June 2018

Grace and peace in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!

First and foremost, congratulations to Vicar Rich Bergen and Vicar Lauren Heywood who graduated from seminary on May 18, 2018. Vicar Lauren has been assigned to the Southeastern Pennsylvania Synod and Vicar Rich will be with us at Trinity for his second half (one more year) of internship. May God continue to bless them on their journeys to becoming Pastors in the ELCA! (For those with inquiring minds wondering why Vicar Lauren was with us for a shorter time than Vicar Rich, the answer is that Vicar Rich is with us for a longer period of time because he works full-time at his regular place of employment, Graterford State Correctional Institution as a Sergeant and, therefore, he serves Trinity on a part-time basis which makes his time with us longer than that of Vicar Lauren.) I hope that clarifies things for some folks who have approached me with this very question, and I thank you for your interest in our Vicar program.

The month of June brings us into summertime with graduations, weddings and Father's Day. Now I will be honest with you; I have thrashed around this next paragraph in my mind for many days before writing it down. You see, I want to communicate clearly with all of you, but I don't want to be the subject of this month's article.

I find it very difficult to ascertain in my heart and in my mind that this month will mark the ONE YEAR anniversary of the automobile accident in which I was involved. I also never dreamed that I would still be continuing with NeuroVision Therapy at this point in time. On May 11, 2018, I was almost released from therapy, but unfortunately, I did not pass all of the testing; consequently, I am to continue under the restrictions and limitations until re-testing on July 3, 2018. The good news is that there has been tremendous progress since one year ago when I was discharged from the Trauma Center at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Cedar Crest. There will still be difficult days ahead, but the good days are out numbering the bad ones. I'm grateful to God for my husband, Bob, who has without a doubt kept his marriage vow of "in sickness and in health" and to my father, who although he is dealing with his own recovery from a stroke more than a year ago, continues to call me every night to say, "I love you" and "You're getting better."

Then, I'm still trying to gather courage to re-visit the store to buy my usual flats of Impatiens and Pansies; the same store where I was going one year ago on June 10, 2017, but never returned home on that day. Gardening season is almost over and one of my goals is to overcome my fear of driving to obtain those flats of flowers! As I approach this one year mark, there are so many people to thank from the past year that it is impossible to list here! People of Trinity and beyond our church walls, in deep gratitude I close this paragraph.

(...deep breath)

Dear Friends in Christ, as we look toward the summer months, we don't want to forget the dates for this year's Vacation Bible School on August 6-10, 2018 from 6:30-8:30pm. If you are willing to help out in any way at all, please contact Julia Kelm, VBS Co-Director, or Bev in the office at 610-377-4303. This year's theme is "Splash Canyon--God's Promise on Life's Wild Ride."

We also want to pray for our youth as they will depart for Houston at the end of June with Vicar Rich for the 2018 ELCA Youth Gathering!

Even as summertime activities and vacations may take us temporarily in different directions, one thing is for sure, we are truly blessed to have our church family at Trinity! Happy Father's Day and God's blessings to all...in the name of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ!

And please know without a doubt, all of your prayers are greatly appreciated!

The Reverend Nancy L. Moore,

Service Schedule

Sunday Worship

9:30 a.m.

No Sunday School During Summer

First Saturday of the Month

5:00 p.m.

First Tuesday of the Month

10:00 a.m.

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