HT Notes
news & updates Sept. 10, 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.
The Bishop Is Coming! (Virtually, of course)
Bishop Andrew Waldo will preach for our online service on Sunday, September 20. The bishop usually visits parishes every 12 to 18 months to preach, teach, and officiate at rites of inclusion, such as Confirmation and Reception. Because it is the year of Coronatide, the visitation will be completely online. We are still working out the details for the visitation, so stay tuned for more information next week. Confirmation and Reception will take place at a date to be determined, after the public health emergency of COVID-19 has passed.
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
You have been invited by Sue Smink to sign up for "Canterbury Dinners - Fall 2020." Please click on the button below to view the online sign up sheet.
Evensong For the Eve of Holy Cross Day
Join us on Facebook for Evensong celebrating the Eve of Holy Cross Day at 5:00 pm on September 13. Prelude, Canticles, and Office Hymn sung by the Holy Trinity Chancel Choir. Mtr. Suz Cate will officiate, and Deacon Noah Stansbury will offer a reflection. If you would like to you may join us afterwards for a virtual reception. Login information for the Zoom reception is located below:

Meeting ID: 872 5955 4319
Passcode: 124183
Parish Prayer List
Dot and Bill, Violet, Jude, Roy and Charlotte, Adam and family, John, Chesley, Frieda Wald, R. Haynes, John, Lindsey and Nathaneil, Peggy Sue, John and Lynn Shaw, Norma and George, Luther and Dorothy and Chuck Smith.
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.
For the repose of the souls of Marilane Carter, Jerry Morris, Lily Shaw and Jack Lail.

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.
September 10, 17, and 24: The Church Has Left the Building
This mini-series, taking place at 7:00pm on three Thursdays in September, will be facilitated by Deacon Noah & Mtr. Suz, and will offer an exploration of the experience of being church in a time of pandemic. We’ll discuss what it was like to leave the building, what has been lost (and what has been gained), look at the differences between how the culture has responded to the pandemic and how the Church has responded, and dream about what it will be like when we can all get back together again.

The login link and info are provided below:
Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 879 1701 4436
Passcode: 093889 
Sticky Faith Class, Tuesday Nights beginning September 15th
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
Day School Director Update - Lauren Russell
The Day School has had a wonderful month. The children have enjoyed making new friends, learning new things and playing on the new playground. Some of the great activities that the children participate in are Chapel Services, Creative Movement, Spanish and Music. Please follow the fun on Facebook:

You may help to contribute to the success of the Day School by linking your Ingles Advantage card to the "Tools for Schools" program. We appreciate your participation in this program.

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
Dear Sunday School Parents,
On behalf of your Holy Trinity Sunday school teachers, we extend a warm welcome to you and your children as we kickoff the 2020-2021 Sunday school year on September 20 at 9AM at St. Paul’s Church in Pendleton! We are all VERY excited to see our students again and to continue our faith journeys together. While our class frequency and logistics will look a little different, the lessons will continue to focus on building our relationship with God by learning about His people- their struggles and joys- and through the teachings and actions of Jesus Christ. As we explore our relationship with God, we will learn to recognize God’s unconditional love for us and how we can strive to live into the commandments, “love the lord with all of thy heart, soul and mind, and to love thy neighbor as thyself”.

Based on results from a survey sent last month to access the type of interaction parents preferred, we decided to hold in-person Sunday school on the 3rd Sunday of every month during the in- person church service outside using social distancing, masks and hygienic practices. The lessons will be about 30 minutes. Our first meeting will be at St. Paul’s, however, we will switch to Holy Trinity once construction concludes. We are committed to being flexible, safe and communicative under the constraints of the ongoing pandemic. If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to Mary Beth Johnstone (864-506-5570;

Please arrive a few minutes ahead of 9 AM so that we can gather into our respective groups. Each leader will have a sign indicating where each group will meet; the groups are: pre-K (3 and 4 years), Godly Play (K-2nd grade), Faith Travelers (3rd-5th grades), Middle School (6th-8th grades) and High school (9th -12th grade).

We look forward to seeing each of you and hope everyone can attend! 

With Love,
Hap and Carolyn Wheeler (Pre-K)
Sarah Maiberger, Rachel Mayo and Mary Beth Johnstone (Godly Play)
Cara Robb, Melissa Hawkins, and Sue Smink (Faith Traveler’s)
Sheliah Durham and Joe Yanes (Middle School) 
Bill Purkerson and Jen Ellison (High School)
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 Fifteenth Sunday After Pentecost:

Psalm 114
Exodus 14:19-31
Romans 14:1-12
Matthew 18:21-35
Clemson Community Care
CCC needs all types of canned fruits, mixed vegetables, dry beans, oatmeal, cereals and mac and cheese. No need for green beans or peanut butter. 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. Thank you for your generosity! 

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
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 cleaning supplies, trash bags, paper products, gift cards from Dollar General, Lowes and Walmart, and cash donations are always good too:)
Many thanks again from Our Daily Rest.

And By the Way...
Only One Flower List Opening Left for October
We have only one vacancy left for October. It's the 18th. If you would like to honor a loved one by providing flowers on that date for Sunday online worship, please contact Sheryl Shankles at or call (864) 654-5071. Include your name, whether it's in honor or memory and the loved one's name. You will be billed directly by Tiger Lily Florist.
Volunteer Still Needed at Thrift Store
Come, join the fun once a month and work with some great people. The Thrift Shop is in need of someone to work the 1st Monday of each month from 10 am to 12:30 pm. Please let me know if you are interested. 
Diana Manly 722-5112.
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 at St. Paul's continues to be such a joy even as we carefully follow social distancing guidelines. The service goes from 9:00 - 9:30am Sundays.
Click the link below to join the Online Coffee Hour immediately following online worship.