A Note from the Rector as we begin our 2019 Stewardship Appeal: This is a place to CONNECT

As we head into 2019, we enter the Centennial Year for our parish—the anniversary of the founding of an Episcopal worshiping community at the corner of 33rd and Meridian.

Although we have undergone many changes in 100 years (including a name and a church building), some things have remained constant at Trinity Episcopal Church.

This is a place to CONNECT. It’s where we connect to Beauty. Connect to Tradition. Connect to Hope. Connect to Call. Connect to a Neighborhood, and to a City. Connect to Service. Connect to Community. Connect to God.

And it’s where we can connect to a legacy of generosity that has enabled Trinity to live into its vocation as a parish.

What is that Legacy of Generosity? It includes the leaders who transformed a Baptist church into the Episcopal Church of the Advent here in 1919, and the visionary benefactors who in 1953 built the beautiful Trinity Church we enjoy today. The legacy includes Rector Ernest Lynch, who conceived a school here that would anchor us to our neighborhood in the early 1960s, and those of you who brought into being the Trinity Outreach Center in the 2009. It’s the founders of the Sunday Dinner in 2007 and St. Nicholas Early Learning just over two years ago. And, of course, the legacy includes Mr. Eli Lilly, whose bequest in 1977 continues to provide material foundation for the amazing abundance God shares with this parish. That bequest, along with your continued faithful giving, allows us to imagine great things as a church, including founding our most recent ministry— Trinity Haven, Indiana’s first home for LGBTQ youth at risk of homelessness.

The generosity of the past has ensured our present vitality, but it alone will not propel our future success. As we embark on our Centennial year, I invite you to CONNECT BOLDLY to this Legacy of Generosity.

There are at least 100 reasons to connect boldly to a legacy of giving at Trinity in its Centennial Year. But the most important reason to be generous is this: to express gratitude to the Holy One for God’s provision, grace and abundance of love in our lives, and in our Church. Please join me, and Connect BOLDLY to that spirit of gratitude in 2019.

Faithfully, and with love,

The Rev’d Julia Whitworth, Rector

Voter Outreach Needs You!

Vote Faithfully Campaign Continues: Faith in Indiana sponsoring voter outreach


Faith in Indiana Seeks Volunteers for October Voter Outreach

Faith in Indiana is sponsoring voter outreach across Indiana, and volunteers are needed to staff phone banks and register voters. Faith in Indiana does not represent a particular party or opinion–it seeks to help people fulfill their civic duty by voting in November.

Christ Church Cathedral and St. Christopher’s, Carmel, are both hosting phone banks; to volunteer, please email the coordinator for the site of your choice and indicate the date you can help.

Christ Church Cathedral
Dates: October  29
Time: 6-8 p.m. Eastern
To volunteer, please email Jude Magers.
St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church, Carmel
Dates: October  30
Time: 6-8 p.m. Eastern
To volunteer, please email Stephanie Grabow.
Please contact Deacon Fatima Yakubu-Madus with questions.

Martin Neary, LVO: Guest Conductor on Sunday, October 21

Martin Neary, LVO will be our guest conductor at the 10AM service on Sunday, October 21.

Martin Neary was Organist and Master of Music at Winchester Cathedral (1972-87) and Westminster Abbey (1988-98). As a Chapel Royal Chorister, he sang at the Queen’s Coronation in 1953, and he was later Organ Scholar of Caius College, Cambridge. He was a prize-winner at the first St Alban’s International Organ Competition in 1963, and made his first visit to the USA that year as a student at Tanglewood. He soon became recognised as a concert organist, playing at the Royal Festival Hall and touring widely. In 2004 he was organ soloist at the First Night of the BBC Proms.

As conductor, Martin Neary championed contemporary composers, and in particular commissioned liturgical works from John Tavener and Jonathan Harvey, many receiving their first performances at Winchester. His numerous recordings include a Purcell CD: Music for Queen Mary with the Abbey Choir, nominated for a Grammy. With the Winchester and Westminster Choirs he made 25 foreign tours, including performances in the Kremlin and Carnegie Hall.

Martin Neary continues his career as organist, conductor, composer and writer, founding the English Chamber Singers, with whom he toured Australia, and the RSCM Millennium Youth Choir. In 2005 he directed John Tavener’s all night Veil of the Temple at the Holland Festival, and in 2007 he founded the West-Coast based Millennium Consort Singers, who have appeared at Disney Hall. He is Chief Guest Conductor of the Grand Rapids Choir of Men and Boys. Among his compositions are Mass of the Redeemer, commissioned by the Church of the Redeemer, Bethesda, Maryland, and the setting for this morning’s service.

Martin Neary has twice served as President of the Royal College of Organists, and is Chairman of the Herbert Howells Society. Among his awards are Honorary Membership of the Association of Anglican Musicians (1997), a Lambeth Doctorate of Music (2012) and his appointment as Lieutenant of the Royal Victorian Order, in recognition of his services at the funeral of Princess Diana.