Helping Hands for the Hungry: Package 20,000 Meals on 9/29

Saturday September 29, 2018
10 am – 4 pm

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church
143 Lincoln Street
North Easton, MA 02356

To sign up online, please visit: Helping Hands Sign Up.

To register by phone, or if you have questions or concerns please call 
Allison Krajcik 508-272-1657 
Allen Krajcik 508-277-3839

Helping Hands for the Hungry

A 6 Hour Food Packaging Event

Please help us fill the 120 volunteer hours needed to operate two assembly lines that will package 24,000 meals for local food banks in Southeastern Massachusetts. Volunteers of all ages are welcome and can sign up online or by phone. There is a two-hour maximum per person! 

Bird's Eye View of Assembly Line

htlc hhh assembly

Sponsored by Holy Trinity Lutheran Church
&
Bristol Episcopal Trinity Church

In cooperation with

  The Outreach Program

The Outreach Program sets up events across the United States to engage business, religious and civic organizations, schools and volunteers of all ages to package nutritious meals for the hungry. For more information please visit http://www.outreachprogram.org

Seafarers Mission Volunteer Day, September 23, 2018

Holy Trinity has volunteered to assist at the New England Seafarer's Mission on Black Falcon Pier in Boston on Sunday, September 23, 2018. There are three cruise ships scheduled in port on that day and we will need 8 to 10 people to assist at the Mission store and at the MoneyGram counter. Mission chaplain, Rev. Steve Cushing, has requested that we arrive by 8:15 AM for training and a brief devotional time before the mission opens. We therefore plan to carpool from the Holy Trinity parking lot, leaving at about 7:15 AM. 

The volunteer day ends at approximately 3:30 PM when the mission closes and the volunteers then often join together for a meal at a nearby restaurant to share fellowship and the day's experiences. Assisting at the Seafarer's Mission is a satisfying and interesting ministry.

A signup sheet will be posted in the Narthex on the first Sunday in September. If you would like additional information on the mIssion duties and activities contact Dave DeVore or Pat Rosania.

Please consider signing up for this unique volunteer opportunity!

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.

A Very Special Evening with Bobby Jo Valentine, May 9, 2018

"Bobby has both the  spirit and the songs to  bring us back to  believing. Whatever  our faith, he has the humor, compassion, words, and music  to help us believe again." -Dar Williams

Hope-folk, soul-pop, poetic rock. Bobby Jo Valentine's music exists outside the lines of any genre. The music's thoughtful lyrics and catchy melodies reach listeners on all paths of life, and the authentic, universal, uncanny nature of his songs have won him Songwriter of the Year at West Coast Songwriters Association twice  in 2011 and 2015, and Song of the Year in 2017. Hope-folk, soul-pop, poetic rock. Bobby Jo Valentine's music exists outside the lines of any genre. The music's thoughtful lyrics and catchy melodies reach listeners on all paths of life, and the authentic, universal, uncanny nature of his songs have won him Songwriter of the Year at West Coast Songwriters Association twice  in 2011 and 2015, and Song of the Year in 2017. 

Born into a Baptist church of strict lines and sharp edges, and coming out of that culture to discover who he really is, Bobby is now a believer of a different sort: a believer in the wild, strange, mystical nature of the world. Faith has come to mean something much deeper, wider, and less cut-and-dried than when he started. Bobby now finds that he has just as much to learn from the people who believe differently than he does as the ones that do. 

Bobby is a proud supporter of equal rights for all people. He believes that we're all in this together; that the arc of the universe is long, but bends toward justice; and that real justice means justice for everyone. Bobby has been invited to perform for many equal rights organizations, Pride festivals, and justice-oriented non-profits, including the National Safe Place Network and Family Promise.

This concert will support efforts to promote food security in southeastern Massachusetts. Last September Holy Trinity Lutheran Church partnered with Bristol Trinity Episcopal Church and The Outreach Program  and numerous area residents to package more than 28,000 nutritious meals for area food banks. This year we hope to do even more. Join us in support of this cause as we enjoy Bobby Jo Valentine's unique artistic gifts.