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.

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

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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Gideon International information.

A local representative from the Gideons International came to Holy Trinity Lutheran Church on Sunday 9/25/16.

He shared the incredible story of the Gideons work including over a BILLION bibles given since the organization was founded.
They have translated the bible into over 100 languages for distribution.

If you would care to contribute to this worthy cause, please go to their website at

https://www2.gideons.org/donate

 

Dedication of the Casio Privia PX860 Digital Piano

In recent months the Yamaha Clavinova, donated by Mrs. Laura Jo Terry in 1996 and used with the Children’s Choir in the Sanctuary had begun to malfunction.  Upon learning the problems with the piano were not repairable, the Worship and Music Committee (with the approval of church council) began the task of looking for a replacement.

In August, after much research, the committee ordered a Casio Privia Px860 Digital Piano.  This instrument is very versatile.  It features 3 pedals and 88 weighted keys with simulated ivory touch to make it feel more like a grand piano, and can be plugged into the current church speaker system.  In addition the piano has many options, such as other piano sounds, strings, harpsicord, as well as different organ settings.

Upon arrival, Andy and Sharon Christmas graciously assembled the piano so that it could be used for one service as a trial.  Finding the trial successful, the committee decided the Casio Privia Px860 to be a good replacement for the Yamaha Clavinova that had served us well over the years.

The piano was dedicated on Sunday 9/25/16.  It was a gift from Jill Helgeson in loving memory of her parents, Claude and Allie Mae Cromer and to the glory of God.

Second Mile of Giving Fund

REPLACEMENT OF EDUCATIONAL BUILDING A/C
After 32 years of faithful operation the air conditioner that serves the Education Building, Martin Luther and Youth classrooms, and Library went out during the hot month of July. Fortunately, we were able to purchase replacement through the Facilities Improvement Fund. The cost of this unit was $4042.00. There is one other unit that is just as old and that is the one that supplies cool air to the Church Office. Even though this unit is working fine now, we can expect this one will need to be replaced in the near future as well.
When you are looking for a “Second Mile of Giving Fund” (over and above regular tithes and offerings) please consider the Facilities Improvement Fund. This fund was created to provide funds for future building projects, refurbish facilities, and pay for major equipment replacement. The fund shall not be used for routine, budgeted maintenance of facilities and grounds or for the payments of utilities and insurance. These funds are kept in a Dedicated Account.