The Tower

The Tower

Trinity Episcopal Church

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   

NOVEMBER 8, 2018

THE ANNUAL MEETING OF THE CONGREGATION of Trinity Church will be held on Sunday, November 18 immediately following the 10:00 AM service. There will not be a sermon that day in order to accommodate the meeting. At that meeting we will elect four vestry people for 3 year terms and delegates and alternates to the 2019 Diocesan Convention. We will also present a Proposed Budget for 2019. All those who have been contributing worshippers for the last 3 months are eligible to vote.

OUR J2A/RITE 13 class is in full swing for this year. We are grateful to Kristin Henson, Bill Simmons, Kelsey LaRose, Kirsten Grimm, and John Bryant all of whom share the leadership. Recently, it was decided that beginning in December, on the first Sunday of the month the class will be in Church for the service so that they have that experience as well.

TREASURE KIDS Spaghetti Dinner: THIS Saturday, November 10th from 5:00-7:00pm in the fellowship hall. Please join us for this important fundraiser!
This year our big raffle item is a 50” Sharp TV with built in Roku. See Mrs. Blue for tickets. Thank you for supporting our Treasure Kids preschool.

OUR BOOK CLUB will meet on November 12th and l9th at 9:30am in the parlor.
We are reading, Thirsty for God, A Brief History of Christian Spirituality by Bradley Holt. New folks are always welcome.

THE VESTRY WILL MEET on Tuesday, November 13th at 7:15 at Trinity House. Please let the office know if you cannot attend.

OUR 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, November 15th. All retired and semi-retired men are welcome!

The deadline for purchasing CHRISTMAS GIFT CARDS is November 16th The list of available gift cards is in the office, on the table in the Fellowship Hall, and on our website for your use.
If you would like a list emailed to you simply contact the office. The order must be accompanied with a check for the full amount. Cash or Checks payable to TEC. Thank you!

COMMUNITY THANKSGIVING SERVICE: Sunday, November 18th 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. New Street UMC, music by Shepherdstown Middle Band & Shepherdstown Elementary Chorus,
Thanksgiving Offering for Caring Cupboard & JCCM.

TRINITY THANKSGIVING SERVICE: Thursday, November 22nd at 11:00am. Come and give thanks with us!

OFFICE CLOSED: Thursday & Friday, November 22 & 23.

The Thrift Shop will be closed Thanksgiving weekend (Nov 22-24) so come visit us before then! Our normal hours are: Thursdays and Fridays 10:00 – 4:00 pm, Saturdays 10:00 – 1:00 pm. Our proceeds are donated to local charities. We also accept donations of gently used clothing, books, kitchen items etc. We cannot accept toys, furniture, TVs or computers.

THE TRINITY CHOIR NEEDS YOU! The choir, like most of the ministries at Trinity, is composed of dedicated and willing volunteers. The choir continues to face an acute shortage of regular singers, particularly in the upper (women’s) voices. If you enjoy singing, please prayerfully examine whether you are willing to share your voice with the community of the faithful here at Trinity by singing in the choir. Choir rehearsal is held following coffee hour after the 10 a.m. service. The ability to read music is a plus but is not required. If you are interested, please see David Bryant.

TRINITY DEPENDS almost totally on your generosity with us. We do not have large sums in investment accounts or endowments. That means that our Annual Pledge Campaign for the next year is particularly important as we prepare our Budget for the next year. Our Annual Meeting is set for November 18 immediately following the 10:00 AM service. At that time we will propose a Budget for 2019. Therefore, you have received a letter and a Pledge Card from us. You are also being asked to pledge to our Building Fund. We still have a little over $500,000 in a loan from the construction of the Fellowship Hall. Money pledged to the Building Fund is primarily used to pay the loan. We hope that you will prayerfully consider your giving for next year and return the card as soon as possible either through the Offering Plate or in the mail.

ADVENT WREATHS: We will make Advent wreaths following worship on Sunday, November 25th in the fellowship hall. Please use the sign-up sheet or email the office to RSVP so we have enough materials. We hope you can join us as we prepare our hearts and our homes to celebrate the birth of Jesus.

LIVING NATIVITY: Come all ye faithful to be part of Trinity’s Living Nativity!
Joyfully and triumphantly we will keep Christ in Christmas, O come ye, O come ye, to Shepherdstown, Come and Behold Him, Wise Men, Shepherds, Mary and Joseph too.
Born the King of Angels, who will also be there. Will YOU be there? Volunteers are needed to bring this special gift to our community. Sign-up sheets are in the social hall.
Contact Bob Study to participate or if you have questions: studyjb@comcast.net or 757-876-7429.
Dates and Time to Participate: November 24th at 5pm, 6pm, 7pm and
December 1st at 10 am Christmas Parade, 12pm, 1pm and 5pm, 6pm, 7pm

CHRISTMAS COOKIE WALK and craft market, Saturday, December 1st, 10am-4pm, homemade soups, BBQ, and fun things for kids to do! Come for lunch and support local artists and
Trinity Church. Find us on Facebook or contact Elaine Dorosh: edorosh@comcast.net

THE CHRISTMAS PAGEANT will be held Sunday, December 23rd at 10am.
Sign-up sheets for the Pageant will be sent home with Sunday School students and are available in the Fellowship Hall. All ages are invited to participate! We need players, narrators and cast coaches. Rehearsals are during Sunday School on December 2, 9, 16. Dress rehearsal and pizza party on Saturday, December 22 from 10am -12:30pm. Contact Julie Study with questions: studyjb@comcast.net or 757-876-5390.

OUR PROGRAM IS SELLING Martin’s, Food Lion and Sheetz Gift Cards have started to count again for 2018. In 2017 we sold over $100,000 cards. Trinity gets about 5% of what we sell.
Please get yours on Sunday or arrange for week day pick up.

ASSISTANTS – November 11, 2018 – VETERAN’S DAY

8 a.m. Chalice: Mike Jacobs 10 a.m. Chalice: John Strider

Lesson and Psalm: Renny Smith (Ruth 3:1-5, 4:13-17, Psalm 127)

Epistle: Bob Singdahlsen (Hebrews 9:24-28) Prayers: Dale Walter (Rite II, Form IV)

Coffee Hour: Melissa Chapman Greeters: Richard and Mary Lee Blue

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

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 November: Carol Mannel

ALTAR FLOWERS are given to the glory of God by Tom Katrinak in loving memory of Betty on her birthday, November 10th.

ALTAR FLOWERS are given to the glory of God by Annette & Frank van Hilst in memory of her mother, Marie Helene Gottschalk and his mother, Marie Van Hilst vander Zwan.

ORGAN FLOWERS: are given to the glory of God by Melissa and Bill Chapman in thanks for all those who have served protecting our country.

ORGAN FLOWERS: are given to the glory of God by Beverly Van Metre in memory of Lafayette Eldridge Van Metre, WWI Veteran and Grandfather of Beverly Faye Van Metre.

ASSISTANTS – November 18, 2018 (PROPER 28)

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

Lesson and Psalm: Carol Mannel (1 Samuel 1: 4-20, Psalm 16)

Epistle: Jean Jacobs (Hebrews 10:11-25) Prayers: Tina Barton (Rite I)

Coffee Hour: Margaret and David Coe

Greeters: Kris MacNichols and Paula Lelansky

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

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 November: Carol Mannel

ORGAN FLOWERS: are given to the glory of God by Paula Lelansky & Ray O’Connor in memory of our parents Sally Gibbs, Herbert Lelansky, Rita & Ray O’Connor.