May 16, 2021

Weekly Video Sermons

To view one of our Weekly Sermons via video, please click on the link below.

 

 

TLC Acension Sunday May 16

TLC Weekly Sermon May 9
TLC Weekly Sermon May 2

TLC Weekly Sermon April 25
TLC Weekly Sermon April 18
TLC Weekly Sermon April 11

TLC Easter Sunday Service
TLC Holy Saturday Easter Vigil
TLC Good Friday Taize Prayer Service (Evening Service)
TLC Good Friday Service April 2 (Noon Service)
TLC Maundy Thursday Service April 1
TLC Palm Sunday Service March 28

TLC Weekly Sermon March 21
TLC Weekly Sermon March 14
TLC Weekly Sermon March 7

TLC Weekly Sermon February 28
TLC Weekly Sermon February 21

TLC Ash Wednesday  Service February 17

TLC Weekly Sermons February 14
TLC Weekly Sermons February 7

THL Weekly Sermons January 31
TLC Weekly Sermons January 24
TLC Weekly Sermons January 17
TLC Weekly Sermons January 10
TLC Weekly Sermons January 3

TLC Weekly Sermons December 27
TLC Christmas Eve Service
TLC Weekly Sermons December 20
Christmas Family Service

TLC Weekly Sermons December 13
TLC Weekly Sermons December 6
TLC Weekly Sermon November 29
TLC Weekly Sermon November 22
TLC Weekly Sermons November 15
TLC Weekly Sermon November 8
TLC Weekly Sermon November 1
TLC Weekly Sermon October 25
TLC Weekly Sermon October 18
TLC Weekly Sermon October 11
TLC Weekly Sermon October 4
TLC Weekly Sermon September 27
TLC Weekly Sermon September 20
TLC Weekly Sermon September 13
TLC Weekly Sermon September 6
TLC Weekly Sermon August 30
TLC Weekly Sermon August 23
TLC Weekly Sermon August 16
TLC Weekly Sermon August 9
TLC Weekly Sermon August 2
TLC Weekly Sermon July 26
TLC Weekly Sermon July 19
TLC Weekly Sermon July 12
TLC Weekly Sermon, July 5
TLC Weekly Sermon, June 28
TLC Weekly Sermon, June 21
TLC Weekly Sermon, June 14
TLC Weekly Sermon, June 7
TLC Weekly Sermon, May 31
TLC Weekly Sermon, May 24
TLC Weekly Sermon, May 17
TLC Weekly Sermon, May 10
TLC Weekly Sermon, May 3
TLC Weekly Sermon, April 26
TLC Weekly Sermon, April 19
TLC Weekly Sermon, Easter


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April 26, 2021

Outreach Update

UPDATE ON TRINITY’S OUTREACH
April 2021

Know therefore that the LORD your God is God, the faithful God who keeps covenant and steadfast love with those who love him and keep his commandments, to a thousand generations.”   Deuteronomy 7:9

The Social Ministry Committee has been actively planning activities to help our community for the holiday season. 

 

Micah’s Backpack:

Micah’s Backpack was the only TLC outreach that did not close in 2020 during the Covid pandemic and continues in 2021 to supply food to our community. Prayerful and grateful thanks to Carol Brashears for organizing and to all our faithful volunteers who packed and delivered food to our local students.

Food and Clothing Bank: Our regular supplies for the Food Bank have also continued to be transported and distributed by Ralph Conrad each week to charitable places around town. He picks up between 1500 and 2000 pounds of food (dairy, baked goods and other misc. products) a month. At Christmas  Ralph picked up 5000 pounds of freezer pops to distribute which were divided into 24 pops per bag and given to families at Holly Place, Lasting Change, Wells House, the Rescue Mission, the Commission on Aging and the North Point Veterans Home. Our grateful thanks to all our hearty volunteers who continue to represent Trinity in extending God’s love to those in need.

The opening of our Food Bank will probably coincide with the hiring of a new director who will determine space used, hours and procedure. One new idea that will be under consideration is for clients who are unavailable during the daytime; the team will be looking into providing additional evening hours for distribution of both food and clothing; if this materializes, Trinity would look into calling forth volunteers to work evenings in both banks and supplying outside security for both visitors and volunteers during these evening hours.

Outreach Director: We are currently looking for the new Outreach Director starting in our own congregation in the past few weeks. Now as we advertise within our local community, a clarification is necessary. Although Jeff Reed intends to continue to serve as a volunteer in specific capacities, and would be available to mentor the new director if desired, the person taking on the advertised position would be the one in charge of the food & clothing programs, and would be responsible for changes or developments in those programs.

 

 

 

 


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April 25, 2021

Annual Mtg, May 23

Notice is hereby given that the Congregation Meeting of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church of Hagerstown, Maryland will take place as part of the 10:00am worship service on Pentecost Sunday, May 23rd.

Following Communion, we will take a fifteen-minute break, and begin the meeting promptly at 11:30AM. We will end the broadcast of the service on YouTube and Facebook before the meeting begins, because some of what we discuss, such as the Mission Plan, is confidential. Those of you who cannot be here in person will be given instructions as to how to the join the meeting on Zoom, either by computer or phone. Following the meeting, we will sing the final hymn, receive the Solemn Blessing for Pentecost, and hear a dismissal- in which we are charged to go forth in the Spirit’s power.

I am really excited (hard to believe given previous experiences with angry parishioners) about the upcoming meeting, because we will discuss plans for a strong future for our congregation. Amazing things are in the works. Last night at Council’s April meetings, we discussed ideas so far out of the box that even I was amazed! I could hardly sleep because these ideas kept churning over in my heard.

Each week before the meeting you are going to receive a physical mailing like this. I want to digest the many articles I have written in the past year which were published in the daily newsletter. I think it is crucial for all of you to read these articles so you can be fully conversant about the ideas they present. If you do not read these articles, it will be like jumping into a conversation after it is halfway over. At the meeting, we will not have time to fully present more than an outline of what these articles will put forth. I thank you in advance for taking the time to read these mailings.

On June the 7th I will celebrate my 40th anniversary of ordination. I believe my years in the ministry, as well as my studies in congregational development (for which I received a Doctor of Ministry from Seabury-Western-Theological Seminary, then in Evanston, Illinois) have brought me to this point. Without creative thinking, and the start of programs about which we will talk at the meeting, Trinity will die. I have absolutely no doubt about this. That is the sad and ugly truth. It may be a slow death, because we have a large endowment, but it will die slowly on the vine, simply because of how the demographics of our membership are changing. We need new people to be involved in the life of the congregation, and that is not going to happen without new ideas. An unproductive remembrance of the “good old” times, and a discussion about how much money we can save by reduction in staff, etc. will not get us to where we need to go if we are to have a future.

 

Sincerely yours in the Spirit of Christ’s resurrection,
–  Pr. David Eisenhuth


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