ANNOUNCEMENTS

ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR THE WEEK OF NOVEMBER 27, 2022

Calendar for the week ahead

Sunday, November 27th
Advent I
  8:00 AM Holy 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
                  Children’s Advent Pageant Rehearsal during Sunday School
10:00 AM Holy Eucharist in the Church and Live Stream at www.TrinityVero.org
11:15 AM Coffee Hour in the Parish Hall
11:30 AM Boys & Girls Choir Rehearsal
Santa for Seniors Angel Tree Program Begins

Monday, November 28th
  9:15 AM Morning Prayer in the Chapel
  4:00 PM Evening Prayer in the Chapel
  6:00 PM Women’s Bible Study Follow-up Discussion Session in the Education Building

Tuesday, November 29th
  9:15 AM Morning Prayer in the Chapel
12:00 PM Holy Eucharist in the Chapel
12:45 PM Knitter’s Group in the Education Building
  4:00 PM Evening Prayer in the Chapel

Wednesday, November 30th
  9:15 AM Morning Prayer in the Chapel
  3:30 PM GriefShare Support Group in the Office Conference Room
  4:00 PM Evening Prayer in the Chapel

Thursday, December 1st
  9:15 AM Morning Prayer in the Chapel
12:00 PM Holy Eucharist in the Chapel
  4:00 PM Evening Prayer in the Chapel
  4:30 PM Advent Study: Advent’s Four Great Liturgical Songs in the Education Building

Sunday, December 4th
Advent II
  8:00 AM Holy 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
                  Children’s Advent Pageant Rehearsal during Sunday School
10:00 AM Holy Eucharist in the Church and Live Stream at www.TrinityVero.org
11:15 AM Coffee Hour in the Parish Hall
11:30 AM Boys & Girls Choir Rehearsal

EVENTS AT A GLANCE

Friday, December 9th
  5:00 PM Fr. Mason Waldhauser’s Conditional Ordination to the Priesthood
                 Reception in the Parish Hall immediately following the Mass.

Saturday, December 10th
Daughters of the King Diocesan Quarterly Meeting and Lunch

Sunday, December 11th
Santa for Seniors Angel Tree Program ends

Saturday, December 17th
10:00 AM Children’s Advent Pageant Rehearsal in the Church

Sunday, December 18th
10:00 AM Children’s Advent Pageant during Holy Eucharist in the Church
11:15 AM Children’s Christmas Party during Coffee Hour

CHRISTMAS MASS SCHEDULE

Saturday, December 24th
Christmas Eve
  4:00 PM Traditional Christmas Eucharist with Choir and Brass
                  In the Church and Live Stream at www.TrinityVero.org
                  (Childcare provided in the Education Building.)

  7:00 PM Traditional Christmas Eucharist with Choir and Brass in the Church
                  (NO Childcare provided.)

Sunday, December 25th
Merry Christmas!
10:00 AM Christmas Eucharist with Christmas Carols in the Chapel
                   (NO Childcare provided.)

WHAT'S HAPPENING AT TRINITY EPISCOPAL CHURCH

Santa for Seniors Angel Tree Program

Begins Sunday, November 27th
Trinity is partnering with Senior Resource Association (SRA) of Vero Beach for this year’s Angel Tree Program! Trinity is privileged to support SRA as they do amazing work with and for many seniors in our Vero Beach community.

As in past years, the Angel Tree is located in the narthex of the Church and Chapel and is decorated with the senior angels that we have the opportunity to bless this Christmas. Stop by the Angel Tree on the way into or out of the church or chapel on Sunday and pick an angel of your choice. Bring your gift for the angel back to Church – unwrapped and with the Angel tag attached — by Sunday, December 11th. Your gifts will be delivered to SRA, who will in turn deliver them to your angel.

If you would prefer to give a financial donation to Santa for Seniors in lieu of shopping, please make a check payable to, Trinity Episcopal Church, in the amount of your choice and earmark the check, SRA Santa for Seniors and put it in the Collection plate during the mass or mail/bring it to the office by Sunday, December 11th. Your donation will be sent directly to SRA. If you have any questions regarding Santa for Seniors, please contact Kathy Rodriguez in the office at 772-567-1146 or through email at krodriguez@TrinityVero.org.

Children’s Advent Pageant Rehearsals Begin

Sunday, December 17th
I am excited to let you know that The Children’s Advent Pageant will take place this year on Sunday, December 18th during the 10:00 AM Mass. In addition, there will also be a Children’s Christmas Party after in the Parish Hall during Coffee Hour. All children in Sunday School, Childcare and Preschool are invited to participate in the pageant and in the Children’s Christmas Party. Every year, the kids love taking part in the pageant, and the Children’s Advent Pageant is a great reminder for everyone who attends that Jesus is the Reason for the Season!

This Sunday, November 27th we will begin rehearsing for the Advent Pageant during Sunday School. If your child is interested in participating in the Children’s Advent Pageant, please contact Kathy Rodriguez in the office at 772-567-1146 or through email at krodriguez@TrinityVero.org.

Women’s Bible Study Discussion Sessions

Monday, November 28th
The Women’s Bible Study group will hold the last follow-up Discussion Session on their study on Monday, November 28th beginning at 6:00 PM in the Education Building. If you have any questions regarding the Discussion Sessions, please email Janet Barkett at jjbarkett@yahoo.com.

GriefShare Support Group continues

Wednesday, November 30th
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. 

GriefShare will be held this Wednesday from 3:30 to 5:00 PM in the Office Conference Room and will continue on Wednesdays through December 21st. 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 jgritter@trinityvero.org.

Advent Study: Advent’s Four Great Liturgical Songs

Begins Thursday, December 1st
To help prepare our hearts this Advent season for the coming of Christ and the celebration of Christmas, Trinity will hold a class on Advent’s Four Great Liturgical Songs. Fr. Mason Waldhauser will take us through the texts of these songs on the four Thursdays in Advent, from 4:30 to 5:30 PM in the Education Building. Below is the schedule of teaching:

Thursday, December 1st: The Magnificat: the “Song of Mary”
Thursday, December 8th: The Benedictus: the “Song of Zechariah”
Thursday, December 15th: The O Antiphons: “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel”
Thursday, December 22nd: The Advent Prose: Isaiah’s Prophecies of Christ

If you have any questions about the class, please contact Fr. Mason Waldhauser in the office at 772.567.1146 or through email at mwaldhauser@TrinityVero.org. We look forward to seeing you there.

Daughters of the King Diocesan Quarterly Meeting and Lunch Rescheduled

Saturday, December 10th
The Daughters of the King’s Diocesan Quarterly Meeting and Lunch has been rescheduled to Saturday, December 10th. If you have any questions, please contact Ginger Atwood at GingerAtwood12@gmail.com.

Foyer Groups Kickoff Potluck Dinner

Wednesday, January 4th
For those of you who signed up for “Foyers” and participated in the dinners prior to COVID putting a halt to all of our social events, you know what Foyers are about. For those of you who did not participate, below is a short explanation of what Foyers are. In addition, there is a more detailed explanation of “Foyers” available at the Welcome Table in the Church and Chapel.

“Foyers” are casual dinner gatherings in people’s homes, or a mutually agreed upon location such as a picnic in a park. Groups started back in England after the war when churches and places of gathering were destroyed, and fellow Christians sought out a way to keep their “church family” together. Groups are formed randomly with the intent that the Holy Spirit will help to guide the forming of the groups, and parishioners might get to know new members of the congregation. There is no agenda for these dinner meetings other than fellowship, fun, and getting to know one another better. “Foyers” will kick off on January 4th 2023 with a Potluck Dinner in Trinity’s Parish Hall. Soon after, each “dinner group” will start gathering in January on a once-a-month basis. Groups will be made up of couples and singles 21 years of age and older. There will be no groups larger than 8 people in a group.

The Foyer Groups Kickoff Potluck Dinner will be held on Wednesday, January 4, 2023. If you are interested in participating in the Foyer Groups, please sign up on the bulletin board in the Parish Hall, or contact the Michelle Clevenger in the office at 772.567.1146 or through email at mclevenger@TrinityVero.org. If you have any questions about the group, please email Susan Miller at susansweeney1949@gmail.com.

Sacrament of Baptism

Sunday, January 8th
If you or anyone you know is interested in receiving the Sacrament of Baptism, please contact Alyssa Hiser in the office at 772.567.1146 or through email at ahiser@TrinityVero.org. The next Holy Eucharist with Holy Baptism will be held on Sunday, January 8th during the 10:00 AM Mass.

A Thanksgiving Blessing Drive to Benefit the Gifford Youth Achievement Center

Thank you to everyone who contributed to the Thanksgiving Blessing Drive to benefit the Gifford Youth Achievement Center (GYAC). We are thrilled to announce that Trinity’s total donation to GYAC was $16,016! Thank you very much for supporting this organization that is so valuable to our Vero Beach community.

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.

Morning Prayer, Evening Prayer and Noon Mass

In obedience to the Apostle’s command to “pray without ceasing,” Trinity offers midweek services in our Chapel for all who would like to come and worship as a part of their prayer life during the week. Morning Prayer is offered at 9:15 AM, and Evening Prayer is offered at 4:00 PM, Monday through Thursday in the Chapel. In addition, Holy Eucharist is offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 12:00 Noon in the Chapel. Please refer to the below schedule.

Monday & Wednesday
Morning Prayer at 9:15 AM
Evening Prayer at 4:00 PM

Tuesday & Thursday
Morning Prayer at 9:15 AM
Holy Eucharist at 12:00 Noon
Evening Prayer at 4:00 PM

If you have any questions, please contact Fr. Mason Waldhauser in the office at 772-567-1146 or through email at mwaldhauser@TrinityVero.org.

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 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 KRodriguez@TrinityVero.org.

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 abaron@trinityvero.org or by calling the church office at 772.567.1146.

Boys and Girls Choir

— Sunday mornings
The Boys and Girls Choir practice is on Sundays from 11:30 AM to 12:15 PM. If you have any questions regarding the Boys and Girls Choir or you would like your child to join, 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.

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.

Susan Miller & Andrea Barkley
are our hosts for Coffee Hour this Sunday, November 27th

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 mclevenger@TrinityVero.org.

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 krodriguez@trinityvero.org 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 KathyRodriguez in the office at 772-567-1146 or through email at KRodriguez@TrinityVero.org

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 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 Michele Hanlon at mhanlon@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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