Thursday, March 12, 2020
This evening, following the recommendation of our Bishop Whayne Hougland for “social distancing” as a way to lessen the impact of the COVID-19 coronavirus, the Vestry and I decided to suspend Sunday worship services at Holy Trinity for the rest of March. If you would like to read the Bishop’s recommendation, you can find it here.
This decision was not easy, and came after painful deliberation by all of us. As Kevin Murphy put it, “This might be the hardest decision we’ve had to make in all my time at Holy Trinity.”
Although we will not be together physically, we are committed to finding ways to stay connected. None of us can be left alone or feel isolated. As a first step, this Sunday we will offer the first half of our worship service online through our Facebook page. To help all of us fully participate, this week’s bulletin is available on the announcement for viewing this Sunday’s first live-streamed service, together with PDFs of the four hymns we’ll be singing. Please read it, pray through it, and join us online at 10 a.m.
There will be more share soon. Know that I am holding all of us in prayer.
Yours in Christ,
“Assist us mercifully, O Lord, in these our supplications and prayers, and dispose the way of your servants towards the attainment of everlasting salvation; that, among all the changes and chances of this mortal life, we may ever be defended by your gracious and ready help; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.”
– “A Prayer for Protection” from the Book of Common Prayer