Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost Mass
Pastor Miller’s Sermon
“Tending God’s Vineyard at 65th and Central Park West”
(Meditate on Matthew 21: 33-46 in preparation)
When Morning Gilds the Sky
The Church’s One Foundation
Be Thou My Vision
Jesus, Priceless Treasure
Amid the World’s Bleak Wilderness
Thoughts from Pastor Miller
My Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
Suffice it to say, last Sunday was breathtaking as we gathered for St. Michael and All Angels and blessed our stunning new Holy Trinity icon. The choir has returned. You sang. What a day! One out-of-town visitor commented to me when leaving, “I haven’t been to such a glorious liturgy in ages.”
We are blessed to have such remarkable worship week after week.
Do join with your brothers and sisters in Christ during these astonishing days at Holy Trinity as we gather around the gifts of Word and Sacrament.
Yours in Christ,
Pastor Wilbert Miller
This Sunday, October 8
12:20 p.m. (immediately after Mass)
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.
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).
Bach Choir of Holy Trinity
Launches New CD
This Sunday, October 8
The Bach Choir of Holy Trinity commences the 50th anniversary season of our iconic Bach Vespers on Sunday, October 8, 5 p.m., with the launch of a new recording,
Samuel Capricornus: The Jubilus Bernhardi Collection, a collaboration with the string ensemble ACRONYM. There will be a special lecture and concert performance. 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.
Discount tickets for $25 are available to all Holy Trinity members and friends by going to http://capricornusrelease.brownpapertickets.com and using the promo code HOLY TRINITY 150.
3rd Wednesday of the Month
7:15 (immediately following Mass) – 8:30 p.m.
Bible Study begins the 3rd Wednesday of the month, immediately following Wednesday Mass, 7:15 – 8:30 p.m., on the 2nd floor. We will discuss the readings used on upcoming Sundays. The 2017 dates are: October 18, November 15, and December 13 (2nd Wednesday).
Refreshing Key Lutheran Themes
During the 500th Observance of the Reformation
Sunday: October 22 & 29, November 5 & 19
Immediately Following Mass
Pastor Miller will teach a series of 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. The schedule will be: October 22 (“Law and Gospel: Saint and Sinner”); October 29 (“Word and Sacrament”); November 5 (“Church and State”); November 19 (“All the Lutheran Questions I Am Afraid to Ask”).
Commemorative Eucharist & Festive Reception
November 1, 2017, 6:00 p.m.
Lutherans will gather at a Eucharist to observe the 500th year of the Reformation at the Cathedral of Saint John the Divine, Wednesday, November 1, 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.
Generous sponsors and individual donations make this event accessible for all. To sign-up and/or to contribute, go to http://mnys.org/November1. An overflow assembly is expected so sign up soon!