News & Events
Monday Bible Study at Noon via Zoom
Choir Rehearsal – Thursday evenings at 7 pm at Trinity
Knitting Group – 2nd & 4th Monday mornings at 9:30 – 11 am at Trinity
5/28 – Charles’ Last Sunday—farewell parties after every service
5/29 – Memorial Day – Parish Office Closed
6/4 —Trinity Sunday—10 am service at Old Swedes Church
6/4—Louis Perazza Flute Recital and Lecture at 3 pm at Trinity
6/22 – Trinity Choir Sings at Wilmington Blue Rocks Game
**See below for the weekly announcements.
Today is Charles’ last Sunday at Trinity. Thank you Charles for 5 years of service to Trinity and the community at large. We wish you and Mitchell the best as you begin your new journey.
Potluck for Charles TODAY—We will have a potluck brunch after the 10 am service today. Please join us as we say farewell and enjoy the fellowship!
NEXT SUNDAY, June 4th – the 10am service will be held at Old Swedes (600 Church street) in celebration of our feast day, Trinity Sunday. Please plan to join us. We will have lemonade on the lawn that day.
FLUTE RECITAL/LECTURE – On Sunday, June 4 at 3 pm, flutist Louis Perazza will present a FREE recital/lecture, here at Trinity, on the flute Sonatas of Dick Kattenberg and Leo Smit. Both men lost their lives in the Nazi concentration camps and left behind flute sonatas that they never heard performed. Hear their compelling stories and the music written right up to the point that both men were taken from their homes and transported to their deaths. The recital will close with the dynamic Sonata for Flute and Piano by Lowell Libermann. Louis will be joined by Matthew Jewell on Piano.
Highmark Walk Join us on June 10th as Trinity Episcopal Parish’s team walks for Friendship House in the 2023 Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community. If Team Trinity Episcopal Parish raises $2,000 and recruits 20 walkers, a generous donor will give an additional $1,000 to Friendship House! You can support Friendship House and our team by signing up to walk, or virtually walk, or raise money, or donate to the Trinity’s team making the walk. The money we raise goes directly to Friendship House. To register or donate to our team go to the events section of the Friendship House web site: www.friendshiphousede.org. Click on Register for the Highmark Walk. Then click on Register Here or Donate to the Walk. It is important that you search for our team name “Trinity Episcopal Parish” – not church, so that your donation will go toward our total and reaching our goal. Feel free to contact Sarah Berninger with any questions at 302-351-2422 or at email@example.com.
TRINITY CHOIR at the BLUE ROCKS! On Thursday, June 22, the members of Trinity’s Choir will perform our National Anthem, “The Star Spangled Banner,” and “God Bless America” at the Wilmington Blue Rocks game at Daniel Frawley Stadium. Our very own rector is even throwing out the first pitch! Come on out that night and cheer on both our choir and the Blue Rocks and enjoy a beautiful summer evening! Sign up either on the sign up sheet in the back of the church or on SignUp Genius.
Quilt Project—the Racial Justice Commission has invited Trinity/Old Swedes to participate in a Diocesan-wide quilt project. They are asking for each parish to create a 16” x 16” mini quilt that best represents a message of justice and hope of Becoming Beloved Community.
The Racial Justice Commission will be displaying the quilts and have them blessed at the Diocesan Annual Convention in November 2023. After convention, each quilt will be returned to the parish of origin to be hung in a prominent place for all to see and admire. If you would like to know more, and/or are interested in participating, please contact Catherine Dean.
Knitters, cast on! The Trinity Knitters will next meet at 9:30 am on Monday. June 12. New knitters always welcome—we have yarn and needles for you!
Men & Women’s Group – please join us for a joint Men & Women’s Group dinner on Tuesday, June 20, 5:30 pm. We will meet at Tony Williams restaurant, Zollie’s Jazz Cucina, 414 Delaware Street in Old New Castle. Cost is $20/person plus tip for a set menu. Please RSVP to either Don Copson, firstname.lastname@example.org or 302-290-6891 or Beth Copson at email@example.com or 302-584-6855 no later than Sunday, June 18.
Special Book Discussion Opportunity
Join members of Trinity, Westminster Presbyterian Church’s Peace & Justice Work Group,
Stephen’s Lutheran Church and other community advocates for a discussion of the book “Poverty In America” written by Matt Desmond, a sociology professor at Princeton University. This is an important book which discusses the systemic reasons that poverty continues to exist in our country.
We envision a robust discussion about what it means to be poor in our society as well as whether and how we might want our society to function differently from how it does presently. It is hoped that the discussion will focus on personal life experiences and how those have influenced our attitudes toward the nature of the society in which we live and our willingness or unwillingness to accept its conditions and apparent prevailing attitudes. It will be a gentle and mutually encouraging discussion.
The first meeting will be at Trinity Church, on Tuesday, June 6 at 6:15 p.m. when a light supper will be served. The book discussion will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Please let us know if you will be joining by emailing the church or signing up on the sign up sheet in the back of the church so that we have an idea of how much food to order.