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Worship During COVID-19 Protocol
While in COVID-19 protocol please rejoice in our Lord by attending the 9:00 AM FM service broadcast at Trinity in the parking lot every Sunday including the sacraments, or in the privacy of your own home by joining on line services by the diocese via zoom.
Don't let this temporary situation dampen the joy of our Savior!
Starting January 3, 2021 - 9 AM Sunday Service parking lot service - and every Sunday going forward
Trinity will begin hosting a regular 9 AM Sunday Service transmitted on our FM broadcast transmitter on 97.1 FM in which you can tune to in your car. This will be during the COVID-19 restrictions for suspension of all in-person worship. You will be able to attend the weekly service from the privacy of your car while in the parking lot and receive the sacraments. This enables Trinity to follow correct social distancing while providing the Sunday Service to the community.
There is plenty of room for the parking lot service as the broadcast can be heard as far away as Broadway & Central. Begin parking on the east side of the church (opposite the Boys & Girls Club) and continue to the rear of the church hall then the Boys & Girls club side.
For Pastor Ann's Palm Sunday Sermon and Holy Week daily meditations Read More
THE PROMISE OF SPRING: A LETTER FROM BISHOP SEAN FEBRUARY 4, 2021
Dear Friends in Christ:
Last Sunday was Septuagesima Sunday, an ancient commemoration that means Easter Sunday is just about 70 days away. In our region, it comes in the dead of winter, when we know we have a long way to go, but it brings with it the promise of eventual spring.
This year, Septuagesima Sunday felt particularly appropriate, since it came not only in the midst of a snowstorm, but also during our long, hard season of struggling against the COVID-19 pandemic. As you know from local news reports, infection and hospitalization rates in Northwestern Pennsylvania and Western New York have fallen from the record-setting numbers we saw in December and January, but are still dramatically higher than the rates we experienced in the summer and early fall.
Sunday School - COVID-19 sessions
Danielle Abraham and Julia Tomaka are holding zoom Sunday School sessions every other Sunday. The next class is on 2/28/21 @ 10:30 AM. Please contact Danielle () to gain access to a session.
Pastor Ann's Office hours - COVID-19
Pastor Ann will not be maintaining her scheduled office hours due to the Bishop's order to follow NYS essential business guidelines.
Pastor Ann is available by phone @ 716-777-9149 and will be available if you require her during this period.
Make Donations and Pledges
Thank you to all in maintaining your donations and pledges during this COVID-19 period by the placing them in the Sunday collection, or mailing/dropping donations off.
Make Gifts and Pledges to Congregations Online Although church buildings are closed during the COVID-19 pandemic, the work of congregations continues, and the need for pledge income and gifts is urgent. The bishop's office has launched a new online giving platform that accepts gifts and pledge payments for any congregation.
While in-person church services are suspended, the partnership dioceses will absorb payment processing fees so that your entire gift will go to your congregation for local mission. Please support our congregations during this unprecedented time by keeping your pledge payments current if your own income is uninterrupted.
Support your congregation online https://onrealm.org/EpiscopalDioces/-/give/wnynwpa
Trinity's Prayer List - submit names to the prayer list
With every weekly Sunday services using the FM broadcast at the 9 AM parking lot service our new prayer list will be included in the service. Please submit names to Pastor Ann via text or phone message (716-777-9149), email () or facebook. Please share the news with people you know.
It's with a saddened heart that Trinity was informed that Ron Zamrok has passed away today, May 30 @ 3 AM this morning. Ron has been a cornerstone of our church and touched so many lifes in a positive way. Please pray for Elaine and the family. Memorial service to be scheduled later, when Trinity can fully open without distancing (you know there will be a crowd to honor Ron!).
Al Price, Dennis & Zoe, Dave S., Nancy D., Bob, Paul, Linda, Susan & Doug, Father Abuid Sam, Mother Ellen Montgomery, Rosie Dombrowski, James, Mike, Andrew, Karen, Martha, Drew, Dan, Carol, Ruth Ellen, Christopher, Seamus (Shamus), Rose P., Larry P., Elaine Zamrok
Outreach Special Event:
There will be a dedication of Community Bookworks on Wednesday, June 16th at 6:00 pm at Trinity Episcopal Church, 5448 Broadway in Lancaster with a ribbon-cutting by a local representative.
We are hoping to create excitement for kids that will spill over into home life, therefore re-connecting families. Life is sooooo busy, so we hope to support the community in the simple joy of a book. The library will be open during pantry hours. But, mainly we will be hosting events in the community. Our first is "Reading Under the Stars". Other ideas we are considering are: Harry Potter themed night, Disney night, animal/reptile night with a balloon animal person, asking a local illustrator to come explain how to draw a page in a book…
During Covid protocal Vestry is meeting as required versus the normal monthly meeting.
Danielle Abraham has resigned from Vestry - which now leaves ontly 3 active Vestry members. If you wish to serve on Vestry please contact Pastor Ann - Trinity needs more active members!!
For information on Vestry Members click Read More
Trinity newsletter - submittals
If you have items for the next newsletter please submit them to the church office (can be left in the slot in the office door) or sent by email. We hope to publish regularly to keep us all in communication about what's happening at Trinity!
All calendar items, info, & events that you want included in the newsletter must be submitted to the office by the 27th of the month to be published in the newsletter for the following month.
All calendar events should be submitted to the office marked "Attn - Don Harder" so they can be added to the website calendar, since it will only be accessible through a link on the e-mailed newsletter. Also - please mark your events on the calendar on the office door.
Please submit e-mail addresses to receive the newsletter in your email and save the church paper and printing cost.
Trinity is always in need of Volunteers to team up and serve as Altar Guild Members, Ushers, Lectors, and Acolytes
Let Pastor Ann know if you can answer this call to action for our parish! Volunteering will help fill openings in the existing schedules, that require serving usually once a month.
You can contact Pastor Ann during her office hours or email her at for interest in any position.
Check our Calendar or Facebook to see all information on hours and events
Go to our Facebook page, Trinity Episcopal Church, to find out what's happening here at Trinity!
Or join our Facebook group, Friends of Trinity, and keep up with the news even when you can't make it to Church.