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Bulletin for Sunday, May 28: The Day of Pentecost—Worship With the Rite of Confirmation and Sacrament of Holy Communion

A recording of the worship service, led by Pastor Nancy Moore, and the hymns by Susan Lovejoy, guest organist, will be posted on the church's Facebook page at the conclusion of the worship service. The bulletin for Sunday, May 28, can be downloaded here. Also, a children's Celebrate bulletin is available here.

Spiritual Renewal Is Essential

From time to time it is necessary to take a break in order to refresh yourself and prevent burnout. Jesus often withdrew Himself from the masses and from society so that He could be alone with His father.


Worship Day and Time Changes
Effective in May, Quiet Communion will be held the first Friday of each month at 11 a.m. Saturday worship services will still be held the first Saturday of each month, but at a new time of 4 p.m.

Women of the ELCA
May 9: Prayer Vigil for Peace in the Middle East
May 11: Please join us at 7 p.m. for a program titled "'Living Hope' Funeral Hymns and Scripture." Discussion will center around hymns and Bible readings for your funeral or the funeral of a loved one. Emma Weaver will be the leader.

Mother's Day Luncheon
Trinity will be hosting a Mother's Day luncheon on Saturday, May 13, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Luther Hall. The theme for the day is "Memories," and there is no cost to attend. All women are invited to bring a picture of your mother (alive or deceased). There will be a Victorian photo booth and a non-alcoholic mimosa bar. The deadline for reservations is Friday, May 5.

Faith Walk & Family Movie Night
In observance of Trinity's and Zion UCC's 150th anniversary celebrations, members from both churches will be participating in a Faith Walk on Saturday, May 20, at 6 p.m., starting at the corner of Second and Iron Streets. Following the short walk, everyone is invited to return to Luther Hall to see Sight & Sound Theatre's production of "Jonah." The movie begins at 7 p.m., and snacks and refreshments will be provided.

Illini 4000 Bicycle Team
The Illini 4000 will be passing through Lehighton on Monday, May 29, as they travel from New Jersey to San Francisco. The goals of this group of college students from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign are to document the American cancer experience, raise funds for cancer research and patient support services, and spread awareness for the fight against cancer through an annual cross-country bike ride. Please plan to greet them from 1-4 p.m. at the caboose on the D&L Trail on Stanley Hoffman Blvd. Your support would be appreciated.

Pantry Item for May
The pantry item for May is CEREAL. Please place your donation in the basket by the church entrance or bring it to the church office. Thank you for your support!

Trinity's Final Anniversary Event on June 4
The final event in celebration of Trinity's 150th anniversary will take place on Sunday, June 4, at 3 p.m. The afternoon will begin with a worship service with Holy Communion. Associate to the Bishop Rev. Carl Shankweiler will be preaching. A catered meal will follow in Luther Hall. There is no cost for the meal. The deadline for making reservations is May 20.

Council Highlights—April 2023

  • Approved a request from the Special Gifts Fund Committee for the distribution of $5,000 in donations to various benevolent organizations.
  • The Property Committee reported the new doors have been installed on the Thrift Store and Pantry. Replacement locks will be installed next. The alarm at Jack and Jill has been repaired.
  • Recommended retaining the current church envelope company, despite recent issues with envelope delivery.
  • Noted that two delegates for the Synod Assembly in June are still needed.

Service Times
  • First Saturday at 4:00 p.m.
  • Sunday at 9:30 a.m.
  • First Friday Quiet Communion at 11:00 a.m.
  • Sunday School at 10:45 a.m.
Church News

Trinity Scholarships

Applications are now being accepted for the various higher-education scholarships offered by Trinity. Application forms may be obtained on our website, in the church office, or via email at The deadline for applications is June 1.

Jack & Jill Preschool

Registrations are being accepted for the 2023/2024 school term. You do not have to be a member of Trinity, or live in the Lehighton Area School District, in order to have your child attend the preschool. Parents and caregivers are encouraged to schedule an appointment to tour the preschool. Scholarships are available to help families defray some or all of the cost. If you would like to learn more about Trinity's preschool program, please call them at 610-377-6562, email them at, or visit their website.

Ink Jet Cartridge Recycling
Please drop your used ink jet cartridges in the containers in the church office or narthex. You can also drop them in the blue bin on the side porch at the preschool. Recycling ink cartridges results in needed funding for the preschool!

Amazon Wish List
The preschool has created a wish list on Amazon, with many great items that they could use for the classroom. Click here to make a purchase.

May Wish List
For the month of May, the preschool could use 5-oz. paper cups and 8-1/2x11 white card stock. Donations can be placed in the basket in the narthex, left in the church office, or placed in the blue bin on the side porch at the preschool. Thank you for supporting the Jack and Jill Preschool students!

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