Church during the pandemic

Updated: May 14, 2020

Fr. Matthew

We’ll be posting current news using this page, Facebook, and email. Check those sources for up-to-date online prayer and meet up opportunities. With the church building closed to almost all activities, these opportunities are vital for us as a community of faith and for anyone else seeking a strengthening word. Come join in and spread the word to others!

Worship

A separate post details the weekly schedule. Services hosted by Father Matthew and by the Diocese are offered multiple times a week. Watch live or view them later when you can, and please forward prayer requests to Father Matthew for inclusion on the growing daily Litany.

Outreach Opportunities

Trinity’s Diapers and Such Ministry is continuing its work of supporting the littlest members of our local region with diapers, along with feminine hygiene products and other essentials (toilet paper while supplies last, for instance). Here are several ways you could help:

  1. Volunteer to Drive deliveries. One way to reduce contact is to shift the ministry toward delivery of supplies instead of having recipients come inside and wait together. Deliveries would be on Wednesday afternoons. Contact Jenn through the DAS Facebook page to offer your help.
  2. Volunteer to staff the ministry. Jenn could use one or two folks to work with her on Wednesdays, even if only for an hour or so.
  3. Donate supplies. Jenn keeps updates on the DAS Facebook page and we’ll keep you updated.

Trinity’s Emergency Food Pantry is also open! Distributions happen at the same time as Diapers n Such. Direct folks in need to call the church (723-9360) and leave a message on the Outreach voice mailbox to request assistance. Donations of food and money to support the pantry are always welcome.

Holiday Hot Meals is postponed until after the governor’s order to close non-life-sustaining businesses is lifted. Read more about this decision here.


Here a few interesting links for home formation and entertainment I’ve found just this morning. Free Christian education at home, art and music opportunities.

Faith

https://www.dofaithathome.org/

            Daily and weekly reflections and activities to use with children, young adults, or in adult small groups. This is put together by Forma, an association of primarily Episcopal Christian educators with many seminary faculty involved, too. I can’t say enough about this resource.

Culture

https://www.travelandleisure.com/attractions/museums-galleries/museums-with-virtual-tours

            Virtual walk throughs of some of the best of art

Met Opera free nightly webcasts of their greatest performances

            The best operas. This week is Wagner week. May be too much every night, but take in one of these. Wednesday night will feature the Ride of the Valkyries!

https://seattlesymphony.org/live

            Seattle symphony (one of many) have decided to live stream some of the their upcoming performances. Tonight (Sat the 14th) is Mahler’s first symphony!

Pennsylvania Mental Health Counselor’s Association is hosting Virtual Drop Ins for youth. Click here to learn more.

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