Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church, Los Alamos, New Mexico
Issue #371--March 7, 2018     
The Fourth Sunday in Lent

Sunday, March 11    
Childcare provided all morning in the Nursery for ages 0-5

8:00am  Rite I Holy Eucharist

 Coffee Hour
Education Hour
for all ages 
10:30am Rite II  
Holy Eucharist   
11:45am Coffee Hour
Read Ahead Lessons
The Fourth Sunday  
in Lent
March 11, 2018 
Trinity Tidbits--Week 4 of Lent
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Fred Rogers was a saint among us. His TV show brought so much light to so many of us.  In these days of heartbreak and fear, we would do well to remember his words of wisdom: "My mother would say to me, 'Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.' To this day, especially in times of disaster, I remember my mother's words, and I am always comforted by realizing that there are still so many helpers - so many caring people in this world." As we continue moving through Lent, perhaps you can seek to be a helper yourself. 

Time Changes -- Spring Forward! 
Daylight Savings Time goes into effect at 2 a.m. Sunday March 11. Turn your clocks forward one hour Saturday evening
The second Lenten Choral Evensong will be on Sunday March 18 at 6 pm. There will be seasonal anthems, including Casciolini's penitential Agnus Dei, and congregational hymns; in addition, the Choir will sing Henry Purcell's Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis in G minor. The service will be followed by a reception with refreshments in Kelly Hall at about 6:45 pm. All are welcome to worship; bring friends and family!
The early church often met in people's homes, had Eucharist, and then ate together.  I (Mother Laurie) have previously been part of a Table Eucharist in Santa Fe.  Lynn Finnegan and I would like to experiment with this possibility in Los Alamos.  We have three opportunities: Sat Feb Feb 24, and Mar 10.  We will gather at 6:00 at Lynn's house.  At 6:15 we will have a worship service while sitting around the table.  We will experiment with different liturgies from around the world.  The "sermon" will be a 20 minute interactive discussion about the scriptures.  During communion, we will commune the person next to us.  After worship, we will have a meal together.  If this experiment is successful, we hope to offer these around the community, on either a weekday or weekend night.  Note, a Table Eucharist is different from our fellowship dinners.  I highly commend the Fellowship Dinners to you!  With fellowship dinners you meet with the same people for a few months and really get to know them.  A Table Eucharist is a service of the church and as such is meant to be open to anyone.  Please let Lynn Finnegan know if you plan to attend.
How do Fellowship Dinners work?
You get to know new church members, and you get to know old ones better, too. You know-the ones you see often at church and wish you had more time to talk to? With fellowship dinners, families are grouped into sets of six or eight. Once a month (or whatever schedule everybody in the group chooses), one family hosts a dinner in their home and provides the entrée. Other families come and provide appetizers, salad, and dessert (or, again, any other combination you choose). This process rotates until each family has had a turn in their own home.
When will the Fellowship Dinners begin?
Fellowship Dinners should begin just after Easter.
Can I bring my children?
That decision will be up to the group to which you are assigned.
How do I sign up?
A signup poster will be posted soon in the Narthex. But if you have further questions, you can always call or text me.
I'm really looking forward to getting us (re)started!
Lisa Rothrock
TOTH's Anglican Heritage Tour in the U.K.! 
The Trinity on the Hill UK Pilgrimage and residency at Portsmouth Cathedral will take place from 13 July 2018 to 23 July 2018. At present, the Pilgrimage comprises a Pilgrim Choir of 17, plus one of our clergy, Mother Laurie. The Choir will sing four Evensongs and a service of Choral Eucharist in Portsmouth Cathedral, plus an Evensong at a church in Oxford. In addition, all pilgrims will visit sites associated with the history, spirituality and evolution of the Episcopal Church. A preview of much of the music that we shall sing can be heard at Evensong (6 pm, Third Sunday of the month) over the next few months.The Pilgrim Choir is mostly made up of regular singers from ToTH, and includes seven of our young people, drawn from the Youth and Evensong Choirs. Most of these young people would be unable to participate in this once-in-a-lifetime experience were it not for the sponsorship of the Youth Choir Scholarship Fund, which is supported by donations of ToTH parishioners and fund-raising activities carried out by Youth Choir members and parents (yard work, Sunday cooked breakfasts and so on). As an extra contribution to the Fund, we are organizing a Musical Dinner at 6 pm on Saturday April 7, 2018. There will be a three-course dinner plus wine, with several celebrated ToTH specialities, such as Cornish Hen, Triplett Lamb and smoked salmon pasta, background music by local performers and a silent auction that includes original works of art by the Jandacek family and T.K. Thompson.We can still accommodate a few extra pilgrims, both singing and non-singing, on the tour, which will visit numerous historic and religious sites in Windsor, London, Portsmouth, Oxford, Salisbury, Stonehenge, Bath, and Canterbury. In fact, if we can get four more pilgrims, it will reduce the cost to our young choristers by a substantial amount! The price is very economical, and includes all transport, hotel accommodation, admission to historic sites and two meals per day. Please see John Singleton or Judy Crocker for details. 
Diocesan Choral Festival comes to TOTH in April! 
April's Evensong will be held on Sunday 22 April and be rather special! Over the past few years, singers from TOTH have been the largest contingent at the Diocesan Choral Festival apart from the Cathedral Choir. In recognition of this and the successful Deanery Choral Evensong held at TOTH in 2016, the 2018 Diocesan Choral Festival will be held at TOTH. Cathedral organist Maxine Thevenot will play the organ and direct a choir made up of singers from all over the diocese, including the Cathedral Choir and TOTH's own choirs. The schedule for the afternoon is as follows:
     3:00 pm singers arrive and have snack, tea, biscuits etc.
     3:30 pm rehearse, in cassocks
     4:45 pm water break and put on surplices
     5:00 pm service
     5:40 pm reception, pot-luck supper.
Note that the service is earlier than usual to allow singers from more distant parishes to get home at a reasonable time.
The music includes:
Preces & Responses in Ab by Maxine Thevenot
Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis in F by Harold Friedell
O Thou the Central Orb by Charles Wood
Music and further information is available from John Singleton
The Next Smith's Bucks order is due on Tuesday, March 20.
     Kroger, the parent company for Smith's gives TOTH a percentage of your dollars when you load up cash value one of their gift cards ordered through TOTH. You get your full dollar value on your card! Smith's Bucks card users have noticed that these cards work easier at the register than any other payment method!  
     If you don't have a card yet, just put a check in the plate on Sunday or bring it by the office by Tuesday noon and write "Smith's Bucks new card" on the memo line. We'll order you a card and let you know when it arrives (usually by Friday). When you reload your card, the funds usually appear on the card on Thursday of the same week.  
     The next deadlines for Smith's orders are on the Tuesdays during the week immediately after LANL paydays: March 20.
     Mark your calendars! Thank you for your participation!  
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From "In the Loop"  

Perpetua, Felicity and their Companions Martyrs at Carthage (202 A.D.)
O God, the King of Saints, who strengthened your servants Perpetua, Felicity, and their companions to make a good confession and encourage one another in the time of trial: Grant that we who cherish their blessed memory may be encouraged by their prayers to share their pure and steadfast faith and win with them the palm of victory; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen 

Santa Fe's Holy Family Host Santa Fe Music Works Chorus     Holy Family Episcopal Church, 10A Bisbee Court, Santa Fe, will host a performance by Santa Fe Music Works of Haydn's Missa Brevis Sancti Joannis de Deo and Te Deum under the direction of Dr. Mary Badarak on Saturday, March 10 at 3 p.m.
   The following weekend, the Santa Fe Music Works' Chorus will travel to San Francisco where they will join with four choruses from all over the U.S. to sing these Haydn masterpieces in Grace Cathedral, under the direction of Maestro Joshua Habermann.

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   
City RockFest 2018  

Thu, Mar 8, 2018 at 6:30 pm

Doors at 6:00 pm

El Buen Pastor

Poster attached, and I left some at the church office door.
Brent Vernon Wednesday March 14 at White Rock Presbyterian 
     White Rock Presbyterian Church invites you to an evening of music, evangelism, and fellowship at 6:30pm on March 14. The concert is intended for both youth and families - kids of all ages! 
     Brent Vernon is a singer-songwriter and ventriloquist from South Florida. He is also the author and illustrator of five children's books. Using songs, stories, and humor to communicate his faith, Brent has crisscrossed the United States countless times and has performed in Ireland, Australia, Canada, and the Caribbean.
     Admission is by free will offering. Light refreshments will be served. 
Growing in God's Goodness
2018 Woman@Woman Mini-Conference
Saturday, March 17, from 9:00 a.m. to Noon
Los Alamos Church of Christ, 2323 Diamond Drive, 505-695-5890
We invite all women to join us for Bible study, discussion, worship,
Christian fellowship, spiritual uplifting, and a complimentary brunch.
This is the sixth program in our "Fruit of the Spirit" series.
Our activities will focus on understanding and practicing what God considers good.
Psalm 119:68: You are good, and what you do is good; teach me your decrees.
Please join us for this free event.
As part of our focus on goodness, we will have a table for LA Cares.
This local service appreciates donations of canned goods,
paper products and toiletry items.
Hello, Coro Friend.
     Preparations are well underway for our April 13-15 Endless Song concerts, and Coro and I are looking forward to the performances.  The program reflects upon the endless song that flows within our world, with stirring narration and music by living composers including Ola Gjeilo, Daniel Elder, and Dan Forrest. The featured work is Z. Randall Stroope's Northwest Passage, which is a delightful and challenging setting of three poems about the beauty of the great American Northwest.  
     We are pleased to have a number of special guests participating in this concert: pianists Cindy Little and Nathan Salazar, narrator Anne Marsh, vocalist Elisa Enriquez, violinist Wade Wheelock, and percussionist/pianist Joe Cox.  If you would like to help support financially the appearance of these guests, please let me know. Your donation would be most appreciated!
     Also, Coro now has two more videos on YouTube.  Thought you might enjoy listening to them.
     Faure's "Cantique de Jean Racine" with string quartet and piano from our 2017 Rhapsody concert
     Season Highlights from the 2016-17 Season  
Thank you,
Nylea Butler-Moore, Artistic Director
Coro de Camara
Contact Information
Please email Cynthia Biddlecomb to have an event or notice sent to the Parish. Deadline is Wednesday at noon., 662-5107