Month: August 2020

HTLC News Email, August 28, 2020

Hi, Everybody:This Sunday, August 30, is the 13th Sunday after Pentecost.  It’s also the 5th Sunday of the month, which normally would be Stewardship Sunday, but we aren’t having any special talks or anything about it during the online worship service (See? COVID-19 is good for something!).  Zoom Communion and Coffee Chat are at 9:45 am and 10 am as usual, and …

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Devotions from Tri-City ELCA Pastors – Pastor Tia of Christ the King, August 26, 2020

Pastor Tia’s Devotion for August 26, 2020: Ever since we came to California, I have fallen in love with redwoods. I never used to be a “tree person” before. I don’t get excited over vegetation as much as meeting new people. But redwoods are special, they really are.  When we first moved here, we checked …

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Worship Service for August 23, 2020

Welcome to today’s virtual service! This Sunday, August 23, is the 12th Sunday after Pentecost and Luther Loose Change Sunday. This week, as part of the rotating sermon-of-the-month club we have set up with other Tri-City ELCA pastors, we get to (virtually) meet Pastor Tia Pelz of Christ the King Lutheran Church here in Fremont.  Zoom Communion and Coffee Chat are planned as …

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HTLC News Email, August 21, 2020

Hi, Everybody: This Sunday, August 23, is the 12th Sunday after Pentecost and Luther Loose Change Sunday (that stuff’s getting pretty scarce, I hear).  We’re still having online worship service videos due to COVID-19 with no end yet in sight.  A few more months and we’ll have enough episodes to go into syndication!  This week, as part of the rotating sermon-of-the-month …

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Devotions from Tri-City ELCA Pastors – Pastor Barbara of Holy Redeemer, August 19, 2020

Devotion by Pastor Barbara B Caine for Wednesday, August 19, 2020[1]  John 2:14-16  14 In the temple [Jesus]  found people selling cattle, sheep, and doves, and the money changers seated at their tables. 15 Making a whip of cords, he drove all of them out of the temple, both the sheep and the cattle. He also poured out the …

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Worship Service for August 16, 2020

We’re happy to have you join us today! This Sunday is the 11th Sunday after Pentecost and Fill the Food Barrel Sunday. We’ll be having both Zoom Communion (9:45 am) and Zoom Coffee Chat (10 am) this Sunday.  Remember to have your bread and wine or grape juice ready for Communion.   We continue to record online worship services in lieu of in-person worship at …

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Pastor Tim

Devotions from Tri-City ELCA Pastors – Pastor Tim of Holy Trinity, August 12, 2020

Pastor Tim’s Devotion for August 12, 2020: Sawubona One of the most important words I have discovered doesn’t have a simple English equivalent, which says a lot. Sawubona, a Zulu term, means, “I see you.” Not just your face, but your hopes, your dreams, where you came from and where you’re going. It’s not something …

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