Events

LEXINGTON PRIDE FESTIVAL

The Diocese of Lexington has reserved a booth at Lexington Pride Festival Saturday, June 29 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Holy Trinity has been invited be a part of the Diocesan support for Pride Fest to show all that the Episcopal Churches truly welcomes everyone.

When & Where:

Pride Fest is Saturday, June 29 from about 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Please feel free to park in the Cathedral parking lot on Upper Street on the Gratz Park Inn side. Be sure to display the orange Cathedral parking pass on the dash board (available at the Welcome Desk) so you don’t have to pay or get a ticket. The Diocese will have a security person only until 12:30 at their Welcome Desk in the Cathedral to hand out parking passes. Pride Fest is at the Courthouse square complex,120 N. Limestone, just a block from the Cathedral.  The exact location of the Diocesan tent has not been confirmed at this time but there will be will a Diocesan banner across the front of the table.

If you would like to volunteer to work in the booth, you can come anytime, the more the merrier.  Volunteers are also needed at 8:45 a.m. to put water bottles in the coolers, set up folding tables and cart everything to the booth.   If you have any questions or are interested in volunteering please call The Rev. Brent Owens at 859-221-9965.

Holy Trinity still has t-shirts available in the office to show what church you are from.  Donations for t-shirts are suggested.

 

4TH OF JULY PARADE

Holy Trinity will not be competing in the float competition this year, as we have no place close to town to decorate.

We appreciate everything Turner Summers did to provide a wagon for us to decorate. While the hay wagon was the perfect size, we had no place big enough to store it.   All the barns that we considered were too far from the parade site to pull the wagon with decorations on it.

Holy Trinity will have a decorated pick up truck for the children to ride in and throw out candy.  We will need 3 volunteers to carry the 4th of July banner and 3 volunteers to carry the Episcopal flag, the Kentucky flag and the American flag.  We also need as many walkers as we can get wearing our t-shirts with our new logo.  If you have a child or grandchild that would like to ride in the parade or if you would like to volunteer to carry the banner, flag or just walk, please let Donna know at the parish office as soon as possible. We will be decorating the truck at John Worsham’s home on Wednesday, July 3 at 6:00 p.m.  All help would be appreciated.

We must be in place by 10:30 a.m. on July 4 as the parade starts at 11:00 a.m.  Line up will be on College and Military Streets.  There will be no designated spot for us as line up is on a first come basis.

 

BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS

The Church of the Holy Trinity welcomes all creatures great and small to receive a blessing on Sunday, September 8 at 1:00 p.m. in the church yard on Clinton Street. Mother Karen will conduct a brief service and bless each animal individually. St. Francis medals will be distributed to owners and there will be refreshments for both humans and animals.

After the service, pets can line up for the Pet Parade. Parking is available in the Clinton Street lot opposite the Parish Hall. Call 863-0505 if you have any questions.

The Blessing of the Animals service is usually attributed to St. Francis of Assisi, whose feast day is Oct. 4. St. Francis called all created things his brothers and sisters.  We hold our event in conjunction with the Festival of the Horse. Whenever it is held, the ceremony is  in grateful recognition of the services given to the human race by animals and the special place they hold in our hearts.

 

 

ANNUAL PARISH MEETING AND CHURCH PICNIC

The Annual Parish Meeting is a time to review the accomplishments of the past year and to present the budget and goals for the coming year. Vestry members and delegates to the Diocesan Convention are also elected.  This year the meeting will be held during the service of Holy Eucharist on Sept. 15. Following the service we will hold the summer picnic. More details will follow.

 

 

PARISH RETREAT AT KANUGA

Save the date and start making your plans to enjoy a 3 day retreat in the mountains of North Carolina at Kanuga.  Kanuga is nestled on 1,400 mountain acres centered around the 30 acre Kanuga Lake near Hendersonville.  The purpose of a retreat is to relax, reconnect with ourselves, each other and the Holy Spirit.

October 18 is the arrival day at Kanuga.  That evening after dinner, we will have a Compline service with guitarist.  On the schedule for October 19 will be fishing, canoeing, cards, etc and an evening activity.  Breakfast, lunch and dinner is included of course.  On October 20, following breakfast will be a worship service.  You can head home or tour the area.

Family and friends are welcome to go to retreat, however, pets are not allowed at Kanuga.