The ministry of caring is at the heart of the church’s life. It may include hospital visitation, counseling, and ministries of shared presence, listening, and support. Contact the church to speak with a clergy member when you want to discuss spiritual or theological matters; when you have reason to celebrate; or if you wish to talk in order to gain spiritual comfort. And please know, the clergy at Trinity expect to be called to the side of our parishioners during times of crisis, sudden illness, or death, any time of the day or night. They will offer prayers, be a spiritual support, and if need be, offer last rites and prayers for the dying.
In the case of a pastoral emergency, please call the Trinity Pastoral Phone: (317) 332-6386, to reach the priest on call.
Prayers of the People
Prayers for our family and friends are updated each week. Names are taken off the list as the requested need and time for prayer has passed. We keep a list of prayer requests in the church office; this list includes the prayer recipient, the person who placed the request, and the date the prayers began. Prayer requests will stay on the list for one month unless otherwise requested.
The Trinity Prayer List is included in every Sunday leaflet. Most recent additions are spoken aloud during our services. We encourage parishioners to take the list home and include them in their personal prayers. As always, please offer your own prayers aloud during the Prayers of the People when invited to do so.
In addition, we will prayer for those on the list during our new Friday Healing Eucharist – all are welcome to join this short contemplative service.
If you would like to add a person to the prayer list, contact the office via email [email protected] or by calling (317) 926-1346.
The Rev’d Dr. Benjamin Anthony is the Associate Rector for Pastoral Care. He coordinates responses to the care needs of our community and oversees the Trinity Lay Eucharistic Visitors, a team of lay leaders authorized to administer the consecrated elements at a Celebration of Holy Eucharist to the home-bound.
Email: [email protected]
The Pastoral Care Committee members brings care, comfort, and support to our members who are sick and shut-in, struggling with bereavement, loneliness, and/or other life challenges.
Trinity’s clergy and Lay Eucharistic Visitors provide pastoral care for members who are homebound or hospitalized while ensuring that the spiritual nourishment of communion remains available to all. Each month, the Bread and Wine of Holy Communion is taken to members of the congregation who, due to illness or infirmity, are unable to be present for Sunday services or other principal celebrations.
Senior Luncheons, held in the spring and fall, bring together long-time and elderly members of the parish to renew and strengthen their bonds of fellowship. The day begins with worship and Holy Eucharist followed by a program and lunch.
The Trinity Caregivers’ Support Group provides support for caregivers of those suffering from Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and other neurological disorders, as well as those facing issues related to aging. During monthly meetings, group members discuss the care they are providing, seek advice, and offer each other experienced counsel. The group also works to educate members on how best to preserve their own health and emotional stability.
Trinity’s Card Ministry reminds parishioners and friends of Trinity that they are being prayed for by the congregation and clergy. Every week, a personal hand written card of encouragement is sent to those persons whose names appeared on the prayer list during Sunday services.
Trinity Comforters’ mission is to make handcrafted items to provide a personal connection between those making the item and those receiving it. The items are made for Trinity parishioners and distributed by clergy to members who might be home bound and unable to regularly attend services or other people who would appreciate being remembered. Comforters is self-funded through donations of material and money from its members, generous friends and by sales of the handcrafted creations.
TRINITY EPISCOPAL CHURCH
3243 North Meridian
Indianapolis, IN 46208-4677
Monday – Friday
9:00AM – 4:00PM