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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Easter Worship Services

Palm Sunday: Saturday 5:00 pm; Sunday 8:00 and 10:00 am (please arrive at 9:45 for the Palm Procession)

Maundy Thursday: 7:30 pm Ecumenical service with foot washing at Holy Trinity Church

Good Friday: 12 noon to 2:00 pm Good Friday Ecumenical Walk, Stations of the Cross led by combined youth groups from Tiverton churches, beginning at Holy Trinity Church, ending at Holy Trinity Church followed by a light lunch in the parish hall

Holy Saturday: 7:30 pm The Great Easter Vigil with music (in place of the usual 5:00 pm service)

Easter Sunday: 6:00 am (sunrise)  Ecumenical prayer service at Old Stone Baptist Church; 8:00 am Holy Eucharist (said service); 10:00 am Holy Eucharist with 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!

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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

Parish Directory

Be a part of the picture!

imgresTo celebrate the church building’s 100th anniversary, we are creating a new pictoral parish directory and invite you all to be a part of it. It will help us all, especially newcomers, to connect names with faces. And it’s easy to do:

Before and after worship services over the next few weeks, schedule an appointment for a sitting with a professional photographer during the sessions listed below. The sessions will be held in the parish hall, and you will only need to come to the church once for the photography and portrait viewing. There is no cost to you unless you choose to purchase copies of the portrait. Dress casual or formal. Bring your pets – after all, they are part of your family!

Everyone that selects a pose for the directory will receive a free directory and a complimentary 8×10 portrait. Be part of the picture!
 
The scheduled dates for photography and portrait viewing are in the parish hall:
Friday, May 12, 1 pm – 8 pm
Saturday, May 13, 10 am – 5 pm
Wednesday, May 31, 1 pm – 8 pm
Thursday, June 1, 1 pm – 8 pm
Lenten Study Series 2017

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The last two sessions of the Lenten Study series, will meet on Friday (instead of Thursday) 6:00 (instead of 6:30) to 8:00 pm. During that time, the Stations of the Cross will be prayed in the church and Holy Week will be explored. Everyone is invited to walk this week with Jesus.

Easter 2017

Easter worship schedule

imagesPalm Sunday: Saturday April 9, 5:00 pm; Sunday, 8:00 am (said service) and 10:00 am, with music and process with palms, please arrive at 9:45 for the Palm Procession

Maundy Thursday: April 13, 7:30 pm, Holy Trinity Church, ecumenical service with footwashing

Good Friday: April 14, 12 noon to 2:00 pm, Good Friday Ecumenical Walk. Beginning at Holy Trinity Church, the combined youth groups from Tiverton churches will lead the 14 Stations of the Cross through the Stone Bridge area of Tiverton, ending back at Holy Trinity. A light lunch will follow in the parish hall. All ages are welcome!

Holy Saturday: April 15, 7:30 pm, The Great Easter Vigil, Holy Eucharist with music (in place of the usual 5:00 pm service)

Easter Sunday: April 16, 6:00 am (sunrise, ecumenical prayer service at Old Stone Baptist Church; 8:00 am Holy Eucharist (said service); 10:00 am Holy Eucharist with music

Easter 2017

Tulips

imagesOfferings for tulips to decorate the church on Easter Sunday are being received through Palm Sunday, April 9. Potted tulips may be sponsored for $8.00 each and dedicated as Easter memorials and thanksgivings. Envelopes for orders are on the ushers’ table, or you may call the parish office, 401-624-4759. Please make checks out to Holy Trinity Church with “Easter Tulips” in the memo line.

Fellowship & Fundraising – Saturday, April 1

Swing into Spring!

imagesOur second dinner/fundraiser for the Capital Campaign is coming up on Saturday, April 1, at 6:00 pm. Scott and Shannon Sherman will be hosting a chicken dinner in the parish hall followed at 7:30 with  entertainment by Tiverton singer, Lou Couto. Tickets are $15 for adults, children 12 and under $8.  BYOB. Please make your reservations as soon as possible  by calling the parish office at 624-4759. And if you would like to help with Friday prep or on Saturday’s event, there are sign-up sheets on the bulletin board in the parish hall.

Home Fire Safety

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The American Red Cross will install FREE smoke alarms in your home. During a home visit, generally about 20 minutes, Red Cross-trained volunteers will install alarms where they’re needed in your home. They will also provide valuable emergency preparedness information and a Family Disaster Plan. To schedule a visit, register at http://www.redcross.org/ri/schedule-a-visit or call 877-287-3327 and choose option 1.

Lenten Worship 2017

Stations of the Cross

imagesThe fourteen Stations of the Cross will be celebrated on Friday evenings at 6:00 pm in the church throughout Lent. All are welcome to pray and remember the sufferings of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of our sins and for the salvation of our souls. the Stations of the Cross will culminate on Good Friday, April 14, at noon with a youth-led interfaith Good Friday Walk throughout the town of Tiverton.

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.

Hospitality Ministry

It’s time for coffee!

If you enjoy going to coffee hour and you have not hosted (or maybe it’s been a while), then consider signing up for this important ministry of hospitality. Don’t fret about the coffee – Fr John brews his Navy coffee, both regular and decaf, every Sunday morning. All you have to do is bring the food. Our sexton, Don Martin, comes in afterward and does the clean up (he’s going to Heaven for that!). Hosting coffee hour is very easy but so important to making everyone feel welcomed! The sign-up sheet is on the bulletin board in the parish hall.

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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!

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.