FOCUS Toy DriveFOCUS is planning a toy giveaway on Saturday, December 22, and is currently looking for donations of new (unused) toys. The deadline for donations at the FOCUS House is next Tuesday, December 18. Donations can also be brought to church this coming weekend.
Christmas Hams/Turkeys: Giving OpportunitiesWe are continuing our tradition of giving Christmas hams or turkeys to families living near our church. Our neighbors have really appreciated this in the past, and some have come to look forward to this for their family celebrations.
Volunteers are needed, to purchase the requested hams and turkeys on Saturday, December 22, and to hand-deliver them to our neighbors after Liturgy on Sunday, December 23. Please consider helping out with this important ministry, and contact Eric Saathoff if you have any questions. Thank you!
Holy Trinity RosterIt’s time to update the Holy Trinity Roster again. The roster is not a membership list, but a listing of Holy Trinity community and friends to make it easier to communicate with each other or just to remember names. It is available only to those who are on the roster, and it includes only the information a person wants to share, such as address, phone number, and/or email address. If your information on the roster has changed, or you would like to be included, please see Joanne Bergman at church or at coffee hour, or send her an email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Wednesday Early Matins in AdventA reminder that Paul Purman is leading reader’s Matins services at 6 am throughout Advent ... a good way to keep the coming Nativity in mind before heading off to work each Wednesday.
Children's Room: Help Needed!We're looking for an adult to schedule and coordinate a team of volunteers to monitor an hour of unstructured play as our children relax in post-liturgical jubilation in the back room of our hall during coffee hour. So far, two adults have stepped forward. We need six more - eight altogether, so that teams of two would only need to be on call one Sunday per month. Calling all parents, godparents, village adults ... Please speak to Fr Jonathan if you can help - thank you!
Holy Trinity Food Shelf
If you plan to shop for the food shelf this week, we could use canned meats and fish, any variety of canned vegetables, and also pasta and rice. We do NOT need any more black beans or tomato soup. Also, if you haven't lately, please take a moment to review our food shelf guidelines. Contact Ronda Wintheiser with any questions or suggestions. Thank you!
Church SchoolSunday classes: December 16, 23
Adult EducationDecember 16 and 23; Mary in Luke 1-2
Mike Lotti will present the adult education topic for the next two weeks: "Mary in Luke 1 and 2." Reading the text ahead of time is highly recommended!