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January 29th, 2015

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Parish Notices – January 29, 2014

January 29th, 2015


THE SHOP AT HOLY TRINITY Regular hours are Sunday, 11:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m., Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, 10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.  Please stop in and see what we have in the shop.



  • 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.


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 NEXT FAMILY SERVICE IS February 1st. Please join us at 10:30 a.m. in Page Parish Hall.  This service, with Eucharist, is a wonderful opportunity for the whole family to worship together in a relaxed atmosphere.  Younger children are welcome to join their parents in the Parish Hall and pray together, sing together, feast together and offer up their thanks and blessings.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR THE SHOP  If you can donate four hours of time once a month, please consider volunteering to work in The Shop at Holy Trinity and call Susan Fish at 352-380-0254 for more information.  The Shop is open after church Sundays until 1:00 p.m. and Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.  The greatest need currently is for people who can work Fridays.  You will always work with a partner and need not be a member of St. Elizabeth’s Circle.  Your help will be greatly appreciated as we earn money to support various outreach programs of Holy Trinity.

THE DIOCESE OF FLORIDA is gathering the names of couples in the Diocese who have been married 50 years or more.  If you have been wed this long, or will have been wed this long by the end of the year, please let Melody Marshall (marshmj@earthlink.net) know.

CONVENTION DELEGATE ELECTION – February 8, 2015. At the annual parish meeting on February 8, 2015, the congregation will elect two representatives and two alternates to the 2016 diocesan convention, which will be held in late January 2016 in a location in the Diocese of Florida. Nominations for the position of delegate or alternate delegate can be made in advance of the meeting or at the meeting. Must be confirmed or received members of the parish in good standing.

SOUPER BOWL OF CARING IS TODAY – Vote for your favorite Super Bowl team by making a monetary donation in the soup pots. Youth will be collecting donations after each service TODAY. Donations will be given to the Alachua County Coalition for the Hungry and Homeless.

Youth House Work DaySaturday, February 7
Have fun meeting other Holy Trinity  parishioners while you help do the work that needs to be done to spruce up the Youth Episcopalace at 103 N. Main.  Join us on February 7 at 9am.  You don’t have to be an expert, strong or even stay the whole time.  We will be cleaning, painting and other DIY projects.  Please contact Kristen Bryant at kristen@holytrinitygnv.org or call the Parish Office.

ANNUAL PARISH MEETING and CONVENTION DELEGATE ELECTION - February 8, 2015 at 12pm in the Parish Hall.  The annual parish meeting will be held after the 10:30 worship service on February 8, 2015. The congregation will review reports of the Rector, the delegates to the 2015 diocesan convention, the finance committee, and the Holy Trinity Foundation. In addition, it will elect representatives to the 2016 diocesan convention. Nominations for the position of delegate or alternate delegate can be made in advance of the meeting or at the meeting.

Diocesan canons require that delegates and alternates be “not less than eighteen (18) years of age and an adult confirmed communicant in good standing of the congregation with which he or she is affiliated and a regular attendant at public worship of this Church.” (Canon 2, sec. 5) A communicant in good standing regularly attends worship services and is recognized as a member of the congregation and contributes by pledge of otherwise to the funds or expenses of the congregation and has done so for six months previous to the annual meeting, “and who, if required, declare themselves conscientiously attached to the doctrine, discipline and worship of the Church.” (Canon 21 sec. 2)

If this is you, please consider running for the position of delegate. The convention will be held in late January 2016 in a location in the Diocese of Florida.

BREAKOUT! (4th – 6th Grades) BREAKOUT! is a fun, action-packed, 24-hour Diocesan retreat for 4th, 5th, and 6th graders for the purpose of encouraging kids in their walk with Jesus Christ and seeing how they can break the chains of the world that can make adolescence so difficult.

Application deadline is February 27, 2015 – Fee $60
Register now at: https://secure.accessacs.com/access/eventlogin.aspx?id=wQN02iVtRU7D1oFNBQB6Cw%3D%3D&site=154068&ReturnUrl=events%2Fwz_people.aspx&ChurchID=4679&EventID=78830&sn=154068

YOGA CLASS will continue every Monday & Wednesday in the Parish Hall at 10 a.m. These classes are taught by Sue Webster.  Remember to bring your Yoga mat and a small beach towel or blanket.  Please come at 9:50am to warm up.  Please join us!  Your body will thank you for the additional yoga practice. Namaste!

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.

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.

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!

T.R.E.E.: Laundry soap and bleach.
DOWNTOWN MINISTRY: especially crackers, bottled water, toothbrushes, disposable razors, Hotel/motel amenities, travel size deodorants for men and women, small bottles of hand sanitizer, packs of crackers (peanut butter, cheese, etc.)  We so greatly appreciate all of your generous donations!

DUVAL ELEMENTARY:  school supplies (#2 pencils, erasers, crayons, washable markers, and dry erase markers) tissue and hand sanitizer, used ink cartridges, Box Tops for Education, and stuffed animals

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Please Join the HT Youth for Our Annual Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper Tuesday, February 17, from 6-8 p.m.  There is a $5 admission to enjoy pancakes, children’s crafts, King Cake & 2nd Line!  Authentic New Orleans style red beans and rice will also be served.
FUN FOR ALL AGES!  ALL Proceeds Support the Youth Summer Mission Trip.

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The Music at Holy Trinity series continues with ALL THAT JAZZ…AND THEN SOME! Sunday, February 15 at 4 p.m. Lyric baritone Tony Canty and friends present a program of American music including gospel, jazz, musical theatre, and spirituals. Enjoy appetizers, dinner (chicken, macaroni and cheese, and green beans), and peach cobbler in Page Parish Hall for this event, which is presented free of charge, with donations being accepted to cover the cost of food. Phone the parish office (352.372.4721) to confirm your attendance, to allow for adequate food preparation!