Greeting From Our New Interim Rector
The Rev. Dr. Rob Voyle
December 20, 2020
After consideration of several candidates over a several month search process, the vestry is delighted to announce the engagement of the Rev. Rob Voyle to serve as Trinity’s interim rector. We expect Rob to be with us for 18-24 months as we plan for the future and prepare to call a new long-term rector. In addition to being an Episcopal Priest, Rob is a licensed psychologist and has a degree in mechanical engineering. He has worked in the area of interim ministry for many years, including teaching in interim ministry training programs. Rob’s approach to ministry and leadership is grounded in his passion for supporting church communities to identify and amplify their gifts and strengths and, in so doing, cultivate a vibrant spiritual community. You can learn more about his work at his website www.appreciativeway.com.
Rob will be coming to us from the St. Louis area, where he has served as interim rector at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church this past year. He is a native of New Zealand, but he has been in the United States for many years. His permanent home is near Portland, Oregon, where he lives on 15 acres with his wife Kim. Rob will join us on February 1st, 2021, and his first Sunday with us will be February 7th. We are excited to welcome Rob, and we look forward to his leadership as we continue our journey together, nurturing the growth and health of Trinity.
Leigh Flesher, Senior Warden
Steve Andrew, Junior Warden
Our Worship Schedule
All are welcome at Trinity!
We strive to create a space that welcomes all who worship with us. We invite all people to be a part of our community: children and families, single adults, couples, and people of all backgrounds and racial and ethnic groups. Trinity is an Oasis congregation in the Episcopal Church's Diocese of California, which means we are intentionally welcoming of people who are gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender. Wherever you come from and whoever you are, you are welcome here.
Visit us at 330 Ravenswood Ave. Menlo Park, CA 94025
UPDATE: While we are working on a Regathering Plan, at this time Trinity's in-person Sunday worship services and weekday services are still suspended until further notice. During this suspension, the clergy and music staff will be leading services online. Please CLICK HERE to participate in our Worship Livestream on Sundays at 10 am -- a way to join in worship from your home.
Our 8:00 am service takes place in the Chapel on all but the first Sunday of the month, when it is held in the Church. The service is in traditional “thee,thou,thy” language (those familiar with The Episcopal Church know this as “Rite I”), includes Communion and Sermon, and a little bit of music. It has a quiet, contemplative flavor.
Our 10:00 am service takes place in the Church, and is the service most people attend. In an effort to meet the needs of a wide variety of people, this service follows a rotation over the course of each month so that the prayers used and the kind of music sung vary somewhat in style each week. On the last Sunday of most months, the music is led either by OMG: our Once a Month Group (contemporary music) or by our Bluegrass Group.
We also have a Healing Eucharist each Wednesday at 12:10 pm in the chapel.
On Friday mornings at 7 am, a group of people gather to share the service of Morning Prayer together.