Holy Trinity
Episcopal Church


Nevada City, California

Sermons & Afterthoughts

The Meat in the Middle

Eighth Sunday After Pentecost Sermon starts at 21:35 in the recording Service Booklet This Week’s Readings Gospel: Mark 6:30-34, 53-56 30 The apostles gathered around Jesus, and told him all that they had done and taught. 31He said to them, ‘Come away to a deserted place all by yourselves and rest a while.’ For many were coming and going, and they had no leisure even to eat. 32And they went away in the boat to a deserted place by themselves. 33Now many saw them going…

God is in Charge

aka Not My Farewell Sermon Banner Photo credit: Summer Green Seventh Sunday After Pentecost Sermon starts at 21:46 in the recording Service Booklet All Readings Gospel: Mark 6:14-29 14 King Herod heard of it, for Jesus’ name had become known. Some were saying, ‘John the baptizer has been raised from the dead; and for this reason these powers are at work in him.’ 15But others said, ‘It is Elijah.’ And others said, ‘It is a prophet, like one of the prophets of old.’ 16But when Herod…

When God Says No

Sixth Sunday After Pentecost Sermon starts at 19:23 in the recording Service Booklet Liturgical Calendar for Readings Epistle: 2 Corinthians 12:2-10 2I know a person in Christ who fourteen years ago was caught up to the third heaven—whether in the body or out of the body I do not know; God knows. 3And I know that such a person—whether in the body or out of the body I do not know; God knows— 4was caught up into Paradise and heard things that are…

Access Through Faith

Fifth Sunday After Pentecost Sermon starts at 22:45 in the recording Service Booklet Liturgical Calendar for Readings Gospel: Mark 5:21-43 21 When Jesus had crossed again in the boat to the other side, a great crowd gathered round him; and he was by the lake. 22Then one of the leaders of the synagogue named Jairus came and, when he saw him, fell at his feet 23and begged him repeatedly, ‘My little daughter is at the point of death. Come and lay your hands on her,…

Tithing

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Our Clergy

Rector
Father Brad Helmuth

Fr. Brad Helmuth

As the Rector of Holy Trinity, Brad’s role is to see that its members and the surrounding community are cared for spiritually. His favorite thing about Holy Trinity is the people that call this community home, and he values the diversity that has found its place here. Brad’s educational credentials include: California State University, Chico, 1991 – BA, Communications Denver Theological Seminary, 1997 – MDiv Ordination to the Sacred Order of Priests, 2013 – The Diocese of Northern California His…
Associate Priest

The Very Reverend Canon Mary Hauck

The Very Rev. Canon Mary E. Hauck is currently the Dean of the Sierra Deanery in the Episcopal Diocese of Northern California. She retired at the end of 2012 as Rector of St. Michael’s Episcopal Church and Day School in Carmichael, California, and served two other congregations prior to that ministry. Her leadership style is supportive of active, mission-minded lay ministry. She has strong preaching and pastoral skills, as well as a solid background in education.
Rector Emeritus
Fr. Christopher Seal

The Reverend Canon Christopher Seal

Christopher was the rector of the Parish of the Holy Trinity, Nevada City, California August 1994-September 2017. His education includes: A.B. (Artium Baccalaureus) Occidental College 1972 M.Div. The Church Divinity School of the Pacific 1981 Ordination: Deacon 1981, Priest 1982 His previous clerical Positions include: Rector of Etton with Helpston, Diocese of Peterborough, Church of England September 1988-August 1994 Vicar of Christ the King Church, Quincy, California April 1983-August 1988 Curate, Parish of Saint Mark, Glendale, California, June 1981-April 1983…
Youth Director

Ben Mills

Ben has been Youth Pastor at Holy Trinity Church since 2005. In that role, Ben shepherds the middle and high school students of the church, holding youth group every Sunday morning at 10:30 a.m. as well as organizing monthly events. Since taking over the ministry from their parents in 2008, Ben and his brother Scott have been co-directing Nevada County Campus Life, a branch of Youth For Christ. Ben and his wife Kacie have four children: Elijah, Caleb Levi and a little girl…

Location Details

201 Nevada Street (Church) 202 High St. (Office/Mailing Address) Nevada City, CA 95959