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churchWe want you to feel connected at Trinity Church! That happens as you get to know the people and the staff at the church but, beyond that, it happens as you find your place to serve the Lord and make a difference in the lives of others. We have many ministries in the church that exist to serve those who attend our church, but they also provide ways in which you can be a part of serving others. Please contact the church if you would like additional information about any of these ministries. These important ministries include:

 

Alcolytes

church Acolytes assist in worship by carrying a processional cross, lighting candles, holding the Gospel book, holding candles or "torches", assisting a deacon or priest set up and clean up at the altar, swing incense or carry the incense boat, hand the offering plates to ushers, and other tasks as requested by the priest and/or acolyte master.

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Acolyte Corps 2017-2018
Allison Bedell
Curran Bedell
Cody Cruise
Zach Cox
Nikki Hansen
Jakob Odom
Katy Power

Altar Guild

churchThere are still spaces available to sign up for candle or flower remembrances on Sundays during the 2017 calendar year. The charts for dates to choose are located on the bulletin board in the Parish Hall beside the kitchen door. Directions for completing the sign-up are given for your information. Checks and forms may be turned in to the office, mailed in or given to Clyde McKee. Due to an increase in cost from our suppliers, the price for an Aumbry Candle is $10 and flowers, $50. Thank you for your help in providing this finishing touch to our Sunday worship services.

 

Christian Education

churchSunday school will begin Sept 10 during our fall kick off. Lisa Donavan will continue to teach our 6-12 graders this year. She will be connecting the dots of the lectionary with the problems, issues and general lives of our preteens and teens in our parish.

Please save old magazines you may have and bring them to church and place them in the Christian Education Office. Our Sunday school class will be using them this year for their classes. Thank You!

Father Gene will begin to teach the adult class in the fall. We are looking for volunteers to help lead this class one or two weeks during the semester. We will continue in the New Church Teaching Series with the book “Opening the Bible” by Roger Ferlo.

For many people the Bible is strange and unfamiliar territory, impossible to navigate without a certain kind of knowledge and skill. Roger Ferlo leads his readers through the practical difficulties of reading the Bible, offering advice that is true to the way Anglicans have read Scripture from the time of Tyndale and Cranmer.

Ferlo explains why the Bible looks the way it does, the theology that lies be-hind the many different versions and translations, how to deal with the notes and cross-references, and the practical tools needed for studying the Bible. Above all he teaches the importance of approaching the Bible with respect―a book with a long history, complex traditions, and diverse authorship, which must be read on its own terms. Ferlo identifies the ground rules of reading Scripture for Anglicans, noting the particular ways Anglicans have read the Bi-ble for revelation, insight, and ethical directives, and suggesting that Scripture itself contains many clues for unlocking its own mysteries.

The books will be available for anyone attending the class on Sunday September 3 in the office. Anyone who cannot attend the class may leave your name with a book request in the office with Nikki Hansen or contact Carol Epps. If needed we will order additional books. Please only take a book if you plan on attending class and wait for the second order for those who want to study it but cannot attend class. Thank you in advance.

As the director of Anglican studies/Christian education for the past 15 years I have had the privilege to watch, mentor, and teach the love of Christ and the Episcopal church to the children, young adults, and adults of our parish. I have watched many children grow in God’s faith through their participation in Sunday School, EYC, and service to our church and community. I have been blessed by them and have grown in my faith, my spiritual journey and my love for my church and God. It is with much sorrow that I must give up my formal position as Director of Anglican Studies/Christion Education. I have taken a exciting new full time job which involves travel every week across the country. This makes it difficult to keep my commitment to my po-sition with the church. Every Sunday possible I will still be at church with my church family and I will help with Christian Education as much as I can. I ask that through this transition we all work together to help continue the many traditions our church and our children have participated in (Jesse tree, Chil-dren’s Tableau, Lenten Soup and Suppers, Flowering the Cross etc.). Please keep me in your prayers while I travel as I always hold all of you in my prayers. Thank you all for the honor of guiding all of you in your faith journey.

May God’s Peace continue to grow in your life and the life of our Parish

+ Carol Epps

Coffee Hour

churchSunday Morning Coffee Hostess Schedule
(After 10:30 service)

September:
3 – Lisa Bedell
10- Donna Gage
17 – Cat Gaines
24- Dencie Lambdin/Vickie Atkinson

Fellowship

churchJoin us each fourth Thursday at 5:30 pmfor Wine and Cheese, hosted by a different parishoner each month. We also welcome all to our Lunch Bunch at the Pinecrest Country Club after service the last Sunday of each month.

Check Upcoming Events each month for additional details.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lay Readers and Lay Eucharistic Ministers

churchMembers of the parish serve the church as Lay Readers in the reading of the lessons each Sunday and in speaking the Prayers of the People. Those liscensed by the Bishop may also serve as Lay Eucharistic Ministers, assisting the priest with the chalice during weekly communion. Please contact Stan Knick if you are interested in serving in either role.

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Music

churchOur choir meets each Wednesday for rehearsal at 7 pm from September through May. They sing each Sunday at the 10:30 am Holy Eucharist and at all special services throughout the church year. Our Organist and Choirmaster, Lee Harris, is always pleased to receive inquiries about membership in the choir. Please email her at lee@trinitylumberton.net or write to her in care of Trinity Church.

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Nursery

churchSara Hardin is looking for Nursery volunteers for a calendar rotation. You would be responsible for the care of child/children who come into the nursery during the 10:00 service hour. You would also be required to clean up afterwards. Also notifies of any restocking of diapers, wipes, cleaning products, broken toys, etc. You would be responsible for getting the key 15-20 minutes before the service starts and staying the entire time in the nursery. This is to insure someone is in the nursery in case a parent brings a child back to the nursery during the service.

 

 

Pastoral Care

church Providing Pastoral Care will depend on communication from the parish coming into the church office to Pam Tupone or Rev. Gene Wayman or to the Committee itself. We cannot provide care for our parish without being aware of the situation and circumstances. Please let us know about parish concerns in a timely manner.

Ann Chaney/Dencie Lambdin –Vestry Liaisons
bobandannchaney@gmail.com / dencie.lambdin@robesoncis.org

Other committee contacts: Glenda Ryan, Martha Averitt, Kathy Nobles, and Pat McKenzie.

Focus areas for pastoral care:
Providing visits, cards/emails or calls to those who may be socially isolated, preparing bulletin boards that would provide current parish events and activities, and serving as point of contact for parish bereavement.

With clergy, serve as point of contact for Parish Care-line to inform parishioners of illnesses, deaths, and situations of concern involving other parishioners, posting Pastoral Care membership to enable quick response to parish needs, serving as Greeters for Sunday visitors, and providing follow -up contact with visitors.

  • Visiting the sick
  • Holy Communion for the homebound
  • Prayer requests
  • Preparing meals
  • Providing transportation

Stewardship

Stewardship is about being grateful, responsible stewards of the gifts we receive from God. The tradition of giving back to God and to the church comes from the Biblical practice of “tithing,” which means to give back a tenth of our earnings to God (Numbers 18:26). The Episcopal Church views stewardship as more than simply contributing money to the church; it’s also about contributing time and talents, and volunteering for ministry and mission. It’s about reaching out to build relationships from a perspective of abundance instead of scarcity.

Here at Trinity our faith community strives to reach these goals of responsible stewardship daily with financial gifts as well as the donation of time and talent. Please contact the church office for more information on how you can make a difference.

Youth Group

churchThank you to Susan Dickason and Durham Lewis for leading our youth group this past year. They are a small but mighty group. They have had great participation and we look forward to our youth becoming active members in church. We wish our two seniors Zach Cox and Allie Bedell good luck as they head out to a new journey this fall. Congratulations! Trinity goes with you in thoughts and Prayers as you move forward in life.