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Holy Trinity Is Abuzz!

Holy Trinity Is Abuzz!

20th Sunday after Pentecost Mass
October 22

11:00 AM

Pastor Miller’s Sermon
What to Render Unto Caesar?
(Meditate on Matthew 22: 15-22 in preparation) 

Sunday Hymns
Let Streams of Justice
We Give Thee But Thy Own
O God of Every Nation
This Is My Song
Praise, My Soul, the God of Heaven

Thoughts from Pastor Miller  

My Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

I am delighted to announce that on Sunday, October 15, The  Evangelical Lutheran  Church of the Holy Trinity unanimously passed a new constitution for our congregation (to be ratified on Sunday, December 10) and the special budget of $95,800 for our 150th anniversary celebration.

Bach Vespers resumes this Sunday afternoon, October 22, and will celebrate 50 years of outreach through this astonishing music ministry.  We give thanks for all who have led the way as cantors, worshipers, and donors.  Join us at 5 p.m. for this landmark occasion.

Also, as you plan ahead, note that much will occur next Sunday, October 29, as we observe the 500th anniversary of the Reformation.  This is, of course, a once in a lifetime celebration.  Do not miss this day!

These are remarkable opportunities at Holy Trinity with so much happening.  Please read the following announcements carefully and join us during these exciting days.

Yours in Christ,
Pastor Wilbert Miller


Refreshing Key Lutheran Themes
During the 500th Observance of the Reformation
This Sunday, October 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.
This Sunday, 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”)

Bach Vespers at Holy Trinity
Begins The 50th Season
This Sunday, October 22
5:00 p.m.

Bach Vespers returns for its 50th Season beginning Sunday, October 22, at 5:00 p.m. Vespers presents the music of J.S. Bach and his contemporaries in the historic liturgy of Vespers. This Sunday features J.S. Bach BWV 225 Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied and BWV 226 Der Geist hilft unser Schwachheit auf.  Bach Vespers is an important ministry of Holy Trinity and the special programming of the 50th anniversary season is part of Holy Trinity’s 150 anniversary celebration. Click on the link below and listen to our podcast “Notes on Bach Vespers” (Cantor Donald Meineke previews the music of this celebratory season, which will offer a selection of Bach’s greatest hits:
Please note that Pastor Miller preaches a different sermon from the morning one.

Next Sunday, October 29
Festive Mass
in Observance of the Reformation
11:00 a.m.
Reformation Vespers
J. S. Bachs Ein Feste Burg ist unser Gott
5:00 p.m.
Bach scholar Michael Marissen
Pre-Vespers Lecture
3:45 p.m. in the community room

Please Note in Advance:
No Wednesday Mass
at Holy Trinity
on November 1

We will have Mass on Wednesday, October 25.  However, 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.  Please note: Mass will continue, of course, on November 8 and all other forthcoming Wednesdays.