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We provide a welcoming environment to explore our faith and serve others.

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Trinity Tidings E-Newsletter

November 18, 2022

November Birthdays

6 - Roberta R.

9 - Martha R.

14 - Sandi P.

24 - Rita M.

25 - John B.

Please pray for: 

Carol + Carolyn + Pam + Jane & Carlos

Lila + Cathy + Donna + John & Patti Doris Luke + Lorene + Caitlin + Rolly + Jenny Meredith + Rosalie & John + Rod

Anne-Marie + Billy + Bob & Joy

Fr. Bill + Lauren + Martin

Rose-Marie Z. + Tracie

Rev. Craig Kuehn Celebrates

Holy Eucharist

In-Person Sunday at 10:00

  Please join us in the church,

on Zoom, or Facebook!

Sunday Zoom Link Click Here Facebook Live Click Here


Project Thanks

Still in Need for 2022

We are still accepting any amount towards a Thanksgiving boxes this week so we can get it to the Interfaith Food Bank in time to shop. This has been a difficult year, and we are still short $1000 to fill our commitment.

Bring a check with you to worship on Sunday. Be sure to mark your donation for "Project Thanks" so we know to direct the funds to the Food Bank.


Donate Now

Go On-line to our website and donate through PayPal.

Click the "Donate Now" link below and enter your donation amount in the "Thanksgiving Baskets" area. Please consider covering the PayPal processing fees by checking the box. Your fee and donation will be totaled and shown.

Our deepest thanks goes to those who have contributed already to Project Thanks.

—Trinity Vestry



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Trinity Delegates Meg & Steve C. showing our square.


Diocesan Resolution to Address Climate Change

The overall church process will have three components:

  • Conduct a facility needs assessment to identify the extent of carbon emissions produced.
  • Explore different options to reduce, offset, or eliminate carbon emissions, and the benefits (pros) and challenges (cons) associated with each option.
  • Consider available programs and funding to pursue carbon neutrality.

The Diocese Commission on the Environment will commit to:

  • Providing education, guidance, and resources to assist congregations and other diocesan organizations as they develop their needs assessments.
  • Conducting ongoing research to identify potential financial resources to carry out the measures identified in the facility needs assessments to promote carbon neutrality while preventing undue financial burdens on congregations.

Steve C. is the liaison between the Diocese and Trinity regarding the process. Anyone who is interested in assisting Steve in exploring ways Trinity can affordable reduce our carbon emissions, please contact him at christensen668@sbcglobal.net


The West Coast Collaborative

Episcopal School for Ministry

Announcing a new, combined ministry of the Dioceses of Northern California, El Camino Real, and San Diego. We provide innovative lay and diaconal formation based in the curriculum of the Iona Collaborative at the Seminary of the Southwest. Most of the coursework occurs online.

 The School is currently offering formation for lay preachers. In January 2023, we will start a program for those preparing for ordination to the Vocational Diaconate. Over time, we will continue to expand program offerings in support of lay and ordained ministries.

 We are currently accepting applications for a course opening in the winter of 2023 to prepare individuals to apply for a Lay Preaching license. We are forming cohorts of students in Spanish and English and seeking adult learners of all ages and educational backgrounds who are actively involved in ministry in their congregations and demonstrate gifts in lay leadership. Participants must be members of a congregation within one of our three partner dioceses.

If you have further questions or to request an application for the Lay Preaching program, contact the Northern California dean:  

The Rev. Kathy Lawler, sfmdean@norcalepiscopal.org


Advent is just around the corner and two short weeks away. It is always hard to believe!

Here some activities to make the season of expectation special

News from Hope’s Space at St Paul's

Advent Series

Please plan on joining us for our Advent series “Sustaining Hope for a New Creation from Generation to Generation”


November 30-December 21

7 PM

Join our supply priest, Rev. Karen Lawler on Zoom this Advent in the spirit of storytelling, using materials from A Sanctified Art and other sources to explore God’s presence in all times and places. Together we will reflect on artistic presentations of the Advent-Christmas story, name the sources of our hope, and explore how we are called to partner with God to generate and sustain hope today. 

Meeting link, Click Here

A number of us from Trinity have participated in these

Advent and Lenten meditations from A Sanctified Art Selections and found it inspiring and moving. We highly recommend!

Interactive Advent Calendar

Click the calendar below to go to the Diocese interactive Advent Calendar (the calendar below is an image only). Each day will have something engaging to do or watch, including short videos with words of inspiration from individuals from around Diocese. While the calendar is available now, the date contents are not until the appointed day!

Blue Holidays Service Sunday

Not everyone experiences the holidays as a joyful time. For those who have experienced loss, are struggling with care-giving or find the demands of this season overwhelming the holidays can be a particularly painful time. As a result, churches around the world have adopted the practice of having a “Blue Christmas” service during the Advent season.

 This year St. Paul’s will be offering an interfaith Blue Holidays service, focusing on the healing power of sound, music and shared song. This service is designed to provide a  space of calm quiet and healing amidst the holiday hustle and bustle. The service will include a sound bath experience, shared song, reflective readings and an invitation to remembrance. 

Sunday, December 18, 3:00 pm

Being Episcopalian

Diocese Advent Events and Resources

 e.e. cummings and the Joyful Poetry of Advent

Canon Julie Wakelee and Missioner for Church Life Mack Olson will lead a Diocesan-wide Advent series using the poetry of e. e. cummings. 

Pairs equally well with church potlucks or sweats and slippers at home!

 7:00 pm each Wednesday in Advent

November 30, December 7, 14, and 21.

On Zoom!

 Stay tuned for a signup link and more details! 


Antiphons for Advent in English & Spanish for 2022

A devotional resource in English and Spanish created from antiphons that families and communities can use daily in Advent. The short liturgy includes a prayer for lighting candles of an Advent wreath.

Advent Antiphons 2022 in English

Adviento para Evangelizar 2022 en español

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

 Wisdom School Returns

Continues with

  The Fall Semester of Wisdom School begins this coming Saturday, Oct 15. To see the updated Fall and Spring schedule of classes with dates and times offered, Click Here.

 Schedule and concepts behind these activities have been updated since last publication, so take a second look and share with others you may know outside Trinity. All are invited!

Email Seraphim your interest in these offerings, or if you need more information or have questions.


Trinity Vestry Meetings

Vestry usually meets monthly on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 6:30pm on Zoom.

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

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

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