2018 Lenten and Holy Week Activities at Holy Trinity

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"At once the Spirit sent him out into the wilderness, and he was in the wilderness
forty days, being tempted by Satan. He was with the wild animals, and angels attended him."

During the church season of Lent, we follow the gospel of Mark as the Holy Spirit hurls Jesus into the wilderness for 40 days. During these 40 days, we offer the following events to help us confront our own wilderness experiences.

Ash Wednesday
February 14, Noon and 7 PM

We enter the Lenten season with the traditional application of ashes on our foreheads and we hear these words: Remember you are dust and to dust you shall return.

Sunday Lenten Worship
February 18 & 25, March 4, 11 & 18, 9:45 AM

We engage in contemplative worship as we consider our own personal journeys through the wilderness.

Wednesday Soup and Lenten Worship
February 21 & 28, March 7, 14 & 21, 6 PM

We come together for dinner and evening worship focused on the idea of change.

Palm Sunday
Sunday, March 25, 9:45 AM

We celebrate Jesus' triumphant entry into Jerusalem, all the while looking ahead to the coming events of Holy Week. A palm parade will begin at9:10 in the Fellowship Hall and out into our neighborhood, followed by worship at 9:45 in the sanctuary.

Maundy Thursday: Supper, Eucharist, Stripping of the Altar
Thursday, March 29, 6 PM

Jesus commands us to love one another – in service to each other, symbolized by the washing of the feet, and in community, symbolized by the sharing of communion. Finally, we strip the altar and sanctuary bare to mark the transition to the crucifixion and death of Jesus.

Good Friday
March 30, 7 PM

Our Good Friday service, set in a bare and quiet sanctuary, is a time for reflection and prayer.

Easter Vigil
Saturday, March 31, 7:30 PM

This service is full of contrasts: darkness and light; death and life; chaos and order; slavery and freedom. We begin outdoors with the lighting of a bonfire. We follow the lead candle into the fellowship hall for stories and music. With our small candles we process through the dark halls to the Easter light in the sanctuary and the celebration of the resurrection in Holy Communion.

Easter Sunday
Sunday, April 1, 2018, 9:45 AM

Join us as we celebrate the resurrection through joyous worship and music.

Saint Nicholas Day Celebration, December 6, 2017

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Please join us for a joint potluck supper with Bristol Trinity Episcopal Church. Bring a dish to share, and enjoy a meal, crafts for all ages, and storytelling. Discover the real Christian saint who inspired the idea of Santa Claus.

Midweek Advent Worship, Wednesdays starting November 29th, 2017

All are invited to our Midweek Advent service that will be centered in Marty Haugen's Holden Evening Prayer. We will gather in the Chapel at 7 PM. We will begin the midweek service on Wednesday, November 29th, contining on December 6th, 13th, and 20th. The December 6th service will happen AFTER the St. Nicholas celebration. 

This invitation is oepn to Holy Trinity, Bristol Trinity, as well as friends and neighbors from surrounding communities. 

125th Anniversary Festival Worship, December 2

swedishluthbuilding editedHoly Trinity Lutheran Church is celebrating its 125th anniversary Saturday, Dec. 2 at 4 p.m.

The church will celebrate the vision and determination of a group of Lutheran immigrants who, in 1892, formed the Lebanon Evangelical Lutheran Church on Williams Street.

With the generous gift of land from Elise Ames Parker, the congregation moved to its current Lincoln Street location in 1959.

The service includes the guest preacher, the Rev. Cheryl Larsen Lawing as well as a variety of special music including a prelude by four guest musicians who will play “Air à l’Italien” from Telemann’s “Suite in A minor for Recorder and Strings,” a short piece by the Bell Choir, two Choir anthems, “A Song of Thanksgiving” by John Ferguson and “Rejoice in the Lord Always” (also known as “the Bell Anthem”) by Henry Purcell which will be sung by a guest trio and the choir with string quartet accompaniment. Singers from Coro Allegro, United First Parish in Quincy and other congregations will join the choir.

There will be a reception following the service. All are invited to attend.

Holy Trinity is located at 143 Lincoln St., North Easton. For more information, please call 508-238-6666

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.