Saturday, September 24, 2005

e-Citadel for September 24, 2005

e-Citadel: News and Notes from Trinity Episcopal Church, Easton, PA

for September 24, 2005

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Tomorrow at Trinity...

Holy Eucharist Rite I at 8 am

A Baptism at 10:30 am…we will be initiating Dylan Jeffery Miggins into Christ’s one, holy Catholic and apostolic Church.

Coffee Hour: 9:15 – 10:15 in Conine Hall.

Church School at 9:15 in the Christian Education Building.

Adult Forum in the Charney Room: The Balancing Act: Holding Family, Career, Church and The Rest of Life Together (Part Two) How can we make it all fit together without making us crazy? Learn practical strategies for a healthy balance of all areas our life. In the Charney Room.

Bible Study in the Chapel starting at 9:15.

Acolyte Training in the Church at Noon.

Our Mission of the Month is Learning Center of the Salvation Army

The Learning Zone of the Salvation Army, Easton, provides a safe space an evening meal and homework help to students in need from Easton. Our offering will provide teaching software and other learning tools for the tutoring program. We already gave 24 backpacks filled with school supplies for the students, so the offering will also pay for supplies. The backpacks were delivered to the Salvation Army on Tuesday August 30, in plenty of time for them to be available to the children who attend the Learning Zone and its homework and computer activities program. Mission of the Month ingathering is tommorrow Sunday, September 25!

The Next Sitgreaves CoffeehouseOctober 9, 7-9 p.m.

Enjoy quality acoustic and vocal music performed by local talent in a relaxed atmosphere. Admission is free and open to everyone. Call Rob Gerns at 610-252-7645 (, or Rob Fedorczyk at 610-252-1331 (

Blessing of the Animals

Next Sunday, October 2nd, 3 pm at Thoreau Animal Clinic, VanBuren Fox Hill Roads, Palmer Township. The offering will benefit animals and pets sheltered after the hurricane through a fund established by the Pennsylvania Veterinary Medical Association.

21st Annual Easton CROP WALK -- October 16th, 2005

This year’s Easton Area CROP WALK for the Hungry is being held on Sunday, October 16th, 2005, in picturesque Hugh Moore Park. The walk, a 10-kilometer or 6.2-mile walk (jog, run) along the bike path, leads to a parking lot over-looking the “Forks of the Delaware” window showing migrating fish entering the Lehigh River.

No traffic will hamper the walk- -walkers will delight in the area’s scenic beauty

Registration starts at 1PM and the WALK begins at 1:30 PM.

The CROP WALK raises money for local food pantries (25%) and for Church World Service/CROP ministries in 80 countries. It’s an excellent opportunity for families to take time on a Sunday and walk together to help provide hunger-relief for many.

Walkers, sponsors, and registrars are needed. Captains for the 8 AM and 5:30 Service are: Jan and David Billings at (610)923-7235, and the Captains for the 10:30 AM and Wednesday service are: Cliff and Carmen Wilson for at (610) 258-0968 or speak to Mtr. Donna. We hope to see you there!

UPDATED ProJeCt Wish List

Items currently in need are Beef stew, macaroni & cheese, canned fruit, juice, peanut butter, jelly, healthy cereals, tuna fish, pancake mix & syrup. Non-food items: can openers, paper & plastic bags. Cash donations are always gladly accepted every – $1 donated will purchase approximately $15 worth of food from Second Harvest. Donations of food may be put in the basket at the rear of church.

ECW ‘Undie’ Project

The Episcopal Church Women of the Diocese are collecting basic necessities for children at risk, size 2 to 16 years. New undershirts, briefs, undies and socks will be collected and then brought to Diocesan Convention on October 14-15 to be distributed to children in need around the diocese. Bring your contribution to the basket in the rear of the Church.

Adult Forum

October 2, 2005 - Safe Harbor is October’s Mission of the Month. Alan Jennings, Community Action Committee of the Lehigh Valley from Safe Harbor will tell us about this resource in our community and to explore issues of poverty and need, here and in the world beyond us.

October 9 and 16, 2005 Safeguarding God’s Children-- Fr. Andy Learn We will watch a 20 minute tape of the same name on October 9 and Fr. Andy will leads a discussion about how the Church promotes a safe, welcoming environment for our children and young people. This is especially important that all parish officers, members of vestry and other committees as well as all parents and anyone concerned with young people in our parish attend these important Forums. It would help us plan if those interested in coming would sign up in the back of church or during adult forum.

Attention: Parents!!!

Parents Confirmation Aged Young People—please come to a meeting on Sunday, October 3rd at 5:30 p.m. in the Charney Room to discuss this years Youth Ministry program and plan for the upcoming confirmation classes. Please RSVP the parish office by phone or e-mail.

Nursery and ministry to infants & toddlers: Parents of infants and toddlers are invited to come to a meeting with Father Gerns on Saturday, October 2nd at 10:30 a.m. in the Charney Room to discuss the ministry of the nursery and how we can best minister to our youngest members and their families. Please RSVP the parish office by phone or e-mail.

Youth Group News

Next Youth Group Gathering is Sunday, October 3rd, directly following the Blessing of the Animals at 5:30 p.m. in Conine Hall. Note change in time.

Happening Applications are IN! Happening #15 will be November 11-13 at Kirby House. This is a weekend event for young people in grades 9-12 who have never been to Happening before. Happening is a spiritual retreat for teenagers by teenagers with the help of thoughtful adults. You will find forms to download and print at the Trinity Youth Group Blog at Trinity, Easton, will pay the entire $25 fee for the youth who attend Happening #15 and have their paperwork in by the deadline. Deadline is October 10, 2005! See Rob Gerns, Fr. Andy or call the office.

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