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Trinity Tidings E-Newsletter

November 10, 2023

November Birthdays

6 - Roberta R.

9 - Martha R.

14 - Sandi P.

24 - Rita M.

25 - John B.

Please pray for:

Carolyn + Pam + Jane & Carlos

Lila & Norm + Cathy + Donna + John & Patti  Doris + Luke + Lorene + Caitlin + Jenny + Billy

Rosalie & John + Rod + Martin + Bob & Joy Lauren + Bob & Rose-Marie Z.+ Bob R. + Tracie Cherri + Krista + Lena + Teddy + Fr. Bill + Larry

Eric + Thomas + Will + Anne + Lori + Jan L.

Worship Schedule


12   Morning Prayer   

24th Sunday after Pentecost


19   Holy Eucharist 

25th Sunday after Pentecost  

Rev. Craig Kuehn   

26   Morning Prayer   

Feast of Christ the King



3   Holy Eucharist   

Advent I

Rev. Harold Clinehens  

10   Morning Prayer   

Advent II


17   Holy Eucharist   

Advent III

Rev. Craig Kuehn

24   Morning Prayer Advent IV on Zoom, 10:00am  


Holy Eucharist, Evening

(Time TBA)

Christmas Eve

Rev. Craig Kuehn

News and Updates

Acolyte Training November 19

Please consider becoming an acolyte to the priest

on Holy Eucharist Sundays.

It a simple responsibility, and we need additional people to relieve Carol, who is our only licensed acolyte since the Laffertys left. Rev. Craig will be doing a training on November 19 following Sunday service.

It's 2024 Pledge Time!

To ensure Trinity can maintain our regular schedule of Holy Eucharist with supply clergy, please prayerfully consider pledging to Trinity for 2024.

We are also asking you to pledge your time and skills, by volunteering to help Trinity keep its doors open.

Please see the Wardens' Letter

Click Here


Pledging will be on-line this year.

Click Here to Pledge

Or, you can go to Trinity's Pledge page on our website, and fill out the pledge form there and submit electronically (same as link above).


If you want to fill out a paper pledge card, we will have them in the back of the church on Sundays. When completed, you can drop the card in the collection basket.


you can click link below for pledge form to print out and bring to church or mail.

Paper Pledge Form

Vestry Candidates for 2024

You may recall from our Annual Meeting at the beginning of the year, that three members came off Vestry, ss our by-laws prescribe. However, we had only one candidate, leaving us with seven of the nine Vestry positions filled in 2023. We are grateful for those who have served this last year.

Once again, three members are coming off the Vestry after three years of service, Mary K., Laurie Jo, and Meg. David H. and Nancy M. have stepped forward to return to serve again, after their year off (although, Nancy remained the Vestry Clerk, with no vote this last year). When they take their seats on the Vestry, we will be down to six Vestry members. Our by-laws require a minimum of five Vestry members.

Please prayerfully consider serving on the Vestry. Trinity would really benefit from a more robust Vestry and some new perspective.

Diocese Convention Delegate Report

It was another inspirational and informative Diocese Convention for 2023. Your delegates were, Mary K., Steve C. and myself. Held at Faith Church in Cameron Park, it was nice to be able to drive to daily to sessions. What impressed most, besides the seeing the democratic process at work in our church, was seeing how the Diocese lives out the mission of the Episcopal Church by taking tangible action in the areas of racial and social justice, addressing environmental issues, youth programs, and much, much more, and inviting each of our parishes into the process.



Please see the information from the Convention in the links below, including reports from Mary and Steve (thanks to them for representing Trinity and for their reports!)

Mary's Report | Steve's Report

Brief recap of Convention: Click Here

The Convention Guide contains all the information for resolutions, petitions, and candidates for Standing Committee (advisors to the Bishop), and the Diocese Board of Directors.

Click Here for Convention Guide

For access to all convention information, Click Here.

Project Thanks

Thanksgiving is approaching and Interfaith Food Bank's

Project Thanks is in full swing!


If you would like to give through Trinity, Click Here

 and select “Thanksgiving Baskets”


Please consider checking the “Cover Processing Fees” box!

Donate by November 17

Up-coming Events

Amador Community Foundation's

Giving Tuesday

Each year at at the end of November, we have a day for giving thanks, two days for getting shopping deals, and a nationally recognized day for giving back – Giving Tuesday.

"Give where you live”

for the benefit of our local nonprofits

doing such important work in Amador County!

The next GIVING TUESDAY is November 28, 2023

For more information Click Here

Group Prayer, Study, and Meditation

Centering Prayer

 Wednesdays, 9:30 AM

Thursdays, 7:00 PM, evening group meets 

The practice is simple to begin, and benefits are quickly felt.

Email Martha for information marthadrobbins@gmail.com

Drumming Circle

Regularly Scheduled on 2nd Sundays at 3:00

Sunday November 12, 3:00pm

Contemplative Circle

Regularly Scheduled on 4th Sundays

Sunday, December 3, 3:00

(Rescheduled for holiday conflict)

Session to include acknowledgment of Jeri,

whose generous gift to Trinity

has seeded the Contemplative Circle

Contact Martha for more information on either Circle.(marthadrobbins@gmail.com)

The Parousia School for Awakening

(Wisdom School)

Saturday in-person sessions at Jane's Hall are suspended until further notice. I will continue to offer classes and consultations online, so please reach out to me if you have interest.

Also, I continue to run our Wisdom and Wonder newspaper column as long as the Ledger Dispatch continues to publish it.

For more details and information contact:

Seraphim Winslow



Trinity Vestry Meetings

Vestry has resumed meeting monthly on fourth Tuesdays at 6:30pm, usually on Zoom. Next meeting is Tuesday, Nov. 28.

2024 Annual Meeting is scheduled for January 21

Email office@trinitysuttercreek.org for link if you would like to attend our next Vestry meeting.

Vestry Team Leaders and Responsibility


Spiritual needs of the parish

Meg Verardi/Steve Russell,

Co-Sr. Wardens


Diane Christensen—Prayers for parishioners (prayer chain email, prayers of the people in worship, newsletter)



Church services, high seasons and holy days, supply priest scheduling, and music

Amanda Paul-Parker

Mary Yount—Musical Director


Communications, Diocese requirements and reporting, office management

Carol Holt, Treasurer



Meg Verardi

Nancy Moore, Clerk


Building and grounds

Julie Mathis, Jr. Warden

Trinity Services

Let us worship together in church and

join in real coffee hour.

Worship IN-PERSON,
on Zoom, and Facebook Live
Sundays, 10:00 AM
1st and 3rd Sundays

2021 Eucharist Booklet Click Here
Lay-Led Morning Prayer
2nd, 4th and 5th Sundays

Morning Prayer Booklet
Links to Zoom and Facebook Live
Sunday, 10:00am
Sunday Zoom Link Click Here
Facebook Live Click Here

Daily Vespers

Monday-Saturday 6:00 pm

Zoom Link Click Here

Service Link Click Here

Mission St. Clare

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