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lent at trinity

The journey through Lent into Easter is a journey with Jesus. We are baptized into his life, self-giving, and death; then, we rise in hope to life transformed.

Lent at Trinity


Daily Eucharist (begins Thursday, February 15) - Throughout Lent, Trinity offers a daily Eucharist, Monday through Thursday, at 7:30am in the Chapel. This very simple service has no music.

Friday Morning Prayer and Meditation - Join Maria Elliott on Fridays during Lent at 7:30am in the chapel, for Celtic prayers of John Philip Newell and a guided meditation.

Lenten Digital Calendar - The journey through Lent into Easter is a journey with Jesus. We are baptized into his life, self-giving, and death; then, we rise in hope to life transformed. This seasonal resource (similar to an Advent calendar) is filled with messages, poetry, music and activities to guide you on that journey. Visit trinitynola.com/lent each day as the next door is unlocked.

Foundations Class (begins February 18) - Learn the basics of Christian faith in the Episcopal tradition. This class meets for 6 weeks from 12:00pm-1:00pm in the school library. Please contact Ashley Bond at to register.

Family Night: Godly Play Family Style (February 23) - Families are invited to share a meal and a Lenten Godly Play story together on Friday, February 23 from 5:30pm - 7:00pm. This is an excellent opportunity for parents and children to experience a Godly Play story together and wonder about the great mystery that is Easter. Please RSVP Ashley Bond at  for dinner purposes.

Seder Meal led by Rabbi Katie Bauman (March 25) - On March 25 at 6:00pm at Trinity Church, Rabbi Katie Bauman from Touro Synagogue will lead a Seder (passover meal) for this community. Our last Seder, led by Rabbi Daniel Sherman from Temple Sinai was informative, inspirational and delicious. The evening will include the Haggadah (narrative of the Exodus), as well as a passover meal, and is a wonderful opportunity to reflect on the jewishness of Jesus. The last Seder filled up quickly so be sure to pre-register online or by contacting Mary Katherine Williams at  or (504) 670-2526.

Keep Watch in our Garden of Gethesemane (March 28) - He came back and found his disciples sleeping. So he said to Peter, “Can't any of you stay awake with me for just one hour? - Matt 26:40 The Garden of Gethsemane sits at the foot of the Mount of Olives in East Jerusalem. It is where Jesus and his friends would often go to pray and it is the place where Jesus suffered great agony before being betrayed, arrested, and crucified. The Garden of Gethsemane is where Jesus asked God to deliver him from his suffering. As a way to prepare ourselves for the Mystery of Easter, the chapel will transform into our own version of the Garden of Gethsemane so that we may “keep watch and awake with Christ’s body and blood” at the altar of repose following the 6:00pm Maundy Thursday service in the church. Come for a minute or an hour. The vigil ends at midnight. Security will be present. Please use the Coliseum Street entrance to the Chapel only.

EYC Maundy Thursday Watch and Lock-in (March 28) - High school students are invited to gather at Molly’s House for an overnight lock-in with games, movies, glow in the dark basketball, and a bonfire on Thursday, March 28 at 6:00pm - Friday, March 29 at 7:00am. Students will have an opportunity to “keep watch” at the Garden of Gethsemane in the chapel following the Maundy Thursday service. Questions? Please email Sarah at . Youth participants must register.

Worship and Music


YogaMass (March 2) - Offered Saturday, March 2 at 10:30am in the Church (and on the first Saturday of every month), YogaMass brings together the practice of yoga, breath work, meditation, and Holy Communion. Class is led by Joy Meade, a Trinity Church choir member and certified YogaMass teacher.

Evening Prayer with Healing: (March 12) - Join us for a healing service of music and light at 6:00pm in the Chapel on the second Tuesday of the month. There is no Evening Prayer with Healing in the month of February, due to Mardi Gras.

Adult Formation


Daily Meditation emails are offered each morning on Monday-Saturday so that you can begin your day with a reminder that you are Christ's Beloved! These meditations are written by clergy and parishioners using a bit of scripture from the Daily Office as a starting point, a brief reflection accompanied by art/music.  If you wish to subscribe or if you'd like to try writing occasionally, please contact Maria Elliott at  .

Sundays

Rector's Forum - Using the weekly lectionary, explore scripture through culture, movies, the arts and literature with the rector, Rev. Andy Thayer on Sunday mornings, 9:15am - 10:15am in the Parish House.

12 Steps Are for Everyone meets Sunday mornings at 9:15am. For more information contact Karen Taylor at or (203) 526-3590.

Faith and Fiction meets at 9:15am in in the Trinity School Library. Class starts at 9:15am sharp so come early to visit before we begin the discussion. There is a Zoom option for those who cannot come in person. Contact Merry Toups ( ) to get on the mailing list and/or to receive zoom link. Visitors and drop-ins are welcome!

Weekdays

The Men's Prayer Breakfast meets Wednesday mornings from 6:30am - 8:00am for a home-cooked breakfast and Bible study with the rector, The Reverend Andrew R. Thayer. There is no Men's Prayer Breakfast Wednesday, December 27 and Wednesday, January 3.

Children, Youth and Families


Family Night: Godly Play Family Style (February 23) - Families are invited to share a meal and a Lenten Godly Play story together on Friday, February 23 from 5:30pm - 7:00pm. This is an excellent opportunity for parents and children to experience a Godly Play story together and wonder about the great mystery that is Easter. Please RSVP Ashley Bond at  for dinner purposes.

Krewe of Acolytes - Youth in 6th grade and above contact Becca Wallace at   to learn more or sign up to serve at https://bit.ly/kreweacolytes.

High School Episcopal Youth Community (EYC) will gather on Wednesdays at Molly's House, 5:30pm to 8:00pm. Open house style means come when you can - we're serving up dinner, epic fun, and a dash of Jesus time. Questions? Contact Sarah Bomhoff at  .

Guild of the Christ Child (GOTCC). Is your family growing? Please let us know! If you are expecting, adopting, fostering, or anything in between, please email Maria Elliott at   so that we can pray for you and your family. Upon the arrival of a new family member, our Guild of the Christ Child ministry team delivers a basket of love to your front porch. 

Nursery Care - Trinity’s nursery is available from 8:30am - 12:00pm for children age 3 and under, including infants. At this time the nursery remains located in the original nursery location in the church undercroft. Email with questions.

The Pray Ground (during the 10:30am service) is a designated area where children can experience worship while being physically comfortable. Spirit bags, books, and Godly Play materials are available to help children stay engaged. Parents are encouraged to sit close to the Pray Ground.

Godly Play - Trinity Episcopal Church invites children PK3 to 5th grade to enter into a deeper and more playful relationship with God. The children meet during the "Sunday school hour" from 10:30am to 11:15am. Classes are organized by grade. After class, the children are led by their respective Godly Play mentors to join their families for communion. Sometimes we're a little late.

About Godly Play (not your typical sunday school) - The Godly Play® method is a curriculum of spiritual practice exploring the mystery of God’s presence in our lives and builds upon a Montessori foundation that has been extensively researched and practiced for over 40 years. At its core, Godly Play emphasizes the importance of process, openness, discovery, community, and relationships and models the worship life, stories, symbols, and rituals of our Christian faith. Consistency is key. 

Called to Serve


Fighting Hunger Swiftly - Support TLF and enter to win 2 tickets to Taylor Swift's Eras Tour in New Orleans - October 27, 2024 - This raffle is an opportunity to make a meaningful difference in the lives of those less fortunate. For every $50 ticket, you purchase, you'll be providing 22 hot and nourishing meals to those in need through Trinity Loaves & Fishes. The raffle drawing will happen July 12, 2024. A maximum of 1,000 tickets will be sold. Visit https://givebutter.com/NOLASWIFT to purchase tickets!

Trinity Treasures volunteers are needed Tuesdays through Fridays. Please contact Tina Grant at for more details.

Trinity Restorative Justice Committee - Inspired by Christ, the Trinity Restorative Justice Committee was formed to support Trinity's mission to "do justice" with a focus on the needs of at-risk youth and young adults in the city of New Orleans, supporting them and their families to avoid entry or re-entry into the Louisiana criminal legal system. To learn more about related volunteer opportunities visit www.trinitynola.com/restorative-justice/ or contact Rev. Carol Spencer at .

Giving at Trinity


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Cash and check contributions may be mailed, placed in the plate, or hand-delivered to Trinity's stewardship or business offices. Cash must be received by December 31, 2023. Checks must be dated December 31, 2023 and postmarked December 31, 2023 in order to be considered a 2023 tax deduction.

Gifts of appreciated stock may be transferred to Morgan Stanley DTC# 0015 Account# 575-021402. Our broker is Jennifer Rigby at 504-585-3909. Please notify Raina O’Neil,    or 504-670-2537, of the transfer.

You can also set up your giving to be automatic by making your gift recurring.

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Visit trinitynola.com/giving to learn more.


'Together We Build' Capital Campaign - Trinity is proud to present the culmination of the Church and School’s strategic planning efforts with a joint $13 million Capital Campaign, Trinity 2024: Together We Build. The Campaign goal and projects have been designed to create a more functional and attractive campus for Trinity that will ultimately build a more vital community for the future. For more information, please visit the Campaign website at www.Trinity2024.org or scan the QR code.

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