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December 16 - Lessons and Carols
Our beautiful service of Lessons and Carols for the Advent Season will take place this year on Sunday, December 16, at the 10 am service.  We will hear a cycle of Scripture readings connected to the Advent season, interspersed with hymns and musical offerings from the Choir and Bell Choir.  All of this takes place within the context of Morning Prayer -- which means that Communion will not be offered at the 10 am service on this day.  Please plan to join us for another wonderful Trinity tradition.



December 23 - Sunday Morning Schedule
Regular Morning Service Times at 8:00 am in the Chapel & 10:00 am in the Church


December 23 - Greening of the Church

Please join the Altar and Flower Guilds at 12noon to help decorate the Church for Christmas.  Many hands make quick work, and so you are invited to stop by and help out.  Children can help out, as well!    


December 23 - Blue Christmas Service at 5:00 pm
Please join us on Sunday, December 23 at 5:00 pm for our annual Blue Christmas Service, in the Chapel.  Coming just before Christmas, this service is designed to acknowledge that, for some people, the Christmas season can be difficult.  For many reasons, people may experience this season not as a time of joy but as a time of pain or grief.   If you find yourself in this place, or simply wish to support those who are, we encourage you to attend. 

 
 

Celebrate Christmas With Us!
 

Wherever you are in your journey, whether church is familiar or not, we welcome you to join us for one of our Christmas services.

Whether you prefer a simpler children’s service or a more traditional one with the Church Choir,
infused with a sense of the sacred that fills Christmas Eve night, we invite you.

 

 

Christmas Eve Services, Monday, December 24

All Services will be about an hour.
 

3:00 pm -- Children's Pageant with Communion (No Sermon)

6:00 pm -- Christmas Communion Service with Sermon, the Festival Choir 
and the Trinity Ringers (our Bell Choir)

9:30 pm -- Carol Sing with Congregation and Choir

10:00 pm -- Christmas Communion Service with Sermon and the Festival Choir
 

Christmas Day, Tuesday, December 25
NO Christmas Day Service

First Sunday after Christmas Day, Sunday, December 30
We will have ONE service at 10:00 am in the  Church
with Hymns and Sermon (No Choir or Godly Play)

 



January 6, 2019 - Epiphany
Regular Morning Service Times at 8:00 am in the Chapel & 10:00 am in the Church


January 13, 2019 - Annual Healing Service at 10:00 am
It has become something of a tradition at Trinity to have a public service of healing with Communion at our 10:00 am serivce at the beginning of the new year.  The service will include the laying on of hands, anointing with oil and prayer for healing for those who wish to receive it either for themselves or on behalf of a friend or loved one.  This tradition of healing prayer is quite ancient in the Christian tradition, and indeed is mentioned in the New Testament.  It provides an opportunity to open ourselves to the grace of God, a way to truly experience the energy of prayer.  As we begin a new year together, we can all use some prayer for God’s grace to precede and follow us, and those we love, along our journeys in 2019.


January 27 - Annual Meeting & Lunch
It's that time of year when the Trinity community gathers for our annual meeting, an opportunity to look back on 2018 and forward to 2019.  Please join us in Trinity Hall following the 10:00 am service for a delicious lunch and our annual look at the state of the congregation.  Child care and activities for children will be available.



February 10 - Family Ice Skate Social
Join us on Sunday, February 10 from 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm at Winter Lodge, 3009 Middlefield, Palo Alto, for some family fun and get your ice skates laced and ready to go! All children, youth, and parents in our congregation are invited to skate and socialize for some family fun! We will be serving pizza. Admission is $11 per person. Skate rentals are available at the Lodge for $5. Children under 4 years of age must skate with an adult. Strollers (for parents to push babies in) are allowed on the ice during our session.  Questions please contact Aaron at
aaron@trinitymenlopark.org.



March 5 - Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper & Children's "Ash Tuesday" Liturgy
Every year on Mardi Gras - the day before Ash Wednesday - the Trinity community gathers for an evening of pancakes and fun in Trinity Hall. Please join us on Tuesday, March 5 we will be serving dinner continuously from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm.  Also, there will a family-friendly Ash Wednesday service in the Chapel at 6:30 pm with the imposition of ashes, following in the ancient tradition of vigil service on the evening before holy days.



March 6 - Ash Wednesday Services
On Ash Wednesday, March 6 we will have three services in the Chapel, at 7:30 am, 12 Noon, and 7:30 pm. We hope you will be able to join us for whichever of these services fits into your schedule as we begin Lent together.


March 9 - Boy Scouts Annual Pancake Breakfast
Boy Scout Troop 206 presents the annual Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, March 9 from 8:00 am – 12:00 pm! Join us for pancakes, sausages and more! Tickets are $5 for 1 adult or 2 children. Cub Scouts in uniform eat free! Proceeds go to support Troop 206 and to offset the cost of summer camp for the Scouts.

March 10 -
LENT Begins, Scout Sunday

April 14 - Palm Sunday
April 15-20 - Holy Week
April 18 - Maunday Thursday Service (7:30 pm)
April 19 - Good Friday Services (7am, 12noon (Stations of the Cross), 7:30pm)
April 20 - Holy Saturday Liturgy (8:30 am), Easter Vigil (7:30pm)

April 21 - EASTER DAY SERVICES (6:30 am Sunrise Service, 8:30 am & 10:30 am, 11:30 am Easter Egg Hunt)

April 27 - Rebuilding Together
April 28 - Earth Day Liturgy at 10:00 am

May 5 - Youth Group Bingo Fundraiser (6:00 pm)
May 19 - Festival of Music at 10:00 am

June 1 - Aaron Klinefelter (Assistant to the Rector & Associate for Children & Familiy Ministries ) ordained Deacon in Cincinnati, Ohio
June 9 -
PENTECOST, Bell Choir 21st Anniversary Celebration
June 16 -
TRINITY SUNDAY
June 16 - June 30 Home & Hope
June 21 - 23 Church Camping Trip to Big Sur
June 25 - July 2 Youth Mission Trip