An Update on Mother Nan’s Arrival

We are excited that Mother Nan’s time to arrive as our new rector is fast approaching.  Her first day in the office will be Monday, August 17.  Her first Sunday service with us will be August 23. Read more

Liturgy and Leaders for The Ninth Sunday after Pentecost, August 2, 2020

 

Leaders for Sunday, August 2, 2020, The Ninth Sunday after Pentecost

8 am

Reader:        Rob Richardson

Usher:          Scott Hancox

Vestry:         Dane Reid and David Samuelson

Altar Guild: Louise Hall

 

http://www.holytrinityfay.org/mini-heii-covid-era-2-aug-20-9a/

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http://www.holytrinityfay.org/psalmreadings-aug-2-9a/

 

Grants Are Now Available

Charities and ministries may now apply for grants.
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Losing Ourselves in Service to Others

Be inspired by the good work that Episcopal Relief and Development is doing.  Your pledges and contributions to the church help to support their work.  Click here for their latest e-newsletter.

 

 

Farewell to the Hoffman/Capps Family

We send prayers and wish many blessings for the Hoffman/Capps family as they leave us.  Read more

An Invitation for Racial Healing

The diocese is sponsoring two events designed to help heal racial divisions.

Learn about them here.

 

 

Edward Lowe’s Departing Sermon

Click this link to read Fr. Edward Lowe’s final sermon to us on July 12.

https://documentcloud.adobe.com/link/track?uri=urn:aaid:scds:US:a3240a51-8137-4131-be83-4ba65e450d27#pageNum=1

A Farewell Letter from Tara Bartal

We wish Tara Bartal blessings and love as she leaves us to begin seminary studies at Sewanee.  Here is her farewell letter to us.

 

 

A Farewell Letter from Tara Bartal

We wish Tara Bartal blessings and love as she leaves us to begin seminary studies at Sewanee.  Here is a letter of farewell she wrote to us.

 

 

The Thomas Family and Mayfair Outreach

The Thomas Family wants you to help our Mayfair charities. To find out how, read this letter from our Senior Warden. Read more

Prayer List

Prayer List

Angie Allison, Jan Almond, The Ashford Family, Allen Bond, Martha Booth, Nancy Broadwell, Busman and Sims Families, Chick Chisolm, Ann Engh, The Vicci Fix Family, The Ficklin Family, Ming Gardner, Ted Heine Family, Louisa Karp, Kohrman Family, Juanita Lassiter, Leonora, Linda, Joyce Lipe, Cathy Lovato, Jean Lowe, Janine McKay, Katherine, Beto Ramirez, Sheryl, Sylvia Ray, Terry Sheehan, The Smitherman/Horrocks Family, Cheryl Spears, The family of Tari Sue Fischer, The Thomas Family, Katherine Whaley, The Family of Patsy Wilde, caregivers of our homebound parishioners and everyone around the world affected by the coronavirus and violence.

 

Military Prayer List

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

 

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Sam Smitherma V, age 20, on Tuesday, July 21, 2020. Sam is the son of Mary Hollinshed Smitherman and Sam Smitherman, IV. Mary is the sister of Jane Horrocks and the Aunt of Hallie Bartlett and Hampton Horrocks.

Sam will be buried in a private service in Troy, NC this Sunday, the 19th of July 2020. Mary Mac Shields will be officiating the service.

The family asks for continued prayers during this difficult time. If you would like to express your condolences the address is:
Mr and Mrs Sam Smitherman, IV
235 Sweet Gum Trail
Hendersonville, NC 28739

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.

A Fond Farewell to Fr. Edward Lowe

Our beloved associate rector, Edward Lowe, moved July 12 to Ft. Benning, GA to be with his wife, Charley, as she continues her military duties there.  Read more

Pastoral Care Update

At this time we are not conducting pastoral visitation in the same way that we have in the past. Read more

Meet Our New Rector

We are excited to welcome The Rev. Nancee Cekuta, our new rector, who will be joining us in mid August.  Our Senior Warden’s introduction is here:

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A Pastoral Letter from Bishop Skirving Following the Death of George Floyd

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Evening Labyrinth Walk

Evening labyrinth walks have been cancelled temporarily due to the Coronavirus pandemic. We will post a notification on the website, Weekly Announcements email, and Facebook pages when the walks resume.

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

Below are three selections from the book studies groups.   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.

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.

 

 

 

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. Please complete our online form at this link http://www.holytrinityfay.org/contact-update/.  If you prefer, you may contact the church office. The number is 910-484-2134.  The email address is admin@holytrinityfay.org.