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Dry-Bone Valley

It’s like trying to stay upright,
scorched and breathless, in the blast
of some sneezing rot-toothed dragon.

This guided tour, God, is tough going.
As vistas go, it’s in questionable taste–hills
bare-ribbed and drought-dried to the bone;

Satan plays Lego with Rwandan skeletons,
chews over the remains of hope in Darfur
and a thousand other slums:

such pornography of desolation–
O God, can these bones live?
how have we been brought to this?

We wait on you.  Do not press REWIND,
returning things to the good old days
that never were.  Plant something new

in us, reassemble the strewn backbones
of our resolve, breathe prophecy into us
so that blade by blade, tuft by tuft

we may animate these Lenten slopes
with living green of Easter hopes.

Dry-Bone Valley (Ezekiel 37:1-14) by Ian Sowton from The Stink of Experience

Lent 2018 at Holy Trinity: We Are A Covenant People

Ash Wednesday and Valentine’s Day coincide this year. With two service times—12:15 PM and 6:00 PM—you can still make a Valentine’s dinner reservation.

The ashes for Ash Wednesday are made by burning the palm branches from last Palm Sunday. With the words, “Remember you are dust, and to dust you will return,” we are reminded of our mortality.

On the Sundays in Lent, the appointed Hebrew Scripture readings in Year B focus on covenants: the covenant with Noah on February 18, the covenant with Abram/Abraham and Sarai/Sarah on February 25th, the covenant with Moses (the 10 Commandments) on March 4th, the covenant in the wilderness on March 11th, and the new covenant that Jeremiah foretells on March 18th. Continue reading Lent 2018 at Holy Trinity: We Are A Covenant People

Dethroning Mammon – Sunday Morning Forums

Sunday, February 25 is not only our annual Vestry meeting at Church of the Holy Trinity – Trinity Square; it’s also the final Sunday in our current pre-worship forum series on Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby’s Lenten book “Dethroning Mammon, Making Money Serve Grace”. Make sure to mark your calendar for 9 am in the Trinity Cafe, followed by morning worship and then Vestry.
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Lent and Holy Week Services at Holy Trinity

 

Weekly services: Sunday, 10:30 am (English) Sunday, 2:00 pm (Espanol), Wednesday, 12:00 pm (English)

ASH WEDNESDAY: February 14, 12:15 pm and  6 pm

HOLY WEEK AND EASTER

PALM SUNDAY: March 25 10:30  a.m.

MAUNDY THURSDAY: March 29 6 pm: Supper, handwashing intertwined into the service. In English/Espanol. 

GOOD FRIDAY: March 30, 10:30 a.m.  An English language service.  THERE IS NO SEPARATE SPANISH LANGUAGE SERVICE TODAY.

Ecumenical Good Friday Walk for Justice: March 30 at 2:00 PM, starting at Holy Trinity. 

2:00 pm Gather at Holy Trinity
2:30 pm: Proceed Through the Streets
4:00 pm: Simple supper of soup and bread

GREAT VIGIL OF EASTER: March 31, 8 p.m. A bilingual English/Espanol service. This service includes Biblical readings, the Litany of the Saints, the lighting of the Paschal Fire and a service of light, remembering our baptismal vows, and the First Eucharist of Easter. Young people and families are active in the leadership of the service.

EASTER DAY: April 1, 10:30 a.m.  with Feast and Flowering of the Cross. A bilingual English/Espanol service.  We will flower the cross and share the Eucharist followed by a celebratory lunch and Easter Egg Hunt.
Please feel free to bring flowers to adorn the cross.

What does it mean to our parishioners to flower the cross? Find out in the videos below!