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August Newsletter Submission Deadline: August newsletter article submissions are due on July 15. Please email your submissions to

Perfect for Summer, Trinity T-Shirts! We have Trinity t-shirts for sale. We have a white one that says “Trinity Episcopal Church” in front and “I am on a journey” on the back in sizes L and XL. We have a green one that says “Trinity Parish Weekend Shrine Mont” on the front with a blank back in sizes S, M, L, and XL, and a white shirt with the same message in M, L, XL, and XXL. $10 each. Contact the office if you would like to purchase one. 886-9132 or

Noon Lunch needs help picking up donated produce from the Staunton Farmers’ Market each Saturday through November 18.  Teams of two meet at the market just prior to closing (about 11:55) and accept donated produce.  They then take it to Trinity and store it in the refrigerator so it can be used by the cooks the following week.  They then email Carter Hannah  what was collected.  This job takes about an hour and your help on one Saturday or many will be greatly appreciated. Contact Carter Hannah (540-241-8735 or Kathy Schneiderman ( and we will gratefully put you on the calendar.

Emmanuel Centering Prayer Group: meets at 5:30 each Sunday.  Typically, we have a 20 minute period of silent prayer followed by a short discussion. Currently we are reading together Cynthia Bourgeault's Centering Prayer and Inner Awakening.  You do not have to have a copy of the book, nor do you have to read ahead.   Centering Prayer is simply silent prayer in which we place ourselves in God's presence and rest there.  It extends and supports "active" prayer in which we use words to praise, thank, and petition.  Many have found Centering Prayer to be a powerful path to experiencing the spirit of God within us.  Everyone is welcome to join us in the "Bride's Room" (the small room through the door at the back of the church).  If you have questions, Jim Lott (540-290-9136) or Rose Jensen (920-544-7311) will be happy to try to answer them.

July 16 Bulletin Announcements
Staff Note: Muffie Newell is rejoining the Trinity staff as Assistant for Christian Formation and Pastoral Care, the position she held two years ago. Muffie will work with both children and youth education, and classes and book study groups for adults. She will also coordinate pastoral care needs during Fr. Paul's sabbatical. Please welcome Muffie back to the staff! 

New Forward Day by Day Devotionals have arrived! They are available for $1 each on the table at the back of the church and in the copy room of the parish house.

Sabbatical update: With Rev. Becky now on her way to Holy Innocents, there will be a few changes to Fr. Paul's sabbatical plans. Paul and Lee will still be away from Trinity from August 15 until December 15. Sunday services will be covered by supply priests from around the diocese. Pastoral care will be coordinated with Muffie Newell and the Rev. Anne Grizzle. Senior Warden Lundy Pentz and Junior Warden Erik Boody will oversee parish leadership, and Treasurer Tom Fechtel parish finances, with the help of the Vestry. Things will actually seem very normal! More details will be in the August Trinity Tribune before the sabbatical begins. 

5K Walk/Run to support Boys Home of Virginia: Saturday, September 9, 2017 at the Roanoke River Greenway, Wasena Park. The Kids’ FREE Fun Run will begin at 8:45 a.m., followed by the Walk/Run 5K at 9:15 a.m.  Early registration will be $25 until August 8, 2017.  From August 9, 2017 until September 9, 2017, registration will be $30. If you are a member of a church and wish to participate in a group with your church, you may select one of the churches in the Roanoke, New River, Augusta, or Lynchburg Convocations when you register at If your church is not listed, contact us (Lauren Ward at or 540-965-7714) and we will add the church. Church groups will compete at two levels: 1) overall finish among the top four participants in each group, and 2) total contributions raised for Boys Home of Virginia through race registrations, sponsorships, and donations.  Winning church will receive a pizza party! Proceeds from the race will help fund the construction and renovation of two elementary school classrooms on the Boys Home of Virginia campus in Covington, VA. If you would like to be a team coordinator, please contact the Trinity office 886-9132 or

Prayer Bowl. Sallie Meffert recently donated a Prayer Bowl to Trinity Church in thanksgiving for all the prayers she received during her cancer treatment. The Prayer Bowl is a wonderfully simple way of sharing intercessions. When you need a prayer for yourself or another, write it on a card and put it in the bowl. When you put your card in, take a card out and pray for the person on it. That we we create a reservoir of prayer for each other! The Prayer Bowl, along with cards and pencils, is kept in the Nativity Chapel beside the pulpit. 

The Altar Guild requests the donation of sturdy shirt boxes. If you have any saved from Father’s Day or other celebrations please drop them off in the Parish Office on the bench in the hallway. Thank you!

KYN (Know Your Neighbor) picnic! Remember all the fun we had at our Interfaith Lenten potluck dinners? Let’s keep the fun going! All congregants from A.M.E. Allen Chapel Church, Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Islamic Center of the Shenandoah Valley, Temple House of Israel, and Trinity Episcopal Church are invited.  And bring a friend! Date: July 23, 2017; Time: 5:30-7:30 P.M.; Location: Oakdale Park, Bridgewater, VA, Shelter 3. Bring a potluck dish to share – no pork, please. Please list ingredients for the benefit of people with food sensitivities. The fun will include: Soccer balls and frisbees for kids, henna painting, informal horseshoe games, face painting, Calligraphed bookmarks in three languages (Hebrew, English, Arabic), and plenty more!

Newtown Neighborhood Association Annual Ice Cream Social: Sunday, July 23 from 2 - 4 p.m. on the garden terrace at 16 Church Street, home of Les & Carol Kipp. All Newtown residents are welcome! Please bring to share: Your favorite ice cream, toppings, or cookies.

Mass on the Grass: Join us each Wednesday at 6 p.m. throughout the summer for an informal outdoor worship service and potluck supper. 

Periodically we take photos of services and events to use in Trinity publications and on our website. If you do not wish for Trinity to use your child’s photo or your photo, please let us know. In order to comply with your request we will need to have on file in the office a photo that we can use to identify you and/or your child.

Liturgical Assistants
8:00 am Service

PRESIDER & PREACHER: The Rev. Paul Nancarrow
ALTAR CHAIR: Susanna Larner
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: Eleanor Bird, Sally Mueller
LECTOR: Katie Cathey
USHER: Sue Armstrong

10:00 am Service

PRESIDER & PREACHER: The Rev. Paul Nancarrow
ALTAR CHAIR: Susanna Larner
CRUCIFER: Hannah Fiechtl
LECTOR: Joe Fiechtl
PRAYERS: Joe Fiechtl
USHER: Ken Monroe
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GUEST MUSICIANS: Heifetz International Music Institute
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