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.
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
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 …..