Advent and Christmas at Holy Trinity

Sunday, 12/16 - 3rd Sunday of Advent

  • Worship & Sunday School, 9:45 AM

Sunday, 12/23 - 4th Sunday of Advent

  • HTLC Advent/Christmas Family Worship (w/ Baptism), 9:45 AM

Monday, 12/24 - Christmas Eve

  • Bristol Trinity Episcopal Christmas Eve Service  6:00 PM
  • HTLC Christmas Eve Candlelight Service of Lessons and Carols, 10:00 PM

Sunday, 12/30 - 1st Sunday of Christmas

  • Service of Lessons and Carols w/ BTEC, 9:45 AM

Sunday, 1/6 - Festival of Epiphany

  • Worship w/ BTEC featuring children's pageant, 9:45 AM
  • Three Kings Party in fellowship hall following worship

Applications for 2019 Holy Trinity scholarships due Dec. 31

readingchairThe Gifts and Bequests committee is currently soliciting applications for the 2019 scholarship program. Scholarships are available to support all students pursuing post-high school education, with special programs available for those pursuing careers in the church or in nursing. Recipients must be active members of the congregation, and must complete the application form by December 1. For more information and to download the scholarship application, please visit the Scholarships page at www.htlceaston.org.

Holy Trinity welcomes Rev. John Polk as Transition Pastor on Sunday, July 8

polk smallHoly Trinity is pleased to announce the appointment of the Rev. John Polk as transition pastor. Pastor Polk will preach for the first time at HTLC on Sunday, July 8, 2018.​

Pastor Polk received his Doctor of Ministry degree from the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago and his Master’s of Divinity degree from Luther Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota. He is a board-certified chaplain with the Association of Professional Chaplains. He has served four parishes: one in New Jersey, one in Missouri; and two in Kansas. For the last month he has served as the interim pastor at the Lutheran Church of the Newtons in Newton, Massachusetts. 

He has served as chaplain at a community hospital in Kansas and an Episcopal hospital in Kansas City. After moving from Kansas City to Boston he served for five years as the Director of Chaplaincy at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. He is a certified coach with the Institute for Social and Emotional Intelligence in Denver, Colorado. 

Pastor Polk was graduated from Phillips Exeter Academy in Exeter, New Hampshire and worked as a counselor at Camp Calumet for three summers when he was a teenager. He was born in Washington D.C. and grew up first in Wilbraham, Massachusetts and later in Eau Claire, Wisconsin.

Pastor Polk’s older son, William and his wife, Shannon live in Chicago with their dog, Penny. His younger son, James and his girlfriend, Kelsey live in Kansas City along with Pastor Polk’s two most wonderful grandsons in the world- Maddox and Emmett. Pastor Polk lives with his husband, Gino on the beach in Revere.

2018 RO-MAR Scholarship Recipients Announced

The Gifts and Bequests Committee is proud to announce this year’s Ro-Mar scholarship recipients:

  • Jonathan Berry
  • Michaela Berry
  • Eric Bliss
  • Ingrid Brugnoli-Ensin
  • Chelsea Krajcik
  • Nicole Nassif
  • Christopher Prentis

We wish each of these students great success in all that they pursue!

RO-MAR higher education scholarships are awarded to qualified applicants who are voting members of Holy Trinity pursuing post-High School education. More information about Holy Trinity's scholarship programs can be found on the church website.