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500th Reformation Observance-Once in a Lifetime at Holy Trinity!

500th Reformation Observance-Once in a Lifetime at Holy Trinity!

Festive Mass  
in Observance of  
The 500th Anniversary of the Reformation

October 29

11:00 AM

Pastor Miller’s Sermon
500 Years of the Reformation: Repentance or Celebration?

Sunday Hymns
A Mighty Fortress Is Our God
Lord, Keep Us Steadfast in Your Word
The Church  of Christ, in Every Age
O Lord, We Praise Yo
Salvation unto Us Has Come

Thoughts from Pastor Miller  

My Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

This Sunday, October 29, is a once in a lifetime opportunity: the 500th anniversary of the Reformation.  Join your brothers and sisters in Christ at 11 a.m. Mass and 5 p.m. Vespers  (Bach Choir and Players including timpani, brass, woodwinds, and strings).  Also, noted Bach historian Michael Marissen will present a lecture at 3:45 p.m.

These are stunning days at Holy Trinity.  Last Sunday, New Members Classes had 15  people in attendance who will soon join our congregation!  We ran out of bulletins at Mass–that is a problem I love!  25 people attended the “Refreshing Lutheran Themes” class.  And more than 200 people attended the first Bach Vespers of the season–and it was breathtaking.

I hope you are as thrilled as I am.  Again, gather together for a huge Reformation celebration this Sunday, October 29!

Yours in Christ,
Pastor Wilbert Miller

Bach Vespers at Holy Trinity
Reformation Sunday
This Sunday, October 29
5:00 p.m.
J. S. Bach’s
Ein Feste Burg ist unser Gott
(Holy Trinity Bach Choir & Players with timpani, brass, woodwinds, and strings)
Noted Bach scholar Michael Marissen will present
pre-Vespers lecture at 3:45 p.m. in the community room.

Refreshing Key Lutheran Themes
During the 500th Observance of the Reformation
This Sunday and November 5 & 19
Immediately Following Mass

Pastor Miller will continue classes, “Refreshing Key Lutheran Themes During the 500th Observance of the Reformation,” following Sunday Mass, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m., in the community room.
This Sunday, October 29 (“Word and Sacrament”)
November 5 (“Church and  State”)
November 19 (“All the Lutheran Questions I Am Afraid to Ask”)

Please Note:
No Wednesday Mass
on November 1

Due to the Metropolitan New York Synod’s Reformation 500 Eucharist at St. John the Divine, there will be no Wednesday Mass at Holy Trinity on November 1. Mass will continue, of course, on November 8 and all forthcoming Wednesdays.