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Given Governor Wolf’s order on July 15, 2020 restricting indoor gatherings to groups of 25 or fewer people, Trinity is postponing our plan to gather for in-person worship that was set to begin on July 19.
Worship continues! Throughout this epidemic, God gathers us together for worship in Word, prayer and song online via Facebook Live and our no-pin telephone conference line. Join us Sunday at 9:30 a.m. on our Facebook page or call in at 215-258-9701. While we long for the day when we will gather again in person, we rest in the assurance that Christ is present with us by the imaginative power of the Spirit no matter how we gather.
The church’s mission continues! In this time, we have been growing in the ways we are “church” outside of the walls of our building. I give thanks for all the ways we continue to creatively share God’s good news with one another and our community. Keep praying for one another, checking in on friends and neighbors, gathering together on Zoom, giving to those in need and imagining ways to be the church outside the walls of the building. Leadership is currently exploring how we can gather outside as a community. Stay tuned!
And, thank you to our leaders and staff who continue to discern and plan for the ministry of Trinity in the midst of ever-changing situations that we’ve never experienced before. Their wisdom, agility and creativity are blessings in this time. Thanks be to God!
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Yours in Christ,
The Rev. Dr. Jennifer L. Phelps, Pastor
Kathy Guelzow, Church Council President
As we continue to meet daily online, Evening Prayer on Wednesday at 7:00 pm will take on a new form. We will use music and prayers of Taizé, a community in France now synonymous with a style of reflective, calming worship. We created a worship supplement to reflect our worship style, so view or print this document if you like to have a visual resource for worship.
Our Church Council and Staff have been reviewing guidelines and options for phasing back to in-person worship. We will be following CDC guidelines, asking attendees to wear a mask, not singing or speaking as a collective group, and avoiding gathering before and after worship. The procedures set for the beginning of in-person worship are as follows:
The questions we asked and the initial letter sent to members are included below if you’d like to see how we came to the conclusions and procedures in place. Please understand that state guidelines and CDC guidelines directly impact our procedure day-to-day. If last minute schedule changes are necessary, we will make notice via this website, our Facebook page, and church voicemail.
Once you have read our procedure regarding a return to worship in the building, please respond with this Google form so we can appropriately include you and your family.
Since March, we have been learning new ways to work, pray, and worship together! Check out the newsletter for lots of exciting updates and memories.
Marty Haugen’s arrangement of Psalm 130 was used last week during Evening Prayer. If you’d like to follow along, here is a scan.
Be sure to view the new tabs above. Worship materials are all in the “Online Worship” section. Information about Bible Study and Discussion Opportunities are found under the next tab. Finally, resources for families are available all under the next tab.
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