12/4/16 5 PM Holy Communion Rite of Healing

Sunday, December 4th 2016 5PM

In the tradition of the Church, Holy Trinity will have a Service of Healing. For centuries Luke’s role as gospel writer has been rivaled only by his reputation as physician. Not only does he emphasize the healing work of the Lord in the gospel, but he also demonstrates the healing power which the Spirit gave to the apostles in the early church.
We believe as followers of Christ Jesus that our Lord desires our wholeness and healing.
Broken bodies, minds or spirits are not our God’s intent for us. Yet, we live in a world broken by sin.
During a Service of the Word for Healing, we gather for the purpose of hearing God’s healing Word for us. The Rite of Healing is a time of intentional prayer for healing — healing of mind, body, spirit and relationship. We pray intentionally for the healing of friends, family, and ourselves.
After the Scripture Readings, Sermon, and Prayers of the People, time will be given for silent prayer and for those who desire to come forward and kneel, as part of the Rite, the minister places his/her hands on the recipient’s head and prays. Oil, the ancient balm of healing and anointing, will mark your forehead in the shape of a cross.
Again, your prayers may be for yourself or a loved one. The Rite of Healing, an act as old as the Church, calls to our minds the promises of God to comfort and to remain with us.
You are encouraged to invite a friend and join us for this evening.
In Christ,
Pastor Fischer

10/30/16 Reformation Sunday History

REFORMATION SUNDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2016
On this day we remember Martin Luther, born in 1483, nine years before Columbus discovered America. He studied law at the age of 21; became a priest at 23 and a doctor of theology at 28; wrote and nailed the 95 thesis at age 33 and 34; was ex-communicated and became a fugitive at 38; translated the Bible into German at 40; and died from a stroke at the age of 63, an internationally admired leader. His teachings stressed justification by faith, universal priesthood of believers; and supremacy of scripture which form the cornerstone of Protestantism.

11/20/2016 Thanksgiving Service

This years Anderson Community Thanksgiving Service will be a First Baptist Church of Anderson, at 5 PM on Sunday November 20th.  The church address is 307 S. Manning St.

11/12/2017 9:50AM Semi-Annual Congregational Meeting

Our next Congregational Semi- Annual Congregational Meeting will be November 12, 2017 beginning at 9:50 a.m.

Trick-or-Treat So Others May Eat

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

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Martin Luther Visionary Reformer: Understanding Luther and the Arts in the World Today

Martin Luther Visionary Reformer:
Understanding Luther and the Arts in the World Today

Friday, November 11, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary, Columbia

Join the Academy of Faith and Leadership and the South Carolina Lutheran Synod, ELCA in a commemorative event of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. This day-long celebration will feature the Rev. Dr. Scott H. Hendrix, Emeritus Professor of Reformation History and Theology at Princeton Theological Seminary and author of Martin Luther: Visionary Reformer. Dr. Hendrix will address what Luther wanted and why it was hard for him and us to achieve it. Rev. Dr. Clay J. Schmit and Dr. M. Patrick Graham, the Margaret A. Pitts Professor of Theological Bibliography and Director of Pitts Theology Library at Emory University, will make presentations on Luther and the Arts: Utilizing the Arts in Ministry and Worship Today.

Rev. Hendrix’s book, Martin Luther: Visionary Reformer, is available for purchase through this registration page. If you would like a copy of the book, please choose that ticket option. Books will be available for pickup on the event day. Additional books related to the Reformation theme will also be available to purchase through Trinity Cathedral Bookstore.

Cost:

$15.00 General Admission
$42.00 General Admission plus Book Purchase

Register today at http://scsynod.us/visionaryreformer

“Calling ALL Ladies” of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church

“Calling ALL Ladies” of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church

On Sunday, November 13, 2016, you are all invited to join us for a fun-filled afternoon! We would love to see everyone come out and participate in this fun and creative event. Join us for lunch, lunch and painting, or just painting…the choice is yours!

We would love to see everyone and say “Thank You” for a fabulous year!

Date: November 13th

Location: Fellowship Hall

Time: Lunch at 12:30 & Painting at 2:00

Lunch will be provided to ALL ladies by the WELCA Board. Should you plan to join us for the painting party it will be $20.00 per person. This will pay for your item (which you get to choose), paint, and ribbon! This is a fun way to get creative along with decorating your home for the holidays. The item you choose can either be a door hanger for your front door, kid’s bedroom door, or to add to the mantle for decoration. The choice is yours as to how you decorate with it. If you are wondering it is wood! Pick one from the four pictured below and let me know by November 5, so I can place the order with Burlaps and Ribbons! Should you want to do more you can for 20.00 dollars more!

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Deutsches Fest

Thanks to all for making the Deutsches Fest a great success

We had 145 people attend our 3rd annual  Deutsches Fest

All proceeds will go to the facilities improvement fund.

Our next Deutschesfest will be October 21 from 4:00-7:00 p.m.  The money raised will go toward the HTLC Youth Group to help defray their costs to attend the National Youth Gathering in Houston, Texas in 2018.

Good News Club

Good News Club

Our group meets at Concord Elementary every Tuesday during the school year.

Won’t you consider helping out on Tuesdays during the School year from 2:00-4:00 PM? The group provides refreshments for the kids along with a video lesson.  We could use all volunteers, but really could use some more “male” role models!

On June 11, 2001, the US Supreme Court decision in Good News Clubs vs. Milford Central School ruled that equal treatment of religious speakers is not endorsement of religion_ This equal access decision opened the doors for after-school religious clubs through which the Child Evangelism Fellowship (CEF} has initiated News Clubs in public schools in every state in the US and around the world.
Good News clubs are sponsored by local churches and coordinated by CEF. They meet for 1 1/2 hour once a week after school in school buildings and every school in Anderson County had a Good News Club sponsor last year.


In the partnership between CEF and Holy Trinity, CEF will train all our volunteers, provide teaching materials, background screening, full-time staff support and liabiliry insurance. Holy Trinity will purchase teaching materials, and provide the volunteers.
The Holy Trinity/Concord Good News Club will start on Tuesday, September 20th and provides an amazing opportunity to share the Good News with 50-60 children weekly.!
Please prayerfully consider participating in this amazing opportunity to not only be -Salt and Light- by reflecting God’s love to our community, but to actually share the source of that love by introducing our “lambs”.

Choirs

Holy Trinity has several choir opportunities:

The Children’s Choir (Ages 4 – 10) rehearses on Sunday Morning between 9:45 and 10:15

The Chancel Choir (Adults) Early Service – rehearses after the early service on Sunday morning at 9:45 in the Choir room
(The Chancel Choir does sing during the summer, but rehearses before the services.)

The Chancel Choir (Adults) Late Service – rehearses on Wednesday evenings 7:30PM, except from mid-June through August.
(The Chancel Choir does sing during the summer, but rehearses before the services.)

We would love to have anyone interested in singing come out and join.  You don’t have to be perfect, just willing to make a joyful noise to the Lord!