Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost – July 31, 2016
Enjoy the cool breezes (of 75 degrees) gathered around the gifts of Word and Sacrament at Mass at 11:00 am. Pastor Wilbert Miller preaches and presides.
Today’s texts offer instruction and encouragement for all who are occasionally overwhelmed by the “unhappy business” of life. Jesus urges us to take care and be on guard against all kinds of greed. We who have died with Christ in holy baptism have also been raised with him and are encouraged to elevate our thinking, seeking the “things that are above.” To that end we seek the sustenance of the Lord’s supper and the encouragement of God’s word.
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, Wanda Pate, Robert Radsch, Mike Rodriguez, Thorvald Slater, and Benjamin Weiner.
“How Big is Your Barn?”
Then Jesus told them a parable: “The land of a rich man produced abundantly. And he thought to himself, ‘What should I do, for I have no place to store my crops?’ Then he said, ‘I will do this: I will pull down my barns and build larger ones, and there I will store all my grain and my goods. And I will say to my soul, ‘Soul, you have ample goods laid up for many years; relax, eat, drink, be merry.’ But God said to him, ‘You fool! This very night your life is being demanded of you. And the things you have prepared, whose will they be?’ So it is with those who store up treasures for themselves but are not rich toward God.” (Luke 12: 16-21)
Ecclesiastes 1:2, 12-14; 2:18-23
Prelude: Grave and Adagio from Sonata II – Felix Mendelssohn
Offertory: Komm, Heiliger Geist – Dieterich Buxtehude
Postlude: Chaconne in G minor – Louis Couperin
#757 All My Hope on Is Founded
#678 God, Whose Giving Knows No Ending
#589 All Depends on Our Possessing
#542 O Living Bread from Heaven
#705 God of Grace and God of Glory
Reflecting with Pastor Miller
(July 31 and August 7)
9:45 – 10:35 a.m.
2nd Floor of Parish Hall (in the library)
This is the second of three initial gatherings for members and friends to join Pastor Miller, July 31, prior to worship, 9:45-10:35, on the second floor of the parish hall in the library.
This is your opportunity to get to know Pastor Miller better as well as to share your hopes and dreams for ministry at Holy Trinity. Pastor Miller is sharing his initial thoughts and developing vision as well for the congregation. Already, a number of exciting ideas have surfaced for our future.
Ring the bell for the 2nd floor of the Parish House for entrance.
Fifth Sunday Picnic in the Park!
Following Mass this Sunday, July 31, join your friends and family from Holy Trinity in Central Park for the
5th Sunday Picnic. Bring a blanket, some lunch for yourself, 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. Feel free to join even
if you don’t feel like eating. We will meet at 12:15 p.m. immediately after mass and head across the street to the park.
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.
Join us for Contemplative Mass on Wednesday evenings at 6:30 p.m. This lovely half hour liturgy is a wonderful way to rest in the midst of the week or to attend worship when you are unable to be present on Sunday. Pastor Miller is preaching homilies at this liturgy.
Join us on Sunday, August 14 at the 11 AM Mass with incense in commemoration of Mary, Mother of Our Lord. Music by Parsons, Britten and Josquin sung by the Parish Choir.