Super Bowl Subs & Dips

Sale to support our youth who are going to the ELCA Youth Gathering over the summer. We thank you for your support!

You will have your choice of three 6-inch subs: Ham and Cheese, Turkey, or Cold Cut. In addition we will offer a 7 layer bean dip with chips for sale.
The dip is a party pleaser made with beans, guacamole, sour cream, taco sauce, cheese, tomato, and scallions. We will sell extra corn chips as well.
The subs will cost $5.00 each. The bean dip will be $6.00 for a 8×8 inch tray. Corn chips will be $1.50.  Pick Up February 4, 2018.
Order forms available in the common area.

Women’s Retreat Planning

Plans for Holy Trinity’s Annual Women’s Retreat at Signal Knob Retreat Center near Strasburg, VA are underway. The retreat is scheduled for the weekend of Friday-Sunday, April 13-15, 2018. We have scheduled a planning meeting for Sunday, January 14 following Sunday School (around noon). It will be held in the Gathering Area. Come with your ideas for a theme, music, crafts, food, and more! The total cost for the weekend will be somewhat dependent on these decisions. Watch the ’This Week’ announcements and Tidings for additional information. Plan now to become a part of this growing community of faith!

Sunday School for all Ages

Holy Trinity offers Sunday School for Preschool childlren through adults during the months of September thru June at 11:00 am after worship.  Our Sunday School Program will resume on January 7, 2017.

Preschool through Elementary School learners gather in the Sanctuary for opening activities and then students move to grade level classes where they explore Bible Stories.

Middle and High school youth meet together to explore Bible Stories and how they relate to their daily lives.

Adults may choose from our Bible Study or Adult Forum opportunities.

Periodically, special events highlighting important times tin the church tear are held for learners of all ages.  Come and Join Us!

 

Angel Tree

Since 2012, Holy Trinity and Little Blessings Preschool have partnered with Frederick Douglass Elementary in Leesburg to provide clothing and holiday gifts to children in need. This year our 2017 Angel Tree, located in the church’s Gathering Area, holds 200 ornaments for gifts that the families of 100 children have indicated they need or would enjoy – toys and games as well as basic clothing items such as warm jackets, pajamas, socks, or gloves. Everyone with a generous and loving Christmas spirit is welcome to take one or more of these ornaments!
After you have chosen your ornament(s):
  1. Sign-out the ornament #(s) you have chosen and your contact information.
  2. Fulfill the gift wish(es).
  3. Wrap the gift(s) with the ornament(s) firmly attached and include a gift receipt in the package, particularly for clothing that may need a size exchange.
  4. Return the gift(s) back to the Angel Tree by Sunday, December 10th.
 The gifts will be sorted and delivered to Frederick Douglass Elementary on Monday, December 11th for distribution before the Christmas break.
With thanks and gratitude!
Pat and Roger Bailey/Mission Team
Questions? Email baileyva@mac.com 

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 6:   Christmas Pageant Rehearsal
Grade 7-12:  Angel Tree Gift Wrapping
Adult Bible Study:  The Gospel of Mark:  Seeing through the Cross

Please see the back of the Worship 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.