May 15, 2022
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Serving This Week

8:00 am
Acolyte - Craig Sutton
Lector - Sven Rundman
Vestry Member - Sven Rundman

10:00 am
Crucifer/Gospel Book - Tom Rotella
Lector - Mike Frye
Intercessor - John Henze
Vestry Member - Chris Brantley
Digital Ministry - BJ Jarvis
Ushers - John Hene and Adrian Smith
Parish Shepherd - Mike Frye
Congratulations, Seniors!

May 15th, during the 10:00 am Sunday service, we will celebrate our Trinitarians graduating from High School. 

What an exciting time for these young adults, as they prepare to leave the nest and enter college with new opportunities and new challenges. Our graduates have been with us for many years. As you look at the great photos and read about their plans, can you remember when you met each one? Was it in a Christmas Pageant, a Youth Event, or Café Trinity? 

Please join me in congratulating these awesome seniors. And let’s congratulate their parents too, they’ve done such good work raising wonderful kids who are beginning a new stage of life. We send them on with prayers, love, hope, and every good wish for the future. We can’t wait to visit with them at Christmas to hear about their first semester at college!

In no particular order, here's the class of 2022!
Jacob Macina

Jacob Macina will graduate from Riverbend High School. He plans to attend Virginia Commonwealth University in the fall to study mechanical engineering. Jacob has earned two honors pins for his high school diploma for maintaining a high GPA. 

His extracurricular activities include being a member of the high school tennis team this year and four years as a member of the marching band. Outside of school activities Jacob been active in Scouting and in music. He participated in Scouting for 12 years, earning his Eagle Scout rank earlier this year. He has played piano for 10 years and also plays the trumpet. 

Jacob has been active in Sunday school and the youth group at Trinity. He has helped with activities such as setting up Easter Egg Hunts, wrapping gifts on Elf Sunday for Christmas Outreach, and packing bags of food for Thanksgiving Outreach. Jacob attended several diocesan youth service days at Sprout Equestrian Center and at Shalom Farms. Jacob’s hobbies include working out, walking, playing trumpet and piano, and playing video games.

Megan Huffstickler

Megan Huffstickler will graduate with honors from Stafford High School. 

While in high school, Megan has participated in several groups, including Symphonic Band, volleyball team, English Honor Society and National Honor Society. 

In the fall, Megan will be attending Bridgewater College as a recipient of the President’s Merit Award. 

Megan intends to major in Biology with plans to enroll in Virginia Tech’s veterinary school upon graduation.  

Megan has attended Trinity since birth and would like to thank everyone, especially the fabulous Sunday School teachers, for their role in helping to shape her faith.

Cole Steven Jasso

Graduating from Brooke Point High School where was a varsity lacrosse captain.

He will be attending Old Dominion University this fall. He is majoring in International Studies with a minor in Russian History.

He looks forward to studying abroad and taking the ODU Model United Nations courses. 
Mikaylah Cain

Mikaylah Cain will graduate from Courtland High School with academic honors. She plans to attend Germanna Community College in the fall. 

Mikaylah’s extracurricular activities include softball and playing cello in the school orchestra from middle school through high school. 

Mikaylah has been active at Trinity as an acolyte and as a member of the youth group. She has helped with Easter Egg Hunts, and outreach activities such as helping with Elf Sunday for Christmas Outreach, and with packing Thanksgiving food bags. She has also assisted with Vacation Bible School. 

Mikaylah was active in the diocesan PYM (Parish Youth Ministry) as a camper and a group leader. She has participated in diocesan youth days of service at Shalom Farms and Sprout Equestrian Center. Mikaylah enjoys gymnastics, playing softball, and singing (when no one is listening!).  She currently is working at Stafford Gymnastics Center as a gymnastics instructor.
Connor Salyan

Connor Salyan is graduating from Massaponax High School. 

After graduation, he plans to attend Germanna Community College with the goal of transferring to the College of William and Mary. 

Connor is a member of the National Honor Society, the Senior Board, 1kindword (a club for spreading positivity), Helping Empower Resiliency, Prism, and the Science Education and Leadership team. 

He also played trumpet in the Concert and Symphonic bands. Connor has been active in Scouting, having earned the Order of the Arrow and the rank of Eagle Scout.
Clergy Chaos!

This week, some of the downtown clergy got together to enjoy lunch and fellowship in the Loft.

From left to right: The Rev. Anne Jones Martin, The Rev. Allen Fisher, The Rev. Cynthia McKenna, The Rev. Dr. Aaron Dobynes, The Rev. Joe Hensley, The Rev. Dr. Larry Haun, Ms. Meghann Cotter.
Save the Date!

June 12th, 10:00 am
Outdoor Celebration of the Holy Eucharist and Trinity Picnic
Training at Trinity

Would you like to read a lesson and/or the prayers of the people during one of our Sunday services? What about carrying the cross or helping set the table?

If so, contact Mother Cynthia at cynthia@trinity-fredericksburg.org.

Adults and children welcome! Our training for Lay Readers and Acolytes will be held this Saturday, May 14th. Lay Reader Training begins at 9:00 am. Acolyte training begins at 11:00 am. We will work on developing skills like using the mic, options for readers, and discuss the ministry of proclaiming God's word.

Once trained, you can volunteer whenever you feel like it. (And yes, there will be pizza!)

Come and join in on the fun! (You can even add it to your college resumé or LinkedIn profile!)
Monthly Grief Support Group


This month’s Grief Support Group meet in the Lounge on May 16th, from 10:30 am to Noon.

If you find yourself feeling sad, lost, unsure of how to handle your daily realities, and generally down-in-the-dumps, you may
be experiencing aspects of grieving – a current loss or even a lost from your past. 

Consider attending Trinity’s Grief Support Group. 

Participants often remark on how much better they feel after having a time and place to process emotions and thoughts connected to their losses. 

For more information, contact Randall (540-207-0600) or Ruth (540-760-6636).
Marine Corps Historic Half Marathon

May 22nd, 2022
7:00 am - 11:00 am

If you attend the 8:00 am service, please see the road closure maps posted at Trinity.

We’ll gather on the corner to cheer folks on and then go inside for our service.

Traffic should be fine by 9:00 am, so Café Trinity, Sunday school, and the 10:00 am service should not be affected.

If you are running int he Historic Half, let us know: We’d love to yell and cheer for you!
Memorial Weekend

Beginning May 22nd, please bring photos of your loved ones who have served in the military. We’ll remember our veterans during Sunday’s church service.

Saturday, May 28th at 9:00 am, we will gather at Trinity to honor our Veterans. Veterans are invited to come to Trinity for a special prayer and blessing. Please invite your neighbors and friends to join us in honoring those who have sacrificed so much in service to our country.

Sunday, May 29th, we'll hold special prayers at both services in honor of our Veterans.
Remembering our Veterans and The Blessing of the Bikes

This Memorial Day Weekend, let’s gather at Trinity to honor our Veterans and bless our bikes.

Veterans are invited to come to Trinity for a special prayer and blessing at 9:00 am, Saturday May 28th. We’ll also mark the beginning of Summer by blessing our bicycles, motorcycles, skateboards, scooters, and anything with wheels.

We’ll bless the bikes and riders. Please invite your neighbors and friends to join us in celebrating Summer and honoring our Veterans!
News from The People at Trinity's Library

Science fiction is coming to the Trinity library.

A section for science fiction novels, short stories, and sci fi studies will be added to the Trinity library collection in response to an anonymous recommendation left in the library’s suggestion box. Included will be classics of the genre as well as newer highly-rated works for adults and younger readers. 

Dr. Art Schuhart, a professor of English literature at NVCC who teaches courses in science fiction, is serving as an advisor to the Trinity Library Committee. He has provided an extensive list of recommended works with detailed information about their suitability for a church library focusing on spiritual and moral themes. Thanks to Dr. Schuhart for his generous contribution of time and knowledge.

The plan is to have a start-up sci fi collection ready for borrowers by June. The library committee also requests recommendations for additions to the library from Trinity parishioners and friends. 

Please remember that free note cards, memo pads, bookmarks and other useful items remain available at the library. These items have been contributed by parishioners and are displayed on the library desk.  
Youth Events at Trinity!

Graduating Seniors will be recognized this Sunday, May 15th during the 10:00 am service.

Registration for the Diocese of Virginia’s Shrine Mont Summer Camps has begun! 

There are several different camps offered. All Shrine Mont camps offer a mixture of fun activities, team building, and spiritual development. Financial aid is available. Go to http://www.shrinemontcamps.net to find a description of the camps offered and to register. If you have any questions, contact Paris Ball in the diocesan office of Christian Formation at pball@thediocese.net for more details.

Vacation Bible School

Are you creative? Do you like sharing the word of God with children? Are you ready to have a week of fun, music, art, and storytelling? If so, Sam Burton could use your help with VBS! If you are interested in helping with VBS this year, please contact Sam Burton at sburton@trinity-fredericksburg.org. VBS will be held the week of June 13th from 10 am to 1 pm.


Trinity Youth, do you like to roller skate?

We will be going Roller Skating at Cavalier Family Skating Center in Stafford on May 15th, from 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm. Entrance fees and skate rental will be covered. You will only need money for snacks and drinks. 

A permission slip may be found here and on the youth bulletin board on the staircase landing.
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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