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Community Church for February 14, 2021

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In today’s newsletter, you can read about the Council on American-Islamic Relations, another organization Holy Trinity chose to give money to. There’s also a link to the fourth and final Zoom session of the Reparations: An Introduction and a Challenge discussion series. Use the link from the newsletter (it’s different than the one from last week).

Community Church for February 7, 2021

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Today’s newsletter can be viewed here. At the annual meeting yesterday, the congregation passed the Stepping Out in Faith recommendations, which means we will be handing out money to 8 of our community partners. The first of the 8 are “showcased” in today’s newsletter. Because the organizations were listed in alphabetical order, today you can learn a bit about the American Indian Community Development Council.

You’ll see links to Pastor Angela on Good Morning, America, some opportunities to sign up/RSVP for events, and links to discussions and events from the past week. There’s a lot to keep you busy!

Community Church for January 31, 2021

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The Community Church Newsletter for January 31, 2021, is now available. In today’s newsletter, you will read a message from ELCA Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton about the COVID-19 pandemic and the church’s response. It’s very inspiring.

If you click on all of the links and read/listen/watch everything, you will be busy for a long time. You can watch previous adult forums, our discussion series that started last week, the worship service from Sunday, Amanda Gorman reading her poem at last week’s inauguration, and some study material for upcoming discussions. (There are no quizzes!)

 

Community Church for January 24, 2021

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The Community Church Newsletter for January 24, 20201, is now available.

You know by now that the annual meeting will happen via Zoom on January 31. As we do every year, we will be voting to replace four council members whose terms are ending. The nominating committee has nominated Allison Johnston Heist, Erin Henry, Gretchen Lund, and Mike Nevergall for the open positions. You can learn about them in today’s Community Church.

Community Church for January 17, 2021

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The Community Church for January 17, 2021, is now available.

In today’s Community Church, you can (and should) review the Statement of Urgent Concern for the Care of Creation. Kathy Hollander tells about the steps the Caring for Creation Committee took to get the statement to the concise document it is today. It is one of the things we will be voting on at the Annual Meeting on January 31. Another item we will vote on is the Stepping Out in Faith recommendations for the money we received from the Trinity Apartments transaction. You can learn more about that at Sunday’s adult forum. If you didn’t attend the town-hall style meeting a few weeks ago, you should plan to attend the adult forum on Sunday. This committee has done amazing work.

Community Church for January 10, 2021

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The Community Church for January 10, 2021, is now available. You’ll find an article about an intergenerational storytelling event, written by Ann Schrooten. It sounds really wonderful. Read about it and then click the link at the end of the article to sign up.

You’ve probably already heard, but (not surprisingly) Church Council has voted to continue on-line worship through Easter Sunday, April 4, 2021. Stay safe, everyone!

Community Church for December 27, 2020

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The Community Church Newsletter for December 27, 2020, is now available. Carol Masters wrote a poem about the thank-you notes Holy Trinity sent out to people who donated to our justice fund following the murder of George Floyd. The original notes used the following message (to which Carol refers in her poem):

Dear ____,
We speak his name: George Floyd.
We gratefully acknowledge your generous contribution to the Justice Fund at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church. Your loving support enables us to serve our community and to be generous with our neighbors as we support the cause of justice together. Thank you for being our partner as we pray for and work toward a more equitable tomorrow.
____ , on behalf of the pastors, staff and congregation.

Community Church for December 20, 2020

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The Community Church Newsletter for December 20, 2020, is now available.

Deacon David has written an educational and thought-provoking column about Our Lady of Guadalupe; it’s fascinating.

Please note that Sunday’s adult forum with David Sims will begin at 10:00 a.m. This is a change for December 20 only. You will have an extra half-hour to warm up your vocal cords and get ready to belt out those hymns.

There are many links in the newsletter this week. There’s a link to June Prange and Carolyn Schurr’s memorial service, which was held this past Saturday. There are links to the previous two piñata-making classes with Deacon David. There’s a link to last Wednesday’s adult forum (part 1 with Matt Skinner). There’s a link to the Stepping Out in Faith Town Hall event from last Thursday. And there are links to last week’s Advent Holden Evening Prayer service and Sunday’s worship service.