The Weekly Newsletter of Holy Trinity Episcopal Church
April 29, 2018 Fifth Sunday of Easter
Collect for Fifth Sunday of Easter: Almighty God, whom truly to know is everlasting life: Grant us so perfectly to know your Son Jesus Christ to be the way, the truth, and the life, that we may steadfastly follow his steps in the way that leads to eternal life; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of 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.
SUMMER SERVICE TIME CHANGE: From May 27th through September 2nd, our weekly Sunday service start time will change to 9:30 am for this summer period. We will return to the 10:00 am service start time on September 9th.
Sandwich Ministry Weekly Message:
(This message was included in each sandwich bag handed out on Friday, April 27th.)
On the church calendar we continue to celebrate the season of Easter, the resurrection of our Lord, Jesus Christ. For the Christian, the resurrection changes everything. It shows us that we, too, will have everlasting life in heaven with a “resurrection” body—a body like Jesus had when he returned to earth after his resurrection. It also assures us that just as Jesus told his followers in the Bible that he would die, but rise again on the third day; he has also told us that he is coming again to gather his believers to him and rule over a new heaven and a new earth. No matter how bad situations appear now on earth, no matter how much injustice we see in the world, we know and can anticipate with confidence that Jesus will return and defeat these evils. Join us on Sunday mornings at Holy Trinity at 10:00 am for our weekly service.
“And the one who was seated on the throne (God) said, ‘See I am making all things new.’ Also he said, ‘Write this for these words are trustworthy and true.’ Then he said ‘It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end. To the thirsty I will give water as a gift from the spring of the water of life. Those who conquer will inherit these things, and I will be their God and they will be my children.’” Revelation 21:5-7
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, April 30th is “John Muir”. Anyone who would like to connect with others in a discussion group setting is invited.
Rummage Sale: On May 19th, we will hold a Sping/Summer themed Rummage Sale as a fundraiser for the church. You may begin gathering and bringing donated items to the church. All items should be in good, resalable condition. NO CLOTHING except Children’s from infant to size 2-3.
We will be accepting all season knickknacks, kitchen items, children’s toys, games and children’s books (NO adult books). We will also accept indoor and outdoor furniture but must check with a committee member first. NO NON-WORKING ELECTRONICS — this includes the clock radio where the radio works but the clock doesn’t! NO TV’s, NO COMPUTERS. All items will be collected in the designated basement room. Any questions, please contact Caren Puschak-Craft at email@example.com or 610-584-4414. Please have all items for the sale at the church by noon on Friday, May 18th.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.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 April 29, 2018
Readers: Heather Medlin; Tina Gallagher
Text: Acts 8:26-40; Psalm 22:24-30;
I John 4:7-21 and John 15:1-8
Chalice Bearer: Heather Medlin
Preacher: The Rev. John Wallace
Greeter/Usher: Carol Meyers
Counters: Aleth Bocasan; Jim Broidrick
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: Peg, Jean, Dick, James, Fran, Kathy, Edward, Linda, Bert, Vince, Carla, Cindy, George, Erin, Pat P., Brandon
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.
May 19th Spring/Summer Rummage Sale
This week at Holy Trinity:
Saturday, April 28th
Men’s Breakfast at West Main Diner 8:00 am
Women’s Breakfast at Franconi’s Restaurant 9:30 am
Sunday, April 29th
- E. Rite II 10:00 am
Sunday School 10:00 am
Coffee Hour 11:00 am
Friday, May 4th
Sandwich Ministry 11:00 am
Gamblers’ Anonymous 7:00 pm
Holy Trinity Episcopal Church
The church office is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) by close of business each Thursday, and your information will be included in the Friday publication. Thank you!