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.

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.

Worship at Trinity Church - December 2019

Sunday Morning Schedule
Dec. 1, 8, 17, 22

  • 8:00 AM – Eucharist - Quiet Service no Music
  • 9:00 AM - Small Groups, Youth Groups & Sunday School
  • 10:00 AM – Eucharist - Music
  • 11:15 AM – Small Groups
  • 5:00 PM – Eucharist
  • 6:00 PM – Simple Supper w/Small Groups
  • Wednesdays, Dec. 4, 11, 18 - Noon-day Prayers - 12:15 pm
    Offering a pause during a busy season, come take a break and be refreshed.
  • Wednesday Dec. 18, 2019 - 7:00 pm - A Blue Christmas
    A service for anyone feeling a sense of loss or sadness that makes the holiday season difficult.
  • Saturday Dec. 21, 2019 - 5:00 pm - Longest Night Service
    Honoring the homeless who died in 2019 with a service and reception afterwords.
  • Christmas Eve, Tuesday , Dec. 24
    4 p.m.. Christmas Pageant - Children friendly service with Holy Eucharist.
  • Christmas Eve, Tuesday , Dec. 24
    8:00 p.m. -. Christmas service Holy Eucharist
  • Christmas Day, Wednesday , Dec. 25
    10:00 a.m. Christmas service Holy Eucharist
  • Sunday, Dec. 29
    10 a.m. Christmas Lessons and Carols followed by festive coffee hour No Education Hour

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trinity-banner 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 at Trinity

worship-4 Trinity Episcopal Church is an inclusive and caring Christ-centered community nurtured by our worship and tradition. We ask God 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.

New Service Schedule
Starting Dec. 1, 2019

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

Adult Bible Study

The Wednesday Evening Bible Study will begin September 11th at 7pm. This will be an in-depth study of Genesis, its myths, its legends, its fables, and its folk tales.  These are the stories at the foundation of our faith.  With the classic, Bill Moyer project Genesis: A Living conversation as our companion, we will explore a variety of translations and interpretive traditions. All are welcome!

Rev. Wiley’s Newsletter Messages

Stewardship Pledge Campaign

Welcome to Stewardship Season!

Please, stop calling it stewardship season! This is a misnomer. The Christian value of stewardship is a year-round endeavor of constantly keeping track of our resources and the gifts we have to share, and then applying a loving heart and a prudent mind to the task of...
Forgiveness

Forgiveness, Repentance, Reconciliation & Grace

This week we have seen circulating around the internet the footage of Brandt Jean offering his forgiveness to Amber Guyger, the woman who murdered his brother Botham.  You can view footage of Mr. Jean’s impact statement here: [button...
Book of Genesis

The Two Thousand Year-Old Book Club, or Why Bible Study Matters

A lot of people think Episcopalians have no real relationship with Scripture.  Because we have historically spent more time with our prayer books than our bibles, there is a misperception that we do not value Scripture or at least the the Bible is subordinate to our...
Mathhew 28:20

“Remember, I am with you always…”

“Remember,” Jesus says at the end of Matthew’s Gospel – his final words to his disciples – “Remember, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” And that is a promise – a promise to remember always, to hold on to, amidst the changes which are all around us. What doesn’t change is God’s faithfulness.
-Br. Geoffrey Tristram, SSJE

Invite-Welcome-Connect

And We’re Off!

Tonight and tomorrow—Friday through Saturday—your vestry and I are out at Claggett Camp and Conference Center to eat, pray, and plan together for the coming program year.  It’ll be my first vestry retreat, and I feel grateful to be going with a group that is already...
Acolytes

Tending the Holy

This past Sunday we did some planning and training together in the sanctuary for our various lay ministries in worship.  Today I want to discuss particularly the work of the greeters/ushers, and acolytes/servers.  There was some Holy Chaos going on as we worked...
Trinity

We should at all times, and in all places, give thanks to thee, O Lord…

But for planning purposes we must decide on specific times to come together to offer our thanks and praise to God as a community in our beloved Trinity Church. You all have my perpetual gratitude for being honest and open during this very brief time of discernment...
lillies

Consider the Lilies

Many thanks to everyone who has responded to my letter last week about changing our worship schedule.  My door, inbox, and ears are still open, and I hope more of you will feel free to ask questions, share concerns, and offer suggestions.  Please do try to attend the...

The Times They are a-Changin’

My dear friends in Christ, Aside from sporting pink hair, I am not a person naturally drawn to rash action.  I have ever been a late-bloomer, slow-mover, and moderate thinker.   Anyone among my friends and family will tell you that in my private life I sometimes...
Slow down

Something to think about: slow down!

Slow Down! This is probably not the first thing you expected to hear from your new Priest-in-Charge. An unusual amount of activity going on at Trinity for a parish in the height of summer. The energy and excitement here are palpable, and it’s great! I suppose there is...

Small Groups – Advent 2019

We will be looking at 4 chapters of All Creation Waits by Gayle Boss and exploring the ways 4 particular animals respond to the darkness of winter. Discovering how each animal gets ready for the coming of winter can help us spiritually prepare for the birth of Jesus. There will be no homework during this busy season; your small group leaders will have everything ready for you to slow down and spend time in conversation, prayer and reflection.

2020 Stewardship Pledge Campaign
Stewardship Pledge Campaign

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Reasons to sign up for Online Giving:

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Upcoming Events

december

01dec9:00 am1:00 pmSurprise Shop Open House

04dec12:00 pmNoon-day Prayers

08dec9:00 amDec 2nd Sunday - Festive Coffee Hour

11dec12:00 pmNoon-day Prayers

15dec3:00 pmCanticle Singers of Baltimore

18dec12:00 pmNoon-day Prayers

18dec7:00 pmA Blue Christmas - Worship Service

21dec5:00 pmLongest Night Service

january

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Presiding Bishop Michael Curry:

This is the Jesus Movement, and we are The Episcopal Church, the Episcopal branch of Jesus’ movement in this world.

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