Sunday- October 2

Today as part of our Fresh Eyes Summit we are having COMBINED WORSHIP at 10am and Pastor David Wendel will be preaching. Welcome Pastor Wendel, and thank you for your devoted time and work here at Holy Trinity over these past few days! Thank you also to all of our Holy Trinity family who contributed in any way to ensure our Fresh Eyes Summit was successful! We appreciate you!


October is USO Month at Holy Trinity! A table has been set up in the PLC hallway for donations. The USO is currently in need of waters, juice boxes, individually packaged snacks and also gluten-free snacks. For additional information please contact Gary & Charlene Linsenmayer. Thank you for supporting our servicemembers!


Holy Trinity is working with Operation Warm to provide coats to all students at Lingerfeldt Elementary. This is different from our coat collections in previous years. You can help us achieve this goal by giving monetary donations during the month of October. To donate, make your check payable to Holy Trinity Lutheran Church and designate Operation Warm on the memo line. Cash donations should be placed in an envelope and designated Operation Warm. More information is in the October Herald. Thank you for being a blessing to this important ministry!


Mark Your Calendars for the Blessing of the Animals at Holy Trinity this Saturday, October 8, beginning at 12pm. Join us as we thank our God for his gift of animals in our lives -- for his animals that comfort us, delight us and give us companionship. Please contact Trenton and Tia Abernathy for additional information.


SONshiners day trip to Hendersonville next Tuesday, October 11th, leaving from the church parking lot at 8:45 am. Our first stop will be Jump Off Rock with an amazing view then downtown Hendersonville to the Mast General Store and lunch at Mikes on Main. After lunch we will head to Grandads Apple Orchard and if time permits, go through Chimney Rock and visit the Flowering Bridge at Lake Lure. Contact Betty Blalock by October 7 if you plan to attend and to make reservations to ride on the church van.


Ladies - Your vote is needed! We would like to amend our current HTLCW guidelines to read, “Members to the Women’s Ministry team shall be elected at the annual meeting held in January.” This change needs to be voted on and approved by a simple majority vote at any regular or special meeting of the HTLCW. We will hold a special meeting during the announcements at both services on October 16th. Please reach out to Heather Peoples or LaVerne Davis for additional details. 


The men of Holy Trinity will meet for breakfast on Saturday, October 22 at the Firestone Grill, at 8:30am. Please contact Bruce Zander for details.


Holy Trinity’s Next Blood Drive will be held on Monday, October 24 from 2pm-6:30pm. Reserve a donation time on the Red Cross website or by contacting Charlotte Sautner. All blood stays in our community, and each pint can save up to three lives!

Ladies Community Bible Study meets weekly on Wednesday mornings from 9:15am-11am.  This year’s study is focusing on the books of: Colossians, 1st and 2nd Peter, and James. For details please contact the CBS Coordinator, Terri Martin, at 704.458.0848. Ladies, we hope you will join us for this awesome opportunity to be immersed in God’s Word!


Monday Morning Prayer at Gilmore’s Mercantile (137 E Franklin Blvd) at 7:30am. This is a weekly opportunity to gather in prayer and meditate on Scripture before starting the work week. This prayer group is open to the community as a whole, so tell your friends! We will wrap up by 8am. Contact Chris Murphy or Cody Carpenter for more details.


Ministry Help Needed – if you would like to assist with making the Children’s ‘Busy Bags’ each week, please contact Cody Carpenter. This involves copying coloring and activity pages, ensuring there are crayons in each bag, and adding a book / activity item. Thank you!


In-Person Ladies Bible Study: Wednesdays at 6:30pm through October 12th! What do you really know about the Holy Spirit? Have you wondered if the Holy Spirit is reserved for the super-spiritual only? Anne Graham Lotz’s book ‘Jesus In Me’ will help us to learn why the Holy Spirit is not an optional extra in the Christian life, but a divine necessity. Contact Anna Houser for details.


Upcoming birthdays to celebrate: Franklin Bogle, Ashlyn Oakes (10/2), John Walker (10/7), Chad Silverstrim (10/8), Pamm Nolen, Ray Sparks (10/9), Richard DeFreitas, Carla McMahan, Zachary Silverstrim (10/12). 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