On Sunday, June 23 we will begin our summer worship services at 9 am at the Chapel of the Resurrection in Charles Baber Cemetery. These services will continue through September 8 which will also be the Baber Day celebration in the afternoon. Please join us in the serenity of nature and raise our voices to praise the Lord with thanksgiving.
Summer Reading Camp News
Applications for Summer Reading Camp are coming in and we anticipate that we will have 25 children enrolled from Pottsville Area SD, Gillingham, and St. Clair Area SD. ranging in age from 5-9. In addition to volunteers from Trinity, there are 4 volunteers from North Parish and an additional 4 from the community. Randy, Bob, and Tom are busy in the undercroft and will be finished with the painting and repairs in time for camp. They are preparing two additional classrooms for our use as well. Local businesses are once again donating free or reduced-price lunches for the program.
Our theme this summer is Camping in the Great Outdoors. We will be compiling some new materials to go with our theme this year and could use the help of willing volunteers to cut, paste and compile materials. If you would be able to donate some time to help with this, please contact Barb Tokarz. This is a job that could be done at home in your spare time.
United Thank Offering
Alleluia! As we continue to celebrate the resurrection of our Lord and Savior through Eastertide, let us remember our many blessings with our UTO blue boxes. No matter how small, there are blessings every day in our lives and by offering your small token of thanks, you are giving hope and light to countless others who benefit from the UTO. Our ingathering this year will be on September 22 and 29 when we are worshiping once again in the sanctuary. Thank you for your continuing gratitude and generosity!
Lay Eucharistic Ministers
The Communion visits to our shut-ins will continue through June 16 and then there will be a summer break. As people leave for vacations and long weekends, it is much more difficult to schedule these visits. However, if you would like a visit from one of our Lay ministers during this time, please call the office and someone will contact you. Regular visits will continue in mid-September when we return to the sanctuary.
Lay Worship Leaders
In the coming months, you will see new faces as leaders of worship. Seven parishioners took the training on February 9 and are now licensed by the Diocese to lead Morning Prayer. At least once a month, Morning Prayer will be led by one of these leaders followed by Eucharist or a Deacon’s Eucharist. We are grateful for the ministry of Lea Bortner, Paul Barnwell, Nancy Buehler, Cora Gamelin-Osenbach, Norm Kauffman, Kitty Murray and Al Portland. Please express your gratitude to them as they take on this new ministry in service to our parish.
Mark your calendars for the church picnic at the Schuylkill Haven Island on July 21.