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

Book group will discuss “Love Wins” in July

Join us on Tuesday, July 28, 7 p.m.  on Zoom as we meet to discuss Rob Bell’s controversial book, Love Wins: A Book about Heaven, Hell, and the Fate of Every Person Who Ever Lived. Zondervan Publishing refused to publish it back in 2011 – but is it heretical? Or is it a new view of our relationship with God?

Here’s a link to a website where you can buy the book used at really low prices.

The Holy Trinity Book Club meets the fourth Tuesday of every month, and you’re already a member – you can sit out or come anytime you like!

Are you up for visitors?

Would you like a visit from a Holy Trinity friend? We’re scheduling one-on-one “porch visits” to people who would like to see a familiar face – using safe social distancing, of course! Let the office know you’re interested and someone from our Pastoral Care team will be in touch.

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

Join the Holy Trinity Book Club! June book: The Shack

The cover of The Shack, a book by William Paul Young
The cover of The Shack, a book by William Paul Young

The Holy Trinity Book Club is a real thing now! Jim and Cathy Lozer, Lynda Adams and Lynne Homeyer met and we’ve decided to meet by Zoom on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m.

Our book for Tuesday, June 23, is The Shack: Where Tragedy Confronts Eternity, by William P. Young. See it on Amazon here.  Jim and Cathy really recommend seeing the movie version as well, which is available on Amazon Prime video for $3.99.

We’re hoping you’ll join us!

Volunteer to plant our Good News Garden

Construction of the raised bed vegetable Good News Garden at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, Wyoming, Michigan
Rich, Jim and Lisa roll the soil to the raised vegetable bed frames, May 13, 2020.

Holy Trinity is planting a garden! We are joining a new program from Plainsong Farm. Produce from our garden will go to the local food banks we support.

Vegetable seedlings awaiting planting
Vegetable seedlings awaiting planting

Want to volunteer?

Learn more about the Garden and how you can help, plus see more photos as work progresses, on this website under About Holy Trinity > Good News Garden.

Easter offering was $3,305! Hallelujah!

This year, people are hurting. They need help with basics like food more than ever.

So, our Outreach Committee decided to designate our Easter offering to be shared 50/50 between two food pantries: the Family Network of Wyoming where we donate food and paper goods each month, and The Green Apple where we will (someday again) volunteer.

Photo of two girls looking at canned goods in a food pantry

Hallelujah! Together we sent in $3,305 (in addition to our regular pledge donations), and that has now been split and checks mailed to the two pantries. Let us bless the Lord!

Video yourself saying “Let us bless the Lord!”

This year, our Easter message is Alleluia Anyway! And Father Peter put together a great video of so many of us recording that message!

Now, he’s asking us to stop for a second or two during our “daily grind” and video ourselves and our families saying our final proclamation for our Sunday services: Let us bless the Lord! He plans to “drop” the videos into our Facebook Live Sunday services as long as we can’t be worshipping in person.

Here’s how!

  1. Record a very short video (3-5 seconds) of you and/or your family proclaiming, “Let us bless the Lord!
  2. Email it to: preachingpastorpete@gmail.com.

That’s it! Thanks for participating!