Notes from 

Holy Trinity Lutheran 



June 13, 2021

Did you notice that we are planting a community vegetable garden behind the church?  The “harvest” to be donated to our local impoverished.  For more info on volunteering/supporting this effort, please contact Shannon Leifken at: or call 973-570-2136.


Fall Festival is Coming!  Mark your calendars to participate in our annual community Fall Festival, September 25 from noon to 5pm (rain date 9/26, 1:00-6:00). Food, vendors, car show, live band, and more!  For more information, contact Matt Maitilasso at 973-876-0973 or email at .  Business sponsors and vendors are being recruited now! CDC guidelines will be followed, especially for masking and physical distancing.


Considering Membership at Holy Trinity?  Pastor Jack will offer brief new member/orientation classes after worship on June 13, and 20.  For more info contact Pastor at 908-887-1161 or email at .


Food Collections.  Please note:  Please donate only NON-PERISHABLE food items.  Do not drop off milk, bread, or various dairy products as these items may spoil prior to public distribution.


Did you know…approximately two hundred viewers “tune in” each week through our internet streaming of the worship experience. We are reaching viewers as far as Texas, Florida, the Carolinas, Tennessee, Maine and now China!  Thanks to modern technology we are living out Jesus’ great commission to proclaim God’s Word near and far (see Matthew 28).


All liturgical wording for our worship services comes from the national office of the ELCA (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America) and is the standard recommended Lutheran liturgy for all Lutheran congregations across the United States.


Lunch & Learn Adult Bible Study will be offered again on June 16. Join us at noon...bring a bag lunch.  Physical distancing and facial coverings will be mandatory. For those unable or uncomfortable attending in person, the Bible study will be live streamed through the ZOOM format.  Please contact Pastor Jack ( about the ZOOM link.


Clothing Donations:  Please DO NOT drop off clothing at our church vestibule or lobby area.  Instead, please place all donated articles in the RED BIN in the rear parking lot of the church. Shoes, handbags, stuffed toys, and linens are accepted as well! For more information, contact Ellen Crane at 973-625-1353.


Want to give electronically?  40% of our offerings now come in via electronic giving sources.  To learn more, simply go to our web page at and click on the “donate” button. . . then follow the simple instructions. Still not sure?  Please contact Donna Gulliksen at: or call her at 973-697-1895.  Regular offerings (with date and frequency of your choice) as well as one-time gifts can be established electronically.  All transactions are confidential.