TRINITY NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
JOINT MEETING FEB. 7 WITH CHRIST CHURCH, SOUTH AMBOY
All members of the congregations of Trinity Church, Matawan, and Christ Church, South Amboy, are invited to participate in a joint meeting on Wednesday evening, Feb. 7 to discuss a proposed affiliation that would enable the two churches to share a full-time priest.
The meeting will begin at 7 PM, at Christ Church, 200 Main Street, South Amboy. Light refreshments will be served.
WARDENS, VESTRY ELECTED AT ANNUAL MEETING ON JAN. 21
Congratulations to the following persons elected to serve as Wardens and Vestry members:
Senior Warden: Alecia Fehley; Junior Warden: Eric Lesniak; Vestry members: Barbara Anderson, Jolynn Kawosczka, Linda Lee, Bob Perry, Tracey Seigel and Don Venezia.
Interested in joining them in service to Trinity? There is still a vacant Vestry position to be filled, as well as the position of Treasurer. Please contact Alecia Fehley or Eric Lesniak for further information on these opportunities.
THERE IS STILL TIME FOR YOUR 2018 STEWARDSHIP PLEDGES
Dear Fellow Parishioners:
As we begin our 2018 Stewardship Campaign, we ask you to be mindful, prayerful, and present in the Lord. There is work to be done, and together we can accomplish anything.
This is a pivotal time at Trinity Episcopal Church, a time when our faith and our perseverance is being tested. We must all work together to keep Trinity the vibrant place we have always known it to be. To do that, we need help from each and every one of you.
More than simply keeping the lights on and the doors open, we need your help in revealing Trinity’s mission in the community and generosity of spirit to others.
And we need your help in our effort to bring a priest to Trinity.
Your pledge is vital to both goals.
While we do not have a priest's salary to pay at this time, we do have bills to pay and costs to cover. We also need to maintain — and hopefully begin to grow — the revenue level in our budget. A new beginning is coming into view as we explore an affiliation with a neighboring Episcopal congregation that would enable us to share a full-time priest. We must be prepared to take full advantage of such a promising opportunity.
So we ask for your prayerful consideration of how much you can contribute during 2018. If you can, we ask you to raise your pledge amount, or if that is not possible, to at least maintain your 2017 pledge level.
It is very important that you submit your 2018 pledge as soon as possible in order for us to put together Trinity’s budget for the coming new year.
Also of great importance to Trinity’s mission is the time and presence you can contribute in service through our various ministries. If you are already involved, we thank you. If you are just now thinking of becoming involved, please take that next step. Reach out to me or any Vestry member or lay minister. Do not be afraid to explore what God is calling you to do.
Prepare your heart. Set your mind. Waiting is not a solution. An active, engaged faith is far more fulfilling.
Rise up and join us on the journey!
Alecia Fehley, Warden
COUNTERS NEEDED: Please consider becoming a counter. If we can get another team of two people, you would only have to count once a month. Please see Rick Frazier or Eric Lesniak.
USHERS NEEDED: Please consider becoming an usher. You would only have to usher once a month. No experience needed. We will train. See or call Wendy Goldstein at 732-566-2638, if interested.
PRAYER LIST UPDATE -- The prayer list for the Sunday Bulletin is refreshed on a regular basis. Please remember to notify the church office promptly of any names you would like added or retained. Thanks!
COOKING CLASSES -- Have fun learning to create some great dishes while also providing meals to the families of those battling breast cancer, through the program Breast Intentions. For more information, call Judy Ramsey at 732-335-8852.
PARENTS! Want an easy to use and access tool to help build on the faith lessons taught at Trinity? On the web, visit: http://standrewsfish.weebly.com/worship.html.http://thebeginnersbible.com/kids.php
MACARONI MONDAYS - Have replaced our Meatloaf Mondays. Call the office to find out how you can help out St. Mark's in Keansburg in their ministry of feeding the hungry.
SHOP RITE AND STOP & SHOP GIFT CARDS: Remember that purchasing either the $25 or $50 gift cards is a seamless way to help raise funds for Trinity, and help with your food spending budget. Please see Pam Gunter at 8 AM or Barbara England at 10 AM on Sundays. The cards are available Tuesday through Thursday from Ellen in the Trinity Office.
The Schedule for All Those Who Serve is available in the Narthex.
Join us in church on Sunday. Holy Communion is open to all who wish to receive -- all are welcome at Christ’s feast. Join us for light refreshments and conversation after the service. Click here for our Visitor's Guide and here for our events page.