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Trinity Episcopal Church, 44 North Second Street, Ashland OR 97520 (541) 482-2656 FAX 482-1260 office@trinitychurchashland.org The Reverend Carol Howser, Deacon September 2011
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2012 pledge drive kickoff and what’s to follow
As the door opens to 2012 and Beyond for Trinity, we invite you to join the beginning of stewardship season with a hosted dinner featuring The Rt. Rev. Michael J.Hanley, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Oregon, as special guest and speaker. As space is limited, please contact the parish office if you haven’t already signed up for this event Friday, September 9th at 6pm. Stewardship season also includes the annual pledge drive. You are being mailed a letter, a brochure about who we are as a parish, and your pledge card for 2012. Please pray as you consider your financial part in what is to come. During this interim period the Rev. John Goddard and Senior Warden Mindy Ferris, parish administrator Huberta Murphy, our vestry, deacons and retired clergy, profile team and search team, musicians and Eucharistic ministers and scores of unsung others have stepped up to continue ministry and point us forward in worship and commitment. We are a robust parish and blessed with an abundance of energy and leadership. But it is up to each and every one of us to keep things moving forward as we give of our time, talent and financial resources. In the last few months, though our membership has changed as some have fallen away, moved, passed to the Kingdom —others have come and been renewed and we are prepared to continue and expand our presence in the community and the world, offering sanctuary in our worship to newcomers and visitors alike as we discern Christ’s call for all of us. At the kickoff event you will learn the Bishop’s take on stewardship as well as summary information of Trinity’s fiscal needs as we call a new rector. Those unable to attend may request a visit from fellow parish members ready to talk about Trinity, our needs and the future. Pledges may be returned at our special dinner or the old fashioned way—by mail or simply dropping them in the Sunday collection plate. We ask that your pledge be returned by September 23rd so that we may conclude with a celebration and blessing of our offerings on Sunday, October 9th. Please join us with devotion and promise as we steer a new course. – Sr. Warden Mindy Ferris & Your Stewardship Team

Godly Play Update
Godly Play is back beginning September 11th during the 10am service. Our team is assembling with the addition of a few new, yet very familiar faces. Jean McDonald, Kate Dobiecka, Melinda Bukey and Peter McBennett will continue to teach the wonderful stories. Joining our team are Doug McDonald, Diana Quirk, Ellen Eastman, Judy Clinton and hopefully others as “door persons” or greeters. What is Godly Play? Godly Play is an imaginative approach to working with our youngest Episcopalians as they embark on their individual spiritual journeys. The children are encouraged to express their thoughts/feelings after each presentation with their own expressive art (paint, clay or drawing) or through retelling the story using the materials shared during the lesson. All of the lessons and beautiful materials are designed to guide our children toward thoughtful discovery of God on their own which is as different for them as for us. The premise for Godly Play is well stated in a quote by the Rev. Daniel Green: “I find it a valuable approach to giving the children their own language for understanding God and putting into words or symbols their own understanding about the sacred. Children are not blank slates or empty vessels into which religious knowledge must be poured; rather they have their own sense of what is meaningful and significant. They just need to be given the language and the stories to work with.” We are in GREAT need of more volunteers to help us with this important ministry. Please consider spending the first 45 minutes of your Sunday worship with us. The commitment will be one 45 session every 6 to 8 weeks during the 10:00 service. We join the service before communion right after the peace. It’s a beautiful, spiritual space filled with discovery and wonder. Once we get started a short training session will be offered following the 10am service. - Jean McDonald
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Nathan T. Clinton, At Your Service
During the last few weeks, a capable young person has been filling in during Huberta Murphy’s absence. If the last name is familiar, it’s because he’s Steve and Judy’s son, and from all accounts he’s doing a fine job running operations in the parish office. Nathan says, “I have been a member of the Episcopal Church my whole life and am a recent graduate of SOU with a Masters in Teaching in Art Education [Mark student taught last year at Ashland High School with longtime art teacher Mark Schoenleber]. The Trinitarian asked Nathan to share a bit about himself: “Activities that I enjoy doing are reading, reading, and more reading. I also am a practicing artist. I enjoy working in digital media and ceramics. I have been to countries such as Egypt, Italy, Mexico, and actually spent a little over a year of my childhood in Lima, Peru with my folks. Right now I am also studying to become a Special Education teacher. I don't attend the Sunday Mass, but I am going to be going to the healing services on Thursday….I decided to come to Ashland because my parents retired here. I was a manager with Wal-Mart for a number of years and left the company soon after I moved to Roseburg from Fort Wayne, IN. I love Ashland because of its wonderful art scene and the people are so friendly. I am hoping to make the Rogue Valley my permanent home. Nathan thanks us for all our interest and for those who stopped by to meet with him. As of Monday, August 29, he will launch his career as a teacher in the Phoenix/Talent School District. We congratulate him and wish him well, and we thank him for his valuable service in our parish office. We consider him part of the Trinity family and welcome him anytime.

Update on Search for New Rector
When The Rev. Canon Neysa Ellgren was at Trinity for the forum on Sunday July 24, she gave all in attendance a detailed overview of the search process for Trinity’s new rector. She said our call for a rector has truly been national and, in one instance, international. Victoria Duncan, Program Officer for Transition Ministry for The Episcopal Church in New York, has been assisting the Bishop’s Office in matching applicants with communities on a nationwide scale. For the background check, the Bishop’s Office has used the services of the Oxford Document Management Company. They did a criminal background check, verified vocational and academic records and checked references. The Bishop’s Office also made its own calls to ensure that each applicant has qualities and qualifications appropriate for consideration. The grace period for receiving applications ended on July 31. After screening all the applications and completing background checks, the Bishop’s Office sent the Search Team 14 vetted applications. We received the last one on August 5. Four other congregations in Oregon are in active search mode. Only one is remotely similar to Trinity, so there is minimal overlap in applicants. Trinity is a transitional (medium-sized) church and as such presents a variety of challenges and opportunities that can be embraced by the right rector, one who can be truly collaborative. Canon Ellgren assured us that Trinity is fortunate to have very functional lay leadership and actively involved parishioners to support any rector. So, what are we doing now? We may be quiet but certainly not idle. In August the Search Team has been hard at work studying our applicants’ resumes, profiles, and other materials online such as sermons, blogs, and church profiles. The internet gives us much broader and deeper insights into the clergy who answered our call, and that’s a good thing. The only downside is that it has increased greatly the amount of information each team member must prayerfully evaluate. At the time of this writing, we anticipate completing the telephone interviews and our own reference checks by the end of August. In early September we plan to make face-to-face contact by visiting churches when appropriate or exploring other ways to clarify the applicants’ suitability. The finalists will be invited to visit Trinity and then we will make our recommendations to the Vestry, hopefully by the end of September. If it takes a little longer (our applicants have crowded schedules, too!), we’ll have to be flexible and not rush the discernment process. How can the congregation support the search? The first, as always, is to continue to keep us and our applicants in your prayers. Prayer is essential to help us through the challenges of discerning the right persons to recommend to the Vestry. The second is to keep volunteering and participating fully in the life of the church. Third is to say ‘thank you’ to the clergy who are leading our worship between the departure of Fr. John and the arrival of our new rector. And finally, please support the annual Stewardship Drive so our new rector can be welcomed by a financially sound and spiritually vibrant parish. In closing, we wish to thank Fr. John Goddard for his leadership during the interim period. Although he was not involved in the actual search process, his counsel and preparations at the outset have been invaluable to us. - Your Search Team, Judy Clinton & Jamie Hutchison, Co-chairs

Trinity Forums
September 4—no forum due to Labor Day Weekend September 9, 9am, a session with special guest The Right Rev. Michael Hanley, Bishop of the Diocese of Oregon. Bring your questions for the Bishop. September 18, 9am, forum on Immigration Reform featuring the Dream Act. Guests include recent Ashland HS grad and “Dreamer” active in immigration rights and an immigration attorney with Jackson County Legal Services. Your questions welcomed. September 24, TBA.

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So you want to be an Episcopalian?
-Ruminations by a co-chair of your Search Team. In the past few months I've learned a little bit about spiritual growth: • I'm learning things I never expected, learning just how much each of us is necessary for Trinity to exist today, and how we determine how we will exist tomorrow. • I've learned how our role as stewards of our church, and commitment to “ante up” each year are essential to keep our house open; it's part of what makes us Episcopalians and Trinitarians. • We have the responsibility and privilege to select our own priest-they're not assigned to us, it's messy, it seems to take forever, and I can't imagine having to do it again in a few years. Still, at some point I have to let go of the outcome: the candidate must seem best for the Trinity family, not just my personal preference. I also can't promise that the choice won't present its own potential challenges. • The Bishop's Office assists, granted, but the work we care about in the selection process is squarely on our shoulders, and no one else's. • I've learned to love and appreciate our parish family, especially our valiant Search Team • Prayer and Discernment mean a lot, if we'll only take the time to listen. Our ability to do this is directly related to our celebration of the selection process • It is a rare honor to find the right rector [of whom I believe there are many in our applicant pool]. I for one want someone that I would welcome to my home in a time of crisis. • If I want to honor the lessons I've learned from Rev. Anne, or from my rector in my childhood church, and any spiritual mentors in between, I must remember to surrender to the process, participate fully, speak my truth, and let go of the outcome. Wow! That was just one of Anne's sermons! Can't wait to learn new insights to life and living and loving with the help of Father, Son and Holy Spirit, and a dynamic new rector. • But it means nothing if we can't do our part: Our family must commit to our part in a solid Stewardship campaign. If we want our new rector to jump at the opportunity to be called here, now is the time to show him/her our true mettle. Take the time to remember how you are part of this church, and honor it in a personal commitment to God and your church and your new rector with your pledge. Trust that you may be called one day to help choose a rector too, or serve on a committee, the Vestry, and just like the Annual Stewardship campaign; you get to decide for yourself at what level your spirit will be nourished in the giving and the growing. Tom and I have always felt we have been truly embraced by this parish, and in the process we have learned and taught one another what it means to honor our personal commitment to each other. I've learned to acknowledge that we truly have God's love in our union. In the Anglican Communion there may disagreement about this, so I've learned the importance to show up and do my part. As a result, I find myself living in gratitude as a loved and loving member of this church, walking in Christ with each of you as family. It is one of the reasons we will cherish honoring our union this October, as we celebrate 30 loving years together. – Jamie Hutchinson

HOW TO PREPAY YOUR YEAR 2012 STEWARDSHIP PLEDGE WITH FUNDS FROM AN IRA ACCOUNT AND AVOID FEDERAL AND STATE INCOME TAX
Are you over 70 and ½ years old with taxdeferred retirement money in a traditional IRA account? If so, you are required to take annual minimum taxable distributions (RMDs). However, under a special IRS exception which is available again to taxpayers in year 2011, you can withdraw taxable IRA funds to make direct charitable contribution(s) of up to $100,000 to qualified charitable organization(s) and avoid Federal and State income tax on such withdrawals. These so called “Direct Charitable Contribution” amounts can likewise be counted toward your year 2011 RMD obligation. Here is what to do. By early December, contact your IRA fund custodian (typically a mutual fund or a brokerage/investment manager) and instruct them to send your designated stewardship pledge amount for the coming year 2012 directly to Trinity Church. Most likely they will ask you for a short written confirmation with the pertinent information. The fund custodian will then mail a check for the designated amount directly to the Trinity Church office on or before Dec 31, 2011. In effect, you will be prepaying your 2012 pledge with a lump sum in December of 2011. Under the special exception rules, such IRA withdrawals used to fund Direct Charitable Contributions are not subject to Federal or State income tax. Note: you will not be able to include such charitable contribution amounts as an itemized charitable deduction on your 2011 tax return. However, in reality most retirees with no mortgage interest and/or no extraordinarily high medical bills do not itemize but rather take the standard deduction ($13,600 for the year 2011for a married couple ages 65 or older). Therefore, folks who do not normally itemize on Schedule A will not lose any deductions. Several Trinity members have expressed interest in taking advantage of this opportunity to make a tax-free IRA withdrawal and likewise satisfy their year 2012 pledge obligation with a prepayment in December 2011. Questions? Please feel free to contact either Roger Graves or Dick Cogswell who are available to guide you in this process.

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Your VESTRY
SENIOR WARDEN Mindy Ferris (2011)

Senior Warden’s Report
A number of you have asked and are wondering what will happen at Trinity now that Father John is gone, leaving us with two to three months without a resident priest. My hope is that things will go pretty much as normal. It is my job now to see that there is a priest here every Sunday to celebrate and preach. Father Morgan has kept his fall schedule deliberately light so that he is available for when we need him. Father Tom will help as he is able. Besides our blessed wise guys I have asked some priests from around the state to join us just to keep things interesting. For instance, Robert Ladehoff, the former Bishop of Oregon, will be with us on October 23rd. I have some other invitations out and hopefully we will have a few more interesting and new faces at the pulpit. As you know by now, Bishop Michael will be here on September 9th for our stewardship dinner and will make this his official visit. He will celebrate and preach at both services on the 11th. Father Tom will be here that weekend to help with whatever is necessary to make the Bishop’s visit successful and productive. Our fall stewardship campaign team will continue with the work initiated by Father John culminating in an in-gathering and blessing of the pledges on October 9th. The pastoral care team will continue their excellent work providing support and comfort to the sick and needy. The Vestry will meet the third Wednesday of each month as usual and all of our other committees will proceed with their missions just as in the past. What about the search? That team is going strong and works without the guidance of the interim priest or the senior warden. I will be here to answer any budget questions and the vestry has a part to play when candidates make their visit. All of this is either planned or being planned and will take place in its proper time. During this entire time I will either be here or reachable by telephone. If you have any issues or questions, call or send me an e-mail. With the help of staff and committees we will keep things running smoothly. It is an interesting time in our parish life – it is rather like the season of Advent as we wait and pray for what is to come. It’s exciting and stressful and energizing and sometimes even a little peaceful but we are doing this together and I feel your support and care all of the time. — Mindy Ferris

JUNIOR WARDEN Milt Morgan (2012)

Jeff LaLande

(2011)

Kathy Griffin

(2011)

Rhonda Loftis

(2011)

Jean McDonald

(2012)

Ward Wilson

(2012)

Vicki Gardner

(2012)

Greg Gonzalez

(2013)

Tom Harrington

(2013)

JUNIOR WARDEN’S REPORT
Trinity Church is truly blessed with historic and beautiful buildings and grounds. You have heard me say that over the last two years, and I am so grateful for the opportunity to care for this special place for our parish. Past generations of Trinitarians have given us a legacy of carefully built and well cared for buildings and grounds. It is so easy for a Vestry to defer maintenance when there are budget crunches as I am sure there have been over the last 100 plus years. Our predecessors at Trinity did not do that. We have inherited a historic and wonderful place that has been cared for with much love for over 100 years and many generations of Trinitarians. We can be justifiably proud of our historic landmark little church and church yard on Second Street and the remarkable condition of these old buildings. A significant portion of each year’s ongoing budget is for the operation, care and maintenance of Trinity’s buildings and grounds. We also have a reserve account for special, very costly, occasional maintenance issues such as a new roof when we will eventually need one; fortunately not yet. We owe it to ourselves and future Trinitarians to continue this legacy of loving care for our buildings and grounds. My pledge to you as your Junior Warden is to continue that fine legacy. Remember these ongoing operating and maintenance costs and the legacy to Trinity’s buildings and grounds when considering your stewardship pledge for next year. - Milt Morgan

Carol Harvey

(2013)

Donna Ritchie

(2013)

Your Vestry meets the 2nd Wednesday of the month at the Parish Hall. Parish members are welcome to attend. Submit written proposals for Vestry action to the Rector or the Parish Clerk (Phyllis Reynolds) one week prior to the meeting.

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FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS
TheThe Seven Months Ended July 31, 2011 INCOME EXPENSES Budget this year $145,210 $143,109 Actual this year 147,710 126,330 Actual last year 150,713 141,884 Financial Reports are posted monthly on the Vestry Bulletin Board in the Parish Library. — Jim Littlefield

Vestry Highlights
August 17, 2011 Related to an update on Search Committee Activities, the Vestry clarified its role in the final rector selection process. This role includes meeting with final candidates put forward by the Search Committee, contract negotiations, final voting, informing the Bishop of our decision, and making the official call to our selected candidate. It involves prayerful and spiritual summoning for guidance at this crucial juncture. The Vestry reconfirmed its total confidence in the spirit and tireless work of the Search committee. Vestry voted to once again support the Southern Oregon Pride Celebration in Ashland in October by a $100 contribution and to allow use of our name on the Integrity group booth in Lithia Park. An enthusiastic and positive discussion centered on the fall stewardship drive including details of the theme, “The Door to Trinity 2012 and Beyond,” new pledge cards, colorful brochure, training for committee, and details of the Bishop’s visit and dinner September 9. Kudos were given to all involved for the unity of purpose, fast-paced organization, and the time and talent that have gone into all. Father John, at this his last meeting with Trinity Vestry, presented a thorough overview of his time with the Parish, outlining his positive experiences and suggestions for moving forward. He offered warm thanks to Senior Warden Mindy, the Vestry and all those who have worked so hard with him during this successful transition year — Phyllis Reynolds, Clerk of Vestry

This is the online PDF version of The Trinitarian. Personal contact information has been edited out of this version. If you have any questions or need to contact someone in regards to an article, please call the Parish Office at 482-2656.

WANTED: WOODWORKER/INVENTOR
Many of you have noticed that the Labyrinth Garden rose trellis has a leaflet holder mounted on it. BUT, the holders we are able to find commercially are expensive, plastic, and are easily vandalized. We are on our second set just this summer. Rather than continue to replace plastic ones, we are hoping for a wooden holder--something between a bird house and a mailbox--that has a well-hinged lid and a place for some sort of plexiglass insert that lets people see that there are leaflets inside for people to take. In a perfect world, this holder would blend well with the wooden trellis and would be difficult to rip down. Any enterprising parishioner who would like to help us out, please let me know. We can discuss ideas and hopefully come up with a permanent solution. Thanks in advance. -Maggie Mccartney, for the Cemetery/Garden Committee

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ROLLING REQUIEM FOR 9/11 IT'S NOT TOo LATE to reserve a spot at the American Bandstand outreach party scheduled for Sunday evening, Sept. 11th from 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM at EdenVale Winery's Voorhies Mansion Gardens. This is an annual highlight event where we share our friendship with St. Mark's; enjoy incredible music by Rhonda Loftis' band 'Blue Lightening'; dance as if we were teenagers again; and partake of great food plates and beverages from EdenVale. Tickets, just $15, will be on sale for the next two Sundays after services at Trinity for $15. All proceeds are directed solely to the very worthy Jackson County Family Nurturing Center. Choruses around the country will perform Mozart's Requiem in memory of the lives lost in the 9/11 attacks 10 years ago. The Rogue Valley Chorale will sponsor two FREE concerts (one at 3:00, one at 7:00 pm) at the North Medford H. S. Auditorium. Though free, you will need to get tickets either at the Ashland Chamber of Commerce or in Medford at the Britt or Craterian Box Offices or the Medford Visitors Information Center. – Diana Quirk

The Other Trinity Book Group
A group of people from Trinity, but with occasional outside visitors, have been meeting to discuss four books: Take this Bread by Sara Miles, Everything Must Change by Brian McLaren, Souls in the Hands of a Tender God by Craig Rennebohm and Tattoos on the Heart by Gregory Boyle. When we started we were just picking a book that seemed interesting, but the spirit has led us to four books that continue to challenge us to be the hands and feet of Jesus in the world. We have cried; we have railed at the injustice of the world; we have shared our fears at meeting the homeless; we have heard our own stories as well as those in the books. While we are frustrated at times at our own lack of courage or direction to solve problems, we are, as one member shared, getting attuned to these issues. When we volunteer at Food and Friends, the Food Bank, the Family Nurturing Center, or when we walk downtown, or come upon someone at a freeway entrance asking for money, we see it with different eyes. We are going to take the month of September off and begin again in October. We are seeking suggestions for new books. They might take us in a new direction or deepen our understanding of current situations. Please give book suggestions to Sara Hopkins. - Sara Hopkins

The Trinity Book Group will start again Sept. 26th at the church library at 7pm. We will read Gentlemen and Players by Joanne Harris instead of At Home by Bill Bryson. At Home will not be in paperback until October, at which time we will read it. All are welcome. Ann Anderson The Giving Tree, our Outreach Ministries’ annual
ingathering of winter clothing for local children in need, is having an organizational meeting in the library after the 10 am service on Sunday, Oct. 2. Please attend to learn more about how you might participate in making plans for this very special holiday activity. We need volunteers to do some small do-at-home tasks ahead of time and also to help with the gift ingathering, sorting and wrapping on Dec. 4 and 5. If you have any questions, please contact Judy Clinton.

remembering Mark Hatfield, Oregon Governor, republican U.S. Senator, Christian
Visko Hatfield's poignant story about his father telling him 'You need to save a life', is a very emotional one for me because as a 24 year old staffer to Senator Hatfield in 1978 I was diagnosed with an 'inoperable tumor' that had wrapped around my abdominal aorta and displaced several vital organs. And it was malignant. Doctors did not tell me, but informed my parents that my chances of surviving were less than 30%. Within hours of my diagnosis, the Senator was on the phone seeking counsel from everyone he knew, including Oregon's own Linus Pauling. Gerry Frank spoke directly with the head of surgery who was 'given orders' to conduct the surgery himself. Months of chemotherapy ensued. But it was in 1989, ten years later, that I was accompanying the Senator to an event when he stopped and said, "Did I ever show this to you?" And from the breast pocket of his coat he retrieved a small note card, similar to the ones Senators use to keep their daily schedule. But on this card was a list of hand written names of dozens of people. Very important world and national figures, among others. And there was my name. “This is my prayer list”, he said. “I’ve been praying for you all this time.” I don’t know what it’s like to save someone else’s life, but I know what it feels like ‘to be saved’. (Gary Barbour in Oregonlive.com August 15, 2011)

Rummage or Rubbish? Not so much!! Once again we took what we were willing to
part with and blessed so many others in our community and raised over $4,200 for the Friends of Music at Trinity. And once again we could not have done it without all of you! From the committee members planning the annual sale, to all of you wonderful volunteers and to your generous donations, we turned our Parish Hall into a Community Store that blessed so many. I have been honored to be the Chair of this committee for the past 3 years and I am truly amazed at how much Outreach, Friend-raising, Fellowship, laughter and joy come from this last week of August at Trinity. Thank you for allowing me to be a part this ministry. — Emily Cox

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Episcopal Church to mark 10th anniversary of 9/11 attacks
Presiding bishop calls for reflection, commitment to peace By Matthew Davies, August 18, 2011 Episcopal Church and other religious leaders are planning interfaith events to mark the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks when almost 3,000 people perished after hijacked planes slammed into the World Trade Center in New York City, the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., and a field in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. The Executive Council, at its June meeting, invited all Episcopal communities "to open the doors of their institutions" during the Sept. 10-11 weekend to commemorate the anniversary "with acts of prayer and remembrance, service, creativity, interfaith cooperation, education, community building, and fellowship, offering our institutions as active, accessible sites of healing for our local communities." Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori said in an Aug. 18 statement that the anniversary is "an opportunity for reflection," adding that the Episcopal Church "continues to work for healing and reconciliation." "The greatest memorial to those who died 10 years ago will be a world more inclined toward peace," said Jefferts Schori, who will preach at 7:30 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 11, at St. Paul's Chapel in New York, a few meters from where the World Trade Center stood, and at 11 a.m. at the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine. Acknowledging that "many people died senselessly that day, and [that] many still grieve their loss," the presiding bishop said, "We believe there is hope." Following the terrorist attacks, she said, church communities in many places "began to reach out to their neighbors of other faiths, offering reassurance in the face of mindless violence. That desire for greater understanding of other traditions has continued, and there are growing numbers of congregations engaged in interfaith dialogue, discovering that all the great religions of the world are fundamentally focused on peace." In the aftermath of 9/11, Trinity Church and St. Paul's Chapel in Lower Manhattan became sanctuaries for those seeking consolation. For eight months after the attacks, St. Paul's Chapel served as home to a volunteer relief effort, "becoming a place of renewal and inspiration for Ground Zero's physically and spiritually weary," a Trinity Church press release said. "People of faith gave sacrificially in the immediate aftermath of the plane crashes," said Jefferts Schori in her statement. "St. Paul's Chapel … opened its doors to the emergency responders, and volunteers appeared with food and socks, massaging hands and praying hearts. Volunteers continued to staff the chapel for months afterward, and prayers were offered as human remains were sought and retrieved in the ruins of the towers." As it did a decade ago, Trinity will open its doors in September to all seeking spiritual refuge. "The parish will honor the memory of those so tragically lost, and mark the unparalleled efforts of the first responders, recovery workers and volunteer community with community observances offering contemplation, solace and the embrace of a hopeful future," the Trinity release said. A series of commemorative events will be held at Trinity and St. Paul's from Sept. 6 to 11 under the theme "Remember to Love." During the six days, the public will be invited to tie white ribbons – symbols of remembrance – with the words "Remember to Love" on the fence around St. Paul's Chapel. Names and prayers may be written on the ribbons. On Sept. 8 at 7 p.m. acclaimed author and teacher Sharon Salzberg will lead a workshop, "Meditation on Lovingkindness," that will focus on remembering to love, "cultivating a deep sense of caring for self and for all of creation." The event will be held at Charlotte's Place, a storefront community center of Trinity Church located at 109 Greenwich Street. An all-night vigil will be observed from 6 p.m. to 5 a.m. beginning on Sept. 10, when St. Paul's Chapel will stay open for informal prayer, meditation, and labyrinth walks. On Sept. 11, events and services will run throughout the day, commencing with Holy Eucharist at 7:30 a.m. with Jefferts Schori as preacher and Diocese of New York Bishop Mark Sisk celebrating. Other events will include the ringing of the bell of hope, in remembrance of 9/11 victims, at 8:46 a.m., the time the first plane crashed into the World Trade Center; Holy Eucharist at 11:15 a.m.; the unveiling and blessing of an "Out of Many, One" flag at Charlotte's Place at 1 p.m.; a service honoring first responders, recovery workers and volunteers at St. Paul's Chapel at 2:30 p.m.; an interfaith ringing of the bell of hope, in remembrance of the victims, at 7:14 p.m.; and a candlelit Compline service at Trinity Church at 8 p.m. All events are free and open to the public. For information visit http://www.trinitywallstreet.org/911.

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