Events this Week at Holy Trinity

Monday, April 15

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

Tuesday, April 16

  • Prayer Group ~ 11 am, Community Room

  • AA Meeting ~ 7:30 pm, Lower Level

Wednesday, April 17

  • Holy Eucharist with Healing Prayer~ Chapel, 12:15-1:00

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

Thursday, April 18

  • Maundy Thursday Service ~ 7 pm, Church

  • Choir rehearsal ~ 8:00 pm, Lower Level

Friday, April 19

  • Good Friday Walk of Witness ~ Noon. Meet at Oxford Presbyterian Church, walk about Oxford

  • Good Friday Service ~ 7 pm, Church

  • AA Meeting ~ 7:30 pm, Lower Level

BEAUTIFYING THE CHURCH FOR EASTER!  If you would like to purchase an Easter lily in honor or in memory of a loved one, please complete the form and place it in the Offertory plate or return it to the Holy Trinity office by Wednesday, April 17, with your check made out to Holy Trinity marked “Easter Lilies”.  Each lily is $20.00.

Good Friday Offering: Our Presiding Bishop Michael Curry invites Holy Trinity to participate in the Good Friday offering: "The Good Friday offering is one way in which we in the Episcopal Church help to support the ongoing ministry of love and compassion carried out by our Anglican sisters and brothers throughout the Province of Jerusalem and Middle East.  Whether funding an eye clinic in Aden or women’s programs, schools and medical services in the West Bank, the Good Friday offering is making a difference in the lives of so many.  I believe our partnership with those who keep the faith of Jesus alive in the region where our Lord walked and began his movement is a significant aspect of our work as part of the church catholic.”  We will combine our offerings on Good Friday into one check.

Easter is April 21, 2018

All are welcome to the Easter Eucharist of Joy at Holy Trinity as we enter into a season of renewal, reconciliation, and Love that conquers death. For this special service, please invite

your friends and loved ones to join us – there will be beautiful music featuring brass and choral singing.  Help us fill the sanctuary with smiling faces and happy voices!

FESTIVE EASTER BRUNCH AND EASTER ACTIVITIES FOR CHILDREN

There will be a Festive Easter Brunch in the undercroft immediately following the Easter Service. Sign-up for food contributions to the brunch continues for the next two weeks. The sign-up board will be in the Narthex after this Sunday’s service and then in the Undercroft during coffee hour. Please sign up to bring something savory or sweet to contribute to the brunch. We are looking especially for finger foods. If cooking is not your thing, you can sign up to make a monetary contribution to the brunch.  Please contact Sarah Michael at sk65michael@gmail.com or 513-523-3129 with any questions.

Holy Trinity will also  be offering lots of fun things for children on Easter Day. Activity bags will be available in the Sanctuary during the service. Directly after the service, we will have an Easter Egg Hunt for children up to age 7. For children 8 and older, we will have a Scavenger Hunt. During the Easter Reception, children are welcome to come visit the library to make crafts and play games. Invite your neighbors and relatives!

EASTER OFFERING 2019.As you prepare for Easter, members of the Outreach Committee ask you to consider making an offering before or on Easter Sunday to help support the work of the following agencies. 

PFLAG Rainbow Reading Program gives hundreds of books to elementary, middle, and high schools in the Talawanda district. These books cover diversity, inclusion, gender identity, anti-bullying, physical and mental challenges, kindness, multiculturalism, immigrants and self-awareness and are available to all the teachers and, after cataloging, all the students as well as their families.

The Back Pack Program addresses food insecurity in Butler County and is run by volunteers and donations. Each Friday, qualifying students at the three elementary schools in the district discreetly receive and take-home food in their backpacks to stave off their hunger over the weekend. Out of the five counties, Butler County distributes the most bags of food by far:  the Talawanda school district distributed nearly 7,000 bags within one year to the three local elementary schools, Kramer, Bogan and Marshall. On the average 200 children are in the program in Oxford to date.

Oxford Seniors transportation program. Oxford Seniors has been serving the community since 1953 providing access to a range of services and programs for adults 50 years of age or older. Several parishioners are currently working with the OSC to provide transportation on Sundays to local churches.

Episcopal Relief & Development is an international relief and development agency committed to demonstrating a measurable impact in three transformative program priorities: Women, Children and Climate. Outreach has identified ERD’s Early Childhood Development (ECD) program which has impacted nearly 30,000 families in Zambia and Kenya. At the ECD community centers, children learn through play and mothers/caregivers can participate in savings groups. See http://bit.ly/2O0cbLD

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, pastorlawrence@oxfordpresbyterianchurch.org; 315-369-5225

Ellen Buerk, ebuerk@hotmail.com or Will Hazleton, hazletwa@miami.edu, 513-461-1812

Shared Silent Gathering:  Mondays at noon everyone is invited to participate in a Shared Silent Gathering in the Chapel, which begins at 12:10pm.  Come at noon to greet one another.  Departure will be in silence.  Centering, quieting, stillness is a wonderful way to begin a new week and being silent together is especially meaningful.  Hope you can join us.  If you have any questions, please contact Linda Church (523-4356), Nicole Thesz, theszn@miamioh.edu, Mary Hay (524-7947) or Deb Williams, deborah.benkovitz@gmail.com, 412-370-9312).

SUNDAY MAY 5TH, 11.45 a.m., HOLY T’S EARTH DAY CLEANUP!

Join us, young and old, as we fan out to clean up the neighborhood.  Protective gloves, trash bags etc. provided.  A fun family activity and an important way of showing that we care about Oxford, and that God has made us stewards of God’s creation.  Get to know new people as we work together.

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 ~ holytoffice@gmail.com Thank you!