News and Upcoming Events


Summer Lectio Divina Small Group - The summer Lectio Divina small group will begin meeting on Wednesday mornings from 10:30 – 11:45 a.m. in the Lounge from July 17th to September 4th.    Lectio Divina is the ancient Benedictine practice of reading a scripture passage and letting the words speak directly to you.  We make time for reading, silence, prayer and sharing.  Summer is busy so come as you can. You don’t need to bring anything with you except an open heart.  Tom Rotella will facilitate.   If you plan to attend, a call to the office is appreciated but not required.


Wednesday Evening Prayer will resume on Wednesday, September 4th.


BLESSINGS IN A BACKPACK:    Who will feed 120 children?  Trinity's goal again this year is to feed 120 students attending Rocky Run Elementary School.  Please consider sponsoring a child  at $100.00. for the 38 week school year or $50.00 for half of the school year.  The sign up sheets are located on the main church door in the Narthex and the bulletin board in Barber Hall.  Your check can be written out to Trinity Episcopal Church and in the memo line write Blessings in a Backpack or BIB donation.  The check can be put in the collection plate, given to Susan McSpadden or mailed to the church.  Stafford County Schools begin early on August 12th and will finish early on May 29, 2020, so as a result of the change in the school year we will begin delivering food the second week in September.  Contact Susan McSpadden at 540-899-0696 with any questions. Thank you  for your continued support of this Ministry.


PATRICK BRANTLEY's Eagle Scout Court of Honor will be held on Saturday, August 24th.  The ceremony will be held at Trinity at 2:00 pm.  All are welcome to attend the ceremony and the reception afterwards.


SUNDAY SCHOOL begins this Sunday, August 25th, at 10:15 AM in Jamison Hall.  The first YOUTH GROUP MEETING for both middle and high school students will be at 12:30 PM in Jamison Hall this Sunday, August 25th.  Come join us as we begin another year of fun and fellowship.


Students are returning to campus and CAMPUS MINISTRY meetings will begin!  Students will be looking forward to those home-cooked meals!  As some of our students live in off-campus housing, these meals mean a great deal to them! This year we partner, once again, with Christ Lutheran Church.  We should prepare meals to feed 15 hungry students. A sign-up sheet with details is now on the church door.  Trinity’s first meal is September 3rd!  A whole meal to much to prepare?  Sign-up with a friend! 


ACOLYTE TRAINING – Youth in grades six through twelve interested in becoming acolytes are encouraged to attend the training session on August 31 from 11:00 am to 2:30 pm.  We’ll take a break for lunch.  Meet in the sanctuary.  That is the day of the waterslide, so parking close to Trinity may not be available. Please contact Harry Dickinson at 540-785-6023 to register. If that date does not fit your schedule, please contact Harry.


Trinity Church successfully packed 10,000 meals in our RISE AGAINST HUNGER event last Saturday.  These meals will be used to reduce hunger in various locations throughout the world.  Thanks to all those who contributed the time and money  necessary to make our meal packing event possible .  Trinity has packed over 76,000 meals for the Rise Against Hunger program over the last six years.


AMANDA KOTVAL will be ordained to the Sacred Order of Priests on Saturday, Sept. 7, 10:30am at St. Mary's Episcopal Church, 12291 River Rd., Richmond 23238. A sign-up sheet for carpooling to the event has been posted on the doors in the church entryway. If you are willing to drive, please indicate how many riders you can take. Plan to meet in the College Ave. parking lot at 8am that morning.


There will be NO CAFÉ TRINITY on Sunday, September 1st, Labor Day Weekend!


All interested in taking part in Trinity’s music program will meet in the choir room on Thursday, August 29th, at 7 PM.  See Denise, or call (540) 373-2996, if you have questions!