Ash Wednesday 2018

FEBRUARY 14 – This year, Ash Wednesday and Valentine’s Day shared the same day. Holy Trinity hosted Eucharist services at noon and 7 p.m. The Gift of Ashes were available at each service.

Easter season lasts for 50 days

During the Palm Sunday service, Deacon Brad Allard blessed Easter baskets collected for children at the women’s crisis shelter.

 

On Holy Saturday, volunteers made preparations for the Easter Sunday breakfast.

 

 

 

 

 

Simultaneously, additional volunteers led children through Easter egg coloring indoors and an Easter egg hunt outside. After the hunt, several children played on the activity set.

 

On Easter Sunday, the entire congregation was treated to omelets made to order. Volunteers visited each table, took orders, and then delivered the omelets to the tables.

 Our Lord has risen! Now let us celebrate through Pentecost. Alleluia!

Lenten soup suppers

Each week, Holy Trinity Episcopal Church invited its neighbors to join us each week for Lenten soup suppers. We met on Tuesday evenings through the Lenten season. These gatherings allowed us to share a simple soup supper from 6:00-6:30 pm. Participants were asked to bring their own place setting, a beverage, and fruit, cheese, or bread to share. After supper, we discussed the Five Marks of Love curriculum from 6:30-8:00 pm. Participants did not need to study ahead of time or commit to every week.

5 Marks of Love

Each year, we set the 40 days of Lent aside for a reboot. On February 26, the Society of Saint John the Evangelist (SSJE) published a self-paced (anytime) course called 5 Marks of Love. “The six-week series provided the opportunity to observe and to reflect on the ways in which the Divine Life expresses itself in and through us; individually and in our faith communities, as well as in the world around us.” You can find more details: click here

Maundy Thursday

On Maundy Thursday, April 13, we gathered downstairs at 6 pm for an agape meal and foot washing. The meal included Middle Eastern finger foods such as dates, grapes, nuts, olives, pita bread, and cheeses. Adults had an option of wine, and the children had apple juice. As we ate, there were points when we paused to reflect on scripture. The evening included a Holy Eucharist, and after our meal, we washed each other’s feet.

  • Agape meal