God’s word invites us to: commit ourselves to the apostles’ teachings, to a life together, to the Jesus Meal, and to prayer. (Acts 2:42 MSG) Holy Trinity regularly gathers itself according to this pattern. See below for more information.
Our next Newcomer’s Dinner is Friday, March 24. These dinners are an opportunity to get better acquainted with Todd and Debbie Hunter, and some of the leaders at Holy Trinity Church. The evening includes a meal together over friendly conversations to get to know others who are new to our community. These casual dinners allow newcomers to discover what God is up to in and through Holy Trinity.
For information about Newcomer’s Dinners or to RSVP please contact the church administrator. By phone: 949-631-2820 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
They committed themselves to the teaching of the apostles, the life together, the common meal, and the prayers. Acts 2:42 (MSG)
Our ancient sisters and brothers practiced a simple rhythm of life which enabled them to encourage one another in faith, hope and love. The dining table is a spacious place where spiritual friendships are formed, nurtured and life is shared in mutually comforting ways. Friendship is the way we concretely know presence, grow in compassion, offer ourselves for the sake of others, and to remind ourselves of our first and truest identity which is situated in Christ as beloved children of God.
One of the desires that emerged from our recent Focus Groups discernment process was for intimate community gatherings that would foster supportive spiritual friendships. Holy Trinity is experimenting with one way to develop that desire through a ministry called Sacred Suppers. Once a month intimate circles of people will gather in various homes around the county and share a simple meal. We’ll read a story of a saint – sometimes ancient and sometimes modern – and reflect on the character trait that saint exemplifies. The meals will be creatively shaped by a liturgy of communal prayers and conversations about our own lives.
A time of fellowship, food, and spiritual formation in the context of community.
Hosts will provide soup and participants are invited to bring appetizers, bread, salad, beverage or dessert. The suggested time frame is 6:30 – 8:30pm.
The companion booklet for each person is $5. Pick one up at the Welcome Table.
Each participant is encouraged to read in advance the brief material provided and be prepared to share the impact reading that story has in their life.
In order to build community, participants are asked to make a quarterly commitment. For example, signing up for the Friday night group for the Winter Quarter means you are able to participate on all three Fridays – January 27, February 24, and March 24.
Participation is by quarter, acknowledging that schedules or interest may change throughout the year. Those unable to participate in the Winter Quarter are encouraged to sign up in future quarters. Sign-ups will be on a first come basis on the patio after church or by contacting the church office. (Depending on interest we may be able to expand the number of host homes.) While some may wish to remain at the same host home for more than one quarter, some may choose to switch homes/days at the end of a quarter.
Winter Quarter Sacred Supper Hosts
Thursdays (Jan.26, Feb.23, Mar.23): Joshua & Lindsay Murad (Costa Mesa)
Fridays (Jan.27, Feb.24, Mar.24): Stephanie Rubio (Huntington Beach)
Saturdays (Jan.28, Feb.25, Mar.25): Sheila & Jim Heim (Orange):
Sundays (Jan.29, Feb.26, Mar.26): Duane Grobman (Tustin):
Bill Ditewig for more information.