This Sunday, August 4th (yes, it’s already August) is the 8th Sunday after Pentecost and Nacho Name Tag Sunday. I neglected to thank John Williams and Carmen Blair for giving the message the past two Sundays while Pastor Tim was away. You did great! (Not to say your position’s in danger, PT, but Carmen got applause! – might want to rethink that next vacation…) By the way, no one has signed up for communion assistants or acolyte, and we’re short one usher. Just sayin’. There will be a Council Meeting after the service at about 11:15 am. As always, anyone is welcome to attend. But watch out, that’s how Meg ended up on Council (she still has that “what just happened” look).
Next Sunday there will be a Worship Committee Meeting after the service at about 11:15 am. If you’ve ever wondered what the Worship Committee does, you’re welcome to attend, but the same caveat applies as in the last paragraph.
Our annual Hawaiian-inspired Lu-Wow is the following Sunday on August 18 at about 11 am. It’s a great chance to come together to eat, drink and be MELE. A sign-up sheet will be in the Narthex if you’re planning to attend (no need to for a potluck sign-up as I am told there will be a SURF-eit of food). I’m honored that they’ve chosen this event to also recognize my years as Choir Director (I tried to PU-PU the idea, but they insisted). My Parish Life Coordinator self is extremely envious of my Choir Director self!
On Saturday, September 7 starting at 9 am, we will be having a Church Work Day to get our campus all spiffed up for Rally Day and the fall season. Come whenever you can, wear your work duds, and be ready for a fun, productive time. Any questions, please see John Williams (as in “John, will there be donuts?”).
While we’re on the topic of maintenance, our Cause of the Month is the new Buildings and Grounds Improvement and Maintenance Fund. Our Holy Trinity campus is beginning to show its age (58 years!) and parts of it are starting to deteriorate. The Council has determined we should have a fund we can draw from to make improvements, do maintenance projects (some of which have been deferred for years), and in case of emergencies. Part of making Holy Trinity a welcoming place is showing that it is loved and cared for!
On September 8 we have a lot to celebrate: Rally Day, kickoff to Sunday School, the return to our two-service schedule, a Ministry Fair, and God’s Work Our Hands weekend. Not only will we have extra snacks to celebrate Sunday School, we will also have a Ministry Fair to celebrate groups and ministries that everyone can be involved with. Signups for hosting a ministry/group table will be in the Narthex or notify Marta Wicke or Cheryl Hall. Booths are encouraged to have information about the ministry and ways members can get involved. There also may be activities or snacks at each booth. We believe this is a great way to bring our Community of Faith together. There is a place for everyone to serve Holy Trinity Lutheran Church doing God’s Work with Your Hands. Each person in this family of faith has 2 hands; think of how much we could accomplish with everyone working together!
See you in church!