Gideon International information.

A local representative from the Gideons International came to Holy Trinity Lutheran Church on Sunday 9/25/16.

He shared the incredible story of the Gideons work including over a BILLION bibles given since the organization was founded.
They have translated the bible into over 100 languages for distribution.

If you would care to contribute to this worthy cause, please go to their website at


Dedication of the Casio Privia PX860 Digital Piano

In recent months the Yamaha Clavinova, donated by Mrs. Laura Jo Terry in 1996 and used with the Children’s Choir in the Sanctuary had begun to malfunction.  Upon learning the problems with the piano were not repairable, the Worship and Music Committee (with the approval of church council) began the task of looking for a replacement.

In August, after much research, the committee ordered a Casio Privia Px860 Digital Piano.  This instrument is very versatile.  It features 3 pedals and 88 weighted keys with simulated ivory touch to make it feel more like a grand piano, and can be plugged into the current church speaker system.  In addition the piano has many options, such as other piano sounds, strings, harpsicord, as well as different organ settings.

Upon arrival, Andy and Sharon Christmas graciously assembled the piano so that it could be used for one service as a trial.  Finding the trial successful, the committee decided the Casio Privia Px860 to be a good replacement for the Yamaha Clavinova that had served us well over the years.

The piano was dedicated on Sunday 9/25/16.  It was a gift from Jill Helgeson in loving memory of her parents, Claude and Allie Mae Cromer and to the glory of God.

Second Mile of Giving Fund

After 32 years of faithful operation the air conditioner that serves the Education Building, Martin Luther and Youth classrooms, and Library went out during the hot month of July. Fortunately, we were able to purchase replacement through the Facilities Improvement Fund. The cost of this unit was $4042.00. There is one other unit that is just as old and that is the one that supplies cool air to the Church Office. Even though this unit is working fine now, we can expect this one will need to be replaced in the near future as well.
When you are looking for a “Second Mile of Giving Fund” (over and above regular tithes and offerings) please consider the Facilities Improvement Fund. This fund was created to provide funds for future building projects, refurbish facilities, and pay for major equipment replacement. The fund shall not be used for routine, budgeted maintenance of facilities and grounds or for the payments of utilities and insurance. These funds are kept in a Dedicated Account.