Welcome...

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 to join us as you make your way through your life’s journey. If you are joining us for the first time, you will find the people of this parish are exceptionally warm and welcoming.
 

When asked what makes our parish as special as it is, the quickest reply is that the quality of the people in this parish make it a dynamic, joyful place of worship. Indeed Trinity is blessed with warm, caring, and compassionate people who are eager to follow the will of God Almighty in a variety of ways.

If you feel called to take part in any of our parish ministries, speak with a member of the parish and they will be able to point you in the right direction. One thing you definitely want to do is join us after worship for fellowship and conversation!

 

If you have questions (which are encouraged!) and would like to speak to someone at Trinity Church, feel free to call the office at (802-775-4368) to schedule an appointment. Thank you for taking the time to visit us today and may God bless you and those you love.

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Trinity Church Online Worship During COVID-19 “Stay Home, Stay Safe” Order

Please join us as we worship together on Sunday mornings at 9:30am online.

There are two ways to access these services: 

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If you would like to join us for our Zoom meeting coffee hour at 10:00am each Sunday during the "Stay Home, Stay Safe" order, please email office@trinitychurchrutland.org for a meeting code and password.

We also want to remind you that, if you have a pastoral emergency, please call Fern Fryer at 802-773-4788 or Wendy Grace at 802-235-2221 so you can be connected with someone who can help you. If you need to contact the Trinity Church offices, please use our email office@trinitychurchrutland.org.  These are difficult times, and we do not want anyone to struggle through them alone.

Noteworthy Items

Schedule for Worship Leaders--The following is the schedule for the next several weeks' of worship leaders:

March 7: Fr. Barry Meehan

March 14: Nanci Gordon

We will be well served for the next little while, and we offer our sincere thanks to these folks for serving us in this time of transition!

Lenten Prayer Community--Fr. Barry Meehan would like to invite you to join a parish prayer community for Lent: Disciples Lenten retreat. Our goal is that, at a time when we are kept apart, we come together as a prayer community with a daily program that links us to both strengthen our faith in Christ and the bonds that join us to one another. There are three questions for each of us to consider during the retreat: 

  • What have I done for Christ?

  • What am I doing for Christ? 

  • What do I hope to do for Christ? 

Each day there will be three short periods of prayer: when we awake, around midday and at the end of the day.  As well, there will be one period of 15-30 minutes each day for quiet meditation/reflection on a Gospel passage. Participants are invited to keep a journal during the retreat. The first Zoom meeting will be on Ash Wednesday then we shall meet each Saturday of Lent.  In the Zoom meetings we shall reflect on the Gospel passages of the past week and prepare for upcoming week. The retreat will culminate with our commitment to Christ through the renewal of Baptismal Vows at Easter. If interested:  Please send an email to prayercommunity@disciples.com for more information.

Continuing the Book Discussion Group--Our discussion of The Art of Possibility by Benjamin and Rosamund Stone Zander will be held on March 21 at 6:00pm via Zoom. We’ll discuss the 11th and 12th practices, pages 161-196. We’ll also focus on the question of what we want to have happen now that we’ve completed the book—what is our next step at Trinity Church. The book can be purchased on Amazon.com. This discussion group is open to everyone and newcomers are encouraged to join us! Please email the church office for a link to the Zoom meeting.

Search Process Update--The vestry met virtually with the Bishop's candidate for a minister.  It was an informal 'meet and greet.' Both sides were favorable to move on to the next step.  So, Jay and Fern met with Auburn, the Bishop's representative for transition ministry, to review Trinity's needs in a minister and present the compensation package we could offer based on the 2021 budget. Auburn then met with the candidate and we will be checking references in the coming week.

 

Sunday Worship on Zoom Platform--Join Sunday worship and fellowship on Zoom. You can find the NEW link and passcode in the Sunday bulletin. Our service will begin at 9:30am and after the worship service, folks are encouraged to stay in the meeting for fellowship time. (For optimal music audio, please remain muted for the prelude and postlude!)

Donations

If you would like to make a donation to Trinity Episcopal Church of Rutland, VT,

please click the "Donate" button below and fill out the form.

Call Us:
802-775-4368
Find Us:

85 West Street

Rutland, VT 05701

Hours
Worship:

Our Worship is online on Sundays, 9:30am via Zoom until further notice. For a link to the Zoom worship, please email us.

 

A recording of the Zoom meeting will be available on Facebook or YouTube shortly after the service ends.

Parish Office:

By appointment only

Business Office:

By appointment only

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Credit for the painting of the church goes to Peter Huntoon