Let us bless our Garden this Wednesday!

Picking the first greens from the Good News Garden at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in Wyoming, Michigan, June 2020
Evan picking the first kale and Swiss chard

Please join us this coming Wednesday, June 17, at 5:30 p.m. for a short service at the Good News Garden. We will socially distance as we:

  • Dedicate the cross built by Gary Skidmore
  • Bless our crops
  • Get to see each other in person!

Bring your own chair if you are not comfortable standing for 15 minutes.

Rain date

Thursday, June 18 at 5:30 p.m. is the back-up for bad weather (you can look at Rich’s email for other details).

Garden volunteers very much needed this summer!

Check our Good News Garden sign-up sheet for openings for weeders and waterers!

Watering the newly planted kale and Swiss chard plants in the Good News Garden at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in Wyoming, Michigan
Rich watering young kale and Swiss chard

A message from Father Peter: Preparing for Holy Week

Palm Sunday begins the most important week of the Church year. We will travel together through the Passion of Jesus: his triumphal arrival in Jerusalem, his last meal with his dearest friends, his arrest, and his death on the cross.

This year we cannot gather together physically, but we will honor and celebrate each of several events! The schedule and links are on the home page of this website.

And join us in these other ways to stay connected:

New software for our directory & donations

This week you’ll receive an email about new software, called Realm, which will allow you to find our directory and donation history online. Soon, it will allow us to accept electronic donations!

Look for your Easter packet in the mail

It includes palms, a letter, a special Easter donation card, and a pamphlet on creating a home altar.

Create a home altar

Make the effort to set aside a part of your home for this important week, and share the results with all of us! We’re posting the pictures we receive for everyone to see on our “Create a Home Altar” page.

Be part of the Easter sermon!

Send me a very short video (less than 5 seconds) of you enthusiastically saying, “Alleluia Anyway!” I’ll edit them together for our Easter service.

I hope you will join us in these practices. We might be “stuck” at home, but we are not stuck without our faith and traditions. People from the Bible and our traditions have something to tell us about hard times, and how to remain faithful.

I invite you to take this week to listen to and participate with them, as we take our shelter in God.

Please know that you all all in my prayers and I look with joy toward the day we will be together again.

Yours in Christ,
Peter

Bowling & Pizza Party rescheduled for March 28!

Cancelled due to coronavirus precautions. Read more.

Well, Michigan winter cancelled our Souper Bowl Kickoff Party in January, but we aren’t giving up because this annual event is so, so much fun!

We’ll start at 1 p.m. at Spectrum Lanes, 5656 Clyde Park SW just south of the church, and bowl our hearts out.

Then we’ll head back to Holy Trinity at 4 p.m. for awards and pizza!

Costs?

Bowling cost is just $10 per person, plus your $2.25 shoe rental.

Pizza party cost is $5 per person or $20 per household.

Sign up deadline is March 22

Sign up for an afternoon of fun. Put your name on the signup sheet in the church lobby today!

Lenten series: “When did we see you?”

Join us Tuesday nights in Lent, journeying toward Holy Week by examining what the Bible has to say about prisoners and their care.

A simple soup supper will be offered at 6:30 p.m., followed by class from 7 to 8:30 p.m. March 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31.

If you can volunteer to bring a soup, salad, or bread, please sign up on the sheet in the Narthex (church lobby).

Annual meeting is Jan. 26

We’re having our annual parish meeting on Sunday, January 26 right after the 10 a.m. Eucharist.

We need your vote! We need your hot dish!

We’ll meet in the Parish Hall downstairs, and to tempt everyone to stay and share, we’re making it a potluck lunch, so please bring a dish.

Printed packets will be available at the meeting, but it would be great if you’d read the packet that was emailed to you ahead of time and have your questions ready.

We need a quorum to vote on the proposed change to our bylaws (see below) and to vote in our new Vestry members, so come one, come all!

Candidates for Vestry

This year, Debbie Murphy, Lisa Nelson and Barb Stuije are rotating off the Vestry, and Ron Tiller has resigned. Fortunately we have four people running for Vestry!  Linda Kitsch, Kevin Murphy, Nan Campau and Genia LaNore.

If you have any questions, please contact our Senior Warden, Debbie Murphy.

Proposed change to our bylaws

At our December vestry meeting a motion was presented to allow acting-clergy,
Peter Homeyer, the right to say yes or no to persons carrying guns at Holy Trinity.
It was unanimously adopted. We would now like to adapt the bylaws of the church to
have Holy Trinity Episcopal Church Wyoming Michigan be a gun-free campus.

The proposed adapted portion of the bylaw will read:

“Holy Trinity is a gun-free campus, with the only exception being licensed

law enforcement officers.”

Join us for Advent & Christmas at Holy Trinity

“The holidays” are a busy time for most of us. They’re also a tough time for some of us – our first Thanksgiving or Christmas without someone we love, maybe, or a time when our memories are difficult.

Join the Holy Trinity family as we prepare our hearts for the birth of our savior. Everyone, whether carrying sorrow or happy anticipation this December, will find respect and welcome here.

Advent Lessons & Carols

  • Sunday, December 1 at 10 a.m.
  • A service of preparation for Christmas through scripture and song

The Feast of St. Nicholas

  • Sunday, December 8, at 10 a.m.
  • A family-friendly choral communion service including a visit from St. Nick himself!

Eucharist with the Sudanese Grace Congregation

  • Sunday, December 15 at 1 p.m., Mayflower Congregational Church, 2345 Robinson Road SE.
  • NO SUNDAY SERVICE AT HOLY TRINITY!

Blue Christmas Service

  • Sunday, December 21, at 7:30 p.m.
  • A service of quiet contemplation and prayer for those struggling with grief, depression or loss

Family Christmas Eve Service

  • Wednesday, December 24, at 4:30 p.m.
  • Celebrating the “reason for the season,” the birth of Jesus

Traditional Christmas Eve with Carols

  • Tuesday, December 24 at 9:30 p.m.
  • A service of celebration with the Christmas Eucharist. Christ is born!

Christmas Lessons and Carols

  • Sunday, December 29, 10 a.m., the fifth day of Christmas
  • Jesus’ birthday celebration continues in scripture and song

 

Mass in the Grass on Sunday, Sept. 15!

a meadow in the pine trees

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 …..