With 15 volunteers, Holy Trinity Episcopal Church assembled at The Pantry to repackage food, stock shelves, and help our neighbors in South Kent County shop for food and personal care items. Although this ministry began as part of the John Knox Presbyterian Church in 1985, it grew into a separate 501(c)(3) in 2014. When asked, The Pantry manager, Yoli Fuentes, said The Pantry typically serves between 20 to 60 of our neighbors on any given day. If you’re interested in a way to directly help our community, click here to volunteer: email Yoli.
This year’s dessert auction raised a record $1,590 to help send our #episcopalyouth to Episcopal Youth Camp! Thank you so much to everyone who donated desserts and everyone who bid so generously! #wyomingmi
The Rev. Canon William Spaid has blessed the Vestry to begin the formal search process for a new Rector at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church. Before the Vestry initiates the process of completing our parish profile, we seek your active involvement and input. Specifically, we are recruiting parish members to participate in the Search Committee.
Do you want to help steer the course Holy Trinity takes over the next decade, then we need you to volunteer to serve. If you have an interest in serving on the Search Committee, please see any Vestry member or click here: Allen Gradnigo.
If you feel overwhelmed with other obligations and still want to ensure your voice is heard, we want to hear your input. We want to know what characteristics you would like to see in our new Rector. So, please reach out to your Vestry members, and let us know your thoughts.
Join us this Sunday at 10 am and celebrate the Holy Eucharist with The Rev. Canon William J. Spaid, Canon to the Ordinary. As Canon to the Ordinary, he serves as the Bishop’s chief pastoral assistant and Transition Officer for the diocese. He takes great pleasure in working with congregational leaders, both clergy and laity, in times of transition and change.
After the Holy Eucharist, he will join us for Coffee Hour to answer questions regarding our time of transition, our search for a new priest, and the steps required to get us to that point.
As an added bonus, your Vestry will supply the snacks!
After the 2017 Mid Winter Bowling Blast hosted by Spectrum Lanes, everyone headed to Holy Trinity Episcopal Church for the 2017 Mid Winter Pizza Blast. After 3 games and nearly 4 hours of bowling, everyone had worked up an enormous appetite and unquenchable thirst.
However, the main purpose of this event annual gathering is to continue our support for the Family Network of Wyoming. With our cause in mind and in addition to the 100 pounds of food donations we received, we were blessed to receive discounts from Jet’s Pizza. Along with proceeds from the 50/50 drawings during bowling, the discounts we received from Jet’s Pizza allowed us to raise an additional $125.00 for the Family Network of Wyoming.
Kevin Wells and his committee organized and successfully executed Holy Trinity’s 2017 Mid Winter Bowling Blast on Saturday, February 11. This annual event is designed to be a recreational option for supporting the Family Network of Wyoming, and support them, we did. During our Bowling Blast and later during our Pizza Blast, we were able to collectively gather 100 pounds of food donations.
We had a total of 18 Episcopal youth, 30 adults, and another handful of spectators join us for bowling at Spectrum Lanes. In addition to equalizing activities such as bowling between the legs and bowling with our non-dominant hand, we had some 50/50 drawings to spice up the fun.
Our champions this year called themselves “The Pin Killers” and were comprised of Brady Atwell, Lily Bloye, Rob Atwell, and Ron Newman.
Barb Kuzins sends a THANK YOU to everyone who donated items, volunteered, and bought items to help support Craft Sales. After setting aside money to cover booth fees for 2017, we still have $610 to share amongst Sunday School, Outreach, and Altar Guild.
Let’s keep the momentum going. Please consider cleaning out your homes in order to donate items for us to sell.
Today we observed Scout Sunday at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church. During the service, Deacon Brad Allard asked Assistant Scout Master Owen Smith, two Boy Scouts, and a Cub Scout of Troop 250 to the altar. Troop 250 of Byron Center, Michigan was represented by Magnus Smith, Nolan Smith, and Grayson Smith.
The Boy Scouts of America annually celebrates its founding on February 8, 1910, based on the program started by Lord Baden Powell in England on August 1, 1907. Scout Sunday was added to the Scout celebration in the middle 1940s. Scout Sunday is always the Sunday preceding February 8, unless February 8 is a Sunday. Then February 8 would be Scout Sunday.
The Scout Sunday tradition was started to make people in houses of worship aware of Scouting and to allow Scouts to live out their “Duty to God” pledged each week. The Scout Law says that a “Scout is Reverent” and that Scouts of all ages promise to do their “Duty to God”. These values strengthen youth character in their family, community and faith.
The vestry hosted a variety of eats and treats for coffee hour after Sunday service this morning. As parishioners enjoyed their favorite snacks with coffee, apple cider, or another beverage of choice, Melissa Puzan called the 2017 Annual Meeting of Holy Trinity Episcopal Church to order. After Deacon Brad Allard led us in prayer, Melissa had to verify quorum of 38 qualified parishioners before she could proceed with the meeting, and as you can see, we easily reached our quorum.
Brenda Amato was identified as our Clerk of Record.
We had three vacancies in the vestry to fill, and Our Lord provided us with five nominees to consider.
We were also blessed with a sufficient number of nominees for delegates and attendees for the Diocese Convention scheduled during the weekend of November 3-4 in Kalamazoo, Michigan.
Debbie Murphy and Lisa Nelson counted ballots in another room, allowing parishioners time to review the submitted committee reports. Reports were accepted quickly, and then it was time to announce our new vestry members and delegates to the Diocese Convention.
On behalf of Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, the vestry would like to thank all who were able to attend the 2017 annual meeting, and we would like to extend sincere appreciation to our outgoing vestry members: Jennifer Luurtsema and Scott Morton.
On the small table in the entry area there is a canister for donations toward the cost of another food truck. The cost for a truck is $500.00 and that will provide an average of 2 1/2 tons of food for the needy.