Message, News and Events

SPECIAL NOTE

Face masks are no longer required for those fully vaccinated and past the 5-day waiting period when at worship or in the building. If you are not comfortable being in the building or at worship without your mask on, then please feel free to wear one. If you are not fully vaccinated, for your own protection, please continue to wear a mask. We certainly don't want any of our members to become sick. May God continue to heal us and bless us as we continue to do God's work in our communities and the world.


The Food Pantry will continue to operate under a drive-thru system, and any students needing volunteer hours for school or college related organizations may contact Mrs. Carolyn Long via the church office at 610-377-4303.
Bulletin for Sunday, August 14: St. Mary, Mother of Our Lord—Worship With the Sacrament of Holy Communion, Presentation of Scholarships, Commemoration of Florence Nightingale With Blessing of Nurses and Medical Staff, and Service of Farewell and Godspeed to Vicar Sarah Moore

A recording of the worship service, led by Pastor Nancy Moore, and the hymns by Alex Haggerty, our Minister of Music, will be posted on the church's Facebook page at the conclusion of the worship service. The bulletin for Sunday, August 14, can be downloaded here.


The Compassionate Christ

Compassion is one of the outstanding characteristics of the unique personality of Jesus Christ.


Activities

Women of the ELCA
August 9: Prayer Vigil for Peace in the Middle East

Vacation Bible School: Make Waves!
This year's VBS will be held August 2-4 from 6-8 p.m. It is for children who are in pre-K through grade 6. Registration forms are located in the narthex, on the youth bulletin board, and online. Please join us as we "make waves"!

Church Picnic and Farewell to Vicar Sarah
Please plan on joining us for our annual church picnic on Sunday, August 14, at noon at the Baer Memorial Swimming Pool Pavilion. This will be your last chance to wish Vicar Sarah well as she departs Trinity for her final year at United Lutheran Seminary. Hot dogs, rolls, and drinks (plus a cake for Vicar Sarah) will be provided. Please bring a covered dish and/or dessert to share. Food will be served from noon to 2 p.m. There is no charge to use the pool. Please sign up by calling the church office.

Sesquicentennial Celebration Planning Meeting
Trinity will be celebrating our 150th anniversary in 2023! A planning meeting will be held on Sunday, August 21, in the conference room, immediately following the worship service. Anyone who is interested in being a part of the planning team is welcome!


Council Highlights—July 2022

  • Approved donations of $14,500 to seven charities, $8,260 in scholarships to eight students, and $7,000 in scholarships to six seminarians.
  • Noted that Vicar Rich Bergen has accepted a call at St. Luke's in Ferndale.
  • Approved a request from Miller Keystone Blood Center to use Luther Hall one day per month from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Approved the annual donation to the Lehighton Fire Company.

Service Times
  • First Saturday at 5:00 p.m.
  • Sunday at 9:30 a.m.
  • First Tuesday Quiet Communion at 11:00 a.m.
  • No Sunday School during the summer months
Church News

Trinity Knotters

The Trinity Knotters are happy to report that they sent 64 knotted quilts to Lutheran World Relief in New Windsor, Maryland, by way of the Pioneer Pole Building Co. in Schuylkill Haven. Pioneer donates the cost of their delivery of the quilts and kits. The Women of the ELCA Schuylkill District coordinated the ingathering. Items sent were: 518 quilts, 295 personal care kits, 3 baby kits, and 133 school kits. Thank you to Gloria Eckhart for delivering the quilts to Schuylkill Haven and to Pete Balogach for his help.

The Knotters will be starting up again on September 8 in Luther Hall. The time is 9 a.m. to noon. They could use donations of clean, flat colored sheets, cotton or cotton blend material.


Jack & Jill Preschool

Registrations are still being accepted for the 2022/2023 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 jackandjillpreschool@yahoo.com, or visit their website.



Copyright © 1973 - , Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church - Lehighton PA, USA