Adult Bible Study   7:00 pm

 

Friday, January 19th

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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