Co-Ed Book Club

Holy Trinity’s Co-Ed Book Club hosted by Grace Wilson will meet on Tuesday, December 10 at 7:00 p.m. in the Parish Hall to review “Hercule Poirot’s Christmas” by Agatha Christie.   In Hercule Poirot’s Christmas, the holidays are anything but merry when a family reunion is marred by murder-and the notoriously fastidious investigator is quickly on the case.  Please join Grace for an evening of interesting conversation.  Everyone is welcome to attend.

 

You Are Invited!

Holy Trinity’s Advent Party will be held on Friday, December 6 at 7:00 p.m. at the home of Cam and Janet Canrill at 324 East Jackson Street. The party will be catered by Selma’s and cost is $30.00 per person. Please contact Nancy Anderson to make your reservation. The deadline for reservations is Monday, November 25.

Welcome to our new members

On November 10 not only did we celebrate Mother Karen’s new ministry as our Rector but we welcomed six new members through confirmation and reception. Those being confirmed or received were Hilary Morgan, Andrew LeRoy, Leslie LeRoy,  Grace Wilson, Nick Zimmerman, and Grace Zimmerman.

 

We Have a Bishop!  

The Special Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Lexington was held on November 1-2 at Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Winchester, Kentucky.   A special convention is called when business requiring a vote by deputies won’t wait until the next scheduled convention.

On Friday, November 1, at the Special Convention, the first order of business was the election of the eighth Bishop of Lexington.  The Right Reverend Mark Van Koevering was duly elected and was greeted joyously by the convention.  Bishop Mark has been serving as the Bishop Provisional for about 18 months and now he is our Bishop Diocesan!

‘Tis the Season 

 It’s the season for family gatherings, festivities and most important gifting and giving.  Holy Trinity has many outreach activities that needs your help!

The Amen House –  The Amen House is in need of $15. gift cards from Kroger or Walmart to purchase turkeys for Thanksgiving food baskets.  They also need canned items such as corn, sweet potatoes, yams, gravy, fruit, cranberry sauce and chicken broth.  Needed boxed items include stuffing mix, potatoes, cornbread mix, and desserts.  If you get cake mix, don’t forget the frosting. Due by Nov. 16.

Your tax deductible donations can be dropped off at the Amen House Mon.-Fri. 9:00 a.m. – noon with extended hours on Tuesdays until 3:00 p.m. and on the 3rd Saturday of the month from 9:00 a.m. until noon.  Do not drop off donations at the Parish Hall.

Silver Bells – The ECW will be participating in Silver Bells to collect gifts for nursing home residents.  New, unwrapped non-skid socks, individually wrapped snacks, word search and puzzle books, fleece blankets, adult coloring books, coloring pencils and pencil sharpeners are needed.  The deadline to have your donations at the Parish Hall is Thursday, December 5.  The Nursing Home Ombudsman Agency of the Bluegrass assures every resident will receive $25.00 worth of goodies.  Cash gifts are also welcome.  You can make a gift online at www.ombuddy.org, and select “Silver Bells 2019”.  Please mail paper and electronic checks payable to NHOA to 3138 Custer Drive, Lexington, KY.  40517

Blessings in a Backpack – K-5 books are requested to go in the children’s bags for Christmas.  A basket for the books will be in the narthex of the church.  Books are due no later than December 15.

Georgetown Child Development Children – Volunteers are needed on December 15th to package Christmas gifts for the GCDC  children.

 

Celebration of a New Ministry 

A wonderful celebration is coming on Sunday, November 10 at 5:00 p.m. to Holy Trinity.  Mother Karen will be welcomed as the new Rector of Holy Trinity.  The Bishop Mark Van Koevering will preside over the institution ceremony during the worship service.   Bishop Van Koevering  and representatives of the congregation will present symbolic gifts to Mtr. Karen and several parishioners will be confirmed and received into the church.

Following the service, a celebration reception will be hosted by Doug and Billie Bell, at 7:00 p.m. at 108 St. Andrews Way, Georgetown.  More information on this exciting event will soon follow.

HELP WANTED

Blessings in a Back Pack  

It is time to begin collecting books for our 60 children. We will need them suitable for Kindergarten through 5th grade. They will be distributed at Christmas. The packing days for Blessings in a Back-Pack will be Nov. 20, December 4 and December 18.  If you have any questions, please contact Lisa Estes-Cheatham.

Candy for the Children of GCDC

Godly Play class recently collected bags of individually wrapped Halloween candy for the children of Georgetown Child Development Center.  That request was received by giving hearts as the response was more than enough candy to put 7-8 pieces of candy in each bag for 125 children. Thank you Holy Trinity for helping to put smiles on the faces of our neighboring children.

At Christmas we will distribute Gingerbread men and books to the GCDC children. These will be packaged up on Sunday Dec. 15 after church. Help is needed. Gifts will be delivered to the Ombudsman office by Dec. 6.

Silver Bells

The ECW has agreed to help the Silver Bells program of the Nursing Home Ombudsman Agency. They will purchase gifts of new, unwrapped non-skid socks, individually wrapped snacks, word search and puzzle books, fleece blankets, adult coloring books, coloring pencils, and pencil sharpeners.

Godly Play  

Godly Play is 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.

Coming Events

Co-Ed Book Club

Holy Trinity’s Co-Ed Book Club hosted by Grace Wilson will meet on Tuesday, November 12 at 7:00 p.m. in the Parish Hall to review “Educated” by Tara Westover.   In December the Club will meet Tuesday, December 10.  The book selection will be “Hercule Poirot’s Christmas” by Agatha Christie.  Please join Grace for an evening of interesting conversation.  Everyone is welcome to attend.

Bunco

November Bunco will be at 6:30 p.m.on Tuesday, November 19, hosted by Jane Bryant.  More details on the theme will follow.

Advent Party

The annual Advent Party will be held Friday, December 6 at Cam & Janet Cantrill’s home. The food will be catered by Selmas. The cost is $30 per person and you can make reservations with Nancy Anderson.

CONGRATULATIONS

Alex Cantrill, Esquire 

On Monday, October 21 at 10:00 a.m. in a public ceremony, Alex Cantrill, lifelong member of Holy Trinity was sworn in at the Kentucky Supreme Court Room in Frankfort.  Alex will work as an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney.  Alex had the privilege of having his picture made with his father, Cam Cantrill under the portrait of his great, great, great grandfather James Edward Cantrill, who was the Circuit Court Judge in Scott County.  Congratulations to Alex on his success!

Baptism Sunday  

Sunday, October 27, Holy Trinity welcomed Leslie Sweeney LeRoy into the community of faith by the sacramental rite of full initiation, by water and the Holy Spirit, into the membership of our church. Please join us as we congratulate Leslie in her decision.

150th Anniversary Planning Committee

On September 22nd, the 150th Anniversary Planning Team met to discuss next year’s big events. It was a lively discussion with great ideas for celebrating this milestone. Actually, there were so many different good ideas that it was decided that the group should split into five areas of focus. This would allow the five groups to meet independently and plan their special events.

The five groups are:

HISTORY- This team wants to plan events that show the church’s history such as an open house in a history tour. They would like to plan a worship service from the past, and they would like to collect church memorabilia, documents, and its oral history.

FELLOWSHIP- This team wants to plan social and outreach events for church members, possibly things such as a pool party, a bonfire, game night, parade and festival entries, work with Glean Kentucky and the Elkhorn Cleanup Day.

HOMECOMING- This team will plan a “Homecoming” event where we would invite people who have previously been members to come home for a visit. This event would likely happen in the fall. We would likely have a tent, music, food, etc. It’s similar to a family reunion.

MUSIC IN THE CHURCH- This team wants to plan special musical events in the church, inviting people from outside the church to experience of playing and listening to music in this holy space.

HOSPITALITY- This team would help to plan the food, drinks, decorations, supplies, etc. that are necessary for the events that other groups would like to have.

If you would like to join any of these planning groups, please sign up in the Parish Hall, or email the office and we will add your name. We are looking forward to an exciting new year of celebration!