Good Newsletter | July 2018

ASP is a Christian ministry that inspires hope and service through volunteer home repair in Central Appalachia. Each year, they choose a different Bible verse to serve as their motto – this year it is Isaiah 6:8: “Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, ‘Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?’ And I said, ‘Here am I; send me!’

Holy Trinity partnered with Highland Presbyterian to form 6 teams with 2 adults and 4-5 youth on each team, for a total of 40 volunteers to staff one week from June 17-23, 2018 in Cocke County TN.  The county population is 35,662. They have a poverty rate of 27.8% with 42.5% of children living below the poverty line.  Annual household income is less than $20,000 which is 35.7% compared to a national average of 17.9%. The median home value is $98,600 compared to a national average of $175,700.

Our youth included Davis Saint-Amand, Zoe St. Peter, Carys Gardner and Luke Saracen. Adults included Keith St. Peter, Karen Saracen, and Judy Philbrook.  We were joined by a group of about 40 volunteers from Asbury, MD.  Our lodging was an elementary school.  The girls stayed in the library and the boys in the gym.  We had air conditioning and outdoor showers!

Our daily routine included morning devotions, followed by breakfast and preparation for the day. We were usually on our job site around 9 am. Our teams put up sheet rock, mudded and painted, tried to replace a bathroom floor, put up fascia on an existing roof, and worked on structural issues. In addition to our construction work, we sought to connect with the families. They were invited to pray with us as we began and ended our day. They also joined us on Thursday night for a picnic complete with a slip and slide which was a hit! We had evening gatherings, a Share Circle, a Prayer walk, and an opportunity to eat dinner at and attend service at a local Baptist church. We also took time to enjoy an ice cream shop in downtown Newport and travelled to WalMart and Lowe’s to purchase gifts for our families.

A key portion of our trip involved spiritual growth – youth found this a life-changing experience. They have been asked to share their experiences and these will appear in next month’s newsletter. As always, we thank Holy Trinity for their continued support.  Judy Philbrook


 Labyrinth Walk in June.  The next walk will be on Thursday, July 5th at 7pm.  Mark your calendars.    Tara Bartal

 Wonderful Wednesday – For the next meeting of the Wonderful Wednesday Group, we will have a ‘Stump The Rector’ in the Parish Hall after the 12:00 noon eucharist on July 18, 2018. Please bring a lunch and lots of questions. Contact Dudley Buck if you have any questions.; Phone: 910-339-0982 (Home) 910-364-3774 (cell).

 SUMMER FEST – Family fun, 2 Sunday evenings this summer.  Join us from 4-6pm on July 29th and August 19th.  $10.00 per family, per time.  Contact The Rev. Anne Thornberg for more information.


Entry into the building on Sunday mornings:  You will soon notice five new signs at Holy Trinity that read, “Please Use Main Entrance.” These signs will be posted at doors around our campus that are often used for entering our church. After consulting with a security expert, a decision was made to use only the two narthex doors for entry on Sunday morning. The others will remain locked. If you find a door propped open, please consider closing the door. We appreciate your support and patience as our parishioners adapt to this change.  Julie Lee-Jacobs, Senior Warden

Requesting Mayfair 2018 Funds for Outreach:  For those who may be newer to our community, or for those who may not know, Mayfair which was held Saturday, May 5 this year was a HUGE event.  Mayfair is a yard sale organized by Holy Trinity parishioners, made possible by donations from parishioners and others in the community and the tireless work of those who sort, price, organize, clean, pick up and donate goods.  All money raised through Mayfair is granted to established Outreach programs within Holy Trinity and in the greater Fayetteville Community.  These funds are entrusted to individuals and groups who have experience, knowledge, and skills to help those in need in our community.  Most of the organizations/ministries that have requested funds in the past have active participants who are also Holy Trinity parishioners.

Please follow the following steps if you wish to submit a request for Mayfair funds for your organization.   From our website,, choose the Outreach Tab.  From the drop-down menu, choose “Make a Request”. Then select “Receive Funds for My Organization”.  Grant requests for Mayfair Funds are due by August 1st.

 Altar Flowers: Each week, members of the Altar Guild Flower committee arrange flowers to beautify our sanctuary and help make our worship space special.  These flowers remain in place throughout the week.  Parishioners can sponsor a week for a cost of $40 and it is noted in the bulletin.  Flowers are given “to the glory of God”, but you can indicate if they are given in memory, honor or celebration of someone.  Please put your check payable to Holy Trinity with “Altar Flowers” in the memo in the offering plate or mail to the church office.  Your support of this creative ministry is greatly appreciated!

 July Highlights

Wednesday, July 4, Office Closed; No noon Eucharist

Thursday, July 5, Office Closed

Thursday, July 5th, Labyrinth walk, 7pm, sanctuary

Tuesday, July 10, Orchid Society meeting, 6pm, Parish Hall

Saturday, July 14, Deanery Council Mtg, 1pm, Parish Hall, Library

Sunday, July 15, DOK meeting, noon, Johnston Wing

Sunday, July 22, Baptism at the 10:30 service

Thursday, July 26, Cursillo meeting, 6pm, Parish Hall

Sunday, July 29, Baptism at the 10:30 service

Sunday, July 29, Summer Fest, 4:00pm, Parish Hall

 Reports and Updates

Stewardship Snapshot

As of June 1, Holy Trinity has received $207,703 out of $456,000 in pledged income, and $13,205 out of $46,500 in budgeted non-pledged income.

 Holy Trinity Preschool News

Holy Trinity Preschool announces a new group – two mornings per week for 1-year-olds.  Details: Tuesdays and/or Thursdays, 9 to noon. The group, limited to 6 children per day, will meet in the church nursery.  Registration fee is $100 ($75 if a sibling is already enrolled).   Tuition is $87.50 for one day per week, $175 for 2.

 NEEDED for our 1-year olds:  toys for indoors and some outdoor equipment. We plan to set up a play area behind the church office.

Also, the preschool still has a few openings for 2- to 5-year-olds. Call for more details. Contact Ruth Gillis (910) 484-0250.

News from the Food Pantry

 Below is a chart of the last couple months of the Food Pantry:  We have remained pretty steady with our numbers from month to month with an average of 17 days of the month that we serve the public.  In April, we were closed the week of Easter so our numbers are a bit lower.

We are also looking for the small travel sized items that you might have around the house.  We need toothpaste at this time.  We did change up the homeless bags to the reusable bags that hopefully will also benefit our homeless population and keep plastic bags from being discarded along the roads and highways.

We thank all of you that support our ministry here at Holy Trinity and we are planning new things to come.  And, of course, we thank our volunteers for all the wonderful work that you do!! Sharon Robertson, Karen Robertson, Pat Stang
















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January 20 52 138 277 56 80
February 26 64 121 243 54 64
March 20 35 137 270 74 75
April 13 31 102 195 50 61
May 25 38 139 240 59 86


Silver Girl Scout Award

“Have you ever looked around your neighborhood or school and wondered how you could make a change for the better? Going for the Girl Scout Silver Award—the highest award a Girl Scout Cadette can earn—gives you the chance to do big things and make your community better in the process.”  (Direct quote from the website.)

Elliott Fiebig decided that she would collect food for the Holy Trinity Food Pantry.  She did a great job for us and collected 361 pounds.  Here is Elliott with Father Jeff in the Holy Trinity Food Pantry.  She is the daughter of Jeremy and Nan Fiebig.  Thank you so much, Elliott!!  We so appreciate your efforts. S. Robertson




Did you know… Holy Trinity has its own Sistine Chapel.  While archiving the history of Holy Trinity I ran across some information from the past.  It seems that Drew Slappey, the son of Jack and Cindi Slappey, portrayed Michelangelo while working on his Eagle Scout Award.  He painted quite a few of the tiles in the pre-school wing.  The next time you are in one of the classrooms, just look up and see which Bible story you can find. They are very well done. I believe that he had a bit of help from his mother. Thank you, Drew!  S. Robertson


1 Maureen Running 2 David Samuelson, Max Adams  6 June Lancaster, Mary N. Mercer, Pat Spears, Bill Heutess  7 Carly Chang 11 Maureen Middleton, Carol Dosher 12 Donna Morse 13 Amelia Ross, Elizabeth Ross 14 Richard Bull 15 Kasmin Davis, Jacob Salzberg 16 Grace Salzberg, Karen Goble 17 Alison Van Nyhuis, Hannah Verhine 18 Zane Jordan  20 R.G. Heckerman  22 Roddy Davis, Kellan Vollman  23 Jacob Nadalini 24 Pam Harsant, Kathy Thaman 25 Sarah Ashford Guill 26 Susanne Kohrman, Chayla Scott, Caroline deBros, Ilse Burgdorf  27 Stephanie Holliday, Amy Lynne Todd  28 Amy Davis, Sheryl Jordan, Carol G. Oates, Norman Snellgroves, Camdyn Holliday 29 Scott Hancox, Isaac Anderson, Nathan Clark 30 Carlon Mercer 31 Mackenzie Davis, Ian Jones, Jenavieve Blackburn, Gayle Franks

Prayer List

 Frank Allison, III, Tony and Linda Argo, Augustine Family, Ralph Aument and Family, Linda Berckman, Martha Booth, Janet Boudreaux, Brown Family, Anne and Chick Chisolm and family, Martha Clark, Vikki Clark Family, Victor and Gary Coggins, Rick Daniels, Erica, Joe Edwards*, Madison Fedak, Tom Ficklin, Vicci Fix, Gehring Family,  Gaines Grantham Family, Tim Harris, Sandra Hawke, Malcolm Howard, Mark Ivey, Larry Jensen, Joe, Mel and Judy Coggins Johnson, Louisa Karp, Matthew Kirec, Susanne Kohrman, John Lancaster, Sr., Cathy Lovato, Anne Mizelle*, Mya, Brenda Nunnally, Marie Parker*, Margaret Peterson*, Cynthia Porter, Rachel, Alison Smith Reaves, Isolene Robertson, Soldier Roy, Sgro Family and Friends, Becky and David South, Jim St. Peter, Paula Stewart, Sheldon Strickland, Suguitan Family, Mary and Harold Syms*, Jimmy Teachey*, Jim Thomas, Sarah Volkmann, all the families detained at the Mexican border, their children and give their caregivers the grace to care for them with empathy and patience.  * Denotes Visitation Welcomed.

Military Prayer List

John, Cedric, Scott, Daniel, Mike, Sam, Amanda, Robert, Brian, Oliver, Thomas, Nicholas, Alex, Mitch, Abigail, Patrick, Geoff, Mark, Eric, Andrew, Nick, Shayla, John, Tony, Shane, Matt, Alex, Kyle, Devin, Geoffrey and all their families.

Contact the church office at 910-484-2134 or with prayer requests or fill out a prayer request form found in the narthex.

 ASP June 2018



Staff and Clergy

The Rev. Jeffrey D. S. Thornberg, Rector

The Rev. Anne C. S. Thornberg, Assisting Priest for Children’s Education and Pastoral Care

The Rev. Joe Running, Assisting Priest

Edward Lowe, Seminarian

Dr. Jae Won Kim, Music Minister and Organist

Alyssa Stoffer, Youth Coordinator

Tara Bartal, Jeremy Fiebig, Jackson Rednour-Hallman, Vergers

Janice Luce, Parish Administrator

Jewely Schroeder, Financial Administrator

Ruth Folger Gillis, Preschool Director

Melissa Hickman, Nursery Coordinator

Tom Holt, Building Steward


Senior Warden:  Julie Lee-Jacobs

Junior Warden:  Jimmy Driscoll

Treasurer: Neil Bergman

Clerk:  Wendy Hustwit

2018:  Scott Hancox, Wendy Hustwit, Julie Lee-Jacobs, Mike Morketter

2019:  Amy Beene, Jimmy Driscoll, George Harrison, Elaine McKay

2020:   Susie Harris, John Kells, Suzanne Pinson, David Samuelson

Holy Trinity Episcopal Church

1601 Raeford Road     Fayetteville North Carolina 28305


Office hours: Monday-Thursday    9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Office email:

Office phone: 910-484-2134       Pre-School: 910-484-0250