ANNOUNCEMENTS

ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR THE WEEK OF MAY 22, 2022

RECTOR'S NOTE

Dear Members and Friends of Trinity Episcopal Church,

This weekend, Kathy and I will be travelling to Springfield, Illinois for the Consecration of their new Bishop, Fr. Brian Burgess, who is a friend whom I have known for over fifteen years. Fr. Burgess will make a very fine Bishop, God being his helper. Kathy and I will be presenting Bishop-elect Burgess with his Pectoral cross, as a gift from the people of Trinity Episcopal Church in Vero Beach, Florida.

The consecration will be held at 11:00 AM CDT (noon EST), and while I don’t have a live stream link for the consecration, I am sure it will be available on the Diocesan website at https://www.episcopalspringfield.org.

Please pray for Kathy and I as we travel, and thank our Lord for calling faithful servants like Fr. Burgess to the episcopate.

Yours in Christ,

Fr. Chris Rodriguez
Rector

Calendar of Events

Sunday, May 22nd
  8:00 AM Eucharist in the Chapel
  9:00 AM Rector’s Forum in the Education Building
  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
Baby Bottle Boomerang Outreach Program continues

Tuesday, May 24th
12:45 PM Knitter’s Group in the Education Building

Thursday, May 26th
11:30 AM Men’s Group Lunch and Meeting

EVENTS AT A GLANCE

Sunday, May 29th
  8:00AM Eucharist in the Chapel
  9:00 AM Rector’s Forum in the Education Building
  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
10:00 AM Daughters of the King Service of Admission
11:15 AM Coffee Hour in the Parish Hall
Baby Bottle Boomerang Outreach Program continues

Monday, May 30th
Memorial Day

Sunday, June 19th
Father’s Day
Baby Bottle Boomerang ends – Baby Bottles returned to Church

WHAT'S HAPPENING AT TRINITY EPISCOPAL CHURCH

New Visitor and Prayer Request Forms

Please note that there are new pads of “Visitor Welcome” forms and “Prayer Request” forms in the pews. The forms are located in the book holders, attached to a clip board. The “Visitor Welcome” is on the front of the form and the “Prayer Request” is on the reverse side. The forms 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 [email protected]

Baby Bottle Boomerang Outreach Program continues

–Sunday, May 22th
Care Net Pregnancy Center is a crisis pregnancy center here in Vero Beach. It is a Christian Ministry that does not receive any government funding. They depend solely on the prayers and financial support of partnering churches. Unlike other agencies, their mission addresses the issue of abortion and the sanctity of human life, which is considered politically sensitive in the corporate world, and therefore, offers little support. If you would like more information about Care Net Pregnancy Center, go to Care Net’s website at https://carenetchampions.org.

Baby Bottle Boomerang is a Care Net Pregnancy Center Outreach program where Baby Bottles are distributed on Mother’s Day (and the Sundays after) and returned to church on Father’s Day, Sunday, June 19th. People are encouraged to fill the baby bottles with their spare change and dollar bills during this time to raise money to support the services of Care Net. (In addition to collecting spare change, donation checks can be put in the Sunday collection plates, as well as donations can be made online at https://carenetchampions.org/events/bbc. Checks should be made payable to “Care Net IRC”.)

If you did not pick up a bottle last Sunday, bottles can be found on the Welcome Table in the Church, Chapel or Parish Hall. Or you can pick one up in the office during the week. All baby bottles need to be returned to Church by Father’s Day, Sunday, June 19th. If you have any questions regarding Baby Bottle Boomerang, please contact Kathy Rodriguez in the office at 772-567-1146 or through email at [email protected].

Men’s Group Lunch and Meeting

–Thursday, May 26th
The next Men’s Group Lunch and Meeting is scheduled for Thursday, May 26th at 11:30 AM in the Parish Hall. Paul Gallagher is the guest speaker and he will be presenting, “The War in Korea.” 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 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! (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 Stacy Lucarelli 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

The Boys and Girls Choir has concluded for the school year but will start up in September. Look for future announcements regarding specific dates. If you have any questions regarding the Boys and Girls Choir or would your child to join in September, 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.

Susan Miller
is our host for this Sunday’s Coffee Hour, May 22nd

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 Michelle Clevenger in the office at 772-567-1146 or through email at [email protected].

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 before the 10:00 AM mass, already on serving platters, covered and ready to serve. Trinity has plates, napkins and serving utensils already on the tables. 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 [email protected] by the end of the week before you are scheduled to host and they will be provided to you. Thank you for hosting a Coffee Hour or two. Your fellow clergy and parishioners appreciate it!

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 Stacy Lucarelli 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!

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 Michelle Clevenger 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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