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News from 316: The Weekly Newsletter for the
Church of the Holy Trinity in New York City
August 18, 2019: The Tenth Sunday after Pentecost                                                                         Volume 4, Number 38
Scriptures for the Tenth Sunday after Pentecost:  Jeremiah 23:23-29Psalm 82Hebrews 11:29-12:2, and Luke 12:49-56
Music at the 11 AM Eucharist includes hymns and organ music.
Music at the 6 PM Community Eucharist includes "Wisdom and Grace" an arrangement of Psalm 90 by Sandra McCracken.
Did you miss a recent sermon?  You can listen to it here
Remembering Jonathan Myrick Daniels
Jonathan Myrick Daniels was born in Keene, New Hampshire, in 1939. He was shot and killed by an unemployed highway worker in Hayneville, Alabama, August 14, 1965.

From high school in Keene to graduate school at Harvard, Jonathan wrestled with the meaning of life and death and vocation. Attracted to medicine, the ordained ministry, law and writing, he found himself close to a loss of faith when his search was resolved by a profound conversion on Easter Day 1962 at the Church of the Advent in Boston. Jonathan then entered the Episcopal Theological School in Cambridge, Massachusetts. In March 1965, the televised appeal of Martin Luther King, Jr. to come to Selma to secure for all citizens the right to vote drew Jonathan to a time and place where the nation’s racism and the Episcopal Church’s share in that inheritance were exposed.

He returned to seminary and asked leave to work in Selma where he would be sponsored by the Episcopal Society for Cultural and Racial Unity. Conviction of his calling was deepened at Evening Prayer during the singing of the Magnificat: “ ‘He hath put down the mighty from their seat and hath exalted the humble and meek. He hath filled the hungry with good things.’ I knew that I must go to Selma. The Virgin’s song was to grow more and more dear to me in the weeks ahead.”

Jailed on August 14 for joining a picket line, Jonathan and his companions were unexpectedly released. Aware that they were in danger, four of them walked to a small store. As sixteen-year-old Ruby Sales reached the top step of the entrance, a man with a gun appeared, cursing her. Jonathan pulled her to one side to shield her from the unexpected threats. As a result, he was killed by a blast from the 12-gauge gun.

The letters and papers Jonathan left bear eloquent witness to the profound effect Selma had upon him. He writes, “The doctrine of the creeds, the enacted faith of the sacraments, were the essential preconditions of the experience itself. The faith with which I went to Selma has not changed: it has grown ... I began to know in my bones and sinews that I had been truly baptized into the Lord’s death and resurrection ... with them, the black men and white men, with all life, in him whose Name is above all the names that the races and nations shout ... We are indelibly and unspeakably one.” Adapted from Holy Women, Holy Men: Celebrating the Saints.
Holy Gossip
(What's Going On Around Holy Trinity)
 
Away on the weekends? Join us for the Wednesday night Eucharist at 6:15. We pray Evening Prayer at 6, then celebrate the Eucharist, and then a few shed their outer layer clothing and stay for yoga at 7! . . . The Rector will be on vacation August 19 through 24. Morning Prayer and Evening Prayer on Wednesday will continue, led by parishioners . . . For children (and for adults who enjoy the simplicity of the message or the cartoon!), copies of The Sunday Paper, and The Sunday Paper Junior and crayons 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 last Sunday, 11 August 2019: 8:00 AM: 11, 11:00 AM: 69, 6:00 PM 22..
In our prayers:
We pray for Fabio Sr., Elaine, Kit, Richard, Meghan, Joseph, Susan, Pearl, Jeff, Felix, Jennifer, Bea, Virginia, Judith Gwyn Brown, Betsy Forster, Vanessa, Christopher, Chris, Rosario, Jackie,  Melissa, Todd, Virginia, Caryl, Rosa, Mercedes, Yvonne, Ken, Ashley, and Van.  We pray for friends and family of the parish who have died, especially Francisco Murillo.

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 continues 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.
Coming this Fall: Better & Stronger Connections
Our church is moving to a new kind of church record keeping system called "Realm." (The name, "Realm" helps us remember that as followers of Jesus Christ in this place, we're called to participate in the beginning of God's Holy Realm, or God's Kingdom, right here on earth.)  More than simply serving the administrative and online giving needs of the church, Realm encourages better connection, communication, and participation in the life of our parish.  Stay tuned for upcoming information. 
The Week of August 18, 2019
Sunday through Saturday if volunteers are available: Shelter for the Homeless.

Sunday, August 18, 2019 - The Tenth Sunday after Pentecost
8:00 AM Spoken Eucharist
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM Midsummer Meditation
11:00 AM  Sung Eucharist
followed by Coffee Hour
A 15 minute Tour of Holy Trinity follows the Eucharist
6:00 PM Community Eucharist 

Monday - Thursday, August 19-August 22, 2019
8:30 AM Morning Prayer. 

Wednesday, August 21, 2019
6:00 PM Evening Prayer 
7:00 PM Yoga

Saturday, August 25, 2019
5:15 PM  Neighborhood Supper
Teresa of Avila: Wednesday, August 28, 7 PM


Teresa of Avila wrote about the Lord’s Prayer “We ought to give great praise to the Lord for the sublime perfection of this evangelical prayer…I marvel to see that in so few words everything about contemplation and perfection is included; it seems we need to study no other book than this one.”  On August 28 we will explore Teresa’s understanding of the Lord’s Prayer as the foundation of our prayer life. Our discussion will be led by Simone Crockett.

Join us if you're interested in the topic, want to learn and talk about something spiritual in the midst of summer, or simply want to come for the pie.

Prayer & Pie follows the regular Wednesday schedule of 6 PM Evening Prayer & 6:15 PM Holy Eucharist.
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.

Morning Prayer
Monday through Thursday at 8:30 AM

Most days of the week, a few of us gather in the Memorial Chapel (within the main church worship space) and share in Morning Prayer. Every once in a while there is only the rector or a lay leader, but often, there are 3 to 7 people. The service lasts about twenty minutes and includes readings from scripture, psalms, and prayers for ourselves and others. On Fridays and weekends, some of us read Morning Prayer, the Noonday Office, or Evening Prayer on our own, either using the Book of Common Prayer or an online resource such as Mission of St. Clare or Electronic Common Prayer. Some people come several days a week and others join us every few months.  Please feel free to drop in and see how we pray. 

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 in the Church. 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 yoga@holytrinity-nyc.org.
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 chtyoungadults@holytrinity-nyc.org
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 https://www.earthday.org/
Grow NYC (the sustainability resource for New Yorkers) https://www.grownyc.org/
Project Farmhouse (a state-of-the-art sustainability center and event space) https://www.projectfarmhouse.org/
DSNY Zero Waste Program (committing to sending zero waste to landfills) https://www1.nyc.gov/assets/dsny/site/our-work/zero-waste
The Episcopal Church's Care of Creation Ministry https://www.episcopalchurch.org/creation-care 
The Anglican Communion Environment Network (in over 165 countries)  https://acen.anglicancommunion.org/
The Season of Creation (Christians of all traditions on six continents)  http://seasonofcreation.org 
Green Faith, Interfaith Partners In Action for the Earth (an interfaith coalition for the environment) https://greenfaith.org/#
 
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:
www.holytrinity-nyc.org
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; susan@valdes-dapena.net
Altar Guild (help with linens, vessels, and set up for worship): Alden Prouty; alden.prouty@gmail.com
Choir & Music: Cleveland Kersh directs the 11:00 AM choir: organist@holytrinity-nyc.org. Calvyn du Toit leads the 6:00 PM band and can be reached at calvyn@protonmail.com
Communications (Digital and print communications such as weekly newsletter, social media, and outreach to greater community): Alexandra Harrington; alexandra.h.barker@gmail.com
Environmental Ministry (help to plan & organize Stewardship of Creation initiatives): barbarawrefaith@gmail.com 
Holy Trinity Neighborhood Center (lunch, dinner, shelter or other programs): www.htncnyc.org
Hospitality (help to plan and organize parish social events): Inez Lambert; ilambert_2000@yahoo.com
Lay Readers (serve as readers in worship services): Yvonne O’Neal; Yvonne.oneal@gmail.com
Newcomers (plan events and help the church be more welcoming): Jim Synk; James.Synk@j2.com
Sunday School:    Oluyemisi Ariyibi; sennyb@yahoo.com
Tours (serve as guides Sundays & Sacred Sites Weekend): Committee Chair; barbarawrefaith@gmail.com 
Trinity Cares (assists with such tasks as grocery shopping, dog walking, or escort to a doctor, or to church): Patsy Weille; highlandmb4@gmail.com
Ushers (volunteer to greet people at worship services and offer hospitality): Liz Poole; lizpoolenyc@hotmail.com
Yoga at Holy Trinity (offered in the church on Wednesday nights at 7 PM) Liz Poole: yoga@holytrinity-nyc.org
Youth Group  Susan Valdes-Dapena; susan@valdes-dapena.net
Young Adults at Holy Trinity (a community of people in their 20s and 30s): Eunice Ng and Sarah Montgomery: chtyoungadults@holytrinity-nyc.org
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
info@holytrinity-nyc.org by Wednesday at noon. 
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