Trinity Times for February 2018

We are happy to bring you the Trinity Times for February 2018.

The Trinity Times has been for decades the monthly newsletter of the parish.  While we touch the high points in our weekly Trinity Update e-mail, it is in the Trinity Times that you get to peep behind the scenes, and to explore our current projects and occasionally our current issues in some depth.

You can download it here:

Trinity Times for February 2018

Or, if you prefer, you can pick up a printed copy at Trinity!

Our new Senior Warden

Sunday Bulletin for January 7 2018

Here’s the Sunday Bulletin for January 7 2018 at Trinity Lime Rock!

Sunday Bulletin for January 7 2018

Just click above to download it.

You can read it at home and prepare for the service, or you can download it at Trinity and read it on your portable electronic device during the service.   (In case you’re new to Trinity, we have Holy Eucharist at 8 AM and 19:30 AM on Sundays.  There’s music at the 10:30 service, and coffee hour follows the later service — please join us!)

Below is a quick look at the Christmas altar, courtesy of Cheryl Duntz.  We will be “de-greening” the church during coffee hour — removing the Christmas decorations and getting set for the season of Epiphany — so you’re invited to join in that transformation as well.

Trinity Times for January 2018

We are happy to bring you the Trinity Times for January 2018.  You can easily download it by clicking the link below, or you can pick up a paper copy at the church if you wish.

Trinity Times for January 2018

In any case, be sure to read it!

As we are posting this on the Feast of Epiphany, by all means have a blessed day.  And, while you are at it, consider the wishes of our young people shown below and have a Happy New Year

Trinity Times for January 2018

Rota for first quarter 2018

Here’s the rota for first quarter 2018

What’s a rota?   It’s the schedule of who, among our many wonderful volunteers, performs what roles in our Sunday services.

Our Verger prepares this (with a whole lot of input from the volunteers themselves) a week or two before each quarter ends and gets it “out there” so that people can plan their schedules as far in advance as possible.

Without further ado, here’s the rota for first quarter 2018!

Rota for first quarter 2018

You can also see a copy posted at Trinity, or pick up a printed copy there as well.

Thanks to all of our volunteers for all that they do for Trinity!


Trinity’s Verger and Acolytes

Trinity Times for December 2017

Your Trinity Times for December 2017 is ready to download.

Here it is!

Trinity Times for December 2017

Simply click to download it in PDF format.  Or, if this doesn’t work for you, you can pick up a paper copy at Trinity when you’re there.

But it’s important to read your monthly Trinity Times.  Why?  Well, you may think you know all that’s happening from our weekly e-mail Trinity Update — and perhaps you do — but the Trinity Times takes the time to tell you a bit of the “why” about what we are doing, both in terms of individual events and projects, and as a parish of The Episcopal Church.

We recommend it to you!

Christmas Pageant

A scene from the 2016 Christmas Pageant at Trinity

Instructed Eucharist

Instructed Eucharist at Trinity

November 19 was the Youth Sunday for November, and, in addition to the young people assuming most of the roles in the service, they took on a significant part of the instructed Eucharist we hold from time to time.   The instructed Eucharist is basically a series of planned interruptions of the service in which readers provide commentary about what has just happened and about what is going to happen next.  We don’t conduct them frequently because the narratives do disrupt the flow of the service, but when we do, most people find it to be a learning experience.

It’s not just for the young people that we hold these, by the way.  Most adults can still learn something about the way our principal worship service is conducted and why it is the way it is.  For that reason we’ve decided to provide the script for this year’s instructed Eucharist  so you can read over what you heard on Sunday.

Click below to read the script:

Instructed Eucharist 2017

Instructional Eucharist speakers

The Sunday School teacher helps some of the younger kids with their narratives

Instructed Eucharist speaker

The day’s Minister of Communion was one of the instructional speakers

Instructed Eucharist speaker

One of the older young people was one of the instructors as well

Trinity Times for October 2017

The new Trinity Times for October 2017 is now available  for download.

CLICK HERE to get your copy.

In case you’re unfamiliar with the Trinity Times, this publication has been appearing monthly, more or less, for at least 20 years, and is intended to provide a bit more information about selected events at Trinity — and in the world — than one can get from the short paragraph our weekly e-mail newsletter, the Trinity Update, could possibly contain.

If you would prefer to have the Trinity Times for October 2017 on paper, you can pick up a copy at Trinity.  Usually there are copies on the table at the rear of the nave, on the table outside the door of the sacristy, or on the table at the doors to Walker Hall.

Trinity Lime Rock logo

The logo of Trinity Lime Rock


Columbus Day Weekend Art Show

The Art Show Committee of the Trinity Gallery Trinity Church, 484 Lime Rock Rd., Lime Rock, CT , has issued a Call for Entries  for the  columbus Day Weekend art show

Art at TrinityThe drop off Date is Sun. October 1, noon to 2 p.m.

The Columbus Day Weekend Art Show will be open October 7, 8, 9; October 14, 15; noon until 4 PM

Opening Reception and Awarding of Prizes,  SATURDAY, October 7, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.


Clayton Buchanan: studied Impressionist painting with Henry Hensche, Provincetown, MA and
Figure/Portrait painting with William Draper, Art Students League, NY. Capturing the figure in real life is his motivation which he paints in pastels. He is an award winning artist with pieces in many private and corporate collections.

Tim Good is the owner of the Good Gallery in Kent, CT which offers Art Services such as gallery shows, framing and art conservation. He has been involved in the arts since leaving England 22 years ago. Prior to owning galleries he was involved with Art Licensing. Currently he is the President of the Kent Chamber of Commerce and previously was on the Board of the Kent Historical Society looking after the George Lawrence Nelson collection.


1st Place $100 2nd Place $75 3rd Place $50 and up to 5 Honorable Mentions. People’s Choice Award – Guests who attend the opening will vote for this. Votes will be counted at the opening and the winner with the most votes will be announced at the Award Ceremony.


Artists bring work to the Trinity Gallery on Sunday, October 1, 2017 noon to 2 p.m.

♦ Works in the following media may be entered – oil, watercolor, acrylic, pastel, graphite, printmaking, gouache, ink, scratchboard, collage, mixed media and sculpture (artists must provide their own stands.). No prints of original works, photography or computer generated art will be accepted and neither will any other works previously shown at Trinity Gallery Shows be accepted. No requests for art to be hung in a specific order and/or way will be accepted.

♦ The entry fee is $30 and is non-refundable. Checks should be made payable to Trinity Church indicating Juried Art Show on memo line.

♦ Submitted artwork can be three pieces up to 30 inches in any dimension, including mat and frame or two pieces up to 44 inches, including mat and frame..

♦ Art must be appropriate to be viewed by all audiences including families.

♦ All accepted work will be hung. Please do not ask that accepted works be hung in a specific order. Unaccepted work will not be hung and will be stored at the Gallery until the official pick up date.

♦ Artists will be notified by email by October 4 of acceptance and/or of non-acceptance.

♦ Following acceptance, artists are encouraged to send by email, digital photos of their accepted work to be shown on the Trinity Gallery Facebook page.

♦ All work is to be securely wired and ready to hang with no saw-tooth or loop hangers permitted.

♦ Art such as watercolor, printmaking, pastel and graphite must be protected by glass.

♦ All submitted pieces are to be available for sale, and the buyer will be asked to leave them hanging for the duration of the show.

♦ Trinity Church will receive a 30% commission for each sold piece. A check to the artist, less 30%, will be mailed in a reasonable time after the show and after the work has been paid for in full.  Artists must have on file with Trinity Church (locked securely in a locked file in a locked office), a W-9 form to receive payment. W-9 forms will be available at the Drop Off.

♦ Liability –The Trinity Gallery does not provide insurance for damage or loss of artwork. Every reasonable precaution will be taken in the handling and exhibition. Submitting an Entry Form and signing the Fine Art Liability Waiver means acceptance of the conditions of this prospectus. It is recommended that artists carry their own insurance.

 Fall Columbus Day Weekend Art Show 2017 Prospectus.   

Artists may submit a one page (8.5”x11”) resume for inclusion in a binder at the exhibition. 

All Non-Juried Bin Works will be accepted—up to six unframed works no larger than 30 inches in any dimension, neatly shrink wrapped (or equal) may be entered by each artist. Bin works will not be judged by the jurors and will remain in the bins for sale during the show. Prints of original art works are also acceptable but stretched canvasses will not be accepted for the bins. Each piece must be labeled on the back with the artist’s name and price also with a filled-in bin form handed in at registration. Artists may enter up to six bin pieces without having any wall hanging works to be judged. However the $30 entry fee will still be required. 

Entry Forms—Print and completely fill out one entry form for each piece. DO NOT ATTACH TO BACK OF PIECE. Submit form(s) separately with art work at the registration. Also sign the Waiver on the bottom of the Entry Forms and submit with art work at the registration. Additional prospectus’ and entry forms will also be available at the Drop Off. For more information contact Mary Anne Carley 860.977.0997 or

Download forms

Download this page with liability waiver Fall Columbus Day Weekend Art Show 2017 Prospectus

Download the entry form Oct 2017 Entry Form

Important Dates

October 1 (Sun.) Art work to be delivered with completed paperwork, a check, or cash to Trinity from Noon to 2 p.m.

October 4  (Wed.) Notification by email of acceptance and/or non-acceptance.

October 7 (Sat.) Opening reception, Presentation of Awards 5-7 p.m. and voting for the People’s Choice Award.

Exhibition Dates: (Sat., Sun., Mon.) October 7, 8, 9, (Columbus Day) and Sat., Sun., Oct. 14, 15, Noon to 4 p.m.

October 15 Pick Up Day (Sun.) Artists pick up art work 4 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.