3/17/18 Congregation Grounds Work Day

Congregation Grounds Work Day — Saturday March 17
Trim shrubbery next to handicap ramp.
Rake pecan shells from picnic table area.
Rake sticks from around oak tree next to office driveway
Rear of front parking lot — rake up leaves and debris
Caulk cracks in office brick wall above front door.
Caulk loose bricks in Sanctuary front planter.

Fellowship Hall upkeep rules

Now that we have completed the Fellowship Hall upgrades, some of you may be wondering about the care of the floors and the cleaning process. Below is a summary of the process, including the cleaning of the floors. If you have any questions, contact Ernie Thorns.
The chairperson of the group serving the meal is responsible for seeing that people are assigned to clean up after the meal in order to leave it clean for the next group using the room.
Meeting room cleanup
• Wipe off the top of all tables in meeting room that were used. Antiseptic wipes are stored in kitchen.
• Wipe up any wet spills on tables and floor with paper towels or hand wipes.
• Sweep floor with the dust mop stored in the room to the left of the stage.
• Remove trash bags from trash can and place in outside trash container. Place a new trash bag in each trash can.
• Dish towels and cloths used for cleanup are to be taken home and washed.

4/1/18 Easter Sunday

Sunrise Worship with Holy Communion
7:00 a.m.
Breakfast to follow in Fellowship Hall.
Worship Service with Holy Communion
11:00 a.m.

Again this year the cross will be outside in front of the church. Please remember to bring your flowers Easter Sunday morning from your garden or from the grocery store to cover the cross. This is a great opportunity for family photos. What a beautiful way to celebrate our risen Lord!


Mark your calendars! Operation INASMUCH 2018 kicks off at
8:00 a.m. Saturday, April 14 with breakfast in the Fellowship Hall.

The Service Committee is in the process of identifying and finalizing projects.
In the coming weeks, watch your Sunday bulletin for weekly updates.
If you are aware of an individual or an organization in need that may have a project,
please notify one of the following: Shirley Ebert, Jamie Corrigan, Jane Potter, Cheryl Lane, or Pastor Fischer.

Annual Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper results

At the Community Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper on February 13, the men of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church helped feed 344 meals raising a total of $1,989.01 to be split between Family Promise of Anderson, The Soup Kitchen, and Development Center for Exceptional Children. “Amen for Lutheran Men.”

Easter Lily orders form

We would like to place Easter Lilies in our windows and on the Chancel steps for the services on Easter Sunday. The cost is $14.00. If you desire to place an order for one or more lilies, please click on the link below to download the form. Fill in the information and place it in the offering plate or mail it to the church office as soon as possible. The deadline is Sunday, March 25th
Because 35 lilies must be special ordered from Whitten’s to have them arrive at their peak for Easter, they will be assigned on a first-ordered, first-served basis. When 35 have been assigned, no more can be purchased. Thanks for your understanding. The Worship and Music Committee

Easter lilly order form 2018


Why Is That Dead Tree in the Church?

Why Is That Dead Tree in the Church?
You can’t help but notice the “dead” tree covered in caterpillars which have appeared in the Sanctuary. You may question -why is it here or what is it about?
This is a project between the LCY and the Sunday School children. Before we began making these creations, we discussed how things are different in both the church and nature this time of year. We discussed how there are some things “sleeping” in our worship such as the use of Alleluias. We also talked about how everything in our yards such as the grass and trees look dead but they too are just “sleeping”. We discussed how some of God’s creatures such as caterpillars make cocoons. Although we might think they are dead, they actually have rebirth as a butterfly.
This tree is actually here to help each of us to remember that while the weather often is cool and gray and the grass is brown and the trees bare, there is the hope that Spring is coming! Bulbs are blooming and the days are getting longer. Just as we have hope for Spring, Lent gives us a time to hope for Easter and the promise that the resurrection brings.
Just as the change of seasons brings surprises, ke

ep watching the tree thru the Lenten season —there are more surprises to come!

Good Friday changes


Lutheroad Camp June 25-29th

Dear friends of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church,
The learning Committee is very excited about Lutheroad Camp coming to our church the week of June 25th- 29th. We would like to invite your children, grandchildren, and friends to join us for camp this summer. It will be a week of total fun!
Lutheroad Camp is a five-day program where many of the benefits of camp at Lutheridge+Lutherock come right to the local church. The program includes fun, worship, games, Bible study, fellowship, crafts, sharing and prayer.
Camp is for children that have completed kindergarten -5th grades. (Each evening we will also have Vacation Bible School for all preschool age children, and adults during this same week. Look for these details in the months ahead.)
Note: The Youth will not have a class as they will be attending the National Youth Gathering that week.
Camp will start at 1:00 each day and end at 8:00 each evening. (Friday, June
29th c. camp will end at 5:00) We will serve a snack each afternoon and dinner will be served at 5:30 each evening.
We have a limited number of spots available and they will be filled on a first come basis. This camp is modeled after a sleep away summer camp that promotes Christian bonds that are formed throughout the week between the counselors and campers. So…. make sure your calendars are marked and Lutheroad is part of your child’s summer plans.
You can click on the link below to download a registration form. Please return this form by March 25th to the church office. If you have any questions please feel free to call Kate Roehrs, 964-9763 or e-mail her at mkroehrs®gmail.com.
We are looking forward to an exciting week of camp!
In the Glory of God,
The Learning Committee

Lutheroad 2018 registration

General Lent reminders

Just a reminder
The Forty Days before Easter are the Lenten season. During this time we omit the refrains that are
connected to celebrating Christ’s resurrection and we use the verses appropriate for Lent. They are:
• We refrain from singing Allelulia’s because of its connection to Easter.
• There is no Absolution (minister declaring our forgiveness, page 118) for all of Lent is a time of self-examination.
• Omit the Hymn of Praise: “Glory to God in the highest” and we instead lead straight into The Prayer of the Day.
• We sing the Lenten verse: “Let your steadfast Love” page 125.
• We use the Apostles’ Creed.
On Easter Sunday, April 1, we will return to the verses praising our Lord and His resurrection.

WELCA Foothills Spring Conference

WELCA Foothills Spring Conference

If anyone has material possessions and sees his brother in need but has not pity on him, how can the love of God be in him?  Dear children, letu us not love, in word or speech, but in truth and action.   1 John 3 16-18

Our speaker will be Cindy Sanders, Executive Director with Pickens County Habitat for Humanity and a member of University Lutheran.  Our church plays an important role in helping support the ministry of the work that is done by this very worthwhile organization.  The Pickens County Habitat for Humanity is part of the global, non-profit housing organization operated on Christian principles that seek to put God’s love into action by building homes, communities and hope.



  • Welcome – Pastor Jon Heiliger
  • Guest Speaker – Cindy Sanders/Rosey Davis
  • Lunch
  • Business Session
  • Door Prizes

University Lutheran Church

111 Sloan Street, Clemson, SC 29631

Please RSVP by March 10, 2018

Time: 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Date: Saturday, March 17, 2018

Please Contact Roz Eckardt: 225-3810 or eckardt536@charter.net if you will be attending and for carpooling information.