Volume I | Number 17 | December 28, 2017
Trinit- e Weekly Newsletter
The Parish Offices will be open Friday, Dec 29 from 9 am till Noon and Closed on January 1st for New Year's Day
Episcopal Relief & Development is partnering with the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles to provide emergency support to help the most vulnerable impacted by the wildfires spreading across Southern California. This assistance includes gift cards and spiritual care for homeless and undocumented people in Ventura, Ojai and Santa Paula. Donations to the  US Disaster Fund  will help those affected by the devastating wildfires in California. To read more click here .
Distinctive Traditions of Epiphany
by Amber and John Inscore Essick
The epiphany feast completes the season of Christmas by inviting us to discern the identity of the Christ child. Three traditions—baking a kings’ cake, marking a door lintel with the magi’s blessing, and elaborating worship with lighted candles—help us interpret the Christmas season appropriately.
To celebrate the feast of Epiphany is to continue down the liturgical path that originates in the anticipatory weeks of Advent. The feast completes the season of Christmas by inviting us to discern the identity of the Christ child. Like the Magi who anticipated, recognized, and welcomed the infant king, congregations and families can recognize and proclaim the appearance of God’s chosen one. Thus, Epiphany is the culmination of the Christmas season, not its ending. Recovering three historical Epiphany traditions—baking a Kings’ Cake, marking a door lintel with the Magi’s blessing, and elaborating worship with lighted candles—can help God’s people interpret the Christmas season appropriately. More here...
Your prayers are requested for....
Spencer Allen, Dylan Pressgrove, Ginny Patterson, Edwin Erinne, John and Mimi Bornman, Charles Johnson, Emmalee Cupit, Coral Byrd, Linda Dustin, Kathy Hester, Bob Mims, George and Pat Dickens, Richard Parker, Judy Coker, Ellen Sessions, Mary Scott, Megan Mascagni, Laura Williams, Linda Lundy, Barham Moss, Katharine Garner, Josh Byrd, Pearl Kumi, Rigby Robinson, Brandon Larrson, Tony Cavazos, Jennifer Shane, Corky Vess, Aurora Shane, Virginia Salmon, Regina Charboneau, William Browning, John Dobson, Jim Overton, Tyler Morrison, Virginia Siddall, Jeanie Peabody, Rena Jean Schmieg and our Armed Forces
Happening This Week at Trinity
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Serving This Week at Trinity

Sunday, December 31 - First Sunday After Christmas

Eucharistic Mi nisters:
  • 8:00 a.m. - Bruce Scarborough
  • 10:30 a.m. -Adam Gwin
  • 8:00 a.m. - Grace Steiner
  • 10:30 a.m. - Ben Hillyer, Donna Harrison
Intercessor (10:30): Donna Harrison
Usher Captain: Phil Lindley
Greeters:  Phil and Donna Lindley
Oblationers:  Carolyn and Marion Smith
Altar Guild: Phebe Winters
Flower Guild:  Edna Ferguson, Carolyn Gwin
Sunday Readings - December 31, 2017
First Sunday After Christmas
(click on links below for readings)

A Prayer For This Week

Lord, You make all things new
You bring hope alive in our hearts 
And cause our Spirits to be born again.

Thank you for this new year
For all the potential it holds.
Come and kindle in us 
A mighty flame
So that in our time, many will see the wonders of God
And live forever to praise Your glorious name.


(A modern prayer for the New Year from www.lords-prayer-words.com)
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