The Last Week after Pentecost
November 24-30, 2013
~Sunday at Holy Trinity~
Please join Brenda and Jim Thomas for Coffee Hour this morning in the Parish Hall after the 10:30 a.m. service.
SUNDAY SCHOOL NEWS and SCHEDULE
Everyone welcome! Bring your child, pre-K to 5th grade, to have some fun and learn with us about the Early Disciples, Friends, of Christ. Last week each child received a small piece of candy to share with a friend just as Christ shared the good news. When one of the girls left and shared her candy with her friend she said “Jesus Loves You”. Today, we will be baking/decorating cookies and next week ( 11/24) we will use music as our theme. Next month, the class will study, “Emmanuel – God With Us”. We hope you can bring your child to share in this wonderful time together.
Tonight - Interfaith Thanksgiving Service
at Beth Israel Synagogue
This year the annual Interfaith Thanksgving Service will be hosted by Beth Israel at 7:00 p.m. tonight. Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, St. James Lutheran Church, Westminster Presbyterian Church and First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) are all participating. Please plan to attend.
~This Week at Holy Trinity~
HOLY TRINITY THANKSGIVING DAY SERVICE
Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 28 at 10:30
From the Altar Guild: Anyone interested in helping decorate the church for the Thanksgiving Service is invited to come help the Altar Guild on Wednesday, November 27th at 10:00 a.m. All donations of fresh fruit and vegetables will be given to the Salvation Army after the service on Thursdays.
Thompson Child & Family Focus
Thompson Child & Family Focus, formerly known as Thompson Children’s Home and predominately supported by the Episcopal Church, is located near Charlotte. Their mission is stated as: Thompson Child & Family Focus is called to serve children and families through healing, teaching, worship, and play. Their vision is stated as: Thompson Child & Family Focus will lead children and families into independent and rewarding lives.
This is a very worthy cause. From Holy Trinity’s very beginning we have designated the loose offering on Thanksgiving for Thompson. Since there is such a small congregation on this day, we ask if other members wish to donate, to please do so. You can make your check payable to Holy Trinity and mark it clearly for Thompson Child & Family Focus. You may, of course, make your check payable to Thompson Child & Family Focus too. Thanks to all who make a donation. It will be wisely spent and very much appreciated.
December Labyrinth Walk
The "first Thursday" evening Labyrinth walk will take place on December 5th. This will provide a great opportunity to contemplate the Advent season and assist in your own preparation for Christmas. Start a new tradition! Please come promptly at 7 pm if you wish to view the optional orientation video. Otherwise, come anytime between 7 and 8:15 pm if you just want to walk. As always, candles and soft music accompany the walk. (Recently, we've been treated to soft live organ music provided by our own organist Jamie Wilcutts.) Docents, informational brochures and someone to walk you to your car after the walk are all available.
Saturday, December 7
RITE 13 BABYSITTING
Rite 13 will offer babysitting in the church Parish Hall on Saturday December 7th from 5 to 9 pm. We will serve dinner (chicken nuggets and such), play games and watch Christmas movies with your children while you go out to eat or shop!
We will accept donations which will be used for our trip to Washington DC this spring! If you have any questions, please call Judy Philbrook at 850-6360.
DATE CHANGE: The Annual Meeting has been rescheduled from Sunday, December 1st to Sunday, December 8th after the 10:30 service.
Holy Trinity’s Annual Meeting is Sunday, December 8th following the 10:30 service. We will elect four people to the Vestry and our delegates to Diocesan Convention. The 2014 budget will be presented as will reports from the various lay and ministry leadership. A lunch will follow the meeting.
Honoring Ray and Judy
Friday, December 20th
7:00 PM at Holy Trinity
Registration details to follow