PASTOR’S VACATION –
will be from 11/20 to 11/27.
In the event of a pastoral emergency, please contact Rev. Fred Becker at 973-366-2821 or email@example.com
. Special thanks to Rev. Drs. Arden and Margaret Krych who are presiding and preaching in his absence. It is always a joy to welcome our very own SOTH members as worship leaders.
CHURCH CLEAN UP DAY – is scheduled for Sat. Nov. 20 at 8:00 AM. Please bring your garden tools, and gloves, etc. Many hands make light work!
DID YOU KNOW – that all hymns offered on Sunday morning are carefully selected by Ronn Sacchiero, our Music Director, in accord with national Evangelical Lutheran Church in America guidelines. If you have a favorite hymn you would like to sing, please make your request known to Ronn at firstname.lastname@example.org or call him at 862-777-3550.
DID YOU ALSO KNOW –that all liturgical wording for our worship services comes from the national office of the ELCA (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America) and is the standard recommended Lutheran liturgy for all Lutheran congregations across the United States
NEW OFFICE HOURS – Effective immediately, the church office will open at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesdays. Weekly hours are: Monday and Thursday: 10 – 2 p.m. Tuesdays 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Please call before coming to the church office at any time to be sure we are open.
CONSECRATION SUNDAY –
please join us on Sunday, Nov 14
for two special events: worship and a catered celebration brunch immediately following worship. If you have not already reserved your spot, please call or email the church office. Click HERE
to see the Grow One % chart referenced by Rev. Krych.
CONFIRMATION CLASSES will now be on Thurs. evenings, once a month from 7-7:45 on Zoom. Classes are scheduled for Dec. 2, Jan. 6, Feb. 3, Mar. 3 and April 7.
IT’S TURKEY TIME! – We are once again partnering with Project Self Sufficiency to provide turkeys and Thanksgiving meals to 20 families here in Sussex County. Diane F. and her team are in need of turkeys, monetary donations, and folks to deliver on Sunday, Nov. 21 after church. There is a sign-up sheet in the narthex to donate turkeys and to deliver. Checks made to SOTH with PSS on the memo line would be appreciated. Phyllis is also in need of large paper bags in which to pack the food.
WREATH FUNDRAISER – Orders were due on October 24, 2021, but do not despair as there are often extras. Wreaths will be delivered the week of November 22nd and will be available for pickup Sunday, November 28th. This is to help raise money for the Thanksgiving food baskets.
YOUR HELP IS NEEDED – CONTROL ROOM HELP, OFFICE VOLUNTEERS, COFFEE HOUR HOSTS, FINANCIAL COUNTERS, DEACONS, AND USHERS are all needed. Training joyfully provided. If someone calls to recruit you, please prayerfully consider how YOU can serve. You can always volunteer by contacting the office.
SUNDAY SCHOOL HAS EXPANDED– We are now welcoming children ages 4 (must be toilet trained) – grade 5 during the 9 AM worship service. Please contact the church office if you would like to help or register your child. Teachers and assistants are needed! Masks required of all participants. No prior experience necessary!
ARE YOU A THRIVENT MEMBER? If so, you can request two, $250.00 grants per year for programs here at SOTH. These grants come in the form of gift cards, and have been used in the past to supplement funds supporting the Trinity Faith Kitchen, Rally Day picnic, Thanksgiving baskets, etc. If you would like to learn more about how you can help, please contact Wendy in the church office.
MASKS AND GLOVES REQUIRED
–of everyone using the Church kitchen
regardless of your vaccination status as per a congregational council resolution passed on 8/23/21.
has returned! We are looking for volunteers to host
this fellowship time. Duties include: putting on coffee, serving beverages and providing an optional snack of your choice. In order to be better stewards of God’s creation, we are asking folks to bring their own
re-usable coffee cup to use and take home. Please sign up on the sheet in the narthex.
WWW.SOTHNJ.ORG – The church’s website is the place to look for upcoming events. Please consult the calendar there. The weekly email can be found under News at the bottom of the home page.
STREAMING IS HERE!: We are excited to announce that you can now view our service live at 9:00 a.m. each Sunday. Click on this link to see the service and subscribe to our SOTH channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCH8w_r1Rb9HH7i6SD15Tu6w Don’t worry if you missed the live broadcast. All services are archived on our channel. You can also search for us on Facebook and like our page. https://www.facebook.com/SOTHNJ/.
President: JD Allen
Vice President: Emery Malasits
Treasurer: Brett Maynard
Recording Secretary: Celeste Bethmann
Financial Secretary: Steve Lewandowski
Property: Patrick Wood
Nurture (Worship & Music): Wendy Whipple
Social Ministry: Diane Fitzpatrick
A 2nd CLOTHING DONATION BIN – has arrived. Place clothing and shoes in plastic bags. Proceeds will benefit SOTH. Please do not leave items outside of the box. Please tell your friends and family so that we can fill those bins!
PLEASE CALL AHEAD- before venturing a trip to the church office. Office hours are subject to change
SPARTA COMMUNITY FOOD PANTRY – Please remember that a shopping cart is located in the narthex for donations to our local food pantry. The pantry has been serving an unprecedented number of our area residents during this challenging time. Help is needed to deliver the food to the pantry. Please contact the office for the pantry’s hours of operation.
HELP SOTH WHILE SHOPPING ON AMAZON SMILE
Click here to find out how you can donate to SOTH when you shop on Amazon. We have raised in $341.51 to date!BROWN BAG BIBLE STUDY –Continues in person at Holy Trinity Church or via Zoom, the first and third Wednesdays from noon-12:45. Join Pastor Jack for a lively discussion of the Bible. No prior experience necessary! Click here to join us via Zoom.
AT-HOME COMMUNION KITS – If you are worshiping with us from home and would like a communion kit, please contact the church office and arrangements can be made for you to receive the number you would like.
God’s work. Our hands.
September 12 was God’s Work. Our Hands. Sunday. This year we collected men’s socks for the residents at Andover Subacute & Rehab Center.
If you would like to donate online: please consider one or more of the following. 1) For Lutheran World Relief
Personal Care Kits consisting of 1 lightweight bath towel (20” x 40” to 52” x 27”) dark color, 2-3 bath-size bars of soap in original wrapping, 1 adult size toothbrush in original packaging, 1 sturdy comb no packaging, 1 metal nail clipper, no packaging. LWR.org/kitvideos for reference if needed. 2) Donation to the Lutheran Disaster Response
, can be designated to a specific disaster on the check memo line. 3)Connect for Community
is a very worthy organization. Donations can be placed in the collection plates, made out to the organization.
Volunteer Opportunities: More hands are needed to make light work. No prior skills necessary to help your church in these ways:
1. Bring in items for” God’s Work our Hands” organizations.
2. Serve on the church audit team.
3. Serve on Church Council.
4.. Become a Sunday worship servant.
5. Sing in the choir (post-COVID).
6. Help to run a parish activity (post-COVID).
7. Join the volunteer church office staff
8. Volunteer to assist with Sunday School.
9. Prep a meal for the Trinity Faith Kitchen.
Please email the church office at email@example.com or call 973-729-7010 for more information!
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