Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church, Los Alamos, New Mexico
Issue #342-- August 9, 2017    
The 10th Sunday after Pentecost
August 13, 2017

Rite I Holy Eucharist 
Coffee Hour 
Rite II Holy Eucharist  
11:30am Coffee Hour.
Save these dates... 
Sunday August 20 Back to School Cookout
Sat August 26
Tea & Fashion Show
Sunday Sept. 10 
Good Books in Kelly Hall
Saturday Sept. 23 
Rwandan Celebration 
Read Ahead Lessons...
Pentecost 10A      
The Next Smith's Bucks order is due next Tuesday August 8th by Noon
   If you don't have a card yet, just put a check in the plate on Sunday and write "Smith's Bucks new card" on the memo line
   The next deadlines for Smith's orders are usually the Tuesdays during the week after LANL paydays: August 8 & 22, Sept. 5 &19. Mark your calendars! Thank you for your participation!  
Trinity Tidbits-Week of Pentecost 10
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   By now, you will have read in Tidings that Trinity on the Hill will be entering a season of discernment in the Fall. 
   Now, discernment means different things to different people.  For us, discernment is rooted in a process of listening to God and listening to each other.  What kind of parish is God calling us to be? What kind of family of Christian brothers and sisters is God calling us to be? What are the strengths that God is calling us to live into, to lift up, to celebrate? Where are the growing edges God is calling us to honestly face, that we might be more faithfully the kind of church family God desires us to be?
   These are some of the questions we will be asking. Perhaps take some time in prayer and ask these questions yourself.  You could keep a journal of your answers and share them once we begin this process in earnest.
Back to School Sunday is Aug. 20 at TOTH
Greetings TOTH family from your friendly Vestry! On Sunday, August 20, we will be providing ice cream sundaes and floats during the annual Back To School Cookout. All of the treats will be provided, so we invite you all to come indulge your sweet tooth and meet your Vestry members.    There will be a scavenger hunt for the kiddos and a photo booth for all to capture some silly memories with your church family. There will be some props for the photo booth, but if your little person would like a picture with their favorite stuffie, please have them bring it along too. The Vestry looks forward to seeing you all on Sunday, August 20!
   Please bring side dishes and salads to share that will augment the hamburgers and hot dogs Keith will be grilling! 
Special Parish-wide Event on September 23...
    It's my joy to be able to share with you a ministry I am passionate about.  Since 2007, Karen and I have been supporters of The Kefa Project and the amazing work they do with children in Rwanda. This ministry works with some of the most disposed and vulnerable children in Rwanda, often taking them from a life on the streets and giving them a safe space to grow and develop into the beautiful people God has formed them to be.  Through innovative means like sports camps, film internships, and a live-in soccer academy that has produced nationally ranked athletes, these children come to know the love of God and the potential dwelling deep within them.  Join us on Saturday, September 23 for a dinner with the founder, Brian Beckman.  Tickets are available for purchase in the Parish Office.
   Fr. Christopher Adams,Rector 
   Singers and those who love music are invited to join an Anglican Heritage Pilgrimage to England, July 12-23, 2018.
  After exploring London, Windsor Castle and Canterbury Cathedral, we will use Portsmouth Cathedral as a home base; our gift is to offer the Cathedral a TOTH "Pilgrim Choir" to sing several Evensong services and a Sunday principal mass.
   Between rehearsals (and while singers are rehearsing), a luxury coach will take the group many places in the region including Oxford, Bath, Brighton, Salisbury, Stonehenge, HMS Victory and the Mary Rose!
   If you think you might be interested, please contact John Singleton or Judy Crocker very soon. The church has already paid a deposit to the tour company!
  The cost, including airfare, accommodations and two meals a day, will be something less than $5,000 per person (depending on single/double occupancy) for airfare, transport, accommodations, entry fees, two meals a day, etc. Not included is your pocket money, travel insurance, and a handful of meals on your own.

   Scholarship funds will be needed to help our youngest singers participate, so if you can't go, please consider contributing to the TOTH Youth Choir Scholarship Fund.
   Thanks to all who have committed to the tour or donated already!
    Trinity Builders (which includes some House of Hope ladies) will have their popular Tea and Fashion Show on Saturday, August 26. They truly appreciate all the support from congregation members in the past and hope for another successful event this year!  
    A few more quality donations for the Silent Auction would be appreciated: bottles of wine, a quilt rack (at least to display the quilts we have received), certificates for services, and the like. High end items preferred! 
    Please contact the office with any questions and offers of help or donations. Deadline for donations will be August 20 (less than 2 weeks away!)
Trinity on the Hill Music Director Joe Cox has a new album, available in many digital outlets, including Spotify. It's contemplative, introspective, meditative. The Canticles from the Book of Common Prayer. Get out your BCP and sing/follow along. Click here: Joe Cox's Latest
In the Loop
Feast of the Transfiguration   August 6
O  God, who on the holy mount revealed to chosen witnesses your well-beloved Son, wonderfully transfigured, in raiment white and glistening: Mercifully grant that we, being delivered from the disquietude of this world, may by faith behold the King in his beauty; who with you, O Father, and you, O Holy Spirit, lives and reigns, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.  

Applications now accepted for Official Youth Presence
at Episcopal Church General Convention 2018
[August3, 2017] Applications are now accepted for high school students who want to participate in the General Convention Official Youth Presence (GCOYP) at the   Episcopal Church 79th   General Convention to be held Thursday, July 5 to Friday, July 13, 2018 at   The Austin Convention Center, Austin, Texas (Diocese of   Texas). click here for information and application

August 15 webinar focuses on refugee program updates
[July 31, 2017] Episcopal Migration Ministries and the  Episcopal Church Office of  Government Relations are hosting a one-hour free webinar, Welcome in Action: Education, Advocacy and Outreach on Tuesday, August 15 at 4 pm Eastern (3 pm Central/2 pm Mountain/1 pm Pacific/noon Alaska/11 am Hawaii).  This webinar will provide the latest updates on the travel ban, refugee funding, and upcoming opportunities to engage in advocacy and outreach in support of refugee resettlement.
   Leading the August 15 webinar will be Lacy Broemel, Episcopal Church Refugee and Immigration Policy Analyst, and Kendall Martin, Episcopal Migration Ministries Manager for Communications. Registration is required. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER . The webinar will be available on-demand following the event. For more information, contact Broemel at:

Updates and Status of the Search Process for our next bishop.
     The Bishop Search Committee met on July 28 and reviewed a draft of the Diocesan Profile, which is scheduled to be put on line by Sept. 1; at that time nominations will be open. Some suggestions were proffered to the profile authors and accepted but on the whole the full committee was quite satisfied with the draft.
     Responses to questions about the diocese for the Office for Transitional Ministry, a part of the process required by the national church, also were previewed. Suggestions for it were proffered and accepted.
     The committee next meets on Aug. 14.

Safeguarding Our Children--the online training 
Due to upgrades in the Online Training, the enrollment process for Safeguarding Our Children has changed. 
will take you there, or... to enroll, click here 
Once an individual has registered, they can access the new system by going to 
and clicking the link at the bottom of the page.
Please also check to see which modules the Diocese recommends for which role with children. The chart is available in the office and on the diocesan website. One must renew their training every three years
Looking for all of the worship services and devotional content of the BCP along with the full lectionary texts in one app? Look no further than the eCP app! By Church Publishing, Inc. Open iTunes to buy and download apps. $9.99   
Contact Information
Please email Cynthia Biddlecomb to have an event or notice sent to the Parish. Deadline is Wednesday at noon., 662-5107