Holy Trinity
Episcopal Church


Nevada City, California

Sermons & Afterthoughts

When God Comes to Us

Second Sunday in Easter Sermon starts at 13:10 in the recording Service Booklet All Readings Gospel: John 20:19-31 19 When it was evening on that day, the first day of the week, and the doors of the house where the disciples had met were locked for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said, ‘Peace be with you.’  20After he said this, he showed them his hands and his side. Then the disciples rejoiced when they saw the…

Getting Through the Fear and Trauma

Easter Sunday Sermon starts at 25:40 in the recording Service Booklet All Readings Gospel: (Mark 16:1-8) When the sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother ofJames, and Salome bought spices, so that they might go and anoint Jesus.And very early on the first day of the week, when the sun had risen, theywent to the tomb. They had been saying to one another, “Who will roll awaythe stone for us from the entrance to the tomb?” When they…

Celebrating Too Early

Palm Sunday NOTE: The audio is substandard, with some “echo” we didn’t hear during recording. You may want to forward past some of the sections. Our apologies! Service Booklet All Readings: The Liturgy of the Palms The Liturgy of the Word Gospel: Mark 11:1-11 1When they were approaching Jerusalem, at Bethphage and Bethany, near the Mount of Olives, he sent two of his disciples 2and said to them, ‘Go into the village ahead of you, and immediately as you enter it, you…

True Relationships

Fifth Sunday in Lent Sermon starts at 17:29 in the recording Service Booklet All Readings Old Testament: Jeremiah 31:31-34 31 The days are surely coming, says the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and the house of Judah. 32It will not be like the covenant that I made with their ancestors when I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt—a covenant that they broke, though I was their husband, says the Lord. 33But…

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