PRAYERS AND SCRIPTURE READINGS FOR NOVEMBER
As we approach the end of another church year, let us join together in scripture reading and prayer that God ma fill us up with his power so that we may proclaim the good news of Jesus Christ to all people.
Sunday, Nov. 4 - Prayer of the Week
O God, our eternal redeemer, by the presence of your Spirit you renew and direct our hearts. Keep always in our mind the end of all things and the day of judgment. Inspire us for a holy life here, and bring us the joy of the resurrection through Jesus Christ, Our Savior and Lord. Amen
SUNDAY: John 11:32-44
MONDAY: Numbers 36:1-13
TUESDAY: Deuteronomy 15:1-11
WEDNESDAY: Romans 5:6-11
THURSDAY: 1 Kings 17:8-16
FRIDAY: Psalm 146
SATURDAY: Hebrews 9: 24-28
Sunday, Nov. 11- Prayer of the Week
O God, the protector of all who trust in you, without you nothing is strong, nothing is holy. Embrace us with your mercy, that with you as our ruler and guide, we may live through what is temporary without losing what is eternal, through Jesus Christ our Savior and Lord. Amen
SUNDAY: Mark 12:38-44
MONDAY: Ruth 1:1-22
TUESDAY: Ruth 3:14 - 4:6
WEDNESDAY: Ruth 4:7-22
THURSDAY: Daniel 12:1-3
FRIDAY: Psalm 16
SATURDAY: Hebrews 10:11-14 (15-18) 19-25
Sunday, Nov. 18 Prayer of the Week
O God, our true life, to serve you is freedom, and to know you is unending joy. We worship you, we glorify you, we give thanks for your great glory. Abide with us, reign in us, and make this world into a fit habitation for your divine majesty, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God now and forever. Amen
SUNDAY: Mark 13:1-8
MONDAY: Mark 13:9-23
TUESDAY: Daniel 7:9-10, 13-14
WEDNESDAY: Psalm 93
THURSDAY: Matthew 6:25-33
FRIDAY: 1 Timothy 2:1-7
SATURDAY: Revelationn 11:4b-8
Sunday, Nov. 25 - Prayer of the Week
Almighty God our Father, your generous goodness comes to us new every day. By the work of your Spirit lead us to acknowledge your goodness, give thanks for your benefits, and serve you in willing obedience, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord.
SUNDAY: John 18:33-37
MONDAY: John 16:25-33
TUESDAY: 1 Thessalonians 5:12-22
WEDNESDAY: Jeremiah 33:14-16
THURSDAY: Psalm 25:1-10
FRIDAY: John 1:35-42
SATURDAY:1 Thessalonians 3:9-13
REV. LARRY D. LAINE, PASTOR
MRS. PATRICIA A. SHOUP, MINISTER OF MUSIC
MRS. KAY F. MOOSCH, PARISH SECRETARY
MRS. DEBORAH K. HINE, SEXTON
Website: www. tlcbangor.com
Pastor’s Cell Phone # 757-613-7126
Pastor Laine’s e-mail – email@example.com
Church Office – 610-588-2023 Fax. No. – 610-588-8904
Anniversary Slide Show....
Celebrating our 140th Anniversary
Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Bangor will celebrate its 140th anniversary on Sunday, Nov. 4th, 4 PM with a special celebration.
Donald Jones, local historian and distinguished speaker, will talk about the history of the church. Folks will learn about a special connection between a chandelier in the sanctuary and a former United States President, and the relationship of the church bell with the Liberty Bell.
The event will also feature an organ recital on the recently refurbished organ by Dr. Michael Krentz, Director of Music and Organist at Christ Lutheran Church, Allentown. A dinner will be held at 5:30 in fellowship hall following the recital. Since seating is limited, call the church office at 610-588-2023 for dinner reservations.
Trinity began in 1878 when the property on Fourth and Broadway was deeded to them from the Mennonite Church, a small brick church which had been built on the property in 1822. This small brick church had replaced a log church constructed by the Mennonites in 1804 which was the first church in Bangor. By 1865, the property was known as the Mennonite Church and Burying Ground.
The Mennonite congregation had dwindled, and as Rev. David Henning noted, most of the children were joining the Lutheran Church. It was then decided that it was time to sell the property to the Lutheran Church. It was important to Rev. Henning that the property be retained as Church property and care provided for the cemetery. Trinity held its services in the Mennonite Church from April 6, 1878 until October 7, 1883. From that date until November 6, 1887 when the new church was completed, worship was held in the basement of the new church building.
Trinity’s first organ was purchased within six months of being organized in April 6, 1878 by the congregation at a cost of $58.00. It was used at services held in the original Mennonite Church.
The German language was used the last Sunday of each month until it was discontinued in 1900 when most people were now using the English language.
A carefully documented account of how the property was received from the Mennonites was recorded by Mr. William H. Speer, one of the earliest members of Trinity Lutheran Church. Many of the earliest members thought he deserved to be known as the “Father of Trinity Church.”
The “Big Bell” that hangs in the church tower was a gift from his son, Mr. George I. Speer. The inscription on the bell reads “I, to the Church the living call, And to the grave do summon all.”
They have also had many pastors serve the congregation beginning with Rev. B.F. Apple, Rev. E.A. Yehl, Rev. D.F. Green, Ph.D., Rev. Dr. J.F. Stolte, Rev. W.E. Dennis, Rev. E.W. Cloughen, Rev. R.R. Boyer, Rev. W.R. Harrison, Rev. F.S. Stinner, Sr., and current pastor, Rev. Larry Laine
James DeLabar III
James DeLabar II