June 2019


The month of June brings us into the end days of Confirmation Classes and Sunday School! As we look back over another successful year, we are grateful for the gifts of teaching put forth by our Sunday School Staff. The children had some new activities and crafts which helped to reinforce the lesson of the day, which on most Sundays followed the readings we heard during the 9:30 Worship Service! Special thanks to Julia Kelm and her outstanding staff for their time and talents every week. Quite a commitment to Trinity and from my vantage point, and it all came through with excellence, pouring over into the hearts of our children! June 2nd will be the last day entitled, The Last Sundae in Luther Hall with "Make Your Own Sundae!" Watch for Miss Julia's June newsletter coming home soon!

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR 2nd Year Confirmands:
On June 2nd, during the regular class time, our 2nd year confirmands will be meeting with our Church Council members in the Conference Room. Then, the following Sunday will bring them to Pentecost Day/Confirmation Day 2019 on Sunday, June 9, 2019, at our 9:30 Worship service. On that day, after two years of study and service, our "all female" Level II Confirmation Class will be confirmed at Trinity! Blessings to each one: Jordan Haley, Mia Snyder, Alyssa Stubits, Jacklyn Troutman, Madisyn vonFrisch and Madylin Wolter. I look forward to their special day in the life of the congregation and hope all who are able will support them by attending worship on that day! The Color of Day is Red!

1st Year Confirmands:
Just a reminder to all parent(s)/sponsor(s) of first year confirmands, we do not have classes in the summer, but we do continue with our Acolyte/Crucifer schedule and our 9:30 am worship schedule throughout the summer. All first year confirmands are reminded to submit a Note of Excuse on a Sermon slip when unable to attend worship services due to vacations, sports, etc. Simply place the signed note in the Sermon Slip box in the Narthex. This will be recorded in the attendance records. The Summer schedule for Confirmation is June 16th through Labor Day weekend. Our Sunday School classes and Confirmation classes resume on Rally Day, which is Sunday, September 8, 2019. As always, all confirmands are strongly encouraged to volunteer with Vacation Bible School, August 5-9, 2019 from 6:30-8:30pm. These times can be set up with Julia Kelm, VBS Director, or by emailing the office and she will be touch with you.

Vicar News!
Last month I reported that we were currently in the Interview Process for our next intern. This evolved into an acceptance letter with Trinity Lutheran Seminary in Ohio. After spending two nights and two days in Columbus, Ohio at an Internship Orientation, I am delighted to announce the name of our next Intern. Vicar Joshua Krenz will be visiting Trinity, Lehighton, June 22-23, 2019, for his internship site orientation. He will officially begin his internship with us on Sunday, August 4, 2019. Vicar Krenz was born in 1985 in the city of Santa Fe, New Mexico and due his father's change in employment, the family moved to Colorado Springs, Colorado. Vicar Krenz attended Western Colorado University and secured a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Mathematics with a minor in History in 2010. He was accepted into Candidacy in the Ministry of Word and Sacrament through the Rocky Mountain Synod in 2016, and began his seminary course work at Trinity Lutheran Seminary in July of 2017. Vicar Krenz will be with us for two years in a full-time internship from 2019 through 2021.

As I stated in last month's newsletter article, our current Intern, Vicar Rich Bergen will be finished with his internship on Sunday, July 28, 2019. It's been a long haul for him with maintaining a full-time job as a Corrections Officer at a State Prison and taking seminary classes his first year with us, but he persevered. I hope everyone who is able will plan on being present for his Farewell Brunch immediately following the worship service that day. There will be a presentation of our congregational gift and a basket for cards on a table in Luther Hall!

We certainly have much to look forward to in June with our own graduates here at Trinity from Lehighton Area High School, Class of 2019. Interestingly, they are confirmands from my very first Confirmation Class of 2015 here at Trinity. We truly give thanks for each of them and pray for their future endeavors!

Sincerely in Christ,

The Reverend Nancy L. Moore, Pastor

Service Schedule

Sunday Worship

9:30 AM

First Saturday of the Month

5:00 PM

First Tuesday of the Month

10:00 AM

No Sunday School During Summer

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