Holy Week is fast approaching. We have had to make significant changes to what we wanted to offer you for our Holy Week experience, but we are making the best of the situation as we can.
We begin with a Palm Sunday worship on Sunday morning. The worship service will be online at 10:30am on Facebook, our YouTube channel, and the Website (under “watch online” tab). Instructions for how you can help out and participate by coloring a Palm Frond are below.
Maundy Thursday, as we remember the night Jesus gathered with his disciples in the Upper Room, we would like to “gather” everyone together. Instructions for a Zoom Maundy Thursday service are below.
For Good Friday, we will be releasing a worship video online at 7pm. You will be able to find it on our YouTube channel, Facebook, and the Website (under “watch online” tab).
On Easter Morning, I invite you to join us for our Resurrection Sunday Worship at 10:30am, online on our YouTube channel, Facebook, and the Website (under “watch online” tab). Easter is such a powerful day for us as followers of Jesus. Our families usually gather together. Our church building is usually full of life and love. It is important for us to remember that each and every Sunday we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus. Every Sunday is an Easter Sunday.
PALM SUNDAY FAMILY ACTIVITY
If you are able, print out the palm frond coloring page above and color it in. Have everyone in your family do one! Then take a picture of you and your family waving them and email it to Rev. Adam before noon Saturday and he will compose a slide show of everyone waving their fronds for all to see. If you can, also post it to Facebook Sunday morning and tag Trinity. that would be great.
Everyone is welcome to participate, not just children.
Let’s see how many we can get!!
MAUNDY THURSDAY VIRTUAL GATHERING
Maundy Thursday is an important part of our Holy Week journey as we follow Jesus to the cross. On the evening before he was betrayed, Jesus gathered with his disciples at the table and shared much more than a meal. He shared with them a new way of living, a life of love. In the Spirit of this gathering, I would like us to gather around the table. Doing this is a little difficult during our current situation, but we can “gather” using a video conferencing tool called Zoom. I have created a Zoom meeting for up to 100 devices (computers, tablets, smart phones, and even landline phones) to join. I would like us to gather together next Thursday, April 9th, at 7pm. Shortly before 7pm, click on the link below or call the number from your phone and follow the prompts. If you are able to have your own bread and juice (in whatever form you have available), we will share in this time of gathering with a few hymns, some scripture, and a time of Communion. If you have any questions before next Thursday, please reach out to me. -Rev. Adam
To join the Zoom Meeting shortly before 7pm on Thursday, April 9th: click on the linkhttps://zoom.us/j/337809069(fyi: a webcam or computer camera is not necessary for this to work)
or call:1-929-205-6099or1-312-626-6799 and follow the prompts.
You may be asked for a meeting I.D. numberMeeting ID: 337 809 069
HOLY WEEKEND PRAYER VIGIL
It is tradition for many churches to surround the time from Jesus’ crucifixion to resurrection in prayer. I would like to invite you to join me in hosting a prayer vigil of Trinity Church members over the Holy Weekend. Below is a link to “sign up genius” to sign up for an hour time slot between Good Friday, 6pm and Easter Morning, 10am. Sign up for a time slot and during that time, I ask that you pray. Pray for yourself, your family, your neighbors, our church, our nation, the world…for whatever is on your heart and mind in that moment. You can sit at your kitchen table, kneel at the side of your bed (an hour might be pretty long for that!) or sit on your couch. Wherever and however you pray is up to you! It would be wonderful to get as many folks signed up as possible. I’ve included two sign up spots for each hour. If there is a time slot that works, but other people have signed up, just commit to praying during that time anyways. Thank you for sharing in this powerful expression of faith, hope, and love.