Services at Chapel of the Resurrection & Return To Sanctuary
Summer services continue to be held at the Chapel of the Resurrection at Charles Baber Cemetery at 9 am. This will continue through September 10.
We will return to the sanctuary on Sunday, September 24 at 9 am.
A series of meetings leading to Confirmation, Reception or Reaffirmation will be held at Trinity, twice monthly beginning September 21 at 5:30 PM. If you have not been Confirmed or would like to be formally received into the Episcopal Church, or would like to publicly reaffirm your Baptismal Vows, OR if you are curious about what is discussed during these meetings, please contact Edna at the Trinty office at 570-622-8720 or call Fr. Kurt at 570-640-1738 to register. All are welcome to participate and share. Details can be found on the Parish website and in the Sunday bulletins.
Please note: event notices to be included in the bulletin are due to the office by NOON on the WEDNESDAY before the Sunday they are requested to be in the bulletin.
Assistance is needed! If you can spare an hour or two on Thursdays to help stuff, sort, and fold bulletins, please call the office.
The combined picnic for the Episcopal Church of Schuylkill County will be held on Sunday, September 17 at the Island Pavilion in Schuylkill Haven. The Eucharist will be at 10 am followed by food and fellowship.
Memorials And Honorifics
Consider donating in memory of a loved one or to honor someone by name to help defray the costs associated with the bulletins, candles, wine, altar flowers, etc. Call the office for details!
Telephone Reassurance Program
Marion C. Price Trust will soon establish a Telephone Reassurance Program. Participants from 12 through 100 years of age are needed to commit to calling another person to inquire about any needs, including food insecurity, and health concerns, and to chat a little to develop a sense of belonging and friendship. The commitment might include a daily, several times a week, weekly, or every other week telephone call to someone who would like to be called near a specific time on a specific day. The goal is to increase our fellowship and outreach and to extend the love of Christ to folks who may be absent from our pews due to a variety of reasons. Training will be provided, but the only requirements are a willing heart and a functioning telephone! More details about training will be announced in the bulletins and websites of the Episcopal Church of Schuylkill County. Speak to Cathy, Lea, or Fr. Kurt for additional information.
Shepherd’s Pie Dinner
There will be a Shepherd’s Pie fundraiser dinner on Saturday, September 23 from 3 to 6 pm. The cost is $10.00. Eat-in or take-out will include dinner, dessert, coffee and water. Please call the church office at 570-622-8720 to reserve your dinner or sign up at the Chapel. The deadline for reserving is September 9.
Apple Dumpling Fundraiser
Once again, we will offer delicious Apple Dumplings. The cost is $6.00 and the pick-up date is Wednesday, October 11. Please call the church office to order - 570-622-8720 or sign up at the Chapel. The deadline to order is September 24.
The Wednesday noon Healing service will resume on September 27 in St. Luke’s Chapel. Healing and anointing will be offered on the 4th Sunday of every month during the Eucharistic service.
United Thank Offering
As we continue to celebrate the Risen Christ, we are grateful for the many blessings in our lives. Please remember those less fortunate than we are by your offerings in your UTO box or set aside to put in a UTO envelope at our fall ingathering on October 1 and 8. Envelopes are available at the back of the Chapel or the entrances in the sanctuary.
The first concert of the 2023-24 season will be held on Sunday, October 8 at 4 pm. Greg Giannascoli, marimba player and Schuylkill County native, Ron Stabinsky, piano will present a program of Kreisler and Gershwin. Please see the enclosed flyer.
Concert Series Reception
Once again, donations are being requested for the abundance of goodies that highlight our receptions. Sign-up sheets will be in the notebooks at the main entrance and in the ambulatory and also on the bulletin board at the base of the 2nd St. stairs. Thank you in advance for your contributions.
Stewardship Sunday and Necrology
Sunday, October 29 will be our annual Stewardship Sunday. Please watch the mail in September for a letter from Father Kurt with a pledge card included. We appreciate your time, talent and treasure and the Budget Committee is helped immensely by knowing what monies are coming into the church. The Budget Committee will meet in late November or early December so the Vestry can pass a budget at the December meeting. Thank you for prayerfully considering your contribution. Also, Father Kurt will be including a Necrology service with the Eucharist at the 9 am service. There are sign-up sheets in the binders and on the bulletin board to put the names of loved ones who have passed on to be read during the service.
Safe Trick or Treat
We’re planning our third year of participation in Downtown Pottsville’s Safe Trick or Treat. We have bags and religious items for 288 trick-or-treaters. But we need your help! Here’s what you can do:
1. Donate food treats. All treats must be individually wrapped. Here are some ideas: candy bars, Tootsie Rolls, lollipops and Keebler or Lance Sandwich Crackers. You can place your donated food on the piano in the lounge.
2. Help us pack things up. We’re meeting in the lounge after the service on October 15th. Please plan to stay and help that day. Everything will be on the table. You’ll just walk around the table and pack items in a bag. If you pack 2 bags or 20, your help is needed and appreciated.
3. Come and hand out the treat bags on the afternoon of the Safe Trick or Treat. It’s usually the Thursday before Halloween (October 26th). We will confirm the date in the weekly bulletin.
Reaching out with a Christian message during the Halloween season is an excellent opportunity to share God’s love and let people know that Trinity is excited to share our faith in the community.
The Episcopal Church of Schuylkill County will have a food table at this annual parade. Please look for further details in upcoming bulletins about the date for help in food preparation and the date of the parade.
On Sunday, October 8, Father Kurt will bless all your furry and less furry friends. Please join us with your extended animal family.
The Advent project this year will be focused on nursing home residents in the county. Many times, these residents have very little money to spend on personal items that we take for granted, such as nice soaps, lotions, shampoo, tissues, lip balm, nail files, toothpaste, toothbrushes, combs, hand sanitizer, etc. We would like to collect TRAVEL SIZE items that can be put in a gift bag and given out at Christmas. We will begin collecting items in mid-October (there will be a box at the church) and finish the project by the second week of December so the gift bags can be distributed before Christmas. Please contact Cathy Clouser at the church if you have any questions. Many thanks for your generosity!