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:
See below for our changing times!
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.

Services during the COVID-19 pandemic
Due to the increasing threat from the coronavirus, following our Bishop's guidance, please be advised that all public in-person gatherings at Holy Trinity have been cancelled until further notice. This includes (but not limited to): Community Addiction Workshops, Yoga, Wednesday Healing Services, Simnel cake bake, Daily Morning Prayer, Hi-Swans card game, in-person Sunday Services, Adult Sunday school, and all events scheduled for the Church or Parish Hall.

As of March 25, 2020, our governor Phil Scott has issued a Stay Home/Stay Safe Order, you should leave your home only for essential reasons, and importantly, to get fresh air. But if you do, please follow CDC social distancing guidelines. To read the full Order, click here: Governor's Executive Order.
Fr. Rob Spainhour invites you to please join us in our scheduled service Sundays 9:30 a.m. starting 5/23/2021 on Zoom by clicking here: Zoom Meeting or at our 11 a.m. outdoor services on the Sheldon House lawn, bring your own chair if possible!

See the monthly newsletter for updates!

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If you need help or have questions please call 802-868-7185 or email holytrinityepi@holytrinityswanton.org
In Christ's Love, Father Rob+

Compline will now, starting Sunday 8/23/20, be led by Fr. Rob Sundays at 5:00 PM. Please use this new link to join: Zoom Meetings
Meeting ID: 740 6229 3554
Passcode: 0YzkEJ

Nightly meditation services at 6 pm at the Washington National Cathedral.

Click here to find the letter from our bishop and get updates at the Diocese of Vermont

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 Kiley 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.