A Note From our Music Director

Sharon Carleton Boone

This Sunday our choir will sing an Evensong at the 5:30 candlelight service, concluding with the Eucharist. This will be a meaningful time for reflection during this season of Lent. The service is believed to be descended from the traditions and practices of the medieval monastic offices of the Roman church. It was included in the first Book of Common Prayer in 1549. The service will begin with an incredibly beautiful version of “O Gracious Light” by composer John Michael Trotta. The Magnificat and Nunc were composed by Charles Stanford, a significant composer of standard English literature, as well as Richard Farrant, who wrote “Call to Remembrance.” Come and enjoy this glorious music and time of worship!


This Sunday at Trinity

Parking instructions for those who attend in person:

Parking instructions for those who attend in person:

We received word from the Buncombe County manager that, for now, they will not issue tickets for the parking lot marked “D” on the attached map on Sundays. We continue conversing about a long-term solution, but until further notice, you can park for free on Sundays until 1:00p.

Click Here for un updated map of parking around Trinity.


We celebrate the Eucharist at 8:00 and 10:45 and a candlelight Celtic Eucharist service at 5:30; the Church of the Advocate celebrates the Eucharist at 1:30p. Breakfast is served in Tuton Hall from 9:00a to 9:30a. See the calendar below for all Sunday opportunities.

The Season of Lent

You will notice that our worship services during Lent will differ from our ordinary worship. Worship changes to reflect the solemn nature of the season so that we may reflect on our relationship with God in light of our imperfections–sin. The season’s color is violet, flowers do not appear on the altar, the tone of our music is more subdued, and we refrain from using the word “Alleluia.” These changes help us focus on the season and will be “lifted” on Easter morning.

Club 345 goes to Well Played Board Games—this Sunday

We’ll walk to the venue for lunch and play games immediately following the service. $5 per child plus lunch costs. 

Pick up at Trinity at 2:30.

Stewards of Bounty and Beauty

with the Creation Care Committee

Adult Forum: Sundays 9:30-10:30

February 25 - March 24 in the Undercroft

​In the garden, God told the first humans to care for the earth so that all might flourish. But what does that mean for us? Join us for various perspectives on ways to live into our calling in our particular place here in Asheville.

March 25:

Monte Parsons Gaillard kicks off the series with an overview of the goals and responsibilities of the Creation Care Committee.  Monte’s career was with The Nature Conservancy, an international conservation organization.  Monte is a Master Naturalist and a Master Gardener, with a lifelong love of the natural world.  Jane Laping from First Presbyterian Church will discuss her church’s long journey with Creation Care. Jane has worked closely with the Creation Care Alliance associated with Asheville GreenWorks. Karen Crutchfield is leading the efforts at United Methodist.  Karen has always enjoyed being in nature, gardening, hiking, or skiing.  She finds working on Creation Care issues a valid activity in her spiritual journey. 

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Mark as Story and Gospel

Redwood Chapel - January 7 - March 24

9:30 - 10:30

with Tim Owings

Take a deep dive into the gospel we’re reading on Sunday mornings this year! The first four weeks of this class will focus on Mark as a short story using many of the tools employed in literary criticism. The last four weeks will take up four texts in the second half of Mark, following our Lord's journey to Jerusalem and Holy Week. A new member of Trinity, Tim Owings holds a Ph.D. in New Testament literature.

Trinity Connect Class

Conference Room, February 25 @ 9:30a

Attending the Trinity Connect class lets those new to Trinity quickly learn more about the Trinity community. We review Trinity's history, mission, and ministry and answer any questions you may have about our life as a community of faith in Christ. Everyone is welcome.

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Sunday Parking at Trinity

Additional Parking on Sunday Mornings

Please note that we have made arrangements to have a new parking lot available to us on Sunday mornings: the Ravenscroft Office Suites at 29 Ravenscroft Drive, across the street from Trinity. There will be a sign out front on Sundays to signify parking for Trinity Church. Trinitarians who do not have difficulty walking may choose to park here to leave more parking close to the church for those who have mobility issues and to welcome newcomers.  

Sunday Schedule

Offerings for the Season of Lent

A mid-week Eucharist will be held on Wednesdays in Lent. The service will be at 11:30 and will be held in the church.

Wednesdays at Noon in Lent: Lenten Lunch and Learn: 12:00 noon, Feb 21 - Mar 27

This Lent, we invite you to join us every Wednesday at noon for lunch, noonday prayer, and conversation with special community guests. Recommended a $6 donation per lunch. Reservations are not required for lunch.

February 28 | The Rev. Mike Reardon, Vicar of the Church of the Advocate and Assistant Rector at Trinity

March 6 | The Deputation to the Episcopal Church’s General Convention

March 13 | Trinitarian Sarah Vallely, who is a Mindfulness Coach

March 20 | Church Street Collaborative - Sr. Pastors from the Church Street Congregations

Lent Lunches

February 28 - Baked Potato Bar/Spinach Salad

March 6 - Salmon/Rice/Vegetable

March 13- Soup and Salad

March 20 - Enchilada Casserole

More information is in our Lenten brochure


Bake and Pray with

Kendall Vanderslice

Saturday, March 9, 1-4 pm, Tuton Hall

Baking bread is about learning the relationship between tension and rest. During the Bake & Pray workshop, we use bread baking as a tool to practice Edible Theology’s 3-step trust-building process:

1. Slow down. 2.Get out of your mind and into your body. 3.Listen to one another’s stories. Whether you’re totally new to baking or a seasoned baker, enjoy this hands-on workshop – and go home with two loaves of bread! Cost: $10. Kendall Vanderslice has a Masters in Gastronomy from Boston Univ. and an MTS from Duke. She was named a James Beard Foundation national scholar for her work on food and religion. Registration closes on March 1.

Lent Devotions

Each Lent, members of Trinity participate in writing daily devotions. This year, these daily meditations will be emailed only to those who opt-in. Contact the church office to be included: office@trinityasheville.org.

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Women’s Retreat

Women’s Retreat at Valle Crucis with Rev. Dr. Lauren Winner, April 12-14, 2024. Registration is now full; to add your name to the waitlist, please email Rev. Amy.

Looking Ahead

This Week

at Trinity

Christian Formation for All Ages

The Rector's Bible Study:

Isaiah's Call to Hope in a Dark World

“Swords beaten into plowshares,” a child blessed with the name Immanuel,” and “a call to prepare the way of the Lord in the Wilderness” are all of the Prophet Isaiah. In the upcoming session of Trinity’s “Rector’s Bible Study,” we will study the prophet and learn from him. He invites us to envision a great light shining for those walking in darkness and is the source of much worship that speaks to our hearts. He calls us with the famous words, “O Come, O Come Emmanuel,” “Let all Mortal Flesh Keep Silence,” and “Hark, the Herald Angels Sing.” The Rector’s Bible Study is a Zoom online study that meets on Thursday evenings from 7:00 to 8:00 sharp. For more information or to be on the list to receive the Zoom link each Thursday, click here, or call the church office.

Women’s Bible Study

The Women’s Bible Study meets on Tuesdays from 9:30 to 11:00. Open to all women. WBS will not meet this week; resumes January 9.

Becoming Beloved Community Book Group

Wednesdays 6:30-8:00

This group meets on Wednesdays in the Clark Room and on Zoom. Books to be discussed from January to May include:  2/21/24 The Four Vision Quests of Jesus 3/20/24 & 4/17/24 The New Jim Crow 5/15/24 The Night is Long but Light Comes in the Mornin. To join, email pageconnermccorkle@gmail.com.

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Godly Play

Godly Play classes- 9:30-10:30 a.m. We offer three classes: Godly Play 1 for 3-year-olds fully potty trained through PreK, Godly Play 2- Kindergarten through 2nd grade, and Rite in the Middle-3rd-5th grades. These classes are located downstairs in the children’s area. (Enter the church through the doors at the covered porch by the playground and immediately head down the stairs.)

Children’s Hour from 10:30-11:30.

This is a separate worship service for ages 3 (potty trained) through 2nd grade.  We head straight to the Undercroft after our Sunday School classes and then to the Redwood Chapel for our worship service. (For children that were not at Sunday School, simply meet us in the Undercroft at 10:30 a.m.)  We join parents upstairs after The Peace.

Children’s Choirs

The Alleluia Choir, for ages 4-2nd grade, meets Wednesdays from 5:00-5:30. The Jubilate Choir, for grades 3-8 meets Wednesdays from 5:30-6:00. Rehearsals begin September 13. Contact Sharon Boone at sharon@trinityasheville.org or Beth Chestnut at beth@trinityasheville.org


Take Home LENT FOR FAMILIES with children

 Light and Dark. Good and Bad. Black and White. So often, the idea of darkness has been associated with danger and evil, while light implies goodness and purity. God’s Holy Darkness invites us to look at darkness differently. The book features beloved Bible stories and invites us to hear them in a new way

I ask each family to read this book aloud each Sunday in Lent. Alternatively, each week, you can read a portion of the book followed by a reading from a handout of one of the corresponding Bible stories. I’ve included a black votive candle to light during the reading. Included also are black scratch paper and a wooden stylus. There is richness in the dark, a fertile ground for growth and insight. If you have not received yours, contact Beth Chestnut (beth@trinityasheville.org).


Youth Formation Sundays, 9:30a

Middle School Class (grades 6-8) 9:30-10:30a The class meets in Trinity’s youth area and can be accessed from the stairs to the right of the Tuton Hall kitchen or from the outside door into the same stairway. The classroom is on the left, past the game room.

High School Class (grades 9-12) 9:30-10:30a The high school class meets in Trinity’s youth area. It’s located under Tuton Hall and can be accessed from the stairs to the right of the Tuton Hall kitchen or from the outside door into the same stairway. The classroom is the first room on the right of the youth kitchen.

Youth Confirmation 2024 Classes

Rev. Amy is leading this unique six-week confirmation course to teach about the foundations of our Christian faith. The Confirmation classes are from January 21 until February 25 in the oak hallway's conference room, the second door on the left. For more information, please contact Debbie Cox at debbie@trinityasheville.org or Amy Peterson at amy@trinityasheville.org.

Dinner to Go

Dinner To Go Fundraiser for International High School Trip is Sunday, March 3. Pick up is from 12:00-1:00p. The dinner is poppy seed chicken, rice, and green beans for $10. Please reserve your dinner by Thursday, February 29.

Acolyte Training

Current and New Acolyte Training is Sunday, March 10, after the 10:45a service in the Sanctuary. It will be about 30 minutes. This is an opportunity to help serve Trinity and learn about the roles of an acolyte in our services. No preregistration is necessary.

EYC Stargazing at UNCA

Lookout Observatory

Sunday, March 3

We will meet at 5:30p at Trinity. We will attend Celtic Service, have dinner in Tuton Hall, and go to UNC-A’s Lookout Observatory for our private star gazing with members of the Asheville Astronomy Club. We will return by 8:30p at Trinity. There is no cost for the Star Gazing event, but you must RSVP by February 29. (The alternate date for weather is Sunday, March 17)

REGISTER - Stargazing

Middle School Summer Experience (July 8-12)

This summer, our middle school mission trip is participating in a day camp with Asheville Youth Mission from July 8-12, culminating with an overnight lock-in at Trinity on Thursday evening, July 11, with a pick-up on Friday morning, July 12.

This summer experience is for students in grades 6-8. The cost is $320. This will be an exciting opportunity to build relationships with other middle schoolers at Trinity and experience mission, transformation, and connection to God through service. 

Click the link ABOVE to register for a day camp with AYM for July 8-12, 2024. When you reach the payment page, type CHECK in the promo code box if you would like to pay the deposit by check or DEPOSIT to pay the deposit amount online. Please let Debbie Cox know if you plan to attend and if you have any questions! Her email is debbie@trinityasheville.org. Deadline is Friday, March 15.


High School Spring Retreat

This retreat is for youth in grades 8-12. The retreat theme is Lucky You! During the retreat, we will play games, sing and dance, and learn about the life of St. Patrick. There will also be a talent show, so come prepared to shine!  The cost is $225, including meals, lodging, a program, and a tee shirt. Location: Camp Henry/Lake Logan in Canton, NC The retreat is March 15 - 17 The retreat starts at 6:00 pm on Friday and ends at 1:00 pm on Sunday. Register by March 11


Other News and Opportunities

Parish grounds clean up day!

Join the creation care committee on Saturday, March 9, from 9-12 to help tend our gardens, trees, and landscape.

Contact Monte (mparsons123@gmail.com) or

 Art (artgarst@gmail.com) for more info.

Have an extra table?

Lake Logan is looking for a dining room table no larger than 48" round. Contact Carlyn Pheil at carlypheil@gmail.com if you know of one.

Chancel Choir Rehearsals

Wednesdays at 7:00

We sincerely appreciate the choir's beauty and leadership in our services. We welcome new singers! Children’s choirs meet at 5:00 (see the Children’s section below for more information), and handbells meet on Mondays at 4:30. Please contact Sharon Boone at sharon@trinityasheville.org for more information about joining these choirs.

2nd Chapter Book Group

This traditional ladies' book group meets the second Thursday of every other month at 10:00 to discuss current books of interest (fiction and nonfiction). For more information, contact Barbara Fotinos at bfotinos@gmail.com..

April 11 Demon Copperhead by Barbara Kings 

Trinity Caregivers’ Group

We welcome all who care for a loved one or loved ones (local or at a distance) who is/are diagnosed with some form of dementia. We discuss particular challenges and share our experiences. Dr. Corkie Morrill (retired geropsychologist) and Peggy Buchanan (retired deacon and nurse) facilitate the group. Open to all Trinitarians. Call or email Corkie Morrill (828-684-3972 or corkiemorrill@charter.net.

Marcia Jones using her Time & Talents to clean her church.

Stories That Matter

Read the latest edition by clicking the link on the website homepage or Stories that Matter | Trinity Episcopal. Many new stories have recently been added! Check them out. Do you have something extraordinary to share? An interesting story? Celebrating a momentous occasion? Please email Nanette Popa at nanette@trinityasheville.org to be featured in your own edition of Stories that Matter.

Read Stories that Matter Now!

Creation Care Corner


You’re invited to the February

Good News Gardens Gathering!

Tuesday, Feb. 27, at 7 p.m. ET

The Rev. Jerry Cappel and Deep Green Faith - Whole Church Ecosystems: Deep Faith for Church Gardens and Beyond. During this hour, the Rev. Jerry Cappel will lead an exploration of how to more deeply align your church’s identity and mission with the work of welcome, repair, and witness to and for all creation. How can the church’s life of worship, proclamation, and hospitality be more clearly connected to the healing actions of creation care?


The Appalachian Regional Ministry is a partnership with churches and other leaders in Graham County, one of the poorest in our region. We travel to Robbinsville monthly to cook, distribute food, and work with community leaders in other ways. Consider lending a hand. We welcome your presence! Contact the church office to reach Tom Goodrich, the ARM liaison.

Office Volunteers assist in the office at Trinity every day for either a morning or afternoon slot. We can use your help. Contact Jo Rice to inquire (jo@trinityasheville.org). 

Help cook and serve breakfast from 8:00 to 9:30 on Sundays. Paul does most of the work, but help scrambling eggs or flipping pancakes is greatly appreciated! Sign up on the bulletin board in Tuton Hall or email Debbie Cox at debbie@trintyasheville.org.

Making a Difference with Our Time and Talent. God has given each of us different gifts and talents we can use to share with the world. Trinity invites you to complete our Time and Talent Survey, which allows us to share our gifts and talents. To complete the survey, go to trinityasheville.org/time-talent-survey.

Heat and Serve Ministry at the church of the Advocate. Every Sunday after the 10:45 service, we can use your help organizing and serving a meal to the homeless in Trinity’s undercroft. No cooking is needed. Contact Brad Wilson at brad@reddooravl.org.

Trinity volunteers head out to Lake Logan every Thursday for service and fellowship. Please join us as we continue to paint cabins, repair furniture, sew curtains, and manage the landscape. Contact Fred Fairhead (fredfairhead@att.net) and Carlyn Pheil (carlynpheil@gmail.com) for more information.


Episcopal Relief and Development

Relief for Turkey, Ukraine, and other National and International Concerns

Trinity partners with Episcopal Relief and Development to respond to national and international disasters. You can donate with a check payable to Trinity Church earmarked ERD (Episcopal Relief and Development). If you have a specific concern or want your money directed to “Ukraine,” “Middle East,” etc., make a note in the check's memo line. Or donate online by choosing Episcopal Relief and Development from the drop-down menu. You can also add specific concerns there too.


You can donate to Trinity by any means that is convenient for you. Our address is 60 Church Street, Asheville, NC, 28801. Our website has a “GIVE” button in the upper right-hand corner (be sure to choose the right fund from the drop-down box). It works well on any mobile device (trinityasheville.org). CLICK HERE TO GIVE.