While we cannot host our traditional Start Up Sunday this year, we still have the chance to come together as one parish to celebrate our Trinity family. How will we do it? By livestreaming our in-person, outdoor service of Holy Eucharist so the entire congregation can worship together, in person OR online! We will combine our 9 am and 10:30 am outdoor services into one service on the SRES soccer field at 10:30 am. Instead of a prerecorded service, the 10:30 am online service will be a livestream of the in-person service. One service, one Trinity family, worshiping online or in person. (And, for those who prefer the 8 am service, we will still gather in the Cloister Garden for Morning Prayer at that time.)
For those joining us in person on the soccer field, bring your own picnic blankets and lawn chairs. For those gathering online, hop onto Trinity’s Facebook page at the usual 10:30 start time. Watch your email on Monday for links to the livestream and details about the in-person service.
After we worship, those gathered on the soccer field are invited to stay for a socially distanced picnic. Bring a cooler full of picnic goodies for your household to enjoy, and the Parish Life team will provide popsicles from Nicey Treats as dessert. The Parish Life team will also furnish prizes for especially creative picnics. And if you’re worshiping from home, why not take the opportunity for a family picnic on the backyard?
And, of course, it wouldn’t be Start Up Sunday without a reminder of all of our fabulous Trinity ministries and information about upcoming fall and winter events. Watch your inboxes for a special edition of the ePistle next week.