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Ascension Sunday and Graduation Sunday

May 29, 2022

Worship services in the sanctuary at 8am and 10am

The 10am service will be livestreamed via Zoom webinar.

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Follow along with the printed liturgy.

For those attending worship services in person: Masks are strongly recommended for

all persons, regardless of vaccination status, in indoor public settings.

Join us for refreshments on the Labyrinth after both services.

Our Zoom coffee hour continues, following the 10am service.

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Honor our Graduating Seniors

Liam Hess and Izzy Sweda

Coffee Hour on May 29

Please add your notes of encouragement to Trinity's two graduating seniors, Liam Hess and Izzy Sweda. Bibles and notepads will be available at Sunday's coffee hours.

Children and Youth
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Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (CGS)

Sunday, May 29, 9am

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (CGS) program begins as early as 9am. The children moving into Level 2 and Level 3 next year will be introduced to their future atriums and will be acknowledged at the end of the10am service. This will be the children's final Sunday in the atrium (because next Sunday, we'll use our CGS time to prepare for the Pentecost service). It will be a time for reflection and preparation for our transition to Summer Sacred Arts. 

In the children's building, we host children who are too young to receive vaccinations. For this reason, we ask that all people (children and adults) wear masks when in the children's building.

Registration for CGS children, age 3 through 6th grade is here.


Graduation Sunday

Sunday, May 29, 10am service

A special service where we celebrate the children who will move into a new atrium next year, honor our graduating seniors, and thank the catechists for their devotion.

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Youth Group

Sunday, May 29 after the 10am service

Cereal Bar in the Youth Group Room

Woohoo! Let's hang out in the Youth Group room until noon. Joined by Youth Mentor Rachyl Pines.

 Registration for youth group, grades 7th - 12th, is here.

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CGS Pentecost Sunday and

Final Sunday of CGS, June 5

At the 10am worship service, we will celebrate Pentecost in the model of Catechesis of the Good Shepherd's "The Gifts" presentation. Diana Small will preach. 

Families with children and youth are invited to contribute towards coffee hour, an opportunity for us all to be together and honor the end of the CGS school year. Sign up to help here. 

CGS will still begin as early as 9am this morning and this will be our final CGS gathering. Summer Sacred Arts begins June 12th as early as 9:45am in the Parish Hall. 

Read the Children and Youth Newsletter

Upcoming Events at Trinity

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Men's Group Next Meeting

Monday, June 6, 4-5pm in the Fireside Room

Mission Statement: In building a community where we pray, share, and learn together, we practice vulnerability with each other in order to act justly, show mercy, and walk humbly with our God.

Trinity's Men's Group holds “hybrid” meetings on the first Monday of each month. If you plan to attend in person, no masks are required if you are fully vaccinated but wearing a mask is always a personal option. For those planning to attend via Zoom, please email Michael Dean ( to receive any materials in advance. Please click here to connect to the meeting. Call Michael at 805-403-5914, if you need help.

Noon Concert June 8

Noon Concert: American Soundscapes

Wednesday, June 8, at 12:15pm 

Thirty minutes of mindful midday music by:

Barber, Bernstein, Copland, Corea, Manchester, and Montano.

Music for flute, bassoon and piano:

Patricia Cloud, flute; William Wood, bassoon;

Edith Orloff, piano


Trinity Welcomes The Very Rev. Dr. Gary Hall

June 12: Trinity Sunday

Our former Interim Rector, Gary Hall, also Retired Dean of the Washington National Cathedral and Seabury-Western Theological Seminary will be with us as our guest preacher at both services on June 12. 

Justice and Outreach

Trinity's Justice and Outreach Council Sponsors

The Summer Speaker Series: Justice and Engagement 

On four consecutive Sundays, June 19, 26, July 3, and 10, Trinity welcomes guest preachers at both services, and speakers for a program after the 10am service.

Guest preachers at the 8am and 10am services:

  • June 19: Rabbi Arthur Gross Schaefer, Community Shul of Montecito and Santa Barbara 
  • June 26: The Rev. Scott Claassen, Vicar and Chaplain of St. Michael's University Church, Isla Vista
  • July 3: Pastor Thomas Voelp, Pastor, Trinity Lutheran Church
  • July 10: Pastor David Moore, Lead Pastor, New Covenant Worship Center

Forums at 11:30am:

  • June 19: Julissa Pêna, ILDC (Immigrant Legal Defense Center)
  • June 26: Kathi Brennan King and Jen Hernandez, CEC (Community Environmental Council)
  • July 3: Eric Talkin, Foodbank of SB County
  • July 10: Zulema Aleman, CAUSE (Central Coastal Alliance for a Sustainable Economy)

See the event flyer for complete information.

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Migration Ministries Update

Afghan Resettlement Task Force

In the February issue of the Justice and Outreach Council's monthly digest, we learned about Molly Kellogg and Kathryn Dean's work to help resettle an Afghan family in Santa Barbara, and then in Dallas.

Financial support is needed to continue to support this family. Please read the message from Kathryn Dean to learn more about this effort. 


Grey and Carrie Brothers Farewell

A good time was had by all last Saturday. Check out the photo album and the video of "Happy Trails". This Sunday, we will send Grey and Carrie off with prayer at the end of the 10am service. There's still time to contribute to their farewell gift. Designate your gift to “Grey and Carrie” (checks should be made payable to Trinity). Donations may also be made online by choosing "Special Collections" in the drop down menu, and adding "Grey and Carrie" to the "special instructions".

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Volunteer Opportunity

Summer Sacred Arts

Diana Small, Director of Children and Youth, is gathering volunteers to work with children in the Parish Hall for Summer Sacred arts every Sunday in summer during the 10am service, starting June 12.

We are still looking for folks to volunteer as a Project Leader! Perhaps you have a creative project to share with the children (visual art, music, sciences, anything creative that piques the spiritual curiosity of the child). A sign-up sheet will be at coffee hour on Sundays or email Diana at if you are interested.

Volunteers would need to arrive by 9:45am and assist helping the children for roughly an hour, until communion time.

Home Communion

If you would like to receive the Eucharist, but are not coming to Trinity for worship, call (805)965-7419 or email the office to request home communion. One of our eucharistic visitors will set up a time to bring communion to your home. 

Notes from Your Vestry

The vestry at Trinity is made up of 12 members, with four new members being elected each year to three-year terms. The vestry meets on the last Wednesday of the month. Get to know your vestry and find the previous month's meeting minutes and financials on Trinity's website vestry page.

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Vestry Member Testimonials 

On May 8, Junior Warden Stephen Singleton addressed the congregation at both services. He spoke about Trinity being "back together this Easter season, this time of resurrection and renewal. Like our church garden, we as a parish family are experiencing a resurgence of energy and growth following a long winter of dormancy in our many ministries and programs at Trinity." He goes on to say "We are community of faithful, giving people that pray together, learn together, and acknowledge life’s struggles and challenges together. We do this as a parish family because we care and desire to embody our Christian values. I think of Trinity Church as a community of stewards; stewards in the careful and responsible management of something entrusted to our care. " Read the full testimonial here.

Community News
Path Special Event 2022

PATH Fundraiser

Saturday, June 4, 5-8pm

Sunstone Winery in Santa Ynez

Join Trinity parishioners at this outdoor event in the Valley. Proceeds go towards supportive services for our neighbors experiencing homelessness in Santa Barbara. In the last year, PATH has provided services for more than 18,000+ people and permanently housed more than 1,200 people. Tickets available online with a shuttle bus option. 

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Sarah House Fundraiser

Friday, June 10, 4-10pm

El Presidio de Santa Bárbara

Support Sarah House by attending Waula Fest, an intimate music festival with music, food, cocktails, beer and local wine. Wade Cowper and Paula Phan both serve on the board of Sarah House. Instead of a wedding, they decided to celebrate their love and commitment by throwing a music festival to benefit the community and their favorite charity. Buy tickets and learn more.

News from the Wider Church

Encountering Your True Self with the Desert Mystics

Center for Spiritual Development

Saturday, June 4, 10am-4pm

Part two of an introduction to desert spirituality through the lives and teachings of the desert fathers and mothers, sponsored by the Orange County-based Center for Spiritual Development. "Little known outside of academic circles, the desert ammas/mothers share spiritual medicine for our anxious, frenzied world: silence, solitude, and stillness. We will meet Amma Syncletica of Alexandria and Amma Mary the Harlot (of Egypt). Their earthy wisdom awakens in us renewed awareness that God’s love has always surrounded us." Led by The Rev. Brad Karelius, who has been a priest in the Diocese of Los Angeles for 50 years. When registering, mark your preference for Zoom or in-person. Cost: $20 per person. Click here to register and for more information.

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Supporting Humanitarian Response to the Crisis in Ukraine

Donate today to help the national church's Episcopal Relief & Development continuing effort to provide food, shelter, water and basic supplies to refugees and people displaced within Ukraine.

Please continue to support the mission and ministries of Trinity.  If you regularly donate online, please continue to do so. Checks may be mailed to the office.

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