News Archive2018-11-08T10:39:40-05:00

Fifty Great Days! (Also, the Great 50 Days)

April 19th, 2020|

We had a couple of lovely bursts of sunshine in our week. On one of them, not only did I learn that miniature daffodils exist, I learned they are blooming at Trinity! What a lovely little highlight in the day as I (and you)

A Rose and a Thorn

March 29th, 2020|

What is your favorite time of day to be in our chapel or sanctuary? It’s hard for me to choose. I love early morning light hitting the old windows in the sacristy. I love our chapel on a winter evening when the wood enfolds us

You are God’s Temple

March 18th, 2020|

Do you not know that you are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit dwells in you? 1 Corinthians 3:16 Dear People of Trinity Church, For the next several weeks, we will need to be Trinity Church without meeting in our sanctuary and parish hall. Remember,

Why does church matter?

March 1st, 2020|

There are lots of other places that we could be on a Sunday other than in church. Places that might be more fun – like brunch, or a soccer game, or the dog park. Places that would make more sense to those who are not

Less is more

February 23rd, 2020|

“What are you giving up for Lent?” goes the old question. Most of us remember, from childhood, “giving up something” during the season of Lent because Lent is when faithful people are invited to “self-examination and repentance through prayer, fasting, and self-denial” (Book of Common

Watertown (and all around) needs your light

February 16th, 2020|

When we’ve had back-to-back-to-back grey days in the winter, isn’t a burst of sunshine (even when it’s shining through the clouds) the most welcome sight? Light is essential for almost everything we have and need in this life. So then it’s no surprise that Jesus

Giving and receiving

February 9th, 2020|

The beloved Mr. Rogers (of Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood fame) is to have said, “All of us, at some time or other, need help. Whether we’re giving or receiving help, each one of us has something valuable to bring to this world. That’s one of the

A new light is shining…

February 2nd, 2020|

Did December or January bring something new into your life for 2020? Maybe a new grandchild, a new hobby, a new friendship, or a new horizon like retirement? Each Sunday we’re also thinking about what’s new. In the Sundays after Epiphany, we give thanks that

Be encouraged!

January 26th, 2020|

One of you recently heard me wondering if we’ll still see birds in the snow. That thoughtful person then brought me her next issue of Birds & Blooms with its snow birds cover story! It’s been a delight to thumb through the pages and think

Trinity ~ Our Community Gathered in Love

September 8th, 2019|

This Sunday, I’ll have a new experience here at Trinity. A portion of our community will worship at 8 a.m., then some of us will gather for Adult Christian Formation at 9:15 a.m., and then a portion of our community will worship at 10:30 a.m.

Let’s Inspire a Movement!

August 25th, 2019|

The Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love

Being Human

August 18th, 2019|

The Tenth Sunday after Pentecost In the closing moments of Ken Burns’ Mark Twain, the writer Russell Banks speaks of how Twain’s work “goes on altering our consciousness of the world.” He continues: “You know, human beings, we’re a strange species, we’re unique almost, but

School Supplies Drive

August 16th, 2019|

It’s that time of year again to start collecting school supplies for the Urban Mission. The Mission is in need of backpacks, pencils, glue sticks, pens, notebooks, loose-leaf paper, scissors, rulers, and pencil boxes. Please bring donated items to the school display located in the


August 11th, 2019|

The Ninth Sunday after Pentecost A member of our church recently recalled the joy of watching her four-year-old granddaughter catch fireflies near the lake. She said it was one of those magical times where all the adults wanted to almost freeze time in place –


August 4th, 2019|

The Eighth Sunday after Pentecost These beautiful summers in the North Country remind me of the saying that “A Christian should be an alleluia from head to foot,” which is attributed to St. Augustine of Hippo. To make our lives a celebration. To live eucharistically.

What’s Your Dream for Trinity?

July 21st, 2019|

The Sixth Sunday after Pentecost When our bishop met with our vestry on Sunday, she asked us “What’s your dream for Trinity? Whether it feels too big, too small, too scary, too impossible, let us hear it.” We heard a few of them and in

UTO Update

July 18th, 2019|

Trinity’s United Thank Offering project concluded a few weeks ago. Our little blue boxes collected $641.14, which will join countless others to help support the numerous projects sponsored by the Episcopal Church UTO program. Many, many thanks!  

Freedom Isn’t Free

July 7th, 2019|

The Fourth Sunday after Pentecost In and around national holidays like the Fourth of July, we’re commonly reminded that “freedom isn’t free.” Most often this is a reminder of the sacrifices made by our armed forces and their families. As American Christians, we often reflect

Remembering. Re-membering.

June 30th, 2019|

The Third Sunday after Pentecost “That’s the song!” the man said. “My wife and I, she’s gone now, danced to it right here in Trinity House. What a wonderful memory!” Several of us at Thursday night’s Trinity Summer Series concert heard happy attendees confide in

Grow in Peace & Joy

June 23rd, 2019|

The Second Sunday after Pentecost Our first full week in Watertown, my husband Michael and I have been enjoying Thompson Park almost every evening. All those shades of green to enjoy! Likewise, our church is in our green season and the routine of life is

Listening to Trinity

June 16th, 2019|

The Day of Pentecost: Whitsunday Dear People of Trinity, Thank you for the gift of your understanding at my quick departure just as I began work on June 3. Being with my family at my mother’s death was a gift and I’ll be grateful for

Trinity Summer Concert Series Begins

June 12th, 2019|

The Trinity Summer Concert Series kicks off Thursday, June 27, with a performance by the Arrhythmias (Big Band swing) at 6:30 p.m. on the south lawn of the church grounds. Admission is free. Concessions will be available. Parking on Sherman Street is encouraged for those

Celebrate With Us!

May 21st, 2019|

Join us as we welcome our new rector, the Rev'd Molly Payne-Hardin Sunday, June 2 Worship at 9:30 a.m. (First Sunday) followed by a potluck in the Parish Hall. Bring your signature dish.   June 2 also marks the beginning of our summer schedule, one service

The Gratitude Lifestyle: United Thank Offering

May 19th, 2019|

Submitted by Kathy Paddock What are the first words a toddler learns to say? Dada, mama, and bye-bye? Yes, of course, but also near the top of the list would be these little words: Please and Thank you. It took our parents and grandparents years

Annual Meeting and Elections, and Pancakes!

April 28th, 2019|

The 191st annual general meeting of parishioners and elections will be Sunday, May 5, in the Parish Hall, following our First Sunday combined service at 9:30 a.m. Polls will open an hour before the election. A pancake breakfast will be served. Elections will be held

Year-Round Stewardship workshop offered in Pulaski

April 21st, 2019|

Year-Round Stewardship, a free workshop with the Diocese of Central New York, will be offered at several times and locations around the diocese, including 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 7, at St. James Church, 24 Lake St., Pulaski. Learn fun and useful ways to keep your

The Rev. Molly Payne-Hardin to be rector

April 4th, 2019|

Official announcement was made Sunday, March 31, at both services that the Rev. Molly Payne-Hardin has accepted the call to be Trinity’s next rector. A passionate follower of Jesus in the Episcopal Church, the Rev. Molly Payne-Hardin empowers congregations to spread the good news of

Volunteer workers, bakers needed for ECW sale

March 28th, 2019|

A message from ECW President Pat Williams The annual Trinity Church rummage sale is scheduled for noon to 4 p.m. Friday, April 26, and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 27, in the Parish Hall of Macsherry Parish Center. With the exception of clothing,

March 24 worship

March 6th, 2019|

By now you should have received a letter from Rev. Barb, announcing the conclusion of her interim work among us. On her final Sunday, March 24, we will have one service of Holy Eucharist at 9:30 a.m., followed by a farewell coffee hour. If you

Tuesdays in Lent

March 1st, 2019|

Join us on Tuesdays in Lent at noon in the Parish Hall for Noonday Prayers. Scripture readings are those especially appointed for weekdays in Lent. Bring a bag lunch, and join us after prayers for fellowship. Prayers begin Tuesday, March 12.  

Annual Meeting Reports

February 18th, 2019|

Committee chairpersons and group leaders, please compile and send your reports for this year’s annual meeting booklet to the parish administrator by Friday, March 15. Reports cover the period Jan. 1, 2018, through Dec. 31, 2018.  

Annual rummage sale set for April 26 and 27

February 14th, 2019|

The annual Trinity Church rummage sale is set for noon to 4 p.m. Friday, April 26, and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 27, in the Parish Hall. The Episcopal Church Women are accepting any and all gently used items (except clothing) that might

New giving program for Lent

February 12th, 2019|

The Trinity Church Outreach Program is hosting a new giving program for Lent. Here is how it will work. Pick up a large plastic bag at the Outreach Table in the main foyer of the parish center. For every day in Lent, place into the

Nominations accepted for May 5 annual meeting

February 10th, 2019|

Before you know it, May will be here, and we will be having our annual meeting. At that meeting, Sunday, May 5, voting members (communicants in good standing who are at least 18 years old) will have the opportunity to vote for three vestrymen: two

Holy Habaneros mark 20 years at chili cook-off

February 8th, 2019|

The North Country Chili Cook-Off was born at Trinity Church 20 years ago, when the Volunteer Transportation Center (VTC) was located in the old parish house, and Trinity’s team, the “Holy Habaneros,” has participated every year since. Those present at last Sunday’s brunch after the

‘Souper’ Sunday set for Feb. 3

January 24th, 2019|

Our February “First Sunday” 9:30 service and potluck falls on the same day as the Super Bowl, Feb. 3, so please join us for worship and “SOUPer Sunday” that day. As you’re considering what to bring for lunch, dig up your favorite Super Bowl dish

Trinity to host American Red Cross blood drive Feb. 23

January 16th, 2019|

Trinity Church is hosting an American Red Cross blood drive from 1 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, in the Parish Hall of Macsherry Parish Center. We are looking for people to donate blood if you are able. If you are not able to donate

Trinity to host ‘Way of Love’ diocesan workshop

January 10th, 2019|

Ready for spiritual renewal in the new year? Join the Diocese of Central New York for a free workshop on the Episcopal “Way of Love.” Explore practices to deepen your spiritual life, and learn how to share the Way of Love with your community. This

Chili cook-off donations

January 9th, 2019|

Trinity’s Holy Habaneros chili cook-off team, led by chef Don Terpstra, will be participating in the 20th annual North Country Chili Cook-Off, which will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, at Dulles State Office Building, 317 Washington St., Watertown. The team

Bishop DeDe Duncan-Probe’s 2018 Christmas message

December 20th, 2018|

“We have an opportunity to embody, to incarnate, a different message to the world…” Watch above: Bishop DeDe Duncan-Probe of the Episcopal Diocese of Central New York offers a Christmas message for 2018. What does it mean to embody, to incarnate, a message that love

Reverse Advent Calendar

December 5th, 2018|

Instead of receiving a gift every day in Advent, consider giving a gift through our Reverse Advent Calendar project, to bless the hungry in our community. For every day of Advent, place one food item in a box and return the box to Trinity on

A Message from Trinity Altar Guild directress

November 29th, 2018|

Dear Fellow Parishioners, Being named Altar Guild directress emerita and the dedication of the new Gospel and altar books was and is truly an honor. I accepted with deep gratitude and humility. It has been my pleasure to serve and be a part of the

Diocesan Convention

November 18th, 2018|

The 150th Convention of the Diocese of Central New York was held Nov. 10 and 11 at the Holiday Inn, Liverpool. Trinity’s delegation included the Rev. Barb Schmitz, Ronald H. Cole, Daphne L. Sterling, Hannah Bajakian and Ingrid Knudsen. Kyle P. Ramey, a member of

Another saint with Trinity roots

November 8th, 2018|

Henrietta Wood Foote Brewer July 13, 1842 - March 17, 1903 Sermons the past two Sundays have focused on the early history of Trinity. This morning, we remember another “saint” with a connection to Trinity, Watertown. Today’s sermon focuses on the remarkable story of Henrietta Wood

Annual holiday bazaar

November 7th, 2018|

Trinity’s annual holiday bazaar, sponsored by the Episcopal Church Women, will be from noon to 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, in the Parish Hall. The ECW happily encourages one and all to volunteer to bake goodies

Outreach update

November 6th, 2018|

During October, 29 food items and $25 were collected for Watertown Urban Mission’s food pantry. Our Fourth Sunday collection for the Mission’s critical needs program yielded $69 and 60 pairs of underwear and 32 pairs of socks were collected through Sundays for Undies campaign. The

Altar Guild directress honored

November 6th, 2018|

During our First Sunday service, Nov. 4, new Altar and Gospel books were dedicated in honor of Donna S. Barber. The books are a gift of the Trinity Altar Guild. Mrs. Barber also was honored by Trinity Vestry, which on Sept. 25 signed a proclamation,

Our second First Sunday – All Saints’ Day

November 1st, 2018|

All Saints’ Day is a major feast day of the church. We gather together on this “First Sunday” to remember those who, having professed faith in the living Christ in days past, crowned their profession with heroic deaths. Not an official saint in our church

Trinity Concert Series Reaches out to Local High Schools

October 24th, 2018|

Following the October 21 concert featuring The Same Stream choir, conductor James Jordan and members of the choir spent time with nearly 50 high school students from Beaver River and Carthage talking about their experiences and answering questions the students had about the group, their

Annual Hats and Mittens Drive

October 11th, 2018|

New and gently used hats and mittens for Watertown Urban Mission will be accepted Sunday, Oct. 21, through Sunday, Nov. 4, for delivery to WUM on Nov. 5.  

A Message from the Outreach Committee

October 3rd, 2018|

Thank you to all who participated in the September Pastabilities for Watertown Urban Mission. This month of October we would like to focus on a different critical needs area and that is undergarments for kids. We will be calling it Sundays for Undies! So please

Flu Clinics Scheduled

September 25th, 2018|

Get ahead of the flu before the season begins! Flu shot clinics will be offered from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, and after both services Sunday, Oct. 14. The clinics will be held in the parish center library. Registration forms are available at

Urban Mission Update

September 12th, 2018|

The following school supplies were collected and taken to the Urban Mission for distribution: 15 backpacks; 11 pencil cases; 40 folders; 19 pairs of scissors; 8 packets of paper; 35 boxes of crayons; 20 highlighters; 66 erasers; 100+ pens; 350+ pencils; 89 notebooks; 13 binders;

At Trinity this Fall

September 4th, 2018|

Return to two services Join us next Sunday, Sept. 9, as we return to two services of Holy Eucharist at 8 and 10:30 a.m. Prayer book dedication Also on Sept. 9, copies of the Book of Common Prayer given in memory and in honor of

Rector Search Committee update

September 1st, 2018|

Thank you to Ron Roberts (chair), Debra Leopard, Linda Roof, and Frank Whitehead for their diligent work on the Search Committee for a new rector. Their service is greatly appreciated. They have laid an invaluable foundation as the search continues. Search Committee members Peter Gibbs

Back to School Supply Drive

August 2nd, 2018|

By Hannah Bajakian School supplies are needed for the Watertown Urban Mission Critical Needs Program’s annual “Back to School Supply Drive.” Items include pens, pencils, markers, erasers, re-sealable zipper storage bags, calculators, glue sticks, scissors, highlighters, and new or gently used backpacks. Discount stores are

Trinity to host blood drive Aug. 17

July 19th, 2018|

By Patricia Davis Again this year, Trinity Church is hosting an American Red Cross blood drive, from 1 to 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 17, in the Parish Hall. We are always looking for people to donate blood, and we also need other kinds of volunteers

Knudsens Travel to El Salvador

July 5th, 2018|

By Thom Knudsen Ingrid and Jill Knudsen are traveling to El Salvador. Last year Ingrid and several other high school youths of the Diocese of Central New York went on the youth pilgrimage to our companion diocese in El Salvador. It was a powerful experience for

Project Linus

July 3rd, 2018|

Project Linus, a national nonprofit organization, maintains a mission of providing a sense of love, security, warmth, and comfort to children who are seriously ill or in need. More than 7 million children in all 50 states have already received blankets. The success of Project

“School’s Out” PB&J Drive!

June 19th, 2018|

Summer can be a very difficult time for families with school-age children who usually get free lunches at school. Help our local families by donating peanut butter and jelly throughout the month of July! We will have a donation box located near the entrance of

Flower Delivery Volunteers Needed

June 14th, 2018|

One of our many forms of outreach at Trinity is delivering altar flowers to those who are unable to attend worship or who have a special occasion to celebrate. We know that it is appreciated. We are currently in need of people to deliver these

A Tactile Experience

June 4th, 2018|

Aside from the Bible, the most wonderful book to Anglicans is the Book of Common Prayer. Generations of people have held it in their hands to say their prayers in church, at home, on the battlefield, at the beach. It is a tactile experience that

Outdoor Clean-Up and Cookout Luncheon

May 28th, 2018|

Join us Sunday, June 3, for ‘Here Comes the Sun’ Sunday. An outdoor work day and cookout lunch will follow the 9:30 service. Everyone is encouraged to wear their work clothes to service, after which we will work on clean-up and mulching of flower beds,

Trinity Vestry Actions Update

May 22nd, 2018|

At its meeting Tuesday, May 22, Trinity Vestry: Appointed Sue DeMar as clerk, (a non-voting position), replacing Elizabeth Gendron, who had been clerk since 2010 and was elected as a vestryman at the last annual meeting May 6. Appointed Hannah Bajakian and Ingrid Knudsen as

Episcopal Church Woman Outreach: Card Campaign

May 20th, 2018|

As an outreach project, ECW is spearheading a greeting card campaign to collect cards for mailing to our soldiers in Iraq. Beginning Sunday, June 3, and continuing until Sunday, June 17, blank greeting cards will be available on the table in the main foyer of

190th Annual Meeting

April 24th, 2018|

The 190th annual general meeting of parishioners and elections will be Sunday, May 6, in the Parish Hall. Polls open immediately following the 10:30 a.m. service. A potluck luncheon will begin at 11:45 a.m. Elections will be held for churchwarden (a 2-year term) and four

Vestry Nomination Deadline Approaches

March 26th, 2018|

The 190th annual general meeting of parishioners and elections of Trinity Church will be Sunday, May 6, in the Parish Hall. Elections for the following vestry seats will he held: Churchwarden: a 2-year term (2018-2020). Vestrymen: Three 3-year terms (2018-2021) and the remaining 2 years

Maundy Thursday and Good Friday

March 1st, 2018|

There will be a prayer vigil in the Chapel of St. Paul, beginning after the Stripping of the Altar on Maundy Thursday, March 29, and continuing until midnight, and from 6 a.m. to noon Good Friday, March 30. A sign-up sheet is available. More than

Combined Service, Lunch and Program Continue

March 1st, 2018|

The last few weeks with a combined worship service, lunch, and the self-study discussion groups have been full of energy. We would like to maintain the synergy of this format for another month, through the month of March.* We also sense that it is time

Rector Search Committee News – Feb. 18

February 15th, 2018|

Join us Sunday, Feb. 18, following the combined service at 9:30 a.m., for Spiritual Genealogy Part 2, led by the Rev. Barb Schmitz. All are invited to participate in Part 2, even if you did not attend Part 1. A light lunch will be served.

Lent Listening Sessions Scheduled

February 15th, 2018|

The Holy Spirit is at work in Central New York, calling us to build loving, liberating and life-giving relationships with God and one another. Our world, dominated by argument and division, needs the Church to model and offer God’s beloved community to all people. When

Bishop DeDe’s Message for Ash Wednesday and Lent

February 15th, 2018|

Ash Wednesday: here we are. We begin this Lenten season with a moment of repentance where we turn back to God and change our mind, recognizing our own need for a new beginning. This is our “great do-over!” A time when we remember that we

Wednesday Night Program Returns Feb. 21

February 8th, 2018|

Former Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams has authored a book, “Being Christian.” In it he discusses baptism, eucharist, ministry, and prayer. It is a fine guide to these Christian basics. If you are considering becoming a member of Trinity, would like a refresher, are interested in baptism

Rector Search Committee News – Feb. 11

February 8th, 2018|

Join us Sunday, Feb. 11, following the combined service at 9:30 a.m., for Spiritual Genealogy Part 1, led by the Rev. Barb Schmitz. A light lunch will be served. Childcare is available. Many thanks to Jane Gendron for providing lunch. Regarding Feb. 4 The Search

Rector Search Committee News – Feb. 4

January 31st, 2018|

Join us on Sunday, Feb. 4, following the combined service at 9:30 a.m., for the third in a series of small-group discussions, hosted by the Search Committee. The topic is Ministries/Mission. A light lunch will be served. Childcare is available. Many thanks to Evelyn Rule

Rector Search Committee News – Jan. 28

January 25th, 2018|

Join us Sunday, Jan. 28, following the combined service at 9:30 a.m., for the second in a series of small-group discussions, hosted by the Search Committee. A light lunch will be served. Childcare is available. Many thanks to Debra Leopard for providing lunch today. Regarding

Rector Search Committee News – Jan. 21

January 18th, 2018|

Join us on Sunday, Jan. 21, following our combined service at 9:30 a.m., for the first in a series of small-group discussions, hosted by the Search Committee. A light lunch will be served. Childcare is available. Many thanks to Daphne Sterling for providing lunch. Topics

Reverse Advent Calendar Project Update

January 18th, 2018|

On Jan. 8, 447 food items collected through our second annual Reverse Advent Calendar project were delivered to Watertown Urban Mission by Dan Davis, left, and Kevin Thackston, right. Thanks to all who participated!  

Guest Preacher Sunday, Jan. 14

January 9th, 2018|

On Sunday, January 14, we will welcome a guest preacher, the Rev. Leon “ Toby” Schilling, Director of Pastoral Care Services for Samaritan Health System. Toby is a graduate of SUNY Oswego with a bachelor of arts in psychology and of Union Theological Seminary, New

Rector Search Committee News

January 4th, 2018|

The Search Committee was commissioned in December and has had its first planning meeting. On behalf of the Vestry, the Wardens delivered “The Charge” to the Search Committee. The Charge is posted on the bulletin board in the Parish Hall. The next step is to

ECW Charitable Giving

December 24th, 2017|

The annual holiday bazaar sponsored by the Episcopal Church Women raised $3,000 to be used for mission. Donations have been sent to Episcopal Relief & Development, the Food Bank of Central New York, Women of Grace Widows’ Fund, the Volunteer Transportation Center of Jefferson County,

Red Cross Blood Drive

December 23rd, 2017|

Trinity Church is hosting an American Red Cross blood drive from 1 to 6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 5, in the Parish Hall. We are looking for people to donate blood as well as volunteers to help make lunch for the ARC volunteers, to sign people

Presiding Bishop Curry’s 2017 Christmas Message

December 17th, 2017|

“Have a blessed Christmas, a wonderful New Year, and go out and make music in the heart of the world,” Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop and Primate Michael Curry says in his Christmas message. Watch Presiding Bishop Michael Curry’s Christmas message, above. A transcript follows: In

Bishop DeDe’s 2017 Christmas Message: “Always God’s Love”

December 16th, 2017|

If you were God, and you wanted people to know of your love and your care for them, if you wanted to save them from their hard-heartedness and selfishness, how would you come to them? I think most humans would come with power, or well-articulated

Holiday Food Drive

December 15th, 2017|

There is still time to sign up for this year’s Reverse Advent Calendar to benefit the Watertown Urban Mission food pantry. Use your own box or pick one up in the parish center foyer by the parking lot entrance. Place a nonperishable item in the

Vestry Appointments

December 10th, 2017|

At its meeting, Tuesday, Dec. 5, Trinity Vestry appointed Charlotte A. Bach and Lawrence W. Benson II to fill two unexpired vestry terms until the next annual meeting and election, Sunday, May 6. Thank you to vestrymen Thomas H. Peterson and Kevin C. Thackston for

It’s Nearly Time for the Holiday Bazaar!

December 1st, 2017|

Have you signed up to help? Will you bake or donate Christmas-themed items you no longer use? Sign-up sheets are in the main foyer of Macsherry Parish Center. And don’t forget to attend the bazaar to do some shopping, have lunch, see your friends, and

Reverse Advent Calendar Project Begins

November 25th, 2017|

It is the most wonderful time of the year! Due to the great success of last year’s reverse Advent calendar, we will be doing it again, starting on the first day of Advent, Sunday, Dec. 3. This is how the reverse calendar works. Place a

Play to Benefit Veterans Center

November 9th, 2017|

“The Diaries of Adam and Eve,” a play by Mark Twain, will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17, and Saturday, Nov. 18, in the Parish Hall. The play explores what it might have been like to be the first two people on earth.

Transition Update

October 27th, 2017|

Thank you again to everyone who took the time to meet with me for the one-to-one dialogues. The response was robust, and a brief summary of the conversations may be picked up in person in the parish office during office hours, or by contacting the office

Learn About our New Library

October 1st, 2017|

The Trinity Conference Room received a facelift this summer and now includes the Trinity library collection. Many thanks to Kyle Ramey for his woodworking skills and to Emily Kelly and Emily Leopard-Davis for cataloging books. Library orientation will be Oct. 14 at 5:45 and 6,

Disaster Response Efforts Target Vulnerable Communities in West Texas

September 5th, 2017|

Episcopal Relief & Development continues to provide technical support and emergency assistance following Hurricane Harvey, as diocesan partners assess damage and respond to critical needs in the affected areas. Now downgraded to a tropical depression, the storm has claimed at least 42 lives, forcing

Operation Gratitude

June 29th, 2017|

The Episcopal Church Women of Trinity Church are collecting and shipping handmade hats and scarves to men and women in our armed forces through Operation Gratitude.Flyers with information about the size, color and fiber content of the items are available at the parish center

Stewardship roundtable set for July 11 at Trinity

June 29th, 2017|

Trinity Church is hosting one of four informal “roundtable” discussions about stewardship in our parishes. The roundtables, offered by the Diocese of Central New York, are from 7 to 9 p.m. on the following times and locations: Tuesday, July 11, at Trinity, Watertown Tuesday, Aug.

El Salvador Update

June 29th, 2017|

A total of $449 was raised at the pancake breakfast June 17 to benefit the Knudsens’ trip next month to our companion diocese in El Salvador. Thanks to all who have made monetary donations! There is still time to donate through the Sunday collection plate

Interim Rector Announced

June 12th, 2017|

We are pleased to announce that the Rev. Barb Schmitz will be Trinity’s interim rector. She will begin her interim ministry at Trinity on Tuesday, Aug. 1. She has served parishes in transition in Central New York as well as in dioceses across the United

Knudsens to Travel to El Salvador

June 4th, 2017|

Thom and Ingrid Knudsen are going to El Salvador to commune with our companion diocese, the Anglican Episcopal Diocese of El Salvador. Their journey will be July 19 through 26 as part of the Youth Pilgrimage Ministry of the Episcopal Diocese of Central New

Free in Christ: Trinity Church in Lowville launches addiction recovery program

May 2nd, 2017|

In recent years, deaths by drug overdose and suicide have been on the rise in the North Country region of our diocese. Steve Virkler of the Lowville Journal & Republican interviews Fr. Ed Murphy of Trinity Church in Lowville to learn how this Episcopal church is partnering with

Bishop DeDe’s Easter Message: “How will we offer the resurrected love of Jesus Christ in every situation?”

April 16th, 2017|

Dear People of Central New York: In this sacred Holy Week, we journey with Jesus through his last meal with friends, his prayer and lamentation in the garden, his suffering and passion, his death on the cross, and ultimately to that Easter moment when