Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church, Los Alamos, New Mexico
Issue #349-- September 27, 2017    
The 17th Sunday after Pentecost
October 1, 2017
Childcare provided all morning in the Nursery for ages 0-5

Rite I Holy Eucharist

Coffee Hour

Adult Education
and Sunday School
Rite II Holy Eucharist  
FIRST SUNDAY FOOD SUNDAY is this week, Oct. 1st. Please bring non-perishable food, cleaning supplies, paper products, etc for LA Cares. Thank you for your generosity and helping people in need!
Read Ahead Lessons
Pentecost 17A      
Trinity Tidbits-Week of Pentecost 17
TOTH logo
       This Sunday marks the beginning of our process of congregational Discernment and visioning. Please make it a point to be present after either the 8 or 10:30 services. Jeanette McDonald from the Episcopal Church Foundation will be giving us an overview of this process. I also ask that you be in prayer, that the Holy Spirit guide this process and our congregation.
Save the date... 
Sunday, October 1st, immediately following the 10:30 service.  Jeanette McDonald, a Strategic Consultant from Episcopal Church Foundation will be with us as we kick off our year-long period of congregational discernment, planning, and visioning.
How to Help Hurricane Victims 
    Trinity on the Hill continues to collect funds and send out checks to Episcopal Relief and Development which is assisting those most impacted by this hurricane season, both in the States, U.S. Territories in the Caribbean, and in other countries in need. If you would like to donate to this cause, you may choose to put a check in the plate on Sunday, or bring it by the church office: make it out to "TOTH" and earmark it "Hurricane Relief" and we will add it to the next gift we send to ERD. 
The Next Smith's Bucks order is due Tuesday Oct. 3 
     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. And you get your full value on your card! Also a plus is the fact that 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 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 money onto your card, it is usually loaded by Thursday of the same week.  
     The next deadlines for Smith's orders are on the Tuesdays during the week immediately after LANL paydays: Oct. 3, 17 & 31, Nov. 14 & 28. Mark your calendars! Thank you for your participation!  
Our parish's collective offering will be presented at the Convention Eucharist in El Paso on October 19. Therefore, our Ingathering will take place on Sunday, October 15 , at all three services (8:00 am, 10:30 am, and Evensong at 6:00 pm). If you or your family have not picked up your little blue box in the Narthex, NOW is the time! And of course, don't forget to bring it back (full of coins or dollars, representing your thanks and gratefulness to God for all your daily blessings) on October 15.
   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!
Kamndon Family Needs - An urgent request from Tarrie Burnett, Lutheran Family Services in Albuquerque
If anyone  has leads on the following, please send e-mail to
We've some great news to share!  The Kamndon minivan is now parked in a secure location!  In addition, we're informed that Higuette will be taking the test to obtain a learner's permit this coming Wednesday!  Please let's all lift her up with our continued prayers.

In addition, we are still asking for your assistance with the following needs:
  • Housing leads: The Kamndon family is currently housed in two adjacent apartments in Albuquerque.  Their lease expires October 31 and will not be renewed.  Seeking 4 to 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, in ABQ (south of Montgomery, east of I-25), close to schools, handicap-accessible.  If you know of someone willing to rent their ABQ property, please contact us ASAP.  Right now, LFS is looking for a 4-bedroom apartment.  LFS will pay the rent for several months in advance using the charitable funds collected for the family.  A longer-term housing solution is becoming more and more critical.  LFS cannot support this family forever.  If members of your congregation have a property in ABQ (or have friends in ABQ with a property) that might work, or if you know of a realtor friend who may have leads, please consider following up with them for possibilities and then contacting us at
  • Sango speaker: An individual who can speak Sango is needed to lend communication support to the Kamdons, especially the mother Higuette, as well as another refugee family from the Central African Republic. 
Many thanks to each of you for the positive impact you are having! 
-- Interfaith Los Alamos 
    We are now collecting empty (washed out and labels removed--no pet hair on them) prescription pill bottles for the Trinity Builders to take to a mission clinic in Juarez. 
    A collection box is currently on the counter in the church office, but you can leave the pill bottles on the narthex table or outside the office, if the office door is closed. 
    This is another way to reduce our waste while helping others. Thank you. -- Allie Thompson 
From "In the Loop" 

St. Michael and All Angels     (September 29)  
E verlasting God, you have ordained and constituted in a wonderful order the ministries of angels and mortals: Mercifully grant that, as your holy angels always serve and worship you in heaven, so by your appointment they may help and defend us here on earth; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.  

St. Chad's Episcopal Church
Youth Mission/Immersion Trip
to Navajoland in October.  
1) Dates:  Friday, October 27-Sunday October 29th
Leave Albuquerque at  4 pm  on Friday, return to Albuquerque before  4 pm  Sunday
2) Cost: $100/person
If you are in need of financial assistance for the trip, please talk with your church youth representative about possible scholarship funding.
3) Registration Deadline is  October 1st
 We are limited to 5 adult chaperones and 15 youth for this trip.
Participation in the event is based on the registrations received, online, by   October 1.
4) Focus: Worship, Learn & Serve in Navajoland
This weekend retreat will involve service projects, cultural immersion experiences, worship/prayer, and fun.  
5) Age: Open to all Middle/High School Youth
A Weekend of Benedictine Spirituality
At The Church of The Holy Faith, Santa Fe
Sr. Mary Donald Corcoran, O.S.B. Cam, will give the talk "Truly to Seek God" on Friday, October 27, at 3 p.m. in Palen Hall. She will explore what monastic and Benedictine spirituality can teach us about living in today's world, and how we can live the Mystery of Christ creatively. A reception follows her talk.  
This free presentation is sponsored by the Holy Faith Library as part of the Scheffler Lecture Series. On Saturday, October 28, we offer a Quiet Morning to pursue the themes raised by Sr. Donald in her address. The morning begins with a continental breakfast, followed by Morning Prayer at 9 a.m., a series of meditations by Sr. Donald interspersed with periods for silent reflection, and concluding with a Eucharist at noon.  
   To register for the Quiet Morning, please contact the parish office at 982-4447 or  

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   
Natasha Stojanovska, Concert Pianist
Solo Piano Recital:  Los Alamos Debut!
Friday, October 6 at 7:00 p.m.
Unitarian Church of Los Alamos
1738 North Sage Street
Los Alamos, NM 87544
Program includes works by Bach, Schubert, Chopin, Rachmaninoff, and Stojanovska
Free Admission  
Natasha Stojanovska, a Macedonian native and new resident of New Mexico, is working towards the completion of her Doctorate of Musical Arts at the Bienen School of Music, Northwestern University, Chicago, in the studio of James Giles. She received her Artist Diploma and Master of Music in Piano Performance from Indiana University and Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance from Lynn University, Conservatory of Music. Natasha has performed solo and chamber music recitals in France, Portugal, Macedonia, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Romania, South Korea, Haiti, and the United States. Her performances have been broadcast on radio and television.
Natasha recently represented the Bienen School of Music at the prestigious Gilmore Piano Festival. In January 2017, she was a Composition and Piano Consultant for Metropolitan Opera star Renee Fleming and for jazz celebrity Patricia Barber's song project. In addition, Natasha served as a Collaborative Pianist for The Sacred Music Program at the University of Notre Dame, collaborating with notable musicians such as Shulamit Ran, Carmen Helen Tellez, and Nathan Gunn. She also served as an Adjunct Professor of Music Theory at Indiana University and as staff accompanist and music theory instructor at Northwestern University. Natasha is an active composer with an expressive, innovative musical language inspired by the folk music of her native county. She will accompany Coro de Cámara in its November and December performances.
Somos Amigos of Northern New Mexico
Hi Folks,
Thanks to everyone last weekend who helped out with our project.  The owners now have two doors--front and back--that work and are safe.  The electric boxes are all protected with covers, the skirting is almost complete, plumbing has started and the kitchen floor is currently being worked on by the partner family.  
We will be working on Friday and Saturday, the 29th and 30th.  We will start at 9:00 and end about 3:30.  The project is near Abiquiu.  Please call me for directions and to let me know if you are coming.  
If you plan to make a work date later in October, let me know also please so that I can pencil you in.  We had a newbie last weekend working on the skirting, an old hand (not pictured) who was very welcome to have back, some familiar faces and of course help from the family.  Thanks to everyone!
All skill levels are needed to finish up.  Your contribution to the effort is greatly appreciated.  
We have a pretty good time too!
David Canfield
Construction Supervisor
Somos Amigos of Northern New Mexico  
Contact Information
Please email Cynthia Biddlecomb to have an event or notice sent to the Parish. Deadline is Wednesday at noon., 662-5107