From the Rector’s Desk

Week of April 26, 2020

Last week, I began to talk about how shared Christian history of liturgy, music, and worship, beginning with the earliest generation of the Church. The time between those first Christian communities and the time of Constantine (roughly 100 to 313 CE) can be described as “the Domestic Church” because so much of Christian life occurred in…

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Week of April 19, 2020

During this unusual and challenging time, I have found comfort, inspiration, and engagement spiritually in reflecting on the history of the Church. Some of this is revisiting things I learned about in seminary, other aspects are new avenues of learning. But as we move through the Easter season, I thought it might be of value to share…

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Week of April 12, 2020

As we approach Easter, I would like to share two related thoughts: Prayer is worship. Every breath can be a prayer. This week we worship together by gathering online together to pray at the same time. There were some wrinkles in our initial, rushed roll-out of online services that have thankfully been resolved so that participants…

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Week of April 5, 2020

When it comes to thinking about Church in the time of COVID-19, I am finding myself having to drill down pretty deep into the theology of our liturgy. Church is, at a core essential level, a community. Not being able to gather together for worship, especially in the holiest week of the year, is something that…

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Week of March 29, 2020

Right smack in the middle of Lent is the feast day of the Annunciation, a jarring anachronism in regards to the narrative of Jesus’ life playing out through the Lent/Holy Week/Easter cycle. As I mentioned earlier this week in the “Mini-Corner,” the Annunciation celebrates the visit of Gabriel to Mary to tell her that she is…

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Message from Father Rob, March 24, 2020

My brothers and sisters in Christ, I am grateful every day for the many ways I continue to see members of Trinity reaching out, serving the community, and connecting with people during this extraordinary time.  I am sorry to share with you that we have our first case of COVID-19 within the congregation: Heather Eldridge…

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Week of March 22, 2020

  The year was 2003.  The Anglican Communion was being roiled by the issues of homosexuality and the consecration of the first openly gay bishop.  Churches and clergy were splitting away, congregations torn apart, everything was in turmoil.  As a newly-ordained priest, I was attending one of my first diocesan conventions as a rector. While…

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Message from Father Rob, March 17, 2020

My fellow Trinitarians, Given the constant changing pace of our lives, I plan on sending out regular mini-newsletters each week, such as this one. Our food pantry will be re-opening in a limited capacity on Saturday, March 21. Guests will be picking up pre-assembled bags of food outside the church office. In addition, BackSnack will also be working with…

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Message from Father Rob, March 15, 2020

To our brothers and sisters in Christ Join Father Rob online as he broadcasts from the Matthews Chapel this Sunday morning at 10:30 AM. Fr. Rob will be leading us in Morning Prayer II, and everyone can follow along either by downloading the service leaflet or using the Book of Common Prayer. Public worship has been…

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Message from Father Rob, March 13, 2020

To our brothers and sisters in Christ After having a special meeting with the Vestry of Trinity Church, we have decided that in the interest of public health and the safety of our congregation in light of the spread of the Covid-19 virus, we will not be holding public worship this Sunday, and will not be…

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