A Note From Rev. Amy

Dear Church,

This Sunday is Trinity Sunday, a day when we celebrate one of the theological mysteries at the heart of our faith: that we worship a Triune God who does not exist in isolated independence, but in constant, self-giving relationship. Richard Rohr says, “The fourth-century Cappadocian Fathers tried to communicate this notion of life as mutual participation by calling the Trinitarian flow a ‘circular rotation’ (perichoresis) among the three.

Julia Stankova, The Hospitality of Abraham

(Angels on the Road), 2016,

watercolor on paper, 35 x 50 cm.

They were saying that whatever is going on in God is a flow that’s like a dance. And God is not just the dancer; God is the dance itself! Then the Incarnation becomes a movement outward and downward (which is why we must never be afraid of these movements in our own lives). Jesus comes forth from the Father and the Holy Spirit to take us back with him into this eternal embrace, from which we first came (see John 14:3). The circle dance broadens; we are invited to join in and even have participatory knowledge of God through the Trinity.”  

In iconography, sometimes the Trinity is pictured as the three strangers who visited Abraham and Sarah to announce that God would give them a son. I love this tradition, because it helps me picture humans showing hospitality to God; in thinking of those strangers as the Trinity, I am reminded that it is not only God who exists in this relational dance; we too are invited to host God with similar open-hearted movement. God prepares a table for us; we too can set a place at our tables for God.

How might you show hospitality to God, or to a stranger, this week? How might you participate in Trinitarian, outward flowing, self-giving love?


Summer Schedule Begins June 9

Trinity’s Summer Schedule begins June 9 when our 10:45a service moves to 10:00a. The full schedule for Sundays June 9 to August 18 will be: 

8:00 Holy Eucharist 

9:00 Breakfast in Tuton Hall

9-9:45 The Word For Today Bible Study (bring your breakfast to the Conf.

Room). In person and Zoom

9:50 Come Join the Circle Summer Program for Children

10:00 Holy Eucharist (in person and livestream)

5:30p Celtic Worship with Holy Eucharist (in person and livestream)


Each Sunday, we celebrate the Eucharist at 8:00 and 10:45. Breakfast is served from 9:00 to 9:30, Christian Formation for all ages takes place from 9:30 to 10:30, and our Nursery is open from 9:30 to noon. We host a Coffee Hour after the 10:45 service in the Church Street Courtyard. The Church of the Advocate opens at 1:00 and celebrates the Eucharist at 1:30, and we celebrate a candlelight Celtic Eucharist service in the church at 5:30.

This Sunday is Trinity Sunday!

This Sunday we celebrate the theological mystery of a triune God who is Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

Trinity Music Series Concert

Tonight, Friday, May 24

We welcome Gray Pearson presenting his senior recital given at Vanderbilt. This all Bach recital will be presented by Gray on the oboe, piano, and organ. There is no charge for this and its a great way to begin your weekend..

Adult Education

Adult Formation

Seek and You Will Find:

Discovering a Practice of Prayer

9:30-10:30 - May 5 - June 2 -


Inspired by the Rev. Rhonda Mawhood Lee’s wonderful little handbook, we’ll discuss prayer and explore a variety of ways of deepening our relationship with God. Adult formation in the month of May will be in-person only, not live-streamed. If you can’t attend in person but are interested in receiving the material from the class, contact Rev. Amy (amy@trinityasheville.org).

Trinity’s Sunday Worship & Formation Schedule

Link to Map for

Sunday Parking at Trinity

Additional Parking on Sunday Mornings

Additional parking spaces are available at the Ravenscroft Office Suites at 29 Ravenscroft Drive, across the street from Trinity. A sign signifies parking for Trinity Church. If you can, please leave parking closest to the church for those with difficulty walking.

Looking Ahead

Order Your Tickets Here!

Lake Logan/Camp Henry Benefit

at the home of Bob Zito & Dana Cole May 30

Join the Art Guild and Deacon Bob Zito and Dana Cole for a night to remember, featuring libations and hors d’oeuvres with music by Fireside Collective, on May 30, 2024, 6-8 pm. $100 per person, limited to 100 tickets.

Trinity Music Series

June 7 Joyce Guyer, soprano, and Richard Riccardi, piano, will present a recital entitled Stories of Love and Loss at 7:00.

Joyce Guyer was a principal artist at New York’s Metropolitan Opera for sixteen seasons singing such roles as Sophie in Der Rosenkavalierr, Susanna in Le Nozze di Figaro, and Pamina in Die Zauberflöte. In Europe she has performed in Wagner’s Bayreuth, Lyon, and Nice. She has also appeared as soloist nine times in Carnegie Hall in Handel’s Messiah, Bach’s Weinachts Oratorium, and Orff’s Carmina Burana. 

Our Next Red Bag Sunday.

Bags will be distributed on Sunday, June 2 and collected Sunday, June 9.  Red Bag collection this time is for MANNA.  The following items are on their suggestion lists - Shelf-stable milk or non-dairy alternatives, Water-packed canned poultry, Low-sodium 100% vegetable juices, Dried fruits and vegetables, no sugar added, Olive oil, Shelf-stable dehydrated milk or canned evaporated milk , Water-packed canned fish, Dried beans, peas, lentils, Low-sodium nuts and pumpkin seeds, Whole-grain pasta, brown or wild rice.

Click here to order your tickets.

Cold Mountain Music Festival returns June 1.

Sponsorship, vendor, and volunteer opportunities are available, and tickets are on sale now for this annual Diocesan festival at Lake Logan.

General admission, festival camping, dorm lodging and meal tickets are available on-line at https://coldmountainmusic.org/

Cabins may be reserved by contacting jen@lakelogan.org

Creation Care Corner

If you have a grass lawn, consider a

Slow Mow Summer.”

A recent study that found that even just letting your grass grow longer attracts anywhere between 18 to 93 percent more butterflies to your yard. “To make an impact on the biodiversity crisis we need to be creating places where butterflies and other wildlife can breed. [Letting grass grow] is simple, doesn’t cost anything and saves you time and effort,” said Dr Richard Fox, the head of science at Butterfly Conservation and a co-author of the study. It doesn’t even have to be the whole lawn – a patch will help!

What if you only have a balcony? Find inspiration in Priyanka Singh, who lives on the 13th floor of a high-rise apartment building in Mumbai, but cultivates lantana, curry leaves, Jamaican spike, ixora, meswak, and patharchatta, all on her balcony, and has raised around 55 different species of butterflies from caterpillars! Read her story here.

Christian Formation for All Ages

The Rector's Bible Study:

The Rector’s Online Bible Study will resume on Thursday evenings in September.

Women’s Bible Study

The Women’s Bible Study meets on Tuesdays from 9:30 to 10:45 in the conference room. Open to all women. This Bible study is on hiatus for the month of June.

Women's Retreat 2025

Mark your calendar: the 2025 women’s retreat will be March 28-30.


Godly Play

GODLY PLAY classes - 9:30a - 10:30a We offer three classes: 

  • Godly Play 1 for 3-year-olds fully potty trained through PreK
  • Godly Play 2 - Kindergarten through 2nd grade
  • 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,,and the Jubilate Choir, for grades 3-8 are on hiatus for the summer.. Rehearsals begin September 13. Contact Sharon Boone at sharon@trinityasheville.org or Beth Chestnut at beth@trinityasheville.org


VBS 2024

Registration is now open for VBS! Kids ages 3 (potty-trained) through 5th grade are invited to join a “Creation Celebration” June 24-27. Click here to register your child(ren) or register to volunteer for our hands-on, fun-filled VBS!


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.

Questions About Youth?

If you have any questions about youth ministry, please contact Debbie Cox at debbie@trinityasheville.org or 828-253-9361.


Other News and Opportunities

Chancel Choir Rehearsals

Wednesdays at 7:00

The Chancel Choir rehearses on Wednesdays at 7:00. We welcome new singers! —contact Sharon Boone at the church office.

Trinity Stories That Matter

Trinity Stories That Matter is our blog that highlights member interest pieces, such as weddings, births, achievements, celebrations, graduations, the death of an extended family member, and past and some upcoming special events. Read the latest edition, including A new story celebrating an exciting scholarly achievement from Mike Langford, by clicking the link on the website homepage or Stories That Matter | Trinity Episcopal. Please email Ken Wilson at ken@trinityasheville.org to share your story.

Click for Stories that Matter

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..

June 13  Dear Edward by Ann Napolitano

Trinity Caregivers’ Group

The Trinity Caregivers’ Group meets by Zoom every second Friday. We welcome all who care for a loved one(s), local or at a distance, diagnosed with some form of dementia. Challenges and experiences are shared.

Dr. Corkie Morrill is a retired geropsychologist, and Peggy Buchanan is a retired Deacon and nurse, and they facilitate the group. Corkie Morrill 828-684-3972, corkiemorrill@charter.net.


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. We welcome your presence! Contact the church office to reach Tom Goodrich.

Help cook and serve breakfast from 8:00 to 9:30 on Sundays. Paul Hatfield 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 contact Debbie Cox at debbie@trinityasheville.org.

Every Sunday after the 10:45 service, the Church of the Advocate can use your help to serve a meal to the homeless. No cooking skill is needed—contact the Rev. Mike Reardon at mreardon@reddooravl.org.

Trinity volunteers travel to Lake Logan every Thursday for service and fellowship to paint cabins, repair furniture, sew curtains, and landscape. Contact Carlyn Pheil (carlynpheil@gmail.com).



You can donate to Trinity by any means that is convenient for you. Our address is 60 Church Street, Asheville, NC, 28801. You can donate to Trinity however is convenient for you. Our address is 60 Church Street, Asheville, NC, 28801, text “trinityavl” to 73256, or use the “Donate” button on our website. Thank you. (trinityasheville.org). CLICK HERE TO GIVE.

Trinity Clergy, Staff, and Vestry


Our Prayer List

The Following Immediate and Ongoing Prayer concerns remain for a period of six weeks 

unless they are intentionally renewed by calling the church office. 

IMMEDIATE CONCERNS: Robert McWithey, Liz Trask, Catherine Metzger, Lynne Diehl, 

Christy Randall, Neil Grant, Leo Duncan, Margaret Jeffries, Barbara Setzer, Kay Rupp,

Jane Clark

ONGOING CONCERNS: Molly Gray (granddaughter of Sam & Paul Faeth)


Evelyn Hemphill, Gus Boone, Karen Taylor, Clare & Hugh Stephens

FOR THOSE IN SERVICE TO OUR COUNTRY: Lt. Cmdr. Alexander M. Ford (son of John Mark and Charlene Ford), WO. Brendan Gilbert (grandson of Curt Gilbert); Davis N. Graham, Lieutenant J.G. (grandson of Jane Clark), Captain Brooks Jarnigan, Army Intelligence (nephew of Dale & Cindy Carroll); Col. Jon C. McDaniel, U.S.M.C. (son of Mr. & Mrs. R. Allison McDaniel), Adrienne Welker, US Navy Band (daughter of Leslie Welker), Gerald Welker, Jr, US Air Force Band (son of Leslie Welker), SN John Work, US Navy (son of Becky & Jack Work)

BIRTHDAYS: Jim Deuel, Brenner Dotson, Alex Lipe, Robyn Pass, Phillip Price, David Manly, Tom Spradling, Spencer Strauss, Jane Emerson Andry, Frances Smyth, Peggy Swicegood, Don Baker, Robyn McNeal, Erwin Gunnells, Alastair Odom, Beth Chestnut, Jan Dockendorf, Ann-Patton Hornthal, Maxwell Keupp, Jenny Rawlings, Sharon Carleton Boone,

Sarita Cross

ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK: Dennis & Barbara Fotinos, Susan & Paul Westervelt,

Steve & Nancy Coffman, John Mark & Charlene Ford, Stan & Carol Hubbard,

Will Gentry, III & Tara Hackett, Rodney Estes & Gail Monahan