Building on our Past, Embracing our Future
Holy Trinity’s Capital Campaign is now in full swing. Through the seasons of Epiphany and Lent we are working together to raise funds for a renovation and expansion project designed to meet our present needs and lead us into a vital future. Brochures describing the project and Capital Campaign Pledge Cards are now available on the Monk’s Table in the Narthex.
Join us in celebrating the faithfulness and generosity of those who came before us and the opportunity God has given us in our own time to advance the work of His church in this place.
Thanks to all who have pledged to the Building on Our Past, Embracing our Future campaign! To ensure that your donation is credited properly, please indicate "Building Fund" on the memo line of your check or when filling out your online giving form. Questions? Email Dara at firstname.lastname@example.org
Family Information Form
We are always in the process of updating our church records. Even if you are 100% sure that we have all of your information, we are asking EVERY parishioner to fill out a family information form. These forms are available at the church, or you can download one off the website here. Please return completed forms to the alms basin, the basket in the Narthex, or to the church office. Thank you!
Connections Ministry Breakfast
Anyone is welcome to pop into Panera Bread (1550 Opelika Road) for a cup of coffee or breakfast with friends of the Connections Ministry. We meet on the 3rd Monday of each month. Come join us!
Holy Trinity College Ministry
Our College Bible Study and dinners have started back up! All college students are invited to come to Holy Trinity on Monday evenings at 6pm for a delicious, home-cooked meal, worship, and fellowship. Our next one is Monday, February 25, 2019.
If you would like to prepare a meal for College Bible Study on Monday nights, please let Gail (email@example.com) or Debra Armstrong-Wright (firstname.lastname@example.org) know, or you can sign up on the link HERE. We are so grateful for Holy Trinity’s hospitality!
If you are in college/graduate school, but not attending AU, we want to stay in touch, so please fill out this form!
Students! Connect with the Rev. Gail Goldsmith at email@example.com if you have any questions or ideas to share! Looking forward to getting to know you!
The Holy Season of Lent
"The first Christians observed with great devotion the days of our Lord's passion and resurrection, and it became the custom of the Church to prepare for them by a season of penitence and fasting (BCP)". The Holy season of Lent is upon us, and you can begin your season of penitence and fasting with several Shrove Tuesday and Ash Wednesday offerings.
Our Shrove Tuesday Pancake Feast will be on Tuesday, March 5 from 5:30 - 7pm in the parish hall. The next morning, we'll offer 7 am Morning Prayer with Imosition of Ashes, 8:30 am Day School Chapel with Imposition of Ashes, noon day Holy Eucharist with Imposition of Ashes, and then First Presbyterian Church will host the Ash Wednesday service at 6 pm. We hope you make plans to join us for one or more of these penitential offerings.
Wednesdays in Lent Join us on Wednesdays in Lent beginning March 13 and continuing through April 10 for Evening Prayer at 5:30 pm. Afterwards, you may join us in the parish hall for a catered Lenten supper at no cost to you! We want everyone to participate and fully enjoy the service of prayer and fellowship without the stress of dish preparation or payment. However, for ordering purposes, you must RSVP if you plan to attend by emailing Shelley at firstname.lastname@example.org. Our first prayer service and supper will be Wednesday, March 13. On the menu??? Pizza! Childcare will be provided during all offerings in Lent.
THEN…… All women of Holy Trinity are invited to journey the season in study and preparation together on Wednesdays after the 6pm Lenten supper. We'll gather in the library for study, reflection and conversation centered on the Easter vigil passages and conversation topics from the presiding bishops program, The Way of Love: practices for Jesus centered lives. We should be out the door by 7:30pm. The first one will study will be March 20, so come join us!
“The forums encourage participants to reflect on salvation history; walk toward the empty tomb; and embrace the transforming reality of love, life, and liberation.” -Way of Love
Mobile Food Bank at Kings Trailer Park
The Relational Outreach Committee at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church is partnering with residents at Kings Trailer Park and East Alabama Food Bank to deliver food on 5 Saturdays during the 2018/2019 program year. The next opportunity for participation is Saturday, April 13, 2019 from 7:30–10:00am.
Kings Trailer Park in Opelika is one of several areas of Lee County where many families experience food insecurity but lack a means to drive to the central Food Bank location. Holy Trinity parishioners will work alongside neighborhood volunteers to deliver food provided by the Food Bank to families in need.
Approximately 35 volunteers from Holy Trinity are needed for each of the 5 Mobile Food Truck Saturdays. If you are unable to participate physically, you can support this initiative by signing up to donate essential supplies (water, ice, boxes, etc.) or loan equipment (coolers, tailgate tents, folding tables etc.) for use during the distribution. Also, children can be helpful during food distribution by playing with the neighborhood children while parents distribute or receive food. Please indicate on the sign-up if you will be bringing a child to participate. Click here if you would like to sign up, or email Christina Wood to participate here.
Alabama Prison Birth Ministry
Our contributions to the Alabama Prison Birth Project have not gone unnoticed! For the past year, a number of women from our church have contributed time and energy to prepare a nutritious meal for the pregnant and postpartum women incarcerated at Tutwiler Prison. Please take a minute to watch this video expressing the group’s heartfelt gratitude for these meals. If you would like to contribute to these efforts, consider signing up to purchase or prepare one or more items for our monthly meals here.
Rector led Bible Study on Isaiah
This is a great time to jump into Bible Study at 7:00am or 10:00am on Wednesdays in the Parish Hall. We're studyingIsaiah, and we’re taking our time with this rich, Old Testament text. Come enjoy this study for your mid-week Jesus and some great fellowship!
Kroger Card Enrollment Information
Holy Trinity is now registered with Kroger to receive donations through Kroger’s Community Rewards program. Much like the Amazon Smile program, the Kroger program donates a percentage of registered customer/parishioner purchases to the church each quarter. And the great news is that we can all participate in both programs at the same time!
If you already have a Kroger Plus Shopper’s Card, you can enroll in Holy Trinity’s Rewards program either online or by phone. To enroll by phone, call 1-800-KROGERS (1-800-576-4377) and press option 3 to be connected with a customer service representative who can help you choose Holy Trinity as your rewards recipient. To enroll online, click HERE for step-by-step instructions. Online enrollment instructions are also available on the Monks table.
Don’t have a Kroger Plus Shopper’s Card yet? No problem! Cards and enrollment instructions are available on the Monks table. Pick one up, fill out the attached application and bring to Kroger next time you shop. Once you've submitted your application and your card becomes active, follow the steps to enroll in Holy Trinity’s rewards program. Happy shopping!
Holy Trinity Choir
The Holy Trinity Choir has started back up with our weekly Wednesday night rehearsals at 7:00pm. If you are interested in volunteering to sing with the choir this year, please contact Matthew Hoch at email@example.com.
Holy Trinity Children's Choir
The Holy Trinity Children's Choir meets on Wednesdays at 6:15 pm in the choir room. If your child is interested in singing in children’s choir, please contact the children's choir director, Seth Davidson, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you still are not in possession of a name tag and would like one, please email Laura Meadows at email@example.com. The first one you order is free! These name tags are yours to keep, and if you move out of the area, please take your name tag with you to share with your next Episcopal community.
If you have misplaced your name tag and would like a replacement, email Laura to request a new one. The replacement tags cost $10.00. Please include “replacement name tag” on your check memo line and place it in the bookkeeper’s box or in the office. Thank you!