March 19, 2023

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

Service Bulletins

Click the links below to download service bulletins:

8:00 am service bulletin (Rite I)

10:00 am service bulletin (Rite II)

Good News Daily!

Click the link below to download your Good News Daily for the week:

Good News Daily - March 19, 2023

Serving This Week

8:00 am

Acolyte - Val Folden

Lector - Dick Ayres

Eucharistic Ministers - Val Folden, Dick Ayres

Vestry Member - Prudence Jarvis

10:00 am

Crucifer - Alexander Luong

Torch Bearers - Tyr Arendt, Victoria Haase

Lector - Tom Rotella

Prayers of the People - Linnea Haase

Eucharistic Ministers - Ally Arendt, Tim Allison

Vestry Member - Chris Brantley

Ushers - David and Randi Stokes

Digital Ministry - Barry Holliday

Parish Shepherd - Holly Feliciano

Celebrate Kindness

On March 23rd, consider celebrating kindness in our shared community and beyond. Here are 23 ways you can participate:

1. Give 5 compliments.

2. Let the person in line behind you go ahead of you.

3. Leave happy notes around town.

4. Babysit for a single mom for free.

5. Make new friends! Sit next to someone new at church.

6. Help an elderly neighbor take out the trash or mow their lawn.

7. Write your siblings a note about how much you love them.

8. Take the security guard a hot cup of coffee.

9. Leave your server a gigantic tip.

10. Bring a box of doughnuts to the custodians at school or work.

11. Leave a thank you note for your mail carrier.

12. Send a card to someone serving in the military.

13. Hold the door open for someone.

14. Do a chore without being asked.

15. Give a fancy chocolate bar to the bus driver.

16. Bake your favorite cookies for a neighbor.

17. Make a donation to Micah Ministries.

18. Call an elderly relative.

19. Surprise some friends with dinner.

20. Gift someone a gift card.

21. Go through the drive-thru and pay for the car behind you.

22. Clean up the classroom for a teacher.

23. Donate gently used toys to a charity.

Volunteers Needed!

Trinity Spring Cleaning

Let's get together and spruce up the Trinity grounds for Easter!

When: Saturday, March 18th at 9 am (with a rain date scheduled for Saturday, March 25th at 9 am)

Need: Shovels, Rakes, Wheelbarrows for mulch and general sweep of the grounds

Questions: Contact John Murray at (540) 847-7961 or

Daughters of the King Presents

Lenten Prayer Vigil

During this Lenten season we are reminded of Jesus encouraging his busy disciples to “Come away and rest” with him. Trinity’s Daughters of the King hope to help by hosting a Lenten Prayer Vigil on Saturday, March 18th, 10am - 2pm.  

Much like the Maundy Thursday all night vigils, this will be a time of silent prayer and reflection. Stations of the Cross will be posted along the stained glass windows in the nave. There will also be handouts of written prayers and Centering Prayer. There will be candles to light for your loved ones and prayer concerns, and a collection of prayer books from Trinity’s library displayed for your use. 

Perhaps your prayers will lead you to walk the Labyrinth, weather permitting. Or you may just want to come away and rest a while in the peace of the church. Feel free to come for a few minutes or hours, whatever you’ll find helpful.

As always, our Daughters of the King prayer box will be available for your prayer requests. Trinity’s Daughters always pray for our church. We would be happy to pray your specific concerns, with love.

Lent Madness Continues!

Lent Madness continues. The Saintly Sixteen round begins Thursday!

Vote online at

Grief Support Group

Trinity’s monthly Grief Support Group meets again on Monday, March 20th in the Lounge from 10:30 – Noon. If you attend you will discover that you are not alone in your thoughts, feelings, quandaries, and wondering what’s ahead on your grief journey. 

Please consider attending if you are searching for help in finding your way through the maze of mourning.

Contact Randall Clingenpeel at (540) 207-0600 with your questions and concerns, especially if this is your first time to attend. Park on the William St. side of the church and enter through the far left door.

All Night Watch

in the Ida Beck Chapel and Trinity Sanctuary

Volunteers are needs for the All Night Watch, beginning at April 6th at 9 pm on Maundy Thursday to April 7th at 7 pm on Good Friday. 

Sign up in the Narthex or by

click here.

Join Mother Cynthia at Fredericksburg Baptist Church!

Join Mother Cynthia for a wonderful sermon in the Micah Lenten Series.

Mother Cynthia will be guest preacher at Fredericksburg Baptist Church on March 22nd at Noon and would love to see a familiar face in the crowd!

What Is Mother Cynthia Reading?

This month, Mother Cynthia is reading Platonic by Marisa G. Franco, PhD.

We Are Hiring!

We are looking for folks who would like to serve our youngest Trinitarians.

We’d like to re-open the nursery and we need 2 or more adults to for this ministry.

Our ideal candidates:

  • love children and working with families
  • are available to work Sunday mornings from 9-12 pm
  • are able to lift 30 pounds
  • able to pass a thorough background check
  • complete online safety training required by the Diocese of Virginia

This position pays $15 per hour.

If you are interested, please send a letter with your contact information, experience, and two references to Michele Brantley at

Lay Eucharistic Visitors

Lay Eucharistic Visitors take communion to those who are homebound or in long-term care. These visits take place on Sundays, after church.

Lay Eucharistic Visitors are trained by clergy and licensed by the Bishop.

Join Mother Cynthia on April 2nd, following the 10 am service for a short, informal meeting.

Sunday School

For High School Youth – The diocese of Virginia is sponsoring a delegation to the Episcopal Youth Event to be held at the University of Maryland in College Park July 3-8. EYE is held every three years and is the second largest gathering of Episcopalians behind General Convention. Young people from every province of the Episcopal Church will attend. “EYE programs focus on helping young people develop leadership skills, spiritual practices, and early stages of vocational discernment. In addition to meeting and socializing with other Episcopalians from around the world, EYE participants will spend time in worship, large-group presentations, small-group discussions, and workshops on a variety of topics.” Registration is closing soon. More information may be found here. 

If there are any questions or scholarship help needs, please contact Sam Burton at

Club 45’s next meeting is March 19th, 11:30 – 1:30 pm, in Jamison Hall. We will be working on a special project. More information coming soon.

Dates and Times for Upcoming Vacation Bible School

Here are the dates and times for our upcoming Vacation Bible School. We will meet at a different park each day:

  • Sunday, June 4th - 11:30-1:30 pm
  • Monday, June 5th - 11:30 - 1:30 pm
  • Sunday, June 11th - 11:30 - 1:30 pm
  • Monday, June 12th - 11:30 - 1:30 pm
  • Sunday, June 18th - 9:30 am (at Trinity in Jamison Hall to practice)

Items for the Newsletter

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News from the Trinity Library

Help us expand the scope of the library’s collection by donating some books.  For two weeks from March 5th through March 19th we will gladly accept books, but only on gardening and cooking.  We’ll ask for books on other subjects as time goes on, but not just yet. Remember, we have limited shelving space so please don’t bring us boxes of books.  Select only those books you have enjoyed and think others might too.  There will be a plastic tub in the library.  Place your books in this tub.  Remember to limit yourselves to gardening and cooking.  And please, only books in good shape.  

You might say: Wouldn’t you rather have a few more books on religion and spirituality? To that I say: Have you ever felt a connection to God while tending a garden and maybe planting a rose bush? How about when you share a great meal with friends?  I know I have.  

You’ll notice some books on the shelves have a red dot on the spine. These dots identify books to be added to the TrinityCat database.  Feel free to borrow and return them as you would any other books.  

The library will feature a number of newly-acquired books during the month of March, both fiction and non-fiction. Included are the following works: "The Bible Unearthed," a work exploring archaeological evidence pointing to a new vision of Biblical history; "Walking on Water," a novel by Richard Paul Evans about discovering the meaning of love and forgiveness on an adventurous walk across America, and "Jesus and the Jewish Roots of the Eucharist," offering a fresh insight into the history of the Eucharist.  You can find these books and more in the book rack by the door from the breezeway.

BOOK DONATIONS - We encourage you to continue to bring your donated books or magazines on cooking and gardening to the library.  Please deposit them in the plastic storage tub.  AND, we are also opening up donations of books on sports. We know there are a lot of golfers in the congregation so if you have anything in your book or magazine collection that you’d like to donate, we’d be happy to receive it.  

The donation period has been extended for one week until March 26th.  All of us on the Library Committee appreciate your willingness to help us expand the scope of our collection.  You’ll notice we are also interested in magazines on the subjects listed above. We hope to add some interesting magazines to our magazine rack for you to borrow or enjoy in the library.   

Don’t forget to check out what’s new in the book rack as you come into the library from the breezeway.  Selby keeps the book rack stocked with items new to the collection.   Hint: I think the next subjects we may open up for donations will be travel and current books on spirituality. Not quite yet, but I’ll let you know when this happens.

-Tom Rotella, Chair, Library Committee  

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