Here you can find selected material from issues of Trinity Memorial Church's monthly newsletter, the Trinity Times
Trinity Times 2020 Part 2
Be Safe and Stay Connected - Electronically
While we do what is prudent to remain safe ourselves, as well as keep to those we love safe, we are connecting in a number of ways, all electronic:
A First Friday Offering will return in August; in the meanwhile, please visit our YouTube channel bit.ly/trinitybinghamton for new recordings!
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 the 2nd Wednesday of the month (July 8), at 11:30 am join us in a Bible Study online via Zoom email invitation (read more). If you are not on our email list, please call the church office to be added.
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 group meetings, including the following until notified otherwise:
Gathering in-person for worship at Trinity Memorial Church.
The associated "Forums" that usually follow the services.
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 will be 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 Portagetim@yahoo.com.
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 Fr. Glenn for a Zoom Chat Tuesdays at 2 pm.
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 - July 8th at 11:30 am.
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 June 2020 Trinity Times online edition?
For the online edition, click on this link: July 2020 Trinity Times online edition . You can page 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.
If you would prefer to have the Adobe Acrobat PDF version, click on: July 2020 Trinity Times PDF version.
Here are some of the articles that may be of interest to you from the July, 2020 edition:
Fr. Glenn's monthly message - pages 1 and 2
Celebrations and Parish Register - page 3
Covid-19 and Residential Care Facilities - page 4
2020 Graduates - page 4
"Of Laws" article (Peter Koeppel) - page 5
Stafford Scholarship Award - page 6
Meet Our Members: Valerie Spiller - page 7
Our Past - a gravesite visit to our first Rector, Sydney H. Cooke - page 8
Stewardship in a Time of Crisis
Don’t forget your pledge or offering to Trinity Memorial or our Priest’s Discretionary Fund. Fr. Glenn will need to use the Discretionary Fund a lot more right now to help persons in need. Send money electronically from your bank, or however you make electronic payments. Send in your check by mail, if you prefer. However you prefer to do it: do it! kwpk Read more.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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