The Tower

Trinity Episcopal Church

The Tower

Trinity Episcopal Church
PO Box 308 (200 German St., corner of Church & German Sts.)
Shepherdstown, WV 25443
(304) 876-6990
Email – trinityshep@citlink.net
Facebook: Trinity Episcopal Church Shepherdstown

Staff
The Rev. Dr. George T. (GT) Schramm, Rector
The Rev. Frank Coe, Priest Associate
The Rev. Charlie Holder, Priest Associate
Ms. Diane Johnston, Business Manager
Ms. Jennifer Perrotte, Admin Assistant
Mrs. Lora Hammersla, Organist
Mr. David Bryant, Choir Director 

     THE TOWER                                                     

February 14, 2019

SHROVE TUESDAY PANCAKE SUPPER
March 5th, 5:00-7:00pm in the fellowship hall.
Come out for dinner and support our youth.                                   
$6 for adults, $4 for children, under 5 free.

ASH WEDNESDAY
services will be held March 6th.
We will offer three times to worship: 8:00am, 11:00am and 7:00pm.
All are welcome, please join us for this important service
as we start our Lenten journey together.

COOKIES FOR HOSPICE: Thank you to everyone who donated cookies! Happy Valentine’s Day

THANK YOU JANIE! Thanks to Jane McSwain for cleaning and organizing our trash area outside the kitchen. We appreciate her help with this dirty job!

OUR BOOK CLUB meets on Mondays at 9:30 AM in the Parlor of Trinity House. Currently we are reading our way through Thirsty for God, A Brief History of Christian Spirituality by Bradley Holt.
New folks are always welcome. Then next meetings will be held on February 18th and 25th.

TREASURE KIDS is selling subs and soup to support their pre-school program. They are $5 each and orders are due to Mary Lee by Tuesday, 2/19.
You can also email her for more information: mlblue@frontiernet.net. Orders are to be picked up on Thursday, February 21st in the fellowship hall.
Thank you for supporting Treasure Kids!

VESTRY MEETING: Tuesday, February 19th at 7:15pm in the Parlor. Please let us know if you cannot attend.

SPIRITUAL LIFE COMMITTEE: Tuesday, February 26th, 7:00pm in the Parlor

GREETER’S MEETING: Sunday, March 3rd following 10am worship. We will meet in the parlor about 11:15. New people welcome! Come and be a greeter!

OUR ONGOING SERVICE at Canterbury Nursing Home will be held on Wednesday, March 13th, at 10:30 AM in the Dining Room of the home. Anyone who would like to help with the service and visiting the patients is welcome to attend.

CARD PARTY FOR CAREGIVERS: Wednesday, March 13th, 10:00am, Cress Creek Country Club, please come out and support Good Shepherd Caregivers at its annual fundraiser to include Mah Jongg, Bridge, and Bunco.
Call 304-876-3325 to RSVP.

OUR COMMITTEE to look at how we can best respond to the Opioid Crisis all around us will soon schedule another meeting. Jan Hafer chairs this group for us. We are looking for new members as we begin a new year’s work.
If you are interested, please contact the Rector or Jan (janhafer52@gmail.com) and let them know of your interest. It is work of vital importance to our families and our communities.

FREE TAX PREPARATION: The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program offers free tax preparation for moderate and low-income persons. The service is available February 2- April 9, locations: JCCM (Sat. 1-5pm)
St. Agnes (Tues. 1-5pm) and Washington High School (Tues. 5-9pm) Call 304-262-1584 for more information.

DATES FOR PETERKIN SUMMER CAMP As is our custom, Trinity will provide half scholarships to all our children who would like to attend. For registration forms, go to www.peterkin.org and click “summer camps.”
There is a price reduction for early registration. May 29-June 1: College and Young Adult; June 9-12: Mini Camp (age 3-8 with adults); June 12-15 Beginner Camp (entering grades 1-4); June 17-21: Day Camp (entering grades K-6);
June 23-29: Senior Camp (entering grades 9 – graduating seniors); June 29-July 3: Hallelujah Hike (entering grade 9- graduating seniors);
July 7-13; Family Camp (all ages); July 14-20: Intermediate Camp (entering grades 5-8); July 21-27: MAD Camp (music, art, drama for entering grades 4-12).

ALTAR & ORGAN FLOWER SIGN UP is on the Board in the Narthex of the church. The flowers are $40 for each week. Please include your dedication with payment or contact the office.
Flowers are then distributed to sick, shut ins and nursing homes following the services on Sunday by the Altar Guild. We are grateful to all of you who participate in this ministry.

THERE IS A NEW COFFEE HOUR SIGN UP SHEET FOR 2019 on the table in the Fellowship Hall. Please begin to fill in the dates you are willing to serve.
More than one family can serve together. Coffee Hours do not need to be elaborate luncheons. Please pay special attention to January and February dates.

LENTEN MEDITATIONS DUE FEBRUARY 17th. We still have several verses available for you to choose from. Please look at the sign-up sheet this week and send your devotion to trinitys@trinitys.comcastbiz.net. Thank you!

IN CASE OF INCLEMENT WEATHER, we urge you to first of all do what is safest for you in your situation. In almost all cases, Sunday services will be held as usual.
We will endeavor to make you aware of the cancellation or postponement of other meetings through email, Facebook and the answering service. Please call if you have a question.

OUR PROGRAM IS SELLING Martin’s, Food Lion, Home Depot & Sheetz Gift Cards. Trinity gets about 5% of what we sell. This is a very successful program that raises a tremendous amount of revenue for our church.
Please get yours on Sunday or arrange for week day pick up.

ASSISTANTS –FEBRUARY 17, 2019 / 6th Sunday after Epiphany

8 a.m. Chalice: Mark Abdy 10 a.m. Chalice: Bill Baker

Lesson and Psalm: Carol Mannel (Jeremiah 17: 5-10, Psalm 1)

Epistle: Hans Fogle (1 Corinthians 15:12-20)

Prayers: Christel Devlin (Rite I)

Coffee Hour: Beverly Van Metre and Roy Winkel

Greeters: Kris MacNichols and Paula Lelansky

Acolytes: Jimmy Goldsboro; Sam Goldsboro; Jackson Thompson, Ashlee Study,
Scott Leonard, Max Romine, Nathan Rouse, Elizabeth Krogstad, Henry Frey

February Altar Guild: Shannon Taylor, Rozzy Garner, Anne Small, Vicki Lanham, Jane McSwain,
Kris MacNichols, Roy Winkel, Paula Lelansky, Michelle Casuccio, Beverly Van Metre

Nursery: Caitlin Degenfelder Backup Layreader for February: Bob Singdahlsen

ALTAR FLOWERS are given to the glory of God for the good people of Trinity.

ORGAN FLOWERS are given to the glory of God for the good people of Shepherdstown.

ASSISTANTS –FEBRUARY 24, 2019 / 7th Sunday after Epiphany

8 a.m. Chalice: Tom Miller 10 a.m. Chalice: Tina Barton

Lesson and Psalm: Shannon Taylor (Genesis 45:3-11, 15, Psalm 37:1-12, 41-42)

Epistle: Carol Mannel (1 Corinthians 15:35-38, 42-50)

Prayers: Dale Walter (Rite II Form V)

Coffee Hour: Michele and Rich Casuccio

Greeters: Shannon and Rick Taylor

Acolytes: Jimmy Goldsboro; Sam Goldsboro; Jackson Thompson, Ashlee Study,
Scott Leonard, Max Romine, Nathan Rouse, Elizabeth Krogstad, Henry Frey

February Altar Guild: Shannon Taylor, Rozzy Garner, Anne Small, Vicki Lanham, Jane McSwain,
Kris MacNichols, Roy Winkel, Paula Lelansky, Michelle Casuccio, Beverly Van Metre
Nursery: Caitlin Degenfelder Backup Layreader for February: Bob Singdahlsen