ANNOUNCEMENTS

ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR THE WEEK OF OCTOBER 24, 2021

Calendar of Events

THE WEEK AHEAD

Sunday, October 24th
      9:00 AM Rector’s Forum 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
Thanksgiving Food Drive Begins

Tuesday, October 26th
    12:45 PM Knitter’s Group Meet in the Education Building

Wednesday, October 27th
      7:00 PM Choir Rehearsal in the Music Building

Thursday, October 28th
      4:00 PM Fall Book Study: Walking with God through Pain and Suffering by Tim Keller in the Parish Hall
      5:30 PM Potluck Dinner immediately following the study in the Parish Hall

Sunday, October 31st
      9:00 AM Rector’s Forum 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

CALENDAR AT A GLANCE

Monday, November 1st
      4:30 PM Evensong and Benediction in the Chapel
      5:30 PM Reception immediately following the service

Sunday, November 14th
   10:00 AM Annual Requiem Mass: Requiem in C minor by Luigi Cherubini
   11:15 AM Special Requiem Reception in the Parish Hall

WHAT'S HAPPENING AT TRINITY EPISCOPAL CHURCH

Walking with God through Pain and Suffering Book Study on the Website

If you missed any of the sessions of the Book Study or you would like to view one of the sessions again, previous sessions are now available on Trinity’s website. Go to www.TrinityVero.org and click on the Book Study tile.

Thanksgiving Food Drive Begins this Weekend!

— Begins Sunday, October 24th
The Salvation Army’s Thanksgiving Food Drive begins this weekend, October 24th and will continue through Friday, November 12th . There are two ways to support the food drive. The first way is to pick up a grocery bag with an attached shopping list that will be distributed after the services this coming weekend. Fill the bag with groceries and return it to Trinity by Friday, November 12th.

The second way to support the food drive is to make a monetary gift towards the purchase of 100 turkeys that will be distributed along with the filled grocery bags to those in need in Indian River County. Envelopes for the monetary donations will be inserted into the bulletins this weekend. In addition, donation envelopes can be found in the Narthex of the Church and Chapel, and at the Welcome Table for the next two weeks. Please make checks payable to, “Trinity Episcopal Church” and write, “Thanksgiving Food Drive” on the memo line. Either place the envelopes in the Offering plate during the service or mail it to the Church office by Friday, November 12th. If you have any questions, please contact Janet Barkett at [email protected] or call the Church office at 772-567-1146.

Childcare for the Rector’s Forum

— Sunday Mornings
Childcare is available in the Education Building on Sunday mornings beginning at 9:00 AM so families with young children can attend the Rector’s Forum. If you have any questions about the childcare, please contact Kathy Rodriguez in the office at 772-567-1146 or through email at [email protected]

Annual Requiem Mass

— Sunday, November 14th
On Sunday, November 14th, Trinity will have our Annual Requiem Mass at 10:00 AM to remember our family members, friends, and loved ones who have died. Our music will feature a performance of Requiem in C minor by Luigi Cherubini. In addition, Trinity’s Choir will be augmented with professional musicians and instrumentalists to provide orchestral accompaniment.

If you would like to remember a loved one who has died, please complete the form that can be found in your bulletin or on the Welcome Table and place it in the basket in the back of the Church or Chapel. Print the names clearly and legibly because the names will be printed in a special Memorial booklet and read during the mass.

If you are interested in making a donation to the Trinity Music Program in memory of someone who has died, please complete the back of the form. Print the names clearly and legibly because the names will be printed in a special Memorial booklet alongside the donor’s name and read during the mass. Place the completed form and check in the collection plate during the service or bring/mail them to the Church office before Monday, November 8th. Please make your check payable to, “Trinity Episcopal Church,” and earmark it, “Requiem Music”.

If you have any questions regarding the Requiem Mass, please contact Dr. Anthony Baron, Director of Music and Choirmaster at [email protected] or in the Church office at 772.567.1146.

Requiem Mass Reception

— Sunday, November 14th
There will be a special Requiem Reception in the Parish Hall immediately following the Requiem mass. Come welcome visitors attending the Requiem to Trinity, as well as enjoy fellowship with your fellow parishioners. There will be a lot of good food to enjoy, many wonderful people to meet and great conversations to have!

Annual Requiem Mass and Trinity Legacy Society

This year’s Requiem Mass is Sunday, November 14th. Our music will feature a performance of Requiem in C minor by Luigi Cherubini. As in prior years, all the names of the deceased will be read during the mass. 

This year we will begin a new practice of listing members of the Trinity Legacy Society on the back of the bulletin for the Requiem Mass. The Legacy Society are those, living and deceased, who have remembered Trinity in their final estate plans. If you know of someone who has died and remembered Trinity in their estate plans, please notify the church office so that we can include their names in the bulletin. Also, if you have not yet joined Trinity’s Legacy Society, we encourage you to do so. You can join by completing the Legacy Society card available at the Welcome Table on Sunday morning after the 10:00 AM mass, or simply by informing the church office that you have taken steps to remember Trinity in your estate plans. Please call the church office at 772.567.1146 if you have questions about the Legacy Society or would like someone to contact you.

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 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! (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]

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.

Gillian Callaghan, Cheryl Zeman and John Newton
are our hosts for Coffee Hour this weekend.

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.

Choir Rehearsals

— Wednesday Evenings
The Choir rehearses on Wednesdays from 7:00 to 8:30 PM in the Choir Room. This Fall, the Trinity Church Choir will rehearse exclusively to prepare for the Requiem in C minor by Luigi Cherubini for our Annual Requiem Service to be held on Sunday, November 14th. If you are interested in singing in the choir, please contact Dr. Anthony Baron, Trinity’s Director of Music and Choirmaster at [email protected] or call the Church office at 772.567.1146.

Trinity Choral Scholars

This Fall, Trinity’s Choral Scholars Program will return. This program is designed for high school students to sing with the Church choir, learn advanced musicianship skills and learn 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 Dr. Anthony Baron, Trinity’s Director of Music and Choirmaster at [email protected] or by call the Church office at 772.567.1146.

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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