December 2016 Trinity Tribune

In This Issue:
Darkness and Light
The Rev. Paul Nancarrow
In December we journey through the season of Advent; and the mystery of Advent is the transformation of darkness and light.
 
As Advent progresses, it brings us closer and closer to the winter solstice. (In the ancient Roman calendar in use when the season of Advent was first developed, the winter solstice fell on December 25, which is partly why Christmas was set on that day!) That means that the longer Advent runs, the shorter the days become, and the darker the world seems. Looked at from one angle, Advent is a journey into deeper and deeper darkness.
 
But Advent is also a season of increasing light. As the outward darkness deepens, the Church lights more and more candles. The Advent wreath especially, with its new candle each Sunday, symbolizes the growing light. The Gospel readings, too, with each Sunday lectionary, bring us closer to realizing the promise of God-with-us, Emmanuel, in the coming of Jesus among us in his birth at Bethlehem. As Advent progresses, we turn more and more to the light that shines in the darkness, that shines in our hearts, that shines in our world.
 
The mystery of Advent is that God's Light shines in the darkness, and the darkness cannot overcome it, and - contrary as it seems to all earthly expectations - the darker it becomes, the more powerfully the Light shines.
 
To many of us, this seems like a particularly dark time in our world. In the wake of the election, there has been a remarkable increase in the reported incidence of hate crimes and hateful actions. White supremacist slogans and swastikas have been spray painted on mosques and synagogues - but also on middle schools in prosperous suburbs and Episcopal churches in Maryland and Indiana. Elementary school children have written hate mail to their Muslim teachers. Even here in Staunton, a Mary Baldwin student reported that someone shouted a racist obscenity and spit at her from a passing car. This feels like more than "the usual vandalism," but seems to indicate an unusual degree of viciousness. It is as if the anger of the alt-right feels a new permission, a nationally elected vindication, to express itself more openly and more aggressively and against more people. Quite apart from any political support of any particular candidate, the general ugliness of the past election season seems to have given rise to a more hateful climate among us. To many of us, this seems like a deeply dark time.
 
But this is Advent, and that means the people of faith look into the darkness more than ever to see the Light shining there. Because this is also a time for actions of love and compassion and solidarity that stand against hate. This is a time when followers of Jesus can not only wait in eager expectation for his appearing, but can go out and meet him as he comes, go out and meet him by shining his Light where it is needed most.
 
Where can you shine with Christ's Light this Advent? How can you reach out to those who might be targets of hate? What might you do to support those whose rights and roles and dignity might be compromised by bigotry and angry fear? How can you give to organizations and causes that will stand together to protect action for the common good?
 
The mystery of Advent is the transformation of darkness and light. By the sacred mystery of Christ dwelling in us, lightening our darkness with his eternal light, we may show his Advent brightly, even in the darkness of the world. 


Ordination of Becky McDaniel
God willing and the people consenting, the Right Reverend Mark Bourlakas will ordain Eleanor Becker McDaniel to the sacred order of priests on Saturday, December 10th at 11:00 in the morning.  A reception will follow in McCracken Hall. All are welcome.

Flowers
Send in Your Memorials for Christmas Flowers
Deidre Jones, Parish Communications
Before Christmas, the Altar Guild collects Flower Memorials Gifts to purchase the flower decorations for the Christmas services and to fund raise for the altar guild ministry. Flowers may be given as a memorial, or to honor a friend or a child. There is no set monetary fee. If you would like to make a donation, please use the enclosed envelope 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 "Christmas Memorials" from the drop down menu. You may then send your donation by mail. Please return your gift to the Trinity office no later than Wednesday, December 7.


Trinity Advent, Christmas, & Epiphany Schedule
Deidre Jones, Parish Communications
Saturday, December 3
  • 9:15am Pageant practice speaking parts only
  • 10:30am Choir Rehearsal for Lessons & Carols
Sunday, December 4
Wednesday, December 7
Saturday, December 10
Sunday, December 11
Monday, December 12
Sunday, December 18
  • 10:00am most Sunday School classes decorate cookies in McCracken hall for Outreach Dinner
  • Food Collection for Allen Chapel Pantry (instead of on 25th)
Saturday, December 24 - Christmas Eve
  • Office closed and will reopen on Jan. 2
  • 2:30pm Outreach Dinner
  • 5:00pm Family Service with Eucharist
  • 10:00pm Music for the Nativity
  • 10:30pm Festive Choral Eucharist
Sunday, December 25 - Christmas Day
  • 10:30am Holy Eucharist
Sunday, January 1
Friday, January 6
  • 5:30pm Epiphany Holy Eucharist

Office Closed
The office will be closed December 24 and will reopen on Monday, January 2.
Altar Guild: Christmas
Sally Lovejoy, Altar Guild Co-Chair
Altar Guild members are asked to please come help decorate the church for Christmas at 10:00 am on Friday, December 23rd. Also members are asked to come help remove most of the flowers on  Sunday, January 1st, offering them to the congregation.

Advent & Christmas Music Events
Gen Bolena, Organist & Choirmaster
AdventA Little Advent Music: Concert with Advent Lessons & Carols, December 4 at 5pm
Organist Florence Jowers recently retired to Staunton after teaching at Lenoir-Rhyne University in Hickory, NC, for the last twenty years.  She will present a program featuring Bach's Canonic Variations on 'Vom Himmel hoch', and works by Buxtehude and Pachelbel. The concert will be followed by Trinity's traditional Advent Lessons & Carols service, sung by the Trinity Choir.
 
Playing of the Merry Organ... Sweet Singing in the Choir: January 1 at 5pm
Trinity's 4th annual Christmas Concert will feature Benjamin Britten's beloved Ceremony of Carols, sung by Trinity choristers and accompanied by harpist Rachel Hall. Other music will include favorite carols for all to sing and instrumental carol arrangements for harp and organ. 

Christian Education
B.J. Regi, Christian Education Committee Co-Chair
This is a busy time of the year for Sunday School!   We have several fun events in December.  Please mark your calendars!
 
PageantChristmas Pageant:  Sunday Dec.11th at 11am
There are two rehearsals for the pageant:
  • Speaking parts will rehearse on Saturday, Dec.3rd from 9:15-10:15am in the church.
  • Full cast rehearsal on Saturday, Dec. 10th from 3-4:30pm in the church.  Costumes will be distributed at this rehearsal.
Christmas Gifts for Foster Children
Our Sunday school classes are again participating in the Foster Child Christmas Gift program.  Each class will sponsor a foster child's Christmas gift "wish list".  Please bring your unwrapped gift and join us on Dec. 10th for our gift wrapping party (see below).
 
Gift Wrapping Party and Pizza Supper!   Saturday, Dec. 10th from 4:30-6pm in McCracken Hall.  (Note that this directly follows the Christmas Pageant rehearsal!)  Trinity youth are invited to join us for fun, fellowship, and pizza! Please contact Sascha Wallace at sascha.wallace4@gmail.com with any questions.
 
Outreach Dinner cookie decorating:  Sunday, Dec.18th 10am.  The 2nd-5th grade class, along with the Junior and Senior High classes will decorate sugar cookies in McCracken Hall for the Outreach Dinner during the Sunday school hour. 

TreeGiving Tree & Gift Cards
Laurie Clements, Parish Administrator
Gift Cards: During this Advent season, we ask that you consider making someone else's Christmas a little brighter by helping us purchase 100 gift cards for our noon lunch guests that attend the Christmas Eve Outreach Dinner. Please use envelopes provided at the back of the church to provide a monetary donation and place in the collection plate or drop by the office no later than Sunday, Dec. 11.
 
Giving Tree: The Giving Tree at the back of the church is decorated with gift tags listing gift items requested for persons residing at Ritenour Rest Home. When you take a gift tag please sign it out on the form posted next to the tree. All gifts should be wrapped and placed under the tree or taken to the church office by Monday, Dec. 12. Please securely attach the tag to the gift.
DinnerChristmas Eve Outreach Dinner
Margaret Pearson
All those who wish to help make our Christmas Eve dinner a wonderful occasion for participants in our Noon Lunch Program and residents of Ritenour Rest Home, please check the sign-up board which is now at the back of the church. Here you will find listed the many ways in which you can participate. You might choose to bring some of the foodstuffs needed, or come to help set up the day before or Christmas Eve morning. You might volunteer to provide rides to our guests. We will need cooks, dishwashers, and a cleanup crew. All of the times and tasks are listed on the sign-up board.  Please put your name on the signup board if you intend to participate so that we can plan accordingly.
 
We encourage you to participate in this major Christmas outreach of Trinity church as a part of your celebration of God's gift to all of us. If you have questions you may contact Margaret Pearson at 849-9974, mephome@gmail.com , or Kay Buchanan, 540-448-3280, kaybuchanan0727@gmail.com .

Let Trinity Help with Your Christmas Shopping
Deidre Jones, Parish Communications
We have a little bit of something for everyone on your list! For more information, come to the office or contact us at 886-9132 or communications@trinitystaunton.org .
 
Benefits Honduras missions and school
  • Equal Exchange chocolate bars $4
  • John Lane's book "Two-Five-Oh"  Sermons Celebrating the 250th Anniversary of Trinity $5
  • Honduras Coffee 1lb $10
Benefits the Noon Lunch Program
  • "Table Grace" Trinity Cookbook $10
Fundraiser for NEW Stained Glass Windows Booklet
  • Local handmade soaps by Hannah Girotti of Pleasant View Soaps with gift bag hand sewn by the ECW $10 each
Benefits the general Trinity Fund
  • Tiffany Window Notecards (12 cards) $5
  • Trinity Mugs $5
  • Trinity History Book $10
  • Trinity Windows Booklet $10
  • Trinity Bumper Sticker $1
  • Pencil Drawing of Trinity Notecards (10 cards) $6
  • Trinity Windows Garden Pack Notecards (12 cards) $10
  • Trinity Windows Nativity and Epiphany Notecards (12 cards) pictured below $10
    • These would make lovely Christmas Cards!


Notes from the Senior Warden
Lee Beam, Senior Warden
November is an interesting month.  The World Series normally ends in November, and this year the Cubs won!  At Trinity, we began it with the celebration of All Saint's, where we remembered the lives and contributions of those who have left their earthly life.  We normally have an Evensong service, but this year we had a beautiful concert of organ, orchestral, and vocal music, featuring Faure's  Requiem .  What a moving way to remember those who have gone before us.

Somewhere around the beginning of November we also live through the "time change," where we switch back to "standard time."  I'm not a big fan of both coming to and leaving work in the dark, but before too many weeks the days will begin to lengthen and light will return to both ends of the day.

This year we then suffered through a very contentious Presidential election.  Don't worry, I'm not about to discuss the election, except to say that I hope all of us will lighten our tone, refrain from saying any (more?) hateful things about the supporters of the "other" candidate from the one whom we preferred, and work together to help solve the many issues that are before us as Americans.

Within 15 minutes of stores removing their Halloween d├ęcor and products, Christmas was EVERYWHERE.  On the radio station, in every store and every aisle, and apparently, in my new neighborhood, you're supposed to begin decorating the first weekend of November.

My favorite part of November is Thanksgiving; a purely American holiday which doesn't (necessarily) require the purchase of gifts for others.  It does, however, bring everyone together comparing favorite recipes, menus, travel plans, dinner and football schedules.  In my family we gather together at "camp," our mountain home, and everyone contributes to the menu.  I really enjoy trying new recipes, a trait that is definitely not appreciated by my brother-in-law, who complains to my sister, "why can't she just cook normal stuff?"  Well, I don't understand how he enjoys canned cranberry sauce, but to each his own.

I also love the fall colors, the leaves puddling under beautiful skeletal trees, the crisp smell of the fall air, a blazing fire on the hearth, and memories that fall evokes.  I can clearly see my Mom, wearing her William and Mary sweatshirt, sitting on a wood pile as we cut and split wood to burn in our huge fireplace.  She died in November, and my memories are always sharper this month.

I know I'm rambling, but I guess I'm just feeling thankful.  Thankful for good music and the opportunity to share it with others at Trinity.  Thankful for a country where we can (and should) execute our right and responsibility to elect our leaders, and that we won't be shot for disagreeing with them from time to time.  Thankful for the beauty of the earth, particularly the Shenandoah Valley.  Thankful that we have plenty to eat, and will have the opportunity to share our bounty and thanks with friends and family at our Thanksgiving table.  Thankful for all the wonderful volunteers who make Trinity a great place to worship.  And mostly thankful that we will soon enter the Advent Season and will anticipate the birth of Christ.  Trinity will offer many opportunities for worship and celebration in December.  I hope you will join us! 

Vestry Election
The Rev. Paul Nancarrow
At the Annual Meeting on November 20, 2016, the parish elected new Vestry members. Elected to three-year terms are Rick Chittum, Hunter Moss, Muffie Newell, Richard Obenschain, Juliette Swenson, and Karen Tate. Appointed to a one-year term, following a new Vestry policy to bring in never-before-elected members for a "taste" of Vestry, is Judy Armstrong. New Vestry terms will begin in January. Many thanks to all the nominees for their willingness to serve!
Tom's Terrific Toffee and Grandma Auld's Scottish Shortbread
Margaret Pearson
Tom's Terrific Toffee and Grandma Auld's Scottish Shortbread are available by special order.   A Christmas box of toffee or shortbread makes a great gift or a special treat to enjoy over holidays.  Homemade by Tom Howell and Margaret Pearson, these exceptional goodies are being sold to raise funds for the Trinity secondary school project in San Rafael, Honduras.  Each gift box contains either a full 8" pan of toffee pieces or a baker's dozen of shortbread ($12 each).  You may place your order in the Trinity office or email to Margaret at mephome@gmail.com with your order details and contact information.  We require payment with your order, which can be made at the church office or can be done online at http://trinitystaunton.org/online-giving/.    When paying online, please choose the fund "San Rafael" and be sure to put "toffee" or "shortbread" in the memo space.   Orders are due by Dec. 2 and should be picked up at the Trinity office on Monday Dec. 12.

Administrator Notes
Laurie Clements, Parish Administrator
Do You Work with Children at Trinity?
As is required here at Trinity, if you are a volunteer working with children you need to be certified at least every two years. The Diocese of Southwestern Virginia, along with Trinity Church, are committed to ensuring that we live out our baptismal promises by providing an environment free of abuse, exploitation, and harassment. The "Safeguarding God's Children" workshop teaches our volunteers that work with youth how exploitation and harassment occur, the awareness we need to prevent such occurrences and how to respond should an incident occur.
 
Trinity members partner with Emmanuel Episcopal, 300 West Frederick Street, Staunton, in conducting a few of these workshops throughout the year. The next one will be held at Emmanuel on Sunday, January 22, at 12:30pm.  Bring a bagged lunch. This is a very informative session. Contact Laurie Clements in the office (886-9132) if you need to reserve your seat!
 
Offering Cards for Online Givers
For those of you that prefer to give your offerings to Trinity through electronic giving, or online giving, we now have small laminated cards available on Sunday mornings on the table in the Narthex as you enter the Church. These cards are available for those who give electronically and would still like to make a "symbolic" offering by placing the card in the offering plate in place of an envelope. Take one as you enter worship and use it during the offering time.
 
Gifts
  • A monetary gift was received for our TIME ministry (Trinity's International Ministry for Education) in honor and appreciation of Misa Stuart.
  • And a special thank you to all those that regularly contribution to this very important ministry of Trinity.
  • SACRA is a great community organization that helps so many local people who are struggling to make ends meet. So often we refer folks that visit the church office to go to SACRA, when they ask us for rent or utilities assistance. Our policy here is that we refer everyone to SACRA, which Trinity supports from your monthly contributions on the 4th Sunday of every month.  The other side of this ministry that most of us do not see is the appreciation from some of these people after they are given assistance.  This past month I had a visitor come in my office to express his gratitude for the help SACRA gave him recently. He had lost his job, was behind in expenses and was trying so hard to keep up on his rent and utilities. Trinity's funds were specifically used to help this man. It was nice to have someone come visit our office, not to ask for monetary help, but to express his sincere appreciation for the assistance he has been given.  I know that it is through the generosity of our members that these needs are met for so many people each month, so I wanted to share his thankfulness with you. Trinity is a warm, caring congregation and you help so many. Thank you.
Giving New Life to Our Church Nursery
Gen Bolena, Organist & Choirmaster
Our church nursery is the first place that many of our young families see when they visit Trinity Church. It is vital that parents, caregivers and children feel welcome, safe and comfortable in the nursery. The toys, books and other playthings in our nursery have been well loved and used for many, many years. To that end, the Christian Education Committee is working to update and freshen up this important space for the smallest people in our church community.
 
How can you help? A wishlist has been created at Pufferbellies Toys & Books on Johnson Street with specific recommendations for new toys and books. We hope you will consider purchasing a specific gift for our church nursery or donating funds to be used for other larger items in the nursery. (For example, we hope to replace the old, dingy, plastic kitchen set with a sturdy, made in America wood kitchen set that will last for many, many years.) Thank you in advance for your generosity!

Women's Bible Study
Toni Stallworth
The Women's Bible Study will break for December and resume at 11am on Wednesday, January 11 in the Foster Room with their study of David.
Men's Bible Study
Ray Firehock
The Men's Bible study will not meet on December 21 and 28. They will resume on Wednesday, January 4 at 7:30am in the Foster Room. All men, regardless of church affiliation, are welcome!
Novel Theology
Novel Theology meets throughout the year on the 4th Tuesday of the month at 7pm in the Foster Room. Everyone and anyone is invited to attend. The only rule is you must read the book for that month. Come and bring your friends and acquaintances. We have lively discussions.
 
Dec 13 - Ironweed by William Kennedy.  With Ironweed, William Kennedy completes his three novels of Depression-era Albany, wrapping up this study of time, place, and people with an emotionally gripping Pulitzer Prize-winner (1984) that focuses on those who call themselves "bums," all of them living apart from society because their dreams have died. Led by Anne Hanger.
 
NOVEL THEOLOGY - 2017

January 24 - We Need New Names by Noviolet Bulawayo: A coming-of-age story which tells the life of a young girl named Darling, first as a 10-year-old in Zimbabwe, navigating a world of chaos and degradation with her friends, and later as a teenager in the Midwestern United States, where a better future seems about to unfold when she goes to join an aunt working there. Led by Nancy Armstrong.

February 28 - The Vegetarian by Han Kang: A book about Yeong-Hye, a woman who decides one day to stop eating meat. She gives no reason for her abrupt decision, just tells her husband Mr. Cheong that she had a dream. She doesn't go into the details to explain herself to her baffled husband, for whom she has no real affection, but readers know that the dream was filled with violence and aggression. The Vegetarian starts with a dream and ends with Yeong-Hye being checked into a mental hospital. Led by Patricia Devitt.

March 28 - The Glass Universe: How the Ladies of the Harvard Observatory Took the Measure of the Stars by Dava Sobel (Non-Fiction): "The author soars higher than ever before...[continuing] her streak of luminous science writing with this fascinating, witty, and most elegant history...The Glass Universe is a feast for those eager to absorb forgotten stories of resolute American women who expanded human knowledge." (Booklist). Led by Sally James.

April 25 - The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula McGuin: A groundbreaking work of science fiction, The Left Hand of Darkness tells the story of a lone human emissary's mission to Winter, an unknown alien world whose inhabitants can choose-and change-their gender. His goal is to facilitate Winter's inclusion in a growing intergalactic civilization. But to do so he must bridge the gulf between his own views and those of the completely dissimilar culture he encounters. Exploring questions of psychology, society, and human emotion in an alien world, The Left Hand of Darkness stands as a landmark achievement in the annals of science fiction. Led by David Gray.

May 23 - Don't Point That Thing At Me by Kyril Bonfiglioli: This cult classic (the first of a trilogy), about louche, sybaritic Charlie Mortdecai, an art dealer largely untroubled by conscience, draws readers into its unpolitically comic world and keeps them there. The plot concerns Mortdecai's efforts to keep one step ahead of nemesis Martland, a policeman vested with the power to work outside the law, and to deliver a stolen Goya he has concealed in the headliner of his Rolls Royce Silver Ghost. The plot takes him to America (where is he much bemused by the locals, and they by him) and back again, ending in a most intriguing predicament. Wry and dry, picaresque and profane... Led by Tom Tucker.

June 27 - Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe: Things Fall Apart tells two intertwining stories, both centering on Okonkwo, a "strong man" of an Ibo village in Nigeria. The first, a powerful fable of the immemorial conflict between the individual and society, traces Okonkwo's fall from grace within the tribal world. The second, as modern as the first is ancient, concerns the clash of cultures and the destruction of Okonkwo's world with the arrival of aggressive European missionaries. These perfectly harmonized twin dramas are informed by an awareness capable of encompassing at once the life of nature, human history, and the mysterious compulsions of the soul. Led by John Lane.

July 25 - Saving Grace by Lee Smith: Florida Grace Shepard, named for the state in which she was born and for the grace of God, is the daughter of a charismatic serpent-handling preacher. She is content with her early life in Scrabble Creek, North Carolina, no easy task when her family moves whenever her father is arrested for conducting services with live snakes. She even finds a friend. With Southern style, Smith takes Grace from a young girl struggling with her own identity, though marriage, motherhood, and an adulterous affair that changes her very way of life. Led by Jean Miller.

August 22 - The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson: The Haunting of Hill House has unnerved readers since its original publication in 1959. A tale of subtle, psychological terror, it has earned its place as one of the significant haunted house stories of the ages. Led by Michael Cuevas.

September 26 - Say Nothing by Brad Parks: Living in Staunton, Judge Scott Sampson doesn't brag about having a perfect life, but the evidence is clear: A prestigious job. A beloved family. On an ordinary Wednesday afternoon, he is about to pick up his six-year-old twins to go swimming when his wife, Alison, texts him that she'll get the kids from school instead. It's not until she gets home later that Scott realizes she doesn't have the children. And she never sent the text. Then the phone rings, and every parent's most chilling nightmare begins. Led by Carrie Tucker.

October 24 - Here I Am: A Novel by Jonathan Safran Foer: In the book of Genesis, when God calls out, "Abraham!" before ordering him to sacrifice his son, Isaac, Abraham responds, "Here I am." Later, when Isaac calls out, "My father!" before asking him why there is no animal to slaughter, Abraham responds, "Here I am." How do we fulfill our conflicting duties as father, husband, and son; wife and mother; child and adult? Jew and American? How can we claim our own identities when our lives are linked so closely to others'? These are the questions at the heart of Jonathan Safran Foer's first novel in eleven years,  a work of extraordinary scope and heartbreaking intimacy. Led by Bill Bigelow.
 
November 14 - Signs Preceding the End of the World by Yuri Herrera: This is one of the most arresting novels to be published in Spanish in the last ten years. Yuri Herrera does not simply write about the border between Mexico and the United States and those who cross it. He explores the crossings and translations people make in their minds and language as they move from one country to another, especially when there's no going back. Led by Oakley Pearson.

December 19 - A Child's Christmas in Wales by Dylan Thomas: This gem of lyric prose has enchanted both young and old for over half a century and is now a modern classic. Dylan Thomas (1914-1953), one of the greatest poets and storytellers of the twentieth century, captures a child's-eye view and an adult's fond memories of a magical time of presents, aunts and uncles, the frozen sea, and in the best of circumstances, newly fallen snow. Led by Carol Kipp.
Blurbs taken from Amazon, Wikipedia, and publishers.

Health Class from JMU at Noon Lunch
Carter Hannah, Noon Lunch Co-Coordinator
Our Noon Lunch guests were treated to an amazing and wonderful event on Friday, November 11 when Sharlene Richards's Introduction to Health Communication class from James Madison University hosted a health fair during lunch.  Guests were provided with dental health information along with tooth brushes and tooth paste.  They were given nutritional information and recipes friendly to small or even no kitchens.  Nurses checked for high blood pressure and sugar levels for diabetes.  Students provided fruit and other healthy food items for the guests.  There were also bicycle helmets available for those who ride.  There was so much there for the guests and they were enthusiastic and thankful.   We are sincerely thankful to Sharlene and her students and hope this becomes an annual event.
 
Last month we asked for help and we still need you!  We need several volunteers to be substitutes to  pick up from Food Lion (Tuesday and Saturday mornings) and Kroger ( Wednesday mornings).  We have regular pick-up teams but if they are unable to pick up, we would love to be able to call on you!  You would be picking up breads and desserts which the stores donate Food Bank through their Food Bank membership.  We also need a cooking team from Trinity to cook on days when we have no teams working (these are at the end of months when there are more than 20 week days).  Thank you for considering helping your Trinity Noon Lunch mission.
 
So far this year, we have served over 8200 meals (not counting second helpings) and have registered 144 new-to-the program guests.  More than 1400 volunteers have worked over 6000 hours.  We serve between 30 and 60 guests each day.  Trinity is meeting a huge local need and we thank each and every one of you for your help.  What a unique and truly valuable service!

Trinity Historical Highlight
Lilchy Huffman
Brass Baptismal Water Pitcher
The very heavy 14" tall Brass Water Pitcher that is used during baptisms was given to Trinity in 1915. On the front the "IHS" is engraved while on the back, the following is engraved:
 
In Memory of
Mary L. Lambert
and
Preston Lambert
age 2 years 5 months
1915
 
March 29, 1905, the members of Trinity witnessed the marriage of Cornelius William "CW" Lambert and Elizabeth "Bessie" Nelson Burnett, both members of Trinity. On October 24, 1906, their 1st child, Mary Lincoln Lambert, was born. She was baptized on April 7, 1907 but sadly died on September 20th at the age of 11 months. In 1912, their son Nelson Preston Lambert was born on January 24th. He was baptized on April 7. 1912. Sadly, Preston died July 13, 1914 at the age of 2 years 5 months.
 
CW and Bessie had 4 other children - Catherine Burnett (3/4/1908-4/19/1989), CW, Jr. (1/13/1910-3/11/1958), Elizabeth (10/17/1915-9/20/2005) and Rosalie (1/6/1920-1983). CW died on 12/28/1954 and Bessie died 4/20/1964. This was a devoted family to Trinity.
Newsletter in Color!
Deidre Jones, Parish Communications
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Calendar
If you open the following link, you will see our Trinity Church calendar. You may wish to bookmark this page as it will automatically update with any changes.
Birthdays
1
Jack Cowherd
 
2
Helen Hartt
Lisa Moore
 
3
Buckley Gillock
Marin Rehfield
 
4
Erik Boody
 
5
Wendy Diment
Rebecca Greeley
 
6
Sallie Meffert
 
7
Moira Coleman-Leigh
Michele Edwards
 
9
Christopher Gill
 
10
Tom Fechtel
 
12
Joachim Bagirirwa
Lee Beam
Stephen Davis
 
13
Laura Crigger
Alan Richardson
 
14
Isabelle Fiechtl
 
16
Teresa Robson
 
17
Maeve Edwards
 
18
Hannah Diment
 
19
Phillippa Holley
 
22
Kennon Bowen
Brenda Simmons
Jackie Sprouse
 
23
Fred Garcia
 
25
Emma Newell
Bill Wellington
 
28
Martha Sheridan
 
29
Jim Klein
 
30
Mandy Bobbitt
Betty Redden
 
31
Catharine Carty
Ruth Ward