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

 Facebook Live-Stream broadcast this
Sunday - Easter 6, May 17th at 9:00am.

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 Sensible

Online Services
Our Online Services will continue through the month of May. Please join us for our Facebook Live-Stream service beginning at 9am.  Based on feedback from viewers, recent improvements in new video, audio and internet equipment significantly improved the quality of the viewing experience. Online Services are accessible from our new Trinity website or by accessing our Facebook page at Trinity Episcopal Sonoma.    
With the introduction of our new Trinity website you can easily access our Online Services. Within Online Services you will be able to select the following options:
  • Facebook Live-Stream 9am
  • Virtual Coffee Hour 10am
  • Sunday Readings
  • Past Video Services
  • Audio Sermons
Returning to our Buildings
We continue to coordinate with the Diocese for a phased return to our buildings and in-person gatherings although this may not happen for several months.  
Our Communications Committee is working on a church plan for regathering which will follow CDC and public health guidelines from the state of California and will include input from the regional deans, the leaders of our governing bodies, and the presiding bishop’s office. Once our plan has been finalized, it will be presented to the Vestry for approval, followed by communication to the congregation.  
Details on the phases, along with specific worship and gathering guidelines, will be communicated in June .   

Ruben Cota-Schultz
Senior Warden

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

#73: I am so appreciative of the way the Episcopal Church, with its Benedictine roots, keeps me grounded in real life, real relationships, real encounters. Ours is a very incarnational church -- insisting on the importance of the Spirit's embodiment in the ordinary events of each day, and reminding us over an over that God can be found in the most difficult and improbable places.
Norvene Vest
Diocese of Los Angeles
From the book: 101 Reasons to be Episcopalian, compiled by Louie Crew. Morehouse Publishing, (2003).

This week's "Habits of Grace" video from
Presiding Bishop Curry
Living Compass is offering a 28-day e-Retreat on "Contemplative Practices and Well-Being" that we will be offering through a private Facebook Group. The first of the 28 reflections and contemplative practice suggestions will be posted May 4, 2020, but you can join the group now.
To join the private Facebook group for the 28-day eRetreat Contemplative Practices and Well-Being, click  HERE.
Look at the newly paved parking lot at Trinity!
John Bell has given it a thumbs up for it's scooter-worthiness!
He said there was no need to dodge cracks or veer away from craters any longer. We appreciate your test pilot skills, John!
It will be a happy day when we all get to park together and admire it!
You've Got a Friend in Me
This might just soften your heart a tiny bit...
Interesting bit of California history --
Why included in the newsletter? Read to the very end!
Click on the picture to
The Man Who Built a 40-Foot Spite Fence Around His...

Nicholas Yung considered himself a lucky man. A German who immigrated to the United States in 1848, Yung had worked hard to carve out a living for himself and eventually prosper as the owner of a mortuary in San Francisco.

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Diocesan & Beyond News
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Highlights of Sunday's Service
Sermons at Trinity:

  • You can listen to past sermons on the parish website.

Sunday Snaps :

  • Will return when WE return!
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.
The Bells of Banff -
Pastoral care in a time of pandemic
Thank you John Bell, for sharing this!

Closing smiles...

9:00am Holy Eucharist Rite II
Will be live-streamed Sunday, May 17, 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


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!