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children and youth sunday

The Fifth Sunday of Easter

Children and Youth Sunday

May 15, 2022

In celebration of Children and Youth Sunday, members of our children's program will participate in the liturgy and shadow adult shepherds for the day.

Worship services in the sanctuary at 8am and 10am

The 10am service will be livestreamed via Zoom webinar.

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Please note: This Sunday we will offer a fixed camera "simple" stream as we

do not have a stream team minister available to manage the livestream.

Thank you in advance for your understanding.

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 outdoors on the labyrinth for coffee hour after both services.

Our online coffee hour continues on Zoom following the 10am service. 

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Pastoral Update

Elizabeth has been isolating at home with mild cold-like symptoms since her positive COVID test. As of this Sunday, she will be past the CDC recommended 10 day quarantine period, and will be back at Trinity presiding at both the 8am and 10am services. Sarah Thomas also tested positive for the coronavirus, and continues to recover from her mild symptoms at home. Many thanks to our Rector Emeritus Mark Asman for filling in as presider last Sunday while Elizabeth and Sarah were out sick. 

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Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (CGS)

Sunday, May 15 - Children and Youth Celebration Sunday

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd program begins as early as 9am. Please arrive as close to 9am as possible so that children have time to prepare for the 10am service where they will shadow the adults serving during the liturgy. 

Level 1 children are invited to bring a bouquet of flowers that morning to place on the altar during the offertory.

If your children plan to attend church on Sunday and you have not heard from Diana Small about how your child is participating, please email her at

In the children's building, we host children who are too young to receive vaccinations. For this reason, we require 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.

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Youth Group

Sunday, May 15

We'll meet on the labyrinth lawn during coffee hour to hang out and connect with each other. 

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

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Honor our Graduating Seniors

Liam Hess and Izzy Sweda

Coffee Hours, May 15 - 29

Bibles and notepads will be on a table at coffee hour for parishioners to write notes of encouragement to place in the bibles of Trinity's two graduating seniors, Liam Hess and Izzy Sweda. 

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CANCELLED: Youth Group Game Night

Friday, May 13

We will reschedule for June when more youth can attend!

Read the Children and Youth Newsletter

Announcements and Upcoming Events

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Volunteers Needed!

Farewell Party for Carrie and Grey Brothers

Saturday, May 21, 5-7pm

Your help is needed for this special event honoring Grey and Carrie's 30+ years of service at Trinity. Please visit the online sign up list to add your name, or email Mary Ann Paxton in the front office. 

Trinity staff is collecting contributions from the parish to give to Grey and Carrie as a farewell gift. If you’d like to contribute, please do so by May 30 by mail, during the Sunday offertory, or online. Please designate your gift to “Grey and Carrie” (checks should be made payable to Trinity). Donations may be made online by choosing "Special Collections" in the drop down menu and adding "Grey and Carrie" to the "special instructions".

All-Parish Forums

Sunday, May 22, after both services

NEW: Childcare and Zoom available after the 10am service

The Trinity Initiative Committee looks forward to sharing the results of the parish survey at the all-Parish forums on Sunday, May 22 after both services. Festive refreshments will be served and there will be plenty of time to offer comments, ask questions and discuss the best Trinity possible. Childcare will be offered for the forum after the 10am service. If you are at home, you'll be able to connect (in lieu of Zoom coffee hour) using the weekly meeting link. Please plan on attending this important gathering.

Cookie Walk 2021

Trinity's Cookie Walk

Information Meeting at the Rectory

Sunday, May 22, 4-5:30pm

Attention bakers, food fans, and anyone interested in promoting Trinity in our community - you are invited!

On May 22, come to the rectory to enjoy some home baked cookies and liquid refreshments, and learn more about Trinity's Cookie Walk. A Holiday Cookie Walk, a staple of the Midwest and South - think church bake sale on steroids - was introduced in a scaled-down version during last year's Alternative Christmas Market. In December 2022, we hope to roll out Trinity's Cookie Walk as its own fundraiser, advertising throughout the community.

We will need a lot of volunteer leaders to help make this happen. Whether you are a cookie baker, or are good at social media, are skilled at arranging and decorating and making things beautiful, excellent at recruiting volunteers, know how to work a calculator and make change, or just generally want to help more people know about our church community, this event is for you.

The rectory is located at 2325 Wellington Ave, about 3/4 of a mile north of the church. RSVP '"yes" to the office ( so we know how many people to plan for. If you're interested in helping, but are unable to attend on May 22, please let the office know that, as well. Thanks, and we look forward to seeing you on May 22.

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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.

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

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. 


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. 

Gary recently preached at the memorial service for George Regas, Rector Emeritus of All Saints Pasadena. Read Gary's sermon here.

Trinity's Justice and Outreach Council Sponsors

The Summer Speaker Series: Justice and Engagement 

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

Each Sunday will focus on the work associated with one of our four major grant recipients:

  • ILDC (Immigrant Legal Defense Center)
  • CEC (Community Environmental Council)
  • Foodbank of SB County
  • CAUSE (Central Coastal Alliance for a Sustainable Economy)

With guest preachers:

  • June 19: Rabbi Arthur Gross Schaefer
  • June 26: The Rev. Scott Claassen
  • July 3: Pastor Thomas Voelp
  • July 10: Pastor David Moore

Stay tuned for more details as we get closer to this important series.

Visit Trinity's website for more upcoming events.

News from the Wider Church

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Supporting Humanitarian Response to the Crisis in Ukraine

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

Community News
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Support the Farmworkers Strike in Santa Maria 

100+ indigenous farmworkers for J&G Berry Farms in Santa Maria have been striking since May 1. Support their struggle for just wages by signing a petition at

and/or donating to their gofundme. Follow our friends at SBCAN (Santa Barbara County Action Network) and CAUSE (Central Coast Alliance United for a Sustainable Economy) for updates on this important effort.

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Unicef Benefit Concert

Saturday, May 21at 3pm

Westmont College

Sponsored by Chaucer's Books

This intimate concert, held on the beautiful campus of Westmont College in the Deane Chapel, will feature instrumental chamber works by Villa-Lobos, Saint-Saëns, and Ukrainian composer Valentyn Silvestrov will be performed by flutist Caitlin Boruch, clarinetist and pianist Helen Park, and pianist Dr. Eric Kinsley. Visit for more information and to get tickets.

Path Special Event 2022

PATH Fundraiser

Saturday, June 4, 5-8pm

Sunstone Winery in Santa Ynez

Take a trip out to the Valley and enjoy a lovely outdoor event featuring wine from Sunstone Winery, delicious bites from Leonardo’s Ristorante, live local music, a cornhole tournament, and a live auction. Tickets available online and sponsorships are welcome.

Proceeds from the festival 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.

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Trinity will be a Polling Place

Tuesday, June 7, 7am-8pm

Poll workers are needed. Consider signing up to be a poll worker for the June election. Visit for more information.

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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.

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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