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Trinity Episcopal Church

Trinity Episcopal Church
PO Box 308 (200 German St., corner of Church & German Sts.)
Shepherdstown, WV 25443

(304) 876-6990
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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 

July 5, 2018  

It’s time to think about donating backpacks and school supplies for local students in need. This year Trinity has “adopted” Shepherdstown Middle School and our goal is to provide 25 of each of the following items to them — backpacks, notebook paper (wide or college), packs of pencils, 1inch three ring binders, single subject notebooks, pocket folders with prongs, composition notebooks, string bags, tissues. Please bring your items to church by August 5th and put them on the back table in the Fellowship Hall. Thank you for helping Shepherdstown kids get a great start to a new school year! 

OUR BOOK CLUB meets on Mondays at 9:30 AM in the Parlor of Trinity House.  Currently we are reading our way through The Jesus Heist written by The Rt. Rev. Andrew Doyle.  New folks are always welcome. The next sessions will be on Monday, July 9 & 16.  

WARMER WEATHER IS HERE and our grounds have seldom looked better.   There is still much to do and of course it will all require maintenance throughout the summer.  If you can help please be in touch with Shannon Taylor to offer your assistance.

MANY THANKS to Elaine Dorosh for her decorations in the Fellowship Hall and to Frank Coe for a variety of lighting work.

TRINITY THRIFT SHOP…All clothing and shoes will be HALF price through the end of August (except pants, which are $1).   We have lots of other cool stuff at great prices!!! We’re also having a “Christmas in July” sale, with dinner sets and other Christmas items.  The Shop accepts donations of clothing, books, jewelry, and many other items.  It also collects used eye glasses on behalf of the Lion’s Club.  The Trinity Thrift Shop is open on Thursdays and Fridays from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Come get some bargains!

Summer Camp registration forms and camp descriptions for Peterkin 2018 are available on our website.  If you have any questions, please contact the Peterkin office at 304-822-4519.  Printable forms can be found at

As always Trinity provides at least one-half scholarships for those who attend.  Please get your forms back to the Office.

OUR PROGRAM 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.  We have solved the recent problem with Food Lion cards.  Please get yours on Sunday or arrange for week day pick up.

PLEASE REMEMBER that our expenses continue throughout the summer months.  While vacations, etc. may keep folks from being here on Sunday mornings, it does not keep the bills from coming in the mail.  Please make certain your contributions are up to date as much as possible.   Please clearly mark your checks and envelopes as to whether your gift goes to the Building Fund or the General Fund.

STORIED EVENINGS AT THE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH presents “Stories, Music and Art” on Wednesday evenings July 11, 18 and 25 at 7:30 p.m. July 11 features Jeff Feldman, Teacher, Teller-of-Tales, Tree Hugger. Music by Bob Sykes, Scott Silbert and John Previty, jazz trio. July 18 features Keith Snyder, Chief of Resource Education & Visitor Services, Antietam National Battlefield. Music by Jason Labrador, violin; Camilo Pérez-Mejía, cello. July 25 features Rachael Meads, Director of Student Activities & Leadership Fraternity & Sorority Life, Shepherd University. Music by Eric Avey, guitar & vocals; Kate Avey, bass; Dave Asti, banjo; Jesse Shultzaberger, drums. Speakers will tell of people and events that influenced their lives. The artwork of the Community Art Show will be exhibited in the Fellowship Hall during the month of July. The programs are free. The Presbyterian Meeting House is located at 100 W. Washington St., Shepherdstown, WV. For more information visit

SUMMER SUNDAY SCHOOL began on Sunday June 10.  It is available (as is the Nursery) for those who are unable to be in church.  We are looking for volunteers to spend a bit of time with the most wonderful children anywhere around.  Materials will be provided.  Please use the signup sheet on the table in the Fellowship Hall to offer your time.  It would be great if folks who cannot teach Sunday School would volunteer in the summer.  There are lots of opportunities.

THE ANNUAL RUBBER DUCK RACE will be held at the Town Run on July 21, 2018.  The ducks begin their journey down the Town Run at 4:30 and continue their journey to the Little House.  Come be a part of festivities including face painting, playing in the Little House at Shepherd University and grab bags, any time after 12:00 on the day of the event.   To purchase tickets, call 304-876-3325.  Individual tickets representing one duck are $5 each and a family of ducks are $20.  Proceeds benefit the free services to seniors and those living with disabilities provided by Good Shepherd volunteers.

BIBLE SCHOOL THIS YEAR will be July 9-13, 2018 at Asbury UMC.

It will be in the evening this year with the following schedule: 5:00 – 6pm Light Dinner,
6pm Worship begins, followed by rotation of crafts/class/music/games 8:15pm Closing.  Currently they are in search of teachers and helpers of all kinds.  Registration forms are available on the table in the Fellowship Hall for your use.  They are also in search of volunteers.  Please agree to help if you can.

WE ALL ENJOY COFFEE HOUR. It is a wonderful opportunity to visit and to have a bit of snack at the end of the service.  However, we continue to need you to sign up to help.  


8 a.m. Chalice: Mike Jacobs                10 a.m. Chalice: Bill Baker

Lesson and Psalm: Jack Engle (2 Samuel 5:1-5, 9-10, Psalm 48)

Epistle: Carol Mannel (2 Corinthians 12:2-10)

Prayers: Dale Walter (Rite II Form V)

Coffee Hour: Wade & Carolyn Banks and Mark & Jenny Hollis

Greeters: Shannon and Rick Taylor

Acolytes: Kira Baldau; Ashley Study; Molly McCook; Madison McCook; Scott Leonard;
Max Romine

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

Nursery:  Caitlin Degenfelder

Backup Layreader for July: Elizabeth Cuthbert

ORGAN FLOWERS are given to the glory of God by Tom Katrinak.

ALTAR FLOWERS are given to the glory of God by Tom Katrinak.

ALTAR FLOWERS are given to the glory of God and in thanksgiving for the birthdays of Ned Walter, Josh and Kelly Drennen and Everett Sechler, and the 44th Anniversary of Hank & Dale Walter.



8 a.m. Chalice: Mark Abdy                10 a.m. Chalice: Tina Barton

Lesson and Psalm: Christel Devlin (2 Samuel 6:1-5, 12b-19, Psalm 24)

Epistle: Shannon Taylor (Ephesians 1:3-14)

Prayers: Christel Devlin (Rite I)

Coffee Hour: Beverly Van Metre and Chrissy Young

Greeters: Steve Hutzell and Tom Harris

Acolytes: Will and Hannah Moerschel; Olivia Asam; Campbell Asam; Jimmie Goldsboro;
Sam Goldsboro; Jackson Thompson

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

Nursery:  Caitlin Degenfelder

Backup Layreader for July: Elizabeth Cuthbert


There are several dates open for Altar and Organ Flowers. Please sign-up at church or email the office. Thank you!