Message, News and Events

UPDATED ANNOUNCEMENT: 6/28/2021

Dear Friends in Christ,

As you may be aware, on June 28, 2021, the PA Department of Health lifted the "Universal Masking Order."

In light of this action, I have received a unanimous vote in favor of the following from the Executive Board of Church Council at Trinity for the following:

1) As of June 28, 2021, masks will no longer be required for those fully vaccinated and past the 10-day waiting period when at worship or in the building. Furthermore, if you are not comfortable being in the building or at worship without your mask on, then please feel free to wear one.

2) If you are not fully vaccinated, for your own protection, please continue to wear a mask. We certainly don't want any of our members to become sick or worse!

May God continue to heal us and bless us as we continue to do God's work in our communities and the world.

Sincerely in Christ,
Reverend Nancy L. Moore, Pastor
Linda Williams, Council President
Shawn Keiser, Council Vice-President
Lee Becker, Council Secretary
Kay Becker, Congregation Treasurer


The Food Pantry will continue to operate under a drive-thru system, and any students needing volunteer hours for school or college related organizations may contact Mrs. Carolyn Long via the church office at 610-377-4303.
Bulletin for Sunday, January 30: 4th Sunday After Epiphany—Worship With Reception of New Member, Blessing of Prayer Shawls and Service of Healing

A recording of the worship service, led by Pastor Nancy Moore, and the hymns by Susan Lovejoy, our Minister of Music, will be posted on the church's Facebook page at the conclusion of the worship service. The bulletin for Sunday, January 30, can be downloaded here. Also, a children's Celebrate bulletin is available here.


Find Joy in the Small Things

Many of us tend to take things for granted -- the colors of flowers, the songs of birds, the beauty of a sunrise -- these are all things that many people barely notice.


Activities

Women of the ELCA
January 9: Prayer Vigil for Peace in the Middle East

Annual Congregational Meeting
Trinity's annual meeting will be held on Sunday, January 16, in the sanctuary immediately following the 9:30 a.m. worship service. All yearly reports of committees as well as reports of officers and organizations of Trinity will be covered. We will also review the previous year's activities and discuss any other issues at that time. Sunday School will not be held; however, all confirmation students are required to attend with a parent or guardian.

NEPA Synod Learning Ministries Day
Learning Ministries Day, which was to have been held on Saturday, January 22, has been cancelled.


Council Highlights -- December 2021

  • The Property Committee reported the steeple return has been delayed, and it is expected that it will return the week of Jan. 24. Also, they are awaiting numbers on the cost of leveling the former Family Promise building.
  • Noted that the recipient of the 2021 non-ELCA contributions will be St. Peter's Community Resource Center.
  • Approved the CareNet Christmas Tree in the narthex (without the actual tree). Their baby bottle project will also be supported, with the deadline being mid-February.
  • Elected Linda Williams as Council president, Craig Haupt as Council vice-president, and Lee Becker as Council secretary. Also appointed Dawn Mulcahy as church financial secretary and Kay Becker as church treasurer.
  • Appointed Deborah Smith and Andrew Sutphin as members of the Special Gifts Fund Committee, replacing Tom Schaeffer and Diane Hoffman, whose terms expire at the end of 2021.

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Service Times
  • First Saturday at 5:00 p.m.
  • Sunday at 9:30 a.m.
  • Sunday School at 10:45 a.m.
Church News

Jack & Jill Preschool

It's not too early to think about registering your child for preschool. Registration willl begin in February and continue until classes are filled. You do not have to be a member of Trinity, or live in the Lehighton Area School District, in order to have your child attend the preschool. Parents and caregivers are encouraged to schedule an appointment to tour the preschool. Scholarships are available to help families defray some or all of the cost. 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.


Trinity Youth Group

Youth Group for grades 7 through 12 meets every Sunday from 5-7 p.m. in the Youth Room. Come enjoy some dinner, fun, and activities with Vicar Sarah. Please send an RSVP to Vicar Sarah (smoore@uls.edu) or call the church office (610-377-4303) to let her know you are coming. As always, feel free to bring a friend!


Cancellation of Services Policy

In the event of inclement weather, check the following for the status of our services and activities: WFMZ-TV (Channel 69); BRC-TV (Channel 13); the church office (610-377-4303) for a recorded message; or Trinity's Facebook page.


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