A Message from Mother Karen

Dear Holy Trinity,

Happy New Year! I hope you have a joyous and blessed 2019. I look forward to working with you as we see where God is leading us this new year.

Many things are going well in the church and I am very hopeful for our future.  There is one change at the church office, however, that I want you to know about. You may have noticed at the church office the addition of security cameras around the doors of the Parish Hall. The decision to install security cameras was discussed for many months by the Vestry and the Building and Grounds Committee.

The discussion began early last year after someone broke into the Parish Hall and then the discussion escalated when another person broke in. Nothing was taken and the damage to the doors was slight, but it was unsettling.  The leaders of the church decided that part of the solution to the break-ins would be the cameras as well as fixing the outside lighting fixtures that are on timers and the motion detector lights. Now it is well-lit outside the church and Parish Hall and we will continue to make the area safer for all who use it.

The cameras and lighting won’t solve the problem completely. I ask that we all be diligent about locking the downstairs Parish Hall doors and the church’s undercroft door after we open them.  And, be sure to lock your car doors when you park at the church. We shouldn’t be afraid, but we should be aware of our surroundings.

Yours in Christ,

Donations Needed for Sack Pack Event

Along with Elizabeth’s Village and Transform Scott County,  Holy Trinity will be hosting a Sack Pack Event on Tuesday, January 29 from 2 – 4 p.m.  The sacks will be given away during the annual K-Count event to individuals in Scott County experiencing homelessness.  The K-Count is a day when volunteers go out to count the number of homeless people in our area.  This information helps the county to receive funding for emergency shelter and food for the homeless.

Churches and organizations in the community will be providing items to pack in a bag to give out to those in need.  Holy Trinity will be collecting deodorant (men’s and women’s) and soap as part of our contribution.  We hope to have enough soap and deodorant to pack for 100 sacks.   Please bring your donation to the parish office or to church on Sunday for this event.  If you would like to volunteer to help pack these sacks, please contact the parish office to sign up.

Coming this week

Executive Council Members to Visit Holy Trinity

Doug Smith and Dan Clifford from the Diocesan Executive Council/Standing Committee will visit Holy Trinity on Sunday, January 13.  The purpose of their visit is to develop a shared vision between the Diocesan leadership and it’s congregations.  The parishioners of Holy Trinity will have the opportunity to openly discuss what is going on in our community and challenges they may have faced in the past.

Noon Healing Service

Please join Mother Karen each Wednesday for a Healing Service at 12:00 Noon in the sanctuary of Holy Trinity.  The service includes the Litany of Healing and the celebration of Holy Communion. Anointing and the Laying on of Hands will be offered in the context of the service.

Adult Education

New Adult Christian Formation Study

The Adult Christian Formation has started a new video study on “Simply Christian,  Why Christianity Makes Sense” by N.T. Wright.  Class starts at 9:00 a.m. each Sunday in the Library at the Parish Hall.  This is an adult education course from Wesley Ministry Network.

Co-Ed Book Club

Grace Wilson will lead Holy Trinity’s first co-ed book club beginning on Tuesday, January 15 at 7:00 p.m. at the Parish Hall.  The first book selection will be “All the Light We Cannot See” by Anthony Doerr.  The co-ed book club will continue to meet every 3rd Tuesday of each month.  Everyone is welcome to attend.  Contact Donna at the parish office if you would like to order a book.

Did You Know……

The Oldham family, Jeana, Robin and their grandchildren are moving to Louisville in February.  This family has been  faithful and dedicated servants while at Holy Trinity and will be missed by our parish.  We wish them well in their new home and invite them back to visit when they are in Georgetown.

New Vestry Members

The new Vestry and Vestry officers at Holy Trinity have officially taken on their new roles.  Steven Debolt will serve as Senior Warden and Laura Schu will serve as Junior Warden for 2019.  The first official vestry meeting will take place at the Vestry Retreat on January 25-26 at Boone Tavern in Berea, Kentucky.  We welcome new vestry members, Sharon Horner, Emily Ferrell and Gus Bynum.  They, along with Billie Bell and Ann Marie Stevens, make up Holy Trinity’s Vestry for 2019.

Winter/Spring 2019 Godly Play Teaching Schedule

January 13 – Books of the Bible – Emily Ferrell, Diane Dehoney

January 20 – Books of the Bible (continued) – Denise Placido, Megan Goin

January 27 -The Good Shepherd and World Communion – Vi Miller, Barbara Smith

February 3 – Parable of the Great Pearl – Kelly McClellan, Caleb McClellan

February 10 – Story of St. Valentine – Denise Placido, Grace Wilson

February 17 – Parable of the Sower – Emily Ferrell, John Worsham

February 24 – Parable of the Leaven – Kelly McClellan, Caleb McClellan

March 3 – What is Lent? Pretzel Making and Decision on a Lenten Project – Denise Placido, Megan Goin

March 10 – Baptism – Vi Miller, Grace Wilson

March 17 – St. Patrick – Elaine Jones, Diane Dehoney

March 24 – Jesus and the 12 – Denise Placido, Barbara Smith

March 31 – No class (Spring Break)

April 7 – The Mystery of Easter – Kelly McClellan, Caleb McClellan

April 14 – Holy Week in a Box – Emily Ferrell, Diane Dehoney


April 28 – Earth Day Celebration Activity – Emily Ferrell, Grace Wilson

May 5 – “A Behind the Scenes Tour of Holy Trinity” – Rev. Karen Booth

May 12 – Story of Mary, Mother of Jesus and a Mother’s Day Activity – Vi Miller, John Worsham

May 19 – Youth Sunday and Godly Play Closing Celebration and Recognition (during Church)

Holy Trinity Bunco

Bunco will start on Tuesday, January 22 at 6:30 p.m. The first Bunco night will be hosted by Donna Whorley at 107 Warfield Point in Ward Hall Subdivision. The cost will be $5.00 per month to play. If you have signed up to play, please bring $5.00 for January and an additional $5.00 to pay in advance for February. This fee covers the cost of the Bunco prizes that will be awarded each month. If you have any questions, please contact Donna at the parish office.

New Year Beginnings

Noon Wednesday healing services resume on January 9.

Blessings in a Backpack resumes packing on January 9.

Grace Wilson will lead Holy Trinity’s first Co-Ed Book Club on January 15. Join her for good conversation and dessert.  The first book selection will be “All the Light We Cannot See” by Anthony Doerr. The group will meet every 3rd Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. in the Parish Hall. Everyone is welcome. Contact Donna if you want to order a book.

Bunco Club will meet the 4th Tuesday of each month beginning on January 22 at 6:30 p.m. at the home of Donna Whorley, 107 Warfield Point.

The 2019 Flower Chart is posted in the Narthex. Don’t forget to reserve your date to dedicate flowers in celebration, in memory or in thanksgiving of your loved ones or special occasions. The cost is $60 and is tax deductible.


Holiday closings

The office will be closed December 24 – January 2. In the event of an emergency, you may reach Mother Karen at 904-955-7922 or Deacon Linc at 859-699-7351.

There WILL NOT be a Noon Healing Service on Wednesday, December 19, 26, and January 2. There WILL be service on December 12 and January 9.

There will be no Bible Study or Book Club on Thursday, December 27.

Godly Play -December 30 – No Class