“The Spirit of the Lord has been given to me for He has sent me to bring the good news to the poor, to heal the broken hearted, give sight to the blind, and freedom to the down trodden.” (Luke 4:18). Healing can take place in many forms, physical, emotional, generational, as well as sickness and disease. Please join us for this quiet service of healing and reconcillation.
Are You suffering from Cabin Fever? Well Trinity has the answer for that. Come and join us on February 22 @ 2:00pm. We will have games to play, you could learn a new hobby(bring your knitting or crocheting), jigsaw puzzles(bring your own or try one of ours), discuss your favorite book or enjoy quiet music in the Chapel. There will be something for all ages. Bring a snack to share and wear your colorful spring clothes(we’ll turn the heat up!).
Following this exciting event join us for Worship and the community meal. We look forward to seeing you there.
All our welcome to attend our 5:00 clock Healing on Saturday Feb. 1. This a quiet service of Healing and Reconciliation. Healing has many forms, Body, Soul and spirit.
Most members of Trinity Episcopal Church in Plattsburgh are familiar with the connection between the carol “We Three Kings” author, John Henry Hopkins Jr., and Trinity. Reverend Hopkins was born here in 1820 to the Reverend John Henry Hopkins, then Rector of Trinity. John Henry Hopkins, Jr. also became Rector of Trinity. We follow popular tradition in portraying three kings riding on camels as they travel to find Jesus. But, did you know we have another tie to camels?
On the east side of the church is a window dedicated to Carlos A. Waite. General Waite commanded the troops at the Plattsburgh Barracks during 1843 and 1844. He married Mary Platt, a granddaughter of Zephaniah Platt for whom the city is named. In 1861 General Waite was sent to the Texas frontier. While there, he was in charge of Camp Verde, about sixty miles from San Antonio. During this time, the Army began to experiment with camels as a means of transport in the hot, dry Southwest. The experiment was never completed due to the political turmoil in the United States at that time.
We associate camels with Epiphany. On the Sunday closest to Epiphany, would you consider giving $3.00 in honor of camels toward the window restoration fund? There will be a box wrapped in camel theme paper in the rear of the church for these donations. Thank you from the camels.
During our November 10th services at 8am and 10am, we will recognize all those who served in our armed forces through the years, especially remembering those who died in combat. The City of Plattsburgh Pipers will provide special music at the 10am service as we celebrate both Veterans Day and Remembrance Day (Canadian).
November 16th at 5:30pm is our Annual Abundance Dinner. Join members of the parish in this wonderful meal.
Please call the church office at 561-2244 to make your reservations. There is no charge for this meal—it is truly a celebration!
Join us this weekend in worship!
November 2 at 5pm (and every first Saturday of the month) is our Healing Prayer Service. Everyone is invited to join us—if you don’t feel the need for special prayers, please invite and bring a friend who may be standing in the need of prayer.
On November 3rd at 8am and 10am, we will celebrate All Saints Day at our worship services, honoring those who died this past year.
Trinity celebrated of the Feast of St Francis in Trinity Park with five dogs, one goat, and a turtle named Katie.
Matthew 6:19-24. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
This is about the time of year when many churches launch annual stewardship campaigns, a reminder of the importance of generosity, financial and otherwise. Not until I began intentionally living in a spirit of generosity did I begin to understand these verses from Matthew. For so long I believed that giving something away meant I would have less—less money, less time, less love. I’ve found, though, that as I loosen my grasp on finite, earthly treasures (my income, my plans for my life, words of praise and affirmation), as I hold these treasures in open hands and lavish them on those around me, I find not less but more and more abundance every day.
This is the opposite of neglecting self-care and then burning out; it is not trying to give what I don’t have until I become a bitter and defensive shell. Instead, it is learning how much I already have and how much joy can come to me by reaching out and sharing my gifts. In this way, my treasure and my heart do not stay in a locked and darkened room but expand beyond me and into a vision of the kingdom of heaven.
from Forward Day by Day, Saturday, September 28
(copies of the book are still available to read through October; the book for Nov-Jan will be available at the end of October)