Our in-person worship schedule for this weekend is:

  • Saturdays at 5:00pm in the church
  • Sundays at 7:30am in the church
  • Sundays at 9:00am in the church
  • Sundays at 11:15am in the church

Rest Assured: We are doing everything we can to make worship safe, sanitized and strengthening for your soul. If you do come to church, you will see that we are wearing masks, every other pew is roped off, and we are practicing physical distancing. The Holy Communion wafers are distributed in individually packaged bags. We have masks and hand sanitizer to give you, if you need them. All pews, bathrooms, and high touch surfaces are being sanitized by our facilities staff after every service.

We have room for you!!

Last weekend’s attendance:

  • Saturday, 5:00pm - 14
  • Sunday, 7:30am - 18
  • Sunday, 9:00am - 40
  • Sunday, 11:15am - 18
  • Sunday Drive Thru Communion: 92

Drive Thru Communion will be offered on Sunday mornings from 8:30am - 12:00pm. Gluten-Free Communion Wafers available in the drive thru. Please inform the clergy of your needs. The communion wafers are in individual bags, and will be distributed using tongs. Non-perishable Food Donations will be collected during Drive Thru Communion.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Congratulations to Rev. Meghan! Rev. Meghan has been called to serve churches in Wisconsin! Due to Covid-19, we are unable to have a traditional going away party for her and her family. Instead, there will be a “Drive-by-Wave-Goodbye” on Sunday, July 12 from 10:15 - 11:15am. The Farr family will be on the porch of the historic chapel to wave and give “air hugs”! Rev. Meghan’s last Sunday at HT will be July 26. We wish Rev. Meghan and her family many blessings on this new adventure!

Fr. Steve and Rev. Pam Sabbatical Update:

  • Last Sunday before sabbatical will be July 19
  • Fr. Dave Newhart will be the “Sabbatical Rector”
  • Fr. Dave will be at all services July 18 and 19
  • Fr. Bob Bruckart will be here July 25/26 and Aug 1/2
  • Fr. Dave will begin August 4 and continue through October
  • Oct 31/Nov 1 -- Rev. Pam and Fr. Steve will return

Condolences: Our sister in Christ, Ernestine Gleason passed away on June 19, 220, and a memorial service was held at All Saints Episcopal in Winter Park. There will be a burial service in the Holy Trinity Memorial Garden on July 18, 2020 at 9:30am. All are welcome. May Ernestine go from strength to strength in a life of perfect service in God’s heavenly Kingdom. Please keep her family and friends in your prayers.

Thrift Shop News: Due to the increasing number of cases in our county the shop is temporarily closed to volunteers and shoppers, and we will not be taking donations.

The Big Red Bus is coming back to Holy Trinity! The OneBlood bus will be at Holy Trinity on Sunday, July 12 from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. Anyone 16 and older is allowed to give blood, but minors will need parental consent. Donor slots are filling up, so please got to OneBlood.org to reserve your spot. All the information to save your spot is in the flyer. Each pint of blood can save four people, and in April thanks to 13 people who gave blood, 52 lives were saved!!! Can we make it 60 this time? Questions? Call Nina Keck at 321-723-7523 or send her an email to .

2020 Virtual Bible School! See below under “Children & Youth” for more information.

From Deacon Stacey: Although you don’t see me in church on Sundays, I am busy with our drive through communion. I am in the office most days calling on our stay-at-home parishioners.  So if you need to talk, consult, or are in need of anything just call the office.  If I am not in, leave a message and I will return your call. If you prefer you can email me at .  I would love to hear from you.

You can now worship with Holy Trinity even if you have no internet. Simply call 321-351-5272 at either 5pm on Saturday evening or 9am on Sunday morning to hear the live stream service on your telephone.

ALTAR FLOWERS: If you’d like to memorialize a loved one, or give thanks for an anniversary, birthday or other significant event, you may do so by giving towards the altar flowers on the weekend of your choosing. The recommended donation is $50. You may drop your check at the church office, mail it in, or pay HERE.

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Services that are being live streamed this week:

  • 5:00pm Saturday contemporary service, Rite II
  • 9:00am Sunday Traditional service, Rite II (Click HERE to view the bulletin)
  • Nightly Compline, 9:00pm

You have 2 ways to watch:

  • To view on our YouTube channel click HERE (weekend services)
  • To view on our Facebook page click HERE (nightly Compline, and weekend services)

The videos will be in the same locations later if you don’t watch live. We encourage you to subscribe to our YouTube channel so that you may receive notifications when a worship service is going live.

  • Click HERE for this week's announcement sheet. 

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CHILDREN & YOUTH

2020 Virtual Bible School! The adventure is well underway! We invite YOU to journey with us, as we explore God’s spiritual and physical gifts to us through the Abundant Life Garden Project: Water, Seed, Soil, Animal, and Harvest. HT 2020 Virtual Bible School will continue to take place each Thursday from 5:00 – 6:00pm during July. Specific details and information will be emailed out once your registration is received. We hope the gift of this Free Virtual Bible School will be a blessing for our families and community! CLICK HERE to register! Click HERE to visit our YouTube page to check out what virtual VBS is like!

Children's Sunday School is on a break for July. We will likely resume Zoom Sunday School at 10:30am in August. Click HERE for sermon notes for kids.

Wednesday Night Youth Group will meet virtually: Zoom Youth Group will continue to meet on Wednesdays at 5:30pm. We have been doing a variety of game nights and Bible study, with prayer and open fellowship time too. 

A Zoom Youth Group Girls Bible Study continues on Mondays at 2:30pm using the YouVersion Bible app. All youth age girls are invited to join the study. There are brief daily devotional and Bible reading assignments and an opportunity to respond to a question at the end of your study time. The group can see answer responses and have the opportunity to “like” or reply to their friends.

For information on how to get connected with any of these activities, please email KC Crawley, Director of Children, Youth and Family Ministries, at .

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VIRTUAL BIBLE STUDY:

Letter to James Study: Rev. Meghan will begin a new Zoom Bible study of the Letter to James on Tuesday June 16th at 11am. All are welcome! The Letter of James is a challenge to believers, calling them to live a life wholly devoted to God. Its topics include words, favoritism, love, wealth, and hardship. James combines both the teachings of Jesus (particularly the Sermon on the Mount) and the Book of Proverbs to teach a wisdom for living founded on prayer. Church tradition says James was nicknamed “Old Camel Knees” because of thick calluses built up on his knees from many years of determined prayer. Prayer is ALWAYS foundational to wisdom. Zoom link will be sent out in the Eblast and on the church website. Questions about the study or on how to use Zoom? Contact Rev. Meghan (321)723-5272. Find the James Zoom meeting HERE. The Meeting ID is 519 564 4599 and the password is 1830.

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How to Give: We invite your offerings to God’s work at Holy Trinity:

  1. Place your offering in the offering plate as you walk forward for communion during the service you attend; or
  2. Make your offering at the drive-thru Communion on Sunday; or
  3. Give by credit/debit card on our website www.holytrinitymelbourne.org
  4. Text the amount you wish to give to 321-333-4203 (Initial gift requires entering credit card info);
  5. Make your offering at the church office weekdays 9am-4pm, or drop in office mailbox; or
  6. Mail your check to: Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, 1830 S. Babcock St., Melbourne, FL 32901

Questions? Call Financial Administrator Keith Cain, weekdays at 321-723-5272. Thank you! God bless you+

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    Prayer from St. Ambrose of Milan, 337-397 AD

    O Lord, who has mercy upon all,
    Take away from me my sins,
    And mercifully kindle in me the fire of Your Holy Spirit.
    Take away from me the heart of stone,
    And give me a heart of flesh,
    a heart to love and adore You,
    a heart to delight in You,
    to follow and to enjoy You,
    for Christ’s sake.  Amen.