An Eagle Scout Project by our very own: Magnus Smith

Magnus Smith in Eagle Scout Uniform

Hi everyone!

This is Magnus, and I am working toward my Eagle Scout rank in Boy Scouts. One of the requirements that I need to complete is to plan and carry out a service project, and I have chosen to do so at Holy Trinity. I will be refurbishing the playground equipment and constructing a gaga pit for kids to play in (for more information about gaga ball, please visit this website: https://www.gagacenter.com/nyc/about/what-is-gaga/). In order to get started, I need to raise $800, which will go into everything from lumber and screws to food for the volunteers. For more information regarding my project, please see my Eagle Scout proposal, attached below. All donations should be made out to Holy Trinity, and the subject should read “for Magnus’s Eagle Project”. Thank you for your support, and I can’t wait to get started on my project!

Thank you,

Magnus Smith

Click here for My Proposal

DEADLINE: AS SOON AS POSSIBLE TO GET STARTED RIGHT AWAY

CHECKS MADE OUT TO: HOLY TRINITY EPISCOPAL CHURCH WITH EAGLE PROJECT IN MEMO LINE

Book Group will discuss “The Screwtape Letters” on Aug. 25

The book group has selected C.S. Lewis’ classic “The Screwtape Letters” as our next read. It’s a darkly funny story where Screwtape, a devil who holds an administrative post in the bureaucracy (“Lowerarchy”) of Hell, acts as a mentor, writing letters of advice to his nephew Wormwood, an inexperienced (and incompetent) tempter.

Through the letters, Lewis gives us a series of lessons in the importance of taking a deliberate role in Christian faith by portraying a typical human life, with all its temptations and failings, seen from devils’ viewpoints.

Pick up a copy and join in the discussion via Zoom at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, August 25 for their next discussion

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 …..

Mulch much? Need your help on Mulching Day, June 8.

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 debbiephelpsmurphy@gmail.com 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!

Curious about the Episcopal Church?

How is the Episcopal Church different from other Protestant churches?

Can you take communion if you’ve never been baptized?

What do you “have to” believe to be an Episcopalian?

If you’ve been away from the church for awhile, if you’re hoping to connect with a church community on a deeper level, if you feel that Jesus is asking you to walk with him, maybe the Inquirers class is right for you.

It’s a series of classes to prepare you for one of three types of re-dedication to Jesus:

Confirmation, the sacrament where you vow to do your best to follow the teachings and path of Jesus Christ;

Reaffirmation, for those who have fallen away from the church and wish to make a new public commitment to Christ; and

Reception, for those baptized or long-practicing in other denominations who wish to make a new committment to Christ as part of our Episcopal branch of the Jesus movement.

Father Pete is offering the Inquirers class series on four Sundays: May 5, May 19, June 2, and June 16. Email him or give him a call if you’d like to know more or are ready to sign up!

Egg decorating party & Easter Egg Hunt on Sat. April 20

Saturday, April 20 is our annual Easter egg decorating party, followed by the always popular egg hunt!

Bring your kids, baskets, and some hard-boiled eggs.  We’ll supply the egg dyes, stickers, crayons, plus some candy-filled plastic eggs and more. The fun starts at 10:30 a.m.

Once we’re finished decorating the eggs, adults will hide them around our grounds. Then we send the kids off to find the eggs, youngest kids first. It’s a fun time for everyone and we usually finish up right before noon. See you there!