Honoring the Rev. Dave McAlpin


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)

Introducing Jenna Reed, Seminary Intern


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. 

Br. Chris Leaves for Guatemala

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!

La paz,

Hermano Chris 


Sixth Sunday of Easter

O God, you have prepared for those who love you such good things as surpass our understanding: Pour into our hearts such love towards you, that we, loving you in all things and above all things, may obtain your promises, which exceed all that we can desire; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
— Sixth Sunday of Easter
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Scripture Readings


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


Worship Leaders


8am Rite I

The Rev. Joanne Epply-Schmidt

Reader & Intercessor
Van Davis 

Guy Pierson

Amelia Willson 

Spencer Reynolds
Steve Plimpton
Daphne Townsend

10am Rite II

The Rev. Joanne Epply-Schmidt

Ira Lackey

Bill Hackett 

Noreen Duncan
Lucia Huebner
Jim Phillips
Linda Twining 

Lucia Huebner
Rosemary Parish

Victor Gibbs 

Stephanie Benjamin
Matthew Benjamin
Caswell Cooke
Robert Fraser
Pegi Stengel 

Brian Duane

5pm Evensong is discontinued for the summer.

Summer Schedule

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.

Trenton Thunder Friends’ Night-Out

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 (johnsonh@trinityprinceton.org) by next Thursday, May 23, if you wish to attend.

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