The Tower

Trinity in the snow! 1/29/2019

   Staff

  •     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                   

December 11, 2019

LIVING NATIVITY

I would like to thank everyone who helped make the Living Nativity possible again this year!

Frank, GT, Susie, Michael, Alice, Henry, Lindsay, Scott, Bob, Amy, George, Isla, McGuire, Jackson,
Bella, Maria, Paul, Stella, Christy, Morgan, Gloria, Matthew, Tom, Melissa, Josephine, Marian, Ashlee, Andrew, Julie, Paula, Elaine, Jennifer,
and of course, Gabe. Each year we make new friends for Trinity and welcome back old friends who have been coming to the Nativity for years.
It has become part of their holiday season.

With great appreciation and hopes that you all have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

–Bob Study

THANK YOU to Elaine Dorosh and everyone who worked so hard to organize and run another successful Cookie Walk. We raised almost $2,000!
And another big thanks to St. Nicholas for visiting us last week!

BOOK CLUB: will meet on 12/16 at 9:30am in the Parlor.
On 12/23, instead of our usual meeting, you are invited to help decorate the church for Christmas. We will have dozens of poinsettias to bag and place and luminaria to make.  
All are welcome to come and help with this fun morning!  There will be no Book Club on December 30th.

ART WORK: If you would like to purchase art work from the Fellowship Hall, please write your check to Trinity Church and all proceeds will benefit our Youth Ministry.
Tom Miller has created many beautiful pieces depicting Shepherdstown and beyond and they are framed and ready to be given as gifts or hung in your home.

OUTREACH COMMITTEE MEETING: Thursday, December 12th at 11:00am, Trinity Parlor

THE VESTRY WILL MEET on Sunday, Dec. 15th about 9:00am. Old and new vestry members are encouraged to attend. Please let the office know if you cannot attend.

CHRISTMAS GREENS AND FLOWERS: Dedications for the Christmas Eve bulletin are due to the office no later than December 19th.
Please email us: trinitys@trinitys.comcastbiz.net. You may put your donation in the offering plate or mail it to PO Box 308. Thank you!

CHRISTMAS PAGEANT:  December 22nd – 10am Service

Rehearsals will be during Sunday School, December 1, 8, and 15. 

Dress rehearsal and pizza party will be Sat. December 21st from 10:00am – 12:30pm. 
Contact Julie Study if you have any questions. Email:  studyjb@comcast.net or 757-876-5390. 

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TOYS FOR TOTS: There is a box in the Narthex to collect new, unwrapped toys for children in need this Christmas.

You may donate through Sunday, December 22nd.   

ANGEL TREE GIFTS were due (today!) unwrapped by December 11th.
Thank you for helping those in need at Christmas. See Paula Lelansky with questions – peej100@frontier.com or 304-876-2930.

IT TAKES LOTS OF HANDS to transform Trinity Church for Christmas.  The poinsettias will be bagged and made ready on Monday, December 23rd
beginning at 9:00 am and then we will decorate the Church itself. If you are able to spend the morning with us, we would greatly appreciate it!

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CHRISTMAS WORSHIP SCHEDULE:
Join us as we celebrate the birth of our Lord!

Sunday, December 22                        
8:00 AM Holy Eucharist

10:00 AM Holy Eucharist and Christmas Pageant

Christmas Eve, December 24            

      5:30 PM Setting of the Creche and Holy Eucharist

                                         10:30 PM Christmas Concert

                                         11:00 PM Candlelight Service of Holy Eucharist

Christmas Day, December 25             11:00 AM Holy Eucharist

Christmas I, December 29                  8:00 AM Holy Eucharist

                                                            10:00 Lesson and Carols and Holy Eucharist

AN EPIPHANY CELEBRATION Worship will be held on Sunday, January 5th.
We will have ONE SERVICE at 10:00am with a “spectacular” brunch to follow!
All are welcome, bring your kids and enjoy this special morning at Trinity Church.

ASSISTANTS –December 15, 2019 – 3rd Sunday in Advent

8:00 a.m. Chalice: Mike Jacobs               10 a.m. Chalice: Bob Devlin 

Lesson and Psalm: Chazz Printz (Isaiah 35:1-10, Psalm 146:4-9)          

Epistle: Jack Egle (James 5:7-10)  

Greeters: Steve Hutzell & Tom Harris                      Coffee Hour: The Metz Family

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

December Altar Guild: Jenny Hollis, Annette van Hilst, Jo Ann Knode, Aileen Boyd,
Jane Cook, Elaine Dorosh, Libby Sturm, Carolyn Banks and Margaret Coe, Janice Smith

Nursery:  Caitlin Degenfelder                    Backup Layreader for December: Christel Devlin  

ALTAR GREENS are given to the glory of God by Carolyn and Wade Banks in celebration of their 60th Wedding Anniversary!

ASSISTANTS –December 22, 2019 – 4th Sunday in Advent

8:00 a.m. Chalice: Tom Miller             10 a.m. Chalice: Bill Baker

Greeters: Paula Lelansky and Kris MacNichols                   Coffee Hour: The McCooks

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

December Altar Guild: Jenny Hollis, Annette van Hilst, Jo Ann Knode, Aileen Boyd,
Jane Cook, Elaine Dorosh, Libby Sturm, Carolyn Banks and Margaret Coe, Janice Smith

Nursery:  Caitlin Degenfelder                    Backup Layreader for December: Christel Devlin  

ORGAN GREENS are given to the glory of God by Karen and Rick Cook in loving memory of Margaret Tintle. 

ALTAR GREENS are given to the glory of God by Jenny and Mark Hollis in loving memory of our parents Mark and Virginia Hollis and Glay and Annie Harper.