Join us in Fellowship

Join us in Fellowship!
You are invited to join us for an information session for all who are interested in our Fellowship Team Sunday September 3 after Worship.
All are welcome!
We will hold a second opportunity to learn about the Fellowship Team on Thursday September 7, 2017 at 7:00 PM.
For more information, contact Kerry Benton atkwbenton1@gmail.

Sunday School Helpers

Running a successful Christian Education program requires the help of many people – it truly takes a village, or in this case, a congregation! We have all sorts of volunteer opportunities available in Christian Education, with varying time commitments. Please consider being a Christian Education Volunteer. Look through the list below, determine those areas where you feel you could share your gifts, then contact the Christian Education office to Pitch In!  childrensministry@holytrinityleesburg.org

Thank you for your consideration and assistance with our Christian Ed Program!

_____ At Home Craft Prep

_____ Elementary Sunday School Christmas Program Helper – Sundays during month of December

_____ Provide food for special events

_____ Snack server – assists in serving snacks to K-8 classes during Sunday School.

_____ High School Youth Support

_____ Middle School Confirmation Mentor (assists with weekly confirmation classes)

_____ Reformation Faire – Center Leader or Assistant

_____ Communion Instruction – bread maker assistant, craft assistant

_____ Communion Recognition Sunday

_____ Holy Week Happening – Center Leader or Assistant

_____ Bible Baseball Concessions – Make/Serve Hot Dogs and Popcorn!

_____ Sunday School Teacher

Revitalizing Youth Ministry

Revitalizing our Youth Ministry

The leaders of Holy Trinity Senior High Youth Ministry are excited to revitalize our programs and support for our students in High School. We look forward to develop activities, retreats, and yes, a schedule of Summer mission trip programs. In the Summer of 2018, the ELCA will host the ELCA Youth Gathering in Houston Texas. We are excited to present this possibility and numerous means to fund-raise and engage this important faith development trip. Toward this end, we will have a Youth Pizza Party for rising eighth graders to Seniors on August 23, 2017 at 5:00 to talk about what we all can do together for youth ministry at Holy Trinity. We already have things on the docket, like the retreat in November. So, we have the support, the excitement, and the resources. All we need is you. So, come on out and re-connect with the other students and share the fun of our 2017-18 Youth Ministry.

And the ELCA Youth Gathering Houston, Texas

Can you say Houston? Put some golf balls in your mouth and as low as you can slur it out! Do you know who Houston is named after? Can you name the Houston baseball team, football team, basketball team, and the women’s soccer team? Houston is a grand city; it is a big City. It features Texas barbeque and Yee Haa Rodeos. This is the city of the 2018 ELCA Youth Gathering. The Gathering is an incredible adventure with fun, new experiences, faith filled events, extravaganzas, and a state of the art professional nightly presentation of popular key note faith filled speakers. It is quite a once in a lifetime experience. We would like to have every youth that is eligible to go be able to go and we will work hard to minimize the expense of the trip to the families and youth. So, come on August 20, 2017 for Pizza and learn all about it! Be “all in!”

Backpack Buddies

The Backpack Buddies partnership between Holy Trinity and Frederick Douglass Elementary will continue into the school year 2017-18.  With schools opening on
 August 24th, it is time for us to begin collecting food for this community outreach program!
According to a recent article in Loudoun Now, “In Loudoun, just more than 13,500 students come from families with an income low enough to participate in the federal free and reduced-price meal program. That’s 17 percent of the overall student population.”  At Frederick Douglass there are approximately 90 children that meet this classification.  To ensure that these children have adequate weekend food sources, backpacks filled with individual-serving sized foods are sent home each Friday by the school – hence the name Backpack Buddies.
The Backpack Buddies shopping cart has returned and donations can be placed inside at any time.  We will store these items until the start of the school year when the weekly Backpack Buddies deliveries begin at Frederick Douglass.
Please consider adding one or two items to your shopping list each week.  An insert with the needed foods is on the poster next to the shopping cart.
Childhood hunger is a very real problem in Loudoun County and Holy Trinity CAN make a difference each week with our food donations.

Project Promise

150 school kits assembled at HTLC on Thursday. Our VBS offering project is complete except for delivery! Kits will be sent to Project Promise through Lutheran World Relief.

Youth Pizza Party

ELCA YOUTH GATHERING TO HOUSTON

We will have a Youth Ministry Pizza party on Wednesday August 23, 2017 at 5:00pm at the church to enliven the youth ministry and to talk about that ELCA Youth Gathering.  Come on, lets have fun before school starts up again! All rising eighth graders are welcome too.

Planning Sunday

August 20: Worship & Luncheon

During Worship, we will pray and reflect about the Holy Trinity community doing God’s work and the gift of a planning process. A luncheon will follow, and each table will be given three questions to answer. It is that simple. We will continue the process on September 17 and October 1 during Sunday School Hour. Results will be shared through Constant Contact in mid-October.  We will invite comments and do a review and vote at council to adapt the visional and missional statements and objectives.

Planning Sunday Workbook

God’s Work. Our Hands.

God's Work.  Our Hands. ~ Sunday, September 10, 2017

Sunday was God’s Work Our Hand’s Sunday and we had many activities for all to participate in throughout the community.   Check out our Photo Gallery!
 

Potluck Picnic

Join us after Worship on Sunday for our Annual Potluck Picnic. All are welcome!
Hamburgers, hot dogs, buns, condiments and drinks will be provided. You are welcome to bring a favorite side dish to share with all.
A Free Will Offering will be taken to help defray the cost of the picnic.
DESSERT AUCTION
We also invite you to donate a homemade dessert for the dessert autction to be held at the picnic.
Please label your dessert with your name and phone number along with the name of the dessert and a list of ingredients for those who may have allergies. Please place your desserts on the designated table in the Fellowship Hall on Sunday morning.
Proceeds will benefit the Holy Trinity Family Emergency Assistance Fund.
If you have questions, please contact Sandy Phillips (703-777-1008) or Rita Sims (703-622-4105)