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This Week at Holy Trinity

This Week at Holy Trinity

The Fourth Sunday of Advent

Sunday, December 18, 2016 11 o’clock in the morning

Sermon: 
What a Family!

Readings
Isaiah 7:10-16
Psalm 80:1-7, 17-19
Romans 1:1-7
Matthew 1:18-25

Music
Prelude:  Veni, Emmanuel -Flor Peeters
Offertory: Ave Maria– Robert Parsons
Postlude: Veni, Emmanuel – Heathcote Stratham

Hymns
#265    The Angel Gabriel from Heaven Came
#           Gentle Joseph, Joseph Dear
#261     As the Dark Awaits the Dawn
#257    O Come, O Come, Emmanuel

Please keep in your prayers: Jessica Bentley, Ellen Benton, Cory Bricco, , Peg Faulkner, Dolores Fernandez, Barbara French, the Rev. David Gleason, Tammy and Chris Guptill, Ed Hannah, Maria Jacobson, Diana Langer Marcus, Lawrence Lever, Bill Lutz, Susan Sterne McCann, Laura Murphy, Ben Nelson, Margaret Nelson, Jytte Palumbo, Wanda Pate, Robert Radsch, Matt Rich’s sister Donna, Mike Rodriguez, Thorvald Slater, Carole Stark, Benjamin Weiner, Kathy Yates.

2017 Pledging for Holy Trinity’s 2017 Ministry….
Thanks Be to God!
A wonderful Christmas gift you can give your church is to make a pledge, an indication of your financial commitment to Holy Trinity in 2017.  Your pledge helps us make realistic and creative plans for ministry in the coming year.

The astonishing news is that 47 member/households have already made pledges totaling $201,374 ($171,624-general fund; $29,750-building fund). This is a 45% increase over last year.

If you have not pledged yet, please bring the one card sent to you in the mail or use a pledge card at the back of the nave and place it in the offering this Sunday.

Thank you for your remarkable generosity and commitment to Holy Trinity’s ministry.

Sunday at 5 p.m.
Lessons and Carols
This is a beautiful way to prepare for Christmas.  Hear Bible readings, sing beautiful hymns, and hear stunning music.  End the day, especially during this Advent season, watching and waiting in great anticipation to celebrate the birth of the Christ Child.  Join the large crowd who savors this Holy Trinity tradition and invite your friends, giving them this perfect gift of Christmas.

Bishop Robert Rimbo
Preaches on Christmas Day
Sunday, December 25, 11 AM
Bishop Robert Rimbo of the Metropolitan New York Synod/ Evangelical Lutheran Church and former pastor of Holy Trinity will preach at Holy Trinity on Christmas Day, Sunday, December 25, at 11 a.m.  Join us for this lovely morning.

Sherry Hour at Pastor and Dagmar Miller’s Apartment
New Year’s Day
Sunday, January 1
Immediately Following Mass
You are invited to a New Year’s celebration in the Miller’s apartment (4th floor in the parish house) immediately following Mass on Sunday, January 1.