Announcements

ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR THE WEEK OF May 19 - 25, 2024

NOTE FROM THE SENIOR WARDEN

Dear Members and Friends of Trinity Episcopal Church & School,

I am writing to give you good news regarding the recent Thrive Drive campaign. Your generous contributions have allowed us to meet our goal of $250,000. This allows us to continue with the great ministries of Trinity Church & School, make a difference in the lives of those we serve, and carry on with our ambitious plans to grow and thrive. This achievement reflects the spirit of generosity and faith that defines our Trinity family. On behalf of the Vestry, thank you!

For His Sake,

Linda M. Anselmini
Senior Warden

CALENDAR FOR THE WEEK

Sunday, May 19th
  8:00 AM Holy Eucharist in the Chapel
  9:00 AM Rector’s Forum in the Education Building
  9:45 AM Sunday School & Childcare in the Sunday School Rooms
10:00 AM Holy Eucharist with Holy Baptism in the Church
                  Boys & Girls Choir Sing
11:15 AM Coffee Hour in the Parish Hall
Baby Bottle Boomerang Continues

Tuesday, May 21st
12:00 PM Holy Eucharist in the Chapel
12:45 PM Knitter’s Group in the Education Building

Wednesday, May 22nd
  5:15 PM Choir Rehearsal in the Music Building

Thursday, May 23rd
12:00 PM Holy Eucharist in the Chapel
  1:00 PM Midweek Lectionary Bible Study in the Education Building

Upcoming events

Sunday, May 26th
  8:00 AM Holy Eucharist in the Chapel
  9:00 AM Rector’s Forum in the Education Building
  9:45 AM Sunday School & Childcare in the Sunday School Rooms
10:00 AM Holy Eucharist in the Church
11:15 AM Coffee Hour in the Parish Hall
Baby Bottle Boomerang Continues

Monday, May 27th
Memorial Day
Church Office Closed

Thursday, May 30th
12:00 PM Special Feast Day Holy Eucharist: Corpus Christi in the Chapel

Friday, May 31st
12:00 PM Special Feast Day Holy Eucharist: The Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary in the Chapel

Church News

Baby Bottle Boomerang Continues

Sunday, May 19th
Baby Bottle Boomerang is an outreach program organized by Care Net Pregnancy Center, a center in Vero Beach that provides free services to help women with pregnancy and other reproductive health concerns. Baby bottles for the program were distributed last Sunday after church; however, anyone still interested in receiving a baby bottle should email Kathy Rodriguez at krodriguez@TrinityVero.org. Participants are encouraged to fill the baby bottles with spare change and dollar bills to raise money for Care Net until the bottles are collected at church on Father’s Day, June 16th. Alternatively, donation checks made payable to “Care Net INC” can be mailed to the church office or put in the Sunday collection plate. Donations can also be made directly to Care Net Pregnancy Center at https://carenetchampions.org/events/bbc, or by scanning the following QR code.

REMINDERs

Pastoral Care

Trinity’s clergy are available for Pastoral Care and to bring Holy Communion to our sick parishioners and shut ins. If you or someone you know needs Pastoral Care, please call the office at 772-567-1146. Your call will be answered by the office staff. If your call is after office hours, please press ‘1’ at main menu on the phone system and you will be connected to our on-call clergy.

Weekly Noon and Feast Day Holy Eucharist

Weekly Holy Eucharist is celebrated every Tuesday and Thursday at 12:00 Noon in the Chapel. In addition, Trinity celebrates Holy Eucharist on major Feast Days of the Church year on their annual feast day whenever they happen to fall outside of the regular Tuesday/Thursday Weekly Mass Schedule. Major Feast Days will be added to the announcement the week before and the mass will be held in the Chapel at noon.

Trinity’s 10:00 AM Mass is Live Streamed Every Sunday

Trinity’s 10:00 AM Mass is live streamed every Sunday on the website at www.TrinityVero.org, Facebook and on YouTube.  The weekly Service bulletin is located on the page next to the live stream to aid in participation. In addition, Prayer Requests can be submitted, and safe and secure weekly contributions can be donated on the Live Stream page, as well. If you have any questions, please contact the office at 772-567-1146. 

Trinity’s Sermons are Available Online and On Podcast

Trinity’s sermons are available online and on Podcast. The podcasts are easily accessible on our website: www.TrinityVero.org. If you missed the sermon or just want to listen to it again, go to our website and click on the “Sermons” tile.

The Rector’s Forum

Sunday Mornings
The Rector’s Forum is held on Sunday mornings at 9:00 AM in the Education Building. During the Rector’s Forum, the preacher of the day dives deeper into the Sermon topic. This is a Bible study that is interactive, extremely informative and highly educational. You will be amazed at how much you learn in a short time. So come to church with your Bible a little early, grab a cup of coffee and join your fellow parishioners. You will not be disappointed! 

Sunday Morning Opportunities for Youngsters during the 10:00 AM Mass

Sunday School & Childcare
Trinity has childcare for children ages 1 year old through Kindergarten from 9:45 AM until the mass is over in our Sunday School/Childcare rooms. Direction signs are located on the campus that lead to the rooms. In addition, ushers in the back of the church can direct you to where the rooms are located.

In addition, Trinity also has a Sunday School program for children ages PreK-3 through 5th grade, where children are taught an age-appropriate Bible lesson that is supported with songs, crafts, games and activities. The Sunday School Program begins at 10:00 AM; however, children are invited to arrive in the Sunday School rooms at 9:45 AM.

Once Sunday School is over, children Grades 1st through 5th are brought to church to be with their parents for the remainder of the service, around the time of the Announcements. Children who are Kindergarten and younger remain in Childcare until parents pick them up after the service. Sunday School is taught year-round, and children are welcome to join at any time.

Other opportunities during the 10:00 AM Mass.
If you prefer that your children be with you in church, Trinity offers activity packets and crayons which can be found on the Children’s Welcome Table as you enter the church. The packets pertain to the lesson for that day.

Trinity also has a Little One’s Room and an Infant Room that is located in the back of the church that welcomes families with small children 24 months and younger. There, parents have the benefit of participating in the service in soundproof rooms while caring for their young children. The Little One’s Room is designed for children who are crawling through 24 months old. This room is equipped with rocking chairs, puzzles, and quiet toys. In addition, the Infant’s Room is an adjoining room designed for parents with infants so they can care for their infants while watching the mass via live stream on a large screen television. This room is equipped with rocking chairs and silent “reach” toys. Lastly, there is a bathroom located in between both the rooms that is equipped with a changing table.

If you have any questions regarding Sunday School & Childcare, please contact Kathy Rodriguez, Director of Children’s Ministries, in the office at 772-567-1146 or through email at krodriguez@TrinityVero.org.

Coffee Hour 

Sundays after the 10:00 AM Mass
Coffee Hour is held in the Parish Hall on Sunday mornings after the 10:00 AM service. Come grab a cup of coffee and a bite to eat, while welcoming visitors and getting to know other members of the church. Coffee Hour is also a great way to keep in touch with what is going on in the life of the Church. Families are encouraged to attend Coffee Hour. There are activities for children of all ages so kids can connect as well.

Please sign up to host Coffee Hour for a Sunday in the coming weeks, on your own or with another family. Sign up on the bulletin board in the Parish Hall, or contact Kathy Rodriguez in the office at 772-567-1146 or through email at krodriguez@TrinityVero.org.

The Sims Family
is our host for this Sunday’s Coffee Hour, May 19th.

Coffee Hour items can be homemade or purchased, such as cakes and brownies, finger sandwiches, deviled eggs, cookies, fruit, cheese, bagels, etc. Items should be brought to the Parish Hall between 9:15 and 9:45AM already on serving platters, covered and ready to serve. Trinity has plates, napkins and serving utensils already on the tables. Rich Christie, Trinity’s Coffee Hour Emcee, will put your items on the tables for you. If your items need to be refrigerated, or you need additional serving platters, etc., please contact Kathy Rodriguez in the office at 772.567.1146 or through email at krodriguez@TrinityVero.org before the end of the week before you are scheduled to host and they will be provided to you.

Finally, a reminder email will be sent to Coffee Hour Hosts the Wednesday before they are scheduled to host. The email includes specific directions for when to arrive and where to bring your Coffee items on Sunday morning. If you have any questions about the email, please contact Kathy Rodriguez in the office at 772.567.1146 or through email at krodriguez@TrinityVero.org.

Thank you for signing up to host Coffee Hour. Your fellow parishioners appreciate you so much!

Activities for Youngsters and Families During Coffee Hour

Trinity has engaging activities for children of all ages during Coffee Hour. In addition to the beautiful playground Trinity has outside the Parish Hall, there is a corner inside the Parish Hall that is dedicated to young children ages 3 and younger. This space is safely contained to help parents monitor their children while they are playing with toys and activities designed for children ages 3 and under. In addition, there is an area for older children ages 4 and over equipped with toys and games for youngsters ages 4 and older. A third area is dedicated to older children and families equipped with a Ping Pong table, Air Hockey table and an electronics station.

We look forward to seeing you at Coffee Hour! If you have any questions regarding the activities for youngsters during Coffee Hour, please contact please contact Kathy Rodriguez in the office at 772-567-1146 or through email at krodriguez@TrinityVero.org.

Boys and Girls Choir

Sunday Mornings
The Boys and Girls Choir rehearses on most Sundays at 11:15 AM in the Music Building. If you would like your child to join the Boys & Girls Choir, receive the upcoming month’s rehearsal schedule or would like more information about the choir, please contact Darlene Rodgers at drodgers@TrinityVero.org.

Visitor and Prayer Request Cards

Please note that there are “Visitor Welcome” and “Prayer Request” cards in the pews. The cards are located in the book holders, attached to a clip board. The “Visitor Welcome” is on the front of the card and the “Prayer Request” is on the reverse side. The cards can be completed and put in the collection plate during the mass or brought to the Welcome Table after. If you have any questions, please contact Kathy Rodriguez in the office at 772-567-1146 or through email at krodriguez@TrinityVero.org.

Prayer Requests

If you have a friend or a loved one that you would like to be prayed for by the Daughters of the King, please complete a “Prayer Request” form that is in the pews in the Church and Chapel and place it in the collection plate during the service. The person requested will remain on the Daughters of the King prayer list for 2 weeks, unless otherwise indicated. You can also call the Church office at 772-567-1146 or email Kathy Rodriguez at krodriguez@trinityvero.org to have someone put on the prayer list.

Hearing Aid Headsets Available

Hearing aid headsets are available in the church for all services. If you are interested in using a hearing aid headset, please see one of the ushers in the Narthex, and they will retrieve one for you and show you how to use the headset. At the end of the service, please be sure to return the headset to an usher on the way out of church. The headsets need to be recharged so that they are available for use for the following service.

Knitters Group Prayer Shawl Ministry

Tuesdays at 12:45 PM
The Knitters meet on Tuesdays at 12:45 PM in the Education Building. Anyone interested in making prayer shawls for those in need is welcome. The group has yarn and needles for those who want to learn to knit. If you have any questions, please contact Linda Anselmini at lanselmini@gmail.com.

The mission of the Trinity Church Prayer Shawl Ministry is to bring people of similar interests together to share in fellowship and to use our time and talents to produce prayer shawls that will be given away to help comfort those who need the loving hands of God surrounding them because of illness or grief. Each one is blessed by our priests.

Altar Flowers Sign-ups

Altar Flowers can be donated for any given Sunday of the year, except for during Lent and Advent, when there are no flowers on the Altar. Flowers can be donated “In Memory of” or “In Thanksgiving for” a loved one. For more information or to sign up to donate flowers, contact Michelle Clevenger in the office at 772-567-1146 or through email at mclevenger@trinityvero.org.

Interested in Becoming a Member of Trinity?

Are you interested in becoming a member of Trinity Episcopal Church? Becoming a member is easy! Online membership forms are now available on Trinity’s website at www.TrinityVero.org. Click on the Contact tab and scroll down. If you prefer a paper copy of a membership form or you have other questions about becoming a member, please contact Kathy Rodriguez in the office at 772-567-1146 or through email at krodriguez@TrinityVero.org.

Trinity Legacy Society

Ongoing
The Trinity Legacy Society consists of people who name Trinity Episcopal Church as a beneficiary in their final plans. Naming Trinity as a beneficiary is most commonly done as a Bequest in a Will; however, it can also be done in an IRA, Retirement Plan, through life insurance or other planned gifts. The venue of giving and the amount that is given are your choice.

Everyone is invited to join the Legacy Society. Participation allows you to honor and give thanks to God, while giving back to him what was already his. We are reminded in 1 Timothy 6:7-8, “For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we cannot carry anything out.” Why not give to the church what you cannot take with you? Doing so is continuing to ensure the church will be in existence for many years to come. “For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” Matthew 6:21 (ESV).

If you are interested in having someone contact you about Trinity’s Legacy Society, please call the office at 772-567-1146. Someone will contact you to give you more information on the Legacy Society and Planned Giving.

Home Addresses

Please note that the office will be using your Vero Beach mailing address for church mailings, unless notified otherwise. The office frequently has mail returned with messages stating, “Unable to forward, Return to sender” etc. If you would like the Church to use another address during different times of the year, please email Michelle Clevenger at mclevenger@trinityvero.org. Please let us know a start date and an end date for the other address.

Parking on Sundays

Please note that the parking lots next to the Church and Chapel are for elderly and handicapped use only on Sunday mornings. Everyone else should use the parking lots behind the Parish Hall and the Triplex (across Granada). Thank you!

Church Office Hours

The Church office is open from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM Mondays through Thursdays and on Fridays from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM.

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