Our Life Together ~ We will send out this newsletter weekly as a way to stay connected in this time.
"Be strong and bold; have no fear or dread...because it is the Lord your God who goes with you; he will not fail you or forsake you."  Deuteronomy 31:6 
Pastors Miller and Maynor are currently working with the Executive Committee, Staff, and Leadership in determining our plan for when and how we are able to gather in person for worship, fellowship, and discipleship. We will move with an abundance of care for the sake of love of our most vulnerable members. We will utilize the guidance of medical and scientific professionals, governmental authorities, and our presiding and synodical bishops to inform our decisions. 
We continue to stay connected while we stay home to save the lives of our family, friends, and neighbors. If you are in need of basic necessities, need to talk, or are in need of resources, please call the church office or contact one of our pastors via cell-phone or email. We will get through this together! Read this email to see all the ministry still happening in this time!

Thank you for your generous gifts made to the Amazing Love Campaign!
The Amazing Love Campaign is a way for Holy Trinity to care for our members, friends, and neighbors of Holy Trinity. Gifts payable to Holy Trinity may be directed to assist with Housing, Hunger programs and Food Insecurity, and to supplement "Our Life Together," regular giving that has decreased during this time apart. No gift is too small to help.  
Checks may be mailed to Holy Trinity with "Housing," "Hunger," or "Our Life Together" on the memo line. You may also share a gift online by checking the "Special Need: Covid-19 Response" option on the online giving form; click "contribute today."  
Plant Sale Pick Up
As a reminder the plant sale pick up will be Saturday, May 16.
Pastor Brenda will be calling to schedule pick up times.
Justin and Kristen Pomietlarz
We are excited to present a brand new solo work this coming Sunday, May 17 during the Livestream Service!
Roger VanDette will perform a newly composed setting of the Spiritual,
"Give Me Jesus," set by Tom Trenney, noted composer and Minister of Music at First Plymouth Church of Lincoln Nebraska. 
The solo is part of a larger quarantine-times composing project, which
Mr. Trenney describes in the following interview with Mark Lawson, President of Morning Star Music, Mr. Trenney's publisher:
Here is the premiere, recorded at First-Plymouth Church Lincoln, Nebraska. Soloist Ariel Merivil, Tom Trenney on Piano:
We are in the process of building our new YouTube channel, featuring videos and slideshows we have created since these difficult times began nearly 60 days ago.  If you haven't seen it, feel free to click on the  MUSIC at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church link.  You might enjoy our  Mother's Day Tribute if you were unable to see it on our  MUSIC at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church Facebook page.  It features our Youth and Chancel Choirs performing "My Mother's Love," recorded Mother's Day 2018.
We are honored to bring you LIVE music weekly during these times.  To the best of our knowledge, we are the only Church in Buffalo streaming an UNEDITED, LIVE Service WITH SOLOIST each week,  and hope that our Lead Singers provide you a much needed moment of respite.   Feel free to send any messages thanking them for their efforts.  
We would be happy to forward any messages you have along to the singers, which can be directed via e-mail to 
or send a note to the church office.  
We'll be sure the appropriate singer receives your message.
From our Christian Education Director, 
Sparkhouse is offering a
FREE Family Sunday School!
 This is an 8-week lesson series for families based on Spark: Activate Faith Lectionary.  
Week 5: May 17 - 6th Sunday of Easter  
"The Promise of the Holy Spirit"
You can access the resources on our  website .
Friday Fellowship "Happy Hour" - 5:00pm   
Click Here on Friday at 5pm to link to a virtual Happy Hour  
by Zoom technology.
We'll meet together through safe physical-distancing while being able  
to check-in with each other and enjoy the company.
Bring your own favorite beverage to the computer.

Meeting ID: 285 453 435
Password: 299123

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Monday Morning Bible Study.

Meeting ID: 427 428 740
Password: 849195
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We are making plans for how VBS will look this year, but the date is new for our Community. Check back here for details soon!!
Remember worship is LIVE every Sunday at 10:30am  
Or watch the "Replay" any time on the website! 

In accordance with state guidelines and for the well being of our staff, members and guests, the church office is closed to the public until further notice.  
Staff is reporting on a staggered schedule and you may contact the church by calling 716-886-2400 or sending an email.  
Thank you for your continued support!
We are the Church! We are the Body of Christ for the sake of the world.  
We will make it through this time together!