WE ARE OPEN!

Our in-person worship schedule for this week is:

  • Saturday, February 27at 5:00pm in the church
  • Sunday, February 28 at 7:30, 9:00, and 11:15am in the church

Drive Thru Communion will be offered this Sunday morning from 9:00am - 12:00 noon. The communion wafers are in individual bags, and will be distributed using tongs. Gluten-Free Communion Wafers are available in the drive thru. Non-perishable Food Donations will be collected in the drive thru.

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: 20
  • Sunday, 7:30am: 32
  • Sunday, 9:00am: 60
  • Sunday, 11:15am: 27
  • Drive thru Communion: 49

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CHILDREN & YOUTH MINISTRIES

ZOOM Sunday School for 3 years - 6th grade this Sunday, February 28 in the Cub Café from 10:30 – 11:15am. Please see the Friday e-blast for the ZOOM link or email .

Wednesday Youth Group will meet this Wednesday at 6:30pm outside of Lewis Hall. Wear a mask and reserve your bag meal through GroupMe or by email:  .

Camp Wingmann Summer Camps are ON! Visit their website to sign up: campwingmann.org!

Click HERE for Sermon Notes for Kids. Questions? Email KC Crawley, Director of Children, Youth and Family Ministries, at .

ANNOUNCEMENTS

No Altar Flowers during Lent: Donations made during Lent will be used to purchase flowers for the birthday & anniversary bouquets that will delivered to parishioners when flower deliveries resume.

Easter Flowers: If you wish to place memorial flowers on the altar for Easter, please fill out the form on the announcements sheet (the link is below), and return it with your donation to the church office, or you can place it in the offering plate NO LATER than Monday, March 29. (Suggested donation: $50) Questions? Contact Bonnie Register at 321-725-4711.

Palm Crosses: We will be making Palm Crosses this year for our local hospitals. We will be stripping the palm fronds on Monday, March 22. There will be bundles of palm strips available in the office on Tuesday, March 23 for individuals to pick up, bring home, fold, and then return to the office by Friday, March 26. If you’d like to help strip and/or fold the Palm Crosses, please call the office to express your interest.

For COVID Vaccine availability: Visit this website: myvaccine.fl.gov.

Outdoor Worship in the Cub Café this Sunday, February 21 at 11:05am. Please wear a mask.

Holy Trinity Historic Chapel Plates in both pink and blue are available for a donation of $50. They are available in drive-thru Communion, in the narthex, and in the church office. 

From Deacon Stacey: I am in the church office most days, so if you need anything or just someone to talk to, please feel free to call me or email me at  .  

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. 

LENTEN OPPORTUNITIES

Jesus says “Abide in Me and Bear Good Fruit”
Five Wednesdays in Lent at 7:00pm
Evening Prayer led by Fr. Steve with Teachings from the Holy Trinity Clergy.

(based on John 15:4-5a, 8-9 and Galatians 5:22-23, 25) 

The challenge of the Gospel is to abide in Jesus and live by the Spirit so that we bear much fruit. What does that mean, based on Scripture, and what does that look like in our lives? The Holy Trinity clergy will meet the challenge by teaching on these questions:

  • March 3, Deacon Christine Croskey: “What does it mean to bear the fruits of joy and peace through abiding in Jesus?”
  • March 10, Fr. Bob Bruckart: “What does it mean to have patience and kindness, because you are in Christ?”
  • March 17, Deacon Stacey Westphal: “What does the Bible tell us about generosity and faithfulness, because of Jesus?”
  • March 24, The Rev. Pam Easterday: “How do gentleness and self-control fit into the plan of our Savior?”

The worship and teaching will be offered in the main church with appropriate physical distancing and through live-streaming on Facebook and YouTube. Keep a Holy Lent and abide in Christ!

ZOOM Lenten Series on healing stories from the Gospels: Tuesdays at 7:00pm through March 16, led by Deacon Christine. The series, A Healing Season, was developed by the leaders of the International Order of St. Luke (OSL). Each session has a brief video to be viewed before our "study session" begins. There is a downloadable discussion book on the OSL website with further reflections and questions which we will use. Click HERE for the discussion book. This series introduces people to the healing ministry of Jesus and provides a basis to more in-depth study of the healing ministry. Please contact Deacon Christine if interested and she will e-mail you the ZOOM site. if you cannot download and print the discussion book (15 pages), please notify her at  .

ADULT CHRISTIAN EDUCATION

Deacon Christine offers a ZOOM Centering Prayer group Tuesdays at 9:00am. Email her at for information on how to participate.

Bible Study with Fr. Steve on the Gospel of Matthew continues on Wednesdays at 11:00am, both in-person in Lewis Hall and on Zoom. Email Fr. Steve or the church office for the Zoom link.

Bible Study with Rev. Pam based on the book Bible Women: All Their Words and Why They Matter by Lindsay Hardin Freeman. Thursdays at 11:00am in person in Lewis Hall or on Zoom (contact Rev. Pam or the church office for the Zoom link). The book is available on Kindle for $7.99. Paperback copies will be available at the church for $18 (or a donation of any amount). The study is open to both women and men.

OUTREACH

The Big Red Bus is coming back to Holy Trinity!!! Sunday, March 28, the OneBlood Mobile Donation bus will be in the Lewis Hall parking lot from 8:00am - noon. If you are at least 17 years old and would like to give blood, click HERE to sign up. Minors will need parental consent to donate. The rewards for this drive’s donors are gift cards, BP check, covid-19 antibodies check, and temperature check. So far, donors from Holy Trinity have saved 142 lives!!!! You guys are awesome! Questions? Call Nina Keck (321) 723-7523 with questions.

Special Project for Veterans: If any parishioners have a loved one who has served in the United States military and whose ashes are in our Memorial Garden, please contact Diane Young: 321-727-1986/ . She is working on a special service plan honoring veterans. 

The Thrift Shop is OPEN: Tuesday - Saturday, 10:00am - 4:00pm. We really need kitchen & dining room sets (tables & chairs). They sell quickly. We also need volunteers. If you can work one shift a week or even one shift a month, please let Kathy Walker know: . Shifts are 10am-1pm and 1-4pm, Tuesday - Saturday. Thank you! Please contact the shop with questions at 321-727-2797. Check out their Facebook page 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)

You have 2 ways to watch:

  • To view on our YouTube channel click HERE 
  • To view on our Facebook page click HERE 

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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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 and God bless you!