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sunday schedule (beginning may 2)

8:00 a

9:30 - 10:30 a

9:30 - 10:30 a

9:30 - 10:30 a

10:00 a

10:45 a

5:30 p

Holy Eucharist with Soloist (No Registration Required)


Children Godly Play (No Registration Required)

    Until registration is no longer required for the 10:45 service,

    communion will be celebrated at Godly Play once a month.


Youth Sunday School (No Registration Required)


Parent Gathering and Conversation in Tuton Hall (No Registration Required)


Sunday Adult Forum Remains Online Only 


Holy Eucharist with Vocal Quartet (Registration Required -- CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Celtic Evening Worship with Eucharist (Registration Required -- CLICK HERE TO REGISTER


Volunteer Opportunities


As we look toward our reopening on May 2, we invite you to consider how you may participate in our life together. 


It has been over a year since we have had a regular rhythm of worship, formation, and fellowship inside our church building, and much has taken place during that time. In ordinary times nearly 100 volunteers are responsible for our Sunday worship and formation life. 


As you might imagine, the ground has shifted. For a variety of reasons, some regular volunteers are no longer able to resume their roles. So, we invite you to consider how you might participate in our life at Trinity in the coming months and beyond. 


Please pray about how you might be called to participate.


Click here to see positions needed and to reply with your interest.

Episcopal House XIV

Joy News!

Glenn Childes to Own the Next
Habitat For Humanity
Episcopal House


We are thrilled to announce that our own Glenn Childes has been approved for homeownership through Habitat for Humanity and that the next Episcopal House (XIV) will be Glenn’s home! Construction is to start in mid-August. This 2-bedroom townhome will be built in Habitat’s newest neighborhood, New Heights, in West Asheville.


By August, we are hopeful to have volunteer groups back on the jobsite (if vaccination rates are up and Covid rates are down.) Let us rejoice and get ourselves ready to sign up to make this Episcopal Build the most sacred of all. We will begin signing up volunteers in mid to late summer.

“Refreshing Our Relationship” with Flowers

     Flower Arranging with Barbara Fotinos


Come together as part of our faith community for fun and fellowship while learning some new flower design skills.  Get some tips on how to give those grocery store and yard flowers more pizzazz!  Led by Flower Guild member Barbara Fotinos.  The group will meet in person at the church following COVID-19 safety rules for four hands on sessions, creating seasonal arrangements. May 15 July 17 September 18 November 13 10-11 am (Saturday mornings) Registration required by Monday, April 26. Limited to 10 participants. Informational meeting on Zoom will be Tuesday, April 27 @ 7:30 pm.


Adult Forum

The Resurrection & the Sacred Ordinary

Sunday, April 18 at 10:00 am

Join us live on Zoom this Sunday for an Easter conversation about
the Resurrection and the Sacred Ordinary.
We'll walk through the Resurrection stories of Jesus and
see what ordinary life looks like against this extraordinary event.
click here to Join the conversation.
Ressurection and Sacred Ordinary Adult F

Please join Trinity on Thursday, April 29th at 1:00pm as we celebrate the official opening of our adopted Ash Cabin at Lake Logan. Parking is best next to the tennis courts, then simply walk across the bridge and up the road to our cabin. If you need to park closer, you may park at the boat house or the Gazebo Trail Road. Please do not park in front of other cabins, as they may be rented. There will be a blessing on the front lawn, followed by small groups being led inside for a short tour, finishing with treats on the back lawn. Masks required, of course. We are very excited to show you the efforts of so many Trinitarians who made this possible!


Blessing and Open House for Ash Cabin


Music for Sunday, April 18

Quartet at 10:45

5:30 Celtic

Pamela Miller


Nana Hosmer Griffin, alto

Isaac Boulter


Ken Wilson


Andrew Finn Magill



Groups Meeting at Trinity


As we walk our way to a full reopening of Trinity, we want to let you know that one of the first stages of this process is allowing small groups of Trinity to begin meeting in person at the church.


Your ministry team or small group is welcomed to physically meet at Trinity. Mitigation efforts continue for now such as masks in public spaces and maintaining six feet apart. 

Click here to read the full announcement.


Trinity Blog: Stories that Matter

"Stories that Matter" blog IS filled with information that goes beyond the particular time, date, and place. Here we will celebrate the impact of our life together and share, "Stories That Matter" taking place all around us in our church. If you would like to submit a Story that Matters please do so at office@trinityasheville.org. We want to know about the celebrations going on in your life and that of your children, grandchildren and more. Graduations, awards, weddings, etc. 

Click here for Stories that Matter

new this week!

Allan Lunn Turns 100!

Find out what you didn't know

about Allan George Ramsay Lunn

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Gospel Based Discipleship 

      April - August

Our parish-wide program called Gospel Based Discipleship 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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Sign in on the Zoom link that is provided through parent emails on Sunday morning at 9:30 am.


Save the Date

Wade in the Water

In-person VBS - June 28-July 1

9:00 a - 12:00 p

Participating churches: Trinity, St. James, and St. Mary's

Information on Registration and Volunteering coming soon


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


Youth Mission Trip

Freedom Ride 2021

July 25-30, 2021

click for more info

News from the Rector & Wardens

on Reopening for In-person Services

"You will recall that we returned to online worship only last fall after a brief period of onsite worship as Coronavirus cases surged in our state and county. We are currently restricted (by our Diocese) to online worship only. We now know that by May 2 we will be allowed some level of public worship. Restrictions of some type will still be in place on May 2. Yet, we will abide by all limitations and re-open." - Rector, Senior Warden, and Junior Warden 

Click here to read the full letter.


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


Join the Trinity Community through Realm,

our New Church Connection Program

Join the Trinity Community through Realm, our New Church Connection Program

We at Trinity Episcopal Church have a new online church management system that will allow Trinity members to access their member profile, connect with other members, see all of their financial giving history, make a pledge/payment, register for events and more. We encourage you to create an account today. 

If you’ve given to Trinity online in the past that system is no longer valid. You will need to sign in to this new system through the link below and establish a new password in order for your account information to be saved for future online giving.  

If you are a member of Trinity use to form to your right to request a Realm account. 

Important:  If the information you enter during the validation process is not in our database, you will receive an error message.  If this happens, please contact Jo Rice here at Trinity and she can verify the information we have on file for you.  You can reach Jo by phone or email (828-253-9361, Ext. 224 or jo@trinityasheville.org).

Request Realm Login

Updates to Giving to Trinity

If you’ve given to Trinity online in the past that system is no longer valid. You will need to sign in to the new REALM systemand establish a new password in order for your account information to be saved for future online giving.  (See above.)


Two Ways to Give:


First, our giving page ("Donate") has been updated to a much more "user friendly" interface. You may need to reassign your password and giving preferences the first time you use it. From then on, it will remember you.

Second, you may give by text. Text "trinityavl" to 73256 followed by the amount. Examaple to donate $100:

To:  73256

trainityavl 100




9:30 am

(note change of start time)


Epiphany Pilgrimages to the Holy Land

with The Rt. Rev. Frank T. Griswold III and
the Rev. J. Barney Hawkins IV, Ph.D.

WE ARE READY WHEN YOU ARE! All of us have “cabin fever.” Most of us are trying to follow “religiously” the CDC guidelines. We wear masks, sanitize our hands and avoid crowds. Most of us are not traveling. The news about a vaccine is promising. As you contemplate returning to travel in 2022 and beyond, remember our flexible booking policy which lets you plan your future travel with complete peace of mind. If you change or cancel up to 15 days prior to departure in the event of a COVID-19-related reason—whether at home or in your travel destination—you will receive a credit toward future travel associated with VTS. So, book with confidence.


Please look forward to these pilgrimages and do request more information:

Victoria Elie at Virginia Theological Seminary (velie@vts.edu).

PILGRIMAGE ONE: Jan. 8–19, 2022

PILGRIMAGE TWO: Jan. 22–Feb. 2, 2022

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 these ways will continue to be a primary means of making an offering.

Text Giving option is extremely easy once it has have been set up. During the offering it would be a cinch to make your offering. 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. or by Credit Card. 

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

  4. Text trinityavl to 73256, followed by their gift amount, to give online through text.  Standard text message and data rates may apply

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

  • Education for Ministry (EfM)
    Apr 19, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
  • Women's Bible Study
    Apr 20, 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM
  • Vestry Meeting
    Apr 20, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
  • Education for Ministry (EfM)
    Apr 21, 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM
  • Contemplative Prayer
    Apr 21, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM EDT
    Every Wednesday at 11:00 am
  • Rector's Bible Study
    Apr 22, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Paul the Apostle
  • Men's Bible Study
    Apr 23, 7:30 AM – 8:30 AM
    Meets every Friday morning.
  • Education for Ministry (EfM)
    Apr 26, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
  • Women's Bible Study
    Apr 27, 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM
  • Education for Ministry (EfM)
    Apr 28, 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM
  • Contemplative Prayer
    Apr 28, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM EDT
    Every Wednesday at 11:00 am
  • Rector's Bible Study
    Apr 29, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Paul the Apostle
  • Men's Bible Study
    Apr 30, 7:30 AM – 8:30 AM
    Meets every Friday morning.
  • “Refreshing Our Relationship” with Flowers
    Tuton Hall
    May 15, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
    Tuton Hall, 60 Church St, Asheville, NC 28801, USA
    Small In-person Group Opportunity
  • “Refreshing Our Relationship” with Flowers Session 2
    Tuton Hall
    Jul 17, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
    Tuton Hall, 60 Church St, Asheville, NC 28801, USA
    Small In-person Group Opportunity
  • Freedom Ride 2021
    Trinity Episcopal Church
    Jul 25, 2:00 PM – Jul 30, 4:00 PM
    Trinity Episcopal Church, Alabama, USA
    Summer trip for High School Youth
  • “Refreshing Our Relationship” with Flowers Session 3
    Tuton Hall
    Sep 18, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
    Tuton Hall, 60 Church St, Asheville, NC 28801, USA
    Small In-person Group Opportunity
  • “Refreshing Our Relationship” with Flowers Session 4
    Tuton Hall
    Nov 13, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
    Tuton Hall, 60 Church St, Asheville, NC 28801, USA
    Small In-person Group Opportunity
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