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This Month at Holy Trinity

This Month at Holy Trinity


Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost – October 5, 2014

Mass at 11:00 AM. Readings: Isaiah 5:1-7; Psalm 80:7-15; Philippians 3:4b-14; Matthew 21:33-46  Pastor William Heisley will preside and preach.

In today’s gospel reading, Jesus tells a parable of the vineyard, an image of Israel, the prophets’ mission, and Christ’s death. For Christians, the vineyard also speaks of God’s love poured out in the blood of Christ, given to us for the forgiveness of sin. Grafted onto Christ the vine at baptism, we are nourished with wine and bread, that we may share Christ’s sufferings and know the power of his resurrection.

The 47th Season of Bach Vespers

Bach Vespers returns on Sunday, October 19, at 5:00 PM with two double choir motets by J. S. Bach, Singet dem Herrn, BWV 225 and Jauchzet dem Herrn, Anh. 160. Donald Meineke’s new collection of Preces and Responses are sung by the combined choirs of Holy Trinity. Vespers in preceded by a Pre-Vespers Talk by Michael Marissen at 3:45 PM downstairs in the Community Room.


Music for October 5
Prelude: Prelude, Fugue, and Chaconne in C Major- Dieterich Buxtehude
Offertory: I Was Glad –C. H. Parry
Communion: Gratias agimus tibi- Hans Leo Hassler
Postlude: Improvisation on ENGELBERG- Donald Meineke
The Parish Choir returns this Sunday.

#647 Glorious Things of You Are Spoken
#729 The Church of Christ, In Every Age
#826  Thine the Amen
#851 When in Our Music God is Glorified

October Concerts

Tuesday, October 7, 12:00 PM  –  Juilliard415 Concert; free of charge
Thursday, October 16, 7:30 PM – Diderot String Quartet: “An Offering to the King” feauturing pieces by Mozart, Abel and Haydn. Suggested donation:$20/$10


The Paul Enger Memorial Play Reading Series

The Paul Enger Memorial Play Reading Series begins Tuesday, October 14th, at 7:30 p.m. in the Community Room. The first play will be Paul’s “Harmon and Ruth”, originally performed by Julie Harris and George Grizzard at The Players Theater. This performance will feature Ellen Barry, Richard Sterne and Emmy Potter. Successive readings of new plays will be scheduled for the 2nd Tuesday of each month


October 5: “The Gospel of Mark” – first of eight parts by Pastor Heisley
Books for this course will be available in the Community Room on Sunday for $11.00.

October 12: “Voices for Life: Finding the heartbeat” by Donald Meineke

October 19: “The Gospel of Mark” – second of eight parts by Pastor Heisley

October 26:  “The Gospel of Mark” – third of eight parts by Pastor Heisley

November 2 : “The Gospel of Mark” – fourth of eight parts by Pastor Heisley

November 9: “The Gospel of Mark” – fifth of eight parts by Pastor Heisley

November 16 : “The Gospel of Mark” – sixth of eight parts by Pastor Heisley

November 30:”Voices for Life: Hymn and Chant and High Thanksgiving” by Donald Meineke

December 7: No AfterWords.  Annual Congregation Meeting and Stewardship Luncheon

December 14: “Samson and Delilah” by the Rev. Dr. David Burke

December 21: “Voices for Life: Oh Come, Let Us Adore Him…with well sung carols!” by Donald Meineke

December 28: No AfterWords

Due to the enthusiastic response by many people for the Voice for Life idea, the sessions will now be a MONTHLY class during the Afterwords time slot following mass. We’ll begin by covering some basics of reading music and vocal production, but by embarking on a once-a-month rotation we’ll be able to track progress, address vocal technique questions or struggles, refresh our memories on music reading skills, and (best of all!) use upcoming seasonal hymnody as our working material. This way, when we sing your favorite Advent hymn in December, you’ll be able to sing it with full confidence and better than ever!