Ordination set for Dec. 8

The Right Rev’d Rob Skirving will ordain Edward Lowe to the Sacred Order of Priests on behalf of Bishop Chip Stokes and the people of the Diocese of New Jersey on Sunday, December 8th at 3:00 p.m. at Holy Trinity, Fayetteville.
This is a momentous occasion worthy of celebration and praise.  All who would like to celebrate with us are welcome to attend.
Holy Trinity Episcopal Church
1601 Raeford Road
Fayetteville, NC 28305
Clergy: Cassock, surplice, and red stole
Reception following

Update on Rector Search

As Senior Warden Amy Beene announced two weeks ago, we are in the beginning stages of a search process to find a new rector. This Sunday, Amy and Edward will introduce the search committee.

One of the first steps in the search process is to develop a parish profile, which is a document that will articulate our strengths, challenges, and opportunities to prospective candidates. The profile also gives us a chance to describe the kind of rector we are looking for.

To help prepare the profile, three Profile Development meetings will be held, and all members of the congregation are encouraged to come share their thoughts. The meetings will be held in the parish hall on Wednesday, December 11 at 11:00 a.m.; Sunday, December 15 following the joint service/annual meeting; and Tuesday, January. 7 at 6:00 p.m. The meetings should last about one hour, and light refreshments will be served.

We need your input as we begin our search for our next rector. Come join us!

Meet Your Vestry Nominees

The vestry has presented a slate of candidates for the upcoming 3-year term.  Read about them here.

Poinsettias for Christmas

If you’d like to help decorate the sanctuary with one or more poinsettias in honor or remembrance of someone, click here to print out an order form.  You can drop the form in the collection plate on Sundays or drop by/mail it to the church office.

Liturgy and Leaders for Advent 2A, Sunday, December 8, 2019


Leaders for Sunday, December 8, 2019


8:00 am 

Reader:  Greg Francis

Usher:    Carl Beene


10:30 am

Acolytes:  Wendy Hustwit (Crucifer) Ian Jones, Laura Jones, Camdyn Holliday (Gospeller)

Director/ VOD:  Tara Bartal

Readers: Rob Richardson (First Reading), Joyce Lipe (Second Reading),

Cheryl Spears (Prayers of the People)

Eucharistic Ministers: Dudley Buck, Joyce Lipe, Cheryl Spears, Jane Horrocks

Healer:  Rob and Carla Richardson, Katherine Whaley

Ushers:  Karen Smith, Jake Jacobs

Greeters:  Alison Jones, Matt McLean

Vestry:  Amy Beene, Dan Middleton

Altar Guild:  Brenda Thomas

Altar Flowers:  Cindi Slappey







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).

Christianity After Religion:  The End of Church and the Birth of a New Spiritual Awakening by Diana Butler Bass.  Available from the publisher at www.Harperone.com.

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

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.