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Trinity Tidings E-Newsletter
August 5, 2022
August Birthdays
6 - Aimee B
10 - Rosalie E
10 - Barbara W 
10 - Teddy W
14 - Noreen L
15 - Martin  H 
16 - Cathy  K   
18 - Jane Y-Y 
20 - Krista S
Please pray for: 
Carol + Carolyn + Pam + Jane & Carlos
Lila + Cathy + Donna + Kim + Patti + Dale
Doris + Luke + Lorene + Caitlin + Rolly + Jenny + Amanda + Meredith + Rosalie & John Rod + Anne-Marie + Bob & Joy
+ Seraphim & family +
Please pray for the repose of the souls of: 
+Kim S.+ Husband of Carolyn
+Bob M.+ Husband of Meredith
Ninth Sunday after Pentecost
Carol Leads Morning Prayer
In-Person August 7
 No priest is available to celebrate Holy Eucharist on Sunday, so Carol will lead us in Morning Prayer.
We have a celebrant for Eucharist on the third Sunday, August 21, Christine Leigh-Taylor.

Please join us at 10:00 to celebrate
Morning Prayer with Carol!
COVID is ever in our midst, so please observe the following protocols for in-person attendance:
  • masking
  • distancing
  • regular hand sanitizing
  • masked singing
What is "Ordinary" Time?
Trinity and other Episcopal churches often call this time the nth Sunday after Pentecost, but this time between Pentecost and Advent is also known- as Ordinary Time. An article/sermon by Laraine Grant, published in May of 2015 on St Nicholas Episcopal Church's website in Germantown, MD., has a informative discussion of Ordinary time.
Ordinary Time doesn’t sound like a very exciting name for a season. That’s because in common (i.e., ordinary) usage, “ordinary” has come to mean average, commonplace, conventional, familiar, humdrum, normal, routine, you know…boring.
But in the more ancient usage of the term “ordinary” – which is derived from the term “ordinal” or “numbered” – means “that which is counted.” Ordinary Time is the time “in between” the official liturgical seasons of the Church Year: outside the seasons of Lent–Easter and Advent–Christmas. It is called “ordinary” or “counted” time because the date of Christmas is fixed while the date of Easter moves, which means to keep everything straight we have to count the number of Sundays in between them.
So there are actually two periods of “Ordinary” or “Counted” Time: the season after the Epiphany and the season after Pentecost. The first period of Ordinary Time starts the morning after the feast of the Epiphany and continues through Shrove Tuesday (the eve of Lent). The second period of Ordinary Time start the morning after the feast of Pentecost and ends on eve of Advent. The first Sunday of the season after Pentecost is Trinity Sunday and the last Sunday is Reign of Christ Sunday (a.k.a. Christ the King).
In Ordinary Time, the Church celebrates the mystery of Christ and the mystery of life in Christ not in one specific aspect but in all its aspects. The readings during the liturgies of Ordinary Time help to instruct us on how to live out our Christian faith in our daily lives, telling us, in effect, that “every moment counts.”
The liturgical color for Ordinary Time is green, which is a sign of hope.
The symbol for Ordinary Time is the Chi Rho, a Christian symbol that dates from the early Church. It is comprised of the first two letters of the Greek word for Messiah, Christos—the letter Chi looks like the letter “X”, and the letter Rho looks like the letter “P.”
This abbreviation became a symbol representing Jesus Christ.
Trinity Zoom Worship has a new look!
 We have upgraded to our new Zoom system
 to send from the back of the church.
For you in the church that means,
no more cameras and clutter at the altar!
Our new system in the church also has sound augmentation devices you can borrow while in the service if you have hearing difficulties. Ask the greeter when you arrive.
following the service.
and chat with others over
coffee and goodies!
Mission for Disaster Resilience
Community Tool Shed Opens for
our Neighbors, Caldor Fire Survivors
On Sunday, July 31, Missioner for Disaster Resilience Mark Dibelka participated in the ribbon cutting of the new Community Tool Shed in Somerset. Located near Grizzly Flat, the area was heavily damaged by last year’s Caldor Fire.
  A joint venture of the West Slope Foundation and Tool Bank Disaster Services, the Community Tool Shed is stocked with generators, power tools, hand tools, etc. for use by survivors in clearing lots damaged by the fire.
Housed in a former Firemen’s Hall built in 1913, the Tool Shed was largely funded by The Diocese of Northern California. We are excited to partner with the local community to make these resources available to our neighbors.
Reminder: Now our bins are gone, we need to rebuild inventory for the next call.

In fact, Western Slope may need more supplies for Caldor survivors.

Therefore we ask you to sign up for an automatic recurring donation that fits your budget. Trinity will hold the funds in a designated fund account to be used only for Project ReStart.
--Go to ReStart Program and type in amount
--Go to Frequency of Donation drop-down menu and choose a frequency
--Please consider including covering the PayPal processing fees by clicking the box before proceeding to payment. Your total charges will be tallied.
Please help Trinity in this mission to serve our neighbors.

Being Episcopalian
General Convention Summary
The 80th General Convention passed 14 resolutions, with little or no debate, speaking to the full inclusion and protection of LGBTQ+ persons in the life of The Episcopal Church and the larger society. Those actions represent a remarkable change from previous conventions, including the same-sex marriage access compromise in 2018.
For full summary: Click Here
Over one hundred Episcopal bishops in Canterbury, England, this week for the Lambeth Conference, where their professed goal of listening to and learning from the diverse global experiences of fellow Anglican bishops has been complicated by conservative Anglican bishops’ efforts to turn the conversations more narrowly toward disputed positions on same-sex marriage.
The Lambeth Conference of Anglican bishops typically is held once a decade at the invitation of the archbishop of Canterbury.
This Lambeth Conference had been scheduled for 2020 but was delayed by two years because of the pandemic. It is the first to be called by Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, who assumed that role in 2013. Bishops from all 42 provinces in the Anglican Communion were invited, and more than 650 bishops and 480 spouses were registered to attend as of last month.
For information on the proceedings: Click Here
Message from Bishop Megan from the conference: Click Here
From Presiding Bishop Curry at the conference: Click Here

at Camp Alta, October 27-30

Would you like to experience a few days away from your normal activities when you can focus all of your attention on your spiritual growth and relationship with Jesus? You do not have to think about anything else-food, a bed, schedules, are all taken care of by a group of people who want you to experience a very meaningful retreat-AND besides, all of the time to focus on your own journey. There are times of singing, laughter, and camaraderie.
The Episcopal, Roman Catholic, United Methodist, Lutheran, and Baptist churches work together to make Cursillo available in Northern California.
Cursillo # 117 will be held at Camp Alta in the historic town of Alta, CA off I-80 above Colfax, sitting on twenty acres on the Western Slope of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, October 27-30.
If you are interested and want to learn more, contact Lis Padula at 916-477-0828 and check out the Cursillo website:
Book Study
Next Session August 9
Sacred Earth Sacred Soul:
Celtic Wisdom for Reawakening to what Our Souls Know and Healing the World
by John Philip Newell

 Even if you don't join the book study, I highly recommend reading the book.

 For more info or to join: marthadrobbins@gmail.com
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

Book Study
Begins June 28
Every other week for 5 sessions.
Sacred Earth Sacred Soul
Email Martha for information marthadrobbins@gmail.com

Trinity Vestry Meetings
Vestry usually meets monthly on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 6:30pm on Zoom. Next meeting is August 23.
Vestry Team Leaders and Responsibility
Spiritual needs of the parish

David Hoos, Sr. Warden
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
Steve Russel, Jr. Warden

Trinity Services
In-Person Worship has resumed!!
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