New Martin Luther Movie to show in Hartwell, GA October 23rd

As part of the 500th Anniversary of the Lutheran/Protestant Reformation, Faith Lutheran Church in Hartwell, Georgia will be showing the movie, “Martin Luther. The Idea that Changed the World.” It will be shown on Monday, October 23rd beginning at 7:30 p.m. The location is The Fine Arts Center at Hartwell High School, 95, 5th Avenue. There is no charge for the showing.
A free-will offering will be received at the door.
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. It’s a way to strengthen our faith by revisiting the birth of the Protestant Reformation and a chance to share that experience with others.
This movie was shown in Seneca several months ago at the movie theater and some of the congregation was able to see it. Comments received were very good.

Reformation Sunday 10/29/2017

Please join us as we celebrate the 500th year of the Reformation


5th Sunday One-Combined Service October 29, 2017
Join us Reformation Sunday when we will be joined by a surprise visitor. We will gather in
front of the church on the steps and front sidewalk area to begin our worship service.
After the service, we will gather in Fellowship Hall for a Reformation meal, provided by the Youth as a fund raiser for their National Youth Gathering, next year in Houston, Texas. A freewill offering will be received.
The menu will be:
*Pork Loin w/apples
•Green beans
•German Chocolate Cake
*Root Beer

 After the meal a Martin Luther skit will be performed, followed by a few fun activities After the meal a Martin Luther
skit will be performed, followed by a few fun activities connected to the Reformation.
Please join us as we celebrate the 500th year of the Reformation

Giving From the Heart


“Where your treasure is, there also will be your heart.” Matthew 6:21

On Sunday, October 8th and Sunday, October 15th the Support Committee will kick off Holy Trinity’s 2018 Stewardship Campaign with Temple Talks at both services.
This year’s theme, “Giving From the Heart”, challenges us to examine our desire to give. God plants that desire in each of us and wants our giving to be an important and
meaningful part of our lives. God wants us to “give from the heart”.
Prior to each service on October 15th members of the Support Committee will be on hand to distribute Stewardship Packets. Each packet will contain an Estimate of Giving Card
and a Time and Talent Survey for each family member. The next two Sundays, October 22nd and October 29th during the worship service, you will be given an opportunity to
share your time, talents, and treasure by returning your completed Estimate of Giving Card and your Time and Talent Survey during the appropriate time in the service.
If you forget your card and survey, ushers will have extras available — just ask. You may also mail your response directly to the church office. We hope to have all
responses returned by November 5.
Think about your giving plan. Please prayerfully consider your response to God’s call to share
in Christ’s mission and ministry at Holy Trinity.
Give from the Heart!


Trick -or-Treat- So- Others- May- Eat — The Youth will meet after the Late Service on October 22nd and head to Subway for lunch and then go to the neighborhoods to distribute the bags. We will once again have bags available for the congregation to make food donations. Pick up your bag on the 22nd and bring it back on the 29th filled with food items and put them in the room off the narthex. Then on October 29th, the Youth will serve the meal after the worship service and then return to the neighborhoods to pick up the filled bags. We will need some vehicles to help with the pickup. If you are able to help, please see Mrs. Goodson.

10/21/17 4th Annual Deutsches Fest

On Saturday, October 21, from 4-7 p.m. Holy Trinity Lutheran Church will host its 4th Annual Deutsches Fest,a German festival to celebrate our Lutheran heritage. This year we have again invited Abiding Savior Lutheran Church to join us. We will gather in our Fellowship Hall and dine on German foods like bratwurst, roast chicken and German side dishes. Beer, wine and softer beverages will be served. We will have German music, dancing and Gemütlichkeit, which does not have a direct English translation but describes an atmosphere which is comfortable and enjoyable.

Tickets are $12.00 for adults and $7.00 for children (12 and younger) and are available from a Church Council member or through the church office beginning today. Tickets need to be purchased in advance to help us with the planning of the food. The deadline to purchase tickets is Sunday, October 15th
Please contact Virgil Hobbs or Jay Bannister who are coordinating this event if you would like to volunteer. Mark your calendars now as we look forward to a wonderful afternoon/evening of fellowship for our two congregations.