1712-2012: Celebrating 300 Years

Welcome to Holy Trinity Episcopal Church!

Rest, Renew, Rejoice!

htc-frontWhat 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 a spiritual community.  Renew your spirit!

Holy Trinity is a church where everyone is welcome to come and to grow in faith, 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!

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.

Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, 1956 Main Road, Tiverton, RI 02878
401-624-4759   office@htc.necoxmail.com

Fr John’s office hours:
Wednesday through Saturday, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

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Christmas Worship Services

Saturday, December 23  5:00 pm Holy Eucharist

Christmas Eve, Sunday, December 24
8:00 am   Holy Eucharist

10:00 am   Children’s pageant (without costumes) with the telling of the Christmas story, hymn singing and readings
There will be no 4:00 pm service on Christmas Eve
10:00 pm   Holy Eucharist with music

Christmas Day, Monday, December 25
10:00 am   Holy Eucharist 
without music

Worship Services

Saturday  5:00 pm, Holy Eucharist without music

Sunday  8:00 am, Holy Eucharist without music

Sunday 10:00 am, Holy Eucharist with music and child care

Wednesday through Saturday 9:00 am, Morning Prayer 

Wednesday 12:00 noon, Healing Service and Holy Eucharist

All Christians who hunger for God are welcome at our communion table.

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Church School, Sundays

Church School runs from September to May with different programs for each level. Please go to our What Kids Can Expect to find out more. 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. For more information, contact Nikki Johnston at nikki36@cox.net. All are welcome to join us!

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Trinity Trader Thrift Shop

The shop is open Thursdays and Saturdays, 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. Come see our wide array of gently used merchandise! And check us out on Facebook! Celebrating our 30th anniversary this year!

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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!

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What’s going on

Worship – Christmas 2017

Christmas Worship

Since Advent 4 and Christmas Eve fall on the same Sunday this year, the liturgical schedule is a little different than most years. For the schedule of Christmas worship services, please see the worship schedule by scrolling up. Come join us to celebrate the birth of Jesus, our Saviour!

Community Service – Christmas 2017

Giving Trees have sprouted up!

imagesThis year Holy Trinity has two Giving Trees. Thank you all for your generosity in this season of giving.

Lucy’s Hearth   We have adopted a group of children from Lucy’s Heath in Middletown this holiday season. There are still tags on the tree at the entrance of the church, and the deadline for returning unwrapped gifts to the church has been extended to Sunday, December 17. Please stop by, take a tag, and help make someone’s Christmas special.

Church Beyond the Walls   We will once again collect gifts for homeless men and women. Please donate warm socks, knit caps, and gloves (no mittens). A collection box marked “Church Beyond the Walls” will be in the entrance to the church. Please bring all gifts unwrapped, and they will be placed on the tree at the front of the church.

Christian Education

Graduates of Holy Communion Class

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At the 10:00 service on Sunday, November 19, 17 of our children celebrated completing a Holy Communion class. In honor of the occasion, each child as well as the two teachers, Nikki Johnston and Kalissa Pomfret, were presented with beautiful red-leather-bound Bibles, and there was a celebration reception after. Such a joyous occasion! Congratulations!

Christian Education – Advent 2017

Advent Series: Hallelujah!

Hallelujah: The Bible and Handel’s Messiah. This Advent we will explore the scriptural texts of Handel’s Messiah through music over the four weeks of this season. The series will continue for the six weeks of Lent focusing on the Lenten texts of Messiah. The classes will meet in the Parish Hall 6:30 to 8:00 pmWednesdays November 29, December 6; Thursday, November 14; and Wednesday December 20. Please sign up on the sheet posted in the Parish Hall so the books can be ordered. Hallelujah!

 

Stewardship – 2018

Matching gift

We have an online donations challenge: for those who sign up to pay their pledge through our web page and who increase their pledge by $5 per week, a very generous parish member will match that donation with an additional annual donation of $60. Signing up is easy – just go to the giving page and follow the steps. Thank you!

Community Service – ongoing

Sandwich supplies

sandwichThe ministry at Church Beyond the Walls which provides weekly Saturday worship services and a light meal to the homeless in Burnside Park in Providence are in need of donations of tuna fish, mayonnaise, (smooth) peanut butter and jelly for the making of the sandwiches that are served. Fr John leads this service about once a month and will bring the supplies to Providence. Thank you for your support of this important ministry.

Fundraising – Ongoing

Save those grocery receipts!

Thanks to everyone who keeps bringing their receipts from Lees and Clements Markets. Holy Trinity just received a check from Clements for $162.68. These markets donate one percent of the grocery receipts that are collected, so if you shop at one of these stores, save your receipts and drop them in the basket in the church entry. Thank you!

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Something for everyone

Altar Guild – The Altar Guild is the behind-the-scenes backbone of the worship services, maintaining the linens, supplies, polishing the brass, arranging the flowers and setting up the altar. Contact the parish office at 624-4759.

Trinity Trader – The Trader is the signature ministry of Holy Trinity. We provide gently used clothing, jewelry, accessories, shoes, books along with many household treasures. Stop by during store hours, Thursdays and Saturdays, 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. There’s always something to help out with!

Choir – Do you sing in the shower? Why don’t you share that virtuoso voice with our choir! Contact our organist and choir director, Spencer Sacco, at 401/474-1759 to find out more.

Coffee Hour – Our ministry of hospitality, both to one another and to our visitors, is an important part of every Sunday. You are invited to host a coffee hour – it’s not hard! And if you aren’t comfortable making coffee, Fr John will make it for you! The bright yellow sign-up sheet (and information on How-To) is on the bulletin board in the parish hall.

Serving Others – Holy Trinity helps to serve the evening meal at the New Bedford Salvation Army soup kitchen four times a year.   It’s not a hard job but very rewarding. The sign up sheet with dates and directions are on the bulletin board at the back of the church. Contact the parish office with any questions.

Church Beyond the Walls – Church Beyond the Walls is a homeless ministry in Providence. Fr John invites anyone who would like to come and worship with the CBTW to come with him on the first Saturday of the month. Fr John leaves the church parking lot at 1:00 pm for Burnside Park. The service begins at 2:00 and finishes around 3:00. Join us in worship and fellowship!

Knitting Circle – A knitting group meets on Tuesday afternoons 1:30 to 4:00 pm in the parish hall. We will make prayer shawls for the infirm and those in need of extra blessings. We will make welcome baskets for refugees entering our country. We will learn and share new skills and ideas and will build friendships and fellowship. For more information, contact Patrice at 401-829-6677 or pdavismaze@gmail.com. Come join us!

Feeding the Hungry – Holy Trinity continues to give year-round support (including the vegetables grown in our garden) 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. Please remember that items beyond the expiration date on the package cannot be accepted.

Grocery Receipts – Save your grocery receipts from both Lees and Clements Markets and drop them in the baskets in the church entry or in the lower level hallway. The markets donate one percent of the grocery receipt totals. It’s something that everyone can do!

Ministry Support

Online giving is so easy!

If you are not giving electronically, please consider a donation through our website. No more check writing! But it provides a constant flow of revenue for the church, even when you go on vacation. It’s safe, secure and can be scheduled when it’s convenient for you. Go to the menu at the top and click on the donating tab. It will walk you through a quick and easy process. Thank you!

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Sundays at 9am

In the Victorian Parlor each Sunday morning at 9am Fr. John will lead an adult education class based on the timeless question “What is God calling me to do?”  There  will be a gospel reading of the day and reflections of the participants.  No sign up is required. Come join us for this opportunity to learn & grow in the gospel.

Worship – Wednesdays at Noon

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Every Wednesday 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.

 

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