Everything Trinity

Worship, Programs and Activities of Trinity Episcopal Church in Staunton, Virginia

There are lots of ways to get involved at Trinity. If you see something that interests you, email us to find out more.

Altar Guild
Flower memorials
Care of altar dressings and communion ware
Preparation for services

Capital Campaigns
Assess Needs
Design campaign and materials
Kick-off event
Canvass Members
Report collections
Tribute to donors

Education
Trinity College (Adult Christian Education)
Sunday School
Men’s Bible Study
Women’s Bible Study
Novel Theology
Lenten Program
Inquirer’s Class
Confirmation Class
Classes on End of Life Issues
Trinity Library Catalog 2012

Christian Education Committee
Sunday School
Youth Activities
Advent Event
Christmas Pageant
Gifts for Foster Children
Easter Egg Hunt
Appreciation for Sunday School Teachers
Helping Hands Day Camp (in conjunction with other area churches)
Youth Sunday

Communications
Trinity Tribune – monthly newsletter
Service Bulletins – Sundays and special services
Direct Mail –postcards and letters
Posters – distributed throughout community
E-mail Blasts
Website Updates
Pledge Drive Materials
Newspaper Ads
Annual Report 2015-2016

Diocesan Participation
Annual Council
Clergy participation in Diocesan committees and initiatives
Youth Events and Y@C
Bradford Exchanges

Episcopal Church Women
UTO Ingatherings host
Trinity Visitors program coordination
Supports: Noon Lunch Program and New Directions Center, Inc.
Church Mouse Women’s Sewing Circle
ECW Fundraisers

Finance Committee
Establish and oversee annual budget
Participate in stewardship and capital campaigns
Advise the vestry
Receive input from the planned giving committee, the investment committee and trustees

Membership Development
Works to maintain current membership and to attract newcomers
Keeps track of newcomers to provide the best welcome and support
Church Printed Directory
Various items and literature for visitors and newcomers
Reviews how “visitor friendly” Trinity is and how to improve

Music
Choir Recitals
Organ Recitals
Evensongs
Children’s Choir
Youth Choirs
Trinity Choirs
Choir trips in Virginia and abroad
“But I Can’t Sing” Class series
Guest Musicians
Choir Camp
Sundays at 5 Concerts & Special Services Series

Outreach
Noon Lunch Program
Christmas Outreach Dinner
Christmas Giving Tree
Trinity International Mission for Education (TIME)
Volunteering and supporting Rebuilding Together and Habitat for Humanity
SACRA funding
Outreach to Ritenour Nursing Home
Meals on Wheels
UTO funding
Rector’s Discretionary Funds
Trinity Church sanctuary is open to the public – volunteer docents welcome visitors
Children’s Christmas Party Radiothon
Trinity Church parish house is the meeting place of many community organizations including Alcoholics Anonymous, Daughters of the American Revolution, Staunton Music Festival, Mindfulness Meditation

Outreach – Haiti Collaborative
5 churches and schools coordinating fundraising and efforts for St. Mark’s School in Cerca-la-Source, Haiti

Outreach – Honduras Mission
Annual trips beginning January 2004 to Maya Deanery of Honduras (includes: construction of local churches, transportation of medical supplies and arts & crafts supplies, activities with local children, relationship building with local communities and congregations)Honduras Education Events

Outreach – Congregational Spaghetti Dinners – monthly
Fund-raising to support the Honduras mission, coffee sales, Spaghetti Suppers

Parish Life
Summer Picnic
Fall Picnic
Parish Potlucks
Mass on the Grass
Spaghetti Suppers

Visitation
Shut-in members at home and in nursing facilities – visited by clergy, some laity, and through cards and wreaths from youth groups
Hospitalized members and family – by clergy and some laity
Newcomers – by clergy through welcome letters, phone calls and visits by laity
Prisoners – by clergy on approximately a quarterly basis

Liminal Moments (Times in members’ lives when pastoral care is commonly needed/wanted):
Birth/Baptism – blessing, baptism preparation, service
Marriage – counseling and service
Discernment – sense of call to ordained ministry or special ministry in the church
Illness/Hospitalization
Crisis (marriage problems, divorce, kids, financial, employment, pets, caring for the aged)
Death/Funeral/Grief – home, church and cemetery

Lay Pastoral Care
Ushers – deliver Sunday flowers to shut in members or those who are ill
Greeters – identify and welcome newcomers
Choir – sing carols for shut-in/hospitalized at Christmas and other special occasions
Prayer List and Prayer Chain
Trinity Cares

Property Committee
Oversight of repairs and renovations
Care of Trinity buildings and grounds

Stewardship Committee
Pledge Drive
Promote congregational awareness of the value of stewardship
Promote Environmental Stewardship (sub-committee)

Vestry
Finance
Property
Lay leaders of the parish
Council of advice to the rector

Worship Committee
Plan liturgy
Review services
Music

Special Services
Epiphany – 5:30 PM evening service when not on Sunday
Vestry Commissioning
Shrove Tuesday Burning of the Palms – 7:00 PM
Ash Wednesday – 10:30 AM and 7:30 PM
Palm Sunday HE services – 7:45, 8:45 and 11:00 AM
Palm Sunday Parade – 10:30 AM
Maundy Thursday – 7:30 PM (foot-washing and Holy Eucharist)
Vigil in the Church – 8:30 PM – 12:00 noon
The Way of the Cross – Good Friday 11:00 AM
Good Friday service – 12:00 noon
The Great Vigil of Easter – 8:30 PM Saturday
Easter services – 7:45, 8:45 and 11:00 AM
Youth Sunday – 11:00 AM service, Mother’s Day
Ascension Day – 5:30 PM evening service
Pentecost
Trinity Sunday
Independence Day – 1:00 PM service
Choir Commissioning
Church School Teachers Commissioning
Blessing of the Animals – Community-wide service – 10:00 AM Sunday
All Saints Day – 5:30 PM service when not on Sunday
All Saints Sunday
Thanksgiving Day – 9:30 AM
Christ the King
Advent Lessons and Carols – Advent 1 at 5:00 PM
Christmas Eve – 5:00 PM and 10:00 PM
Christmas Day – 10:30 AM
Christmas Lessons and Carols – Christmas 1 at 11:00 AM Sunday service
Evensong – 5:00 PM on periodic Sunday evenings
Baptisms
Confirmations
Ordinations/Celebrations of New Ministry
Weddings
Funerals

Regular Services mid-September through May
Compline – Third Monday of each month at conclusion of each Vestry meeting
Morning Prayer – Tuesday at 9:00 AM
Healing Prayer – 10:30 AM
Taize Service – First Tuesday of the month at 7:00 PM
Evening Prayer – Thursdays at 6:30 PM
Holy Eucharist I, no music – Sundays at 7:45 AM
Holy Eucharist II, guitar, piano, family-oriented – Sundays at 8:45 AM
Holy Eucharist I or II, choir and organ – Sundays at 11:00 AM
Eucharist at Baldwin Park, first Thursday of each month
Ritenour Rest Home Prayer Service third Thursday of each month

Regular Services June through mid-September
Morning Prayer – Tuesday at 9:00 AM
Healing Prayer – Wednesday at 10:30 AM
Holy Eucharist II, Mass on the Mrass – Wednesdays at 6:00 PM
Holy Eucharist I, no music – Sundays at 8:00 AM
Holy Eucharist I or II, organ or guitar and piano – Sundays at 10:00 AM
Eucharist at Baldwin Park, first Thursday of each month
Ritenour Rest Home Prayer Service third Thursday of each month

Service Volunteers
Altar Guild
Acolytes
Eucharistic Servers and Ministers
Choir Cross Bearer
Crucifer
Flag and Banner Bearers
Greeters
Lectors
Torch Bearers
Ushers

Youth Groups
Diocesan youth events
Fellowship
Lock-ins
Service Projects
Christmas Progressive Dinner
Lunch Together
Service Projects
Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper

Youth Sunday School

Additional Groups and Activities
Annual Meeting
Education for Ministry (EFM)
Lay Eucharistic Ministers (LEM)
Nursery
Spiritual Direction
Vestry Elections
Lenten Devotionals

Trinity Church Staff
Rector
Associated Priests (non-stipendiary)
Vocational Deacon(s)
Organist & Choirmaster
Assistant Organist (volunteer)
Parish Administrator
Administrative Assistant for Communications & Secretary
Sexton
Volunteer Office Helpers
Volunteer Church Docents