On Sunday, May 19 St. Michael's Church (Trenton) hosted an adapted production of A Raisin in the Sun with UrbanPromise StreetLeaders performing.
Trinity Church hosted our inaugural Princeton Star Awards Dinner on May 17, honoring a local individual who has made a strong contribution to our community. This year, we honored Rev. Dave McAlpin for his work in founding the local chapter of Habitat for Humanity. Special thanks to Dan Haughton, Bill Voght, Ann Zultner, Martha Lashbrook and her team of dedicated volunteers for making the event such a success. (Pictured is Dan Haughton, Dinner Committee Chair, presenting Rev. McAlpin with the Princeton Star Award)
Jenna was born and raised in southern California and comes to Trinity Church via Chicago and St. Andrews Scotland. She has a Master of Letters from the University of St Andrews in Theology, Imagination, and the Arts and has just completed her first year of at Princeton Seminary in pursuit of an M.Div. When not buried under a pile of books you can find her running on the canal path, cooking for her friends, or painting.
Before seminary, I was part of a team providing pastoral care to migrant horse groomers. It was a wonderful experience. I also struggled to understand the men as they shared their heart breaking stories of migration. As a result of these experiences, I began learning Spanish. It’s been a long road — due to the generosity of Trinity Church, I’ll be taking a big step forwards fluency.
On May 26, I’ll travel to Antigua, Guatemala for four weeks of Spanish Immersion. I’ll be staying with friends of the Jeanes family; a parishioner very kindly donated their airline miles. Additionally, the tuition of all day Spanish lessons for four weeks is quite inexpensive. All of this has made my trip possible. I’m grateful to Fr. Paul for letting me combine all my vacation and continuing education time into this four-week venture.
According to the Episcopal Church’s Strategic Vision for Reaching Latinos/Hispanics, the United States is the second largest Latino country in the world — second only to Mexico. Yes, the United States has more Hispanics than Spain! Later on in the same report, we read:
In the midst of various challenges resulting in the Episcopal Church’s membership decline, our church also faces the unprecedented opportunity to embrace the changing times with excitement, zeal, and hope. The dramatic increase in the numbers of Latinos/Hispanics in communities throughout the country should be seen as an evangelistic opportunity and hope for the church.
The ability to speak Spanish will significantly increase the impact of my ministry in the years to come, providing a welcome to people who might not otherwise have felt at home in the Episcopal Church. I’m so grateful to Fr. Paul, our Vestry, and the entire parish for making this possible. Hasta luego!
The flowers at the altar are given to the glory of God and in memory of and thanksgiving for
all who are serving and have served in our armed forces
8am Rite I
The Rev. Joanne Epply-Schmidt
Reader & Intercessor
10am Rite II
The Rev. Joanne Epply-Schmidt
5pm Evensong is discontinued for the summer.
Sunday, May 19
Last day of Church School, Adult Forum, & 5pm Evensong
From Memorial Day, Monday, May 27
to Labor Day, Monday, September 2
our office hours will be
9am-4pm Monday through Thursday
and 9am-12pm on Friday.
Sunday Eucharists will continue at 8am & 10am
including Children’s Chapel, Nursery, and Common Grounds
Children’s Chapel may take a break in August.
The Rummage Committee has decided to put a hold on Rummage donations, and will not be excepting donations until further notice.
The last Friends’ Night-Out of the program year before beginning our summer schedule falls at the same time as Trinity’s Trenton Thunder baseball outing. After some deliberation, the rector and leadership have chosen to combine the events. Children are welcome at the baseball game, but parents are responsible to supervise their children. Helpers will be available to help with children, but will not provide “childcare” as such. Ticket orders must be placed with Hannah Johnson (firstname.lastname@example.org) by next Thursday, May 23, if you wish to attend.