Week of March 4, 2018


The Weekly Newsletter of Holy Trinity Episcopal Church

March 4, 2018 The Third Sunday in Lent

Collect for the Third Sunday in Lent:  Almighty God, you know that we have no power in ourselves to help ourselves: Keep us both outwardly in our bodies and inwardly in our souls, that we may be defended from all adversities which may happen to the body, and from all evil thoughts which may assault and hurt the soul; 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:  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, March 2nd.)

As we watch things unfold in both our personal lives and on the world scene, we often feel like we must do certain things to get God’s attention, approval and to “help” him resolve our personal problems.  In reality, God has His Hand over everything that happens whether to us personally or to the world; and all Heavenly and earthly power is in His mighty hands. God is sovereign, loves us as His children and does not require certain rituals or actions to get his attention.  God does want to hear from us through heart-felt prayer and the Bible says our praise brings joy to Him. How many times have you seen a child run with enthusiasm to greet their father when he comes home?  Like children, we should run enthusiastically to God through prayer and praise.  Join us on Sunday mornings at 10:00 am for worship and praise to our mighty God.  Sunday School is available for children in grades K-5 at 10:00 am.

“As a father has compassion for his children, so the Lord has compassion for those who fear him.”  Psalm 103:13

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, March 5th is “Robert Moser-The builder of NYC in the mid-20th century”.  Anyone who would like to connect with others in a discussion group setting is invited.

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:

March 7th at 7:00 pm at Lansdale United Methodist Church.  The preacher will be Pastor G from Holy Trinity.  The topic will be “Giving Up Enemies”.

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 March 4, 2018

Readers: Wayne Stratz; Traci Broiderick

Text:  Exodus 20:1-17; Psalm 19;

I Corinthians 1:18-25 and John 2:13-22

Chalice Bearer:  Wayne Stratz

Preacher:  The Rev. Ghislaine Cotnoir

Greeter/Usher:  Carol Meyers

Nursery:  Madison Medlin

Counters:  Jack Croft; Aleth Bocasan

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, March 4th

Adult Discussion Group  9:00 am

  1. E. Rite II 10:00 am

Sunday School  10:00 am

Coffee Hour  11:30 am


Monday, March 5th

Social Networking Discussion Group  2:00 pm


Wednesday, March 7th

Lent Service at Lansdale United Methodist Church   7:00 pm


Friday, March 9th

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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