September 2018

Greetings in the holy name of Jesus!

As the leaves on the trees are already busy tumbling down, September is also a busy month at Trinity. Many have been away for the months of summer. Others have been in a steady holding pattern making sure our programs and worship services continue as planned. In September, our Fellowship Committee, under the direction of Kim Werley, will be re-organizing for another year of delicious goodies and coffee hours (a must have for Lutherans)! Also in September, our Sunday School Staff will be ready for the opening of a new Sunday School year on Rally Day, September 9, 2018 (10:45-11:45) under the direction of Julia Kelm. All children 3 years old through 6th grade are welcome and encouraged to bring a friend! Our choirs, under the direction of Sue Lovejoy and our Trinity Praise Band, under the leadership of Steve Schweitzer will be returning in September after a summer break and Confirmation Level One, under the instruction of Vicar Rich, and Level Two, with the Pastor, begins another year on Rally Day as well.

On a personal note, this summer has been full of surprises for my husband, Bob, and I. We thought that July 3rd would bring an end to the nearly 12 months of NeuroVision Therapy in Kingston, but this did not happen. Yet through the faithful prayers of many and personal determination, I've finally received word that August 22nd will be an Exit Therapy Session! God has been so good to us during this past year sending me to excellent places of treatment, first through Good Shepherd Rehabilitation and, subsequently, to the NeuroSensory Center of Northeastern Pennsylvania in Kingston. It was a very long and difficult journey, and I cannot imagine my recovery without the expertise of all the doctors and therapists involved after a severe concussion and head injury on June 10, 2017.

Long and difficult journeys are tests of our faith, but I always tried to refrain from ask God, "Why me, why now?" and instead focus on a more positive question, "What am I to learn from this, Lord?" I am humbled to say to you, as I have in many a prior newsletter and sermon, I received my answer to prayer in gratitude through an outstanding, faithful congregation with unwavering support and through a faithful, healing God, who even on my worse day, faithfully walked with me when I could barely walk our driveway and back without holding on to my husband's arm or down the middle aisle of the sanctuary holding onto a "staff" or the Vicar's sleeve. Those who have attended worship regularly throughout this ordeal have seen the progress and have, without a doubt, ministered to me most times more than I have ministered to them. I sincerely look forward to many more years together in ministry and I thank God for all of you.

In God's goodness and grace,

The Reverend Nancy L. Moore,

Service Schedule

Sunday Worship

9:30 a.m.

Sunday School

10:45 a.m.

First Saturday of the Month

5:00 p.m.

First Tuesday of the Month

10:00 a.m.

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