E-Newsletter for January 2nd, 2020



Holy Trinity Episcopal Church E-Newsletter

For the week of Sunday, December 29th  – Saturday, January 4th


Service Notes

On Sunday, January 5th, we will observe the 2nd Sunday after Christmas:

10:30 am – Choral Eucharist

11:30 am – Hospitality Hour

Jeremiah 31:7-14

Ephesians 1:3-6,15-19a

Matthew 2:13-15,19-23

or Luke 2:41-52

or Matthew 2:1-12

Psalm 84 or 84:1-8


Here are a few of the ways you can help support Holy Trinity on Sunday mornings:

  • Show up and #PackThePews!  Invite family and friends.
  • When at church, if you have the Facebook app on your smartphone, #CheckInAtChurch.  Check-ins help promote our church on social media.
  • If you cannot attend church, check in with us and our Live Stream on Twitter or Periscope if it is available that morning.


Save the Date - 8th Annual Chili Cook Off – Saturday, May 2nd


Facebook and Evite invites went out this week for the 8th Annual Chili Cook-off.  For this event to be a success, we will need 100+ attendees, so please mark your calendars and make it a point to share this event with your friends and family.  In addition, we need people to help volunteer for the following roles:


  • Chili Chefs (seeking approximately 16 total entries)
  • Planning Committee (event planning, supply purchasing, silent auction donations, etc.)
  • Day-of set-up and clean-up crew


Please reach out to Chris Fitzpatrick with questions and to volunteer.

Use this link to visit the Evite and RSVP:  http://evite.me/kvBWNh5Bd9


Devotional Opportunities

Every Wednesday, 9 AM @ Grace Church

Morning Prayer followed by the Holy Eucharist and Holy Unction.  The service is a traditional Eucharist with an emphasis on healing prayers; anointing with oil for healing of spirit, mind and body.  45 minutes


Every Thursday, 6:30 PM @ Grace Church

The formal evening prayer service of the Episcopal Church, according to the Book of Common Prayer.  15 minutes


First & Third Tuesdays beginning 11/5, 7 PM @ Holy Trinity

Contemplative Evening prayer followed by Anglican Rosary or Centering Prayer.  1 hour


Second Wednesdays, 10 AM @ Grace Church

Lectio Divina, an ancient, monastic approach to praying the scriptures.  1 hour


Every Thursday, 7 PM Remotely via Zoom video conferencing

Using Zoom, we will meet to read and discuss the coming Sunday’s readings.  This is not a Bible Study, but a lectionary reading group for those who are hoping to gain some familiarity with the readings before Sunday and ultimately deeper their worship experience.  25 minutes.


IMPORTANT - Coffee Hour Hosts and Hostesses Needed

Please give the calendar on the refrigerator a check for open slots for Hospitality / Coffee Hour.  We truly want to make sure that every week features the terrific hospitality that Holy Trinity has become known for – this is such a simple yet important part of ministry at our church, please make an effort to participate.

If we do not have a host or hostess on a given week, hospitality hour will not be offered.


Happy January Birthdays and Anniversaries to our parishioners and friends!


1/1 Gerard Eramo

1/6 Jack Stalb

1/9 Bonnie Fitzpatrick

1/11 Jean-Luc Meyer

1/12 Grace Behringer, Bill Ferara Sr.

1/19 Jane Arlin, Tabitha Ferara, Debra Chapman


Do you have an important parish announcement that you would like included in the e-newsletter?  If you, e-mail it toHolyTrinity326@optonline.net with the subject “E-Newsletter” and we will do our best to include it.


Do you have questions about the E-Newsletter?  Reach out to Holy Trinity Communications Director Chris Fitzpatrick at Fitzpatricks1@optimum.net.