Week of Feb 25, 2018

THE HERALDThe Weekly Newsletter of Holy Trinity Episcopal Church

February 25, 2018 The Second Sunday in Lent

Collect for the Second Sunday in Lent:  O God, whose glory it is always to have mercy: Be gracious to all who have gone astray from your ways, and bring them again with penitent hearts and steadfast faith to embrace and hold fast the unchangeable truth of your Word, Jesus Christ your Son; who with you and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns, 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, February 23rd.)

Remember as children we played a game called “Whisper Down the Lane”?  The game was played by the first person in line whispering a sentence to the second person in line, so forth down to the end of the line.  Then, the person at the end of the line would speak out loud the sentence that he or she heard.  Usually, by the time the sentence made it all the way to the end of the line, it was very different from the original sentence whispered at the beginning of the line.  It is good to know that for spiritual matters in our Christian daily walk, we do not have to depend on only the spoken word passed down through generations.  We have the Bible, which is the inspired word of God, in which we can read God’s word as given to His servants and prophets.  Join us at Holy Trinity on Sunday mornings at 10:00 am as we read God’s word.  Sunday School for children in grades K-5 is available at 10:00 am.

“The Lord exists forever; your word is firmly fixed in heaven.”  Psalm 119:89

Weekly Community Social Networking Event:  Every Monday from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm, we hold a discussion group 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 for discussion on Monday, February 26th is “Concepts of Hell”.  Anyone who would like to connect with others in a discussion group setting is invited.

Lent Service Reception:  As noted below, the Broad Street Churches Lent Service will be held at Holy Trinity on February 28th.  We will host a reception in St. Margaret’s Hall following the service.  Please sign up to bring light refreshments and plan on joining in the service that evening.  The food sign-up sheet is on the Parish Life bulletin board outside the sanctuary doors.

Broad Street Churches Lent Services:  This year we are again joining with the Lansdale Methodist and First Baptist, churches both located on Broad Street, for a series of Wednesday night services during Lent.  Each Wednesday evening at 7:00 pm, beginning on Wednesday, February 14th through March 21st, one of the three churches will act as the host church and one of the three churches will provide a preacher.  The schedule has Holy Trinity providing a preacher on March 7th at the First Baptist Church; and we are leading the service at Holy Trinity on February 28th and March 21st with a reception following the service.

The full schedule is posted on the Parish Life bulletin board.  Everyone is invited to attend any or all of these services.  Each week we will list in the Herald the service information for the upcoming week:

February 28th at 7:00 pm at Holy Trinity.  The preacher will be Rev. Eric Kraihanzel from First Baptist Church.  The topic will be “Giving Up Superiority”.

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.

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 February 25, 2018

Readers: Ray Medlin; Jim Broidrick

Text:  Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16; Psalm 22:22-30

Romans 4:13-25 and Mark 8:31-38

Chalice Bearer:  Ray Medlin

Preacher:  The Rev. Ghislaine Cotnoir

Greeter/Usher:  Lorraine Flagg

Nursery:  Madison Medlin

Counters:  Jack Croft; Bill Keith

Current Vestry: Ray Medlin (Rector’s Warden), Aleth Bocasan, James Broidrick, Jack Croft (People’s Warden), Bill Keith, Janet Miller, Wayne Stratz

Diocesan Deputies:  Jim Broidrick, Jack Croft, Janet Miller.    Ray Medlin (Alternate)

Deanery Delegates: Tina Gallagher, Dianne Lawrence, Star Little, Caren Puschak

Parish Prayer List:  Bill, Peg, Jean, Dick, James, Fran, Kathy, Edward, Linda, Curt, Bert, Doris, Vince, Carla, Jeannie, Cindy, George, Erin

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.


This week at Holy Trinity:


Sunday, February 25th

Adult Discussion Group  9:00 am

  1. E. Rite II 10:00 am

Sunday School  10:00 am

Coffee Hour  11:30 am


Monday, February 26th

Social Networking Discussion Group  2:00 pm


Wednesday, February 28th

Lent Service at Holy Trinitiy   7:00 pm


Friday, March 1st

Sandwich Ministry  10:00 am

Gamblers’ Anonymous  7:00 pm


Holy Trinity Episcopal Church

407 North Broad Street

Lansdale, PA 19446




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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