To serve Christ passionately through self, family, parish and community.
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When we return to meeting together:
a spoken Service
We, at Trinity Memorial, welcome all, regardless of race, ethnic origin, gender or sexual orientation. We love what makes you unique. Our Web site is a good starting point for getting to know us, and we hope to meet you in person!
Trinity Memorial is accessible; to enter, use the powered glass doors on Oak Street, right next to the Church building; proceed straight into the "Gym". In the far right corner of the Gym is an elevator to take you to the Sanctuary level.
We welcome you in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ to Trinity Memorial Episcopal Church.
We welcome all who want to share in our love of Christ, and we invite you to learn more about who we are and catch a glimpse of what the people of God are doing at Trinity Memorial, as we try to grow in the knowledge, love and service of our Lord and Savior.
Conditional Building Reopening?
Perhaps as soon as May 23 we hope to again host on-site worship. A Vestry committee is in place under the leadership of Susan Hanes to spell out the time and conditions for this. Please keep an eye on this spot for announcements and updates for this long-awaited event. We are excited that we have received our air filtrations systems. This, along with significant progress in the availability of COVID vaccines, has raised our hopes for the first steps of a return to normalcy, but our steps will be incremental in accordance with CDC and our Bishop's guidelines for in-person gatherings.
The May edition of Trinity Times (page 6) gives a few details of what we may expect for this reopening. This information is still rather general because the reopening committee work is still in progress.
The most important thing is that it will be a gradual process and the current form of recorded services on Facebook and Youtube will continue indefinitely for those who attend remotely. We are making plans to insure that our electronically-connected folks will continue to have this service, even as we return to normal on-site services.
Be Safe and Stay Connected - Electronically
While we do what is prudent to remain safe ourselves, as well as to keep
those we love safe, we are connecting in a number of ways, all electronic:
NEW! We miss seeing you and your family.
Record a short PASSING OF THE PEACE video.
On Sunday mornings at 10:00 am, please join us on our YouTube channel by clicking here: TrinityYouTube for a live broadcast of our Sunday Worship Service - look for the "Virtual Service" Live-stream! You may watch and listen to our Sunday Morning Worship Services or our music offerings any time. May they offer you peace, this time, and always! What devices and applications do I need to connect to these Trinity Services? Read more.
On Sunday mornings following the 10 am service, please join us for a Zoom coffee hour! The easy-to-use link is shared during Virtual Worship, and is included weekly in the bulletin email from Arlene.
On Sunday mornings, 11:30 - 12:30, join us with Zoom sessions of Trinity Forums (see "Trinity Times" online via links in the "Trinity Times" section below for additional details). You can join the Forums Zoom either as a continuation of the "coffee" Zoom above or join the Zoom directly at 11:30am for the forums using the link in the weekly bulletin email sent out by Arlene.
Replays of selected Forums are available on our YouTube channel: Trinity Forum recordings
Let us pray:
This is another day, O Lord. I know not what it will bring forth, but make me ready, Lord, for whatever it may be. If I am to stand up, help me to stand bravely. If I am to sit still, help me to sit quietly. If I am to lie low, help me to do it patiently. And if I am to do nothing, let me do it gallantly. Make these words more than words, and give me the Spirit of Jesus. Amen.
Our church is open (even though the building remains closed for now)
To reduce exposures to the virus, Trinity Memorial has canceled all in-person gatherings, including the following until notified otherwise:
Gathering in-person for worship at Trinity Memorial Church.
The Trinity Lunchers.
Other church gatherings (choir practice etc.).
Chow collections are suspended. Please participate in the food store's collections in the meantime.
If you have further questions (or answers!) please call the Trinity Memorial office phone number.
Please note: the Sunday Canteen sit-down dinner is replaced by the distribution of take-out meals at the regular time.
Trinity's staff continues to work from home.
Fr. Glenn, is working from home and doing Morning Prayer services on Sunday Mornings at 10 a.m. with the aid of the Technology Team. He is checking his phone messages from home. To leave a message, please call Trinity Memorial Church, 607 723-3593 and leave a message on his voice mail: Ext. 103.
Jeff Fellows, Building and Grounds Manager, is checking the building and grounds several times a week. His cell phone number is 607 222-2967.
Chris Brown, Financial Secretary, is working some from home and coming into his office to pay bills and process donations.
Rayleen Kie, Assistant for Outreach and Pastor Care Coordinator, is working from home and is available by phone: 607 677-5085.
Timothy Smith, Organist & Choirmaster, is working remotely as well and can be reached by email .
Arlene Ghilardi, Office Manager, is working from home. Please, be in touch by emailing or by leaving a message on her office voicemail: Ext. 100. She will be checking messages regularly.
Reaching out, Staying in Touch, and Joining In
Although we are currently restricted in physical gatherings, we are fortunate to live in a time when there are alternatives. Trinity is fortunate in having technicians who assist us in making our electronic connections possible and our Bishop and Presiding Bishop and priest offer wonderful prayers and reflections that can help us while isolated. Our monthly Bible Study is also a gem that only a few have discovered and it is also available online.
Join Presiding Bishop, Michael B. Curry's Inspiring Reflections on Mondays
These very inspiring, informal thoughts will help you start the week. They are recorded so you can also pick up on ones that have gone by - only about 4 minutes long, but very worthwhile. Read more.
Join in a virtual coffee hour Sundays after the service
Look for a Zoom email invitation and link to join in to discuss anything that's on your mind.
Join Bishop DeDe on Wednesdays at Noon for Contemplative Prayer
Join The Rt. Rev. DeDe Duncan-Probe on Facebook: facebook.com/bishopdede
Join in Trinity's Bible Study - May 12th at 4:30 pm.
Currently these are Zoom conference call invitations that are sent to our email list. If you are not on the list and wish to be added, please call the church office.
A Testimonial: If you have hesitated attending Valerie Spiller's Bible Study, this testimonial may address your concerns (not prepared or knowledgeable? Hesitate to participate?) Please read more.
The Trinity Times - Find it online
How do you get the May 2021 Trinity Times online edition?
For the PDF edition, click on this link: May 2021 Trinity Times online edition. You can scroll through this handy online edition for many interesting articles. In the past, these articles were reproduced on this website, but, now that they are available directly, we invite you to the original edition instead.
Here are some of the articles that may be of interest to you in the current edition:
Fr. Glenn's monthly message - pages 1 and 2
Celebrations and Parish Record -page 3
The Links (to Trinity Memorial media) - page 4
It's Not Magic - palm crosses and communion distribution - page 4
Spring Graduates? - pave 5
Learning to Read (Body Language), Peter Koeppel - page 5
Jean Henssler Organ Concert - page 5
When and How Will We Reopen? - page 6
Trinity Forums - page 7
Strolling Through the Neighborhood - page 7
Kathy Corse's Ongoing Ministry - page 8
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Help When You Need It
Our Pastoral Care team is in communication and we will try to meet needs as they arise. Please keep in touch with me (607-677-5085) or email me at . Also – if you’re feeling lonely and isolated- call or write and we can chat. One of the great strengths of Trinity is our caring spirit which will continue even during our physical separation from one another. Prayers, courage and keep in touch and please take good care of you! Blessings!
Rayleen, Assistant for Pastoral Care and Outreach