Announcements and Updates
- There will be NO Bible Study or Holy Eucharist on Thursday, May 17.
- Thursday, May 17 is the monthly Vestry Meeting at 5:00pm.
- Sunday, May 20 is the Feast of the Pentecost.
- Pentecost Evensong Service - May 20th at 7pm. The choirs of Trinity Episcopal and Grace Church will combine to offer an evening service to celebrate Pentecost Sunday. The service begins at 7pm and will include organ music, scripture, hymns and anthems in a variety of languages in a peaceful and reflective evening atmosphere. An offering will be accepted towards the mission work at Trinity and Grace Churches. There will be a pre-service handbell concert at 6pm, given by the Grace Church Handbell Choir and Jen Cohen in Steel Drums. All welcome!
- The May Community Luncheon is scheduled for Saturday, May 26 from 11:30am to 12:30pm.
- Bishop Tom Ely's annual visit to Trinity Church will be Sunday, May 27. We will have several Trinitarians confirmed and received that day. There will be a potluck brunch reception following worship.
- Monday, May 28 is Memorial Day. The offices at Trinity Church will be closed in observance of the holiday.
- New Foyer Program--The purpose of Foyers is to get to know each other better in a more casual way while sharing a meal. In order to reach more people and to be more inclusive, we will be trying a new format for Foyers, which will begin in May and continue through November.
Several previous conveners have agreed to be Hosts for the new Foyers format. They are: Larry Jensen and Sally Gill, Rich and Jane Jones, Kathy Hall, Jim and Dot Harder, Marc and Arlyn Brierre, Gary and Elaine Foskett. Each Host will contact 4 to 6 other people to join them for a Brunch or Simple Supper at their home. The Hosts will be contacting parishioners who haven’t been involved in Foyers for a while or are new to the Parish. If you are invited, we hope you will give it a try. Each group will decide at the first get-together how many times they want to meet and whether or not others in the group want a turn at Hosting. It is hoped that each Host (or group) will have 3 or 4 gatherings between May and November, and that other new members will join the groups.
- Upon This Rock--As part of our support for Rock Point, for the year 2018 we will be taking a separate collection on the last Sunday of each month specifically for Rock Point’s capital campaign. To learn more about the capital campaign, there are brochures in the chapel narthex, or you can visit the diocesan website: www.diovermont.org.
- Support for Our Neighbors in Need--Of the many faith communities in Rutland County, Trinity Church is one of the most visible for charitable outreach. In the first third of the year, we’ve had over 75 formal requests for charitable aid. Of those, we’ve had the resources to help about half of the eligible families who petition us. Our eligibility criteria are tight, but fair. And it is only through the generosity of our congregation that we are able to help as much as we do! On behalf of those who receive assistance from Trinity Church, THANK YOU!
- Illuminate the Tower--For a donation of $25 you can illuminate the bell tower with the celebration of your family’s illuminaries! Whatever the case June be, celebrate it by shining our light brightly for a week! For your $25, you will have your luminary named in the bulletin with a special “light” message, a mention in the prayers of the people and the intrinsic sensation of a job well done. Please contact Wendy in the parish office to make your contribution and shed a little light.