HT Notes
news & updates Jan. 7, 2021
Please note: everything you need for Sunday worship and fellowship, including bulletins and links, will be available by 7:00am each Sunday morning just by clicking on the Sunday morning update in your inbox, or you can find it 24/7 on the HTv page of the Holy Trinity website.
Love
Canterbury Meals
Please sign up to provide Spring semester Canterbury dinners using the link below.

Thank You!
On behalf of Meals on Wheels as well as many of our parishioners, we give thanks to God for all who gave up their time to help prepare and distribute delicious Christmas dinners. Your kindness is appreciated.
Eucharistic Visits
We are all one Body, because we share the same Bread of Life. Noah and I are available to bring Holy Communion from the altar at Holy Trinity to those who are unable to join us in church at this time. We are arranging garage and driveway visits or window visits to bring Holy Communion to you. We can also arrange for visits by phone or FaceTime, if you prefer. We will bring the Sacrament and call you for the prayers, and we will consume the wafers together from a distance. Please contact one of us if you would like to arrange a visit. We would love to bring the Sacrament to you before Christmas, if possible. Much love, Suz+

We would love to bring the Sacrament to you in the New Year.
Parish Prayer List
Pray for Justin, the Archbishop of Canterbury; Michael, the Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church; and Andrew, our bishop; for the people and clergy of the Episcopal Diocese of Haiti, especially in Cange and Bois Joli; for the Bishop Nominating Committee and the next Bishop of Upper South Carolina; and for the clergy, staff, and vestry of our parish.
 
Pray for Donald, our President; Joseph, our President-elect; Henry, our governor; and all entrusted with authority and those who influence public opinion.
 
Pray for all people in any kind of need or trouble, especially Dot and Bill, Violet, Jude, Roy and Charlotte, John Gautsch, Frieda Wald, Luther and Dorothy, Michele Stefanyak, Carolyn Foster, Davy Hammatt, Earl Burch, Walt H Jacey, Mary Margaret Dancy, Mary and her family, and all who have COVID, especially those at Clemson Downs; for thanksgiving for all who are recovering and have recovered from COVID-19 and for all essential workers: truck drivers, food service people, and all who keep America going, and for the birthdays of Pat Bryan, Teague De los Santos, Kathryn Cauley, and Roger Brown, Jr.
 
Pray for all victims of natural disasters, for those who have lost jobs, for healing for our nation, for people who work for justice and peace, for health care workers, for hospice care workers, for all first responders, and for all students, faculty, and staff of schools and universities.
 
Pray for the souls of all the departed, especially Bill Hare, Don Moloney, and all who have died from the coronavirus this week.
 
Please send us your prayers of thanksgiving as well as prayer requests. All names will be listed for three weeks unless a longer time is requested. To add a name to the list, send an email to Serena
DuBose at daffydubose@gmail.com. Please consider if you need to speak to someone before adding a name to the list to prevent misunderstandings.
Think
Children's Sunday School
This is a reminder to you that Children's Sunday school takes place at 2:00 pm the third Sunday of each month. This month that date will be the 17th. If you have school-aged children please plan for them to attend.
Love Your Neighbor
Now more than ever, it is an act of Christian love to wear a face covering when you are away from your home. Please love your neighbor by wearing a mask, including whenever you come to our church buildings! We have masks available in the church office and at our outside worship services, just in case you get out the door without one. Please take care of yourselves and those you love by staying home if you feel unwell or have been exposed to Covid 19. Quarantine 14 days or obtain a negative test result before resuming contact.
Community Covid Testing Project: Another Way to Love Your Neighbor
Accurate, timely testing is a powerful tool to help a community turn the tide of COVID-19 locally. The Clemson Community COVID Testing project aims to make this convenient for you and is free. This is an unbelievable opportunity.
 
Consider testing for these reasons:
1) Test to diagnose illness if you have symptoms of any viral illness - COVID can present in many ways
2) Test due to a possible close contact exposure to COVID-19. CDC supports being released from the 2 week quarantine early on day 7 from exposure if you have a negative test on day 5,6, or later from known exposure. This allows you to return to work and life sooner in most cases.  
3) TEST BEAUSE YOU CAN! -this is the most powerful opportunity.
 
This illness continues to spread in large part because of individuals being very contagious with an asymptomatic illness or spreading it to others while in the "pre-symptomatic" phase before symptoms begin. 
 
 
(This link will also be on the City of Clemson's website if you need to tell others where to find it: cityofclemson.org)
 
Location: Clemson Fire Substation 740 Isaqueena Trail Central SC 29630
Hours: 7 - 11 am, Monday through Friday
Test type: Saliva PCR (not rapid antigen)
Cost: FREE!
For whom: This test site is for members of the Clemson Community. Important-if you are a university employee or a Clemson student it is very important that you use the test site at Memorial Stadium and not the Community Site.
 
Instructions:
1) You must register prior to arrival to receive a QR code. Have this ready on your phone for scanning or print this on paper to present at test site. Your QR code can be used as many times in the future as needed without re-registering.
2) Nothing to eat or drink 30 min prior to test.
3) Results will come usually within 24-30 hours occasionally sooner via text and email.
Attention Ministry Leaders
Monday is the January 11th deadline for all ministry reports. Please send your reports, in a Word document, to Sheryl Shankles at htchurch@holytrinityclemson.org by end of business Monday. Thank you.
Save the Date for the Annual Meeting: January 24th
Holy Trinity's Annual meeting will take place online this year. Please join us following the 10:30 online service to affirm Vestry Elections and hear about the Statement of Mission for 2021. The Annual Meeting will begin at 11:15 and wrap up around 12:00--we're keeping it short and sweet this year! Look for all the details in an email next week.
Helpful Tip From the Finance Committee
As we begin the new year and you contemplate your charitable giving, keep in mind that if you are taking distributions from an IRA or 401K plan, you can donate part (or all) of your distribution to a qualified charitable organization such as Holy Trinity on a tax-free basis. Importantly, you do not need to itemize your taxes to take advantage of this benefit. If you are taking distributions but haven't made a Qualified Charitable Distribution before, consult with your tax advisor or financial institution to find out how to do so.  Many institutions allow you to do this easily online.
Health Bits by Kathy Hunter
TBT: Legs up the wall. Perfect restorative yoga pose for everyone. 

Today: Same.

Gives your heart a rest as it doesn’t have to pump as hard, slows down your heart rate, relaxes your mind. Spend a few moments with your feet up the wall, knees extended with light bend in them, hips as close to the wall (or your headboard, if doing this in your bed, and wall behind your headboard,) lying on your back. 

Close your eyes and focus on the gentle inhale and exhale of your breath.

Enjoy your mini vacation!

Happy (Throw Back) Thursday, y’all #grateful #bekind #love
Adult Formation Thursday Nights at 7:00 pm in January/February
Adult Formation continues online in 2021, beginning with a fabulous book study led by members of Holy Trinity's Education for Ministry (EfM) group: Chesley Rowe, Bob Green, Anna McKenna, Kathy Nixon, Jim Beddow, and Mtr. Suz.

We will be reading and discussing What Are Biblical Values?: What the Bible Says on Key Ethical Issues, by John Collins. This thought-provoking book was written by a very well-regarded biblical scholar and is one of the texts that was read by 2nd-year EfM participants. It was so intriguing to the 2nd-years that they wanted to read it again and take more time with it! You are invited to join us for this book study on Thursday nights at 7:00 pm, beginning 1/7. The first session will cover the Introduction and Chapter 1. The book is available from Amazon or can be ordered by your favorite book store. The Zoom link for participating in this class is below.

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 878 6832 4458
Passcode: 426504  
Tuesday Bible Study
If you would like to take part in the online Bible study which takes place on Tuesdays at 11:00am, use the link below. We take a deep dive into the readings appointed for the following Sunday, finding ways to connect them to our lives each week.

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 837 8967 8685
Passcode: 927305
Giving Thanks
for Your Giving
Your faithful and steady giving helps Holy Trinity through these difficult times. Thank you. The leadership of the parish is grateful for your hearing the Gospel call to seek and serve Christ in all people, and responding with generosity. Because of that generosity, Holy Trinity continues to be a blessing in our community. May God continue to bless you richly also.
We're Here for You Holy Trinity is working hard to stay connected and provide support through the trials of pandemic restrictions. The Vestry and Neighborhood Group Leaders continue to reach out to parishioners in their areas regularly. Please contact your Neighborhood Group Leaders or the church office if you have any need, and we will do our best to help you out. The office staff are not necessarily in the office at all times, but we are all checking email and phone messages regularly. The office number is 864-654-5071. To reach Lynne Farmer, Parish Administrator select ext. 3, or Sheryl Shankles, Parish Secretary select ext. 0. You can reach Mtr. Suz at 864-364-1952 to call or text. Noah Stansbury's cell number is 864-723-0391.
Lectionary Readings
for The First Sunday after Epiphany:




Act
Clemson Community Care
Clemson Community Care's  most needed food items are: pork and beans, canned tomatoes
mixed veggies, soup and juice.
Donations may be dropped off to the purple bin on the Purkerson's front porch (111 Dogwood Terrace Lane, Clemson) or taken directly to CCC (105 Anderson Hwy, Clemson) around back of the building before 11:00am any morning Monday through Thursday.

If you would prefer to make a monetary donation to enable CCC to buy food or help the community in other ways you can send a check to CCC, PO Box 271, Clemson SC 29633 or make an online donation via PayPal or credit card at clemsoncommunitycare.org. Donations are tax deductible and all donations are greatly appreciated! Thank you for your continued support.
There Is a Need for Gift Cards
The Coronavirus has impacted all of us and has implications for the families supported at Family Promise. At the moment JoAnn Brink, Case Manager for Family Promise, is working with a few families. JoAnn said there is a need for Gift cards to local grocery stores, gift cards for gas, and gift cards to local restaurants are needed. FYI the Easley Walmart does not have a gas station connected to the store. Gift cards can be mailed directly to Family Promise of Pickens County, c/o JoAnn Brink, 104 Stewart Drive, Easley, SC 29640. We will keep everyone informed.

We hope to count on your support for Family Promise of Pickens County. Our churches are not open for hosting families. We are also reaching out to you as there is a need for a fund for keeping vehicles that belong to families in our program on the road. Families must have a vehicle to be in our program. A car is needed to transport children to day care and afterschool care. Checks can be made payable to Family Promise of Pickens County in the memo line Car Fund.  If you have any questions please contact me Liz Halpin (864) 903-6340 or ehalpin59@gmail.com. Families are our neighbors. A check made out to Family Promise of Pickens County is always acceptable and welcome. Family Promise of Pickens is a United Way Agency and a 501©3.
Thank you and stay safe.
Phone: 864-482-2040
Address: PO Box 1246
               525 East Main St.
               Seneca, SC 29679
Our Daily Rest
Our Daily Rest homeless shelter in Seneca sends their thank you's to Holy Trinity for all your generous donations. At this time during Covid, especially needed are your prayers, and donations of Men's pants sizes 32 and 34,
twin sheets, flat and fitted, fresh clothes for the folks at Our Daily Bread who come to the portable shower van, and cash donations are always good too. Many thanks again from Our Daily Rest.
There is a basket in the chapel marked "Our Daily Rest" where you can leave your donations.
And By the Way...
Want to Sign Up to Provide Flowers?
If you would like to provide altar flowers in honor/memory of a loved one, you may do so by sending me (Sheryl) an email with the date, the name of the person to be honored/remembered and any specific directions you may want (example: type or color of flowers). I will get it in the book and you will be billed directly by Tiger Lilly Florist.


Each week, these flowers are divided up and delivered to a parishioner. If you know of someone who needs some sunshine in their life, please let Mtr. Suz know.
Remember...
Click here for a list of the Vestry members, their area of responsibility as well as contact information.
St. Paul's Thrift Shop hours are Mondays or Thursdays from 10am to 12:30pm or 12:30pm to 3pm. 3rd Saturday from 10am to 1pm. Other than the open hours, contact Diana Manly (722-5112).
Singing Rooster Coffee
Just text Lynne Farmer at 864.710.0011 and let her know what you want to order.
The link to HTv is provided below and is also located on the home page of the Holy Trinity website.

Our outdoor worship service is held at Trinity Place each week. Hope you can make it! Just remember to follow social distancing guidelines.
Click the link below to join the Online Coffee Hour immediately following online worship.