Fifth Sunday in Lent
Sunday, April 2, 2017 – 11 o’clock in the morning
Thoughts from Pastor Miller
We continue our journey through Lent. Holy Week will soon be upon us.
As I mentioned at Mass on Sunday, I pray that each of you will give prayerful thought to how you will observe a blessed Holy Week. Throughout my ministry, I have dreamed that the church would be full on Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and the Easter Vigil. These days cause us to stand in awe of Jesus’ wondrous love for us. And, almost every Holy Week, the number of people at worship is sparse at best. Are we too busy, do we have more important things to do, or, as one Episcopal priest once explained at an ecumenical Good Friday service, “The world could care less!” I know we care and give thanks for what God us done for us through Jesus Christ. Let us join together in these coming days as we behold the wonder of Christ’s love for us.
On another note, I am thrilled to announce that we are close to our goal of $4,000 for the fine work of Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS). So far, members have given $3,551. I hope that every member will give sacrificially to this ministry which cares for God’s blessed wanderers. (Make your check to “Holy Trinity Lutheran Church” with memo line “LIRS” or use a pew envelope, marking LIRS.)
Holy Trinity’s Women’s Shelter continues to do amazing work Tuesday through Thursday. Quite a few of you have volunteered from 7-9 p.m. on Thursday evenings to assist in this ministry (if you are willing to volunteer once a month or more, please see Emmy Potter). Also, you are encouraged to bring a package or two of new women’s underwear for those who call our shelter “home” during the week. “Show Your Care by Bringing a Pair” is, believe it or not, in the tradition of Palm Sunday when people spread palm branches and garments in the roadway as Jesus entered Jerusalem. Please place your gift for Jesus’ dear friends and place in the wicker basket at the back of the church.
These are remarkable days at Holy Trinity. Thank you for your commitment, faithfulness at worship, and generosity to our ministry.
Yours in Christ,
Pastor Wilbert Miller
Fifth Sunday in Lent Mass
“Sacred Conversations” –
How Much of This Stuff Do I have to Believe
to Be a Member of Holy Trinity
This Sunday, April 2, 12:20 – 1:20 PM (after Mass)
Facilitated by Pastor Miller
Sunday, April 2
Bach Choir & Players
Benjamin Britten’s Abraham and Isaac
Wednesday Lenten Mass
Luther’s Small Catechism – “Holy Communion”
Easter Pot Luck Luncheon
Easter Sunday, April 16
at the Home of Kim and Frank Suttell
357 West 55th Street, Apt. 3B
(between 8th and 9th Avenues)
Between 12:45 (following 11 a.m. Mass) and about 4:30 p.m. (before Vespers beginning at 5 p.m.)
Please join Kim and Frank Suttell and Tim Cage and Eric Nelson
at the Suttell’s home
Hosts will provide the main courses and beverages.
Please bring something to share if you are able.