News and Views with Mother Karen

Dear Holy Trinity,

Happy Easter! What a beautiful Palm Sunday, Holy Week, and Easter Sunday we had. The music was amazing and the church and grounds looked beautiful. It was amazing! Thank you, thank you to the many hands and voices that it takes to create a space for such wonderful worship services.

If you see Donna Whorley in the office, Nancy Anderson and the Altar Guild team, Joyce Crofts and the choir, Laura Schu with her flowers, or any of the servers, readers, or ushers who served at multiple services during Holy Week and Easter – please take a minute to give them an extra thank you for the many gifts that they give to the glory of God in this parish.

Easter has not ended; we still have 32 more days to go in this season. 32 more days to rejoice and say, “Alleluia. Christ is Risen!” in our services. Easter ends with Pentecost Sunday (May 20th this year) and what a celebration that will be. The Sunday of Pentecost will be Youth Sunday this year and plans are being made to bring the important voices of the youth into the service. You have taught them and encouraged them in their faith, and now you can support them as they lead the worship service as readers, ushers, acolytes, chalice bearers, and even the preacher. It will be a wonderful, holy morning and then we will celebrate afterwards with lunch in the Parish Hall.

Blessings to you this Easter season,



Duke Summer Institute for Reconciliation

As part of the budget for the Diocesan Commission for Racial Reconciliation, they have $5,000. to pay for four college students or young adults or young clergy in the diocese to attend the Duke Summer Institute for Reconciliation.  Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until May 1st.  More information can be found at (  If you are interested, please contact Carol Ruthven at 859-475-3609.

Earth Day with Godly Play and Youth Group Schedule

On Sunday, April 22 the Godly Play and Youth Group classes will celebrate Earth Day during the class time beginning at 11:15 a.m. by making seed tape and recycled paper.  Please make plans to attend and don’t wear your Sunday best clothing!

Godly Play and Youth Group schedule for April – May is as follows:

April 15-the Good Shepherd and World Communion

April 22-St. Thomas Aquinas

April 29-Mother Teresa of Calcutta

May 6-St. Augustine of Hippo

May 13-St. Teresa of Avila

May 20-Last Day of Class – Mystery of Pentecost- Joint Class/Closing Celebration

St. George Day

All are invited to experience a beautiful Spring day on April 21 (or the entire weekend) at the Cathedral Domain! Events will include hikes, games, music, worship, good food, and more! Come and spend the day on Saturday for no charge (food can be purchased) -OR- stay for the weekend. To make weekend reservations, click here.

At the Holy Eucharist for St. George’s Day, which will take place at 3:30pm on Saturday afternoon, we will celebrate Rites of Initiation: baptism, reception, confirmation, and reaffirmation.

As in years past there will be a Youth Scholarship Silent Auction on St. George’s Day. Every church and organization is encouraged to donate a gift basket in support of scholarships for youth events.

All diocesan needleworkers and friends are cordially invited to become a Founding Member of The Diocese of Lexington’s Needlework Guild of Saint Clare! Our inaugural gathering will take place at the Cathedral Domain on St. George’s Day, Saturday, April 21 beginning at 1pm. Saint Clare of Assisi is regarded as the patron saint of needleworkers. ALL needleworkers are welcome to join us: knitters, crocheters, needlepointers, embroiderers, weavers, quilters, spinners, etc.! Bring your fibers and needlework tools and enjoy some great creative fellowship on the mountain. If you’d like to learn to knit or crochet, we will help you.

For more information please contact Lynn Vera at or 727-644-1712.


Support for our Troops 

Our soldier, Kayle Snyder, who is deployed to Afghanistan,  has advised of the “wants” for his fellow soldiers.  The list includes:  Pringles, Wild-berry Skittles, Cheez Its, beef jerky, cashew nuts, hot Cheetos, Starburst candies, Cheese Puffs, protein powder, protein bars, MIO (flavoring for water), cookies and brownies. Personal items are also needed such as suntan lotion, chap stick, white socks, and fun items such as puzzles, paperback books and squirt guns. Tentative date for the next collection day for our troops will be on Sunday, May 13.

Episcopal Relief & Development

Episcopal Relief and Development is the international relief and development agency of the Episcopal Church.  Holy Trinity made a contribution to buy a flock of chickens for a family.  Our contribution also provided training in the skills needed to raise poultry and sell surplus eggs in the marketplace.

The Gathering Place Mission House

The Gathering Place Mission House located at 339 Bourbon Street is in need of bleach, large cans of soup, chicken n’ dumplings, ravioli, spaghetti, and beef stew for emergency meals,  They also need aluminum foil, and serving gloves.  They are also in need of prayer for the homeless.

The AMEN House

The AMEN House assists Scott County by providing food, clothing, rent and utility assistance.

They are now in immediate need of deodorant, bar soap, shampoo, and toothpaste.  They could also use peanut butter, cereals, rice, pasta, spaghetti sauce and canned food.  There is a collection basket located in the Narthex of the church.  All donations are appreciated.

Scott County Habitat for  Humanity Restore  

Habitat Restore is in immediate need of our TAX DEDUCTIBLE DONATIONS!  The resale of your gently used items helps Habitat build safe affordable housing for those in need.  They accept furniture, appliances, building materials, household items, signs and decorations, counter tops, cabinets.  They also accept books, movies, dishes, glassware, pictures, lamps and almost anything except clothing and shoes.  They offer free pickup for items too large to drop off. They are located at 122 Frazier Court in Georgetown.  Phone # 502-863-9200,  Tuesday through Saturday.  Closed on Sunday and Monday.


Volunteers Needed

Participation in Worship

With such hectic lifestyles, it has become increasingly hard to fill spots on the worship serving schedule.  There is a need for Acolytes and Nursery Workers.  Please consider sharing Christ’s ministry at Holy Trinity as a member of the Altar Guild, as an Acolytes (adults and children), as a Eucharistic Minister, a Choir Member, an Usher, a Lector or Intercessor, a Nursery Worker, or a Coffee Hour Host.  Please contact Donna at the office or let Mother Karen know if you feel called to serve.

Tablecloth Committee 

The tablecloth committee is doing a wonderful job in washing, replacing, and hanging up tablecloths on a weekly basis.  Praise to all the committee members for a job well done.

Garden Help is Needed

Help is needed to weed and prune in the garden.  If you are available to assist, please contact Nancy Anderson or Nancy Leonard.

Journey in Health and Wellness

Save the date, Saturday, May 19th, 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. for the 7th Annual Journey in Health and Wellness.  Support the ECW and come for an exciting day of interactive workshops.  Cost is $10.00 per person and all proceeds will go to the Gathering Place Mission House.  We have professionals offering workshops in Nutrition, Balance and Flexibility, Tai Chi, Acupuncture, Herbal Therapy, Reiki, Chair Massage, Self Defense, Stress Relief, Yoga and Aromatherapy.  In addition to these exciting workshops, you will not want to miss the silent auction.  Up for bid we have 6 box seats at Churchill Downs for June 9, a Fiesta dinnerware pot luck basket, an original vintage oil painting, a Fostoria brandy decanter set, Waterford crystal, a huge basket of garden supplies and floral gift certificate, pet sitting certificate, local restaurants gift cards, Herringbone cape and fascinator, Queen for a Day spa package, hand crafted jewelry, jewelry from the Metropolitan Arts Museum and much, much more.  There will be more than 20 door prizes given away.  You must be there to win, so bring a friend and help make this the most successful charity event at Holy Trinity.  All adults are invited.

Celebrating Al

Sunday, April 15th, was a joyful day of celebration as Holy Trinity helped celebrate the 87th birthday of Al Lutz with his family and friends.   Parishioners shared their thoughts and tales about their time spent with Al.   His favorite apple pie and cookies were served and everyone celebrated Al’s day!

Holy Week and Easter 2018

Please join Holy Trinity for Services during Holy Week.
March 25 – Palm Sunday with Procession 10:00 a.m.
March 29 – Maundy Thursday Holy Eucharist with foot washing 6:00 p.m.
March 30 – Good Friday Service 6:00 p.m.
March 31 – Easter Vigil Holy Eucharist 6:00 p.m. with special guest The Rev. Cn. Elise Johnstone
April 1 – Easter Sunday Holy Eucharist 10:00 a.m. followed by an Easter Egg Hunt in the parish gardens.

Easter Egg Distribution
Please return your filled easter eggs this Sunday, March 25 to be ready for the egg hunt on Easter morning.

Easter Flowers
Forms to order Easter flowers will be inserted in the weekly bulletins until March 25. You may order lilies, tulips, hyacinths or azaleas. Price range will be from $15.00-$18.00. Deadline to order is Sunday, March 25. Please place your order form with your check in the offering plate or drop off at the Parish Office. Please note Easter Flowers in the memo section of your check.

Women’s Bible Study
The Women’s Bible Study on Thursdays will not meet during Holy Week (3/29) and Easter Week (4/5). Class will resume meeting on Thursday, April 10 at 10:00. Assignment will be reading the 2nd part of chapter 2.

AED/CPR Training/Certification

The Vestry has approved the purchase of another AED to be located in the Parish Hall. If you are interested in being certified in AED/CPR, please contact Donna at the office. This is not a sign up, only to see if there is further interest in certification. We already have 12 parishioners certified.