Sunday, 10am LIVE on Facebook
Monday, 9am LIVE on FB
Wednesday, 9am LIVE on FB
A church at the heart of the
community, with the community
in its heart. Please join us!
Welcome to the Rev. Diane Reeves, who will be the Celebrant this Sunday 🙂
Trinity’s Online Bazaar
NEW! THE VIRTUAL BAZAAR (download form here: Virtual Bazaar)
For the first time in many years, Trinity did not have our traditional Fall Bazaar in 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The bazaar is a great time of camaraderie and fellowship for the congregation and brings the community to our church. The bazaar is a source of funds for our budget. Although we finished the 2020 year in the black due mainly the CARES money received from the Covid relief legislation, making ends meet is going to be more of a challenge in 2021. Whether we will be able to host a bazaar and other fundraisers such as the basket auction and “iron chef” events is unknown.
The Vestry is asking you to think about the many hours of time you would have donated to put on the bazaar and events, and about the money you might have spent on donations for and purchases at these events. I have already made a rough estimate of how much time and treasure I would have spent and have written a check to Trinity. I hope you will please join me and make a donation to help Trinity come through 2021 in good financial health.
Sister’s Circle Online Bazaar
The Sister’s Circle has been busy! Here is a preview of their items for sale. Stop by on Tuesdays at 10am!
Givers 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
What’s Happening at Trinity?
Holy Week Services:
Maundy Thursday @ 6pm
Good Friday Services @ noon and 6pm
THE PARISH ANNUAL MEETING
Sunday, February 14
Immediately following the service
Vestry Zoom Meeting
2020 Angel Tree
Packages have been delivered to Melrose Elementary School. Thank you for your generosity, Trinity Angels!
THANKSGIVING IN THE PARK!
Saturday, October 3
Blessing of the Animals is this Saturday at 10 am at Heritage Park. Please wear a mask. Gently used toys and stuffed animals for the children. Snacks provided. All pets welcome on a leash or in a carrier. Farm animals too!
Your vestry at work!
Revisiting past joyous Easter celebrations!
Beginning tomorrow, with the Palm Sunday service at 10 am, you can participate in Trinity’s services via Facebook.
Morning Prayer, Monday at 9am
Morning Prayer, Wednesday at 9am
Maundy Thursday, at 6pm
Good Friday, Stations of the Cross, at 12 noon
Easter Sunday, at 10am
All the services above will be posted to Trinity’s Facebook page immediately after each service. So even if you can’t be there live, you can still watch them at your convenience.
March 31 – A message from George, our Sr. Warden: Many of you have been taking the Bible in 90 days course. I have as well. This past Sunday, I finished reading 2 Corinthians and have started Galatians. For me, as your treasurer, it is no coincidence that during these times of difficulty, no services, no gatherings, and offerings being down, I reached 2 Corinthians, Chapter 9, verse 6:
“Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously. Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to bless you abundantly, so in all things at all times, having all you need, you will abound in every good work.”
This really resonated with me. I do not know how many of you have been able to mail in your offerings, but I thought I would use this opportunity to remind you not to forget that expenses continue and also that based on our 2020 budget, we need approximately $2,900.00 a week in offerings in order to be able to meet expenses. This does not include other income, such as rent, ECW contributions, bazaar, and so forth. The service of March 15, 2020 generated only $2,175.00. Attendance was already understandably lower than normal. I don’t know how much was received for the service of the 23rd since the mail was not collected until the 30th, however, a deposit totaling $3,646.35 was made today. Thank you to all those who despite our current situation remembered Trinity! For the last three weeks of March, we needed approximately $8,700.00 to stay within budget, so we are about $2,800.00 short for March.
Please don’t forget Paul’s words quoted above, and please don’t forget that Trinity still incurs expenses during this difficult time, even though some do not continue while we are closed. Please be as generous as you can.
Trinity’s mailing address is: PO Box 361 Melrose, FL 32666
Within the next few weeks, Ameris Bank will launch 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. I will keep you updated regarding this option as well.
If you have any questions, please call me or call Father Tony. My cell phone number is 727-744-2146. Also, if you don’t have a stamp, if you cannot get to the post office or to your mail box, I’ll be glad to make a house call. Call me if you would like me to pick up your offering. Social distancing would require that you leave your offering in an envelope at your front door. I’ll let you know when I’ve picked it up.
March 19 – A message from Fr. Tony…Let’s take five minutes each evening and pray together. Say, 7:00pm, around the kitchen table, or in the easy chair, just a few moments spent together reflecting on our blessings, praying for those affected; praying for Trinity, our nation and the world. Pray for the doctors and nurses and those brave souls who are keeping the grocery stores open.
God our Father
we come to You in our need
to ask Your protection against the 2019 N-coronavirus
that has claimed lives
and has affected many.
We pray for Your grace
for the people tasked with studying the nature and cause
of this virus and its disease
and of stemming the tide of its transmission.
Guide the hands and minds of medical experts
that they may minister to the sick
with competence and compassion
and of those governments and private agencies
that must find cure and solution to this epidemic.
We pray for those afflicted.
May they be restored to health soon.
Grant us the grace
to work for the good of all
and to help those in need.
Grant this through our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son
who lives and reigns with You, in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
God forever and ever. Amen.
Philippians 4 Therefore, my brothers, you whom I love and long for, my joy and crown, that is how you should stand firm in the Lord, dear friends! … And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
SOUP SUPPERS AND LENTEN LUNCHEONS:
Out of a regard for caution, all of the remaining Soup Suppers and Community Lenten Luncheons have been cancelled
Wednesday, March 11
Trinity hosted the Community Lenten Luncheon.
This year we will share our Lenten Soup Suppers with St. Mark’s in Starke and with Immanuel Anglican Church in Keystone. The subject of the dinners will be “Entering the Passion of Jesus, A Beginners Guide to Holy Week” by Amy-Jill Divine. There will be a short 10-15 minute video with some explanation and discussion.
As always the evening will also include music and a Eucharist Service as well as a soup dinner with many delicious soup choices, fruit, bread and drinks. Below is the schedule of dinners concluding with a Seder dinner on the Wednesday of Holy Week at Immanuel.
Trinity hosts the soup suppers on MARCH 18 and APRIL 1. If you are able to make soup or bread, bring fruit or help with set up and/or clean up for the dinners at Trinity, please get in touch with Cinnie Brown.
Sunday – February 2
Each year Trinity holds an annual meeting so everyone can hear about the budget for the coming year, learn the news from our Diocesan Convention, catch up on any church news, and elect new members of the Vestry and a Convention Delegate for next year. Everyone will also receive a copy of the Annual Report which gives details about all of the ministries and their activities for the past year. Please plan to attend this important
On-going programs will resume when we gather again:
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.
Morning Prayer Monday and Wednesday @9:00am
Everyone is welcome to the service which brings much
tradition and is part of the history of the Episcopal
Church. Plus, it’s a wonderful way to start the day!
Doing God’s work through Trinity!
So, get your pointer finger ready and give Trinity a Facebook boost!