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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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 (No healing service September 20 due to Fr John being away)

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 – Wednesday, September 20

Healing service

Due to Fr John’s vacation, the Wednesday Healing Service will not be held. But please join us next week on Wednesday, September 27.

Christian Education – Autumn 2017

Reflections on the Holy Trinity

imagesDirector of Adult Religious Education, Kate Harrison Bates, and Judy Harrison Bates will lead a discussion group on Richard Rohr’s book, Divine Dance, beginning on Wednesday October 4, 6:30 to 8:00 pm in the parish hall. Discussions will center on the significance of the Holy Trinity and how we can embrace an intimate relationship with the Triune God. To register, please call Judy (401-624-4827) or Kate (401-263-2564) so that we may order the books. (The books will be paid for by the church.)

Fellowship & Fundraising – Saturday, September 30

Fall into Autumn Dinner

downloadOn Saturday, September 30, at 6:00 pm, Shannon and Scott Sherman will host the fourth church dinner with proceeds going to the 2017 Capital Campaign. On the menu is baked ham with all the trimmings. At 7:15 pm Lou Couto will provide the entertainment in the parish hall. Tickets are $20/adults, $10/kids 12 and under. Contact the parish office or the Shermans to purchase tickets. Sign up sheets for volunteers to help and for desserts are in the parish hall.

Harvest Fair – Saturday, November 11

New name, same fun!

The former Christmas Craft Fair will now be called the Harvest Fair. The name is changing to reflect the season in which it’s being held, but the activities, fun and goodies are still the same! Save the date! And if you are a crafter and would like to reserve a table for $30, contact Felicia at 401-225-9033. It will be here before you know it!

Fr John’s vacation – September 16-23

While Fr John is away

Fr John will be on vacation Saturday, September 16, through Saturday, September 23. Rev Edward Boucher will celebrate the 5:00 pm service on the Saturdays, and Rev Michael Pearson will celebrate the 8:00 and 10:00 am services on Sunday. Rev Lynn Orville, will cover any pastoral emergencies while Fr John is away: 207-801-8060 (cell) or 401-635-2452 (St Andrews-by-the-Sea Church, Little Compton).

Community Service

imagesHurricane Harvey

Episcopal Relief & Development is working with dioceses in the recent hurricane’s path to best support responses and to address the needs of those who have lost everything. Presiding Bishop Michael Curry and RI Bishop Nicholas Knisely ask for your support in prayers and financial support for those affecting by this ongoing crisis.

Education

Financial Well-being

At coffee hour on Sunday, September 10, we will be introduced to Jon Skov and Bryan Schmeling from Crossroad Financial Associates in partnership with Thrivent Financial. They will conduct small group workshops and self-guided discussions concerning general money management for all ages, including topics: retirement, income taxes, social security and long-term care.

 

A new group, a new opportunity to serve

downloadA new knitting group from Holy Trinity will be meeting 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!

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!

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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