Events this Week at Holy Trinity Church

Wednesday, October 18

  • Meet Your Neighbors ~ 7 -9 p.m., Lower Level
  • Student Bible Study ~ 7 pm, Community Room

Thursday, October 19

  • Organ Committee meeting ~ 2- 3:30 p.m., Conference Room
  • Choir rehearsal ~ 7:30 p.m., Lower Level

Monday, October 23

  • Rector’s Office Hours ~ 10:00 to 12:00 am, Rector’s Office

Tuesday, October 24

  • Human Resource Committee meeting ~ 10 -11:30 am, Library
  • Prayer Group ~ 11 a.m., Community Room
  • Adult Bible Study ~ 3 to 4:15 p.m., Conference Room
  • AA Meeting ~ 7:30 p.m., Lower Level

Wednesday, October 25

  • Phyllis Hollenbaugh Memorial Service ~ 11 Am, Church, Reception following, Lower Level
  • Student Bible Study ~ 7 pm, Community Room

Thursday, October 26

  • Organ Committee meeting ~ 2- 3:30 p.m., Conference Room
  • Choir rehearsal ~ 7:30 p.m., Lower Level

 

Adult Forum at Holy Trinity in 2017

Please come and join us from 9.00 a.m. to 10.00 a.m. every Sunday in the Undercroft for fascinating and diverse series of Forums centered on the theme of Seeking First the Kingdom of God.  We will listen to three parishioners share their faith stories; we will learn more about worship in the Episcopal Church using our new Nordle Organ; we will study the Psalms as vehicles of prayer, lament and praise in the Kingdom of God; we will learn more about Judaism and explore how we can work with our neighbors, at Hillel next door to advance God’s Kingdom values of justice, inclusiveness, and peace; finally, we will study Michelle Alexander’s NY Times bestseller The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness to see the institutional racism that is disempowering and decimating African American and Latino neighborhoods.  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!

HOLY TRINITY FORUM SCHEDULE FALL 2017

  • October 22nd:  Women Helping Women presentation on sexual abuse.
  • Oct. 29th:  Personal story of Faith Development: Mary Hay 
  • Nov. 5th:  Book Study:  Michelle Alexander:  The New Jim Crow- Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness  
  • Nov. 12th:  Michelle Alexander:  The New Jim Crow-Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness. 
  • Nov. 19th: The New Jim Crow- Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness. 
  • Nov. 26th: Discussion with Hillel staff about Judaism  
  • December 3rd:  Discussion with Hillel staff
  • Dec. 10th: Personal story of Faith Development: Dan Pratt

 

Upcoming Events/Announcements

Friday, October 27th ~ 7:30 pm, Miami University’s Mens Glee Club and Collegiate Chorale concert in Hall Auditorium.

The Godly Play kids from Holy T invite all families with children and youth from our congregation to join us at Butterfield's on Saturday, October 28, to do all the fun Fall things they do there -- the big corn maze, the hayride, pick out some pumpkins, then have some snacks around the fire after we're done! Our children are welcome to invite their friends.  We'll be out there from 4pm to 6pm at Butterfield's Farm Market -- 4000 Oxford Trenton Rd (hwy 73), Oxford.  Please contact John Harper at 513.503.3470 to RSVP or if you have any questions.

Sunday, October 29 at 10:30 a.m. CELEBRATE THE CONSECRATION OF THE NEW ORGAN! Please come and bring your neighbors and friends!  This will be an occasion of great joy and thankfulness for all God’s goodness in providing such an amazing organ.  Bishop Nedi Rivera will preside and there will be special music.  Please bring a savory snack to add to our Special Sundae Bar coffee hour after the service.

NEEDED: WINTER COATS FOR LATINO FAMILIES! PLEASE BRING – OCTOBER 8-22! - Last year, we donated dozens of wonderful warm jackets and coats for adults and children to needy Latinos in Hamilton.  Pat Camacho, who teaches at Miami University, Hamilton, is spearheading the coat drive again this fall.  Please bring your new or gently used and washed coats and leave them outside your Rector’s office, beginning October 8.  The deadline for donations is October 22.  Please ask your friends and families to help with donations also. Sara will deliver the coats on October 28.  If you would like to come and hand out the coats in Hamilton, please let Sara know so that we can coordinate this outreach.

COME JOIN OUR STUDENT BIBLE STUDY! - The weekly Student Bible Study continues Wednesday October 11 from 7-8 p.m. in the new Community Room.  Please bring your Bible and a notebook. Please let the Rev. Sara Palmer know if you can commit to attending: holytrector@gmail.com

ACOLYTE INTRODUCTION AND TRAINING - A one half hour training session for all returning and prospective acolytes will be held Sunday, October 15 in the church following the morning Holy Eucharist.  All interested students are invited to attend. Contact Pete Lindsay at lindsapr@miamioh.edu for more information.

Sunday, October 29 at 10:30 a.m. CELEBRATE THE CONSECRATION OF THE NEW ORGAN! - Please come and bring your neighbors and friends!  This will be an occasion of great joy and thankfulness for all God’s goodness in providing such an amazing organ.  Bishop Nedi Rivera will preside and there will be special music.  Please bring a savory or sweet snack to add to our regular coffee hour after the service.

APPLE PICKING until the end of October: Jeff Stokes is offering free apples to anyone who would like to pick them.  100 laundry baskets full are there for the picking!  All organic Winesap and Goldrush apples.  Please contact Jeff at (765) 647-0318.  The apples could also be donated to the Oxford Food Pantry if someone is willing to pick them. 

Habitat for Humanity Faith Build in Oxford: Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, Oxford Presbyterian Church, St. Mary Catholic Church, Oxford United Methodist Church, the Unitarian Universalists, and Faith Lutheran Church are joining together with Miami students and other community organizations to fund and build the 9th and 10th Habitat houses in the development of Reckford Woods. The foundation will be poured and work on the structure begins November 4 and continues throughout the fall and winter, finishing up in the spring.   Each church will provide build teams of volunteers for Saturday through Thursday workdays. A typical build schedule is approximately 16-20 weeks with volunteers working each Saturday. No experience necessary--all supervision, tools and equipment are provided. The churches participating in the Faith Build will share the cost of the home with other donor sources. You can contribute in so many ways: work on the house, prepare lunch for the volunteers, make individual contributions and support fundraisers for Habitat. Please call Judith de Luce, Chair, Outreach Commission, Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, 513-524-7491, delucej@miamioh.edu

November 2nd and 3rd ~ Oxford Arts Center Interfaith and Ecumenical lectures and Panel discussion to mark the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation.  Our own Peter Williams will speak.

HOLY TRINITY PARTICIPATION IN THE DIOCESE OF SOUTHWESTERN OHIO ~

We are looking for nominees for lay positions on the Budget Committee, the Diocesan Council, the Episcopal Community Services Foundation, the Standing Committee, the Trustees of the Diocese, the Trustees of the Church Foundation, and the Procter Center Board of Directors. This is Bill Ubbes’ (Valerie’s husband) last year on the Diocesan Council as he is term-limited; he also serves on the Procter Board of Directors. The Diocesan Council is the vestry of the Diocese and would be a good start for someone looking to move into diocesan leadership. Bill has found his service on these bodies to be tremendously rewarding and instructive, and he would like to encourage members of Holy Trinity to consider running.  Holy Trinity is under-represented at the Diocesan level so it would be helpful to have someone from Holy Trinity to serve. Most of these committees generally involve Saturday meetings at Procter or at Diocesan House every other month. The descriptions of the various positions, along with a nominating form (candidates are encouraged to self-nominate) can be found here:

https://dsoconvention.org/2017/05/30/nomination-2017/

If anyone is interested or has any questions, please feel free to have them get in touch with me at their convenience. We are trying to fill the nominations by mid-September.  Email –bill.ubbes@parsons.com  Phone or text – 513-309-5502

NEW BRONZE MEMORIAL PLAQUES - Early in the year we exhausted the space on the bronze plaques at the foot of the bell tower to which we attach strips bearing the names of deceased parishioners.  Subsequently, we have acquired and installed two identical plaques so that we may continue to memorialize our members in this special way, both those who died in the interval between the old and new plaques and those of us who pass in years to come. Already we have one request to order a strip.  Please let us know by contacting the church office if you would like to request one or more strips so that we may place a composite order. The price of a strip with the engraved name is $106.00. 

Eucharistic Ministers ~ Would you like to be trained to serve as a Eucharistic Minster at the 10:30 service? If so, please email the Reverend Sara Palmer: holytrector@gmail.com.  

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: holytrector@gmail.com

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

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 ~ holytoffice@gmail.com

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 ~ holytoffice@gmail.com