Posts by Trish Shurtz

Posts by Trish Shurtz

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…

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…

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 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…

IFM Soup Can Drive

For the next two weeks, Holy Trinity will be collecting cans of donated soup and fruit for Interfaith Food Ministry. Please help support this valuable ministry to our community by donating the next two Sundays.

Calling All Green Thumbs!

With summer just around the corner the grounds of our lovely church are going to need more attention. Trinity prides itself in having well tended grounds that show how much we love our church.Your Buildings and Grounds Committee is looking to establish an “Adopt a Gardening Area” so we can spread the love of gardening amongst many. This will help make the activities of planting, weeding and general upkeep easy for everyone. Some areas of the church are well established and…

Israel 2024 Trip

Who wants to go to Israel in 2024? Sign-Ups Starting NowAs has been the tradition at Holy Trinity, we will be traveling to the Holy Land with Emmanuel Church. Past participants have called it a life-changing experience.Our trip will be scheduled for the last part of Januaryand possibly into February 2024.If you are interested in going with us, please email the church office by clicking the link below.  Email the Office

Mid Year Meeting

Sunday, June 5, 9:30-10:30 (Between Services) Please join us for an update from Fr. Brad and the Vestry as we move into the second half of the year, and reflect on all that is going on here at Trinity.  Topics will include: Pledge Process  Vestry Goals for 2022 Vestry Liaison Program Given this is also Pentecost, we hope to have a good turnout and it will indeed be a busy Sunday. Hope to see you there!

Easter Forum

Led by The Rev. Dr. David Davidson-Methot During the Sundays in May (5 of them) we will be reading and discussing the book, “Jesus, Interrupted” by Bart Ehrman. In a nutshell, it is a review of New Testament scholarship (questions like who wrote the various books in the NT, how are they similar and how are they different, and what about the other writings of the same time that weren’t included in the NT, and why? that kind of thing).…

Vestry Updates

We are pleased to announce that the Vestry has unanimously approved the addition of Scott Leaman to our Vestry as our ninth member. Scott will be a very welcome addition to our team, and we look forward to getting him involved. Speaking of involvement, we also want to communicate a new way the Vestry will be organized. As a part of our offsite retreat in late February, the Vestry decided to add a new dimension to the group: establishing an…

Group Spiritual Direction

Meeting Monthly What is Spiritual Direction? First, let’s say what it is not. It is not one person directing another on their spiritual journey. It is not one person trying to impose his or her own way onto another traveler. Ideally, spiritual direction is a balanced and healthy relationship in which one person agrees to help the other notice and respond to the direction of spiritual movement in his or her own life. It’s like riding “shotgun” for a friend…