May 26, 2024

Sharing Christ's love and grace in a vibrant community whose joyful spirit empowers people to do God's work.

Service Bulletins

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One Service Sunday:

10:30 am - Sunday Service, Rite II

Good News Daily!

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Good News Daily - May 26, 2024

Serving This Week

10:30 am - Sunday Service, Rite II

Lector - Melissa Allison

Intercessor - Jessica Smith

Eucharistic Minister - Anne Adams, Tim Allison

Vestry Member - John Deppel

Digital Ministry - Dave Hosaflook

Ushers - Michelle Deppel, John Deppel

Flower Delivery - Tim Allison

Parish Shepherd - Kirk Richardson

The Blessing of the Bikes

This Memorial Day weekend, May 25th at 9:30 am, we will meet on the Circle Drive for Memorial Day prayers, recognition of veterans and active service members, followed by the Blessing of bicycles, tricycles, and motorcycles; and our neighborhood bike ride.

This year, we will also be collecting non-perishable food items for SERVE (Stafford Emergency Relief through Volunteer Effort).

Donation boxes will be on site.

Please consider donating the following items:

• Oatmeal

• Cereal

• Pancake Mix

• Syrup

• Spaghetti Sauce

• Canned Soups

• Meal Soups

• Ramen

• Canned Meals (beef stew, orned beef hash, chili, Chef Boy-ar-Dee, etc.)

• Jelly (need lots of this)

• Peanut Butter

• Hamburger Helper

• Canned Fruits

• Canned Tomatoes

• Canned Beans

• Canned Vegetables

• Small bags of Rice

• Rice Sides

• Brownie Mix

• Boxed Crackers

Also Needed:

• Deodorant

• Soap

• Shampoo

• Conditioner

• Cleaning Supplies

• Laundry Detergent

• Diapers Size 3, 4, 5, & 6

• Feminine Hygiene Pads

• Toilet Paper

Name Tags at Trinity

Do you have a name tag?

There's a signup sheet in the hall by the stairs. Wear your name tag and introduce yourself to newcomers or parish members you don't know!

Trinity Sunday Picnic: Sunday, May 26th

The 10:30 am Eucharist on Sunday, May 26th, will be followed by a picnic on the Trinity grounds. The Brotherhood of St. Andrew members will grill the hamburgers, hot dogs, and chicken. Some beverages will be provided.

Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, if possible, since seating will be limited.

-Members who live in 22401, 22405, 22406, 22554, and 22555 are asked to bring: side dishes. 

-Members who live in ZIP Code areas 22407, 22408, 22551, 22553, and 22508 are asked to bring: desserts. 

-Those who live in other ZIP Code areas are asked to bring: fruit.

In the event of rain, the picnic will be held in Barber Hall.

Trinity Church History

On Trinity Sunday, May 26, 2024, we celebrate with thanksgiving to God the birth of Trinity Episcopal Church 147 years ago!

Initiated by former members of St. George’s Episcopal Church, a chosen committee of thirteen men (ten of whom were to become the first Trinity vestry) met to organize Trinity Church in July 1877. They called the Rev. E.C. Murdaugh, D.D. (who had recently resigned as rector of St. George’s), to be their first rector. More than 50 communicants gathered for the first service in the Commodore Matthew. F. Maury house on Charlotte Street (no longer standing) on Sunday, August 12, 1877.

As we look ahead to the future, we have much to be thankful for in our history. Many more highlights of Trinity’s history are detailed in the recently released report: Trinity Episcopal Church – A Brief History through the Lens

of Racial Justice and Healing.

To see the report,

click here.

May God continue to bless the ministry and service of this congregation to

the Fredericksburg community and beyond.

- Trinity History Team

Joys and Challenges of Aging Group

Due to the holiday, The Joys and Challenges of Aging Group WILL NOT meet in May.

Please join us on Monday, June 24th at 10:30 am in the Lounge as we resume our meetings.

All are invited.

Interfaith Community Council

2024 School Dressing Days

2024 School Dressing Days Needs Us!

The collection bin will be in the Narthex from May 12th - June 16th. 

Along with backpacks, please also consider donating:

  • Full sized Toothpaste 
  • Gently used Children’s coats, Teen hoodies 

If you would like to give a monetary donation:

As always, we will need volunteers to help set up the event and to assist on the shopping days. I will post information and links for participating in this event starting in June. Please see Karen Harrison if you have any questions or would like more information.

Thank you so much for your generosity!

Blessings in a Backpack Needs Us!

Each bag we pack costs approximately $5.00.

You may contribute through the Trinity website or by collection plate checks on Sundays by marking BIB in the memo line for our bookkeeper Michele Brantley.

What is Mother Cynthia Reading?

Looking for something new to read?

Here's what Mother Cynthia is reading:

Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Mathew Desmond.

Hymn Request Sunday

On Sunday, June 9th, our entire service will include music requested by you, the congregation!

Think of some of your favorite hymns and send the title or hymn number to Michael Cooper-Smyth ( by Sunday, May 26th.

Please remember that all hymns must be available in either the Hymnal 1982 or Lift Every Voice And Sing hymnal. Can’t remember a title and can’t find the number? Find Michael in person and he’ll try his best to help you find it!

Note from Trinity: Office Hours

The Church offices will be closed on Monday, May 27th in observance of Memorial Day.

Update on Church Safety

Thanks to all who have taken the Misconduct Prevention video courses. Your time and energy help us make Trinity safer for all of us.

The next step toward increasing our safety begins on May 29th when new locks are installed.

Michele Brantley and Dave Hosaflook are overseeing key distribution. They’ll have master keys for vestry and staff and some exterior door keys for ministry leaders.

This is a big change for us all.

When I arrived, the joke I heard multiple times was this, “When people move to

Fredericksburg, we give them a key to Trinity.” Of course, this wasn’t ever factually true, but it speaks of how many people have had keys to our buildings.

As a rule, we generally don’t like change and the new locks/keys/safety procedures are going to bring some growing pains. I’m sorry for that. And, at the same time, I know we can do this. Please know that your vestry and staff are doing everything possible to help make this a smooth transition.

If you have questions, please speak to Val Folden, John Murray, Dave Hosaflook, Harry Dickinson, or Mother Cynthia.

Please note: the offices will be closed on May 29th for rekeying the church.

"Becoming Human" Book Study

Dr. Luke Powery was the featured presenter at our Spring Clergy Conference, and shared powerful insights from his latest book, Becoming Human: The Holy Spirit and the Rhetoric of Race.

Dr. Powery masterfully integrates the Spiritual into his discourse on race, justice, and the Holy Spirit. This summer book study, led by Canon Hill, is designed to support and encourage those engaged in preaching at the intersections of race, justice, and faith.

The study will take place every other Wednesday,

June 12th-September 4th at 3 pm-5 pm.

If you are interested in joining this Zoom-based summer book study or want to learn more, please contact Tammy Lewis at or (804) 622-3179.


June 12, 2024 @ 3:00 pm

June 26, 2024 @ 3:00 pm

July 10, 2024 @ 3:00 pm

July 24, 2024 @ 3:00 pm

August 7, 2024 @ 3:00 pm

August 21, 2024 @ 3:00 pm

September 4, 2024 @ 3:00 pm

Trinity At Shrine Mont

Trinity is planning a weekend of fellowship and fun at Shrine Mont!

October 4-6, 2024

Registration information will be available soon.

Scholarships are available.

Double Occupancy - $178

Single - $230

Children (ages 4-13)  - $124

To view TrinityCat,

click here.

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