Third Sunday in Lent
Sunday, March 19, 2017 – 11 o’clock in the morning
Thoughts from Pastor Miller
Dear Members and Friends of Holy Trinity,
As we continue our Lenten journey, I would like to share a few areas that I believe will enhance Holy Trinity’s ministry considerably.
1-We are in need of people who will sign up to be: lectors, worship assistants, acolytes, ushers, altar guild, host Sunday refreshments (once every two or three months; if you cannot bring refreshments but would be willing to pay for refreshments, someone is willing to purchase them). These tasks are currently falling into the hands of a small group of people. For our ministry to continue to grow–as it is!–and flourish, we need your help. If you are willing to do one of the above tasks, please call the church office.
2-Easter is almost here. We would very much like to enhance our already stunning music with timpani and brass on Easter. If you are willing to sponsor timpani and brass with gifts of $400-$2500, please see Donald Meineke or Pastor Miller immediately. You can give your gift in honor or memory of someone dear to you.
3-The Women’s Shelter is seeking two Holy Trinity volunteers every Thursday from 7-9 p.m. to assist with a variety of tasks including (but not limited to): meal preparation and service, job application assistance, updating bulletin boards, organizing reading materials, organizing and distributing donated clothing items, etc. If you would like to volunteer, please see Emmy Potter after morning Mass or email her: firstname.lastname@example.org.”
4-Have you given to Holy Trinity’s Lenten offering supporting the fine work of Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS)? I would love to say that every Holy Trinity member has made a sacrifiical offering to this mnistry. $341 have already been offered so far. I would love to see us give $3000 as a congregation. LIRS has championed migrants and refugees from around the globe for more than seventy years. Its courageous and compassionate service has made a difference in the lives of hundreds of thousands seeking safety and hope in America’s communities. Make your check to “Holy Trinity Lutheran Church” with memo line “LIRS” or use a pew envelope, marking LIRS.
May you continue to have a blessed Lent. Worship regularly, give generously, pray and read Holy Trinity’s excellent devotional booklet (“Lord, Throughout These Forty Days…”).
Yours in Christ,
Pastor Wilbert Miller
Third Sunday in Lent Mass
“Sacred Conversations-When Worship Simply Doesn’t Matter to Me”
This Sunday, March 19
Following Mass at 12:20 PM
Facilitated by Donald Meineke (Cantor, Holy Trinity)
Sunday, March 19
Bach Choir & Players
François Couperin’s Leçons de ténèbres
Wednesday Lenten Mass
Luther’s “Small Catechism” – The Lord’s Prayer
Augsburg Fortress now has a free mobile app featuring Martin Luther’s “Small Catechism” and is available from the Apple iOS App Store and on Google Play. Search “Catechism” in the Apple or Google app stores.
Holy Trinity Marches for Climate Action
On Saturday, April 29th, hundreds of thousands of Americans will gather in Washington, D.C. for the People’s Climate March, a demonstration in support of policies and government action addressing the threat posed by global climate change.
The Metropolitan New York Synod is planning transportation from New York to Washington D.C. for congregants who wish to participate in the march, and Holy Trinity hopes to send a contingent. If you are interested in joining, please reach out to Andrew Wright at email@example.com or 225.247.6825 by Monday, March 20. The bus will depart a midtown location TBD on Saturday, April 29th at approximately 6:30 AM, and will return to NYC that evening.
As Lutherans, we believe that God created us to defend and care for all of creation, just as God placed Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden “to dress and to keep it.” (Genesis 2:15) This is an excellent opportunity to make our voices heard as Lutherans and demonstrate our living faith.
Oh wondrous God…the heavens declare your glory and the skies proclaim your handiwork. Through you all things were made. Help us to see your presence in all creation, and to hear and follow your call to care for and defend it. Amen.