Trinity Mesenger

The Trinity Messenger

Volume 43, Number 5                   June 2017

Vision Statement   

Trinity United Church of Christ seeks to be a diverse, dynamic, Spirit-filled congregation, connected to each other and the community.


Deadline for the July/August 2017

Messenger is:

Monday June 19th


committee  

June Meetings

Consistory       Monday, June 12, 2017               6:30 pm

 


Dr. Covin’s Office Hours

Monday – 4 – 7:30 pm

Tuesday – None

Wednesday – 4:30 – 7:30pm

Thursday – 10 am – 3 pm

Friday – 10 am – 3 pm

Sunday – 11:30 -Noon


Sunday Bible School

Bible Study at Trinity UCC

The Spring Session is scheduled for

May 7th through June 11th. Bible study will meet at 9:30 am in the

Church Parlor. If you have any questions please contact Dr. Covin.

 

If you have any questions please contact Dr. Covin

Hope to see you there!


 

 

Tickets On SaleToday!

To order tickets please contact Kellie Turner

 or the Church Office

 We are seeking interested individuals for our handbell ministry, as well as those who might be interested in serving as part of our weekly choir. I look forward to hearing from you.
Blessings,
Kellie

 

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Trinity College Preparatory Academy – TCPA

Jacob R. DeHoff Learning Center

The next monthly meeting of TCPA will be the trip to Atlanta, Georgia.   The students and chaperones will leave June 16th and return June 20th.  If you have any questions please feel free to contact Dr. Covin.  Thank You


A Glass of Milk

One day, a poor boy who was selling goods from door to door to pay his way through school, found he had only one thin dime left, and he was hungry.

He decided he would ask for a meal at the next house.   However, he lost his nerve when a lovely young woman opened the door.    Instead of a meal he asked for a drink of water.  She thought he looked hungry so brought him a large glass of milk.   He drank it so slowly, and then asked, “How much do I owe you?”   You don’t owe me anything,” she replied.  “Mother has taught us never to accept pay for a kindness.”    He said ….”Then I thank you from my heart.”

As Howard Kelly left that house, he not only felt stronger physically, but his faith in God and man was strong also.  He had been ready to give up and quit.

Many years later that same young woman became critically ill.  The local doctors were baffled.  They finally sent her to the big city, where they called in specialists to study her rare disease.

Dr. Howard Kelly was called in for the consultation.  When he heard the name of the town she came from, a strange light filled his eyes.  Immediately he rose and went down the hall of the hospital to her room.  Dressed in his doctor’s gown he went in to see her.  He recognized her at once.  He went back to the consultation room determined to do his best to save her life.  From that day he gave special attention to her case.  After a long struggle, the battle was won.

Dr. Kelly requested the business office to pass the final bill to him for approval.  He looked at it, then wrote something on the edge, and the bill was sent to her room.  She feared to open it, for she was sure it would take the rest of her life to pay for it all.  Finally she looked, and something caught her attention on the side of the bill.  She read these words….

“Paid in full with one glass of milk”

(Signed)  Dr. Howard Kelly

  Tears of joy flooded her eyes as her happy heart prayed:  “Thank You, God, that Your love has spread broad through human hearts and hands.”

 There’s a saying which goes something like this:

Bread cast on the water comes back to you.   The good deed you do today may benefit you or someone you love at the least expected time.  If you never see the deed again at least you will have made the world a better place – and, after all, isn’t that what life is all about?

Did You do your good deed today?

 


Remembering Our Father’s

There has been a moment in each of your lives when you have stopped to wonder the matchless importance of your dad in your life. Their influence infinite, their presence unmatched! They have been a pillar of strength for you and their unconditional love has never demanded anything from you other than your love and respect. Celebrate the spirit of Father’s Day with this adorable story and cherish the presence of your father in your life.

 A Father’s Eyes Jonathan’s mother died when he was very young and his father brought him up. Both of them shared a very special relationship. Jonathan loved to play football and his father made sure that he was always there to cheer his son at every match, even if Jonathan wasn’t a part of the playing team. Jonathan being small sized, wasn’t allowed to play in the main team. Nevertheless, he continued with his practice with full determination. Everyone thought that Jonathan would never be able to make it onto the team, though somehow, his determination carried him through. The coach seeing his diligence and dedication decided to keep him on the roster. One day during practice, the coach met him with a telegram. Jonathan was shocked to read the message contained in it. Swallowing hard, he mumbled to the coach, “My father died this morning. Will it be all right if I miss practice today?” The coach gently put his arm around his shoulder and said, “Take the rest of the week off, son, and don’t even plan to come to the game on Saturday.” On the day of the game, Jonathan’s college team was losing badly to the rival team. The coach and the players had all lost hope when they saw Jonathan coming towards them. Jonathan ran up to the coach and pleaded him to allow him to play this match. At first, the coach wouldn’t allow him to play. However after a lot of persuasion, the coach gave in. Soon after Jonathan had joined the team on the field, the team started to improve and before they knew it the score was tied. However, the real cheer came during the crucial closing seconds when Jonathan intercepted a pass and ran all the way back for the winning touchdown. His team members were ecstatic. The crowd came running towards him to celebrate the win. After the match, the coach went up to Jonathan, who was seated alone in the corner of the locker room and asked, “Kid, I can’t believe it. You were fantastic! Tell me what got into you? How did you do it?” He looked at the coach, with tears in his eyes, and said, “Well, you knew my dad died, but did you know that my dad was blind?” The young man swallowed hard and forced a smile, “Dad came to all my games, but today was the first time he could see me play, and I wanted to show him I could do it!”


 

CONGRATULATIONS to our GRADUATES!

Rachel E. Mitts

West Virginia University

 

Rachel Ligons

Seton Hall

 

As you embark on your new adventure always remember this:

Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but inhumility count others more significant than yourselves.

Let each of you look not only to his own interests,but also to the interests of others.

Philippians 2:3-4


8 Summer Steps for Healthy Living

Improve your health with steps so simple you’ll barely notice the effort. In the warmer, longer, lazier days of summer, the living may not be easy, but your life probably feels less chaotic. Even adults tend to adopt a “school’s out!” attitude in summer. That’s why this is a perfect time to improve your health in a fashion so seasonally laid back you’ll barely notice the effort. To get you started, WebMD went to eight health experts in fields such as diet, fitness, stress, vision, and oral health. We asked them this: If you could only suggest one simple change this season to boost personal health, what would it be? Here are their top eight tips.

 

  1. Give Your Diet a Berry Boost

If you do one thing this summer to improve your diet, have a cup of mixed fresh berries — blackberries, blueberries, or strawberries — every day. They’ll help you load up on antioxidants, which may help prevent damage to tissues and reduce the risks of age-related illnesses. Blueberries and blackberries are especially antioxidant-rich. A big bonus: Berries are also tops in fiber, which helps keep cholesterol low and may even help prevent some cancers.

  1. Get Dirty — and Stress Less

To improve your stress level, plant a small garden, cultivate a flower box, or if space is really limited, plant a few flower pots — indoors or out.Just putting your hands in soil is “grounding.” And when life feels like you’re moving so fast your feet are barely touching the stuff, being mentally grounded can help relieve physical and mental stress.

 

  1. Floss Daily

You know you need to, now it’s time to start: floss every single day. Do it at the beach (in a secluded spot), while reading on your patio, or when watching TV — and the task will breeze by.

Flossing reduces oral bacteria, which improves overall body health, and if oral bacteria is low, your body has more resources to fight bacteria elsewhere. Floss daily and you’re doing better than at least 85% of people.

  1. Get Outside to Exercise

Pick one outdoor activity — going on a hike, taking a nature walk, playing games such as tag with your kids, cycling, roller blading, or swimming — to shed that cooped-up feeling of gym workouts.

And remember, the family that plays together not only gets fit together — it’s also a great way to create bonding time.

 

  1. Be Good to Your Eyes

To protect your vision at work and at play, wear protective eyewear. When outdoors, wear sunglasses that block at least 99% of ultraviolet A and B rays. Sunglasses can help prevent cataractscataracts, as well as wrinkles around the eyes.

And when playing sports or doing tasks such as mowing the lawn, wear protective eyewear. Ask your eye doctor about the best type; some are sport-specific.

 

  1. Vacation Time!

Improve your heart health: take advantage of summer’s slower schedule by using your vacation time to unwind.

Vacations have multiple benefits: They can help lower your blood pressure, heart rate, and stress hormones such as cortisol, which contributes to a widening waist and an increased risk of heart diseaseheart disease.

  1. Alcohol: Go Lite

Summer’s a great time to skip drinks with hard alcohol and choose a light, chilled alcoholic beverage (unless you are pregnant or should not drink for health or other reasons).

A sangria (table wine diluted with juice), a cold beer, or a wine spritzer are all refreshing but light. In moderation — defined as one to two drinks daily — alcohol can protect against heart disease.

  1. Sleep Well

Resist the urge to stay up later during long summer days. Instead pay attention to good sleep hygiene by keeping the same bedtime and wake-up schedule and not drinking alcohol within three hours of bedtime.

It’s also a good idea to avoid naps during the day unless you take them every day at the same time, for the same amount of time.

There they are: Eight super simple ways to boost your health this summer. Try one or try them all. They’re so easy you won’t even know they’re — shhhh — good for you.

 


prayer

Deborah Kaufhold

Our World

U.S. Military Personnel

William Lockard

TUCC Residents-in-care

Ronald Smith

Zachary Zortman

Gary Joseph

Minnie Spangler

Linda Amos

Nancy Lucas

Steve Fulton

Linda Amos

Justine Warfield

Diane Black

Brandon Houck

Katie Scott

Patricia Osman

Anne Leicht

Carl (Butch) Sallade

Judi Krebs

The Family of Gene Nicholas


 

2nd  Barbara Spangler              24th Nancilee Joines          

8th   Paul Gibbs                           26th Burton Kniseley         

15th Deborah Gibbs                   28th Lois Miller            

17th William Gross                     29th Sarah Nicholas

19th Flint Bubb                          

             

June 8th   David & Lisa Toomey

June 13th   Donald & Medea Stankus

June 21st     John & Michelle Myers

 

Editor’s Note

If we’ve missed your birthday or anniversary, or have the date incorrect, please contact the office.


JUNE 2017 SCHEDULE

    

DATE         06/04/17     06/11/17     06/18/17       06/25/17  

 

 

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 CHURCH CALENDAR IS FOUND ON THE MAIN WEBSITE


 

2017 CONSISTORY

PRESIDENT ………………………………………….… Lois Miller

VICE-PRESIDENT………………………….…. Kay Kraft

SECRETARY………………………………………….. Beth Rohrbaugh-Mitts

TREASURER……………………………………. ….… Sue Houck

 

 

TRUSTEES ~ Sue Houck, Barbara Johnson, Lucy Kniseley, Lois Miller, Carl Sallade

ELDERS ~ Joan Boyce, Kay Kraft, Dave Stauffer,  Justine Warfield

DEACONS ~ Fred Miller, Michelle Myers, Beth Rohrbaugh-Mitts, Margaret Scott

 

CHRISTIAN EDUCATION………………………  Kay Kraft

FELLOWSHIP……………………………………… Lois Miller

FINANCE & PERSONNEL………………………David Stauffer

………………………………………………………….  Carl Sallade

MISSION…………………………………………….. Joan Boyce

PASTORAL RELATIONS ………………………  Fred Miller

………………………………………………………….  David Stauffer, Jr.

PROPERTY ………………………………………… Fred Miller

RESIDENTS-IN-CARE…………………………..   OPEN

WORSHIP……………………………………………  OPEN

ALTAR GUILD……………………………………..  Margaret Scott

HEAD USHER ……………………………………..  Fred Miller