Beloved Family in Christ,
It has now been two months since we closed the doors to Trinity. Two months of choosing to care for each other by distancing. Two months of checking in with each other by phone, mail, email, and zoom. Two months of finding joy in the small things and hope in each other. Two months seems a long time when you focus on what we're missing, but we choose to focus on the positives of living the command to love one another. In the coming days, we expect to see guidelines from the task force planning the eventual re-opening of the diocese. We ask for your prayers for the task force in this monumental task, that they may be guided by science, reason and compassion. We ask, too, for prayers for our church leadership, that they may prayerfully discern how we move forward safely. While we await guidance, our TrinityConnect daily meditation will continue. This daily connection has become a highlight for us and we hope it provides much needed comfort for our community. This Sunday, we are experimenting with a new time for our live streamed service in order to improve our worship experience. In an attempt to sidestep some of our internet challenges, we will be live on Facebook at 10:00am. If you prefer the original 11:00am time, you will still be able to watch the video on Facebook, and later, on Youtube. We know our parishioners are aching to be together in person, to feel the presence of God in our sacred space, to light a candle and sing hymns. We are, too. Until such time as we can return to in-person worship, we will focus on the positives of isolating. We will look for ways to show love and compassion to others and invite you to do the same.
The clergy and staff of Trinity Episcopal Church +