January Newsletter

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We want to express our deepest sympathy to the families of Betty Woodring who passed away on November 27, 2020 and Judy Banjak who passed away on December 8, 2020.  They meant much to our church and congregation.  Betty’s constant concern for her family was so very admirable.  We spent many conversations trying to help her help them.  Them there is Judy Banjak, always a smile on her face and an uplifting hello when she saw you.  Having known her for many years it can be said that she put a smile on the faces of all she met.  She will be sadly missed and our most sincere sympathy goes out to her family.  Our most sincere sympathy goes out to Betty’s family as well.  May our Lord comfort them and give them peace and comfort at this most difficult time.

It is very difficult to ask for flowers for the Altar because we might be having virtual worship with Holy Trinity, Greenville.  It is impossible to know what the next month will bring.  Therefore how do we move forward or plan ahead.  Until we get this Coronavirus under control are hands are tied.  Everyone will have to check in on our web-site to get an idea of what is going to happen.  Thank you all so very much for your patience and understanding.  God’s Peace and Love.

A remembrance of a great man…

Martin Luther King Jr.

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Martin Luther King, Jr. was born on January 15, 1929 in Atlanta, GA. His birth certificate listed his first name as Michael, but this was later changed to Martin. His Grandfather and then his Father both served as the pastor of the Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta. 

Martin graduated from Morehouse College in 1948 with a degree in Sociology. He further received a Bachelor’s of Divinity in 1951 and then a Ph.D. from Boston College in 1955. He had stepped onto the world stage. He met with Pope Paul VI in 1964 and then was honored as the youngest person ever to receive the Nobel Peace Prize. He was awarded this on December 10, 1964 at the age of thirty-five. He gave the entire amount of the prize money to help with the Civil Rights movement.  

While speaking from a balcony at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee on April 4, 1968, Martin Luther King was assassinated.   While James Earl Ray was arrested and charged with the assassination, there have been and still are questions to his guilt and whether there was a larger conspiracy at work.

What we all can agree about is that he was a special man from God.  His wisdom, understanding and Love for all

really touched everyone’s hearts.  Our office will be closed in remembrance.

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You are invited to check out the Holy Trinity Web Site at www.holytrinityhermitage.com   The site is ongoing and we are asking for your help.  If you have any pictures of activities of the church in a digital format please send them to info@holytrinityhermitage.com for possible inclusion on the Web Page.  Don’t forget to check it out.  Again we want to thank Chuck Foltz who manages it for us.  We are all very grateful for keeping us in the loop.

Joshua’s Haven

We here at Holy Trinity are supporting 

Joshua’s Haven.  It is a faith and gospel based City Mission on Stambaugh Ave. for the area’s homeless men.  If you would like to help support this mission, please put any of the needed items in the bin that is placed in the narthex.  Monetary donations to purchase items and or a home cooked meal that serves at least five people will be gratefully accepted.  Please call the office if you have any questions.  The following are some of the items needed:

Shampoo (bulk size bottles)

Body Wash (bulk size bottles)

Coffee, Canned goods (staples)

Styrofoam cups & paper plates

Plastic forks, knives, spoons & napkins

Battery clocks with batteries

Antibacterial spray

Flannel or fleece pants (jogging pants)

T-Shirts

PS:  We want to again thank Stephanie Banjak for taking the donated items to Joshua’s for us.  It is a really big help.

So here it is...the recipe for my super fast and easy dinner tonight. Did I mention that it is also really yummy?? No left overs here!

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Meatball Sandwich Casserole

You will need:

! bag of frozen meatballs (I use Mama Lucia Brand, personal preference)
1 jar of marinara sauce or spaghetti sauce if there isn't any marinara on hand
1 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
1 cup Italian blend cheese, shredded
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, shredded
1 loaf of fresh Italian bread, sliced

To prepare:

Preheat oven to 400. Place entire bag of meatballs in pot with sauce (I also add garlic, onion powder, salt and pepper to taste) and cook over medium heat until warmed completely through, about 10 minutes. Stir as needed to keep meatballs from sticking to pot. Once heated through remove from heat. Place meatballs in the center of a 9x13 baking dish, layer mozzarella and Italian blend cheeses over meatballs topping off with the Parmesan. Take the slices of Italian bread and line the pan all the way around with them so that they are kind of keeping the meatballs toward the center of the pan. The bread slices will be standing up in the pan as shown in the picture. You have creative freedom here with the bread...you can lightly butter and garlic the bread prior to placing it in the pan if you prefer or even brush lightly with olive oil and garlic. The choice is yours. I have made it plain and as noted above and all are delicious!

Place in oven and bake for approximately 25 minutes or until cheese is melted and bubbly. Remove from oven, serve and enjoy! 

A side salad goes nicely with this quick meal!
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      Meatball Sandwich Casserole

                  You will need:

1 bag of frozen meatballs (use Mama Lucia)
1 jar of marinara sauce or spaghetti sauce 

1 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
1 cup Italian blend cheese, shredded
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, shredded
1 loaf of fresh Italian bread, sliced

                  To prepare:

Preheat oven to 400. Place entire bag of meatballs in pot with sauce (I also add garlic, onion powder, salt and pepper to taste) and cook over medium heat until warmed completely through, about 10 minutes. Stir as needed to keep meatballs from sticking to pot. Once heated through remove from heat. Place meatballs in the center of a 9×13 baking dish, layer mozzarella and Italian blend cheeses over meatballs topping off with the Parmesan. Take the slices of Italian bread and line the pan all the way around with them so that they are kind of keeping the meatballs toward the center of the pan. The bread slices will be standing up in the pan. You have creative freedom here with the bread…you can lightly butter and garlic the bread prior to placing it in the pan if you prefer or even brush lightly with olive oil and garlic. The choice is yours.  Place in oven and bake for approximately 25 minutes or until cheese is melted &bubbly, remove from oven, serve and enjoy!
Thank you, Mike Boldish for a great recipe!