ANNOUNCEMENTS

ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR THE WEEK OF FEBRUARY 5, 2023

RECTOR’S NOTE

Dear Members and Friends of Trinity Episcopal Church,

This Sunday is our Commitment Sunday that marks the conclusion of our 2023 Annual Fund Campaign. Please bring your pledge cards to church on Sunday and place them in the baskets provided as you proceed to the altar to receive Holy Communion. At the end of our liturgy, our pledges will be brought forward to the altar as an offering of the financial ‘commitment’ of our parish family. If you’ve already submitted a pledge card, they will be included in the baskets that are brought forward. If you have misplaced your pledge card, Annual Fund packets and pledge cards are available at the Welcome Table in the church and chapel. Lastly, you can review our Annual Fund materials and submit your pledge card online at www.trinityvero.org/giving.

I am excited about what our Lord has in store for us in the year ahead. Thank you for your continued support of our ministry together.

Yours in Christ,

Fr. Chris Rodriguez
Rector

Calendar for the week ahead

Sunday, February 5th
  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
10:00 AM Holy Eucharist in the Church
11:15 AM Coffee Hour in the Parish Hall
11:30 AM Boys & Girls Choir Rehearsal

Tuesday, February 7th
12:00 PM Holy Eucharist in the Chapel
12:45 PM Knitter’s Group in the Education Building

Thursday, February 9th
12:00 PM Holy Eucharist in the Chapel

Sunday, February 12th
  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
10:00 AM Holy Eucharist in the Church
11:15 AM Coffee Hour in the Parish Hall
11:30 AM Boys & Girls Choir Rehearsal

EVENTS AT A GLANCE

Thursday, February 16th
11:30 AM Men’s Group Lunch and Meeting in the Parish Hall

Saturday, February 18th
10:00 AM Daughters of the King Quiet Day

Sunday, February 19th
  4:00 PM Daughters of the King Annual Woman’s Wine and Cheese Social

Wednesday, February 22nd
Ash Wednesday
12:00 PM Holy Eucharist with the Imposition of Ashes in the Chapel
  4:00 PM Ashes to Ashes Class in the Education Building
  5:30 PM Holy Eucharist with the Imposition of Ashes in the Chapel

Tuesday, February 28th
  4:00 PM Stations of the Cross in the Chapel

Monday, March 6th
  4:00 PM Alzheimer and Parkinson Seminar (1st of 3 classes)

WHAT'S HAPPENING AT TRINITY EPISCOPAL CHURCH

Boys and Girls Choir Resumes this Sunday

Sunday, February 5th
The Boys and Girls Choir resumes this Sunday, February 5th. If you have any questions or your child is interested in participating in the Boys and Girls Choir, please contact Darlene Rodgers at drodgers@TrinityVero.org.

Daughters of the King Annual Women’s Wine and Cheese Social

Sunday, February 19th (Please note the date change.)
Join us for the Annual Women’s Wine & Cheese Social hosted by Daughters of the King on Sunday, February 19th at 4:00 PM in the Education Building. This social event is open to all women in the parish. It’s the perfect time to get to know each other and enjoy an afternoon of wine, appetizers, and great conversations. For more information, contact Ginger Atwood at 772-205-9300 or gingeratwood12@gmail.com.

Men’s Group Lunch and Meeting

Thursday, February 16th
The next Men’s Group Lunch and Meeting will be held on Thursday, February 16th at 11:30 AM in the Parish Hall. The Guest Speaker is Paul Gallagher, and he will present on Amphibious Assault in Modern Warfare. The meeting is BYOB, which means bring your own bagged lunch. If you have any questions regarding the study, please call the office at 772-567-1146.

Trinity Episcopal Church & School Open Enrollment begins Monday

February 6th
Enrollment for Trinity Episcopal Church and School, grades PreK2 through 1st grade begins on Monday, February 6th. Anyone who would like information about the school or would like to schedule a tour should contact Sally Nicholas in the office at 772-567-1146 or through email at snicholas@TrinityVero.org.

Ash Wednesday Holy Eucharist with the Imposition of Ashes

Wednesday, February 22nd
According to the gospels of Matthew, Mark and Luke, Jesus spent 40 days fasting in the desert before the beginning of his public ministry. Our 40 days of prayer and fasting is known as Lent, and it begins with Ash Wednesday. The name Ash Wednesday is derived from the practice of placing ashes on the forehead as a sign of mourning and repentance to God. The ashes used are typically the palms from the previous year that are burned. Ash Wednesday Eucharist and the Imposition of Ashes masses will be held at 12:00 noon and 5:30 PM in the Chapel.

Ashes to Ashes Class

Wednesday, February 22nd
Fr. Ryan Jordan will begin teaching a class called, Ashes to Ashes, beginning Ash Wednesday, February 22nd and continuing every Wednesday through, April 5th, from 4:00 to 5:00 PM in the Education Building. The class is a deep dive into the traditional Christian understanding, theology and practice surrounding death, burial and the afterlife. If you or someone you know is interested in attending the class, please sign up by contacting Lisa Offutt in the office at 772-567-1146 or through email at loffutt@trinityvero.org. In addition, you can sign up on the bulletin board during Coffee Hour in the Parish Hall. If you have any questions regarding the class, please contact Fr. Ryan Jordan also in the office or through email at rjordan@trinityvero.org.

Stations of the Cross

Tuesday, February 28th
Beginning Tuesday, February 28th, the Stations of the Cross will be said 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 Dolorosa in Jerusalem. (Via Dolorosa, which means “Way of Grief” in Latin, is a road in the old city of Jerusalem and the path where Jesus was led in agony, carrying the crucifixion cross.) Please consider making this part of your Lenten devotion.

Alzheimer & Parkinson Seminar Series

Monday, March 6th – 1st Session
Trinity is blessed to welcome the Alzheimer & Parkinson Association of Indian River County to present an Alzheimer and Parkinson seminar series throughout the month of March. The seminar will include three 1-hour sessions on three consecutive Mondays from 4:00 to 5:00 PM. The dates and details of the sessions are below:

Monday March 6th:
An Introductory Presentation given by the Executive Director of the Alzheimer and Parkinson Association explaining what the organization has to offer. In this presentation, the history of the organization is discussed and how they serve Indian River County through free programs and services provided for families in need.

Monday March 13th:
Warning Signs of Dementia Presentation. This presentation discusses what some warnings signs of dementia are versus what is normal aging.

Monday March 20th:
Dementia Experience Classroom Style. This experience is a dementia simulation experience that immerses a couple of participants into life with dementia, resulting in a deeper understanding of what it’s like to live with cognitive impairment and sensory change. Caregivers, professionals and individuals will better understand the hardships and confusion that occurs for a person with dementia.

If you or someone you know is interested in attending the seminar series, please sign up by contacting Lisa Offutt in the office at 772-567-1146 or through email at loffutt@TrinityVero.org. In addition, you can sign up on the bulletin board in the Parish Hall during Coffee Hour. If you are interested in learning more about the Alzheimer & Parkinson Association of Indian River County, visit their website at http://www.alzpark.org.

Coffee Hour Hosts Needed for March

Coffee Hour Hosts are needed for the month of March. Please take a minute while you are in Coffee Hour this weekend to sign up for a date that is convenient for you. Your fellow parishioners will thank you! Hosting a coffee hour is easy. See the below Coffee Hour announcement for more information on hosting. If you have any questions or would like to sign up for a date, please contact Lisa Offutt in the office at 772-567-1146 or through email at loffutt@TrinityVero.org.

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.

Weekly Noon Holy Eucharist

Weekly Holy Eucharist is celebrated on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 12:00 Noon in the Chapel.

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

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 will resume their weekly rehearsals on Sunday, February 5th 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.

Gerri Moore
is our host for Coffee Hour this Sunday, February 5th

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 Lisa Offutt in the office at 772-567-1146 or through email at loffutt@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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