Holy Trinity Parish is called by God and empowered by the Holy Spirit to proclaim Jesus Christ as Lord, to encourage new disciples, to nurture those within the fellowship, and to demonstrate God’s love and mercy to all. We’re living the gospel in downtown Gainesville.

Parish Notices

December 18th, 2014


  • CHRISTIAN EDUCATION FOR CHILDREN continues each Sunday at 9:15 a.m. and for YOUTH at 12:00 p.m.
  • CHILDCARE is provided for the 10:30 a.m. Sunday service in rooms 119 (infants) & 120 (pre-K – Kindergarten).
  • CHILDREN’S CHAPEL begins at 10:30 a.m.
  • YOUTH PROGRAM Youth will meet after church every Sunday at 12 p.m., at the youth table in the parish hall and then go to Youth Group.


THE SHOP AT HOLY TRINITY  The Shop will reopen for regular hours beginning Tuesday, December 2 at 10:00 am. Regular hours will be kept through Tuesday, December 23.  The Shop will reopen following the Christmas holidays on Sunday, January 4 at 11:30 a.m.   Regular hours are Sunday, 11:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m., Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, 10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.


MINISTRY: 21:17 - Bag lunches for Grace Marketplace

… he [Jesus] said to him [Peter] the third time, “Do you love me?” And he said to him, “Lord, you know everything; you know that I love you.” Jesus said to him, “Feed my sheep.” ~ John 21:17

We continue to make bag lunches for the guests of the new GRACE MARKETPLACE.  Join us Wednesdays at 6 p.m. in the Parish Hall. For more information, contact Harvey Ward, Hlward@holytrinityepiscopalfoundation.org.  Donations welcome to defray food costs.  To donate food, please sign up at the following link:



THE FLOWERS ON THE ALTAR are given to the glory of God by Mary & Merle Hitchner in loving memory of Florence A. Hitchner, and Ted & Jeanette Martin.

If you have a chance before Sunday, you may want to take some time to read and reflect on this coming Sunday’s readings.  This week’s First Lesson will be 2 Samuel 7:1-11, 16 the Second Lesson will be Romans 16: 25-27, and the Gospel will be Luke 1: 26-38.

Volunteers Needed to Decorate the Church 
We will need lots of help decorating the church with our greens and poinsettias this year.  If you would like to help make our church look its glorious best for the holidays,  call Carolyn Roberts at 378-0692.  We will decorate on Tuesday, December 23, at 9 a.m. and Wednesday, December 24, at 9 a.m.

All Children’s Christmas Pageant, Tuesday, December 24, 4pm Church
Join us on Tuesday, December 24 at 4p.m. at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church as all children are invited to participate in our Christmas Pageant.  No rehearsals necessary and costuming will be provided.
Children of all ages are welcome to attend and participate. Infant child care will be provided.

STREETSIDE BREAKFAST serves the hungry and homeless people every Sunday morning from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m.  They are served pizza from Leonardo’s Pizza along with toast, cream cheese, and peanut butter and jelly.  On the last Sunday of the month they are served scrambled eggs with grits and sausage.  Everything is picked up and served by volunteers.  If you would like to help with this important ministry, please contact Dilon Ellis, 332-1018.

RECTOR’S BIBLE STUDY For the next several weeks continuing, Wednesday, November 19th, the Rector’s Bible Study group will be viewing “Great Courses” DVD lectures on the Old Testament, including Kings and Isaiah.  These are presented by Dr. Amy-Jill Levine, who will be our Alfred Clark Ring lecturer this January.  We meet in the Library and each Wednesday at 11:00 am.  All sessions are self contained.  All are welcome and no preparation is necessary.  Please join us.

20S & 30S GROUP BRUNCH The Sunday Brunch is held on the second Sunday of each month. This is purely a social event for the 20s & 30s group, and there’s no need to sign up ahead of time. At the end of the 10:30 service, anyone who’s interested in going out for brunch will meet in the courtyard. Depending on the size of the group, we’ll pick a restaurant, get a table, and enjoy each other’s company.

A BOOK STUDY “Experiencing God, The Three Stages of Prayer” by Thomas H. Green, led by Daughters of the King began on October 12 at 9:15 a.m. in Room 114, and will continue on the second Sunday of each month until the Summer.  All women and girls in the parish are invited to join us as we explore ways to become closer to the Lord through prayer.  It is not necessary to read the book to attend.

FROM THE BOOKKEEPER…thank you to everyone for your continued support of the ministry here at Holy Trinity! As we rapidly approach the end of the year, remember that pledge amounts for 2014 must be received or postmarked no later than December 31, in order to apply toward tax deductions for 2014; otherwise, they will not appear on your 2014 contribution statement. For contributions given in December that are meant for 2015, please mark your check accordingly. Contact Linda Gendreau or Trish Hunter (352.372.4721) if you have questions.

GAINESVILLE COMMUNITY MINISTRIES is in DIRE need of food for their pantry. The shelves are almost bare. Please donate some food for the Food Bank at GCM. Thank you!

Music List

August 14th, 2014

For the music list through December 2014, click below
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Wednesday, December 24th
Eve of the Nativity of the Lord

4:00 PM-Christmas Pageant, with Holy Eucharist*
7:30 PM-Music for Christmas*
8:00 PM-Festival Choral Eucharist*
10:30 PM-Music for Christmas*
11:00 PM-Festival Choral Eucharist*

Thursday, December 25th
Christmas Day

10:00 AM-Holy Eucharist, Rite I

Sunday, December 28th
First Sunday of Christmas

8:00 AM-Holy Eucharist, Rite I
10:30 AM-Christmas Lessons, & Carols
6 PM-Holy Eucharist, Rite II

Tuesday, January 6th
The Epiphany

6:00 PM-Evensong for Epiphany


*Childcare Provided

Welcome Video


TICKETS NOW ON SALE! SPAGHETTI DINNER and OLD-FASHIONED HYMN SING is Saturday, January 17 at 6 p.m. in Page Parish Hall. Tickets are $20 and include appetizers, spaghetti (meatless sauce available), salad, bread, dessert, tea, and wine. Dinner is followed by an old-fashioned hymn sing, with accompaniment by John Lowe, John Bohl, and Peter Kinzie at the piano and organ. Tickets are available Sundays after the 10:30 a.m. service in Page Parish Hall, and during the week at the Parish Office (352.372.4721).