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WORSHIP RESOURCES:
Trinity's Good News Daily ("the blue thing") can be found here.
Readings for February 28, can be found here.

 

Join us Monday through Friday for prayers during Lent. Morning Prayer at 6:30 am and Compline at 8:30 pm. We will also have a Wednesday Noonday Prayer for Healing.

 

Trinity's Tuesday AM Book Group will meet next Tuesday at 10:30 AM on Zoom. We will complete the book we have been discussing at that time. Apologies for last week's mix-up!

 

Digital Ministry News! Now that we are live-streaming from the church for our Sunday services, we would like to train several volunteers to monitor our live-stream equipment. Services are Sunday mornings at 9:30 am. Volunteers would need to be at the church NLT 9:00 am to prepare. If you are interested, contact Barry Holliday.

 

Easter Lilies will decorate the church for our online Easter Day services! Envelopes for lily donations were in your LENT TO GO bags! Each plant is $12.00. To donate: write your name and your remembrance names "in memory of" or "in thanksgiving for" (please print clearly) on the outside of the envelope; place a check made out to Trinity inside the envelope; and mail to the church; or put in the mailbox outside the red front doors. If you do not get a donation envelope, you are still welcome to donate a lily or lilies. Write down your name and your remembrance names on a sheet of paper (please print clearly), then mail with a check to Trinity Episcopal, 825 College Ave, Fredericksburg, VA 22401.

 

Would you like to donate the Vigil Candle for a Sunday during Lent? Call or send Denise an email with your donation request ("in memory of" or "in thanksgiving for"); then send a check to Trinity for $5.00 with "Vigil Candle" in the memo line to Trinity Episcopal, 825 College Ave, Fredericksburg, VA 22401.

 

Walk the way of love this Lent with our beloved presiding bishop Michael Curry! We, at Trinity, are doing something exciting for our Lenten Series this year; a parish-wide read of Bishop Michael Curry’s latest book, Love is the Way; Holding on to Hope in Troubling Times.   Al Roker says of the book, “I can think of nobody better to help shine a light during these difficult times than Bishop Curry. His wisdom and his smile are a beacon for my soul right now.” Trinity parishioners will meet online via Zoom during Lent to discuss the book. So that everyone will have an opportunity to participate, we will have two groups for conversation. There will be a group that meets on Monday mornings for five weeks from 10:30 to about 11:45 am, beginning on February 22nd. You may sign up for this group here. The second group will meet for five weeks on Wednesday evenings from 7:00 to about 8:15 pm, beginning on February 24th. You may sign up for this group here. The book may be purchased from Amazon and from Barnes and Noble. If you have any questions or need assistance purchasing a book, please contact Mother Cynthia or Sam Burton.

 

Lectio Divina Zoom Group -Thursdays, February 25-March 25, 10:30 am - 12 Noon - In addition to our evening and morning discussions of Love is the Way; Holding on to Hope in Troubling Times by Bishop Curry, we will offer a Lectio Divina Zoom group. Lectio Divina simply means “sacred reading”. We will meet as a small group on Thursday mornings to read scripture, pray, share, and listen as the Spirit leads. Sign up for the group here. We look forward to growing in community as we discern God’s word for us today. Why not join in this time of holy listening? Questions about Lectio Divina? Contact Robin Barrett.

 

Black History Month is an annual observance originating in the United States, where it is also known as African-American History Month. It is celebrated in February in the United States and Canada, while in Ireland, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom it is observed in October. Black History Month gives everyone the opportunity to share, celebrate and understand the impact of black heritage and culture. Former President Reagan issued Presidential Proclamation 5443 which proclaimed that “The foremost purpose of Black History Month is to make all Americans aware of this struggle for freedom and equal opportunity.” This proclamation stated further that this month was a time “to celebrate the many achievements of African Americans.” The theme for Black History Month 2021 is The Black Family: Representation, Identity and Diversity. A theme is set every year by the Association for the Study of African American Life and History.

 

A NEW OPPORTUNITY TO HELP! Trinity’s Daughters of the King are introducing a new ministry, FROM OUR HEARTS TO STUDENT'S HANDS. Destine Bradshaw has made us aware of an urgent need among school children during this time of COVID and virtual learning. It seems that the reading scores of many children are dropping because, without regular visits to the school library, they have no books at home to read. These children are much less likely to read digitally. They need to hold a book in their hands. Teachers at Anthony Burns Elementary met to discuss ways in which they might get books into the hands of these children. We are excited to be able to make this kind of difference in young children’s lives. We thought many in our Trinity family might also like to help. We will be accepting new and gently-used books for children in grades K – 5. While all books will be welcome, the teachers suggested that current titles would be most appreciated.  Click here for a list of teachers’ suggestions; or ask your children and grandchildren what they like. They might even wish to donate favorites they have finished. We will have a large tub placed in the Trinity breezeway between the Ida Beck Chapel/ Library and Jamison Hall starting this weekend, which will be checked regularly for your donations. Books will be delivered to students as they are made available. Thank you for helping foster the love of books and reading in children who might otherwise be left behind.

 

Coffee Hour will continue this Sunday at 9:00 am. Information was sent in the newsletter.

 

There will be Sunday school this Sunday before the Parish Meeting! Families with children are invited to join us for Online Sunday School this Sunday at 10:30 a.m. for a 40 to 50-minute Sunday school lesson on Zoom. Our time together will include a few minutes of social (gathering) time, some songs we all know, some prayer time, a story, and an easy craft response to the story. This will be geared for children ages 5 through fifth grade, but older and younger people are welcome too. Each child/person will need a pencil, a few sheets of paper, and some crayons or colored pencils. Contact Sam Burton if you have any questions.

 

The next Youth Group meeting will be Sunday, February 28th from 2:00 – 3:00 PM via Zoom.

 

NEWS FROM THE DIOCESE OF VIRGINIA
"Water in the Desert", A Meditation for the Last Sunday after the Epiphany, by Bishop Jennifer Brooke-Davidson can be found here.

 

NEWS FROM THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH
Episcopal Migration Ministries offers daily Lenten devotional series. Episcopal Migration Ministries (EMM), in partnership with members of the Episcopal Asylum Ministry Network, is offering a daily Lenten devotional series. Written reflections will be released daily beginning Ash Wednesday, February 17, through Easter Sunday, April 4. Reflections will also be available on the EMM website blog. Read more: http://iam.ec/pa2021emmlentdevotions