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What's Happening at HT


8:00 AM Holy Eucharist Service, Rite I

8:45 AM Breakfast- last one of 2022!

9:30 AM Sunday School

10:30 AM Holy Eucharist, Rite II-Nave

Livestream Bulletin

11:45 AM Online Coffee Hour (Zoom)

1:30 PM Country Santa Workday


11:00 AM Bible Study


6:00 PM Canterbury


9:30 AM SAME Garden


11:00 AM deliver “we are thinking of you” cookies to church for Pastoral Care

What's Coming-up at HT


5:00 PM Lessons & Carols Service- St. Paul's

7:00 PM Vestry Meeting (Zoom)

Last day to email Pam to receive Meals on Wheels delivery on Christmas Day


4:00 PM Family Eucharist

7:00 PM Festival Eucharist

10:30 PM Candlelight Eucharist- St. Paul's


10:00 AM Christmas Day Service & Meals on Wheels- Parish Hall


10:00 AM ONE service of Holy Eucharist

Around the Parish

December is a busy time, but please mark your calendars and make plans to spend time with your Holy Trinity Family!


Christmas Music and Flower Dedications: Honor or remember a loved one by helping to adorn our Christmas services with beauty. The special dedication form can be accessed here. Please return forms to the church office by 12/22 to have your dedication included in our Christmas Eve Bulletins.

We are collecting items to take to Country Santa through December 11. If you are not familiar with County Santa, they are a local organization that serves all of Pickens County. They collect donations throughout the year and deliver Christmas gifts to over 700 families on Christmas Eve, check out their website at for more information. The greatest need are items for teenagers. Ask your teen for donation ideas! Items need to be new and unwrapped. You can bring on Sundays or drop off at the church office during collection week.


Sunday, December 11 at Breakfast we will hold Canterbury Recognition. We will be honoring our Canterbury friends and giving a special thank you to Eleanor Ehrman, Sarah Slagle, Alexander Pratt, Ben Porter, Emma Harrington, Scotty Timms, Blake Morgan, Will Purkerson, Jack Purkerson and Ethan Culler. Each of you have stepped up to help with various needs at Holy Trinity, sometimes with a moment’s notice. Also, a special thanks to our wonderful nursery workers Anna Kay Pitts, Aubree Bartlett, and Alex Pratt. All of your efforts and serving hearts are truly appreciated and a blessing to everyone at Holy Trinity.”

Special thanks to the Crouse Family- Kevin, Kathy, Ashley and Eric- for decorating our light tree at Trinity Place


Sunday, December 11th from 1:30-3:30 Holy Trinity has an opportunity to work with Country Santa. Due to the size of the facility, we can only have 15 volunteers. If we have more, we can take shifts. Our time is 1:30-3:30. If you would like to participate, we are going to coordinate a carpool/caravan and leave Holy Trinity by 12:30. We will have a light lunch following the service before departing. We will return to the church by 4:30/5pm. Contact Jerae if you plan to attend and for more information. 

The Pastoral Care Committee’s next delivery of “we are thinking of you” cookie bags will be Dec. 17. If you would like to make cookies, please deliver them to the parish hall or the side chapel before 11 am on Dec. 17. Please package cookies in approx. 30 bags of 2-4 cookies each. Email Pam Mack for more information or if you want to be on the list of cookie bakers who get a request 3 or 4 times a year.

In addition to preparing Christmas day meals for Meals on Wheels, Holy Trinity will deliver a meal to parishioners who are more isolated this holiday. Please call the church office or email Pam Mack by Dec. 18 if you would like a noontime meal on Christmas day.

Saturday, December 24, Christmas Eve, Children’s service will be at 4pm. We will have the children bring in the creche figures during the telling of The Christmas Story. Plan to arrive by 3:30 if your child wants to participate.


Perhaps the best quality and certainly best tasting fresh coffee available anywhere in the Upstate is Singing Rooster fair-trade Haitian Mountain Blue. Grown on the volcanic mountainsides in rural Haiti and currently being harvested in the villages of Bois Joli and Morne Michel, high quality and exceptional taste are their hallmark. Remembering that 70% of the proceeds from each sale go directly back to Haiti. Of each $12 purchase only $4 goes toward processing, shipping and handling while $5 goes directly back to the farmers and $3 goes to support University Students from Cange. Christmas gifts for those hard to shop for family and friends. To order your gourmet coffee, simply print FORM HERE, Complete and mail or deliver with your check to the church office. Orders received by Friday, December 9, will be available to pick up on Thursday, December 22. Contact Harry Morse by text, phone, or email. $12-$14 per 12 oz bag -- payable to: Holy Trinity Outreach. For more serious, cost, and environmental waste conscious coffee consumers we can order a 5 pound bag for $60. $12 per 16 OZ. a real bargain!!

Advent Special on Stained Glass Window Ornaments! Both the Healing and Teaching stained glass ornaments will be $20 during Advent. They are copies of the two windows in the back left side of the nave. Each comes boxed with a ribbon for hanging and a card with the scripture reference. “He began to teach them many things”- Mark 6:34. The teaching window was given to the glory of God in honor of Girdler and Estella Fitch and Hampton and Judy Jerrell. “Your faith has made you well” - Luke 8:45-48 The healing window was given to the glory of God in memory of Temperance Glenn Young Conley. These ornaments would make meaningful gifts for any teacher or health care provider contact Sally Morrell

Ongoing Items

Appeal for Funds for St. Paul’s Renovation & Painting Project 200th anniversary! St. Paul’s is now in dire need of a major renovation to its exterior, and we are seeking financial contributions to fund this effort.  We have been quoted $140,000 for the entire job and we are seeking grants and diocesan assistance, but any contributions would be greatly appreciated and much-needed. Checks may be made out to Holy Trinity Episcopal Church with St. Paul’s Renovation in the memo line. If you would like additional information, please contact Mtr. Suz Cate or Mary Lou Sigsby, chairperson for the St. Paul’s Committee of Holy Trinity.

Breakfast Team Members Needed! Breakfast Teams prepare, serve, and clean up after our weekly Sunday breakfasts. Each team serves once a month during the school year. There are four established teams who could use another set of hands. Team cooking is tons of fun and a great way to get to know your HT friends better. Please contact Bill Purkerson or Vanessa Apicello in the church office if you would be interested in joining a team or just checking it out one Sunday.

Need a Ride to Church? please contact Serena Dubose and she will make arrangements.

Weekly Bible Study Tuesdays at 11 AM

St. Paul's Thrift Shop regular hours are Monday and Thursday from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM, and on every third Saturday from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM, September through June. It is located at 314 East Queen Street, Pendleton, SC, next to the church. Looking forward to seeing you!

Clemson Community Care Clemson Community Care is in need of many food items: Canned meat and canned fish, jelly, peanut butter, canned fruit, pasta sauce, pork and beans, canned vegetables, soup, canned beans, cereal, oatmeal, grits, canned pasta, shelf stable milk. Also in short supply: soap, deodorant, toothpaste and toothbrushes, lotion, baby wipes, shampoo/conditioner, paper towels and toilet paper. All donations are greatly appreciated!

If you would like to honor the memory of a loved one or celebrate a milestone with a dedication of altar flowers for the church, contact Vanessa (864-654-5071) or write it in the flower book, which will be located in the Narthex each Sunday. Please note that during Advent, we adorn the altar with an arrangement of greens, rather than flowers. Flowers will return to the altar for Christmas and following until Lent.

Email / Phishing Precautions: Here is more information. Be alert for these scams, which are especially prevalent in the holiday season. Check requests for gift cards very carefully before you respond to that email. Safest to call or text to check it out.

Holy Trinity Episcopal Church 193 Old Greenville Highway, Clemson, SC 2963

(864) 654-5071

Worship Schedule

8:00am in the Nave, Rite I

10:30am in the Nave and Livestreamed Holy Eucharist, Rite II

5:00pm Holy Eucharist, Rite I at St. Paul's (first Sunday of the month)

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