Volunteers are needed to cook, run deliveries and serve meals. WE WILL NEED A LOT OF VOLUNTEERS ON WEDNESDAY, THE DAY BEFORE THANKSGIVING beginning at 9:00 a.m. and Thanksgiving Day at 9:00 a.m.
We also need donations of turkeys and pumpkin pies. Monetary donations will also be accepted to help with the dinner. Please make checks out to North Parish. If you can donate any of these items or help with pre preparations, please, contact Bonnie Baker at 570-429-2272.
There will be 3 slots available for the new Vestry term which begins in January 2020. If you are interested in being nominated for a 3-year Vestry term, please speak to Norm Kauffman, Al Portland, Barb Tokarz or any other Vestry member. The election will be held at the Annual Meeting on January 19, 2020.
United Thank Offering
Our 2019 UTO contribution to date is $398.10! This exceeds last year by more than $100! This was presented at the recent Diocesan Convention. Thank you for your continuing gratitude and generosity! Boxes are always available at the church entrances to begin your 2020 offerings of thanks.
What a glorious, wondrous manifestation of the Holy Spirit in our midst on October 6. Thank you to all who contributed in any way to the joy of the day. The choir, the children led by Lea Bortner, the able acolytes, our capable cooks and bakers and helpers in all ways. Bishop Kevin felt warmly welcomed by all and found the “Spirit humming” in our midst. Congratulations again to all the Confirmands! Rejoice!
Stewardship Sunday and Coffee Hour
On Sunday, November 17, our Annual Stewardship Sunday will include the offering of pledge cards and a coffee hour to follow the service. Please join us for fellowship as we continue to use our talents, time and treasure to continue the ministries of Trinity.
In order to save the church money, when there are no sponsored memorials or thanksgivings for flowers on a Sunday morning, there will be one arrangement only. On those Sundays when flowers are sponsored, the suggested donation is $35.00. We are constantly looking for ways to be good stewards of your commitment to the church and our shared ministry.
Line of Love
Winter is fast approaching. In anticipation of that, please think about hats, scarves and gloves for the Line of Love which our Parish Nurse Kathy Burda coordinates and places in front of the church. We will be ready to offer this community outreach and ministry of warmth and love.
Operation We Care
Operation We Care mailing will take place in November. If you know of any local servicemen or women serving our country overseas please notify Kathy Burda to get them on our mailing list, so we can send them a little bit of home for the holidays.
St. Nicholas Day, Cookie Exchange and Mini-Bazaar
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 8 is the date. St. Nicholas will visit the children, yummy cookies will be baked and shared and if you are a craftsperson, it’s time to prepare your creative offerings for our Christmas mini-bazaar. Last year we had candles, dolls, quilted items and Scentsy. We plan to have more craftspeople this year so the bazaar will be held in the parish hall, along with the cookie exchange. If you have a creative outlet and would like to participate, please let Cora know so we have enough tables. Thank you. It will be a wonderful time of sharing delicious baked goods and shopping for family and friends and the loving generosity of a beloved saint.
A Note from Tim Bortner
A huge thank you to all the people who donated or bought pizza to support my Eagle Scout project. We raised over $700 toward the scatter garden that will be placed in Charles Baber Cemetery. I plan to mark out the area in November before the ground freezes. The project will continue in the spring when we will lay stone for the walls and build and plant the garden areas. I’m looking forward to beginning the project soon. Thanks for all your support.