Week of January 24, 2021

January is a ‘Five Sunday’ USO Month. We are actively serving the troops who come through the Charlotte airport. They are in need of: paper towels, individually wrapped snacks and juice boxes / energy drinks / Cokes / bottled water. Donations can be placed on the table in the PLC hallway through next Sunday. Last month during the four-day period around Christmas, the Charlotte USO served 3,000 troops!  Thank you for your support of this ministry!


Ladies Bible Study – “Elijah” – begins next Tuesday, February 2 at 6:30pm. This study will run for seven sessions and be held via Zoom. We will learn about the emboldened, fiery faith that God places in our lives for us to use. Cost of the book is $18. Please contact Anna Houser to sign up!


Souper Bowl of Caring—Feb 7:  Please join our Youth ministry as we collect canned food items as well as financial support for Gaston Crisis Assistance Ministries and Lutheran World Relief! Our financial donations will be split 50/50 between these two organizations. Collections will be taken at both worship times. Please contact Pastor Jason for additional details.

“Showing our School Staff Love” – Women’s Ministry Missions will be showing love on Friday, February 12th to the staff of York-Chester Middle School and other nearby schools! We are asking you to help by donating treats. With Covid restrictions, donated items must be purchased and individually wrapped. Ideas include: cookies, chips, crackers, trail mix packets, KIND bars, Rice Krispie bars, Dove chocolates or Hershey Kisses (Valentine wrapped if possible!). We also need cartons of Diet Coke/Coke Zero, Dr. Pepper and Cherry Sundrop to stock their refrigerators. There is a table in the Welcome Center for donations. Thank you for helping Holy Trinity thank our local school staff for the amazing job they are doing!

Please help us Share the Warmth with our neighbors this winter! Needed: Warm, clean, and gently used coats.  (No raincoats, sweatshirts or lightweight jackets, please.) The collection box is located in the Welcome Center.


2021 Offering Envelopes:  All offering envelopes that were on the table in our Connector have been mailed. If you did not receive yours, please let our church office know and we are happy to send you a replacement set. Thank you for your faithful giving and for keeping our church operating during this time!


Financial Pledge Cards for 2021 are still being received. Blank cards are available in the Welcome Center and Narthex if you need one. 


Blood Drive – We will be hosting our quarterly Red Cross Blood Drive on Monday, February 22 from 3-7:30pm. To sign up for a donation time, please contact Charlotte Sautner or visit the Red Cross website.


This week’s birthdays:  Carla Oakes, Charlotte Sautner, Susan Kluttz (1/26); Iris Work (1/27), Gary Linsenmayer (1/29); John Peoples (1/31). Birthday blessings and love to you all!


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

Monday        Isaiah 48:1-11; Galatians 1:1-17; Mark 5:21-43

Tuesday:       Isaiah 48:12-21; Galatians 1:18-2:10; Mark 6:1-13

Wednesday: Isaiah 49:1-12; Galatians 2:11-21; Mark 6:13-29

Thursday:     Isaiah 49:13-23; Galatians 3:1-14; Mark 6:30-46

Friday:         Isaiah 50:1-11; Galatians 3:15-22; Mark: 6:47-56

Saturday:     Isaiah 51:1-8; Galatians 3:23-29; Mark 7:1-23

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