Welcome to Trinity Presbyterian Church in historic Mercer, Pennsylvania!
Office Hours: M-F 9 a.m.-noon and 1-3 p.m.
"Serving Christ since 1804"
REV. DR. WILLIAM P. CROOKS, PASTOR
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"DINNER AND DEVOTIONS" 6-7:15 p.m. Wednesdays in Lent
through April 9 and Maundy Thursday, April 17
Bring a dish to share at 6 p.m., Devotions at 6:55 p.m.
Sunday Morning Worship--11 a.m.
(Adult-staffed child care through pre-kindergarten age is provided in the new, larger Nursery on the second floor of the east wing. Parent pagers available.)
March 23--Third Sunday in Lent. Dr. Crooks preaches. Special Music: Tony Paglia, soloist.
March 30--Fourth Sunday in Lent. Dr. Crooks preaches. Anthem by the Chancel Choir: "Be Still, My Soul." Choir sings at Countryside at 2:30 p.m. and at Avalon Springs at 3:30 p.m.
April 6--Fifth Sunday in Lent. Dr. Crooks preaches. Special Music by the Worship Band. Anthem by the Chancel Choir: "Shepherd Psalm."
April 13--Passion/Palm Sunday. Children's Procession of Palms. Dr. Crooks preaches. Anthem by the Chancel Choir: "Hear the Children Sing." Distribution of Palms.
April 17--Maundy Thursday at 7 p.m. Sacrament of Holy Communion. Dr. Crooks preaches. Anthem by the Chancel Choir: "Let Not Your Heart Be Troubled."
April 20--The Day of Resurrection, First Sunday of Easter. Dr. Crooks preaches. Anthem by the Chancel Choir: "Sing and Shout Praises." Recital of Easter Music: 10:35 a.m.
April 27--Second Sunday of Easter. Dr. Crooks preaches. Special Music: Sue Garton, hand bell soloist. Congregational Meeting following Worship: Election of Church Officers. Senior Citizens Dinner following.
May 4--Third Sunday of Easter. Dr. Crooks preaches. Ordination and Installation of New Officers. Special Music by the Worship Band.
May 11--Fourth Sunday of Easter. Dr. Crooks preaches. Special Music.
May 18--Fifth Sunday of Easter. Dr. Crooks preaches. Anthem by the Chancel Choir: Choir Favorite #1.
May 25--Sixth Sunday of Easter. Dr. Crooks preaches. Anthem by the Chancel Choir: Choir Favorite #2.
June 1--10 a.m. Last Sunday of Easter. Dr. Crooks preaches. Anthem by the Chancel Choir: Choir Favorite #3. High School Seniors honored during worship and at reception following worship.
June 8--10 a.m. Pentecost. Dr. Crooks preaches. Sacrament of Holy Communion. Anthem by the Chancel Choir: Choir Favorite #4. Music Appreciation Dinner following worship.
June 15--10 a.m. Trinity Sunday. Dr. Crooks preaches. Trinity Summer Series of Special Music begins.
Sunday Church School--9:45 a.m.
Little Lambs (Ages 2-pre-Kindergarten) Class--Meet in Oasis Room (ground floor, east wing)
K-4th Graders Class--Meet in the Oasis Room (ground floor, east wing)
Young Adult Class--Meet in the Parlor (first floor, main building)
Adult Class--Meet in the Library/Sharing Place (first floor, east wing)
Edition" church school is available for Grades K-4 at 11:15 a.m. September15 -May
We welcome you to join us Sunday morning.
*Trinity is looking for a Christian Education Co-Ordinator and a Bell Choir Director. For details, click on the "Employment Opportunities" tab at the top of this page.
*Trinity's Mercer Area Backpack Program for Hungry Kids is in full swing! The backpack program provides a weekend supply of healthful, nutiritous food for 27 children, when school lunch and breakfast programs are unavailable. Trinity provides a food bag containing two breakfasts, two lunches, two snacks, and two beverages on the last school day of each week. All food is non-perishable and provided to children free of charge. It is our hope that these resources will support the health, behavior, and achievement of every student who participates.
The program is intended to help those children whose families find it difficult to have enough food for the entire month. Elementary-age children in the Mercer Area School District who qualify for free lunches will be eligible to take advantage of the program. Information to how parents can sign up is sent home with children.
The program is funded through our church and run by church volunteers who purchase the food, pack the food bags, and deliver the bags to Mercer Elementary each Thursday or on the day before a school break. The school discreetly distributes the bags to children, known only by school officials.
For information on how you can help, contact program leader Cary Cooper or teacher liason Karen Crooks, or any member of the Mission Committee.
*Trinity is happy to provide A New, Larger, Adult-Supervised Nursery for newborns through pre-kindergarten aged children; the nursery is located on the second floor of the east wing and open during all worship services, with two caregivers each week. Older chidren are invited to attend worship of the "Second Edition" of the Sunday school session. A Parent Check-In and Paging System (similar to pagers used at restaurants) allows the caregiver to silently alert a child's parent(s) when necessary. . A flat screen television with DVD player has been mounted on the wall so adults can keep track of what is happening during worship, with equipment and controls out of the way. The nursery is provided for newborns through pre-kindergarten ages.
*The church's Prayer Shawl Ministry is a universal and embracing symbol of an inclusive, unconditionally loving God. The group prays for the intended recipient throughout the process until the shawl is completed and sent on its way. Call the church office at 724-662-2680 if interested in being a part of this outreach. Call the church office(724-662-2680) for the next meeting date. Time is 6:30 p.m. in the Library/Sharing Place (ground floor,east wing). Bring a knitting needle size 11 or 13 and 3 skeins of a slightly bulky yarn. Or bring a size M, N, or P crochet hook and 3 skeins of slightly bulky yarn.
*The current issue of The Upper Room devotional booklet, including the large print edition, is now available at the front door entrance to the church and in the elevator lobby on the sanctuary level. Donations to help with the costs may be placed in the boxes holding the magazines.
*The Mission Committee has introduced a program called Prayerwalking, which takes our prayers beyond the walls of the church buildings. Prayerwalking is simply praying in the very places we expect God to bring forth His answers. Go to the Mission Focus tab at the top of this page and select Prayerwalking for more details.
*There are four designated Camp Work Saturdays at Westminster Highlands and Lambec each year, two at Camp Lambec and two at Westminster Highlands. Anyone can participate in projects for the skilled and projects for those with willing hands. Lunch and fellowship are provided! Dates for 2014 are May 3 and September 17 at Camp Lambec and May 17 and October 11 at Westminster Highlands. Times for each will be from 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. More information is at http://capnwp.org
*PARKING FOR CHURCH-- ROOM FOR EVERYBODY!! Thanks to all of you who are parking on the street, around the square, or (with their approval) in the Methodist lot so that those who need to park closer for worship services have plenty of parking spaces available. In addition to the marked handicap spaces, please continue to save the other spaces along the east of the church off the alley to make it easier for those with physical concerns. Parking spaces in that area allow people to enter via The Sharing Place door or the double doors by the elevator and eliminate any steps. Other spaces near the kitchen door also provide easy access to the building. And remember, the Deacons have a list of members of the congregation willing to provide rides to and from church. Contact Ginny Highfield or the church office (724-662-2680) a couple days ahead of time to use this service!
*THE TRINITY PRESS-byterian church newsletter is mailed monthly to members and friends of the congregation. If you currently are not on the mailing list or know of someone who would like to receive a copy each month, please call the church office at 724-662-2680.