Collecting Personal Care Items: An Advent Request
In this Advent season of expectation and hope, there’s a practical way you can make a difference for our neighbors in recovery.
For the next three Sundays – December 3, 10, and 17 – you are invited to contribute items that clients at Team Recovery are in need of receiving.
Collection boxes will be placed near the entrances to the church. Please consider donating:
– Bath towels
– Toilet paper
– Body wash/bar soap
– Dish Soap
– All-purpose cleaner
– Shaving cream
As Jesus said to his followers when he spoke to them about caring for those who were hungry, thirsty, sick, in prison, or naked: “just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me.”
Christmas Memorial Poinsettia Sale
It is that time of year again! Christmas Memorial Poinsettias are on sale – you can order your poinsettia by filling out our online form or you can find order forms at the Welcome Station in the back of the Sanctuary.
When filling out your form, please be sure to include your first and last name, phone number and quantity. If you are requesting a plant in honor or memory of a loved one, please include their first and last name(s) which we will list in our Christmas Eve bulletin.
The poinsettias will be 6 1/2″ with multiple blooms, for $12.00 each. Flowers can be taken home after our 11pm Trinity@316 Christmas Eve service.
Orders are due by Monday, December 18th!
Pastor Will Henderson of L.E.A.D. Community Church has invited all of us to a Prayer Walk that is being held on Saturday mornings through December 4th, around the Weiler Homes/Spieker Terrace housing complex in East Toledo. “The purpose of this prayer walk is to push back the spiritual darkness surrounding our eastside community, in the name of Jesus. We are asking the Lord to tear down the spiritual walls of darkness that are keeping people in bondage, and blind to the love and truth of Jesus Christ.” All are welcome.
Starting Wednesday, December 6 at 12:00 noon worship will begin in the chapel. First and Third Wednesdays will be Holy Eucharist, Second and Fourth will be noonday prayers and intercessions. This pattern will continue through Easter with occasional exceptions. All are welcome!
Men’s Bible Study the 2nd Saturday of the month @9:00am. We will gather in-person at Rick’s City Diner 533 Monroe St. All men in the Trinity community and their guests are welcome!
12/10 Immediately following the service
Cookies, Cocoa, Coffee, Carols, Chili, Cards and Camaraderie!
A big, parish-wide multigenerational community event! Come celebrate Christmas with a Cookie Exchange. Bring a Christmas Card, take a Christmas Card. Sing Some Carols! Drink some Cocoa, Sip some coffee and enjoy some camaraderie! Chili (meat and vegan), cornbread and crackers will be at the ready.
Go to this link to sign up:
A Blue Christmas (and it’s not about Elvis!)
Holding a Service of Healing & Hope during the Holidays
Trinity will hold a special Blue Christmas service in the newly restored St. Mark’s Chapel on Wednesday, December 20, at 7:00 pm.
For many people, Christmas can be a difficult and heavy time because they are suffering some kind of loss – whether the loss is of a person, a dream, finances, stability, health, or something else. Such services are typically held on or near the longest night of the year and the shortest day – symbolic of the darker times of our lives when we find ourselves grieving, lonely, or longing for something better. So we’ll hold the service the day before the Winter Solstice.
During a time that’s noisy with celebrations, we’ll carve out space for peaceful pastoral care and compassionate community for those who are struggling. Perhaps you are the one who is feeling emotional pain or shedding tears as you anticipate the holidays, or perhaps someone you know is in this situation. If so, we hope you’ll come to the Blue Christmas service to be comforted by God’s presence and embraced by the love of Jesus.
No, the Blue Christmas service has nothing to do with Elvis, but it does have to do with missing someone or something – and it will offer a time of peace and healing..
On the third Thursday of each month, Trinity prepares and delivers lunch to the vendors of our community partner, Toledo Streets Newspaper (TSN). We will need your help next on Thursday, December 21st when we will gather at 9:00am upstairs in My Brother’s Place to prepare the meal! At 10:00, we’ll head over to the TSN offices to deliver the meal and spend some time with the vendors. Click the image to join our team!!!
Join Trinity’s amazing book club for their next read, The Heaven & Earth Grocery Store by James McBride. This group meets via zoom. Get your book and spend some time snuggled up over the holidays reading for their next meet up on Sunday, January 21st at 6:30pm. “We all need—we all deserve—this vibrant, love-affirming novel that bounds over any difference that claims to separate us.” —Ron Charles, The Washington Post
Sign up by clicking on the image.
The Vestry of Trinity Church is the lay governing body of the parish. Vestry members are elected for a three-year term by members of the congregation at the Annual Meeting in late January. Three members will be elected this year. If you are interested in being considered, please contact Junior Warden Jeffrey Albright who serves as the chair of the Nominating Committee. If you would like to know more about serving on the Vestry, please contact any of the current Vestry members whose names can be found on the back of the service booklet each Sunday. Contact the Parish Office for help reaching either the Junior Warden or any other member of the Vestry.
Advent Wreath DIY
DECEMBER 3, 2023
AFTER WORSHIP SERVICE
All ages – come upstairs to My Brothers Place to personalize your Advent Wreath. Connect with your Trinity friends while embracing (and learning about!) the spiritual significance of Advent. SIGN UP so we can have plenty of materials on hand. Plan for about 30-40 minutes. One wreath per household
Date: 12/03/2023 (Sun.)
Time: 11:30am – 1:00pm EST
Curious to learn more about Jesus’ Way of Love (though the lens of the Episcopal church)? How can we practice turning, learning, praying, worshiping, blessing, going, and resting during the season of Advent? Join us after church on November 26 and December 3, 10, and 17, to learn more.
On November 26, we’ll talk about the Way of Love, then the rest of the sessions will be reflecting on how we can practice the Way of Love during Advent, using an Advent calendar. Sessions will start after church is over and run until about 1:00 pm. We will have a simple soup lunch before discussion.
Please sign up in advance so we can make enough soup. If you have any questions, contact Jolene Miller.
Sat. Dec 2 at 9:30am
Join in the fun on Saturday morning. The coffee will be brewing and donuts will be plentiful. Sign up to deck the halls. All ages welcome!