Holy Trinity Lutheran Church

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church

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Thank you for the wonderful Easter worship service. It was a great message and the music was beautiful - vocal and instrumental. I loved the use of the Grinch story. I particularly enjoyed watching everyone on the Allelu - people and dogs! And while it was nice to sit on my couch with my coffee to be part of the worship, I am really looking forward to when we can gather together again in person. In the meantime, this worship service was a blessing. Again, to all involved - THANKS!
Look what you did! Over 10,000 meals in about an hour! Who wants to RISE Against Hunger again?
Little Blessings Preschool currently has several openings in the Tue/Thur 3 year old program. Children must be potty trained and 3 years old by September 30. If you know of anyone with a little one needing a preschool for the fall please have them email [email protected] Thank you!
Great message of Bible application on this show today starts about 1/3 way into the show: Brannon Howse show
A family down my street posted this. If you can help please contact me. Hello! I have a friend that is up here from St. Thomas. They were evacuated out at the last minute and she was only able to grab one bag for her kids. Unfortunately, their house was destroyed and they have lost everything. Nothing is salvageable. She is enrolling the kids in school up here, but is having to start from scratch. She and the kids have no clothes, toiletries, toys or anything. She has a 6 year old boy who wears a 7 top, 6 bottom and 3 shoe and a 4 year old daughter who wears a 5/6 top, 6/7 bottom and 13 shoe. If anyone has something they would be willing to donate I am happy to come pick up from you. Thank you!
Excellent article
Found this guy after a quick visit at church today...ironic?!?
Found this guy today after a quick stop at church...ironic?!?
I like reading these maybe some of you will as well. Gerry Johnson

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church is located in Leesburg, and is part of the Evangelical Lutheran Curch in America. All are welcome!

Mission: We care as friends, we love as family, and we serve as Christ.

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"Gather us in and hold us forever,
Gather us in and make us your own;
Gather us in, all peoples together,
Fire of love in our flesh and our bone."
(ELW 532)

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Christ is risen, just as he said. Go in peace. Share the good news. Alleluia!

It's time for Sunday UnSunday School with Sadie & Mrs. Fox!

Sunday School Lesson:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3CnbZfxj5ZE&list=PLDVfbRjxLsgVAXHx1oh-Uym9TKk9Epbcq

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Alleluia! He is Risen!

Please join us for our online Worship from the safety of your own homes at 9:30. Following Worship, we will have a Zoom Coffee Hour.

Worship Link:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=03tk5IrFIH0

Constant Contact:
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Wednesday UnSunday School, Sadie & Mrs. Fox, May 13

Wednesday Sunday School has already begun!

Wednesday Evening Class Times:
Preschool.......................4:30 - 4:45
Grades K-2......................5:30 - 6:00
Grades 3-5......................6:15 - 6:45
Middle & High School....7:00 - 7:30

Sadie & Mrs. Fox:
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Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Wednesday UnSunday School, May 13 Sadie & Mrs. Fox Wednesday Evening Class Times: Preschool.......................4:30 - 4:45 G...

So, I went into a pharmacy, and when I was waiting in line to check out, which always seems to happen, the lady in front of me pulls out her wallet and drops the contents on the floor. My first impulse what to pick them up for her, and I was startled when the first item I grabbed was my business card. Okay, so I know I am a pastor and all, but this was weird. So, I did what anybody else would do. I introduced myself.

She made the connection, looked at my business card, and said, “You are Pastor Gerry?”

And I said, “Yessss.”

She finished paying and waited for me. Then she told me that she had gotten my card from a friend of hers who said that she should give me a call. We sat outside on the bench in front of the store, and she told me what was on her mind. She finished up with, “This is so weird. How did this happen?”

Serendipity.

Okay, you have had these kinds of meetings, haven’t you? You can call them coincidences, a simple coming together of two related things randomly. Or you can call them serendipity, which is two things coming together in a positive way that seems contrived or like someone prearranged the meeting. We could meet an old friend in a store, or have a forgotten check show up in the mail when we really needed the money. We could be depressed or in need of help, and the right help shows up extremely well-timed. It is easy, just to say it was a coincidence. But it was too weird, too unlikely, too perfect. And you think, “Is something else going on?” Or if you are religious, “Yes, there is a God looking out for me!”

So, here is what I think. I think if I can’t explain it, then how can I randomly eliminate possibilities of it being God? The odds of these things happening are so remote to be sheer coincidences. Something is going on, and we do not know what it is. Also, why do we need to know everything? Is it okay to just celebrate the good things that happen, especially the ones that are good fortune specifically tailored for us?

So, I do think that there is a divine hand in serendipity. I have seen too many unusually good things happen that were so perfect, and so needed, and so good. Either way, I thank God every time it happens. That seems like the right thing to do.
“Now to him who by the power at work within us is able to accomplish abundantly far more than all we can ask or imagine, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations, for ever and ever.” Ephesians 3:20-21

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Sunday UnSunday School, May 10:
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Alleluia! He is Risen!

Please join us for our online Worship from the safety of your own homes at 9:30. Following Worship, we will have a Zoom Coffee Hour.

Worship Link:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1IXnVFn_tdU&t=2101s

Constant Contact:
https://conta.cc/35M5Zjr (includes Coffee Hour link & Bulletin)

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On Mother’s Day we thank God for placing mothers and mothering figures in our lives who are images of grace, fierce love, tenderness, strength, wisdom, courage, weakness, struggle, humor and more.

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A prayer of Julian of Norwich, an English Christian theologian and mystic at the turn of the 14th century who we commemorate this day:
“In you, Father all-mighty, we have our preservation and our bliss. In you, Christ, we have our restoring and our saving. You are our mother, brother, and savior. In you, our Lord the Holy Spirit, is marvelous and plenteous grace. You are our clothing; for love you wrap us and embrace us. You are our maker, our lover, our keeper. Teach us to believe that by your grace all shall be well, and all shall be well, and all manner of things shall be well. Amen.”

[05/07/20]   Dear Holy Trinity Family,

As we enter into a new month of the ever-changing conditions in regard to the Covid-19 virus, we continue to monitor the situation in our area and in the state of Virginia. We are still adhering to the guidance of Governor Northam’s Executive Orders along with keeping up to date on the state health data and CDC recommendations. Our number one priority continues to be the health and safety of our congregation and the other people using our building.

On Monday, the Governor announced an extension to Executive Order 53 through at least Thursday, May 14, 2020. He also outlined a three-phase approach to ease gathering and business restrictions. Phase 1, which could begin at the expiration of EO 53, would ease some limits on businesses and faith communities, but still include a recommendation that social gatherings be limited to less than ten people. This phase is anticipated to last 2-4 weeks if the health metrics continue to trend well for the state. Phase 2 would ease restrictions further, which would allow for gatherings of 50 people or less.

As a council, we have been working to find a way to move forward, knowing that each person’s safety is of the utmost importance. While we would all prefer to be worshiping together in our church, we need to ensure we take all the necessary precautions in order to open the church once again. The council has therefore decided that we will align the opening of Holy Trinity with Governor Northam’s Phase 2, and we will not open prior to the week of June 8, 2020. I realize that this is a disappointment, but our hope is that we can use this next month to continue social distancing, stay healthy, and also work as a council to ensure we have the proper cleaning, sanitizing, and operational procedures in place before that time.

We will continue with our weekly online worship, and I personally am amazed at how much better they continue to be week after week. I thank Pastor for his time and dedication to make these virtual services not only a possibility but also using them to keep us connected to each other and giving us the ability to see so many friendly faces. And I would also like to say thank you to everyone who has kept up their offering during this time. We are so very grateful for your continued support.

These difficult times will not last forever, and I am grateful for your devotion and faith in Jesus Christ and your willingness to stay connected as a congregation during this health crisis.

In Christ’s name,

Stephanie Bollinger
President of Church Council

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Wednesday UnSunday School, Sadie & Mrs. Fox, May 6

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Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Wednesday UnSunday School, May 6 Sadie & Mrs. Fox

I am not a flower expert, but I do know this flower is called a hydrangea. I never really liked them. As a child, they were big bushes that had monstrous flowers, smelled funny, and friended big bees – enough evidence to be suspiciously distant. I used to think of them as old lady flowers because my aunts had them everywhere, and my aunts were old.
But being an adult now, not needing a place to hide in hide-and-seek and feeling powerful against a roaming bee, I have looked at these flowers on steroids in a different way.
They are pretty. They are like snow cones and give us an indication that summer and good times are coming. It is a foreshowing of the good times ahead.

We have been given hydrangeas as a gift, and we enjoyed them every day they were on our counter, and I look out my window every morning and see that they made it through the night where we planted it. I realized that that plant is talking to me. The plant is giving me hope as it settles in its new home. It reminds me that there will be better times ahead. Summer is coming.

But it is something more than that. I look at this flower in all its bold glory, and I think, “Where did you come from?” How can something so pretty just emerge? So yeah, I am a pastor, so I think of God’s intelligent design, and this flower is an example of it. And I think, if God can create and sustain such a beautiful flower, then wouldn’t God care about people too? That very question gives me an added measure of hope and resilience today and every day.

“Consider the lilies, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not clothed like one of these. But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which is alive today and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, how much more will he clothe you.” Luke 12:27-28

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Creator God, we thank you for the rich beauty in the darkness of night.

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A message from Bishop Eaton...

"I have seen signs in some of the protests that say, "Faith Over Fear" or "Faith vs Fear," and that in this case is a false dicatomy. The faithful thing for us to do right now in caring for those who are vulnerable and at risk, and in order to slow the disease even more, is to stay home. So, as much it hurts, we still have God and each other, and this will be over."

"I have seen signs in some of the protests that say, "Faith Over Fear" or "Faith vs Fear," and that in this case is a false dicatomy. The faithful thing for us to do right now in caring for those who are vulnerable and at risk, and in order to slow the disease even more, is to stay home. So, as much it hurts, we still have God and each other, and this will be over."
~Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton

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“O God our shepherd, you know your sheep by name and lead us to safety through the valleys of death. Guide us by your voice, that we may walk in certainty and security to the joyous feast prepared in your house, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.”
--Bread for the Day, p. 143

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May 2020 Tidings

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The Story of the Good Shepherd

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Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Sunday UnSunday School, May 3 The Story of the Good Shepherd, told by Mrs. Fox from the Spark Story Bible, Augsburg Fortress, M...

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Alleluia! He is Risen!

Please join us for our online Worship from the safety of your own homes.

Worship Video: https://youtu.be/68c-fbH4o5o

Worship Bulletin:https://files.constantcontact.com/8e3ad8ab501/fe2e4ad1-44bc-4680-81c0-9733d64a42b9.pdf

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As Paul taught us, let us not only boast in our hope but also in our suffering, because suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not disappoint us, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit that has been given to us.
(Romans 5:1-5)

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Wednesday UnSunday School with Sadie & Mrs Fox, April 29

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Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Wednesday UnSunday School, April 29 Sadie & Mrs. Fox

Our house is adjacent to the West Park Golf Couse that has recently closed. The cart paths have become walking paths for our community during the stay-at-home restrictions caused by COVID-19. Many people go for a stroll, take their kids on bike rides, or simply get out of the house and use the convenience and serenity of the rolling hills and greens of the old golf course. I am sure that over the past few weeks, the walks on the paths have been very therapeutic for people. A walk along the path has become a treasured activity in our household as we deal with all the aspects of our containment.

But as we seek an escape from all the things that worry us on the cart paths, we have been greeted with a growing number of painted rocks. The first discovery was somewhat weird. What is with this blue rock? But then we have been noticing them all along the paths. Someone (and their kids) has a project of making these rocks to lift the spirits of those who are walking. These rocks have reminded us that all is not lost and that we are walking together to beat this virus.

These rocks and their message have been a sheer joy! People stop and read each one they see. Neighbors have been talking about them. People walk the path and take pictures of them. People are uplifted by them. Thank you to whoever did this. This is a great idea, and it really has helped people cope.

That is what we do as followers of Jesus Christ. We look for ways to lift people up. We look for ways to have a positive influence on each other. We look for ways to share our love and concern as Jesus did for us. Some of the rocks have Bible verses and faith themes. But I think they also share what the painter thinks is good for themselves and might be good for the people walking. The blue rock quotes Isaiah 40:31 (Isaiah means “God saves” by the way) “Those who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength, they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.” That is encouragement for all of us.

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Surely God is my salvation; I will trust, and will not be afraid, for the Lord God is my strength and my might; God has become my salvation.
~Isaiah 12:2

One bread, one body, one Lord of all; one cup of blessing which we bless, and we, though many throughout the earth, we are one body in this one Lord. (ELW 496)

One bread, one body, one Lord of all; one cup of blessing which we bless, and we, though many throughout the earth, we are one body in this one Lord. (ELW 496)

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UnSunday Sunday School with Sadie and Mrs. Fox, April 26

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Alleluia! He is Risen!

Please join us for our online Worship from the safety of your own homes.

Worship Video: https://youtu.be/wINdjYOW8LM

Worship Bulletin:https://files.constantcontact.com/8e3ad8ab501/0387fc7d-4491-4300-9c69-eee53489b58a.pdf

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