Events this Week at Holy Trinity Church

Sunday, February 18

  • Ohio Valley Industrial Workers meeting ~ 6-8 pm, Lower Level

Monday, February 19

  • Rector’s Office Hours ~ 10-12, Rector’s Office, Community Wing

Tuesday, February 20

  • Prayer Group ~ 11 am, Community Room
  • Dream Group ~ 2-4 pm, Community Room
  • Adult Bible Study ~ 3-4 pm, Conference Room
  • AA Meeting ~ 7:30 pm, Lower Level

Wednesday, February 21

  • NAMI Family Support Group ~ 6:30 – 8 pm, Conference Room
  • Student Parishioners Bible Study ~ 6:30-7:30 pm, Community Room

Thursday, February 22

  • Choir rehearsal ~ 7:30 pm, Lower Level

Sunday, February 25

  • Annual Parish Meeting ~ Immediately following the morning service


Adult Forum at Holy Trinity in 2018

Adult Forum  ~ Please come and join us from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. every Sunday in the Community Room for a fascinating and diverse series of Forums centered on the theme of Seeking First the Kingdom of God.  Whether you can come to all or just a few Forums, you are always welcome.  All choir members can now attend since we will finish in time for you to attend the whole choir practice!  


  • January 14th: Ken Grabach will share his faith journey
  • * Jan 21st: Anne Lamott: Help! Thanks! Wow! book study on prayer.
  • * Jan 28th: Anne Lamott: Help! Thanks! Wow! book study on prayer.
  • February 4th: The history, meaning and significance of Walking the Labyrinth
  • Feb 11th: NO FORUM
  • Feb 18th: The Hymnal. How words reflect the age in which the hymns were written.
  • Feb 25th: NO FORUM due to Annual Parish Meeting
  • TBA

* Please buy and read this book in advance.


Upcoming Events/Announcements

Episcopal Relief and Development Hope Chests ~ This Lenten season, our children are once again raising funds for Episcopal Relief & Development.  Parishioners are asked to fill the "Hope Chests" that the children have distributed.  Our theme this year is "Time for Change" - which refers not only to the money we will collect, but also the way in which the children are opening their hearts and minds during Lent to ways in which we can be better global citizens.  Each week, the children will describe how they hope to use this year's money. The campaign will end on March 18th, designated by our Diocese as "Episcopal Relief & Development Sunday.”  Please put your spare change (or dollars or checks) into the Hope Chests, and consider the ways in which Episcopal Relief & Development heals a hurting world.

Annual Parish Meeting ~ All are invited to attend the Annual Parish meeting after the service on February 25th. Lunch will be provided. We will vote on the new vestry members and Diocesan Convention delegates. You will receive the new Parish Photo Directory.

Community Dinner ~ Wednesday, February 28: entree will be Johnny Marzetti (…created in 1896 by Teresa Marzetti who started serving it at her family’s restaurant in Columbus. This popular dish was named “Johnny Marzetti” after her brother-in-law…pasta, beef, tomato sauce, yummy.) Sign-up sheets for volunteers will be in the Narthex but please feel free to volunteer by calling or emailing Judith de Luce (524-7491, We need the usuals: hearty vegetable casseroles, salads, fruit, corn bread, desserts of all kinds. Set up, serving, clean up. THANK YOU!

Ice Skating Outing ~ Sunday, March 4 from 3:00 to 5:00 P.M. The Family Ministries Committee is sponsoring a multi-generational skating outing at Miami's Goggin Ice Arena on Children skate for free, including skate rental.  (All children must have a supervising adult.  No "drop offs.")  The fee for adults is $9.00; skate rental is $3.25.  All members of the congregation, including others they would like to include, are very welcomed.  We will meet at Goggin. Join us for this energetic late winter event!

2018 World Day of Prayer ~ All God’s Creation is Very Good will be celebrated Sunday March 4, 3 to 5 p.m. at the Presbyterian Church.  World Day of Prayer is a worldwide ecumenical movement led by Christian women who come together to observe a common day of prayer and action. This year’s worship was written by the Women of Suriname and focuses on the many rivers and creeks, the rich tropical rainforest and great biodiversity. All are invited.

Holy Trinity and Amazon Smile: Do you shop online at  If so, use Amazon Smile and contribute to Holy Trinity at the same time.  Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, Oxford, OH was very recently added to the list of Amazon Smile charitable organizations.  If you go to Smile.Amazon.Com and designate Holy Trinity as your charity of choice, when you make a purchase, Amazon donates a portion to us!  Take a handout posted on the Narthex Bulletin Board that explains the program—and if you need help signing up or using Amazon Smile, Diana Uhlman, one of our Vestry members can help you.  Call her at 513 523 4674.

Habitat for Humanity update: There will be NO Habitat Build March 3. Due to the bad weather earlier, a new schedule is in the works and will be forthcoming. Questions: contact Judith de Luce (Outreach Commission), 513-524-7491,

Call for Eucharistic Ministers for 10:30 Service ~ Would you like to serve God as a trained Eucharistic Minister? Please contact Bob Benson if you are interested.

Eucharistic Visitors ~ Would you like to serve as a Eucharistic Visitor, taking Communion to the sick and homebound? If so, please email the Reverend Sara Palmer:

Lectors ~ Would you like to Read a Lesson or Lead the Psalm on Sunday mornings? If so, please email the Reverend Sara Palmer:

Sunday Drivers needed 9am-12noon ~ Oxford Seniors is seeking two-three volunteer drivers. Background check, drug screening and training will be provided and paid for by the organization. Volunteer drivers are needed for Sunday mornings and on an as needed basis. For more information or to complete an application, please contact Steve Schnabl at (513) 523-8100. Thank you. Sabrina Jewell Outreach & Marketing Coordinator, Oxford Seniors.

URGENT REQUEST: One of the most important aspects of Outreach of Holy Trinity is to help provide a meal on the fourth Wednesday of every month in the undercroft. We badly need volunteers to coordinate the effort and to commit themselves as soon as possible. Sign up alone or with a pal, company is always efficient and fun. The sign-up sheet is on the stand in the Narthex. I will be sending out a blast soon describing the dinners further, but for now please think seriously about it and sign up soon.  We need your help. Thank you, Judith de Luce

Publications Deadlines ~ Please send Information and announcements for Sunday Bulletins by Monday morning of the week preceding. TRIAD Articles and announcements should be submitted by the 20th of each month. Thanks! Gayle Shidler ~ 513-523-7559 ~

Updating Office Records ~ Would you like your birthday noted in the TRIAD? Or, the birthdays of family members? Your anniversary, if applicable? Would you like to give altar flowers to celebrate a personal or family event, or to memorialize a family member? Or have your name added to the rotation for providing refreshments at coffee hour? If so, please call or email the office with your information, so we can add you to our lists! Thanks! Gayle Shidler ~ 513-523-7559 ~