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Beloved Family in Christ,
With Covid cases on the rise in Tulsa, we have made the difficult decision to suspend our in-person, outdoor service, Liturgy on the Lot. We know for some this was a much-loved new tradition each Sunday, but we simply cannot take chances with your safety and well being. But there are other ways you can connect with our Trinity community, and the broader Episcopal community.
Sign up for the global practice of AdventWord. Explore AdventWord - a daily discipline of contemplation, gratitude and preparation for the coming of Christ. You can share your thoughts with other Trinitarians taking part, and read what others at Trinity, and around the world, have to say on the daily word. Learn more below.
Fr. Chris and parishioner Rick Barr as starting a new "Advent edition" of their weekly contemplative prayer & mediation group. Starting on Tuesday, December 1st at 6:30pm they are making a format change to the prayer and meditation sessions for the four week of Advent. The group will keep the sitting meditation format as is, but will also begin with optional teachings and reflections on the contemplative tradition from the perspective of some of its revered teachers. Learn more below.
Another Advent option is an Advent Box. Sign up to receive a special box, carefully curated by Trinity staff and clergy, containing crafts and activities for the Advent season. Perfect for families, but open to anyone, Advent boxes are a great way to prepare yourself and your loved ones for the birth of Christ! Learn more below.
The Trinity book club, facilitated by Deacon Deborah, will start a new book on December 1st, just in time for Advent. This casual book discussion group will read Inspired: Slaying Giants, walking in water, and Loving the Bible Again by Rachel Held Evans. Learn more below.
Heading in to the final stretch of 2020, our Vestry is preparing for elections in the new year. If you are interested in running for vestry, or would like to nominate someone else, please let one of the members of the nominating committee know. Vestry members serve for a three year term. Find out more about your current vestry here. Find the nomination committee members below.
Sunday is Consecration Sunday. If you haven't yet taken part in our 2021 Stewardship Campaign, Faith-Filled Generosity, you can pledge online here, or use the pledge card you received in the mail. If you didn't receive a pledge card, you can request one here. Why is pledging important? Your pledge is a commitment to the church that nurtures your spiritual growth. It helps the vestry and staff plan for the year ahead, and ensures programs, facilities, and grounds keep functioning. Please make your pledge of any amount today. Click here to watch Michael Broyles share the reasons he pledges to Trinity.
Don't forget to check out some of the great ways you can make an impact on the lives of some of those less fortunate than yourself. Remember, the building may be closed but the church is open and we are counting on you to Be The Church.
The Clergy & Staff of Trinity Episcopal Church +