Something New – Beer and Hymns

Something New
Following the tradition of Martin Luther, Lutheran Churches across our country have been hosting events that have come to be known as “Beer and Hymns”. Beer and Hymns is a fun, family-friendly event where we join together on a Sunday evening singing great hymns and gospel praises while enjoying Martin Luther’s favorite beverage. Holy Trinity plans to kick off our version of Beer and Hymns on February 19th at 5:30 PM inside Anderson’s brewery Carolina Bauernhaus located at 115 West Federal Street (park behind the Arts Center). Brenda McGowan, Sharon Christmas and Jay Bannister have offered their musical talents to make the experience a joyous event. We are hopeful to continue this ministry and gather together every third Sunday of the month with the community in faith and fellowship. Come join us!

 

Beer and Hymns
Due to many events on the Sundays in the month of May already, our May gathering of the Beer and Hymns event will be cancelled. Our next time together will be in June. Watch for the updates in the next Messenger

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.

 

Women of the ELCA 2017 events list

2017 SPECIAL EVENTS

 

February 26              Bold Women Day

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church

Temple Talk by Sare Alexander, AIM

 

March 3                      World Day of Prayer

First Presbyterian Church

Anderson, SC

 

March 11                   Spring Foothills Conference

Lutheran Church of Our Savior

Greenville, SC

 

May 7                         WELCA Sunday

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church

 

June 9 – 10                SC WELCA Convention

St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church

Lexington, SC

Theme:  “All Anew”

 

Fall                             Fall Foothills Conference Meeting

Date and Host to be announced

 

RETREATS               Camp Kinard – February 10 – 11, 2017

 

Isle of Palms – April 28 – 30, 2017

 

Wild Women Weekends at Lutheridge:

                                     5 weekends (February 3-5, February 10-12,

March 10-12, March 17-19 and March 24-26, 2017)

 

July 11-13, 2017      Triennial Convention, Minneapolis, Minnesota

July 13-16, 2017      Triennial Gathering, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Semi-Annual meeting 2/12/17

Semi-Annual meeting of the congregation will be held Sunday, February 12th at 9:50 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall. At this meeting the officers of the congregation, staff, committee chairs, organization presidents/leaders will present a brief report highlighting the accomplishments of the previous ministry year. There will be a light breakfast provided.

HTLC Inclement weather policy

In the event of turbulent weather, Holy Trinity has a phone tree that will be activated. A member from Church Council will call if inclement weather will effect church services being canceled.

Reformation Exhibit in Atlanta

October 31, 2017 will be the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. Our Worship and Music Committee has been busy discussing and exploring ways to celebrate this milestone. In that light we would like to present the opportunity to visit the Candler Pitts Library Exhibit related to Martin Luther. The exhibit is entitled Law & Grace. It has just opened and will be open until January 16. We will be taking a congregational trip on Saturday, January 14th .
• We will leave from the front parking lot at 8:00 a.m.

The exhibit includes items on loan from several German Museums and features the Law & Grace painting by Lucas Cranach, and the permanent Reformation Collection from the Richard Kessler collection that includes 3600 pieces of early Bibles, Hymnals, Luther’s writings, many Protestant and Catholic Catechisms, the only known copy of the Sluter Hymnal, and the first Latin and German editions of the Augsburg Confessions. The exhibit has many woodcuts and engravings as well.
The Kessler Collection was donated in 1987 and has continued to grow every year. If you or your family is interested in attending this trip there will be a Sign Up sheet in the narthex to determine if there is an interest. If you have questions please contact Pastor Fischer who is organizing this event. For more information google “Pitts Exhibit” then click on “Pitts Exhibit, Reformation Day to Focus on Upcoming Reformation Anniversary,”

http://candler.emory.edu/news/releases/2016/10/new-pitts-exhibit-reformation-day.html

POINSETTIAS for the Christmas Eve services

POINSETTIAS for the Christmas Eve services will be provided this year by Whitten’s for $ 15.00. Donors will be listed in the worship bulletin for the Christmas Eve services. If you would like to place an order for one or more, please fill out the form in the bulletin and place it in the offering plate or send to the Church office. The deadline is Sunday, December 18th. Payment must accompany your order. Plants may be picked up after the 11:00 p.m. service Christmas Eve. Please leave the three white poinsettias in the manger.

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!

Christmas Services 12/24 and Sunday 12/25

Again, this year, there will be two Christmas Eve Services

5:30 p.m. will be a Service of Lessons and Carols w/ Holy Communion and Candle lighting.  This is a more family-oriented service with a Children’s Sermon and a nursery will be provided.  Holy Communion will be by intinction.

11:00 p.m. will be a Liturgical Service w/ Holy Communion and Candle lighting.  This worship service has a gospel processional and Holy Communion will be at the altar, similar to what we do on Sunday mornings.  This service is for those who desire to be in worship during the midnight hour of Christmas Day.

On December 25, Sunday, Christmas Day

We will have one combined worship service at 10:00 a.m.  (No Sunday School).   It is not that often that we get to worship together on Christmas Day as a church family.  Come join us on this meaningful day in which we celebrate the birth of our Lord.