Due to the prediction of severe weather, our weekend Services are cancelled

Dear Friends,

 As the day has progressed, the weather reports have grown increasingly threatening. Because we take the safety of our parish family seriously, we have decided to err on the side of caution, As a result, the Eucharist for this evening at 5:00 p.m. and tomorrow at 8:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. have been cancelled.

I am attaching a .pdf of the bulletin for: The First Sunday in Lent.

Looking Ahead
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
     9:30 am Handbell rehearsal (Church)
     6:00 pm Lenten Bible Study Group (Library)

Wednesday, February 21, 2018
The Feast of Saint Matthias the Apostle
(transferred from February 24th)
        11:30 am Holy Eucharist
        6:00 pm Bonaventure Reading Group (Library)

Thursday, February 22, 2018
The Feast of Saint Peter’s Chair at Antioch
        3:30 pm Crafting Our Prayers (at The Knitter’s Edge)

Friday, February 23, 2018
The Feast of Saint Polycarp, Bishop and Martyr of Smyrna, 156

Saturday, February 24. 2018
The Second Sunday in Lent
        5:00 pm Holy Eucharist with Sermon

Sunday, February 25, 2018
The Second Sunday in Lent
        8:00 am Holy Eucharist with Sermon
        9:15 am Adult Forum
       10:30 am Holy Eucharist with Choir and Sermon
       2:30 pm Centering Prayer (Library

An invitation to a Holy Lent

From the Book of Common Prayer:

“Dear People of God: The first Christians observed with great devotion the days of our Lord’s passion and resurrection, and it became the custom of the Church to prepare for them by a season of penitence and fasting. This season of Lent provided a time in which converts to the faith were prepared for Holy Baptism. It was also a time when those who, because of notorious sins, had been separated from the body of the faithful were
reconciled by penitence and forgiveness, and restored to the fellowship of the Church. Thereby, the whole congregation was put in mind of the message of pardon and absolution set forth in the Gospel of our Savior, and of the need which all
Christians continually have to renew their repentance and faith.

I invite you, therefore, in the name of the Church, to the observance of a holy Lent, by self-examination and repentance; by prayer, fasting, and self-denial; and by reading and meditating on God’s holy Word.”

Here are the photos from the 7:30 pm Eucharist.


Ash Wednesday at Trinity

You are invited to join us today for Services at Trinity for Ash Wednesday and the beginning of Lent. If you are not able to be with us in person, we invite you to join us in prayer. Here is the .pdf of today’s bulletin  Ash Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Here is the schedule for today:

Ash Wednesday and the Beginning of Lent
Holy Eucharist at 12:00 noon and 7:30 p.m.

“Ashes to Go” – 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p. m.
(in the Memorial Garden)
and 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
(At the entrance to the Church)

The Collect for Ash Wednesday:

Almighty and everlasting God, you hate nothing you have made and forgive the sins of all who are penitent: Create and make in us new and contrite hearts, that we, worthily lamenting our sins and acknowledging our wretchedness, may obtain of you, the God of all mercy, perfect remission and forgiveness; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever. Amen.


Shrove Tuesday at Trinity

This evening we said farewell to “ordinary time” with a delicious Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper. The food was amazing and –truly–a “good time was had by all.”

Here are the photos.

A Bible Study Group for Lent–Please join us.

A Bible Study group will meet in the Library of the Church on Tuesday nights of Lent (beginning on February 20th) from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. The sessions will begin with Compline and will then read the Lessons assigned to the coming Sunday. There will then be a discussion of the readings. All are invited and are welcome to attend.

The group will be led by Millard Cook, the Parish Administrator and Pastoral Assistant. Millard earned a B.A. in Early Modern European History (with minors in French and Spanish) from Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina. As a Benedictine Monk of Saint Vincent Archabbey in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, he earned an. M.A. in  Systematic Theology and the M.Div. (required for ordination). He served as a Roman Catholic priest for 12 years and pursued graduate studies at the Rose Hill campus of Fordham University in the Bronx where he earned an M.A. in Early Modern European History and the M.Phil. Over the years Millard has taught on the secondary and college levels and has facilitated numerous adult education classes in both the Roman Catholic and Episcopal traditions. He was received into the Episcopal Church in 2008.



Lenten Resources are available (thanks to the kindness of the Pastoral Care Committee)

The Pastoral Care Committee provides Forward Day-By-Day to the congregation through the year.  As we approach Lent, Forward Day-By-Day’s Good Book Club is inviting Episcopalians (with the encouragement of the Presiding Bishop) to join in reading the Gospel of Luke and the Book of Acts during Lent and Easter.  Readings start Sunday, February 11 and go through the Easter season.  Additional copies have been ordered along with a limited supply of large print booklets.

Along with this publication will be other selected publications if you choose not to participate with Forward Day-By-Day.  These are also available.

The Pastoral Care Committee encourages you to avail yourself and your family to this opportunity to open your heart and devote time to daily readings during this time of Lent.

The literature is on the table at the back of the church and in the “Tract Rack.”



Please travel with us on our Lenten Journey at Trinity

Please join us for the Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper on February 13th at 5:30 p.m., for Services on February 14th and for the First Sunday in Lent on February 17th and 18th.

“Within a short time, the Lord will call us on Ash Wednesday to a time of fasting, repentance, and conversion. We have died in Baptism and put on the Lord Jesus Christ. Each year, we keep the 40 days of Lent with prayer, penitence and the practice of charity so that we may come to the Easter feast, ready to renew, once more, our Baptismal Promises—which give us life. Throughout Lent, we will gather to hear the word of God and to intercede for the needs of the world. ”

Tuesday, February 13, 2018
The Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper in the Parish Hall at 5:30 p.m.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Ash Wednesday and the Beginning of Lent
Holy Eucharist at 12:00 noon and 7:30 p.m.
“Ashes to Go” – 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p. m.
and 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.  

Saturday, February 17, 2018
The First Sunday in Lent
5:00 pm The Great Litany and Holy Eucharist with Sermon  

Sunday, February 18, 2018
The First Sunday in Lent
8:00 a.m. The Great Litany and Holy Eucharist with Sermon
10:30 am The Great Litany and Holy Eucharist
with Choir and Sermon

Ash Wednesdaay graphic