March 3, 2021

The mission of Trinity Church is to share Christ's love and grace in a vibrant community whose joyful spirit empowers people to do God's work.

A MESSAGE FROM MOTHER CYNTHIA
Dear ones,

Thank you for the drive-by welcome. It was a treat to meet so many people and begin the lovely work of getting acquainted. As a priest, teacher, and preacher, the chance to meet the people I am called to serve was such a gift. Thank you for your generosity of spirit and for the wonderful notes and photos included in the cards. It is my great honor to be with you and serve as director. I look forward to more days when we can be together. Until then, guard your own health and the health of your neighbor.

Blessings and love,
Mother Cynthia+
SIGN-UP FOR TRINITY'S LENTEN SERIES -
THERE'S STILL TIME!

It is not too late to join the Lenten series discussions of Bishop Michael Curry’s latest book, Love is the Way; Holding on to Hope in Troubling Times.   

Trinity parishioners will meet online via Zoom during Lent to discuss the book. Even if you haven’t read the book you are welcome to join us for the discussions. So that everyone will have an opportunity to participate, we will have two groups for conversation. There will be a group that meets on Monday mornings for five weeks from 10:30 to about 11:45am, beginning on February 22nd. You may sign up for this group here. The second group will meet for five weeks on Wednesday evenings from 7:00 to about 8:15pm, beginning on February 24th. You may sign up for this group here.

The book may be purchased from Amazon and from Barnes and NobleIt is also available as an audio book from Audible.  If you have any questions, or need assistance purchasing a book, please contact Mother Cynthia at cmckenna@trinity-fredericksburg.org or Sam Burton at sburton@trinity-fredericksburg.org


LECTIO DIVINA ZOOM GROUP
Thursdays, February 25 - March 25, 10:30 am - 12 Noon

Lectio Divina simply refers to the prayerful reading of holy scripture. We will meet as a small group on Thursday mornings to read, pray, share and listen as the Spirit leads. There is still time to join us. Sign up to receive your email Zoom invitation here. Please bring your Bible and, if you’re a note taker, you may want to have paper and pen handy.
 
We look forward to growing in community as we discern God’s word for us today. Why not join us in this time of holy listening? Questions about Lectio Divina? Contact Robin Barrett at robinhandfordbarrett@gmail.com.
After a long hiatus the CAREGIVERS' SUPPORT GROUP will begin to gather again by Zoom. Our first meeting will be on Thursday, March 11th, from 10:00 to 11:30 am. Anyone who is a caregiver of an ill or disabled adult or child is invited to join us. Please contact Brenda Chase (540-226-2628), Randall Clingenpeel (540-207-0600), or Claire Curcio (540-903-3939) if you are interested in joining us and we will email you a link before the meeting.



The HEALTH MINISTRY COMMITTEE will hold a meeting on Tuesday, March 16th at 1:30 pm. Committee members will be emailed a Zoom link before the meeting.
TRINITY’S GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP will hold our monthly meeting on Monday, March 15, 2021 over ZOOM from 10:30 - noon. None of us escapes grieving. Sooner or later our losses demand that we acknowledge the pain regardless of how deeply we have buried it. Facing and sharing our grief provides a time proven way to do the work that enables us to again know contentment and, yes, even joy. For more information, contact Randall Clingenpeel at 540-207-0600 or Ruth Brancolini at 540-760-6636. The Zoom access numbers are: ID: 994 8002 5394 and the Passcode is 6YiW22
DIGITAL MINISTRY NEWS!

Now that we are live-streaming from the church for our Sunday services, we would like to train several volunteers to monitor our live-stream equipment. Services are Sunday mornings at 9:30AM. Volunteers would need to be at the church NLT 9:00AM to prepare. If you are interested, contact Barry Holliday at bwholliday@verizon.net or (202) 415-1332.
MICAH ECUMENICAL
NOONDAY LENTEN WORSHIP 
 
Mark your calendars, to virtually attend the upcoming noonday Lenten services, which will be live-streamed on Micah’s Facebook and Youtube channel. Watch the services here.
 
March 3 – Rev. Aaron Dobynes, Shiloh Baptist Old Site

March 10 – Rev. Josh Hagstrom, Fredericksburg United Methodist

March 17 – Rev. Will Dickinson, St. George’s Episcopal

March 24 – Rev. Chelsea Morse, Street Church
SUNDAY, MARCH 7, HOLY EUCHARIST, RITE I, 9:30AM

Brush up on your THEEs, THOUs, and THYs for this Sunday's, Rite I service!

The service will be live-streamed on Facebook 
(You can view the service any time following the live feed.)

HOW TO WATCH FACEBOOK LIVE IF YOU DON'T HAVE AN ACCOUNT.
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We apologize we are not able to offer livestream from YouTube at the present time.
The service will be available later in the day on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCL2SQhSlT-4rhMPQuuy8Dvw
Don't forget we are gathering for virtual fellowship
Sunday mornings at 9:00 AM via Zoom!

This will be a recurring Zoom meeting with the same ID and password each Sunday. The meeting: ID # 441 267 3172 and the password is 6YiW22. We ask that everyone mute their microphones when we start the Zoom meeting to minimize background noise. You can unmute when and if you want to speak.

We look forward to seeing you!
Families with children are invited to join us for Online Sunday School this Sunday at 10:30 a.m. for a 40 to 50-minute Sunday school lesson on Zoom. Our time together will include a few minutes of social (gathering) time, some songs we all know, some prayer time, a story, and an easy craft response to the story. This will be geared for children ages 5 through fifth grade, but older and younger people are welcome too. Each child/person will need a pencil, a few sheets of paper, and some crayons or colored pencils. I will email additional materials to everyone on Friday. If you have not received emails in the past with the information to join the class meeting and would like for your child to participate please contact Sam Burton at sburton@trinity-fredericksburg.org.
The YOUTH GROUP will meet again on Sunday, March 14th via Zoom from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. For more information, please contact Sam Burton at sburton@trinity-fredericksburg.org.
SHRINE MONT CAMPS ARE A GO!
Announcing 2021 Camps Dates
Shrine Mont Camps is excited to offer both in-person and online camp experiences this Summer. Camp leaders have been hard at work for many months, consulting with medical professionals and other camps professionals across the country to design camps that will be fun and safe for all. And, building on the success of last summer, Shrine Mont Camps will again offer Light in the Valley, an online camp where campers can make friends, play and worship together from home.
Registration will open March 23 but you can check out camp dates today. SMC is also asking camper families to provide feedback via this survey, which will help inform ongoing plans and preparations for the 2021 summer camps.
Scholarships are available. Please contact Mother Cynthia at cmckenna@trinity-fredericksburg.org.
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"A MEDITATION ON ONE FULL YEAR OF LIFE IN PANDEMIC", A Meditation for the Second Sunday in Lent, by Bishop Goff can be found here.
Episcopal Toolkit for COVID-19 Vaccination Distribution
The Episcopal Church’s Office of Government Relations has developed a toolkit for individuals, congregations and ministries to facilitate and promote COVID-19 vaccine distribution in the United States. This toolkit promotes the ongoing work that parishes and dioceses have already been doing, shares best practices, and offers ideas for ways that communities can help U.S.- based Episcopalians to facilitate vaccination, overcome vaccine hesitancy, and find information from state and local officials. Churches and church leaders (lay and ordained) can serve as an important trusted bridge between public health officials and communities.
Read more (In English and Spanish): http://iam.ec/pa2021COVID-19vaccinationtoolkit

In his Good Friday letter, Presiding Bishop Curry asks each Bishop and congregation to consider providing assistance for the Province of Jerusalem and the Middle East. Read more (In English, Spanish, French, and Mandarin): 
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Wednesday, March 3
3:00 pm Blessings in a Backpack packing
7:00 pm "Love is the Way" Lenten Book
Discussion on Zoom


Thursday, March 4
9:30 am Blessings in a Backpack delivery
10:30 am Lenten Lectio Divina online


Friday, March 5


Saturday, March 6
Vestry Retreat and Meeting


Sunday, March 7
The Third Sunday in Lent
9:00 am Virtual Coffee Hour
10:30 am Sunday School online


Monday, March 8
10:30 am "Love is the Way" Lenten Book
Discussion on Zoom


Tuesday, March 9
10:00 am Fredericksburg Region Clericus online
12 Noon Knaughty Knitters online
5:00 pm Campus Ministry online
Wednesday, March 10
3:00 pm Blessings in a Backpack packing
7:00 pm "Love is the Way" Lenten Book Discussion on Zoom


Thursday, March 11
9:30 am Blessings in a Backpack delivery
10:00 am Task Force to Plan to Dismantle Racism online
10:00 am Caregivers' Support Group online
10:30 am Lenten Lectio Divina online


Friday, March 12
8:30 am Micah Breakfast Delivery


Saturday, March 13
8:00 am Brotherhood of St. Andrew online


Sunday, March 14
The Fourth Sunday in Lent
9:00 am Virtual Coffee Hour
and YouTube
10:30 am Sunday School online
2:00 pm Youth Group online
Links
(540) 373-2996