Services

Sunday, August 7 - The Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost   

8:00 AM  Holy Eucharist - Rite I (spoken) - with our new Rector, the Rev. Sara Palmer 

10:30 AM  Holy Eucharist Rite II (with music) in the church with our new Rector, the Rev. Sara Palmer                                                                11:30 AM  Coffee Hour in the Undercroft or on the Terrace                                                         Childcare during the service  

Sunday, August 17 - The Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost

8:00 AM  Holy Eucharist - Rite I (spoken) - with our new Rector, the Rev. Sara Palmer 10:30 AM

10:30 AM  Holy Eucharist Rite II (with music) in the church with our new Rector, the Rev. Sara Palmer  Morning Prayer (with music) in the church   11:30 AM  Coffee Hour in the Undercroft or on the Terrace                                                         Childcare during the service

Sunday, August 21 - The Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost

8:00 AM  Holy Eucharist - Rite I (spoken) - with our new Rector, the Rev. Sara Palmer 10:30 AM 

10:30 AM  Holy Eucharist Rite II (with music) in the church with our new Rector, the Rev. Sara Palmer  Morning Prayer (with music) in the church   11:30 AM  Coffee Hour in the Undercroft or on the Terrace                                                         Childcare during the service

Sunday, August 28 - The Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost

8:00 AM  Holy Eucharist - Rite I (spoken) - with our new Rector, the Rev. Sara Palmer 10:30 AM 

10:30 AM  Holy Eucharist Rite II (with music) in the church with our new Rector, the Rev. Sara Palmer  Morning Prayer (with music) in the church   11:30 AM  Coffee Hour in the Undercroft or on the Terrace                                                         Childcare during the service

  

                                                                                   

       What's up at Holy Trinity?

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Welcome to the Rev. Sara Palmer, Holy Trinity's new Rector

On May 11, 2016, the Reverend Sara Palmer, Assistant Rector of St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, High Point, NC, in the Diocese of North Carolina, formally joined Holy Trinity Oxford as Rector. Prior to being called to Saint Mary’s, Sara attended Virginia Theological Seminary, graduating in May 2010 magna cum laude with her M.Div. degree.

Sara grew up in the county of Surrey, England, gained her B.A. with Honors in French and Latin from Bristol University, and her Post-Graduate Certificate in Education from King Alfred’s Teachers’ Training College in Winchester.

After two years, Sara left her job teaching French and German in a junior high/high school to train to become a missionary in South America. She attended Cliff Bible College, Sheffield, and the Lebanon Missionary College in Berwick-on-Tweed before a three-month orientation in Sevilla, Spain. She met and married her American husband, David Palmer in 1986 in Bolivia, South America, where they planted a new congregation in Santa Cruz. They moved to the USA in 1987. Sara and David have one grown son, Steven.  Both Sara and David are fluent in Spanish in addition to Sara’s fluency in French and Latin and her capabilities in German, Hebrew, and Biblical Greek.

From 2002 to 2007, Sara served as Lay Hispanic Missioner for the Yadkin Valley Cluster, in Salisbury, North Carolina, before attending Virginia Theological Seminary.   At St. Mary’s, she has been active in many kinds of outreach as well as in-reach--from human trafficking and prison ministry to the organization of Bible study for young mothers.  She has been in charge of pastoral care and Eucharistic visitors.  She is a Stephen Ministry trainer and has been involved in interfaith, inter-racial, and social justice issues in the local community.  In several venues, she has founded youth groups, food and clothing banks and prayer groups.

Not only did the search committee find Sara Palmer’s background and preparation for ministry at Holy Trinity to be superior, we also found her to be warm, welcoming, outgoing, interested in others, and deeply spiritual.

Sara Palmer was the unanimous choice of the Search Committee; and the Holy Trinity Vestry likewise approved her nomination by acclamation.  Sara will begin her work at Holy Trinity on July 1.  She will celebrate her first Sunday Eucharist as Rector of Holy Trinity on July 3.  The Search Committee and Vestry are delighted to introduce Sara to the parish and to the Oxford community where we will work to strengthen the body of Christ as we worship, learn, and serve together. 

A fond farewell to our Interim Rector, the Rev. Tom Kryder-Reid! ~ For the past nineteen months, Holy Trinity has been in the transitional process of seeking a new Rector.  We have been skillfully and lovingly guided through this by our Interim Rector, Tom Kryder-Reid. This has been an exciting time for the parish as Tom helped us envision who we are and who we could and would become as the leadership of the parish changes.  On this Pentecost Sunday, we hosted a champagne reception for Tom and his family as he departed.  We will always be indebted to Tom for his outstanding ministry as our Interim Rector and our friend.  Here's to a job well done! Our greatest hopes and deepest prayers accompany you, Tom, as you move back to Indianapolis to be with your dear family!