A Note From Rev. Amy

Dear Church,

“Unless the eye catch fire,

The God will not be seen.

Unless the ear catch fire

The God will not be heard.

Unless the tongue catch fire

The God will not be named.

Unless the heart catch fire,

The God will not be loved.

Unless the mind catch fire,

The God will not be known.”

You might read these lines from Theodore Roszak and feel guilty (I’d better make sure I catch on fire!). But the fire of the Spirit isn’t something we can conjure up by trying hard enough. It’s a gift that descends from God.

Catching fire, perhaps, is a little like catching a cold: proximity to the right thing matters. While the fire of the Spirit can fall any place, we might improve our chances of catching a spark if we come near the campfire the Spirit started a couple of thousand years ago. On that day, all the disciples were in the same place, praying, waiting on God’s direction, when the Holy Spirit showed up with wind and fire and words, and the church was born (see Acts chapter two).

I hope you’ll join us this Sunday as we come near that campfire God started, and celebrate our birthday. If you’re feeling festive, the festival color is red.




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.

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 Music Series Concert

Tomorrow Night, May 18

 This week the Asheville Vocal Ensemble will present “When the Earth Stands Still: Songs of Devotion and Remembrance,” a program of acappella music on Saturday, May 18 at 7:00p. This concert is part of the Trinity Music Series and is free and open to the public.

Trinity’s Sunday Worship & Formation Schedule

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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

Episcopal House XV

The key passing ceremony for Habitat’s Episcopal House XV will be this Thursday, May 23rd at 4 p.m. at the Glenn Bridge Site. All Trinitarians who volunteered on the home for Erika Leon are encouraged to come celebrate and be with Erika as she accepts the key to her new home.

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. 

Click here to order your tickets.

Sponsorship, vendor, and volunteer opportunities are available, and tickets are on sale now. 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

Cold Mountain Music Festival returns June 1.

Join the diocese for this annual festival at Lake Logan. We’ve got a great line-up underway, a new kids’ activity zone and water activities, a super fun Friday night party at Celebration courtyard, the grand re-opening of Boojum’s Cave and some fantastic vendors, including St. Andrew’s on the Hill’s Holy Smoke BBQ. This year we are proud to offer a 10% discount to all members of parishes within the Diocese of WNC! Simply enter the code DIOWNC when you purchase your tickets online 

The festival is presented by the Episcopal Diocese of Western North Carolina. All proceeds support the non-profit ministries of Lake Logan – The Retreat Center, Camp Henry, and The Outdoor School – making it possible to offer summer camp scholarships and program offerings throughout the year for every member of the family.

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.

Click here to register.

Education For Ministry

EfM is a class that explores the Bible, History, Theology, Prayer, and more. It meets on Mondays at 6:00. Contact Peggy Buchanan at the church office.

Becoming Beloved Community Book Group

Wednesdays 6:30-8:00

Becoming Beloved Community Book Group meets on Wednesdays from 6:30 - 8:00 in the Clark Room and on Zoom. We discuss the intersection of social and environmental justice. contact Page McCorkle for information: pageconnermccorkle@gmail.com

Potluck and Process [Theology, That Is] 

Registration Closes Wednesday, May 22. 

Space is limited to 10 for this summertime course.Details TBD by consensus. Call or text Lee McAuliffe Rambo to get information and share your day/hour preferences. 828.337.8630

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, 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


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! Children’s choirs meet at 5:00; the Handbell Choir meets on Mondays at 4:30—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.

Creation Care Corner

Listen: Creation Care Missioner Anna Shine on “Spade, Spoon, Soul” Podcast

The Rev. Anna Shine talks about life and ministry in Western North Carolina on a podcast with Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows, Episcopal Bishop of Indianapolis; Jerusalem Greer, Staff Officer for Evangelism to the Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church; and Brian Sellers-Petersen, Agrarian Missioner in the Diocese of Olympia and Coordinator of Good News Gardens.


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: Lynne Diehl, Christy Randall, Neil Grant, Leo Duncan, 

Margaret Jeffries, Barbara Setzer, Kay Rupp, Jane Clark

FOR THOSE WHO HAVE DIED:: Robert Jeter (brother of Liz Trask & Catherine Metzger}

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: Bob Berry, Charlie Haden, Richard Hogan, Tim Owings, Leigh Ruhl,

Paul David Hatfield, Sam McLamb, Clancy Penny, Samantha Penny, Karen Hardy,

Christiane Pheil, Lizzy Ray, Keith Rudd, Natalie Savarese, Mark Whitney, Blythe Barton

Miles Gardner, Scott Williams, Caroline Hamilton, Robert Mann, Sarah Elizabeth Michalets, Susan Butts, Bill Habermeyer, Gay Symmes, Judy Baldwin, Courtney Blossman,

Jenny Rawlings

ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK: Ed & Anne Bleynat, Karen Tanner-Holt & Wayne Holt,

McLain & John Allen, Will & Beth Dickert, Steve & Judy Shanley, Michael & Elizabeth Pesant, Eileena Wells & Ramon Blake