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Advent Is Here! Watch and Wait with Us!

Advent Is Here!  Watch and Wait with Us!

First Sunday of Advent
Mass
Sunday – December 3
11 a.m.   

Pastor Miller’s Sermon
Living on God’s Clock

Sunday Hymns
Oh Lord, How Shall I Meet You
Lost in the Night
Lo!!  He Comes with Clouds Descending

Bach Vespers
This Sunday – December 3
5:00p.m.
Honor
Bishop Robert Rimbo
on the 40th Anniversary of His Ordination
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Vespers (J.S. Bach’s Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland)
Bishop John Macholz – Guest Preacher (Upper New York Synod/ ELCA)
Reception to Follow
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Hanging of the Greens
Friday, December 8
Beginning at 6:00 p.m.

You are invited to “Hanging of the Greens,” this Friday evening, December 8, beginning at 6:00 p.m., in the Community Room. A light meal will be served. Join this intergenerational event, young and old alike. Bring friends to create wreaths for the nave and church doors.

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2018 Lenten Booklet
Gathering to Pick Texts
This Sunday, December 3
Immediately after Mass

Holy Trinity members and friends will create a 2018 Lenten booklet.  We will discuss the booklet and choose passages from St. Mark’s Passion this coming Sunday, December 3, following Mass. You are invited to prepare a reflection, poem, or art work for inclusion in the booklet. (Meeting should take 1/2 hour.)

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2018 Pledging 15% Higher than Last Year
Join the Excitement & Make Your Pledge Today

Thank you to the 59 members who have already made financial commitments to our 2018 ministry totaling $270,104. This is already $48,330 more than the total committed in 2017.  If you have not pledged yet, please get a commitment card at the kiosk or from an usher and place in the offering plate on Sunday.

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Help Fund Brass
at
Christmas Eve Midnight Mass

Help support brass at Christmas Eve-Midnight Mass. The cost of brass is approximately $2500. If you are interested in gifting brass, please see Cantor Donald Meineke or Pastor Miller today.

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Take 40 People to  Lunch
at Christmas

Take 40 people to lunch for Christmas…This Saturday afternoon ministry provides warm meals in Holy Trinity’s Community Room for 40-50 people living in SRO hotels, on the streets, and in other situations in our community.  As a Christmas gift to someone you love, make a gift in their honor of any amount ($5 or $10,000) so we can continue this ministry. Make your check to “Holy Trinity Lutheran Church” with memo line “Saturday Meal.”

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Congregational Meeting
The Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Holy Trinity
Sunday, December 10
Following Mass (12:25 p.m.)

There will be a congregational meeting of The Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Holy Trinity, Sunday,, December 10, following Mass (12:20 p.m.): 1-to ratify the constitution approved on October 15 (mandated by current constitution);2-to review the 2018 Holy Trinity annual budget (no vote on the budget that day though there will be an opportunity for questions);3-to approve the annual congregational meeting for February 2018. If you wish a proposed constitution, call the church office (these were sent to all members in October).

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Worship at Holy Trinity
at
Advent & Christmas

1st Sunday of Advent, December 3
     11:00 a.m. Mass
5:00 p.m. Bach Vespers
Bach’s Nun Komm, der Heiden Heiland
J.S. Bach’s cantata based on an Advent hymn by Martin Luther
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Wednesday, December 6, 2017
6:30 p.m. Mass
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2nd Sunday of Advent, December 10
11:00 a.m. Mass
5:00 p.m. Bach Vespers
J. S. Bach’s Magnificat
The Virgin Mary’s song of praise from the Gospel of Luke
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Wednesday, December 13
6:30 p.m. Mass
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3rd Sunday of Advent, December 17
11:00 a.m. Mass
5:00 p.m. Lessons and Carols
A service of scripture and song that dates to the late 19th century
depicting the fall of humankind, and the promise of a Messiah

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Wednesday, December 20
6:30 p.m. Mass
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4th Sunday of Advent, December 24
11:00 a.m. Mass
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Christmas Eve, December 24
5:00 p.m. The Christ Mass
10:30 p.m. The Christ Mass
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Christmas Day, Monday, December 25
11:00 a.m. Mass
Bishop Robert Rimbo Preaching
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Wednesday, December 27
The Eve of the Holy Innocents
6:30 p.m. Mass
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The Name of Jesus, December 31
11:00 a.m. Mass
Sherry Hour Celebration in Miller’s Apartment following Mass
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Wednesday, January 3
7:30 p.m.
(Ticket Required)
Michael Praetorius’ Christmas Vespers
with TENET & Holy Trinity’s Bach Choir
A cast of over 40 musicians present hymns, carols and motets to celebrate
the Christmas season and the New Year by this 17th century German composer
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The Epiphany of Our Lord, January 7
11:00 am. Mass