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Binghamton, NY 13905
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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.
We resumed in-person Sunday worship following the New York State guidelines for COVID protection. Currently this requires masking and distancing. We offer state-of-the-art air filtration on our church, as well as in our meeting areas. For those who do not feel safe with in-person attendance, we are offering live-streaming of our 10 am services, as well as recordings of these as in the past. We have also been able to enhance the technical quality of these with new equipment and will monitor Youtube chat responses where appropriate. You access the live-streaming in the same way that you have accessed recorded virtual services in the past (see directions below). Activities and gatherings other than the aforementioned Sunday services will continue as explained in the topics below.
Our Forums will continue to be available via zoom while allowing for in-person attendance as well.
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, including electronic:
On Sunday mornings at 10:00 am, you can 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.
While we are returning to in-person services, many of our other activities remain suspended for now.
To reduce exposures to the virus, Trinity Memorial has suspended most in-person gatherings, including the following until notified otherwise:
The Trinity Lunchers
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.
Some of Trinity's staff continue to work from home and can be contacted as indicated below.
Fr. Glenn, is working from home and 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.
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 Portagetim@yahoo.com.
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 - September 8th 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.
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The Trinity Times - Find it online
How do you get the September 2021 Trinity Times online edition?
For the PDF edition, click on this link: September 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 message (where we are on COVID precautions and church opentings - pages 1 - 3
Celebrations and Parish Record -page 3
Pickleball is Back September 9 - page 3
The Links (to Trinity Memorial media) - page 4
September Services Ministries - page 4
Change in Plans - October 10, 11:30 am for Capital and Stewardship Kickoff - page 5
Gift of Faith and Love - page 6
Last Call - Member Directory Updates - page 6
Need a Notary? - page 6
Trinity Forums - page 7
Honor Flight Shoe Drive - page 8
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 email@example.com. 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