Notes from 

Holy Trinity Lutheran 

Church

 

January 24, 2021

We are now observing the liturgical season of Epiphany. Our assigned Scripture verses each week illustrate how Jesus revealed his mission and identity to the world in the first century.  Question of the day:  How is Jesus revealing his mission and identity to us?

 

2021 Holy Trinity Wall Calendars are available free of charge.  Take a few home…they’re available on the table in the rear of the sanctuary.

 

Special thanks to those who remained after worship last week to help de-decorate the sanctuary for our new season of Epiphany.

 

Ash Wednesday is just around the corner (February 17).  The ELCA Bishop and the NJ Synod Bishop are recommending liturgies in which no ashes are distributed on foreheads this year in observance of COVID safety protocols. Our “in person” worship will be offered in the sanctuary at noon.

 

Church Council Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, February 26 at 7:00pm in the choir room.  A ZOOM video conferencing option will also be available.

 

Looking ahead toward the season of Lent.  Due to the pandemic and COVID restrictions, the Friday Lenten ecumenical lunches have been canceled for the season of Lent.  However, plans are being discussed for an outdoor community Good Friday liturgy at noon at a nearby location. Watch future bulletins for details.

 

2021 Offering Envelope boxes are now available in the narthex (lobby).  If you are a newcomer to Holy Trinity or if you don’t not have a designated box number, please contact Ellen Crane at 973-625-1353.

 

Did you know:  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.

 

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

 

Lunch & Learn Adult Bible Study will be offered again on February 3.  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.

 

Potholders are still offered for sale by our women's group. These sturdy potholders are only $10 for a set of two.  To purchase contact Joan Cosgrove or Ellen Crane.

 

Clothing Donations:  Please place in the RED BIN in the rear parking lot of the church. Also taking shoes, handbags, stuffed toys, and linens!

 

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 www.rockawaylutheran.org and click on the “donate” button. . . then follow the simple instructions. Still not sure?  Please contact Donna Gulliksen at: Donna.Gulliksen@gmail.com 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.