Events this Week at Holy Trinity

Tuesday, May 14

Rector’s Office Hours ~ 10:00am to 12:00pm, Community Wing

Prayer Group ~ 11:00am, Community Rm.

Vestry Meeting ~ 7:00pm, Community Rm.

AA Meeting ~ 7:30pm, Lower Level

Wednesday, May 15

Holy Eucharist and Healing Prayer ~ Chapel, 12:15pm-1:00pm

NAMI Family Support Group ~ 6:30pm -8:00pm, Conference Rm.

Thursday, May 16

Dick Smith Celebration of Life ~ 2:00pm

Reception in Undercroft following the service.

Open Altar Flower Dates: Aug. 4, December 29.    


New Approach.  The main course in May will be meat loaf.  Let’s see how that redistributes the preparation load and creates more variations.

MENU:  Main course : Meat Loaf. See sign up formats for all the details.

Questions: Contact coordinator Kathleen Carels,  523 8614.

For Paper sign up:  Familiar sheet in narthex bulletin board.

For Online sign up:  perfect

            Click on box: FIND.

            Coordinator: Carels   Password:  holyt

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              Next screen:  Find foods and tasks: Click to add your name and your information.

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Thanks every one.  The dinner always seems to come together at the last minute.  BTW: I’m not a last minute kinda gal. Please help now.


We have 2 homebound women who are unable to come to Holy Trinity.  They thus need Holy Communion taken to them: Jane Strippel at Woodland Manor and Bessie Miller who lives near Kroger.  Beginning in the summer, Neil and Mary Poppendeck who have served so faithfully as Eucharistic Visitors will no longer be available.  We need 2 more people to take their place. I would train you as Eucharistic Visitors, you would take the Diocesan Safe Church Training and you would receive a certificate from the Diocese.  You would only take Communion out once a month, on the first Sunday of each month.  You would alternate with Rich Bement and Judi Nelson visiting Jane Strippel and Bessie Miller. This is a joyful and meaningful ministry that feeds the spirits of our Eucharistic Visitors as well as blessing those whom we visit.  Jane and Bessie are so appreciative of our visits and love to share their memories with us.

Please contact the Rev. Sara Palmer ASAP if you are interested in learning more: or call 513 883 4969.


Spirit of Scotland 2020 ~ sponsored by the Oxford Presbyterian Church ~ Eight Day Guided Tour Exploring Our Sacred Heritage.  If you ever dreamed of walking the historic streets of Edinburgh and Stirling, sauntering across the holy isle of Iona, witnessing the majestic beauty of the Scottish Highlands, or exploring  St. Andrews’ ancient university and golf course, the Spirit of Scotland is for you.  Ecumenical and welcoming, interested friends and neighboring congregations are invited to join us in May 2020 for this exciting spiritual journey.  The tour leader is Rev. Lawrence Bartel (Oxford Presbyterian Church) in coordination with Rev. James Wallace (Church of Scotland).

Inquiries can be addressed to any of the following:

Rev. Lawrence Bartel,; 315-369-5225

Ellen Buerk, or Will Hazleton,, 513-461-1812


Vacation Bible School (VBS) is coming to Holy Trinity June 21 through June 23

Again this year Holy Trinity is joining forces with the Oxford Presbyterian Church, Oxford Lutheran Church and Oxford Methodist Church to bring three half days of FREE bible school to the children of Oxford.  This year’s theme is: God is Love.  But there’s something new this year - VBS is being held at Holy Trinity!  

Our Schedule this year is:

Friday, June 21 from 5pm to 8pm

Saturday, June 22 from 9:45am to 1pm

Sunday, June 23 from 10:15am to 12:30pm

Children from preschool through rising 5th graders will rotate between the Undercroft, the Godly Play room and even the green space outside the community room for music, games and storytelling.  Each meeting will include a meal - either lunch (at the end of Saturday and Sunday sessions) or dinner (before the Friday session).  On Sunday the entire Holy Trinity congregation is invited to join in!

Children should register in advance using this URL:

As with any group effort, we need volunteers to help us make this a pleasant experience for everyone ,while keeping the cost free.  Any child too old to attend is more than welcome to volunteer!  Of course, we’ll also need adults too.  Same day volunteers can help take groups of children from one activity to the other or help out in the kitchen preparing and serving that day’s meal.  In particular, Holy Trinity will be asked to provide sides (to Fried Chicken provided by the Presbyterians) for Sunday lunch.  Also - those who’d like to do their volunteering in advance can help set up decorations in the various spaces used throughout Holy Trinity during the week before June 21.

Volunteers please sign up using this url:

Volunteers - do you have some special skills that you’d like to contribute (youth too!)? Particular roles we are looking to fill are: volunteers to staff the infant room (for children of volunteers from 0 to 2 years old), someone to help run games, a kitchen host to guide each day’s meal prep team, a co-coordinator for Sunday lunch sides and a nurse.  All but the nurse and kitchen host could be done by older youth, if they are interested.

As with each year, VBS works to aid a local charity that fits the chosen theme for the year.  This year’s theme: God is Love we chose to express with gifts to which provides backpacks full of personal and comfort items that foster children can take with (and keep as their own) in their new home.

We are so excited to be at the center of this wonderful interfaith collaboration on behalf of our youth!  If you know a child who would like to attend or would like to volunteer, please join us.

Publications Deadlines ~ Announcements for Sunday Bulletins should be dropped off or sent via email by Monday morning of the week preceding. Articles and announcements for the TRIAD should be submitted by the 20th  of each month, to:

Kathy Kuehnle, at 513 -527559 ~ Thank you!