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Gospel Lesson Bible Study
Mondays at 7:00pm
Join Pastor Sharon as she explores the gospel lesson for the upcoming Sunday each week beginning September 11.

Common Grounds Coffee House
September 15, 7:00pm
Fellowship Hall
Kickoff Campaign Nonviolence Week with Laura Ridgeway!

Annual Fall Workday
September 16, 8:00am-Noon
We’ll be getting our grounds and buildings in good shape for the fall with tasks available for all ages and skill levels. Outdoor workers please bring work gloves, wheelbarrows, pitch forks, pruning equipment, and/or blowers. Indoor workers please bring rubber gloves, pails and/or rags. Krispy Kreme doughnuts, juice, coffee, and fruit will be available to keep you fueled! For more information, please call Property Committee Chairperson John Franke. Added bonus: stay for a free home-cooked lunch.

Faith Formation Kickoff
September 17, 9:45am, Pavilion
We will have refreshments, meet your teacher, and then go up to the classrooms.

LCM Students & Church Community Cookout
September 17, 5:00pm
Interested in getting to know the Lutheran Campus Ministry students? If so, join us for a cookout at Leanne Brisbin and Keith Pedersen’s. Smoked chicken and fish tacos will be provided and attendees are asked to bring a dish to share. If you plan to attend, please contact Leanne. 
If you have any questions regarding the LCM Foster/Supporters programs, please contact Lorraine Johnson.

Join Holy Trinity in Signing PFLAG’s Ad in the Independent Weekly
Each year the Triangle chapter of PFLAG (Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) runs a full-page ad in the Pride issue (end of September) of the Independent Weekly. The ad is a message of support to the LGBTQ community in the Triangle and serves as a fundraiser for PFLAG.
This year Holy Trinity will be among the many faith communities signing the ad. Individuals who wish to do so may also contribute ($15 by Sept. 18) and list their names under Holy Trinity.
To sign the ad or for more information, click here (including a sample ad from a previous year). Make sure to enter “Holy Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church” in the Organization Name field. If you have questions, contact Martha Stallmann. 

Confirmation Orientation
September 24, 9:45am
Fellowship Hall
All students in grades 6-9 & their parents are invited to come meet each other and learn about our fun retreat format! Please contact Pastor Sharon with any questions at rev_st@yahoo.com.

Notice of Congregational Meetings
October 8 and 22 for Council Elections
There will be a brief congregational meeting after each service on October 8 to receive Congregation Council nominations from the floor and conclude the nominating process for the Class of 2020. The nomination form includes names of those who are not eligible to be nominated. Other restrictions include family members of those persons (spouse, child, child-in-law, parent or parent-in-law).
See the form here for information to help in selecting someone eligible to serve. Be sure to obtain the permission of the nominee before submitting the nomination form by October 1! The election is scheduled for Sunday, October 22 at a brief congregational meeting after each service.

Inquirer’s Class
October 14, 9:00am-12:00pm
Pastor Sharon’s Office
We are blessed to have many visitors in our midst! 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. Please use the sign-up sheet in the pavilion, which enables our team to match you with a sponsor to help you navigate our many ministries and programs. Contact Phyllis Parker or the church office at office@htelc.org. Child of God, you are welcome here!

Come Join Campaign Nonviolence NC Week
September 15-23
Campaign Nonviolence NC invites everyone to connect the dots between war, poverty, and the climate crisis—and then to connect the dots between individuals, campaigns & movements that have often been working separately for peace, economic equality, and eco-justice. The governor has signed a Proclamation declaring it Campaign Nonviolence NC Week.
Throughout the week, Campaign Nonviolence NC will hold daily programs on a variety of issues, including:

  • Our own Laura Ridgeway performing at Holy Trinity’s Common Grounds Coffee House on September 15
  • A program on Environmental Issues on Wednesday, September 20 at Holy Trinity
  • A Prayer Vigil will be held on September 21, which is the International Day of Peace at Sacred Heart Church, 200 Hillsborough Street

Everyone is welcomed to attend all events. For a complete calendar of events, see https://goo.gl/KuLfBu.
In case you missed the N&O article by Sue Woodling, click here.

Habitat Malawi Trip Meeting
Sept. 18, 7:00pm
Wesley Memorial UMC
You are invited to attend an informational meeting about the Habitat Malawi and ZOE partnership and the upcoming trip to Malawi, June 1-10, 2018. See the trip flyer here.

LCM Meals for Bread + Belonging
Bread and Belonging has moved to Thursdays and it’s time to fill our calendar with meals! For those of you who have supported this worthwhile and fun ministry in the past, we hope we can count on you again. And we can always use some new faces in our group! You can sign up on the clipboard in the pavilion or sign up here (**updated link**). Contact Deb Simerly with any questions.

Lutheridge Retreat
Sept. 26-28
All ages are invited to attend and many openings available! You are invited to join a Holy Trinity Dayspring trip to Lutheridge Camp near Asheville. We will leave Tuesday morning by bus or vans, have lunch at Lenoir Rhyne in Hickory, and then on to the camp. There will be programs Tuesday night and Wednesday morning, with free time in the afternoon to relax and enjoy the scenery and activities at the camp or visit Asheville. Thursday morning we will return to Raleigh. See the video about Lutheridge Retreats at https://goo.gl/TSDNzM. To register or obtain more information, contact Debbie Franke.

Snacks & School Supplies Needed for “God’s work. Our Hands.”
This is an opportunity for anyone who is unable to participate in the “God’s Work. Our Hands.” Day of Service to help the Bridges School Program. Bridges is an alternative elementary program, allowing students with significant unmet emotional/behavioral needs to experience success academically and behaviorally. Donations can be placed in one of the containers provided in the pavilion: pencils, crayons, markers, glue, eraser caps, plastic folders, tissues, paper towels, & healthy snacks.

Nursery Volunteers
Do you love HTELC’s Youngest Members?
In September and October, we have several opportunities for folks to serve as a nursery volunteer alongside one of our nursery staff members. If you’re interested in helping, please sign up here.

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