HT Notes
news & updates Sept. 24, 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.
Outdoor Service Moves to Holy Trinity This Week!
Our 9:00 in-person, outdoor service will be held at our new outdoor facility at the east end of Holy Trinity’s property, beginning this Sunday, September 27. Please bring a chair and wear a mask. Places will be marked on the field for each person or household in attendance. We will maintain 10 feet of space for each spot for the safety of all in attendance. Adherence to masking and spacing requirements is absolutely necessary. 

We will celebrate Holy Eucharist together for the first time since mid-March. We will distribute wafers only, one person or household at a time. Each person will return to their seats to consume the wafer. The exchange of peace will be touchless--we recommend flashing a peace sign or bowing to your neighbor. At the conclusion of the service, it is vitally important to maintain at least 6 feet distance from your Holy Trinity friends--it is so easy to relax and let down one’s guard when the structure of the service is removed.
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.
Episcopal Day School Sunday
Sunday, October 4, will be a special Sunday for us as we celebrate one of our longest-lasting and significant ministries, the Holy Trinity Episcopal Day School. Our online 10:30 service on that day will highlight our teachers and students. The structure of the service will follow the pattern of our First Sunday service, with young readers, music from our Children’s Choirs, and a children’s message. EDS families will be invited to join us online, along with our EDS teachers. Join us as we give thanks for the life-giving and life-changing work of our Episcopal Day School.
Provide Meals for Canterbury
We still have four dates open for someone(s) to sign up to provide a meal for the Canterbury - 10/21, 10/28, 11/4 and 11/18. Please check your schedule and see if you might be available to serve on one of these dates.
Pet Blessing October 4th at Trinity Place Pavilion

We continue our tradition of blessing pets of all sorts. Furry, feathered, or scaly--bring them to the Trinity Place Pavilion at 3:00 on Sunday, October 4. We will bless our critter friends in honor of the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi, pray a bit, and marvel at the vocal stylings of Falstaff, the Singing Lab. Bring your pets (leashed, crated, or held securely in your arms) and wear a mask. It will be a wild and woolly half-hour. You and your pet will be glad you came!
Parish Prayer List
For Dot and Bill, Violet, Jude, Roy and Charlotte, John Gautsch, Chesley, Frieda Wald, Luther and Dorothy, Greg and thanksgivings for healing for Catherine Campbell and Maggie’s baptism.
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 Jack Lail, Melissa Kean (pronounced "Cane"), Carolyn Callicutt, and Gary Knivila.

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.
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!).
September 24: The Church Has Left the Building
This mini-series, will be wrapping up this Thursday. It is 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 

Coming in October: Crazy Christians
This mini-series, will be offered 10/15 & 10/22, facilitated by Bob Green. "This is a course with a warning label: All who enter here, expect to be transformed. Episcopal bishop Michael Curry is an inspiring and enthusiastic reformer with a clear call to reinvigorate the Church. Many people have experienced Christ's transforming power through Bishop Curry's ministry." More details will be available next week.
Day School Notice
Please let your family and friends know that we now have one spot available in our 3K program. It is open to either a 3 or 5 day student. For more information, click the button below.
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 seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost:

Exodus 17:1-7
Psalm 78:1-4, 12-16
Philippians 2:1-13
Matthew 21:23-32
Clemson Community Care
Clemson Community Care has a need for the following food items: Dry beans, grits, cereal, oatmeal, toiletries: all personal care items such as soap, shampoo, toothpaste and laundry detergent and dish detergent.

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...
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 moves to Trinity Place this week, September 27th at 9:00am. Hope you can make it!
Click the link below to join the Online Coffee Hour immediately following online worship.