Help Say Goodbye to the Thornbergs

The vestry invites you to celebrate Jeff and Annie’s ministry at Holy Trinity and to honor the entire family as we bid them farewell.

First, come to a potluck lunch in the parish hall next Sunday, August 25 following the 10:30 service. This will be their last Sunday with us, so come share your memories and enjoy the fellowship.

Second, write them a farewell note in the Holy Trinity history book that’s just been published. The book is located on the table in the narthex (lobby).

Third, you may make a donation to Operation Lullaby.  If you have not received information about Operation Lullaby, just ask any vestry member or call the church office.  You may place a check in next Sunday’s offering plate or mail/deliver it to the church office. Make your check payable to Holy Trinity Episcopal Church and put  “Operation Lullaby” on the memo line.

Let’s give the Thornbergs a Holy Trinity sendoff they will cherish, as we have cherished their time with us.

Liturgy and Leaders for Pentecost 10C, Sunday, August 18th, 2019


Worship Leaders for Sunday August 18, 2019


8:00 am 

Reader:  Dane Reid 

Usher:    Garvin Ferguson


10:30 am

Acolytes:  Heather Glidden (Crucifer) Zach Jacobs, Ian Jones, Camden Holliday (Gospeller)

Director/ VOD:  Tara Bartal

Readers: David Samuelson (First Reading), Susan Stephany (Second Reading), Jane Horrocks (Prayers of the People)

Eucharistic Ministers:  David Samuelson, Susan Stephany Jane Horrocks, Nathan Bartlett


Ushers:  Jim McKay, Mark Philbrook

Greeters:  Alison Jones, Ann Morketter

Vestry:  George Harrison, Dan Middleton

Altar Guild:  Martha Clark

Altar Flowers:  Susie Harris


New Photo Directory

It’s time for a new Holy Trinity Photo Directory. Please make your appointment now for your photo session. Photo sessions begin September 19.

Click here for dates and information. Click here to schedule your session online.



From the Bulletin

Check out the bulletin for events happening this Sunday, next week and in the weeks ahead.

Click here.

Showstoppers! Coming Sept. 28

Holy Trinity is pleased to present Showstoppers!, a musical celebration of the arts on Saturday, Sept. 28 at 7 p.m. The event will showcase some of the extraordinary musical talent that abounds in the Fayetteville area. Artists on tap include singers from the Cumberland Oratorio Singers, who will perform show tune and jazz selections. Members of The Sweet Tea Shakespeare Theatrical Company will perform selections from Sweeney Todd. Other acts by individual artists will include selections from Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables, Aladdin, Bernstein’s Candide, The Wiz and Carmen Jones. Advance tickets are available online at Eventbrite.  If the event is not sold out, tickets will be available for purchase at the door beginning at 6 p.m. on the day of the event.

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. 

Two Summer Study Groups Offered by Our Curate

Curate’s Book Group: Come join us at Huske Hardware Restaurant for a casual book study led by our Curate Edward Lowe. We’ll gather upstairs and will be discussing Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s Cost of Discipleship, a classic of 20th century Christian theology. We will meet weekly on Tuesday evenings at 7:30 p.m. beginning on Tuesday, July 9, for food, conversation and refreshments. If you would like us to order and hold a copy of the book for you at the office, please email Janice at Feel free to bring a friend!

Centering Prayer: Join us as we deepen our prayer lives by gathering weekly for 6 weeks to learn about and practice centering prayer. Meetings will be about an hour long. We will start by introducing concepts related to centering prayer and specific practices and then we will have time to practice centering prayer as a group. We will close with some discussion about our experience. There will be two different meeting times (6:30 a.m. and 9 a.m.) covering the same material to accommodate various work schedules. The first meeting will be on Thursday, 18 July.

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 (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

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

The Cost of Discipleship by Dietrich Bonhoeffer.  Available at

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 or fill out a form found in the Sunday bulletin.