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Welcome


 "We are bonded together in a covenant relationship with Jesus Christ, the Lord of our lives.  We seek to grow as disciples of Jesus by worship, study, prayer, and service so that we may love God and one another and bring the Good News of Christ to those beyond our parish family."

  • Rich liturgical worship in the Anglican/Episcopal tradition
  • Biblical  preaching and teaching
  • Classic hymnody and choral music
  • Ministries of healing and pastoral care
  • Many classes and activities geared for a variety of ages

Please join us at 10:30 on Sunday mornings!

"Thrust out a little from the land," (Luke 5:3) and founded upon a rock, may it ever point the way to Heaven and allure men and attract them, win them and fit them and train them for the Temple that is not made with hands." -- Annie Clarkson, 1896.

Contact Us

Trinity Church
8 Maple St. Fall Island
Potsdam, New York 13676
Phone: 315-265-5754

Regular Schedule

  • In addition to the events listed below there are also a number of small group Bible studies that meet in parishioners’ homes. If you are interested in participating in such a group please speak to Fr. Christopher.
Sunday
  • Adult Bible Study
    – 9:00 AM
  • Holy Eucharist
    – 10:30 AM
  • Sunday School and Nursery
    – 10:30 AM
  • College Group, The Rector's Home
    – 5:00 PM
Wednesday
  • Men's Bible Study
    – 7:00 AM
  • Healing Eucharist, Chapel
    – 12:00 PM
  • Choir Rehearsal
    – 7:15 PM
Thursday
  • Renovare
    – 1:30 PM

Announcements

30 Hour Famine
This comes from Julia Fulton (a graduating senior who will be going to college next fall):
 
On May 22-23, Anna, Clayton, and Owen Hardiman, as well as my brother William, and I, will be participating in an event run by World Vision called the 30 Hour Famine. During the "Famine," we will fast for 30 hours to raise awareness about world hunger, to collect funds to help feed the hungry, and to get a sense of what it's like to go without food.
 
In 2012, 8,000 children under the age of 5 died from hunger-related causes. That's about one death every 10 seconds. Most of these kids died from malnutrition rather than starvation, meaning they had gone too long without the right kind of food to keep them healthy. Worldwide, 842 million people--over 2.5 times the population of the United States--are hungry. That means every eighth person on the planet is suffering because they don't have enough food.
 
But here's the good news: you can help change this! Just $35 can feed and care for a child for a month. Our youth group is trying to raise $2,000 this year, and we would be grateful for any donations to help us reach that goal. World Vision will use the money to:
  • Teach people improved farming techniques
  • Equip families to grow healthier, more abundant crops and livestock
  • Provide access to clean water for nutritious harvest
  • Run malnutrition centers during a food crisis
  • Distribute emergency food supplies when there's a disaster
Thanks in part to efforts like the 30 Hour Famine, the number of people dying from hunger, disease, and poverty has dropped from 40,000 to 18,000 in the last two decades. But there is still work to be done. We would be very grateful for any donations you are able to give. We also ask your prayers for us as we fast and for the people around the world who are hungry.
Thanks! Julia Fulton
Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide

April 25, 2015, was the 100th anniversary of the beginning of the Armenian Genocide, in which the Turks sought to exterminate the Armenian population living within their borders. 1.5 million Armenians were killed, either by execution, gruesome massacres, or forced marches into Syrian desert – the result of policies that came from the highest levels of the Turkish government. It was, as Pope Francis said last week, “the first of genocide of the 20th century.” The Armenian Genocide seems, in fact, to have been an inspiration to Adolph Hitler in his own ruthless policies of extermination. This is clear from his comment on August 22, 1939, “Who, after all, speaks today of the annihilation of the Armenians?” 

This past Thursday, Catholicos of All Armenians, Karekin II presided at the liturgy at ancient Cathedral in Echmiadzin, Aremenia, in which the 1.5 million victims of the Armenian Genocide were canonized as saints. This act dramatizes the fact that the massacre of the Armenians was not based merely on ethnic hatred, nor anxiety about a disloyal “fifth column” that would betray Turkey to her Russian and allied adversaries at the height of the World War I. What distinguished the Armenians and set them apart was their tenacious Christian faith.

In 301 AD, Gregory the Illuminator baptized the King of Armenia, Tiridates III. Gregory was an Armenian aristocrat who had grown up at an exile in Cappadocia, where he was educated by a Christian holy man named Phirmilianos. With the baptism of Tiridates, Armenia became the world’s first Christian nation. The Armenian Orthodox Church was always been independent of Roman Catholicism and Eastern Orthodoxy. When Muslim armies overran the Byzantine and Persian Empires, and eventually Turkey and parts of Eastern Europe, the Armenians maintained their independence and have stubbornly clung to their Christian faith, often at a severe cost.

Of all the churches of the East, the Armenian Church is probably the closest to the Episcopal Church. We always had a few Armenian students in my seminary, and I remember being part of a group that had tea at St. Vartan’s Cathedral in New York City with the Archbishop Manougian who had himself attended an Episcopal seminary. The Armenian Church retains the apostolic succession; it is in communion with the Copts and Ethiopians as well as the Syriac Church of Syria, Iraq and the southern India. Together they are known as the “Oriental Orthodox” churches. While the Armenians have their own traditions, ethos and spirituality, like most eastern Churches, they celebrate the Eucharist according the liturgy of St. John Chrysostom.

Today we celebrate our fellowship with our Armenian brothers and sisters, and we honor the witness of Armenian martyrs of 1915, as we remember the words of Jesus, “whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake and the gospel's will save it.”

A prayer

O God of unchangeable power and eternal light: Look favorably on your whole Church, that wonderful and sacred mystery; especially let your blessing rest upon the ancient and still vibrant Armenian Orthodox Church; by the effectual working of your providence, carry out in tranquility the plan of salvation; let the whole world see and know that things which were cast down are being raised up, and things which had grown old are being made new, and that all things are being brought to their perfection by him through whom all things were made, your Son Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

(Adapted from the Book of Common Prayer)

An Armenian Prayer

Jesus, wisdom of the Father, grant me the wisdom to always think, speak and do that which is good in your sight. Deliver me from evil thoughts, words and deeds.Have mercy upon your creation, and on me, a manifold sinner.

(From the works of St. Nerses the Graceful)

Easter!

Alleluia, Christ is Risen!

From Trinity's Easter Eggstravaganza on Holy Saturday

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Upcoming Events

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MON
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TUE
Vestry Meeting
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Parish Hall
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27

WED
Men's Bible Study
7:00 AM
Overcroft
Nursing Home Service
10:30 AM
Maplewood Health Care And Rehabilitation Center in Canton
Renovare
1:30 PM
West Wing
Choir Rehearsal
7:15 PM
Chapel
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28

THU
Community Supper
5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Free will dinner. All invited. Parish Hall
For April the Menu is Beef Stew
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SUN
Bible Study - Paul’s Letter to the Romans
9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
West Wing
Holy Eucharist
10:30 AM
Church
Sunday School and Nursery Care
10:30 AM
West Wing and Nursery
College Group
5:00 PM
The Rector's Home