HTLC News Email, December 14, 2018

Hi, Everyone:

This Sunday,December 16th, is the 3rd Sunday of Advent and Fill the Food Barrel SundayBryan’s BBQ Brunch will be between the services as Bryan MacFarlane’s thank you to Holy Trinity and as a replacement to the usual An-Tea Party (the supposedly more macho antidote to the foo-foo-ness of the Angel Tea).  Any donations will still go to Adopt an Angel for gifts for foster kids.  Thanks, Bryan!  This Sunday is also the last Sunday for poinsettia sign-ups.  On Christmas Eve, poinsettias will decorate the church. You can sign up to bring a poinsettia of any color (we’re inclusive!).  The plant can be given in memory or honor of someone special to you and your family.  The names will appear in the bulletin on Christmas Eve.  Please deliver the plants to church by 10 am on December 24th.

Got any great ideas for Helping Hands Projects? There’s a place to leave your ideas for projects that the Helping Hands kids can work on together. Check out the bulletin board in the hallway where Marielle has provided a place for you to put your ideas. You can also come to talk to her or email her mom, Kathy, at skoop32@yahoo.com.

Next Sunday, December 23rd, we will have the choir’s Sermon-in-Song during both services.  Pastor Tim gets out of doing a Message while the choir sings a short program of Christmas pieces (however, the Choir Director is not, I repeat, not doing the Children’s Time – sorry, PT!). 

The very next day is Christmas Eve (yes, it’s that close – you may now legitimately panic). Our services will be at 5 pm and 9 pm, packed full of the warm,fuzzy, candlelightedness the evening so deserves.  For those of us going to both services (and anyone else who wants to), Randy and Vicky Kuhlmann will be offering sustenance between the services by hosting the 17th annual Inter-Service Nosh at their home (my term for it – don’t blame them!).  This year’s theme is Meatloaf, Tomato Soup,and Toasted Cheese Sandwiches – comfort food to make us all extra sleepy for that late service!

Sunday,December 30th, will be our single 10 am Carol Service.  If your favorite Christmas carol wasn’t sung on Christmas Eve, it’ll probably show up here (I’m talking sacred carols, not secular – sorry, no “Jingle Bells,” and definitelyno “Baby, It’s Cold Outside!”).

Remember, pretty much everything else is cancelled for the rest of the year.  Things go back to normal on Epiphany, January 6th.  So if you show up with a casserole for Tuesday Bible Study, Pastor Tim and I will be the only ones around to eat it (how sad!).

See you in church!

Keith

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HTLC News Email December 07, 2018

Hi, Everyone:

First, the sad news:  Holy Trinity member Merle Santos passed away of a heart attack Sunday, December 2nd.  Her memorial service will be on Tuesday, December 11th at 10 am at Mission Chapel, Chapel of the Chimes, 32992 Mission Blvd, Hayward CA 94544.  There will be a reception afterward at 12 noon in Holland Hall at Holy Trinity.  Public visitation hours are from 5:30 pm to 9 pm Monday evening at Mission Chapel.

This Sunday, December 9th, is the 2nd Sunday of Advent.  The Sunday School will be presenting their Christmas Pageant at 10 am between the services.  The kids (and adults) have been working very hard, so be sure to come and see what new spin they’ll put on the Christmas story this year.  It’s bound to be entertaining!  The final Christmas Pageant Rehearsal is tomorrow (Saturday the 8th) from 1 pm to 3 pm.

For those of you who have signed up, don’t forget that the Angel Tea is also tomorrow (Saturday the 8th) at noon at Laurel Beebe’s place (35839 Hibiscus Ct., Fremont, CA 94536).  Stuff your face (in a dignified way) while stuffing Santa’s bag for foster kids!  Questions?  Contact Cheryl Kuhlmann at 510-502-0890.

All are invited the annual Daytimers’ Christmas Party on Wednesday, December 12th at 10:30 am at Lucille and Leon Klovdahl’s house (7874 Hazelnut Drive Newark, CA 94560).  The table is always beautifully set, the food delicious, the carol singing raucous, and the jokes terrible (I mean terribly funny!).  Please let them know if you plan to attend.

Other events to look forward to in December:  Bryan’s Brunch between the services on the 16th, the Choir Sermon in Song on the 23rd, Christmas Eve Services at 5 pm and 9 pm on the 24th with the usual Inter-Service Nosh at Randy & Vicky’s, and a single 10 am Carol Service on the 30th.  More on these events in future emails.

Events that you can’t look forward to because they aren’t going to happen:  Adult Forum, Sunday School, Tuesday Bible Study, Game Night, and Movie Night are all cancelled for the rest of December.  Adult Forum and Sunday School will start up again on January 6th, and Tuesday Bible Study returns on January 8th.

See you in church!

Keith

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HTLC News Email, November 30, 2018

Hi, Everyone:

This Sunday, December 2nd, is the 1st Sunday of Advent and of the church year.  It’s also Nacho Name Tag Sunday and Scrip Sunday.  Yes, Scrip Sunday moves up a week in December so that everyone can get their gift cards in time for Christmas.  You know you’re going to run out of time to shop later, so why not get it done now and help HTLC at the same time?  See Pamela Metcalf if you’re unsure how this all works.  There will be a Christmas Pageant Rehearsal at 10 am followed by short lessons/activities for Sunday School.

But wait, before all that happens:  tomorrow, Saturday, December 1st, there are all sorts of things going on.  Let’s take them chronologically, shall we?  At 11 am to 3 pm in Holland Hall is the Holiday Boutique put on by Relay for Life and benefitting the American Cancer Society (I won a raffle prize there last year, but that in no way influenced me to give this plug [much]).  Then, from 2 pm to 4 pm there will be a Christmas Pageant Rehearsal for the Sunday School kids.  Family Advent Night starts at 4 pm with a carpool to Christ the King for dinner and crafts.  Then at 6 pm there will be caroling at Carlton.  At 7 pm is cookies, cocoa, and tree decorating here at HTLC.  Feel free to come to any and all of these activities (or come and help decorate the sanctuary at 6 pm).

There will be an R&R Circle Meeting on Wednesday, December 5th, at 10 am in the Activity Room, followed by lunch (should we be warning local restaurants?).

Next Saturday, December 8th, at noon is the Angel Tea (yum!) at Laurel’s house benefitting the foster kids.  There is also a full Christmas Pageant Rehearsal from 1 pm to 3 pm in the sanctuary.  The Christmas Pageant will be on Sunday the 9th at 10 am between the two services.  Don’t miss it!

All are invited to Lucille and Leon Klovdahl’s house (7874 Hazelnut Drive Newark, CA 94560) for a potluck and rollicking good time at the annual Daytimers’ Christmas Party on Wednesday, December 12th at 10:30 am. Please let them know if you are planning to attend.

Bryan MacFarlane will be visiting and feeding us all at 10 am between the services on December 16th for what we are calling Bryan’s Brunch. He is doing it in thanks for the congregation’s support through the years. Any freewill offerings will go to Adopt an Angel (in lieu of the An-Tea Party this year). Thanks, Bryan!  (has anyone else noticed that every paragraph so far mentions food?)

Be sure to check out the cool new crèche from Neal and Rene Bierbaum on the Usher’s Table. It was made by an artist from the village of Mto Wa Mbu (literally “River of Mosquitos” – I kid you not!) in Tanzania. It joins other crèches they have given us in the past. Thanks, Neal and Rene!

Other events to look forward to in December:  the Choir Sermon in Song on the 23rd, Christmas Eve Services at 5 pm and 9 pm on the 24th, and a single 10 am Carol Service on the 30th.

See you in church! (boy, are my two typing fingers tired!)

Keith

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HTLC News Email, November 23, 2018

Hi, Everyone.  Happy post-Thanksgiving lethargy!

This Sunday, November 25th, is Christ the King Sunday – the last Sunday of the church year.  Surprise your loved ones by setting all the alarms for midnight this Sunday so you can ring in Advent.  They’ll love you for it!  It’s also Lutheran Loose Change Sunday.  There will be a Nominating Committee Meeting between the services in the narthex, so all you first service people be sure you leave by the back door or risk ending up on Council.  This Sunday is also the last day to get your Angel Tree gifts under the tree.  Better to brave the Black Friday weekend crowds than incur Cheryl Kuhlmann’s wrath!  There is no Sunday School, Adult Forum or Pageant Rehearsal this Sunday.

There will also be no Family Movie Night tonight, but you couldn’t have eaten anything after yesterday, anyway.

Next Saturday, Dec. 1st, There will be a Christmas Pageant rehearsal from 2 pm to 4 pm.  Then, Come join us for joint multi-generational Advent Activities to kick off the Advent season. Feel free to join one or all activities. Carpools will be coordinated from Holy Trinity Lutheran Church after pageant practice.

  • 4 pm – wreath making, crafts and dinner at Christ the King (1301 Mowry Ave, Fremont)
  • 6 pm – Caroling at Carlton (3800 Walnut Ave, Fremont); no experience necessary, the more voices the better; songbooks will be provided.
  • 7 pm – cookies and cocoa at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church (38801 Blacow Rd, Fremont)

There will also be the Hanging of the Greens at 6 pm on Dec 1st for those who aren’t going caroling.  This is when we make the sanctuary all pretty for the Advent season.  Please sign up to help at the Media Table.

Relay for Life of Newark will be having a Holiday Boutique here in Holland Hall on Saturday, Dec 1st from 11 am to 3 pm. A portion of the proceeds will be going to the American Cancer Society.

Be sure to sign up for the Angel Tea – space and time are running out!  (No, the space-time continuum isn’t running out – that happens when the universe ends.  You just get fat at the Angel Tea.)

There are many more special events and services coming up, but I’ll wait until next week to inundate you with those.  Please refer to last week’s email or bulletin insert for Sunday School and Pageant Rehearsal Schedules (or go to www.holytrinityfremont.org and click on the “News and Events” tab to see past emails, if you haven’t been saving them for posterity).

See you in church!

Keith

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HTLC News Email, November 16, 2018

Hi, Everyone:

A lot is happening This Sunday, November 18th, so put on those particulate masks and come on over!  We are having a SINGLE SERVICE AT 10 AM (sorry for shouting, but I wanted to make sure you heard that).  It’s Fill the Food Barrel Sunday and it’s also WELCA Thankoffering Sunday – when we celebrate the women of the church and give thanks for all we are blessed with.  There are blue envelopes in the pews if you would care to donate to WELCA (Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America) to support all the great work that they do (https://www.womenoftheelca.org/ministry-action).  Before the service starts, there will be a Christmas Pageant read-through at 9 am for all you young thespians (more Pageant info below).  After the service, we will be having our annual Thanksgiving Potluck in Holland Hall – sure to be enjoyable no matter your stance on the inclusion of marshmallows on sweet potatoes (or, for that matter, whether they’re sweet potatoes or yams [they’re sweet potatoes: https://ncsweetpotatoes.com/pop-quiz-sweet-potato-or-yam/]).  Bring your favorite potluck dish.  Don’t feel constrained by tradition!  After the potluck, there will be a Council Meeting at about 12:15 pm in the Activity Room, where the council will discuss who has dibs on the couch in the Youth Room.

There are also a lot of things that are NOT happening this coming week:  There will be no Adult Forum this Sunday, no Sunday School this Sunday or next Sunday, no Tuesday Bible Study or Daytimers’ Luncheon this coming Tuesday, and no Movie Night next Friday.  The office will be closed on Thursday and Friday for Thanksgiving.

Here, as promised, is the Sunday School and Christmas Pageant schedule for the rest of the year:

  • Sun. 11/18:  9 am – 9:45 am: Pageant read-through, No Sunday School (single service)
  • Sun.11/25:  No rehearsal, No Sunday School
  • Sat.12/1:  2 pm – 4 pm: Pageant full rehearsal, 4 pm: Family Advent Night
  • Sun. 12/2:  10 am: Pageant read-through w/music followed by short lessons/activities
  • Sat. 12/8:  1 pm – 3 pm: Pageant full rehearsal
  • Sun. 12/09:  10 am: Pageant between services, No Sunday School
  • Sun. 12/16:  10 am: Normal Sunday School
  • Sun. 12/23:  10 am: Christmas craft/activity
  • Sun. 12/30:  No Sunday School (single service)
  • Sun. 1/06:  10 am: Normal Sunday School

For those of you who have been breathlessly waiting for the results of the Christmas Pageant casting, here they are:

  • The Director — Elizabeth
  • The Announcer — Wesley
  • The Gumshoe — Katarina
  • Shepherds — Nathan, Zoey
  • Little Abe — Christopher
  • Wise Men — Annelise, Madeline, Elizabeth
  • The Angel — Kiersten
  • Joseph — Wesley
  • Mary — Cassie
  • Luke — Marielle

Anyone else who wants to participate in terms of wearing a costume & singing the songs is certainly welcome.  Kathleen is looking forward to working with everyone beginning this Sunday at 9 am!  (I forget – which Gospel does The Gumshoe appear in?)

On Saturday December 1st, following the Christmas Pageant practice (2 pm – 4 pm) we will be having a Family Advent Night starting at 4 pm.  There will be crafts, dinner, activities, and caroling including a visit to a local retirement home.  While the carolers are away, we will have the Hanging of the Greens in the sanctuary at 6 pm (sign up to help at the Media Table).  Then the carolers will return to HTLC for hot cocoa and tree decorating.  Fun for the whole family!

There are still nine tags left on the Angel Tree in the narthex.  Don’t let these foster kids be left out!  Take a tag and purchase the gift by next Sunday (Nov. 25), or give Cheryl Kuhlmann some bucks or a gift card and she’ll shop for you.  And remember to sign up for the Angel Tea on December 8th – all the delectable delights you could want for only $40, all while helping those foster children! (supply your own couch for napping afterward)

I forgot to mention last week that during Sunday School the HTLC youth packed 54 shoeboxes (they were only expecting to do about 10!) with donations of small toys, school supplies, soap and toothbrushes, coloring books, small crafts and other items for Operation Christmas Child.  They’ll track them and let you know where they end up.  Thanks to the HTLC congregation for supporting the Helping Hands kids with your donations!

See you in church!  Hug a Turkey!

Keith

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HTLC News, November 09, 2018

Hi, Everyone:

This Sunday, November 11th, is the 25th Sunday after Pentecost and Scrip Sunday.  Get your Christmas shopping done early while helping out HTLC!

Tonight is the second Friday of the month, which means it’s time for Game Night!  So “Come on down!” (in Price is Right parlance) to the Activity Room any time after 6:30 pm to eat, chat, and play some games.  We’ve recently received a donation of fancy schmancy Bingo cards, and I’ve downloaded a Bingo-calling app (yes, there’s an app for that), so maybe it’ll be our first-ever Bingo Night!  (can Catholicism be far behind?)

Next Sunday, November 18th, we will be having a single service at 10 am followed by our annual Thanksgiving Potluck.  Sign up at the Media Table if you plan to bring your award-winning [insert family recipe name here] for all to enjoy.  After the potluck, there will be a Council Meeting at about 12:15 pm (I think they’re just trying to get out of cleaning up after the potluck).

There are still lots of tags on the Angel Tree in the narthex with gift wishes from foster children for the Adopt an Angel program.  Be sure to get your tag(s) before all that’s left is some toy you’ve never heard of (what the heck is a Rocktopus?!)  The gifts are due under the tree (unwrapped and with tags) by November 25th.  If you are unable to shop, you can give a donation or gift card to Cheryl Kuhlmann and she can do the shopping for you!

In related news, the annual Angel Tea is on December 8th at noon (unofficial slogan: “Pig out for foster children!”).  Your $40 goes toward Adopt an Angel and your burgeoning waistline.  Sign-ups will be at the Media Table this Sunday for sure (right, Cheryl?).

The schedule for Sunday School and the Christmas Play seems to have been in flux.  I’ll let you know as soon as my confusion clears (which can be as persistent as fog and low clouds extending inland nights and mornings, burning off by noon).

See you in church!  Hug a veteran!

Keith

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HTLC News Email. November 02, 2018

Hi, Everyone:

This Sunday, November 4th, is the 24th Sunday after Pentecost, Nacho Name Tag Sunday, and All Saints Sunday!  Remember to set your clocks back an hour the night before, although the worst that could happen if you forget is that you’ll get to church early and have to make coffee before first service or attend Adult Forum before second service (I mean, you’d GET to Attend Adult Forum!).  If you signed up for it, the Thrivent InFaith Event about endowments, estate planning and such will be at 12:15 pm in Holland Hall.  Kathleen will be handing out scripts for the Christmas Play during Sunday School.  If you can’t make it this Sunday, please contact her at emeraldrose1994@yahoo.com for more details or a copy of the script.

Thanks to all who participated in Trunk-or-Treat on Wednesday.  As always, it was tons o’ fun and a great outreach to the community.  Plus we got to see Terri in a duct-taped inflatable flamingo costume!

As usual, November’s Cause of the Month is Adopt an Angel.  The Angel Tree will be up in the narthex full of tags. Each tag tells the gender, age, and gift wish of a foster child. Just take one or more tags, purchase the gifts, and return them unwrapped with the tags attached under the tree by November 25. More details are in the bulletin insert this Sunday.  Also, there will be sign-ups for the annual Angel Tea at the Media Table.  This year it is on December 8th at noon, and the cost is $40 (and well worth it for all the fancy goodies you get to eat!).  The proceeds also go to Christmas gifts for foster children.

On Sunday, November 18th, we will be having a single service at 10 am followed by our annual Thanksgiving Potluck. Please sign up at the Media Table if you are planning to bring something (the dishes don’t have to be Thanksgiving-esque, as I’m sure we’ll all be having plenty of that four days later).

The Council Meeting this month has moved to Sunday, November 18th after the single service and Thanksgiving Potluck (I hope they can still make good decisions during a food coma).

See you in church!

Keith

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HTLC News Email, October 26, 2018

Hi, Everyone:

This Sunday, October 28th, is the 23rd Sunday after Pentecost, Lutheran Loose Change Sunday, and (drumroll, please) … Reformation Sunday! Be sure to wear red this Sunday to celebrate that whistleblowing monk Martin Luther protesting the selling of indulgences (get-out-of-purgatory-free passes) by the Catholic Church in 1517.  It’s also the last Sunday to drop off items for Operation Christmas Child.  The kids will be packing up shoeboxes of Christmas gifts in November for needy children around the world.  Suggestions for what they can and cannot use can be found here:  https://www.samaritanspurse.org/operation-christmas-child/what-goes-in-my-shoebox-suggestions/.  Please place items in the box in the Narthex, and thank you for your participation.

More great news:  coming on the (tiny little) heels of the Thormoto birth, Amanda & Charles Bartlett have had their baby!  Judith Faye Bartlett was born at 7:59 pm on Monday, October 22.  She is 5 lbs., 12 oz., 19 inches long, and, of course, cute as a button.  Congratulations!  Now, what are the rest of you members doing to help grow the church?

Tonight, Friday October 26th, is Family Movie Night!  Join us in the Activity Room for food, popcorn, and a fun film (probably Halloweenish in nature).  Bring your famous Ghoulash!

Trunk-or-Treat is only 5 days away on Wednesday, October 31st from 6 pm to 8 pm.  Come early so you can get your vehicle all gussied-up before the hungry hordes arrive (sign-ups are on the Media Table).  There will be hot dogs, nachos, and popcorn available, and be sure to bring plenty of treats to hand out (and snack on yourself).  Or just show up, bring the costumed kids, and have fun!

Next Sunday, November 4th, is All Saints Sunday.  The 28th will be the last Sunday to sign up the names and submit the photos of those who have been saints to you in your life (and no, they don’t get a reduced purgatory sentence if you sign them up).  Photos can be emailed to Carmen at carmenjblair@gmail.com, or put in Pastor Tim’s box for scanning.

Also Sunday the 4th is when the free Thrivent Event about estate planning & endowments is happening after second service (12:15 pm).  Sign up by November 1st at the Media Table.  Lunch will be served (free event + lunch = free lunch!).

Yet another thing about Sunday the 4th is that Kathleen is planning to hand out Christmas Play scripts at Sunday School.  If you can’t be there, she can email you a copy if you contact her at emeraldrose1994@yahoo.com.  Be sure to let her know your plans for participation and if your child would like a speaking or non-speaking role and which one, so Kathleen can do some planning (it’s a bit unconventional to have four Marys, so she may have to have readings for some parts).  The play will be on December 16th with rehearsals the Saturdays before as well as during Sunday School.

One more thing about Sunday the 4th is that the Angel Tree will be going up!  As usual, it will be the Cause of the Month for November.  More details will be coming next week (in actual November).  Please still consider donating this Sunday to October’s cause, the HERS Breast Cancer Foundation.

See you in church! (wear red!)

Keith

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HTLC News Email, October 19, 2018

Hi, Everyone:

This Sunday, October 21st, is the 22nd Sunday after Pentecost and Fill the Food Barrel Sunday.  It is also Children’s Sabbath, a national multi-faith observance focusing prayers, worship, and activities on the needs of children and celebrating them in our lives.  The Sunday School kids have hand-colored the bulletin covers and they will be singing at both services.  After second service, there will be a Stewards of God’s Love Committee Meeting at 12:15 pm.  All are welcome to attend.

Some great news:  Diana and Collin Thormoto have had their baby, and everyone is doing fine.  Lilith Aki Thormoto was born at 9:03 am on October 17.  She is 6 lbs., 7.3 oz. and 20 inches long.  Congratulations!  Hope you weren’t too fond of sleep!

Next Sunday, October 28th, is Reformation Sunday.  The tradition is to wear red (don’t ask me why) in celebration of Martin Luther nailing his 95 theses to the church door, getting the pope all grumpy, and starting the Reformation (maybe Luther accidently nailed his thumb and the red represents blood – who knows?).

The Sunday after that, November 4th, is All Saints Sunday.  We honor the people who have been saints to you in your life by displaying their names and pictures during the service.  Please write the names of your saints on the sheet at the Media Table (print legibly – we wouldn’t want to honor Martin Looter).  If you submitted a photo last year and want us to re-use it, please indicate that on the sign-up sheet.  Email new digital photos to Carmen at carmenjblair@gmail.com.  Printed photos can be put in Pastor Tim’s box for scanning.  Please label prints with your name if you want them back.

Kathleen Keating is planning to hand out scripts for the Christmas Play at Sunday School on November 4th.  For anyone who is unable to attend that day, she can send you a PDF of the script if you email her at emeraldrose1994@yahoo.com.  She also would like to get an idea of how many would like to participate and who would like speaking roles, so she knows whether she needs to divide roles to accommodate all.  If multiple kids want the same role, she will have them read for it (no memorization required), so it is important that all get a script ahead of time to familiarize themselves with the parts (bring boxing gloves for the more hotly contended roles).  The play will be on December 16th with full rehearsals planned for the two Saturdays before.  Music and dialogue will also be practiced during Sunday School on the previous weeks.  Please let Kathleen know if your kids want to participate and to what extent.

Trunk-or-Treat is coming up soon on October 31st.  Sign up at the Media Table if you would like to bring your decorated car (and treats to hand out).  It’s a really fun event that involves the neighborhood as well.  The more cars, the better!  There are flyers available in the narthex for you to post and distribute wherever you can to ensure we have a nice big crowd of hungry ghouls!

In November, the Sunday School kids will be packing up shoeboxes full of items for Operation Christmas Child.  The boxes will be distributed to needy children throughout the world.  They are still looking for small items such as toys, books about Jesus, socks, and other items that kids would enjoy.  Please place your items in the box in the Narthex by November 1st.  For ideas about what and what not to contribute, please visit https://www.samaritanspurse.org/operation-christmas-child/what-goes-in-my-shoebox-suggestions/.

Don’t forget to sign up by November 1st for the Thrivent InFaith Community Event  on November 4th at 12:15 pm.  It’s about estate planning and what you can do to help grow HTLC’s endowment (which we could reeeally use!).

See you in church!

Keith

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HTLC News Email, October 12, 2018

Hi, Everyone:

This Sunday, October 14th, is the 21st Sunday after Pentecost, and Scrip Sunday (order gift cards, get full value for your money, Holy Trinity gets a percentage – painless free money for the church!).  There is a Council Meeting after the second service at 12:15 pm.  Take a deep breath this Sunday – we just got done with Oktoberfest (such fun!) and Animal Blessing Sunday and are about to have a whole slew of special Sundays coming up:  Children’s Sabbath, Reformation, and All Saints.  Enjoy the calmness of a regular ol’ Sunday!

Tonight (Friday, Oct. 12th) is Game Night!  Come to the Activity Room any time after 6:30 pm.  We’ll have food and games available, but bring your own favorites if you like.  Or just come to gab – it’s all about food, fun, fellowship, and food (I think I may have a slight problem with gluttony).

This Tuesday, October 16th, is the third Tuesday of the month, which means it’s time for the Daytimers’ Luncheon!  All are welcome join in the feasting at 11:30 am after Bible Study.  It’s a great time with a fun group of people – and I’m not just saying that because they feed me.

I forgot to mention last week about Operation Christmas Child, a program sponsored by Samaritan’s Purse International Relief (https://www.samaritanspurse.org/what-we-do/operation-christmas-child/).  In November, the Sunday School kids will be packing up shoeboxes full of items to be distributed to needy children throughout the world.  How can you help? They need small toys, personal items such as brushes and combs or hair bows and socks, and other fun items such as small books that tell stories about Jesus, coloring items, small stuffed animals, and anything else a child between the ages of 2 and 14 would like. Remember, these items must fit in a shoebox!  If you have items you think they could use, please pass them to Cheryl Hall or Kathy Miedema by November 1st.  See the flyer in this Sunday’s bulletin for more ideas for things to give.  Way to go, kids! (and Cheryl and Kathy!)

A reminder – there are sign-up sheets at the Media Table for a couple of events:  On Halloween we are having our annual Trunk-or-Treat, so sign up to bring your decorated vehicles.  On November 4th at 12:15 pm there will be a Thrivent InFaith Community Event about estate planning and growing HTLC’s endowment – please sign up by November 1st.

See you in church!

Keith

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