Trinity Times

Here you can find selected material from issues of Trinity Memorial Church's monthly newsletter, the Trinity Times

2021 Trinity Times Part 2

May 2021
Building Reopening

Beginning Sunday, May 23rd, we will resume in-person Sunday worship following the diocesan guidelines for COVID protection.  This will include Morning Prayer services at both 8 am and 10 am.  It is important to arrive early to check in and follow all precautions.  Fr. Glenn has distributed a letter explaining all of the details and conditions of this reopening.  It is important that you read this carefully for the safety and understanding of all.  This letter can also be found on-line by clicking here.

While we begin this in-person gathering, our "virtual" gatherings will continue as before, including a recorded version of the Sunday service.  This is for the benefit of those who are unable or unwilling to participate in "live" services at this time.   Activities and gatherings other than the aforementioned Sunday services will continue as explained in the topics below.

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:

 

  • 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

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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.

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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 Portagetim@yahoo.com

  • Arlene Ghilardi, Office Manager, is working from home.  Please, be in touch by emailing trinity@trinitymemorial.org 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 caring.tmc@gmail.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