This Week at Trinity

The Sixth Sunday of

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Jesus does not leave his followers orphaned. Through the Holy Spirit Jesus comes to abide with his disciples of every generation. As Pentecost draws near, we are reminded that the risen Christ dwells in us as the Spirit of truth. We receive this Spirit in baptism and pray that in our gathering around the Lord’s table the Spirit will transform us to be the body of the risen Christ in the world.
~Sundays and Seasons

Texts for Sunday, May 21, 2017:

● Acts 17:22-31 ● Psalm 66:8-20  ●  1 Peter 3:13-22 ● John 14:15-21

Trinity Calendar of Events

 Sunday, May 21, 11:30 am               Annual Meeting & Potluck

Tuesday, May 23, 7pm                      Choir Rehearsal

Sunday, June 4, 9:30 am                   Pr. Steph Smith of
Cathedral in the Night preaches                                                              leads discussion on homelessness
                                                          at Coffee Hour

Thursday, June 8, 7pm                     Church Council meets

Sunday, June 11, 11am                     Holton Home Service

Sunday, June 11, 2pm                       Serving at Cathedral in the Light


Those serving this Sunday, May 21, at 10:30 am
Sunday School & Adult Forum at 9am; Worship at 10:30 am


Presiding Minister:              Rev. Peggy Yingst;

Assisting Minister:              Jeff Herman-May;

Musician:                             Molly Melloan;

Choir Director:                    Jill Stahl Tyler;

Lector:                                 Kiran Tyler;

Communion Assistant:       Sue Carlton;

Ushers:                                Bob & Anna Anderson;

Communion Bread:             Elsie Garbe;

Flowers:                              Jill Stahl Tyler;

Altar Care:                           Lynne Stone & Diane Hill;

Coffee Hour:                        Potluck Lunch;

Counters:                             Debbie Paciulli & Diane Hill;

Bulletins/Office Asst.:        Elsie Garbe


Those serving next Sunday, May 28 at 10:30 am
Sunday School & Adult Forum at 9am; Worship at 10:30 am

Worship Leader:                  Kris Grotz-Kuch;

Musician:                             Molly Melloan;

Choir Director:                    Jill Stahl Tyler;

Lector:                                 Annie Boemig;

Ushers:                                Gunther Garbe & Ron Solberg;

Flowers:                              Jill Stahl Tyler;

Altar Care:                           Lynne Stone & Diane Hill;

Coffee Hour:                        Stone & Haskins;

Counters:                             Ron Solberg & Bob Anderson;

Bulletins/Office Asst.:        Jacki McElroy




Trinity's annual meeting will be held after church on Sunday, May 21.

On Sunday, we'll have one service only (10:30) and will receive new members.

Then, at the Annual meeting, we'll share a potluck meal and our Church Council president, Jill Stahl Tyler will show a presentation of all the "happenings" at Trinity this past year. If you have any photos you'd like to have her include in the presentation, please send them to as soon as you can.   



As Sunday, May 21 is our annual meeting day, we’ll celebrate with one combined service on that day.

Pastor Peggy will be gone on May 28, and the 10:30 service that day will feature the popular “Prayers around the Cross”  lay-led liturgy. On Sunday, June 4, Pentecost, we’ll begin our summer worship schedule by moving to 9:30 worship…and, weather permitting, the service will be held in our outdoor chapel.

     May 21: No 8:30 service; 10:30 worship; 11:30 Potluck & Annual Meeting

     May 28: Pastor away, no 8:30 service; 10:30 service is lay-led, no communion.

     June 4: 9:30 outdoor worship; Pr. Steph Smith preaching. Pastor Peggy’s last

           Sunday with us.

     June 11: 9:30 worship. Supply pastor coverage.


Pastor Peggy’s last Sunday at Trinity will be June 4, Pentecost. She will still be around in Brattleboro at least through the end of the month as she packs to move her things to Maine and cleans out the parsonage and her church office.  If you’d like to contact her during that time, she’d be very willing to discuss any thoughts you might want to share.


Stop by to introduce yourself to Scott and Katie, the young couple from Baltimore who are the new owners. They’re interested in partnering with any neighborhood event!


    Trinity has been very intentional in our reaching out to the homeless in our midst, in many different ways.  Through Pastor Peggy’s discretionary fund, we’ve helped pay some expenses for people in need.  Through our putting together the bags, we’ve been able to all hand something out when approached for requests.  Through our meal preparation, we’ve supported the overflow shelter.  Through our direct efforts, some of us have been able to help specific people in getting places and moving stuff.  Through our prayers, we have consciously been more aware of the sometimes-unseen in our community.  

    At the same time, the evangelism committee, mutual ministry, and the council have all had discussions about how to make sure that we are actually helping… and that we are balancing the needs of congregation to feel safe while we are venturing into a new area for our church.

    On June 4th, Pastor Steph Smith will preach during our regular Sunday service.  Pastor Steph is the coordinator of Northampton’s “Cathedral in the Night” (which is another geographical area where Trinity has assisted with helping the homeless).  She has about eight years of working with this ministry, and will share her experiences with us.  After the service, during coffee hour, we can continue the conversation with her, delving a bit deeper into the thoughts of how Trinity’s outreach in Brattleboro fulfill our role of “being God’s hands”, and providing for a worship experience for all.


Image result for cathedral in the light greenfield maImage result for cathedral in the light greenfield maWe have gotten a date for serving at Cathedral In The Light in Greenfield – June 11.  I  will apply to Thrivent for funds to purchase the sandwich supplies and paper supplies.  Sign-up list will be out soon.  We will need to know who is able to serve on that date.  Last fall we didn’t have enough cars to get us home from  Greenfield but we squeezed everyone and the equipment in what vehicles we had there.


The class meets each Sunday at 9 am in the Pine Room.

For Sunday, May 21, we’ll complete our discussion of the Old Testament with Chapters 25: Lamentations and Esther: Books designed for liturgical observances and Chapter 26: the Chronicler, Ezra and Nehemiah: national mythmakers. At the end of this session we will have reached our goal of finishing the book before Pentecost. In Re-Claiming In Re-Claiming the Bible for a Non-Religious World, Episcopalian bishop and social activist, John Shelby Spong, explores what the history of the Bible can teach us about reading its stories today and living our lives for tomorrow.

FOOD FOR THE DROP-IN CENTER a congregation, Trinity does a great job helping to feed the hungry in our communities, especially since we’re not a huge group of people. We serve at the Seasonal Overflow Shelter (SOS) each month, create special bags of protein-rich food to keep in our cars to give to folks we encounter who need help. The Drop-In Center, as part of Groundworks Collaborative, provides food to seniors and those who, perhaps have a home, but need a little help to get through the month.  They need shelf-stable food such as tuna, peanut butter, cereal, canned veget ables, soup, pasta, pasta sauce and anything else you, yourself, might have in your cupboard.  We’ve moved the collection bin back into the narthex, where it will be more visible and serve as a reminder. There also are canvas bags…take one home as a reminder…fill it up and bring it back to church. Thanks for your help!

CAMP FOR A COMMON CAUSE - This Friday, May 19 annual Camp for a Common Cause fundraiser, where we spend the night camping on the common in Brattleboro to raise money that supports our work helping those who need it most is coming up soon!  Being that you all have volunteered at the Seasonal Overflow Shelter as a night time volunteer or meal team participant, you have met first hand the folks we work so hard to support.  I would encourage all of you to join us -- create a team, join a team, help us fundraise, and of course, camp!  I've included the link for more information below, please feel free to let me know if you have any questions!

Thank you so much, Rhianna Kendrick,

Grooundworks Collaborative

Groundworks Collaborative

GOD’S WORK. OUR HANDS. Sunday, Sept. 10, congregations of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) will again join together for “God’s work. Our hands.” Sunday. As we observe the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, we are reminded of the gospel’s promise that we are freed in Christ to love and serve our neighbors. In “The Freedom of a Christian,” Martin Luther wrote: “A Christian is lord of all, completely free of everything; a Christian is a servant, completely attentive to the needs of all.” 

As we begin to explore opportunities to participate in “God’s work. Our hands.” Sunday, I invite you to consider what the Reformation promise means for us today in our neighborhoods and globally as we carry forward our work to reconcile and restore communities in Jesus’ name.

Old Lutheran will once again have T-shirts available for purchase. The bright-yellow shirts provide a wonderful visual impact across the ELCA. The deadline for ordering your congregation’s personalized T-shirts with Old Lutheran is Aug. 15. We also have a number of shirts available from previous years. Please check with Pastor.


Ann Anderson brought back a copy of a cook book from her former congregation in Wisconsin that they were selling for $3 each.  It was a small book with recipes for soup and salads.  The Evangelism committee thought that Trinity could put together a similar book with our favorite recipes.  How many times have we gone through the line at our pot luck dinners and said “I’d like that recipe.”  Here’s your chance to share those recipes.  We have a pot luck dinner coming up for our annual meeting on May 21 so bring your best and favorite dishes. We will then sell the cook books for a small fee.  We haven’t decided where the money will go, but those decisions are infinite.

To reach Pastor Peggy: 
Office:           802-254-4220

Pastor is in the church office each week, Wednesday through Friday from 8 am to 12:30 pm. She works from home on weeknights and Saturdays.

Cell:     802-579-1948 —   E-mail: 

Please don't hesitate to call Pastor at any time with a concern or in the case of an emergency.


  • When you are in need of prayer

  • When you miss church two weeks in a row

  • When you are going in to the hospital for surgery or illness

  • When you arrive at the hospital and have been assigned a room

  • When you would like to receive Holy Communion

  • When there is a birth in your family

  • When there is a death in your family

  • When you are in trouble or discouraged

  • When you need assistance

  • When you want to celebrate good news

  • When you need to share bad news

  • When you want to schedule an event

  • When you need information relating to congregational life at Trinity



    We pray especially for those affected by violence , addiction and abuse. We pray for the and those who suffer from discrimination in their daily lives.

    We pray for all those who deal with mental illness, especially families with adolescents.  Give them support from their friends and families, excellent medical care from their doctors, and the peace of knowing that all of God’s children are precious and loved.

    Speak healing and peace to the hearts of those who suffer in mind, body, or spirit. We pray especially for Bradley Rodman, Frances Speno Ziel, Art Givens, Lorna, Dottie, Eileen McCafferty, Carol Nass, Lennie Calhoun, Joseph Dent, Lori Fields, Scott Nass, Jeff Topping, Beth Woodward, Jim Wright, Marielle, Tanya Beebe, Ruth Wells, Buddy Speno, Phyllis Harrington, Jim and Ginny O’Brien, Martha Gouger, Rachael Adams and Paityn Meadows, Marci Sharp, Rawley, Klein, Clem, Joseph O’Brien, Dierdra Baker, and Pam Long.

We celebrate the life of Kiran Tyler, whose 12th birthday is next Wednesday.









A Congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. God's Work. Our Hands