HTLC News Email, March 02, 2018

Hi, Everyone:

This Sunday, March 4th, is the 3rd Sunday of Lent and Nacho Name Tag Sunday.

Tonight (Friday) is Game Night and potluck in the Activity Room.  Eating begins sometime between 6:30 and 7pm and continues while we schmooze and play games until we’re tired and full – usually sometime between 8:30 and 9pm.  Don’t feel like you have to come on time, bring food, or stay late – Just come and have fun!

Don’t forget about Midweek Lenten Services continuing on Wednesdays at 6:30 pm through March 21st.  Come and enjoy a relaxing, meditative half-hour service and meet folks from the other local Lutheran churches.  This week we hear from Mary and Hannah in a conversation called “Through a Mother’s Eyes.”

HTLC is planning its second Day at the Ballpark (somebody better warn the ballpark!).  Join your fellow church community members for tailgating before the big game, a matchup between the A’s and the Tigers at 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 4, then a fireworks show afterward.  Game time is 6:05 p.m. Everything else is to be determined.  Tickets are first-come, first-served. Each ticket is $25.50 (includes handling fee).  Our group will be sitting in the Plaza section along third base.  Please add your name to the list on the Media Table.  There are 40 tickets available.  If it looks like that’s not enough, we will create a waiting list.  Payment will confirm your tickets; all payments are due by the end of June.  Seats that have not been paid for will be released back to the A’s.  Any questions, please ask Kathy Miedema (

Marielle’s Winter Relief Project is enjoying great success, thanks to the support of the HTLC church community. With a donation from the Souper Bowl of Caring plus other donations, Marielle’s project is growing into something beyond the December cause of the month. In that spirit, she is renaming the project HTLC Sunday School’s Helping Hands, and the youth of the church are going to help make homeless bags filled with snacks, water and socks that can be distributed by Abode, the same multi-county organization that used to accept HTLC’s sandwiches for the homeless. We plan to make the first drop-off of homeless bags to Abode in April.  Way to step up, youth!

The always-popular (if not to say rambunctious) Spaghetti Feed is coming up on April 14th, but tickets are already on sale now!  They are $15 for adults, $10 for children 3-12, and $45+ for families.  Look for Kathy Miedema between services.  And speaking of the Spaghetti Feed, Briana Holland is looking for donations of gift cards and prize baskets for the raffle and silent auction.  For the baskets, it’s fun to get creative and go for a theme.  For the gift cards, consider using our scrip program so that Holy Trinity gets a cut (it is a fundraiser, after all).

See you in church!


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