If you wish to purchase a 2014 church wall calendar, speak to or email Joanne Bergman, who will place an order.
December 7: Visit from St Nicholas
All children are invited to bring a nonperishable food donation for St Nicholas' bag. to Andrea Bassett by this Thursday if your child will be bringing shoes for St Nicholas to fill, so that he can do the proper shopping. (Note: Contra the print calendar, this gathering will NOT include a potluck meal.)
Christmas Hams: Help needed!
Once again Holy Trinity will be distributing hams to our neighbors in need. The junior high church school class is sponsoring this ministry, with the assistance of Jeff Dains and Emmy Maschke. Here is how you can help:
1. Make a donation; checks can be made out to Holy Trinity with the memo "Christmas hams."
2. Accompany our youth to door knock at our neighbors (Sunday, December 8 and 15, after Liturgy)
3. Accompany our youth to distribute hams (Sunday, December 22, after Liturgy)
Several adults will be needed on each of the next three Sundays. Thank you for your support for our neighborhood and our youth!
New titles in our library (from Emmy Maschke):
Garments of Salvation, by Krista West. (The beauty in the meaning and making of liturgical vestments and fabrics.)
Apocalyptic Thought in Early Christianity, by Robert Daly, SJ. (This reader studies early Christian understanding of apocalyptic writing in scripture and teachings reflected in theology, social practices and institutions and includes essays by Fr John McGuckin amd Heiromonk Alexander Golitzin; librarian recommends).
Suffering and the Nature of Healing, by David Hinshaw. (Examines the central relationship between the Incarnation and the nature of healing.)
Grace for Grace: The Psalter and The Holy Fathers. (Patristic commentaries, meditations, and liturgical extracts relating to psalms and odes. Thanks to Dan Bassett for this donation; librarian recommends.)
A Note for Advent and Nativity:
We currently have two copies of Fr Thomas Hopko's Winter Pascha. Advent is a good time to read or reread this devotional, which has readings for each day throughout Advent.
To check out and return books: find the card in the back of the book, print your name and date on the card, and place the card in the box on the stand next to the shelves. When returning books, simply put them in the return bin (Please do not replace the card in the back of the book or return it to the shelf - that is your librarian’s job!)