Saturday, May 23, 2020

HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY!

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HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY!
To honor the veterans who rest in our graveyard, here is some biographical information on those who served their country in past wars as we also remember all who serve in the United States Armed Forces today.
Calvin Barker, Sr. (d. 1842) – He fought in the Massachusetts Line during the Revolution. He operated an apothecary store in Lansingburgh between 1800 and 1820.

The Rev. David Butler (1763-1843) – Trinity’s first priest (and Grace Church, Waterford and St. Paul’s, Troy as well), he fought in the American Revolution before he came to Lansingburgh from Connecticut.
David Henry (d. 1838) – Also served in the Revolution and died here at the age of 89 years.
Thomas Miter (d. 1822) – He was a British soldier who stayed on in this country after the war. His stone says “The last memorial of a Father’s worth.” His wife is also buried here.
Capt. Staats Morris (d. 1826) – He served in the Revolution in a unit from just outside New York City where he lived at the time. His father, Lewis Morris, was one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence.
John Hackett (d. 1875) – He served as a Private in Company K, 169th NY Volunteers which saw service through most of the Civil War. The unit was made up of men from Rensselaer and Washington counties.
Robert Hollingsworth (d. 1863) – This young man died during the Civil War at the age of 18, serving as a Private in the Company C of the 125th Regiment of NY Volunteers, whose members were from Lansingburgh, Schaghticoke, Pittstown and Sand Lake. His unit was part of the defenses around Washington, DC when he died.
Frederick S. Hurd (d. 1863) – His stone notes that he died at Fort Hudson on June 25th at the age of 26. This would have been during the Siege of Port Hudson, Louisiana. When the Union forces finally won, the victory gave them control of the Mississippi River. Hurd’s gravestone has a carved kepi, or uniform cap, on the top of it. He was Staats Morris’ step-grandson.
Gravestone of  David Butler, first rector of Trinity

Logo for Revolutionary War veterans

Logo for Revolutionary War veterans



Saturday, April 11, 2020

Lent and Easter away from the Church Buildings

The COVID 19 pandemic has forced Trinity to close its doors for services and programs, but members of our church family have found ways to observe Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter.

Sacristan Sue Dippo visited church at the beginning of the quarantine period to check on the altar linens. The light shining through the stained glass windows cast a beautiful message of hope on the white marble.




We have a Trinity tradition of sharing an agape supper of bread and soup prior to Maundy Thursday services. We couldn't gather for the meal this year, but Beth and Stacy prepared soup at home.


We have been unable to conduct Stations of the Cross on most Lenten Fridays, but James and Darlene found a way to observe Good Friday outdoors. "James and I went to St. Agnes cemetery in Menands. There is a lot in section 19 that has stations of the cross. We listened to Bishop Love's stations on the diocese website."

 Beth and Family have decorated for Easter... 


...and so has Elida.

Below are some photos of Easter in church last year.










Monday, March 23, 2020

Is this proper social distancing?

Let's stay connected during the corona virus stay-at-home time. If you have Trinity photos to share, please leave a message in the comment section. You can send photos of yourself and family as you remain sequestered in your home and neighborhood OR photos of past parish events. 

We'll start with this picture that Stacy took as she walked solo on Sunday. Human members of our Trinity family have to keep our 6-feet social distance, but these tired furry friends visiting the churchyard are lounging very close together. James Golden built the benches for his Eagle Scout project last year. The squirrels are grateful for your craftsmanship, James.

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” (Matthew 11:28)

Saturday, March 7, 2020

Youth Sundays - February and March 2020

At our annual meeting on January 26, parish members decided to designate the first Sunday of each month as Youth Sunday. During the Holy Eucharist Service, youth served as lectors and prayer leaders. The children performed special songs - "This Little Light of Mine" on February 2nd and "Jesus Loves Me" on March 1st.




Annual Parish Meeting - January 26, 2020


Our annual meeting took place after the Holy Eucharist Service on January 26, 2020.