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. 

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. 

Applications for 2018 Holy Trinity scholarships due Dec. 1

readingchairThe Gifts and Bequests committee is currently soliciting applications for the 2018 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.