Weekly Announcements  
April 2, 2021
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  • Formation Opportunity
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Message from Bryan "in the Interim"
On the way to Easter

Dear fellow travelers at Trinity,

We’re almost there! Or at least we are almost to Easter. While our Holy Week services are a bit diminished this year, I hope you’ll join us for our Zoom Good Friday service this evening at 7 pm. We’ll hear the Passion according to John interspersed with verses from “Were you there?”; listen to a musical offering from prepared by John, Kate, and David; and join Jesus in his prayer for the world.

Then comes Sunday, and our second opportunity to pray together both in-person and on Zoom. Our in-person service will include communion, though (alas) we cannot yet sing together.
"Crucifixion" (13th century Flemish Psalter on parchment).
In the collection of the Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, Md.
John will, however, provide us with music to “hum” our praise. Our Zoom service will include our Easter hymns so we can sing freely at home. At both services, we will give thanks for Christ our Light and renew the promises of our baptism. At the in-person service, we will light candles of our own from the Easter Candle and be sprinkled with baptismal water. We will do the same on Zoom, so please bring a candle and some water to remember your baptism.

Even though our COVID restrictions leave us in a “Holy Saturday” between moment, Easter reminds us that we can have confidence that new life is just on the other side. May we find God’s presence in all the moments from Good Friday to Easter Sunday and the season beyond.

Blessings in these holy days,

Good Friday Service Today (April 2) at 7 p.m.
To attend by telephone, call
(312) 626-6799 at 7 p.m. CDT

Meeting ID: 948 1489 8440

One tap mobile:

Please note: this information is the same as what we use for Sunday morning worship (if you see a reference to Sunday worship when joining the meeting, don't let that confuse you).
Sunday Services, April 4

Invitation to Easter Sunday:

  • 9 a.m. CDT -- in-person service with communion Guidelines
  • 11 a.m. CDT (4 p.m. UTC) -- online service set up as a recurring Zoom meeting (login link and information below remains the same every week).
“Christ Rises Triumphant,” detail from a mosaic in the Rosary Basilica of Lourde, France.
Photograph by Fr. Lawrence Lew, O.P.
To attend by telephone, call
(312) 626-6799

Meeting ID: 948 1489 8440

One tap mobile:
"Sunday Paper Junior" is a handout in the pdf format that Trinity makes available to our parish children during the Sunday service. The Sunday Paper Junior, to which Trinity Episcopal Church has a paid subscription, is forwarded / posted with permission of the author / illustrator, Gretchen Wolff Pritchard. © Gretchen Wolff Pritchard, The Sunday Paper, 19 Colony Road, New Haven, Connecticut 06511, All rights reserved. This is copyrighted material and should not be further forwarded or distributed.
In-person Preparation and Prevention
Book Club to Discuss Film

The next book club discussion on April 21 at 6:30 p.m. is not about a book but a film! 

The name of the film is St. Frances. It is the story of a nanny and the precocious six-year-old she is hired to care for. What makes this film even more special is that Diane and Greg Beckway are Executive Producers! We look forward to Diane's insider information about the movie and the cast.

You can find the movie on:
  • Amazon Prime - $4.99
  • Starz - Free
  • Hulu Premium - Free
  • iTunes - $4.99 rent
To attend by telephone, call (312) 626-6799

Meeting ID: 818 5210 5425

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,81852105425#
Help Us Celebrate Tri-Con's 50th

The second week of March marked Tri-Con Child Care Center's 50th year of service to the community. To celebrate, please send them a birthday or anniversary card and/or donate books to Trinity's book drive for the Tri-Con students. See below for information about the books and how to donate. 

The books for Tri-Con should be new or extremely gently used and appropriate for boys and/or girls between the ages of 3 and 6. Please drop off or send your donation of books to Diane Beckway at 1376 St. John’s Ave., Highland Park, IL. 60035. If you prefer, send a check to Trinity. Make it payable to Trinity Church and please mention “Tri-Con books” on the memo line; it may be mailed to 425 Laurel Ave., Highland Park IL 60035. The book committee will gladly do the shopping.

Thank you!
Vestry Meetings

The Vestry has voted to hold our ongoing meetings on the 3rd Sunday of each month at 12:30 p.m. unless otherwise indicated. The next meeting is this Sunday, March 21.

Meetings are being held on Zoom. (Please see links below; this is a recurring meeting so the link will be the same every month.)
To attend by telephone, call (312) 626-6799

Meeting ID: 992 0587 8533

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,99205878533#

Minutes of Vestry meetings are now available online (in .pdf format)
Municipal Parking Lot Work Underway

Reconstruction of the Central Avenue East-South Parking Lot is underway.

This municipal parking lot is located along the south side of Central Avenue, just east of 440 Central Ave. (across the alley behind the Trinity Church building). Please note, parking is limited in the lot during construction. 

More gory details are in the one-page engineering drawing the city provided (.pdf format).
Volunteer & Giving Opportunities
Readers Needed for Sunday Services

We are in need of readers for both our online Sunday services at 11 a.m., and our 9 a.m. Sunday in-person services.

If you can help with this important ministry, please contact Geoff at or 847-432-6653. Thank you!

Formation Opportunity
Scripture Study Meets Saturday Mornings

Please join us on Saturday mornings at 9 a.m. (2 p.m. UTC) on Zoom for our Scripture Study.

Participants take turns facilitating prayer and reflection on any or all of the current Sunday's lectionary readings, which are available at  (We use Track 1, if there is a choice.)

Weekly facilitators choose any or all of the readings and simply come prepared with a few wonderings or questions (not "quizzes") based on their selected scriptures to stimulate reflection--including questions they feel they cannot satisfactorily answer. Beyond that, leaders may prepare as little or as much as desired and employ whatever props or helps they wish.

(In case you missed it, our Saturday Scripture Study ceased being a "men's group" about a year ago; all are welcome.)
To attend by telephone, call (312) 626-6799

Meeting ID: 864 0421 0027

One tap mobile:
+13126266799,,#864 0421 0027

(This is set up as a recurring Zoom meeting, so the above meeting information is the same every week.)

Interim Rector, Trinity Church
(773) 786-6803 (mobile)
Church Office:
(847) 432-6653
Office Hours: Monday through Friday, 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.