This Sunday is October 2nd, 20th Sunday after Pentecost and Nacho Name Tag Sunday. It will also be Animal Blessing Sunday. Everyone is encouraged to bring their favorite stuffed toy animal to be blessed during the 8:45 and 11:00 services. At 12:15 (after the 11:00 service) we will have a live animal blessing on the patio for everybody’s pets. Hopefully, they will be on their best behavior for God. (I’m talking about the pets, but that goes for people, too!)
Some sad news: charter member of Holy Trinity, long-time choir member, and all-around sweet lady, Myrtle Poier passed away earlier this week. Her thoughtfulness and beautiful smile will be sorely missed. There will be a service celebrating her life on Monday, October 17th, followed by a reception. Exact times are yet to be determined.
Hospitality Committee will be having a meeting tomorrow (Sat, Oct. 1st) at 3:00 p.m. at Randy Kuhlmann’s house to discuss food for the upcoming Oktoberfest on October 22nd. They will probably be deciding on the best of the wurst. (unless they buck tradition and go with lutefisk, which really would be the worst!)
Reformation Sunday is also approaching (Oct. 30th). We would again like to have a media presentation including your thoughts and photos on the question: “What is the church called to do in the world today?” There will be a response sheet available to fill out in this Sunday’s bulletin and on the media table, so start thinking now! Response sheets can be turned in to Carmen’s box, digital photos can be emailed directly to Carmen at firstname.lastname@example.org, and printed photos can be put in Pastor Tim’s box for scanning. Please label prints with your name if you want them back.
And, of course, it’s never too early to start preparing for next year’s 500th anniversary of the Reformation with books from our new Reformation 500 Bookstore (really, it’s just a folding table in the narthex). Here you will find all sorts of books on Martin Luther’s life, his writings, and the effects of the Reformation. These books are for display only, so don’t pick them up and take them home with you (or you will be struck by lightning and become a monk). However, there is some information about the books on a handy take-home bookmark. Augsburg Fortress (official publisher of the ELCA) is offering these books at up to 50% off and with free shipping.
Sign-up sheets are still on the media table for Meg’s Women’s Bible Study and Trunk or Treat (those are two different events). If you are interested in attending either of these, please sign up.
Note: it’s still September today, so Family Game Night is next Friday. If you come tonight, you’ll have to sit outside the locked door in the cold breezeway and eat all of the food you brought by yourself. Or just go back home. Your choice.
Peace and Blessings,