Larry D. Laine
MINISTER OF MUSIC
Patricia A. Shoup
Kay F. Moosch
Harold J. Wambold, Sr.
SCHEDULE FOR MAY
Sunday, May 3, 5 Sunday of Easter.
Worship celebrating Holy Communion will be held at 9:00 A.M. Sunday School is at 10:15 A.M.
Sunday, May 6 Sunday of Easter.
Worship, Holy Communion, Mother’s Day at 9:00 A.M. The Sunday School will present a Mother’s Day Program during the worship service. Sunday School at 10:15 A.M.
Sunday, May 17, 7 Sunday of Easter.
A Festival of Holy Communion with the Affirmation of Baptism/ Confirmation will be celebrated during the 9:00 A.M. worship service. The young people who will be confirmed are: Gianna Jones and Rachel Kromer. This is the last day for Sunday School until September! ALSO, There will be an Ascension Ecumenical Worship Service at Trinity on Sunday evening at 6:00 P.M.
Sunday, May 24, the Day of Pentecost.
Worship celebrating Holy Communion at 9:00 A.M.
Sunday, May 31, The Holy Trinity. Worship celebrating 1st Holy Communion at 9:00 A.M
PRAYERS AND SCRIPTURE
READINGS FOR APRIL
As we continue in this Easter season and celebrate our Lord’s resurrection, let us join together in scripture reading and prayer that God may fill us up that we may proclaim the good news of Jesus Christ to all people.
FRIDAY: Amos 8:11.13
SATURDAY: Amos 9:7-15
Sunday May 3 — Fifth Sunday of Easter Prayer for the Week
God, you give us your Son as the vine apart from whom we cannot live. Nourish our life in his resurrection, that we may bear the fruit of love and know the fullness of your joy, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.
SUNDAY: Acts 8:26.40
MONDAY: Isaiah 5:1-7
TUESDAY: Isaiah 32:9.20
WEDNESDAY: isaiah 65:17-25
THURSDAY: Isaiah 49:5-6
FRIDAY: Isaiah 42:5-9
SATURDAY: Deuteronomy 32:44.47
Sunday May 10— Sixth Sunday of Easter
Prayer for the Week
God, you have prepared for those who love you joys beyond understanding. Pour into our hearts such love for you that, loving you above all things, we may obtain your promises, which exceed all we can desire; through Jesus Christ, your Son and our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.
SUNDAY: Acts 10:44-48
MONDAY: Deuteronomy 7:1-11
TUESDAY: Deuteronomy 11:1-17
WEDNESDAY: Deuteronomy 11:18-21
THURSDAY May 14— Ascension of Our Lord
Prayer forthe Week
Almighty God, your only Son was taken into the heavens and in your presence intercedes for us. Receive us and our prayers for all the worid, and in the end bring everything into your glory, through Jesus Christ, our Sovereign and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.
THURSDAY: Acts 1:1-11
FRIDAY: Exodus 24:15-18
SATURDAY: Deuteronomy 34:1-7
Sunday May 17— Seventh Sunday of Easter
Prayer for the Week
Gracious and glorious God, you have chosen us as your own, and by the powerful name of Christ you protect us from evil. By your Spirit transform us and your beloved worid, that we may find our joy in your Son, Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.
SUNDAY: Acts 1:15-17, 21-26
MONDAY: Exodus 28:29-38
TUESDAY: Numbers 8:5-22
WEDNESDAY: Ezra 9:5-15
THURSDAY: Genesis 2:4b-7
FRIDAY: Job 37:1-13
SATURDAY: Exodus 15:6-11
Sunday May 24— Day of Pentecost
Prayer for the Week
Mighty God, you breathe life into our bones, and your Spirit brings truth to the worid. Send us this Spirit, transform us by your truth, and give us language to proclaim your gospel, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.
SUNDAY: Acts 2:1-21
MONDAY: Joel 2:18-29
TUESDAY: Genesis 11:1-9
WEDNESDAY: Ezekiel 37:1-14
THURSDAY: Isaiah 1:1-4, 16-20
FRIDAY: Isaiah 2:1-5
SATURDAY: isaiah 5:15-24
Sunday May 31 — The Holy Trinity
First Sunday after Pentecost
Prayer for the Week
Almighty Creator and ever-living God: we worship your glory, etemal Three-in-One, and we praise your power, majestic One-in-Three. Keep us steadfast in this faith, defend us in all adversity, and bring us at last into your presence, where you live in endless joy and love, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.
SUNDAY: Isaiah 6:1-8
Pastor Larry Laine and wife Diane welcomed to Trinity during special dinner in Fellowship Hall.
A near capacity crowd enjoyed Specialty Bingo in Fellowship Hall Saturday afternoon.
WHY I WORSHIP ON SUNDAY
I worship because it is not Monday or Saturday
- Days of work and recreation.
Sabbath is rest and reflection, forgiveness
And reconciliation, care and compassion,
Community and fellowship.
I worship because it is conversation with God and others
Silently with the very presence of the almighty
Listening and speaking with family, brothers and sisters, to the
Spirit in motion with psalms and songs
Prayers and petitions, scripture and sacred stories.
I worship because it fills my Mondays through Saturdays with
Memories of value and worth reminding me
Of the sacredness of all human life
— The very gift Of God’s creation.
I worship because it helps me focus on what is
Important, sacred and of ultimate concern reminding
Me of who I am — I am God’s presence in the world.
I am God’s voice of triumphant among broken people,
A voice of compassion to the unloved and forgotten,
The neglected and abandoned.
Worship grounds me in the presence of God
Within the community of fellowship and love.
I worship because I can and I must!
Come and worship — your presence matters.
- Pastor Larry D. Lame
WHAT ABOUT TODAY?
As I sit here looking out my window and watching the downpour I thought to myself “What about today?” What will today bring that I didn’t plan for; as I’m sure something will come up. This isn’t uncommon in our lives. Admittedly, we cannot control the unexpected.
But there are things we can intentionally do today, here is the short list.
1. Pray — for your family, our Pastor, our congregation, world and community.
2. Ask someone — How is your day? Then truly listen.
3. Repair a broken relationship
4. Let go of a grudge
5. Read your Bible
6. Turn off the Jerry Springer Show.
7. Hug your child and say “I love you”
8. Shake the hand of a friend
9. Visit the sick
10. Visit the imprisoned
11. Donate more time and money
12. Cut down on the caffeine
13. Practice courteous driving
15. Enjoy the blessings God has given you
OH. AND DID I MENTION PRAY
For this reason I kneel before the Father, from whom his whole family in heaven and on earth derives its name. I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through the spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith.
May you truly experience God’s presence this day.
JUNIOR YOUTH GROUP NEWS
7,363 steps, 3.66 miles and 1 hour and 16 minutes of exercise..... ..that is just a small part of what you missed and the youth, Karen, Jamie and myself did when we hiked the Appalachian Trail on April 18. What one can’t put into writing is the friendship, laughter and awe on all that we saw and learned from nature and one another. We plan to hike the trail again this year and we hope you will join us!
Our April meetings saw a large increase in attendance and new faces- I guess the adults aren’t the only ones tired of our long winter! We taught the children how to make “Gods’ Eyes- something many of them never knew how to do! If you remember doing a simple craft growing up, please share it- we love teaching them things “as they were”!
A special thanks to Donald Jones, Terry Smith and Jodi Lynn Jones for the crafts and games they have given us- you are awesome and the kids love them!
In May we will meet on May 6 and 20 our meeting time is 6-7:30. We are looking to do some yard cleanup on May 16. And, we are looking for our older youth to help out during the May 9 food drive, we need children to ride with adults and pick up the bags at the houses and put them in the trucks.
June 6 the youth will have a car wash here at the church from 10-2. So please bring your dirty vehicles over for the best $3 wash ever!
Bear Creek Camp
Time is drawing near for those interested in attending to register- but we continue to need your financial help. Please consider a donation to the Bear Creek Scholarship fund. You can put your donation in an envelope and simply mark it Bear Creek Camp let’s help our youth have an unforgettable summer experience!
Just a Reminder and a Thank You for Everyone Who Supports Our Sunday School. With Weis Receipts. There Are Boxes in the Narthex and Parish Hall to Put Your Receipts In. This Program Helps Fund a Majority of Our Sunday School Projects.
Our Committee Met on April 16th We Discussed a Number of Topics of Interest. May 10th Is Mother’s Day and the Children Will Be Participating In the 9:00 Worship Service. Please Make Sure Your Child Attends Sunday School to Learn His or Her Part in this
May 17 Is Confirmation. Both Rachel Kromer and Gianna Jones Will Be Confirmed. There Will Be Refreshments Following the Service to Honor These Two Young Women of the Church. We Will Also Recognize the Second Year Confirmation Students as Well.
May 17th Will Also Be the Last Day of Sunday School and We Will Have Crafts and Refreshments on this Day. Also on the 17th There Will Be a Church Service at 6:00pm at Trinity., this Is Ascension Sunday.
Vbs Will Be Held from June 22-25. Our Theme this Year Is Camp Discovery. Please Join Us for a Great Time to Share God’s Love with the Community. This Outreach Program Has Always Been Very Successful Because of Your Help and Support. July 19th Will. Be Our Annual Sunday School/church Picnic. It Will Be Held at Bangor Park. Look for More Information in Future Newsletters.
Rally Day Will Be Celebrated on September 13th There Will Be Entertainment in the Grove. Watch for More News about this Coming Event. Our next Meeting Is Scheduled for May 6th at 6:30.
God Be with You
COMMUNION CLASS TO BE HELD
First Communion will be held on Sunday, May 31 during the 9:00 A.M. worship service. A First Communion Class will be held on Saturday, May 23 at 9:00 A.M. in the Pastor Lame’s office. The class is for any child or anyone who has not yet received their First Communion. If you would like to have your child receive their First Communion, please fill out a form.
OPEN DATES FOR ALTAR FLOWERS
Altar Flowers are needed for May 24, May 31, June 7, June 14 and June 28. If you are interested in any of these dates, please see Kay after worship or call the church office, 610-588-2023. The cost is $20.00 for one vase, $40.00 for two vases.
BULLETIN SPONSORS ARE NEEDED
Bulletin sponsors are needed for May 3, June 7, June 14 June 21 and June 28. If you are interested in any of these dates, please see Kay after worship or call the church office, 610-588-2023. The cost is $15.00 per bulletin sponsor.
WOMEN TO HOST SPECIALTY BINGO
The Women of Trinity will be hosting a Specialty Bingo on Saturday, May 2. The doors will open at 2:00 P.M. and the games will start at 3:00 P.M. Advanced tickets are $20.00 and at the door they will be $25.00. There will be many great prizes and raffles. There will also be plenty of food. If you plan to attend, please call the church office, 610-588-2023, for tickets. If no one answers, please leave a message,
INSTALLATION & HYMN SING FOR PASTOR AND HIS WIFE.
The Installation for Pastor Lame and Welcoming Hymn Sing for Pastor and his wife, Diane will be held on Sunday, May 3 at 4:00 P.M. in the Fellowship Hall. There will be a dinner served, if you plan to attend you MUST call the church office, 610-588-2023, no later than April 27, if no one answers, please leave a message
MAY BIRTHDAY GREETINGS
Ericka Abner — 5/5 Austin Heard - 515
Jamie Ahner — 5/29 Don Herring - 5/18
Catherine Allen-Klages 5/4 Karen Hine — 5/23
Michael Altorfer, Jr. — 5/14 Pam Kremer— 5/3
Larry Altorfer — 5/13 Hannah Kromer — 5/26
Diane Bisher — 5/3 Rachel Kromer - 5/5
Judy Bowley — 5/28 Vanessa Labar — 5/31
Nicole DeLabar — 5/8 Sarah Parsaud —5/11
Jim Dungan — 5/20 SamanthaPhipps — 5/8
Hans Fraunfelter — 5/28 Chad Schafer — 5/16
Jeff Freeman — 5/27 Jessica Shiner — 5/5
Christina Hagan — 5/27 Sandy Wambold — 5/27