June. How on earth are we almost done with June? Today marks six months from Christmas, and we've barely even seen each other this year. Strange times, indeed.
Even though we haven't been together in person, we are still together in community. Parishioners are writing letters to each other, some check in by phone. We are playing online Bingo together and enjoy Trivia Nights via Zoom. We share the daily meditation,TrinityConnect, on Facebook, and we come together on Sundays for the abbreviated live streamed service. If you miss a service, you can always catch up on ourYouTube channelat a later time. While you're there, check out some of the #ChooseTrinity videos. These are great ways to get to know your fellow parishioners and hear why Trinity is spiritual home to so many. And if you'd like to share your personal reasons for choosing Trinity, please send photos and/or videos toHannah Middlebrook for feature on our Facebook page.
Even as some grow frustrated that Trinity remains closed, we are mindful of thequickly rising numbers of infectionsin the state. Every life in our congregation is important - too important to risk for the sake of in-person worship. We have set our tentative opening date as July 12th but please be aware this istentative. If we do not see a significant slowing or decline in Covid-19 cases, we will not reopen. As Fr. Lee mentioned in today's TrinityConnect, we are watching the numbers carefully, gathering your input and reading up on best practices to ensure that when wedoopen, we will have done our due diligence to keep everyone safe.
In the meantime, we are moving forward carefully with the Photo Directory. If you have not booked your portrait session, please do sohere. Only one session happens at a time to minimize contact, and high touch surfaces are sanitized between parishioners. Please wear your mask into the church, while you fill out paperwork, and when reviewing proofs to help reduce virus spread.
Do you need a mask? Parishioner Lucia Laughlin donated 50 homemade masks and we are honored to help her distribute them for the safety of our church family. Please contactHannah Middlebrookto make arrangements for pick-up or delivery. Please do not request a mask at this time if you already have one so that we can help those who most need them first. Thank you, Lucia, for your generous and thoughtful gift to our community.
One final word, we encourage you to download our smart phone app. This app is specific to Trinity and gives easy access to bulletins, news and events, even sermon podcasts and service videos. You can also make financial gifts safely and securely. Simply click thislinkand walk through the easy steps to download. This is one more way to stay connected to your community until we can all meet again.
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