October Calendar

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Oct 2019 calendar

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New Hours for Main Office

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The main office at Trinity has revised hours beginning in September!

Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday:  7:30 am – 1:00 pm
Wednesday:  1:30 pm – 5:00 pm

You can contact Melissa Smith, our office admin via voicemail at any time at extension 100, or at trinityperkasie@verizon.net. Correspondence will be returned during the hours above.

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Trinity Chimes – August, September, October

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Be sure to check out the August, September, October Trinity Chimes! There’s TONS of information about building changes, Faith Formation programs, and reminders about when we resume our program-year schedule of 8:00 & 10:30 am worship. Hard copies (in only black and white) are available at the Welcome Center.

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Trinity Chimes Newsletter

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The next edition of the Trinity Chimes newsletter went “LIVE” today! Check it out… there’s info into the month of August. Lots is upcoming as we approach the close of the program year and transition into summer worship.

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Coming Soon Cafe

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Have you visited the Coming Soon Cafe?! The main level of Trinity’s gathering space, where the parlor/library area was located has been reconfigured for a cafe setting. As our building task force meets in the coming months to imagine and dream how our facilities at Fifth & Chestnut Streets can better meet our ministry needs, the cafe will allow us to try a new setting and engage in conversation.

There is a sign up sheet for members and friends to supply donuts or treats on Sunday morning. The coffee pots and coffee as well as a large selection of tea are already there! Stop by and sign up on the clip board. Thank you to Brett and Courtney Bauz for spear-heading this project and setting the stage for conversation and imagining!

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First Trinity Chimes of 2019

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The Trinity Chimes newsletter for February, March, April 2019 is available! This edition is packed full of information. Hard copies in black and white will be available at the welcome center in the parlor entryway.

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Inclement Weather Policies

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In the case of inclement weather, information about schedule changes and cancellations are shared on our website, voicemail, and social media. Email notifications will be shared when staff can access the office to reach our contacts via trinityperkasie@verizon.net.

Weekday Events
If the Pennridge School District calls an early dismissal, offices will closed and evening rehearsals and events are cancelled.
If the PSD closes, evening events will most likely be held but based on parking/sidewalk conditions.
If the PSD operates on a 2-hour delay, offices will open on regular time unless conditions warrant otherwise.

Saturday/Sunday Events
Executive Council members and staff will help events coordinators decide if/when events need to be postponed or cancelled due to weather. When at all possible, decisions about morning events will be made by 8:00 pm the prior evening.

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SEPA Synod Elects Next Bishop

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Pastor Patricia A. Davenport was elected the next Bishop of the Southeastern Pennsylvania Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Saturday, May 5, at Franconia Mennonite Church. Pastor Davenport is the first African-descent woman to be elected a bishop in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.

On the fourth ballot, Bishop-elect Davenport, currently our Synod’s director for evangelical mission, received 331 votes, 77% of votes cast. The Rev. Julie DeWerth, pastor of Good Shepherd Lutheran, King of Prussia, received 89 votes. The Rev. Carlton Rodgers, pastor of Tabernacle Lutheran Church, Philadelphia, received 58 votes.

Bishop-elect Davenport, 63, currently serves as the Director for Evangelical Mission/Assistant to the Bishop, and is a member of the Spirit and Truth Worship Center in Yeadon. She also has served as a Pastor/Mission Developer for the Spirit and Truth Worship Center and as Acting Bishop for three months. She earned a degree from the Community College of Philadelphia and a M.Div. from the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia, in addition to three other educational certificates.

Pastor Davenport has been active with various Synod and community groups, including her current positions as co-chair of the Guiding Coalition, Churchwide, and as a member of the Congregational Vitality Team. She attributes her success in her various endeavors to her open mind and spirit to learn as well as lead and gift to speak truth to power in situations of injustice. She believes the Synod’s cross-generation of gifted lay leaders and rostered ministers highlights its ethnic and cultural diversity and is one of its greatest strengths. This gift will allow the Synod to reach beyond its borders, sharing God’s story, and combatting the challenges of lack of physical, human and financial resources—decline in attendance, dwindling resources and lack of outreach.

Her favorite Jesus story is that of Jesus and the Samaritan woman at the well. He went out of his way to reveal the truth of who she is, and this story reminds her of her own life experience. We will continue to hold Bishop Burkat, Bishop-elect Davenport, and the SEPA Synod in prayer during the transition. You can see clips direct from Synod Assembly, here:  http://sepaassembly.info/18/bishop-elect/

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