Holy Trinity Episcopal Church
Service Schedule

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Holy Trinity Episcopal Church
P. O. Box 273, 38 Grand Avenue
Swanton, Vermont 05488

Regular Worship Services:
Holy Eucharist Rite I Sunday: 8 a.m.
Holy Eucharist Rite II Sunday: 10 a.m.
Sunday School Sunday: 10 a.m.
Followed by Coffee Hour, all are welcome!

Morning Prayer:
In the Chapel
Mon.- Fri.: 8:15 a.m.
Saturday: 8:30 a.m.

Open Door Dinners
are shared with the Methodist Church, the Roman Catholic Church and the Episcopal Church on a three month schedule in the fall.
Please join us for these FREE community dinners.
Sunday School
is offered September through June at the 10:00 service. In the summertime we may have a nursery
or children's special time.
Morning Prayer
is said Monday - Friday mornings at 8:15 and Saturday morning at 8:30 in the Chapel.
Intercession is made during this time for everyone on our prayer list. Please feel free to join us or
place your prayer requests in the notebook in the narthex or call Rose at 868-7185.
Notes of Interest: Thurible
Vessel for incense, consisting of a metal pot with holes in its lids suspended from a chain. The
chain allows the pot to be swung gently, releasing smoke through the holes as the incense burns. It
is carried in processions and can be used to cense the gospel book, the altar, the celebrant and
Eucharistic ministers, and the congregation. The term is derived from the Latin word for
"incense." Also called a censer. A thurifer is the person who handles the thurible during services.

Copyright 2000 by John N. Wall. Illustrations by Philippa J. Anderson. All rights reserved. Reprinted from "A Dictionary for Episcopalians" and available
from Cowley Publications, 28 Temple Place, Boston, MA 02111 (WWW.cowley.org; 1-800-225-1534)

The Episcopal Shield
The Episcopal Shield was adopted by the General Convention in 1940. The red
cross on a white field is the St. George Cross. It indicates the link between the
Episcopal Church and the Church of England, the mother church of the Anglican
Communion. The colors red, white and blue are the colors of the flags of both
the United States and England. The miniature crosses in the blue quadrant symbolize
the nine original American dioceses that met in Philadelphia in 1789 to adopt the
constitution of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America.
The outline of the miniature crosses is in the form of St. Andrew's Cross in tribute
to the Scottish church's role in ordaining the first American bishop, Samuel Seabury,
in 1784.

The Rev. Clayton Morris, liturgical officer for the Episcopal Church Center,
responding to "Since you asked" ask@episcopal-life.org
in the Mountain Echo 2002 issue.