Second Sunday after Pentecost

June 19, 2022

Summer Speaker Series: Justice and Engagement

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.

For 4 consecutive Sundays, beginning on June 19, Trinity welcomes guest preachers at both services, and speakers from our community partners for forums after the 10am service in the Parish Hall. 

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: Rev. Dr. 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)

Zoom webinar access will be available for both the 10am worship services and for the 11:30am forums.

Trinity Welcomes Rabbi Arthur Gross-Schaefer

Rabbi Arthur Gross-Schaefer will be our preacher at both services. In addition to being the rabbi for Community Shul of Montecito and Santa Barbara, Arthur is a professor of business law and chair of the law and marketing department at Loyola Marymount University in L.A. Read more about Rabbi Arthur.

Forum with the Immigrant Legal Defense Center

Join us for refreshments and conversation in the Parish Hall at 11:30am, with Julissa Pêna, Executive Director of Immigrant Legal Defense Center (ILDC), as our speaker.

Access the 11:30am forum via Zoom webinar here. (ID: 871 3872 7860). (There will be no separate Zoom coffee hour.)

Prayer from the Washington National Cathedral

Scripture teaches that when one part of the Body of Christ is injured, we all hurt. So our hearts are with the people of Saint Stephen's Episcopal Church in Alabama, where two people were killed at the hands of a gunman.

We invite you to join us in prayer:

God of mercy and love, we pray for the people of Saint Stephen’s Episcopal Church, for the shooting victims, their families, friends and the entire community of Vestavia Hills, Ala. As we once again face the tragedy and loss of life due to gun violence, we pray to you for comfort and peace. Receive those who lost their lives into the arms of your mercy. Grant to those who grieve and all impacted by the shock of this trauma the balm of your presence.

Turn our pain into action, our sorrow into a call for change in our nation so that all of your people may be safe and live without fear. Surround us with your healing Spirit and renew our sense of hope that we may be united in bonds of love as one human family. All this we ask in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.

Read the pastoral letter from the Presiding Bishop.

Message from your Treasurer

Dear Fellow Parishioners,

Summer has begun and many of us are busy planning vacations. However, while you are away enjoying a well-deserved respite, the monthly expenses for Trinity–salaries and benefits, utilities, maintenance, etc.–remain constant. Our income historically drops during the summer which can require drawing from our investment funds to cover monthly expenses. These funds have already decreased about ten percent this year and drawing them down would have a negative impact on both their current balances and future returns.

If you are going to be away this summer, we sincerely appreciate your continuing to

keep current with your pledge and “Second Ask” commitments to the extent you are able

by submitting postdated checks. We review all checks carefully so please be assured we

will not deposit them until the appropriate time.

Thank you for your ongoing and faithful support of the mission and ministries of Trinity.

Michael Dean, Treasurer

Notes from Your Vestry

Year-Round Stewardship

The vestry has asked parish lay leaders to give testimonials at Sunday services. On Sunday June 12 we heard from new parishioner and chair of our Welcome ministry, Elizabeth Patterson. Read her testimony.

Read the May 8 testimonial from Junior Warden Stephen Singleton.

Initiatives Committee Survey Results and Forum Recap

The survey results from 109 parishioners were delivered at Trinity parish forums on May 22. At the two forums, about 100 people heard a presentation of the survey results and then discussed the entire effort in small groups. Several people at those forums raised their hands to volunteer to be the organizers of various initiatives. The additional input from those forums have been combined with the survey results and are presented in this document.

Monthly Parish Financials and Vestry Meeting Minutes

Did you know? The vestry meets on the last Wednesday of the month. At the May 25 meeting, the April meeting minutes and April financials were approved. Get to know your vestry and find meeting minutes and parish financials on Trinity's website vestry page.


Kitchen clutter

Help Clear Out Trinity's Kitchen

Please check the table at coffee hour for something you might have left behind at one of our recent events. We’ll be donating any remaining items to Goodwill on June 20.

Meal Ministry in the Park 

June date cancelled due to Solstice Festival

Join us next on July 28 for the next opportunity to provide, prepare, and serve a meal to our unhoused neighbors in Alameda Park. Check the volunteer sign up for opportunities.

Episcopal Night at Dodger Stadium

September 23 at 7:10pm

Take me out to the ball game! We are taking inventory to see if there are people at Trinity interested in attending the Episcopal Night at Dodger Stadium event. Tickets are $30. The Dodgers will play the St. Louis Cardinals, and the game, win or lose, will be followed by fireworks. If you're interested, please add your name to the sign-up genius list by July 5 and stay tuned for more information.

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Volunteer Opportunity: Summer Sacred Arts 

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). Check the sign-up sheet at coffee hour on Sundays or email Diana Small at if you are interested. Volunteers would need to arrive by 9:45am and assist helping the children in the Guild Hall, 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. 

Children and Youth
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Summer Sacred Arts

This Sunday, June 19

For families with children attending the 10am worship service, Summer Sacred Arts starts as early as 9:45am in the Guild Hall. We'll have coloring pages to inform us about and to celebrate Juneteenth (including the Audre Lorde featured on the left) and Amy Mathews will lead the children in figure model making.

Also, the Juneteenth Block Party happening in the Funk Zone on Sunday afternoon is family friendly. Learn about it here. 

Read the Children and Youth Newsletter

Community News

Juneteenth Block Party

Sunday, June 19, 12-5pm

Juneteenth Santa Barbara invites the community to join the “Caring for the People” Block Party in the Funk Zone. This FREE celebration will include music performances, a Black Artisan Market, Kid Zone, food, drinks and more! The celebration marks the fifth year of formally gathering in the City of Santa Barbara to mark the historical commemoration of the end of slavery in the United States.

News from the Diocese and the National Church

Juneteenth Celebration

Saturday, June 18 at 4pm

The Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles will celebrate Juneteenth, a holiday marking the end of slavery in the United States, with a festive Evensong at St. John's Cathedral.

Bishop John Harvey Taylor will preside; the Rev. Guy Leemhuis of St. Luke's, La Crescenta, will preach. Members of the Episcopal Chorale under the direction of Canon Chas Cheatham will perform various spirituals and gospel music. The Rev. Lester Mackenzie, rector of St. Mary's, Laguna Beach, will lead African drumming and song. Attendees are invited to wear festal white or African patterns if they wish.

Take Action with the Episcopal Public Policy Network

Support Gun Reform to Strengthen and Expand Background Checks. Take action here.

A grassroots network of Episcopalians across the country dedicated to carrying out the Baptismal Covenant call to “strive for justice and peace” through the active ministry of public policy advocacy. Facilitated by the Office of Government Relations, this network helps influence the development of legislation and policy of the U.S. federal government on critical issues. Sign up here.

Pride Service LA

Two celebrations on June 26 will mark  Pride Month in our Diocese.

St. John's Cathedral will hold a special 10am Sunday service in honor of Pride Month and 30 years of diocesan LGBTQ+ ministry. Music will be provided by the Trans Chorus of L.A. The Rev. Canon Melissa McCarthy, canon to the ordinary, will preach. St. John's is located at 514 W. Adams Blvd., Los Angeles. Proof of full Covid vaccination is required.

That afternoon, the LGBTQ+ ministry of the diocese invites all to its annual Garden Party, 2 -5pm at the Episcopal Residence in Pasadena. For reservations, email Address and parking details will be sent by return email.

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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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