We are a vibrant Episcopal family united in following Christ.
Welcome to Trinity Church! We hope your experience with us is an uplifting one and encourages you as you make your way through life’s journey. When asked what makes our parish as special as it is, the quickest reply is that the people in this parish make it a dynamic, joyful place of worship. We are warm, caring, and compassionate people who are eager to follow God on our lips and in our lives.
If you have questions (which are encouraged!) or wish to take part in any of our parish ministries, call the office at (802-775-4368) to schedule an appointment. We also meet for casual fellowship immediately following worship.
We are glad you visited and may God bless you and those you love.
SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT ABOUT WORSHIP
Recently, Bishop Shannon and the Diocesan Restart Team announced their decision to release us from all COVID-related restrictions. They encouraged us still to form our own policies to maintain the physical and conscious safety of our congregations.
Our major announcement is that we will resume to one combined in-person worship service at 9:30am on Sundays beginning July 4th. The demand for this change is overwhelming. We will no longer broadcast via Zoom though we will work diligently toward going hybrid/livestreaming as soon as we can. We are grateful for your patience as we discern our best way forward there. Other points of note:
Policies We Will Maintain
We will continue to gather in staggered pew seating marked with green tape.
We will keep the passing of the Peace distanced.
We will leave the windows open to facilitate airflow.
We will continue to gather outside for fellowship without food/beverage hospitality. We invite you to BYO Beverage!
We will keep using Communion Kits.
Policies We Will Adjust
We invite fully vaccinated persons to attend worship without a mask. Some may continue wearing a mask even if fully vaccinated and we thank everyone in advance for respecting that personal choice.
We will resume congregational singing.
Congregants no longer need to RSVP for worship or check in with Health Officers.
We'll go back to the former custom flow of communion but keep standing communion with a direction to form one line in the center aisle rather than two.
This season in our lives has been quite the time! While we announce these changes today, we encourage all to mental flexibility in case we need to "pivot" on any policies should changes in our health landscape give need to adjust the adjustments. If any have further comment or question on these changes, please reach out to Mother Sarah for conversation.
If you have a pastoral emergency, please call The Rev. Sarah Ginolfi at 717-575-7137. For non-emergent items, contact the Trinity Church offices through email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
These are difficult times and we will be here for you to the best of our ability.
Worship at Trinity—Welcome back to 9:30am Sunday Holy Eucharist worship services! We are now able to live stream our worship, and future services will continue to be offered live via our Facebook group, Trinity Episcopal Church Rutland VT. A recording will be posted afterwards on our YouTube channel and on the “worship” page of our website. Anyone interested in serving in an IT capacity for streaming, please speak with Wendy after the service.
Trinity Church at National Night Out—We have been organizing Trinity Church’s participation in Rutland’s National Night Out event on Tuesday, August 3. The event will be held at the Meadow Street Park from 4:00 to 7:00pm. Please contact the office to volunteer.
Peter Hall Memorial Service—A memorial service for Peter Hall will be held at the Paramount Theater on Saturday, Aug. 7, 2021, from 2-4 p.m. Members of Trinity Church are invited and welcome to attend. You can find his obituary in the July 10, 2021 Rutland Herald.
August Work Days—We’re planning a couple of work days in August to clean up and repurpose our public room spaces. On August 14 beginning at 10:00am, we’ll tour our facilities to inventory our space and determine how each room can best be used and made welcoming. We’ll create an itemized plan for each room. On August 21, we’ll put that plan into action! We’ll need folks to step up and help out, for “many hands make light work.”
New Parish Office Hours—Now that restrictions have been lifted, we’ll be reopening regular office hours beginning July 6. The main parish office will be open Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 10:00am to 3:00pm ("Walk-in" hours from 11:00am to 2:00pm). Wendy will be available by email or phone on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons, but will be working remotely on those days. Mother Sarah will typically be in her office on Tuesdays and in the mornings on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Please be sure to call ahead to make sure she is available and not on a Pastoral Care call or visit.
Worship with Green Mountain Online Abbey—The Green Mountain Online Abbey provides a daily offering of online prayer at 8:00 a.m. (except Sundays) and 8:00 p.m. Join by using the link found on the Diocesan website () or by dialing in from any phone using the following information: dial (646) 876-9923, code 531110497# If you are asked for a password, it is RockPoint. Bulletins can be accessed on the Diocesan website.