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Notes from 

Holy Trinity Lutheran 


September 24, 2023


Serving Today


Lector:  Ron Matthewson  Video:  Don Gulliksen

Usher:  George Leonard    Altar Guild:  Ellen Lodato & Kim Dwyer

Communion Assistant: Eugene Randazzo & Joan Cosgrove

CPIC: Joan Cosgrove   Counters: Carol Schutz & Joan Cosgrove

Offering:  Volunteer



Serving Next Week (10/1)


Lector:  Elizabeth Randazzo            Video:  Don Gulliksen

Usher:  Lisa Bischer      zAltar Guild:  Barbara Samuelsen & Linda Decker

Communion Assistant: Sig & Barbara Samuelsen

CPIC: Sig Samuelsen   Counters: Carol Schutz & Joan Cosgrove

Offering:  Volunteer


Today we welcome Lisa WIchman as our guest musician.  Thank you for sharing your gift of music with us.


Special thanks to all who contributed their time and resources to make our Fall Festival a huge success! Kudos to Matt Maitilasso for serving as chief coordinator.  What a blessing Matt!


Important Meeting for All Parents of Our Sunday School Children. Please join Ms. Erin and Pastor Jack for a one-hour meeting on Monday, October 2 at 7:00pm in the choir room.  We’ll discuss ways to improve our Christian education program and ways parents can get more involved!  For more information, please contact Erin at


The Church Council will meet on Tuesday, September 26 at 7:00pm in the choir room.  The general public is invited to observe.


Reminder:  The RISE UP free monthly breakfast will be offered on Saturday September 30 at First Presbyterian Church in Rockaway Boro from 8:00am – 11:00am.  For more information or to volunteer, please contact Jay Decker at:


Altar flowers are given in memory of Bestefar Aksel Landvik-Larsen from Deb Landvik-Larsen.


Lunch & Learn Bible Adult Bible study has reconvened for its Fall schedule. The group meets in the choir room on the first and third Wednesdays of each month from noon to 1:00pm.  Bring a bag much and a Bible!  There is a ZOOM link for those desiring to participate online.  For more information, see Pastor Jack.


Generosity Sunday is coming to Holy Trinity on October 15.  You won’t want to this celebratory Sunday, when we respond to God’s great generosity in our lives!  Look for bulletin inserts and announcements for details.


Donations are being accepted to help with renovating our building (painting, fixing the restrooms, tiling, etc.) Please pray about your generous donation…checks can be written to “Holy Trinity” with “renovation” in the memo section.  There is a basket at the ushers table for collections.  For additional information, contact Joyce Maul at:


Bring new warm socks to church! Be part of our annual Sox-in-A -Box campaign to aid the homeless in conjunction with RISE UP Rockaway.  The receptacle box is located in our vestibule.  The last day to donate socks will be September 25.


Holy Trinity will be collecting clean and slightly used men’s and women’s sweaters and flannel shirts during the month of September.  Any questions please contact Ellen Crane (973-625-1353) or Marga Conn (475-330-4128).


Logo contest! Shannon Leifken is conducting a contest throughout the congregation…Can you come up with a logo and a phrase which symbolizes the life and ministries of Holy Trinity? Think of something catchy…and something which might appear on a T-shirt someday!  To participate, contact Shannon at:


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.

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