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Fr. Matthew on Sabbatical

From September 16th to November 13th, our Vicar, the Rev. Matthew R. Scott, will be away on sabbatical. Read his letter to the congregations here. Picking up the pastoral leadership will be the Rev. Timothy Dyer, who has been serving as our Associate Vicar these past three years under Fr. Matthew’s leadership. While we will miss him, we pray for his growth in ministry and look forward to sharing all that God does with us while he is away.

Confirmation Class

Confirmation/Reception Class

On November 11 the Bishop will be visiting the Episcopal Mission of Warren County, in particular St. Francis, our Youngsville location. This is a great opportunity for anyone over 16 years of age who was baptized as a child to be confirmed into the Episcopal Church, or anyone who was baptized in another tradition but has recently decided to make the Episcopal Mission of Warren County their place of worship to be received into the Episcopal Church. This is also an excellent opportunity for anyone who wishes to explore the Baptismal Covenant, which is the foundation of our faith.
In preparation for the Bishop’s visit, a Confirmation/Reception Class will be held on Sundays at 2pm beginning on September 30 through Sunday November 4. This class will focus on praying the Daily Office and exploring our Baptismal Covenant and how we live that covenant out in our daily lives.
Click here for more information concerning Confirmation/Reception found on our website.  If you are interested in being confirmed or received into the Episcopal Church, or in attending the class, please sign up on the sheet in the entryway or speak to Fr. Tim.
Paint

Paint & Sip

  Our Kitchen Fellowship welcomes our second Paint & Sip.  Join us in Warren at 6 PM on Sunday, September 30th for a relaxing evening of painting a picture while sipping the artist, Michelle Fox-Crowther. Wine and other non-alcoholic beverages provided.  The cost is $20.  Please sign-up in the entryway. Below is the painting:

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Backpack

Blessing of Backpacks and Work Items

Sunday, September 2nd our worship will feature a time to pronounce God’s blessings upon the people of God and the things they use in their callings of life.  Students of all ages should bring a backpack for their school things.  Workers should bring an item that they use at work (and creativity is always appreciated).  Retirees should bring something that they use in their lives as part of living out their callings, too (even bridge cards have had God’s blessing go with them to their sacred tables).  Don’t miss this chance for us to recognize and welcome God’s place in our daily life and work.

 

Acolytes

Acolyte Training, September 2nd and 16th

Acolyte training will follow the 10:30 AM worship in Warren and be followed by lunch and then YAC fun (see article above.) We schedule youth acolytes as a group every other week. We ask that all youth between sixth grade and their 16th birthday participate in acolyting as they continue their growth in Christian life. They are invited to then explore other ministry opportunities on the non-acolyte Sundays.

 

Back To School

Helping Our Children (HOC)

Thank you to all the individuals and congregations that supported the “Back to School” needs at Warren Area Elementary Center, Beaty Warren Middle School, and Warren Area High School.  To give you an idea of the generosity and support, the HOC (Helping Our Children) committee wants to share what we were able to do:

  • At WAEC: We distributed 38 pairs of sneakers; 52 backpacks with school supplies, assorted additional school supplies, 26 winter coats and hats and mittens, and many, many articles of clothing.  We also have a supply of tissues, sanitizers, and classroom snacks on hand.
  • At BWMS: 19 pairs of sneakers, 4 backpacks, and 4 boxes of school supplies
  • At WAHS: 26 pairs of sneakers, 3 pairs of boots, 6 boxes of personal care items, 3 backpacks, and 4 boxes of school supplies.

Currently the schools appear to be ready for the students, but there will be ongoing restocking needs as well as additional winter clothing needs.  We will continue to collect personal care items (shampoo, deodorant, toothpaste and brushes, razors, body wash, etc.) for BWMS and WAHS.  WAEC will need additional sizes in winter coats so as you clean your children’s closet, please remember us.  We have quite a few girls’ coats on hand, but we will need boys’ sizes 5, 6x, 7, 10, 12, 14, and 16.

The appreciation of the parents at WAEC when they picked up articles for their children was so rewarding!  One little girl was over the top that she could get purple sneakers!   The staff at each school is also very appreciative of all that we do through our churches.  Please pray for these children, their families, and our teachers as they begin a new school year.

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Family Fun Day, Sunday August 26th

From 2-6PM, join your neighbors and the Trinity community in an afternoon of family fun. Trinity Memorial Episcopal Church will be hosting afternoon events in General Warren Park, next door to the church at 444 Pennsylvania Avenue West. Musical guests performing under the big tent will include Trinity’s Music Team, the women’s barbershop group Chautauqua Shores , the men’s barbershop group Conewango Clippers, contemporary worship group Nautical Miles, and others.

Family activities will include children’s games and crafts, the Enchanted Fairytale Troupe, giant soap bubble making, a jump rope contest, bracelet making, and more.

Make sure to include a tour of the church during the all-day open house, the beautiful 19th century stone construction, its J.R. Lamb stained glass, and marble altar space. You are invited to bring a picnic lunch as you enjoy the music and fun; the church will provide water, some light snacks, and bathrooms inside the facility.

The afternoon concludes with all invited to a 6PM prayer service of Thanksgiving and Healing as we celebrate our community.

Click here for our Flyer.

 

Advent and Christmas

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Blessed Advent to you and your family! While it may seem more and more counter cultural, what with all the Christmas displays in the stores and holiday specials on TV, we are expectantly joyful as we are in our four-week journey to the stable.

The Episcopal Mission of Warren County Church invites you to celebrate Advent and Christmas with us.

Your first opportunity is our Youth and Family Event: Movie Night on Friday, December 15thAll youth (and all adults who can bring a child or youth as admission to the event) come enjoy a family holiday movie, popcorn, and other activities. Start gathering after 5, movie starts at 6.

Sunday December 17th finds our youth rehearsing for the first time for the Christmas Pageant. Then on Christmas Eve they will rehearse at 4 PM and eat pizza.

Join in the fun on Tuesday, December 19th from 5:30 to 7:30 PM in Youngsville when we will partake in some wine, cheese and crackers while we sort out and organize our greens.

Our hot holiday meals is next on our journey as we sign up now to prepare and deliver on Christmas Day to those who are shut-in and/or alone.  Add your name to the list of volunteers and prepare to wield a spoon, donate Christmas Cookies, or drive a car as we bring the love of God out to all those who would be alone on Christmas.  Organizing this ministry takes place on Saturday, December 23 at First Lutheran in Warren.

The Fourth Sunday of Advent occurs in the morning on December 24th with our Worship Service at 8:30 AM at St. Francis in Youngsville and our 10:30 AM Worship Service with Baptism at Trinity Warren.  Following both services greening of the churches will happen.

christmas-worshipTwo opportunities are being offered to you on Christmas Eve, Sunday, December 24.

A service for families and children of all ages, featuring a Christmas pageant with young voices filling the Sanctuary, a brief children’s sermon, and hymns at Trinity in Warren at 5:00 PM.

Our musical offering with congregational singing, special music, candle lighting in celebration of the Lord’s birth at Trinity in Warren at 8:00 PM.

On Christmas Day join us at St. Francis in Youngsville for an 8:00 AM Breakfast Buffet and a 9:00 AM simple Eucharist in celebration of Christmas.

 

The week between Christmas and New Years the office is closed on December 25th & 26th and January 1.  Barb will be in Wednesday, December 27th thru Friday, December 29th with the clergy available for emergencies.