Third Sunday after Epiphany
Sunday, January 22, 2017 – 11 o’clock in the morning
Holy Trinity Notes from Pastor Miller
Dear Members and Friends of Holy Trinity,
I am thrilled! Positively thrilled!
Last Sunday, I invited Holy Trinity members and friends to discuss our upcoming Lenten devotional booklet. A number of people on the Call Committee had urged me to have Holy Trinity do this. I was nervous: such a booklet requires lots of people to prepare devotions and quite a bit of hard work to make the venture a success. When worship ended, two people were in the front of the church waiting for the discussion…two! I thought our booklet was about to die a quick death. And then, out of the blue, one after another of you came forward and, before I knew it, there was a crowd…And Holy Trinity’s Lenten Devotion Booklet was on the way. Thirty-six people have signed up already. We need about 10 more people to prepare devotions. If you haven’t signed up to write a devotion (150-175 words) or to submit a poem, drawing or photograph, please do so this Sunday, call me at the church office (212-877-6815) or email me (firstname.lastname@example.org).
You better believe I am thrilled….
We had our first Children’s Sunday School on January 15 and our teacher, Melissa DuQuette, reported that we had five children in attendance. The children are learning the same lessons being used at worship. If you didn’t bring your child(ren) to Sunday School last week, I encourage you to do so this Sunday in the 2nd floor library, 10-10:50 a.m.
Thrilled? you ask. Oh yes, on Monday, January 23, 7:00 p.m., the musicians of Holy Trinity will present a special concert in support of the Holy Trinity Women’s Shelter. A free-will offering will be collected. What a joy to house such an important ministry: our congregation provides “room in the inn” for God’s most vulnerable. And….quite a few of you have already brought magazines, new underwear and socks, and gently used clothing for the shelter. You are procuring free food from Trader Joe’s, Magnolia Bakery, and Le Pain Quotidien, and you are picking up the food every week. You are in conversation with agencies that supply food for ministries such as ours. You are providing splendid ideas and seeking how to enhance our shelter’s operation.
Oh yes, positively thrilled!
And, next Sunday, January 29, immediately after Mass, we will gather for a potluck supper (anyone know how to make green jello with mandarin oranges or deviled eggs-a few of my “Lutheran favorites”)–bring your tastiest dish. Following supper, we will attend Martin Scorcese’s “Silence” at a theater two blocks away (3 p.m.).
There is so much going on and, yes, it is thrilling. Join the excitement that is Holy Trinity these days!
Yours in Christ,
Pastor Wilbert Miller
The Musicians of Holy Trinity
Second Annual Fundraiser Concert for Holy Trinity’s Women’s Shelter
Monday, January 23
All proceeds will benefit the Women’s Shelter. A Free-will offering will be collected.
Martin Scorcese’s “Silence”
Sunday, January 29 (Immediately after Mass)
Join us for a potluck supper on Sunday, January 29, immediately after Mass. Bring your favorite dish and celebrate our life together. Following supper, for those who wish, we will attend Martin Scorcese’s “Silence” at a theater two blocks away (tickets are $16 and $13 for seniors); Barbara French will collect money this Sunday for those who wish to order tickets in advance.
Children’s Sunday School
10 – 10:50 a.m.
All children are invited to attend Sunday School in the 2nd floor library. The lessons will focus on the Sunday readings for that day. We are delighted that Melissa DuQuette is teaching.
2017 Lenten Devotional Booklet
You are invited to offer daily devotional writings (150-175 words), poems, art, and photography for the first Holy Trinity Lenten devotional booklet. We will use readings from the Passion according to Saint Matthew as our biblical texts. If you would like to submit something, please sign-up at the back of the nave this coming Sunday or call the church office. We need 12 more people.