5th Sunday after Epiphany, February 7, 2009


P.O. Box 5030 ­
Hagerstown, MD 21741-5030
Phone: 1-888-392-0392
There is a printable donation form online: doctorswithoutborders.org

Haiti Response Fund
P.O. Box 1211
Albert Lea, MN 56007-1211

540 Main Street, #418
New York, NY 10044
contact Jim Luce at: jim(AT)oiww.org

EPISCOPAL RELIEF AND DEVELOPMENT FUND: After the earthquake in Haiti, Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori responded quickly, urging our “concrete and immediate prayers in the form of contributions to Episcopal Relief and Development, who are already working with the diocese of Haiti to send aid where it is most needed.” To donate to the Haiti Fund, send checks to:

  • Episcopal Relief and Development
    P. O. Box 7058
    Merrifield, VA 22116-7058

Please put “Haiti Fund” on the memo line. Thank you!

All of the above organizations make it possible to donate on-line if you wish.


Eucharist Rite I, 8am, Chapel of St. Bede
Eucharist Rite II with music
, 10:30 am, Nave
Catechesis of the Good Shepherd
, 3-6 year-olds, Atrium
Sunday School,
6-12 year-olds, Old Rectory classroom
, after 10:30 service, Lower Level (Please join us!)
, 7:30 pm, Old Rectory


Serve City
Prayer Group
, Tuesday 11:00 am, Old Rectory
ECW Lunch
, Tuesday noon, location tba
AA, Tuesday 7:30 p.m., Lower Level
Choir rehearsal, Thursday 7:30 p.m.
Office closed
, Friday

PRAYER CIRCLE this week: Warren and Bonnie Mason; Hayden and Cynthia May; George and Barbara McCabe, Stephanie; Bill and Barbara McKinstry; Hilda McLaughlin; Robin McLellan, Ian, Sophia Greenberg

ADULT FORUM: After a restful break for the holidays Adult Forum has resumed with a line-up of excellent programs. For three Sundays (January 31, Feb. 7 and 14) representatives from other Oxford churches will join us to share information about what their churches are doing and thinking regarding ways to cooperate to improve life for all people in our area. On the final two Sundays in February (21 and 28) we begin a Lenten Series with stories of Living and Loss – reflections on personal stories of loss such as loss of job, loss of loved ones, loss of good health.
In addition to our strong contingent of regular (more or less) participants, we hope that the rest of you will join us for these consistently interesting – and often humorous – opportunities to explore how we live our Christian lives.
Adult Forum meets at 9: 15 on Sunday morning; coffee and snacks are available at 9:00. For more information, contact any member of the Adult education Committee: Karen Burnard, Cleve Callison, Carrie Galsworthy, Anne Lodge, Mary Melvin, Ellen Phelps, Peter Williams. — Mary Melvin


PANCAKE BREAKFAST: On the last Sunday of Epiphany — February 14 — Holy Trinity’s youth will be serving a Pancake Breakfast after the 10:30 service. Contributions will be welcome to support the Dohns, medical missionaries in the Dominican Republic. This is the Sunday before Ash Wednesday.

The annual NAACP FREEDOM FUND BANQUET will be held on Monday February 25, 2010 at 6:30 pm in the Shriver Center multi-purpose room, Miami University. The featured speaker will be Mr. Cliff Frazier, Emmy award-winning producer/international peace award winner in Kobe, Japan. Tickets can be purchased from Bill Miller, Sarah Michael, or Jane Strippel for $35.

TAIZE WORSHIP:  A service of music, meditation and prayer for all faiths. Reception following. February 21, 2010 at 6;30 pm, Trinity Episcopal Church, 115 N 6th St, Hamilton. 86906755. Rev. Paul E Daggett, Rector

ANNUAL MEETING: Please plan to join us for the Annual Meeting following the 10:30 service on Sunday February 28. Bring a finger food to share as we give thanks for 2009 and joyfully anticipate the new year.

BULLETIN ANNOUNCEMENTS and TRIAD SUBMISSIONS: If you would like to include an announcement in the bulletin please have it in the office by Tuesday morning for the following Sunday. Submissions for the Triad are due by the 20″of the month for the next month’s Triad. Thank you!

HOLY TRINITY PANTRY: As always, we appreciate your ongoing support of the pantry. Right now we especially need laundry detergent, dish detergent, paper towels, and shampoo. Thanks for all your past and continuing support! No time to shop? Give us some money and we’ll do it for you. (Wooden boxes for contributions are in the Narthex.) Thanks, Geoff, Stephanie, and Judith

Holy Trinity’s Nominating Committee has submitted the following slate to the vestry which was approved by the vestry: Sr. Warden: Chris Church; Jr. Warden: Susan Kay; Vestry: Alan Burke, Carl Dahlman, Bonnie Kretschmer, Walter Secrest; Diocesan Convention Delegates: Carty Ellis, Margo Ellis, Judith deLuce, Judy Evans; Diocesan Convention Alternate Delegates: Mary Bausano, Neil Poppendeck. Election will take place at Holy Trinity’s Annual Meeting, Sunday, February 28.

KROGER CARDS are again available. If you need one or want more information about how they work ‘please see or phone Linda Church (523-4356) or Judy Shaw (523-3493). Proceeds from these cards support the Holy Trinity food outreach projects of the Community Dinner, Serve City dinner and the Community Food Pantry. Cards are available from Linda, Judy, or in the church office.

KEEP UP WITH MEDICAL MISSIONARIES in the Dominican Republic, Drs. Michael and Anita Dohn. To be good stewards of their resources they will send you their newsletters online. Check out their website – http://dohnfamily.org – and send them your e-mail so they can send you their news. THE DOHNS HAVE REQUESTED OUR PRAYERS FOR THEIR FRIENDS IN HAITI.

HOLY TRINITY RECYCLES: Containers for recycling: (I) Plastic bags; (2) batteries; (3) # I clear plastic containers (look for the triangle with I on the bottom and on any detached lids): (4) fluorescent (not incandescent) bulbs are now located in the Bishop’s Foyer. Please remember that all recyclables that Rumpke takes (paper, cardboard, #1 and #2 plastic bottles, glass bottles andjars) can be placed in the kitchen & Old Rectory recycling bins.

MEDICINE BOTTLES AND ART CATALYSTS: A separate container in the Bishop’s Foyer (the largest) is for medicine bottles and craft catalysts. Mary Fahnestock-Thomas collects medicine bott1es for use by clinics in needy areas as well as anything for early childhood schools in Oxford that could stimulate young minds in arts and crafts: bottle and jar lids, buttons; paper towel and toilet tissue rolls; reusable plastic containers and small bottles; fabric, ribbon and yarn scraps: spools; basically anything that can be reused creatively.

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