23 Pentecost ~ October 31, 2010

SUNDAY, October 31, 2010
XXIII Pentecost ~ Twenty-third Sunday after Pentecost

Eucharist Rite I, 8:00 am, Chapel of St. Bede

Eucharist Rite II with music, 10:30 am, Nave
Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (ages 3-6), 10:30 am, Atrium
Church School (ages 7-13), 10:30 am, Old Rectory

Refreshments on the Lower Level after the 10:30 service. Please join us!

AA, 7:30 pm, Old Rectory


TUESDAY, November 2
Prayer Group, 11 am, Old Rectory
ECW Luncheon, Noon, Knolls
Vestry, 7 pm, Old Rectory
AA, 7:30 pm, Undercroft

THURSDAY, November 4
Choir rehearsal, 7:30 pm, Undercroft

FRIDAY, November 5
Office Closed
FACES Retreat, Whitewater Memorial State Park, 5:30 pm on Fri, Nov. 5 – 2 pm on Saturday, Nov. 6

PRAYER CIRCLE THIS WEEK: Bruce Ford • Venelin & Mila Ganev, Iori, Martin • Jonathan Graham & Jennie Kiffmeyer, Ben, Lizzbeth • Jack & Lila Greer • Jane Gross • Dorothy Gustafson • Doug & Barbara Hamilton, Kathryn, Ethan

ALTAR FLOWERS are given today by the Burnards in thanksgiving for all the saints of Holy Trinity, past, present and future! Thanks be to God!


  • ECW LUNCHEON: The Episcopal Church Women will meet at noon on Tuesday, November 2 at the Knolls Commons for lunch. All are welcome to this event which is held on the first Tuesday of each month.
  • BISHOP RIVERA, GUEST PRESIDER, AND BAPTISMS: On Sunday, November 7, Bishop Rivera will be with us when we will celebrate the baptisms of Andrew and Wagner Mogga. Bishop Rivera will talk with us at the Adult Forum and will meet with the vestry in the library after the 10:30 service. All are welcome and encouraged to bring a finger-food offering for a reception for the bishop and the Moggas after the 10:30 service.
  • CANCER SUPPORT GROUP: Holy Trinity’s Cancer Support Group will meet on Thursday, November 18 at 4pm in the library at Holy Trinity. Caregivers as well as those who have lived with, or are living with cancer, are welcome to join us.
  • LEAF RAKING: Please let Joel, Mandy, or the Interns for FACES know if you would like your yard raked on Saturday November 6! We are once again offering to rake all of your leaves as a part of our service and fellowship retreat. This is a free service we are offering, but we will also accept small donations towards our student ministry.
  • EMPTY BOWLS: This year’s Empty Bowls luncheon is November 6. Empty Bowls is a soup and bread lunch at the Methodist Church and all the proceeds benefit the Oxford Choice Community Pantry. Community members donate beatiful handmade pottery bowls, a delicious variety of soups and bread, and their time. Barbara Hamilton is coordinating bread donations for this event and is working to get 45 loaves. If you’re willing to provide homemade or purchased bread (one loaf or several) contact Barbara at 523-6542 or barbarah001@yahoo.com. You can drop off bread at the Methodist Church on Saturday, November 6 from 9 – 11 am or she’ll pick it up from you at your convenience.
    In case you are unfamiliar with the project, “Empty Bowls” was created in 1990 by a Michigan art teacher who was looking for a creative way for his students to support a local food drive. The idea grew, and this year as we celebrate twenty years since its inception, “Empty Bowls” has grown into an international event, raising millions of dollars world-wide toward hunger relief. Our local event has been proud to have raised nearly $26,000 for local efforts to alleviate hunger and food insecurity in our own community.
  • CHORAL EVENSONG: Trinity Episcopal Church in Hamilton invites all members of the churches in the Miami River Deanery to a festive Choral Evensong at 5PM on Sunday, November 21 (Christ the King). Clergy from the Deanery will be joined by volunteers from their churches who will form a choir of thirty or more. The service will premiere new liturgical music composed by Bob Benson, Holy Trinity Oxford, for choir, congregation, and cantor as well as a new anthem. A reception will follow the Evensong.
    Sunday, Oct 31, 12-2 pm: Brunch and Dialogue: How might one’s faith intersect with a consumer-happy society? Join us downstairs in Holy T’s Library for tasty food and a thoughtful discussion on how people of faith respond in a society that promotes consumerism.  All are welcome!
    Friday, November 5th-Saturday, Nov. 6 *cost is only $15!: Faith in Action through Community Engagement and Service (FACES) Retreat
    WHEN: 5:30 pm on Fri, Nov. 5 – approx 2 pm on Saturday, Nov. 6
    WHERE: Whitewater Memorial State Park
    WHAT: Join us for an off campus getaway to enjoy one another’s company and toreflect on what it means to live a life of service and commitment to the world around us. On Saturday morning, we will return to Oxford to rake leaves in the community and participate in the EMPTY BOWLS lunch hosted by the Oxford Methodist Church. If cost is in ANY way a problem, please let us know and we can find a way to make it work. Let us know if you’re interested no later than Monday Nov 1!

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