May 20, 2021
Summer Worship Schedule Change: Effective May 30
Due to the recent changes to our worship guidelines and the relaxed restrictions we are now able to enjoy, we are making changes to our upcoming summer worship schedule.

Our summer worship schedule will go into effect May 30 until September 5, and will be as follows:
  • 8 am: a said Holy Eucharist Rite I in the Cathedral.
  • 10 am: a choral Holy Eucharist Rite II in the Cathedral (this service will also be livestreamed).

With the relaxation of restrictions regarding our capacity in our worship spaces, we can now safely accommodate all worshippers at these two services, rather than the three we had planned.

We are grateful that the relaxed guidelines allow us to more easily gather together for worship this summer. If you have any questions regarding this new schedule, please contact Dean Boston (dboston@trinitysc.org).
Pentecost Picnic
This Sunday, May 23, is the Day of Pentecost. Our 9 am service will take place indoors in the Cathedral, and our 11 am service will be held outdoors for the last time before we take a break due to the hot summer months ahead. Directly following the 11 am service outdoors, a parish picnic will take place on the Cathedral Lawn.

Please bring a picnic blanket or lawn chair. The deadline to order a boxed lunch has been extended to tomorrow, May 21, at noon. Click here to view the menu and place your order. All are welcome to attend, and you may also bring your own picnic if you prefer. We look forward to seeing you on Sunday.
New Worship Guidelines
We are thrilled to announce that we are entering an exciting new season in our life together at Trinity. On Wednesday of last week, the Diocese of Upper South Carolina released new guidelines for worship gatherings. These guidelines eliminate capacity restrictions and greatly reduce our previously mandated social distances. Indeed, our new guidelines require only two things: the wearing of masks indoors by all worshippers, and the maintenance of three feet of distance between members of different households... (Please click here to read more from Dean Boston's message that was sent on Friday, May 14)
CWU Health Care Kits: Deadline Tomorrow
Every year, the Daughters of the Holy Cross sponsor a drive to collect and assemble personal hygiene kits that are distributed to many agencies in the Midlands through Church Women United. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, we are instead collecting monetary donations to be divided -- along with donations from other churches -- among 26 social service agencies. Please prayerfully consider sending an offering in support of this mission. Your contribution can make a positive difference in the lives of those who need help during these difficult times.

You can show your support by sending a check by tomorrow, May 21, to Trinity (1100 Sumter St, 29201). Make your check payable to Daughters of the Holy Cross, and on the memo line be sure to include "DHC-CWU Kits." You may also click here to make your offering online (be sure to select "Daughters of the Holy Cross" from the drop down menu, and type CWU Kits in the memo line).

Thank you for your support! If you have any questions, please contact Marjorie Dillard (marjoriedillard@yahoo.com).
New Formation Opportunity: Painless Pathways
Painless Pathways into Personal Bible Study is a special opportunity for those who would like to pursue regular Bible study but find it difficult to set aside time during the week, or don't know where to start. Taking a “pathway” into your own individual Bible study whenever you wish can be easy and joyful! This formation will be lead by Debbie Yoho in the Stirling Room each Sunday from 10 - 10:50 am, starting May 30 and running until August 15. Each session is an independent module, so you don't need to commit to all ten sessions. All materials will be provided. 

To register each week, or for more information, contact Debbie Yoho (dwyoho@gmail.com) or visit trinitysc.org/painlesspathways. In order to reserve your seat for each week, and because attendance is limited to 10-12 participants due to COVID guidelines, we ask that you email to register each week to attend. 
Red Cross Blood Drive: Thank You
Thank you to all who participated in the May 13 blood drive on Trinity's Campus! We were able to collect 13 units of blood, which is desperately needed right now during the pandemic. We hope to have another drive in the near future and will share that info as soon as we can. Thanks again for helping support this important cause.
MORE Justice Update
Trinity’s 45 Midlands Organized Response for Equity in Justice (MORE Justice) team members were among over 1100 people of faith who served as witnesses at the annual Nehemiah Assembly, held via Zoom this year. Parishioners participated from home or through a big screen on the Cathedral Lawn. All were delighted to see fellow parishioner, Morgan Lee, as he addressed the need for justice in affordable housing. Thanks to all the Trinity members who are working toward practical, doable, effective solutions to injustice in the Midlands.

If you missed the event, view it by clicking here. We'd love for you to be a part of this effort. Contact Valerie Moore (803.261.7143) for more information, or visit morejusticecolumbia.org.
Bazaar Grant Recipients
The 2021 Bazaar Grant Recipients are: The Therapy Place, The Free Medical Clinic, The Salvation Army of the Midlands, The Hive Community Circle, and Dyslexia Resource Center (to learn more about each organization, please click the name to visit their website). Thanks to all who submitted nominations for grant recipients. If you have any questions about the 2021 recipients, contact Mindy Faucher (mifauc@gmail.com).
Pickle Pantry Donations
The Pickle Pantry needs your help! Please consider donating some of your delicious, canned spring and summer produce to the Pickle Pantry at the 2021 Bazaar. We have jars if you need them, but we ask that you use new rings and lids. Donations of empty pint and half-pint jars may also be brought to Bazaar drop-off days, or we can pick up from you.

Please call Elizabeth Clark (803.360.7880) to request jars, or for any donations you have to offer. Thank you for helping the Pickle Pantry.
Summer Worship Schedule and Important Dates in May
We have many important worship-related dates in the coming weeks to mark in your calendars. Visit trinitysc.org/maydates for more information.

  • Sunday, May 23: Pentecost services will take place at 9 and 11 am, and a Parish Picnic will be held after the 11 am service. Visit trinitysc.org/pentecostpicnic for more info, or to order your boxed picnic lunch by noon tomorrow (you may also bring your own picnic, too, of course!). The 11 am service will be held outdoors for the last time in anticipation of the hot summer months ahead.
  • Sunday, May 30: Trinity Sunday. Additionally, our new worship schedule goes into effect, and will change to:
  • 8 am: a said Holy Eucharist Rite I in the Cathedral.
  • 10 am: a choral Holy Eucharist Rite II in the Cathedral (this service will also be livestreamed).
  • This schedule will be in effect until September 5. Any changes made for the fall will be announced closer to that time.
Casserole Menu
Purchase a casserole from Trinity and receive a delicious meal while also helping support the kitchen in their quest to provide casseroles to those in need (in our parish and beyond).

Casseroles available for purchase are: Layered Mexican, Shepherd's Pie, Chicken Divan, Chicken Tetrazzini, Sausage and Mushroom Pie, Spinach and Feta Pie, and Tomato Pie. Pricing for each casserole size: $8 (feeds two), $12 (feeds four), and $28 half-pan (feeds 12). Pick-up is available at a mutually agreed upon time at the Cathedral, or delivery to your home can also be arranged.

To purchase a casserole, contact Andrella (brunson@trinitysc.org, or 803.261.7471).
Worship Services for
Sunday, May 23
Day of Pentecost

In-Person Services
9 am: Holy Eucharist in the Cathedral
11 am: Holy Eucharist on the Cathedral Lawn

Click here for more information on how to attend in-person on Sundays.

9 am: Holy Eucharist


Both services will be streamed on Facebook and our website. After airing live, they will be stored here to watch anytime.

Parish Registry

Ann Oliver Knight, granddaughter of +Susan & Phil Johnston (5/8)

+Betty Bellinger Humphreys, wife of +Bob Humphreys, mother of Susan Humphreys and Happy Begg (5/17)

+ notes Trinity member.

If you have a new addition or have had a loss in your family and would like the individual's name to appear here in the Tidings or in our service bulletins, please let us know by contacting Allison Fowler, Membership Secretary, at receptionist@trinitysc.org.
Monthly Financial Update
As of March 31, 2021
Click here to view the most recent financials.
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