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Notes from 

Holy Trinity Lutheran 



March 26, 2023

Serving Today


Lector:  Ruth Ann Greiner        Video:  Jonathan Bollard

Usher:  Joyce Maul     Altar Guild:  Peg Hon

Communion Assistant: Matt Maitilasso & George Leonard 

CPIC: Matt Maitilasso   Counters: Carol Schutz & Joan Cosgrove

Offering:  Joan & Joyce


Serving Next  Week (4/2)


Lector:  Shannon Leifken        Video:  Jonathan Bollard

Usher:  Carol Schutz     Altar Guild:  Judy Randazzo

Communion Assistant: Joan Cosgrove and Jpyce Maul 

CPIC: Joan Cosgrove   Counters: Carol Schutz & Joan Cosgrove

Offering:  Joan & Joyce


Special thanks to our guest musician for today, Lisa Wichman.


Special thanks to Ruth Ann Greiner, composer and director of her Lenten play ,”The Parades Passing By”, which will be presented at our worship today.  Also, thanks to one of the presenters, Al Buechler!


SAVE THE DATE!! - After three years, WELCA is proud to be bringing back the Mother/Daughter Banquet on Friday, May 12, at 6PM.  Tickets will go on sale soon.


EASTER LILY order forms are located on the usher’s table.  The last date to order lilies is April 2nd.


There will be a pot-luck covered dish dinner AFTER the Holy Thursday worship service.  For more information, please contact Joan Cosgrove at 973-691-1705 or email her at: .


Want to use our church building for your group or organization? Please submit your request(s) to our Congregation Council in writing or in email form to our President Joan Cosgrove at least one month in advance of intended building usage.  Joan’s email is:   Groups are required to complete a Building Usage Agreement form and provide proof of liability insurance coverage listing Holy Trinity as “additionally insured”.


Pastor Jack has tickets to the Fish and Chips dinner in Sparta on 3/26/23.  Please see him if you wish to order tickets in advance (at a discounted price…see display ad).


Lunch & Learn Adult Bible Study will be offered again on 4/19 at noon, in-person and via ZOOM conferencing. Please contact Pastor Jack ( about the ZOOM link.


Our 2023 Lenten Schedule is now established.  Please see attached flyer for details.


Communion Note:  The communion trays are configured in a certain way. Cups containing grape juice are in the center of the tray, and cups containing wine are near the edges of each serving tray.


Did you know that Congregation Council meetings are open to the general public?  Non-Council visitors may have voice, but not vote as per our Constitution.  Come see what your leaders are up to lately!  The meetings are conducted monthly on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 7:00pm in the choir room.


Do you prefer to receive a gluten free wafer for communion? These wafers are available in the candy dish in front of the organ.


Lectors (readers on Sunday mornings) are needed and appreciated.  Read the assigned Scripture for the day!  Sign up sheets are located in the rear of the sanctuary, or ask Pastor Jack for details:


RISE UP is collecting toiletries to aid our locals.  Did you know that food stamps do not cover basic toiletry items like soap and shampoo?  Please donate items in the special bin located in our church vestibule. For more information, contact Angela Bloshuk at 973-476-0101 or email her at:


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.  Regular offerings (with date and frequency of your choice) as well as one-time gifts can be established electronically.  All transactions are confidential.



Collections Update


Winter hats, mittens, gloves, and scarves are now being collected.


For more information of these various clothing collections please contact Ellen Crane (973-625-1353).


Please note: Any clothing other than sweaters and flannel shirts should be deposited in our outside red clothing bin, located in the rear parking lot.


Non-perishable food items can be dropped off inside our front entrance vestibule.  Please do not donate perishable goods, such as milk, eggs, bread, and cheese.

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