The Tower

Trinity in the snow! 1/29/2019


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

August 22, 2019

The Tower

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Please bring your children to church for a fun start to the school year.

If you are willing to teach again this year or would like to teach for the first time, 
please see Mary Lee Blue, or contact the office.

BOOK CLUB: Monday, August 26th at 9:30am at Trinity House. We have a new book called, The Universal Christ by Richard Rohr. Books are $15 
and will be available for purchase at church or 9-12 at the office. All are welcome for coffee, conversation and fellowship. Please join us!

NAME TAG SUNDAY is September 15th. Have you ever wondered the name of that person sitting in the pew next to you for oh so many years (and too embarrassed to ask at this late date)?   
Well, you can finally find out!  Everyone will be given a “stick-on” name tag on September 15.  Old-timers and newcomers! 

DAY OF HOPE WEEKENDis September 14-15. We will focus on prevention and recovery and the opioid crisis in our community.   
On Saturday, September 14th in the evening, there will be a candlelight vigil on the “the wall” in Shepherdstown.  
On Sunday, Sept. 15th we will have a guest speaker at our 10 am Sunday worship service to focus on Addition Recovery.For more information contact: Jan Hafer, chair of Trinity’s Opioid Crisis Committee

MOVIE & POTLUCK SUPPER: Thursday, September 19th at 6:00pm in the Fellowship Hall. We will eat together and then watch the documentary “Heroin” which explores the opioid epidemic and its effects on Huntington, WV. The movie is 40 min.

THE RETIRED MEN’S GROUP is back in full swing. The group meets the third Thursday of each month at the Bavarian Inn beginning at 8:00 AM for breakfast and stimulating conversation.  The next meeting is Thursday, September 19th.  All retired and semi-retired men are welcome!

NARCAN TRAINING: Thursday, September 26th, in Trinity Fellowship Hall. Time TBA. Please mark your calendar.

THE EVENSONG DINNER: is planned for Sunday, September 29th. More details next week!

WOMEN’S CONFERENCE: “Graced” led by Rev. Dr. Cynthia Walter will be held September 20-22 at Peterkin Camp & Conference Center in Romney WV. $165 per person to include overnight accommodations and meals. Brochures with itinerary and registration form are on the table in the Fellowship Hall. Register by Sept. 12th.

PRESIDING BISHOP COMES TO WHEELING, WV -Presiding Bishop Michael Curry is coming to Wheeling to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the founding of St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church. Saturday, October 5th  Doors open at 2:00pm – The event begins at 3:00pm, Tickets for adults are $5.00, children under 12 are $1.00. All proceeds will go to charity. 
More information and tickets at

HOSPICE OF THE PANHANDLE is always in need of volunteers also. A training course for those interested in working with patients and families is being offered on Oct 11 and 18. They are especially looking for Veterans who could work with their Veteran patients. For more information please call Tricia Lawrence at 304-264-0406, ext. 1224 or

TWO RIVERS STRING QUARTET: Saturday, October 5th, 7:30pm, Trinity Church. Tickets or call 304-876-5765 for more information. Repertoire to include: Arvo Pärt (b. 1935) — Fratres;  Charles Gounod (1818–1893) Quartet No. 3 in A minor and  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756–1791) — Quartet No. 14 in G major. For this concert, these talented musicians bring us a program that runs from mystical to rollicking. Pärt’s music is imbued with a kind with cheer and brilliance in this program celebrating clarity of expression.

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 weekday pick up.

ALTAR & ORGAN FLOWER SIGN UP You may use 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.

ASSISTANTS –August 25th – 11th Sunday After Pentecost

8 a.m. Chalice: Tom Miller      10 a.m. Chalice: Ted Walton     

Lesson and Psalm: Christel Devlin (Jeremiah 1:4-10 and Psalm 71:1-6)

Epistle: Carol Mannel (Hebrews 12:18-29)

Prayers: (Rite II, Form I)

Sunday School: Chrissy van Hilst

Greeters:  Steve Hutzell and Tom Harris    Coffee Hour: Richard and Mary Lee Blue   

Acolytes: Jimmy Goldsboro; Sam Goldsboro; Jackson Thompson, Ashlee Study,

Scott Leonard, Max Romine, Nathan Rouse, Elizabeth Krogstad, Henry Frey, Morgan Lori

August Altar Guild: Shannon Taylor, Rozzy Garner, Anne Small, Vicki Lanham

Jane McSwain, Kris MacNichols, Roy Winkel, Paula Lelansky, Michele Casuccio,

Beverly van Meter

Nursery:  Caitlin Degenfelder                    Backup Layreader for August: Chazz Printz    

ALTAR FLOWERS are given to the glory of God by Dale and Hank Walter to wish a

Happy Birthday to Henry and Clay Walter.

ORGAN FLOWERS: are given to the glory of God by Frank & Wilma Coe in celebration of

their 59th Wedding Anniversary on August 20th.

ASSISTANTS –September 1 – 12th Sunday After Pentecost

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

Lesson and Psalm: Carol Mannel (Jeremiah 2:4-13 and Psalm 81:1. 10-16)

Epistle: Elizabeth Cuthbert (Hebrews 13:1-8, 15-16)

Prayers: Shannon Taylor (Rite I)

Greeters:  Melissa Chapman    Coffee Hour: First Sunday Breakfast

Acolytes: Jimmy Goldsboro; Sam Goldsboro; Jackson Thompson, Ashlee Study,

Scott Leonard, Max Romine, Nathan Rouse, Elizabeth Krogstad, Henry Frey, Morgan Lori

September Altar Guild: Jenny Hollis, Annette van Hilst, Jo Ann Knode, Aileen Boyd, Jane Cook, 
Elaine Dorosh, Libby Sturm and Carolyn Banks

Nursery:  Molly Bertone                    Backup Layreader for Sept: Jean Jacobs     

ALTAR FLOWERS are given to the glory of God by Jean and Mike Jacobs in celebration of their 54th Wedding Anniversary!