This Week at Holy Trinity, October 13, 2017

Hi, Everyone:

This Sunday, October 15th, is the 19th Sunday after Pentecost, and Fill the Food Barrel Sunday.  I know it’s shocking, but there don’t seem to be any special events or meetings this weekend.  Which means you’ll have plenty of time for that church project that John Williams has in mind for you.  Just give him a call!

If you’re looking for something fun to do with all that extra time, Holy Redeemer Lutheran Church in Newark is having a Paint Night on Saturday (Oct 14th) at 6 pm (and no, that doesn’t mean you’ll be painting their sanctuary walls – unless that’s the subject of your painting!).  Anyway, there’s food, beer and wine involved, and a $40 donation gets you all your art supplies and instruction, plus a drink ticket. Space is limited, so call 510-793-1911 or go to to reserve your spot.

Speaking of food, beer and wine, thanks to all who helped make Oktoberfest such a success – whether you worked behind the scenes or supported it by coming.  A good time was had by all! (except maybe those who listened to the Oompah Band without sufficient inebriation)

Speaking of food again (it happens a lot at HTLC),  the monthly Daytimers Luncheon is this Tuesday at 11:30 am in the Activity Room. All are invited.  Come at 10 am for Bible Study, if you’d like to be fed spiritually as well!

Saturday, October 28, is Make a Difference Day in Fremont.  If you are interested in volunteering with other HTLC members from 9 am to 12 pm, please contact Marta Wicke at  We will also be meeting for lunch and to raise money with the other ELCA churches in the area at Mountain Mike’s Pizza in the Irvington District (food again!).

You’ve got some homework to do:  for the quincentennial (500th year!) Reformation Sunday (Oct 29), we’d like you to respond to the question “What is the church called to do in the world today?” to be displayed on the screen.  Use either a written response or pictures that illustrate your point.  (forms will be available in the bulletins and on the Ushers’ Table) Written answers go in Carmen’s box, digital photos can be emailed to her at, and printed photos can be put in Pastor Tim’s box for scanning.  Be sure to put your name on them if you want them back.

Your other assignment:  Sign up the saints in your life for All Saints Sunday (Nov 5).  We remember our saints by showing their names or pictures on the screen during the service.  There is a sheet for the names on the Media Table in the narthex (as always, please print legibly).  For pictures, use the same process mentioned for Reformation Sunday.

Trunk-or-Treat is coming up quickly on Halloween (Tuesday, Oct 31) from 6 pm to 8 pm.  Sign up at the Media Table to bring your haunted (decorated) vehicle and, of course, treats!  It’s a free, fun, safe way to trick-or-treat, so be sure to bring your scariest kids (wait… those are probably the teenagers).  Flyers are on the Media Table.  Tell everybody!

See you in church!

Keith Hillesland

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