ANNOUNCEMENTS

RECTOR'S NOTE

Dear Members and Friends of Trinity Episcopal Church,

Alleluia Christ is Risen!

It was wonderful to see so many people in worship this past Easter Sunday, a far cry from last Easter and the onset of COVID 19. Things are slowly beginning to return to normal and we’re making preparations for the path forward. Believe it or not, we have already had more people join Trinity this year than in all of 2020. And we have had several visitors who joined us for the first time on Easter who said, “we’re coming back!” So I am confident that our Lord has great plans for our parish in 2021 and beyond.

Resurrection is the central theme of Christianity (1 Cor 15:17) and our focus this Easter season as we move forward in rebirth and new energy for our mission.

I look forward to seeing you this weekend. Until then, I remain

yours in Christ,

Fr. Chris Rodriguez
Rector

Calendar of Events

THE WEEK AHEAD

Sunday, April 11th
     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
     5:00 PM Youth Group Meeting in the Education Building

Tuesday, April 13th
     12:45 PM Knitter’s Group Meet in the Education Building

Saturday, April 17th
     9:00 AM Daughters of the King Breakfast

CALENDAR AT A GLANCE

Sunday, April 18th
     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

WHAT'S HAPPENING AT TRINITY EPISCOPAL CHURCH

Coffee Hour Hosts Resume Hosting!

As we ease our way back into familiar routines, we are excited to announce that once again people are able to sign up to host Coffee Hour. Coffee Hour is held Sunday mornings after the 10:00 AM Mass in the Parish Hall.  Please sign up for a Sunday in the coming weeks, on your own or with another family. The sign-up sheet is on the bulletin board in the Parish Hall. Come and grab a cup of coffee and connect with your friends and fellow parishioners before you go and tackle your week!  Jim and Gerri Moore are our hosts for Coffee Hour this weekend.

Hosting Coffee Hour is snap! For precautionary measures, we ask that food items that are brought to Coffee Hour are finger foods, already on serving platters, and are sufficiently spaced so that they can be chosen easily with tongs. These items can be homemade or purchased, such as cakes and brownies that are pre-sliced, finger sandwiches, deviled eggs, cookies, bagels, etc. Individual prepackaged items can be put in serving baskets. Please have your platters covered in plastic and ready to serve. 

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.  

New Activities for Kids at Coffee Hour

Attention all families with children!  In the past few weeks, Trinity has added more engaging activities for children of all ages during Coffee Hour, in addition to the beautiful playground that God has blessed us with. There is a corner of the Parish Hall that is dedicated to young children that is filled with age-appropriate activities.  This area is gated so that the young children are safely contained and has a Sunday School teacher/child caregiver to monitor the children while they are playing. In addition, there is a corner of the Parish Hall for older children who like to make crafts, play games, draw on the white board, etc., and a corner of the Parish Hall dedicated to older children where they can play games such as Ping Pong and Air Hockey, etc.  To ensure the children stay safe, the Sunday School teachers and child caregivers will help parents monitor the children in each of these areas in addition to the playground. 

Despite the trials and struggles of COVID, God continued to bless all of us in many different ways.  In regard to the children, Trinity was able to use some of our time to enhance the Sunday School program and childcare areas during Church and Coffee Hour.  I thank God for the opportunity that He gave us to go forward, despite all the hardship that we experienced this past year.  We look forward to seeing you at Coffee Hour!

Easter Food Drive a HUGE Success!

Trinity’s Easter Food Drive for the Salvation Army was a huge success!  Bags of groceries and 100 hams were picked up last Monday to be distributed to local families in time for Easter weekend. The monetary gifts given to the food drive provided an additional $2,400 for the Salvation Army to use serving families in our area. Thank you very much for your generous support.  Many people in our community will be blessed by your gifts. Thank you!

Trinity Episcopal Preschool Now Enrolling for the Fall

Trinity Episcopal Preschool is now accepting Enrollment applications for the 2021-2022 school year.  If you know anyone who is looking for a preschool, please have them contact Reeny Sempsrott, Trinity’s Preschool Director, at 772-567-1146 or through email at [email protected] to schedule a tour.

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 at www.TrinityVero.org 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!

Sunday School and Nursery Care Continues this Sunday!

— Sunday Mornings beginning at 9:45 AM
Sunday School and Childcare are held on Sunday mornings in the Education building. Sunday School begins at 10:00 AM; however, students and children for Childcare can be dropped off at 9:45 AM. Sunday School students are brought to Church after the lesson is over, around the time of the Announcements. Children in Childcare should be picked up in the Education building after the service by 11:30 AM. 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]

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!

Coffee Hour 

— Sunday Mornings after the 10:00 AM Mass
Coffee Hour is held Sunday mornings after the 10:00 AM Mass in the Parish Hall. Please sign up for a Sunday in the coming weeks, on your own or with another family. The sign-up sheet is on the bulletin board in the Parish Hall. Come and grab a cup of coffee and connect with your friends and fellow parishioners before you go and tackle your week!


Hosting Coffee Hour is snap! For precautionary measures, we ask that food items that are brought to Coffee Hour are finger foods, already on serving platters, and are sufficiently spaced apart so that they can be chosen easily with tongs. These items can be homemade or purchased, such as cakes and brownies that are pre-sliced, finger sandwiches, deviled eggs, cookies, bagels, etc. Individual prepackaged items can be put in serving baskets. Please have your platters covered in plastic and ready to serve.

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 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.

Youth Group

Trinity offers a Youth Group for young adults, grades 6 through 12. The Youth Group meets on the second and fourth Sundays of the month from 5:00 to 6:30 PM. The youth play games, study the Bible, have Biblical discussions and have dinner — 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 Flower Donations

Flowers for the Altar in the Church and Chapel can be donated “In Memory of” or “In Thanksgiving for” a loved one on any given Sunday of the year (except during Lent and Advent.)  If you are interested in donating Altar flowers, please 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 Alyssa Hiser 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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