Ninth Sunday after Pentecost – July 17, 2016
Mass at 11:00. Readings: Genesis 18:1-10a; Psalm 15; Colossians 1:15-28; Luke 10:38-42. Pastor Wilbert Miller preaches and presides.
Perhaps the church, at its best, is “all ears.” Almighty God urges the faithful, again and again, to “listen up!” – to heed the word from above. So it was with Abraham and Sarah, with Mary and Martha, and the early church at Colossae. So it is today as we join the assembly to hear the word of God, the words of life.
Please keep in your prayers: Ellen Benton, Cory Bricco, Charlotte Cage, Peg Faulkner, Dolores Fernandez, Maria Jacobson, Diana Langer Marcus, Lawrence Lever, Bill Lutz, Susan Sterne McCann, Jytte Palumbo, Robert Radsch, Mike Rodriguez, Thorvald Slater, and Benjamin Weiner.
Music for Sunday
Prelude: “Allegreto” from Five Short Pieces – Percy Whitlock
Offertory: Liebster Jesu, wir sind hier,BWV 731- J. S. Bach
Postlude: “Pæan” from Five Short Pieces – Percy Whitlock
#863 My God, How Wonderful Thou Art
#520 Dearest Jesus, at Your Word
#754 Jesus, the Very Thought of You
#793 Be Thou My Vision
#867 In Thee is Gladness
If you are new to Holy Trinity and would like more information
about our congregation, please see Pastor Miller. If you are looking for a new church home, a new members class will be forming soon and we would love to have you join our parish family; these classes will be for those transferring from other Lutheran congregations, coming from other Christian traditions, or seeking to be baptized.
Reflecting with Pastor Miller
(July 24 & 31, August 7)
9:45 – 10:35 a.m.
2nd Floor of Parish Hall (in the library)
Members and friends of Holy Trinity are invited to join Pastor Miller on Sundays July 24, July 31, and August 7, prior to worship, 9:45-10:35. These gatherings will be on the second floor of the parish hall in the library.
These gatherings will provide the congregation an opportunity to meet Pastor Miller as well as to share your dreams for ministry at Holy Trinity in years to come. Pastor Miller will share his initial thoughts and developing vision for the congregation.
These gatherings will be held in the library on the second floor of the parish house.
Fifth Sunday Picnic in the Park!
Following Mass on Sunday, July 31, join your friends and family from Holy Trinity in Central Park for the 5th Sunday Picnic. Bring a blanket, some lunch to share with 4 others, and sunscreen as we all enjoy the company of one another and God’s beautiful creation right here in the heart of New York City.
Traveling over the weekend? It’s important to rest our bodies and minds from the business of life. Summer is a natural time to make those necessary escapes from the city. However, don’t let your spiritual life take a back seat during this time! If you’re in the city during the weekdays, remember there’s a brief 25 minute Contemplative Mass every Wednesday at 6:30PM. Make time to center yourself in prayer, be nourished by the sacrament, and give thanks to God for all the blessings of this life.
FINDING A WAY TO GIVE THAT WORKS FOR YOU
During the Offering at Mass
Old school still works. Place your offering in the plate that gets passed at every mass. If you want to give cash, and you’d like a contribution statement, contact the office at email@example.com and we’ll arrange it.
It’s fast, convenient, and secure. E-giving can be set up as a one-time donation or recurring gift from your checking or savings account. Go to “donate” at www.holytrinitynyc.org or contact the church office for more information.
Most convenient — simply text your donation to (631) 938-7285 and be sure to include the $ sign before your amount. You’ll need to register the first time only so watch for a return text to provide your information.
Send your donation to Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 3 West 65th Street, New York, NY 10023. Be sure to include your name and address on the check so a record of your contribution can be recorded for tax purposes.