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October 8, 2020 - Outdoor services planned

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Beloved Family in Christ, What a great turn out we had for Blessing of the Animals! It was so wonderful to see all your faces, well, half your faces anyway. With the success of our first in-person service, we have decided to launch Liturgy on the Lot, an in-person parking lot service. The first service will take place at 3:00pm on Sunday, October 18th.  Why 3:00pm? As our days get colder, an afternoon service will provide warmer temps and allow us to stay outside longer, thus reducing the risk of virus spread inside. We realize afternoon won't be convenient for everyone, and many of you are still isolating, so we will continue to offer our normal 10:00am livestreamed service on Facebook. Now, we asked folks to social distance at the Blessing of the Animals, but some of you just couldn't resist hugging. We get it - we miss our people, too! Please understand that the continuation of in-person services really will be contingent on people following social distancing guidelines. In order to make this work, please note the below procedures for Liturgy on the Lot:  

  • Cars must be parked on the street to allow for maximum distancing in our lot. 

  • Those requiring handicapped parking may park on the east side of the day school building and the playground only. Please do not use these spots unless you require handicapped parking.

  • Masks will be REQUIRED at Liturgy on the Lot, and must be worn properly, covering the mouth and nose.

  • Social distancing must be maintained. Please stay at least 6' away from those not in your family group and/or those in your bubble (a bubble is defined as a group of people who have made the conscious decision to spend time with each other without social distancing, and who agree not to spend time with others without social distancing.)

  • Communion will be in one kind (wafer only) and we strongly encourage you to use sanitizer before accepting the host. Clergy will sanitize and wear gloves.

  • Liturgy on the Lot will not be weather dependent. That means, dress for the weather! Have a spare jacket or umbrella in your car. We will not move the service inside. Depending on attendance, we may move under the promenade at the east doors for inclement weather.

We look forward to seeing you all in person, beginning October 18th!  In other parish news, Deacon Linda Paul will be embarking on an exciting new venture. Unfortunately, it will also mean that Sunday, December 13th will be Deacon Linda's last day at Trinity before she moves on to fulfill a long-held dream. Read Deacon Linda's letter to the parish here. Don't forget that Mo. Cheryl and Deacon Deborah are both starting new zoom classes this week. This is a great opportunity to engage with other parishioners while also expanding your world views and engaging in spiritual and personal growth.  Sign up below to receive the zoom links. Do you have a young person in your home? In an effort to keep our youth engaged while also keeping them safe, we have decided to make our annual Christmas performances virtual.  Both the Christmas Pageant and the Monty Python-style Not Quite Christmas Review will be done via video this year. Participants will receive their roles and scripts via email, create costumes from every day items at home, and film their parts on phones or other devices (if you need a device for filming, let us know!). The clips will be edited together for full performances to be shared with the parish via digital communication. Email Becky Moseman to sign up and receive more information.

We hope that everyone is staying healthy and well. Make sure to let us know if you, or anyone you know, needs the support of the church. We are counting on you to help nurture our community.  The Clergy & Staff of Trinity Episcopal Church +

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