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Adult Forum

Coffee Conversations:

The Rev. Oscar Rozo, Diocesan Missioner for Latino/Hispanic Ministries

Sunday, January 24, 2021 


Join our Rector as he welcomes the Rev. Oscar Rozo, the new diocesan missioner for Latino/Hispanic Ministries about the challenges and joys of his work and what he envisions for this vital ministry in Western North Carolina. 

The Rev. Oscar A. Rozo was born in Bogotá, Colombia. During his first years in the Episcopal Church he served as musician for the Latino ministry at Grace and camp counselor for the diocesan summer camp. He attended seminary and received his Master of Divinity degree from Virginia Theological Seminary in Alexandria, VA.

He is married to the Rev. Elizabeth Tester and together they have two children.He is passionate about social justice, multicultural ministry, and community development. He enjoys playing and listening to music, hiking and family time.


Worship & 

Formation Opportunities 

On Wednesday, November 11,  Governor Roy Cooper issued a new Executive Order restricting indoor gatherings to 10 persons. Trinity’s Vestry has unanimously decided to abide by this order for the time being. We want to be part of the process that protects all, especially as cases of COVID-19 and hospitalizations increase rapidly, even to levels above the beginning of the pandemic. 


9:30 a.m.  Godly Play (ages 3 - 5th grade) on Zoom

9:30 a.m.  Youth Formation on Zoom

10:45 a.m. Livestream

  5:30 p.m. Livestream

for more Information and Schedule for Weekly Activities and Formation

Music for Sunday, January 24

10:45 am
5:30 pm

Frances Smyth

hand bells

Joyce Guyer


Leslie Welker,


Matthew Larken,


Nana Hosmer Griffin


Altar Flower Dedications

The Flower Guild is now accepting requests for you to supply the altar flowers in memory or thanksgiving for someone, group, or event.  Available dates that are coming up quickly are January 17, 24, 31 and February 14.  There are many dates then available after Easter for the remaining Sundays in 2021.

Please contact Catherine Metzer with the following information to request your date. Contact Information:  catherine_metzger@uhc.com or 828-242-0607

Date:  Please tell me your preferred date to dedicate the altar flowers in 2021.   (Note:  The following dates are reserved:  Feb 21 – April 4 for Lent & Easter; Nov 28 – Dec 26 for Advent & Christmas.)


Dedication:  Please send Catherine the dedication text you would like printed in the bulletin (examples below):


“The altar flowers are given to the glory of God and in thanksgiving for our many blessings by John and Jan Cantrell.”


“The altar flowers are given to the glory of God and in loving memory of Mern Atwater by Spencer Atwater and family.”


Payment:  A tax deductible check in the amount of $75.00 made out to Trinity Episcopal Church (earmarked for the Flower Fund) can be mailed to: Trinity Episcopal Church, 60 Church St, Asheville, 28801 or made online at trinityasheville.org/make-a-donation


Ash Wednesday - February 17





Enter the parking lot from the Lexington Avenue entrance. 


Drive Through Imposition of Ashes and Pick Up Communion Elements for use with the 7:00p LiveStream service.


Drive Through Imposition of Ashes and Pick Up Communion Elements for use with the 7:00p LiveStream service.


Drive Through Imposition of Ashes and Pick Up Communion Elements for use with the 7:00p LiveStream service.

LiveStream Ash Wednesday Liturgy with Holy Communion on Trinity’s YouTube and Facebook pages.


“Oh Lord, teach me your path.”  Psalm 25:4




Since our Advent in a Box was such a big success, we decided for the 40 days of Lent to give our families with children and youth a type of “Lent in a Box”!. Please drive thru to receive your Lenten Path Box on Sunday, February 7th from 12:00 -1:00 pm. If you are unable to come to Trinity we will mail it, though we would love to see you all!


Inside your Box is the Lenten Path, tray ,basket, rocks, purple candle, table tents with Bible verses, questions,and challenges and a separate Enrichment packet. There are directions for each week in Lent. Please begin your Lenten Path on Sunday February 21st.


You can begin using the Enrichment Packet starting with Shrove Tuesday, February 16th, Also, there will be a drive thru imposition of ashes at 7:30 am, 12:15 pm, and 5:30 pm on Ash Wednesday. The Ash Wednesday online service is at 7:00 pm. 


We hope this is a fulfilling way for your families to engage in the Lenten season together.




9:30 am

(note change of start time)

Gospel Based Discipleship 

     New publication for Epiphany - Easter

Our parish-wide program called Gospel Based Discipleship is underway for Spring 2021. It is a means for all members of Trinity to be bound together spiritually by our engagement of the Sunday Gospel. Every household of Trinity has received a booklet on Gospel Based Discipleship. If you did not, or you would like more copies, please let us know. Also, you can find it on our website by clicking here

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The Rotary Club of Asheville

Tuton Hall
Trinity Episcopal Church

Thursday, February 25 - 11:00a - 3:30p

Please email Carmen Cabrera at carmen@mastgeneralstore.com or call (828) 712-0309 to schedule you appointment.

Your 1 donation can help save up to 3 lives.

All blood donations are tested for COVID-19 antibodies.


Bible Study 

women's bible study
tuesday mornings at 9:30 am

Each Tuesday morning at 9:30 women gather for community, prayer and bible study. The upcoming Sunday readings are discussed, and time is set aside for the sharing of prayer concerns and prayers and a strong community is formed. Our clergy lead this group

Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88993836604

rector's bible study
paul the apostle
thursday evenings at 7:00 pm

One of the pillars of our Mission Statement at Trinity is Explore Faith, "Explore Faith, Embrace Community, Expect a Difference, and Make a Difference." We continue to embrace this mission even during difficult times. On Thursday the 19th of Nov. we begin a new session of the online Rector's Bible study to explore Paul the Apostle and how his theology shows up in his renowned Letter to the Romans. I don't need a reply but if you would like to be on the notification/information list about this class click here: https://forms.gle/2UdQHTwi5bo5z8BU6. Also, feel free to forward this to someone you may think is interested.In our reading of Romans, we will explore questions like Paul's role in the foundations of Christian theology, which books in the New Testament he wrote, his position on women in the church, homosexuality, the place of Judaism for Jesus's followers, and much more. The class is every Thursday in a relaxed setting and strictly for one hour. Meet new people, spend time with Trinity friends, exchange prayer, and dig into the bible, all from the comfort of your home. Homework is optional. Again, here is the link to be added to the notification/information list: https://forms.gle/2UdQHTwi5bo5z8BU6

“Let’s Kick Ash!”  January Update

Update: January 16, 2021

It was another great week at Ash Cabin - and at Trinity! While the guys installed eight bathroom vanities, base kitchen cabinets, toilets, crown and baseboard molding, the gals were sewing the bedroom curtains in the undercroft at Trinity.

The total now raised is $49,150. Quite a bit of this is straight donations so the current odds of winning that fabulous stay at The Old Edwards Inn in Highlands is 365:1. We still need to raise $5,850 to cover our renovation costs, so don’t hold back now! Feel free to throw some donation dollars our way, purchase a raffle ticket if you’ve yet to contribute, or purchase an additional ticket. All happily accepted!

The drawing for the winning ticket will be Sunday, February 14th – Valentine’s Day. How appropriate for a project so many of us have truly loved being a part of.  What a gift from Trinity to Lake Logan!

With appreciation,

Carlyn and David Pheil, Nancy Swann – co-chairs of “Let’s Kick Ash!”





Effective January 15, 2021, Trinity is converting to a new software system for accounting. Due to this process, you may notice that your January 1st electronic transfer has not been drafted yet. These initial drafts for 2021 will occur later in January to assure that you receive proper crediting to your pledge. All drafts will occur by January 20. If we are drafting your checking account and this schedule does not work for you, please contact Dillon or Jan in the church office by phone or email so that we can adjust your draft to meet your needs.

January is the only month that will be affected by this delay in drafts. February through December 2021 will be seamless. Please be patient with us as we make this transition but feel free to call or email any questions or concerns you may have.

Dillon Manly, Director of Financial Ministries



Sign in on the Zoom link that is provided through parent emails on Sunday morning at 9:30 am.


Youth Formation

Currently, Youth Formation is meeting on Zoom every Sunday from 9:30 am -10:15.

Join Zoom Meeting


Meeting ID: 621 204 4032

Passcode: 765514

Sixes on Sunday (Youth)

Sixes on Sunday is Sunday, January 24 from 4:00 -6:00 pm.


Bonfire(fire pit), heaters, games, and hot chocolate bar in the Aston Street Courtyard.


Please wear a mask and dress accordingly. Please RSVP  to Debbie by Friday, January 22nd. This is an outside event.


Cold Weather Appeal - Church of the Advocate




Shoes - warm, sturdy            

Hand and Foot warmers

As cold weather approaches, we invite our Trinity supporters to join us in extending warmth and care to those most in need. We are asking for the following winter items:
            One-or-two person dome tents
            Sleeping bags
            Waterproof tarp/groundcover
            Coats, Sweaters

Items may be dropped off at the Trinity office during the week or we will be glad to pick up from your home.


You may also contribute by making a monetary donation to the Cold Weather Appeal. Use the arrow drop down on the General Fund line to select Cold Weather Appeal. Checks are always welcome.

Text "REDDOORAVL" to 73256 to give using your mobile device.  This number will never sned unsolicited texts to you.  To cancel further messages, text STOP. A receipt will be e-mailed to you.

The members of the Church of the Advocate are ever grateful for the ongoing support of Trinitarians. We thank you especially at this time for your generous response to the Cold Weather Appeal. Your donations have helped in large part to make the appeal a great success. We are blessed by your care, your thoughtfulness, and your action. Thank you.

We are ever grateful for the generosity of Trinitarians!  Contact Dena by phone at 910-899-0715, or email vicar@reddooravl.org

The Red Door/Church of the Advocate:

Sustenance for the Body and Soul


 Click below to watch the video.


Trinity Office Hours:


The Trinity office is open virtually Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Until further notice, the physical office of Trinity will be open Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Closed Mondays and Fridays. 


Some members of our staff are working remotely, some are working remotely part-time and in the office part-time. Some members have health concerns or family with health concerns that will require them to be fully remote until a vaccine is available. Additionally, we are trying to limit exposure for Trinity staff so that our Sunday LiveStreams are not interrupted. 

Please know that if you leave a voicemail message for any staff member they will receive that message no matter where they are physically located -- home, or office. Phone, email, Zoom, Google Meet, FaceTime are all available to Trinity’s staff for you to connect with them.


Thank you for your continued prayer and support. 

828-253-9361, Trinity Office


  • Beth Chestnut, Ext. 234

  • David Henson, Ext. 225

  • Debbie Cox, Ext. 229

  • Dillon Manly, Ext. 236

  • Jan Hildebrand, Ext. 228


Email = staff member’s first name @trinityasheville.org. For example, scott@trinityasheville.org.

  • Jo Rice, Ext. 224

  • Ken Wilson, Ext. 222

  • Scott White, Ext. 223

  • Sharon Boone, Ext. 226

  • Tim Ervolina, 803-622-9176


Ways to Give to Trinity


We continue to be deeply grateful for continued support of the mission and ministry of our church community. Even when we begin to gather again we will be limiting the handling of alms basis and cash. So one of the ways below will continue to be a primary means of making an offering. The mobile options, especially the Give+ app and the Text Giving option are extremely easy once they have been set up. During the offering it would be a sinch to make your offering on either one of these apps on your phone. A short video on setting up the Give+ app is included. Any of the following methods are ways to continue to support Trinity: 

  1. The US mail always works. We are at 60 Church Street, Asheville, NC 28801.

  2. Contact Dillon Manly to set up a recurring gift through an automatic bank draft. 

  3. On the top of the homepage of our website there is a “Donate” button (www.trinityasheville.org)

  4. On any mobile device you can download the Give+ app. Once you set up that app any additional gifts are as easy as one or two clicks.

  5. You may also use Text Giving. Again, once this is set up, any additional gifts are an easy one, two click: 

  • Text 828-548-1332 (you may save this number in your phone contacts as "Text Giving"and then click "Send Message" for future donations)

  • The first time you text this number, a return text will come to you containing a link for you to click and register

  • Complete the information on the registration screen

  • You then enter an amount and will be prompted for where the money is to go, ie.Pledge, Memorial Donation, etc., etc. 

  • After this initial registration, you simply need to text the number and enter #funds. You will then get a screen with the possible areas for payment. Click, and enter the amount, and you're done.


If you need assistance with any of these methods, please contact Dillon. 828-253-9361 dillon@trinityasheville.org

Now Scheduling

Family Baptism


In the interest of safety for all, we are now scheduling baptisms by individual families. Please complete the form below and we will get back to you to schedule. We will plan to hold the sacrament outdoors in our beautiful memorial garden. 


There is one Body and one Spirit;

There is One hope in God’s call to us

One Lord, one Faith, one Baptism;

One God and Father of all.

Click HERE to complete a Baptism Form.


Watch a short video.


Daily Reflection and Bible Reading

Forward Day by Day


For years, many Episcopalians have used a small devotion booklet called, Forward Day by Day. We normally have these booklets out in our welcome center for members and friends to take each quarter. Now that we are not together we want to be sure you know that you access Forward Day by Day online and have it delivered to your inbox each day. There is a small subscription fee of $10 per year! You can find the signup page for Day by Day at by clicking here. 



Upcoming Events

  • Coffee Conversations with Scott and The Rev. Oscar Rozo,
  • SIXES ON SUNDAY (but not on Sunday!) (1)
    Trinity Episcopal Church
  • Women's Bible Study
  • Contemplative Prayer
  • Rector's Bible Study
  • Men's Bible Study
  • Ash Wednesday: Drive Through Imposition of Ashes & Communion Pick-up
    Trinity Episcopal
  • Ash Wednesday Liturgy with Holy Communion
    You Tube and Facebook
  • Lenten Yoga
  • Rotary Club Blood Drive
    Trinity Episcopal Church
  • Lenten Yoga
  • Lenten Yoga
  • Lenten Yoga
  • Lenten Yoga
  • Lenten Yoga
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