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The Revelation of Christ Through the Stewardship of Our Lives

Christine Lee Smith

Lent: The Bright Sadness

Blessed is the one whose sin is covered. Psalm 32:1

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Quiet | Spirit

becoming still...
engaging The Presence of God

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Thoughtful | Word

discovering The Way of Truth

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Beauty | Sacrament

seeing the glittering sacredness of life

Vision and Mission

We are on twin, synergistic journeys—the journey inward and the journey outward.

We pursue biblically based, grace-enabled spiritual transformation in order to be the cooperative friends of Jesus who, for the sake of others, live constant lives of creative goodness through the power of the Holy Spirit.
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Meet Our Resident Artist – Christine Lee Smith

myholytrinity-Christine Lee SmithDuring the Season of Epiphany, Holy Trinity is developing the theme: The Revelation of Christ through The Stewardship Of Our Lives. ​In the same spirit, we’ve invited Christine Lee Smith to be our first ever “Artist in Residence!”
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Join us for Conversations ​as we gather Sundays after our worship service in the Forrest Room

A part of the dream or calling of Holy Trinity is to exemplify how the various elements of liturgy and sacrament can be vital weekly spiritual practices in the cause of our spiritual transformation into Christlikeness.

​During the Advent season we are focusing attention on one specific component of the liturgy: Eucharist. Dennis Okholm and Todd Hunter lead our conversations. ​We hope you will join us ​for the conversation!


myholytrinity-Praying_the_PsalmsPraying the Psalms
First Fridays of the Month through June 3
7 – 8:30 pm At the Murad’s Home in Costa Mesa
Join Elizabeth Khorey at the home of Lindsay and Joshua Murad on the first Friday of every month as we gather to pray the psalms. Each evening we’ll present 1 psalm to consider and pray through. The evening will consist of a brief reflective comment to introduce the psalm, followed by a gently guided time of prayer in the psalm. Afterward, Elizabeth and Joshua will facilitate a conversation about our shared experience. The reflective time together will include art, imagery and varied spiritual practices to enhance our engagement with God and each other.

Simple hospitality of beverages and dessert will be provided by the Murads. For more information and address please contact

Dates: Fridays Feb.5, Mar.4, Apr.1, May 6, June 3

Pancake Sunday
February 7, after service
Join Holy Trinity as we enjoy a traditional feast of FAT & SUGAR before we enter our long Lenten fast days! We’ll be serving up pancakes and sausages in the courtyard after our worship service! Come eat until your bellies are content!

Ash Wednesday
February 10 at 7pm
Vanguard University, Needham Chapel
Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the Lenten Season. Join us for the sacred entrance into a season that invites reflection on the Bright Sadness of Jesus’ life and death.

Women’s Book Group
Sunday, February 14
After Our Worship Service
Holy Trinity’s Women’s Book Group invites you to join us as we gather to discuss The Return of the Prodigal Son by Henri Nouwen. We’ll meet at Kristin Carmody’s home. For address and info contact Kristin:

Lenten Retreat Daymyholytrinity-Lenten-Retreat-Day
Saturday, February 27 at 9am – 3pm
Holy Trinity invites you to retreat with us! We are excited to have Ellen Burany as our retreat facilitator. The retreat will be held at Mission San Luis Rey in Oceanside.

Cost of the Retreat: $40.00 per person includes lunch, light snacks, and full use of the grounds. Scholarships available upon request.
To check out the Mission:

RSVP with retreat payment by Friday, February 19 to Vivian Brocato at

myholytrinity-Ellen BuranyAbout Ellen Burany:
Ellen loves to come alongside others to help them connect more genuinely and fully with God in the ups and downs and “in betweens” of daily life. Ellen received an M.A. in Spiritual Formation and Soul Care and is a practicing spiritual director. She currently is on full-time staff with CRM (Church Resource Ministries) where she leads ReNew, a team and ministry that focuses on the spiritual formation and care of pastors, ministry leaders, missionaries, and their families as well as on providing resources that help with the integration of spiritual formation within their ministries.


Holy Week Services
We invite you to Holy Trinity Church as we create a sacred space for our Lenten Journey.

Palm Sunday – March 20 at 10am
Maundy Thursday – March 24 at 7pm
Good Friday – March 25 at 7pm
Holy Saturday – March 26 at 7pm
*Childcare provided

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Service Times

9:45 am – Coffee & Community
10:00 am – Worship Service


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