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The Sincerest Form of Flattery

When my oldest was about 3, he was my buddy.By buddy, I mean that he went everywhere that I went…I had to be careful I didn’t run him over if I was in a hurry in the house. If I was working in the yard, he was working in the yard.If I was working in the house, he was working in the house.If I liked broccoli, he liked broccoli.My buddy. Like the child’s doll jingle from the mid-eighties: “My buddy,…

The Unexpected Life

On Sunday,I spoke about how God works in unexpected ways. This was illustrated through the story of Joseph.· Sold by his brothers into slavery.· Sold into Potiphar’s house.· Falsely accused and sent to jail.· Languished in jail after helping his cell mates out.· Second in command to Pharaoh.· In the power position when his brothers are in need. And to this, Joseph proclaims to his brothers,“What you meant for harm, God meant for good.” That’s unexpected.Both in Joseph’s response (the…

Notices and Updates As We Enter Advent

Annual Christmas Family Project Starting on November 27, 2022, 1st Sunday of Advent, the felt Christmas tree will be in the Narthex with the names of 25 families to choose from for our Annual Christmas project. There will be 2 pieces of paper for each family, take the top paper with the families’ information on it, and on the bottom paper, write your name and phone number, and leave it on the tree. We will need all the wrapped presents…

Children of God

This past weekend,I watched a documentary called Sons of Mezcal.It is about the mezcal (a tequila-like spirit) industry in Oaxaca, Mexico with a focus on the importance of the generations that participate in its successful production. For many, Oaxaca is the center of the Mexican culture and mezcal is at the center of Oaxaca’s. The documentary depicted the land where the agave plants are grown, how they are cared for, when harvest occurs and how they go from plant to…

Pledge Season

It has always been through the generosity and faithfulness of the Holy Trinity family that the mission of this church has been accomplished. Pledging season is a time to commit to how you plan on supporting the work that happens through Holy Trinity Episcopal Church. Please consider how you will pledge your time, talents and treasure in the coming year. We have, again, made available online pledging. Simply click the 2023 Pledge link to fill out your card. If you prefer to fill out…

All Saint’s Day

We will celebrate All Saint’s Day on Sunday, November 6th. All Saint’s Day is a time to remember known saints of the Church and here at Holy Trinity, we choose to also honor all the souls of those we love but see no longer. In order to honor our loved ones who have gone on before us, we invite you to bring a picture of them or special object that was theirs to create an altar for our celebration on Sunday, November…

Here’s the Deal

As I said last Sunday,understanding the Gospel is a foundational part of our faith.We use the word Gospel in many waysand to refer to many things.We talk about the four Gospels(Matthew, Mark, Luke and John).When we believe something to be really true,we might say it is the Gospel Truth. But, understanding what it is at its core is important.Because from this corecomes the whole of life as it was meant to be lived. The reading from Luke 18:9-14 this weekhas…

Blessing of the Animals

The fifth annual Holy TrinityBlessing of the Animals will be held on Sunday October 2, 20201:00 – 3:00 PMat the Pioneer Park Bandshell in Nevada CityThe Blessing is held in honor of St. Francis of Assisi, the Italian Friar whose gentle compassion for animals is well known and for our relationship with all of God’s creatures. Father Brad Helmuth of Holy Trinity Episcopal Church will be Blessing animals from 1:00-3:00 in the afternoon. All animals are welcome but must be on a leash…

Bible Study Starting!

Please join us for a study on Paul’s Epistle to the Romans.Starting September 7th and going through November 9th, we will have two separate opportunities to begin looking at this pastoral letter (one in-person and one via Zoom). This study will be led by Fr. Brad and you are encouraged to read the letter prior to the study.Below you will find a link to the NASB translation of this passage.You will also find the Zoom link and passcode. Wednesday Mid…

All Day Retreat Rescheduled

Some of you received a notice in your bulletins at last Sunday’s service about an upcoming All Day Retreat. Others of you may have heard of the event from fellow parishioners. The event was announced to be on Saturday, September 24th. In order to take a bit more time to fully develop the goals and format for our time together, we are going to reschedule this event, and plan to announce a new date – probably late October or early November – as…

Who to Call: Contacts while Fr. Brad is Away

Holy Trinity Parishioners: Fr. Brad will be helping out the Diocese by presiding at the Fallen Leaf Lake chapel on the weekend of August 28th. Due to a scheduling conflict, the chapel there would be left without a Priest, and we are happy to have Fr. Brad help out. And, while this is good for the Diocese, it’s also good for us! (Keep reading). These times away from Trinity for Fr. Brad give us a chance to “test” ourselves for his upcoming…
Holy Land Trip 2020

Dreaming of Heaven

For as long as I can remember,  heaven has had an enchanted image in my mind. Not the “streets of gold” image of Revelation,  just a wonder about a place that was utterly differently  than the orb we currently occupy. And I have long wondered why,  given the choice to live in heaven versus any other locale,  why someone would write it off. Turns out, this is a common experience. The writing off part. The reading from Hebrews on Sunday…

Office Hours and Bible Study

A Note of Thanks A quick thank you to Canon Mary Hauck for stepping in when we needed her because of Fr Brad’s COVID infection. Also, thank you to Tina and Gary Spriggs for being available to make sure things were open so that Cn Mary had what she needed. Office Hours Although Sunday’s bulletin stated we would be having office hours this Wednesday, we will start on the 31st of this month due to COVID. The office will be…

Office Support: We’re Hiring!

We are moving forward with hiring Office Support! If anyone in the congregation knows of a friend, neighbor or colleague that would be interested in part-time administrative work, please share this Job Description with them and have them contact us. The position will be on site at the church office, Monday through Thursday, 10 am to 12 noon, and will pay $20 an hour. We would like to have someone in place around September 6th. We would love to hire someone that…