Tenth Sunday after Pentecost – July 24, 2016
Mass at 11:00. Pastor Wilbert Miller preaches and presides.
Persistence in prayer evoked the admiration of Jesus and wins the attention of the Lord when Abraham intercedes for Sodom. The life of the baptized – to be rooted and built up in Christ Jesus the Lord – is to be rooted in prayer. God hears and answers prayer and so strengthens God’s own. “When I called, you answered me; you increased my strength within me.”
Please keep in your prayers: Ellen Benton, Cory Bricco, Charlotte Cage, Peg Faulkner, Ed Hannah, , Maria Jacobson, Diana Langer Marcus, Lawrence Lever, Bill Lutz, Susan Sterne McCann, Jytte Palumbo, Robert Radsch, Mike Rodriguez, Thorvald Slater, and Benjamin Weiner. Our thoughts and prayers are also with Shirley Sumpter, our custodian, as she mourns the loss of her son, Ronnie.
Biblical Readings For Sunday, July 24
Tenth Sunday after Pentecost
Genesis 18: 10-32
Colossians 2: 6-19
Luke 11: 1-13
Music for Sunday
Prelude: Voluntary in Three Parts – John Lugge
Offertory: Andante in D Major – Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
Postlude:Nun Bitten Wir Heiligen Geist, Buxwv 208 – Dieterich Buxtehude
#533 Open Now Thy Gates of Beauty
#745 Lord, Teach Us How to Pray Aright
Let All Who Pray the Prayer Christ Taught
#402 Eternal Spirit of the Living Christ
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.
Ring the bell for the 2nd Floor of the Parish House for entrance.
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.
Wednesday Evening Contemplative Mass
Did you know there is Mass every Wednesday evening at 6:30 p.m.?
This is a wonderful opportunity to gather in the quiet of early evening around God’s gifts of Word and Sacrament. It is also an occasion to worship, especially when you are away on Sunday.
The biblical readings used on Wednesday are different from those used on Sunday and Pastor Miller is giving homilies at each worship service, different than Sunday morning.
Join us for this Contemplative Mass on Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.