News from 316: The Weekly Newsletter for the
Church of the Holy Trinity in New York City
May 5, 2019 - The Third Sunday of Easter                                                                                                        Volume 4, Number 23
Scriptures for the Third Sunday of Easter:  Acts 9:1-6Psalm 30Revelation 5:11-14, and John 21:1-19
Music at the 11 AM Choral Eucharist includes "O sacrum convivium" by Giovanni Croce (1557 - 1609).
Music at the 6 PM Community Eucharist includes  "Who am I?" by Casting Crowns.
Did you miss a recent sermon?  You can listen to it here
God's Big Reveal
Venturing into the Book of Revelation
Beginning Sunday, May 12 and continuing through Trinity Sunday, June 16, we will be studying the Book of Revelation on Sunday mornings at 10:00 AM in Draesel Hall.  We'll be basing our discussions on the Bible and using Frederick W. Schmidt's wonderful guide, Conversations with Scripture: Revelation as background and for discussion. (Copies are available for purchase in the back of the church. Since the book sells for $18, if some are able to contribute $20 for the book, that will help defer the cost of those who wish to "borrow" a book, but cannot pay the full amount.)  

Though no one will be corrected for mis-speaking, notice that the scriptural book is not called "Revelations," as though there were a series of things revealed.  Rather, it is one revelation from God to John, one revelation from God to us. It is also sometimes referred to as "John's Apocalypse" or simply, "The Apocalypse." 

Though we read from the Book of Revelation in our worship services, we tend to hear the beautiful, poetic passages. Taken out of context, sections of Revelation can sound scary and strange, and perhaps it is the frequent misuse of this scripture and other scriptures that makes us shy to read the Bible or study further. And yet, if we never read challenging scriptures or learn about their background and meaning, we will forever find ourselves tongue-tied when groups, religious traditions, or individuals appropriate scripture for their own ends.  

As always, we will do our best to offer our Adult Education time on Sundays with an openness to all levels of education and preparedness (whether you come, having read Schmidt's book, the Bible, and/or other commentaries and guides or perhaps have read nothing). All are welcome.  John Beddingfield
Happy Birthday, Holy Trinity!
Our current location is 120 years old!
From our archives:

"On November 1, the cornerstone for the church was laid. Construction proceeded rapidly, and the church was consecrated on May 6, 1899. It was an imposing ceremony, the third in as many years, as neighbors witnessed first the dedication of St. Christopher's House, then the laying of the cornerstone of the church, and now the consecration of the completed complex. . . Many thousands of persons evinced deep interest in the ceremonies attending the consecration of the new Church of the Holy Trinity."   
Happy Birthday to us!
Holy Gossip
(What's Going On Around Holy Trinity)

As it is our Anniversary, please take a copy of A History of Holy Trinity from the rack on the wall by the entrance to the church. . . 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 . . .Our attendance on Sunday, 28 April: 8:00 AM: 18; 11:00 AM: 84; 6:00 PM: 16
In our prayers: Oswin, Ashley, Pearl, Jeff, Vienna, Felix, Bea, Kelly, Anne, Rhonda, John, Jean, Chris, Monica, Diane, Michael, May, Pat, Ms. Virginia, Chanae, Ian, Aashim, Barbara, Jane, Lily, Lilac, Shawn, Alan, Tulor, Jack, Maddie, Nancy, Caryl, Mercedes, Kathy, . We pray for Judith Gwyn Brown, currently at Upper East Side Nursing Home, and Betsy Forster who is gravely ill and resting at home.

We pray for victims of violence everywhere, especially the people, and Congregation Chabad in Poway, California.

We pray for those who have died.
Praying for our link parish of St. Stephen with St. John, in the Diocese of London, we especially pray for their Heating and Floor project, those who are discerning vocations to ordained ministry, especially Katy and Jeremy; for the spiritual growth of the congregation, the many outreach programs, and for 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 May 5, 2019
Sunday through Saturday if volunteers are available: Shelter for the Homeless.

Sunday, May 5, 2019 - The Third Sunday of Easter
8:00 AM Spoken Eucharist
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM Adult Christian Education
11:00 AM Sunday School for Children
11:00 AM  Choral Eucharist
A 15 minute Tour of Holy Trinity follows the Eucharist
6:00 PM Community Eucharist, followed by First Sunday Potluck,
and a meeting of the Environmental Ministry

Monday - Thursday, May 6 - May 9, 2019
8:30 AM Morning Prayer

Monday,  May 6, 2019
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM Triangle Rehearsal

Tuesday,  May 7, 2019
12:30 PM Senior Luncheon

Wednesday, May 8, 2019
6:00 PM Evening Prayer & Holy Communion
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM Triangle Rehearsal
7:00 PM  (No Yoga May 8 or May 15)

Thursday,  May 9, 2019
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM Triangle Rehearsal

Friday,  May 10, 2019
7:00 PM Triangle Theatre presents a staged reading of A.R. Gurney's  "Black Tie"

Saturday, May 11, 2019
1:30 - 4:30 PM Triangle Theatre Acting Class
5:15 PM  Neighborhood Supper
7:00 PM Triangle Theatre presents a staged reading of A.R. Gurney's  "Black Tie"
Adult Christian Education
Concluding Session: Easter People: What changed the disciples, and how might the Resurrection change us?
Thursday night before his crucifixion, Christ is arrested and his disciples run away, deserting him.  Christ is tried and crucified.  His tomb is empty and he appears to the frightened disciples.  After Jesus appears to them, the disciples can’t stop preaching about Christ crucified and risen.  What happened to the disciples, that they are changed from fear to faith?

On May 5 we conclude our Eastertide discussion by reviewing the resurrection appearances in the Gospel according to John and discussing what they meant then and what they mean now for us.
Children's Sunday School Is In Session!
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 11:00 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. 

Yoga on Wednesday Nights (Except for May 8 and May 15)
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.  
Classes resume May 22, 2019.

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 our their twenties and thirties to connect, break bread and explore how faith moves us in our everyday lives.  
The next Young Adult session will be on Thursday, May 16 at the Rectory. Shamika Goddard, a tech chaplain, will be speaking about her work on technology, faith and social justice.  The session starts at 7:30 for dinner, followed by our discussion. 

For any questions and RSVPs, please contact Eunice and Sarah at
Holy Trinity Environmental Ministry
Meet with us to learn more on Sunday, May 5, after the 6:00 PM Service, During Potluck Supper
The Environmental Ministry committee is putting faith into practice as stewards of our environment Please join our effort, and the members of our environmentally mindful congregation who are ready, willing, and able to put their belief into action that includes recognizing as Christians that we have a unique, integral, and spiritual relationship with our environment.   We invite you to tell us about your ideas to help Holy Trinity to protect natural resources,  reduce energy use, and costs, and to engage our community, and youth in these efforts

More about the Episcopal Church's Care of Creation Ministry can be found HERE.
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
Jazz Comes to Holy Trinity
Sunday, May 19, 8:00 PM (A Fundraiser for Holy Trinity!)
13tet: It's All About the [13] Players!

13tet is a group of seasoned New York jazz players, playing charts that let them blow!

Smaller and leaner than the usual big band, 13tet emphasizes the players as soloists and personalities, with arrangements rooted in the big band tradition, but brought into the 21st Century. It's hard-driving jazz that explores interesting textures and meters - as long as it swings!

The current lineup are veterans of the bands of Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Lionel Hampton, James Moody, Christian McBride, the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, and others, as well as Broadway orchestras and their own groups!

Dave Glasser, (alto sax); Ralph Lalama, (tenor sax); Ryan Anselmi (tenor sax); Andrew Hadro (baritone sax); Sam Hoyt, Dave Smith, Scott Engelbright (trumpets); Ed Neumeister, Matt McDonald, Dale Turk (trombones); Todd Coolman (bass); Alan Simon (piano); Peter Manheim (drums)

Charts are by Chris Gulhaugen, an arranger with a varied history in the business: composer, player, copyist, contractor, roadie, and conservatory administrator.

Tickets are $25 in advance:
$30  at the door (cash or check).

For further details, please visit: http://

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. 

For further information, or to say, "Yes!" please call the parish office at 212.289.4100, ext. 201.
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:
Did you miss last week's sermon?  You can read it here, or listen to it here
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