This Week's Highlights and Announcements
Precautions Required for In-Person Worship—With the increase of COVID-19 cases in Vermont and nationwide and for the safety of our Trinity family, we are now requiring that face masks be worn in church and that seating spacing be more strictly followed. If you do not have a mask, please ask the ushers for one. Please use the pews marked with green tape.
Office Closed Tomorrow—The offices will be closed January 17 in observance of MLK, Jr. Day of Service.
Annual Meeting and Vestry Election—The annual meeting of the parish will be held following worship on Sunday, January 30. Report books will be available to pick up next Sunday.
Trinity’s Mailing Address—Our mailing address has returned to 85 West Street, Rutland, VT 05701. Please send any correspondence to our physical address as we are no longer subscribing to a Post Office box.
Ingathering for Communion Wine—Apparently, Tawny Port is also hard to come by, so any port wine should work for our Holy Communion. There should be port wine available at Hannaford’s or Tops.
Diocesan News and Events—Green Mountain Online Abbey invites you to join us for prayer at 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 8:00 p.m. Sunday. Beginning with Epiphany, the Sunday evening prayer services are dedicated to racial healing. Also, on Thursdays from January 6 to February 17, from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. on Zoom, Bishop Shannon will lead a diocesan book study of The Church Cracked Open: Disruption, Decline, and New Hope for Beloved Community by the Rev. Canon Stephanie Spellers. Spellers is Presiding Bishop Curry's canon for evangelism and reconciliation and was the keynote speaker at the diocese's 2018 convention. See the reading schedule, download the study guide and register online to receive your Zoom link for all seven sessions on the diocesan website. Both endeavors support the new Diocesan mission statement: The Episcopal Diocese of Vermont commits to “take anti-racist actions; work toward environmental sustainability; and develop vital, collaborative, economically sustainable congregations and leaders in our churches and diocesan institutions.”
Forward Day by Day—The Feb.-April issue of Froward Day by Day can be picked up in the chapel narthex.