New Window 

A big thank you goes out to Nancy Leonard, Nancy Anderson and Jack Morris.  We now have a new window covering on the undercroft window of the church.  The original window was removed and filled with concrete several years ago.  The two Nancys painted plexiglass to look like the existing windows on the church and Jack Morris installed the window covering.  Great job!  It looks amazing!

“Big Weekend at Holy Trinity” 

This is a big weekend for the Church! “Evangelism” is the word for this Saturday and Sunday. The Church and our faith will be on display internationally and locally over a few days with several events.

First, Presiding Bishop Michael B. Curry will be preaching at the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on Saturday morning. The wedding will be broadcast live at 7:00 a.m. EST to tens of millions of viewers in the United States. That means ten of millions of viewers will be treated to the beauty of our Anglican wedding liturgy and to the joy of our American presiding bishop’s faith. Think about how many people will hear about Jesus’ love for everyone! People will hear that Jesus loves those who have never had the opportunity to attend church, those who have stepped away from the church, and even those who are angry with the church. Who will be moved by the Holy Spirit? Who will have a seed planted in their heart? It’s exciting to think about all of the people who will hear the gospel preached and prayers said.

Second, on Saturday afternoon we will be hosting a special event for our community from 1:00-5:00, the Journey into Health and Wellness workshop. We will have many visitors and opportunities to invite people into the church. I hope you can be here for this event, to welcome and participate.

Third, on Sunday morning we will celebrate Pentecost, the birth of the Church, and celebrate the Holy Spirit that moved over the people. Bring a friend! This is an extra exciting Sunday. Wear red and casual; red to celebrate Pentecost and casual because we are having a picnic afterwards! The youth of the church will be leading us in the service and we will be acknowledging all of teachers and youth leaders who have served this year.

Thank you for all that you do as evangelists and disciples! Go in peace to love and serve the Lord.

Karen+

 

Support for our Soldier 

Our soldier, Kayle Snyder, Kay Snyder’s grandson, has advised of the “wants” for himself and his fellow soldiers that he shares his goodies with.  The list includes:  Pringles, Wild-berry Skittles, Cheese Its, beef jerky, cashew nuts, hot Cheetos, Starburst candies, Cheese Puffs, 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 and paperback books.  Kayle is deployed to Afghanistan and it is very hot.  Cool items to send would be squirt guns and small misting fans.  The date for collection will be Sunday, May 27.

Journey in Health and Wellness 

It’s finally time for the 7th Annual Journey in Health and Wellness on Saturday, May 19 from 1 – 5 pm.  The Episcopal Church Women has an exciting day planned and there will be something useful and fun for everyone.

We will explore interactive workshops as well as learning about alternative health options available in our community. Workshops include Acupuncture, Herbal Therapy, Chair Massage, Reiki, Self-Defense, Stress Relief, Yoga, Tai Chi, Balance & Flexibility,    Aromatherapy and Nutrition. Come dressed to move and explore.  There will also be a silent auction with many amazing items such as a child’s play kitchen, 6 box seats to Churchill Downs, 3 camping stoves, an antique bed, certificates to local restaurants, hand-crafted jewelry, gardening basket, Fiesta dinnerware, Dooney Bourke cross shoulder purse, vintage Limoges-France china luncheon set, Waterford crystal stemware, Fostoria brandy decanter set, pet-sitting certificate and doggie treat basket, handmade leather basket, kitchen basket, scarf collection, herringbone cape and red fascinator and a handcrafted Italian pasta bowl with matching bread bowl with ingredients for an authentic Italian dinner.  To honor the royal wedding which is also on May 19 at 7:00 a.m, there is a “Queen for a Day” spa basket complete with a jeweled tiara and scepter. There will also be drawings for door prizes throughout the day and an informative talk from Crystal Beitler, Nutrition Education Program Assistant for Scott County Extension Office on how to read labels for a healthier lifestyle.

Women’s Bible Study

Women’s Bible Study’s first book of the summer book club is The Ladies Auxiliary by Tova Mirvis. It is available in paperback and as a download. Please let the church know if you would like a paperback version for $12.50. We will meet towards the end of June to discuss this interesting novel. More information to follow.

” Tova Mirvis takes us into the fascinating and insular world of the Memphis Orthodox Jews, one ripe with tradition and contradiction. Warm and wise, enchanting and funny, The Ladies Auxiliary brilliantly illuminates the timeless struggle between mothers and daughters, family and self, religious freedom and personal revelation, honoring the past and facing the future. An unforgettable story of uncommon atmosphere, profound insight, and winning humor, The Ladies Auxiliary is a triumphant work of fiction.”

Godly Play and Youth Group

Sunday, May 20 is Youth Sunday and the Youth of Holy Trinity will take charge of the service.  Caleb McClellan will give the sermon.  This will be the last day of class as Godly Play will not meet during summer break.  Lesson for Sunday will be “Mystery of Pentecost”.  There will be a joint class/closing celebration for Godly Play and Youth Group.

Bible Women: Their Words and Why they Matter 

At St. Michael’s in Lexington,

“A weekend of the wisdom of the words of women in the Bible featuring award-winning author, renowned speaker, and Episcopal priest Lindsay Hardin-Freeman.” Friday June 1st, 7 to 9 p.m. and Saturday June 2nd, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. (Lunch Included). At St. Michael’s Episcopal Church, 2025 Bellefonte Drive, Lexington, KY. $30 registration fee includes lunch on Saturday and a copy of Lindsay’s book.

For more information or to register go to

http://www.saint-michaels.org/bible-women-their-words–why-they-matter.html

Outreach opportunities

Outreach Committee 

A new Outreach Committee being formed at Holy Trinity. At the first meeting we will gather and talk about the goals and dreams for this committee. This meeting is being planned and more information will follow. If you have a heart for giving to your sisters and brothers in our community and beyond, please consider being a part of this committee.

Elizabeth’s Village

The Scott County Hospitality House has changed its name to Elizabeth’s Village.  They officially revealed their new name on May 1st.  Their needs for this month is paper towels, trash bags and toilet paper.

The Gathering Place Mission House

The Gathering Place Mission House has the following needs.  Prayer, volunteers, non-perishable food items, disposable tableware, cleaning supplies, personal care and laundry items and financial support. We will be providing the meal on Tuesday, June 12 at 5:30 p.m.

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,

Karen+

 

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 (https://divinity.duke.edu/events/summer-institute-reconciliation).  If you are interested, please contact Carol Ruthven at 859-475-3609.