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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 

Please join us for our Zoom worship meeting and fellowship at 9:30am each Sunday.

For a meeting code and password, please email office@trinitychurchrutland.org.

Our services are also posted on YouTube and Facebook.

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We also want to remind you that, if you have a pastoral emergency, please call the Rev. Sarah Ginolfi at 717-575-7137. 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

Welcome to Trinity Church! We’re glad you are here. This is an odd and wonderous time to be Church. As always, though, it is all Good! Thank you for your presence as well as your grace as we all sort through this new way of being together in Christ. It is a blessing—in whatever way—when we dwell together in unity. During worship, expect more “stage directions” than usual and prepare your hearts for holy mistakes. “Not to us, O God, not to us, but to your Name give glory; because of your love and because of your faithfulness.” Psalm 115:1

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Worship at Trinity—We have received Phase 4 approval for indoor worship! However, we are still following safety protocols, so masks are required and please sign in with the health officers. If we do not already have your vaccination status on record, please let the health officer know so that we can update our contact tracing records. We thank you for your patience as we worked toward reestablishing our worship schedule to one that meets our congregations needs. We are developing a way to return to our 9:30am Holy Eucharist in the sanctuary and still meet the needs of our shut-in and homebound population. In the meantime, today, our in-person Holy Eucharist service is at 11:00am.

Worship Service Volunteers Needed—Now that we are moving back to in-church worship, we need to re-form our volunteers list. So if you ever thought you’d like to help out during worship, now is your chance to sign up! We need a rotation of volunteers for the following roles:

  • Health Officers—help maintain the contact tracing lists, help disinfect the facility after everyone leaves, reminds people of safety protocol such as masks, spacing, hand sanitizing, etc. (MUST complete VOSHA training and submit a certificate of completion.)

  • Ushers—greet people, distribute bulletins, guide people to appropriately spaced pews

  • Readers—read lessons, lead the congregation in the Psalm, lead the intercession prayers; readers will be part of a rotating schedule so that all volunteers will have a chance each schedule cycle to serve in all reader roles

  • Tech Team—this will be a new ministry and is not yet fleshed out; but in our hopes to provide a live stream option for folks unable to attend in person, we will need volunteers to help out. Even if you think you are not tech-savvy, we will train you!

If you are able to serve in any of these capacities, please email the office or drop a note in the offering plate. (Save Wendy’s addled mind—put it in writing!)

Annual Baby Bottle Drive!—Today, June 20,  is the last day of the annual baby bottle drive in support of First Step Pregnancy Center. Please turn in your collection to Mary Ruth, our parish liaison. If you have any questions, Mary Ruth can probably help you out!

Worship with Green Mountain Online Abbey—The Green Mountain Online Abbey provides a daily offering of online prayer at 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. Join by using this link: https://zoom.us/j/531110497?pwd=dU9uYnUvUWxDK0lGc2FaN2pTMHVEZz09 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.

Diocesan-wide Confirmation Ceremony in September—The Diocese of Vermont with the support of The Cathedral Church of St. Paul is planning a Diocesan-wide event to confirm prepared candidates at a ceremony to be scheduled in September. If you, or someone you know, would like to be confirmed, please contact the church office to learn more about preparation classes and details of the ceremony.

Donations

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