August 7, 2022
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Serving This Week

8:00 am
Acolyte - Val Folden
Lector - Dick Ayres
Vestry Member - Val Folden

10:00 am
Crucifer - Matthew Brantley
Gospel Book/Server - Samantha Bathgate
Lector - Chris Brantley
Intercessor - Mike Frye
Vestry Member - Chris Brantley
Digital Ministry - MC Morris
Ushers - Mike Frye and Adrian Smith
Parish Shepherd - Selby McCash
Our Director of Communications is on vacation from August 7th-14th. This gives you a chance to catch up on everything we have going on at Trinity!
Quick Note: There is a refrigerator in Barber Hall that is used by the cafe, as well as other groups at Trinity. You are more than welcome to put something in the refrigerator.

For optimal utilization, can you please make sure the refrigerator remains plugged in. Please do not unplug the unit for any reason.

Thank you,
Trinity Staff
News From The Library Committee

It is such a pleasure for me to be able to write this article. 

I’m sure most of you know that our wonderful Trinity Library would not exist if it wasn’t for the vision, dedication and hard work of Selby McCash. And Selby would be the first to thank our parishioners for their generous donation of books.  

Recently, Selby retired as Chair of the Library Committee and passed the reins to me. I am grateful that Selby agreed to stay on the committee as our "Collections Manager." No one knows the Trinity library collection better than Selby. Ask him if we have something, and he immediately knows the answer. Amazing!  

The Library Committee would like to invite Trinitarians to join with us in honoring Selby. Selby has always wanted a collection of large type books for the library. So, we thought it an appropriate way to honor Selby by creating a fund from which Selby could build such a collection. It will be called, The Selby McCash Large Type Collection with appropriate signage.  

If you would like to contribute to this effort to honor Selby, you can put a check in the offering basket or in the mail to Trinity. Please put “Selby” in the memo line on the check. 

You can also donate online on Trinity’s website. All contributions must be in by August 14th.  

On Sunday, August 21st, between the two services, please stop by the library to congratulate Selby on a job well done. There will be a short presentation followed by beverages and some tempting treats. 

Hope you can make it!

-Tom Rotella, Library Committee Chair
Supporting Our Teachers

It's that time of year again, folks! And here, at Trinity, we support our teachers and their ministry in educating our youth. We call our Trinity Teachers to submit their Amazon Wishlist so that we can support you this school year.

Here are just a few you can browse and shop for right now:




Book Review by the Committee for Racial Healing

I Am You: A Book about Ubuntu, Refiloe Moahloli, PK-grade 2

In his book Made for Goodness And Why This Makes All the Difference, Archbishop Desmond Tutu writes ”For us (African society) the solitary human being is a contradiction in terms. Ubuntu is the essence of being human. It speaks of how my humanity is caught up and bound up inextricably with yours.” The concept of Ubuntu became a central peg of Tutu’s own philosophy and theology.

I Am You: A Book about Ubuntu, is a wonderful introduction to the concept of Ubuntu for young children. First published in South Africa, it explains how a person is a person through their connections to other people. Using simple, lyrical text and beautiful artwork, it shows how loving and caring for others is loving and caring for yourself. It demonstrates how our feelings and well-being are tied to those around us. It incorporates lessons on common courtesy, respect, friendship, lending a hand and showing support. One reader who reviewed the book stated, ”How about a great children’s book that inspires people, big and small, to strive for kindness! That’s what we have here!”

Welcome Back Sunday!

All Aboard! Save the date! Our Welcome Back Sunday Celebration, “All Aboard with Jesus” will be held on Sunday, August 21st

Join us as we get aboard the start of a new program year! Sunday School registration and Youth Group information will be available. Refreshments and activities for children and youth will be offered on the lawn. Sunday school begins Sunday, September 11th

The first Youth Group meeting for both middle and high school youth will be on September 11th from 11:15 – 1:30 pm in Jamison Hall.

Sunday School Teachers – Our annual meeting will be Monday, August 15th at 7 pm in Jamison Hall. Please note the change in date! Dessert and beverages will be provided. 

Please contact Sam Burton with any questions at sburton@trinity-fredericksburg.org.

Godly Play Training: Deadline Fast Approaching!
What's Mother Cynthia Reading?

Atlas of the Heart: Mapping Meaningful Connection and the Language of Human Experience
by Brené Brown

In Atlas of the Heart, Brown takes us on a journey through 87 of the emotions and experiences that define what it means to be human. As she maps the necessary skills and an actionable framework for meaningful connection, she gives us the language and tools to access a universe of new choices and second chances - a universe where we can share and steward the stories of our bravest and most heartbreaking moments with one another in a way that builds connection.

To check out the book,

The Art of Noticing
by Rob Walker

Welcome to the era of white noise. Our lives are in constant tether to phones, to email, and to social media. In this age of distraction, the ability to experience and be present is often lost: to think and to see and to listen.

Enter Rob Walker's The Art of Noticing—an inspiring volume that will help you see the world anew. Through a series of simple and playful exercises—131 of them—Walker maps ways for you to become a clearer thinker, a better listener, a more creative workplace colleague, and finally, to rediscover what really matters to you.

To check out the book,

Join us for Morning Prayer

Curl up with coffee or a fun arts and crafts project you've been working on!

Either way, join us for morning prayer Monday-Friday at 6:30 am via Facebook Live.

To visit our Facebook page, click here.

Save the Date: Ordination of Deacons

God willing, Bishop Brooke-Davidson will ordain Susie Harding and Dawn McNamara to the Sacred Order of Deacons here at Trinity Episcopal Church on Saturday, September 10th from 2:00-3:30 pm.

All are welcome to attend in-person and via Livestream on Trinity's Facebook.

The festive color is red.

To see the official event listing,
Coffee with the Rector

If you are new to Trinity (or, not so new) and want to connect to our community on a deeper level than just “passing the peace” on Sunday mornings, then join us in the lounge, Saturday, September 17th at 9:30 am, for coffee, tea, and pastries with the Rector! 

Our time together in the lounge will include introductions to some of the people and life at Trinity. All are welcome! 

Items for the Newsletter

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At the bottom of the events page, you'll find a complete calendar of all our upcoming events so you can invite a friend and plan ahead!
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