Consecration Sunday – October 6

Consecration Sunday is a day where we gather together as a church family and offer our giving cards to the glory of God at the altar, however, it does not designate the end our stewardship campaign.  Consecrate means to make holy or to dedicate to a higher purpose.  Remember that something consecrated is dedicated to God and thus sacred.

Save the date and attend the Consecration Sunday service on October 6.  After the service, celebrate your participation and enjoy a southern style brunch at the Parish Hall catered by Cracker Barrel!

Please contact Sharon Horner at (859) 351-7903 or call the church office at (502) 863-0505 as soon as possible to make your reservation as we will need a headcount for the catering service.

 

2020 Vestry Members Elected

On Sunday, September 15, at the Parish Annual Meeting, the congregation of Holy Trinity elected 3 new members for the 2020 Vestry.  Lisa Morris, Mary Susan Kring and Megan Goin will begin a 3 year term in January.  All three newly elected vestry members look forward to representing the parish of Holy Trinity.

Birthday Sign-Up Sheet  

A birthday sign-up sheet is located on the center table in the Parish Hall.  Please record the day and the month of your birthday after your name.  A separate sheet is provided for children and grandchildren.

Gathering Place 

Did you know that Holy Trinity provides a meal once a month for those in need at the Gathering Place Mission?  On an average, approximately, 35 people are served with helping hands from Holy Trinity each month.  If you would like to volunteer to serve in this worthwhile ministry, please contact Deacon Linc Hartling at deaconlinc@hotmail.com.  Your help is needed!

 

Mother Karen called to be Rector

The Vestry of the Church of the Holy Trinity is pleased to announce that The Rev. Karen Booth has accepted the call to become the church’s next Rector.

In December of 2017, Mother Karen signed a two-year Letter of Agreement to become our Priest-In-Charge and was given charge to perform the duties associated with that position: give instruction in faith and ministry, Christian stewardship, preparation for baptism and confirmation, and administrative actions that the national church requires.

After a Mutual Ministry Review between the Vestry, Mother Karen, and The Rev. Canon Elise Johnstone, Canon to the Ordinary, the Vestry voted unanimously to extend the new call of Rector. Steve DeBolt, Senior Warden, then wrote a letter to Bishop Mark Van Koevering letting him know of the vestry’s support.

By being called to the position of Rector of The Church of the Holy Trinity, Mother Karen will now have a position of tenure while maintaining the same duties.  We are joyful that Mother Karen and the parish have chosen to enter into this relationship, and we are looking forward to a long and prosperous association.

On November 10th at 5:00pm, Bishop Mark Van Koevering will join us for a special worship service where he will affirm the Vestry’s decision.

We are happy to report that Bishop Mark will also Confirm, Receive, and Reaffirm parishioners at this service as well.

Yours in Christ,
The Vestry of Holy Trinity

Baptism, Confirmation, Reception, and Reaffirmation

On Sunday, October 27th at the 10:00 a.m. service, we will have a baptism service. If you are an adult who is interested in being baptized or have a child you would like baptized, please contact Mother Karen at rev.kwb@gmail.com.

Are you are interested in being confirmed in the Episcopal Church, making a commitment to Christ through prayers, the renewal of baptismal vows, and the laying on of hands by the Bishop?
Have you have been baptized and confirmed in another tradition and want to to be received into the Church of the Holy Trinity by means of blessings and laying on of hands by the Bishop?
Would you like to make a public reaffirmation of baptismal vows with blessing and greeting and laying on of hands by the Bishop? We will schedule confirmation classes as soon as we know who will be attending the classes so that it is convenient for the confirmands.

There will be Confirmation, Reception and Reaffirmation during the service when the Bishop visits Holy Trinity on November 10. Please contact Mtr. Karen at rev.kwb@gmail.com as soon as possible if you want to participate in confirmation classes, be received in the Episcopal Church or reaffirm your vows during the Bishop’s visit.

Noon Healing Service

The Noon Healing Service with Mtr. Karen will resume on Wednesday, September 11 at 12:00 p.m. at the church. The service includes the Litany of Healing and the celebration of Holy Communion.  Anointing and the Laying on of Hands will also be offered in the context of the service.

 

Godly Play

Godly Play is based on Montessori principles, the Godly Play method serves children through early, middle, and late childhood and beyond.  The Montessori method helps children learn through listening, creating, imagining, and discovering.  Godly Play invites children to play with God and with each other, by exploring and wondering about the sacred stories, parables, liturgy, and rituals.

A copy of the Godly Play fall schedule is available at the parish office and is posted on the bulletin board in the narthex of the church and the parish hall.

Godly Play needs donations of bags of individually wrapped Halloween candy for 125 children from the Georgetown Child Development Center.  The class needs the candy by Sunday, October 6.  Any donation would be appreciated.

Godly Play is also in need of adults who are interested in helping in the following roles:  teacher, doorkeeper/assistant, and special guest for crafts or activities.  Please consider volunteering for one or two Sundays per semester.  Please contact Denise Placido at d.placido12@gmail.com if you are interested or feel free to stop by the classroom on Sunday from 11:15-12:00 and sit in on a lesson.

150th Anniversary Planning Committee

The first planning meeting for the 150th Anniversary Committee will be held on Sunday, September 22 at 12:30 p.m. in the Parish Library.  The committee members are as follows:  Emily Ferrell, Carol Adams, Megan Goin, Grace Wilson, Diane Dehoney, Janet Cantrill, Barbara Smith, Nancy Anderson, Nancy Leonard, Lisa Estes-Cheatham, Mary Susan Kring, John Worsham, David Trimble, Leslie LeRoy and Corinne Trimble.  Carol Adams has agreed to take minutes of the meeting so those that are unable to attend this very important important meeting will be able keep up with any planning guidelines.

Sutterfield Trust Scholarship

The Church of the Holy Trinity
Sutterfield Trust Scholarship Requirement
Revised and Approved by Vestry 8-12-2019

This scholarship will be given to applicants who are:
1-   Active in church activities as a youth
2-   Preparing for full-time study at an accredited college, university, or trade school
3-   Seeking an undergraduate degree or professional certificate

This scholarship is neither merit-based nor need-based but instead is a gift from the generosity of Dorothy Sutterfield. The amount of the scholarship for each student will be up to $1,500 per year based upon the number of students applying. A check from the Sutterfield Trust will be made out to the college, university, or trade school that the student plans to attend. If you qualify for a scholarship for the 2019-2020 school year, please email the church office at office@holytrinitydiolex.org for a scholarship application.