Trinity Online Worship and Formation

for Advent and Christmas

 

Wednesday, November 11, 2020


 

Dear Trinity Friends,

 

Together we prepare for Thanksgiving, Advent, and Christmas in ways we never imagined. As a community of faith, we will be connected and together in the Spirit of God and the grace of Jesus Christ, even if we cannot be present physically. Though never a replacement for our physical connection in Christ, we are ever thankful for how technology has and will continue to facilitate our lives, faith, outreach, and mission. 

 

Yesterday afternoon Governor Roy Cooper issued a new Executive Order restricting indoor gatherings to 10 persons. Trinity’s Vestry has unanimously decided to abide by this order for the time being. We want to be part of the process that protects all, especially as cases of COVID-19 and hospitalizations increase rapidly, even to levels above the beginning of the pandemic. 

 

As of 1:00p today, November 11, worship and formation at Trinity will return to online only. 

 

The Sunday schedule will be:

 

  • 9:30 a.m Children’s Godly Play formation through Zoom

  • 9:30 a.m. Youth Formation through Zoom 

  • 10:00 a.m. Adult Sunday Forum online through YouTube

  • 10:45 a.m. Holy Eucharist through YouTube and Facebook

  • 5:30 p.m. Celtic Holy Eucharist through YouTube and Facebook

 

During the Week:

 

  • Mondays 7:00p Education for Ministry on Zoom  

  • Tuesdays 9:30a Women’s Bible Study on Zoom

  • Tuesdays 5:30p Quartet Rehearsal in person

  • Wednesdays 11:00a Contemplative Prayer Group on Zoom 

  • Wednesdays 12:15p Gospel Based Discipleship Meditation on YouTube

  • Wednesdays 4:00p Handbell Rehearsal in person 

  • Thursdays by Noon Story and Song with Ms. Beth on FaceBook

  • Thursdays 7:00p Rector’s Bible Study on Zoom

  • Fridays 7:30a Men’s Bible Study on Zoom  

 

As we move into the Thanksgiving holiday, it is clear that many of us, including our regular volunteers essential to worship, are already deciding to keep our contacts close. If we plan to gather, at some level, with extended family this coming Thanksgiving, it is vital that we are extra cautious in our contacts. The same will be true for Christmas and New Year. 

 

Governor Cooper’s order lasts through December 4, and the Vestry will review our decision at that time.

 

We continue to pray for all those affected by this pandemic and for our life together in Jesus. Christ fills us with hope in the face of all trials and tribulations because even though the world changes around us, his love for us is unchangeable. 

 

We thank you for your faithfulness to each other and to our mission and ministry at Trinity. We also thank Trinity staff for their hard work in keeping us connected to Jesus and each other through this whole ordeal. Their faithfulness is a witness to God’s love. 

 

On behalf of Trinity’s Vestry, 

 

Susan Haldane, Sr. Warden

Fred Fairhead, Jr. Warden

Scott White, Rector 

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Asheville, NC 28801

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