the ePistle

Wednesday, May 4

Youth Sunday
The Robert Irvin Payne Youth House Dedication 

Folks both near and far gathered on Sunday to celebrate our youth, and pay tribute to one of Holy Trinity's most adored volunteers, Robert Payne.  Robert gave of his time for 37 years with the Holy Trinity Youth Ministry and his spirit flowed generously through all, teaching those around him what God’s work is all about.  In establishing the Youth Ministry Endowment, and naming the building the Robert Irvin Payne Youth House, we honor his dedication and service.  Furthermore, the funds raised have been designated for programs to ensure spiritual development for young people and provide for a loving and faith-based community for generations to come.

Sunday Worship at Holy Trinity

8 a.m. Holy Eucharist— Chapel
8:45 a.m. Children's Chapel — Broome Hall
9 a.m. Holy Eucharist— Nave & view on Terrace
10 a.m. Religion and the News — Haywood Duke
10 a.m. Children Sunday School— Parish House
11:15 a.m. Holy Eucharist— Nave & view on Terrace

-Sunday's bulletin

-Prayer List and birthdays

Consider Volunteering and Get Connected!

There are many ways to volunteer at HT, but those who serve as greeters at our front desk really enjoy their time with parishioners, staff and clergy. If you've got some time in your weekday, please reach out to Jackie in the church office or email her at We love and appreciate our volunteers!

Religion and the News: Join us Sunday mornings at 10 a.m. in Haywood Duke. Today’s topic: Communities of Faith and the Climate Crisis. Led by Dr. Sandie Gravett, Professor of Philosophy and Religion.

Congratulations to our Education For Ministry graduates: Patricia Beck, Bonnie Fleming and Shay Walters.

Music Notes

Our string ensemble, Hodie, will share music at the 11:15 AM service. Amanda Matthews, who serves as our choir accompanist, coordinates Hodie's appearances every month. Joining Amanda is Jane York, viola, who parishioners may recognize from her previous work with our Stillpoint services. Diane Bonds, cello, and Theresa Fox, violin and viola, complete the quartet. Beginning June 5th, 10:30 AM services will be led by Ben Brafford (1st, 3rd, 5th) alternating with Riley Walker (2nd, 4th). The 8:30 services will include organ music.  

Event Reminders

Glory Ridge 2022 application

Vacation Bible School registration
World Labyrinth Day 

Mindful Spiritual Healing and Compline 

Save the Date for our May Fellowship Dinner: Join us Wednesday, May 18 5:30-7 p.m. for our last Fellowship dinner until summer. We will have a night full of fun, fellowship and celebrating our community here at Holy Trinity. Mark your calendars to join us!

Adult Confirmation Classes: Episcopal Church 101

Answers to last week's Quiz!

1.      What percentage of the Book of Common Prayer comes directly from the Bible? 70%

2.      Which is older, the Apostles’ Creed or Nicene Creed? Apostles’ Creed

3.      When did the Episcopal Church separate from the Church of England? During American Revolution

4.      What is the pinnacle of Episcopal worship? Eucharist

5.      What do the letters IHS mean? A short version of Jesus’ name in Greek

6.      Because the Episcopal Church is a high church tradition, Episcopalians don’t practice evangelism. False

7.      What does the term episcopal mean? Governed by Bishops

8.      Only children are baptized in the Episcopal Church? False


Father David Umphlett and Rev. Mark Lile-King teach an adult class that enables us to get to know others in the HT community, learn about the Episcopal Church, and explore a path to living a meaningful Christian life. We’ll learn how the Episcopal Church began and developed (warts and all) and about the many traditional and innovative new ways Episcopalians practice active faith in Christ’s name. This course serves as preparation for Adult Confirmation and Reaffirmation. Our text for the class is Walk in Love: Episcopal Beliefs and Practices by Scott Gunn and Melody Wilson Shobe.

Movie and a Discussion

Beloved Community Film Series

Next Sunday, May 15’s feature: “Selma” tells the story of Dr. Martin Luther King’s campaign for voting rights in Alabama, which culminated in the 1965 march from Selma to Montgomery. That same year, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the historic Voting Rights Act. Movies will be screened at 3 p.m. in Roe Library. A facilitated discussion will follow the presentation.


All 60ish+ friends are invited to join together for lunch on Wednesday, May 11th at K&W Cafeteria located at 3200 Northline Ave. We will meet at Noon.

May Casserole Ministry

We have made a few new adjustments to the Casserole Ministry this month. The need for trays of a main dish (protein) and cooked vegetables has been reduced to 4 of each. With the warmer weather there has been a request for more cold salads (in the vegetable category). Don't forget to pay attention to drop-off times since these have changed recently. Thank you all for your continued support and show of love for our neighbors in Christ. Sign up, here.

Every year on the first Saturday in May, thousands of people worldwide participate in World Labyrinth Day: a walking meditation for world peace. Walkers in 35 countries meet at 1:00 in their local time zones in a collective effort to send a continuous wave of peaceful energy around the earth.
We will be accompanied by gentle drumming from members of the drumming circle at Inner Ground. Our intention for this gathering includes a prayer for world peace that begins in the heart of each one present.
Please join us around the Holy Trinity labyrinth on May 7th at 1:00 PM to make our shared energy of love and connection felt throughout the world.

Let’s Be the Hands of Christ “On the Roof” and On the Ground for Our Neighbor

On Saturday, May 14, we need 15 people to restore a neighbor’s home located on Craig St.  We’ll do roofing on a one-story flat roof, clean up the yard, install assistance rails, and more.  Join us!  There are three ways to be a part of this dynamic ministry: do repair work, pray, and provide lunch.  Click here for more information.  Click here for more information and to sign up.
Drop off: Sunday, May 15 in front of church and Monday, May 16 in office lobby. 
Practicing good hygiene is often self-care we take for granted.  For our neighbors who live on the streets or who financially struggle to meet their core needs, practicing good hygiene is complicated, if not impossible. Lack of good hygiene poses significant health risks, influences mental health, and often leaves people feeling disconnected. Click here to read more.
Holy Trinity is pleased to announce that it has resolved all outstanding issues with former Parish Administrator Tammy McElroy to the mutual satisfaction of the parties. We are grateful for this path to reconciliation, and we want to thank her for her 23 years of much appreciated service to the Parish. We wish her the best in her future endeavors.

Celebrations and Memorials

We celebrate the marriage of Hollin Wirt and Patrick Haley, April 30.


8, 9 & 11:15 a.m. -In person worship 
11:15 a.m. -Livestream Online 

7 p.m. -Mindful Spiritual Healing and Compline Zoom
Hosted by Bev Vaughn and Gale Robins
Meeting ID: 946 6549 3175
12 p.m. -Cultivating Peace and Compassion Zoom 
5:30 p.m. -Stillpoint
12 p.m. -Thursday Prayer Zoom
ID: 839 0514 3620 Password: 631277

Music at Home
Click here to listen to Ben’s playlist

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Pastoral Care Ministry

Whether you are encountering challenging situations, such as times of grief and loss, illness, and major life changes, or finding yourself needing to celebrate recovery, new life or new opportunities — you are surrounded by a caring faith community at Holy Trinity.  If you are in need of spiritual care and companionship and want to reach out to clergy or a member of the pastoral staff here at Holy Trinity,
please call 336-365-0750.

Holy Trinity Vestry

Class of 2022
Allison Leonard
John McCarty
Ninevah Murray
David Worth (Secretary)

Class of 2023
Tom Duncan
Kassie Guran
Brett Hacker (Junior Warden)
Harriette Knox (Senior Warden)
Class of 2024
Dr. Katherine Skinner Cuda
Dodson Schenck
Daphne Shaw
Joe Weatherly

Will DuBose

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