October 22, 2020
Dear Members and Friends of Trinity Episcopal Church,
This weekend we will meet for our first Rector’s Forum for the fall season; you will find the details below. I am looking forward to inching towards normalcy. So let me encourage you that if you are able to attend, please join us for the Forum in the Parish Hall at 9:00 AM. Grab some coffee and partake in the conversation.
I look forward to seeing you on Sunday, until then I remain
yours in Christ,
Fr. Chris Rodriguez
What's New at Trinity?
The Rector’s Forum resumes
— Sunday, October 25th
The Rector’s Forum resumes this Sunday, October 25th 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 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, November 8th
On Sunday, November 8th, Trinity will have a special Requiem Mass at 10:00 AM to remember our family members, friends, and loved ones who have died. Our Eucharist will include Victoria’s Requiem, a beautiful acapella piece of renaissance music sung by our choir throughout the liturgy.
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. Print the names clearly and legibly because the names will be printed in a special Memorial booklet and read during the mass.
In addition, 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 November 2nd. 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.
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
Sunday School and Nursery Care Continues this Sunday!
— Sunday Mornings beginning at 9:30 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 9:30 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: 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 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 Weekly Meeting Resumes
— Tuesdays at 12:45 PM
The Knitters have resumed their weekly meeting 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]
Coffee Hour Continues this Sunday!
— 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!
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]
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.
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.
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.
Boys & Girls Choir Rehearsals **Temporarily Suspended**
The Boys & Girls Choir rehearses on Sunday mornings from 11:30 AM to 12:00 PM. Beyond singing, this group teaches the children what it means to be a chorister in the Anglican tradition. They rely on using Christian hymns and prayers to teach children how music can be an offering to God in our liturgy. Children ages 4 and up are invited to join. If you have any questions or are interested in your children joining the Junior Choir, please contact Darlene Rodgers through email at [email protected]
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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