WE ARE OPEN!
Our in-person worship schedule:
- 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
- Thanksgiving Eve Service - Wednesday, November 25 at 6:30pm in the church
- Sunday, December 6 at 11:05am OUTDOORS in the Cub Café (please wear a mask)
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: 15
- Sunday, 7:30am: 26
- Sunday, 9:00am: 68
- Sunday, 11:15am: 26
- Drive thru Communion: 36
CHILDREN & YOUTH MINISTRIES
No Sunday School this Sunday, November 29.
No Youth Alpha Group this Sunday, November 29.
Youth Group will meet this Wednesday, December 2 at 6:30pm outside of Lewis Hall. Wear a mask and bring a meal if you’d like.
Mark your calendar for Advent Craft Day! Sunday, December 13 at 10:30am.
Click HERE for Sermon Notes for Kids. Questions? Email KC Crawley, Director of Children, Youth and Family Ministries, at .
Stewardship 2020! Thank you to everyone who has pledged so far! If you have not yet pledged, please prayerfully consider doing so. You may pledge by completing a pledge card, calling the office (723-5272), or online by clicking HERE.
- 2021 Pledges to date: 170 (2020 pledges: 239)
- Totaling: $430,431 (2020 total: $513,768)
- New pledges: 17
- Increased pledges: 80
Thanksgiving Eve Service: Join us on Wednesday, November 25 at 6:30pm as we give thanks for our many blessings. We will continue to wear masks and practice physical distancing during worship. The service will also be live-streamed.
Come help decorate the chapel porch for Advent and Christmas! Saturday, November 28 at 10:00am. We will hang lights and garland and put up a Christmas tree. Please wear your mask.
Prayer Shawls are available in the church office and possibly in the drive-thru. The shawls are not only for sick people. If you’d like to wrap yourself or a loved one in love and prayers, pick one up!
The Nominating Committee for the 2021 Vestry election has been appointed. Members of the committee are: Mike Crews, Frank Crawley, Ted Peters, Sharon Jones and Kevin Arter. Vestry elections will take place at the Annual Meeting on January 17, 2021.
Holy Baptism of Mason Heshmati will take place on Saturday, December 5 at 1:00pm at Paradise Beach, and the congregation is invited to attend.
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. Proceeds will go toward a special new project! More details to come soon!
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.
There are no altar flowers during Advent. Donations made during Advent will be used to purchase flowers for the birthday & anniversary bouquets that are delivered to parishioners.
Christmas Flowers: If you’d like to contribute towards Altar Flowers for Christmas, please fill out the form on the reverse side of the announcement sheet, and return it to the church office.
ADULT CHRISTIAN EDUCATION
A ZOOM book study with Deacon Christine on Book ONE of the series Bridges to Contemplative Living with Thomas Merton (Entering the School of Your Experience) will begin on November 9 at 7:00pm. The book is available (Amazon or Ave Maria Press) for about $6. Email Deacon Christine for information on how to join or with other questions.
“Words of Encouragement” will continue with Fr. Steve or Rev. Pam this Wednesday at 10:00am on Facebook Live or watch later for “Words of Encouragement” through Scripture and the Daily Office.
Bible Study with Fr. Steve on Wednesdays at 11:00am both on ZOOM and in-person (limited seating). They will be studying the book, Matthew for Everyone by NT Wright. Study guides are available for purchase ($10) in the narthex, and in the office during the week. Email Fr. Steve for the link to join in on ZOOM, or email the office to reserve your in-person spot.
NEW Advent Bible Study “Preparing for Christmas” with Rev. Pam on Thursdays December 3, 10 & 17 at 11:00am on Zoom and in-person in Lewis Hall. Email Rev. Pam for the ZOOM link, or email the office to reserve your in-person spot.
DEVEREUX STOCKINGS: This year we will be asking for candy canes and Lance type packages of crackers for 136 kids. We will also be accepting cash or checks (made out to Holy Trinity Episcopal Church - memo: Devereux). The Devereux staff will use the money to purchase remaining items for the stockings. This is an unusual year, but let's make this another great Christmas for the kids. There is a box in the narthex and also in the drive-thru through December 6. Thank you so very much. Mike & Becky Crews (321-508-1114).
Trinity Towers South – Due to Covid-19, many of the organizations that previously have sponsored programs and gifts for the residences of the South Towers are unable to do so this Christmas. I would like to collect gift cards to be given in each of the residents Christmas cards this year. The amounts could be anywhere from $10 to $25. Many of these residents have no family, and without our help will face a bleak Christmas. Please consider helping. You may place your gift card in the offering plate or drop it off in the drive-thru.
LiftUp’s fundraising committee has been given a free booth at the Kris Kringle event coming to Melbourne on December 17-20. We will also run the gift-wrapping station to make more money for LiftUp. We need volunteers of all ages to help at the gift wrap table. If you’re a student looking for volunteer hours, this would be an excellent way to gain them. If you’re unable to volunteer, please try to attend. LiftUp is raffling some amazing baskets. Below are the shifts - we need 2 volunteers per shift.
- Thursday 12/17: 11:00am - 2:30pm & 2:30 - 6:00pm
- Friday 12/18: 12:00 - 4:00pm & 4:00 - 8:00pm
- Saturday 12/19: 9am - 1:30pm & 1:30 - 6:00pm
- Sunday 12/20: 10:00am - 1:30pm & 1:30 - 5:00pm
Gifts from the Heart is an annual ministry of Holy Trinity. Please consider helping this unique non profit by selecting a tag from the giving tree in the narthex during the month of November. Give two gifts in one! With online shopping, helping your community has never been easier! All the details may be found on the back of the tags. If you go to their website (click HERE), follow the links to their gift registries and do you shopping online. Questions? Reach out to Lizi Huy at 321-543-0288.
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. 25% OFF everything in the warehouse beginning October 20 thru the end of the month. The Thrift Shop is also on Facebook Marketplace. Go to our Facebook page and click on the link for marketplace. Please contact the shop with questions at 321-727-2797.
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)
- Thanksgiving Eve: Wednesday, November 25 at 6:30pm
You have 2 ways to watch:
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.
How to Give
We invite your offerings to God’s work at Holy Trinity:
- Place your offering in the offering plate as you walk forward for communion during the service you attend; or
- Make your offering at the drive-thru Communion on Sunday; or
- Give by credit/debit card on our website: www.holytrinitymelbourne.org
- Text the amount you wish to give to 321-333-4203 (Initial gift requires entering credit card info);
- Make your offering at the church office weekdays 9am-4pm, or drop in office mailbox; or
- 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!