Welcome
Welcome to Holy Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, we're glad that the Lord has led you here! Whether you're a lifelong church-goer or this will be your first time in a worship service, you'll find a warm welcome here at Holy Trinity. Visit us this Sunday and experience Holy Trinity for yourself. Childcare is provided in our staffed nursery.

Announcements

NOTICE
Please note that we are now on our summer schedule. Service is at 10am and Sunday School will resume in September.

CALENDAR
Please see our Calendar page for information on all our events here at HTELC! Have an event to add to the calendar? Email Nicole

PASTORAL CANDIDATE
The call committee and council have approved a Pastoral Candidate. This is an exciting time for our church! Please come out and be involved during this final step in the call process. The schedule of events is as follows:
Saturday, August 19th - 6-8pm: Informal meet and greet with the candidate in the social hall. Light refreshments will be served
Sunday, August 20th: Come hear the candidate preach and lead us in worship at the 10am service. Immediatly following worship we will have a congregational meeting in the sanctuary for a Q&A session and vote as a congregation on whether or not to officially offer the candidate the position of Pastor at Holy Trinity.

BIBLE STUDIES
This summer we will be offering two different Bible studies. Pastor Tom will be teaching on a book of the Bible and Bonnie will be leading a Woman's Bible Study. They will be offered at 9am on the 2nd and 3rd Sundays of the month before service begins at 10am. Childcare will be provided during the studies.

LIVE ON YOUTUBE
Unable to attend our Sunday service? Search for us on YouTube (holytrinityelc) or visit our Worship Services page to view our 9am service LIVE. You can also review archived services on our YouTube channel, or at the bottom of the Worship Services page.

NJ SYNOD
Pastor O'Brien, Chris Rodig and Nicole Rodig attended the NJ Synod Convention on the 12th and 13th of May. Pastor Peeders was also recognized for his retirement at the convention.
To see the ceremony please visit our YouTube channel.
To see the Synod Report please Click Here.

EMERGENCY PASTORAL NEEDS
Pastor O’ Brien can be contacted for any out of hours emergency pastoral needs on (609)510-6675 or you can email him, thomaspastor@comcast.net

SECRETARY EMAIL CHANGE
Please note that Aneeta's email has now changed to Secretary@holytrinityelc.org.

CHURCH DIRECTORY UPDATE
Please look through the binder placed in the Narthex and make sure your information in the directory is correct including up to date emails and telephone numbers. There are blank forms at the back of the binder for information that needs to be updated. Thank you

HELP! ARE YOU BOX #65?
If you used Giving Box # 65 for 2016 , please contact Russ Simpkins at 609 865 0950 or simp10tree@aol.com. Thank you

FAVORITE HYMNS
Do you have a favorite hymn that you would like for the congregation to sing? It doesn't have to be in the church hymnal. Perhaps it's a hymn from your childhood or a hymn that really touches your heart. Please list it on the sign-up sheet downstairs on the bulletin board and we’ll sing it!

SOCIAL MINISTRIES

FOOD DONATIONS
Each month the Social Ministry Committee collects food donations to be given to people in need. In Feb the items will be given to the Christian Caring Center in Browns Mills. Non-perishable food items such as tuna fish, canned fruits and vegetables, pasta, rice, peanut butter, jelly and cereal are needed. The food may be brought in at any time and left in the shopping cart near the stairs going to the church. The items will be picked up at the end of the month. Thank you for your support. We are so grateful to ShopRite for giving us this cart for our food collection.
Personal items for New Visions In Camden
In addition to providing breakfast and lunch New Visions offers showers to those who want them. Personal hygiene items are needed for this. Tooth brushes and toothpaste ,washcloths soap and shampoo are all needed. We have placed a basket for these items near the the stairs going to the church. Sometimes these items are readily available for those staying in hotels while on vacation.

IN OUR COMMUNITY





Weekly Gospel Reading

Matthew 5:1-12

1 Now when Jesus saw the crowds, he went up on a mountainside and sat down. His disciples came to him, 2 and he began to teach them. He said: 3 “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. 4 Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted. 5 Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth. 6 Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled. 7 Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy. 8 Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God. 9 Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God. 10 Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. 11 “Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. 12 Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.
Praise to You, Oh Christ.
Bible Verse of the Day