News from 316: The Weekly Newsletter for the
Church of the Holy Trinity in New York City
June 23, 2019 - Corpus Christi Sunday: The Body and Blood of Christ                                                        Volume 4, Number 30
Scriptures for Corpus Christi Sunday:  Deuteronomy 8:2-3, Psalm 34:1-8, 1 Corinthians 10:1-4, 16-17, and John 6:47-58. 
Music at the 11 AM Eucharist includes Panis angelicus by César Franck (1822-1890). 
Music at the 6 PM Community Eucharist includes "We will feast in the house of Zion" by Sandra McCraken. 
Did you miss a recent sermon?  You can listen to it here
Please sign up to help:
(Sign up in the back of the church or by emailing
Tuesday, June 25: Greeters and helpers for a simple reception are needed
Wednesday, June 26: Greeters and helpers for a simple reception are needed
Sunday, June 30: Cupcakes (colorful and/or Pride-themed) are needed for the afternoon reception.
Celebrate LGBTQ+ Pride with Holy Trinity
Our Presiding Bishop, the Most Rev. Michael Curry, reminded us of the importance of standing up and showing the love of Jesus in a letter a few weeks ago.  On June 12, he wrote “… [A]s we mourn the 49 people who were murdered at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando three years ago, I am mindful that Pride is both a celebration and a testament to sorrow and struggle that has not yet ended. Especially this month, I offer special thanks to God for the strength of the LGBTQ community and for all that you share with your spouses, partners and children, with your faith communities, and indeed with our entire nation.” 

Please join us this week.

Tuesday, June 25, 2019, 7 PM
Keeping Faith in a Changing World

A conversation with the Rt. Rev. Mary D. Glasspool, Assistant Bishop in the Episcopal Diocese of New York and first open lesbian bishop in the Anglican Communion.  Free Admission. 

Wednesday, June 26, 2019, 7:30 PM
Saint of 9/11: Father Mychal Judge

A film about the gay Franciscan friar and chaplain to the FDNY who died in the collapse of the World Trade Center.  Free Admission.

Sunday, June 30, 2019
11 AM Choral Service

Our Sunday Choral Communion Service will feature musical anthems and compositions by LGBTQ+ composers.

Sunday, June 30, 2019
1:30 PM Pre-Parade Afternoon Tea
Meet together for an informal bite to eat and drink before joining other Episcopalians in the Pride Parade or simply come to the tea and join us for fellowship before sending us off. 

3 PM Leave Holy Trinity for the Parade
We will join others from the Episcopal Diocese of New York at 32nd Street Between Madison Ave and Park Ave, section number 8.

(Our 6:00 PM Community Eucharist is cancelled on June 30 to allow as many as wish to join the parade.)
Holy Gossip
(What's Going On Around Holy Trinity)
Copies of The Sunday Paper, are available on the information table in the church. It has cartoons that tie in with today’s liturgical lessons. Please take a copy or two . . . Cards with information on activities for Pride Week here at Holy Trinity are available on the information tables in the church, and in St. Christopher’s House. Please take them and share with your friends and family. .  . Our attendance last Sunday, 16 June 2019: 8:00 AM: 21; 11:00 AM: 77; 6:00 PM: 15. 
In our prayers:
We pray for Joseph, Susan, Pearl, Jeff, Felix, Jennifer, Bea, Kelly, Oswin, Yvonne, John, Jean,Chris, Rosario, Aunt May, Monica, Diane, Evelyn, Elfie, Elaine, Pat C., Cecil, Shaun, Alair, Tulor, Javan, David, Adele, Larry, Cecile, Parker, Bob, Linda. We pray especially for Judith Gwyn Brown and Betsy Forster.   We pray for friends and family of the parish who have died, especially Ms. Battles, Palom Mistry, Georgiana Rosda, and Lawrence Coyle,

Praying for our link parish of St. Stephen with St. John, in the Diocese of London, we especially pray for the Vicar, the Rev. Graham Buckle, as he begins a three-month sabbatical, and for their Curate, The Rev. Catherine Duce, who is leading the parish. We also pray for for the spiritual growth of the congregation, the many outreach programs, and for all those affected by the social and economic implications of the ongoing Brexit process. 

The Prayer List
Please note: We keep names on our prayer list for one month, but begin fresh on the first Sunday of each month. If you wish to be included or have someone included, you will need to alert the parish office by Thursday before the first Sunday of the month or add your prayers to the board in the back of the church that Sunday.
The Week of June 23 2019
Sunday through Saturday if volunteers are available: Shelter for the Homeless.

Sunday, June 23, 2019 - Corpus Christi Sunday
8:00 AM Spoken Eucharist
11:00 AM Sunday School for Children
11:00 AM  Sung Eucharist
A 15 minute Tour of Holy Trinity follows the Eucharist
Coffee Hour follows the Eucharist
6:00 PM Community Eucharist

Monday - Thursday, June 24 - 27, 2019
8:30 AM Morning Prayer

Tuesday,  June 25, 2019
12:30 PM Senior Luncheon (on break until September)
7:00 PM Conversation with the Rt. Rev. Mary D. Glasspool: Keeping Faith in a Changing World

Wednesday, June 26, 2019
6:00 PM Evening Prayer 
7:00 PM Yoga
7:30 PM Film Screening: Saint of 9/11: Father Mychal Judge

Saturday, June 29, 2019
5:15 PM  Neighborhood Supper
Children's Sunday School
The "Sunday Paper" is available for children in the back of the church. 
Meeting Sunday mornings from 11:00 AM to 11:45 AM in the round Cloister Chapel. 
All children are invited to join us at the Cloister Chapel from 11 am. (We request that children under the age of 2 years and those not yet potty-trained be accompanied by a parent/caregiver). Children will be brought back to the service for the Peace Greeting and blessing at Communion"
This Sunday, 23 June, is the last Sunday School Session as we break for Summer. This is a good time to prayerfully consider your plans for the fall and next year. We hope to resume after homecoming Sunday in September.
Midsummer Meditation
Sundays in July and August, 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM, Cloister Chapel
After a 5-minute introduction, we meditate or pray in silence for 25 minutes, concluding with the St. Francis Prayer. All are welcome.

Whether one practices "Centering Prayer," repeats a favorite prayer, or uses a mantra or sacred phrase, the goal in our prayer is to rest deeply in God in silence and to let go of the thoughts, emotions, memories, images or sensations that will inevitably come into awareness during prayer. We don't try to stop thinking or combat thoughts when they arise, but rather, try to let them go gently so they can pass through one’s awareness. Thus the believer can return with his or her whole being to an awareness of God.
Yoga on Wednesday Nights
In the main church following Evening Prayer and Holy Eucharist
Come join us for yoga in the main worship space of our church from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM Wednesdays. Learn the basics or enhance your current practice.  All levels welcome!  You’ll leave feeling more comfortable in your body and calmer in your mind. Bring your mat or borrow one of ours.  No charge, free-will offering only.  Proceeds will be donated to the Holy Trinity Neighborhood Center.  

Questions? Contact Registered Yoga Teacher and parishioner Liz Poole at
Holy Trinity Young Adults
A monthly gathering for people in their 20s and 30s
Holy Trinity Young Adults is a new, monthly gathering of people in their twenties and thirties to connect, break bread and explore how faith moves us in our everyday lives. 
We normally meet at the Rectory (at 332 E. 88th, under the scaffolding) and start at 7:30 for dinner and discussion. For more information, please email Eunice and Sarah at
Holy Trinity Environmental Ministry
The Environmental Ministry committee and the members of our environmentally mindful congregation recognize that as Christians we have a unique, integral, and spiritual relationship with our environment.  Believing we are stewards of our environment we are putting faith into action.  We are ready, willing, and able to implement the ideas that will help Holy Trinity to protect natural resources, reduce energy use, and costs, and to engage our community, and youth in these efforts.  
We invite you to join us.  Here are a few recommended links to explore: 

Earth Day
Grow NYC (the sustainability resource for New Yorkers)
Project Farmhouse (a state-of-the-art sustainability center and event space)
DSNY Zero Waste Program (committing to sending zero waste to landfills)
The Episcopal Church's Care of Creation Ministry 
The Anglican Communion Environment Network (in over 165 countries)
The Season of Creation (Christians of all traditions on six continents) 
Green Faith, Interfaith Partners In Action for the Earth (an interfaith coalition for the environment)
Tour Holy Trinity
Join Us for a 15 Minute Guided Tour
Sunday,  following the 11:00 AM service
Meet the tour guide and greeters in the Narthex (entrance.)
Tours are free!
For further information, please visit our website:
Copies of “A Short History of Holy Trinity” and “The Windows of Holy Trinity”
are available on the information tables
Get Involved! 
Would you like to be more a part of something? We'd love to have you!
Acolytes (volunteer in worship and help everything go smoothly): Susan Valdes-Dapena;
Altar Guild (help with linens, vessels, and set up for worship): Alden Prouty;
Choir & Music: Cleveland Kersh directs the 11:00 AM choir: Calvyn du Toit leads the 6:00 PM band and can be reached at
Communications (Digital and print communications such as weekly newsletter, social media, and outreach to greater community): Alexandra Harrington;
Environmental Ministry (help to plan & organize Stewardship of Creation initiatives): 
Holy Trinity Neighborhood Center (lunch, dinner, shelter or other programs):
Hospitality (help to plan and organize parish social events): Inez Lambert;
Lay Readers (serve as readers in worship services): Yvonne O’Neal;
Newcomers (plan events and help the church be more welcoming): Jim Synk;
Sunday School:    Oluyemisi Ariyibi;
Tours (serve as guides Sundays & Sacred Sites Weekend): Committee Chair; 
Trinity Cares (assists with such tasks as grocery shopping, dog walking, or escort to a doctor, or to church): Patsy Weille;
Ushers (volunteer to greet people at worship services and offer hospitality): Liz Poole;
Yoga at Holy Trinity (offered in the church on Wednesday nights at 7 PM) Liz Poole:
Youth Group  Susan Valdes-Dapena;
Young Adults at Holy Trinity (a community of people in their 20s and 30s): Eunice Ng and Sarah Montgomery:
HTNC Neighborhood Supper Volunteers

Please consider donating your time and talent on a Saturday or two, between 3:00 PM and 7:00 PM to help with our Neighborhood Supper. Every Saturday, we welcome 80-125 adults, seniors, and children to a freshly prepared, restaurant-style meal. 

The Neighborhood Supper is completely voluntary, and that's where YOU come in: We need people to set up the room, prepare and serve the meal, and then clean up. The work is easy, and fun because volunteers work together as a team! Many hands make light work, and we would love to have your hands on board. We need help every Saturday, particularly the second Saturday of the month. As summer approaches, we really need extra hands and bodies to fill in for volunteers on vacation. 
For further information, or to say, "Yes!" please call the parish office at 212.289.4100, ext. 201.
Do you have something you would like to include in an upcoming newsletter? Email your announcement to by Wednesday at noon. 
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