Weekly News and Thank-Yews from the Pews
This Sunday Worship & Fellowship Info

 You Tube Live-Stream broadcast this Sunday
The 4th Sunday after Pentecost,
June 28th at 9:00am.

In order to attend this Sunday’s service:
Please visit our website at www.trinitysonoma.org
Select Join Our Online Worship (YouTube Live 9AM) 
Select "LIVE NOW"
Relax and enjoy!

After the service, please join together through Zoom! for a virtual coffee hour - click here to gain access!

Wash Your Hands ~ Be Safe ~ Don't Panic ~ Be Kind

Calling all Viewers! We Need Subscribers!
The Communications Committee is asking your assistance in becoming a Trinity YouTube Subscriber.  In our continued efforts to improve your online viewing experience and increase our weekly viewership, we are asking all parishioners to subscribe to our YouTube Channel. Our goal is to achieve 100 Subscribers which will provide us increased visibility and enhanced options on YouTube.   
You can subscribe by accessing YouTube.com and in the search field, type, Trinity Episcopal Church Sonoma and select the red Subscribe button on the right.      
You may also subscribe during our Live Stream Service on Sunday. Once you access our YouTube Live Stream Services from our
website: www.trinitysonoma.org , you will be able to select the red Subscribe button on the right of your screen.   
Thank you for your continued support of our online services.      
Our Communications Committee has been integral in both the conduct of remote, online broadcasts of our weekly worship service, as well as developing a “Regathering Plan” in accord with Diocesan directives that, over time, will enable us to gather again, in-person, in our church sanctuary.  

Our “Regathering” will take place with the highest priority on protecting everyone’s health, and we anticipate a 12-18-month process before Trinity will enjoy a new “normal” parish life.  That process will involve four phases predicated on public health and Diocesan directives.
  • Phase 1 (April – May) Use of technology for online worship and meetings
  • Phase 2 (Current) Online worship; in-person Bible Study and Vestry
  • Phase 3 (TBD) In-person worship; Centering Prayer, meetings of 10
persons or fewer
  • Phase 4 (TBD) In-person worship; meetings of 10 persons or more;
including Buttrum Hall

Based on what we know today, we do not anticipate moving to Phase 3 until sometime mid-summer.  It is our goal to provide a blending of in-person and online worship indefinitely.  Continuing with online worship provides individuals an option based on their personal health and guiding principles to determine when it is best for them to return to church. Online worship also provides those who are unable to come to church the ability to worship with us and be included as members of our congregation.  

Well in advance of Phase 3, we will formally communicate our new procedures for in-person worship and meetings of 10 persons or fewer.   We are all eager to return to doing what we love: coming together as one Trinity family to exercise our rights and worship our God in peace and safety. Bear with us as we go forward. Pray for each other and reach out to each other.  And know that while we cannot always see each other during online worship, we are always in each other’s hearts.  
Fr. Jim+

 Online Giving
A special ‘thank you’ to all our parishioners who continue to mail in donations and stewardship pledges.  We have also seen an increase in online giving through Realm.  
Parishioners may continue to mail their donations and monthly stewardship pledge contributions to the parish office at 275 E. Spain Street, Sonoma, CA 95476.  You can also easily provide your donation or pledge by accessing our website at  www.trinitysonoma.org . From the home page, select ‘Give to Trinity’ .  After you enter the amount, from the drop down, you can select the General Fund, Pledges or Flowers. You may also sign in as a Guest or sign-in to your Realm account. You can make a one-time donation or set up for monthly donations based on the date of your choice.   
For questions or assistance, please contact Ruben Cota Schultz at  rdcjr@sbcglobal.net . Your continued financial support while our church is closed is greatly appreciated.    

101 Reasons to be EPISCOPALIAN

#63 "My favorite reason for being an Episcopalian is the coherence of scripture, tradition and reason/experience as basic tenets of our belief.
I appreciate our melding of church and world, sacred and secular, soul and body, sophistication and simplicity, literary and non-verbal, seriousness and nonchalance, holiness and ordinariness, indeed, our being
deeply rooted in the Incarnation."
The Rev. Malcolm Boyd
Diocese of Los Angeles
From the book: 101 Reasons to be Episcopalian, compiled by Louie Crew. Morehouse Publishing, (2003).
Trinity Visitors! Taken June 22, 2020 just after 6pm
A fawn in the garden at the Community Center
Behind the preschool playground
By the fruit trees
At the back of the parking lot
Family portrait - though one of the fawns didn't want to cooperate and stayed hidden

Aren't they beautiful?

We are so fortunate to share our church grounds with God's beautiful creatures!

All things bright and beautiful,
All creatures great and small,
All things wise and wonderful,
The Lord God made them all!
Diocesan & Beyond News
An easy way to keep abreast of the news around the Episcopal Diocese of Northern California is to subscribe to its newsletter, the Diocesan e-News, which is delivered to your inbox on most Tuesday afternoons. Click HERE to be directed to their signup page. They take your privacy seriously and do not share their lists with anyone; to unsubscribe, simply click on the unsubscribe link that is at the end of each newsletter and you will be taken off the list immediately.
The Episcopal Church invites participation in
Good News Gardens

Join the movement to Plant, Pray, & Proclaim!

[June 12, 2020] What can people do in this moment? One new and sacrificial act of love is to commit to planting more, praying more, and proclaiming more, in order to share the loving, liberating, and life-giving Good News of God’s love with all people. 

  1. Plant: Commit to planting more than under average circumstances in order to share the bounty.
  2. Pray: Commit to pray daily for the church and the world to form loving, liberating, life-giving relationships with all of creation through the better use of the land – personally and communally.
  3. Proclaim: Commit to proclaiming the love of God through word and example by sharing Good News Garden commitments, statuses, and stories via social media channels, personal testimonies and by using the hashtag #GoodNewsGardens.

Committing to the Good News Garden Movement is a way to join Jesus and his way of love. Participants will receive support in the following ways:

  • Monthly newsletters with practical links on growing and sharing the bounty, bible studies and prayers, and additional videos, podcasts, and resources
  • Community Support via the Agrarian Ministries of the Episcopal Church Facebook Group
  • Good News Garden webinars and open office hours from Creation Care and Evangelism 
  • Digital Graphics that you can use on social media, your website, and to print yard signs.

Sign up for the Good News Gardens here or here .
More information about Good News Gardens here .

On the web:

Habits of Grace:
An invitation for you, from Presiding Bishop Curry
Week of June 16th
to watch, click HERE

Resources for Racial Reconciliation
and Justice -- From the Episcopal Church
Members of the Presiding Bishop’s staff have curated this list of resources for racial justice and reconciliation. This is by no means exhaustive; however, we are aware that many leaders are hoping to deepen their learning, and these resources should help you to move in the right direction. Read More...
Living the Way of Love during Pandemic
In every season of life and every situation — especially in times of crisis, uncertainty, and loss — we return to Jesus and his Way of Love
in order to stay centered on God and live with hope, compassion, and wisdom. The principles and practices below may help you to follow the Way of Love in the difficult days we now face.

The Way of Love with
Bishop Michael Curry

Richard Rohr, June 15th
Season 3 episodes and guests included:

  • May 25 - Episode 4: Jeff Chu, writer, reporter, editor, teacher and community leader. Listen here.

  • June 1 Episode 5: Shane Claiborne, speaker, activist, and best-selling author.

  • June 22 - Episode 7: Check back for more information - coming soon 

If you missed Seasons 1 and 2, or want to go back and listen again, individual episodes, including bonus episodes and reflection guides are here and here .
The Way of Love with Bishop Michael Curry , is available on most podcast apps and at episcopalchurch.org . Visit the  Way of Love podcast webpage to subscribe to the podcast through Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts or Spotify and to sign up for notifications of new seasons and episodes as well as additional featured content.
Pastoral Care Corner
Your prayers are requested -

During our Online Services, you, members of your family or loved one may find yourself in need of extra support and prayers from our faith community.  If you have a particular prayer request, please email Linda Dowd at lindahdowd@sbcglobal.net .  
Prayer requests will be added to The Prayers of the People during our Sunday worship each week.
Sermons at Trinity:

Can be accessed on the Trinity website :

  • Archived video sermons here.
  • Archived audio sermons here

Sunday Snaps :

  • Will return when WE return!

Closing smiles...

9:00am Holy Eucharist Rite II
Will be live-streamed Sunday, June 28, 2020
followed by Virtual Coffee Hour on Zoom!

Men's Lunch - Cancelled
Noon at the Red Grape
529 1st Street W. Sonoma

10am Eucharist & Healing Prayer - Cancelled

 Noon- Bible Study in the Library -
- Cancelled

Mindful Living:
Women's Fellowship
Thursdays at
10:30am in the Library
- Cancelled


Centering Prayer - Cancelled
8am in St. Luke's Chapel
Find out more about
Centering Prayer here.

Cancellations are temporary.
We fully expect all events to resume when restrictions on social gatherings are lifted.
Thanks for your patience.
Here endeth the newsletter... See you next week!