March 10, 2021

The mission of Trinity Church is to share Christ's love and grace in a vibrant community whose joyful spirit empowers people to do God's work.

Trinity Episcopal Church will hold a special service on Sunday, March 14, 2021, commemorating the one-year anniversary of the cessation of in-person worship due to Covid-19 restrictions. The Rev. Cynthia McKenna, Rector, will live-stream the service, inviting everyone to reflect on what the past year has been like for them, their families and friends, and our nation and world. Mother McKenna and Trinity invite all to tune in to the Trinity Facebook page at 9:30 Sunday morning for the live-streamed service. 

We will also have Morning Prayer on Sunday at 6:30 am on Facebook Live.

Just a reminder: You can watch Facebook Live without an account. Click here for instructions. The service will be available later in the day on YouTube at


Bishop Goff has given Trinity permission to offer outside worship. The next step in our process to gather outside is to train our ushers and vestry members on the protocol. 
All vestry and ushers are asked to attend one of these trainings.
Saturday, March 13 at 9:30 am
Saturday, March 20 at 10:00 am

If you aren’t already an usher and willing to help usher for the outside services, please come to a training. We could use your help. 

Questions, please contact Sr. Warden, Harry Dickinson, @

It is not too late to join the Lenten series discussions of Bishop Michael Curry’s latest book Love is the Way; Holding on to Hope in Troubling Times. Even if you haven’t read the book you are welcome to join us for the discussions. There will be a group that meets on Monday mornings for five weeks from 10:30 to about 11:45. The second group will meet for five weeks on Wednesday evenings from 7:00 to about 8:15. You may sign up for the Monday group here. and the Wednesday group here. The book may be purchased from Amazon and from Barnes and Noble. It is also available as an audio book from Audible. If you have any questions, please contact Mother Cynthia or Sam Burton. 

Thursdays, February 25 - March 25, 10:30 am - 12 Noon

Lectio Divina simply refers to the prayerful reading of holy scripture. We will meet as a small group on Thursday mornings to read, pray, share and listen as the Spirit leads. There is still time to join us. Sign up to receive your email Zoom invitation here. Please bring your Bible and, if you’re a note taker, you may want to have paper and pen handy.
We look forward to growing in community as we discern God’s word for us today. Why not join us in this time of holy listening? Questions about Lectio Divina? Contact Robin Barrett at
Lenten Offering
At the 2009 General Convention, the Lenten Season was officially designated as a time to encourage the Episcopal community to remember and support the life-saving work of Episcopal Relief and Development (ERD). Trinity is offering mite boxes that were included in the Lent To Go bags. Or you may mail a check to Trinity (825 College Ave., 22401) with ERD in the memo space or donate through our website at (click on Giving and then Online). Our offerings will go to ERD’s Global Needs Fund to reach those most in need around the world. We truly hope you will consider contributing to this campaign.
Thank you for supporting
"From Our Hearts to Their Hands"

My name is Destine Bradshaw and I am the Gifted Resource Teacher at Anthony Burns Elementary in Stafford. I would like to thank my DOK sisters who sponsored the “From Our Hearts to Their Hands” Campaign for Anthony Burns Elementary, and to all those Trinitarians who so generously donated books so that students could read actual books during this time of Covid. I am so very grateful and appreciative to call myself a Trinitarian, and I am again reminded of the important role that Trinity Episcopal Church plays not only in the lives of it’s parishioners, but in the community. The books on this table represent donations from Trinity parishioners, and book donations are still coming in.

Daylight Savings Time

It is time to Spring Forward! Don't forget to set your clocks an hour ahead before you go to bed on Sunday.
Book Review by the Task Force to Plan to Dismantle Racism

Skin Deep: Black Women and White Women Write About Race 
by Marita Golden and Susan Richards Shreve

The book Skin Deep: Black Women and White Women Write About Race is an anthology of essays and stories, and even a one-act play, that explore a range of racial issues between black and white women such as friendship, competition, childrearing, racism, and feminism. The collection includes writings that are touching, provocative, and insightful. Writers featured in Skin Deep include Eudora Welty, Toni Morrison, Alice Walker, Joyce Carol Oates, Beverly Lowery, Naomi Wolf, and bell hooks. Celebrate Women’s History Month with this book that features voices of both black and white women.
After a long hiatus, the CAREGIVERS' SUPPORT GROUP will begin to gather again by Zoom. Our first meeting will be on Thursday, March 11th, from 10:00 to 11:30 am. Anyone who is a caregiver of an ill or disabled adult or child is invited to join us. Please contact Brenda Chase (540-226-2628), Randall Clingenpeel (540-207-0600), or Claire Curcio (540-903-3939) if you are interested in joining us and we will email you a link before the meeting.

The HEALTH MINISTRY COMMITTEE will hold a meeting on Tuesday, March 16th at 1:30 pm. Committee members will be emailed a Zoom link before the meeting.
TRINITY’S GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP will hold our monthly meeting on Monday, March 15, 2021 over ZOOM from 10:30 - noon. None of us escapes grieving. Sooner or later our losses demand that we acknowledge the pain regardless of how deeply we have buried it. Facing and sharing our grief provides a time proven way to do the work that enables us to again know contentment and, yes, even joy. For more information, contact Randall Clingenpeel at 540-207-0600 or Ruth Brancolini at 540-760-6636. The Zoom access numbers are: ID: 994 8002 5394 and the Passcode is 6YiW22
Mark your calendars, to virtually attend the upcoming noonday Lenten services, which will be live-streamed on Micah’s Facebook and Youtube channel. Watch the services here.

March 17 – Rev. Will Dickinson, St. George’s Episcopal

March 24 – Rev. Chelsea Morse, Street Church
Don't forget we are gathering for virtual fellowship
Sunday mornings at 9:00 AM via Zoom!

This will be a recurring Zoom meeting with the same ID and password each Sunday. The meeting: ID # 441 267 3172 and the password is 6YiW22. We ask that everyone mute their microphones when we start the Zoom meeting to minimize background noise. You can unmute when and if you want to speak.

We look forward to seeing you!
Families with children are invited to join us for Online Sunday School this Sunday at 10:30 a.m. for a 40 to 50-minute Sunday school lesson on Zoom. Our time together will include a few minutes of social (gathering) time, some songs we all know, some prayer time, a story, and an easy craft response to the story. This will be geared for children ages 5 through fifth grade, but older and younger people are welcome too. Each child/person will need a pencil, a few sheets of paper, and some crayons or colored pencils. I will email additional materials to everyone on Friday. If you have not received emails in the past with the information to join the class meeting and would like for your child to participate please contact Sam Burton at
The YOUTH GROUP will meet this Sunday, March 14 via Zoom from 2:00 – 3:00. We will watch a video, followed by a discussion, and end with a game. Look for an email Friday evening with the connection information. Trusted friends may be invited to participate in the Zoom meeting as well, just forward Friday’s email to them. To sign up for the meeting, or for more information, please contact Sam Burton.
Announcing 2021 Camps Dates
Shrine Mont Camps is excited to offer both in-person and online camp experiences this Summer. Camp leaders have been hard at work for many months, consulting with medical professionals and other camps professionals across the country to design camps that will be fun and safe for all. And, building on the success of last summer, Shrine Mont Camps will again offer Light in the Valley, an online camp where campers can make friends, play and worship together from home.
Registration will open March 23 but you can check out camp dates today. SMC is also asking camper families to provide feedback via this survey, which will help inform ongoing plans and preparations for the 2021 summer camps.
Scholarships are available. Please contact Mother Cynthia at
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"GETTING OUT THERE", A Meditation for the Third Sunday in Lent, by Bishop Brooke-Davidson can be found here.
In his Good Friday letter, Presiding Bishop Curry asks each Bishop and congregation to consider providing assistance for the Province of Jerusalem and the Middle East. Read more (In English, Spanish, French, and Mandarin): 
Wednesday, March 10
3:00 pm Blessings in a Backpack packing
7:00 pm "Love is the Way" Lenten Book Discussion on Zoom

Thursday, March 11
9:30 am Blessings in a Backpack delivery
10:00 am Task Force to Plan to Dismantle Racism online
10:00 am Caregivers' Support Group online
10:30 am Lenten Lectio Divina online

Friday, March 12
8:30 am Micah Breakfast Delivery

Saturday, March 13
8:00 am Brotherhood of St. Andrew online

Sunday, March 14
The Fourth Sunday in Lent
9:00 am Virtual Coffee Hour
and YouTube
10:30 am Sunday School online
2:00 pm Youth Group online

Monday, March 15
10:30 am "Love is the Way" Lenten Book
Discussion on Zoom

Tuesday, March 16
10:00 am Fredericksburg Region Clericus online
12 Noon Knaughty Knitters online
5:00 pm Campus Ministry online
Wednesday, March 17
3:00 pm Blessings in a Backpack packing
7:00 pm "Love is the Way" Lenten Book Discussion on Zoom

Thursday, March 18
9:30 am Blessings in a Backpack delivery
10:30 am Lenten Lectio Divina online

Friday, March 19
8:30 am Micah Breakfast Delivery

Sunday, March 21
The Fifth Sunday in Lent
9:00 am Virtual Coffee Hour
and YouTube
10:30 am Sunday School online
(540) 373-2996