HTLC Blood Drive Sunday October 15th

The next congregational BLOOD DRIVE will be Sunday, October 15th — watch for sign- up sheets.

Lent and Holy Week events

Here is the Lenten worship a supper Schedule

Tuesday, February 28 4:00-7:00 p.m. Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper at Blvd. Baptist Church
Wednesday, March 1 12:00 Noon (Spoken Service) and 7:00 p.m.
[no meal] Ash Wednesday
Wednesday, March 8 6:00 p.m. Lenten Supper [Katie’s Ladies to host]
Lenten Service  Message: Repentance — 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, March 15 6:00 p.m. Lenten Supper [Luther’s Ladies to host]
Lenten Service Message: Response to An Invitation — 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, March 22 6:00 p.m. Lenten Supper [Men In Mission host]
Lenten Service Message: Remembering — 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, March 29 6:00 p.m. Lenten Supper [Youth to host]
Lenten Service Message: Remedial — 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, April 5 6:00 p.m. Lenten Supper [Congregational Potluck Meal]
Lenten Service Message: Reunion — 7:00 p.m.
Thursday, April 13 — Maundy Thursday
[no meal] Maundy Thursday Services at 12:00 Noon (Spoken Service) and 7:00 p.m.  Message:  Relief
Friday, April 14 — Good Friday
[no meal] Good Friday Services at 12:00 Noon (Spoken Service) and 7:00 p.m.  Message: Refreshment

April 1st Operation INASMUCH


Breakfast 8:00 a.m. Fellowship Hall
Depart for Projects 9:00 a.m.
Mark your calendars! Sign-ups for OPERATION INASMUCH 2017 are Sunday, March 19 and Sunday, March 26. Check out the list of projects selected by the Service Committee. You will find projects for painters, writers, photographers, shoppers, cooks, and cleaners. Details for each project along with sign-up sheets will be posted on a storyboard displayed after our 8:45 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. services. Representatives from the committee will be on hand to answer your questions.


1   INASMUCH Kick-off Breakfast
2   Collect Items for Patrick B. Harris Psychiatric Hospital
3  Collect Items for Children’s Supplies for 2017 WELCA Convention Project
4   Frozen Casseroles for Calvary Home for Children
5   Anderson Free Clinic -cleaning, pressure washing
6  Cancer Association of Anderson —scraping, painting, pressure washing
7  Writing Thank You Notes to parents of Good News Club participants
8   Luther House — painting railing
9   AIM – painting
10   Cookies for Anderson Police Department — bake homemade cookies
11 South Main Chapel Mercy Center — Youth Project
12  Photographer
13  Prepare Bag Lunches

500 year Anniversary Celebrations

500 year Anniversary Celebrations

This year on 10/29/2017 we will celebrate the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation.

Stay tuned for multiple events to celebrate this event.


Saturday March 11th CPR class

At our last Congregational meeting we took a survey for health related needs.  At the top of the list was a CPR class,

so HTLC will be offering a CPR training class to anyone in the congregation who wants to learn.

It will start at 10AM in the Fellowship Hall on Saturday March 11th.  (class should last about 3 hours)

There will be 2 different classes offered.  Heart Saver will include Adult CPS and AED training.  There is no charge for the class unless you want a card and that will cose $8.00

We will also have a Hands Only CPR instruction which only teaches compressions.  This simple skill is easy to learn and can actually save a life.  The Heart saver class will start at 10AM and you must be there for the entire class to complete it.  The Hands Only will be on a drop in basis from 10am to 12PM.  There is a sign up sheet in the Narthex for those interested

Does Fellowship Hall Need Redecorating?

Does Fellowship Hall Need
Meeting, Monday, February 20 at 7:00 p.m. in Fellowship Hall
Several people have suggested that it is time to redecorate the Fellowship Hall meeting room.
It has been a number of years since anything has been done. We welcome all suggestions.
Please attend. We welcome your input. Ernie Thorns, Property Committee

Mark Your calendars

Lutheroad/VBS — June 19-23

Deutsches Fest! – October 21
4PM to 7PM
Tickets will be $12.00 for adults and $7.00 for children.
Proceeds will go to fund the youth to go to Houston for the LCY national youth gathering in 2018

Reformation Sunday — October 29

Christmas Caroling — December 10

Christmas Pageant — December 17

New Luther Movie: Thursday, February 16th Showing

New Luther Movie: Thursday, February 16th Showing
Eternal Shepherd Lutheran Church, Seneca, is hosting a showing of the upcoming Luther movie, Martin Luther: The Idea that Changed the World. The screening is on February 16 at 6:30 p.m. at the Premiere Seneca Cinemas 8 theater on Hwy 123 Bypass in Seneca.
This is the first time in more than 60 years that Lutherans have made a feature-length film about Martin Luther and the Reformation. Filmed in historic locations across Europe, this movie brings Luther’s story to life with exquisite attention to detail. The entertaining new film follows the great adventure story of Luther’s life, packed with political intrigue, kidnappings, secret hideouts, and life-or-death showdowns. At the same time, it is a story about the most important questions of life, including: “Who am I?”, “What is my purpose?” and How do I get right with God?” It is a must-see for any life-long Lutheran, and a chance to share the message of your Lutheran heritage with others. And the only place you can see the film is in the theater on the night of this special event.
To see a trailer, go to this direct link:
The cost is $9 per ticket with a $2 booking fee, so buying multiple tickets will save a few dollars. Tickets must be purchased by February 9th! Tickets can be purchased at a special web site set up for the screening: (note: include the typo on the spelling of seneca as it was set up this way) or contact the Eternal Shepherd church office and speak to Kate Wells (864-643-9635).

Tuesday 2/28/17 Annual Pancake Supper

Annual Pancake Supper
Benefit: Anderson Interfaith Ministries, S.H.A.R.E.& Family Promise of
Shrove Tuesday, February 28th
Boulevard Baptist Church Fellowship Hall
Serving: 4:00-7:00 p.m.
$5.00 a person
All You Can Eat
Sponsored by :
The Anderson County Ministerial
Organization and The Anderson Ministers Fellowship
See an Usher to purchase tickets.
As in the past; the Lutheran Men In Mission of Holy Trinity are invited to help
with the cooking.

Why Enjoy Pancakes on Shrove Tuesday (click on link to download document)

Wish List need – Good News Club

The Good News Club is a Christian Children’s outreach ministry that is supported by HTLC. We sponsor a group every Tuesday at Concord Elementary.
A short video program is presented each week. This requires a laptop computer and projector. In the past, we had to lug these into the school and pack up and bring home afterword. The school is now providing a place to lock these items up on site. We have a projector to leave there, but do not have a laptop.
We would like to raise funds to purchase a laptop to be used by our group that can be left at the school. We would need about $500.00 to get a laptop that would support the video playback and projector use that they need.

Donations given to date total $250.00; so that there is a total of $250.00 still needed.

If you need further information on this, please contact the Pastor Fischer or Jane Cahaly.