Church Council
Nov
15
6:30 PM18:30

Church Council

The HTLC Church Council meets the 3rd Thursday of each month @6:30pm to discuss finances, committee activities, upcoming events, and other church business.  All congregation members and visitors are invited to attend.

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Annual Crop Drop
Nov
17
8:00 AM08:00

Annual Crop Drop

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The annual Crop Drop in the city of Destin will be held today from 8am until noon at the United Methodist Church, 200 Beach Drive in Destin. Crop Drop has been feeding thousands of needy families each year since 2009 with unsold fresh fruit and vegetables, and volunteers from our church assist this worthy endeavor. Family-size bags are loaded into various agency vehicles then transported to food pantries, homeless shelters, and church dispensaries across the panhandle.

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Cold Night Sweatshirt Collection
Nov
18
8:00 AM08:00

Cold Night Sweatshirt Collection

Our annual Cold Night Sweatshirt Collection Program continues through 16 December. Each year Holy Trinity provides sweatshirts to homeless individuals at One Hopeful Place for their Christmas event, and our goal this year is to donate 75 sweatshirts. We are seeking Medium to X-Large crewneck or hooded sweatshirts, and a collection box is located in the lobby of the Christian Life Center.

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Backpack Food Sunday
Nov
18
8:15 AM08:15

Backpack Food Sunday

Backpack Food Sunday is the 3rd Sunday of each month and provides weekend meals for needy children at Edwins Elementary School.  Bring individually-packed nutritious food items to the lobby of the Christian Life Center.  A specific shopping list is available at the church, and monetary donations are also welcome so food items can be purchased.

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Service with Communion
Nov
18
8:15 AM08:15

Service with Communion

Today we celebrate the Sacrament of Holy Communion during our 8:15am and 11:00am services.  We invite all baptized Christians who believe that our Lord is truly present in His Body and Blood to join us to receive the bread and wine.  Children are invited to come forward for a blessing.

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Global Mission Gift Fair
Nov
18
9:00 AM09:00

Global Mission Gift Fair

The Global Mission Gift Fair will be held today between 9am-2pm in the Christian Life Center. Our theme this year is “Anchored in Christ.” The gift fair is an annual event that benefits people and communities in need locally, nationally, and internationally through “alternative gift giving”, such as school supplies, hunger relief, teacher training, medicine, honeybees, and/or livestock. Lunch will be provided, and there will be also be a gift shop and bake shop, where you will find unique gifts and delicious goodies. Come join us, and invite your friends!

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Sunday School
Nov
18
9:40 AM09:40

Sunday School

Sunday School is held each Sunday between services at 9:40am, and classes are available for all ages:  young children, older children, and adults.  Topical classes are also offered, including "The Bible in depth" and "Christian parenting."

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Confirmation Classes
Nov
18
9:45 AM09:45

Confirmation Classes

Confirmation Classes continue today at 9:45am in the CLC, and today’s topic is “What is Faith?” Confirmation classes are intended for youth from 7th grade and above and meet every other week from November through May.  This two-year program helps youth grow in their faith through the study of the scriptures and Luther's Catechism, concluding with the Rite of Affirmation of Baptism. Click on this event to learn more about Confirmation Classes.

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Tuesday Evening Bible Study
Nov
20
7:00 PM19:00

Tuesday Evening Bible Study

Bible Study is an amazing opportunity for Christian learning and fun fellowship, and it is a great way to grow your relationship with God. Tuesday evening classes led by Pastor Houge are held 7-8pm in the upper building. Come join us on another exciting bible study journey of hope and inspiration!

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Chili Supper & Thanksgiving Service
Nov
21
6:00 PM18:00

Chili Supper & Thanksgiving Service

Today is our annual Chili Supper and Thanksgiving Eve Service in the Christian Life Center. Please bring their favorite pot of chili (or stew, soup, salad) you wish to share. Be sure to label the chili "mild", "medium" or "hot," and bring a serving spoon. Iced tea, cornbread, and dessert will be provided. Following our meal, we will have our special Thanksgiving Service with Communion in the Sanctuary. Invite family and friends to join us for this special evening of thanks and praise!

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Christ the King Sunday
Nov
24
1:00 AM01:00

Christ the King Sunday

Today we celebrate Christ the King Sunday. Initially instituted during in 1925 by Pope Pius XI on the last Sunday in October in response to the increasing secularism of countries worldwide, since 1970 Christ the King Day has since been observed on the last Sunday before Advent. The purpose of this festival is to acknowledge Jesus Christ as the “King of all kings,” celebrating Christ’s messianic kingship and sovereign rule over all creation.

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Cold Night Sweatshirt Collection
Nov
25
8:00 AM08:00

Cold Night Sweatshirt Collection

Our annual Cold Night Sweatshirt Collection Program continues through 16 December. Each year Holy Trinity provides sweatshirts to homeless individuals at One Hopeful Place for their Christmas event, and our goal this year is to donate 75 sweatshirts. We are seeking Medium to X-Large crewneck or hooded sweatshirts, and a collection box is located in the lobby of the Christian Life Center.

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Children's Church
Nov
25
8:15 AM08:15

Children's Church

Children’s Church occurs in the upper building on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month at the same time as the 8:15am and 11:00am Sunday services.  It is intended for kids 4 years old through 3rd grade.  They learn the same lessons and Gospel used in the Sunday services, and there is inspirational music and entertaining arts and crafts activities that keep the children interested.

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Sunday School
Nov
25
9:40 AM09:40

Sunday School

Sunday School is held each Sunday between services at 9:40am, and classes are available for all ages:  young children, older children, and adults.  Topical classes are also offered, including "The Bible in depth" and "Christian parenting."

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Mary Martha Quilters
Nov
26
9:00 AM09:00

Mary Martha Quilters

The quilters group meets the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month @0900 in the Upper Building for fun and fellowship as we create beautiful quilts that are donated to benefit Lutheran World Relief and other charitable organizations.  Come join this worthwhile endeavor. No prior quilting experience is needed!

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Tuesday Evening Bible Study
Nov
27
7:00 PM19:00

Tuesday Evening Bible Study

Bible Study is an amazing opportunity for Christian learning and fun fellowship, and it is a great way to grow your relationship with God. Tuesday evening classes led by Pastor Houge are held 7-8pm in the upper building. Come join us on another exciting bible study journey of hope and inspiration!

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Eve Circle
Nov
29
6:30 PM18:30

Eve Circle

Eve Circle is intended for all ages and specifically designed for the working woman. Eve Circle is a gathering of women of faith who gain spiritual and emotional strength through fellowship, bible study, and community service.  Recent bible study topics include “Bad Girls of the Bible.”  The group meets at circle member’s homes the last Thursday of each month. 

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WELCA Christmas Celebration
Dec
1
10:00 AM10:00

WELCA Christmas Celebration

Today at 10am in the Upper Room, the Women of the ELCA are hosting “THE CIRCLE OF LIGHT.” Lunch will be provided. Pastor Beth Bateson will be our guest speaker with her dynamic Advent presentation. Please bring (1) socks for the homeless and (2) a new or used wrapped “White Elephant” Christmas gift for our gift exchange. Also be sure to wear your “special” Christmas hat, and you could win a prize. Come join us for spiritual uplifting, food, fun, and great fellowship!!

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First Sunday of Advent
Dec
2
1:00 AM01:00

First Sunday of Advent

Advent is a time of preparation and anticipation for the coming of Christ both in the past in His incarnation as the baby Jesus, but also in the future with His promised second coming as Christ Triumphant. Advent is also a time to focus on His present coming to us in the Word and Sacraments. Advent marks the beginning of the church calendar and and continues for four Sundays until Christmas. Click on this event for more information about Advent.

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Service with Communion
Dec
2
8:15 AM08:15

Service with Communion

Today we celebrate the Sacrament of Holy Communion during our 8:15am and 11:00am services.  We invite all baptized Christians who believe that our Lord is truly present in His Body and Blood to join us to receive the bread and wine.  Children are invited to come forward for a blessing.

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Children's Church
Dec
2
8:15 AM08:15

Children's Church

Children’s Church occurs in the upper building on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month at the same time as the 8:15am and 11:00am Sunday services.  It is intended for kids 4 years old through 3rd grade.  They learn the same lessons and Gospel used in the Sunday services, and there is inspirational music and entertaining arts and crafts activities that keep the children interested.

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Confirmation Classes
Dec
2
9:45 AM09:45

Confirmation Classes

Confirmation Classes continue today at 9:45am in the Christian Life Center on the topic of Confession. Confirmation classes are intended for youth from 7th grade and above and meet every other Sunday from November through May.  This two-year program helps youth grow in their faith through the study of the scriptures and Luther's Catechism, concluding with the Rite of Affirmation of Baptism. Click on this event to learn more about Confirmation Classes.

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Ruth Circle
Dec
4
9:30 AM09:30

Ruth Circle

Ruth Circle is intended for the non-working woman.  Members meet the 1st Tuesday of each month at 9:30am for fun bible study and great fellowship.  We use the monthly “Together Magazine” provided by the Lutheran ministry for bible study on various topics.

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Annual Congregation Meeting
Dec
9
10:45 AM10:45

Annual Congregation Meeting

Our annual Congregational Meeting will be held today in the Christian Life Center. We will have one worship service at 9:30am, and the Congregational Meeting will begin immediately after that service at 10:45am. There will be no Sunday School today. Items of business include election of council members and approval of the 2019 spending plan. All confirmed members in good standing are eligible to vote, and it is very important that everyone participate!

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Deborah Circle
Dec
10
6:00 PM18:00

Deborah Circle

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Called “Lil Debbies,” we combine prayer and informal bible study with a primary focus on fellowship and heartfelt discussions with other women of faith.  Deborah Circle meets the second Monday of each month at 6pm and is tailored for the woman who wants an evening out with Christian friends.

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Children's Christmas Program
Dec
16
9:40 AM09:40

Children's Christmas Program

Today our youth will host the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church annual Children’s Christmas Program at 9:40 am in the Christian Life Center. The children will lead the Sunday service with songs, a puppet show, service messages, and scripture readings.  This is an important way for our youth to demonstrate leadership, share the Word, and to embrace the importance of God in their lives.

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