Liturgy and Leaders for Pentecost 22B, Sunday, October 21st, 2018


Worship Leaders for Sunday, October 21


8:00 am 

Reader:  Dave Alecca

Usher:    Mary L. Mercer


10:30 am

Acolytes:  Keith St. Peter (Crucifer), Laura Jones, Victoria Hall, Ian Jones

Director/ VOD:  Tara Bartal

Readers: Heather Glidden (First Reading), Susan Stephany (Second Reading), Michael Rednour (Prayers of the People)

Eucharistic Ministers:  Heather Glidden, Susan Stephany, Michael Rednour, Tara Bartal

Healer:  Katherine Whaley, Jane Squires

Ushers:  Zoe St. Peter, Chick Chisolm

Greeters:  Ann Morketter, Louis Feraca

Vestry:  Amy Beene, John Kells

Altar Guild and Flowers:  Mary Erwin Olive





Announcements from the Bulletin

Check out what’s happening this Sunday, next week and in the weeks ahead in the announcements from the bulletin.

Click here: announcements from the bulletin.


Smile! Parish Photo – Nov. 4

Holy Trinity will have a group photo taken of our congregation on Sunday, November 4, after the 10:30 a.m. service. We are hoping that attendees of the 8 a.m. service will return at 11:45 a.m. to be part of the photo. If weather permits, the photo will be on the lawn in front of the church. This is our first group photo for several years so we are hoping for a good turnout! Please save the date!

Cumberland Oratoria Singers & More – Oct. 19

Friday, Oct 19th will be a fun evening at Holy Trinity! The Cumberland Oratorio Singers, Cross Creek Chorale, Campbellton Youth Chorus and special guest, The Fayetteville Technical Community College Choir will present An Evening of Jazz. There will be a lot of old standards such as “Autumn Leaves”, “I’ve Got a Crush on You “, “You Make Me Feel So Young”, and MANY more! Please join us! Tickets are $15.00 at the door. $5.00 for students with an ID. 20% group discount for groups of 10 or more.

Holy Trinity T-Shirts

Beginning 14 October 2018 – 4 November 2018, T-Shirt orders will be accepted following the 10:30 service.  Order forms are also available in the Parish Hall or church office during normal business hours.  Payment (cash or check) is due at the time of order.  Youth $10 and Adult $15.  Please contact Keith St. Peter @ if you have questions.

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.

Icons in Transformation: September 8 – January 11

Icons in Transformation, an internationally renowned exhibit by Russian-born contemporary artist Ludmila Pawlowska, will be on display at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, beginning September 8. The exhibit will run through January 11, 2019. It is free to the public. Guided tours will be conducted every Wednesday from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. and every third Saturday from September through December from 9 a.m. to noon. Other times for viewing the exhibit may be arranged by appointment by calling the church office at (910) 484-2134 or emailing the office at

More information about the artist and events scheduled during the exhibit time frame that are open to the public is available here:

Icons Exhibit

Preview Video


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.

Evening Labyrinth Walk

Labyrinth walk are usually held on the first Thursday evening of each month. All interested persons are cordially invited to participate in our labyrinth walks. Please 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. 

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.


If you would like to mentor/volunteer within our youth ministry, please contact our Youth Ministry Coordinator, Alyssa Stoffer at

Upcoming dates:


August 26th Blessing of the Backpacks- 10:30am

Sept 15th yOUTREACH -Diocese Event

Sept 28th Defying Gravity  6-9pm

*New* Youth Group Mini-Series Meeting Time!

“Minute to Win It” 6 weeks

Sept 16th-October 21st

Sunday Evenings 4-6pm @HT

Club 456

August 26th Blessing of the Backpacks- 10:30am

Sept 9th 12-1:30 First Club meeting!!

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.

 NEEDED for our 1-year olds:  toys for indoors and some outdoor equipment. We plan to set up a play area behind the church office.

Also, the preschool still has a few openings for 2- to 5-year-olds. Call Ruth Gillis at (910) 484-0250 for more details.

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!

New Vestry Members

Learn more about the parishioners who are our new vestry members. Vestry nominees were voted on during the annual meeting on Dec. 10.

Vestry Nominations 2017



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

Episcopal Relief for Hurricanes

Episcopal Relief and Development is in touch with all dioceses that are being affected by this fall’s devastating hurricanes and stands ready to send money and personnel to assist in relief and recovery just as this diocese received after Matthew. You can be a part of this effort by contacting Episcopal Relief and Development at  No contribution is too small as it combines with contributions from many fellow Episcopalians.

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


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



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


Music Ministry News

Practices have begun.     Handbells @ 6:00pm, Choir @ 7:00pm with fellowship afterwards

All are welcome to choir. Simply come to rehearsal and we will provide you with music and a section to sing in. If you’re interested in handbells, please contact Beth Jordan at 817-793-9903 or  

Children’s Choirs resumed on September 13!

Cherub Choir (children ages 4-K) 4:00-4:30pm

Children’s Choir (grades 1-6) 4:45-5:30pm

We will rehearse on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays during Women’s Connection. Childcare is available. Please contact Beth Jordan at or 817-793-9903 for more information.

Margaret Willis Back to School Needs

We are currently collecting much needed school supplies to assist the students at Margaret Willis in getting ready for school. Many of these families were affected by Hurricane Matthew and have suffered financially. All donations are greatly appreciated. There will be a collection point in the Narthex during the month of August. Items needed are: Glue Sticks, Disinfectant wipes, Hand sanitize, Composition books, Pencils, Crayons, Expo Markers, Kleenex, Earbuds, Belts, and BACKPACKS *** really needed. No rolling backpacks please. Thank you.

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 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.



Sermon – The Feast of the Transfiguration 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


Sermon – First Sunday after Pentecost

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



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

Sermon from Bishop Rob Skirving, Sunday May 21st.


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


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