The Rev. Suzanne WolfenbargerA Message from the Rector

Greetings to our Trinity family and friends,

One of the great things about our traditions is our music and our prayers. All of that comes together in an extraordinary way each year in November. The month is an interesting time filled with the feast days beginning with All Saint’s Day on November 1st , followed by November 2nd, All Souls’ Day, and ending with Christ the King Sunday on the 28th .

In 998 A.D. a French Benedictine Abbot, St. Odilo, established November 2nd as the date on which the monks at his monastery at Cluny would hold commemorations for their deceased members and eventually this date won acceptance as “the” date for All Souls in the universal Church.

For us here in America, November is when we celebrate Thanksgiving, a day set aside to reflect upon family, our ancestors, and to reflect upon God’s providence.

Another great feast of November is Christ the King Sunday, which is the last Sunday of Ordinary Time. This, too, is a reminder of the end of days and the second coming of Christ in glory, as are the first weeks of Advent that begin in December. Please join us each Sunday at 10:30 for worship.

Hence, in addition to our weekly Eucharist services every Sunday at 10:30AM, we will also mark this remarkable month by setting aside each Wednesday at 12PM to gather in our church sanctuary to pray in silence and in community. The actual formal part will last about 15mintues or less, but you are invited to stay as long as you want in silent prayer. We will pray for the souls who passed away to soon, an end to this pandemic, the broken hearted, for all the things we are thankful for, and for the strength to be a light of love and compassion in a world in need of healing. Please join us. The dates are November 3rd, 10th, 17th, and the 24th at 12PM at Trinity Episcopal Church.

Mother Suzanne+

*NOTICE* The Prayer Services will continue on Wednesdays through Advent: December 1st, 8th, 15th, and 22nd. Join us!