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WORSHIP RESOURCES:
Trinity's Good News Daily ("the blue thing") can be found here.
Readings for October 25, can be found here.

 

Trinity has lost a beloved member in the passing of Don Shiffert this week. Don served on Trinity’s Vestry in years past, and was a member of the Brotherhood of St. Andrew and an Usher for the 11am service. Please keep his wife Jean and Don’s family in prayer. “The souls of the righteous are in the hand of God.”

 

Coffee Hour will continue this Sunday at 9:30 am. Information was sent in the newsletter.

 

Youth Group will meet this Sunday, October 25th, from 2:00-3:00 pm by Zoom. We will watch a TED talk video and have a discussion afterwards. We will also play some games. Sam will send a reminder email on Friday with handouts and the instructions for getting into the meeting. Trusted friends may be invited to participate - just forward Friday's email to them. See you Sunday!

 

2021 Episcopal Calendars are now in. The cost is $5 each. If you would like to reserve a copy, please email Denise.

 

Diocesan Giving – Last week Trinity was invited to participate in a virtual meeting to discuss possible changes in the giving plan for the Diocese of Virginia. As one of the top 30 parishes in terms of giving, Trinity was in the first of a series of meeting. We are proud to support the Diocese. The Diocesan budget supports the ministries of the bishops and staff. In most years there are programs for stewardship, care of creation, race and reconciliation, campus ministries, summer camps, etc. The Diocese provides support for churches in transition seeking a new pastor and for those discerning a call to priesthood. There are usually programs for clergy and lay employees. The bishops and staff are available for questions. Most activities have been moved to a virtual format, including the upcoming annual convention November 14. Trinity is grateful for the significant support we receive for the campus and young adult ministries programs sponsored jointly with St. George’s Episcopal Church and Christ Lutheran Church.

 

Forward Movement and The Episcopal Church Office of Government Relations are calling Episcopalians and all others to join in A Season of Prayer: For An Election. Join us starting October 27 and continuing the day after the election, we invite you to pray for the election of leaders in the United States. Materials are available below in English and Spanish for use at home or to share with your congregation. These prayers, drawn from The Book of Common Prayer, can be printed out and tucked in a Bible or prayer journal. Sign up for email updates at the bottom of the page found here.

 

Prayer for our People - Responding to a request from Bishop Jennifer Brooke-Davidson, Trinity is delighted to announce the establishment of a prototype prayer initiative for the Fredericksburg Region named PRAYERS FOR OUR PEOPLE. Using a web-based form found on this link, individuals can request prayers for their needs or the needs of others. The initial phase of the pilot will be staffed by members of Trinity and Bishop Brooke-Davidson has extended an invitation to participate to the other churches in the region via the Fredericksburg Region leadership.

 

St. George’s Episcopal Church will host a virtual concert via Facebook of Scary Music for Organ on Friday, October 30 at 7:30 pm. This crowd favorite concert will include several works by J. S. Bach, including Toccata and Fugue in D Minor, Fantasia in G minor and Passacaglia and Fugue in C minor, along with pieces by Johann Pachelbel, Max Reger, and Olivier Messiaen. The concert is free with donations gladly accepted. For more information, contact 540.373.4133, music@stgeorgesepiscopal.net., or click here.

 

NEWS FROM THE DIOCESE OF VIRGINIA 
"Resetting a Body of Broken Bones"
, a Meditation for the 20th Week after Pentecost, by Bishop Porter Taylor, can be found here.

Join us for two Diocesan-Wide Sunday Worshop Services -
November 15 | The Annual Convention Worship Service (Rebroadcast from the previous day’s Convention)
December 27 | The Sunday following Christmas
We are 179 churches worshipping together in one faith community. Join us for these two special diocesan online gatherings. Both services will premiere on Facebook and YouTube. More information will be distributed as the service dates approach.

 

NEWS FROM THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH
Presiding Bishop Michael Curry will lead a live-streamed prayer service from Washington National Cathedral, Holding on to Hope: A National Service for Healing and Wholeness, on All Saints Sunday, November 1, at 4:00-5:30 p.m. EST. In the midst of pandemic, racial reckoning, and a historic election, the live-streamed service will gather Americans for prayer, song, lament, hope, and a call to love God and neighbor. The service will feature an ecumenical and multifaith array of voices, musical offerings, and prayers. Using a combination of live and visually stunning pre-recorded elements gathered from across the nation, the service will be live streamed in English and Spanish. Click here for more information.

General Convention Task Force invites Episcopalians to participate in survey “SOCIAL JUSTICE AND THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH: A CALL FOR STORIES” Responses requested by: November 5, 2020. In the work of contemplating the theology of social justice advocacy in The Episcopal Church, the Task Force recognizes that different people have vastly different perspectives and experiences. For some, social justice advocacy may seem somewhat peripheral to their spiritual lives in the church; for others, social justice may have become an important focal point of their theology over time; for still others, the struggle for social justice is fundamental to and inseparable from their experience of what it is to be a Christian. The members of the Task Force would like to gather stories and deeper perspectives to support their work on behalf of the Church and invite Episcopalians to consider sharing their experience by completing the survey, “Social Justice and the Episcopal Church: A Call for Stories”. The survey can be found online here. This is a nationally-sponsored endeavor, not directly related to the work of the Trinity Dismantling Racism Task Force.