Email Only Announcements

Altar Guild Members
Altar Guild members please come to the Maundy Thursday service (April 13), 7:30pm, to assist as the clergy clear the altar at the end of the service. Also, please come to decorate for Easter, on Good Friday, April 14, at 3 pm.
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.
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 
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 9  Announcements

Service Volunteers

Sunday, 7:45am
The Rev. Becky McDaniel

The Rev. Becky McDaniel

Susanna Larner

Eleanor Bird, Bill Tate
Sally Mueller

Sue Armstrong

Doris Goode

Sunday, 10:15
Palm Parade, please gather in front of the church

Sunday, 11:00am

The Rev. Paul Nancarrow

The Rev. Becky McDaniel

Susanna Larner

Lilchy Huffman, Taine McPherson

Cullen Wallace

Ben Cason

Buckley Cason, Lawrence Tankard

Joe Fiechtl
Ellen Pentz

Paul Bugas

Rick Cason, Richard Tankard, NEED SUB

Pat Clark
TIME Sunday
Trinity's International Mission for Education (TIME) is our response to the challenge of ending poverty by providing educational opportunity, which allows access to information, to skill development, to job possibilities, to informed choices, to possibilities for improvement individually and collectively. If you would like to support TIME today, please write TIME on the memo line of your check or use the envelope placed at the end of your pew.

What keeps you up at night?
Adult Sunday School Class (McCracken Hall, 10am)
  • 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)
Easter Cross Flowers Needed
Please bring fresh flowers from your yard or a store for the Easter Flower Cross on Easter Sunday. The Cross will be placed at the front of the Church and available for all Easter services. Thank you.
Easter Egg Hunt - Easter Day at 10:30
We are in need of individually wrapped Easter candies to fill the eggs. Please leave donations in the copy room. Thank You! 
Last Lenten Book Study
Rev. Becky will conclude her book study at 4pm on Tuesday April 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.
Maundy Thursday Prayer Vigil
Please consider signing up for the all-night vigil beginning after the Maundy Thursday service. A signup sheet is at the back of the church. There are six 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. Please 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.
Carl Broman Concert and Reception April 23 at 5 p.m.
Rhonda Sider Edgington, organist, will perform an interesting program of 17th century works by Bach, Buxtehude and Sweelinck, as well as contemporary pieces by Libby Larson, Ad Wammes and Rachel Laurin. Finger foods are needed for the reception following the concert. Thanks in advance for your contributions! 
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.
May Newsletter Deadline
Newsletter article submissions are due the 15th of April. Please email your submissions to
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

Acolytes Needed
Children and Youth who would like to serve as acolytes, or who are already acolytes but would like to serve 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.
Ordination of Anne Grizzle
On May 12 at 6pm at R. E. Lee Memorial Episcopal Church, 125 W. Washington St., Lexington, VA Bishop Mark Bourlakas will ordain Anne Grizzle to the Sacred Order of Deacons. Your prayers and presence are requested. A reception will follow in the parish hall.
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.