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Watch this brief video

as our Rector describes Gospel Based Discipleship, a way for us to remain connected.


Trinity's Annual Meeting Set for Next Sunday, October 4

Trinity's Annual Meeting will be held next week, Sunday, October 4 at 11:45a on the Zoom Platform.


Next week's Sunday email will include a link to the Zoom meeting. The meeting will be an abbreviated format our regular annual meeting and will include a link to a new website that will contain our Annual Report and the Rector's address.


Please make plans to join in Trinity's Annual Meeting next Sunday immediately following the 10:45a service.


Collaborative Worship This Sunday

September 27 at 10:45 am


This coming Sunday, September 27, our 10:45 service will be a joint service with Central United Methodist and First Presbyterian. This joint worship service, with participants (lay and ordained) from all three churches is a witness to our ongoing partnership with the Church Street Collaborative. Learn more about the Church Street Collaborative by watching our Adult Forum this morning, a conversation with the pastors from all three churches. This is a repeat of an earlier forum on the topic. We look forward to seeing you at our YouTube or FaceBook channels as usual at 10:45a on Sunday.


Adult Forum:

Sunday Mornings at 10:00 am

In honor of the first-ever joint service of the Church Street Collaborative, we are reposting our Adult Forum featuring the senior pastors of the Church Street churches. Before our worship, go deeper into the Collaborative's work with this conversation featuring the Rev. Dr. R. Scott White, the Rev. Patrick Johnson, and the Rev. Rob Blackburn and moderater by the Rev. Luke Lingle.Then join us at 10:45 on YouTube for our joint worship service.


Music for

Sunday, September 27

10:45 am

Pamela Miller, Ken Wilson


5:30 pm

Isaac Boulter, piano

Elizabeth Boulter, recorder

New In-Person Worship Opportunities Become Available

We welcome you to attend one of Trinity’s outdoor worship experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic. 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 follow the links to our Outdoor Worship page and readthoroughly so you are aware of the guidelines and best practices we will have in place for attendance.

Sunday Outdoor Services
the following Outdoor Services are being added:
8:00 am Rite I - Chapel Courtyard
9:30 am - Service for Parents whose Children are attending Godly Play
5:30 am - Celtic Eucharist - Chapel Courtyard
Note that these services will be cancelled in the event of inclement weather.
If cancelled, an email will go out by 7:00 am.  
Children and Youth, however, will meet indoors in the event of inclement weather.
Click here for the full Sunday Schedule
please visit our "outdoor worship" page for details
no reservations are required

Sunday Dinner To Go

A generous serving of Debbie's famous Poppyseed Chicken served over rice.  Perfect for your Sunday Dinner. $10/serving.

Orders must be placed by THUR, OCT 8

Pick up will be SUNDAY, OCT 11, 12-1 PM


Poppyseed Chicken Dinner Order


Handbells Now Rehearsing


Handbells are now rehearsing outdoors in the Church Street courtyard on Wednesdays from 4:00pm - 5:00pm.


Gospel Based Discipleship Underway

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


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


Children's Formation Has Moved to Outdoor In-Person Format.


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

Children's Formation Page.  



Upcoming Events
Trinity Youth Local Mission Day - Veterans Restoration Quarters
Veterans Restoration Quarters
Sixes on Sunday - Lego Sculptures - Arboretum
The North Carolina Arboretum
Trinity Episcopal Church

Trinity Youth Local Mission Day

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

Youth Formation Page

Every Wednesday , our middle and high school students are going out into our community to proclaim God's love with their hands and hard work. Dozens of Trinity students are making a difference at various nonprofits, from


Manna Foodbank and the Veterans Restoration Quarters to Steadfast House and Lake Logan.

Despite the pandemic, our students are committed to making a difference in our community, at a time when it was particularly needed. Through our students, Trinity was an anchor of hope for the soul in the midst of troubled times


Youth Formation Now Holding

Outdoor Sunday School Classes


Trinity Continues to be an Anchor in Times of Trouble

Trinity Children Provide for the Hungry

Watch this brief video to see how the children of Trinity are full members of the church now, providing meals for some of the most vulnerable members of our city during this pandemic. If you would like to help provide meals as well, please contact Trinity Vestry member Kary Duel at The Church of the Advocate here at Trinity. 

worth another watch!


Rector’s Bible Study 

The Acts of the Apostles

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: 

  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.

Let's Kick Ash


You may be wondering why Trinity adopted Ash Cabin at Lake Logan at a time like this. The short answer is that Trinity actually adopted our cabin a couple of years ago and committed to the complete renovation before “these times” ever hit. The longer and better answer is in Lake Logan’s mission statement:


Serving Christ by welcoming all generations to experience restoration and

reconciliation with God, one another, and all creation.


So you see? The timing couldn’t be more appropriate. We are all in need of restoration and reconciliation. For that to continue, we need to fix lots of plumbing and electrical issues, roofs and worn out interior spaces. We also need to take care of the land with which we have been entrusted.

Ash Cabin will take approximately $50K to renovate. While this may seem like a lot, there are four bedrooms, four bathrooms (with eight vanities!) and a kitchen. We need new flooring, lighting, molding and lots of painting. Some of our furniture needs re-upholstering and lamps need new shades. If you’ve stayed in Ash you understand all of the above! 


If you’ve yet to purchase your raffle ticket to support our campaign, please consider doing that now. Tickets are $100 and the winner will receive a $1500 gift certificate for a glorious stay at the Old Edwards Inn in Highlands, to be used anytime.  To get your ticket, contact Carlyn Pheil at: carlynpheil@gmail.com or Nancy Swann at: ndswann@mindspring.com .To help with the work that will take place December 1 – mid February, contact David Pheil at: david@pheil.com .


Several Trinitarians meet at Lake Logan every Thursday to do lots of much-needed work. Most jobs are outside and some inside, but all are in a safe environment. We gather at lunch and share what we each are doing. Come join us and discover what you have to offer Lake Logan, but more importantly, what Lake Logan has to offer you.


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. 


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