Anniversary Dinner & Generational Jeopardy, October 21, 2017

This month brings us to the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther publicly posintg 95 issues, or questions, that he had about words of scripture compared to current religious practices.

At the same time, we celebrate that back in 1892, 125 years ago, here in Easton, 20 households convened in Williams Hall to organize a Lutheran congregation as a legal corporation. Thanks to Elaine Sears and her faithful cohort of historians, that original charter has been found, cleaned and hung in the Fellowship Hall -- right over the coffee station where we can't miss it!

For Holy Trinity, this anniversary year centers on three different events: one for service, one for fun, and one for worship.

The service activity, headed by Allison and Allan Krajcik, was a busy, wonderful success. On Saturday, September 23rd, in the space of 6 hours, hundreds of community members appeared to package 28,800 meals that now fill local food banks. The energy, enthusiasm and laughter of that effort will echo through the rest of our anniversary events. 

This month, we aim to have fun. Please respond to your RSVP invitations for a dinner and evening of Generational Jeopardy. Your meal will be catered with thanks to funding from both Thrivent and our own Gifts and Bequests committee. After dinner, we will put your trivia knowledge from the 1950s to the 2000s -- from Holy Trinity and the culture at large -- to work to support your team.

If you have not already, please RSVP to Dawn Saunders 508-369-6747 or dawn.e.saunders [at] comcast [dot] net. 

Service of Prayer and Lament, October 8, 2017

In the past month, it feels like Mother Nature and human nature have combined to overwhelm us all. In light of hurricanes and devastated communities, this Sunday's worship will be different. 
We will gather at the usual time (9:45 am) in a Service of Prayer in times of Violence. We will sing, experience a variety of forms of prayer, share God's word and God's meal together. 

Come and add your voice to our litanies, petitions and music. 

"So We'll Meet Again" book features letters from the WWII homefront

Elaine Sears with letters from the WWII letter writing campaign.

In 1943, during World War II, an Honor Roll Committee was formed at Lebanon Lutheran Church (now Holy Trinity) for the purpose of occasionally writing to the boys and girls. Thirty-four letters were written, one every month. These beautifully-written letters must have helt like heaven to the troops. Many wrote back; it was the best news they received from home. These letters tell a remarkable story of what was happening in a small town while they were away.

These letter have now been gathered together into a book that is being released in conjunction with the 125th anniversary of Holy Trinity. Elaine Sears, who compiled the book, was recently intereviewed by the Taunton Daily Gazette about the project, and she has also spoken at the North Easton Library.

Copies of the book are available for purchase online or directly from Holy Trinity Lutheran Church. Books can be purchased by sending $19.95 to the church at 143 Lincoln Street, North Easton, MA, 02356. Please make checks payable to "Holy Trinity Fundraising." Please note that this is payment for the "So We'll Meet Again" book.

Please direct questions to the church office.