Holy Trinity
Parish eNews
August 2019

You have been invited to join Holy Trinity Episcopal Church Meal Packaging Event, in the movement to end hunger by the year 2030.
One box of nutritious meals will sustain one child for a full school year. Our goal is to support 66 children by donating $75 for each box, then we will come together on 9/21/19 from 9:30 to 12:00 (with a lunch following) and pack the food. Please join us and be generous!

When: September 21, 2019
9:30 AM to 12:00 PM

Where: Seaman's Lodge Pioneer Park
423 Nimrod Street
Nevada City, CA 95959

To register for this event and/or to make a donation to meet
Holy Trinity's goal of supporting 66 children during
this meal packing event, please visit our event website:

Parish News and Events
Episcopal 101

Sunday Morning Forum
with Fr. Brad

This will be a three-week series to provide basic information
and to answer your questions about traditions in the Episcopal Church.


August 11th - Understanding the Eucharist
August 25th - Vestments & The Altar
September 3rd - The Book of Common Prayer
Please join us in the Bishop Kip room at 9:30 on Sunday mornings on these three dates.
New Pictorial Church Roster

Holy Trinity is working with LifeTouch Phototgraphy, (now affiliated with ShutterFly) to provide an updated pictorial parish roster.

every family or individual photographed
will receive a
and a copy of the new photo roster

We are encouraging EVERYONE to participate. You can even bring your family pet to be included in your portrait. Participants are not required to be "regular Sunday attenders". Nobody will be required to purchase anything and there is a "no hard-sell" promise from LifeTouch to insure you will not be pressured into purchasing anything.

Each photographed family or individual will receive a complimentary 8x10 portrait, and a copy of the new photo roster.

Please sign up ASAP! We need to have a minimum number of sittings booked for this to happen! The deadline is August 8th.

or contact Midge at (530) 265-2480 or email to 1midgeg@gmail.com to schedule your photo session**.

Dates for the photography sessions are: Aug 29th  1:00 - 8:00pm
Aug 30th  1:00 - 9:00pm
Aug 31st 10:00 - 5:00pm

*You will need to set up an account to schedule your appointment.
** If you leave a message, please provide the following information:
The correct spelling of your name
You phone number AND email address
The number of people to be photographed
Your preferred appointment date & time options
If you are planing to bring a pet
Deacon Dave’s
Pancake Breakfast
Sunday, August 18 th
Join us between services
for a complete pancake breakfast
including sourdough pancakes
(or gluten-free pancakes)
made from Deacon Dave’s starter & recipe!

Deacon Dave's 130 year-old
Sourdough Starter
will also be
available to take home!
The Hospitality Committee is asking for help with: 
 Setting up tables and chairs, food prep, cooking,
serving and clean up.          

If you are able to help out on Sunday the 18th
please contact the church office!
(530) 265-88 36 (please leave a message)
Note: Morning Prayer Services will start back up
beginning September 4th at 7:30 am.
Parish Events

Life Is a Spiritual Practice

Women’s Retreat - Sept. 20-22, 2019
Leader: The Very Rev. Canon Mary Hauck
Dean, Sierra Deanery
Friday evening through Sunday Morning
Mercy Center, Auburn
A weekend of prayer, friendship, discernment,
and encouragement.
canonhauck@gmail.com  /530-432-2557
W e will be going to the Holy Land January 15 th – 25 th
I f you are interested in participating
in this journey, it is not too late to register. You may also invite anyone else who might be interested in this pilgrimage.  Everyone is welcome!

8/10 - Work day at the Rectory
8/18 - Deacon Dave's Sourdough Pancake Breakfast
8/29, 8/30, 8/31 - Church Roster photo sessions
9/8 - Rich DeGiorgis's Chili Cookoff *Only 1 Service at 10:00 am*
9/21 - Rise Against Hunger - Food Packing Event
10/6 - Blessing of the Animals
12/4 - Advent Dinner

Sunday, August 11 th
Every second Sunday, along with our traditional coffee, we will be in front of the church. Look for homemade pies, bread, coffee cakes, cookies, plants, flowers, veggies, even greeting cards!

Donations are graciously accepted, especially if you take home a whole pie or loaf of homemade sourdough bread.

We are looking for donations from gardeners and bakers! If you’d like to contribute or
to help oversee the table, please contact Sarah (913-9770)
Tuesday Night Dinners
in the Park
We welcome any new food providers or food servers.  Everyone is welcome! You don't need to attend Holy Trinity to help serve! We will still be serving at 5 pm on every other Tuesday. Please call me any time: (Carol Fegté, 530 432-0659) to add your name to our email list.

At Utah's Place
If you can provide store-bought dessert or muffins, or if you can volunteer to help serve dinner or be a drinks-server, please let me know. We are still in need of servers for the dinner at Utah's Place in the future. You don’t have to help every time, but if you are interested in helping sometime, please call me so I can add you to the list of potential volunteers

A New Idea
If your life is a bit too busy to prepare food for our homeless neighbors, perhaps you might make a contribution instead. It will go directly towards buying these certificates. You can put a check in the offering plate marked "lunch certificates." 

Upcoming Service Opportunities:
Sunday July 14, Dinner at Utah's Place
Tuesday July 15, at Pioneer Park

Thank you for all you do for those less fortunate people in our community!
You can always call or email me with any questions, suggestions or whatever!

Gratefully , Carol Fegté (432-0659)

Rejoice Yoga

Christian Yoga at Holy Trinity

Be centered, nurturing body, mind and spirit while increasing your balance, flexibility and strength with gentle yoga and Christian meditations.   

Mondays - 5:30 PM
right here at Holy Trinity Church, in the sanctuary

Sacred Sunday
Restorative Yoga with Meditation
July 21st at 4:00 PM
Harmony Fitness Studio
Questions? Contact Paula at (530)274-9839 or rejoiceyoga@yahoo.com
Additional upcoming events
YOU are invited
to an iconography class!
Teacher: the Rev. Paul Colbert
& Pastor Becky Goodwin

Iconography is a “brush with God,” an encounter with the Spirit in art!

Grass Valley United Methodist Church
236 South Church Street, Grass Valley
August 13-15, 2019
          Beginners as well as experienced painters are all welcome.
$75 includes supplies, Paul's time, and beverage service in the retreat room. Meals and lodging are on your own. Take an hour off for lunch, or bring your own and enjoy it in the retreat room. We may decide to make some lunches together.

           The retreat room is spacious and comfortable, with good light, its own restrooms, kitchenette, and lounge area for resting. It is on the third floor, accessible by elevator or stairs. The building is secured at night. It will be safe to leave supplies and icons-in-progress.

           Interested? Contact Paul Colbert at pcolbert@peacenet.org , cell phone 559-975-9037, OR Becky Goodwin, pastor at Grass Valley United Methodist Church: Cell phone 916-205-8832; e-mail goodwin.becky@comcast.net

Illuminare will chant Compline on Sunday August 11th @ 7 p.m. Holy Trinity Church, Nevada City. The all-Reynolds' quartet of Jean, Jeff, Jim, and Matt Reynolds will sing. Details on what they will present are upcoming. During high summer, the loft in our 1874 structure is untenable because of the afternoon heat, so the quartet will sing a midsummer night's Compline from the last row downstairs where the air conditioning makes a difference. We will still have the ever present candle array burning in soft 11th century lumens. You need this. See you there. Bring a couple friends. The air conditioning will be on.

Holy Trinity Outreach Ministries
TUESDAY NIGHT DINNER:  Our upcoming dinners for the homeless will be August 13th and the 27th, at 5:00PM at Pioneer Park.  Sign up by contacting Carol Fegté ( 432-0659 or  cfegte@yahoo.com ) to bring food and/or serve. You can bring food to the church between 4-4:30pm on Tuesdays.

HOSPITALITY HOUSE:  Our next dinner is Sunday, August 11th at Utah’s Place. Sign up by contacting Carol Fegté ( 432-0659 or  cfegte@yahoo.com) to serve or bring breakfast foods and dessert. (Nothing homemade is allowed. Must be store bought and sealed.) You may also contribute by writing a check to ‘HolyTrinity Church’ and in the lower left-hand corner write, "Outreach Ministries."
MEDICAL SUPPLIES :  Just a reminder, we have the following available for your needs: walkers, wheel chairs, crutches, toilet risers, porta potties, shower benches, glucose tester, lancets, and various braces.

FOOD CLOSET: We continue to collect canned & nonperishable foods each Sunday. They are for the food closet at the Nevada City Methodist.  
Holy Trinity Supports
Boy Scout Eagle Project School Stairs!
My name is Cole Retzler and I have been a member of the local scout troop 24 for 6 years. For those of you that don't know, your church generously acts as our troop's charter organization, giving us a helping hand in times of need. Recently, I have begun the journey to obtain the highest rank in scouting, Eagle Scout. One of the requirements needed to achieve this rank is the famous, "Eagle Project." An Eagle Project is a chance for scouts to help learn valuable life skills while benefiting their community. To find inspiration for my project, I looked at the community around me and how it could be made better. At my old middle school, Seven Hills, I vividly remembered a rather steep, pine needle covered hill that I and many other students, parents, and teachers used to get from a nearby road to their classrooms. I decided to build a staircase on that hill so that all the people that use this pathway can safely get to and from school. When I started this project, I assumed, like most people, that it would be a rather simple construction project, but quickly realized the biggest challenge and most important part of the project was actually the hundreds of hours of background work that needed to be done in order to make everything go smoothly. Building permits, different materials, fundraising, job expertise; all of these components were an entirely new concept to me during the project. Did you know that California has a book of build codes specifically for building outdoor stairs longer than 15 feet on a school campus? That was the second thought that went through my mind after I got a copy, following shortly after the realization that it felt like it weighed more than a bowling ball! It was obstacles like these that encouraged me to adopt new techniques and prepare me for my adult life after the project. Through this project, I gained experience in meeting and interacting with store managers, engineers, contractors, and many other people that are well established in their careers. I also learned how to ask for donations, run and manage a large fundraising campaign, budget out current and future costs, and organize a volunteer workforce over multiple days of construction. All of these skills have already been a benefit to me and will continue to help me out in the future.
I could not have completed the project, and subsequently gained this knowledge, if not for the support of Holy Trinity Episcopal Church. In addition to directly supporting my project, your church continues to help out other aspiring scouts like myself in their scouting journeys. Thank you!
PASTORAL CARE:   The well-being of our members and friends is very important to us. If you are homebound or in the hospital or nursing home and unable to attend church, please call the office so that we can visit you, add you to our prayer list and arrange a Lay Eucharistic Visitor to bring you Communion.  
Milestones & Prayers
August Birthdays:  
8/1 - Isabella Seal, Dustin Spence
8/2 - Daniel Spence
8/3 - Gary Unruh
8/7 - Larry Hoy
8/8 - Lou Lubarsky, Margaret Meagher
8/10 - David Hershberger
8/14 - Don Curry
8/15 - David Denkers+
8/16 - Stuart Lauters
8/17 - Todd Hoida
8/19 - Mary Ann Dunant, Marge MacMillen
8/21 - Gary Spriggs
8/22 - Al Jones
8/26 - Rusty Hamer
8/28 - Doris Schafferzick

August Anniversaries:
8/2 - Mary Ann & Ron Dunant
8/9 - Dennis & Susan Spence
8/11 - Edward & Kay Walker
8/16 - John & Pam Griffin
8/17 - Gary & Deborah Unruh
8/22 - Shawn & Julie Matthews
8/27 - Greg & Patricia Fultz
8/30 - Peter & Patricia Unger
Requests for Prayers:
Members : Pam Bergthold, John Azevedo, Tom Ewart, Nan Curry, Karolyn McElwain, Scott Gillette, Gordon Mulay, Rainey & Ron Spiller, Si Reedy, Brian Seymour, Doris Schafferzick, Hank Acker

Friends & Family: Morgan Mullins, Dave Schafferzick, David Maderios, Louis Ceci, Luci Thomas, Wanda Perez, Mark Soth, Laura Litchfiled, Melinda Day, Margaret Lugineill, Don Larimer, Kelly Cherry, J enny Gaillarde,  Brian & Denise Seymor, Mason Clingan, Leslie Willey, Jessica Fairclough, Emmitt Youngman and parents, Sarah & Rob Youngman, Jason Adams, Mckenzie Hild, Robin Evert, Woo Seymour,

Prayers for the departed :
April Reese, Si Reedy, Georgina Wasley, Rachael Pool, Robert Brehm, Sue Mullins, Dave Lafferty, Dorcas Wheaton, Susan Mott, and those whom we love but see no longer.
OFFICE HOURS:  Mondays and Fridays from 11:00 AM -4:00 PM.

THE eNEWSLETTER is generally published monthly, the first Friday of the month. All are invited to send announcements, articles, & suggestions to the church office: trinitynevadacity@gmail.com . Articles need to be approved and received no later than the 15th of each month for the upcoming publication.
HOLY TRINITY GROUP FACEBOOK : https://www.facebook.com/groups/125511530146/

UGANDA MISSION WEBSITE:   www.kellermannfoundation.org
Many thanks to all of the wonderful service volunteers who work together every week to make beautiful things happen at
Holy Trinity Nevada City!
Attention Lectors! Have trouble pronouncing Bible words? Here's an online guide for pronouncing Biblical words:
The readings for each Sunday can be found at (Revised Common Lectionary – RCL): http://lectionarypage.net/
Clergy & Staff
Rector:  The Revd   Bradley Helmuth                       559-3874               bhelmuth1969@hotmail.com
Associate Priest:  The Revd Canon Mary Hauck      432-2557               canonhauck@gmail.com
Associate Priest:  The Revd Phil Reinheimer            432-3873               p_rev@sbcglobal.net
Organist:  Tina Spriggs                                               913-1550               spriggs@nccn.net
Choir Director:  Stan Thomas-Rose                           273-4904               cedarose@theunion.net
Youth Pastor:  Ben Mills                                             477-7568               bmills@gvsd.us
Parish Secretary and Nursery:   Paula DeGiorgis     274-9839               wildbugs@gmail.com
Groundskeeper:   David Denkers                               446-6231               denkers3@hotmail.com
Kristie Garcia, Sr Warden          (530) 713-0739         toddandkristie@att.net
Ken Tadman, Jr Warden            (530) 913-6832         knctadpole@gmail.com
Sarah Woerner, Clerk                (530)913-9770          drsarah@jps.net
Lee Adams, Treasurer               ( 916)709-6880      hangman@jps.net
Tom Ewart                                 (530)265-3886           twewart@gmail.com
Midge Gallagher                        (530)265-2480           1midgeg@gmail.com
John Griffin                                (530)265-2081           jhgriffin0924@sbcglobal.net
Andy Moisey                              (530)432-8495           abm6468@gmail.com
Kay Walker                                (530)272-7876           walker3gv@gmail.com
Holy Trinity Episcopal Church
202 High St, Nevada City, CA 95959
Phone:(530) 265-8836
Fax: (530) 265-8837