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1712-2021: Celebrating more than 301 Years

Welcome to Holy Trinity Episcopal Church

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The church is permanently open for in-person worship on Palm Sunday, March 28, 2021, which is the beginning of Holy Week. We also will continue to stream virtual service on Facebook every Sunday during the 10 a.m. Holy Eucharist mass. 

(Please keep it safe for one another, wear your mask and sanitize your hands when you enter the door of the church and when you depart.)

Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, 1956 Main Road, Tiverton, RI 02878. 401-624-4759 or office@htc.necoxmail.com. Fr. John’s office hours: Wednesday through Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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Worship Services

  • Saturday  5:00 pm, Holy Eucharist, 
  • Sunday  8:00 am, Holy Eucharist, 
  • Sunday 10:00 am, Holy Eucharist 
  • Healing Service: Every Thursday at noon.

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 the Holy Trinity or not. For more information, contact Nikki Johnston at nikki36@cox.net. All are welcome to join us!

NEW Music Program ( Rob Currier Organist and Music Director) – Holy Trinity welcomes Rob Currier, our new organist and music director. Mr. Currier will lead the choir and congregation service (Due to COVID restrictions the choir is suspended until further notice.)

Seeking New Choir Members – Now that Rob Currier is leading our musical programs. Holy Trinity is asking you to consider becoming a new choir member. No experience required, we just need voices to lift our hearts, minds, and spirits in the worship of God.  If you are interested please speak with Rob Currier or contact the church office. Please call Rob at 401-265-1589.

The Holy Week Liturgical Schedule

Palm Sunday, March 28, 2021, is the beginning of Holy Week. I will open-up the church permanently, God willing, for in-person worship. On Palm Sunday, we will bless the palms and celebrate the Holy Eucharist at 8 a.m. & 10 a.m. There will be no Palm Sunday processional. Again, God willing, we will do the Palm Sunday procession next year. We will always continue our streaming to Facebook every Sunday during the 10 a.m. Mass. 
 
OnMaundy/Holy Thursday evening, April 1, 2021, at 7 p.m. we will celebrate the Holy Eucharist. There will be no foot washing. The altar will be stripped. We will stream the Mass to Facebook.
 
Good Friday, April 2, 2021, at 3 p.m. We will go the Way of the Stations of the Cross in the church. We will not have the Ecumenical Stations of the Cross with the children of the churches in Tiverton and the luncheon afterward. We will stream the Stations of the cross to Facebook. Again, God willing next year, we can do this important Ecumenical Stations of the Cross throughout the Town of Tiverton with our children carrying the cross.
 
Holy Saturday, April 3, 2021, there will be no Easter Vigil. God willing next year.
 
Easter Sunday Morning, April 4, we will celebrate the Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ at 8 a.m. & 10 a.m. We will stream the 10 a.m. Mass to Facebook.
 

Healing Service

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Every Thursday afternoon at 12 PM, there is a healing service and celebration of the Holy Eucharist in the church. The service includes 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.

Celebration of Fr. John Higginbotham & Liz Crawley marriage on November 20, 2020.

Dear Family, Friends and Holy Trinity Church Family:

With the Covid restrictions many family members, friends, and church members were not able to attend the wedding ceremony. The good news, we have posted our joyous occasion on YouTube to be shared with all.

Love, Fr. John and Liz

 

Are You New? 

You will be warmly welcomed. – In Paul’s letter to the Romans, he gives us a command to show hospitality to others. Here at Holy Trinity, we take Paul’s command seriously. We pride ourselves on making everyone who comes through our doors feel welcome. We are a church family in every way that truly loves and cares not only for one another but also for all those who may come to visit us for a day or who hopefully stay with us for a lifetime.

Walking into a new church, or a new denomination can be an intimidating experience. But don’t let that stop you. To make things a bit easier for you, we offer this brief introduction of what newcomers might expect. If you have questions during the service, feel free to ask someone nearby or one of the ushers at the back of the church.

The Act of Worship – As Episcopalians, we gather in worship to celebrate God’s presence among us. The services follow an order found in our Book of Common Prayer (“common prayer” refers to the prayers we say as a group, in common). We’re a sacramental and liturgical church, acknowledging our traditional rites and roots but open to thoughtful debate.

As you enter the church, you’ll be greeted by an usher and be given a pew bulletin that will guide you through the service, containing all the prayers, responses, and readings. It will also tell you when to stand or kneel. Practices vary, even among Episcopalians. Generally, we stand to sing; prayers are said either standing or kneeling; we stand to hear the Gospel and sit to hear the other readings.

On the back of the pews, you will find two books: the blue 1982 Hymnal and the black Book of Common Prayer from which all services are conducted. Pew bulletins are used to make following the services easier, especially for newcomers.

An Open Door – When you visit an Episcopal church, you will be a respected and welcomed guest. You will not be singled out in any way nor asked to stand before the congregation nor to come forward. You will simply be part of our family as we worship God. We strive to live by the message of Jesus Christ in which there are no outcasts and every one of God’s creations is welcome.