Worship: January 3, 2021 (Christmas 2, Year B): FACEBOOK LIVE ONLY

Please join us for worship on this 2nd Sunday in the season of Christmas, January 3, 2021, at 10:30am EST.

Due to the recent surge of COVID-19 cases in Henry County, we will worship together via Facebook Live only. To go to our Facebook Page directly, follow this link: https://www.facebook.com/holytrinitync/.

If you are not be able to gather with us at 10:30 EST, the full video of the worship service will be available right after worship on our Facebook Page. A full text of the sermon will be available on this site and on Facebook shortly after worship concludes.

The bulletin for this service can be found below:

January 3, 2021 bulletin

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


Christmas Eve at Holy Trinity

You are cordially invited to Holy Trinity Lutheran Church for Christmas Eve worship services. Our services will be at 5pm and 7pm EST. Dr. Stephen Price, Assistant Teaching Professor of Organ at Ball State University, will be our guest musician for both services.

Due to the ongoing COVID pandemic, reservations are required. Please call the church office to reserve a spot at 765-529-2421, and speak directly with our office administrator, Nancy. DO NOT LEAVE A MESSAGE. Reservations will be open until noon on Christmas Eve. A limited number of walk-in spots may be available, but are not guaranteed.

Holy Trinity observes all recommended COVID protocols, including social distancing and requiring the use of face masks/coverings at all times, including during worship.

A live stream will be available for each service on our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/holytrinitync). A copy of the Christmas Eve sermon will be posted following our 7pm service.

The bulletin for the service (plain text version) is below:


The full color bulletin, including HTLC news and announcements, can be found at:


A blessed Christmastide to you all!


The Lessons, Reflections, and Carols of Christmas

Siblings in Christ,
I am pleased to share this lovely service of lessons as carols as performed by the alumni choir from my alma mater, Drake University, conducted by my dear mentor and friend, Dr. Aimee Beckmann-Collier. May this music and these words bring you tidings of comfort and joy during this Christmastide.
— Pastor Matt


Siblings in Christ,

As I will be unable to return to work in person tomorrow due to my continued recovery from my cardiac procedure, it is necessary to make some slight adjustments to our worship and meeting plans for tomorrow. As passed by the church council, here is the plan:

10:30am: Worship in person at Holy Trinity (Service of the Word with no communion, led by Melissa Hiday)

10:30am: Worship on Facebook Live led by Pastor Matt (same service as the in-person service at Holy Trinity)

11:45am: Annual budget meeting VIA ZOOM ONLY. Our services will be abbreviated tomorrow to allow time for this transition happen. The meeting information is below:

Join Zoom Meeting (via computer): www.bit.ly/HTLCbudget2021

Join Zoom Meeting (via telephone):


Meeting ID: 878 8668 0172

Passcode: 582262

I thank you for your flexibility and understanding.

See you tomorrow.


Pastor Matt