The Gifts and Bequests Committee is proud to announce this year’s Ro-Mar scholarship recipients:
- Jonathan Berry
- Michaela Berry
- Eric Bliss
- Ingrid Brugnoli-Ensin
- Chelsea Krajcik
- Nicole Nassif
- Christopher Prentis
We wish each of these students great success in all that they pursue!
RO-MAR higher education scholarships are awarded to qualified applicants who are voting members of Holy Trinity pursuing post-High School education. More information about Holy Trinity's scholarship programs can be found on the church website.
"Bobby has both the spirit and the songs to bring us back to believing. Whatever our faith, he has the humor, compassion, words, and music to help us believe again." -Dar Williams
Hope-folk, soul-pop, poetic rock. Bobby Jo Valentine's music exists outside the lines of any genre. The music's thoughtful lyrics and catchy melodies reach listeners on all paths of life, and the authentic, universal, uncanny nature of his songs have won him Songwriter of the Year at West Coast Songwriters Association twice in 2011 and 2015, and Song of the Year in 2017. Hope-folk, soul-pop, poetic rock. Bobby Jo Valentine's music exists outside the lines of any genre. The music's thoughtful lyrics and catchy melodies reach listeners on all paths of life, and the authentic, universal, uncanny nature of his songs have won him Songwriter of the Year at West Coast Songwriters Association twice in 2011 and 2015, and Song of the Year in 2017.
Born into a Baptist church of strict lines and sharp edges, and coming out of that culture to discover who he really is, Bobby is now a believer of a different sort: a believer in the wild, strange, mystical nature of the world. Faith has come to mean something much deeper, wider, and less cut-and-dried than when he started. Bobby now finds that he has just as much to learn from the people who believe differently than he does as the ones that do.
Bobby is a proud supporter of equal rights for all people. He believes that we're all in this together; that the arc of the universe is long, but bends toward justice; and that real justice means justice for everyone. Bobby has been invited to perform for many equal rights organizations, Pride festivals, and justice-oriented non-profits, including the National Safe Place Network and Family Promise.
This concert will support efforts to promote food security in southeastern Massachusetts. Last September Holy Trinity Lutheran Church partnered with Bristol Trinity Episcopal Church and The Outreach Program and numerous area residents to package more than 28,000 nutritious meals for area food banks. This year we hope to do even more. Join us in support of this cause as we enjoy Bobby Jo Valentine's unique artistic gifts.
After seven years of ministry at Holy Trinity, Pastor Sharon Hughes will be retiring at the end of May. To commemorate her time with us, the congregation is planning a farewell event, and is gathering memories for a slide show and memory book reflecting on her time in our community. We need your help!
Send us your photos!
We are also looking to gather photographs of Pastor Hughes' time at Holy Trinity. These will be used to create a slideshow and as part of the memory book we are creating. You can submit digital photos using the link below. If you only have the photos on paper, we can arrange to have them scanned for you. Please contact Jen Carter for more information.
Please plan to submit all photos by Sunday, April 22.
"At once the Spirit sent him out into the wilderness, and he was in the wilderness
forty days, being tempted by Satan. He was with the wild animals, and angels attended him."
During the church season of Lent, we follow the gospel of Mark as the Holy Spirit hurls Jesus into the wilderness for 40 days. During these 40 days, we offer the following events to help us confront our own wilderness experiences.
February 14, Noon and 7 PM
We enter the Lenten season with the traditional application of ashes on our foreheads and we hear these words: Remember you are dust and to dust you shall return.
Sunday Lenten Worship
February 18 & 25, March 4, 11 & 18, 9:45 AM
We engage in contemplative worship as we consider our own personal journeys through the wilderness.
Wednesday Soup and Lenten Worship
February 21 & 28, March 7, 14 & 21, 6 PM
We come together for dinner and evening worship focused on the idea of change.
Sunday, March 25, 9:45 AM
We celebrate Jesus' triumphant entry into Jerusalem, all the while looking ahead to the coming events of Holy Week. A palm parade will begin at9:10 in the Fellowship Hall and out into our neighborhood, followed by worship at 9:45 in the sanctuary.
Maundy Thursday: Supper, Eucharist, Stripping of the Altar
Thursday, March 29, 6 PM
Jesus commands us to love one another – in service to each other, symbolized by the washing of the feet, and in community, symbolized by the sharing of communion. Finally, we strip the altar and sanctuary bare to mark the transition to the crucifixion and death of Jesus.
March 30, 7 PM
Our Good Friday service, set in a bare and quiet sanctuary, is a time for reflection and prayer.
Saturday, March 31, 7:30 PM
This service is full of contrasts: darkness and light; death and life; chaos and order; slavery and freedom. We begin outdoors with the lighting of a bonfire. We follow the lead candle into the fellowship hall for stories and music. With our small candles we process through the dark halls to the Easter light in the sanctuary and the celebration of the resurrection in Holy Communion.
Sunday, April 1, 2018, 9:45 AM
Join us as we celebrate the resurrection through joyous worship and music.