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UPDATED ANNOUNCEMENT: 3/30/2020

All Trinity, Lehighton church activities and worship services continue to be cancelled through April 30 per the governor's Stay-at-Home Order for Carbon County effective March 30 at 8 p.m.

Therefore, it is with great sadness that we announce the cancellation of the following: April 1 midweek Lenten service & soup supper, Saturday & Sunday Palm Sunday services including fellowship hour, Sunday School palm parade & egg hunt, April Quiet Communion service, Maundy Thursday & Good Friday Tenebrae services, Easter Sunday service, 1st Holy Communion classes, confirmation classes, youth group, music rehearsals and all committee meetings. The Thrift Store will remain CLOSED and no donations are being accepted at this time.

The Food Pantry WILL BE OPEN with a drive-up setting and precautionary measures in place. Those picking up from the Food Pantry must stay in their vehicles.

The building will be on lockdown, but you are encouraged to call and leave messages at 610-377-4303, should there be a dire need. The secretary will retrieve messages and distribute them to the proper person. Should you be in emergency need of food, prescriptions or other life-sustaining items, again, please call the above number for help.

Our worship services will be recorded by Pastor Moore or Vicar Krenz and links posted on our website and Facebook page.

Please check in on your extended family, our elder members and neighbors by phone or email, and stay at home and take care of yourself and your family. The best way to combat a pandemic of this nature is to distance ourselves physically.

As a faith community, we will continue to pray for all essential workers on the front lines and that this pandemic be lifted from us and our world. God is at work! God is everywhere and has not abandoned us. We will be together again soon, if we all do our part and stay at home.

Sincerely in Christ, our Protector and Redeemer,
Reverend Nancy L. Moore, Pastor
Linda Williams, Council President


Sunday Bulletin for March 29: Fifth Sunday in Lent with Service of Healing

Dear Friends,

Since we cannot be together for worship at this time, I have put together the service and homily for Sunday, March 29, for you. Click here.

As a reminder, please check the Trinity Facebook page and website for any important news and updates.

Please keep our world in your prayers at this time.

God's Peace be with you all,
Pastor Moore


Midweek Service & Reflection: April 1

Dear Friends in Christ,

Since we cannot be together for Midweek Lenten Worship at this time, our Night Prayer Service and Reflection for Wednesday, April 1, is available here for you to use at home on our church website and Facebook page. A video of the service will be posted this evening on Trinity's Facebook page. Suggestions for how to use it at home can be found in the red print within the service itself.

As a reminder, please check the Trinity Facebook page and website for any important news and updates.

Please continue to hold our world, our community, and our "At Risk" Groups in prayer, especially those making difficult decisions.

Sincerely in Christ,
Pastor Moore


Be Patient in Prayer

So often people complain that their prayers remain unheard. They become impatient with God and their faith weakens.


Activities

Women of the ELCA
April 9: Prayer Vigil for Peace in the Middle East
Due to the pandemic, no meetings will be held until further notice.

Pizza Hut "Fun"draiser Night for Jack & Jill Preschool
Please come out and support Trinity's preschool on Tuesday, April 7, from noon to 8 p.m. at Lehighton's Pizza Hut. 20% of your purchase will go to the preschool.


Council Highlights -- March 2020

  • Noted that the Social Ministry Committee put together six bags containing personal care items and a blanket for the area's homeless.
  • Approved the repair of the railings on Third Street by JP Huddleston and the purchase of three transmitters/headsets and one handheld microphone to comply with the FCC's directive.
  • Approved Al Sellers and Mary Ann Hazel as Trinity's delegates to the Northeast PA Synod Assembly October 22-24 at the Kalahari Resort in Pocono Manor.
  • Noted the passing of Rev. Paul Fisher, Trinity's former visitation pastor.
  • Noted that Trinity's food pantry will be celebrating its 50-year anniversary this year, and a celebration is planned for September 20.

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Service Times
  • Sunday at 9:30 a.m.
  • Sunday School at 10:45 a.m.
  • First Saturday at 5:00 p.m.
  • First Tuesday Quiet Communion at 10:00 a.m.
Church News

Trinity Scholarships

Applications are 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 telc1872@ptd.net. The application deadline is June 1.


Jack & Jill Preschool

Registrations and scholarship forms for the 2020-2021 preschool term, which begins September 8, 2020, are being accepted. They can be picked up at the preschool during regular school hours or can be downloaded from the preschool's website. 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.


Youth Group

Due to the pandemic, all Youth Group activities are cancelled until further notice. Be sure to check the Trinity Youth Group Facebook page and the church bulletin for updates.


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