Dear Members and Friends of Trinity Church,
We proclaim, during this year’s Stewardship Campaign, the importance of “Renewing our Spirits in Community.” Re-kindling our connection with each other – and with our wider community. This is what will help us not only to endure this time of trial, but also to thrive … even in the midst of ongoing challenges. We will get through this pandemic, together.
We thank you all for your faithfulness through the months of the Coronavirus pandemic. This time of separation has been difficult in many ways. Life as we knew it changed, and it will continue to be different in months to come.
Since my arrival, we have experimented with outdoor worship and fellowship. We experimented with Gazebo Office Hours. We now offer worship streaming live from our beautiful Sanctuary, an adaptation we would never have dreamed of in our pre-pandemic life! Change and adaptation all around.
How can we share the good news of the Gospel, follow Jesus as he heals and transforms, find sustenance in each other’s presence – even as this pandemic continues? Well, our experimentation continues!
The Re-Opening Task Force, the Vestry and the Worship Commission want to share good news about our common life as a Trinity parish family. Beginning on November 1st, Trinity will again offer in-person worship at 9:30 AM in our sanctuary.
We will invite a limited number to share in our live-stream worship, through prior registration, utilizing safe procedures. It is not yet safe to share in congregational singing, and we will continue, at present, to share in spiritual communion, with no distribution of bread or wine. We urge those in high-risk health categories to worship with us at home!
Our live-streaming worship offers comfort to all who continue to shelter safely at home. Our most fervent prayer is that ALL in our Trinity family remain safe. Those over the age of 65, those with health conditions or compromised immune systems, all who are most vulnerable to the effects of the virus … we encourage you to prayerfully consider your safety and remain at home.
Friends, please be assured that we will monitor virus levels around us and determine on a week-by-week basis whether to invite you to the Sanctuary.
Peace be with you, Rev. Andrea
The Rev. andrea castner wyatt
The Rev. Andrea Castner Wyatt is honored to accept the call of Trinity Episcopal Church to serve and lead as Rector. She looks forward with joy to walking with the people of Trinity Church, and to discovering with you what Jesus is up to in Newtown, CT. Contact Rev. Andrea at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 203-426-9070.