This Week at Trinity


PENTECOST SUNDAY
Sunday, June 4, 2017

Sunday’s festival derives its name from the Jewish festival of Pentecost, observed fifty days after Passover. On the fiftieth day of Easter we celebrate the Holy Spirit as the power of God among us that heals, forgives, inspires, and unites. In the reading from Acts, images of wind and fire describe the Spirit poured out on disciples of all nations. In John’s gospel the risen Christ breathes the Spirit on his followers on Easter evening. In the one Spirit we are baptized into one body, and at the Lord’s table the Spirit unites us for witness in the world.
~Sundays and Seasons

Texts for Sunday, June 4, 2017:

● Acts 2:1-21 ● Numbers 11:24-30 ●  1 Corinthians 12:3b-13 ● John 20:19-23

Calendar of Events

 Sunday, June 4, 9:30 am                   Pr. Steph Smith of
                                                         
Cathedral in the Night preaches                                                              leads discussion on homelessness
                                                          at Coffee Hour

Thursday, June 8, 7pm                     Church Council meets

Sunday, June 11, 11am                     Holton Home Service

Sunday, June 11, 2pm                       Serving at Cathedral in the Light

Saturday, July 8, all day                    Serving at the Welcome Center

Those serving this Sunday, June 4, at 9:30 am

Presiding Minister:           Rev. Peggy Yingst;

Guest Preacher:                Rev. Steph Smith, Cathedral in the Night;

Musician:                          Molly Melloan;

Choir Director:                  Jill Stahl Tyler;

Lector:                              Diane Hill;

Ushers:                             Dick & Beverly Wolf;

Communion Bread:           Peter Lilienthal;

Flowers:                           Nancy Long;

Altar Care:                        Lynne Stone & Diane Hill;

Coffee Hour:                     Tylers;

Counters:                          Pete Boemig & TBA;

Bulletins/Office Asst.:      Joan Pouliot

 

Those serving next Sunday, June 11 at 9:30 am

                     

Presiding Minister:              Guest Pastor;

Assisting Minister:              Kris Grotz-Kuch;

Musician:                               Molly Melloan;

Choir Director:                     Jill Stahl Tyler;

Lector:                                    Ron Solberg;

Ushers:                                  Gene Kuch & Don Long;

Communion Bread:              Peter Lilienthal;

Flowers:                                Nancy Long;

Altar Care:                            Lynne Stone & Diane Hill;

Coffee Hour:                         Debbie Paciulli & Joan Pouliot;

Counters:                               Debbie Paciulli & Gunther Garbe;

Bulletins/Office Asst.:        Beverly Wolf

 

     ~ANNOUNCEMENTS~

EARLY CHURCH AND WORSHIP TIME CHANGE

 On Sunday, June 4, Pentecost, we’ll begin our summer worship schedule by moving to 9:30 worship…and, weather permitting, the service will be held in our outdoor chapel.

     June 4: 9:30 outdoor worship; Pr. Steph Smith preaching. Pastor Peggy’s last
Sunday with us.

     June 11: 9:30 worship. Supply pastor coverage.

WESTERN AVE. YELLOW STORE

Stop by to introduce yourself to Scott and Katie, the young couple from Baltimore who are the new owners. They’re interested in partnering with any neighborhood event!

SPECIAL CONGREGATIONAL DISCUSSION ON HOMELESSNESS

    Trinity has been very intentional in our reaching out to the homeless in our midst, in many different ways.  Through Pastor Peggy’s discretionary fund, we’ve helped pay some expenses for people in need.  Through our putting together the bags, we’ve been able to all hand something out when approached for requests.  Through our meal preparation, we’ve supported the overflow shelter.  Through our direct efforts, some of us have been able to help specific people in getting places and moving stuff.  Through our prayers, we have consciously been more aware of the sometimes-unseen in our community.  

    At the same time, the evangelism committee, mutual ministry, and the council have all had discussions about how to make sure that we are actually helping… and that we are balancing the needs of congregation to feel safe while we are venturing into a new area for our church.

    On June 4th, Pastor Steph Smith will preach during our regular Sunday service.  Pastor Steph is the coordinator of Northampton’s “Cathedral in the Night” (which is another geographical area where Trinity has assisted with helping the homeless).  She has about eight years of working with this ministry, and will share her experiences with us.  After the service, during coffee hour, we can continue the conversation with her, delving a bit deeper into the thoughts of how Trinity’s outreach in Brattleboro fulfill our role of “being God’s hands”, and providing for a worship experience for all.

STROLLING OF THE HEIFERS 2017

Strolling of the HeifersHave you always wanted to be a part of the “heifer” weekend but didn’t know where to start?  There are a number of volunteer positions open.

 

SATURDAY, JUNE 3, 2017

  • PARADE CROWD CONTROL: 10:15 till end of parade
  • PARADE MARSHALLS: 7:30 am
  • STROLLING OF THE HEIFERS MERCHANDISE TENTS:

    selling, set up & tear down (shifts from 8 am – 4 pm)

    THERE ARE OTHER DAYS, FLEXIBLE SHIFTS AVAILABLE & VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES DURING THIS WEEKEND EVENT:

  • Friday Night at the River Garden: PIE SAMPLING SET UP, MERCHANDISE SALES
  • Sunday: THE TOUR DE HEIFER BIKE TOUR

    FOR INFORMATION PLEASE EMAIL: vicki@strollingoftheheifers.com OR

    Call Vicki @ 802-246-0982 YOU CAN ALSO REGISTER AS A VOLUNTEER ON OUR WEBSITE: www.strollingoftheheifers.com

 

WORSHIP ASSISTANTS SCHEDULE FOR SUMMER

It’s time to write a new worship assistants calendar,( Lectors, Ushers, Bread Bakers, Communion Assistants and so on) this one for June 18th (Father’s Day) through Sept.3 (Labor Day weekend). A few key dates have been taken but if there’s a particular date you’d like to read, assist with communion, usher or host coffee hour please contact Kris Kuch (802-365-4040) or email Krisandgene@svcable.net.

GREETINGS FROM JANE McCAULEY

Ron Solberg and Pastor called Jane on Wednesday, May 31. She is doing quite well, and had attended Britt Lilienthal’s wedding 10 days ago. She walks into town to get to church and maintains a lot of contacts. She IS very social! She wanted me to greet you for her. She sends her love.

CATHEDRAL IN THE LIGHT, GREENFIELD, MA

Image result for cathedral in the light greenfield maImage result for cathedral in the light greenfield maWe have gotten a date for serving at Cathedral In The Light in Greenfield – June 11.  I  will apply to Thrivent for funds to purchase the sandwich supplies and paper supplies.  Sign-up list will be out soon.  We will need to know who is able to serve on that date.  Last fall we didn’t have enough cars to get us home from  Greenfield but we squeezed everyone and the equipment in what vehicles we had there.

FOOD FOR THE DROP-IN CENTER

https://images.jetcdn.net/md5/930d1626f7145ea08eed6b45643a5f11.1500As a congregation, Trinity does a great job helping to feed the hungry in our communities, especially since we’re not a huge group of people. We serve at the Seasonal Overflow Shelter (SOS) each month, create special bags of protein-rich food to keep in our cars to give to folks we encounter who need help. The Drop-In Center, as part of Groundworks Collaborative, provides food to Image result for peanut butter crackersseniors and those who, perhaps have a home, but need a little help to get through the month.  They need shelf-stable food such as tuna, peanut butter, cereal, canned veget ables, soup, pasta, pasta sauce and anything else you, yourself, might have in your cupboard.  We’ve moved the collection bin back into the narthex, where it will be more visible and serve as a reminder. There also are canvas bags…take one home as a reminder…fill it up and bring it back to church. Thanks for your help!

GOD’S WORK. OUR HANDS.

https://community.elca.org/image/gwoh-sunday/GWOH_SavetheDate.jpgOn Sunday, Sept. 10, congregations of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) will again join together for “God’s work. Our hands.” Sunday. As we observe the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, we are reminded of the gospel’s promise that we are freed in Christ to love and serve our neighbors. In “The Freedom of a Christian,” Martin Luther wrote: “A Christian is lord of all, completely free of everything; a Christian is a servant, completely attentive to the needs of all.” https://community.elca.org/image/gwoh-sunday/GWOH_SavetheDate.jpg 

As we begin to explore opportunities to participate in “God’s work. Our hands.” Sunday, I invite you to consider what the Reformation promise means for us today in our neighborhoods and globally as we carry forward our work to reconcile and restore communities in Jesus’ name.

Old Lutheran will once again have T-shirts available for purchase. The bright-yellow shirts provide a wonderful visual impact across the ELCA. The deadline for ordering your congregation’s personalized T-shirts with Old Lutheran is Aug. 15. We also have a number of shirts available from previous years. Please check with Pastor.

PASTOR PEGGY'S NEW ADDRESS: 

19 Soper Road, Winthrop, ME 04364
Cell:     802-579-1948 ●   E-mail:      yinget@hotmail.com 

CALL YOUR PASTOR:

  • When you are in need of prayer

  • When you miss church two weeks in a row

  • When you are going in to the hospital for surgery or illness

  • When you arrive at the hospital and have been assigned a room

  • When you would like to receive Holy Communion

  • When there is a birth in your family

  • When there is a death in your family

  • When you are in trouble or discouraged

  • When you need assistance

  • When you want to celebrate good news

  • When you need to share bad news

  • When you want to schedule an event

  • When you need information relating to congregational life at Trinity

REMEMBER IN YOUR PRAYERS:

 

   

 We pray especially for those affected by violence , addiction and abuse. We pray for all those who deal with mental illness, especially families with adolescents.  Give them support from their friends and families, excellent medical care from their doctors, and the peace of knowing that all of God’s children are precious and loved.

    Speak healing and peace to the hearts of those who suffer in mind, body, or spirit. We pray especially for Bradley Rodman, Frances Speno Ziel, Art Givens, Lorna, Dottie, Eileen McCafferty, Carol Nass, Lennie Calhoun, Joseph Dent, Lori Fields, Scott Nass, Beth Woodward, Jim Wright, Marielle, Ruth Wells, Buddy Speno, Jim and Ginny O’Brien, Martha Gouger, Diedre Baker, Rachael Adams and Paityn Meadows, Rawley Klein, Clem, Frankie Gibson, Joseph O’Brien, and Pam Long. 

We celebrate the life of Haden Carlton Newton, whose 7th birthday is June 10.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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