Newsletter - Holy Trinity Lutheran Church

Once again, we will use Lent as a time to raise Fishes and Loaves before you as a Stewardship focus. Our
Fishes and Loaves Fund is used to assist members and neighbors alike with bills and expenses that are beyond
their ability to pay at the moment.
In the community, the Fishes and Loaves resources has enabled us to help neighbors and strangers alike
with fuel bills, electric bills, food bills, medicine costs, clothing needs, motel lodging and numerous other
expenses. It has also enabled us to meet various needs of some in our own congregation.
You have been most generous in years past, enabling us to share thousands of dollars annually with
people in times of need and crisis. Please remember to give us the resources to help moving forward.
Pastor Herbener
167 EAST MAIN STREET EPHRATA PA 17522 PHONE 717.733.4134
THE WINDOW, Newsletter of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Ephrata, PA
February 2015
The MARCH 2015 issue will be mailed on FEBRUARY 26.
Deadline for articles for the MARCH 2015 issue: FEBRUARY 19.
December 7, 2014
December 14, 2014
December 21, 2014
December 24 + 28, 2014
369 + 169
Attention Men: Fellowship/Prayer Breakfast
Fellowship/devotional opportunity for men, sons,
grandsons, friends. Date: at 9:00AM. Place: Udder
Choice. Sign-up in Gathering Area. Come and join us.
March 8: THE SINGLE’S GROUP will be going to
The Park Place Restaurant after the 10:30 liturgy. We’ll
meet in the Assembly Area at 12:10. All are welcome.
For reservations, please call Cheryl Plummer by March 7
at 625-3187.
E-Mail: Holy Trinity needs your e-mail address to supplement, facilitate and economize the information highway from the church office to you! Your e-mail address won’t be placed in a church directory. It will only be used for mailings originating in the church office.
If you want to be included, please print your name and e-mail address on an index card (by the box) and place in the box provided.
Prayer Chain Participants:
Kitty Dickersheid, Patricia Fassnacht, Joyce Gehman,
Carlene Kerschner, Mary Louise Hornberger, Louise
Krick, Shirley Miller, Peggy Moran, Henrietta Mull,
Mary Stophel, Cindy Sutton, Judy Zimmerman.
To submit names for prayer, please call the church office at
As a result of Federal Law, hospitals are no longer able to provide the church with any information about patients without
prior patient permission. The only way we will know about
ADMISSIONS AND ROOM NUMBERS, is if you inform us.
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To the members of Holy Trinity who are
70 years and older and celebrating a
birthday this month.
1 Shirley Miller
5 Daisy Townsley
9 P. Lynne McClellan
10 Jane Butzer
12 Pat Fassnacht
17 Joy Althouse
19 Anne Houck
22 Clair Lausch
28 Grace Myers
29 Ron Price
The Yoga group would like to
invite anyone interested in
Yoga to come to our practice
on Monday evenings. We
meet at 6:15PM and end about
8 in the Gathering Area. Bring
a mat and wear comfortable
clothes that allow for movement.
In order to save on the expense of printing the bulletin,
the bulletins from the 8:00 service will be “recycled” for
use at the 10:30 service. The information inserts will be
available for one per family to take home.
February 2015
GENERAL CHURCH EMAIL: [email protected]
PASTOR HERBENER: [email protected]
SUE JOHNS: [email protected]
Stewardship Special Giving for FEBRUARY
Ephrata Area Social Services
Neighbors Helping Neighbors:
Started in 1971 by a group of local churches, Ephrata
Area Social Services was formed with a commitment to
the ideal of "Neighbors Helping Neighbors." The PlanWomen’s Prayer Group
ning Committee, in October of 1970 challenged the comThe Women’s Prayer group meets
munity with a dream to become a "community of the
every Monday morning at 10AM in
concerned." To recognize that "in the midst of a flourishthe Library.
ing economy, there are those in need who are all but forgotten to their community." It is with those inspirations
that EASS has grown to be a diverse provider of services
capable of meeting an ever increasing demand from
Luther’s Lunch Ladies
neighbors in need.
EASS is a non-profit organization serving the Ephrata
We do invite all widows, divorcees
and Cocalico Regions of Northern Lancaster County. The
and single ladies to give us a try. We
criterion for eligibility is the expression of a legitimate
meet the third Wed of each month , go to need for help. EASS receives its support from the comdifferent restaurants for lunch, laugh a
munity. Donations come from churches, civic organizalot and just have a good time.
tions, private individuals, businesses and local foundaPlease join us, we would love to have tions. EASS receives no public funds...
your company at our lunches.
Ephrata Area Social Services, a tradition of reliability,
Call Lois Beck at 733-7737 or speak to the pastor for
providing services to those in need living in the Ephrata
more information about our group.
and Cocalico region.
Annual Fund Raising Campaign for Fuel and
Energy Assistance for Families is beginning. In
2013/2014, 511 Families were helped with $55,000 in
home heating needs. If you want to help for the upcoming cold weather season, send your donation directly to Ephrata Area Social Services, 227 N. State
St. Ephrata, PA 17522 and mark it clearly that is for
the Fuel and Energy Assistance Fund.
Mission Statement
The mission of Ephrata Area Social Services is to
effectively channel community resources into a network
of support for neighbors in need of human resources.
Regular Offering Electronically
On the Holy Trinity website:
(, a new tab on the menu
bar called “Online Giving” will now take
you to a secure web site for you to give.
You can now give your Regular Offering,
your Special Appeal donation, and your
Capital Campaign donation… ONLINE. Or, you can
use your Smart Phone and follow the QR code to the
same secure website.
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Snow or inclement weather
Notice of worship/meeting cancellations
can be found on:
TV Channel CBS 21 ( BR Cable 19) or their
webpage at:
TV Channel UPN 15 (BR Cable 9)
or their webpage at:
WGAL 8 webpage:
Radio stations: WLAN FM 97 or their
webpage at:
KISS FM 99.3,
WRVV 97.3 FM,
BOB 94.9 FM,
WHP580 Talk Radio
These links can also be viewed on Trinity’s website.
February 2015
Beginning with the this issue of the
newsletter, we have emailed it to all
members whose email addresses we
currently have. This will save considerable
paper, printing and postage costs. Since you are
receiving a “hard copy”, it means that we do
not have your email address. If you have an
email address, please submit it to the church
office so we can add you to the list of those
receiving the newsletter by email. If you have
access to the internet, you can also read the
newsletter on Holy Trinity’s website.
HEY YOUTH!! Grades 6th- 12th
Sunday, February 15: Progressive Dinner, Meet at
church at 4:15 PM. We will then travel to four different homes for a four course meal! Ummm! Sign
-up sheet is posted.
Sunday, March 15: Bowling at Dutch Lanes. We
have 4 lanes reserved. Plan on bowling 2 games.
Cost $7.50, shoe rental $2.65.
Total $10.15. Meet at church at 5PM to begin
bowling at 5:30PM. Return
to church 7:30ish. Sign-up sheet is posted.
Friday, April 4th: We will gather together at 9:00 AM
to fill Easter eggs.
Saturday, April 5th: We will be hiding nearly 3200
eggs so we need LOTS OF HELP! HELP!
Finishing the Task
Serving Today and Tomorrow
This is the theme for the new three
year campaign that began in January
2015. Designed by Carol Sweigart,
the logo identifies the campaign’s
primary focus - Finishing the Task
(Mortgage) and also illustrates the
varied “faces” of Holy Trinity and the
surrounding community we serve.
To date, we have received 40 pledges totaling
$153, 452 and nine individuals have stated they will give
as able. Three years ago (January 2012), the mortgage
amount stood at $412,000 and with the concerted response
from Holy Trinity’s congregation, the mortgage was reduced to $188,000 by December 31, 2014. And due to this
wonderful response, at the January Congregation Council
meeting, the Congregation Council approved the Finance
Committee’s recommendation to make another $15,000
payment toward the mortgage principal. With this additional payment and the regular January monthly payment,
the mortgage amount has been reduced further to
$169,357. Thank you!
We have now paid off more than 58% of the original
ten-year mortgage, and we estimate there will be a savings
of $30,000 in interest charges if the remaining mortgage is
paid off by the end of 2017 – the last year of this campaign. What a joy when we reach that point and funds can
be directed toward other needed programs and ministries.
Smilebuilderz is holding “Super Sealant Saturday” on February 28th from 10AM-3PM. Free
Hospice & Community Care’s Pathways Center for
sealant and oral exams for kids! If you are inGrief & Loss, 4075 Old Harrisburg Pike, Mount Joy, terested, please pick up a flyer on the table in
new schedule of programs for February and March is on
the Assembly Area for full details and location.
the table in the Assembly Area. If you are interested...take a copy.
AseraCare Hospice is seeking companion volunteers
in the Denver, Ephrata and New Holland areas to simply
spend time with their terminally ill patients. A hospice
companion volunteer most often takes on the role of a
trusted friend, being there when the patient needs a listening ear, a hand to hold, or an open heart. A FREE
training class is being formed for the Ephrata area. Call
today for information and to register. Patricia Henry:
Music at Jerusalem 2015: Sunday, April 19: 4PM
Jerusalem Evangelical Lutheran Church
36 Church St. Rothsville, PA
The Silverwood Trio
Michelle Barraclough, flute
Brenda Johnson, cello
Kirsten Myers, oboe
Delighting audiences with their performances at concerts, weddings, and receptions, the Silverwood trio
will present a varied program of classical, folk, and
popular music.
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February 2015
On behalf of the Board of Directors of EASS, the staff and
those we serve I want to acknowledge the recent financial
contribution made to EASS. We are grateful for the continued support of our mission. We are better able to do what we
do because of your faith and trust in us. During September
EASS distributed food to 204 families helping 686 people.
283 people benefited from the Clothing Bank. We provided
121 rides through the Transportation Service. We also helped
14 new families, having 44 members. 12 families (34 family
members) benefited from our Emergency Financial Assistance Program expending $901.73 in financial assistance to
help with prescriptions, home heating fuel, and electric payments to prevent disconnections and with overnight lodging.
With your support we are able to continue meeting the challenge. We continue to seek donations of food for the food
bank. We are also in the middle of our annual fund drive
that helps families with their home heating and electric
service shortfalls.
Sincerely, Tom Swalwell,
Exec. Dir. EASS
I would like to thank everyone for the
numerous get well wishes, prayers and get well cards I
Rich Billings
Friends of Holy Trinity,
Thank you again for the many cards, calls, kind
thoughts and prayers after my recent surgery. Your concerned phone calls, Donna and Pastor Herbener, were also
most appreciated. And what a wonderful surprise to receive
the altar flowers.
Sharon Snyder
Dear Friends at Holy Trinity,
Thank you so much for your recent gift to the
Seeding the Future Capital Campaign of $742.75, given on
December 5, 2014 and designated for Corporation Land
Acquisition. We truly appreciate your commitment to this vital and exciting expansion of both
resources and ministry. (see bulletin board for
complete letter).
Yours In Christ,
Michael Youst, Executive Director
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church,
I wish to express my sincere thanks to the
members of Trinity for their cards, prayers, and hugs
during the loss of my partner and beautiful wife, Anna
Mary. A special thank you to Pastor Herbener, Donna,
Allen Nace, the six pall bearers, and all the people that
worked at the Memorial Service. Your kindness is
deeply appreciated. May God Bless all of you.
Thank you,
Sincerely, Charlie Weidman
Dear Holy Trinity,
Thank you for the flowers, cards, and prayers offered during the difficult time of the loss of my grandson.
A special thanks to Pastor and Donna for their support. I’m
truly blessed to have such a loving church family.
God’s blessing to all of you.
In Christ’s name,
Patti Fassnacht
My sincere thanks to Pastor Herbener and members of Holy Trinity for prayers and cards during my hospital stay and rehab from back surgery. Special thanks and
blessings to Donna Nace for her prayers and visits.
Gloria Kreider
Dear Lutheran Church,
We wanted to thank you for the wonderful gift
box of food! Your church was an answer to our prayers!
We were unsure if we would have a turkey due to many
unexpected issues. We are so blessed by your church & so
May God bless your Church. Thank you,
Jason, Mindy, Josh, Alex, Emma,
Wyatt, and Alyssa
Dear Neighborhood Friend,
Thank you for your generous donation to our
Neighborhood Santa program!! Without your giving heart
our program would not be successful. Our mission is be
able to give Christmas and other holiday traditions to
neighborhood children in need. Thank you for supporting
and helping grow this great cause!
Well wishes from Neighborhood Santa
Kimberly and Friends
During the sometimes anxious and uncomfortable days
following my surgery, the prayers, cards, and expressions of
concern from the members of Holy Trinity were a comfort
and support to me. Thank you for this care. Thank you also to
Pastor Herbener for his pastoral care throughout the time
from my diagnosis through recovery. I appreciated and benefitted from the prayers and comfort he offered during and
after my surgery.
Sincerely, Larry Hummer
If you would like to have a thank you printed in an upcoming
issue of The Window, please bring or send it to the church office or put it in the offering plate. Please clearly mark that you
would like it to be printed in The Window. Thank you.
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February 2015
Mazon is the Hebrew word meaning “to feed”. This enrichment
program for children and youth is
designed to feed and
nurture faith. Sacred story, liturgical action, and
parables are shared. Creative response to the lessons, song, and
musical activities fill the hour.
Invite neighbors and friends to join us. See front page for
Donna is seeking youth and adults
to serve in this new guild to care
for acolyte albs, altar and chancel
tablecloths, and to polish communion ware. Please contact Donna at 738-4169 or 669-7831 if you
will share in this important
YOUTH NEWS: Grades 6th—12th
February 15: Progressive Dinner
March 15: Bowling night- youth and family event
To My Family at Holy Trinity,
I would like to express my thanks for all the
cards, messages, and prayers I have received since I
was diagnosed with cancer in November. May God
bless all of you. Your cards, words, and prayers make
my days brighter.
Thank you very much,
Jack Bowers
Dear Holy Trinity,
I wish to send a heartfelt “thank you” to all
who remembered me with prayers, cards and well
wishes as I went through surgery at the Cleveland
Clinic. My surgeons assured me they removed all the
cancer, but tell me that it may come back. I am feeling
fine and go for check-ups every three months. I have
been attending two different Lutheran Churches. Emmanuel Lutheran of Coshocton and St. Paul Lutheran
of Newcomerstown. The services are different than
Holy Trinity in many ways, but the people are wonderful and have welcomed me openly. My life has taken many changes but God is in control and guiding
me. Love and Blessings to you all from Ohio.
Betty Albright
I thank all of you for the cards that my brother Howard Shirk received during his stay at Ephrata Manor. I
thank all for the cards and comforting words I received after his passing. Thanks to Pastor Herbener for
his visits with Howard, also to Barb and Keith for
their wonderful care they gave Howard.
God Bless you all,
Ella May Shupp
It is time once again to think about Easter flowers as
we prepare to celebrate the Lord’s resurrection, April 5,
Flowers may be presented to the glory of God and
“In memory of...”, or “In honor of...”. orders will be taken
in the Assembly Area following the services on:
February 15, 22 and March 1, 8.
Orders may also be brought into or mailed to the
church office. All mail orders must be received no later
than Monday, March 9, and must be accompanied by
payment. Make Checks payable to Holy Trinity.
The cost of each plant is as follows:
Tulip - $5.25 - 6/pot Daffodils - $9.00 - 8” pot
Lilies - $7.00 - 5-6 blooms Mums - $6.00 - 6" pot
Hardy Azaleas - 8-8" spread - $10
(Sorry, no color choice)
Persons ordering flowers are responsible for picking them up following the Easter Day Liturgy.
How many
Lily $7.00
How many
Daffodils $9.00
How many
Tulips $5.25
How many
Mums $6.00
How many
Azaleas $10
To the glory of God and:
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February 2015
We have not talked much about the recent “police involved” deaths of black men in Ferguson, MO and New York.
I have said little about the protests that have erupted after grand
juries in Missouri and New York failed to indict the involved
police officers. On the one hand, these seemed to be issues for
others in Missouri and New York, but really they should be a
concern for all of us.
I have no idea what happened on the street in Ferguson, Missouri that ended with Michael Brown’s death. We do
have a video of the New York incident which raises some
questions about police procedures and level of response to a
man whose crime was apparently selling single “untaxed” cigarettes on the street. The alleged crime certainly did not seem to
warrant the level of police response, but I was not there, and
videotapes have their limits. There is always more to the story.
I have great respect for the job that police do. Even in
“small town” Ephrata, danger can lurk around the next corner.
It is a task with great stress. We tend to look at the police only
when we have a need or when one officer proves that he/she is
human and makes a mistake. The truth, though, is that Ferguson and New York are symptoms of a far bigger problem that
goes beyond the police and individuals who break the law. Our
system is terribly dysfunctional. Far too often wealth and power shape the outcomes of the judicial process rather than justice
and the truth. One can argue endlessly and passionately that
our system is one of “justice for all”, and I would say that is a
delusion, a dream. The system does not work equally for all
people, and the minorities in America, who are quite often the
poor and the powerless, know that better than we do. The reality is, if our judicial system fails one because of poor resources
or opportunity, then we are all at risk. Ferguson and New York
are not just local issues having nothing to do with us here in
Lancaster County. It should be a concern for all of us. Our system does not work equally and justly for all.
The anger of the protestors is real and genuine. I have
never understood the dynamic of burning local businesses as an
act of protest. It struck me as foolish in the 60’s, in LA in the
90’s and now in Ferguson, but do not miss the anger of the
people reflected in the fires.
As the money gap between the rich and poor in America grows, as the middle class continues to decline and be besieged, the anger of people will increase. As certain groups are
denied justice and the basic opportunities to succeed that others
enjoy as matter of fact, anger and resentment will foment, just
waiting for a spark to ignite and explode. The deaths of two
black men this summer at the hands of police provided such a
spark. With our leaders either unwilling or unable to grasp the
depth of the anger in our culture, we will see more and more
explosions of anger in communities.
There are no easy or quick solutions to what faces us as
a nation. The police will have to be far more focused on their
relationships with minority communities and with how they
exercise power. Minority groups are going to have to give up
violence and crime among their numbers, but such changes
alone will not solve the problems before us.
The healing of our nation will only begin when we
each recognize that we have a role to play, that each of us is
part of the solution. We are all God’s people, each one of us.
God’s love and grace are given to all. God’s grace shall indeed
shape the way each one of us responds to, perceives every other person. Justice and equality will not truly become real for all
until each one of us embraces another as a child loved by God.
God’s universal and unconditional love is not just a
pipedream. It can be experienced by every person in this world.
You and I can not change what happened in Missouri or New
York, but we can impact how we treat those around us. Justice
issues should be a concern for us here in Ephrata as well as for
those living in Ferguson, MO and New York. It should be a
concern because we are all the children of God.
We begin a new church year challenging you to consider Christian Stewardship
from an entirely new perspective. Rather than seeing stewardship as purely a “fundraising” effort conducted each Fall, we hope to reframe and redefine stewardship as
embracing how you live every day with God as your center.
What does it mean to have God at the very center of your life for all the choices
and decisions you make? What does it say about how you manage both your health
as well as about how you share your offerings? What does it say about your diet,
about how you vote, about how you help your neighbors, about the chemicals you
put on the lawn, and the choice of car you purchase?
Stewardship embraces all the choices we make and all the values we embrace in
life, as stewards of God’s creation. Over the course of the coming year, we will
challenge you to consider your life in various ways from a faith perspective. Our
hope is to expand the voice that faith has in your living.
The Stewardship Committee
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In Christ,
Pastor Herbener
The Ministers
Ash Wednesday
February 18, 2015
Council Team
Denise Shirker
Peggy Croft
Assisting Minister
Bonnie Frey
Communion Assist
Lori Spitzer
Bill Young
Clarice Doughty
#19 John Fuehrer
Altar Guild
Dave Bowers
Lillian Herbener
Kim Hink
Kathy Sheaffer
February 2015
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February 2015
Finance Committee Report
Thank you for your giving to meet the mission, ministry, and operating expenses of Holy Trinity in 2014. As you can see
from the accompanying graph, we finished the year without taking from reserves.
We ask the congregation to accept the challenge of meeting the (small) deficit in the 2015 approved budget. Because of your
response to Trinity’s 2014 needs and because we reduced our benevolence and employees’ benefits, we do not face the budget
crisis we faced last year.. For 2015, we are increasing staff salaries by 2% and their associated increased costs (healthcare, payroll taxes, etc.). We did not increase benevolence and will pledge $10,000., plus our special monthly appeal. Our organ is in
need of repairs and we will begin the process in 2015. These increases are reflected in the 2015 budget and we ask that you
prayerfully consider your response to our ministry and staff of Holy Trinity.
Actual Expense
Mortgage Balance
Actual Income
$425 $410
Finance Committee Report
The congregation ended 2014 with a surplus in the Unified Budget fund. For the first time in many years, the Finance Committee does not have to transfer money from savings to balance the expenses for a year.
The giving for the Unified Budget increased 10% in 2014. Thank you for your giving to meet our operational costs and to
provide our ministry. Included in the increase were donations given to Holy Trinity due to the benevolence of deceased members.
Contributing to our surplus were the efforts of our staff and committees to limit expenses. Total expenses were a bit under
budget. Also, recall that our staff made a significant contribution to the 2014 budget in that no staff member received a pay
increase last year.
We also recognize that that some members contributed money beyond the budget for some of our ministry projects. This
additional “off record” giving enabled the limiting of our expenses.
The committee was fearful entering 2014 about the financial challenge facing the congregation. Again, we express deep appreciation and thanks to our members for meeting the financial challenge. We ask for your continued financial support as we seek
to keep a balanced budget while continuing our ministries, appropriately compensating our staff, and caring for our property.
Turkey Hill Moo Money Program
Thanks to everyone who has been supporting this and bringing in their lids. If
you haven’t started to save your lids,
please consider doing so!!
Save your Turkey Hill milk lids with the
Moo Money sticker on and put them in the
container in the Assembly Area. The following Turkey Hill milk items contain these stickers:
Whole, 2%, 1% & Fat Free milk; Chocolate milk; Strawberry milk & Orange Cream milk.
Turkey Hill will donate $50 for every 500 lids collected.
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Redner’s Save-A-Tape Program
Redner’s Market offers a program for
members who shop at Redner’s Markets to help their congregations support
a designated community program. You
MUST apply for a Redner’s Save-aTape card and show it each time you
make a purchase. Your receipt MUST
say Save-a-Tape at the bottom, or it
will not be eligible for this program. Place your receipts in the designated box in the Assembly Area.
Redner’s will contribute 1% of every $5000 worth of
purchases. Our designated program will be the community meals. The total raised through these 2 programs has been: $1,950.97. Not bad for items that
would have just been thrown away!!
February 2015
February 2015
Assisting Ministers
8:00 AM
The Ministers
February 1, 2015
Epiphany 4
February 8, 2015
Epiphany 5
February 15, 2015
Transfiguration of Our Lord
February 22, 2015
Lent 1
Council Team
Bonnie Frey
Mary Stophel
Connie Buck
Ron Price
Tony Brusk
Mary Stophel
Adam Doughty
Bonnie Frey
Todd Peters
John Fuehrer
Ron Price
Mary Stophel
Connie Buck
Todd Peters
John Fuehrer
Ron Price
Todd Peters
John Fuehrer
Ron Price
Mary Stophel
CH: Hannah Wierbiki
CH: Eliza Mull
CR: Steve Homan
CH: Theresa Mull
T: Nick & Sydney Morgan
CH: Eliza Mull
#13 Steve Sweigarg
#3 Phyllis Doughty
#9 Dave Bowers
#19 John Fuehrer
Kevin Gingrich
Bob Eberly
Nick Morgan
Kevin Gingrich
Altar Guild
Ginni DelPiano
Shirley Reider
Grace Myers
Sue Watts
Barb & Steve Sweigart
Carol & Tim Sweigart
Sharon & Mark Snyder
Brenda Wangman
Lori Spitzer
Patrice Mull
Kay Osborn
Grace Myers
Barb Sweigart
Alice Hummer
Patrice Mull
Launder Linens
Bread Baker
Please check your assigned dates carefully and if for some reason you are unable to fulfill your obligation, please contact someone who will serve in your stead. This is your responsibility. Please let the church office or Pastor or Donna know of such changes, or if you are unable to find a substitute.
February 2015
Assisting Ministers
10:30 AM
The Ministers
February 1, 2015
Epiphany 4
February 8, 2015
Epiphany 5
February 15, 2015
Transfiguration of Our Lord
February 22, 2015
Lent 1
Council Team
Peggy Croft
Denise Shirker
Tom Smith
Patti Fassnacht
Bill Spitzer
Deb Moyer
Patti Fassnacht
Tom Smith
Deb Hornberger
Dianne Mathias
Curtis Boos
Martha Sheaffer
Dianne Mathias
Deb Hornberger
Bill Young
Don Strauss
Lori Spitzer
Deb Hornberger
Philip Beningo
Dan Hornberger
CH: Trent Good
CH: Sara Garman/
Brooke Moyer
CR: Tanner Good
CH: Dan Sheaffer
T:Nate Young
Lukas Olson
CH: Evie Cable
#16 John Weiss
#18 Curtis Boos
#6 James Brodt
#10 Bruce Shirker
Norm Wangman
Lukas Olson
Trent Good
Norm Wangman
Louise Krick
Bonnie Frey
Michelle &Evelyn Cable
Shirley Miller
Tom & Kristen Leaman
Karen Rick
Jo Marie Hurst
Brenda Wangman
April McGinty
Kay Osborn
Amanda Hinkle
Lyn Weiss
Scott & Missy Garman
Amanda Hinkle
Altar Guild
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February 2015
The community meal program in
Ephrata, continues to be an important
part of the ministry here at Holy
Trinity. There are a number of people
who help with food preparation, food
and monetary donation, and also
coming out to help serve. The more
people that help, the more successful
the program is. The help that we get
is greatly appreciated. The meal program in Ephrata
continues to grow. A weekly Thursday Evening meal is
served at one of three Ephrata Churches. Watch the
weekly bulletin for opportunities to contribute food or
to help with meals. If you have any questions, please
call Sue Watts at 738-2327
Ephrata Area Social Services:
PLEASE! Ephrata Area Social Service is in
need of food items. Items needed –beverage
products (cool aid, juicy juice, coffee, tea,
etc.), cake mixes, canned fruits, canned meats
(spaghetti, spam, tuna, ravioli, etc.), canned
peas, cereal, hamburger helper, premixed Jell-O snacks, pancake mix and syrup. Note: They do not need canned corn,
canned green bean or canned soups. The Social Ministry
Committee would like to thank everyone who contributed to
this year’s Summer Food Drive. We exceeded our goal of
75 boxes. Thank you! Even though our drive is done for
this year, please continue to contribute to this worthy cause
as EASS is always in need of food items.
Meals on Wheels
Meals on Wheels needs volunteers!!!
A cook, substitute drivers, and packers
for Fri. are needed, starting in the Fall.
Please call Becky at 733-4846 between 8:30 & 11:00.
An outreach of Lancaster County Council of Churches.
A barrier to self-sufficiency is employment and in Lancaster county, a lack of a vehicle is a barrier to employment for many people. DONATE YOUR VEHICLE
Holy Trinity sponsors the afternoon BINGO games
the first Monday of each month; if you are interested in being a volunteer, as well, please contact Kathy
or Darryll Kuhns, 610-410-5410.
Do you like to knit and/or crochet? A new ministry
has begun here at Trinity-the making of prayer shawls.
If you are interested in joining this group please call
Peter’s Porch Prep
Marti Nissley (859-2847) or Kathy
Peter’s Porch at Zion Lutheran Church (435 Main
Kuhns (610-410-5410). They will
Street, Akron) is open every third Saturday of the
month. Doors open at 8:30am till 10:30am. Join us for send you patterns and dimensions.
Soft yarn is suggested. Lap blankets
a free breakfast, free clothing and free groceries/
toiletries for families and singles. Would you be willing may also be made. When a shawl or
lap blanket is completed prayers for
to volunteer at this community outreach? The two
its recipient are said and it is presentWednesdays before Peter’s Porch is prep... packing
groceries and sorting through donations. Clothing do- ed to someone as a physical symbol of our care and
prayers. Those who receive our prayer shawls are liternations may be dropped off at Zion Monday – Friday
9am-2pm. Questions can be directed to Tracy in Zion’s ally wrapped in our prayers and feel God’s presence
and the community of His people in a most special way.
Church office: (717)859-2100 [email protected]
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February 2015
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Holy Trinity’s Staff:
The Ministers ............................................................................................................. The Members
The Pastor .................................................................................................. Rev. Henry E. Herbener
Church Musician/Educator ...........................................................................................Donna Nace
Administrative Assistant ............................................................................................... Suzan Johns
The Sexton ................................................................................................................. Candy Snyder
Sr. Choir Director............................................................................................................ Deb Olson
THE WINDOW, Newsletter of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Ephrata, PA
February 2015