This Week at Trinity
Alleluia, Alleluia

Dear fellow travelers at Trinity,

My partner, David, and I are both a bit, well, churchy, so during the week after Easter, we add “alleluia, alleluia” to just about anything: “Good morning, alleluia, alleluia.” “The coffee is ready, alleluia, alleluia.”
"Dancing at the Cross Roads," by Gwen Meharg,
It’s a bit silly, but it is also a playful reminder that the whole week after Easter Sunday is particularly special: In some ancient churches, assemblies would gather every day to hear particularly good preachers (no Netflix back then)—people would actually cheer the preacher—and those who had been baptized on Easter Sunday would wear their white baptismal robes and sit up front. They were called “neophytes,” or “new lights,” and the purpose of the preaching was to help them enter more deeply into the mystery of Easter. We may not be able to do all that, but why not keep an Easter candle lit or a bowl of water handy to remember your own baptism? Feel free to tack on some “alleluias” whenever you like.

I know that my “alleluias” this week come with a prayer of thanksgiving for all the work that went into our hybrid Holy Week: John, Kate, Suzy, and David who provided music; the altar guild, who helped steer me in the right direction; leaders of both in-person and Zoom services who gave their voices to our prayer; Paul and Annette, who have kept our Zoom service, well, zooming along; and Ginny Schulte, whose work with the flowers made sure that it looked like Easter when we came inside! There are thanks I am missing, I am sure, from the vestry to Geoff in the office, who keeps us organized. Who else needs our thanks? It was both a joyful return to church for me, and also a sign of what can happen when we come together as an Easter people.

I look forward to the Easter journey that lies ahead, alleluia, alleluia.


P.S. Did anyone happen to take a picture or two on Sunday? If so, and you’re willing, please send them on to Geoff ( They would be great to include in Friday’s email.
Fr. Bryan's Homilies
(Both are in the .pdf format)
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Additional Opportunities for Worship
Invitation to Morning Prayer Rite Two
Wednesdays at 10:00 a.m. (3 p.m. UTC)
(by Zoom only, no in-person service)

Topic: Morning Prayer
Time: Wednesdays at 10:00 AM Central Time (US and Canada)

We have the Wednesday service set up as a recurring meeting, which means you can use the same login link and information below every week (it stays the same each week).
To attend by telephone, call: (312) 626 6799

Meeting ID: 930 0814 5876

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Sunday Services, April 11

Invitation to the Second Sunday of Easter:

  • 9 a.m. CDT -- in-person service: outdoor procession and “triumphal reentry” into the sanctuary. 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).
Leaf from a picture cycle (detail showing doubting Thomas).
(France, 14th century parchment.)
In the collection of the Art Institute of Chicago.
To attend by telephone, call
(312) 626-6799 at 11 a.m. CDT

Meeting ID: 948 1489 8440

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"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.

Opportunity for Spiritual Formation
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)
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