First Sunday in Lent
Sunday, March 5, 2017 – 11 o’clock in the morning
Thoughts from Pastor Miller
Dear Members and Friends of Holy Trinity,
“O Lord, Throughout These Forty Days” is the theme of this year’s Lenten journey at Holy Trinity. I pray that every member of our congregation will join in this journey. The more people who sign on for the journey, the more astonishing this Lent will be for all of us!
We have an amazing Lent mapped out:
1-We will gather for Mass every Sunday at 11:00 a.m. in the inspiring way that makes Holy Trinity such a unique place.
2-Immediately following Mass during Lent, in the parish hall, we will have “Sacred Conversations.” These conversations are listed in your Lenten devotional booklet. Join your brothers and sisters in Christ as we ponder important topics facing believers, the church, and the world.
3-As is the forty-nine year tradition at 65th and Central Park West, we will gather for Sunday Evening Vespers at 5:00 p.m. to end the day and to hear God’s Word and stunning music.
4-We will gather for Wednesday Mass at 6:30 p.m. (35 minutes liturgy) to ponder Martin Luther’s “Small Catechism.”
I also pray that you will use the astonishing devotional booklet, “O Lord, Throughout These Forty Days,” created by Holy Trinity Members. Your writing and art work are amazing. If we pray this book together, our life together will be enriched in unimaginable ways.
Finally, on Saturday, February 24, the Holy Trinity Council voted to approve a special Lenten offering. This offering will support the fine work of Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Services and will be sacrificial on our part, giving over and above our regular giving to Holy Trinity. It will support the more than more than seventy years of work of LIRS in resettling refugees from countries around the world. This is an incredibly timely offering. Use a pew envelope and mark “Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service” or “LIRS”; make checks payable to “Holy Trinity Lutheran Church” with the memo line, “LIRS.”
These are breathtaking days at Holy Trinity. Join the Lenten journey and discover, yet again, that God is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love.
May you have a blessed Lent,
Pastor Wilbert S. Miller
12:30 – 1:20 p.m. (immediately following Mass)
“God’s Presence at Holy Trinity When We Agree and Disagree”
Facilitated by Pastor Wilbert Miller
Sunday, March 5
With the Bach Choir and Players
Giacomo Carissimi’s Vanitas, Vanitatum
Wednesday Lenten Mass
Luther’s “Small Catechism” – The Ten Commandments
Sunday Mass, March 12
The Rev.Wm. Chris Boerger Preaching
Secretary of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
Following Mass, Sunday, March 12
Pastor Boerger will be joined by Bishop Robert Rimbo of the Metropolitan New York Synod for “Sacred Conversations.” Join them in reflecting on the ministry of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.