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River Adventure Program of the Episcopal Diocese of SW Virginia
Registration for Day and Youth Trips please go to www.CampBethelVirginia.org. Contact Laura Harden 540-493-4572 or harden80@gmail.com 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.
Have you ever arrived...
Have you ever arrived at church only to find out the bulletins are gone? Do you have a smartphone or wireless tablet with you? You can get the Sunday bulletin on your device quickly and easily by visiting trinitystaunton.org/worship/bulletins/. Try it next Sunday!
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 communications@trinitystaunton.org with the first name (or go by name) of your child.
Emmanuel Centering Prayer
The 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.
Diocese Weekly E-news 
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Sunday, March 26  Announcements

Service Volunteers


Sunday, 7:45am
  
PRESIDER
The Rev. Paul Nancarrow

PREACHER
The Rev. Paul Nancarrow

ALTAR CHAIR
Susanna Larner

EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS
Eleanor Bird, NEED SUB
  
LECTOR
Grace Rice

USHER
Tom Bell

GREETER
Sue Armstrong


Sunday, 8:45am
  
PRESIDER
The Rev. Paul Nancarrow

PREACHER
The Rev. Paul Nancarrow

ALTAR CHAIR 8:45
Geri Carney

EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS
Glendon Gill, Lee Nancarrow
  
LECTOR
Mary Schwaner
  
PRAYERS
Caroline Sheridan

USHERS
Julian Hickman, David Wallace

GREETER
Caroline Sheridan


Sunday, 11:00am

PRESIDER
The Rev. Paul Nancarrow

PREACHER
The Rev. Paul Nancarrow

ALTAR CHAIR
Susanna Larner

EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS
Joe Fiechtl, Lundy Pentz

CRUCIFER
Hannah Fiechtl

CHOIR CROSS
Isabelle Fiechtl

TORCH BEARERS
NEED SUBS

LECTOR
James Dungan
 
PRAYERS
Ellen Pentz

HEAD USHER
Rick Chittum

USHERS
Mark Battin, Richard Obenschain, Jamie Simmons

GREETER
Pat Clark
Bulletins
Bishop's Dollar Collection
The SACRA collection has been postponed until April 2. The Bishop's Dollar Fund will be collected today.
Food for Allen Chapel's Pantry
Canned meats, such as chicken and roast beef, will be collected to distribute through the Allen Chapel food pantry program TODAY.
What keeps you up at night?
Adult Sunday School Class (McCracken Hall, 10am)
  • March 26: Professors Emeriti Ken Keller & Lundy Pentz: "Church & State"
  • 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  Local Government (Jim Harrington, City Council member)
In Service Day
The office will be closed for an In Service Day on Tuesday, March 28. We will be unavailable to answer the door or phones and will return messages on Wednesday, March 29.
Novel Theology
Novel Theology will meet next on March 28 at 7:00pm in the Foster Room of the Parish House to discuss The Glass Universe: How the Ladies of the Harvard Observatory Took the Measure of the Stars by Dava Sobel. Everyone and anyone is invited to attend provided you have read the book! On April 25 we will discuss The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. LeGuin.
Lenten Book Study
Rev. Becky is leading a Lenten book study 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.
Lenten Program
Holy Things: A series of conversations including Christian, Jewish, & Islamic perspectives. Topics: Holy Books, Holy Messengers, Holy Symbols, The Holy One, & Holy Life. 6pm Potluck Meal, 6:30pm Program
 
Date            Location
March 29   Temple House of Israel, 
                   15 N. Market Street (Vegetarian Day!)
April 5         Emmanuel, 300 W. Frederick Street.

Sale to Support African Team Ministries on Sundays, March 26 and April 2
Check out the beautiful, handmade items from African Team Ministries 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. Items will be available ALL WEEK in the Foster Room so if you do not have time to browse the items for sale on Sunday please feel free to come in anytime next week! (Office hours are M - Th 9 - 5, F 9 - 4.)
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.
Contemplative Practices for Spiritual Well-being
Saturday, April 1, 9am - 3pm in McCracken Hall. Rev. Becky McDaniel will introduce contemplative practices including various methods of meditation, yoga, Centering Prayer, and lectio divina.  Please email Becky at curate@trinitystaunton.org to register.  There is no charge for this retreat, and a light lunch will be provided.
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, www.trinitystaunton.org, 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.
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 many slots still open. You may call the office during the week to sign up for a slot!
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

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  cnghannah@ntelos.net) or Kathy Schneiderman (Kathy.schneiderman@gmail.com) and we will gratefully put you on the calendar.