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WORSHIP RESOURCES:
Trinity's Good News Daily ("the blue thing") can be found here.
Readings for September 20, can be found here.
Online Worship - Sundays - Washington National Cathedral

 

The Vestry appointed a Regathering Committee to consider all aspects of regathering -- indoor worship, outdoor worship, live-streaming and the technology required, altar guild requirements, role and training of ushers, and other pertinent areas. They will also study the multiple guidelines sent to us by the Diocese to be sure any plans made fit those requirements. Members of the committee are Barry Holliday, Val Folden, Harry Dickinson, Rosemary Arneson, David Stokes, and Mike Frye, with Bambi Willis and Claire Curcio as ex officio members.

 

Families with children are invited to join us for Online Sunday School this Sunday at 10:30 a.m. for a 30 – 40-minute Sunday school lesson on Zoom.  Our time together will include a few minutes of social (gathering) time, a few 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.  I will email some additional materials to everyone on Friday.  If you have not received emails in the past with the information to join the class meeting and would like for your child to participate, please contact Sam Burton.

 

Club 45 – Calling all 4th and 5th graders! Club 45 will have a meeting this Sunday, September 20th, by Zoom.  We will meet from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. to catch up with each other and to play games.  Parents, I will send an email to you on Friday with the login information and some handouts for games.  

 

 

The next Youth Group meeting will be Sunday, September 27th.

 

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.

 

Ordination – God willing, our own Will Dickinson will be ordained from transitional deacon to the Sacred Order of Priests on September 14 at 1:30 p.m.  A link to the livestream of the service will be available at the website for the Diocese – www.thediocese.net.  Congratulations, Will!  Please pray for him.

 

Campus Ministry ?has begun its regular semester meetings online on Tuesdays from 5pm – 7pm!  We would like to invite all college students (no matter which college!) to gather with us by Zoom.  A Zoom link may be found on our church website, www.trinity-fredericksburg.org, or find the event on our Facebook page.

 

 

NEWS FROM THE DIOCESE OF VIRGINIA
A Meditation for the 15th Week after Pentecost, "Forward to Church" by Bishop Goff can be found here.

 

 

NEWS FROM THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH
Good Trouble for a Healthy Planet: 2020 Faith-Based Organization Consultation on Climate Emergency
. The Episcopal Church, in collaboration with a coalition of interfaith partners led by the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), will offer a virtual webinar on “Good Trouble for a Healthy Planet” on September 24, 10:00am-1:00pm EDT. It will address the impact of human activity on the planet and the urgent need for action to obtain sustainable and resilient communities globally and develop strategies for moving forward to address climate change. Access descriptions of the workshops here. Register for virtual event here. Registration Deadline: Close of business on Tuesday, September 22, 2020. For more information, click here.

 

Episcopalians are invited to join churches around the world in celebrating the Season of Creation; a time for people of faith to renew their relationship with God and all creation through celebration, prayer, and action. The Season’s roots rise from the Orthodox Christian tradition; the World Council of Churches was instrumental in making the special time a season, extending the celebration from September 1 until St. Francis Day, October 4. The Episcopal Church Office of Creation Care offers Season of Creation and St. Francis Day Resources to help plan.

 

The Episcopal Church continues to offer new resources for congregations interested in following the Way of Love as a way of life by starting small group ministries. New resources include the Building an Intentional Small Group Ministry information packet, an infographic, video compilations, and social media graphics. These resources are available in English here, Spanish here and French here. For more information and resources visit iam.ec/smallgroups or email wayoflove@episcopalchurch.org.

 

The Most Rev. Michael B. Curry, presiding bishop and primate of The Episcopal Church, is the featured preacher September 13 on “Day 1” with host Peter Wallace, the nationally broadcast ecumenical radio program also accessible online at Day1.org and by podcast. He has preached on the program numerous times since 1990. “Day 1” has been broadcast every week for 75 years, formerly as “The Protestant Hour.” Featuring outstanding preachers from the mainline denominations, “Day 1” is currently distributed to more than 200 radio stations across America and overseas. The program is produced by the Alliance for Christian Media, based in Atlanta, Ga. For more information, check the program’s website, http://day1.org.