It’s May Fair Time!

It’s time once again to gather your items to donate to Holy Trinity Church for our annual MAY FAIR on Saturday, May 4, from 8 am – 1 pm. Donate winter and summer clothes (all sizes), furniture, kitchen items, pictures, lightly used books, DVDs, CDs, and games. We even take pet items.

NEEDED: Helpers during the week of April 29-May 3 to separate items, hang and fold clothes, and price items in Attic classics. Contact Mary Russell or Jim Thomas.

DROP-OFFS: Drop items off through the narthex doors during the week of April 29 or Saturday, April 20 from 11am-1pm. Contact Jimmy Driscoll (910-237-9430) to make an appointment to pick up large items.

Plants for Mayfair: Please donate any flowers, herbs, houseplants and anything beautiful for our plant sale at Mayfair. It is helpful if you label the plant as well as any special care information. If you have any questions please contact Ellen Hancox, at 978-3553 or email at ehancox@nc.rr.com.

Baked Goods for May Fair: Altar Guild sponsors the BAKED GOODS table at May Fair. We encourage all bakers in the church to participate! Please bring your packaged and labeled home baked item to the church kitchen on Friday, May 3 or drop at the baked goods table first thing Saturday morning. Cookies, bar cookies, cakes, pies – all are welcome! Thanks in advance for your sweet goodies!

Schedule Changes April 22 – May 2

The Office is closed the week following Easter, from Monday, April 22 through Friday, April 26. The office will re-open on Monday, April 29th.

There is no Children’s Chapel on April 28.

There will be NO Holy Eucharist on Wednesday, April 24, at noon.

There is NO labyrinth walk on Thursday, May .

From the Easter Bulletin – Alleluia, Christ is risen!

Alleluia, Christ is risen! Today, we gather with Christians near and far to celebrate the miraculous fact that the tomb
was empty: Jesus rose from the dead. With that divine act, Jesus broke the bonds of death and now offers us the hope
and knowledge of new life, even in death.

Please click here to read the entire Easter welcome from our rector, The Rev. Jeffrey Thornberg.

 

No Evening Labyrinth Walk in May

There is no evening labyrinth walk on May 2.

Evening labyrinth walks are usually held on the first Thursday of each month. All interested persons are cordially invited to participate in our labyrinth walks. For the scheduled evening walks, we ask that participants come promptly at 7 p.m. if you wish to view the optional orientation video; otherwise, please arrive by 8:15 p.m.  Candles and soft music will accompany your walk.

Prayer for a Labyrinth Walk

By Jean Sonnenberg

Bon Secours Labyrinth, Marriottsville, MD – by permission

O God of many paths, I stand before this labyrinth today, metaphor of my journey to you.  In the Western world, I have been taught that “the shortest distance between two points is a straight line,” and being an impatient person, I am uncomfortable with waiting.  I have often modeled my journey to you on the straight line.  But you, God of infinite patience, have shown me that there is another path, a curved path.  On this path, my anticipation is heightened as I approach the center, only to be led out again to the periphery.  But this path more closely resembles life itself.  On this path, if I just put one foot in front of the other, it may seem at times as if I am not approaching my goal, while in fact, I am drawing closer all the time.  But you are a God of surprises and mystery, and I don’t control the path.  The labyrinth is a symbol of my surrender to mystery, trusting, not knowing for certain, that the path which curves in and out again ultimately leads to the Center, which is You.

To learn more about Holy Trinity’s labyrinth, please click here. 

Celebration of the Life of Jean Canham

Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ,

Jean Canham, long time parishioner of Holy Trinity, died on March 9, 2019 in Kingwood, Texas where she lived with her daughter the past several years.

Many here at Holy Trinity and in Fayetteville knew and loved Jean.  As her obituary states, she “was a lovely woman who loved being involved with her family and community. She enjoyed travel, and her favorite place was Singapore.”

A memorial service is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 2nd here at Holy Trinity.   In lieu of flowers, individuals are invite to make a donation in Jean Canham’s name to woundedwarriorproject.org.

I invite your prayers and presence as we celebrate the life of this wonderful person who gave so much to our community.

Faithfully,

Jeff+

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 a.m. to noon. The group, limited to six 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 days.

Registration for School Year 2019-2020: Registration for church members and families of children currently enrolled in Holy Trinity begins January 16, 2019 in the preschool office. “First   come, first served” basis. Registration will be open to the public starting January 28th, 2019.

Call Ruth Gillis at (910) 484-0250 for more details.

New Vestry Members

Learn more about the parishioners who are our new vestry members.

Vestry Nominations 2018

 

 

Celebration of Life of Mary Lynn Haigler Jordan

Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ,

It is with both sadness and resurrection joy that I relay the news that Mary Lynn Haigler Jordan, long time and beloved parishioner, died Monday, November 5, 2018.

A celebration of her life will be held at Holy Trinity this coming Saturday, November 10 at 2 pm with a simple reception following in the parish hall.  In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that memorials be given to Holy Trinity Episcopal Church (1601 Raeford Road Fayetteville NC 28305) or to the Cumberland Community Foundation (308 Green Street Fayetteville NC 28301).

Holy Trinity is a community blessed with saints like Mary Lynn who have shared their faith and gifts for decades.  I ask your prayers and presence as we celebrate this saint on Saturday.

Faithfully,

Jeff+

Celebration of Life of Margaret Peterson

Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ,

It is with both sadness and resurrection joy that I relay the news that Margaret Peery Gose Peterson, long time and beloved parishioner, died on Sunday evening, October 28th.

A celebration of her life will be held at Holy Trinity this coming Saturday, November 3rd at noon with a simple reception following.  A visitation will be held at Holy Trinity immediately prior at 11am.  In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made to Holy Trinity.

Holy Trinity is a community blessed with saints like Margaret who have shared their faith and gifts for decades.  I ask your prayers and presence as we celebrate this saint on Saturday.

Faithfully,

Jeff+

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Stewardship – Grateful for God’s Garden

Friends, We all have so much to be grateful for at Holy Trinity; wonderful liturgies, music, fellowship, youth and community ministries, inspired Clergy and a unique campus where we gather in God’s name, to do God’s work. It seems all we have to do is show up
and be a part of it. But there’s more needed from each of us.

As we move through our annual budget process in October and November, your Vestry and Stewardship team ask that you prayerfully reflect on your gratitude for the amazing place that is Holy Trinity. We need everyone here to actively commit to the financial needs of growing a modern church community. It cannot continue to happen without your help. Please find a way to give graciously and in Thanksgiving for the gifts you and your family have been entrusted with and that are Growing in God’s Garden at Holy Trinity.

If you have not received a pledge brochure and card in the mail, please call the church office to request one.

Celebration of Life – Harold Syms

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Harold Syms on September 29, 2018. There will be a celebration of Harold’s life at Holy Trinity, Saturday, October 6 at 1:30pm.

Prayers go out for his wife, Mary McNeill Syms; son, Harold E. Syms III; daughter, Tisha R. Syms; four grandchildren, Kya Syms, Kyndra Syms, Myles Syms and Corynn Cameron; and a host of other relatives and friends.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Fayetteville Chapter of Disabled Veterans, 520 Johnson Street , Fayetteville, NC 28303 & Multiple Sclerosis Foundations Eastern Carolina Chapter, 3101 Industrial Dr #210, Raleigh, NC 27609.

Club 456 & Youth@Holy Trinity

Club 456 is a ministry designed for 4th, 5th, and 6th graders. The club meets on the 2nd Sunday after church. Once a month, students are invited to go on Club 456 outings where they will enjoy fellowship and fun with their friends. This group will also work on a number of mission projects throughout the year. Club 456 will foster relationships with peers and encourage discipleship through service.

 

Youth@HT is a loving, welcoming and fun place for teenagers in grades 6-12th to learn more about themselves and deepen their Christian Faith. Throughout the year, The Youth@HT take part in activities on Sunday evenings and with exciting and meaningful special events throughout the year. From worship and study to mission work and fun outings, The Youth @HT strives to make our group a place where everyone can participate in something meaningful and sharing experiences that will last a lifetime.

 

Rector’s Office Hours

Join our Rector for office hours! These are opportunities each week for individuals to meet with Jeff about whatever they may choose (without making an appointment). Office hours are every Tuesday afternoon from 4 pm to 5:30pm and every Thursday morning from 8 am to 9:30am at Leclair’s General Store (1212 Fort Bragg Rd). Please come join him for coffee and conversation!

Sermon from Sunday December 3rd, 2017 by the Rev. Jeffrey D. S. Thornberg, Rector

 

Sermon from Sunday November 26, 2017 by the Rev. Joe Running

 

All Saints Day Sermon – the Rev. Jeffrey D. S. Thornberg, Rector

Sermon from All Saints’ Day, Sunday November 5, 2018

Sermon from Sunday, August 27th, 2017 – The Rev. Jeffrey D. S. Thornberg

 

Sermon from Sunday, August 20th, 2017 – The Rev. Jeffrey D. S. Thornberg

 

 

Sermon from Sunday, August 13th, 2017 – The Rev. Jeffrey D. S. Thornberg

 

A Celebration of the Life of Nancy Holt – Saturday, Aug. 12

Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ,

It is with very deep sadness that I convey the news that Nancy Holt, longtime Holy Trinity parishioner, teacher, sister, grandmother, mother, wife, and friend died very early this morning.

There will be a celebration of Nancy’s life at Holy Trinity this coming Saturday, August 12th at 3pm with a reception following.

In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that memorials be made to Holy Trinity (1601 Raeford Road, Fayetteville NC 28305). Additionally, we are asking for finger foods for the reception, as we expect a great number of people to be in attendance. If you are willing/able to bring finger foods, please RSVP to annethornberg@gmail.com. Childcare will be available for the worship service and reception.

I ask your prayers for Nancy and for the entire Holt family. Holy Trinity is a community that holds one another up, even when the eternal hope of resurrection appears beyond comprehension. I ask your prayers and presence on Saturday, as we celebrate a beautiful and wonderful woman who is now with God.

Faithfully,

Jeff+

Sermon – The Feast of the Transfiguration 2017 by the Rev. Jeffrey Thornberg

 

How to Use the Website to Make a Request

In case you didn’t already know, the church’s website has changed so now it’s easier than ever to make a request to the church administration and vestry. Click on the ‘Contact Us” button at the top of the page to:

* Make a prayer request

* Use church equipment

* Use church facilities

* Receive a church grant

Once you click on the “Contact Us” you’ll see a menu selection for the above items. You can click on the selection, which will take you to the proper forms to submit your request.

We hope this new website change will be useful for church committees and groups, as well as outside organizations. If you have questions or comments, feel free to contact George Harrison, Vestry Communications Chair, at gharrison@nc.rr.com.

 

Sermon – First Sunday after Pentecost 2017

Sermon from June 11, 2017  by the Rev. Jeffrey D. S. Thornberg, Rector

 

 

Pentecost Sermon 2017 by the Rev. Jeffrey D. S. Thornberg, Rector

Sermon from Bishop Rob Skirving, Sunday May 21st, 2017

 

Sermon from Sunday May 14th, 2017 by the Rev. Jeffrey D. S. Thornberg, Rector

 

Sermon from Sunday, May 7th, 2017 from the Rev. Jeffrey D. S. Thornberg, Rector

Sermon from Sunday April 30th, 2017 by the Rev. Jeffrey D. S. Thornberg, Rector

 

 

Palm Sunday 2017 Sermon by the Rev. Jeffrey D. S. Thornberg, Rector

Sermon from the Rev. Joe Running from the Fifth Sunday in Lent, 2017