Sunday - August 1, 2021

“Rise Against Hunger” Event:  We will have our next meal packing event on Sunday, August 22 at 2:00.  Our goal is to pack 10,000 meals.  Please plan to join us, as we share God’s love with those who are hungry.


Starting Today:  Women’s Ministry will be collecting items for Flood Buckets every Sunday in August.  Please help us fill as many buckets as possible so they will be available for this hurricane season. A donation table is in the PLC hallway.  We’ll gather together in late August to assemble the buckets using items donated.


Items Needed include: 

  • 5 gallon buckets with lids

  • Bleach

  • Large trash bags

  • Paper towels

  • Comet / scouring cleanser

  • Pine Sol / liquid cleaner

  • Scrub brushes

  • Gloves (1 pair each, size Large preferred of rubber, leather and cotton).


Thank you for helping our Women’s Ministry support the national platform for the Women of the NALC!


The Application process for 2022 Endowment Grants has begun.  The Committee accepts grant applications each year from August 1 through September 15. If you require assistance with an application request, please reach out to any council member or committee member who is familiar with the process. Forms are located in the church office or can be emailed to you by request.


The NALC Annual Convocation will be held this week in Corpus Christi, Texas.  Our Holy Trinity delegates this year are:  Pastors Brack and Jason, seminarian Cody Carpenter, and Dick Jansak.   If you have an urgent pastoral need during this week, please call Pastor Libby Toler at 704-718-7717.


August is a five Sunday ‘USO Month.’  A table is set up in the PLC and we will be collecting donations for the entire month of August.


The USO is currently in need of:

  • Gluten free snacks

  • Individual crackers, nuts and chips

  • Paper towels

  • Granola bars and fruit snacks / cups

  • Juice boxes and individual drink mixes


All donations will be used locally to bless the approximately 150 servicemembers and their families traveling through the Charlotte airport every day. Please contact Charlene Linsenmayer for additional information. Thank you for blessing our servicemembers!

Memorial Service for Bill and Betty Williams:  Bill and Betty died last spring during the peak of Covid and their funerals were held at the graveside for family only.  Now their family would like to have a memorial service which more people can attend.  The service will be held at Holy Trinity on Saturday, August 21 at 10:00am, with a reception afterwards. The congregation is invited.


Ladies Community Bible Study – Coming to Holy Trinity!  The study will begin with a kick-off on the morning of September 25 and will meet at Holy Trinity on Wednesday mornings from 9:15am-11:15am.  Study groups will be hosted both in person and virtually. For more details or if you are interested in joining this study, please contact Terri Martin, CBS Group Coordinator, at 704.458.0848 or via email at


CAM Needs Volunteers – They are looking for help in their food room, and for help picking up from local stores.  Shifts are Monday through Thursday, from 9am-2pm.  If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity, please call their office at 704.867.8901.


This week’s birthdays: Laura Silverstrim, Lee Stadther (8/1), John Renick (8/2), Luke Busler (8/3), Linda Renick (8/4), Jerry Campbell, Charlotte Murphy (8/5), Chuck Biddle (8/8). Birthday blessings to you all!


This Week’s Bible Readings from the 2-year Daily Lectionary:

Monday:         1 Samuel 24:1-22; Acts 13:44-52; Mark 4:1-20

Tuesday:         1 Samuel 25:1-22; Acts 14:1-18; Mark 4:21-34

Wednesday:   1 Samuel 25:23-44; Acts 14:19-28; Mark 4:35-41

Thursday:       1 Samuel 28:3-20; Acts 15:1-11; Mark 5:1-20

Friday:           1 Samuel 31:1-13; Acts 15:12-21; Mark 5:21-43

Saturday:       2 Samuel 1:1-16; Acts 15:22-35; Mark 6:1-13