Apalachicola, Florida..............................................................June 26, 2020
Celebrating the Holy Eucharist on Trinity's Steps

Dear Friends in Christ,

I am writing to you regarding a few things that are going on.

First and foremost, our Sunday worship hours, after some suggestions, will be changing. We will continue to celebrate the Holy Eucharist on Saturday evening at 5 pm; however, the Sunday morning service will change to 10 am. This schedule will begin this weekend – Saturday, June 27 at 5 pm and Sunday, June 28 at 10 am. 

There is also another change. With more and more information becoming available and the spread of COVID-19 that was reportedly spread from a church in Franklin County last week, I will be celebrating the Eucharist on the steps of the Church and I ask those who would prefer to worship outdoors, to bring their own chairs. Others are still welcome to sit in Benedict Hall. I will have to coordinate that, but you should be able to hear Martha play the piano in both locations. My number one concern is your safety.

I want to thank Randy Mims for allowing us to use his speakers so everyone can hear the entire service. And, although we are experiencing a few technical difficulties, I want to thank Grady Escobar for agreeing to film our Saturday service.

I want you to know that Shannon is now back in the office on a part-time basis working from 9 am -12 noon on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.

Also, the painting of the church’s interior has been delayed but should begin around Independence Day.

I refer you to the form attached to this newsletter, and the article elsewhere in this edition of the Bay View :

Do you live alone, and should something happen to you, how would your
loved ones or neighbors receive that information? A few weeks ago,
a former parishioner of mine in Maryland, suffered a heart attack and
when his wife found him, she had a stroke. After not being seen for a
while, neighbors called authorities who then broke down the door
and rescued the wife, but her husband passed away.

Please look at this form that can be kept on file at the church, and fill it out, so that your faith community may be of service … just in case of emergency.
In these times, let us be prepared .

Finally, as we prepare to prepare to celebrate Independence Day, let us pray for our Nation and those asking for change:

Lord God Almighty, in whose Name the founders of this country
won liberty for themselves and for us, and lit the torch of freedom
for nations then unborn: Grant that we and all the people of this land
may have grace to maintain our liberties in righteousness and peace;

through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you
and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Readings for Sunday, June 28, 2020 , the Fourth Sunday after Pentecost
Readings for Sunday, July 5, 2020 , the Fifth Sunday after Pentecost
Trinity Adapts Worship to COVID-19 Precautions
For the past two weeks, services have been held in Benedict Hall, with some sitting outside. Beginning this weekend, the Eucharist will be celebrated on the steps of the Church, on Saturday at 5 pm & Sunday at 10 am. Bring your chairs for outdoor seating, or choose a socially-distanced seat in Benedict Hall.
...what if something unexpected happens?
Kirk and I moved to Apalach from Pensacola about a year ago. We have spent the time doing what most people do: attending to house maintenance, reviving our neglected yard, and getting to know local people and places. The pandemic meant more nesting and less travel. It also raised new concerns about illness, even death.

Last week as we were leaving for Tally on a provisioning run, it occurred to me that we were not prepared if something unexpected happened to one or both of us. Who would know how to get into our house? Who would take care of our dog? Who would know the names and contact information of our closest family? So I dashed off a quick text to two local friends and felt so much better!

If you would like t0 keep your emergency contact information on file at Trinity, just print and complete this form , then return it to Shannon in the office.

-- Penny Marler
Violin Concert Feeds the Soul & the Local Food Pantry

Last Sunday evening, Martha Gherardi, a professional musician and Trinity's organist/pianist, performed a violin concert on the steps of our church. Around 30 members and friends enjoyed the music from their socially-distanced chairs in Gorrie Square. Martha requested that donations be directed to the Franklin County Food Pantry. The concert provided a lovely musical respite; plus, thanks to everyone's generosity, $1000 was collected to aid in feeding families in our community. (Click on the photo to enjoy a bit of Martha's performance.)
Episcopal Values
on Display
Several Trinity members recently joined with about 200 members of our community to stand up for equal justice for all people..

Farmers' Markets Open
in Franklin County
Outdoor farmers' markets in Franklin County are popular social distancing activity options this summer. You'll find them scattered throughout the county in Apalachicola, Eastpoint, and Carrabelle Beach.

The Apalachicola Farmers' Market will re-open on Saturday, June 27. July markets will be held on Saturday July 11 and July 25 from 9 am to 1 pm at the Mill Pond at Scipio Creek. Can't wait till the weekend? A separate downtown market is hosted on Wednesdays from 9 am to noon at 56 Commerce Street in Apalachicola. 


Eastpoint now has an outdoor  EastBay Market on the first and third Saturdays of each month from 9 am to 2 pm. The market is located at 100 Highway 98. The July market dates are July 4 and July 18. Come enjoy a tasty baked treat and a cup of coffee while shopping for produce, eggs and honey. And for your midweek market fix, the Eastpoint Farmers' Market sets up on Wednesdays at 4:30 pm at the Eastpoint Beer Company on Highway 98. 


The Crooked River Lighthouse in Carrabelle will be hosting its bi-monthly Country Farmer's Market on Saturday, July 4 and again on July 18 from 9 am-1 pm at the Crooked River Lighthouse Park at Carrabelle Beach. The Carrabelle area Country Farmer’s Market will be held every first and third Saturday from 9 am-1 pm at the Crooked River Lighthouse.
Letter to the Community from the
Elder Care Community Council
of Franklin County

Hello ECCC Friend,

We hope this finds you navigating life well during these times and taking good care.

The 2020 ECCC Sizzler 5K Race & One Mile Fun Run has been cancelled. Gulf Winds Track Club has cancelled all the races this summer and the Board of ECCC confirms it is best to skip the year of 2020 for the Sizzler. The Sizzler has been held for 22 years on the first Saturday in August on St. George Island and this would have been the third year that ECCC would host the race and the 23rd year of the race. We were especially looking forward to this year since the Sizzler was one of three races chosen by the Gulf winds Track Club as a Grand Prix Race where runners would get extra points and awards recognition. We were looking forward to a big crowd but we will look forward to 2021, so mark your calendar for August 7, 2021. 2019 Sizzler was such a success, thanks to all our generous donors, as we ended the year of 2019 in good financial standing that has allowed us to continue the work that we are doing currently. We could not do all that we are doing through this time of COVID-19 and closure of Holy Family Senior Center without you and the many donors that have stepped up in 2020. 

The kitchen at Holy Family Senior Center has been busy. Our monthly numbers for take out lunch has increased dramatically during this time. In April, we gave out 809 meals. In March the number was 1004 and as of the third week of June we are at almost 800. We do need your support to keep this work going, so if you are able to provide volunteer hours, food or money donations, please call us at 850-307-0116. All activities at the Holy Family Senior Center remain on hold until further notice. We want everyone to keep taking good care and remember that we are all in this together. We are continuing the outreach calls to check in on all elders on our list and if you or someone you know is in need please call us or email us at  ecccfranklin@gmail.com .

Thank you so much for believing in our mission to bridge the gaps in services to those over age 55 in Franklin County and for helping us continue the important work we began in 2016. We look forward to another successful year and your confidence that together, we can make a difference by taking care of each other as we live, work and hangout strengthening the community of Franklin County. 

With warm gratitude and solidarity,
Val Webb, President
Bonnie Kellog, Past President
Donna Duncan, Vice President
Betsy Nofziger, Secretary & Treasurer
Sharon Sleeper, Board Member
Charles Elliott, Board Member
Contact us at:
www.ecccfranklin.org (PayPal link on the Donate button)
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PO Box 335, Eastpoint, FL 32328
Sunday Services are 8 am & 10:30 am, Eastern time

Church address: 79 6th Street, Apalachicola, Florida 32320
Office address: 76 5th Street, Apalachicola, Florida 32320
Mailing address: PO Box 667, Apalachicola, Florida 32329

Phone number: (850) 653-9550