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                   

TOWER – April 11, 2019          



Maundy Thursday is April 18th and we will have our Annual Seder Dinner at 6:00pm in the Fellowship Hall. 
It is believed that Jesus was celebrating the Seder with his disciples the night before his crucifixion. 
Our Seder is a complete, instructed meal with lamb, roasted potatoes and traditional foods including wine.  The cost is $14.00 for adults and 6.00 for children over six. 
Children are encouraged to attend.  Please make your reservation by getting your check to the Office by April 15th.

The Seder is followed at 8:00 PM with a celebration of the Holy Eucharist in the Church which ends with the Stripping of the Altar.  Following the service our Maundy Thursday-Good Friday Vigil will begin.

There is a sign-up sheet for your use on the table in the Fellowship Hall.  This year our Vigil will go until 12:00 PM with the Prayer Book Liturgy for Good Friday.  The Church will stay open through the afternoon for prayer & meditation.

On Friday, April 19th at 7:00 PM there will be a Service of Tenebrae.  This is a dramatic service of readings and hymns.  Please plan to be with us for as many of the events as you can as we, “walk the week with Christ.”

THANK YOU to everyone who helped with spring cleaning and beautification of the Trinity grounds. The property looks lovely and we are all ready for Spring.
Special thanks to Shannon Taylor for organizing and leading this effort. Great work!

SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHERS: Thank you to Barbara Shaffer, Beth McCook and Amy Leonard for teaching last term.
We are also thankful to Liz Metz, Melissa Chapman and Elizabeth Cuthbert who will begin teaching this Sunday, 4/14.

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 meeting will be held on April 15th.(No Book Club on April 22)

VESTRY MEETING Tuesday, April 16th, 7:15pm, Trinity House Parlor, please let us know if you cannot attend.

RETIRED AND SEMI-RETIRED MEN are invited to meet for an 8 A.M. breakfast at the Bavarian Inn on the third Thursday of each month. The next breakfast is on April 18.
Please join us for fellowship and good conversation. For more information you may contact Tom Cushing:

EASTER FLOWERS: April 15th is the last day to send in your designation for Easter flowers so it can be included in the bulletin. Please send an email to or call the office at 304-876-6990.

OUR ANNUAL EASTER EGG HUNT will follow the 10:00 AM service on Easter Day.  Please bring bags of individually wrapped Easter candies that we can use to put in the eggs to be hidden.  We will need the candy not later than April 15th.

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.

EASTER MONDAY the office will be closed on April 22nd. No Book Club.

HYGIENE ITEMS COLLECTION: the following items are being collected to serve low income families and the homeless as part of an ongoing effort for Oxford Houses.

Large Ziplock bags, socks, wash clothes, deodorant, razor/shaving cream, toothbrush, toothpaste, comb/brush, shampoo, conditioner, body wash, lotion, wet wipes, tampons and pads.
You may bring these items to church through the month of April and leave them in the fellowship hall. Thank you for helping with this community outreach project.

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.

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 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).


Tuesday, May 21 – Tuesday, July 9: Come join us for 8 weeks of learning, laughs, camaraderie, socializing and behavior change. Classes will be held on 8 consecutive Tuesdays from 2-3:30PM starting May 21 and ending July 9.
The program will be held at the Robert C. Byrd Center for Congressional History and Education in the downstairs multi-purpose room. 

Class size is limited to 15 SAILers and/or community members.  Please sign up now.  The workshop is free to SAIL members and has a $25 cost of materials fee for others. 
To register, please call Linda O’Brien at the SAIL office 304-870-7245.     The program will be facilitated by Bill Carrigan who led the two previous workshops for SAIL. 
If you have questions call Bill at 304-876-8137. 


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

Lesson and Psalm: Carol Manel  (Isaiah 50:4-9, Psalm 31:9-16)

Epistle: Hans Fogle (Philippians 2:5-11)                                                

Prayers: Shannon Taylor (Rite 1)

Coffee Hour: Carol and Erwin Asam

Greeters: Shannon and Rick Taylor    

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

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

April Altar Guild: Lane Donley, Flora Henderson, Pat Egle, Sue Lane, Amy Debreuler,
Melissa Chapman, Lucille Waltz (emeritus), Wendy Moseley (emeritus)

Nursery:  Molly Bertone                  Backup Layreader for April: Christel Devlin


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

Lesson and Psalm: Shannon Taylor (Isaiah 65:17-25, Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24)

Epistle: Carol Mannel (1 Corinthians 15:19-26)                                 

Prayers: Renny Smith (Rite II Form V)

Coffee Hour: Jan Hafer and Ginny Singdahlsen 

Greeters: Steve Hutzell & Tom Harris

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

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

April Altar Guild: Lane Donley, Flora Henderson, Pat Egle, Sue Lane, Amy Debreuler,
Melissa Chapman, Lucille Waltz (emeritus), Wendy Moseley (emeritus)

Nursery:  Molly Bertone                    Backup Layreader for April: Christel Devlin

ALTAR FLOWERS: are given to the glory of God in loving memory of my husband Mac and my daughter Kristy by Kris MacNichols.

ORGAN FLOWERS are given to the glory of God in love and thanksgiving for Marian Chapman’s third birthday by her parents.