Holy Trinity
Parish eNews
March 2021
What's Next?

Maybe some of you have been wondering what changes are up next for us?
  • We have started meeting in-person again.
  • Many of you have been fully vaccinated for COVID.
  • The CDC guidelines are changing weekly.
  • Our own state guidelines are changing.

So what's next?
What will Holy Week be like?
When can we sing?
When can we chare from the common cup?

These are all good questions
and we are looking into coming up with plans to address them.

I can share this: many of the "what's next?" plans will depend on the county guidelines as well as how the next four weeks go for COVID cases.

Also, we are planning to have services that reflect the uniqueness of the season.

I want to thank everyone for being patient during this time and for for being understanding as we continue to move forward together.

Parish News and Events
We are excited to be able to attend Sunday Services in-person once again!

Our doors will be open Sunday mornings for both 8:30 and 10:30 services, with all of the usual guidelines in place... Masks are a must. Common surfaces in the sanctuary are thoroughly sanitized between services. For full guidelines and current practices, please click the link below:
We hope you are able to worship in-person as well but if you are not yet ready, our live online services are also still available and will remain an option for Sunday morning services will be available through the website for the foreseeable future.
Morning Prayer
Live Services Online
Take time to start your day in prayer

Please join us via Zoom at 8:00 AM
on Mondays and Fridays.

A beautiful way to invite Jesus to live
in and through you, throughout your day

Stations of the Cross has been a Lenten tradition here at Holy Trinity for many years. It is a remembering of Way of the Cross; Jesus' journey to the cross.

As announced last Sunday, we will be having Stations of the Cross on two Fridays during this season of Lent. The first one will be this Friday, March the 5th and the second will be on March 19th. We will have booklets at the church, but will give you the option to download the booklet to your device as well.

We will meet at 5:30 and will ask that you find a good spot in the sanctuary. We will be stationary during this service and simply turn our bodies to face the appropriate station as we move through the liturgy.

If you would like to use Stations of the Cross in your own space to remember, we have included a link for a complete recorded service a
If you are missing getting together
with friends from Holy Trinity, please consider joining us (vitrually) for coffee hour before church!

God speaks to us through our relationships with other people.
Take this opportunity to build & maintain connections
within our church family.

No matter which service you would normally attend, if you are brand new to Holy Trinity, or a lifetime church member, whether you prefer coffee, tea or no beverage at all, we hope you will be able to tune in online.

"Coffee Hour" !

We will start at 9: 30
and end promptly at 10:15

Anyone who wants to join in can follow the Coffee Hour link on your Sunday Service email invitaion.

Each week one person volunteers to "host" the coffee hour on Zoom. If you are interested in hosting a future virtual coffee hour, please contact the church office at office@holytrinitynevadacity.org
How is God Working through Holy Trinity?
In order to alleviate "inbox overload", we are getting away from sending the service and service booklet links through email.

Our online services are now accessed through the Holy Trinity website.

Once there, you can access the services through the Events and Calendar tab at the top or from the bottom banner with dates and events listed individually.
The Episcopal 2021 Calendar
& Church Year Guides
are still available
This lovely calendar has everything you need to know about the church year. The front shows celebration days, and the back of each page shows the scripture readings and collect for each special day.

If you would like to have one of these calendars of your very own, please contact the church office at (530) 265-8836 and leave a message with your request and contact information. Or email your request here >

Forward Day by Day is a booklet of daily inspirational meditations reflecting on a specific Bible passage, chosen from the daily lectionary readings. The meditations are rich in substance and offer a wide range of witness and experiences.

Holy Trinity has both the pocket-size and large print editions, which cover the upcoming 3 months, November through January.

If you would like to have one of these lovely prayer and meditation guides, they are currently available in the church office.

Please call or email Holy Trinity
to reserve your free copy, while they last. Supplies are limited.

Regular office hours are
Mondays and Fridays only,
from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM.
Call: (530) 265-8836

Holy Trinity Outreach Ministries
Dinners for Our Neighbors

We are so blessed by those parishioners who consistently show up with steaming gifts of home-cooked food for the Tuesday night dinners for our homeless neighbors. This has been a difficult time in so many ways. The number of dinner guests has shrunk during the COVID times to 3 or 4 a week. I'm guessing that our guests miss the camaraderie of "inside" dinners, and we will be eager to take those up again when restrictions lift.
But the food definitely doesn't go to waste. Whatever is left over goes to Spirit Center or to the Sierra Roots Thursday lunch at the First Baptist Church across from the Courthouse.
So much constant giving! But we always welcome new faces to help us serve and offer an open ear to chats with the diners.  
We have moved dinnertime from 4 pm back to 5 pm, now that there is more evening light. If you would like to donate a dish for our Tuesday dinners, please contact me at the phone or email site listed below. I am at church to receive contributions one hour before dinnertime
The next 3 upcoming Trinity Tuesday night dinner dates will be:
  • March 16
  • March 30

Lent is a great time to initiate a routine of helpfulness, don't you think?
Carol Fegté
On another helpful front:
Holy Trinity Now Partnering with
Interfaith Food Ministry
Holy Trinity Parish is now officially a member of the Interfaith Food Ministry (IFM) ...
(that's where we take the food in the basket that lives in the narthex). 
I thought you might like me to share the following statistics of service to our community by this wonderful organization.
In 2019, IFM served 9,069 unique individuals and distributed 104,335 bags of food.
In 2020, IFM served 11,261 individuals and distributed 145,000 bags of food.
There are 13,500 food insecure individuals in Western Nevada County.
In 2019, IFM reached 60.1% of these individuals.
In 2020, IFM increased its reach to 84.3% of these people.
Individual volunteers are always welcome at IFM.
Donations of $$ are happily accepted. IFM purchases surplus foodstuffs (canned goods, packaged pasta, nuts, chips and many various food items) at 19 cents a pound. Where else could you get such a bang for your donation buck?
Now that church is open on Sunday, it will be easier to drop off your food items in the basket.
Respectfully submitted,

Carol Fegté
432-0659 - cfegte@yahoo.com
March Milestones
& Prayer Requests

Requests for Prayers:

PRAY for our parish family and friends serving near and abroad as missionaries and those in the Armed Forces: Austin Baker, Joey Fasciano, Joey Fradella, Connor Sanders, Erika & Greg Holownia, Skyler Riley, Hawk Bleu.

Linda Mulay & family, Hal DeGraw, Roland Teuber, Denise Halvorson, Sharon Fairclough, David Denkers, Sally Denkers Jean Hoy, Greg Fultz, Alberta Seymour, Pam Burgthold, John Azevedo, Karolyn McElwain, Scott Gillette, Rainey & Ron Spiller, Hank Acker and Marianne Curry

Friends & Family:
Vann Dart, Mark Hendrickson, Camille Muir, Richard Peterson, Michael Pocock & family, Peggy Vielbig, Ben Perry-Thistle & family, Baby Levi, Lani MacRae, Lisa Raupp, Tanya Markis-Meyer, Leda Chavarria, Ron Tapp, Susan Silburn, Afton Wasley, Peter Phelps, Dave Schafferzick, Louis CeciLucie Thomas, John Price.
March Anniversaries:
3/31 Larry & Jean Hoy
3/24 Sheila Atherton
3/27 Sarah Woerner & Tony Norskog
March Birthdays:
3/1 Elizabeth Kalstein
3/2 Patricia Fultz
3/5 Will McElwain
3/6 Lois Figueira
3/11 Ethan Jordan
3/15 Lynne Rosenau
3/17 Peter Lance
3/20 Brad Helmuth
3/21 Susan Spence
3/29 Sandra Hershberger
Prayers for the Departed:
Stefano Woods, Polly Tuggle, Peggy Dart, Gordon Mulay, Allan Rogers,
Doris Schaffarzick,
Melinda Day, Mary Booth,
Bill Klemens,
Si Reedy, and all of those whom we love but see no longer
Your Help is Needed!
We are currently updating our parishioner information.
If you notice an error or omission, or if you have a prayer request, please contact Paula at the church office at (530) 265-8836 or by emailing trinitynevadacity@gmail.com
- Thank you!
Additional Information:
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/

If you cannot mail your pledge offering to Holy Trinity
and you would like to continue supporting the ministry here,
please click on the link below to donate. Thank you!
Trinity Trivia Challenge

photos from around the church...
Can you can tell: .

  1. What is it?
  2. Where is it in or around the church building?
  3. What else is nearby?
  4. Can you share any additional information or stories about it?
Responses will be posted
on The Holy Trinity Facebook page AND in the April E-news

NOTE: If you have photos from Holy Trinity, past or present, to share for a future edition of Trinity Trivia, please email them to the church office.
Clergy & Staff
Rector: The Revd Bradley Helmuth                                   
Associate Priest: The Revd Canon Mary Hauck                  
Organist: Tina Spriggs                                                            
Choir Director: Stan Thomas-Rose                                       
Youth Pastor: Ben Mills                                                          
Parish Secretary and Nursery:  Paula DeGiorgis                 
Summer Green, Sr Warden  
Todd Hoida, Jr Warden  
Terry Gallagher, Treasurer
Midge Gallagher, Clerk                                 
Ken Tadman
John Griffin                                        
Rob Stepp
Larry Hoy
Randy Chilton                                     
Barry Shurtz                                       
Holy Trinity Episcopal Church
202 High St, Nevada City, CA 95959
Phone:(530) 265-8836
Fax: (530) 265-8837