In a world that seems to be at war with itself and a society that points fingers and places blame on others or condones the seeking of revenge it is important for us to examine our Christian principle of forgiveness. If we follow the belief of an eye for and eye and a tooth for a tooth, we would all soon be blind and toothless. Forgiveness is one of the basic tenets of our faith and yet it is one of the most challenging things for us to do. We are often surprised by extraordinary acts of forgiveness. Many may remember in October of 2006 when a gunman entered an Amish school and killed 2 girls and shot 8 others and then took his own life. After this horrific and tragic incident, the Amish community forgave the killer and his family. The community responded this way because of their belief in the words of Jesus Christ who tells us to forgive one another and to think of the needs of others before ourselves.
Forgiveness isn’t something that’s just practiced in extraordinary circumstances. Forgiveness is something that takes place in our everyday lives. It takes place in all of our relationships.
We would like to invite you to join us in exploring this aspect of our faith this fall. We will explore why we should forgive, the meaning of forgiveness including what forgiveness is not, and a fourfold path to learning how to forgive. We will be reading a book written by Desmond Tutu and Mpho Tutu entitled The Book of Forgiving: The Fourfold Path for Healing Ourselves and Our World. All materials for this class/book study will be provided at no cost. We will gather every Wednesday evening at 7 pm starting September 13 and continue through November 1. It is our hope that in offering this class/book study that we will not only improve and strengthen our relationships with others, but also deepen our relationship with Jesus Christ.
If you have any questions, please call the office (723-9360) and speak with Father Tim.
5th Annual Warren Gives, Wednesday, May 17, 2017
The Community Foundation of Warren County is pleased to announce the return of Warren Gives on Wednesday, May 17, 2017.
Trinity will once again participate in Warren Gives, the online fundraising campaign from 6 AM –10 PM on May 17th. As we did the last three years, all proceeds raised will go towards our Holiday Hot Meals program. Spread the word, be generous, and we’ll see you May 17th online http://warrengives.org/.
Tens of thousands of dollars in match pool money makes your donations mean even more. The 2017 match pool will increase to $40,000! This year’s match sponsors are the Community Foundation, the Betts Foundation, Blair Corporation, The DeFrees Family Memorial Fund, the Northwest Charitable Trust, the Sara Sokolski Family Fund and United Refining Company.
Come join us for the journey through Holy Week to the great Feast of Easter. Both Trinity and its sister church St. Francis in Youngsville will be hosting parts of the great yearly cycle of worship and events that culminate with the celebration of our Lord’s Resurrection, this year held on April 16th. Continue reading
Trinity will feature many events this Advent, including:
- Presentation on Standing Rock
- The Ordination of Timothy Dyer to the Priesthood
Click here for our Advent Flyer to learn more.
Trinity and St. Francis kick off their fall programming this Sunday. Here are just some of what is coming:
Children’s Chapel, our during-worship Sunday School, returns Sunday, September 11th. Leaders Jen Dilks, Addy Landrio, Pam Taylor, and Nancy Scott, along with other parents and youth volunteers, will offer weekly lessons based on our Sunday morning readings. Remember that our children begin worship with us and then proudly tromp off to Children’s Chapel as we continue with our scripture lessons.
Confirmation and Reception class starts Sunday, September 18th, from 3PM to 4:30. For those looking to officially join the Episcopal Church and for those of any age looking to make an adult profession of faith, these classes will involve both experiencing key elements of our faith practices and studying the history and theology of our denomination life. Please contact Father Matthew to express your interest and to ask any questions.
Adult Studies: Two sessions are forming now for Fall Faith Studies. Monday Evening at 7PM and Friday afternoon at 4:30. Gary Landrio and Father Matthew are helping to coordinate topics and leaders.