ANNOUNCEMENTS

ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR THE WEEK OF JANUARY 23, 2022

Rector's Note

Dear Members and Friends of Trinity Episcopal Church,

I am very excited to announce the launch of our 2022 Annual Fund Campaign. It may seem odd to say that raising financial support is “exciting,” but I do believe that to be true. People love to give, and they love to give to things that they believe in and are passionate about. At Trinity Episcopal Church, we believe in and are passionate about the Gospel of Jesus Christ and we are passionate about this because we know Jesus changes lives for good.

The 2022 Annual Fund brochures went into the mail on Wednesday, January 19th. If you are our mailing list, please keep an eye out for it. You can also find the brochure on our website at: www.TrinityVero.org/annual-fund/. Scroll down and you will find the brochure where you can flip the virtual pages and see what the Lord is calling us to do together in 2022. Copies of the brochure will also be available on Sunday at the Welcome Table. On the same page you will find my brief announcement video introducing this year’s Annual Fund. Or you can watch the video by simply clicking here: https://youtu.be/QfbZhVwnTKU.

Please prayerfully consider your support for our life together in 2022 and beyond. February 13th is “Commitment Sunday” when you are asked to bring your pledge card to church and place it in the Commitment Basket as you come to the Altar to receive Holy Communion. This makes our giving, literally an act of worship. Any pledges we receive prior to Commitment Sunday will be included in the basket.

Please join me in prayer for our common life together at Trinity Episcopal Church. We continue to be the fastest growing parish in the Diocese (despite Covid!) and the Lord is challenging and calling us to follow Him in generosity, faithfulness and joy.

I look forward to seeing you on Sunday, until then I remain

Yours in Christ,

Fr. Chris Rodriguez
Rector

Calendar of Events

Sunday, January 23rd
      8:00 AM Eucharist in the Chapel
      9:00 AM Rector’s Forum in the Parish Hall
      9:45 AM Sunday School and Childcare in the Education Building
    10:00 AM Eucharist in the Church and Live Stream at www.TrinityVero.org
    11:15 AM Coffee Hour in the Parish Hall
    11:15 AM Children’s Choir in the Education Building
      4:00 PM Daughters of the King Ladies Social in the Education Building

Tuesday, January 25th
    12:45 PM Knitter’s Group in the Education Building

Saturday, January 29th
Diocesan Convention

EVENTS AT A GLANCE

Sunday, January 30th
      8:00 AM Eucharist in the Chapel
      9:00 AM Rector’s Forum in the Parish Hall

      9:45 AM Sunday School and Childcare in the Education Building
    10:00 AM Eucharist in the Church and Live Stream at www.TrinityVero.org
    11:15 AM Annual Meeting and Lunch in the Parish Hall
    11:15 AM Children’s Choir in the Education Building

Wednesday, February 2nd
    3:30 PM GriefShare in the Office Conference Room

WHAT'S HAPPENING AT TRINITY EPISCOPAL CHURCH

Daughters of the King Ladies Wine and Cheese Social

— Sunday, January 23rd
Trinity Episcopal Church’s Daughters of the King (DOK) invite all women of Trinity to a churchwide Ladies’ Wine and Cheese Social on Sunday, January 23rd from 4:00-5:30 PM in the Education Building. This social is a wonderful way to gather as Christian woman in a beautiful and relaxing environment, catch up with old friends and engage with new ones. Ladies do not miss this once-a-year opportunity! The event never ceases to be well-attended, elegant and meaningful. If you are interested in attending the social, please either signup on the bulletin board in the Parish Hall, complete a Friendship Form found in the pews and drop it in the collection plate or contact Linda Anselmini by email at [email protected].

Annual Meeting and Brunch

– Sunday, January 30th
Please note that the Annual Meeting and Brunch will be held in the Parish Hall on Sunday, January 30th after the 10:00 AM service. As with last year’s Annual Meeting, Panera boxed lunches will be served. Please sign up for the Annual Meeting on the sign-up sheet on the bulletin board in the Parish Hall, or email Michelle Clevenger at [email protected] When signing up for the Annual Meeting, please indicate which boxed lunch you would prefer. Your choices the following:

Choice #1: Steak & Arugula Sandwich
Choice #2: Turkey Sandwich
Choice #3: Napa Almond Chicken Salad Sandwich
Choice #4: Mediterranean Veggie Sandwich
Choice #5: Caesar Salad

Each boxed lunch comes with a bag of chips and a chocolate chip cookie for dessert. In addition, there will be fruit cups available for anyone who would like one.

Signing up for this year’s meeting is imperative in order that we can order the correct amount and type of boxed lunches. Orders for lunch are due by Monday, January 24th. Again, please sign up on the bulletin board in the Parish Hall or email Michelle Clevenger at [email protected]. If you have any questions, please contact Kathy Rodriguez in the office at 772-567-1146 or through email at [email protected].

GriefShare Support Group Begins

— Wednesday, February 2nd
GriefShare is a Grief Support group that is led by Fr. Robert Switz for those who have experienced the loss of a loved one. There are 13-weekly sessions with a video introduction from experts in the field, a group discussion time and a workbook for personal use. Each session is self-contained, so you are welcome to begin attending at any time. Everyone in the Vero Beach community is welcome to attend.

This session of GriefShare will begin on Wednesday, February 2nd from 3:30 to 5:00 PM in the office conference room and will continue through Wednesday, May 11th. (There will be no GriefShare meeting on Ash Wednesday, March 2nd or Wednesday of Holy Week, April 13th). If you have any questions or would like to sign-up, please contact Fr. Josh Gritter in the Church office at 772-567-1146 or through email at [email protected]

Next Men’s Group Lunch and Meeting

— Thursday, February 17th
The next Men’s Group Lunch and Meeting is scheduled for Thursday, February 17th beginning at 11:30 AM in the Parish Hall. Our speaker, Paul Gallagher, will present, “The Cold War.” 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.

Important Reminders...

Pastoral Care

Father Rodriguez brings Holy Communion to our sick and shut ins. We also have a team of people who visit the Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital on a weekly basis for prayer and pastoral support. If you or someone you know needs Pastoral Care, please call the office at 772-567-1146. If your call is during normal office hours, your call will be answered by the office staff and you will be directed to Fr. Rodriguez. If your call is after office hours, please press ‘1’ at main menu on the phone system and you will be connected to Fr. Rodriguez’ cell phone.

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 Parish Hall. 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! (Childcare is available beginning at 8:45 AM for families with young children who would like to attend the Rector’s Forum.)

Sunday Morning Opportunities for Children

— Ongoing

Sunday School and Childcare
Trinity has childcare for children ages 6 months and up. We also have Sunday School for children PreK through 5th grade, where the children are taught an age-appropriate Bible lesson that is supported with songs and activities. Both programs begin at 9:45 AM in the Education Building. Once Sunday School is over, children are brought to their parents in church shortly before Communion. Children up to age 5 can 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. Weekly lessons can be found under “Resources” on the Live Stream tab.

During the 10:00 AM Service
If you prefer that your children be with you in church, we offer activity packets and crayons which can be found in the narthex of the church. The packets pertain to the gospel reading for that day.

Trinity also has a Quiet Room located in the back of the church that welcomes families with small children under the age of 18 months. There, parents have the benefit of participating in the service in a soundproof room while caring for their young children. In the Quiet Room, there is an adjoining room where mothers can nurse their child in private.

If you have any questions regarding Sunday School and childcare, please contact Kathy Rodriguez in the office at 772-567-1146 or through email at [email protected]

Church Choir

The Church Choir is open by audition to community members who wish to assist in special liturgies at Trinity Church.  These liturgies include our Annual Requiem service and other major works of music that are sung throughout the year.  If you are interested in joining the choir, please contact Director of Music and Choir Master, Anthony Baron at [email protected] or by calling the church office at 772.567.1146.

Choral Scholars

This program is for high school students to sing with the Church choir, learn advanced musicianship skills and about the church and liturgy.  In addition to learning these skills, students are eligible to receive a scholarship for their participation.  If you, or someone you know is interested in auditioning to be a Trinity Choral Scholar, please have them contact Director of Music and Choirmaster, Anthony Baron at [email protected] or by calling the church office at 772.567.1146.

Boys and Girls Choir

— Sunday mornings
The Boys and Girls Choir practices every Sunday morning immediately after the 10:00 AM service in the Children’s Music room in the Education Building. The children who are in church at the end of the service meet Darlene Rodgers, Preschool and Sunday School Music Teacher, outside behind the Welcome Table. The children who remain in childcare at the end of the service are escorted to the Children’s Music Room after the service by Leigh Yergler, Trinity Sunday School Teacher. Since the children do not attend Coffee Hour, a snack is provided to them when they arrive in the Music Room. After practice, Darlene and Leigh return the children to their parents in the Parish Hall. If you have any questions regarding the Boys and Girls Choir, please contact Darlene Rodgers at [email protected]

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.

Coffee Hour 

— Sundays
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 sweet treat, welcome visitors and new parishioners, while 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.

Jim and Gerri Moore
are our hosts for Coffee Hour this Sunday.

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 at [email protected] Hosting Coffee Hour is a snap! We ask that food items that are brought to Coffee Hour are already on serving platters. These items can be homemade or purchased, such as cakes and brownies, finger sandwiches, deviled eggs, cookies, fruit, cheese, bagels, etc. Have your platters covered in plastic and ready to serve. Trinity has serving platters and utensils on the table in the Parish Hall Kitchen if you need them. Please help yourself!

Bring your items to the Parish Hall before the 10:00 AM Eucharist and put them on the serving table ready to serve. All paper products and serving utensils are provided and will be set on the serving tables by Sunday morning. If your items need to be refrigerated, or you need additional serving items, please contact Kathy Rodriguez in the office at 772.567.1146 or through email at [email protected] by the end of the week that you are hosting. Your requests will be on the table on Sunday morning. Happy Hosting!

Activities for Children During Coffee Hour

Trinity has engaging activities for children of all ages during Coffee Hour. In addition to the beautiful playground, there is a corner of the Parish Hall that is dedicated to young children. This space is safely contained and has a child caregiver to help the parents monitor their children while they are playing. In addition, there is an area for older children to make crafts, play games, and draw on the white board. A third area is dedicated to older children where they can play games such as Ping Pong and Air Hockey, etc. We look forward to seeing you at Coffee Hour! If you have any questions regarding the activities for children during Coffee Hour, please contact Kathy Rodriguez in the office at 772-567-1146 or through email at [email protected]

Sunday School Lessons and Crafts on the Website

Each week a new Sunday School Lesson and Craft can be found on Trinity’s website on the Live Stream page at: https://trinityvero.org/sunday-eucharist-live-stream/.  These are great for not only Trinity’s children, but for grandchildren and neighbors.  Feel free to pass the link along!

Trinity’s Youth Group

Trinity offers a Youth Group for young adults, grades 6 through 12. During the summer, the Youth Group meets on the second and fourth Sundays of the month from 12:30 to 2:30 PM. The youth play games, study the Bible, have Biblical discussions and have lunch – typically pizza.

Trinity’s youth group is engaging and Christ-centered, focused on imparting the love and knowledge of God. We use games and discussion-based teaching to serve our students. Our prayerful desire is for our students to then take the Good News of the Gospel and introduce it to their communities. We welcome all Middle and High School youth, from those who are merely curious about God to those who have a full-fledged desire to follow him. If you have any questions, please contact Fr. Josh Gritter in the Church office at 772-567-1146 or through email at [email protected]

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 [email protected].

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 Alyssa Hiser in the office at 772-567-1146 or through email at [email protected].

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 Friendship 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 Sally Nicholas at [email protected] to have someone put on the prayer list.

Weekly Eucharist at Noon — Monday through Thursday **Suspended**

Noon Eucharist has been temporarily suspended.  The date will be posted when Noon Eucharist will resume.

The Eucharist is celebrated Monday through Thursday at Noon in the Chapel. Rite I is used on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday. The Tuesday Eucharist uses the 1928 Prayer Book. The Wednesday Eucharist includes Prayers for Healing.

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 Michele Hanlon at [email protected] 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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