Week of January 21, 2018


The Weekly Newsletter of Holy Trinity Episcopal Church

January 21, 2018 Third Sunday after the Epiphany

Collect for Third Sunday after the Epiphany:  Give us grace, O Lord, to answer readily the call of our Savior Jesus Christ and proclaim to all people the Good News of his salvation, that we and the whole world may perceive the glory of his marvelous works; 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:  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 19th.)

We live in a time when change seems to be happening at an increased pace.  Many of us remember when computers took up a whole room and now they can be carried in our pocket.  We can all think of many chores and jobs that used to be long and labor-intensive that can now be done in minutes due to new devices and tools that are constantly being updated on the market.  We’ve often heard the phrase that the only thing still certain is change.  But the Bible tells us that God never changes.  He is the same today as he was at the beginning of time.  We can count on God’s word never changing, his love for us will never waiver and his sovereignty will never cease.  Join us on Sunday morning for services at Holy Trinity at 10:00 am.  Sunday School is available for children in grades K-5 at 10:00 am as well.

“The grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of our God stands forever.”  Isaiah 40:8

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 22nd will 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.

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.

Annual Chili Cook-Off:  Join us on Saturday, February 10th at 6:30 pm for the Annual Chili Cook-Off.  Bring your best chili to challenge for the “Golden Spoon”.  Chili of all shapes, sizes and styles are welcome.  Look for the sign-up sheet in the Narthex or let Bill Keith know if you would like to bring chili or anything else.  As always this is a BYOB event and please have all food to the church by 6:00 pm.  Friends and family always welcome!!

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 21, 2018

Readers: Heather Medlin; Jim Broidrick

Text:  Jonah 3:1-5, 10; Psalm 62:6-14;

I Corinthians 7:29-31 and Mark 1:14-20

Chalice Bearer:  Heather Medlin

Preacher:  Wayne Stratz, Lay Preacher

Eucharist Celebrant:  The Rev. Ghislaine Cotnoir

Greeter/Usher:  Dianne Lawrence

Nursery:  Madison Medlin

Counters:  Bill Keith; Ray Medlin

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.



January 28  Annual Meeting  11:30 am

February 10  Annual Chili Cook-Off  6:30 pm


This week at Holy Trinity:

Sunday, January 21st

Vestry 8:00 am

  1. E. Rite II 10:00 am

Sunday School  10:00 am

Coffee Hour  11:30 am

Monday, January 22nd

Social Networking Discussion Group  2:00 pm

Tuesday, January 23rd

Vestry  6:45 pm

Wednesday, January 24th

Adult Bible Study   7:00 pm

Friday, January 26th

Sandwich Ministry  10:00 am

Gamblers’ Anonymous  7:00 pm

Saturday, January 27th

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

Women’s Breakfast at Franconi’s  9:30 am


Holy Trinity Episcopal Church

407 North Broad Street

Lansdale, PA 19446




The church office is open Monday, TuesdayThursday 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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