Prayer List

Prayer List

Angie Allison, Frank Allison, III, John Ashford Family, Martha Booth, Toy Brown, the Busman and Sims Families, Chick Chisolm, Daws Family, Katie Dees, Joneth Edden, Vicci Fix, Tom Ficklin, Patti Foucha, Ming Gardner, Hancox Family, Ted Heine, Rebecca Jackson, Louisa Karp, Susanne Kohrman and Family, Suzanne LaGrange, Juanita Lassiter, Leonora, Cathy Lovato, Fr. Greg Lowchy Jean Lowe, Mich Martin, Charles Norwood, Brenda Nunnally, The Pinson Family, Beto Ramirez, Shelby, Sylvia Ray, Gert Roberts Family, Charlotte Robinson, Terry Sheehan,  Cheryl Spears, The family of Tari Sue Fischer, Jim Thomas, Leila Chelbi Vaughn, Warren Verdun, Katherine Whaley, caregivers of our homebound parishioners and everyone around the world affected by the coronavirus.

 

Military Prayer List

John, Cedric, Scott, Daniel, Sam, Amanda, Robert, Brian, Oliver, Thomas, Nicholas, Mitch, Abigail, Patrick, Geoff, Mark, Andrew, Nick, Shayla, John, Shane, Matt, Geoffrey, Jon, Jake, Cody, Charley, James, Lucas, Rob and all their families.

 

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

Read Bishop Rob’s Easter Letter

Click here to view Bishop Rob’s Annual Easter Letter

Easter Lily Dedications

A Message from Bishop Skirving

See the following announcement from Rt. Rev. Robert Skirving, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of East Carolina.

Pastoral Care

During this uncertain time, please do not hesitate to contact your Vestry Pastoral Care representatives, Dane Reid and Amy St. Peter, if you are in need of any assistance. The Pastoral Care Team is also creating a list of parishioners who would be willing to pick up groceries or do other essential errands for members of our church family who may not be able to get out. Please email pastoralcarehtfay@gmail.com to sign up.

For urgent matters, you may also call the church office at 910.484.2134.  More information will be forthcoming soon.

New Parish Administrator

An announcement from our Associate Rector and Senior Warden:

As many of you already know our brave and fearless administrator Janice Luce planned to retire this year. As a vestry and leadership team, we discussed ways in which we might seek to find a qualified candidate to replace her during our January Vestry Retreat. After posting the job on our parish website and on Diocesan websites, we interviewed all candidates and are proud to announce that Susie Harris is by far the most qualified and capable candidate that we interviewed. We decided to hire her last week and announced the decision to the vestry late last week. Our original plan was to have Janice and Susie work together for a period of two months (April and May) so that Susie could learn the job and Janice might have more flexibility to work on long-term projects that we have not had the resources to address until now. It is unclear how the Covid-19 outbreak is going to impact our planned administrator transition, but we hope to have a clearer understanding in the days and weeks ahead. A warm round of virtual applause for our new Parish Administrator, Susie Harris!

From the Bulletin

Check out this week’s bulletin for events happening now and in the weeks ahead.

 

Evening Labyrinth Walk

Evening labyrinth walks are usually held on the first Thursday of each month. All are welcome to attend. If you would like to watch one of the introductory videos, please arrive promptly at 7 p.m. The last walk is at 8:30 p.m. The walk can take from 20-30 minutes so please plan your time accordingly.

The labyrinth walks are free and open to the public. If you wish to make a donation, one of our facilitators will be happy to assist you. You can also donate online through the Holy Trinity website – Giving link.

Enjoy and peace!

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. 

Selections from the Book Study Groups

If you are unable to attend the church’s book study groups, but would like to read the selections at your leisure, here are three of the most recent selections. All are available from the publisher or from Amazon.com (which often offers better pricing).

The Agile Church: Spirit-Led Innovation in an Uncertain Age by Dwight J. Zscheile.  Available from the publisher at                                                    www.churchpublishing.org/agilechurch.

The Cost of Discipleship by Dietrich Bonhoeffer.  Available at Amazon.com

Christianity After Religion by Diana Butler Bass.  Available from the publisher at www.Harperone.com.

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.

 

Use the Website to Make Your Request

Want to request something from the clergy or the church administration?  It’s now easier than ever to do it.  Just click on the ‘Contact Us” button at the top of the Holy Trinity website home page to:

* Make a prayer request

* Use church equipment

* Use church facilities

* Apply for 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.

If your organization is applying for a grant, please remember the annual deadline is August 1.

 

 

 

Children’s Church

Children ages 4 to 5th grade are invited to follow the Bell Cross out of the sanctuary for Children’s Church. They will go down the hall to the Godly Play room in the Johnston Wing to sing, hear a sacred story, and join together in prayer. Please join us!

Worship Ministry Has Many Opportunities

Opportunities abound for all ages to assist in worship ministries at Holy Trinity. These ministries include:

  • Lectors/Lay Readers – Reading scriptures and prayers of the people. We are particularly looking for younger voices from our upper elementary, middle school, and high school students.
  • Lay Eucharistic Ministers – Assisting with the administering of the Eucharist.
  • Acolytes – Carrying our crosses, torches, banners, Gospel and other elements, participating in our worship processional, and assisting the celebrant in administering the Eucharist.

We invite anyone interested in these ministries to contact the church office to sign up or to get more information.

Keep Your Contact Information Current

Help us update our contact information for members and visitors. You may complete an online form at this link http://www.holytrinityfay.org/contact-update/ or fill out a form found in the Sunday bulletin.