This is the final sermon in Pastor Jack’s 8-part series, “Heavenly Reflections”. The ultimate question remains: “What does it all mean for us”. The answer may be surprising, and boils down to three words. Join Pastor Jack as he unpacks the answer and provides Biblical advice for us as we await the return of Christ.
CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICES – Will be at 7 and 8:30 p.m. with reservations required. Please respond to the email from SignUp Genius, call or email the church office, or sign the reservation sheet in the church narthex with your choice of service and the number attending. All CDC guidelines will be observed, masks required, with a maximum of 100 at each service utilizing the sanctuary, balcony and live-streaming in the parish hall. Worship Servants are needed. Please contact the church office or sign up in the Church Narthex. There is no service scheduled for Christmas Day.
WORSHIP INFO FOR DEC. 20
Spark Worship Bulletin (Pre-Reader)
Faith Together At Home – Adventures in Advent – Week 4
Meeting ID: 829 4727 4304
HOLIDAY GIFTS – As in past years, if you wish to contribute to a monetary gift expressing your gratitude to Pastor Jack or Ronn Sacchiero, please see JD Allen, Council Vice President or send your contributions to the church office clearly labeled “holiday gift”. Thank you!
HAT AND MITTEN TREE – New hats, gloves and mittens for men, women and children will once again be accepted for distribution at Trinity Faith Kitchen in Dover. If handmade, please include the materials used and cleaning instructions. Jan. 3 is the deadline.
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. Many thanks to all who worked so diligently to make this possible. You can also search for us on Facebook and like our page. https://www.facebook.com/SOTHNJ/.
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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.
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
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) The Sparta Ecumenical Food Pantry. Donations can be mailed to 32 Main St. Sparta, NJ 07871 or if you prefer to donate food items, place them in the shopping cart at SOTH. 4).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. Organize Faith Formation opportunities by serving as the FF Superintendent.
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!