Trinity Church News

March 1, 2023

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  • Please Return Your 2023 Pledge Cards ASAP
  • Almoners Fund Ingathering on March 5th
  • First Sunday of the Month 4:00 PM Worship on 3/5
  • Sing in the Choir at Easter Worship Service
  • Stations of the Cross during Lent - 5:30 PM Weds.
  • Lenten Soup Suppers & Programs - 6:00 PM Weds.
  • Learn about New Life Mission at 3/8 Soup Supper
  • Hear about March 1st Lenten Soup Supper
  • Clothes Closet Sorting Party - Saturday, March 11
  • Toothpaste Needed for Clothes Closet!
  • Hold on Clothes Closet Donations until after 3/11
  • Looking for 200th Anniversary Celebration Ideas
  • Spring has Sprung at Trinity!
  • Hear about ECW Brunch Held on February 26
  • Next Bible Study March 8 / Summary of March 1
  • Looking for New Vestry Members!
  • Full Worship Schedule - In-Person and Online
  • Sunday Scripture Readings
  • Altar Flower Sign Ups
  • This Week at Trinity
  • March Birthdays & Anniversaries
  • Prayer Requests
  • Online Giving Link


Trinity Episcopal Church, P.O. Box 851, Hamilton, OH 45012

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Please Return

Your 2023 Pledge Cards

if You Have Not Already Done So

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for additional Pledge Cards

to be returned.

We are 8 cards short of 2022 pledges.

If returning your Pledge Card slipped your mind,

please return it this coming Sunday or place it in the mail to

Trinity Episcopal Church, P.O. Box 851, Hamilton, OH 45012.

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or you can pick one up from the table in the Memorial Room.

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Thank you for your support of Christ's work in this place!

Almoners Fund Ingathering

This Sunday, March 5th

Each first Sunday of the month we gather funds

for the Rector's Discretionary Fund,

also known as the Almoner's Fund. 

At the Mother Suzanne's discretion, these funds are used

to help those in need. 

All loose cash in the Offering Plate will go to the Almoner’s Fund. 

Or you can use one of the envelopes in the pews. 

Or write a check made out to

“Trinity Episcopal Church – Almoner’s Fund.”  

Thank you for helping to care for those in need!

4:00 PM Eucharist

This Sunday, March 5th

In the Sanctuary

Rite I - Music

Sing in the Choir on Easter Sunday!

We would like to have a choir anthem sung during the 9:30 AM in-person worship service on Easter Sunday, April 9th.

If you are interested in singing in the choir for this special musical offering, contact our Music Director, Jennifer Elliott, at

or 513-218-7817.

Stations of the Cross

Wednesdays during Lent

(March 8, 15, 22, 29)

5:30 PM

Before Lenten Soup Supper

This is a devotion related to

the Passion of Christ recalling a series of events at the end of Jesus' life,

from his condemnation to his burial, and imitates the practice of visiting the places of Jesus' Passion in the Holy Land by early Christian pilgrims.

Held in the sanctuary, we will stop at each of the black and white wood cuts hung on the walls and offering prayer on our way.

The Wednesday Evening Lenten Soup Suppers

are Returning!

Wednesdays During Lent 6:00 PM

(March 8, 15, 22, & 29)

Join us in the Memorial Room

for a light supper of soup, salad, and bread

Come as you are or sign-up to bring soup, or salad.

This Year's Presentations will be on Mission

that Spreads the Love of Christ!

Foreign Mission engaged in by our Parishioners,

Local Missions we support financially,

and one of the Missions housed at Trinity.

Presentation on March 8th

New Life Mission

Felix Russo

New Life Mission is one of the most important missions to the unhoused and marginalized in the Hamilton area, providing meals, groceries, and connections to important social services in the community. Acting as a hub New Life Mission helps people access addiction recovery services, mental health services, LGBTQ+ and HIV services, food stamps, disability benefits, and Medicaid benefits. They build long term relationships of trust and respect that provide a stepping stone to stability. Their collaboration with area social service and government agencies helps create a web of easily accessible services. New Life Mission is a partner in the Hamilton Pastors' Poverty Group, convened by Mother Suzanne, and frequently receives financial offerings from Trinity.

We hope you will join us to meet Pastor and Director of New Life Mission and learn more about this vital mission to those in need in our community.

Additional Missionary Presentations

(Dates to be Assigned)

Medical Missionary Work in the Dominican Republic

Michael and Anita Dohn's

The Fringe

Local Missionary Work with Felons - Patrick & Sarah Davis

NEST (Nurturing Every Step Together)

Support of Young Mothers and their Children - Diane McClain

Lenten Supper on March 1st

We had a great time at the March 1st Soup Supper learning about Sarah Ruston's ministries in Turkey. Her faithfulness to God's call lead her to serve as an unpaid administrator for a missionary counseling service in Antalya that serves missionaries from across the world. More recently, since the start of the Ukraine War, she has served the needs of Ukrainian orphans taken in by the Turkish government. Dinner was wonderful with chicken soup, vegetable soup, broccoli salad, and fruit salad. Yum! It was lovely getting to know more about one another as we shared this simple meal.

Hope you can join us next time!

Next Clothes Sorting Party

Saturday, March 11

10:30 AM to 1:00 PM


followed by

Lunch and Fellowship

at 12:00

We have mounds and mounds of unhung and unsorted clothing,

so generously given to us

from parishioners and community partners.

We desperately need your help

to dig out from under this mountain of clothing

as we get ready for the change of seasons!

It really is a great deal of fellowship and fun,

and it is wonderful to see the restocked racks after our work!

And the food is always delicious!

And this time around we will be joined by some members of

St. Anne's Episcopal Church in West Chester, so we will have a chance to get acquainted with our closest Episcopal neighbors.

St. Anne's also frequently donates clothes and hygiene products.


Clothes Closet Needs

Tooth Paste

Tooth Brushes

Sheets / Pillow Cases


Other than the Above Items

We are Not Accepting Clothing

until after March 11

Then remember to contact the office

before dropping off items.

Thank you for responding to our call for winter clothing!

We have piles of clothes we need to sort through

before with have room to accept more.

Thank you for your generosity!

Please Note

We do not accept

partially used shampoos, lotions, conditioners, soaps,

and toothpastes.

If we do receive them,

we do not have the time to sort the new from the used.

Please respect our volunteers and clients

by sorting out used bodily care products before making donations.

Looking for Ideas

to Celebrate


200th Anniversary

We are beginning our planning

for celebrating

Trinity's 200th Anniversary

and we need your ideas

We will begin celebrating in Eastertide,

with events planned throughout the year.

We hope to announce the schedule of events

at this year's Annual Parish Meeting at the end of March.

Let's get creative!

Call or email Mother Suzanne with your ideas

or if you would like to be part of the planning team. or 513-869-8694

Spring has Sprung

at Trinity ...

... with Lenten Rose, Daffodils and Crocus!

Thanks to Sarah Ruston for these photos!

News about

the ECW Brunch

held on Sunday, February 26

Trinity's ECW (Episcopal Church Women) held its first meeting of the year Sunday, Feb 26th.

The table was beautifully decorated by Pat Combs and brunch was cinnamon rolls, biscuits and gravy and a breakfast casserole with fruit salad.

The group voted unanimously to split the money raised last year between the World Food Kitchen serving in Ukraine and Turkey, and the Open Door Food Pantry here in Hamilton.

A resolution was made to have regular ECW meetings on the third Sunday every month after after the 9:30 worship service, except in June, July and August. Speakers will be arranged and we will also have round table discussions on various subjects. 

Next Bible Study is Tuesday, March 7th, at 12:45 PM

We are studying

the Gospel according to Matthew.

Come join us!

Come now and then or come every week. No prep necessary.

On March 7th,

we will begin studying the

Sermon on the Mount

Matthew 5-7

We had an inquiring discussion this past week about

Matthew 3:13-4:23,

Jesus' Baptism, Jesus' Temptation (and Obedience),

and the calling of the first disciples.

The theme was obedience and discipleship.

Did you know --

that the word obedience comes from

the root words for to hear and to move closer to?

And the word disciple comes from

the root words that mean to follow in order to learn?

The Baptism and Temptation demonstrate Jesus'

complete obedience to God's Word.

We become disciples of Jesus as we follow Jesus

to learn how to keep God's Word at the center of all we do.

In this way, Jesus becomes our model for obedience,

for hearing God's Word and living it out.

Looking for New Vestry Members!

First of all - what is the Vestry?

It's the governing board of Trinity, with nine Vestry Member (Board Members), a Senior Warden (President), a Junior Warden (Vice President), the Treasurer, and the Rector (Mother Suzanne). We meet once a month, generally in the evening on the third Tuesday of each month for about an hour and a half. In addition, Vestry members are sometimes asked to lead or serve on sub-committees of the Vestry or asked to attend a Vestry retreat. Vestry terms are generally three years long. Generally three new Vestry Members are elected each year at the Parish Annual Meeting in March. This year we will be electing three new members for three-year terms and one new member for a two-year term.

Who can run to be a Vestry Member?

Vestry members must be Confirmed or Received into the Episcopal Church and Members of Good Standing, which means they attend services, are involved in parish activities and ministries, and financially support the parish.

What do I do if I am interested?

Contact Mother Suzanne at or 513-869-8694. Your name will be submitted to the Nomination Committee (made up of those Vestry Members whose terms are ending - this year Beth Blaylock, Bridgid Cornell, and Heather Komnenovich). The Nominating Committee makes the decision of who will be on the final slate and presents it to the Vestry. The slate is then presented at the Annual Parish Meeting in March where votes are cast by the parishioners to select the new Vestry Members.

Altar Flowers Sign-Up

To provide flowers for a service,

please contact Sue Samoviski

at 513-478-8918 or

In Lieu of Flowers,

you can instead make a Memorial Contribution

to Trinity's Almoner's Fund or General Fund.

A Note about Lent

During Lent there will be no flowers on the Altar.

It is customary during the penitential season of Lent

to keep things a bit simpler and starker.

So, no Alleluias, no bells, no flowers.

Worship In-Person at

Trinity Episcopal Church

115 North 6th Street

Hamilton, OH

Sunday, March 5th

Second Sunday in Lent

Eucharist Rite I - No Music

in the Sanctuary

9:30 AM

Eucharist Rite I - Music

in the Sanctuary

4:00 PM


Worship Online

Click Below to Join

on Facebook

Click here for Facebook Live

Second Sunday in Lent

Sunday, March 5th

Morning Prayer – 9:30 a.m.


Mondays Thru Saturdays

A Word and A Prayer – 9:30 a.m.

Every Evening

Compline – 8:30 p.m.

Some Saturdays

Sacred Space – Noon

Second Sunday in Lent

March 5, 2023


Year A


Genesis 12:1-4a

Romans 4:1-5, 13-17

John 3:1-17

Psalm 121

Click on the Scripture to read along.

Collect: O God, whose glory it is always to have mercy: Be gracious to all who have gone astray from thy ways, and bring them again with penitent hearts and steadfast faith to embrace and hold fast the unchangeable truth of thy Word, Jesus Christ thy Son; who with thee and the Holy Spirit liveth and reigneth, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

This Week at Trinity

Friday, March 3

Parish Office Open -- 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM

AA Meeting Friday -- 8:30 PM – Fellowship Hall

Sunday, March 5 - Second Sunday in Lent            

Almoners Fund Ingathering

Eucharist Rite I - No Music -- 9:30 AM – Sanctuary

Eucharist Rite I - Music -- 4:00 PM – Sanctuary

Monday, March 6

Parish Office Open -- 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Clothes Closet -- 10:00 AM to Noon – Basement

Tuesday, March 7

Bible Study -- 12:45 PM – Memorial Room

Wednesday, March 8

Parish Office Open -- 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Clothes Closet -- 10:00 AM to Noon – Basement

Stations of the Cross -- 5:30 PM – Sanctuary

Lenten Soup Supper & Mission Presentation -- 6:00 PM – Memorial Room

NA Meeting Wednesday -- 7:00 PM – Fellowship Hall

Thursday, March 9

NA Women’s Group -- 7:00 PM – Fellowship Hall

Friday, March 10

Parish Office Open -- 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM

AA Meeting Friday -- 8:30 PM – Fellowship Hall

Saturday, March 11

Clothes Closet Sorting Party & Lunch -- 10:30 AM to 1:00 PM

Sunday, March 12 - Third Sunday in Lent            

Eucharist Rite I - Music -- 9:30 AM – Sanctuary


We encourage you to remember these people

on their special days!

If we don't have your birth or marriage dates,

please contact the office.


Stephanie Woods - 3/1

Teresa Durbin - 3/5

Vic Russo - 3/5

Steven Comer - 3/6

Arianna Jenkins - 3/9

Mike Samoviski - 3/10

Robert DeGroff - 3/13

Vicki Riddle - 10/13

Debbie Crowe - 3/15

Lee H. Parrish - 3/16

John Chesher - 3/20

Linda Griffin - 3/24

Claire Wittman - 3/27

Caitlyn Ann Jones - 3/29

Georgia Adams - 3/30

Lori Wesley - 3/31


Jan & Bridgid Cornell - 3/17

Michael & Anita Dohn - 3/19

Prayer List

If there is someone you would like

to include on or remove from the list,

please email the Parish Office at

Prayer requests for:

  • Nancy Compton, friend of Kathy Smith
  • For the repose of the soul of Barbara, mother of Angela Vanoss, and for her family in their grief.
  • For the repose of the soul of James, son of Ed Conaway, and for Ed and the Conaway family in their grief.
  • For the repose of the soul Martha, sister-in-law of Kim Jewett, and for Kim and all of Martha's family in their grief
  • For the repose of the soul of Janet Wilson and for her family in their grief.
  • Ryan Moore, Terri Comer's son
  • Ken Huelsman
  • Herm Lorance
  • Susan Tarbuck
  • Tina Chandler
  • Marge and Dave Belew
  • Nella Hurst, friend of Mike and Sue Samoviski
  • Carol and family, Stephanie Nowak's best friend and her family
  • Those with COVID-19
  • Those who continue to die from COVID and their families
  • Casey Graff
  • Chris Chesire
  • Diane Line
  • Goldie, mother of Pat Combs
  • Steven Palmer
  • Barbara and Michael Clifton
  • Rita Stanton
  • Pam and Terry Hurst
  • Carl and Mary Bishop
  • Beth and Chuck Blaylock
  • Kevin and Conner Wolff. Kevin is Dean King's godson; Conner is Kevin's father
  • Joan King
  • Tom King
  • Tom Snow, brother of Linda Griffin
  • Tony Plunkett
  • Tim Tidwell
  • Haley, Anne Elberfeld’s daughter
  • Our Nation
  • Ed Wendell, friend of Diane Line
  • Gregg, friend of Diane Line
  • Wesley and Mary Kay
  • Bob, father-in-law of Diane Line and father of Chris Cheshire
  • Bruce, nephew of Pam Bates
  • Doug Ottke, friend of Ginny and Tom Woods
  • Nancy Blaylock, mother of Chuck and mother-in-law of Beth
  • Carol Paschal and her family
  • Lee and Debbie Schutte, friends of Ginny and Tom Woods
  • Bill, Amy, William and Jordan
  • Mary Knobeloch
  • Daniel Spring, great nephew of Joan and Dean King
  • The sister of Heather Komnenovich
  • Anne Cole
  • Janice Stratton, aunt of Michelle Anderson
  • John and Linda Diesh Chesher
  • Russ Thompson
  • Tom Wilson
  • Georgia Adams
  • Richard Issacs
  • Heather Komnenovich
  • Jim and Joann Miller, friends of Joan and Dean King
  • Stephanie Woods
  • Linda and James Noble
  • For Ukraine
  • For Peace
  • Sue and Ken Lawrence
  • Jackie Huelsman
  • Mac
  • For Jan and Bridgid Cornell
  • Carol Jones
  • Mary and Hannah Caskey
  • Leslie and Warren Grossklaus
  • Bill Thaman
  • Dennis Jerdey - cousin of Ginny Woods
  • Henry Cole
  • Sarah Ruston
  • Christy Brown
  • Bob Ross

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We use the post office box because it is a reliable and safe way to receive our mail since the parish office is not open every day. The forwarding time has ended so please use the P.O. box address.


Trinity Episcopal Church

P.O. Box 851

Hamilton, OH 45012

Parish Office Hours

Mondays and Wednesdays - 9:oo a.m. to 3:oo p.m.

Fridays - 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Messages checked weekdays.

Email checked daily.

On weekends, please call Mother Suzanne.

Mother Suzanne:

513-869-8694 or

Church phone number:


Church email:




Parish Leadership

TRINITY STAFF                                                                  VESTRY OFFICERS

  The Rev. Suzanne LeVesconte, Rector                                  Jennifer Elliott, Senior Warden

  Pam Bates, Sexton                                                    ......... Terry Hurst, Junior Warden

  Chrissy Rose, Receptionist                          ..................... Tom Woods, Treasurer

  Jennifer Elliott, Music Director .............................................Bridgid Cornell, Clerk


Beth Blaylock, Terri Comer, Bridgid Cornell, Linda Griffin,

Heather Komnenovich, Vicki Riddle, Vic Russo, Sarah Ruston

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