2011

I’ll make a list of God’s gracious dealings,

All the things God has done that need praising,

All the generous bounties of God,

His great goodness to the family of Israel-

Isaiah

 

Holy Trinity has seen some very exciting times in the past year.  We celebrated our 85th Anniversary in September and acknowledged the generous gifts of our own Joan Best.  We installed air-conditioning in the undercroft.  We began the installation of a columbarium in the ante-room in the back of the church.  We put new siding on the parsonage as well as new windows.  We also became very active in the Midnight Run feeding the homeless of New York.  We continue to be a church which reaches out into and beyond our community to help those who are in need.

 

Through the past year we have continued our tradition of reaching out especially to the youth of the neighborhood with our VBS and Sunday School programs.  Susan Downey out did herself this year with both VBS and the wonderful Christmas Program.  Diane Gilroy continues to work with the older youth of the congregation and Pastor Schulz along with other pastor’s in the conference is leading a Bible study at Queens College.

 

We continue to sponsor the food pantry at All Saint’s Lutheran church as well as provide a place for Girl Scouts to gather.  We continue to host the annual Pancake breakfast to help fund the Community Counseling Center at St. Gregory’s Church.  We gather twice a month for Young at Heart as well as gathering for our First Sunday of the month dinner which is preceded by our healing service.  We continued to hold our annual Oktoberfest, Mai Fest and this year had a special Comedy Night. 

 

During the year pastor performed 3 baptisms, officiated at 5 funerals, four of which were members, confirmed 6 young members and performed one wedding.  It is our hope that by the time of this meeting our congregation will have received 5 new members into our congregation.

 

Over the past months our average worship attendance has remained stable or has increased slightly to an average of 69 in worship on any given Sunday.  Though this is a decrease from several years ago when we had on average 100 people in church on Sunday it is good to note that as our congregation is growing older our spirit and willingness to serve the Lord in so many ways has not diminished.

 

It is through your generous gifts of time and talents that Holy Trinity can say that we will continue to serve the community for many years to come.  I am always amazed at the dedication of so many people.  We can be proud of our choir and its director, Peter.  We can be proud of everyone giving of  their time to teach, clean and do the daily tasks that are needed to keep Holy Trinity a grace filled and well maintained place to work for the expansion of God’s kingdom. 

 

Thank-you to all who have had a hand in doing all that needs to be done to make Holy Trinity such a wonderful place to be a Pastor.

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