This Week at HTLC, October 14, 2016

Hi, everyone,

This Sunday is October 16th, 22nd Sunday after Pentecost and Fill the Food Barrel Sunday.  It is also ELCA World Hunger Day, so let’s make sure the food barrel overflows with lots of non-perishable goodies.  There will be a Strategic Planning Meeting after second service, circa 12:15 PM.  Next Sunday (Oc. 23rd) we will observe Children’s Sabbath.

This week’s announcements are remarkably similar to last week’s, so you can just refer to the last email blast.  What?  You don’t keep them permanently on file so you can enjoy them over and over?!  Okay, here’s a quick (for me) run-down:

Myrtle Poier’s memorial service will take place at Holy Trinity on Monday, October 17th at 12:30pm with a viewing at11:30am, gravesite service at 2:30pm, and reception in Holland Hall at 4:00pm. All are invited to come and remember.

Oktoberfest will be on Saturday, October 22 from 4pm-8pm. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for age 12 and under, $45 for a family of four, and $10 for additional family members and friends.  Donations of assembled gift baskets and gift cards for the raffles, as well as Germanic décor, are greatly appreciated.

We’d like to use your thoughts and images on the question “What is the church called to do in the world today?” for a media presentation on Reformation Sunday (Oct 30th). The forms are available in the bulletins and on the Media Table.  The forms can be put in Carmen’s box, and digital photos can be emailed to Carmen at  Printed photos can be put in Pastor Tim’s box for scanning.  Please label prints with your name if you want them back.

We will also have a media presentation on All Saints Sunday, Nov. 6th.  You can write down the names of those who have been saints to you on the sheet on the Media Table in the Narthex.  Please print legibly so we don’t end up recognizing Martin Loofah.  Submissions of photos of your saints will be handled in the same manner as above.

Trunk or Treat, our fun and safe trick-or-treat event will be on Oct 31st (Halloween) from 6pm to 8pm.  Impress the kids from the neighborhood and church with your creatively decorated vehicle (although they may be more impressed with what candy you hand out).  Sign-ups to participate are on the media table.

The Reformation 500 Bookstore is still in the narthex.  Augsburg Fortress is offering these books at up to 50% off and with free shipping.  Write your orders on the provided sheet so you can celebrate next year’s 500th anniversary of the Reformation by impressing your friends with trivia about Martin Luther and the Reformation!  (continuance of friendships not guaranteed)

See you in church!

Keith Hillesland

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