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Beloved Siblings in Christ,
We've got to be honest: this is hard. Managing our own lives in a pandemic is hard enough. But handling the spiritual well being of hundreds of parishioners during a pandemic is a delicate balance of a different kind. That's why we need your help. Please help guide us as we navigate this ever-changing terrain by taking this quick survey. Help us understand what makes you feel safe, what we could do better, and send us your creative solutions! We are a team - clergy, staff, vestry, parishioners - and we need to work together to keep our folks safe emotionally, physically, and spiritually.
On that note, we also need your help making sure everyone is receiving the pastoral care they need. It is impossible for us to track every single parishioner through their day to day lives. We rely heavily on social media and other parishioners to let us know when something is amiss. So, if you hear of a parishioner who is ill, or you notice people haven't been in their pews for a few weeks, let us know. We would much rather 10 people tell us about the same issue, than not hear about it at all. You can always call the church, send a message through the website or facebook, or email one of the staff.
Finally, we are excited to announce a return to Liturgy on the Lot for our 9:00am service only. Beginning September 5th, the 9:00am service will be outside. Children will not leave for children's chapel, and the sermon will instead be a child-friendly homily. And stick around after the service for a craft in lieu of Godly Play Sunday School classes for children. We are making this change in response to the very clear voices of parents desperate to keep their unvaccinated children safe. We hope this outdoor option will alleviate some of the stress of this difficult time for families, and anyone else who chooses to join in.
We are also pleased to announce that, on September 5th we will resume outside coffee hour. The temperatures have just been too high in August, but we're hoping we'll have slightly cooler mornings so those who choose to may, once again, enjoy hospitality outside. Join us under the porte cochere at 6th and Cincinnati.
As always, thank you for your patience and support throughout these past months.
Let each of you look not to your own interests, but to the interests of others.
The clergy and staff of Trinity Episcopal Church +