March Newsletter

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A special thank you for your many Birthday greetings, gifts, cards, and goodies.  It all made my day very special.      

               God’s Peace & my Love, Patty

The first day of Spring is March 20th.  Yea again!!!  We were blessed with a mild winter and hopefully we will have a lovely Spring.  We’ll see lots of robins and all those spring flowers will be blooming all over everywhere.  That is what is so wonderful about living around here.  We get to enjoy the best of all worlds.  

Saint Patrick’s Day…What a festive holiday that is.  The music is so happy.  The green beer is pretty okay too.  Ha! Ha!  It is just an overall fun time.  Something we can all use with having such a miserable time with Covid-19 and all it brought with it.  My prayers are that it will be gone soon and we can all go back to life as it was.  Shopping, eating out, sports events, hanging out together, parties, birthday and holiday get-togethers with family and friends, going to church, actually kneeling at the Altar and getting communion.  Having coffee with our church family.   How wonderful that all sounds.  I can’t wait.

Jesus Calling… 

I am the Risen One who shines upon you always.  You worship a living Diety, not some idolatrous, man-made image.  Your relationship with Me is meant to be vibrant and challenging, as I invade more and more areas of your life.  Do not fear change,  for I am making you a new creation, with old things passing away and new things continually on the horizon.  When you cling to old ways and sameness, you resist my work within you.  I want you to embrace all that I am doing in your life, finding your security in Me alone.

It is easy to make an idol of routine, finding security within the boundaries you build around your life.  Although each day contains twenty-four hours, every single one presents a unique set of circumstances.  Don’t try to force fit today into yesterday’s mold.  Instead, ask Me to open your eyes so you can find all I have prepared for you in this precious day of life.

Read these…Matthew 28:5-7; 2 and

                      Corinthians 5:17

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This was given to us from Martha Krizancic some time ago and we thought you’d enjoy reading it again.  Going on without Martha is a change that is sometimes very difficult to accept.

Everyone please be advised that we are not having Wednesday evening services for Lent.

We here at Holy Trinity are supporting 

Joshua’s Haven.    If you would like to help support this mission, please put any of the needed items in the tote that is placed in the narthex.  A list of items needed are posted.   Thanks again to Stephanie Banjak for taking them to Joshua’s for us.

We are also recycling our weekly bulletins.  Just put it in the tote marked recycle in the narthex.  Fred Rombold makes sure that they are recycled for us.  

                   Thanks Fred so much.

An invisible man and invisible woman married.  I’m not sure what they saw in each other.  Their kids were nothing to look at, either.

Thanks Mike Boldish this is so funny.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

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Although we do not have flowers on the Altar or the Standard for Lent and will have Mums, Tulips and Lilies for Easter, we’ll still need flowers for the rest of the year.   The charts are posted on the wall in the Narthex.  They are only $15.00 and a perfect way to remember a person or special event.   

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A reminder that on Saturday March 13th  

before you go to bed turn your clocks ahead one hour.  We will go back to day light savings time and Spring will return and we’ll have more day light hours.  Yea, Spring has finally 

We would like to take this opportunity to welcome to our church family Zachary and Ariana Cutter.  Pastor Seeley baptized them February 28th in the name of the Father, Son and the Holy Spirit.  How wonderful for them and us.   We are so very blessed to welcome their parents Robert and Kendall to share in the joy and love given to Zach and Adriana in baptism.  Our gracious heavenly Father frees us from sin and death by joining us to the death and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ.  They are united with the gift of the Holy Spirit.  Praise God  from whom all blessings flow.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Dorcas hasn’t been meeting because of the Covid-19, hopefully they will be back in full force when this Pandemic ends.

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Our Dorcas hasn’t been meeting because of the Covid-19, hopefully they will be back in full force when this Pandemic eases up.

Officers for 2021

President   Kathy Long

Vice President   Melinda Vellente

Treasurer      Sharon Bryan

Secretary      Joanne Gerda  

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We wish to extend our deepest sympathy to Sue Bishop and her family at the loss of Sue’s father Tom Gomory, who passed away from complications of Covid-19.  May our Lord give Sue and her family the Peace and comfort that only our Lord can give at this most difficult time.

March 28, 2021

SUNDAY OF THE PASSION /

PALM SUNDAY

Blessing of the Palms

Congregations across the world were asked to refrain from worshiping in person during the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 to stem the spread of the deadly virus. For many, the loss was felt most sharply on Palm Sunday just as Holy Week services were scheduled to begin.

One congregation in Central Washington State worshiped in their homes that morning via conference call. They hadn’t been able to distribute palms to one another, so pretending to wave imaginary branches in their own homes felt inauthentic and strange. Absent their usual practices, the pastor of the little church composed a non-traditional “Blessing of the Palms” for worship as they gathered in the safety of their homes. Instead of blessing palm branches on that Palm Sunday morning, the assembly was invited to bless the palms of their own outstretched hands.

The word hosanna, shouted by those witnessing Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem in Mark’s gospel, can be translated, “Help, please, now!” With this very word on our lips, today we are invited to lay down more than coats and leafy branches at the foot of Jesus. We are invited to lay down our very own palms just as they are.

Imagine today that the palms laid out at the feet of Jesus today are the very palms of hands we meet every day in our own community and in the world. Some of these will be cracked, old, and tired with work; others will be sweating and nervous with worry; still others might be hopeful and open, excited or twitching with anticipation. Today we are invited to lay every one of those things that excite, demand, and trouble us at the foot of Jesus with a word of “Hosanna!” on our lips.

Used by permission of Augsburg Fortress.

No Regrets

Isn’t it good at the end of the day

To look up at God and be able to say

“Dear Lord, I helped someone today.

But isn’t it sad if instead you must say

“Dear Lord, I hurt someone today.

I drove the nails a little bit deeper.”

Isn’t it better when the day is done

To know that you have injured no one.

From the time of your waking,

Til you lie down to sleep,

Remember the promises

That we should keep,

To Love one another as He loves us too,

And you’ll never regret any good that 

you do.

Thank you, Kathy Crisan for these inspirational words of love to live by

Lent & Easter – 2021

The items on this list are needed seasonally or continuously to enhance our worship services; therefore we are asking that you make your contribution “In Memory of” or “In Honor of” as part of a general “Wish List” Fund.  This will allow us to be more cost effective in our purchases while still allowing our loved ones to be honored.  Below are a few examples.

Grape Juice

Communion Wafers

Plastic Communion cups

Candle Oil

Colored Paper

Double (AA) and Triple (AAA) batteries

Communion Wine

Stamps

Copy Paper

Offering Envelopes

Please place your request and check in the offering plate, mail or bring it to the office.  Deadline for contributions to be listed in the Easter Sunday Bulletin is March 9, 2021

                                                               Thank You

Name_______________________________________________________

Envelope Number______________________________________________

Amount Enclosed______________________________________________

In Memory of

In Honor/Celebration of

__________________________________________________________________

Easter 2021

Flowers

Help decorate the Sanctuary for Easter.  Order your flowers today!   Please fill out the form below and place it, along with your money, or check made out to Holy Trinity in an envelope and place it in the offering plate.  Please remember no Lily Cross this year.

Deadline for Orders is March 9, 2021

                                                 (Circle Color)

Mums                       White         Yellow         Pink                              $10.00

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Tulips                           Red       Yellow      Pink                                    $9.00

*Lilies                                         Easter White                                       $9.00

                                              (All Plants are foiled wrapped.)

Name_________________________________________

Envelope #_____________Amt. Enclosed_________________

In Memory of:

In Honor of:

*There will be no Easter Lily Cross this Easter

Deadline to order is March 9th.

NOTICE OF ANNUAL CONGREGATIONAL MEETING

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Please be advised that our annual congregational meeting will be held on March 21, 2021 following the 10:00am worship service.