Are We Ready for Some Holy Smoke! at Holy Trinity?

Can you believe that Holy Smoke! is coming up tomorrow? HolySmokeKettleWord is getting out—pray that the number of BBQ Cookoff Entries is enough to meet the appetites of our guests! Hmmm. . . maybe I should have included roast quail among the categories. . . and then again, maybe not!

Continue to post about Holy Smoke! in your social networks and to talk about it to your family and friends. Now is the time to strike up a conversation with that neighbor whose BBQ fills your street with mouth-watering aromas! Now is the time to let your music-loving friends know that the Oblates of Blues will be playing from 1-3! Now is the acceptable time for showing folks that Holy Trinity knows how to welcome and nourish the body of Christ!

Can’t wait to see you tomorrow!

Holy Smoke!

 HolySmokeKettleNeighborhood Cook-Off and Fund-Raiser for the Church of the Holy Trinity

A Day of Celebration and Fellowship

August 15, 2015

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to Help us Continue our Outreach and Ministry

  • BBQ Cookoff
    • Compete for the best pork/beef ribs, pulled pork, brisket or chicken!
    • to enter your culinary creation, click here!
    • Cook on or off site all day
    • BBQ Judging and Sampling 6:30-8:30pm with music provided by DJ Larry Williams
  •  Smokin’ Hot Live Music

by the Oblates of Blues 1-3pm

  •  Safe House 4-6pm  

Practice safe ways to escape from a burning building, with interactive demos by the SBFD

  • Selma, Lord, Selma 8:45pm Tell a new generation the story with this family-friendly film about the Hot Summer of Selma in 1965

Holy Week at Holy Trinity

Passion Sunday (Palm Sunday) – March 29

  • 10 am Eucharist, Rite II & Procession w/ Palms (Terri Bays preaching / presiding)

Tuesday in Holy Week – March 31

  • 5:45-6:15pm Confessions
  • 6:30pm Eucharist
  • 7:15-8:30pm Bible Study

Wednesday in Holy Week – April 1

  • 6:30 pm Blue Shadows—Tenebrae Service with original compositions by Hugh Page performed live by the Oblates of Blues

Maundy Thursday – April 2

  • 6:30 pm Footwashing and Eucharist, Rite II, with Stripping of the Altar (Terri Bays preaching/presiding)
  • 9 pm Thursday – 12 pm Friday: Vigil at the Altar of Repose


Good Friday – April 3

  • 9 pm Thursday – 12 pm Friday: Vigil at the Altar of Repose
  • 12 pm Good Friday Liturgies, including the Passion Gospel, Sermon and Solemn Collects, Adoration of the Cross and Communion from the Reserved Sacrament (Jim Lodwick and Stewart Clem co-officiants)


Holy Saturday – April 4

  • 9 am Propers for Holy Saturday
  • 9:30am Parish Work Day with Pot Luck lunch
  • 8 pm Great Vigil of Easter
  • Easter Feast following the Vigil

Easter Sunday – April 5

  • 10 am Eucharist, Rite II (Terri Bays Preaching / Presiding)

Blue Shadows


We hope that you will join us at 6:30pm on Wednesday of Holy Week (April 1) for the debut of these original blues compositions by Hugh Page, performed live by the Oblates of Blues.

Tenebrae (Latin for “shadows” is taken from the office of Matins and Lauds during the last three days of Holy Week. With readings from the book of Lamentations, Tenebrae focuses on the mourning withdrawal of the apostles from Jesus in the hours of his Passion. This spiritually moving service is thus particularly well-suited to the blues idiom.