News and Events at
Trinity Anglican Church
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News and Events at
Trinity Anglican Church
Summer is always a little quieter at Trinity. Folks go on vacation, spend time at the camp, or enjoy time with family. Once September rolls around though, things kick into high gear again. With Fall the leaves come down from the trees but at Trinity the season has us rise to new levels of fellowship and activity.
Our sixth rotation of Reboot Combat Recovery kicked off on September 5th. it was a small group, but the intimacy allowed us to be honest and transparent through the course. Not everyone finishes the course, and this time a couple could not continue. Still, graduation was marked
by the powerful testimony that "Dave" had given about how Reboot has changed His life.
This year we hosted our first annual Harvest Day Festival. It was well attended
in spite of the fact that
there were other large festivals on the same weekend. There was a moon bounce and games, and the music of Liz and Dan Faiella added the sound of lively music and joy to the whole event. Our own Logan Gabriel, a classically trained guitarist played lovely pieces of music inside, where much of the food was.
Not a month later, and it was time for our annual Christmas Fair. This long-standing event was organized entirely by our ladies guild
. There were baked
goods, crafts, Christmas gifts and a wide range of items for sale. On the day of the event, the traffic was so great that half of the stock sold by noon - in two hours! There were several raffle prize baskets that were raffled
away as well
During the month of November, we hosted a series of talks on our “We Believe…” statements, found at the front of our website and in our bulletins. Each statement begins with “We believe” and then names an important point of contact between our faith and contemporary society. There were seven talks altogether, each followed by lively discussion. One of the most important aspects of these talks was our fellowship around a simple shared meal. Trinity often provides ways for members to connect with one another outside of the Sunday Service to strengthen the bonds of affection.
The Fall also brought new friends. Trinity is growing, and this is shown
by the steady stream of people who come and visit the church and decide to
become members. We have had the privilege of welcoming several new faces to our congregation.
Next up, The Messiah Oratório! This event is a repeat of the amazing performance we offered last year. We expect to pack the house for this event. After this we will have our Christmas services. True to our mission statement, Trinity is a Parish on Purpose, and the schedule this fall gives ample evidence of the same.
Recovery is not only for people with addictions, recovery is something everyone who has struggled with depression, anxiety, PTSD, drugs or any one of a number of other problems, wants to accomplish in order to get better. Recovery is what we do as we to learn about the underlying spiritual, moral, and emotional wounds that drive our emotional and behavioral problems.
Deep Recovery is a unique course, there is one other like it. The Deep Recovery Course is both educational and transformational. In it you will learn about our human nature from a spiritual perspective, you will learn about some of the basic biological aspects of emotional pain and unhealthy behaviors, and you will learn skills to make long term change a reality. You will learn why faith is an essential part of neuroplasticity (how God changes the brain), and how including God in the process of healing resolves the deepest needs of the human heart. Deep Recovery is a Faith and Science based course.
Deep Recovery will be offered as a six week course and is open to anyone struggling with unhealthy behaviors, emotional blockages, addiction, and other issues. Our goal is to set people free from the inside out and provide a path of sustained change. While one does not have to be a practicing Christian to participate, the presentation presumes a Christian perspective and will include ideas built upon christian spirituality and concepts.
Where: Trinity Anglican Church, The "Upper Room".
When: Wednesdays, from May 15th through June 19th.
Time: 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm.
Registration: Click on this >> link << to be taken to the registration form.
Coffee is provided.
The cost is free. A donation is appreciated.
Motoring for Vets and Jesus
While it is common knowledge at Trinity, Fr. Mirabile is an avid biker, er.....motorcyclist. Which ever term you prefer. While things slow down a little at Trinity mid-summer, Fr. Mirabile can be found riding throughout the region. He has owned many motorcycles over the years, from sport bikes to cruisers and currently owns two Italian motorcycles, a Moto Guzzi and an Aprilia (sorry, no Harley). It is little wonder then, that he would want to host a Blessing of the Bikes!
On Saturday May 18th, Trinity will host it's first ever Blessing of the Bikes! This event will help raise funds for our Reboot Combat Recovery Program. Reboot is for veterans who have returned home and are still struggling with some the consequences of serving. Funds will also go to help support veterans and others in recovery and are homeless.
Trinity will provide breakfast sandwiches and coffee as bikers begin to arrive at 9:00 am. At 10:00 am the short service will begin, followed by some prayers and finally, the sprinkling of the bikes. If other riders arrive after the start of the blessing Fr. Mirabile will continue to bless the bikes until 10:45, when they begin to prepare to leave for the ride itself. This is a rain or shine event. However, if it is raining, the ride itself may be called.
The event is open for all motorcycle enthusiasts and bikers. Whether one rides a Harley Davidson, Metric Cruiser, Goldwing, BMW or sport bike, all riders are welcome to attend. The event will finish with a ride up to Conway via route 153 for those who would like to ride on. Trinity wants all riders to ride safely and with the angels watching over their shoulders!
Holy Week at Trinity
Palm Sunday, April 14th 8:00 am and 10:00 am, with special performance at 10:00 am service.
Maundy Thursday, April 18th 6:30 pm. followed by Vigil.
Good Friday, April 19th. Noon to 3:00 pm - Meditations on the Seven Last Words of Christ
Good Friday, April 19th. 6:30 pm - Good Friday Service
Easter Sunday, April 21st, 8:00 am and 10:00 am with special music at both services.
Come worship the risen Lord with us!
Christmas is always a joyous and busy time. For us at Trinity is was not for the shopping, but all the activities that we had planned for the Holiday.
Our Christmas season was kicked off by a performance of Handel's Messiah. This exquisite performance was directed by our own Carlos Martinez and featured some of the best talent in the Boston area. A lot of work went into planning and pulling off the event. The musicians gathered with the soloists and choir for practice. Meanwhile we had a crack team in church organizing the many details required to put this together, from arranging policeman to help with traffic, to guiding parking and preparing the sanctuary. the performance itself was intimate and amazing and many people remarked that you could not have found a better performance in any of the best concert halls in the world. It was truly World Class!
We are blessed at Trinity to have such a warm, energetic and thriving family of God. As we look back at the last year we have accomplished so much! While some have gone on to be with the Lord we have also grown considerably over the last year. We have tremendous momentum going into the new year and look forward to all God has prepared for us to do.
Join us this holiday season for or “first-annual” sing-along performance of Handel’s masterwork, The Messiah! Trinity Anglican Church will present a Handel Messiah Sing-Along Saturday December 15th at 180 Rochester Hill Road, Rochester, NH at 7:30pm.
Trinity Anglican Church Music Director, Carlos Martinez will conduct an orchestral chamber ensemble along with a chorus and supporting vocal soloists.
Part one, the Christmas Section of Handel’s Messiah will be presented along with the “Hallelujah Chorus” to close the concert.
Attendees to the concert are invited to bring their own music to sing along with the choruses. (There will be choral scores to purchase at the door for $5)
If you would like to participate in the choral ensemble, Chorus rehearsals will take place beginning this Sunday, Nov 11th from 12:30pm to 2:00pm and will take place every Sunday through December 9th.
This first-annual, multi-faith community event is free, however, attendees can either make a free-will donation for the event and to support our ministries to veterans with Reboot Combat Recovery and our faith-based recovery efforts.
Light refreshments will be served afterwards in the reception hall.
You don’t need to be an accomplished choral singer – this sing-along concert is for everyone who loves singing and Handel’s immortal oratorio.
Information at trinity-anglicanchurch.org or by calling (603)332-4121
Trinity Anglican church will offer a special Veterans Day Service at their current location on Sunday. November 11th, 6:00pm.
Whereas most often services of this type are designed to be a general honorific for veterans, this service is different. It is designed with the veteran in mind first and foremost. This prayer service will include a litany of prayers for those who have gone through combat, deployment or service, as well as other ceremonies to help veterans heal from the spiritual and moral wounds of war.
“If contemporary America doesn’t develop ways to publicly confront the emotional consequences of war, those consequences will continue to burn a hole through the vets themselves.”
― Sebastian Junger, Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging.
Junger, in the same book considered the idea of services that might do just that. This service is intended to accomplish that end.
All veterans are invited, and Reboot Combat Recovery Alumni are also invited as well.
If you would like more information, please contact Rev. Matthew Mirabile at 603-332-4121 or email at email@example.com.
It has been thirty years since Trinity first formed as a parish and twenty five years since the property was left to us and we built our wonderful church. Now it is time to celebrate the achievement and work that so many have contributed to maintain this parish. It is also time to look forward to what God is going to do next.
What better why to remember the past and anticipate a bright future than with a Jubilee Celebration! On Saturday, November 3rd, from, 2:30 pm to 7:00 pm we will gather for food, a raffle, prizes, contra-dancing, dinner, and fellowship. There will be presentations of the history of the church, as well as salutations from Bp. Brian Marsh, comments from Fr. Don Wilson, and Fr. Mirabile will talk about the vision and goals of the parish moving forward. , All the festivities will take place in a giant heated tent in the rear parking lot, and in the church. Why not plan to attend? Register online here <---
As a Parish on Purpose everything we do is about growth. Not merely for the sake of adding people to pews, but to expand the Kingdom of God and make an impact in our community and beyond. Only God brings real growth and that is our prayer.
On Sunday September 16th we were happy to receive 14 new members to the parish, including spouses and children (not all pictured left). Most of these have been with us for several months and all have become engaged in the life of the parish. They have also gone through our new members classes.
Our new members include Julie Heard and her son Avery. She has been our organist since last April and Her husband Bredin is stationed with the Air Force at Pease. Most people already know Brenda Anair who actually joined the church over a year ago but was officially received at this service. She is currently the vice president of the St. Anne’s guild and doing a great job! Brenda was joined by her daughter Angela Mastrella and her daughters Irie and Acadia. Angela is teaching the toddlers in Sunday School and recently created a wonderful learning space for them. Dave and Katie Balian live in Rochester. Katie’s father was an Episcopal Priest and she is helping to produce the bulletin. Dave is a social worker and at
one time ran a homeless shelter for families. Fr. Robert Philp and His wife Beth served in this diocese before moving south. They returned last spring and Fr. Philp assists in the liturgy.
We are currently running another new members class and the next New Members Reception Service is planned for November 18th. We hope to see you there to welcome another group of new members God is gifting to the church. Let us keep them in prayer.
Trinity Anglican Church is located in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire and many of our parishioners have "camps" at one lake or another. Summer at Trinity is typically quiet, with fewer programs running as people go away on vacation and enjoy their camps. But that does not mean that nothing is happening. Quite the opposite.
One May 6th we had a Cinco De Mayo Party with Taco's and a pinata. later on in June we had Geskus Photography come and take photos for our new directory.
We were poised to have a welcome service for our new members, but several events had us moving that date back.
Through May and June we had plenty of meetings to make things happen. A group met as a task force to discuss remodeling the Reredos (the area at and around the altar) for part of our 25th jubilee. We have presented a design to the vestry for a vote. We will move towards an English gothic style and it will be beautiful! We also started a task force to explore what it would take to start a Christian School. We believe that instilling our children with a classical Christian education will equip them for the world they will grow up in.
At the end of June Fr. Matt took a vacation. He rode his motorcycle to Nova Scotia and Cape Bretton Island and enjoyed the camping and winding roads for a week. Fr. Matt is an avid motorcyclist and likes to get away on the bike for fun and refreshment.
Of course there are the more typical things that always happen, despite the time of year - baptisms and funerals. While we have had more funerals that we wish this year we were overjoyed to baptize the Mastrella girls.
Now we are preparing for St. Luke's camp, which Fr. Mirabile directs each year. This year it will be at Beavers Crossing in Greenwich NY. This camp will run from August 5th through the 11th. This is always a lot of fun and this year the camp is better than ever!
As we move into August we are also preparing to get into full swing again come September. We are meeting with the Sunday School mothers to plan for the next Sunday School program. We want to ensure that the classes are fun, engaging, and meaningful for the children without becoming burdensome to the parents. We want our mom's to get a break and not have to take care of kids again on Sundays. Fortunately we have enough help to rotate the schedule.
At this time of year we also gear up for Reboot Combat Recovery. This year we will begin on September 6th and run through Nov. 29th. We look forward to this as we always make new friends and get to watch God move in people's lives in exciting and liberating ways. It is truly and awesome privilege.
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