Week of March 25, 2018


The Weekly Newsletter of Holy Trinity Episcopal Church

March 25, 2018 Sunday of the Passion:  Palm Sunday

Collect for Palm Sunday:  Almighty and ever living God, in your tender love for the human race you sent your Son our Savior Jesus Christ to take upon him our nature, and to suffer death upon the cross, giving us the example of his great humility: Mercifully grant that we may walk in the way of his suffering, and also share in his resurrection; 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.

Easter Flower Envelopes:  Envelopes for contributions for Easter flowers for the Easter Sunday service are available in the Sanctuary.  We need to have all donations in by Palm Sunday, March 25th in order to purchase the flowers and enter the thanksgiving and memorial names to our Easter bulletin.

Easter Service Schedule:

Monday, March 26th 7:00 pm Evening Prayer in Chapel

Tuesday, March 27th 7:00 pm Evening Prayer in Chapel

Wednesday, March 28th 7:00 pm Evening Prayer in Chapel

Maundy Thursday, March 29th 6:30 pm Soup in St. Margaret’s Hall followed by Maundy Thursday liturgy.

Prayer vigil begins at 8:00 pm through Friday at 11:00 am.  Please sign up for a time slot on poster in Narthex.

Friday, March 30th 12:00 noon Stations of the Cross

Friday, March 30th 7:00 pm  Good Friday Liturgy

Sunday, April 1st 10:00 am H.E. Rite II Easter Service


Sandwich Ministry Weekly Message:

(This message was included in each sandwich bag handed out on Friday, March 23rd.)

Have you ever arranged for a vacation rental and found when you got to your vacation destination that it was not the utopia you expected?  Maybe it was too small, too hot or cold or too noisy.  It just seemed to cast a shadow over your whole vacation experience.  In the Bible Jesus tells us that He is preparing a place for us in Heaven for all those who commit their lives to following Him (John 14:2).  However, we can rest assured that Jesus’ preparations for us in Heaven will be perfect.  We are told there will be no tears, sorrow or parting from loved ones ever again with its light shining from God’s presence with no more night.  In Revelation chapter 21 we are told of streets of gold, foundations made of valuable gems and gates of pearls, and nothing impure will be allowed to enter in.  What a wonderful place for God’s children to spend eternity!  Join us on Sunday mornings at Holy Trinity at 10:00 am for our service.  Sunday School is available at 10:00 am for children in grades K-5.

“For the Lamb (Jesus) at the center of the throne will be their shepherd; He will lead them to springs of living water.  And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.”  Revelation 7:17

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 26th is “Vincent Van Gogh”.  Anyone who would like to connect with others in a discussion group setting is invited.

Easter Sandwich Ministry:  We will be holding a special Easter Sandwich Ministry on Wednesday, March 28th at 11:00 am.  This replaces our usual Friday Sandwich Ministry for this week only.  We will be providing a ham sandwich lunch with chips and pudding along with the usual Wawa sandwiches.

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 25, 2018

Readers: Heather Medlin; Tina Gallagher

Text:  Liturgy of the Palms:  Mark 11:1-11; Psalm 118:1-2, 19-29

Liturgy of the Word: Isaiah 50:4-9a; Psalm 31:9-16;

Philippians 2:5-11 and Mark 14:1-15:47 done in play format

Chalice Bearer:  Heather Medlin

Preacher:  The Rev. Marlene Haines

Greeter/Usher:  Aleth Bocasan

Nursery:  Madison Medlin

Counters: Jack Croft; Heather Medlin


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, 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 25th

  1. E. Rite II & Liturgy of the Palms10:00 am

Sunday School  10:00 am

Coffee Hour  11:30 am

Monday, March 26th

Social Networking Discussion Group  2:00 pm

Evening Prayer in Chapel  7:00 pm

Tuesday, March 27th

Evening Prayer in Chapel  7:00 pm

Wednesday, March 28th

Easter Sandwich Ministry  11:00 am

Evening Prayer in Chapel   7:00 pm

Thursday, March 29th

Soup and Maundy Thursday Liturgy  6:30pm

Prayer vigil beginning at 8:00 pm Maundy Thursday through Good Friday at 11:00 am

Friday, March 30th

Stations of the Cross  12:00 noon

Good Friday Liturgy  7:00 pm

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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