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A Day of Gratitude and Friendship

Most Americans, learning about Thanksgiving's origin, hear or read about the destitute Pilgrims who suffered greatly during their first bitter winter in America. Many Pilgrims got sick, and half of them died.
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Council Highlights

  • Congregation council reviewed and approved the preliminary 2015 budget at $427,004. The amount needed from the Moyer account to balance is $222,654.
  • The pork and sauerkraut dinner for the community will be held again on January 1, with a snow date of January 2.
  • Trinity will continue to be part of the All For One group of Lutheran churches, at a high level of participation.

Activities

Gift Card Blitz.....The Trinity 2015 ELCA Youth Gathering groupís latest fundraiser!!

What a great way to do some Christmas or birthday shopping. The nice thing about this is that it doesnít cost you anything more than what the gift card costs in the store. Better yet, the group will receive the percentage indicated beside the gift card on the list, so itís a win-win for all! The list of cards and order form can be found on the church website under "Online Forms." Copies will also be on the table in the narthex and on the youth bulletin board.

Orders and payment are due by November 23 and can be dropped off at the church office or mailed to:
Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church
175 S. 3rd St.
Lehighton, PA 18235

Make checks payable to: TELC

Your order will be in by December 7!

The Trinity 2015 ELCA Youth Gathering group would like to thank you for your support!

Service Times
  • First Saturday at 5:00 P.M.
  • Sunday at 9:00 A.M.
  • First Tuesday at 10:00 A.M.
  • Sunday School at 10:30 A.M.
Volunteer Groups
Women of the ELCA
This community of women gathers regularly with the mission of mobilizing women to boldly act on their faith in Jesus Christ. They gather to grow in their faith, affirm one another in their calling and to reach out to others with their offerings and projects.

Meetings are held on the 2nd Thursday of the month at 7PM in Luther Hall (except January and August).

All women of the community are welcome to attend.
Altar Guild
This ministry involves preparing the worship space with the furnishings, appoinments, vessels, elements, linens, and paraments used in the liturgy (Altar Guild and Sacristy Handbook, S. Anita Stauffer).

Translated, the people of this committee set up and care for the altar paraments according to the color of the liturgical season, as well as preparing for the sacraments of Holy Communion and Baptism.

Members usually serve one month at a time, twice a year.

Montly meetings are held on the 2nd Monday of most month at 8PM. Volunteers are welcome.
The Knotters
A "circle" of the Women of the ELCA who meets to make patchwork, knotted quilts for Lutheran World Relief or local disaster. They meet every Thursday from September throgh May, 8:30-11:30 AM, in Luther Hall.

The quilts, made with love, provide comfort, warmth and shelter for our brothers and sisters around the world who experience disasters or war.

Anyone who would like to sew,cut a square or tie a knot is welcome to join this fellowship.
The Pantry
Is one of nine food distribution centers affiliated with Shepherd House Inc. Its staff consists of volunteers who are responsible for stocking, packaging and dispensing food supplies to individuals and families in Carbon County.

The Pantry is open to the public every Tuesday from
10:00 AM to 3:00 PM.

Item needed this month:   Macaroni & Cheese

Please place donation in the box by the church entrance or bring it to the church office.

Brown paper grocery bags
are always needed.

Thrift Store
A bargain store stocked with womenís, menís and childrenís apparel, shoes, household items, jewelry, books, games and much more. Most of the merchandise is used, although you can also find brand-new items.

Most weeks in the month they offer discounts of up to 70% off the price.

The store is open on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays.

Volunteers are always needed.
Other News

WELCA -- A Bible Study titled "Of Many Generations: Three Women -- Mary, Elizabeth and Lydia," led by Mary Ann Hazel, will be held on Thursday, Nov. 13, at 7 p.m. in Luther Hall.

Annual Meeting of the Congregation -- Sunday, Nov. 16, at 10:15 a.m. in Luther Hall

A Christmas Sale -- Fri., Nov. 28; Sat., Nov. 29; Mon., Dec. 1; Tues., Dec. 2; 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Luther Hall. An annual project of Trinity's Thrift Store, with proceeds benefiting the Food Pantry.

Advent Cantata -- "A Celebration of Carols" by Joseph Martin will be held on Saturday, Nov. 29, at 3 p.m. in the sanctuary. Directed by Susan Lovejoy. Presented by Trinityís Sanctuary Choir and accompanied by Full Orchestra and Harp. Everyone is welcome!

Feasibility Study -- View the presentation here!

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