OIAM 2017 final report

OIAM Projects Report
April 1, 2017 was set aside by the S.C. Synod for the projects of Operation Inasmuch by Lutherans across the state. This was no April Fools’ Day as Holy Trinity joined in this endeavor and from all indications we had a very successful and meaningful day of ministry outreach. Over 50 members participated in 13 projects identified by the Service Committee. Of that number, 28 people went out into the community to work.
Some of the things we did together included:
• Hosted a Kick Off Breakfast for the volunteers;
• Prepared bag lunches for our volunteers;
• Collected items for female patients at Patrick B. Harris Psychiatric Hospital;
• Collected items for WELCA for their Synod Convention Collection Project;
• Painted the porch railing at the Luther House;
• Baked and delivered 22 dozen cookies to the Anderson Police Department;
• Wrote 61 notes to parents of Good News Club members thanking them for allowing their children to participate in the Good News Club at Concord Elementary;
• Our Lutheran Church Youth helped with gardening chores at the South Main Chapel Mercy Center;
• Scraped and painted handrails, pressure washed, and installed lattice work around a storage building at the Cancer Association of Anderson;
• Pressure washed the front porch area of the Anderson Free Clinic and performed a deep cleaning of the medical and dental exam rooms and waiting rooms;
• Prepared and delivered 32 frozen casseroles to the Calvary Home for Children;
• Scraped, prepped, and painted windows and a ramp at Anderson Interfaith Ministry;
• Photographed all activities and posted photographs on to the HTLC’s website.
Thank you to all who came out to serve as the hands and feet of Christ to our neighbor.
The Service Committee

Mothers Day special offering

MOTHER’S DAY is Sunday, May 14th. A special offering, sponsored by WELCA, is being received and then given to deserving female students at the Lutheran Theological Seminary. If you would like to make a donation In Memory Of or In Honor Of your mother, please fill out a form in the weekly bulletin. The names will be listed in the bulletin on Mother’s Day. Deadline is May 7th.

Holy Trinity Good News Club Report – April 25

Holy Trinity Good News Club Report – April 25
On Tuesday March 28th, fifty-two children along with parents and the faithful volunteers from Holy Trinity, celebrated the third successful year of Good News Club at the school with a pizza party, an Easter review game and a 5th grade graduation ceremony. Truly a fun but also very meaningful close to the year. However, following the celebration and the realization by the Holy Trinity volunteers with some vacation in sight, there was also a cloud of concern about the future of this mission.
In the spring of 2014 when Holy Trinity Church Council approved our sponsorship of the Good News Club at Concord Elementary, it did so with the hope that, though we are a smaller church we would be able to garner the financial support and volunteers necessary to make it a success. For the last three years we have accomplished both of these and have had an amazing opportunity to share the Gospel with hundreds of children and ultimately their families. Our children were taught to honor and cherish the Word of God in their Bibles, memorized verses and enjoyed the learning about God’s heroes in the Bible. We also prayed with them, sang with them and loved them unconditionally. Truly a blessing to all the volunteers as well as the children. However, because of such a small number of volunteers and no back-ups many of our team are tired and some just “burned out”.
As the coordinator and co-teacher with Pastor Fischer for the past three years, I am sorry to say, I fall into that “burned out” group and have said I will not be able to coordinate the program in the 2017-2018. Because I do love the program and believe in the mission so strongly, I will continue to be involved in a support role if we at Holy Trinity decide to continue this outreach activity. Also I do believe after a summer of rest, some of our volunteers will “step up to the plate” again, but without more volunteers to share the responsibility I feel it unfair to ask them to do so.
So, in conclusion I sincerely ask for your prayers about our continued sponsorship of the Concord Elementary Club. Also, please know I am more than willing to talk with anyone about the program and assist with any transition in leadership if that is our decision. If we decide we do not have the volunteer resources to continue, we will need to notify Child Evangelism Fellowship of our decision as soon as possible so they can seek another sponsoring church.
Finally, a sincere thank you to all in our church who have support the GNC ministry with your financial resources as well as your time and prayers. With our GNC at Concord, Holy Trinity has put word and action into our mission to “…proclaim the good news to our community and the world…”!
Jane Cahaly,
Good News Club Coordinator

Quilt Dedication April 2017

QUILT DEDICATION
The beautiful quilts you see draped over each pew are now ready to be sent overseas. The quilters, at Holy Trinity have been very busy and their 34 quilts will be blessed during the service today and then mailed to Lutheran World Relief to those in need. The quilters thank everyone for their generous gifts of fabric for this worthy project.
You may make a donation to cover the cost of the shipping by writing a check to Holy Trinity and putting “shipping quilts” in the memo and placing it in the offering plate.
Jane Potter, Roz Eckardt, Kim Hill, Shirley Ebert and Nancy Korn worked on the quilts.

Tuesday 2/28/17 Annual Pancake Supper

Annual Pancake Supper
Benefit: Anderson Interfaith Ministries, S.H.A.R.E.& Family Promise of
Anderson
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

WISH LIST
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.

2/5/17 Souper Bowl of Caring final totals

Update 

A total of $649.05 (Atlanta Falcons $487.60  New England Patriots $161.45) to help A.I.M. serve the hungry people in our community.

Thank you to the congregation for your generous donations 

SOUPER BOWL OF CARING SUNDAY
Souper Bowl Sunday is February 5th The LCY will once again be participating in Souper Bowl Sunday. On Super Bowl Sunday, the biggest eating day in the US, we will be focusing on hunger in our own community. The youth will be in the back of the church after both worship services with large soup pots to collect funds which will go to AIM. Your generosity is appreciated.

 

Glove, Hat and Scarf collection for South Main Chapel

Your help is Needed
Nurses are collecting gloves, hats and scarves for South Main Chapel and Mercy Center. This church serves the homeless population of Anderson and these will be distributed throughout the winter months. If you would like to help us in this project, there will be a marked box located in the room off the narthex for donations. Any size is welcomed. Please contact Amy Goodson for more information. Your help is appreciated!

Angel Tree

ANGEL TREE

Thank you!!   All tags have been removed from the tree.  You will help make some children very happy this Holliday Season.

The Angel Tree is in the Narthex now.

If you want to help a needy child (who is not being helped by any other organization)

1 Pick a tag off the “Angel Tree” in the Narthex and go shopping

2 Leave gift, with tag attached, in the church office.  GIfts shoudl be returned NO LATER than, Wednesday, November 30th.  After November 30th, you are responsible for delivering your gifts to AIM.

3 Please do not wrap gifts