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Upcoming Events

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December 21, 2014
7:00 am-Streetside Breakfast
Streetside Breakfast
Time: 7:00 am
9:00 am-Coffee Social
Coffee Social
Time: 9:00 am
Lillycrop Reception Room
12:00 pm-Coffee Hour
Coffee Hour
Time: 12:00 pm
Parish Hall
5:00 pm-Folk Choir Rehearsal
Folk Choir Rehearsal
Time: 5:00 pm
Choir Room
6:00 pm-Holy Eucharist Rite II
Holy Eucharist Rite II
Time: 6:00 pm
December 22, 2014
9:45 am-Yoga Class
Yoga Class
Time: 9:45 am
Taught in Room 217 by Sue Webster.
10:00 am-Prayer Group
Prayer Group
Time: 10:00 am
Bev Schroeder's Home
December 23, 2014
9:30 am-Staff Meeting
Staff Meeting
Time: 9:30 am
Room 124
11:00 am-Downtown Pastoral Care
Downtown Pastoral Care
Time: 11:00 am
Lillycrop Reception Room
4:00 pm-Meditation
Time: 4:00 pm
Ann Page\'s home
7:00 pm-AA Meeting
AA Meeting
Time: 7:00 pm
Flower Shop
December 24, 2014
9:45 am-Yoga Class
Yoga Class
Time: 9:45 am
Rm. 217
11:00 am-Bible Study
Bible Study
Time: 11:00 am
12:15 pm-Healing Service
Healing Service
Time: 12:15 pm
10:00 pm-NA Meeting
NA Meeting
Time: 10:00 pm
107 N. Main St.
December 25, 2014
11:00 am-Downtown Pastoral Care
Downtown Pastoral Care
Time: 11:00 am
Lillycrop Reception Room
6:15 pm-Handbell Choir Practice
Handbell Choir Practice
Time: 6:15 pm
Choir Room
7:30 pm-HT Choir Practice
HT Choir Practice
Time: 7:30 pm
Choir Room
December 26, 2014
8:00 pm-NA Meeting
NA Meeting
Time: 8:00 pm
Flower shop
December 27, 2014
11:59 pm-NA Meeting
NA Meeting
Time: 11:59 pm
Flower Shop

Parish Notices


  • 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,  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

For the music list through December 2014, click below

August 3
The Eighth Sunday after Pentecost
William Dawson—Ev’ry time I feel the spirit
Camille Saint-Saens—Panis angelicus

August 10
The Ninth Sunday after Pentecost
Paul Manz—E’en so Lord, Jesus, quickly come
C. H. H. Parry—Dear Lord and Father of mankind

August 17
The Tenth Sunday after Pentecost
Hugo Distler—Praise to the Lord
C. V. Stanford—O for a closer walk

August 24
The Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost
William H. Harris—Holy is the true light
Jean Berger—The eyes of all wait upon thee

August 31
The Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost
Christopher Tye–O come, ye servants of the Lord
R. V. Williams—Come, my way, my truth, my life

September 7
The Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Jonathan Willcocks—Lord, make me an instrument
Jack Ossewaarde—Draw us in the Spirit’s tether

September 14
The Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Orlando Gibbons—Almighty and everlasting God
Henry Purcell—Remember not, Lord, our offences

September 21
The Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost
C. V. Stanford—Beati quorum via
Charles Wood—Oculi omnium

September 28
The Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Philip Moore—The Song of Christ’s Glory
Jonathan Willcocks—O Holy Jesus

September 28
Gainesville Festival of Choirs (First Presbyterian Church at 4 p.m.)
Henry Purcell—Remember not, Lord, our offences
Jonathan Willcocks—Lord, make me an instrument
Jonathan Willcocks—O Holy Jesus
C. V. Stanford—Beati quorum via
Benjamin Britten—Jubilate Deo
R. V. Williams—O clap your hands

October 5
The Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost
John Gardner—Fight the good fight
Malcolm Archer—My song is love unknown

October 12
The Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost
John Rutter—The Lord is my shepherd
Luca Marenzio—O sacrum convivium

October 12
A Service of Compline at 8 p.m.
Alessandro Constantini–Confitemini Domino
S. S. Wesley et al–Round me falls the night

October 19
The Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Hans Leo Hassler—Cantate domino
Bob Chilcott—Just as I am

October 26
The Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost

November 2
All Saints’ Sunday
Alice Parker—Hark, I hear the harps eternal
C. V. Stanford—How beautiful are the feet
Stephen Paulus—Pilgrims’ Hymn

November 9
The Twenty-second Sunday after Pentecost
Benjamin Britten—Jubilate Deo
J. S. Bach—Wachet auf

November 9
A Service of Compline at 8 p.m.
Jacques Berthier–Jubilate Deo
Traditional canon–Dona nobis pacem

November 16
The Twenty-third  Sunday after Pentecost
G. F. Handel—Awake the trumpet’s lofty sound
Philip Wilby—God be in my head

November 23
The Last  Sunday after Pentecost: Christ the King
R. V. Williams—O clap your hands
Gerald Near—King of glory, King of peace

November 30
The First Sunday of Advent
G. P. da Palestrina—Matins Responsory
William Mathias—Lift up your heads
Mark Sirett—Thou shalt know him

November 30
St. Andrew’s Day Evensong at 5 p.m.
Introit:  Ralph Vaughan Williams–Loch Lomond
Responses: Philip Moore
Psalm 19: T. A. Walmisley
Service: Harold Friedell in F Major
Anthem:  Mack Wilberg–Love divine, all loves excelling

December 7
The Second Sunday of Advent
G. F. Handel—How beautiful are the feet
Francisco Guerrero—Canite tuba

December 14
The Third Sunday of Advent
Harold Friedell–Magnificat in F Major
Orlando Gibbons—This is the record of John

December 14
A Service of Compline at 8 p.m.
William H. Harris—Holy is the true light
Michael Praetorius—Lo, how a rose

December 21
The Fourth Sunday of Advent
Zachary Neece—O Come, O Come, Emmanuel
Josquin de Prez—Ave maria

December 24
The Eve of the Nativity of the Lord
Fred Prentice—Sing we now of Christmas
Nordqvist—Wonderful Peace
Josquin De Prez—Ave Maria
G. F. Handel—Awake the trumpet’s lofty sound
Anonymous—Riu, riu chiu