Ash Wednesday

Lent is almost upon us, friends, and that means that it is time to clean out the closets of our hearts and minds. It is time to take out and examine each item we find in there; each assumption, each habit, each regret – or perhaps to just take out one and focus on it (examining it, judging its usefulness, perhaps engaging in some forgiving, or asking forgiveness of others) so that by the end of Lent we are ready to let it go. 

The best way to kick off Lent is to attend a service on Ash Wednesday which is March 1st this year. Trinity has two options for the people of Warsaw and Wyoming County:

Ashes to Go, 5-6pm
Imposition of Ashes (traditional indoor service), 6pm

Our Sunday services continue as usual during Lent. We meet to worship at 10:30 AM, and there is a Sunday School for children during the service.

Mark your calendars for Holy Week:

Maundy Thursday, April 13 
Soup & Sandwich Potluck Supper – 6pm
Stripping of the Altar service – 7pm

Good Friday, April 14
Ecumenical Service
Beginning at Trinity – Noon

Easter Vigil, April 15 
7pm

Easter Day Service, April 16 
10:30am

2015 Envisioned!

January is also the time when we look forward in hope to the new year. This year at Trinity we’ll be building on our successes and venturing even farther with boldness and grace, doing what we do best: being hospitable in the name of God.

Presence in The Community

In 2015, we’ll be continuing our monthly Community Coffee Hours. They’ll be held on the first Wednesday of each month at 9:30am in our Parish Hall, which can be reached by following the sidewalk on the left of the church (next to the pizza place), and entering through the black doors with the inset glass cross.

We’re also looking at two new outreach opportunities, in addition to our ongoing outreach ministries. We’re looking at joining/forming an ecumenical partnership with Warsaw area churches and Literacy West in order to tutor and mentor high school aged youth as well as adults. We’re also looking at the possibility of beginning a Pet Food Pantry, the first in our area, but not the first in our Diocese.

Worship for The Community

AshestoGoPostcardIn 2015, we’ll be introducing three new services, particularly with our larger community in mind. Ashes to Go, in February, will be our drive-thru Ash Wednesday offering.  The Backpack Blessing, in August, will be open and available for anyone getting in the back-to-school mindset. The Blessing of the Animals, in October, will be open and available to all the pets and working animals in our community (and their people). More information on these services will be posted on this site, as they become available.

Evangelism & Newcomer Integration Efforts

Evangelism as a word can misunderstood in our culture, but it really just means ‘sharing good news’ in Greek. And that’s what we do, wherever we go. God has made our lives bearable, breathable, and beautiful, and we want to share that beauty.

In 2015, we’ll be advertising and telling people about our new and continuing community work, and our new community worship opportunities. There will be flyers, postcards and personal invitations. And when people walk in the door, we’re going to do our best to make them feel welcome, help them get to know one another, and make Trinity a safe and welcoming place for individuals and families looking for a spiritual home.