Congregation Meeting to nominate disciples for Church Council:
Sunday, October 11, at the worship announcement times. Voting members have received a letter with the requirements for Council, and a list of eligible people to nominate. If you are eligible to be nominated but cannot serve if elected, you may remove your name from the list by filling out the form available at the church office.
Joining Jesus on His Mission
Our “Joining Jesus on His Mission” study continues for the third session this week. If you have not already signed up to be with a group, it’s not too late – please connect with Pastor Brack to check which groups still have openings.
Both services are the “blended” style of worship. The 8:30am service meets in the Fellowship Hall, and the 11:15am service meets in the Sanctuary. We continue to live-stream our Sunday worship at 11:15am on our website www.holytrinitygastonia.org, and on our Facebook page.
Church Pictorial Directory:
f you were unable to schedule a time with our photographer during the past two weeks, please contact Charlotte Sautner to ensure you are on the list for ‘make up’ sessions coming soon! We need the help and participation of all of our disciples to ensure this directory is a success! Thank you!
October Events are coming up!
Watch for more information coming about these:
• Women’s Movie Night—Friday, October 16 at 7pm
• “Luther” Movie Night—Saturday, October 24 at 6:45pm
• HT Trunk or Treat—as Bible Characters! - -Saturday, October 31 in the late afternoon
Donations Being Collected:
The Women’s Ministry is collecting donations for local assisted living and nursing facilities such as puzzles, activity books, playing cards, blankets/gripper socks and full-size personal hygiene items. Please place donations on the table located in the PLC hallway.
Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes:
It is already that time of the year again…where we can begin preparing to share the love of Christ with children all around the world, in a shoebox! Please be sure to stop by our Welcome Center beginning Sunday October 18 to pick up your box and list of packing ideas!
American Red Cross Blood Drive – Next Month!
Mark your calendars for Monday, October 26 from 3-7:30pm. We already have 15 people signed up! We hope you will join us in giving the gift of life to our community. Contact Charlotte Sautner for help signing up.
This month marks Pastor Brack’s 15th year serving God at Holy Trinity! Please take a minute to show him your appreciation by saying ‘thank you!’ or by a handwritten note / card. There is a large decorated box in the Welcome center, and a basket outside the sanctuary for your cards. You may also place your gift into the offering plate or designate an online gift. Let’s celebrate Pastor Brack and Amy, and the love they have shown Holy Trinity!
All disciples are invited to watch the “Luther” movie on Friday evening, October 24 at 6:45pm. We’ll watch this in the Fellowship Hall, with plenty of space to spread out. Due to Covid regulations, we will not be serving snacks… but feel free to bring your own snacks and drinks to help you enjoy the film. We hope you will join us!
Disaster Relief Flood Buckets:
Our Mission District is gathering flood buckets. Each 5- gallon bucket (with lid) should contain: two large trash bags, scouring cleanser, scrub brush, liquid floor cleaner, rubber gloves, bleach, dust mask. We are also collecting rakes, shovels, hoes and brooms. Please drop items in the Welcome Center or, if you’d like to sponsor a bucket, the suggested donation is $15. Contact Bob Barnhill or Chuck Biddle for more details.
This week’s birthdays:
Amy East, Michelle Lanier (9/27), LaRae Campbell (9/28), Brenda Biddle, Susan Black, Richard Waits (9/29), Betty Janssen (9/30), Edie Lindley, John Sautner (10/1), Franklin Bogle, Wesley Franklin, Ashlyn Oakes (10/2), Jon Michael Brackett (10/4). Birthday blessings and love to you all!
This Week’s Bible Readings from the 2-year Daily Lectionary:
Monday: Job 32:1-10, 19-33:1, 19-28; Acts 13:44-52; John 10:19-30
Tuesday: Job 29:1-20; Acts 14:1-18; John 10:31-42
Wednesday: Job 29:1, 30:1-2, 16-31; Acts 14:19-28; John 11:1-16
Thursday: Job 29:1, 31:1-23; Acts 15:1-11; John 11:17-29
Friday: Job 29:1, 31:24-40; Acts 15:12-21; John 11:30-44
Saturday: Job 38:1-17; Acts 15:22-35; John 11:45-54