Christ the King Mass
Pastor Miller’s Sermon
“Where’s the King?”
Crown Him with Many Crowns
Come, Let Us Sing to the Lord
The Head that Once Was Crowned
O Christ, What Can It Mean for Us
Jesus Shall Reign
Thoughts from Pastor Miller
My Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
Sunday is Christ the King, the culmination of the church year. Join together as we give thanks for all God’s gifts throughout this year.
What a year it has been at Holy Trinity! Can you believe the news!?!?!
1. Sunday morning attendance is up by 16% over the past two years and Wednesday worship has doubled.
2. 52 members/households have made financial commitments to our 2018 ministry totaling $255,544! This is $33,790 (a 15% increase) more than the total committed in 2017 and there are still quite a few members yet to pledge.
3. 14 new members have just joined or will soon join Holy Trinity.
4. Bach Vespers and our Cantor Donald Meineke were highlighted in this week’s The New Yorker magazine for their excellence over the past 50 years. (This appeared right next to the Metropolitan Opera!)
5. We are enhancing our outreach ministries, especially our women’s winter shelter where twelve women call Holy Trinity home during the coldest months and the fine work of our Saturday feeding program where between 40-50 people gather for an afternoon meal.
Let us thank God for a wondrous year and let us pray for all good blessings as we look to a new year of ministry at 65th and Central Park West.
Yours in Christ,
Pastor Wilbert Miller
Bach Vespers at Holy Trinity
This Sunday, November 26
J.S Bach’s BWV 70 Wachet! betet! wachet!
Pre-Vespers Talk with Michael Marissen
in the Community Room
New Members Honored by Old Members
Wednesday, November 29, 7:30 p.m.
Holy Trinity’s newest members are invited to join longer time members for snacks and drinks at Blondies (212 W 79th Street, Wednesday, November 29, starting at 7:30 p.m. (Attend Mass if you like and then walk up the street with others.) All welcome.
2018 Pledging 10% Higher than Last Year
Join the Excitement & Make Your Pledge Today
Thank you to the 52 members/households who have already made financial commitments to our 2018 ministry totaling $255,564! This is $33,790 more than the total committed in 2017 and there are still quite a few members yet to pledge. If you have not pledged yet, please get a commitment card at the kiosk or from an usher and place in the offering plate.
Help Fund Brass
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.
Take 40 People
Lunch at Christmas
Take 40 people to lunch for Christmas…Nearly 40 years ago, Holy Trinity began a program called HUG (Human Understanding and Growth). This Saturday afternoon ministry provided 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. Holy Trinity is now making this ministry our own (it will no longer be an independent 501c3). It costs $175 a week to provide meals. 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.”
The Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Holy Trinity
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).