WORSHIP & COMMUNITY
join us for worship and fellowship on Sundays. Our Sunday School hour is for all ages, toddlers through adults. There is a place here for you to connect, learn, and explore your faith.
6pm Praise Ringers Bell Choir
7:15pm Psalm Ringers Bell Choir
7pm Senior Choir Rehearsal
Church Council and Committees
The church council and committees meet regularly. If you would like to learn more about a particular committee's work or participate in a ministry or event, please feel free to contact the church office, register in an event at the right side of the page, or contact the committee chair directly. More information about the ministries of the church please see the ministry page.
9:00 am Worship with Holy Communion
10:00 Youth Choir Rehearsals
10:30 Sunday School for all ages
10:30 Boost! (last Sunday of each month)
SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASSES FOR ALL AGES:
Children’s Sunday School - Toddlers (up to and including 4 yr of age) report to the Toddlers Room at 10:30 A.M. All other children report to the current WELCA meeting room for the Gathering at 10:30 A.M. and the Closing at 11:20 A.M.
CARE Class - Meet in the Social Room at 10:30 A.M.
Creation Class - For those creative learners who are interested in using art, color, and crafting to dig deeper into their faith. Meet in Upstairs Sunday School room at 10:30A.M.
ANNUAL YARN BOMBING - It’s that time of year again. Time for the annual Yarn Bombing. We will be collecting hats, scarves, mittens, gloves and socks for our yarn bombing which will occur the night before the January noon meal. Items should be new or gently used, handmade or bought. A bin in the Giving Place will be set aside for your convenience in dropping off your donations. Thank you in advance for your generosity. It is greatly appreciated by those in need.
MISSION TRIP 2019 - The Lebanon Lutheran Mission Trip Planning Committee is pleased to
announce that because of our resounding success with our 2018 Local Mission Trip, we plan to stay local in 2019 to serve our Lebanon County neighbors. Please look for all the details in the combined December/January Trinity Tidings Newsletter and prayerfully ask God to direct your path to volunteering one to five days June 16 to 22. WE HAVE LOTS OF WORK TO DO! WE NEED VOLUNTEERS! WE NEED YOU! Mission Trip co-chairs are Heather Buffington and Denise McDaniels.
VISITS - If you are facing hospitalization because of illness or surgery and would like a visit, please contact the church office or Pr. Gretchen.
HEALING GRACE: SUPPORT AND HEALING SERVICE - The first Tues. of each month there will be a service of healing following a time of small group conversation and support. All are welcome to join in the conversation and find connection and support for living. We will continue our cancer support group and we will form groups based on interest and affinity as needed. Are you dealing with chronic illness, with stress and anxiety, or are you a caregiver who needs some time and space to process everything? We don't promise to fix your problems but we will surround each other with a community of care. Following small group time we will move into the sanctuary for a healing service. You do not need to participate in the small group to participate in the healing service. This is a quiet prayerful approach to healing that has been so beneficial in our community so far. Come and see.
5:30-6:30 Small Group, Luther's Place 6:30-7:00 Healing Prayer, Sanctuary
LCCM FOOD BANK - Item requested in December is complete pancake mix and pancake syrup. Items can be brought to the church at any time and placed in the red shopping cart labeled “LCCM Food Bank” located in The Giving Place (Arnold St. side annex of Luther’s Place).
COLLECTING BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION - A canister is located on the window sill in The Giving Place for the collection of Box Tops for Education which are worth 10 cents each when schools mail them in for cash reimbursement. Box Tops for Education can be found on hundreds of products.
Check out the website, boxtops4education.com for more information and to print coupons for
products participating in this campaign. All box tops collected will be delivered to Northwest
Elementary School for use.
PRINCIPALS’ WISH LIST DRIVE - The principals of Northwest Elementary School and the Lebanon Middle School have provided donation wish lists. Northwest Elementary School - there is a need for book bags, children's shoes for age 5 and above, boys and girls underwear size 4 to 16, boys and girls sweat pants, sweaters and winter coats size 4 to 16 any color. Lebanon Middle School is
requesting feminine products and girls underwear size 12-14-16 which the nursing staff stressed are much needed, boys and girls socks all sizes, shoes adult sizes 5-9, winter coats youth M/L and adult S/M, gloves and hats. This year’s Principals’ Wish List drive is being conducted until December 30. The Women of ELCA have volunteered their collection barrel in The Giving Place for the collection of these needed items. Please label your donations as NW for Northwest Elementary School donations or MS for Middle School donations. If you would like to make a donation towards the purchase of a coat please send cash or checks payable to Holy Trinity Lutheran Church with a memo of
“ HT Winter Coats”
Annual Meeting January 13th: Following the service at 9:00 on January 13th, we will be having our annual meeting in the social room. Coffee, tea, and snacks will be provided. An inclement weather date of January 20th has been chosen.
2019 FLOWER CHART is posted on the Narthex bulletin board. If you would like to sponsor altar
flowers in 2019 please sign up for the Sunday you wish to place the flowers on the church altar.
Contact Janice Newmaster, to inform her of your chosen date and to give her the
memorial/honorarium information for the bulletin. The cost of two bouquets is $40. If you care to “share” a Sunday with someone, your cost would only be $20. Since there is no longer anyone
delivering the altar flowers, we recommend you take them with you to enjoy.
DEMOLITION & PARKING - We received word from the contractor that the demolition of the 719 and 721 Arnold Street properties will begin after December 25th depending on the weather. It is
estimated that it will take about a month to complete, again depending on the weather. During this time the congregation will still have use of the parking lot and access to the parking lot entrance to the church. However, there will be a few parking spaces taken up around the properties while the demolition is in progress.
INCLEMENT WEATHER - In case of inclement weather, Holy Trinity will use the following sources
if church services and/or meetings are cancelled.
WLBR-AM Radio 1270 WGAL.COM
A decision to cancel the 9:00 AM service will be made Saturday in the evening and decision-
making for any cancellation of Sunday School will be made on Sunday morning.
Also, in the event of adverse weather/road conditions, during the week, the office will open as
soon as conditions allow us to travel safely.