A Word From Your Priest-Sept

Summer is almost gone andFall is right around the corner. We even had a full eclipse of the sun across the United States and we are all still here.

Fall also means back to school and for many of us it means getting back to a routine that vacationsand summer trips have interrupted.  I know that also includes getting back to our worship and activitieshere at Trinity.

At the writing of this article, we have just finished a very successful event that Tiffany coordinated with Faith Link and that wasthe Back to School Bash. Trinity helped serve over 700 people providingseveral backpacks, crosskey chains, bottles of water, and countless blessings of the backpacks and of the students for headingback to school. It was a greatevent and allowed Trinity to have a positive impact in our community. I thank Tiffany and all of the manyTrinity volunteers who helped to make this event a success.

Next we will turn our attention to another event that will allow us to work with another of the Faith Link programs called “Paws to Help”. We are considering inviting them to participate with us as a part of our Blessing of the Animals service to be held in our new parking lot. The Paws to Help program is a volunteer program designed to help Seniors keep their pets.

On another note, we continue to work with our choir in search of a new director. I very much continue to appreciate the hard work of those dedicated choir members and our organist to keep the fine music going that Trinity is known for. We have actually seen growth in our choir during the last year and hope all of you (and more) will return this fall.

I want to strongly encourage our youth and parents to reengage with the Sunday School, youth activities, Acolytes, and other programs that are so important to the church. Trust me when I tell youthe leadership of the youth programs,the Rector, and the Vestryare all committed to making thesemeaningful and fun. All we need isthe committed participation from theyouth and parents. If you have some ideas, we just need you to show up and share them.

You can see we have a lot of exciting things happening. Please,come and be a part of what God is doing here at Trinity, and as always, bring a friend.

God bless you one and all,

Father Paul+