Holy Week Liturgies
- Wednesday March 28th: Stations of the Cross, 7pm
- Thursday March 29th: Maundy Thursday liturgy 7pm (potluck at 5:30 in the Parish Hall)
- Friday March 30th: Good Friday liturgies at noon and at 7pm
- The nursery will be open during the evening services on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.
- Saturday March 31st: Easter Vigil, with baptisms, begins in the churchyard at 7:30pm
- Sunday April 1: Holy Eucharist at 7:30am, 9am (w/Children’s Chapel), 11:15am (w/Children’s Chapel), & 7pm
- Easter Egg Hunt at 10:30am in the churchyard
If you’re planning on joining us for Easter, we welcome you! Here’s some information that might be useful to you:
- We’re on the corner of Wool and Figueroa in historic Folsom, and the address for the church building is 803 Figueroa St.
- Haven’t been to an Episcopal service before? Don’t worry, the bulletin will tell you what to do and when to do it, and if you’re confused, just watch your neighbor or ask an usher. We promise that folks will want to help you, not judge you; you’re our guest, and you are welcome.
- All the Easter Sunday services include Holy Eucharist (Communion, Mass, the Lord’s Supper). All baptized Christians are welcome to take Communion in The Episcopal Church; you don’t have to be a member of the parish or an Episcopalian.
- The Easter Egg hunt (bring your own basket) starts at 10:30am in front of the church.
- The three Sunday morning services are very similar, and last about an hour and ten minutes, give or take five minutes. The 7:30am is a bit quieter, with fewer hymns than the later services; the 9am tends to have the highest attendance; and the 11:15am is “sung,” meaning that parts of the liturgy are chanted. The 7pm service is a contemplative candlelight service, with one simple hymn, 8-10 minutes of silent meditation instead of a sermon, and quiet time for silent prayer.
- Children are welcome at all our services! We don’t mind one bit if they make a little noise. We’re just happy they are here, and want them to know that God loves them. We have coloring sheets and comic book-style Bibles available, and during the 9am and 11:15am services, we have a separate Children’s Chapel (ages 3-8) in the Parish Hall, with prayers, songs, and a Bible story. Drop your kids at the Chapel before services begin, and they’ll join us later in the Church for Communion.
- Our building was built around 1861, and they weren’t thinking much about wheelchairs, walkers, and mobility challenges then. But we have tried to make the building as accessible as possible. There’s a wheelchair ramp on the side of the church building, and a wheelchair cut-out in the pew inside the door at the top of the ramp. If you’re not sure the best way to get into the church, ask an usher, and they will be more than happy to help!
Fulfilling Jesus’ command to love your neighbor as yourself (Matthew 22:39) begins at Trinity Folsom when we park our cars. We have lots of parking available on Wool Street between Figueroa and Mormon, and in the alley between the church and the Parish Hall. We are located in a residential neighborhood, so please be considerate of our neighbors if you are parking on the streets around us, and make sure their driveways aren’t blocked. There are free public parking lots one block away on Sutter Street (down the hill), and there’s always available street parking surrounding the old school on the corner of Mormon and Decatur, also only one block away, and no hills are involved!