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Concert: Rachmaninoff’s All Night Vigil: Sunday, 4:00 pm at Sacred Heart Church, West Reading
Several Trinity members are singers in this Reading Choral Society concert. This exquisite piece of deeply spiritual music will be sung in Church Slavonic with printed English translation. Tickets: $20 at the door. It is a great way to celebrate the Easter season! ... See MoreSee Less
2 days ago
Music Ministry Sunday and Organ Fund Plaque Dedication April 30: At 11:00 worship, we will both celebrate Trinity’s Music Ministry and dedicate our organ fund recognition plaque hanging in the narthex. Our spiritual life is enriched weekly by our choirs and by our new organ’s majestic sounds. Please join us to hear special music by Trinity’s many choirs and thank them for sharing their time and talents with us in worship. We especially invite people who donated to the organ fund to attend as we dedicate the plaque and offer thanks to all who generously shared gifts. ... See MoreSee Less
4 days ago
With great joy we celebrate Jesus' resurrection and begin the season of Easter. Increase in our minds and hearts the risen life we share with Christ, and help us to grow as your people toward the fullness of eternal life with you, through Jesus Christ, our savior and Lord. (Sundays and Seasons, 157) ... See MoreSee Less
5 days ago
Box Tops for Education Due May 14: If you are saving the “Box Tops for Education” for 10th & Penn Elementary School, please bring in any you have accumulated by May 14. A collection box is in the Hintz Room. Thank you for participating in this ministry! ... See MoreSee Less
7 days ago
An Easter message from our ELCA Presiding Bishop, Elizabeth Eaton.
After the Sabbath, as the first day of the week was dawning, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to the tomb.
So begins the Easter story in the Gospel according to Matthew.
The women had lived through the pain of Friday and the emptiness of Saturday and were expecting death. All of their hope had come to a dead end.
And just then, as the first day of the week was dawning, hope was restored. The angel said, “Do not be afraid; I know you are looking for Jesus who was crucified. He is not here: for he has been raised, as he said.”
Instead of death – life. Instead of the end – the beginning.
On Easter, we will have glorious celebrations in our congregations and worshiping communities. There will be rejoicing and music and flowers and alleluias. And that’s a good thing.
But when the flowers fade and the pressures of life seem so heavy, when the brokenness of this world breaks our spirits,when we have come to a dead end … rejoice. Because it is exactly there where the risen Christ meets us. It is precisely there where we are given resurrection life. It is at that point that we say, Christ is risen.
Christ is risen indeed. Hallelujah. ... See MoreSee Less
Maundy Thursday Worship: April 13 at 7:00 p.m. in the Nave. This service will include Holy Communion, a symbolic foot washing for children, and the “Stripping of the Altar” in preparation for Good Friday. ... See MoreSee Less
Pottery Benefits Youth D.C. Urban Plunge Trip: Easter Sunday, April 16. Look for the display of beautiful hand-crafted pottery by Bruce Ilgen which you may bring home for a free-will donation. Consider picking up a few pieces for gifts. Proceeds will benefit the upcoming D.C. Urban Plunge service trip by youth from Trinity. ... See MoreSee Less