Please join us this coming Sunday, May 14, as we observe the Sixth Sunday of Easter. We’re also going to recognize our Sunday School teachers and helpers, and we’ll have a blessing for mothers. We’ll have two services of Holy Communion, the first at 8am, the second at 10:30. Between the services, we have fellowship time at 9am and Sunday School for all ages at 9:15. Pam Kalapay will be playing guitar and whistle and Maddie Shuler will sing a beautiful piece at the 10:30 service. Eastertide stretches out for seven Sundays (including, Easter, itself), and is a particularly joyful season of the church year.
Jesus does not abandon his followers. Through the Holy Spirit, Jesus comes to abide with his disciples of every generation. As Pentecost draws near, we are reminded that the risen Christ dwells in us as the Spirit of truth. We receive this Spirit in baptism and pray that in our gathering around the Lord’s table the Spirit will transform us to be the body of the risen Christ in the world.
Please follow this link for Sunday’s bulletin.
Thank you: Thanks to everyone who volunteered to help with the Rummage Sale! Before expenses, they netted over $2,000, which will be divided between Visions of Eagles, Pink Heals, Purple Heart, and our benevolence to the wider church. Thanks to all our donors, those who spent countless hours sorting and pricing, and those who prepared food items for the sale, and those who ran the sale. It was a herculean effort for exceptional causes. Many thanks!
Thank you, also, to those who joined Young at Heart for a day at the ballgame. The weather was beautiful and Coca-Cola stadium was apparently the place to be – lots of younger Trinitarians were attending with their schools, as well!
Baptismal Congratulations: Our congratulations to Cameron Tobias Clark Parzych and Charlotte Joy Kulhamer on their baptisms, last Sunday, at the 10:30am service. Cameron is the son of Alex and Karalynne Parzych, and the grandson of David and Karen Clark. Charlotte is the daughter of Justin Kulhamer and Carrie Senior, and the granddaughter of Kent and Ronda Senior. What a lovely service, and what a delight to share in Cameron’s and Charlotte’s special day! Thanks be to God!
Adopt-a-Highway: Saturday, May 13, 9am. Join Trinity’s Adopt-A-Highway event and help clean-up part of Lower Nazareth! Trinity Lutheran has adopted a stretch of Newburg Rd from the Lower Nazareth Elementary school west to W. Gremar Rd. We casually walk the route picking up litter along the way as well as enjoying the company, stories, and laughter of friends. The process takes approximately 2 ½ hours. This is a great opportunity to give back to the community and we hope you will consider joining us. If you have interest or questions, please contact Bron Sheriff at [email protected] or (610) 759-1971.
Sunday School News: May 14 – Teacher Appreciation Sunday. We will be in the Youth Room for Sunday School and will recognize our teachers and helpers during the services.
May 21 – Community Helper Sunday! This will be our last Sunday School hour for the school year. We will be in the Fellowship Hall, starting at 9:15am. We will hear from Community Helpers who will be with us that day. Then we will go outside to check out a fire truck, ambulance, and police car! Then we will come back inside for treats and the chance to talk with our visiting Community Helpers. Also on May 21, around 11:30am (after the 10:30 service), we will have a fun youth event – WALKING TACOS and GAMES! Please plan to join us for some fellowship, fun, and TACOS!
Are you a community helper or do you know someone who is? Please invite them to join us on May 21! They are welcome to wear their uniform and come to either service. If they are interested, they could also speak with our Sunday School class! Please help us spread the word!
Thank you so much!! See you soon!
Summer Worship Schedule: We have two Sundays left in the Program Year, and will begin the summer worship schedule beginning on Sunday, May 28. On that Sunday, we begin having one service on Sunday mornings, at 9am. That Sunday will be particularly celebratory in nature, for it is the Day of Pentecost, the birthday of the Church! We’ll have festal music by Handbells and the Festival Choir, as they take their last laps of the choir season.
Communications Deadlines: We will be publishing one combined monthly newsletter for June and July. The firm deadline for that newsletter will be Monday, May 15. If you’re a ministry area leader and have an announcement to share in the Weeklies for June 15, 22, or 29, or in the bulletins for June 18, 25, and July 2, the firm deadline is June 5th. Thank you!
Save! The! Date! Vacation Bible School is ON! July 24-28, 9am – 12pm. All aboard the Rocky Railway! We’re so glad VBS is back for the first time since the pandemic. Many thanks to Katie Gaboury for talking the helm. Lots of information will be forthcoming, but we’re just ecstatic to share the news now!
Young at Heart’s June Event at the Pines Dinner Theatre is cancelled. Please plan to join us for our annual summer picnic in July. Details will be forthcoming!
Summer Save the Dates: There are Lots of dates to keep in mind as we approach summer.
Property Committee Mulch and Weed Pull Day – Saturday, May 27, 9am
Summer Worship Schedule begins with one service at 9am – Sunday, May 28
Strawberry Festival – Saturday, June 24
Vacation Bible School – Monday, July 24 – Friday, July 28
Nazareth Summer Lunch Program – Monday, July 24 – Friday, July 28
Rally Day ’23 – Sunday, September 10
May Newsletter: Please follow this link to the May Newsletter, which has reflections by Pastor Spencer and David, birthdays, anniversaries news of the Synod, and much more!