This Sunday is the festival of the Baptism of Jesus. Join Pastor Jack as he explores the nature of baptism and answers questions like “Is baptism water only?”; “Is baptism a ritual…or something more powerful?” “What is the significance of baptism for everyday life?”
UN-DECORATING THE CHURCH – Many thanks to all who made our church look so festive and inviting for the holidays. Please join us as we “undecorate” this Sat., Jan. 9 at 9:30 a.m. Many hands make light work!
WORSHIP INFO FOR JAN. 10
Faith Together At Home
(Faith Formation Activities)
The congregational council is currently reorganizing. Congratulations to all who have agreed to serve!
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
Many thanks to outdoing President John Seal for extending his term as we navigated through this challenging year!2020 GIVING STATEMENTS – were emailed on Jan. 5 so that you may print and keep them for your tax filing needs. Please contact the church office if you did not receive yours.
BLOOD DRIVE AT ST. KATERI – The next St. Kateri Parish Blood Drive is on January 16th from 7:45 AM to 1:45 PM. All eligible blood donors are invited to schedule their appointment: Smarturl.it/NJBS_Drive, Sponsor Code 15978. CDC guidelines observed.
Find us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/StKateriBloodDrives. Call Mary Stanek at 973-349-9191 for more information.
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 $203.89 to date!
CHANGE IN TAX LAW FOR CHARITABLE CONTRIBUTIONS – The IRS reminds us that, as part of the CARES Act, taxpayers can deduct up to $300. in cash donations to qualifying organizations even if they choose to take the standard deduction rather than itemizing their deductions. Donations of up to $300. made before December 31, 2020, are now deductible when people file their taxes in 2021.Further information regarding this new, temporary deduction can be found in IRS release IR-2020-264, issued on 11/25/2020 and in IRS Publication 526.
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 Sunday has passed, but the needs of these various organizations continue. Please consider one or more of the following. 1) For Lutheran World Relief
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)
9. Prep a meal for the Trinity Faith Kitchen.
Please email the church office at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 973-729-7010 for more information!