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 has tested positive, and is the first community-transmitted case in the area.  That means that the source of her infection is unknown versus having travelled to a heavily infected area or had contact with someone known to be sick.  Our prayers are with Heather, her husband Brad, and their sons Max and Dylan.  I am in touch with the family and will pass along any special needs that may arise.
I am scheduling “face to face” conversations with parishioners via FaceTime, Zoom, or Facebook Messenger.  If you are looking to chat about what’s going on with you and your household, please reach out to me via my email address rb@trinitylawrence.org.
Many small ministries, teams, and groups are using our Zoom account to “get together” and continue to support one another in their discipleship.  If you are part of a group that would like to schedule some “virtual” time together, please let me know.
March 25 is the feast day of the Annunciation, the day we celebrate Mary discovering that she was to be the bearer of the Incarnate God.  The Psalm for that day is Psalm 40, and verse 15 says:
“Your righteousness have I not hidden in my heart;
I have spoken of your faithfulness and your deliverance;
I have not concealed your love and faithfulness from the great congregation.”
Despite being separated in person, we will not conceal God’s love and God’s faithfulness in caring for us.  God bless you all, and stay safe.
Fr. Rob+