Hershey Park

Bring your bathing suit and your roller-coaster excitement and come on to Hershey Park with the Middle School and Senior High. We will go to Hershey on Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at 9:00 for a fun day at Hershey Park, and return home between 7:00pm and 8:00pm. We will need drivers, so if anyone can drive that would be a blessing.

If anyone wants to bring their whole family, they are welcome to take advantage of the group rate. Also, keep in mind any ticket you purchase will not be date specific, meaning you can use them anytime during the summer.

Ticket prices are $39.50 for ages 9-54 (40% off regular price), $30.50 for ages 3-8, $30.50 for ages 55-70

Come on, chill out, and have a great time to start the summer with Holy Trinity Youth. See Pastor Gerry for more details.

Congratulations to our Confirmands!

Confirmation marks the completion of Holy Trinity’s program of confirmation ministry, a period of instruction in the Christian faith as confessed in the teachings of the Lutheran Church.  Those who have completed this program were made members of the Church in Baptism.  Confirmation includes a public profession of the faith into which the candidates were baptized, thus underscoring God’s action in their baptism.   We give thanks for all who have served as teachers and mentors to these young people along their faith journey.  We thank them for sharing their gifts in this important capacity.

Table for Five Thousand

The Children’s Choirs of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church present…
Table for Five Thousand

by Tom S. Long and Allen Pote

Sunday, April 30

as part of our 9:30AM Worship Service

Found in all four New Testament gospels, the story reveals how one young boy with five loaves of bread and two fish, along with his apparent willingness to share, led to an event so startling that members of the crowd wanted to proclaim Jesus as King. Later, the event revealed an even greater truth as Jesus told his disciples, “I am the Bread of Life. Those who come to me will never go hungry.”  The musical remains true to the Biblical accounts while underlining the theme that the most humble among us – especially children – can do great things with God’s help.
~~ The Choristers Guild ~~


The Holy Trinity Lutheran Church Children’s Choir is made up of 20 children in Kindergarten through 5th grade. Our Youth Choir is composed of 7 Middle School and High School students. These choirs provide musical offerings to Holy Trinity Worship services approximately once a month, and present a musical each spring. The Children’s Choir rehearses each Wednesday night November through April as part of Holy Trinity’s Wednesday Night, LIVE! (WNL) program. WNL is an intergenerational ministry for adults and children. The evening provides an informal atmosphere to grow in faith and experience Christian fellowship thru shared meals, Children’s Choirs, Adult Choir, Middle School & High School Chimes and various outreach efforts. The Youth Choir rehearses on Sundays before the Worship service.

Easter Breakfast & Egg Hunt

All are invited to join us Easter Sunday morning between 8:00 am – 9:30 am for a full breakfast in the Commons and Fellowship Hall.

Children age 2-Grade 5 are invited to meet in the Gathering Area following the 9:30 Easter worship service for an Easter Egg Hunt. Plan to bring your Easter basket for collecting! The hunt will be held rain or shine!

Lenten Reflections

Exactly, what is it about Jesus, anyway?

Maybe that is not the way you would ask the question.  But that would be the way that you would hear it asked by someone who can’t see a way to make a connection to God. For us, we can easily get distracted or just lose focus about what exactly Jesus is all about. Lent is a time of reflection and re-connecting to the core of our faith in Jesus Christ.  Come let us sharpen our faith together with the Noon on Wednesday Reflections.  In these three short reflections we will highlight the central point of what Jesus is really about for us and for others that ask us.


            March 22

            March 29

            April 5

New Sunday Morning Schedule

Beginning Sunday, February 12, we will offer one worship service at 9:30 AM with Christian Education and Fellowship Hour following at 10:45 AM. Kori Lord, our wonderful paid nursery attendant, will continue to be available for nursery care during the new worship time.

While it may seem counterintuitive, we have combined the worship services so that the energy and excitement can be consolidated. When visitors come to check us out, we hope they will stay and accept the invitation to be a part of the ministry here at Holy Trinity.

This schedule will be in effect through August. It will be reevaluated at the end of the summer or when our new permanent pastor is able to help us review it. We appreciate the challenges and sacrifices that some families will be making to support this move.

Please contact Congregation Council President John Sapienza, or any other Council or Staff member, with questions you may have.

Inclement Weather Policy

Since all weather reports indicate that a snow event is in our immediate future…. The following is Holy Trinity’s Inclement Weather Policy:

  • Programming for youth, specifically Wednesday Night, LIVE!, youth choir rehearsals, Little Blessing Preschool, etc., will follow the lead of Loudoun County Public Schools. If the schools are closed due to inclement weather, then HTLC youth programming will be cancelled.
  • The HTLC church office will follow the lead of Loudoun County government. If Loudoun County government offices are closed, the HTLC church office will also be closed.
  • Committee chairs and outside groups shall make a decision as to whether or not their committees or groups will meet. All are encouraged to use extreme caution and keep in mind the conditions of the roads and parking lot.
  • For events taking place on the weekend, a message will be left on the Church Office’s voice mail and a message will be posted on our website, www.holytrinityleesburg.org , as to whether or not the building is open for use.

Please remember that our first concern is everyone’s safety!

Backpack Buddies

Holy Trinity Joins with Frederick Douglass Elementary in Backpack Buddies Program!

On behalf of the Social Ministry committee and the staff of Frederick Douglass Elementary School, a sincere thank you to all the Holy Trinity members that participated in our recent BackPack Buddies food program.

For the many people who have asked about the food needs of these children during summer vacation, Loudoun County Public School (through their division of School Nutrition Services) has a Summer Feeding Program.  There are nine schools designated throughout the county that will service breakfast and lunch at no charge to children 18 years of age or younger throughout most of the summer months.  There are also several County meal programs available that can supplement or fill the gaps in the school program.

The 2017-18 school year begins on August 24, 2017.  We will take a short summer hiatus for Backpack Buddies food collections, but we will have the shopping cart ready on Sunday, August 6, in preparation for opening day in the county schools!  Please keep a list of the items needed in your wallet and stock-up this summer.


Backpack Buddies Preferred Items:  (Please no items containing any nut products)


  • Fruit juice boxes
  • Individual cereal boxes
  • Individual instant oatmeal cups
  • Cereal bars
  • Fruit Snacks
  • Rice Krispie Treats
  • Individual canned fruit or applesauce cups
  • Individual Ravioli, Beefaroni, Spaghetti cups
  • Individual Mac & Cheese cups
  • Small canned tuna or chicken
  • Individual Bags – cookies, Cheez-its, Goldfish


  • Cash donations
  • Grocery Store Gift Cards

Questions? Pat and Roger Bailey – baileyva@mac.com

Since 2012, Holy Trinity has successfully partnered with Frederick Douglass Elementary in Leesburg by providing Christmas gifts through our Angel Tree outreach program. Our Social Ministry Committee has expanded this collaboration with Douglass by joining together with them in their Backpack Buddies program. In Loudoun County there are over 11,000 children that are food insecure. Food insecurity is defined as the “limited or uncertain availability of nutritionally adequate and safe food.” At Frederick Douglass, there are nearly 90 children classified as “food insecure”. Every Friday, the Backpack Buddies program sends home a bag of individual serving-size foods sufficient for the weekend needs of these children.  Holy Trinity members and Little Blessings families are asked to consider donating different foods from the Backpack Buddies list of needed items. Please place the items in the shopping cart in the Gathering Area. Social Ministry members will deliver these to Frederick Douglass for inclusion in the weekend backpacks.

We Welcome New Members

The Connections team welcomes new Members to our community of faith in the New Year!

January 22, after the 11:00 Worship Service, Join us for “Pizza with Pastor.”  Pastor Heidi and lay leaders will be available to talk about Holy Trinity programs and answer questions while everyone enjoys some food and beverages.

February 5, 2017 is our next New Member Sunday.  We’ll have a special welcome during worship, followed by our yearly “Chili Fest.”  Each new member will have a sponsor who will get to know the family prior to New Member Sunday, and help introduce our new member(s) to other members.  The sponsor will continue as a contact for the new family to alert them to upcoming HTLC events through the coming year.

If you are willing to consider being a sponsor and/or helping with the “Pizza with Pastor” event, please contact Laurie Dieffenbach (ldieffenbach@live.com) or Gretchen Luebbe (gmluebbe@verizon.net). If you would like to become a member of Holy Trinity at this time, please speak with Pastor Heidi. (pastor@holytrinityleesburg.org.)