Pictorial Directory

Save the date!!!  Life Touch will be taking parish photos on Monday, September 24 and Tuesday, September 25 from 2 p.m. – 9 p.m. for Holy Trinity’s pictorial directory.  Parishioners and staff will receive an 8×10 photo free of charge of their choice and that photo will be published in the church directory. Additional photos may be purchased for a cost.   Feel free to invite your friends and family to schedule a photo session during this time.  They may purchase photo’s without being in church directory.  Directory committee members, Elaine Jones, Marybeth Banks and Donna Whorley will be scheduling session times at a later date.

Adult Faith Formation

Adult Sunday School

Adult Sunday School is beginning a new study.  They will be viewing and discussing a PBS Video of Islam, Empire of Faith.  Class starts at 9:00 a.m. in the library each Sunday.

Women’s Bible Study

Women’s Bible Study Group will review the first book of the summer “The Ladies Auxiliary” by Tova Mirvis.  The group will meet on Thursday, June 28 at 10:00 a.m. to discuss this interesting novel. A different book will be assigned each month and the study group will meet the last Thursday of each month to discuss and review the book.

” 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.”

Congratulations

Congratulations to Sara Franks, who has recently been named as a finalist to the Kentucky Governor’s School for the Arts.  Sara is one of the eight Scott County High School students who was selected for the summer program and will be living on campus at Centre College in Danville and working with professionals in their artistic area from June 17 – July 7.  Sara’s area of excellence is in creative writing.  The Governor’s School for the Arts experience is highly competitive, including an extensive  application with artistic samples as well as an in-person interview.  Sara is the daughter of Kathy Franks.

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.

Blessings in a Backpack

Blessings in a Backpack is over for the 2017-2018 school year.  Thanks to the many donations and volunteers who made it a very successful year.  Holy Trinity will again be supporting Western Elementary for the 2018-2019 school year.  Once again, donations are being requested.  To support a student for a school year, the cost is $100.  Donations should be confirmed and submitted by July 22.  Please open your heart and donate to this worthy cause so that no child goes hungry.

A special thanks to the packers and deliverers for this past year.  Without your help this program would not have been possible.

Thank you to Corinne Trimble, Bette Jo Sharp, Viola Miller, Elaine Jones, Jana Brill, Barbara Lloyd, Dave Lloyd, John Worsham and Barbara Smith.  A special thanks to Lisa Estes-Cheatham, Coordinator, for her dedication and time supporting this wonderful program.

Two Opportunities for Women

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 on Thursday, June 28 at 10:00 a.m. to discuss this interesting novel.

” 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.”

Bible Women: Their Words and Why they Matter 

St. Michael’s Episcopal Church, at 2025 Bellefonte Drive, Lexington, KY will host award-winning author, renowned speaker, and Episcopal priest Lindsay Hardin-Freeman on Friday, June 1 from 7 to 9 p.m. and Saturday, June 2 from 9 to 4. We will  explore the importance of women’s words to our faith and spirituality and how their words have been silenced. Through story-telling, discussion, and prayer, we will hear the words they spoke, listen to what these wise women are saying to us today, and be inspired to add our words of faith and vision .  The $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

Thanks to all

Journey in Health and Wellness 

Holy Trinity’s 7th Annual Journey in Health and Wellness took place on Saturday, May 19 in the Parish Hall. This event was a huge success with 61 attendees (13 presenters are included in this total). We raised over $2000 this year.

Workshops included Acupuncture, Life Coaching, Chair Massage, Reiki, Self-Defense, Stress Management, Yoga, Tai Chi, Balance & Flexibility, and Aromatherapy.  Crystal Beitler, Nutrition Education Program Assistant for the Scott County Extension Office gave a very informative demonstration on reading food labels during the session break.  The ECW ladies prepared and served healthy recipes from the Extension Office.  All proceeds from this event will go to the Gathering Place Mission House.  A big thank you goes out to all the volunteers that helped make this event successful.

 Youth Sunday 

The youth of Holy Trinity took charge of the service on Pentecost Sunday, May 20.  The service started with Levi Burleson leading the possession with the Pentecost Dove.  Caleb McClellan delivered a moving sermon on hearing the voice of today’s youth.  Charlie Miller and Tucker Burleson brought forth the elements and Luke Estes-Hawkins took his role of usher very seriously. It was wonderful seeing the youth of Holy Trinity step up and take over.

Pentecost Picnic 

The parish of Holy Trinity enjoyed food and fellowship at the Pentecost Picnic on Sunday, May 20.  Pulled pork and pulled chicken from City BBQ was enjoyed by all.  Also included on the menu was green beans, baked beans. cole slaw and chips.  To celebrate our youth there was an ice cream bar and a Pentecost Cake with the image of Holy Trinity was also served for dessert in celebration of Pentecost Sunday.

Teacher Appreciation

Thank you to all the Godly Play, Youth Teachers and Nursery Workers at Holy Trinity.   The time and energy you have put into teaching the children and youth are so appreciated.  Thanks to: Steve Debolt, Emily Ferrell, Penny Summers, Turner Summers, Caleb McClellan, Kelly McClellan, Hoyt Cheramie, Eli Cheramie, Viola Miller, John Worsham, Barbara Smith, Kathy Franks and Janet Cantrill for making sure our children are prepared to be the future leaders of our church.  A special thanks to Denise Placido for her hard work, time commitment, planning and dedication to the children of Holy Trinity. Godly Play will not meet during the summer.  Classes will resume in the fall.

Reaching Out to Others

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, June 24. Marybeth Banks is heading this effort.

Garden Help Needed

Warm weather is here and weeds grow fast.  Help is needed to keep the garden trimmed and weeded.  If you are available to assist, please contact Nancy Leonard or Nancy Anderson.

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 are 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.

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.

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+