Holy Trinity Episcopal Church is welcoming nine – yes, nine! people from our congregation who are coming forward to be confirmed in their faith, or reaffirm their faith, or be received into the Episcopal Church from another Christian tradition. They have attended Enquirer’s Classes with Father Pete and have made their decisions to join or rejoin the Episcopal Church prayerfully and powerfully.
So, on Saturday, August 17 at 11 a.m., we are hosting a Diocesan confirmation service, where Bishop Whayne will come lay hands on these “new” members and bless their faith journeys. And then, we celebrate in our traditional manner – with a barbeque!
Sign up! We need a head count!
We really need to know if you’re coming so the menfolk know how much to grill! There’s a sign-up sheet in the Narthex (lobby) of the church.
Can you bring anything?
You mean, besides yourselves? Well, the menfolk are grilling the pork chops, veggie burgers etc. And many of us have already taken the pans/recipes for the side dishes – cole slaw, mac n’ cheese, and cornbread. Of course, bring your own beer – or other beverage! And if you want to bring anything else, of course, it will be welcome!
Bonus: Diocesan House Open House!
Our former Rectory across the parking lot is now home to the offices of the Episcopal Diocese of Western Michigan. After the confirmation service, the Diocese is inviting one and all to tour their offices as part of the celebrations.