ANNOUNCEMENTS

ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR THE WEEK OF AUGUST 7, 2022

RECTOR’S NOTE

Dear Members and Friends of Trinity Episcopal Church,

This Sunday, August 7th, concludes our four-week sermon series on St. Paul’s Epistle to the Colossians. If you’ve been following along, the Church at Colossae experienced many of the same challenges that we face today over 2,000 years ago. Paul’s big concern, of course, is how does the church live and serve in a culture so radically different than our own biblical worldview. You can find the sermon series starting on July 17th in video or podcast on our website at https://trinityvero.org/sermons/. This weekend we’ll look at Paul’s final word on how to live, and his views may surprise you.

I look forward to seeing you this weekend, until then I remain

yours in Christ,

Fr. Chris Rodriguez

Calendar for the week ahead

Sunday, August 7th
  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 and Live Stream at www.TrinityVero.org
11:15 AM Coffee Hour in the Parish Hall

Monday, August 8th
  9:15 AM Morning Prayer in the Chapel
  4:00 PM Evening Prayer in the Chapel

Tuesday, August 9th
  9:15 AM Morning Prayer in the Chapel
12:00 PM Holy Eucharist in the Chapel
12:45 PM Knitter’s Group in the Education Building
  4:00 PM Evening Prayer in the Chapel

Wednesday, August 10th
  9:15 AM Morning Prayer in the Chapel
  4:00 PM Evening Prayer in the Chapel

Thursday, August 11th
  9:15 AM Morning Prayer in the Chapel
12:00 PM Holy Eucharist in the Chapel
  4:00 PM Evening Prayer in the Chapel

EVENTS AT A GLANCE

Sunday, August 14th
  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 with Baptism in the Church and Live Stream at www.TrinityVero.org
11:15 AM Coffee Hour in the Parish Hall

Monday, August 15th
Kindergarten First Day of School

Wednesday, August 17th
Preschool First Day of School

Sunday, August 21st
10:00 AM Blessing of the Backpacks during the Holy Eucharist

Monday, September 5th
Happy Labor Day!
Church Office Closed
No Morning or Evening Prayer

Saturday, September 10th
10:00 AM Bounce Back to School Party in the Parish Hall

WHAT'S HAPPENING AT TRINITY EPISCOPAL CHURCH

Blessing of the Backpacks

Sunday, August 21st
It’s hard to believe that a new school year begins in a couple of weeks. A new school year means new classrooms, new teachers, and new friends. Some kids are excited, some kids are anxious, and some are a little of both. So, let’s send our kids off to school this year with a blessing and a blessed backpack. We will fill their hearts and backpacks with blessings, love, encouragement, and excitement for the new year. Children are invited to bring their backpacks to the 10:00 AM Mass on Sunday, August 21st. The children and their backpacks will be blessed after the Announcements. This is a wonderful way to acknowledge the beginning of a new school year and help the children recognize that, “God’s got their backs!”

Bounce Back to School Party!

Saturday, September 10th
Attention all Sunday School and Trinity School students! Have you been missing your school friends? Are you tired of relaxing this summer? Well get ready to Bounce Back to School! Trinity’s Children’s Ministry will host a back-to-school event to celebrate the new school year. Kids 5th grade and under can bounce on over to inflatable Obstacle Bounce Houses for some exercise, Face Painting, Crafts, fellowship and fun on Saturday, September 10th from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM in the Parish Hall. Trinity will provide snacks and drinks for this event.

If you have any questions or are interested in attending this event, please RSVP to Stacy Lucarelli, Director of Children’s Ministry, at 772.567.1146 or through email at [email protected] by Friday, September 2nd. When you call, please indicate how many participating children will be attending. (Please note that this is not a drop-off party.) We are looking forward to seeing you there!

Fall Programs and Events

In a few short weeks, summer vacation will be over, and the kids will head back to school. Now is the time when the Church and School office becomes full of excitement and enthusiasm as we plan for a busy Fall that will be full of Bible and book studies, special masses, and events. Below are a few things that we are planning:

• The E-100 Bible Study: The 100 Essential Bible stories of the Old and New Testament
• The continuation of the monthly Men’s Group Lunch and Meeting
• A Women’s Bible Study
• Children’s Ministries fellowship events
• The Annual Requiem Mass
• The Annual Fall BBQ!

Details about these and other events can be found in future announcements. In the meantime, buckle in! It is going to be an exciting Fall.

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.

IMPORTANT REMINDERS…

Pastoral Care

Trinity’s Clergy Team 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.

Morning Prayer, Evening Prayer and Noon Mass

In obedience to the Apostle’s command to “pray without ceasing,” Trinity offers midweek services in our Chapel for all who would like to come and worship as a part of their prayer life during the week. Morning Prayer is offered at 9:15 AM, and Evening Prayer is offered at 4:00 PM, Monday through Thursday in the Chapel. In addition, Holy Eucharist is offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 12:00 Noon in the Chapel. Please refer to the below schedule.

Monday & Wednesday
Morning Prayer at 9:15 AM
Evening Prayer at 4:00 PM

Tuesday & Thursday
Morning Prayer at 9:15 AM
Holy Eucharist at 12:00 Noon
Evening Prayer at 4:00 PM

If you have any questions, please contact Fr. Mason Waldhauser in the office at 772-567-1146 or through email at [email protected].

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

— 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 Stacy Lucarelli in the office at 772-567-1146 or through email at [email protected].

Church Choir

The Church Choir is open by audition to community members who wish to assist in special liturgies at Trinity Church.  These liturgies include our Annual Requiem service and other major works of music that are sung throughout the year.  If you are interested in joining the choir, please contact Director of Music and Choir Master, Anthony Baron at [email protected] or by calling the church office at 772.567.1146.

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 [email protected] or by calling the church office at 772.567.1146.

Boys and Girls Choir

— Sunday mornings
The Boys and Girls Choir will start up in September. Look for future announcements regarding specific dates. If you have any questions regarding the Boys and Girls Choir or would your child to join in September, please contact Darlene Rodgers at [email protected].

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 [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 “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 [email protected] 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.

Jan & J.P. Jones and Jeff & Gretchen Jones
are our hosts for this Sunday’s Coffee Hour, August 7th

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 Michelle Clevenger in the office at 772-567-1146 or through email at [email protected].

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 [email protected] 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 Stacy Lucarelli 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!

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 Michelle Clevenger in the office at 772-567-1146 or through email at [email protected].

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 [email protected].

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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