On the corner of Broadway and Berry, in downtown Fort Wayne, sits an old stone church. Disciples of Jesus Christ have gathered at Trinity Episcopal Church for more than 175 years. They have served those in need, and each other; they have planted new churches, and they have worked together to help bring to fruition God’s dream for all of God’s children. This old stone church houses a rich and storied history, but our history does not define the present… or our future.
At Trinity, all people are welcomed and encouraged to grow into the full image of God. Regardless of gender identity, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, race, or physical ability we believe that God loves you… no exceptions. We have more questions than answers, but we commit to journeying together on the path of love that is the way of Jesus Christ. We believe, but pray for the strength to overcome our disbelief. We are sinners with pasts, and saints in the making.
Life is made of moments; whether we are 7 months, 17 years, 37 years, or 77 years old, we all need each other to live fully in these moments. We need one another to become peacemakers in a violent world. To become healers, rather than people who bring harm. To become holy listeners, rather than those who judge without compassion.
Coming to a new church, this old stone church included, can be intimidating. Especially when you might not know anyone, are unfamiliar with the service, or do not know where the bathroom is. But no matter where you come from, someone here has probably been there too. And no matter where you’re going, we at Trinity Episcopal Church are looking forward to walking with you.
Holy Communion Rite I
Holy Communion Rite II
Holy Eucharist with
Second Sunday Each Month
Sacred Space with
*During the winter months, if Fort Wayne Community Schools is on a 2-hour delay or cancelled, there will be no Friday morning service.
Second Sunday of each month
With Holy Eucharist
Sacred Space is intentionally patterned with the words of the Psalmist in mind: “Be still, then, and know that I am God (Psalm 46:11).” In this liturgy you are invited to be still, to rest in God, and to let your mind wander towards the Holy. There will be time for lighting candles, silent prayer and reflection, and for the Spirit to be made manifest among us. Each offering of this liturgy will include simple chant, prayers for light and our community, and the Holy Eucharist. Please join us on the second Sunday of each month at 5pm to experience Sacred Space.
Tea & Talk
With the start of Trinity's new Fall programs on October 6th, Tea & Talk will have a change in their program.
We will continue to meet for Talk, Coffee, Tea and Donuts upstairs in the Great Hall. At 9:00 am, we will participate in the forums that are scheduled for each Sunday in October.
Starting in November, we will resume our Tea and Talk programs in
the lounge beginning at 8:45 am.
November 3rd - Cindy Fisher will explain the Catechesis Children's program (2nd Floor Classroom)
November 10th - Fr. T.J. - Review of the Diocesan Convention
November 17th - Fr. Paul Greve - program TBA
November 24th - Group discussion - Giving thanks
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact
Marita O'Neil-Maloley at 750-3848
Askesis: Young Adult Formation and Fellowship Series
Are you 20- to 40-ish? Looking to deepen your prayer life, discipleship, and fellowship with other members of our church community? Then join us for a five-week series beginning in early October inspired by the ancient Christian practice of Askesis (spiritual discipline). We will engage in a daily individual prayer practice, shared readings, and a weekly fellowship gathering. There will also be weekly e-mail reflections from Fr. Phil and a social media forum, so even if you can’t attend all of the evening meetings, you can still take part!
Kick-Off Brunch (families welcome): Sunday, October 6th, following the 10AM service, Joanna’s Family Restaurant, 3720 W. Jefferson Blvd.
Fellowship Meetings: Tuesdays: October 8, 15, 22, 29, and Nov. 5, 6PM - 7:30PM, meet in the Trinity Youth Room (basement).
If you are interested, contact Fr. Phil for details.
Often, we as Christians look to other faith traditions for ways to engage in contemplative practices, while overlooking one of our own. The Daily Office is the cornerstone of Anglican prayer life. The rhythm of the Psalter, the canticles, and the reading of Holy Scripture is a wonderful spiritual tool for our daily lives. In an attempt to share this experience with people of Trinity Church, Fathers T.J. and Phil will be visiting local coffee shops every Wednesday morning at 9:30am for morning prayer and coffee. Please check the bulletin calendar for locations. Morning Prayer will begin on October 9th at Old Crown (3417 N. Anthony).
October Adult Forum
On Sunday mornings at 9am during the month of October (6th, 13th, 20th, 27th) we will gather in the great hall to learn more about the Daily Office. The Office is an overlooked portion of our Book of Common Prayer, that is intended to be the foundation of spiritual lives. If you are interested in learning more about and learning to pray Morning Prayer, Noonday Prayer, Evening Prayer, and Compline please consider attending these forums.
Thursday is an often-overlooked day of the week. It is too far into the week to be new and shiny, and too close to the weekend to stand out. Too often, the church catholic has overlooked voices from the margins of power structures. Thursday Theology is an intentional effort to engage with voices that have been ignored by the church catholic. We will gather in the Trinity Lounge at 6pm to engage in prayerful conversation and listening. Our first meeting was September 26th. We began by reading chapter one of Living into God’s Dream: Dismantling Racism in America, edited by Catherine Meeks. Please read chapter two and three by October 24th. If you need help purchasing the book, please contact Fr. T.J.
Fall Dates: October 24th, November 14th, December 19th.
Trinity Men’s Breakfast
The men of Trinity Church are invited to gather one Saturday a month for a men’s breakfast. The gatherings are informal; no program, no preparation, just a chance to get together for fellowship. We will meet at Dash-In (814 S. Calhoun St.) at 9am. There is no need to register ahead of time. If you have any questions, please contact Fr. T.J. or Fr. Phil. Fall dates are October 19th, November 16th, and December 21st.
Pints and Parables
Beginning October 8th, Pints and Parables will return. Please bring your Bible and a snack or drink to share. We will begin with Chapter 1 of Matthew’s Gospel. Pints and Parables will meet the second Tuesday of each month in the Trinity Lounge at 6pm. Fall dates are October 8th, November 12th, and December 10th. Please contact Fr. T.J. if you have any questions.
December Adult Forum
On Sunday mornings at 9am during the month of December (1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd) we will gather for a conversation on Rowan Williams’ book Being Christian. The conversations will be designed so that you can fully participate without having read the book, but you will be able to engage more fully if you do. We will cover one chapter each week. Williams wrote the book around the foundations of being Christian: Bible, Baptism, Eucharist, and Prayer.
Christian Formation Gathering Times
11:15 A.M - 12:00 P.M.
Trinity offers Sunday School for youth of all ages.
6:00 - 7:30 P.M.
Trinity youth meet for a meal, playtime and Bible study.
10:00 - 10:30 A.M.
Study for adults.