HT Notes
news & updates Oct. 8, 2020
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.
Check Your Sunday Morning Update
It looks like there might be bad weather here in our area by Sunday so please don't forget to check your Sunday Morning Update before you leave for church, to see if anything has changed in regard to the 9:00am outdoor service.
Trinity Place Celebration on 10/17/20
Please join us on Saturday, October 17, for a celebration of Trinity Place. There will be opportunities for small groups to come together in the early afternoon (see details below), and at 4:00 we will raise a glass in thanksgiving to all who made Trinity Place a reality.
There will be three small group gatherings in the pavilion and on the green of up to 10, at 1:00, 1:45, and 2:30. These 30 minute gatherings are designed to allow parishioners who are not comfortable with larger groups to enjoy fellowship with Holy Trinity friends while they explore Trinity Place. A reservation is required to attend a small group gathering—click here to sign up.

At 4:00, we will have an open gathering to celebrate Trinity Place and all who made it possible. This is a BYOT event (Bring Your Own Toast). We will gather for a short program of recognition for all those who have given sacrificially of their time, talent, and treasure to make Trinity Place happen.
Eucharistic Visits
Knowing that there will be quite a few parishioners who do not feel comfortable or safe coming to church yet, Deacon Noah and Mtr. Suz will be available to bring Holy Communion to your homes. We will share the Body and the Blood from Holy Trinity’s outdoor altar, observing careful distancing and masking. The preference is to conduct these Eucharistic Visits outdoors, as much as possible. Please call Sheryl at the church office to request a visit. She will inform the clergy, and one of us will be in touch to schedule an appointment.
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.
Provide Meals for Canterbury
We now have two dates open for someone(s) to sign up to provide a meal for the Canterbury - 10/28 and 11/4. Please check your schedule and see if you might be available to serve on one of these dates.
Parish Prayer List
For Dot and Bill, Violet, Jude, Roy and Charlotte, John Gautsch, Frieda Wald, Luther and Dorothy, Greg, Ana, Mandy and her family, Frances and Marlene, Michele Stefanyak, Beverly, Ahlam and her family, and Melanie and in thanksgiving for Maggie’s baptism.
For all who are suffering from wildfires, hurricanes, and floods.
For our brothers and sisters in Cange and Bois Joli.
For those who grieve, those who have lost jobs. 
For healing for our nation.
For justice and peace.
For the President and all who are in authority.
For health care workers and all first responders.
For hospice care workers.
For all students, faculty and staff of schools and universities.

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 Please consider if you need to speak to someone before adding a name to the list to prevent misunderstandings.
How to Be a Crazy Christian
In October, Holy Trinity Adult Formation will offer a short course from Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, “How to Be a Crazy Christian.” Building on his book, Crazy Christians: A Call to Follow Jesus (2013), the course encourages us “to break away, to be different, to embrace the crazy hope of the Gospel.” He argues that ‘[j]oining the counter-cultural adventure of discipleship means beginning truly to live, to know peace and joy, to have hope, and to dream of glory.”
The course is composed of four short videos and structured discussions that we will divide into two sessions, at 7 p.m. October 15 and 22. It will be hosted on Zoom by Bob Green. If you are interested in what Bishop Curry believes it means to be a Christian, you should find this course enlightening. We realize that these dates correspond to the proposed dates for the last two presidential debates but suggest they might be a welcome palliative prior to them. If you are interested, please contact Bob ( or Sheryl ( at the church office so that we can forward Zoom information at the appropriate time.
FORWARD Day by Day
Daily Devotions for Disciples

You can pick up your November/December/January Forward Day by Day devotional in the the church office or the chapel (just don't go past the rope or you will set off the alarm!).
Tuesday Night's Sticky Faith Class Is Especially for Parents
How many of us over the past 5 months have seen a great deal more of our kids? Did we take advantage of this time to connect with them? Did we connect with them on their faith? Well just in case you don't have an answer to each of those questions, we have a class that can help! This Fall Bill Purkerson will host a weekly class/course on connecting with your youth on faith using a book called The Sticky Faith Guide. The overall purpose is to find avenues to help our youth develop a faith that will last them well into the future. There will be time to have discussion on a very basic level and even if you aren't able to complete the readings you can still participate. We will hold the class by Zoom on Tuesdays at 7:00. I hope you will be able to join us and please bring a friend. 

Meeting ID: 819 0839 6390 Passcode: 116738
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.

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 837 8967 8685
Passcode: 927305
Thanks to your continued faithful giving, Holy Trinity remains in good financial health. We are blessed by generous pledgers and other givers who support the mission and ministry of Holy Trinity. During this time, although we are not able to meet in worship as usual, the work of the Parish goes on. We hope that if you are able, you will continue to make your weekly contribution by mail or via our website.
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 nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost:

Clemson Community Care
Clemson Community Care has a need for the following food items: canned soup, dry beans, canned vegetables , except no canned green beans or corn. Household and personal care items such a dish detergent, shampoo, and lotion..

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 Donations are tax deductible and all donations are greatly appreciated! Thank you for your continued support.
Update on Family Promise
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. If you have any questions please contact me Liz Halpin (864) 903-6340 or 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...
Church Mice On Parade
After over 75 years, we are going to miss our traditional annual Holy Trinity bazaar this year – at least in person. However, we will offer some of the favorite items on line. First will be the church mice that include a procession of choristers, bishops, priests, deacons, crucifers, acolytes, vergers, and thurifers. Plus we have angels and cheerleaders – both Clemson and that other state school... Each mouse requires hours of loving hand-crafting so quantities are limited. Cost is $25 each. (Knowing the labor involved, all “Mouse crafters” would say this is a real bargain!) To reserve your mouse, contact Sally Morrell at 864-654-5607, 864-710-5264, or at
Stained Glass Ornaments
Are you missing being inside the church? We have a few remaining stained glass ornaments of our church windows, and these can be lovely reminders of the space we now see only on line. The ornaments cost $25 each. If you would like to purchase one or to add your name to a waiting list for those that have previously sold out, please contact Sally Morrell at
COVID19 Can’t Stop Christmas!
And it can’t stop the Holy Trinity Christmas Stocking Guild (I totally just made up that name) elves from working their magic! With many thanks to Mellie, Eunice, Sarah, Sue, Cindy and Frances for all their inspiring work, we have our gorgeous, traditional heirloom hand-knit and hand-
embellished woolen Christmas stockings ready for sale with your personalization! It is not too late to order. Price is $75 each. These treasures will last a lifetime. Please call or text me, Amy Agosti, at 864-650-3145 or to place your order. Contactless delivery available!
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, formerly at St. Paul's now takes place 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.