Notes from 

Holy Trinity Lutheran 


January 26, 2020

New sermon series is coming to us!  Starting January 19 Pastor Jack will offer a three-part series, “The Call of God”.  Questions to be addressed:  How is God calling “me” to serve?  What is my Christian job description? What are God’s expectations for me? How can I live-out my Christian calling? Bring a friend: discover new meaning for contemporary discipleship.

Souper Bowl of Caring – Holy Trinity and our Sunday School will again be participating in the Nationwide “Souper Bowl of Caring” on Super Bowl Sunday, February 2. Linked with the Super Bowl’s aim toward winning, we will be working toward winning to end hunger by helpingthose who need help in feeding themselves and their families. We will be sending our contributions directly to the Rockaway Food Pantry. Our Sunday School kids will be singing and collecting at the end of our church service.

Please contribute – your generosity will be greatly appreciated!


We will no longer be accepting clothing donations.    If you have any questions, please contact Ellen Crane.


A New Year…A New Opportunity to Explore God’s Word.  Join Pastor Jack on the first and third Wednesdays of each month for “Lunch and Learn”.  Bring a bag lunch.  Beverages provided.  Noon, in the choir room.  We’re learning about the Gospel of John.

2020 Offertory Envelopes are in the Narthex – Please pick up.
If your envelopes are missing, please notify Ellen Crane

Funeral Response Team to assemble soon!  Pastor Jack needs about six willing volunteers to serve on Holy Trinity's new Funeral Response Team.  The team members will mobilize quickly in the event that a funeral is planned at Holy Trinity.  Responsibilities include:  Setting up the sanctuary, preparing tables/chairs for a possible funeral luncheon, ironing the funeral pall, etc.  Please see Pastor if interested the team should be "up and running" by January 2020.


Lunch and Learn Bible Study is held on the first and third Wednesday of each month at noon. Come join in the study of the book of John. (January is 3rd Sunday only)


Readers (lectors) are needed for Sunday mornings.  Please consider signing up to read on Sunday mornings.  The readings will be sent to you before Sunday so you will have plenty time to read over.  It’s an easy way to serve the church.  Your help is much appreciated.


Safety note – Many of our seniors are experiencing difficulty climbing our back staircase on Sunday mornings.  In the future please consider parking in the rear parking lot so that the upper parking lot (and upper entrance to the building) can be designated for those with physical limitations.





Seniors who need counseling services but have no transportation.  The Mental Health Association of Morris/Essex will bring a counselor to your home.  No additional charge.  For more info call 973-334-3496.

Toiletries in a Tub! This month, RISE UP is collecting toiletries to help our neighbors in need.  Please bring the following items and place them in the tub, located in our vestibule:  toothbrushes, toothpaste, soap, shampoo, deodorant, disposable razors, shaving cream, etc.  Thank you for your support.

Looking Ahead


Jan.   28   Church Council Meeting 7:00pm


Feb.     2   Souper Bowl of Caring Sunday (Collection for Rockaway Food Closet)

           5   Lunch and Learn - Noon

           9   Scout Sunday

                “Share God’s Love” Sunday (children to sing in church)

                Make Valentine cards for shut-ins

                WELCA meeting – Gifts of Love and Laughter  - after service

         19   Lunch and Learn - Noon

         25   Church Council Meeting 7:00pm

         26   Ash Wednesday: HTLC – Noon, PoP 7:00p.m.

Rev. Dr. Jack DiMatteo, Pastor

Ph: 973-625-0110

Office Hours: Mon.-Thur. 9:00am-noon