Soup After School: 2017-18
- October 24
- November 14
- November 28
- December 12
- January 9
- January 23
- February 13
- February 27
- March 13
- March 27
- April 10
- April 24
The Church of the Holy Trinity invites you to a Procession and Eucharist in Honor of
on Tuesday, August 15 at 6:30 pm
Please Join Us on the The Feast of St. Mary the Virgin as we keep the ancient tradition of the Crowning of Mary in Solemn Procession followed by a Sung Eucharist. In the Episcopal Church, we celebrate the end of Mary’s earthly ministry and her joyous reception into the hosts of heaven without specifying how, in fact, this came about. So, whether you believe that Mary was assumed bodily into heaven without experiencing death or that she experienced a death as gentle as falling asleep, there is a place for you in the procession. What we all share is the recognition that Jesus’ joy in receiving his mother provides us a foretaste of the joy that will greet us when, having experienced the forgiveness of sins, we too will have entered the realms of heaven. We invite you to come celebrate that promised joy with us!
Because the next two weeks will be very busy at Holy Trinity, here is a handy list of reminders!
Tuesday, 10/25 at 7:15pm A Faith for the Future
This class is both for those considering the possibility of formal confirmation/reception in the Episcopal Church and for those who would like to refresh their acquaintance with the ways in which Episcopalians understand their relationship with God through liturgy, the creeds and the bible. We will be using the book A Faith for the Future, by Jesse Zink, as a guide to our discussion, but you will not need a copy for this first class.
Wednesday, 10/26 at 7:15pm Vestry Meeting (Rescheduled from 10/18)
Sunday, 10/30 at 11:15am Pot Luck and Stewardship Celebration
Join us as we celebrate our successful stewardship for 2016 and cast a vision for the year to come. As we emerge from a period of transition and crisis, what are the different type of asset that each of us brings to our common life in Christ? How might we collaborate with our neighbors to help all of us recognize and employ our assets for the betterment of our community? What kinds of commitments can we make with each other so that we can walk forward with confidence in the year ahead?
Tuesday, 11/1 4-6pm Soup After School and 6:30pm Eucharist for All Saints Day
Join us for a bowl of soup and fellowship with our neighbors in the late afternoon, and then stay afterwards for a celebration of All Saints Day. This “major feast” is one in which we celebrate the “great cloud of witnesses” who set an example for us of heroic life in faith and whose continual offering of prayer supports us even when we ourselves lack the strength to pray as we should. Because not every saint has been recognized as such and assigned a specific date in the church calendar, All Saints Day provides us with an opportunity to give thanks for those unnamed saints who have played such an important role in the lives of those whose souls they have touched.
Wednesday, 11/2 6:30pm Eucharist for All Souls Day
Not all of us are saints. Yet we believe in a God whose property is always to have mercy, and so we gather on the Feast of All Souls to remember before our God the names of both the faithful and the not so faithful departed who have played a meaningful part in our lives. After naming each person, we insert slips of paper with their written names into a cross designed for that purpose. In so doing, we also offer to God all the various and complicated memories and feelings we have about these folks, trusting that God is able to return our offering to us as a resurrection blessing. Join us for this celebration of the Body of Christ, in death as in life.
All of the departed named in the newsletter each month and in the prayers of the people will be remembered at our All Souls Day service. If you have other names to add, but will not be present on 11/2, please submit them by phone (please spell out the names!), email or in person by 11/1. If you will be present on 11/2, you will have an opportunity to write those names on the spot.
See you at church!
Does the smoke from your brisket or ribs ascend before the Lord like the incense of the evening sacrifice? Do you think you’ve got a heavenly pulled pork recipe? Do your wings inspire the weeping of angels? Do you just love a good ‘cue ? Then Holy Smoke is the event for you! Join us at Holy Trinity on October 1 for food, fellowship and maybe just a little bit of healthy competition at . . .
Neighborhood BBQ Cook-Off
for the Church of the Holy Trinity
A Day of Celebration and Fellowship
October 1, 2015
Make a Donation
to Help us Continue our
Outreach and Ministry
Compete for the best ribs, pulled pork, brisket or chicken!
Church of the Holy Trinity is located at
915 N. Olive Street in South Bend
This time next week, Soup After School will have returned to Holy Trinity from its summer vacation! From 4-6pm on the First and Third Tuesdays of each month, you can come by Holy Trinity to enjoy a free meal of soup, bread and a beverage while visiting with your neighbors. The Church of the Holy Trinity, along with our partners from the Cathedral of St. James host Soup After School from September through May, and all are welcome!
Soup After School Dates for the 2016-17 School Year: Sept 6/20 • Oct 4/18 • Nov 1/15 • Dec 6/20 • Jan 3/17 • Feb 7/21 • Mar 7/21 • Apr 4/18 • May 2/16
915 N. Olive Street
South Bend, Indiana
Rev. Rudolph W. Mueller (ELCA) Preacher
Rev. Terri L. Bays (Episcopal) Celebrant
Reception to Follow
(parking available across Olive Street from the church)
Is it the one at the corner of Olive and Prast?”
The question took me by surprise, coming as it did from a staff member at the rehab. facility—way on the other side of town—where I was visiting one of our parishioners. The woman had been coming up the hallway down which Pat and I were making our slow and careful way. Fixing me with an intense stare, she crossed to our side of the hallway and presented her question. Swallowing my shock, I nodded towards Pat and stammered,
“Yes, we are at the Church of the Holy Trinity, at the corner of Olive and Prast.”
She nodded in satisfaction.
I thought so. I live just down the street from there, and I’ve seen you going around and blessing the neighborhood!
She then went on to tell me that the pastor of her neighborhood church was ill and asked me to pray for him. I took down his name and said I would both pray for him and put him on the parish prayer list.
From where she said she lived, I’m guessing that she saw us last September, when we went around on the feast of St. Michael and All Angels, blessing our neighbors and asking the angels to exercise God’s protection over them. In other words, even though it was seven months later and clear across town, this neighbor remembered us well enough to ask for our prayers.
Tomorrow is another opportunity to make such memories. It will be Tuesday in Rogation week, and for the third year in a row, we will be processing around, blessing the labor of our neighbors. This year’s focus will be on the corner of Bendix and Lincoln Way West. In order to preserve energy, we will meet up in the parking lot of Faith Apostolic Ministries () rather than at Holy Trinity. After blessing our fellow “laborers in the harvest,” we will cross Bendix and bless our way up the east side of the street, veering east onto Ardmore and blessing all the workplaces on the corners before heading south again on the west side of Bendix. On our way back, we will swing west to bless the LaSalle Library and the other businesses of LaSalle Square before getting in our cars to go to Holy Trinity, where we will bless the convenience store across the street and our Unity Garden before heading inside for Eucharist.
Unless it’s raining, in which case we will bless all the same businesses from inside the church!
Our blessings are another way of answering the question “where is your church?”. Jesus calls us to be salt and light to the world, starting with that part of the world that bumps up against us. To be the church in a neighborhood is to extend God’s peace to that neighborhood.
You never know what an impression that might make.