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The Latest News: (January 4, 2016)

Our Annual Epiphany Service
On Wednesday, January 6, 2016, at 7pm, we will celebrate the traditional visit of the magi to the Christ Child with the three gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh. The Rev. Jennifer Copeland, Executive Director of the NC Council of Churches, is our guest preacher. A candlelight procession "into the world" will conclude our worship together. Bring your family, friends and neighbors to this worship!

Two Magi Wanted for Epiphany Service
If you are willing to be a magi for the Epiphany service at 7pm on Wednesday, January 6, 2016, please let the office know at sjaster@htelc.org. We have "openings" for two persons - male or female, adult or youth.

Help Acolyte Training on January 16
Training for new acolytes will be held at 9:30am in the sanctuary on Saturday, January 16. This training is for adults and youth grades 3 and up. Come join the Worship Leadership Team! If you have questions, please contact Brinkley Sugg at 919-810-1648 or brinkley.sugg@mac.com

RIC Movie Night on January 23
January 23 is RIC Movie Night! The 2014 feature film "Pride" will be shown in the Fellowship Hall. Watch for more details in upcoming Luthertidings.

Common Ground Coffee House on January 15
Please join us in the remarkably-transformed Fellowship Hall on Friday night, January 15. Live music will be provided by David Rice and Jay Wright. Enjoy the casual conversations and great fellowship! To volunteer for set-up or take-down, please contact Debra Weinel at dweinel@nc.rr.com.

David Rice (singer/songwriter/composer) and Jay Wright (pianist/arranger) met in 1995 as members of the worship team for the former Circle of Grace Lutheran Church in Apex, NC. They quickly recognized a musical kinship and have performed together ever since at numerous local venues, events, and festivals. They offer a distinct blend of heartfelt original ballads, upbeat inspirational songs, and remarkable renditions of pop tunes from the 80's through the present day.

David has recorded two full-length professional albums. He also enjoy applying his creative talents as a potter and artist, while devoting much of his time to his family, friends, and his faithful canine companion Charlie.

Jay has conducted and played for musicals at the DPAC and Memorial Auditorium and traveled the world playing on cruise ships. He also performs regularly as a jazz pianist and is the former music director at Joy of Discovery Lutheran Mission in southeast Raleigh.

Help Feed Hungry College Students
You are invited to help our college students feel welcome and fed by providing a home-cooked meal at their Wednesday gatherings. Each Wednesday the students arrive in our student center at church ready to share their joys and struggles over a meal. You would provide an entree, side dish, and dessert. Best of all you share time with the students over the meal! The students set-up and clean-up. If you would like to be a part of this ministry, sign up on the sheet in the pavilion. If you have any questions please contact Sharon Freeze at sharonfreeze@yahoo.com.

Altar Flowers for January
Each week, members of Holy Trinity donate two vases of altar flowers as a way to remember a loved one, celebrate a birthday or wedding anniversary or honor a ministry of the church. If you would like to provide flowers for one or more Sundays, please sign up on the flower chart in the Kees Pavilion. The cost is $43 (including tax) per vase, and you will be billed directly by the florist. The January 2016 sheet has vases available for all 5 Sundays. For more information on this ministry, please contact Linda Wagoner at lwagoner@nc.rr.com.

Building Independence Project on January 23 
This project is building affordable housing for nine low-income adults with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities. Construction has been rescheduled to begin January 23 and we are now partnering with Grace Lutheran Church. The site address is 2610 Lake Wheeler Road, Raleigh, 27603. If you have questions, please contact Marcus Woodling at marcus.woodling@gmail.com.

Recycle Christmas Cards
The Women of the ELCA (WELCA) are collecting used greeting cards that are used for craft projects at the Lutheran Home in Hickory, NC. If you would like to donate cards, please place them in the marked box in the pavilion anytime during December or January. The Lutheran Home will accept only card fronts, so please remove the backs of the cards before placing them in the box.Live 2 Give

To listen in on a conversation of the ABT people, click on the LIVE2GIVE hand. 

Looking for Some Handy People
The Wednesday Morning Maintenance Group meets the first Wednesday of each month to make various types of improvements and repairs around the church. Jobs are available for skilled and unskilled labor! The group will meet on January 6 at 8am at McDonalds in Cameron Village and then at the church at 8:30am. For more information, contact Dee Cuthrell at wcuthrell@icloud.com.

Thanksgiving & Memorial Gifts Brochure
The Thanksgiving & Memorial Gifts Committee has updated their brochure to offer members a wide variety of opportunities to support community and church programs. Funding for these programs can be provided during a member's lifetime or as part of a legacy gift. Click here for more information, visit the "Give" section of the HTELC web site, or pick up a copy of the brochure in the Pavilion literature rack. You may also contact T&M Gifts Committee chair John Franke at franke@math.ncsu.edu.

Name Tags
To help learn all of our names, please wear your name tag each Sunday. If you don't have a name tag, fill out one of the forms near the name tag table and place it in the offering plate.

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