June 23, 2021
Sharing Christ's love and grace in a vibrant community whose joyful spirit empowers people to do God's work.

Fredericksburg PRIDE March
June 26th 1:00

Let’s show our support of diversity, inclusion, and justice for all our LGBTQ+ friends and neighbors. 
We’ll gather at City Dock at 12:30, the March starts at 1:00. 
We’ll walk from City Dock to Maury Park via Sophia and Caroline Streets.

Join Mother Cynthia and others as we support our LGBTQ+ community – All are welcome!
Youth Mission/Service Opportunity – Our youth mission week starts Monday! The Youth Groups of Trinity and St. George’s are combining for a local mission week June 28 through July 2, from 9:00 to 2:00 each day. Lunch will be provided. We will be working on local service projects such as helping with the food pantry, “The Table”, at St. George’s; working with Micah; a project with Friends of the Rappahannock; and canal trail and riverbank cleanups. The schedule for the week and a suggested clothing and supply list may be found here. Appropriate precautions against covid-19 will be taken.  Interested youth in middle school and high school should contact Sam Burton at sburton@trinity-fredericksburg.org. An emergency contact and medical form may be found here. A waiver for the Friends of the Rappahannock may be found here. Participants will be commissioned at the 10:30 service this Sunday, June 27.
Vacation Bible School – Trinity VBS will be “Changing the World with Lovingkindness” July 19 – 23. We will try a hybrid model this year, most of the sessions will be both live on Zoom and recorded and there will be at least one in-person family event for arts, crafts, and games in a stations type format so we can all be socially distanced. To make VBS accessible for the greatest number of children and their families, please let Sam Burton know your preferences from the list that was provided and email your response to sburton@trinity-fredericksburg.org as soon as possible so plans may be finalized.

Worship Updates

Café Trinity comes back on July 11th! Join us Sundays from 8:00 - 10:30 am in Barber Hall.

All worship services are indoors. Masks are encouraged. Beginning Sunday, June 27th, there will be more flexible seating available. We are reserving the back rows for people who still want to maintain physical distance. Note the update from what was said on Sunday.

Guest Preacher
Sunday, July 4th, the Rev Will Dickinson will be our guest preacher.
Church Office Updates
If you have a pastoral emergency such as an accident, serious illness, hospitalization, death, or other emergency and need to speak to the clergy immediately, please call: 540-623-4802.

Items for Newsletter need to be submitted by Tuesday at 5:00 p.m. Send all newsletter items to news@trinity-fredericksburg.org.

Contact the Church
For general inquiries, please contact Trinity at 540-373-2996 or at parish@trinity-fredericksburg.org.

 Book Review from The Task Force to Dismantle Racism

The Beautiful Struggle, adapted for young adults by Ta-Nehisi Coates (2009), nonfiction, 176 pp., ages 12 +

Ta-Nehisi Coates writes this memoir about his father, Paul Coates, who was dedicated to getting his sons through their inner-city adolescence in Baltimore and into Howard University and adulthood. The Beautiful Struggle is “an exceptional father-son story from the National Book Award-winning author of Between the World and Me about the reality that tests us, the myths that sustain us, and the love that saves us.” The book follows the divergent paths of Ta-Nehisi and his brother as they try to become men and their father’s efforts, and the efforts of others, to keep them safe in a world that seems to want the destruction of young black men.

Let’s bless our new labyrinth!  

Bishop Goff will be with us to celebrate the blessing of our labyrinth!
Labyrinth Blessing and Holy Eucharist
Saturday, July 10th, at 10:00a.m.
All Are Welcome!
Join us!
Feeding School Children

Trinity still needs a few volunteers to help feed school children at an apartment complex this summer in the City of Fredericksburg, as we and other Micah churches assist the city school system. The volunteering will occur weekdays from approximately 11AM - 1 PM, usually a little less time that. 

It is a very rewarding experience getting to provide food for children in need, visiting with families, and with our fellow Trinity workers. This is a wonderful example of "walking ministry" where we can interact with the community.
Wednesday, June 23

Thursday, June 24

Friday, June 25

Saturday, June 26
8:00 am Brotherhood of St. Andrew (BH and Zoom)

Sunday, June 27
The Fifth Sunday after Pentecost
8:30 am Holy Eucharist

Monday, June 28

Tuesday, June 29
10:00 am Staff meeting online
12 Noon Knaughty Knitters online
Wednesday, June 30

Thursday, July 1

Friday, July 2

Saturday, July 3
8:00 am Brotherhood of St. Andrew (BH and Zoom)

Sunday, July 4
The Sixth Sunday after Pentecost
8:30 am Holy Eucharist
(540) 373-2996