May 28, 2023

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

Service Bulletins

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8:00 am - Sunday Service Bulletin

10:00 am - Sunday Service Bulletin

Good News Daily!

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Good News Daily - May 28, 2023

Serving This Week

8:00 am

Acolyte - Karla Snellings

Lector - Karla Snellings

Eucharistic Ministers - Karla Snellings, Dick Ayres

Vestry Member - Benda Chase

10:00 am

Crucifer - Emily Cedarleaf

Torch Bearers - Samantha Bathgate, Isabella Luong

Lector - Robin Barrett

Gospel Book - Anna Cedarleaf

Prayers of the People - Bruce Davis

Eucharistic Ministers - Karen Harrison, Walt Harrison

Vestry Member - Karen Harrison

Ushers - Bruce Davis and Mike Frye

Digital Ministry - Dave Hosaflook

Parish Shepherd - Jim Carlock

Flower Delivery - Pete and Cindy Marshall

Blessing of the Bikes

Join us May 27th at 9 am for The Blessing of the Bikes at Trinity, honoring Veterans and welcoming Summer.

We will invited police officers and the community to join us for a little neighborhood ride along and pray for veterans and those who have died in service to our country.

Office Will Be Closed Monday, May 29th

In observance of Memorial Day, the church office will be closed

on Monday, May 29th.

Pentecost Sunday

is May 28th

Next Sunday is Pentecost Sunday. Remember to wear red in celebration of the gift of the Holy Spirit.

Backyard Pentecost Worship at The House

Join our pals at The House for a backyard worship service on Sunday afternoon at 4 pm, May 28th to celebrate the day of Pentecost. It'll be casual and sweet and a little chaotic, with music on guitar and keyboard, and allergen-free communion bread and non-alcoholic wine.

All ages are welcome, especially squirmy kids and squirmy adults. Fellowship hour to follow. With questions, contact Fr. Ethan at

Episcopal Church 101

What are those Episcopalians doing?!

Find out in Episcopal Church 101, Wednesdays starting May 24th from 5:30 pm - 7:15 pm in Barber Hall.

No need to sign up -- just come! Bring your dinner or snack. We’ll provide iced tea and water.

We’ll talk about the Church and the things that make us Episcopalian. We’ll discover some new facts - I always do! Everyone is welcome!

This group is for you if you can answer “yes” to any of the following:

You want to play “ask a priest.”

You love the church and want to hang out with other curious people.

You want to be received or confirmed in the Episcopal Church.

Trinity doesn’t have a Bishop’s visit this year, however, you can still be received or confirmed. On June 18th, we’ll travel to Fork Church in Doswell, VA and join in their visitation. This group will prepare you for confirmation or reception.

If you are already an Episcopalian and you want to move your letter of membership to Trinity, you can request that, or we can request it for you. Just let us know.  

More questions? Ask Mother Cynthia or email her at

To register for this event via Zoom,

click here.

Traveling This Summer?

If you're planning to travel this summer, we want to hear about the churches you visit!

Bring bulletins from the churches you visit, and we'll display them in Barber Hall.

In late August, we'll gather to talk about the churches you visited. We want to hear what interesting things you saw and heard, and how they made you feel welcome!

Welcome To Trinity!

Did you know that we have special bags to give to our first-time visitors? The welcome bags contain popcorn from Fredericksburg’s own Jus Pop'n along with a welcome note from a parish member. 

Welcome bags are in our Narthex on Sunday mornings.

You can help! 

1. When you meet someone who is visiting the first time, give them a welcome bag some & introduce them to Mother Cynthia.


2. We need folks to write welcome notes - look for a note writing event in June!


3. And for someone is new to the Episcopal Church, it’s a kind and loving act to hand them a Book of Common Prayer - opened to the correct page.  

Trinity Sunday is June 4th

We will have one service at 10:00 am, followed by a picnic on the Trinity grounds (weather permitting).

This is a great time to invite a friend to church.

Trinity Sunday Picnic

The Annual Trinity Sunday Picnic will be held on June 4th immediately after the 10 am Eucharist. Location is the Trinity grounds. All Trinity parishioners, family and friends are invited.  

The Brotherhood of St. Andrew will grill the hamburgers, hotdogs, and chicken. Some beverages will be provided. See the list below for other food items to be provided.

-Members who live in ZIP Code areas 22407, 22408, 22551, 22553, and 22508 are asked to bring side dishes.  

-Members who live in 22401, 22405, 22406, 22554, and 22555 are asked to bring desserts.  

-Those who live in other ZIP Code areas are asked to bring watermelon or other fruit.

Come one, come all for a time of fun, food and fellowship. In the event of rain, the picnic will be held in Barber Hall.  

Save the Date!

Rise Against Hunger Meal Packing Event

Trinity Episcopal Church will once again host a Rise Against Hunger meal packing event on Saturday, August 26th, 2023.  Last year, Trinity packaged 10,152 meals!  Since Trinity started partnering with Rise Against Hunger in 2007, we have packaged 86,616 meals.  That is enough to have fed over 400 children their lunches for an entire school year.

Trinity Sunday’s special offering will go towards this event. Our goal this year is to raise $5,400, which would cover the cost of packaging 13,384 meals, and would bring our total meals packaged to 100,000! 

Please help us achieve this goal. If you can’t make it on Trinity Sunday, you can contribute online. 

Donations and sign up for the event can be found


Training on Treating A Fentanyl Overdose

Trinity will be hosting a training at no cost about how to apply Narcan as an antidote for a Fentanyl overdose will be offered on Saturday, June 10th, at 9 am in Barber Hall

Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid that is 50-100 times stronger than Morphine and the illegal use of it by teenagers is considered an epidemic. 

The training should last approximately 30 to 60 minutes.

Minimum age is 15; participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a legal guardian.

To register, contact Craig Sutton by Friday, May 26th, at email with the name(s) and email address(es) of ones who would like to attend. Confirmed registrations are limited and on a 

first-come, first-served basis.

Charity Golf Tournament

Join us for the second annual Charity Golf Tournament at Meadows Farm Golf Course to support Micah Ministries,

hosted by the Peace United Methodist Men.


We are looking forward to a fun day of golf, food, and fundraising! This tournament is a four-person scramble, with a 9 am shotgun start. 


Registration for each four-person team is $300 ($75 per golfer). Registration costs include 18 holes and lunch afterwards from Mission BBQ.


Sponsorship opportunities are also available. Hole sponsorship costs are $125, and will include a custom printed sign with your business/organization logo at your sponsored hole. 


Interested in sponsorship?

Contact the Peace United Methodist Men at


Click here to register your four-person team and for payment information

Deadline for registration is June 5th.


Funds collected will go towards Micah's work with our unhoused neighbors in our community!

Pride Week: Volunteers Needed!

We need volunteers to march with our group for Trinity. We will meet at the city dock at 10:15 am and walk to Old Mill Park.

We also need volunteers to help with the booth from 10 am - 5 pm. We need two people per hour to hand out cold water and rainbow tattoos, and to help with the "set-up" and "take-down" of our booth.

If you are interested, please sign-up in the Narthex by June 11th.

Thank you!

Special Pride Eucharist

Join us for a Special Pride Eucharist on June 25th at 4 pm. All are welcome.

Sunday School

Sunday school teachers will be recognized on June 4th during the 10:00 am service.

Come join us for “VBS On the Road” this summer! 

Our theme is “What Every Living Thing Needs”, Compassion Camp III, based on Psalm 104. VBS will be held at a different site each day June 10th – 14th, from 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 

In case of rain, we will meet in the Loft at Trinity. You are asked to bring a bag lunch for your family, except on Wednesday, when we will celebrate with pizza.

Trinity will supply water. Reusable water bottles are encouraged. Please don’t forget sunscreen and bug spray! 

The schedule is below:

Sat, June 10th - Memorial Park        

Food Energizes Life – We will practice gratitude for food by compassionately acknowledging the world God made (as described in Psalm 104).

Sun, June 11th - Trinity Church

Shelter Protects Life -We are called to provide shelter for one another as we inhabit a world shared with other creatures.

Mon, June 12th - Alum Springs Park

Water Hydrates Life – We will seek wonderment in the power and vulnerability of water and learn how we need to protect it compassionately. 

Tues, June 13th -   Old Mill Park

Air Sustains Life - Participants will explore reciprocity in the function of air by seeing their own breath as the sign of God’s Spirit that breathes in them.

Wed., June 14 - Trinity Church

Community Produces Life - We will identify our kinship with the world by understanding our membership in, and connection with, the diverse “neighborhood” of God’s creation.

A VBS registration form may be found here and in a basket in the church entryway. Completed registration forms may be put in the bottom of the basket, given to Sam Burton, or emailed to

Please preregister by June 7th so that there will be enough materials ordered for everyone.  

Help with VBS - Are you creative? Do you like sharing the word of God with children? Are you ready to have a week of outside 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

News from the Trinity Library

We had three books checked out from Trinity’s Bookmobile this past weekend.  And we think that’s not too bad for the first time out.  So we’ll have another go at it probably sometime after the July 4th holiday.  I’ll let you know the dates as we get closer.  Let’s try to at least double the number of borrowed books next time.  How about it?  

The Bookmobile is our way of making the library’s collection available to you when the church is closed.  We now have a new small bookcase to the left as you enter the library.  The bookcase will house the donated books we’ve received so far on Travel, Humor, Hobbies and Sports. If you have any books in good condition that might fit these subjects and would be willing to donate them to the library, we’d gladly receive them.  There is a donation basket in the library.   One of our choir members asked me if he could donate a book called “Automotive Repair for Dummies.”  I said “sure, we’d love to have it.” It kind of loosely fits under Hobbies, if we’re a bit creative.   

As Beth and I were loading the Bookmobile, we both commented on our very good collection of books on Spirituality, Inspiration, Jesus and the Bible.  And our Fiction collection is really starting to shine.  I have been reviewing the checkout sheets and these subjects areas seem to be the most popular right now.  Thanks again to all of you who have donated books.  We’ll open up more subject areas for donations in the near future so stay tuned.

-Tom Rotella, Chair, Library Committee 

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click here.

It's All About Love: A Festival for the Jesus Movement

We look forward to gathering in Baltimore!

Across the church and around the world, we are hungry for revival and renewal. Join us for “It’s All About Love,” a church-wide festival of worship, learning, community, and action for the Episcopal branch of the Jesus Movement, to be held Sunday, July 9th through Wednesday, July 12th, at the Baltimore Convention Center. 

To learn more about the festival, click here.

To learn more about scholarship opportunities, see Mother Cynthia or email her at

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