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Update: July 16, 2:30pm - Sign up for Midweek Meditation

Updated: Sep 5

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Beloved Family in Christ,


When we shut down in March, we had no idea how long our doors would be closed. We were hoping to be open and on our way to "normal" again by now, but it looks as if we're in this for the long haul. Many of our parishioners have reported to us that they miss time in the building. While we all know the church is not the building and is, in fact, the people, we also understand the comfort and peace many find in our beautiful nave. In an effort to meet the needs of our parishioners, while still following the guidelines of the diocese and the CDC, we are introducing Midweek Meditation. Midweek Meditation will begin next Wednesday, July 22nd. We invite you to sign up for a time slot for personal prayer and contemplation in the church. Time slots will be in 15 minute increments from 2:00-5:45pm on Wednesdays through August and are by appointment only. We ask that you practice social distancing and wear a mask at all times in the building. If you would prefer to call for a time slot, you may call Front Office Coordinator, Jan Schneider, at 918-691-9371. We hope that facilitating a safe way to provide access to the building will help soothe those missing the quiet of the nave. Please note, Prayer Books and Hymnals will be removed from the nave to reduce opportunities for virus spread. You may have heard that the City of Tulsa passed a mask ordinance today. While we already have a mask requirement for staff and volunteers working in the church, we are pleased that the city is taking the safety and health of its citizens seriously. When we reopen our doors, Trinity will have many safety measures in place, to compliment mask wearing. There will be no coffee hour, or lingering for conversation. The great hall will be closed for seating and general access - with only the path to the restrooms open to parishioners. The West doors will remain locked and only Southwest doors will be used for entry and exit.  Temperatures will be taken at the door. Before we open, we will release a complete list of safety precautions so that individuals may make the best decisions for themselves, with regard to returning to in-person worship. While our doors are closed, we continue with virtual worship through our daily TrinityConnect and weekly Virtual Service on Sundays. If you aren't able to join us live, the videos remain on our Facebook page, and you can enjoy them any time on Trinity's YouTube page. We are in the process of finalizing plans for virtual Christian Formation classes, which will begin in August. Please watch for more details. In the meantime, we encourage continued support for your fellow parishioners. We also continue to provide virtual ways to engage, including our Book Club (read more below), and Virtual Trivia Night (details below). Register here to receive the Trivia Night zoom link. We know it's getting old. As one parishioner said yesterday, her child will need to be "reintroduced to society." Many of us feel a little like that. But, we can rely on the words of the Book of Common Prayer in this prayer for the parish: Almighty and everliving God, ruler of all things in heaven and earth, hear our prayers for this parish family. Strengthen the faithful, arouse the careless, and restore the penitent. Grant us all things necessary for our common life, and bring us all to be of one heart and mind within your holy Church; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.   In Christ, The Clergy & Staff of Trinity Episcopal Church +

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