Message, News and Events

UPDATED ANNOUNCEMENT: 6/1/2021

At the May meeting of Church Council, the lifting of restrictions by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania as of May 31, 2021, and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), as well as the declining numbers of COVID-19 cases in Carbon County over the past two months, the decision was made to REOPEN OUR SCHEDULED CHURCH ACTIVITIES AS ANNOUNCED, OUR THRIFT STORE AS OF JUNE 1, AND OUR WORSHIP SERVICES AS OF SUNDAY, JUNE 6, 2021.

What to expect: After our May 30th Worship Service, you will no longer need to RSVP on a weekly basis! Alleluia! When you arrive for the 9:30 a.m. Worship Service on June 6th, there will no longer be temperature checks or yellow tape throughout the sanctuary. The hand-sanitizing stations will remain as well as the wearing of masks due to singing. YES! WE WILL RETURN TO FULL SINGING OF HYMNS with masks by mid-June, and flowers will once again adorn our altar area!

At our July or August meeting of Council, we will revisit the use of masks in the building, but we feel this is a good start to restoring the beloved traditions of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church.

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.

Thank you for your patience and flexibility during these horrific and frustrating times.

Sincerely in Christ,
Reverend Nancy L. Moore, Pastor
Linda Williams, Council President
Church Council


Sunday Bulletin for June 13: Third Sunday After Pentecost

A recording of the worship service, led by Pastor Moore, and the hymns by Susan Lovejoy, our Minister of Music, will be posted on the church's Facebook page at the conclusion of the worship service. The bulletin for Sunday, June 13, can be downloaded here. Also, a children's Celebrate bulletin is available here.


Peace in the Storm

If you allow your thoughts to dwell on the things that are happening in the world today, you run the risk of being caught up in a whirlpool of hatred, bitterness and fear.


Activities

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

Special Congregational Meeting
A special congregational meeting will be held Sunday, June 6, following the worship service. We will be discussing and voting on repairing the church steeple and replacing the sanctuary roof. The bids we received exceed the amount that council is authorized to spend. Everyone is encouraged to attend.


Council Highlights -- May 2021

  • Pastor Moore announced that Vicar Sarah Moore will start August 30 and anticipates moving into the apartment on August 23.
  • Noted that the National Youth Gathering is planned for July 2022, and the Mission District will have grants available for youth who choose to attend.
  • Scheduled a congregational meeting for Sunday, June 6, to discuss and act on the repair of the steeple and roof and the method of paying for it.
  • Approved the purchase of a dogwood tree for the backyard to replace the American linden tree, which died.

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Service Times
  • Sunday at 9:30 a.m.
  • No Sunday School during the summer months
Church News

Trinity Confirmation Class

Congratulations to the following young people who were confirmed May 23:
Emma Charlotte Bonser
Timara Ellen Klotz
Reese Alexander Scaturro
Rowan Jean Schaeffer
Ana Maria Schwab
Makenna Marie Snyder


Jack & Jill Preschool

Children who will be 3, 4 or 5 years old by October 31, 2021, can be registered to attend Jack & Jill Preschool in the fall. 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.


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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