anniversary events began on
October 31st. There was one service at 10:30 a. m. The anniversary
hymn, composed by Mr. Martin Swalboski of Jamestown, NY, at the request
of the Worship and Music committee, will be sung. An anniversary banner,
made by Mrs. Alice Pollock of Lexington, SC, will be dedicated.
Lunch will be prepared and served by the women of the WELCA groups.
(cost of the lunch is being covered by a donation). A DVD of an
interview with Dr. Alton Clark, mission developer and first pastor of
Holy Trinity, will be shown.
On November 14th at both services, we observed Music Appreciation
Sunday. We thanked God for his gift of music, we will remember the
Lutheran musician-composer, Johann Sebastian Bach, and we will express
appreciation to all who have served Holy Trinity, since 1936, with their
At 3:00 p.m., an anniversary concert was played by Mr. Robert Glick
of Greenwood, SC. Mr. Glick is Associate Professor of Organ and Church
Music at Erskine College and Theological Seminary. He is also Director
of the Master of Sacred Music degree program. He serves as organist at
First Presbyterian Church in Greenwood, SC.
Professor Glick holds a BS degree in Music Education, with a major in
organ, from Lebanon Valley College, Annville,PA. He has a Master of
Sacred Music degree from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas,
and a Master of Divinity degree from Erskine Theological Seminary. He is
an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church, USA.
Mr. Glick is active as a teacher, recitalist, music workshop leader and
consultant for numerous churches and denominations. He has been featured
on the Pipedreams program on National Public Radio. He has composed and
arranged music for organ and choir, which has been published by
Augsburg, Hope, Belwin Mills, Warner Brothers and Paraclete Press
Publishing Companies. He has written a book, With All Thy Mind Worship
the Way God Made Us (Alban Institute).
The third anniversary event was scheduled for Sunday, December 19th,
Following the 11 a. m. service, a Christmas dinner was served in the
Fellowship Hall. After dinner, Cathy Schwarz of Taylors, SC, will
presented a program of handbell music for Christmas. Cathy, a talented
musician, is active in the music ministry at First Baptist Church in
Taylors, and has her own hospital ministry. Cost of the bell program has
been donated by Ms. Judy Mancino and Mr. Joseph Mancino in honor of Holy
Trinity's 75th anniversary and in memory of Dr. Julia Speares Mancino.
On Sunday, January 23rd, at 5:00 p. m., an evening of storytelling was held. The Lutheran Church Youth will
served a chili supper, following the program.
Wednesday, February 23rd is the actual date of our 75th anniversary. We
will celebrated our birthday with a history night. At 6:00 p. m., the
Lutheran Men will served a spaghetti supper. There was also a
birthday cake. Mr. Virgil Hobbs and the children and youth of the Sunday
School will presented a skit about Holy Trinity’s past.
We are now 75!
Anniversary activities concluded with a Festival Service on Sunday,
March 13th. Pre-service music by guest instrumentalists will began at
10:00 a. m.
The service began at 10:30 with a processional that will included the
crucifer, the torch bearers, the Bible bearer, the banner bearer,
Pastors Paul Slice, Paul Cooper, Marion Clark, Robert Wilde, Chris
Fischer, and Bishop Herman Yoos, Associates in Ministry, Cindy Honeycutt
and Laura Jo Terry.
The theme of the service was thanksgiving to God for leading Holy
Trinity Lutheran Church through 75 years of mission and ministry.
Bishop Yoos’s sermon: “Faithful Abiding, Then and Now”.
The anthem, “Give to Our God Immortal Praise”, was composed for this
service by Mr. Martin Swalboski. This piece was commissioned by the
Worship and Music Committee.
After the service, a reception was held in the Fellowship Hall.
AT the end of the first Vacation Bible School in June, 1938, the children
presented a gift of five dollars to the church to start an organ fund.
After the congregation and the Moller Organ Company gave to the fund,
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Terry contributed the remainder of the cost of the
organ. This organ served the congregation for 63 years. It
was replaced in 2002 with an instrument built by Cornel Zimmer.
(our new organ)
Here are the Audio only
files for the concert
(click on the link to get each file)
Now Thank We All Our God
Mr. Glick Introduction to the Fugue in E
Prelude and Fugue in E-flat Major
Mr. Glick Introduction to Overture
Overture to the "St. Paul "Oratorio
Mr. Glick Introduction to Sonata
Sonata No. 6 in d minor, Opus 65
Mr. Glick introduction to A mighty Fortress
Festival Prelude on "A Mighty Fortress"
Mr. Glick introduction to Toccata
Toccata from Organ Symphony No. 5
Did you know?
Clark arrived on Sept. 15th, 1935
to begin mission work that would establish a Lutheran congregation of the
S.C. Synod in the Anderson Area.
On February 23, 1936 -
45 people gathered
for the service that established our church.
Reverend Alton C. Clark,
the mission developer,
was called to be the first pastor of our church
on March 1, 1936
A dedication service for
the new, two story Parish
house was held on February 10, 1959. Cost of
the structure was $74,253.00
In the latter part of
1936, the congregation moved forward with plans for a church building.
Two lots on the corner of Broad Street and Oakland Ave were purchased
for this purpose.
The first infant baptism
took place on June 17th, 1936. The baby Arthur William Fort, i s
now a retired Rear Admiral, US Navy, living in Williamsburg, VA.
He is the older brother of Mr. Bob Fort.
In October of 1936, the
Women's Missionary Society of the S.C. Synod, voted to give $5000.00 to
Holy Trinity in memory of the deceased president Mrs. M.O.J. Kreps.
After Holy Trinity accepted the generous gift from the Women's
Missionary Society (memorial to Mrs. Kreps), the constitution was
changed and the cornerstone carved to indicate the new name: Holy
Trinity Kreps Memorial Evangelical Lutheran Church
The first meeting of a
women's group, the Women's Missionary Society, was held on May 10, 1937.
Later that year, a Women's Guild was organized.