July 22, 2021
Sharing Christ's love and grace in a vibrant community whose joyful spirit empowers people to do God's work.
Sunday Service Bulletins

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Welcome Roger!

Dear ones,

We have good news! 

Mr. Roger Long has accepted a call to be our Music Director and Organist beginning August 1st.

Roger brings a wealth of experience and a passion for the role that music plays in our spiritual development. On behalf of the Vestry, I want to express heartfelt thanks to the Music Director Search Committee: Anne Adams, Sven Rundman, Wendall Anderson, Tim Allison, Dave Conway, and Vol Folden (chair).

I'd also like to express a special thanks to the musicians who've supported our worship with the gift of music: Mark Cook, Randall Clingenpeel, Rebecca Case, and Leslie Marangoni.

We will have a reception welcoming the Rev. Ethan Lowery and Roger Long on August 8th after the 10:30am service. What a blessing and joy it is to sing the praises of God together at Trinity!

Blessings and love,
Mother Cynthia+
Vacation Bible School – The Compassion Camp VBS in-person family craft, game, and activity event will be Friday, July 23 from 10 – 11:30 a.m. on the church lawn from 10 – 11:30 a.m. Join us for crafts and activities to celebrate the end of vacation Bible school.  

If your child has not attended the online sessions but would like to participate in Friday’s activities, please email Sam Burton at sburton@trinity-fredericksburg.org so enough materials will be produced for everyone. 

Sunday school teachers, Youth Ministry Team members, and Children’s Ministry Team members are reminded of the lunch with Mother Cynthia on Sunday, August 1 after the 10:30 service. Please RSVP to Sam Burton at sburton@trinity-fredericksburg.org as to whether you will attend or not. We hope to see you there!

You Are Invited!

Join us July 25th following the 10:30am service to celebrate and honor Denise Symonds. Over the years, Denise has done so much for the parish family, let's make sure we let her know we are grateful and forever thankful!

The Early Service

Friendly reminder: Starting this Sunday, July 25th, the early service (Rite I) moves to 8:00am.

St. George Parish Movie Night at Trinity!

Join us to watch the documentary produced by the Anglican Church of Canada: "Doctrine of Discovery: Stolen Lands, Strong Hearts" which raises awareness about this religious doctrine and its impact on Indigenous people and settlers.

Professor Corinne Graves, Professor of Sociology at Germanna Community College, who teaches on Race and Ethnicity, will facilitate an engaging conversation afterwards. Movie showing and conversation will be held from 4-6.30pm on Sunday July 25th, in Barber Hall, Trinity Episcopal Church.

Parking is available and entrance is on William Street. You are encouraged to bring snacks and beverages. Masks are encouraged but not required.

Formation Lunch with Mother Cynthia

As we set our sight on our new year together, teachers and youth/children's leaders are invited to have a light lunch with Mother Cynthia August 1st, following the 10:30am service.

Honoring Roger Long and The Rev. Ethan Lowery

Following the 10:30am service on August 8th, there will be a reception honoring Roger Long and The Rev. Ethan Lowery.

Office Hours

The church office is now open Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 9am-11am.

Grief Support Group

On Monday, July 19th, Trinity’s Monthly Grief Support Group will meet in the Lounge from 10:30 AM -noon. 

The journey through grief can take you down unexpected paths, often filled with twists and turns. Meeting others on a similar journey can bring comfort and support. 

For more information contact Randall Clingenpeel (540-207-0600) and/or Ruth Brancolini (540-898-0689).

Early Service: Rite I

Every Sunday, the early service will now be Rite I.

Worship Updates

  • All worship services are now indoors.
  • Masks are encouraged.
  • We have flexible seating available. We are reserving the back rows for people who still want to maintain physical distance.

For general inquiries, you can contact Trinity at: 540-373-2996 or parish@trinity-fredericksburg.org.

Items for the Newsletter

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Pastoral Emergencies

If you have a pastoral emergency such as an accident, serious illness, hospitalization, or death and need to speak to the clergy immediately, please call: 540-623-4802.

For general inquiries, you can contact Trinity at: 540-373-2996 or parish@trinity-fredericksburg.org.

Chicken Bingo

Psstt. Chicken Bingo is coming...

 Book Review
from The Task Force to Dismantle Racism

Nice Racism: How Progressive White People Perpetuate Racial Harm
by Robin DiAngelo, pgs. 224, Beacon Press, June 29, 2021

In her new hard-hitting book Robin DiAngelo continues where her book, White Fragility, left off and explains how white progressives can cause the most daily harm to people of color. She writes directly to white people and reveals how well-meaning white people unknowingly perpetuate racial harm often while trying to prove they are not racist and through other patterns of behavior. DiAngelo draws on her background as a sociologist and her many years as an anti-racist educator to inform the reader. She personalizes the narrative by relating events from her own life experiences. This book is an essential read for white people who recognize systemic racism and want to reconcile their values with their actions.
The Task Force to Dismantle Racism is Transitioning!

Now that an action plan has been presented to Trinity leadership, the “task” of the Task Force has been completed and the new mission is to implement the plan. To see the action plan, click here.

Needless to say, the work of dismantling systemic racism continues.The transitioning of the Task Force includes a new title: “The Committee for Racial Healing (CFRH).” Our vision and mission statements remain the same as for the Task Force. See them by clicking here.

Specific steps in the action plan are in the areas of education outreach and mobilization. The mobilization includes the forming of a new History Team to research Trinity, Fredericksburg, Virginia, and the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia for complicity in systemic racism and efforts to dismantle it.

If you are interested in helping with the important work of the CFRH, please email Jean Hunt at dehunt14@msn.com.
Wednesday, July 21st

Thursday, July 22nd

Friday, July 23rd

Sunday, July 25th
The Ninth Sunday after Pentecost
8:30 am Holy Eucharist, Rite I

Monday, July 26th

Tuesday, July 27th
10:00 am Staff meeting online
Wednesday, July 28th

Thursday, July 29th

Friday, July 30th

Sunday, August 1st
The Tenth Sunday after Pentecost
8:30 am Holy Eucharist, Rite I
Formation Lunch with Mother Cynthia (following 10:30am service)

Sunday, August 8th
The Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost
8:30 am Holy Eucharist, Rite I
Reception service for the Rev. Ethan Lowery and Roger Long (following 10:30am service)
(540) 373-2996