Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost Mass
Oh, That I Had a Thousand Voices All Who Love and Serve the City
By Your Hand You Feed Your People O Bread of Life from Heaven
In Thee Is Gladness
Pastor Miller’s Sermon
“The Disgusting Offense of God’s Grace”
(Read Matthew 20: 1-16 in preparation)
Musings from Pastor Miller
Dear Members and Friends of Holy Trinity,
One longtime Holy Trinity member recently entered the church office and excitedly exclaimed, “Our church is so busy! I’m so exciting! This is what a church should be!”
Have you noticed?
I am delighted to announce Holy Trinity members have offered $2550 to Lutheran Disaster Response (LDR) to assist our neighbors devastated by recent hurricanes and beginning the road to recovery. LDR collaborates with community leaders, using 100% of your gift for disaster relief. Please support this response by making your check to “Holy Trinity Lutheran Church” and note on memo line, “Lutheran Disaster Response” or using a pew envelope and mark the same.
Please, please be present at worship on Sunday, October 1, Saint Michael & All Angels. The Holy Trinity Choir will sing and we will bless the beautiful new Holy Trinity icon, Andrei Rublev’s Holy Trinity.
Also on October 1, following Mass, we will have “Holy Trinity Worship Day.” This gathering is for all who assist at worship, those who would like to become more involved as ushers, lectors, assisting ministers, and altar guild members, and those who would like to learn more about Holy Trinity’s worship life. Lunch will be provided for those in attendance. The event will be from 12:30 – 2:00 p.m.
Did I say, we are very busy? Bach Vespers begins on Sunday, October 8, 5 p.m., with The Bach Choir of Holy Trinity and the string ensemble ACRONYM unveiling their astonishing new recording, Samuel Capricornus: The Jubilus Bernhardi Collection (more information below).
Are you breathless yet? On Sunday, October 15, we will have a special congregational meeting to approve the new Holy Trinity constitution and vote on a budget for all the wonderful things about to happen during our 150th anniversary year celebration (see announcement below).
Last but not least, there will be a special commemorative Eucharist and festive reception observing the 500th anniversary of the Reformation at Saint John the Divine on Wednesday, November 1 (information below). I hope Holy Trinity has a large contingent attending this historic evening.
On and on I could go but I imagine you are already exhausted from reading all this. Suffice it to say, these are very exciting times at Holy Trinity. I hope you participate in all that is occurring.
God bless you!
Pastor Wilbert “Wilk” Miller
Holy Trinity’s Book Group –
The book group will conclude its discussion of Brothers Karamazov this Sunday, September 24, following Mass, in the Miller’s apartment. All are welcome.
Sunday, October 1
12:30 – 2:00 p.m.
You are invited to attend Holy Trinity’s “Worship Day” on Sunday, October 1, 12:30-2:00 p.m. Pastor Wilbert Miller and Cantor Donald Meineke will give brief presentations. We will then break into groups: ushers, lectors, assisting ministers, and altar guild. This event is intended for all people currently involved in these ways and for all those interested in learning more about Holy Trinity’s worship life.
Bach Choir of Holy Trinity
Launches New CD
Sunday, October 8
Marking the 50th Anniversary of Bach Vespers
The Bach Choir of Holy Trinity commences the 50th anniversary season of our iconic Bach Vespers on Sunday, October 8, with the launch of a new recording, Samuel Capricornus: The Jubilus Bernhardi Collection, a collaboration with the string ensemble ACRONYM.
We will celebrate the launch of the CD and this milestone season with a special lecture and concert performance that evening at Holy Trinity at 5:00 p.m. Cantor Donald Meineke, Artistic Director for Bach Vespers, will discuss the influence of Protestant composer Samuel Capricornus on J.S. Bach and the Lutheran Early Music tradition, and introduce highlights from The Jubilus Bernhardi Collection performed by the singers and musicians featured on the recording.
Tickets are $75 and include a reception following the performance. Reserve seats by clicking here: http://capricornusrlease.brownpapertickets.com. Tickets are available to all Holy Trinity members and friends at a discount for $25 by using the promo code HOLYTRINITY150.
The Bach Vespers 50th Anniversary Season is an essential part of the ministry and community outreach of Holy Trinity, celebrating its 150th anniversary year in 2018.
Support Holy Trinity’s
Outdoor Garden Beautification
Autumn wreaths will be available this coming Sunday for a donation of $40. Proceeds from these wreaths, created by Dagmar Miller and with flowers from Kathy Meyer, will support the outside flower arrangements that are now beautifying our church and community.
Special Congregational Meeting
The Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Holy Trinity
Sunday, October 15
12:30 p.m. (immediately following Mass)
All confirmed members of The Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Holy Trinity are encouraged to be present at a specially called congregational meeting on Sunday, October 15, immediately following Mass (approximately 12:30 p.m.). This meeting will consider only two items of business:
1-The approval of the new constitution for The Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Holy Trinity (document included in this mailing);
2-The approval of the special budget for the 150th anniversary of Holy Trinity, totaling $95,800 (budget included in this mailing).
On Sunday, October 8, immediately following Mass, there will be a forum (not a congregational meeting) to provide an opportunity to discuss the constitution and the 150th anniversary budget. No actions will be taken at this meeting.
There will be a second congregational meeting on Sunday, December 10, immediately following Mass:
1-To ratify the constitution approved on October 15 (as mandated by our current constitution);
2-To review the 2018 Holy Trinity annual budget (there will be no vote on the budget that day though there will be an opportunity for questions pertaining to the budget);
3-To approve the regular annual congregational meeting for February 2018 (this meeting can only be established upon the ratification of the constitution on December 10).
Commemorative Eucharist & Festive Reception
November 1, 2017, 6:00 p.m.
Mark the 500th year of the Reformation as Lutherans gather together in the largest gothic cathedral in the Western Hemisphere, the Cathedral of Saint John the Divine in New York City. A commemorative Eucharist will be held Wednesday, November 1, at 6:00 p.m., with prelude beginning at 5:45 p.m. The Rev. Dr. Robert Alan Rimbo, bishop of the Metropolitan New York Synod, will preside and preach; Donald Meineke, Holy Trinity’s Cantor, will be the director of music for the event.
Doors open at 5:30pm. A festive reception will be held in the nave at the conclusion of the liturgy. Generous sponsors and individual donations make this event accessible for all (see the synod website if you would like to be a sponsor and appear in the bulletin).