March 17, 2023---
From the Rector

Hello all! Happy Saint Patrick's Day and Saint Gertrude's Day! (See Trinity's Facebook page for an article about Gertie.)

A pink rose will be placed on the altar this Sunday morning to celebrate the Fourth Sunday in Lent, Laetare SundayLaetare means “rejoice.” Historically, this mid-way point in Lent was intended as a little break in the penitential season, a lightening of the burden as we move toward Holy Week. So rose-colored vestments were worn and flowers were allowed on the altar to spark during this somber season.
Laetare is the first word in the introit (entrance chant) that used to be sung on this day, based on scripture. The first several lines at that time were:
Rejoice with Jerusalem, and be glad for her,
all you who love her;
rejoice with her in joy,

So come rejoice with us on Sunday morning!
Also—You are cordially invited to join me this coming Tuesday evening, March 21, 7:00 p.m. at the St. Francis Center for Renewal, where I will be leading a session on Pope Francis's encyclical Laudato Si' (translated Praised Be). My topic is "The Human Roots of the Ecological Crisis."
Finally, see below for the times of Holy Week services, along with Easter Vigil and Easter Sunday services. Please note, Easter Vigil is traditionally the time for baptisms. If you would like to be baptized at this wonderful service, please contact me as soon as possible!

Important Reminders
Please join us each Sunday after the 10:30 a.m. service, for the Lenten Lectionary Discussion, Karen Larsson and Marcie Lightwood, leaders. The series follows the Episcopal 2023 Lenten Study for Adults. Get your refreshments and move to a back table in the Parish Hall for the discussion.
We need more volunteers to help with providing and preparing snacks for our hospitality hour after the 10:30 service. Text or email Sister Ruth at (484.707.2304 or if you would like to take a shift!
If you rearrange your date(s) of service as reader, intercessor, usher, Altar Guild, or hospitality person, please inform Kay Mackewicz so she can change names in the worship bulletin.

Kay can be reached at (610) 867-4741 or by email at
Livestreaming at Trinity

The Fourth Sunday
of Lent

Holy Eucharist
March 19, 2023
10:30 a.m.

  • To read the announcement about live-streaming to Facebook (in addition to Vimeo and to the webpage), please use this link.
Prayer and Pastoral Care
To add a name to our prayer list, inform us through our email account created especially for this purpose.

If you tell me (Pam) in person, I am likely to forget, so using our email is the best way to make sure we pray for you in the Prayers of the People. Email:

To view the coming week's prayer list, click here.
For Pastoral Care Emergencies, please call the church at (610) 867-4741, x 325. You may leave a message after hours and that message will be sent directly to Pam’s personal cell phone. Pams personal cell phone number is also in the church directory and may be found in Realm. Please be assured that we want to be present to you at times of pastoral need and will offer assistance and support in any way possible.

Trinity protocol for public worship
March 2023

  • Masks are optional during worship.
  • We still encourage social distancing of six feet in worship. Family and friends who are within each others' circles may sit together.
  • Shaking hands and hugging are still discouraged. Bowing and peace signs are encouraged.
  • Congregational singing is allowed.
Information and Communication

Listen to last Sunday's Sermon! All sermons are now recorded and available on the website.
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Birthdays and Anniversaries


Carolee Garcia, March 5
Sammy Keefer, March 6
Sandra Latshaw, March 7
Bruce Marold, March 7
Kay Mackewicz, March 8
Lucas Previato, March 9
David Kearns, March 9
Cheryl Schramm, March 14
Amedeo DiEdwards, March 17
Anne Connors, March 18
James Propst, March 20
Tasha Lewis, March 22
Sandy Mesics, March 23
Annie Szmania, March 24
Anna Siftar, March 24
Kendell Milla, March 26
Karen Ernst, March 28
Bill Winterburn, March 30
Owen Lesko, March 31


Evelyn and George Kondash, March 3
Linda Henry and Robert Phillips, March 13
Mary Barnett and Tom Elkins, March 18
Judy and Barry Smith, March 21

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