Consecration Service & Brunch

November 12, 2017 is Consecration Sunday. During this special stewardship service, we will present our Estimate of Giving Cards in the offering plate. You are encouraged to discern your Estimate of Giving before coming to church, and bring the card with you (click here to download the Estimate of Giving Card). You may also write it up during the offertory. We will celebrate during worship the gifts we offer together in response to God’s love for us. Musically, we will be led by the talents of Ryan and Tucker Benton. After the service, we will continue the Consecration Day Celebration with a Pot Luck Brunch. We invite you to bring a breakfast casserole, fruit, or breakfast pastries to share for the brunch. Join in as we celebrate the things we can do together and look forward to a great morning at Holy Trinity.

Solid with God Youth Retreat

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church Youth Retreat

We need youth leaders, people to prepare and deliver dinner on Friday and Saturday night, and people to help with transportation.   Call or email Pastor Gerry today!  703-209-3599  pastorgfj@gmail.com

Nov. 17-19, 2017

Mar-Lu-Ridge

Grades 7-12

For Attendees…

Cost:  $60.00

We will leave on Friday Nov. 17 at 6pm and return 12:00 noon on Sunday, Nov. 19.  Bring payment to the office by Nov. 8.

Things to bring:  Bible, blanket, sheets and pillow, two days of warm clothes, toiletries, sneakers, and a fun attitude.

 

 

This week at Sunday School

Pre-K – Grade 5:  Hanna &Samuel
Grade 6:  The Apostles’ Creed
Grade 7-12:  Is the New Testament more important than the Old Testament?
Adult Bible Study:  Jesus Up Front & Personal

Look in the back of your bulletin for locations!

 

Reformation News

The Festival Choir and Orchestra will be provide special music for our worship this Sunday as we commemorate the Reformation. We would like the thank the following musicians for sharing their talents in worship:
Conductor: Nancy Fox
Festival Choir:
Chancel Choir, Youth Choir, and Men’s Choir
Festival Orchestra:
Strings:
Violin: David Harvery, Nancy Shavin
Viola: Delilah DeMark, Rebekkah Prinz
‘Cello: Betsy Olsen
Winds:
Flute: Julianne Geyser, Diana Larson
Brass:
Trumpet: John DeGroot, Mallory Little
Reeds:
Clarinet: Brian Lo, Kamrin Shultz, Zoë Benton
Alto Sax: Jon Ulrich, Tucker Benton
Baritone Sax: Caleb Graham
Piano: Cindy Johanneck
Organ: Marcia Merry
Reformation Faire!
Sunday, October 29
11:00 a.m.-Noon
You are invited to join us for this special event that celebrates the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation and the work of Martin Luther. There will be crafts for all ages, games, stories and food. We will meet in the Sanctuary promptly at 11:00 a.m. to pick up passports.
On Reformation Sunday, October 29, we will present Bibles to all Fourth Grade students and any older students who have not received a Bible. If your child is in Fourth Grade, information will be mailed to your home. If your child is in Fifth Grade or above and has not received a Bible, please contact Nancy Fox or Becky Murphy at:

Steeple Repair Project

More Good News! When a church has serious repairs, like the steeple, we fret. We wonder how we are going to pay for it. Some churches feel defeated by the circumstances of major repairs. Not Holy Trinity. We set up a plan to provide the opportunity to contribute to our steeple and our generous people exceeded our goal in two weeks. We asked for $25,000 and we received $32,320. (The additional funds will support other building maintenance projects.) We now have the contracts signed, the down payments made, and we are planning the days that the work will be done.  Special Thanks to Roger Bailey and Larry Grant and all the Steeple Project Team who have worked hard in getting estimates and bids and presenting their plan to Church Council.

Lunch Bunch

Wednesdays at 11:30am

The Lunch Bunch is an opportunity to get together with friends at least once a month with a spirited talk and meal. It will be informative and fun as we discuss related topics that help us grow in our faith together.  Please bring a brown bag lunch or you can place an order with us for a sandwich from Deli South (Just call or email the church office). We hope you can join us for these spirited times together.
Our discussion Topic:
The History of the Bible
We know that the Bible covers 4,000 years of history with God. There are stories that go back to the beginning of time. There are stories that chronicle important times in Hebrew history. There are stories of Jesus and letters regarding his continual influence. And that has been the way it has been for 2000 years.  Where did the Bible come from? How was it put together? What do we know about the authenticity of the stories and history? Are there any calibrating sources? We will take a look at the origins of the bible and how the Bible became a book of sacred writings that is the backbone of our faith.

Meals for Mobile Hope

Mobile Hope is a local non-profit that supports children and young adults (24 years of age and younger) who are precariously housed, homeless, or at risk, living in Loudoun County. They work to change the future one child at a time, providing clothing, food, hygiene items, medical referrals, housing referrals etc. 

We will be cooking meals to be served on the Mobile Hope bus, which travels to Leesburg, Sterling, St. Louis, Middleburg, Lucketts, Lovettsville, South Riding and Purcellville.  We will distribute our meals at the Purcellville location ON THE 2ND WEDNESDAY OF EACH MONTH.

Here are the details for the month of October:

12 noon Sunday October 8th                                     

     Cook the meal in the kitchen at HTLC.   Join us!

3:30 pm Wednesday October 11th                           

     Cut veggies for meals and prepare for transport

5:30-7:00pm Wednesday October 11th                 

     2-3 HTLC members meet the bus in Purcellville and distribute meals on the Mobile Hope bus.

ALL ARE WELCOME TO PARTICIPATE!!  WE HOPE YOU CAN JOIN US AT ANY/ ALL OF THE ABOVE TIMES FOR THIS AWESOME SERVICE OPPORTUNITY!! 

Need more details?  Contact Amy Miller 703-297-9220

Quilts

Holy Trinity’s Women of the ELCA will make their annual trip to New Windsor, Md. to deliver quilts and kits for Lutheran World Relief on Monday, November 6, 2017.
We will meet at the church at 9:30 am.  We will have time to shop in the gift shop and have lunch in New Windsor before returning to Leesburg about 2:30PM.

Music Program News

“Next to the word of God, the noble art of music is the greatest treasure in the world.”

–Martin Luther

The treasure of music is something that lasts a lifetime. Time and again I have observed within the church or working in nursing homes, that music sticks with us. It becomes part of who we are. In the words of Helen Kemp, an icon is church music, stating in one of her warm-ups: “Body, mind, spirit, voice; It takes a whole person to sing and rejoice.” Perhaps this is why the words of hymns, often taken directly from scripture, stay with us long after many other capabilities have gone.

We invite you, all of you, to come and join us in singing and rejoicing! We have choirs for ages Kindergarten through adult. What you sing-will stick with you, and you will have a lot of fun!

Children’s Choir – Grades K-5: Starts September 20th and meets every Wednesday from 6:15-7:00 PM as part of Wednesday Night, LIVE!

Youth Singers – Grades 6-12: Starts September 20th and meets every Wednesday from 7:15-7:45 PM as part of Wednesday Night, LIVE!

Chime Choir – Grades 6 through adult: Starts September 20th and meets every Wednesday from 7:45-8:15 PM as part of Wednesday Night, LIVE! (No experience necessary!)

Chancel Choir – adults and interested high school singers: Starts September 6th and meets every Wednesday evening from 7:15-8:30 PM as part of Wednesday Night, LIVE!  You are most welcome in the Chancel Choir any and all Sundays and holidays in the coming year. If you can’t make mid-week practice, we can work something out. We have great music lined up for 2017-2018, including for a November Hymn Festival Sunday service. Sing every week, or just on occasion, as you can. Soloists welcome! If you have some special musical offering, and/or would like to involve friends, school- or work-mates in some Sunday music, please contact us. Thanks in advance, for your talent and good will.

Nancy Fox & Marcia Merry