Exploring Spirituality 

Growing spiritually is a never ending practice. But this is a joy, in-and-of itself. Exploring new ways to connect with God rejuvenates a sense of wonder and gratitude. In my own spiritual life, art has been a constant. I have recently discovered Christian artists exploring modern interpretations of Christian iconography. These artists take the basics of iconography and bring them to the 21st century, connecting the traditions of the past with the possibilities of the present. If you are looking for new ways to explore your own spirituality, I would encourage you to see their work. Artists Kelly Latimore and Kreg Yingst are two of my favorites. May we always embrace the beauty and imagination of seeking spiritual growth.

Blessings, Pastor Katheryn 

Dates to Remember:

  • Oct. 1, Carolee Todd Memoiral
  • Oct. 2, Nancy Lynn Jarvis
  • Oct. 22-23, Church Retreat

Scripture this Sunday: 

Pastor Katheryn will be preaching on Luke 14:1, 7-14

Memorial Service

Carolee Todd, a beloved member of our church community, passed away peacefully in her home on August 8th, a month after her 100th birthday. Her memorial service will be at Trinity on Oct. 1 at 1 PM in our sanctuary. Read her obituary here.

Nancy Lynn Jarvis

Local author Nancy Lynn Jarvis is coming to Trinity! She will speak after church on October 2 and will describe the creative process of writing and developing her book “The Widow’s Walk League.” Ms. Jarvis is the author of multiple mystery books all set in the Santa Cruz area and the editor of “Santa Cruz Weird,” a collection of short stories. More details to come!

All Church Retreat

Mark your calendars! Our All Church Retreat will be Oct. 22-23 at Redwood Glen Conference Center. To accommodate busy schedules, control costs, and to meet our guaranteed 25 overnight participants, we are having a one night retreat this year. It will begin Saturday morning with breakfast, and end with Sunday morning worship. Cost for the 4 meals, lodging with private baths, linens provided and beds made, is just $129/person double and $140/person single. We hope most will attend both days and overnight. Daytrippers pay $12 each plus meals. $10 Breakfast, $12 Lunch and $14 Dinner. An attendance survey will be coming from the church office soon. For questions ask George Bunch or Ellen Bauerle.

Community Spotlights:

Library Update
The Library will return to regular hours on Thursday, September 1, 2022. When we reopen, the display will be “Back to School from Generation to Generation." I am looking for pictures of you, your children, or grandchildren’s graduations. You can deliver standard film photos to me or email or text electronic photos to me at 707-372-2958. In October, the library will feature books from local authors Laurie King, Nancy Lynn Jarvis, and our own Ed and Sally Sams

Warmly, Larry the Librarian


August Birthdays
25 Katherine Macway
26 Debbie Bates

August Anniversaries
25 Cliff & Carolyn Brothers
29 Darrell & Sue Yeaney
31 Kostas & Lenore Spalaris

September Birthdays
8 Dave Macway
19 Patti Maraldo
27 Bob Scott
     Jolynn Carrington- Khoury

September Anniversaries
3 Richard & Roberta Zakarian
12 Ed & Sally Sams

Each Week at Trinity:

  • Sunday worship: 10:30 AM in person and on Zoom
  • Choir practice: Sunday mornings, 9 AM in the Sanctuary
  • Lectionary class: Sunday mornings, 9 AM in the Fireside Room
  • Garden club: Thursday mornings, 9 AM on the lawn
  • Jeremiah study: Thursday afternoons, 1 PM on Zoom
  • Nooners class: Sundays, 12 PM in the Fireside Room and on Zoom
  • Coffee hour: immediately following our Sunday worship service in the Courtyard
  • Library hours: our Library is open during coffee hour and Thursdays from 10 AM to noon
  • Art and scripture: Mondays, 5 PM in the Fellowship Hall

Since 1938, as a congregation in the Presbyterian Church, USA, Trinity has carried on a ministry of worship and service in the Santa Cruz community and has extended itself into the world through participation in regional, national, and international mission programs. You are warmly invited to join us in the challenge of Christian faith and ministry. Should you have questions about church activities, pastoral services or membership at Trinity, please speak with our pastor or contact the church office.

Trinity Presbyterian Church Supports:

Presbyterian Missionaries in Congo: Jeffery and Christi Boyd
in Indonesia: Bernie and Farsijana Adeney-Riskakotta
on the Mexico/US border: Craft Giron and Mark Adams and Miriam Maldonado Escobar

The Covenant Network of Presbyterians, Faith Community Shelter, Wings, Rebele Family Shelter, 
Habitat For Humanity, Friends Outside

Immanuel House, Presbyterian Church, U.S.A. General Mission, Sweet Pea Project, 
Alcoholics Anonymous, Santa Cruz al Salvador,
Court Appointed Special Advocates, 
Boy Scout Troop #618, Cub Scout Troop #618

Trinity Church Officers:

Ellen Bauerle, Clerk of Session
Class of 2022: Chuck Cobery, Debbie Bates
Class of 2023: George Bunch, Ed Sams
Class of 2024: Kathy Willott, Chad Bell, Charlie May

Class of 2022: Pete Halper, Joanne Clever, Vickie Rutan
Class of 2023: Amanda Bell, Glenn Joy, Marta Narus
Class of 2024: Karen Wichelmann, Gwen May, Lorraine Vilardo 

Copyright © 2021 Trinity Presbyterian Church, All rights reserved.

Our mailing address:
420 Melrose Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA 95062

Our office hours:
Tuesday - Thursday
10 AM - 2 PM

Pastor's contact hours:
Sunday - Thursday
9 AM - 5 PM

Contact us:
Church Office (831) 423 8995
Pastor Katheryn (828) 514 3085

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