April Newsletter


“April 2024 Worship Team”
Rev. Dennis Blauser, Interim Pastor
Sunday School at 9:30am
One service at 11:00am
724 981-2050

April 7th
Rev. Dennis Blauser, officiating
James Antel– Assisting
Jill Antel- Reader
Isabel Faber-Acolyte
Ron Kaszowski & Wes Zipay -Ushers

April 14th
Rev. Dennis Blauser, officiating
Cindy Kapusta-Assisting
Bill Spon – Reader
Brady Spon – Acolyte
Ron Kaszowski & Wes Zipay- Ushers

April 21st
Rev. Dennis Blauser, officiating
Bill Spon-Assisting
Ruth Kline – Reader
Astyn Antel -Acolyte
Ron Kaszowski & Wes Zipay- Ushers

April 28th
Rev. Dennis Blauser, officiating
Cindy Kapusta-Assisting
Alyssa Antel – Acolyte
Ron Kaszowski & Wes Zipay- Ushers

The new 2024 Flower Charts are up on the wall in Narthex and are posted for the Standard and the Altar. The cost is still only $20.00 for the Altar and $25.00 for the Standard which are made by Petal’s and are a beautiful way to remember a person or event. Please be sure to stop by and fill in those special dates before they get taken. Thank you

Please don’t forget to check out our website, www.holytrinityhermitagepa.com. It has many interesting things concerning our church. Thank you to Chuck Foltz who continually updates it for us.

We want to thank our dedicated gifted director of music James Vasoni. He is always there for us. Thank you, our beautiful choir, as well, you are all so great.

If you need to talk to Pastor Blauser, please call the office or Pastors’ Cell Phone. The office phone number is 724-981-2050
And the Pastor’s number if 724-699-3747. Please know

We collect loose change on the first Sunday Service for World Hunger. Thank you for all your donations.

American Red Cross: American Red Cross uses our Fellowship Hall twice a month for Blood Drives. Please come in and donate if you can. April 4, 18, 12:00 to 5:30 p.m.

Camera Club: Twice a month our local club meets in the Followship Hall twice a month. They are here April 2, 16, starting at 7:00 p.m.

Sunday School News
Throughout the month of March, we had our Holy Week Festival, and it was a huge success! A few weeks ago we had our Easter Party and hunted, it was so much fun. We had donuts and juice and made a beautiful craft. The younger children hunted for eggs while the older children solved clues to find their bag of treats. Everyone had a great time.

We are collecting donations for the Shenango Valley Animal Shelter until the end of the month. One collection tote is in the vestibule, the other is in the Sunday School Room. We have two full totes of items already and our goal is to have more by the end of the month! Thank you to the members of the congregation who have donated items to our service project already. Your generous support is appreciated by all of us!

Our closing Program is Sunday May 5th at 9:30 am in the Fellowship Hall. We will sing a few songs and then recognize our students, assistants, and teachers. Afterwards we will have donuts and juice. We invite the congregation to join us as we celebrate the end of another great year of Sunday School.

Peace be with you all,

Sunday School

Hawaiian Wedding Cake

1pkg. white or yellow cake mix
1sm.pkg. Instant vanilla pudding
1 cup of milk
1(8oz) pkg. cream cheese
1 (12) oz. Cool Whip
1 (20oz.) can crushed pineapple, drained.
½ cup nuts chopped
½ cup coconut

Mix cake mix to directions on box. Bake in 9 X 13 inch greased and flour pan, 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes, When cool, transfer cake to a cookie sheet. Place pudding in large bowl, add milk and beat slightly. Add softened cream cheese and Cool Whip. Mix till smooth and creamy. It will be thick. Add crushed pineapple and mix well. Spread on cake and add nuts and coconut.

Receipe from our Holy Trinity Favorite Receipes of Ann Usko.

Dorcas News…

Dorcas Meeting was Monday March 18, 2024 at 1:00 p.m. with 10 members and Pastor Blauser present. Pastor Blauser gave a prayer. Ruth Klein was Hostess.

The minutes were read and approved. The Treasurer’s Report was read and approved. In correspondence, Thank you’s read from Mike and Patty Boldish and Ron & Wendy Tomko.

Updates on members were given- Diane Tice, Sandy Kimpman. Kathy Long gave a demonstration on CPR.

Members will be distributing Easter Baskets to our homebound this week.

There are still various durable medical equipment items available for free from someone Kathy Long knows, If interested talk to Kathy Long.

Dorcus will be making stuffed cabbage again Thursday, April 11.

The Election Day Bake sale is fast approaching. Workdays will be Sunday April 21 and Monday April 22. Any help will be appreciated as well as help during the sale.

The next Dorcus meeting is Monday April 15, 2024, at 1:00 p.m. Hostess in April will be Karen Borden.

Motion to adjourn made by Ruth Klein, seconded by Marlene Stebeslsky. Closed with the Lord’s Prayer.

Respectfully yours,

Melinda Vellente

The Dorcas Election Day Bake Sale will be on April 23, 2024 at 8:00 a.m. Any help will be greatly appreciated- whether donating baking supplies, blue bonnet margarine, evaporated milk, flour, sugar, eggs, walnuts, ketchup or selling at the bake sale. Bake donations are welcome also. Ask any Dorcas member for details.
The Dorcas Meeting was held on Monday, February 19, 2024@ 1:00 p.m. with 12 Members and 1 guest present. Pastor Blauser gave a prayer. Minutes were read & approved.

We will be having an upcoming Special Events we hope you will be able to come and bring your friends and neighbors:

April 19: Friday Night Movie Night. (Jesus Revolution) 7:00 p.m. (Popcorn will be provided.)

May 26, 2024 Memorial Day Service featuring Noble Cause in our Regular Service.

July 7, 2024 A Polka Service and Picnic with Rex Tenari Orchestra at Regular Ser

Household Vinegar Uses

Coffee Pots:

Bring a solution of 1 cup vinegar and 4 tablespoons of baking soda to boil to get rid of mineral deposits.

Stove Tops:

A solution of vinegar and baking soda will easily remove cooking oil from your stovetop.

Oven: For a clean oven, combine vinegar and baking soda, then scrub.

Dishwasher: Use a rinsing agent to get your glasses and plates clean. One a year, pour a cup of white vinegar into a empty dishwasher, then run it for a short cycle to get rid of the like and soap buildup.

Humidifier: Clean the filter on your humidifier by removing it and soaking it in a pan of white vinegar until all the sediment is off.

Tubs and Showers: Saturate a cloth of vinegar and sprinkle baking soda, then use it to clean fiberglass tubs and showers. Rince well and rub dry for a spotless shine.

Toilet Bowls: Clean and deodorize your toilet bowl by pouring undiluted white vinegar into it. Let stand for 5 minutes then flush.

To remove smoke odors on clothes, wash
In hot water and a cup of white vinegar.

Do not use Vinegar on granite marble
countertops surface, hardwood floors,
cell phones or computers.

Home Remedies with Baking Soda

Clean teeth with baking soda. Make a paste and put on toothbrush and coat teeth and it cleans and refreshes and removes some light stains.

Adding baking soda to your bathwater to relieve sunburn or itchy skin.

Make a paste of baking soda and water to apply to burn or an insect bite for relief.

If you grave sweets, rinse your mouth with 1 teaspoon baking soda dissolved in a glass of warm water. Don’t Swallow the mixture; spit it out . Your craving will disappear instantly.

For occasional heartburn/indigestion. The standard dose for this old-fashioned remedy is half a teaspoon of baking soda and in a half a cup of water. If you have frequent heartburn or other digestive problems, see a doctor.

A few words from Elaine…..

Well, we are getting into beautiful April. I cannot believe how fast time flies.

This week we had some snow and cold weather. I am getting tired of this but we are near the end of this cold weather. Birds are still chirping and singing in the morning. It sounds wonderful. Flowers and Lillies are blooming. April is such a beautiful month for me.

I am not traveling anywhere this month. I will be staying home getting some Spring Cleaning done. I love it when I can open the windows and have the fresh air come into the house. I wish I could hang out my sheets on a line. I love the smell of fresh clean sheets to snuggle into at the end of the day. Next month in May I will be traveling down to visit my son in Indianapolis for a concert we go to every year. I enjoy it very much and seeing him is a blessing. We have fun. He is growing up and getting married so these trips will probably start getting less because he will have more responsibilities. I will take it as long as I can. You know being a mother is a wonderful job and a wonderful experience but goes to fast.

Thank you all for reading this little note of mine. Elaine

5 Ways to Say Spring Prayers:

Prayer in a Garden Saying your Prayers
Pray be the window.
Pray while you walk.
Pray with a Candle
Pray when it rains.

Dark, scared night Psalm 4

I will both lie down and sleep in peace; for you alone, O Lord, make me lie down in safety.

I suffer from insomnia. I fall asleep easily, almost as soon as I lay my head down. But you can count on my eyes opening around 2:30, and there I will be, rolling from my side to my back and back again, pausing every once in awhile to how much time has elapsed since last I looked at the clock.

I have a friend who also struggles with sleep but who has turned this around. When he awakes, he greets the dark, sacred night with a holy “Hello!”It becomes a time to commune with the Devine. He prays for people, wonders where he saw love the day before, and prepares for the next day by breathing a deep Spirit-breath. He says he usually falls back to sleep peacefully. Sometimes he doesn’t but he says that okay too.

I take medication for insomnia now, and it helps. But on occasions, when I have forgotten to take my pill, I wake with a divine “Hello!” and ponder. What does the Lord wish to show me tonight? May that be my peace.

Holy Spirit, May I rest in your presence and know peace. AMEN

Prayer concern: People with sleep disorders.

I know as we get older, we cannot shut our minds off at night. We can try this. Anything is worth a try.

Remember to get some of our wonderful food and bake goods from our Dorcus Ladies:

Cooked Stuffed Cabbage $18.00
½ dozen 9.00
Uncooked Stuffed Cabbage $17.00
½ dozen 8.50
1 Dozen Apricot 8.00
½ dozen Apricot 4.00
1 Dozen Nut Horns 8.00
½ dozen 4.00
Cab/Noodles 1Qt. 7.00
Cab/Noodles 1 pt. 3.50