Adult Forum: The Eucharist

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Sundays, October 13 – November 10
at 9am in Pierce-Bishop Hall

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What do we do when we gather for the Eucharist each Sunday? What is the point of worship? What does it mean to receive Christ as he is really present in Communion?

Join Kara in Pierce-Bishop Hall as we discuss these topics:

October 13 — What is a sacrament?

October 20 — Gathering

October 27 — Hearing the Word

November 3 — Communion

November 10 — Why details matter

Anglican 101 Newcomers’ Classes

Second Sundays at 9am
in George Thomas Room


No matter if you're new to Trinity Church or a longtime member, we invite you to join us for our Newcomers’ Class. On the second Sunday of each month, interns Brandon Smee and Sam Stephens, along with Trinity clergy, will introduce the following topics:

October 13 — What do we believe?

November 10 — How do we pray?

December 8 — How do I get involved at Trinity Church?

January 12 —What does it mean to be a member of the Episcopal Church at Trinity?

This is Our Time! Update

Thank you so very much to all who have pledged to support our 2020 operating budget, as well as those who made an additional pledge toward our Plus One campaign. Since last week, we have received an additional 36 pledges, bringing our total to 196 pledges , $655,623 for our operating budget and $289,355 for our Plus One campaign.

Please review the accompanying list to ensure that we have properly noted your pledge of support for this year. If you have not yet made your pledge, we strongly encourage you to do so now:


George & Angela Achebe
Mary Alden
Joyce Alexander
James Armstrong
Nathan & Celeste Arrington
Mary Jane Augustine
Steve & Betsy Baglio
Lloyd & Barbara Banks
Grayson Barber
Dan & Jenny Bartell
David & Michelle Baxter
Paul & Holly Becker
Patrick Beers
Mellick Belshaw
Andrew & Stephanie Benjamin
Merrill Biancosino
David & Bonnie Bivins
Sheila Bodine
Henry & Michele Bowden
Leslie Brecknell
Edward & Barbara Bromley
Eric & Terri Brown
Gregory & Elizabeth Buckles
Carol Burden
John & Gail Caruso
Victoria Chandler
Dora Ching & Richard Wong
Jeannette Ching
Valerie Ching
Cathryn Clary
John & Susan Colehower
Jim Collins & Joan Reilly
Wendell Collins
Kathleen Connolly
Pat Cooke
Joe & Donna Crafford
Joanne Crain
John & Jennifer Cummings
Randy & Heidi Currier
Dan & Tracy Dart
Helene Davies
Van & Lynne Davis
Anthony & Laurie De Lio
Julie Denny Clark
Heath & Kimberly Dewrell
Adrian & Suzanne Dicker
Louise Dunham
Annette Duvall-Atlee
Kinsey & Carrie Dyckman
Michael & Leslie Edwards
Anne Elliott
Shawn & Robbie Ellsworth
Art & Cheryl Eng
Paul & Joanne Epply-Schmidt
Anne Bishop Faynberg
Evelyn Flory
Brian & Ashley Formento
Grant & Lindsey Fraser
Rob & Liddy Fraser
John Frederick
Antonia Fried
Richard & Mary Funsch
Jeanne Garner
Julia Garry
Al & Pat Gerbig
Alexandra Wetherill Gerry
Victor & Jacqueline Gibbs
John & Judy Golden
Georgia Gosnell
Terry Grabar
Tom & Marion Griffith
Jane E. Grigger
Bob & Wanda Gunning
Bill & Kathy Hackett
Clarence Hammond
Helen Hannan
Janet Haring
Christine Hart
Jeanne-Louise Haviland
Don Healy
Irene Hechler
JoAnn Heisen
Neal & Cynthia Hesterberg
Nan Hewson
Regina & Edward Hoag
Curtis Hoberman
Eric & Sarah Hockings
Charlie & Lucia Huebner
Mary Hulme
John Stuart Hunter
Andrea Hyde
Paul & Christina Jeanes
Charles & Hannah Johnson
Joshua Katz
Michael & Louise Kingston
Jane & Jamie Khan
Allan King & Helen Burke
Richard & Angela Knott

David Knowlton & Diane Zompa
Richard & Teresa Ko-Davis
Nina Kola
Brendan Kolb
Ira Lackey
George & Mary Lambert
Bill & Martha Lashbrook
Peter Lawson-Johnston
Leighton & Ann Laughlin
Owen & Beverly Leach
Robert Lewis
Frank & Sharon Lorenzo
Duncan & Evelyn Macfarlane
Robert & Joanna Martin
Janet Martin
Sean & Alicia McCarther
Brian & Leahbeth McDonald
Lindsay & Maricris McDowell
Ed Meyercord
Edward & Norma Meyers
John & Denise Miller
Donn Mitchell
Edmund Moeller
Charles & Janet Moore
Clive & Dulcie Muncaster
Frank Ordiway
Steve & Susan Paneyko
Costa & May Papastephanou
Dee Elizabeth Patberg
Diane Paulsell
Margaret C Pazdan
Leslie Pell
Jan Pell
Linda Peloquin & Thomas Anderson
Tod & Elizabeth Peyton
Dean & Marte Pierson
Frank & Susan Pizzi
John Pollock
Robert Predale & Karen Howard
Frances Preston
Timothy Prime
Peter & Mary Anne Quinn
Gil & Camille Quinton
Paul Raeder & Robert Holley
Spencer & Abby Reynolds
Lester & Barbara Robbins
Claire Roberts
Linda Munson Rothkopf
Clancy & Leslie Rowley
Henry G Rulon-Miller
Brian & Betsy Saunders
John & Ruth Sayer
Sara Schaeffer
Bill & Jane Schowalter
David & Molly Schneider
Tom & Melissa Scott
Leslie Shear
Jane Shillaber
Kara Slade
Brandon Smee
Betsy Howe Smith
John & Cookie Spears
Maureen Spittlehouse
Mike & Jody Stebbins
Anne Steinhorn
Liz Stenard
Rob & Pegi Stengel
Barbara Straut
John S Sturges
Sheldon Sturges
Gary & Trudy Sykes
Susan Tarr
William & Constance Tate
Alexandra Tatnall
Don Taylor
Carol Brooks Thomas
John Thurman & Hilary Winter
Daphne Townsend
Jaime & Alice Velez
Henry & Meredith Von Kohorn
Melissa von Stade & Peter Shriver
Bill Sweeney
Joseph Syzdek
Sylvia Temmer
Brent Walker
Cal & Judy Walker
M'lou Walker
Jack & Happy Wallace
Sonia Waters
George & Judy Webb
Carol Weiss
David Wertz
Connie White
John & Sue White
Tom Whittemore
Amelia Willson
Janet Wulster
Aleksandra Zasada

Centering Prayer & Lectio Divina Workshop

— A Special Advent Event —

Be Still and Know That I am God
— Psalm 46:10

Centering Prayer is about silent prayer that prepares us to receive the gift of experiencing God’s presence within us, closer than breathing, closer than thinking, closer than consciousness itself.  Lectio Divina is a traditional monastic practice of Scripture reading, meditation and prayer to promote insights and communion with God.


Please Choose One of the Following Workshops

Saturday, November 16, 2019
from 8:30am to 1:30pm
at CRW (Lounge E34, 3rd Fl.) 

501 Farber Rd, Princeton, NJ

Saturday, November 30, 2019
from 9am to 2pm
at Clarke Lounge, Erdman Center

20 Library Pl, Princeton, NJ 


Bring a brown bag lunch, light refreshments will be served.

There will be 6 follow-up sessions.

Free and open to all.

Presented by  

Rev. Dr. I. Teresa-Sophia Ko-Davis
(PTS Alum & Commissioned Presenter of Contemplative Outreach Ltd.)

Assisted by

Richard Davis, PhD, Emily Zinsitz, PTS M. Div. students

Sponsored by

Contemplative Meditation Group at PTS-CRW

Please pre-register by using one of the following contacts:

The Twenty-Second Sunday after Pentecost

O God, whose blessed Son came into the world that he might destroy the works of the devil and make us children of God and heirs of eternal life: Grant that, having this hope, we may purify ourselves as he is pure; that, when he comes again with power and great glory, we may be made like him in his eternal and glorious kingdom; where he lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
— Collect

— Readings —

Proper 27, Year C, Track 2

Job 19:23-27a
Psalm 17:1-9
2 Thessalonians 2:1-5, 13-17
Luke 20:27-38

Courtesy of the Lectionary Page

— Flowers —

The flowers at the altar are
given to the glory of God
and in memory of

Gertrude Robinson, Edward States, Dorothy S. & Richard A. Burger, Francis Hall Martin, & Harriet Smith Stuart


— Worship Leaders —


Holy Eucharist
Rite I

The Rev. Joanne Epply-Schmidt

Reader & Intercessor
Sam Stephens

John Ecks

Tracey Knerr


Prayer Partner
Amelia Willson


Holy Eucharist
Rite II

The Rev. Joanne Epply-Schmidt



Maureen McCormick
Sam Stephens
Linda Twining
Phil Unetic

Victor Gibbs
Lily Leonard

Juliet Richardson

Ken Bitter
Jim Collins
Alison Roth
Jovi Tenev
Robert von Zumbusch


Prayer Partner
Jeannie Garner


Choral Evensong
with Communion

John Caruso  

Aleksandra Zasada
Zbigniew Zasada

Aslan Is on the Move


The air has changed. Can you feel it? It wasn't too long ago that I was running the air conditioner in my bedroom, now I’ve pulled out the space heaters. My phone tells me that snow is possible for Thursday. But more than all that, our readings have started to change at church, as have the collects (the prayers we say at the start of the Eucharist that change from week to week.) Suddenly, we start hearing about the day of the Lord and being ready. These weeks between All Saints’ Day and the first Sunday of Advent are their own little apocalyptic season, where ‘apocalypse’ means ‘revelation.’ In these darkening days, as the cold draws in, we start looking for the one who is to come, our Lord who comes as a helpless infant to be our help and salvation.

Many of you have probably read C.S. Lewis’ popular series for children of all ages, The Chronicles of Narnia. If you haven't, all you need to know for the purposes of this newsletter are that the first book takes place in a land where it is ‘always winter but never Christmas,’ and that the main character, Aslan, is a lion who represents Jesus. I have been much reminded of these books recently, as we approach the snowy season that is still a strange miracle to someone who grew up in Florida. Here at Trinity it will be winter, but in due time it will also be Christmas.

Until then, however, we wait. We wait, through this month when our Scripture readings become increasingly urgent with the need to watch and be ready. We wait, as the long season after Pentecost ends with a celebration of Christ’s kingship that turns all the kingdoms of the world on their head. We wait, through four weeks of Advent when we prepare our hearts to receive our king who will be born in a stable and who also will come again in power at the end of time.

But now we wait like the creatures of Narnia, listening intently for the first rumors of what's to come. ‘Aslan is on the move,’ they tell each other in whispers. We may not see him fully yet, but he’s alive and he is acting. It's time to get ready.

Dear people of Trinity Church, Aslan is on the move in our community too. New life and new energy are bursting out all over the place, there is tremendous beauty and joy in our worship services, and yet this is only the beginning of what happens when we see the lion of Judah face to face. Because no one can meet Aslan and remain unchanged.

Aslan is on the move. Look for the signs of his coming.

Yours faithfully in Christ,


The Rev. Canon Dr. Kara Slade
Associate Rector


12th Annual Trinity Turkey Trot


Online registration is now open for our 12th Annual Trinity Turkey Trot. Join us to run/walk Thanksgiving morning at 8:30am. It’s become an incredible community event. Check out the website and register today! We’re looking forward to another great day! All proceeds benefit Trinity Outreach charities: Arm in Arm, Housing Initiatives of Princeton, Trenton Children’s Chorus, and Urban Promise Trenton.

If interested in sponsorship opportunities, volunteering, or joining the Turkey Trot Committee, please contact Maureen Westerman at

Christmas Carol at McCarter (Friends’ Night-Out)

Saturday, December 14
for 2pm Matinee
at McCarter Theatre

91 University Place, Princeton, NJ
Childcare Available at Trinity, 1:30-5pm

Tickets $15 per person. Children are welcome, but childcare is available.

Follow Ebenezer Scrooge on a magical journey through Christmas past, present, and future and watch as our entire community — including 35 members from the greater Princeton area — brings this story to life around you! This annual holiday tradition will usher you into the spirit of the season with all the joy, wonder, and generosity that Scrooge himself discovers. Adapted by David Thompson and directed by Adam Immerwahr.


Childcare for children too young to attend the performance will be available in Pierce-Bishop Hall at Trinity Church. Jen Boutchia will lead the team caring for children at Trinity. We will have healthy snacks, pizza, drinks, games and a movie.

In order to defray costs, we’re kindly requesting parents to pay a nominal fee, as able: $5 per child or $10 per family. Please RSVP using the form below. It is helpful to have a count of both adults and kids!