July 5, 2024---
From the Rector

This Sunday is special, as we will have a baptism! Rainbow Amarachukwu Onweni-Buchholz, the child of Chidinma Onweni and Jacob Buchholz, is our candidate for baptism.

Rainbow was born on Good Friday (March 29, 2024) and will be baptized on her parents first anniversary! So it will be a special day for their family and for our larger church family. Chidinma, Jacob, and the godparents will promise to raise Rainbow as a follower of Jesus, to lead her to experience the love of God. We, in turn, promise to support this family, to love them, be there for them, take an interest in them, and pray for them. Raising a child in the faith is a big responsibility, but a joyous one. It is no less joyous to offer our prayers and support, not only at the baptism, but in the weeks and years to come.

Looking forward to seeing you all there on this day of joy and promise.

Blessings
Pam+

Education for Ministry is a great way to live into your baptismal vows, and grow in your faith.

EfM is a four-year small-group formation program based on study and practice in theological reflection. EfM helps the faithful discover the Christian tradition, bringing it into conversation with their experiences of the world. EfM seminar groups meet in onsite and online, all in person, developing theologically informed, reflective, and articulate seekers of God.

When you become part of EfM you join an international community of over 120,000 individuals (so far) who have chosen to live more deeply into their calling as lay persons (one of the four orders of ministry in the Episcopal Church). It's way more than Sunday School could ever be, but also less demanding than seminary! Give it some thought and prayer. If you are interested, contact Cathy Bailey (see ad above).

For more information, click here: An EfM Zoom for the people of Pennsylvania

What else is happening?
SAVE THE DATES!

The following events are brought to you by TrinGagement, our team dedicated to keeping us engaged with each other, with ministry, and with the future of our church! Don't miss an opportunity to stay connected!

Sunday, July 28
Immediately following worship

Rudy's Bar and Grill
1406 Center Street

JOIN US! There's still time to buy tickets!

Join us as we gather for the the musical version of The Color Purple, sponsored by The Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival.

Thursday, July 18
DeSales University

The evening begins with a picnic on the grounds outside the theater at 6:00 p.m. The play begins at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets are $25.00 each, and the number is limited. See Sue Ditterline at church, or call her at (484) 767-8396 to reserve your ticket.

Picnic baskets may be purchased in advance, or you may bring your own food.
Trinity's Sunday worship services take place at 8:30 a.m. at Christ UCC.

Limited parking may be available in Trinity's parking lot. You may also park in the James Funeral Home parking lot, 527 Center Street, right next door to Christ UCC. Otherwise, please park on the street.

We are so grateful to Christ UCC for their generosity and flexibility in helping us in our time of need.
Pledges and Offerings
Please do not hesitate to send your pledges and gifts to the church via snail mail (USPS). We have made arrangements with the Post Office to pick up all mail, so when you address anything to Trinity Church, it will be received!

You may also send gifts and offerings via Pay-Pay. Click here to pay online at our website.
Now, more than ever, Trinity Episcopal Church needs your financial support. You may still pledge through Realm.
Pledge online through Realm!
Realm is Trinity's online database that keeps track of membership and finances. If you have established your profile in Realm, you can turn in your pledge that way. It's very simple:
Livestreaming at Trinity

No livestreaming yet, but Sunday's bulletin is accessible:



We are making plans to return to livestreaming at Trinity Episcopal Church in the near future.

As soon as we have this on the calendar, we will let you know!
Prayer and Pastoral Care
To add a name to our prayer list, inform us through our email account created especially for this purpose.
 
If you tell me (Pam) in person, I am likely to forget, so using our email is the best way to make sure we pray for you in the Prayers of the People. Email: prayerlist@trinitybeth.org
 
To view the coming week's prayer list, click here.
For Pastoral Care Emergencies, please call the church at (610) 867-4741, x 325. You may leave a message after hours and that message will be sent directly to Pam’s personal cell phone. Pams personal cell phone number is also in the church directory and may be found in Realm. Please be assured that we want to be present to you at times of pastoral need and will offer assistance and support in any way possible.


Sermons may be listened to via audio. The last one recorded was Sunday, December 10. These sermons were recorded live and are available on the website.
Birthdays and Anniversaries
Birthdays

Sally McIntosh, July 1
Checelynne Taud, July 1
Lorise Chow, July 4
Nancy Krauss, July 12
Andy McIntosh, July 12
Susan Martin, July 12
Linda Henry, July 14
Gwendolyn-Jane Romeril, July 15
Rick Weaver, July 18
Jose Garcia, July 19
Dawn Winterburn, July 22
Susan Becker, July 25
Garry Applegate, July 27
Sheri Majczan, July 31



Anniversaries

Sue and Ross Mangina, July 4
Chidinma Onweni and Jacob Buchholz, July 7
Ellyn Siftar and Andy McIntosh, July 12
Lucie and Lou Martocchio, July 16
Sara and Nelson King, July 17
Clare and Steve Filko, July 26
Annie and Joseph Szmania, July 29
Caroline and Austin Emmons, July 31



44 E. Market Street
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18018
610-867-4741
Saturday Service: 5:00 pm 
Sunday Services: 8:00 & 10:30am 
Office: 9:00am-2:00pm, M-F