Email Only Announcements

Please visit our website to see some new photos of the 8:45 service including several of the 8:45 Ensemble: Steve Carpenter, Cindy Hickman, Oakley Pearson, and Bill Wellington. If you run into any of our musicians please thank them for their ministry!

River Adventure Program of the Episcopal Diocese of SW Virginia
Registration for Day and Youth Trips please go to Contact Laura Harden 540-493-4572 or for questions. Lil'Otters River Trips: dinner, float, and S'mores for all ages Wednesday Evenings 5:30 - 8:30 June 7 - August 2 (no trip on June 21). Youth Trips: James River Trip, June 11 - 16 rising 6th - 8th graders; New River Trip I, June 18 - 23 rising 9th - 12th graders.
Name Plaques
We have a dedicated volunteer who would like to make a wooden name plaque for any child at Trinity. If you would like one of these for your child please email with the first name (or go by name) of your child.
Diocese Weekly E-news 
Each week the Diocese of Southerwestern Virginia send outs news in an email. Please check out their e-news archive for the latest information from our Diocese.

Sunday, April 2  Announcements

Service Volunteers

Sunday, 7:45am
The Rev. Paul Nancarrow

The Rev. Paul Nancarrow

Susanna Larner

Karen Martin, Lee Nancarrow
Gail Dunn

Eric Laser

Ruth Ward

Sunday, 8:45am
The Rev. Becky McDaniel

The Rev. Paul Nancarrow

Geri Carney

Jim Manchester, Judith Owens
Linda Mahler
Betty Carptenter

Darlene Green, Janice Sultenfuss

Linda & Mike Mahler

Sunday, 11:00am

The Rev. Becky McDaniel

The Rev. Paul Nancarrow

Susanna Larner

Claudette Obenschain, Bill Tate

Cullen Wallace

Janie Malone

Davis McKellop, Paige McKellop

Diane Fechtel
Tom Fechtel

Paul Bugas

Rick Cason, Lilchy Huffman, Karen Tate

Stanley Shifflett
SACRA Sunday
Today is SACRA (Staunton Augusta Church Relief Agency) Sunday: To donate, please use envelopes in your pew or write a check with SACRA on the memo line. SACRA is a completely volunteer-operated agency which pools the outreach and relief funding of local churches to provide help to those in need within the local community.
Sale to Support African Team Ministries through April 2 (Last Day of Sale)
All the beautiful, handmade items from African Team Ministries you see below (and more!) are for sale. There are hand-carved wooden figures, beadwork necklaces, earrings, and more! These sales help African families become more financially stable and independent. Items are located in the Foster Room of the Parish House.

What keeps you up at night?
Adult Sunday School Class (McCracken Hall, 10am)
  • April 2    Childhood Cancer (Ophie Kier). Mr. Kier's grandson died of cancer recently. The family was shocked to discover how little money is allocated to fight the cancers which affect children. Mr Kier                          has made it his mission to correct this.
  • April 9     Palm Sunday Parade (no class session)
  • April 16   Easter Day (with Easter Egg Hunt during the church school hour)
  • April 23  Stuart Hall - Coffee, Refreshments, & Conversation
  • April 30  "Nation Building & the Imperative of American Education" (Jim Harrington, former Staunton School Board chair)
Memorials for Easter Flowers
Before Easter, the Altar Guild collects Flower Memorials Gifts to purchase the flower decorations for the Easter services and to fund raise for the altar guild ministry. There is no set monetary fee. If you would like to make a donation, please use envelopes at the back of the church or submit your memorial via our online form. Go to our website,, then hover over the menu heading of "Members" and choose "Easter Flower Memorials" from the drop down menu. Please return your gift to the Trinity office no later than Monday, April 3.
Spaghetti Supper and Taize Service on Tuesday!
The spaghetti supper supports the youth mission trips to Honduras. The supper begins at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 4. Suggested donation only $5. Any youth who can come to help out would be very much appreciated! Also join us for the Taize Service at 7:00 p.m. following the supper.
Easter Cross Flowers Needed
Please bring fresh flowers from your yard or a store for the Easter Cross on Easter Sunday. The Cross will be placed at the front of the Church and available for all Easter services. Thank you.
Trinity's annual Easter Egg Hunt will be at 10:30 April 16th
We are in need of individually wrapped Easter candies to fill the eggs.  Please leave donations in the copy room. Thank You! 
Lenten Book Study
Rev. Becky is leading a Lenten book study which meets at 4pm on Tuesdays March 28,  April 4, and 11.  The book, Being Christian, by former archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams, covers four essential elements of Christian life: Baptism, Bible, Eucharist, and Prayer. Please meet in the Senior High classroom in the parish house.
The Last Lenten Program Event
Holy Things: A series of conversations including Christian, Jewish, & Islamic perspectives. Tonight's topic: The Holy Life. 6pm Potluck Meal, 6:30pm Program on April 5 at Emmanuel, 300 W. Frederick Street.
Free Yoga Classes
Billie Rosenberger will be offering free yoga classes (no charge) at Emmanuel on Frederick Street, eight Monday evenings 5:30-6:30pm starting April 3. Please enter on the Washington Street side into the lower level dining room. The class will be basic, gentle, beginner. Wear layers of easy to move in clothing. Bring a mat. All are welcome.
Maundy Thursday Vigil Sign Ups
Please remember to sign up for the all-night vigil for Maundy Thursday (April 13). A signup sheet is at the back of the church. There are 9 slots still open.
Bring out your Bells!
At the Great Vigil of Easter, it is customary for the people to ring hand-held bells during the singing of the Gloria. Have a little bell at home? Bring it to the Vigil on Saturday, April 15, at 8:00pm. Keep it in your pocket through the first part of the service at Emmanuel, join in the candlelight procession to Trinity, and then ring out your joy when the lights come on, Easter arrives, and we sing in celebration!
Easter Vigil and Agape Feast
Please join us Saturday evening, April 15 for the Easter Vigil service and the Agape Feast following the service. Trinity and Emmanuel will again be celebrating together. We ask that you bring a sweet or savory food to share at the feast. It can be dropped off at Trinity at about 7:30 pm, prior to the service beginning at Emmanuel at 8:00 pm. This is a lovely and special Easter celebration that we invite you to join.
Holy Week Schedule
Palm Sunday - April 9
7:45am and 11:00am Holy Eucharist
No Sunday School
Palm Parade: 10:15am
Maundy Thursday - April 13
7:30pm Maundy Thursday Service
8:30pm Maundy Thursday All Night Vigil through Friday, April 14 at noon.
Good Friday - April 14
11:00am Way of the Cross - begins at the Woodrow Wilson Library
12:00pm Good Friday Service
12:00pm Office Closes
Holy Saturday - April 15
9:00am Holy Saturday Service
8:00pm Easter Vigil - begins at Emmanuel and processes to Trinity
10:00pm Easter Agape Feast
Easter Day - April 16
7:45am, 8:45am, 11:00am Holy Eucharist
10:00am No Sunday School
10:30am Easter Egg Hunt
Easter Monday - April 17
Office Closed

Children and Youth
Children and Youth who would like to serve as acolytes, or who are already acolytes but would like to service in different positions, during the 11am service should contact Nan Gregory at or 540-471-0301 by April 16 for the summer schedule (crucifers only) or by the end of July for the fall schedule.
Noon Lunch needs help picking up donated produce
Noon Lunch needs help picking up donated produce from the Staunton Farmers' Market each Saturday from April 8 - 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.