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
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…”!
Good News Club Coordinator
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.
The next congregational BLOOD DRIVE will be Sunday, October 15th — watch for sign- up sheets.
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)
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.
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.
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!
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
Trick -or-Treat So Others May Eat — The youth will meet after the Late Service on October 23rd 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 donations. You may pick up your bag on the 23rd and bring it back on the 30th filled with food items and place them in the narthex. Then on October 30th, the youth will join in the potluck meal after the worship service and return to the neighborhoods to pick up the filled bags. We will need some vehicles to help with the pick-up. If you are able to help, please see Amy Goodson