Back to School Tissue Project

This year’s Back to School project will look very different!

Cash donations are needed rather than purchasing boxes of tissues.  The school corporation will be distributing school supplies directly to the schools, rather than to the students. The school corporation can purchase tissues at a great rate, so we will be sending them a check by July 20, so they can order these tissues.

You may help by sending or bringing a check to church.  Checks can be made out to Holy Trinity and earmarked for Back to School.

Thank you !  Deadline is July 19.

Your Evangelism Team

Worship: June 28, 2020 (Pentecost 4, Lectionary 13A)

You are cordially invited to join us for worship on this 4th Sunday after Pentecost, June 28, 2020, at 10:30am EDT.

You can join us in person at 535 South 14th Street in New Castle, Indiana. For those of you joining us in person, please remember that it is an expectation that you will observe social distancing measures and wear a face mask or face covering at all times while in the building, including during worship.

You can also  join us via Facebook Live by visiting our Facebook Page. To go there directly, follow this link:

For those of you who may not be able to join us at 10:30 EDT, the full video of the worship service will be available right after worship on our Facebook Page. The video will also be available on this website and YouTube on Monday. A full text of the sermon will be available on this site and on Facebook shortly after worship concludes.

The bulletin for the service can be found below:

June 28, 2020 bulletin

A printable version of the bulletin can be found at the following link:

Christ’s peace be with you.



As we gather for worship on Sunday morning, we are asking you to wear a face mask or face covering to help mitigate the risk of COVID-19 transmission to those in attendance. Social distancing AND wearing a face mask or face covering has been shown to dramatically reduce the possibility of both transmitting and catching COVID. But it only works if EVERYONE does it.

This Sunday’s gospel text is about welcoming. Let us welcome one another, love one another, and care for those around us by covering our faces at all times while in the building and maintaining proper social distancing standards.

Remember, if you feel like this is a choice that you cannot make, or are not willing to make, you can also join us right here for the livestream of the worship service!

Thank you in advance for making this very small sacrifice in order that we can continue to gather in person and in a manner that bears witness to our love of Christ for those around us.

— Pastor Matt

Worship: June 21, 2020 (Pentecost 3, Lectionary 12A)

Good morning and Happy Father’s Day to all fathers and those who provide fatherly care!

Worship will be live-streamed via Facebook Live this morning. To view the worship service in realtime, please visit our Facebook page at:

The service will be available on our Facebook page for you to view immediately following worship, for those who are not able to join us live.

The bulletin for today’s worship service is embedded below:

June 21, 2020 bulletin

A printable version of the bulletin can be found by going to the following link:

For those watching on Facebook Live, leave a comment in the comments section so we can say “hi” to you! And share it to your own page—an easy way to share with others what’s going on at Holy Trinity!

To make a financial contribution to the mission of this congregation as it serves out its call to love and serve this community and the world, please click the green button that says “Give” on the right-hand side of this page. In addition, you can mail a check to the church office.

Christ’s peace be with you this day.

Bulletin and Sunday School at Home: June 14, 2020

Dear Siblings in Christ,

For those of you joining us from the comfort of home via Facebook Live, our Facebook page can be found at:

The bulletin for worship service is embedded below:

June 14, 2020 (bulletin)

A downloadable version of the bulletin can be accessed at:

This week’s Sunday School at home lesson can be found at:

Worship Notes for June 14, 2020

Dear Siblings in Christ,

Grace and peace to you in the name of Jesus.

This is an exciting time at HTLC, as we prepare to gather for worship in person. I’m including the welcome note that you will see in the bulletin each week along with this note. Please take the time to prayerfully read it, and to review our guidelines for gathering during this time of COVID-19.

I am extremely thankful for the hard work of Marti, Steve, and Patty to get ready for this exciting day. Please join with me in giving them thanks!

Please remember to bring a face covering (i.e. mask) with you to church on Sunday, as it is an expectation that everyone will wear face coverings while inside the building, including during worship. If you forget, we will have extras on hand.

We will celebrate the eucharist in worship this Sunday. Many thanks to Callie for all the hard work she has done getting this prepared so we can gather around Christ’s body and blood in a responsible way.

For those of you who will not or cannot join us for worship in person, a livestream of our worship service will be available via Facebook Live. So, if you have not liked our Facebook page yet, now is the time to do it! If you can’t make it at 10:30, the video of the service will be available afterwards on our Facebook page as well.

As always, please contact me if you have questions. See you on Sunday!


Pastor Matt