Greetings-

 

Out of the depths I cry to you, O Lord!  2O Lord, hear my voice! Let your ears be attentive to the voice of my pleas for mercy! 3 If you, O Lord, should mark iniquities, O Lord, who could stand? 4 But with you there is forgiveness, that you may be feared. 5 I wait for the Lord, my soul waits, and in his word I hope; 6 my soul waits for the Lord more than watchmen for the morning, more than watchmen for the morning. 7 O Israel, hope in the Lord! For with the Lord there is steadfast love, and with him is plentiful redemption. 8 And he will redeem Israel from all his iniquities. 

 

My brothers and sisters in Christ.

 

I know that many of you are self isolating and we are all taking precautions during this current pandemic to remain safe and healthy.  I know last Sunday I was at the church bright and early as usual, just in case someone had not gotten the message about services being suspended.  I was here until a little after 11am and I sat in the empty pews and held my head in prayer. 

 

Although there are times where the ministry I do can become a "job" because of deadlines and making sure all is ready for bulletins and sermons and all the business that we do, I know that I had missed being with you and leading you in worship.  It gave me time to think of all those around the world that I have been able to minister to. Being given the opportunities to minister as either the pastor or a vicar in three different countries I began to miss all of you and all of them.  I may not be good with names, but the faces of all of you are forever etched into my memories.  But even in an empty church, even in feeling alone during a time were we would normally rejoice with those around us; we can still raise our voices together, whether it is in singing, reading the liturgy found into the bulletin or for me praying the Lords Prayer and confessing the creeds.  Knowing that we all say both of those, no matter our location, let's me rejoice in that even though I am away from those who I care dearly for, I will see them again, for many here on this Earth and others when we are with our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.  

 

Blessings to each of you and even now, remember, God in peace, knowing that your sins are forgiven.

 

Pastor Steven Apollo Naylor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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        WEEKLY OFFERING ENVELOPES

Due to our weekly worship services being cancelled in the church we still need to keep our bills paid. Please continue to send your weekly, biweekly or monthly offerings by mail or bring them when you make an appointment to schedule communion. Please put your offering in your offering envelope and mail in another envelope. We will get through this COVID-19 with the help of God.

 

You may also call Jan Marriott at 813-997-3452 if you would like to make your offering using your credit or debit card. You will get a receipt from Holy Trinity.

 

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COMMUNION

Please call the church at 813-949-7173 if you would like to schedule a private session to come in for communion. 

 

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NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER

CSS National Day of Prayer Luncheon will be held on Thursday, May 7th at 11:45am at HTLC in the Kuehn Hall. All are invited and encouraged to attend.

 

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POSTAL FOOD DRIVE

The 28th Annual Letter Carriers’ Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive is on Saturday, May 9, 2020.

 

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VOTERS ASSEMBLY MEETING

The bi-annual Voter’s Assembly will take place on Sunday, June 7th at 11:00 am. Positions currently up for election are President-elect, Secretary, Treasurer, School Education, Activity Center, Church Education and Fellowship positions.

 

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RUMMAGE SALE COMMITTEE

If you would like to be on this committee, please contact Debbie Tuttle or a sign-up sheet is on the back table of the church. 

 

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CATCH THE SPIRIT ENVELOPES

As many of you have noticed we decided to exclude the ‚ÄúCatch the Spirit‚ÄĚ (CTS) envelopes in our offering envelope box this year to cut down on the cost. If you wish to make a donation to CTS just designate on the front of your weekly offering envelope how much you want to go to your general offering and how much to CTS.

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NEW MEMBER CLASS

If you are interested in becoming a member of Holy Trinity or need help with your transfer please contact Debbie Tuttle. 

 

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CONFIRMATION CLASS

There will be no confirmation classes until further notice.

 

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MEMBER/NON MEMBER MAILBOXES

If your address, phone number or email address has changed, please let us know either by email or a call to the church office. Please remember to check your church mailboxes. Please contact Debbie Tuttle if you do not have weekly envelopes and would like to have a box. 

 

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PORTALS OF PRAYER

The portals of prayer for April ‚Äď June are available. Please feel free to take one.

 

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The next LWML Meeting is scheduled for April 4th at 11am. 

 

  

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Pastor and the Board of Directors would like to thank everyone who volunteered their time at Holy Trinity this week. 

 

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If you have a national, state or military flag that is unserviceable and needs to be retired please bring it to the church kitchen. Donnie Stoots is a Flag Retirement Officer for the American Legion Post 108. Please contact Donnie at 813-996-1299 if you are interested in becoming a member of this post. They meet the second Saturday of each month at 9am at Harvester Church.

 

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Maintenance/Landscape

If you are interested in helping the maintenance/landscape team on Wednesdays from 8:30-12:30, please contact John Schulze or just show up. 

 

 

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Help support the Ronald McDonald House

Collect the little tabs you pull to open soda, soup or other aluminum cans. Please put your tabs in the designated tub on the shelf in the church kitchen.

 

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Recycle Aluminum Cans

Please bring in all your aluminum cans and put in the recycle area in the back of the church.

 

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MEDICAL EQUIPMENT

Holy Trinity has a small supply of medical equipment available for member use.  Items include wheelchairs, walkers, a raised toilet seat, crutches, and canes.  Please contact the church office if you need to borrow any of the items listed. You may also donate any medical equipment that you want to get rid of.

 

 

 

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HEARING AIDS

Share the joy of hearing by donating your used hearing aids. There is a Hearing Aid Donation Center can in the church kitchen.

 

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LIONS CLUB ‚ÄúRECYCLE FOR SIGHT‚ÄĚ

Bring in your prescription glasses, reading glasses, sunglasses and plastic and metal frames.  Most of the recycled glasses donated to the Lions Club are distributed to people in need. There is a basket in the church kitchen.

 

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MEMORIAL GARDEN

If you are interested in purchasing a plot in the Holy Trinity All Saints Memorial Garden please fill out a registration form located on the back table of the church and place in the wooden church box or contact Marilyn Manning.

 

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CHURCH DIRECTORY

Picture retake day will be rescheduled at a later date. We need at least 25 to have our directory redone. There is no charge to have your picture taken. They informed me that if you do not have a picture in the directory you will not receive a directory. 

 

 

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Bible Study ‚Äď Thursday Morning

Thursday morning Bible Study is cancelled until further notice. 

 

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The ladies bible study at the Peterson’s home is cancelled until further notice.

 

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Adult Bible Study ‚Äď Sunday Morning

Sunday morning bible study is cancelled until further notice.

 

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Sunday School

Sunday school is cancelled until further notice. 

 

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HTLC Board of Elders Meeting ‚Äď Monday, April 13th at 7pm

HTLC Board of Directors Meeting ‚Äď Sunday, April 19that 11:00 am

LLPS Board of Directors Meeting ‚Äď Wednesday, April 22nd at 1:00¬†pm¬†

 

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Bunco

Bunco will be cancelled until further notice.

 

PEARLS (NO MANATEE)

PEARLS training on May 29th in the activity center. Please contact Dawn at LLPS (813-949-3611) if you are interested.

 

 

Evangelism Corner‚Ķ¬†‚ÄúCross In My Pocket‚ÄĚ is a ministry with the intended goal that each time you read the card it reminds you of God‚Äôs love for you.¬†

¬†‚ÄúCross In My Pocket‚ÄĚ is to be shared with other people; it shows that you care about them and their spiritual wellbeing.¬†¬†

This simple act of sharing ‚ÄúCross in My Pocket‚ÄĚ could lead someone on a journey to realize Christ loves him.¬† There is a basket on the back table containing these cards.¬†¬†

Take as many as you would like, now and in the future for yourself or to share with others.  May God bless you as you share His story!

In Our Prayers This Week…

You will note that a date is included with those for whom we are praying. Once a name has been on the list for 30 days the name will be taken off in order to maintain control of the length of the list.  If you wish to have a name that was taken off placed back on the list, please submit another Prayer Request card, the name will be added back up for another 30 days.  PLEASE PRINT.  For prayers, email or call the office at 813-949-7173. Thank you.

                                                                                                                                                                                                    

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Prayer Requests: 

Prayers: Vicki L. sons girlfriend, Triana, that she gets the job in Sacramento, CA so she can move from the UK and start working; Eddie B.’s heart operation.

Healing:

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For Continued Prayers and Healing: 

Prayers: (3/22) Bob’s sister, Margaret Whittington called to Eternal Glory; Jana coping with spasms, numbness & pain; Safe travels for the Handricks; Erika moving to assisted living; (3/15) Save our country from the Corona Virus; Vernon diagnosed with a brain tumor; Injured and 25 killed in Tennessee tornados; Beverly R. hospitalized; (3/8) Kristy E. having several cancers removed; Bonnie not feeling well; Jean’s upcoming cancer surgery; Carol experiencing Sciatica; Family of Fran Hinds during her last days; Stella’s 11 year old great-granddaughter starting chemo & bone marrow treatment; safe travels for Lucinda to Puerto Rico; Marilyn B.’s daughter Shelley suffering from severe hip pain and safe travels back home from the Middle East to see her doctor; Jenny G.’s dad pacemaker installed; Paul S. double hernia surgery; Ms. Cindy’s broken knee.

 

Healing: (3/22) Donn’s foot; (3/15/) Beth, McKenzie, Michele, Pastor Naylor; (3/8) Crystal C. healing & positive outcome on tests.

 

 

          Our Stewardship…Week of Sunday, March 22

Attendance:   Worship Service closed due to COVID-19

                                           General Offering:            $1,669.20

                                                                      Rex & Melinda                  $50.00

                                                                            
                                                                           

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FINANCIAL BOTTOM LINE 

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As of 2/28/2020

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church

 

Average spent on bills      Average actual donation            Difference

 

Yearly              $32,440                                   $28,383                         -$4,057

Monthly           $16,220                                    $14,192                           -$2,029

Weekly            $3,604                                     $3,154                            -$451

 

Please note: Eventhough we received $20,514.00 through February, only $14,192.00

could be spent on bills. The remainder of the funds were designated. 

 

 

 

 

Those Celebrating… 

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 Birthdays: (3/29) Toby Manulak & Marsha Washburn; (3/31) Lucas Fore, Sean Gerken & Mike Goodman; (4/1) Colleen Vinson; (4/2) Linda Dixon; (4/3) Jacob Courchaine; (4/4 Timothy Ellrod, Irene LoJacono & Kelsey Reilly.

 

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Anniversaries: (3/29) Michael & Lynne Spinella; (4/2) Ray & Renate Williams.

 

                                                                  

Church Office Hours:                                

                                       

  Monday-Thursday 8:30am-12:30pm                 

  by appointment only.                                      

 

       

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Readings for Sunday: April 5th

                  Is. 50:4-9

                  Phil. 2:5-11

                                   John 12:12-43 

   
 
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