Rector's Note

What's New at Trinity?

Daughters of the King 2020-2021 Outreach Project

–Sunday, February 28th

This Sunday, February 28th, The Trinity Chapter of the Daughters of the King will be informing parishioners of the charitable work and collecting donations for the DOK Diocese of Central Florida 2020-2021 Outreach Project: No One Hungry, Inc. (NOH). In the past, Trinity has supported DOK outreach projects such as Days for Girls, Bibles for Malawi and the Estah Ministry.  The mission of NOH is to reduce hunger and to give hope to those in need.

 Most Americans are unaware of the impact of hunger in their community. In 2018, the organization received a “Hunger Hero Award” from Brevard County. The founder, Rev. John E. Clark is a retired executive chef who is now a Deacon in the Episcopal Diocese of Central Florida. Rev. Clark began his diaconal ministry responding to a call to see to it that senior citizens in his community had access to nutritious food. Over the years this developed into “No One Hungry”, a non-profit in Titusville, Florida. Rev. Clark, affectionately known as “Deacon Johnny”, is an Associate in the Order of the Holy Cross, serves as a Board Member of the Order of St. Luke and is a member of the American Culinary Federation and a Senior Certified Executive Chef. NOH is a service partner with the North Brevard Women’s Center helping with food and needs of their clients. The non-profit also is the community sponsor of two elementary school food assistance programs in Brevard county, and sponsor of a high school and middle school food pantry for students. In Belize, NOH supports a community soup kitchen helping homeless with hot meals. They also administer the Dale and Marie Wolfe Scholarship in Belize helping students go on to higher education. Last year, NOH paid tuition for a woman in Belize to complete her last three courses to receive her BA degree in Education, allowing her to get a better paying job to support her family.

Stations of the Cross

— Tuesday, March 2nd

The Stations of the Cross will be held in the Chapel every Tuesday at 4:00 PM during Lent. This is a short half hour service where we are called to trace the Via Delarosa, the way Jesus walked carrying the cross, in Jerusalem.  Please consider making this part of your Lenten devotion. Because of the pandemic, those who attend the Stations of the Cross this year will remain in the pews as the Officiant travels through the Stations in order to keep appropriate social distance.

First Steps Meeting

— Sunday, March 14th

First Steps is an opportunity for visitors and new members to meet with Trinity’s Rector, Fr. Chris Rodriguez, and become better acquainted with Trinity Episcopal Church. The meeting is a time of personal interaction for those who are interested in learning about Trinity’s mission, ministries and programs. Come get plugged into Trinity with a cup of coffee and some pastries! The next First Steps Meeting will be held on Sunday, March 14th immediately following the 10:00 AM Eucharist in the Education Building. If you would like to sign up to attend a First Step meeting, please contact Alyssa Hiser in the office at 772-567-1146 or through email at [email protected] .

Altar of Repose Sign-up Sheet

— Maundy Thursday, April 1st

On Maundy Thursday, the Chapel is transformed into the Garden of Gethsemane, where Jesus took his apostles after the Last Supper to pray before his arrest and betrayal. Please remember our Lord’s words on the eve before his crucifixion and death, “Then Jesus said to them, ‘My soul is overwhelmed with sorrow to the point of death. Stay here and keep watch with me.’”  (Matthew 26:38)  Sign-up to keep watch with our Lord in his Sacramental Presence for one half hour on Maundy Thursday evening from 7:30 through 10:00 PM in the Chapel.  You can sign-up on the bulletin board in the Parish Hall after the services or email Alyssa Hiser at [email protected].  

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

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, 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: If you missed the sermon or just want to listen to it again, go to our website at 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 Nursery care is held on Sunday mornings in the Education Building.  Sunday School begins at 10:00 AM; however, students and children for Nursery care 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 Nursery care should be picked up in the Nursery after the service by 11:30 AM.  If you have any questions regarding Sunday School and Nursery care, 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:  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. Coffee, decaf, lemonade and water are served, along with individually wrapped packets of cookies, etc. Come and grab a cup of coffee and connect with your friends and fellow parishioners before you go and tackle your week!

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.

Pastoral Care

Father Rodriguez brings Holy Communion to our sick and shut ins. We also have a team of people who visit the Indian River Medical Center 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.

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.

Adult Choir 

The Adult Choir rehearses Wednesday evenings from 6:30 to 8:00 PM and Sunday mornings from 9:00 to 9:45 AM. If you are interested in joining the Adult Choir, please contact Dr. Anthony Baron in the Church office at 772-567-1146 or through email at [email protected] to schedule an audition.

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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