Announcements

ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR THE WEEK OF February 25, 2024

Calendar for the week ahead

Sunday, February 25th
  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 and Live Stream
11:15 AM Coffee Hour in the Parish Hall
11:15 AM Boys & Girls Choir Rehearsal in the Music Building

Tuesday, February 27th
12:00 PM Holy Eucharist in the Chapel
12:00 PM Men’s Group Lunch and Meeting in the Parish Hall
12:45 PM Knitter’s Group in the Education Building
  4:00 PM Stations of the Cross in the Chapel

Wednesday, February 28th
  5:15 PM Choir Rehearsal in the Music Building

Thursday, February 29th
12:00 PM Holy Eucharist in the Chapel
  1:00 PM Midweek Lectionary Bible Study in the Education Building
  7:30 PM Music at Trinity Concert Series presents the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center:  Instrumental Inspirations

Events at a glance

Sunday, March 3rd
  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 and Live Stream
11:15 AM Coffee Hour in the Parish Hall
11:15 AM Boys & Girls Choir Rehearsal in the Music Building
  3:00 PM Music at Trinity Concert Series presents: The Space Coast Symphony: The Carnival of the Animals

Sunday, March 10th
  3:00 PM The Music at Trinity Concert Series presents Lindsay Garritson, pianist (Free admission)

Holy Week and Easter

Sunday, March 24th
Palm Sunday
  8:00 AM Holy Eucharist in the Chapel
  9:45 AM Blessing of the Palms in the Courtyard followed by 10:00AM Holy Eucharist in the Church

Thursday, March 28th
Maundy Thursday
  6:00 PM Maundy Thursday service in the Church
  7:30 to 10:00 PM Altar of Repose in the Chapel

Friday, March 29th
Good Friday
12:00 PM Good Friday Liturgy: Mass of the Presanctified in the Church

Saturday, March 30th
Easter Vigil
  8:00 PM Easter Vigil Holy Eucharist in the Chapel

Sunday, March 31th
Easter Day
  8:00 AM Easter Holy Eucharist in the Church
10:00 AM Easter Holy Eucharist in the Church

CHURCH NEWS...

Men’s Group Lunch and Meeting

Tuesday, February 27th
The next Men’s Group Lunch and Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, February 27th at 12:00PM in the Parish Hall. The guest speaker is Paul Gallagher and he will be presenting on World War 2 in the Pacific; What were they thinking? As always, this meeting is BYOB…bring your own bagged lunch! If you have any questions regarding the study, please call the office at 772-567-1146.

Stations of the Cross

Tuesday, February 27th
Stations of the Cross continues this Tuesday and every Tuesday at 4:00 PM in the Chapel during Lent. This is a short half-hour service where we are called to trace the Via Dolorosa in Jerusalem. (Via Dolorosa, which means “Way of Grief” in Latin, is a road in the old city of Jerusalem and the path where Jesus was led in agony, carrying the crucifixion cross.) Please consider making this part of your Lenten devotion.

Midweek Lectionary Bible Study 

Thursday, February 29th
Every Thursday, Trinity’s clergy will teach a Midweek Lectionary Bible Study beginning at 1:00 until 2:30 PM in the Education Building. During this study, the clergy will teach on the upcoming Sunday’s lessons to help prepare everyone for Sunday. The purpose of this study is to gain appreciation for the Church’s liturgy and the calendar year. This Bible study does not require consecutive attendance because each week does not build on the previous week. Therefore, you can come as you are able and miss when you are not. No signups are required.

So, on Thursdays come for Noon Mass in the Chapel and then head on over to the Education Building. Bring a lunch or snack, and any questions that you have. Coffee and hot tea will be provided.

Music at Trinity Concert Series

Thursday, February 29th
Throughout the year, Trinity Episcopal Church & School hosts a number of musical performances. Musical events this year at Trinity Episcopal Church & School include:

Thursday, February 29th at 7:30 PM
The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln (Tickets are required for this concert and can be purchased online at www.ChamberMusicSociety.org.)

March 3rd at 3:00 PM
The Space Coast Symphony: The Carnival of the Animals (Tickets Required)

March 10th at 3:00 PM
The Music at Trinity Concert Series presents Lindsay Garritson, pianist (Free admission)

Lindsay Garritson returns to Trinity again this year by popular request. Dr. Lindsay Garritson has performed throughout the United States and abroad since the age of four. She has appeared on stages such as Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, and Place des Arts (Montreal), and has been featured as soloist with the Phoenix Symphony Orchestra, Charleston Symphony Orchestra, Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra, Las Colinas Symphony Orchestra (Texas), Orchestre Métropolitain (Montreal), Atlantic Classical Orchestra, Orquestra Sinfônica Barra Mansa (Brazil), the Yale Philharmonic Orchestra, and the European Philharmonic Orchestra, among others. An award-winning performer, Lindsay has received top prizes at the Montreal International Piano Competition, USASU Bösendorfer International Piano Competition, and the Mozarteum International Chopin Competition (Salzburg). She was invited as one of thirty participants internationally to compete in the 2013 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, and she was selected as one of six finalists worldwide for the 2014 German Piano Award in Frankfurt, Germany.

An avid chamber musician, Lindsay has performed with Ani Kavafian, Elmar Oliveira, Carter Brey, Ettore Causa, and Ian Rosenbaum, among many others. She is currently a member of the Bergonzi Piano Trio with violinist Scott Flavin and cellist Ross Harbaugh, and their first album of Beethoven and Brahms trios was released in the summer of 2021. Since 2018, she has been a collaborative pianist for the prestigious Steans Institute at the Ravinia Festival. Lindsay is a passionate advocate for new music, and her Carnegie Hall solo recital debut in November 2019 featured the world premiere of Carl Vine’s Piano Sonata No. 4, a work written for her. Additionally, her second solo album titled “Aphorisms: Piano Music of Carl Vine” was released in 2020. She has also recorded the complete works for flute and piano by Samuel Zyman (Albany Records, 2020), and premiered works by composers David Ludwig, Nick Omiccioli, and Polina Nazaykinskaya. Lindsay holds degrees from Principia College (B.A. in Music), Yale School of Music (M.M. and Artist Diploma), and the University of Miami (D.M.A.). Her piano teachers include Santiago Rodriguez, Boris Berman, Luiz de Moura Castro, Choong-Mo Kang, Zena Ilyashov, Emilio Del Rosario, the late Jane Allen, and Jennifer Lim Judd. She currently resides in Jensen Beach, Florida.

Be sure not to miss this special concert by Lindsay Garritson.

March 20th
Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center hosts Wu Han, pianist, Arnaud Sussman violinist/violist, and David Finckel, cellist (Tickets Required)

Special In-Reach Program

Ongoing
Last week, Dr. Baron was informed that one of our teachers, Judy Nelson, was diagnosed with cancer. Judy has tremendous faith in God and has handled the diagnosis with strength given by God alone, family, friends and the support of Trinity Episcopal Church and School. Needless to say, the teachers and staff are heartbroken for Judy, and Trinity has decided to help her with the impending costs of her treatment.

Together with the help from a school family, who are also members of Trinity, Trinity is sponsoring a program to help Judy with her expenses. Specially designed Trinity t-shirts have been made and can be purchased for $20 each. 100% of the money collected from the shirts that are purchased will go to Judy.

If you are interested in purchasing a shirt, order forms can be found at the Welcome Table in the church and chapel. In addition, you can email Lisa Offutt in the office at loffutt@TrinityVero.org and she will email you a copy of the form. (A picture of the shirt is on the order form.) Please make your checks payable to Trinity Episcopal Church and write Donation for Judy on the memo line. You can return the order form and payment in the collection plate on Sunday or mail it/bring it to the church office. Thank you very much for considering purchasing a T-shirt for Judy. In addition, please pray for Judy that God gives her the strength, wisdom and courage to push through her treatment, and that God gives Judy His peace that passes all understand. If you have questions, please call the church office at 772.567.1146.

SCHOOL NEWS...

Trinity Episcopal School Highlights

Week of February 19th

Trinity School started the week with a day off on Monday in observance of President’s Day. Students and teachers came back to school on Tuesday rested, refreshed and ready to go. This week was a routine week; however, on Wednesday, the first-grade class held their long-anticipated Poetry Day where the parents were invited into the classroom to see their children recite the poems that they have been memorizing and practicing since the beginning of February. The students stood in front of their classmates and parents, and recited their poem from memory with incredible inflection and presentation. This was an amazing feat for a first grader and each one of them did an outstanding presentation of their poem. To celebrate their successful recitation, Mrs. Scales, Trinity’s First Grade teacher, held a party for the parents and the students. Wednesday was a fun day for First Grade!

First grade students also had an exciting science class where they studied the different parts of the brain. They each created a brain with playdoh, with each part of the brain being a different color. In addition, they labeled each part of the brain. This is just another incredible project completed by Trinity’s first grade students. The students loved creating and learning about the brain. God gave them great ones!

Since February is Dental Health Month in the Preschool, this week the students learned about the importance of taking care of your teeth to keep them healthy for your whole life. They are the only teeth that God gives you! Stay tuned for next week’s announcements to see what incredible learning experiences and activities the students will take part in. There are always new and exciting things happening at Trinity Episcopal Church and School. Have a great weekend!

IMPORTANT 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 Lisa Offutt in the office at 772-567-1146 or through email at loffutt@TrinityVero.org.

Carolyn & Edgar Jones
are our hosts for Coffee Hour this Sunday, February 25th.

(Next week’s Coffee Hour hosts are Susan Miller & Stephanie Whitley.)

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 Lisa Offutt in the office at 772.567.1146 or through email at loffutt@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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