Trinity offers many opportunities for building relationships and having fun together. Some raise funds for outreach or other ministries; others are purely a chance to enjoy one another’s company.
Pastoral Care – Joy Crusaders
One morning in devotions I read a devotion entitled: Your Spiritual Gifts. It stated that one of the best ways to discover your gifts is to ask God. When you read the bible, for example, the Holy Spirit will show you ideas for service and ministry. People will come to mind, as will ideas for how to minister to them. The devotion goes on to read about a woman who is actively building a “Barnabas Ministry” based on the scripture from Acts 4:36 There was a Levite, a native of Cyprus, Joseph, to whom the apostles gave the name Barnabas (which means “son of encouragement”)
We would like to start such a ministry here at Trinity. Our ministry will be call the Joy Crusade. One of the lessons in the Discipleship for Episcopalians study we have used for “Friends with Jesus,” is about Listening for God’s calling in your life. Maybe this Joy Crusade might be something that God is calling you to do. This will be a ministry of encouragement…a ministry that we can share with our shut-ins, and parishioners who may be sick or hospitalized by visiting, sending a card, or calling them on the phone just to see how they are doing. It is simple things like this that show people we care.
I am already doing this ministry, but I feel God is calling me to recruit others to join me. If you are currently visiting or contacting parishioners that are sick or shut-in, please let Deacon Leslie know. If you would like to be a part of the Joy Crusade, please contact Deacon Leslie to see how we can make a difference and be a disciple of Christ.
Book club meets at 1:00pm on the 3rd Friday of each month throughout the year from October through May. Beverages and refreshments are served while discussing the selected book.
Men’s Club Breakfast
Meets on the first Saturday of each month at 7:45 am to enjoy breakfast and hear from guest speakers on many interesting topics. Join in the fellowship with a Phillies game each year as well as the regular breakfasts.
Our Parish Life Committee helps plan receptions for special services, set up fellowship opportunities for different groups in the congregation, and supports coffee hour each Sunday. If you’d like to join the planning committee, contact Mother Emily. If you’d like to bring treats and host a coffee hour one Sunday, contact Geri Trost.
Visit our Events page to learn about our next opportunity to celebrate together.