Bring your friendly fuzzy, finny or flying pet to church with you on Sunday, Oct. 6 at 10 a.m. for our regular Holy Communion service. If you prefer, your pets can stay in your car until the actual blessing part of the service, but they’re welcome in the Sanctuary as well. (We’re hoping to keep up our 100% no-accidents record from last year if possible, but if not, we’ll take care of it.)
Debbie Murphy is looking for members who want to embark on the “Invite, Welcome, Connect” adventure. It’s a program to really engage us in the deep work of evangelism. Which really comes down to how we:
Invite people to come to Holy Trinity
Welcome them when they walk in the doors
Help them connect with us in doing Christ’s work in the world – whether they want to be a greeter, sing, help at The Pantry, or lead Morning Prayer in our Chapel (for example).
Invite, Welcome, Connect is a wonderful program endorsed by our presiding Bishop Michael Curry. It’s a way to help us examine who we are and what we’re doing (or not doing) now to invite, welcome and connect with new people, and decide if and how we want to make changes that might open our doors wider.
To begin with, we’ll be watching some Invite, Welcome, Connect videos and thinking about what we’re already doing right, followed by brainstorming what else we could try.
If this sounds interesting to you, meet with us on Sunday, November 3 right after coffee time. If you have any questions, please contact Debbie Murphy.
Most of us know Margarita “Maggie” Gonzalez an always-smiling member of Holy Trinity, and we’re grateful for her taking care of our Facebook posts and our electronic sign for the past five years.
And now, Maggie is in place as our new Parish Administrator. She’ll be working with Father Pete to create the weekly bulletin and email announcements, in the office on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Maggie has been a member of Holy Trinity since 1996. She graduated from Michigan State University and loves being a Spartan. She has a son, Joaquin, and often comes on Sunday with her boyfriend Frank and his kids, Maddie, Avah, and Hunter. She spends her time marketing her handmade custom tee-shirt designs and thermal tumblers from her Facebook page, Crafted by Mom, Inc. And, she’s been teaching Zumba for the past five years at the Salvation Army Kroc Center.
Welcome and thank you, Maggie, for taking this work on. We heart you!
Our Sunday, September 15 Holy Eucharist service at 10 a.m. will be outside, in our beautiful natural area behind Diocesan House. We will worship in the grass near our labyrinth with music from the Beatles!
What to bring
Bring a camping chair, kick off your shoes and join us in worshipping God in the great outdoors.
Lunch is provided
No need to bring a dish, the Sudanese Grace congregation is cooking Dinka food for us for after the service!
BTW: What Beatles song would Jesus sing?
Say you don’t need no diamond rings And I’ll be satisfied Tell me that you want the kind of things That money just can’t buy I don’t care too much for money Money can’t buy me love
Can’t buy me love, everybody tells me so Can’t buy me love, no, no, no, no …..
On Saturday June 15 from noon to 6 p.m. we, along with St. Mark’s, Two Churches, and St. Andrew’s, are hosting a booth at Pride Festival 2019 in Grand Rapids. Volunteers are needed to hand out water bottles, buttons, and answer questions.
The volunteering is easy and divided into 2 hour windows. Look for the sign up sheet in the Narthex.
Update, June 2: We collected 70 sets of twin sheets for Family Promise!
We’re having a “Give a Sheet” sheet drive for the emergency shelter at Family Promise. Bring new, packaged, twin sheet sets to church, and we’ll bless them on Sunday, May 19 and then donate them to Family Promise for families in the Fulton Manor emergency shelter. These sheets go with the families when they leave the shelter for their new apartments.
Learn more about Family Promise
Join us at the 10 a.m. service on Sunday, May 5, to learn more about Family Promise and how we can serve the working homeless. Their Executive Director, Cheryl Schuch, will present information on the organization and their newest project. For more details, visit their website.
Join our merry grounds crew on Saturday, June 8 at 10:30 a.m. to spread mulch around Holy Trinity church and the Diocesan office building. Please email Debbie Murphy at firstname.lastname@example.org or call her at 513-708-2541 to let her know you’ll show up and to see what tools to bring. Oh, and wear your garden gloves! Thank you in advance for your help!