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UPDATED ANNOUNCEMENT: 6/8/2020

Trinity, Lehighton's in-person indoor church activities continue to be postponed for the current time. This decision was reached at our Church Council meeting on 6/4/20.

We are excited to announce we will hold our 1st Outdoor Parking Lot Worship Service on June 14th beginning first with a 9:30 am service by reservation and a second 10:30 am service by reservation (once all spaces are filled for the earlier service). If we need a third service at 11:30 am, we will add this service to accommodate everyone.

Please call or email the office by Thursday of each week to RSVP. Since there are only 23 parking spaces, it is imperative that you sign up as you would for a church dinner with seating event. This will tell us how many services and bulletins we will need.

Our hope is to also post the Sunday Outdoor Worship service on our Facebook page, and we will continue to post the worship bulletins to our Website and Facebook page as well.

Our Council will discuss re-opening of our building considering the safety of our office and cleaning staff at the July 9th Church Council meeting.

Therefore, the following in-person Worship/Activities continue to be postponed at this time:

Quiet Communion, Confirmation classes, and Youth Group meetings, all in-person Committee Meetings, Music and Choir Rehearsals and all outside groups using the building.

The Thrift Store shall remain CLOSED until the staff can safely open the store under CDC guidelines. A plan is underway for clothing or household donation dropoff times, but we are not accepting donations currently and appreciate your cooperation.

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

Again, the BUILDING continues to be closed due to strict CDC cleaning and disinfecting guidelines, but you are encouraged to call or leave messages at 610-377-4303, should there be a dire need. The secretary will retrieve all messages and distribute them to the proper person(s).

Should you be in emergency need of food, prescriptions or other life-sustaining items, again, please call the above number for assistance.

Please note that our Morning, Evening/Night Prayer Devotions, Children's Bible Moments with Pastor Moore and Youth Group Activities and Devotions with Vicar Krenz will continue be recorded by Pastor Moore or Vicar Krenz and posted on our Facebook pages.

Offerings will be collected at our Sunday Parking Lot Worship Services and are being accepted through regular mail or dropoff to the church office.

Please check in on your extended family, our elder members and neighbors by phone or email, and stay safe taking care of yourself and your family.

The best way to combat a pandemic of this nature is to continue to distance ourselves physically, wash or sanitize hands frequently, and continue to wear a face mask covering the nose and mouth while we are in the yellow and green phases (CDC/Government guidelines).

As a faith community, we will continue praying for all on the frontlines and those making difficult decisions for re-opening during this pandemic.

God is at work! God is everywhere and has not abandoned us. We will be together again soon, if we all do our part! Your cooperation and patience is greatly appreciated!

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


Sunday Bulletin for July 5: 5th Sunday After Pentecost with Holy Communion in Special Circumstances

Dear Friends,

We are excited to announce we now have Outdoor Parking Lot Worship Services, beginning with a 9:30 am service by reservation and a second 10:30 am service by reservation (once all spaces are filled for the earlier service). If we need a third service at 11:30 am, we will add this service to accommodate everyone. Please call or email the office by Thursday of each week to RSVP. Since there are only 23 parking spaces, it is imperative that you sign up as you would for a church dinner with seating event. This will tell us how many services and bulletins we will need.

The bulletin for Sunday, July 5, can be downloaded here. Also, a children's Celebrate bulletin is available here.

A recording of the worship service led by Pastor Moore and the hymns by Susan Lovejoy, our Minister of Music, will be posted on Trinity's Facebook page.

Just a reminder to check our church Facebook page for Morning and Evening Devotions with Pastor Moore and "Bible Moments with the Pastor" for the children, recorded hymns by Susan Lovejoy, and Bible Moments for Youth with Vicar Krenz.

Please keep our world in your prayers at this time.

God's Peace be with you all,
Pastor Moore


Light in the Darkness

It seems as if the world is in a perpetual state of chaos. Lawlessness and violence are increasing, and people live in fear and insecurity. What is the solution to such a sad state of affairs?


Activities

Women of the ELCA
June 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, July 7, from noon to 8 p.m. at Lehighton's Pizza Hut. 20% of your purchase will go to the preschool. There is no coupon needed; just mention the preschool when you place your order.


Council Highlights -- May 2020

  • The Property Committee reported the rear A/C unit has been replaced and a leak in the steeple will be repaired in the near future.
  • Pastor Moore noted Confirmation has been moved to October, and Vacation Bible School will be held August 3-7 with a theme of "Easter in August," which will include a Palm Parade and Egg Hunt.
  • Approved the Special Gifts Fund Committee's recommendations to make donations totaling $10,087 from the Diehl account and $5,000 from the Moyer account to benevolent organizations.

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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

CONGRATULATIONS, GRADUATES!

High School:
Seth Gower
Paige Madison Gruber
Jessica Haley
Tinaya Elizabeth Klotz
Katarina Kunkle
Jessica Mabus
Emily Rotherforth
Alexis Scott
Joshua Smith
Matthew Smith
Dustin Whiteman

College:
Caleb Carpenter
Christina Drofich
Brittany Haupt
Jacob Hoffner
Anne Koons-Scott


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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