July 2022

Greetings in the name of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ!

The month of June brought us into the Day of Pentecost with seven of our young people being brought into the flock at Trinity through the Rite of Confirmation, and it also gave us the opportunity to wish our Minister of Music, Susan Lovejoy, Farewell and Godspeed after 33 years of faithful service at Trinity. But, it didn't end there! And if you were not able to attend worship on June 19th, it was my privilege to install Mr. Alex Haggerty as our new Minister of Music. Alex brings his gifts of music to us with a degree from Susquehanna University and his previous position as Minister of Music at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Kreidersville, PA.

What exactly is the difference between an Organist and a Minister of Music you may ask? Well, an Organist is one who masters the organ; a Minister of Music is a relatively newer title replacing the title, "Director of Music." The Minister of Music in a congregation has multiple responsibilities including the organ and piano, directing the choirs (of all ages) including bells and chimes, networking with other area musicians, and sharing their knowledge of music in teaching and instructing. So, you see our Search Committee had quite the decision making process in the selection of our new Minister of Music for Trinity. I have had the opportunity to work with Alex as he played for my father's funeral in April, and I am confident the Search Committee made an excellent choice in their unanimous decision. I trust the Holy Spirit will guide Alex and all of us as we embark on a new and exciting time at Trinity in our Music Ministry. And more good news: Sue will be substituting from time to time and remaining an active member at Trinity!

I would also like to take a moment to thank Al & Louise Sellers as they represented Trinity at the 2022 Synod Assembly on June 10th & 11th as our voting delegates this year. This was not an easy task as we had to learn how to vote electronically and listen to debates through Zoom, which is too complicated to explain here. So, THANK YOU to Al & Louise for your faithful service!

As we move into the month of July, we celebrate the birth of our nation with cook-outs, sales, and fireworks. But, please remember your pets who might not particularly care for the loud and confusing "rocket's red glare and bombs bursting in air" going off all around them. Give them some extra calming words and caresses, and they will love you even more for it!

Vicar Sarah and I have been busy "making our rounds" after two long years unable to visit our homebound members and members in area Personal Care and Nursing Facilities. It has been so nice seeing the smiling faces of those long-time members of Trinity who really appreciate hearing about things going on at Trinity and receiving the Sacrament of Holy Communion. After we have completed our visits and assessments of the diminishing restrictions of the pandemic in the different facilities, I will begin redistributing home communion kits to our Eucharistic Ministers at Trinity. Those who receive these visits are very grateful, and although it has been extremely difficult the past two years, there is light at the end of tunnel if we all continue to do our part and keep up with vaccinations and boosters to annihilate this pandemic, now being referred to as an endemic.

Summer is definitely upon us and with love for our neighbor, it is my prayer that all will be kept safe as we enjoy time with family and friends camping, at cook-outs, swimming and/or boating and just general time outdoors in the sunshine and fresh air that the Lord gives to us.

May God continue to bless our ministries together!

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

11:00 AM

No Sunday School During Summer

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