Welcome

Worship Times:

Sunday, 10am

Monday, 9am

Wednesday, 9am

Wednesday 6pm

Masks and social distancing are required.

 A church at the heart of the community, with the community in its heart. 

Please join us!

Service information this week:

Sunday, January 23

The Third Sunday after Epiphany

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Morning Prayer

Join us every Monday and Wednesday at 9am for Morning Prayer – at the Trinity Facebook page  Daily Morning Prayer

Wednesdays @ 6pm

The Wednesday Evening Services resume! Happily, Will is going to join Father Tony playing the music. It will be terrific to have the sweet service back again. Please come to join us!


Trinity Episcopal Church supports…

  • Lake Area Ministries
  • Pack a Sack – school weekend food program
  • Boy Scouts Troop 109
  • St. Mary’s Mission, Jacksonville
  • Rodeheaver Boys Ranch
  • Trinity Church, Bermejas, Cuba
  • Our Little Roses Orphanage, Honduras
  • Mobility Worldwide
  • Episcopal Relief and Development
  • Melrose Community Outreach
  • AA
  • Melrose Boutique Thrift Shop
  • Thanksgiving in the Park
  • Snack Packs for homeless people



What’s Happening at Trinity?

Christmas Eve at Trinity

THE CAROLING CARAVAN Jean Giesel did a fantastic job organizing our Caroling Caravan, complete with pizza, maps and song lists. (Our group sounded much, much better when we were joined by Margaret at her home 🙂 

Vestry Zoom Meeting for December – Kudos all around in the Outreach report:

  • Thanksgiving in the Park – 325 meals served by members of Trinity, the community, with help from Troop 109
  • Served pizza to Troop 109 in thanks for all of their help
  • A Caroling Caravan organized for 12/19
  • Merry Melrose – Over 300 toys were handed out at the parade
  • Nativity Walk – Many thanks to folks for sharing a Nativity display
  • Angel Tree – Packages were delivered to MES; thank you Angels!
  • Pack-a-Sack – Kudos to Elaine, Joyce, and Glenda for filling the sac ks each week. Tax-deductible contributions are needed to cover what weekly expenditure for this worth-while program.

The Nativity Walk followed the Merry Melrose parade on Saturday, December 11. Nativities from different countries were on display, made of various materials from palm leaves to stone and tin are on display. Cocoa and cookies with Christmas music led by Will Flynn were enjoyed by all.

Wednesday, December 8 GRILL ‘N CHILL Bring what you want to cook on the grill. We will furnish salad and dressing, baked potato, ice tea and water. If you what a different beverage you can bring that. Everyone is invited not just men!

ECW Luncheon

Saturday, December 4

  • lunch and fellowship
  • decorate Chrismon ornaments
  • select a child from the Angel Tree
  • fun gift exchange

Thanksgiving in the Park

Dinners were prepared, sacked, and placed on the table for pick-up – 325 dinners in all! Members of Trinity, people from the community and Boy Scout Troop 109 pitched in to help with the success of the day.

Vestry on Zoom – November’s very productive meeting! What’s ahead?

  • Thanksgiving in the Park!
  • Search continues for a church organist
  • Calling all pledges for 2022!
  • Kudos to all volunteers for a spectacular TRINITY BAZAAR!

FALL BAZAAR
Friday, Nov. 12, 2-6 pm
Saturday, Nov. 13, 9-3 pm

Chili Supper Friday begins at 3 pm
Barbecue Saturday, 11-1 pm

Bake Sale, Jams, Jellies, Antiques, Furniture, Collectibles, Art, Quality Housewares – Renewed, Recycled, Repurposed! Plants, Christmas Selection, Crafts, Jewelry, Quality Pre-owned Clothes

November is Stewardship month when our pledges are collected enabling our budget to be made for next year. Please thoughtfully and prayerfully consider your pledge and drop in in the offering plate or mail it to the office. If you’ve lost track of your pledge card there are extras in the bulletin basket.

United Thank Offering gives grants to many ministries throughout the church which need a helping hand. The Ingathering for UTO is at the end of November and there are boxes and envelopes at the back of the hall if you would like to pick one up. These are also handy to keep in your car or on your counter top to be able to express your thanks to Our Lord with a prayer and a coin throughout the year.

ECW Meeting

Tuesday, November 2 – Meeting begins at 10:00am in the Parish Hall. Making beautiful Fall swags!

ECW Meeting

Tuesday, October 5 – Meeting begins at 10:00am in the Parish Hall.

Blessing of the Animals

Saturday, October 2

Melrose Heritage Park

10:00 am

Bishop Howard to visit Trinity

Bishop Howard will be visiting us on Sunday, September 12 at 10am. If you would like to be Confirmed, Received, or want to reaffirm your faith in Christ, please contact Fr. Tony.

Good Old Summertime Dinner & Basket Auction

The Good Old Summertime Chicken Dinner and Basket Auction should be more fun than ever this year! The dinner will be on Saturday, July 24th, at noon rather than in the evening so we can spread out a little more. Amazingly each year we have held the auction we have had a different selection of fascinating and wonderful baskets so it will be fun to see what we have this year.

Photos from the 2021 Good Old Summertime event:

Elder Options is holding a Balance Class starting Monday, July 12th, There are still a few spots left and if you’d like to join the class just come to the Parish Hall a little before 10:0am on Monday.  This class helps to learn some basic techniques for those who may have a difficult time will balance and much of it will be sitting.  Exercises can be done with or without a chair to help.  The classes will be for two hours each on Mondays and Thursdays.   

The Furniture Bazaar

The contents of a prestigious home in Jacksonville and a lovely farmhouse in Waldo were donated to Trinity Episcopal Church for the Furniture Bazaar on May 20 -22. Many thanks to all who organized the event and also to those who supported the sale, thereby supporting Trinity’s outreach!! Find out more here!

Vestry Zoom Meeting
Wednesday, May 19

HAPPY EASTER! It was a glorious day! Do you have any photos to add? Please send your favorites to alsobrooklp@gmail.com and they will be included in our Easter Gallery!

EASTER SUNDAY
April 4, 2021

Seating is limited 
Reservations are required. 
Masks are required.

Please call 475-2177 and leave a message by Wednesday at noon if you would like to make a reservation for the Easter service. We will then be able to properly distance the seating.

Holy Week Services:
Maundy Thursday @ 6pm
Good Friday Services @ noon and 6pm

Please remember that masks are required at all services you attend in person. We will have some masks available at the door if you don’t have one or should forget yours.

Sunday, March 21
A DAY TO CELEBRATE!
Parishioners, friends, family, and Scouts were present to witness the dedication and unveiling of the State Historic Marker installed in front of the church.

Hats off to the committee of Kathy Warren, Jean Marshall, and Jean Giesel, who worked on this project for over a year to make it happen!

Thursday, March 18
THANK YOU!!

Troop 109 service hours at Trinity. Great job! 10 yards of mulch!

Vestry Zoom Meeting
March 17

THE PARISH ANNUAL MEETING
Sunday, February 14
Immediately following the service

Vestry Zoom Meeting
January 20

Doing God’s work through Trinity!

During these days of staying at home, there is a way to give remotely: you may give through secure PAY PAL transactions.
1. You may use on-line giving to fulfill your pledge, OR
2. You may wish to make a one-time donation.

If you wish to make a secure payment using
https://www.paypal.com, payments are directed to TrinityOnlineGiving@gmail.com, selecting “FRIENDS” and NOT “payment for goods or services.”

Ameris Bank has launched Zelle, a program that will allow you to send money electronically directly into Trinity’s operating account. It’s as simple as downloading an app. If your bank supports Zelle, and most do, the idea would be to give you the option to send your offering electronically.  Find your bank here: https://www.zellepay.com/get-started

And as always… Trinity’s mailing address is:  PO Box 361 Melrose, FL 32666


Trinity’s Online Bazaar

NEW! THE VIRTUAL BAZAAR (download form here: Virtual Bazaar)  
The Bazaar committee reminds us that if you would have donated anything, prepared things for the bake shop or purchased some goodies, perhaps you would consider donating an equal amount for the operating budget.  We usually take in about $6,000 or more from the bazaar but because of the pandemic that became a hole in our budget. Any gifts to help fill that hole would be very much appreciated.

Sister’s Circle Online Bazaar
Sister’s Circle is back at work in the parish hall on Tuesdays from 10 til noon and anyone who would like to come and knit or crochet (or learn to) or would just like to sit and chat is welcome to attend.  Social distancing is in effect and masks are required.

The Sister’s Circle has been busy!  Here is a preview of their items for sale.  Stop by on Tuesdays at 10am!

On-going programs will resume when we gather again:

Home Fellowship meeting at Fr. Tony’s and Ann’s starts at 6:00pm every Monday evening.  We are currently studying Ephesians. 

Sunday School – JC & the Gospel
JC and the Gospel – Sundays at 9:30am in the Forum Room.  Everyone is welcome!  It’s a fun and informative class and discussion.

Tuesday Afternoon Study is held at 1:30 in the Wicker Room.  Everyone is welcome!  Most lessons will be independent and not depend on having been here the prior week, so if you need to miss one or two, that won’t mean you have to miss the others.

Betty’s on Tuesdays at noon. There is often a discussion of the coming week’s lessons and sometimes just a discussion, but it’s always fun and interesting!

Trinity Men’s Club Breakfast
Last Saturday of each month
Begins at 8:30am

Sister’s Circle
Tuesdays at 10am

CampWeed

Online registration for Camp Weed events
Summer Camp, Happening, The Bishop’s Institute, Cursillo, Vocare, BreakOut!, New Beginnings and more;  click on the Camp Weed logo at left.

 

Doing God’s work through Trinity!

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Have you visited the Trinity Episcopal Church Facebook page?  Check us out and please “LIKE” the page. When you click “LIKE” the page, it will then appear in your feed so that you can keep up-to-date.

Also, did you know that when you “react” a post, it helps get the word out about the good things we are doing at Trinity.

So, get your pointer finger ready and give Trinity a Facebook boost!