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Bishop Sani Ibrahim Charlie Azar
Sani Ibrahim Charlie (Barhoum) Azar was installed January 12th as bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy Land (ELCJHL). Azar is the denomination’s fourth bishop, serving previously as pastor of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Redeemer in Jerusalem for 30 years. He succeeds The Rev. Munib Younan who had served as bishop since 1998.

Bishop Azar’s education was pursued in ELCJHL’s schools in Palestine, graduating from the Evangelical Lutheran School of Bethlehem in 1979 and receiving his theology degree in Germany in 1987. He was ordained in 1988.

The ELCJHL began as a German mission church in 1947. It became an autonomous religious body in 1959 and joined the LWF in 1974. It has six congregations in Jerusalem, Ramallah, the Bethlehem area, and Aman, Jordan. Its ministry includes four schools and four education programs, with students from both Christian and Muslim backgrounds. Holy Trinity supports several of these churches and schools.

Bishop Azar said, “This church (ELCJHL) is important for the Middle East and for its members. In spite of the difficult political issues in the region, we are all gathered. This is a good sign for unity and for Jesus Christ in the world.”

Resources: www.globalministries.org, www.lutheranworld.org, Living Lutheran, March issue

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Lutheran Coalition 2018 Habitat for Humanity Build
June 9, Holy Trinity Build Day
Site: 993 Skinner Drive, Raleigh

The 2018 Lutheran Build will take place in Crosstowne, a subdivision in southeast Raleigh near where Garner Road and Cross Link Road meet. See www.habitatwake.org/faith/lutheran for additional work dates.

New Members Class
June 16, 9:00am-12:00pm, Room 304

We are blessed to have many visitors in our midst! On Easter Sunday we had more than 100 visitors! God is certainly doing something amazing at Holy Trinity. If you are new to our faith community and would like to join our congregation, please join us for our Inquirer’s class. If you are not ready to join, but would like to learn more and meet other new people, consider joining us for this class. If you plan to attend, please notify Pr. Sharon at rev_st@yahoo.com. Child of God, you are welcome here!

Holy Trinity Day Camp, Save the Date!
July 23-27, 2018
We hope you can join us for this fun-filled week! Day camp activities include Bible lessons, water day, STEM day, a workshop with Raleigh Little Theater, a visit from the fire department, skits, and singing. All information and forms can be found at www.htdaycamp.com.

Rise Against Hunger
According to 2016-17 statistics from the NC Food Bank, 131,740 people, or 13.5% of the population of Wake County are food-insecure, that is, they are without reliable access to a sufficient quantity of affordable, nutritious food. Overseas there are even bigger challenges because of violent conflict and climate shocks: 815 million worldwide are hungry according to a current UN Global assessment. In eastern Africa this represents 34% of the population!

The Social Ministry Committee allocated $500 for 2018, and with your donations, we can reach the threshold of $3,000 to fund our next meal-packaging Rise Against Hunger event. We can make a difference in 2018.

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