Welcome to Trinity Church Towson

Loving God, we give you thanks that you have called Trinity Church to be a caring and diverse, Christ-centered community, empowered to worship, serve, and grow in faith. Guide us and strengthen us to be ever more welcoming and inclusive, and to encourage all people to love God and one another. Amen.

Christmas Worship Schedule

  • Blue Christmas Service, Tuesday, December 20th at 6:30pm
    The holidays can be difficult for those who have lost family members. If you are feeling “blue” during this holiday season, join us for this contemplative service for those who are grieving during the holidays.
  • Christmas Eve, December 24th at 4pm
    Family-oriented service with annual Christmas pageant
  • Christmas Eve, December 24th at 8pm
    Our later Christmas Eve service to wait expectantly for the birth of Jesus as the sun sets.
  • Christmas Day, December 25th at 10am
  • New Years Day, January 1st at 10am
    Our annual Lessons and Carols service of holiday music. No Eucharist this Sunday.
  • The Baptism of Jesus, January 8th, 8am, 10am, and 5pm
    The celebration of the baptism of our Lord, when we will be If you or your family member would like to be baptized, please contact the office to register.

Other Holiday Events

  • December 1st at 4:30pm  – Christmas wreath-making event with Trinity Episcopal Preschool . All are welcome.
  • December 4th from 9am – 1pm  – Surprise Shop Holiday Open House
    We hope that you will come and shop with us and enjoy hospitality as we continue our 58th year of serving the community.
  • December 10th from 10am – 2pm  – Christmas Fundraiser with Trinity Episcopal Preschool. Drop off your kids for daycare while you do your Christmas shopping! We will have cookies and a movie screening for the kids. Sign up to bring your child (up to age 5) by contacting Tressa Andrews at the preschool.
  •  December 11th at 4pm – Canticle Singers Concert Visions of Winter at Trinity Church with a reception afterwards in Memorial Hall.

The Critical Role of Advent!

For darkness shall cover the earth, and thick darkness the peoples; but the Lord will arise upon you, and his glory will appear over you.— Isaiah 60:2

This year, the U.S. is on track to have its second highest annual number of mass shootings since people started counting. We’re at 607 as of this writing. In Baltimore, we have reached 300 homicides. I wish I believed it will be the same when you read this.

The secular world asks us to push these realities from our mind. It tries to twist many of the best things in life—good food, music, social gatherings, shining lights, and even acts of charity—into obligations that distract us from the real and lasting troubles around us. But the relief that the secular season of Christmas offers is only temporary. By the time the Christmas Day has passed we may feel more wearied than relieved by the pressure to indulge our appetites.

This is why, for as long as it has celebrated Christmas, the Church has always insisted on Advent, that reflective and penitential season when we notice and attend to the various kinds of darkness in the world. We light candles not to banish the darkness but to acknowledge the darkness of sin and suffering. We prepare for the coming of Christ by slowing down for worship and prayer. Our liturgy and music evoke a sense of longing and even lamentation.

Only by allowing ourselves to fully apprehend the world’s darkness can we be suitably able to receive the true light that entered the world at Christmas. Only when we fully comprehend the power and purpose of that light are we ready to join in the great work of the Good News of Jesus Christ. That is a joy and a peace and a freedom that is not confined to one secular season. It guides our way in the world every day. The Church year begins in darkness so that we can live the rest of it in light.

In peace,

Trinity Church

Annual Report – 2021

Children at Worship

New to Trinity

Wherever you are on your spiritual journey, we invite you to make a deeper connection with God at Trinity Episcopal Church. Experience the spirit of love and acceptance as we share our gifts in this Christ-centered community.

Worship

Worship Schedule

Sunday Morning
8:00 AM – Eucharist
10:00 AM – Eucharist and live streamed via YouTube

Wednesday Evening Prayer
Wednesday Night Live Evening Prayer with Sykes & Wiley. Find the dynamic duo live at 6pm on YouTube @ Trinity Church Towson

Thursday Bible Study

Brown Bag Bible Study, Thursdays from 11-12pm on Zoom. Grab a sandwich and your Bible to join in a discussion of weekly lectionary readings. The meeting information is available on our website or by contacting the office. See the weekly Trinity E-times for the Zoom Link.

Small Groups on ZOOM

During the Summer our Small Groups are taking a break.  They will return in the fall.

Children at Worship

New to Trinity

Wherever you are on your spiritual journey, we invite you to make a deeper connection with God at Trinity Episcopal Church. Experience the spirit of love and acceptance as we share our gifts in this Christ-centered community.

Worship

Worship Schedule

Sunday Morning
8:00 AM – Eucharist
10:00 AM – Eucharist and live streamed via YouTube

Wednesday Evening Prayer
Wednesday Night Live Evening Prayer with Sykes & Wiley. Find the dynamic duo live at 6pm on YouTube @ Trinity Church Towson

Thursday Bible Study

Brown Bag Bible Study, Thursdays from 11-12pm on Zoom. Grab a sandwich and your Bible to join in a discussion of weekly lectionary readings. The meeting information is available on our website or by contacting the office. See the weekly Trinity E-times for the Zoom Link.

Small Groups on ZOOM

During the Summer our Small Groups are taking a break.  They will return in the fall.

Morning Prayer
2021 Graduates Blessing
Preschool Outdoor Class Blessing

Latest News

Juneteenth

Happy Juneteenth!

Over two years after Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation, Major General Gordon Granger announced in Galveston, Texas, that “all slaves are free.” Real freedom did not come to most of the “freed” people in Texas until somewhat later, and laws quickly sprang up to control and circumscribe their lives. Nevertheless, African Americans adopted the date of Granger’s order to celebrate emancipation.

From Ghoulies and Ghosties Good Lord, Deliver Us

Did you know that the Episcopal Church has a worship service for Halloween?  It’s true! Special readings and prayers are appointed for the Eve of All Hallows—more commonly called the Feast of All Saints—as a way of putting the festivities and frissons of Halloween in Christian context.
Matthew

A Tale Tolled by the Bellringer: Holy Needlepoint!

Trinity Church is abundantly blessed with both the beauty of God’s holiness and the inspired beauty of human artistry. Our gloriously carved altar, handsome chancel furnishings, and sublime stained-glass, combine with intricate needlework created by parishioners over the years to magnify the splendor of our surroundings.
Abraham and Sarah

I was a stranger and you welcomed me. Matthew 25:35

One of Trinity Church’s most cherished gifts is hospitality. Nobody puts on a spread like Trinity, and the feeling of warmth and generosity among us is second to none. Perhaps the most grievous loss for us over the past 15 months has been the shut-down of our Second Sunday Breakfast, a time when we share a meal and some fellowship with the community.
Birth of a Nation-2014- Stephen Towns

Critical Race Theory and the Doctrine of Original Sin

There has been a lot of kerfuffle about Critical Race theory of late, most of it unhelpful and much of it misleading. So on this anniversary of the Tulsa Race Massacre and Juneteenth, I thought I would take this moment to offer what I hope will be a helpful (thought surely imperfect) analogy for understanding Critical Race Theory.
Carmel Altar

To Carmel and Back Again

This week, Mary and I visited the Episcopal Carmel of St Teresa monastery up in Rising Sun. Some weeks ago I received a letter from Carmelite Sister Teresa Irene to offer us back a sweet little altar that Rev. Jim Ransom had given them some twenty or so years ago.

The Egg and the Tomb

In the shorter, cooler days of autumn and winter, chickens lay fewer eggs, or stop laying altogether. Among the surest signs of spring’s return are the first fresh eggs. Thus did the egg become a potent symbol of life and hope.
Rogation Sunday

In Sure and Certain Hope

Rogation Sunday is upon us. The Sunday before Ascension Day is traditionally a day when we raise our voices to God in supplication for health, prosperity, justice, and well-being for ourselves, the community, and the whole world.
Psalm-23

The Lord is my Shepherd

We often refer to this Sunday, the fourth Sunday of Eastertide, as Good Shepherd Sunday. Some of our most beloved—and simultaneously puzzling—readings fall on this Sunday, Psalm 23 and John 10:1-18, the Good Shepherd Discourse.
Juneteenth

Happy Juneteenth!

Over two years after Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation, Major General Gordon Granger announced in Galveston, Texas, that “all slaves are free.” Real freedom did not come to most of the “freed” people in Texas until somewhat later, and laws quickly sprang up to control and circumscribe their lives. Nevertheless, African Americans adopted the date of Granger’s order to celebrate emancipation.

From Ghoulies and Ghosties Good Lord, Deliver Us

Did you know that the Episcopal Church has a worship service for Halloween?  It’s true! Special readings and prayers are appointed for the Eve of All Hallows—more commonly called the Feast of All Saints—as a way of putting the festivities and frissons of Halloween in Christian context.
Matthew

A Tale Tolled by the Bellringer: Holy Needlepoint!

Trinity Church is abundantly blessed with both the beauty of God’s holiness and the inspired beauty of human artistry. Our gloriously carved altar, handsome chancel furnishings, and sublime stained-glass, combine with intricate needlework created by parishioners over the years to magnify the splendor of our surroundings.
Abraham and Sarah

I was a stranger and you welcomed me. Matthew 25:35

One of Trinity Church’s most cherished gifts is hospitality. Nobody puts on a spread like Trinity, and the feeling of warmth and generosity among us is second to none. Perhaps the most grievous loss for us over the past 15 months has been the shut-down of our Second Sunday Breakfast, a time when we share a meal and some fellowship with the community.
Children at Worship

New to Trinity

Wherever you are on your spiritual journey, we invite you to make a deeper connection with God at Trinity Episcopal Church. Experience the spirit of love and acceptance as we share our gifts in this Christ-centered community.

Worship

Worship Schedule

Sunday Morning
8:00 AM – Eucharist
9:00 AM – Sunday School – Youth Groups – Adult Forums
10:00 AM – Eucharist
5:00 PM – Eucharist

Wednesday
12:15 PM – Mid-Day Prayer

Mission Prayer

Dear God, guide us at Trinity Episcopal Church to be an inclusive and caring Christ-centered community nurtured by our worship and tradition. We ask you to strengthen and guide us as we live out our mission to welcome and celebrate the diversity of all people through spiritual education, growth in faith and service in Christ’s Name. Amen.

Children at Worship

New to Trinity

Wherever you are on your spiritual journey, we invite you to make a deeper connection with God at Trinity Episcopal Church. Experience the spirit of love and acceptance as we share our gifts in this Christ-centered community.

Worship

Worship Schedule

Sunday Morning
8:00 AM – Eucharist
9:00 AM – Sunday School – Youth Groups – Adult Forums
10:00 AM – Eucharist
5:00 PM – Eucharist

Wednesday
12:15 PM – Mid-Day Prayer

Mission Prayer

Dear God, guide us at Trinity Episcopal Church to be an inclusive and caring Christ-centered community nurtured by our worship and tradition. We ask you to strengthen and guide us as we live out our mission to welcome and celebrate the diversity of all people through spiritual education, growth in faith and service in Christ’s Name. Amen.

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