Resources for Lent
We pray that these devotions, written by members of Trinity parish, will be a comfort and moment of daily connection. As is our tradition, each of these reflections are based on the daily office readings, which can begins on page 934 of the BCP. A small difference you’ll notice from previous years is that the Sunday devotion is dedicated to our ongoing Gospel-Based Discipleship series
Ash Wednesday - February 17
Imposition of Ashes
Drive Through Imposition of Ashes and Pick Up Communion Elements for use with the 7:00p LiveStream service.
Enter the parking lot from the Lexington Avenue entrance.
Ash Wednesday Liturgy with Holy Communion - 7:00 pm
Almighty and everlasting God, you hate nothing you have made and forgive the sins of all who are penitent: Create and make in us new and contrite hearts, that we, worthily lamenting our sins and acknowledging our wickedness, may obtain of you, the God of all mercy, perfect remission and forgiveness; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
Changes in Worship For Lent
You will notice that our worship services during the season of Lent will be different from our ordinary worship life. In Lent, our worship changes to reflect the solemn nature of the season and to help us consider our relationship with God in light of our own imperfections, what is called, in theological terms, sin. The color of the season is violet, flowers will not be used on the altar, the tone of our music will be more subdued, and we will refrain from using the word, “Alleluia.” All of these changes help us to focus our attention on the season and will be “lifted” on Easter morning.
Faith in the 828
Wednesdays at 12:15p on Trinity's YouTube page
Peace In Our Time: Making Peace in Words and Deeds
Faith in the 828 is a Lenten series focused on issues of faith in our local area (828 is our Area Code!). This year we focus on the concept of peace. Peace is not strictly a Christian concept but it is the call of Jesus. We take the title of our series from the great hymn, God the Omnipotent! whose clairon refrain beseeches God to, "Give To Us Peace In Our Time, O Lord."
In this era where political rhetoric is fused with anger and violence like never before in our lifetimes, we will take a moment this Lent to consider how we can be agents of peace, individually and as a community of faith. Our series begins by learning about the concept of Non-Violent Communication. Many have asked for tools to have respectful conversations across differences even within our own families. Non-Violent Communication is a way for us to understand what it takes to talk across differences so that we do not contribute to anger, violence, and misunderstanding. We will also speak with community leaders who share how they go about being peacemakers in the often divisive contexts of politics, military, and church. Join us for the timely series as we go deeper into reflection in this holy season.
This year our series will be online and found at Trinity's YouTube page
February 24 Roberta Wall, certified trainer in Non-Violent Communication
March 3 Representative Susan Fisher, NC district 114
March 10 The Rt. Rev. Jay Magness, Former Bishop of the Armed Services
March 17 The Rev. Tom Daily, Braver Angels (an organization working to bridge the partisan divide)
March 21 The Rt. Rev. José McLoughlin, Bishop of Western North Carolina
Yoga for Lent
We invite you to practice yoga at Trinity this Lent. Please join David Manly and Missy Sherburne for Gentle Flow Yoga Class from 4-5 pm on Sundays.
Classes will be geared towards individuals of all experience levels.
Six classes (Feb 21, 28, Mar 7, 14, 21, 28).