Week of November 11, 2018


The Weekly Newsletter of Holy Trinity Episcopal Church

November 11, 2018 Twenty-fifth Sunday after Pentecost

Collect for Twenty-fifth Sunday after Pentecost:  O God, whose blessed Son came into the world that he might destroy the works of the devil and make us children of God and heirs of eternal life: Grant that, having this hope, we may purify ourselves as he is pure; that, when he comes again with power and great glory, we may be made like him in his eternal and glorious kingdom; where he lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Contacting Father Bill:  Father Bill will be in the office on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.  To schedule an appointment with him, please either contact the Church Office at 215-855-4431 or call Father Bill directly at 215-804-0863.

In case of a pastoral emergency, please contact Father Bill at 215-804-0863.

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 6th grade.

Annual Tom O’Leary Coat Drive:  We will hold our annual coat drive in memory of Tom O’Leary for winter coats and other winter outwear.  Specifically, we will take new and gently used coats in all sizes, both adult and children sizes, hoodies, sweatshirts, scarves and gloves/mittens.  We will divide them up for donation to the local community during our Friday sandwich ministry and to Seamen’s Institute.  A donation box is in the narthex.

Seamen’s Institute Holiday Bags:  We will be collecting items for Seamen’s Institute ditty bags this year.  The Parish Life bulletin board has a flyer showing the items needed.  A box is in the Narthex for collection of requested items.

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, November 12th is “Muhammed Ali of the Ottoman Empire”.  Anyone who would like to connect with others in a discussion group setting is invited.

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 celestialpresents@usa.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 November 11, 2018

Altar Guild:  Aleth Bocasan; Cathy Croft

Readers: Dianne Lawrence; Lorraine Flagg

Text: Ruth 3:1-5; 4:13-17; Psalm 127;

Hebrews 9:24-28 and Mark 12:38-44

Chalice Bearer:  Dianne Lawrence

Preacher:  The Rev. William Rex

Greeter/Usher:  Aleth Bocasan

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:  Peg, Cindy, George, Pat P., Brandon, Nell, Laura, Joan, Johnny, Emily, Anita. Betty, Shirley, Victor

Serving in the Military: Ashley, Keith, Tommy, April, Joseph, Kirk, Stephen, Leanne

Names remain on the prayer list for three months. To add or remove names, please contact the parish office at 215-855-4431 orholy.trinity3@verizon.net.

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 or call Father Bill directly at 215-804-0863.   

Upcoming Events:

Lansdale Historical Society Christmas Church Tour – December 15

Annual Santa Brunch – December 16

Sunday, November 11th

  1. E. Rite II  10:00 am

Sunday School  10:00 am

Coffee Time  11:00 am

Monday, November 12th

Social Networking Group  2:00 pm

Tuesday, November 13th

Gamblers’ Anonymous  7:00 pm

Friday, November 16th

Sandwich Ministry  11:00 am


Holy Trinity Episcopal Church

407 North Broad Street

Lansdale, PA 19446




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 (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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