Some of you are aware that Morgan, a 16-year sophomore at North Hunterdon, was diagnosed with AML last August. Since, she has undergone several rounds of chemotherapy to kill off the leukemia, has spent most of the time since the diagnosis in RWJ or CHoP hospitals, had 2 rounds of radiation to kill off the last of her immune system. Morgan made the news when her 5 siblings all tested as extremely good matches for a bone marrow transplant. The procedure was done 2 weeks ago with her next youngest brother as the donor. Thus far, everything is proceeding well. Morgan is very tired, the treatments have left her with sores in her throat (limiting her ability to eat or drink). She will be in isolation at CHoP for about 100 days, coming home sometime at the end of the summer.
In preparation for the homecoming, the hospital has provided the family with an overwhelming list of things that must be done (clean the house thoroughly from top to bottom, steam clean Morgan’s bed and all the carpets—the list seems endless). There is also a list of items that must be purchased to keep Morgan from getting any infections that would compromise her health. The list includes bedding, toiletries, clothing, even a separate vacuum and air purifier!
If you can help, here is the link to Amazon where still unpurchased items are listed.
You may also make a donation to her GoFund me account at https://gofund.me/db0c168d
Cards may be to her at
Morgan Hewitt, c/o Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, 3401 Civic Center Blvd., Philadelphia, PA. 19104, Rm. 45 3 East
Thank for your thoughtfulness. For further information, speak to Marge Keller.
New Guidelines Allow Reopening at Local Discretion
This post features highlights from a new report issued by the Diocese Reentering, Reopening, and Reimagining (RRR) Task Force, allowing in-person worship without prior approval from Bishop Stokes.
Read the entire report online (español)
Download the report. (español)
“I give you a new commandment, that you love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.” --John 13:34-35
As vaccination rates and availability rise, and public health guidance and federal, state, and local mandates are reduced, we as the gathered Body of Christ are able to eliminate many of the limits on gathering that we have diligently followed for many months.
What does not change, and cannot change, is our primary commitment to love one another as Jesus has loved us. That commitment must grow even more active on the part of congregations and individuals, and must adapt to the unique situation of each congregation, as guidance from diocesan and state leadership changes in response to the evolving science and facts around us.
This new report from the Reentering, Reopening, and Reimagining (RRR) Task Force is meant to help congregations, their leaders, and members care for one another and consider how we gather joyfully and appropriately in this transitional time of a global pandemic.
Required Precautions for Gathering
During the quarantine, when we did not have live services, flowers were not needed on the altar. Prior to last March, we welcomed donations of flowers for Thanksgivings, Memorials, Birthdays, Anniversaries, Births, or other special occasions.
We are again LIVE at CHS and are asking for your donations of flowers for the altar each week.
To have flowers placed at the altar and ambo, please use the "Donate" button below. Please indicate the reason so that we can acknowledge your gift in the bulletin. Right under the "Make this a monthly donation?" there is a tiny pencil. That is where you click and type your reason - "in thanksgiving for the birth of our grandchild" . No, it is not obvious! If you can't figure out how to make the memorial online, email your reason to Support@churchholyspirit.net along with the information that you donated online.
Altar Flower Donation
(If you use the DONATE button at the bottom of CHSNews, the Trumpeter and/or the website please indicate that it is a flower donation and the reason so that we can acknowledge in the bulletin.)
To have your offering listed in the bulletin each week, we ask that you make your donation online no later than one week before; if you wish to pay by check, please email your information to Support@churchholyspirit.net no later than one week prior and mail your check to the church, attention Altar Guild. The suggested donation amount remains at $35 per offering.
It will be lovely to have flowers on the altar every week. Thank you for your donation.
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