Saint Michael and All Angels Mass
Christ, The Fair Glory
Ye Watchers and Ye Holy Ones
Come, Join the Dance of Trinity
Isaiah in a Vision Did of Old
Holy God, We Praise Your Name
Pastor Miller’s Sermon
“Always Room for Another Angel”
(Read Genesis 18: 1-10a & Luke 10: 17-20 in preparation)
Musings from Pastor Miller
Dear Members and Friends of Holy Trinity,
Blessings to you during these lovely autumn days in New York City!
Please get out your date book, iPhone, calendar, sundial or whatever you use to keep abreast of all that is happening at Holy Trinity. Mark all these important dates coming up.
1-This Sunday, October 1, we will celebrate Saint Michael and All Angels. Our choir will resume singing. We will bless the new Holy Trinity icon (see above). It will be a thrilling day.
2-Following Mass on Sunday, October 1, we will have Holy Trinity Worship Day. You are invited to join us (see the information below).
3-The Bach Choir will launch its astonishing new Capricornus CD on Sunday, October 8, 5 p.m. (see announcement below on how to reserve a seat).
4-We will begin monthly Bible Study on Wednesday evenings (October 18, November 15, and December 13) immediately following Mass, 7:15-8:30 p.m., and examine the Sunday morning readings for the upcoming month.
5-I will teach a series of classes, “Refreshing Key Lutheran Themes at the 500th Observance of the Reformation.” These classes will occur 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”).
6-Bach Vespers resumes, officially beginning its 50th year, on Sunday, October 22, 5 p.m., with J.S. Bach’s BWV 225 (Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied) & BWV 226 (Der Geist hilft unser Schwachheit auf).
Are your breathless yet? So much is occurring. Don’t miss out on the excitement during these wonderful days at The Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Holy Trinity.
Yours in Christ,
Pastor Wilbert “Wilk” Miller
Holy Trinity Worship Day
This Sunday, October 1
12:30 – 2:00 p.m.
Please attend Holy Trinity’s “Worship Day” this Sunday, October 1, 12:30-2:00 p.m. Pastor Wilbert Miller and Cantor Donald Meineke will give presentations. We will examine the responsibilities of 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
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.
Hear Cantor Donald Meinke discuss Samuel Capricornus and listen to the new recording by clicking: https://soundcloud.com/user-726209763/season-50_episode-1.
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.
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).
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.
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).