Christmas Greetings! 

Please Join us for Christmas Eve Service at 7:00 PM




In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things came into being through him, and without him not one thing came into being. What has come into being in him was life, and the life was the light of all people. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not overcome it. (John 1:1-5)


Dear Friends,

     I know you will recognize, with great fondness, the words from the prologue to John’s gospel.   These words typically ring out in church services the world over on Christmas morning.  With these words, we enter into John’s understanding of the birth of Emmanuel—God with us.

     Christmas morning services are actually my favorite of the season.  Not that I don’t have a special fondness for children’s services and the setting up of the creche, or the singing of Silent Night, there is something particularly poignant about Christmas morning.  The clamor of the night before, of the excitement of new birth and the rush that comes with it has calmed and the quiet stillness, the hush of new life, brings everything into focus as the tiniest of light shines forth.

     The gospel of John recognizes that God chose to come to the people in the midst of great darkness, to bring to them the light of hope, as can only be found in the birth of something new.  These words come to us at Holy Trinity in the midst of what can only be described as a very dark time, but they bring with them the promise that in the midst of darkness and chaos God creates.   God brings forth new life.   God’s light shines; overwhelmingly!

     Holy Trinity has proclaimed that promise for 307 years and intends to continue to proclaim God’s presence with us into a future yet unknown.  I invite you to join us as we celebrate the birth of our Lord and the promise of new life on Christmas Eve at 7:00 p.m. and to join us as we journey forward baring the light of Christ into a darkness that shall not overcome it!

 

In anticipation of Christ’s Mass,

The Rev. Leslie M. St. Louis



Message from our Rector

Greetings in the name of Christ.  I imagine if you have found this website, it’s because you are looking for something.  Perhaps you are searching for a new church home, for a community within which to explore your understanding of God, and how God is moving in your life.


Recently, I traveled to South Africa and while exploring the surrounds of Cape Town I was befriended by a man named Gerald.  One day while we were driving I said to Gerald, “Gerald, it is so windy here!”  He smiled and said “Ah yes, at this time of year it is very windy.”  He was quiet for a moment or two, surveying me from his rear view mirror before continuing.  “I don’t like the wind very much, it causes a restlessness, a longing for something but you don’t know what it is.”


“Ahhhh….yes!" I said, "like the longing people have for Christ!” In that very moment Gerald and I became a community of Christians, seeking to understand the God who is in the midst of us.  It is the quest for all of us, to find a way to understand the God who wrote his words deep inside our hearts at the moment of our creation and who calls us to explore and express our understanding of those words in the context of community.


I am thrilled that your restlessness has brought you here, and I hope it will carry you along a path that leads you to worship with us, question with us, be restless for God with us.  
Please join us for Sunday morning services at 8AM  or 10:30 AM. If you’re not quite ready for a Sunday morning experience or your schedule doesn’t permit, come and join us on Wednesdays at 10:15AM.
All church events can also be found on the Holy Trinity Calendar.