1712-2012: Celebrating 300 Years

Welcome to Holy Trinity Episcopal Church!

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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 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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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

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!

September thru May
See the What Kids Can Expect Page for more detailed information about these classes.

Nursery – Toddlers and Pre-K   Activities and handouts that follow the liturgical year.

K through Grade 4   Whirl curriculum, focusing on Gospel stories and following the liturgical year.

Tweens   Whirl curriculum, Bible reading, discussion and activities, following the liturgical year.

Rite 13 and J2A – Teens and Young Adults   Re:form curriculum, focusing on the stories of Biblical ancestors, and how these can impact and inform the struggles and lives of teens and young adults.

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Trinity Trader Thrift Shop

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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!!

 

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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

Fellowship – Saturday, August 6

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Holy Trinity will be hosting its second cook-out of the summer on Saturday, August 6, after the 5:00 pm service. If you are planning to attend, invite family, friends and neighbors to come along too! Hamburgers etc will be provided, bring a side dish to share. Yum!

Vacation notice

Fr John’s vacation

Fr John will be out of the office from Monday, July 25, until Tuesday, August 2. Rev Edward Boucher will celebrate the Holy Eucharist on Saturday, July 30; Fr John will celebrate the 8:00 and 10:00 am worship services on Sunday, July 31. For pastoral emergencies during Fr John’s vacation, please contact Fr Bill Locke at 401-499-6921.

Community Service – Sunday, August 14

It’s our turn to help

Holy Trinity will be serving the evening meal on Sunday, August 14, at the New Bedford Salvation Army soup kitchen from 4:30 to 6:00 pm, and we’re looking for a few more volunteers. The sign-up sheet and directions are on the bulletin board at the back of the church. Thanks!

Community Service

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Church Beyond the Walls, a homeless ministry in Providence, thanks Holy Trinity for the tuna and mayonnaise they have donated for the light meal after the worship service held at Burnside Park each week. It’s time to change over to peanut butter (smooth, please) and jelly. 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!

Worship – Summer 2016

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Come join us worshiping in God’s Holy Splendor! Church on the Beach across the street from the Tiverton Yacht Club at 8:00 am on Sundays: July 17, August 14, September 11, October 9 . Mark your calendars!

ECC Summer Camp – 2016

Summer is for camping

Episcopal Conference Center (ECC) summer camp brochures are located in the rack at the back of the church. This is a beautiful place in the woods of Pascoag, Rhode Island, and perfect for a week of church camp activities available for all age groups. Check out the brochure and sign up your kids soon! And if you know of any child who wants to go to camp but can’t afford it, please contact Fr John. What’s summer without camp?

Worship Music

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Pentecost marks the start of summer recess for the choir, but they’ll still be sitting in the pews helping us lift up our voices in songs of praise and thanksgiving. Spencer and Jude will continue to play alternating weekends throughout the summer. So come and help us make a joyful noise!

Contributions

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. There are 23 families that are already going electronic. 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!

Various Ministries

Something for everyone

Now that the snow is gone and we start to come to life again, there are many ministries at Holy Trinity that can use some extra hands:

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.

Family Information

Stay in touch!

If you have a new email address, telephone number (cell or home phone) or an addition to the family, birthdays and anniversaries, please fill out the family record form available on the Sunday School registration table. If you are not receiving Constant Contact email from Fr John, please fill out the form. Constant Contact is the fastest and most efficient way to keep everyone up to date. Don’t be left out!

Lectio Divina

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.

Community Service

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.

Community Service

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.

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