RSVP for Christmas Eve at 11pm
THIS SATURDAY! Christmas Eve Service
December 24 @ 11pm
Trinity Church has presented this traditional Kings College Choir service to the community since 2012. It includes Scripture readings, prayers and carols sung by a choir and the congregation.
Service followed by hot cider and cocoa by the heaters outside!
Advent Prayer Vigil
Start: 7:00 pm, Dec. 23 End: 10:45 pm, Dec. 24
Last year, we experimented with a new practice of hosting a prayer vigil to help us get our hearts ready for Christ’s coming. This year, we will again create a sacred space in the church that will be staffed around the clock by hosts who sit silently in it for a few hours at a time. We invite you to stop by for any length of time to rest and reflect as you set your gaze on Jesus.
Why silence? Silence is God’s original language. He invites us to know Him as we cultivate stillness in our outer and inner worlds.
Why host? The eternality of Advent is all around us. As we move into silence, the prayers of two millennia of saints spiral into our own. Hosts have the opportunity to be a part of this weaving.
Why visit? Even a short visit on Christmas Eve will allow you to be touched by the Vigil’s gathering stillness. Come and see.
Visiting hours: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm, Dec 24
Host period length: 2 hours
Contact Guy Evans if you have challenges. (509) 670-3608
Year End Giving Notice
Thank you for giving generously during 2022. You’ll hear a more in-depth financial update during our annual Congregational Meeting on January 22nd. But in short, as of Nov 30th, our giving is slightly behind by 5% (about $7,500). And expenses are more than anticipated by 10% (about $18,000) as we take on startup costs for owning the building, as well as increased ministry costs for a growing church.
In order to be on track for our income projections, we need to bring in $45,000 in December, which is 50% more than a normal month's giving. As of December 22nd, we need about $14,600 to meet our budget goal for the end of 2022.
During this month, we ask you to help us finish the calendar year strong with a year-end gift. Whether this would be your first time giving to Trinity or you are a committed giver already…thank you.
In order for your gift to count in 2022 for tax deduction purposes, please make sure we receive it on or before December 31.
How do I give?
Online giving. This method is convenient and secure, and can be accessed through trinitywenatchee.org/give or the Church Center App (Apple and Android Devices) **The most convenient and cost-effective way to give is to set up a recurring donation through ACH from your bank account.
Mail. You can also mail checks, or set up automatic bill pay, to “Trinity Church, 535 Okanogan Avenue, Wenatchee, WA 98801. (Postmarked by Dec 31)
Offertory basket. On Sundays, you can give by placing a tithe in the offertory basket at the entrance to the sanctuary.
We will have all the budget details for you at our Annual Meeting on January 22nd, and more detailed financial information is always available if you'd like to see it.
The 12 Days of Christmas
Dear Trinity Church,
Christmas is nearly here! We have journeyed through the long dark season of Advent to get ready for the Mystery of Christmas. Jesus comes to us as a baby. The light has come. This is so great a mystery we can’t possibly enter it in one short day. Again, the church comes to the rescue with an entire season to enter the mystery. The 12 days of Christmas (aka Christmastide) end with Epiphany, the day we remember the visit of the Magi - can you say HUGE FEAST! Below you find a few links to help you remain present to this time of wonder, miracles and joy. Blessings!
Julia Barger, Trinity Children's Director
The cultivating project - books, poetry and lovely resources
Seedbed - a helpful explanation of Christmastide
Sacred Ordinary Days - just tons of resources here!!
More and more and more resources! - this church has wonderful page of ideas for the season.
January 6, 6-9pm Cashmere Riverside Center
We will end the 12 days of Christmas with our Epiphany Feast on January 6. This is one of our largest celebrations of the year, with food, song, and a Scottish Ceilidh (traditional line dancing).
• Please bring a side dish to share.
• BYOB. Feel free to bring any non-alcoholic drinks or beer/wine.
• Dress up; this is a party!
Our decorations team is looking for large mason jars with lids. If you have any to loan please contact Joann Gruener at (415) 858-8232
Sunday School Volunteers Needed
Our church is growing and we have many new children joining our Sunday School classes in January. What I love about our program is that it disciples and encourages the volunteers as much as the children.
Trinity Missions Meeting
Thursday, January 5 @ 6:15pm
Trinity's Missions Group will be meeting regularly on the first Thursday of every month. Our next meeting will be Thursday, January 5 at 6:15pm at Trinity Church in the office. Please join us as you are able.
Key Info for Church this Winter
Our services are at 8:30am and 9:45am.