ANNOUNCEMENTS

ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR THE WEEK OF December 5, 2021

Calendar of Events

THE WEEK AHEAD

Sunday, December 5th
Advent II
      8:00 AM Eucharist in the Chapel
      9:00 AM Rector’s Forum in the Parish Hall
                      (Childcare 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
    11:30 AM Children’s Choir in the Education Building
    Angel Tree Program Ends
    Christmas Poinsettias and Music Remembrances Begin

Tuesday, December 7th
    12:45 PM Knitter’s Group Meet in the Education Building

Wednesday, December 8th
    Angel Tree Program Ends
    All Gifts and Donations must be returned to the Church Office

Sunday, December 12th
Advent III
      8:00 AM Eucharist in the Chapel
      9:00 AM Rector’s Forum in the Parish Hall
                      (Childcare 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
    11:30 AM Children’s Choir in the Education Building
    Christmas Poinsettia and Music Remembrances Continue

CALENDAR AT A GLANCE

Saturday, December 18th
    10:00 AM Children’s Advent Pageant Rehearsal in the Church

Sunday, December 19th
Advent IV
    10:00 AM Children’s Advent Pageant and Eucharist in the Church and Live Stream at www.TrinityVero.org
    11:15 AM St. Nicholas Party in the Parish Hall during Coffee Hour

Friday, 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
                      Church Office Closed

Saturday, December 25th
Merry Christmas!
    10:00 AM Christmas Eucharist in the Chapel
                      Church Office Closed

WHAT'S HAPPENING AT TRINITY EPISCOPAL CHURCH

8:00 AM Sunday Eucharist in the Chapel

— Sunday, December 5th
Please note that the Sunday 8:00 AM Eucharist has resumed in the newly renovated Chapel.

Salvation Army Angel Tree Program Continues

— Sunday, December 5th
The Salvation Army’s Angel Tree program is coming to a close. Please return the Angel gifts to the Church this Sunday morning, or to the office by Wednesday, December 8th. The gifts should be returned in the plastic bags that were provided when the angels were chosen. If you have any questions, please email Janet Barkett at [email protected]. Thank you again for your generosity towards this program.

Christmas Poinsettia Dedications Begin

— Sunday, December 5th
If you have a loved one that you would like to be remembered or honored this Christmas with a beautiful Poinsettia on the Altar, please complete a form that will be distributed by the Ushers after Church or can be found on the Welcome Table. Dedications can be made, “In Memory of,” “In Honor of” or “In Thanksgiving for” a family member or friend. Once the form is completed, either drop it in the collection plate during one of the services or bring it/mail it to the Church office (2365 Pine Avenue, Vero Beach, FL 32960) by Sunday, December 19th. Please print the names clearly and legibly as the donor’s names and dedications will be listed in a special booklet that will be handed out at the Christmas services. Please include a check in the amount of $45.00, made payable to, “Trinity Episcopal Church” and write, “Christmas Poinsettias” on the memo line. If you have any questions regarding the Christmas Poinsettias please call the Church office at 772.567.1146 or email Alyssa Hiser at [email protected]

Christmas Music Dedications Begin

– Sunday, December 5th
This Christmas, the music of Trinity Episcopal Church will be augmented with Brass. We are currently seeking donations to fund this splendid addition to our Christmas worship. Donations can be made “In Memory of,” “In Honor of” or “In Thanksgiving for” a family member or friend. Please complete a form that will be distributed by the Ushers after Church or can be found on the Welcome Table. Either drop the form in the collection plate during one of the services or bring it/mail it to the Church office (2365 Pine Avenue, Vero Beach, FL 32960) by Sunday, December 19th. Please print the names clearly and legibly as the donor’s names and dedications will be listed in a special booklet that will be handed out at the Christmas services. Please include a check in any amount, payable to, “Trinity Episcopal Church” and write, “Christmas Music” on the memo line. If you have any questions regarding the Christmas Music, please call the Church office at 772.567.1146 or email Alyssa Hiser at [email protected].

Children’s Advent Pageant

— Sunday, December 19th
On Sunday, December 19th during the 10:00 AM Mass, Trinity’s Sunday School, Childcare and Preschool students will portray the birth of Jesus through narration and Advent Hymns in the Children’s Advent Pageant. All children in Sunday School, Childcare and Preschool are invited to participate. The children love to be a part of this special program! If your child(ren) would like to take part in the pageant or you have any questions, please email Stacy Lucarelli at [email protected]. The Children’s Advent Pageant is a special program that reminds us of the real reason for the season. Don’t miss it!

All children are welcome to participate in the Advent Pageant. The children who are cast in the main roles practice during Sunday School every Sunday beginning Sunday, November 28th. In addition, they will rehearse one final rehearsal on Saturday morning, December 18th at 10:00 AM in the Church. Please note that it is our hope that the children who are cast in the main parts of the pageant attend all of the rehearsals. If this is an issue, please contact Stacy Lucarelli at [email protected] (Parents will be notified if their child has been cast in a main role.)

Trinity Childcare and Preschool children are cast as angels, shepherds, sheep and cows. They do not rehearse until the day before the pageant when there will be one rehearsal for all children participating in the pageant on Saturday, December 18th at 10:00 AM in the Church. Costumes will be provided for all of the parts. Again, if your child(ren) would like to take part in the Advent Pageant or if you have any questions, please contact Stacy Lucarelli at [email protected]. This year will be another great Advent Pageant for Trinity and for the children!

St. Nicholas Party After the Advent Pageant

— Sunday, December 19th after the 10:00 AM Mass
Trinity will host a St. Nicholas party for children during Coffee Hour in the Parish Hall immediately after the service is over on Sunday, December 19th. There will be fun games, great crafts, and yummy treats! So bring your children to the St. Nicholas Party. And enjoy coffee and treats while meeting new friends or catching up with old ones. If you have any questions regarding the St. Nicholas Party, please email Kathy Rodriguez at [email protected].

Thank you to Coulter Designs

Trinity Episcopal Church thanks parishioners Richard Coulter from Coulter Designs, his wife, Misha and son, Charlie for their generous donation of skill, time and materials given to complete the three walls surrounding the Altar of the Chapel with a beautiful coating of Italian plaster. Your efforts are very much appreciated!

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! (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]

Boys and Girls Choir

The Boys and Girls Choir is led by Darlene Rodgers, Trinity Episcopal Preschool Music teacher. The choir meets every Sunday from 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM. Children ages 5 and up are welcome to join. The young choristers should go to Coffee Hour with their families and enjoy a snack or two. Darlene gathers the choristers at 11:30 AM and takes them to the Education Building for choir practice. After choir is over around 12:00 Noon, Darlene brings the children back to their families 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.

The Kahler Family
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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