We have received many questions about how the church closure will affect future events, including Palm Sunday, Holy Week, and Easter. The simple answer is we are just not sure yet. Bishop Ed is working with local and national leaders to make the best decisions for the safety of all Oklahomans.
The current CDC guidelines state that no gathering of more than 50 people should take place for eight weeks. That takes us right up to Easter week so we are taking a "wait and see" approach for now. We have made the decision to move the Easter Egg hunt to Saturday, May 17th, in case the ban on gatherings is lifted. We recognize that is after Easter, and we can't be 100% certain that date will stick either, but we are working with what we have.
As you may have deduced, the Celebration of New Ministry for Fr. Lee has been postponed. We do not have any direction as to the new yet date, and don't anticipate having that information until the current situation is under control. We will share the new date as soon as we know.
The financial implications of the COVID-19 pandemic are concerning for many in our congregation and community. Especially for hourly workers and those who rely on the "gig economy," these restrictions are hitting hard. We want to continue to support our members and provide any services we can. As such, we welcome your continued financial support. If your pledge is automatically withdrawn, that will continue without interruption. If you would like to send checks to the church, please address them to:
Trinity Episcopal Church
501 S. Cincinnati Ave.
Tulsa, OK 74103
Alternatively, you may make gifts via our website here. Please choose "Annual Operating Fund (pledge) if you are making a pledge payment or one time gift for use in the general budget. Please make a note on your payment if there is a specific designation for your dollars. Questions about giving should be directed to Jenny at JRobertson@TrinityTulsa.org.
Once again, that you for understanding. We are aware we are not the only source of uncertainty in your lives right now. But we hope that the efforts we are making to keep you informed, and to provide spiritual guidance, help ease your anxieties. Please remember you may reach out to us at any time for support.