Service information this week:
Sunday, February 25
The Second Sunday in Lent
Trinity services are STREAMED LIVE on the Trinity Melrose FaceBook page, a public site – a facebook account is not necessary to watch it.
This Week at Trinity, February 18-24
- Morning Prayer is each Monday and Wednesday at 9:00am in the church, either in person OR online at: www.facebook.com/TrinityEpiscopalChurchMelroseFlorida/
- Evening service is at 6:00pm on Wednesdays. Will and Father Tony are providing the music and the service is a sweet service of Eucharist and healing.
- Sister’s Circle meets every Tuesday from 10:0am until noon in the Wicker Room. All are invited to come and knit, crochet, do other crafts or just sit and talk for a time of fellowship.
- Every Tuesday at 11:30 members of our congregation meet with Fr. Tony at Betty’s Pizza for lunch and conversation. This is a fun time of fellowship and everyone is happily welcomed, please join us
- Bible Study on the Book of Hebrews (Tuesdays, 1pm) is being held in the Wicker Room in the Parish Hall for all those who are interested. The study is being led by Father Tony and begins at 1:00 each Tuesday.
- Please turn your directory information sheet in if you haven’t already, we are getting ready to print and still have several members whose information we don’t have. If you need another form there are some in the basket.
- Discretionary Fund This is the Sunday that we are asked to donate whatever we are able to Father Tony’s discretionary fund. Thru this fund Father Tony is able to help many people who are in need of food, help with electric bills and many other things. Often they have children who need some clothes for school or supplies for their classes. If you would like to help, please leave your donation in the offering plate noted that it’s for the Discretionary fund.
- 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
- Melrose Boutique Thrift Shop
- Thanksgiving in the Park
- Snack Packs for homeless people
What’s Happening at Trinity?
SOUP SUPPERS – 6:30pm
Wednesday February 21 Lenten Soup Suppers begin this week at Immanuel Anglican KH
Wednesday, February 28 Trinity hosts the Soup Supper
Services at noon and 6pm; the church will also be open 4-6pm for quiet meditation.
February 13, 5-7pm
All proceeds go to support the Cub Scouts.
$7 per adult, $4 per child or $18 per family.
ECW meets at 10m. Joining us this meeting is a special speaker
A day set aside by the Diocese of Florida to commemorate Father Fred G Yerkes and to memorialize his inclusion in “A Great Cloud of Witnesses” – a resolution of the Diocese of Florida, 2002.
Carpenter Gothic Churches were featured at the annual meeting of Historic Melrose on Sunday, January 28. Speaker Phil Eschbach presented selected photos from his book “Spires in the Sun,” featuring churches built in the Diocese of Florida in the 1800s – Trinity being a prime example. After the meeting, several HMI members visited the church as Figg played the organ for our visitors.
Contemplative Prayer – Friday, February 2 – a time of soft music and quiet prayer, held every first Friday of the month, begins at 6:30pm in the church. Everyone is welcome to come and spend some lovely quiet time with music and prayer with Our Lord.
Front Door Ministry is one of the ministries of Trinity which allows us to give out a bag of food for a day or two to people who come into the office looking for help. The bags have some pop top cans of spaghetti, ravioli, or beans and Vienna sausage, mac and cheese, or just Vienna sausage, some nutrition bars, fruit roll up, something to drink, and something sweet like cookies or a piece of candy.
Those who come are also invited to talk with Father Tony who may be able to give them some helpful advice or to pray with them. If you are able to help with any of these items, please bring them to church or drop them off in the office. Financial help is also welcome to help us purchase the items from Sams.
New Bible Study Class Father Tony will be starting a new Bible Study on the Book of Hebrews. The Class will start Tuesday at 1:00pm in the Wicker Room. You are welcome to read ahead or not if you like. The class should be fun and informative and Father will welcome any thoughts you may have.
January 9 – ECW Meets once a month on the second Tuesday of the month at 10:00am in the Wicker Room. All women of the church are considered to be members and are happily invited to attend.
Friday, January 5 – An evening of Contemplative Prayer – a time of soft music and quiet prayer begins at 6:30pm
Scenes from Christmas Eve at Trinity
NATIVITY WALK Beautiful Nativity displays were enjoyed by many. The hot cocoa and cookies were delicious, too!
MERRY MELROSE! Trinity’s elves were busy handing out stuffies to children along the parade route. Thanks to all who helped. It’s a fun tradition!
ECW Christmas Party and Angel Tree decorating was held on Saturday, December 2. Thanks to all for participating in our annual Angel Tree. Please return all packages to the church office by Sunday December 17. THANK YOU!!
Thanksgiving in the Park
Sincerest thanks to everyone who made the 2023 Thanksgiving in the Park such an awesome experience! Wonderful community! Perfect weather. God is good!
Thanksgiving in the Park will be held as usual on Thanksgiving Day, and many who are less fortunate than most of us are looking forward to enjoying a Thanksgiving Feast. If you are able to help set, up, serve or break down, or to make a donation, all hands and funds are very much needed. Thank you for whatever you might be able to do to help. Please call the office for additional information.
On Wednesday afternoon starting at 3:00 we will start cutting up and boxing the desserts and putting tables and other things needed by the doors of the parish hall so they will be ready to take over to the park in the morning. If you would like to donate a pie, cake, brownies or other goody for the dessert table you can bring it to the parish hall on Wednesday so we can get it into the boxes.
We will be setting up in the park starting at 9:00am and the truck with the meals will arrive at 10:00 just in time for us to distribute to the hungry people arriving at 11:00! If you can help with the set up or with giving out meals, that would be a wonderful blessing. If you can help for an hour or just 15 minutes, all gifts of time and smiles are appreciated as are your prayers. Thanks!
Trinity’s Fall Bazaar – November 10-11. There will be wonderful crafts, plants, items which have been refurbished, furniture, jewelry and a wonderful bake sale as well as many other items. On Friday there will be a chili meal available and on Saturday a yummy BBQ lunch.
Please mark your calendar with these future events at Trinity:
The Annual Fall Bazaar – Nov 10-11
Thanksgiving in the Park – Nov 23
Nativity Walk – Dec 9
The Blessing of the Animals will be held in Heritage Park (or on the Veranda in case of rain) on Saturday, October 14, at 10am. All animals (and their owners) are welcome and there will be small treats for the pets as well as cookies for their owners and friends.
We are happy to be able to pack meals for the weekends for some of our local school children who don’t have access to extra meals on the weekends. We have 33 children this school year. Six of our members are helping to fill the bags that are delivered to the Melrose Elementary School every week. There is a pantry just for their food and we pack on Thursday mornings, if you would like to help we work in the parish hall Sunday school room and would be happy to have you with us.
Chicken Dinner and Basket Auction, Saturday, July 15th at noon! Time for our annual chicken dinner & basket auction! $10 for chicken dinner (baked beans & potato salad) AND ice cream sundaes! Baskets are made up by our thrift shop volunteers and/or donated by community members. THIS SATURDAY AT NOON!!!!!
The Good Samaritan Bags which are available in the rear of the church contain a bottle of water and five food items chosen with their nutritional value in mind: Protein bars, fruit roll ups, crackers and peanut butter, oatmeal cookies, and a beef jerky or beef stick are usually included. If you are able to donate any of these items or help with financial assistance it will enable us to keep the ministry active.
ECW will be on hiatus until September. Come and join the happy fellowship when we start up again. At the recent meeting Jeanne Homany was elected our new President and Liz Middleton the new secretary.
Sunday, May 28 – The Day of Pentecost – We invite you to wear red on Pentecost Sunday to remind us of the fire of the Spirit.
ECW Meeting for May will be a picnic lunch on Tuesday, May 16. Meet at the church at 10:30am for the drive to Ginny’s. The picnic begins at 11am.
Furniture Sale – Friday, May 12, from 9am to 5pm, on and Saturday May 13 from 9am until 3pm. We have many amazing items for sale this year and it’s always fun to come, even if you just want to come and see the things we’ve collected during the year.
Easter Sunday is April 9, the day of Resurrection. The service will be held in the parish hall. Following the service we will have finger foods on the Veranda and an Easter egg hunt in the yard for the children.
Sunday, April 2 – Palm Sunday The service will begin on the Veranda with the reading of the Palm Sunday Liturgy. If you are uncomfortable walking, you are welcome to come into the church as you arrive. There will be no first Sunday covered dish since we will have finger foods on Easter Sunday, the next week.
On Sunday, March 26th, Fr. Tony will be away and Fr. Charlie Holt will be here to celebrate Eucharist with us. You may know that Fr. Holt has been chosen by our diocese but not yet confirmed by the House of Bishops, as is required by Canon law, to be the next Bishop of our diocese
SOUP SUPPER UPDATE!
- March 15 – Immanuel Anglican KH
- March 22 – Trinity Melrose
- March 29 – St Mark’s, Starke
Our Annual Meeting will be Sunday, March 12, immediately following the service. We will adopt the budget for 2023 and elect new Vestry members.
Dana Hoffman, Brian McCrea, Liz Middleton, and Lynne Sunderland
Explore the most popular sermon ever delivered! Join us for weekly DVD sessions presented by Dr. Amy-Jill Levine, followed by discussion and activities.
We will share a soup supper, watch and discuss the DVD, and end with the Eucharist.
Lenten Soup Suppers – all are invited to join!
- March 1 – Immanuel Anglican KH
- March 8 – Trinity Melrose
- March 15 – Trinity Melrose
- March 22 – Immanuel Anglican KH
- March 29 – St Mark’s Starke
Annual Pancake Supper, Shrove Tuesday, February 21, 2023, 5-7pm in the Parish Hall. Come and support our scouts!
Blessing Box is ready to receive your blessings and to share with those in need. Please add any non-perishable items to the box any time you have a chance.
Trinity Episcopal Church invites you to a Celebration of The First Annual Feast Day of The Venerable Fr. Fred Yerkes.
The Diocese of Florida and The Episcopal Church will celebrate Sunday, February 5, 2023.
There will be a Holy Eucharist at the 10am church service
Remembrances of Fr. Yerkes and refreshments in Yerkes Hall at 11am
A festive occasion was celebrated with those who came to honor Fr. Fred G. Yerkes with remembrances, stories, and fond memories.
Wonderful recollections were told by those whose lives were touched by Fr. Fred, including teenagers of the era – scouts, choir boys, and many others.
Bishop Howard visits Trinity to celebrate The First Annual Feast Day of The Venerable Fr. Fred Yerkes AND also to confer the title of Canon to the Region on Fr. Tony Powell.
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 [email protected], 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