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The Sixth Sunday of Easter

May 22, 2022

Worship services in the sanctuary at 8am and 10am

The 10am service will be livestreamed via Zoom webinar.

(ID: 871 3872 7860)

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 in the Parish Hall after both services to review and discuss

the results of the Parish Survey sent out by the new Initiatives Committee.

Childcare and Zoom access will be provided following the 10am service.

ID: 835 2127 4331; Passcode: 023201.

Children and Youth
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Catechesis of the Good Shepherd

Sunday, May 22, 9am

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (CGS) program begins as early as 9am. The children continue to explore Eastertide. The photo on the right is from last week's Children and Youth Celebration Sunday; Cali and Ana shadowed acolytes Terre, Zoe and Shea. 

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.

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Youth Group

Sunday, May 22

All Parish Forum

The All Parish Forum happens after the 10am worship service this Sunday. Perhaps some youth want to participate in sharing their voice as we look to Trinity's future. Youth can also assist Diana in the garden where children will be playing and working on art. 

 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. 


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. CGS will still begin as early as 9am this morning. 

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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. 6th grader, Claire Carey-Pisani will preach and children will help lead the liturgy.

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


Farewell Party for Carrie and Grey Brothers

Saturday, May 21, 5-7pm

Join in the fun at this special event honoring Grey and Carrie's 35 years of service at Trinity. Refreshments will be served, and there will be music, stories, special guests, and toasts shared.

Visit the sign up list to bring a dish, or to help with the event.

Trinity is collecting contributions 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. 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".

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 (2325 Wellington Ave) to enjoy home baked cookies, refreshments, and learn more about Trinity's Cookie Walk. A Holiday Cookie Walk, a staple of the Midwest and South 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, decorating and making things beautiful, excellent at recruiting volunteers, know how to work a calculator, or want to help more people know about our church community, this event is for you.

Meal Ministry

Meal Ministry in the Park

Thursday, May 26, 3-8pm

Help provide, prepare, and serve a meal to our neighbors in Alameda Park. (Monthly on the fourth Thursday). A few more cooks are needed this month. Check the sign up for available shifts. Contact Sarah Thomas with any questions.

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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 ( so we can send you any materials in advance and be watching for you to join in. Please click here to connect to our meeting. If you encounter difficulty connecting, you can call Michael at 805-403-5914, and he will do his best to help you.


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.

Justice and Outreach

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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. 

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 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
  • June 26: The Rev. Scott Claassen
  • July 3: Pastor Thomas Voelp
  • July 10: Pastor David Moore

Forums at 11:30am:

  • June 19: ILDC (Immigrant Legal Defense Center)
  • June 26: CEC (Community Environmental Council)
  • July 3: Foodbank of SB County
  • July 10: CAUSE (Central Coastal Alliance for a Sustainable Economy)

See the event flyer for more information.


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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. 

Notes from Your Vestry

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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.

Look for more vestry communication here in the Trinity Notes Friday Newsletter.

Community News
Path Special Event 2022

PATH Fundraiser

Saturday, June 4, 5-8pm

Sunstone Winery in Santa Ynez

John "JB" Bowlin, Associate Director of

Philanthropy & Community Affairs will be with us at the 10am service on Sunday to invite Trinity parishioners to this outdoor event in the Valley. 

Proceeds from the fundraiser 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 and sponsorships are welcome. 

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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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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

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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.

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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