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Time Change this Weekend (Oct 31)
Set your clocks back one hour before going to bed on Saturday night.
PLEASE NOTE THAT church offices will be closed mondays nov. 2 and nov. 9
Sunday Adult Forum:
Unity in Times of Division
Unity in Times of Division, A Live Sunday Adult Forum at Trinity Episcopal Church in Asheville, NC. Join Trinity’s Rector, Scott White, on Sunday, November 1, from 9:30a to 10:30 for a conversation on the power of the Gospel’s call for unity.
We live in a time where leaders from many quarters of society, political, religious, and even business, believe that dividing individuals is a tool for success. Yet, as followers of Jesus, we are called to unity.As we approach the November 3rd election, we come together and consider if it is possible to hold differing philosophies of politics, theology, and other societal perspectives while remaining united in Christ. Is it possible to be united with Christians who differ from us without giving up our values and passions?
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Disappointed that the classic It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown television special won't be airing this year for Halloween? Not to worry, friends. Hold your "Good Grief" and footballs for a minute because Trinity has you and your seasonal pumpkin needs covered. But instead of looking for the spooky Great Pumpkin, we'll be looking at Saints!
We’re going to fill our new courtyard with pumpkins made into Saint O’Lanterns with one or more persons from a Trinity family dressed as the saint featured in each pumpkin! Our families of children and youth will be presenting this event!!
Trinity parishioners will stroll through the courtyard, at the proper social distance and masked, to visit and learn a bit about the Saint and their Saint O’Lantern. Just imagine all those twinkly white lights, glowing pumpkins with the saints of God, goody bags, and a bit of fun, learning, and faith!
this sunday evening
NOVEMBER 1 + 6 - 8 pm
In-Person Worship Opportunities
Limited indoor worship begins this coming Sunday, November 1. As we proceed with this next level of worship opportunities, we reiterate that those with underlying health conditions and those over 65 should consult with their own personal physician before attending. The guidelines set by our bishop provide for 25 persons at each service. We will maintain all the health guidelines by keeping physical distance between family groups and limiting singing to a masked soloist. If you are able to attend, we look forward to seeing you.
8:00a.m. In the Church
9:30 a.m. for Parents of Children in Sunday School (Tuton Hall)
9:30 a.m. Godly Play (ages 3 - 5th grade)
9:30 a.m. Youth Formation
10:45 a.m. NO IN-PERSON ATTENDANCE (LiveStream Only)
5:30 p.m. In the Church
12:15 p.m. In The Church
We so very much look forward to seeing you and we believe we have developed protocols for these experiences that maintain health and wellness as much as is possible at this time.
Please know that we encourage you to consult with your physician to be sure attendance is in the best interest of your health and well-being. It is impossible for us at Trinity to know what is best for your individual health and safety.
Services are limited to 25 people in attendance. Participation will be by required registration on this site.
Sunday 8:00a and Wednesday 12:15p services are reserved for those 65 and older.
Registration number for children and youth are posted with the registration.
Upon arrival we will require all persons to check in, have a temperature check, and we will require all persons to properly wear a mask/face covering throughout the entirety of the service. Those unable to wear a mask are kindly asked not to attend.
We have developed protocols to keep the distribution of the Holy Eucharist as healthy and safe as possible. We will give you the details at the service.
Current recommendations asked that there be no singing in groups, as singing can spread the virus at further distances. Therefore, for some services we will have instrumental music only and for some services a soloist (masked) will be added. But there will be no congregational singing and we ask that you not sing along with a soloist. This will be very difficult for many of us, and we hope that this will change in a short amount of time.
If you should find you will not be able to attend a service for which you have registered, please cancel your registration so that others may attend. Please refer to your confirmation email for instructions.
Sunday, November 1
Sharon Carleton Boone, organ
Joyce Guyer, soprano
Ken Wilson, baritone
Lorraine Lordi, Hammered Dulcimer
Pamela Miller, soprano
Story and Song, featuring children's author and Trinitarian Cindy Groce
We have a very special Story and Song this week as Mrs. Beth talks with author and Trinitarian Cindy Groce about her brand new children's book, Hiding in Plain Sight Friends in the Forest.
After you watch and fall in love with this delightful imaginative book, be sure to order your own copy for your library.
The hymns of our faith give us voice to praise, comfort in sorrow and inspiration to serve. They call us to worship and bring us together. They live in our hearts and visit us like old friends from time to time.
Over the next two weeks, we’d like to collect your favorite hymns and have a quartet sing the collection for you in an old-fashioned virtual hymn sing service (to be announced). Please email your hymn title to firstname.lastname@example.org.
What is Your Favorite Hymn?
Gospel Based Discipleship
Our parish-wide program called Gospel Based Discipleship is underway. 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.
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
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.
We are ever grateful for the generosity of Trinitarians! Contact Dena by phone at 910-899-0715, or email
Trinity Learning Co-op
Trinity is offering a space for members 3 or 4 weekday mornings in Tuton Hall for middle and high school students to conduct remote school learning. Each family group would have one round table that is six feet or more from others. We have one to two adults would be present at all times. The first week went well and hope to continue this all year.
"This year, my “first day of school picture” is below. I am profoundly and deeply grateful to the way Trinity is being creative to meet the needs of parents and children at this time. A big shout out to Scott, David & Debbie for being open to provide space for a learning co-op so that together with parents we can support our children and youth".
Taken from a Facebook post
Godly Play is meeting in the new Church Street Courtyard under tents. This will continue until the weather turns too cold (mid/late October). Because Godly Play is meeting outdoors, there is not a need to have a sign up for attending.
More information and details are provided on the
Youth are now meeting outside in the "Herb Garden" courtyard which may be found next to the lower entrance to Tuton Hall near the Youth area.
More information and details are provided on the
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
The Acts of the Apostles
thursday evenings at 7:00 pm
The Rector’s online Bible Study is live online every Thursday with a study on the book of The Acts of the Apostles. This book documents the start of the early church and is filled with history and geography as well as intrigue, theology and Good News. All are welcome to join the online study held through the Zoom platform. Sign up below to be a part of the notification list for this class. Click here for the link to join the meeting on Thursday at 7:00p.
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:
The US mail always works. We are at 60 Church Street, Asheville, NC 28801.
Contact Dillon Manly to set up a recurring gift through an automatic bank draft.
On the top of the homepage of our website there is a “Donate” button (www.trinityasheville.org)
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.
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
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.
Let's Kick Ash
We are now eight months into our campaign to raise the funds to renovate our adopted Ash Cabin at Lake Logan. It almost goes without saying that this has been more challenging than expected – but say it we must. We’ve still got over 100 tickets to sell. For anyone who has yet to purchase a raffle ticket, we hope you consider doing that now. For those of you who have further supported us by purchasing additional tickets, we are so grateful. We encourage others to do the same, if possible.
Many thanks to over 25 Trinitarians as well as a handful of others who love Lake Logan and are helping us sell tickets, design the interior, and complete the renovation which begins November 30th. Please let us know if you would like to help.
The drawing for the winner of our raffle should be in December – once all tickets are sold. We are excited to begin this long-awaited project and even more excited to add to the value of Lake Logan and its future. It truly is a very special place.
Carlyn and David Pheil, Nancy Swann
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.