1712-2012: Celebrating 300 Years
Welcome to Holy Trinity Episcopal Church!
What does your week look like? No time for your family, no time for yourself, no time just to breathe? Maybe it’s time to take a break. Join us this Sunday morning for our worship service . Meet new people, enjoy a nice cup of coffee and become part of the community. Renew your spirit!
Holy Trinity is a church where everyone is welcome to come and to grow in understanding, gratitude, service and peace. We are a friendly bunch and we will try our best to answer any questions you have about our church, our town or our community.
To find out what we do, go to the right hand column under “Of Interest” and click on the “Activities/Ministries” link. You’ll find a list of activities and the people to contact. Or look through the other pages of this website to find even more information.
We look forward to meeting you.
Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, 1956 Main Road, Tiverton, RI 02878
First Saturday of every month, traditional hymns with David Swift on guitar. Third Saturday of every month, joyful Christian Caribbean reggae music.
Sunday 10 :00 am, Holy Eucharist with music and child care
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday 9:00 am, Morning Prayer
Tuesday 12:00 noon, healing service and Holy Eucharist
The 8am Sunday Service Returns on June 9th
This will be a Rite II liturgy and said service and a permanent addition to our liturgical schedule.
All Christians who hunger for God are welcome at our communion table.
Church School, Sundays
To register, call the parish office at 624-4759. Church school is open to all children, whether they are members of Holy Trinity or not. All are welcome!
September thru May
Giggles, Wiggles and God
9:45 to 10:30 am, infants to age 4; childcare with basic religious introduction
9:45 – 10:30 am, Level 1 for children ages 5 & 6, Level 2 for ages 7 & 8; interactive programs focusing on the Bible and the Church
Living the Good News
9:45 to 10:30 am, ages 9 through 11; Scripture-based program for Tweens
8:45 to 9:45 am, ages 11 through 14; a two-year program, the first part of Journey to Adulthood
Lectio Divina for adults
9:00 to 9:45 am, Victorian Parlor, Parish Hall; time of group meditation, prayer and discussion about that Sunday’s Gospel reading
Trinity Trader Thrift Shop
Open Thursday and Saturday, 9:00 am to 2:00 pm
The mission of Holy Trinity Church, under Jesus Christ, is to further the spiritual growth of all; love, minister to, and affirm one another; and be a force for God in our community.
Are you planning a wedding?
If you’re in the planning stages of a wedding, Holy Trinity can provide the perfect place. Beautiful setting, large parish hall, efficient kitchen…what more could you need? See our brochure by clicking on the link in the right hand column on this page. And congratulations!
What’s going on
Calling All Church School Teachers
Fr. John & the Vestry are seeking additional volunteers to serve this fall in the Christian education program as teachers. We are deeply grateful for the love & devotion our teachers provide to their students. If you feel called to do God’s work in this special ministry please contact Fr. John or any vestry member.
Worship – Sunday May 19th
Sunday May 19th is the Birthday of the Church and the children will bring the Holy Spirit into the church. Please be sure to attend this very special event in the life of the church.
Worship – Tuesdays
Every Tuesday afternoon at 12 pm, there is a healing service and celebration of the Holy Eucharist in the church. The service includes a laying on of hands with prayers for healing in body, mind and spirit as well as anointing and blessing Prayer requests for the healing service may be submitted on a weekly basis. Simply fill out a prayer request form and place it in the basket at the usher’s table. Make a date with God in the middle of the week.
We are seeking donations for a total amount of $5oo.oo for the purchase of 2 tents to be placed on the upper and lower levels of the Meditation Garden. In the summer weather we celebrate the 5 o’clock Eucharist outdoors and also have cookouts. The tents would allow us to do this more comfortably. You may write a check to Holy Trinity Church with ‘tent fund’ in the memo section. If you wish to make a cash donation you may use one of the envelopes in the pews in church and write ‘tend fund’ on the envelope. Your contribution to this fundraising effort is very much appreciated. Be sure to join us in the warm weather to celebrate the Holy Eucharist in this beautiful outdoor garden.
Fr. John is looking to raise $800 in scholarship money to send children to Episcopal Summer Camp. If you wish to donate, please make out your check to HTC Discretionary Fund with “ECC Scholarship” in the memo section. If you wish to donate cash, please use the “welcome to worship” envelopes in the pews and be sure to write “ECC” on the envelope. Thank you for helping to send our kids to camp!
Youth Group – Sunday, May 5
Join us for May Breakfast
A May Breakfast will be held on Sunday, May 5, at 11:15 am after the worship service. This will be a fundraiser for the youth mission trip the July when kids from Holy Trinity and Amicable Congregational Church will spend a week in New York City working under the direction of the Youth Service Opportunities Project. Please help sponsor this trip. Please make checks out to Amicable Church with “Youth Group Trip 2013″ on the memo line. Come enjoy a great breakfast and help our kids at the same time!
Fellowship – Sunday, May 12
We love our moms!
Following the worship service on Sunday, May 12, there will be a potluck brunch in honor of all the women in our parish. And this special event will be hosted by all the men of the parish. Please contact Fr John with for more information. Or just bring a nice brunch dish on Sunday (and don’t ask your wife to make it!)
Worship – Sunday May 5
Celebration Sunday with our kids
The first Sunday of every month, our children are invited to take part in the Sunday service helping out with a variety of jobs including lectors, ushers and helping Fr John at the altar. Sign up your kids at least a week before the service on the bulletin board in the parish hall. And bring all your kids to the service!
Community Service – Sunday, May 12
Feeding the sheep
Holy Trinity is looking for four volunteers to serve the evening meal at the New Bedford Salvation Army soup kitchen 4:30 to 6:00 pm on Sunday, May 12. It’s not a hard job but very rewarding. The sign up sheet and directions are on the bulletin board at the back of the church. Contact the parish office with any questions.
The Trader reopened on Thursday, April 4 with all new seasonal clothing and merchandise. Come in and do some shopping for the summer!
Worship – third Saturday of every month
Worship with joyful music
On Saturday, March 16, and every third Sunday of the month, at the Saturday 5:00 pm service, Jude Ahamiojie will play the piano and sing his Christian Caribbean reggae-style music. Come worship God with joyful music and a joyful heart!
Pledges are supporting our mission
Holy Trinity has received 50 pledges to date totaling $68,598. Our goal is $80,000. If you have not yet pledged, please fill out one of the green pledge cards found on the ushers’ table at the back of the church and drop it in the collection plate or mail it to the parish office. Whatever you can give to help support Holy Trinity’s mission within our own walls as well as beyond those walls into the community. Thank you.
Rhode Island Episcopal Charities are another way that we support the Church’s mission out in the community by donating to organizations throughout the state. Holy Trinity’s goal this year is $2500. One hundred percent of your donation goes to the target organizations; all administrative costs are covered by other funding. Please consider giving whatever you can to help those who are in need. See Bill Boardman or Bill Swierk for more information or for donation cards.
Youth Group – spring 2013
What our youth is up to
Holy Trinity/Amicable’s youth group has put together a schedule of activities for February through May. They meet twice a month doing community service, fundraising and some stuff just for fun. You can check out the calendar by clicking on “Youth Group Schedule” in the right hand column of this page, under “Of Interest.” New kids are always welcome – as are adult chaperones! Come join us!
It’s time for your pledge cards
Please don’t forget to fill out your pledge cards and drop them in the collection plate or mail it to the parish office as soon as you can. This helps us to make budget plans for the year. Extra pledge cards are available on the ushers’ table at the back of the church.
A seminarian in our midst
Lynn Sluiter has applied to the Episcopal Divinity School in Cambridge, Massachusetts, with the intention of seeking ordination to the order of priests in the Episcopal Church. She will begin her studies in June. We ask you to keep her in her prayers throughout this process.
What’s a verger?
The modern day verger is a unique lay ministry of the Anglican/Episcopal Church mainly exercised behind the scenes providing support for all those, ordained and lay, who participate in the worship service. The ministry of the verger dates back to the early 12th century in the great cathedrals of England, where they served as protectors of the ordained ministry in processions and carried a weapon, the virge. The verger continues the tradition today ceremonially carrying the virge, dressed in traditional vestments and leading the processions.
Alan Locke, having completed comprehensive study, was elevated to a fellow of the Vergers Guild of the Episcopal Church in Lakeland, Florida, this past October. He has been serving in the role as verger for the past eight years and has only recently begun to vest for worship services. Out of over 1200 guild members in North America, only 258 are “fellows of the guild.” Congratulations, Alan!
To see more photos of Alan’s joining of the fellowship, check out our Flickr link in the right hand column.
Service – Ongoing
Feeding the hungry
Holy Trinity continues to give year-round support to the community food pantry located at the Old Stone Baptist Church in Tiverton. Perishable foods may be dropped off in the basket in the entry of the church. Items needed: canned soups and stews, tuna, peanut butter, pasta sauces, pancake mixes and syrup, canned or dried fruits, beans and lentils, pasta, rice, fruit juice. Please remember that items beyond the expiration date on the package cannot be accepted.
Being friendly can be fun
We need people to sign up to host our Sunday coffee hours after the Sunday service. It’s not hard, and if it’s your first time, we can pair you up with one of the coffee hour veterans to show you the ropes. You don’t even have to bake – that’s what grocery store bakeries are for! The sign up sheet is on the bulletin board in the parish hall. Sign up with a friend and it will be even easier! Hospitality is one of Holy Trinity’s important ministry. Be a part of it!
Join our new Kids’ Choir
All children ages 6 to 11 are invited to sign up to sing in our new children’s choir under the direction of our new organist/music director, Bernadette Nadeau. A wonderful opportunity for the kids to make a joyful noise in praising God!
Never too young or too old to learn
Registration for Holy Trinity’s Christian Education programs is taking place after the 9 am service or by calling the parish office at 624-4759. Programs are open to anyone interested, not only to members of the church, and although registration is encouraged, anyone who isn’t able to register is welcome to attend. Classes begin on Sunday, September 16.
Giggles, Wiggles and God, infants to age 4, is childcare which includes some basic religious instruction; Godly Play I, ages 5 and 6, and Godly Play II, ages 7 and 8, is an interactive program focusing on the Bible and aspects of the Church; Living the Good News, ages 9 through 11, is a Scripture-based program; Rite 13 is a two-year program for ages 11 through 14.
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