Week of March 11, 2018


The Weekly Newsletter of Holy Trinity Episcopal Church

March 11, 2018 The Fourth Sunday in Lent

Collect for the Fourth Sunday in Lent:  Gracious Father, whose blessed Son Jesus Christ came down from heaven to be the true bread which gives life to the world: Evermore give us this bread, that he may live in us, and we in him; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, 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:  Will not meet on Sunday, March 11thWe will complete the Jeremiah discussion on the 18th 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 9th.)

When a major winter weather storm is brewing, we start preparing ahead of time to meet any emergencies it may bring with it.  We stock extra food, be sure we have flashlights and batteries, and make sure outside items are secured.  But what about the personal storms of life that unexpectedly hit us and make us feel vulnerable and helpless?   The Bible calls God a rock in the time of trouble that we can cling to and a shelter or fortress in the time of storm.  When we commit our lives to Jesus, we are preparing to weather any storm in the shelter of his loving arms.   Join us Sunday at Holy Trinity on Sunday mornings at 10:00 am.  Sunday School is available for children in grades K-5 at 10:00 am.

“The Lord is my rock, my fortress, and my deliverer, my God, my rock in whom I take refuge, my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.”  Psalm 18:2

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 12th is “Women Leaders of the World”.  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 14th at 7:00 pm at First Baptist Church.  The preacher will be Rev. Debra Neild from Lansdale Methodist Church.  The topic will be “Giving Up Our Lives”.

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 atraymedlin1211@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 March 11, 2018

Readers: Pat Brownback; Jack Croft

Text:  Numbers 21:4-9; Psalm 107:1-3, 17-22;

Ephesians 2:1-10 and John 3:14-21

Chalice Bearer:  Pat Brownback

Preacher:  The Rev. Ghislaine Cotnoir

Greeter/Usher:  Ray Medlin

Nursery:  Madison Medlin

Counters:  Heather Medlin; Caren Puschak

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, Pat P.

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 11th

  1. E. Rite II 10:00 am

Sunday School  10:00 am

Coffee Hour  11:30 am


Monday, March 12th

Social Networking Discussion Group  2:00 pm


Wednesday, March 14th

Lent Service at First Baptist Church   7:00 pm


Friday, March 16th

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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