About the Episcopal ChurchWelcome to the Episcopal Church—a community of faith that seeks to respond to the Gospel of Jesus Christ in word and deed. The Episcopal Church is the Province of the Anglican Communion in the United States, Honduras, Taiwan, Colombia, Ecuador, Haiti, the Dominican Republic, Venezuela, the British Virgin Islands and parts of Europe. As of 2010, it is a church of 2,057,292 baptized members making it the fifteenth largest Christian denomination in the U.S. In keeping with Anglican tradition and theology, the Episcopal Church considers itself "Protestant, yet Catholic."  We hope you join us!

 

The church was organized shortly after the American Revolution when it was forced to separate from the Church of England, as Church of England clergy were required to swear allegiance to the British monarch. It became, in the words of the 1990 report of the Archbishop of Canterbury's Group on the Episcopate, "the first Anglican Province outside the British Isles". Today it is divided into nine provinces and has dioceses outside the U.S. in Taiwan, Central and South America, the Caribbean and Europe. The Episcopal Diocese of the Virgin Islands encompasses both American and British territory.

 

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The Episcopal Church was active in the Social Gospel movement of the late nineteenth century. Since the 1960s and 1970s, it has opposed the death penalty and supported the civil rights movement and affirmative action. Some of its leaders and priests marched with civil rights demonstrators. Today the Church calls for the full civil equality of gay men and lesbians. Most dioceses ordain openly gay men and women; in some, same-sex unions are celebrated with services of blessing. In 2009, the Church's General Convention passed resolutions that allowed for gay and lesbian marriages in states where it is legal. On the question of abortion, the Church has adopted a nuanced position. About all these issues, individual members and clergy can and do frequently disagree with the stated position of the Church.

The Episcopal Church ordains women to the priesthood as well as the diaconate and the episcopate. The current Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church is The Most Reverend Katharine Jefferts Schori, the first female primate in the Anglican Communion.

 


 

December 12, 2017

WORSHIP TIMES

Sundays

8:00 AM - Spoken Eucharist

Rite I

9:30 AM -  Adult Education

10:00 AM Atrium

10:30 AM: Sunday School in church for 

Wreath lighting and Jesse Tree

 

10:30 AM Choral Eucharist 

Rite II

 

Mondays

Morning Prayer in the Library

8:30 am

Centering Prayer 6.m. in church 

Wednesdays

 Healing Prayers 11 AM

& Eucharist  at 11:30 AM


 Daily

5:30 PM - Evening Prayer


Mary's Chapel April 2017 

Bangladeshi Eucharist

10:30 a.m. Dec. 31

Trinity Lounge 

 

Celtic Monthly Service

with Potluck

January 21 at 5 p.m.


Trinity Office Hours

Monday and Thursday

9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Tuesday and Wednesday

9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Closed on Fridays plus all holidays

including Dec. 26 and Jan. 1

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Upcoming Trinity

Community Events

December 17 at 4 p.m.

Blue Christmas Service

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ADVENT AT TRINITY

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December 5: Advent Study/Potluck 6 p.m.

December 10: Advent 2   

8 a.m. or 10:30 a.m.

Sunday School starts in church at 10:30 a.m.

December 12: Advent Study/Potluck 6 p.m.

December 17: Advent 3

   8 a.m. or 10:30 a.m.

Sunday School starts in church at 10:30 a.m.

December 19: Advent Study/Potluck 6 p.m.

December 24: Advent 4 (one service at 9:30 a.m.)



Trinity Episcopal Preschool Open

Half Days 8:30-11:45 am

Full Days 8:30-4:30 pm

Family Friendly Prices 

trinityepiscopalpreschool.org

 


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