As quarantine rolls on, we are all getting a little stir crazy. At a time like this we need to ensure we are thinking clearly, not letting our emotions and frustrations override our common sense. Some of you may have seen the Governor's plan to begin re-opening the state, beginning Friday, April 24th. This plan calls for churches to re-open on May 1st. We want to be clear, Trinity will not be open until the Bishop, the Diocese as a whole, the mayor of Tulsa, and the science are all in agreement. Then, and only then, will we begin the process of prayer and discernment leading to our re-opening.
We take the health of our clergy, staff and parishioners extremely seriously. While some may think our hesitation is unwarranted, we would far prefer to err on the side of caution, than to put a single life in danger. Please know that we are doing all we can do to stay fully informed on the situation, watching the trends carefully in our area and surrounding states. We will continue to update you as we know more, and move toward a slow and deliberate reopening when it is safe to do so.
We will continue to have our daily meditation, TrinityConnect, Monday through Saturday at 11:00am on Facebook Live. Sunday services will be live streamed from the church at 11:00am on Sundays. The church building remains closed to reduce the risk to our staff and to minimize the spread of the COVID-19 virus, but all our staff are working. Please reach out to us here if you need anything at all. If you are unsure who to contact about a particular issue, know that we will all be happy to direct you to the correct person if we can assist you personally. If you can't reach anyone directly, please leave a message at the church by calling 918.582.4128. Messages left there are checked several times a day to ensure all needs are being met.
Through all of this uncertainty, be assured of one thing: your church has your best interests in mind as we make each and every decision. We continue to pray, be in community with each other via digital media, handwritten notes, and phone calls. The people are the church. And we will be together again when it is safe to do so.