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Trinity Episcopal Church
91 Main Street, Bridgewater, MA

News and Updates

Holy Week & Easter 2020  

 
                                                                                                                  April 1, 2020
Dear members of Trinity
 
Our Palm Sunday Service will be livestreamed from the Church Sanctuary, for the first time, on Sunday morning at 10 a.m.  Our Organist will provide music but no choir will be present and only 5 of us will be in the sanctuary, all practicing needed spacing. We hope each of you will find this service spiritually meaningful in some way. 
 
*Palms will be blessed at our Palm Sunday service this Sunday but will not be made available to parishioners until we can all gather for worship services. This is per new Diocesan Guidelines sent out to all parishes on March 31st.
 
Following are some Livestreaming Guidelines you can use:
https://www.facebook.com/TrinityBridgewater/videos/530806157842493/
 
To view the video:
  • Click the link
  • Click the video to view full screen. You may need to adjust the volume on your computer.
  • If you get a message to sign into Facebook; select Not Now. You do not need a Facebook account to view the video.

To view our streaming services, go to this link
https://www.facebook.com/TrinityBridgewater/
To view the live service:
  • Click the link at 9:50AM
  • Go to “Posts”


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  • You should see a video that says “Live” If not, refresh your screen
  • Click on the video to view the 10AM service.
Once the service is over, we will send a direct link so that you may view the service at your own convenience.
Trinity is fortunate to be in a stable financial position currently. which means that we should not be hit as hard as other small parishes, or small businesses in our area. However, we do rely on Sunday offerings, both pledges and plate offerings, to cover the church's operating expenses. Consequently, we ask all those who can, to continue their financial support of Trinity Church so that we may continue to serve the community and each other in this time of  crisis. We have a dedicated section on our website for online giving.
The website is: http://www.trinitybridgewater.com/stewardship.
For those who do not wish to pay their pledge online, please mail your pledge to the church.


 
                                                                                                        April 3, 2020
Dear People of Trinity,
                                                                                        
I just want to reach out and share some brief thoughts as we enter Holy week this Sunday.
 
Sadly, we will each be experiencing Holy Week and Easter in an unfathomable new way this year. The Covid-19 virus has caused us to live and experience life in a way we never thought possible. The term that comes to mind as I write these thoughts is Apocalyptic! Are we not living is such a time? The word means an event involving destruction or damage to a people’s way of life on an awesome or catastrophic scale. But this time is also about Revelation, which is the name of the last book of the Old and New Testaments and means an unveiling or unfolding of things not previously known or ever experienced before.
 
Everything in our lives is being impacted, from our jobs, to our personal lifestyles, family life and relationship, our own personal, national and world finances, our healthcare system and so much more. We are fearful, anxious and unsure of our future, wondering just how long will this Pandemic last. Asking ourselves, when can we go back and live the life we want too!
 
But as we live in this time what is being revealed to us? It’s telling us, is it not, that we will not let our fear define us as we are a resilient people, we are a people who care, who risk our lives to help heal and care for others, who go out of their way to make sure those in need have food and shelter. We are rediscovering in many ways  the gift of family and relationships. We are showing time and again that we are a people of compassion and generosity and we are pulling together as never before. All we need to do is just listen and look at what is happening in and around us.
 
No, we won’t experience Easter this year the way we have. The way we would like too! And neither did the disciples and women who were with Christ and came to the tomb on that long-ago Easter morning. But what we can rediscover once again this Easter is that God brings life out of the midst of turmoil, out of the midst of a life altering Pandemic, and that love will always have the final say!
 
As we live through these life altering times may we know and experience God’s all loving arms around us.
 
Blessing upon each of you,
 
John
Holy Week Schedule…All Services will be live streamed or you can watch them later by going to Trinity’s Facebook page.

Simply like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TrinityBridgewater/ and look into your Facebook feed approximately 10 minutes before each service.  If the Live Feed, does not play by the beginning of the service, you can view it directly from the Facebook page.
  • Palm Sunday Service will be at 10 a.m.
 
  • Maundy Thursday and Good Friday Services at 10:30 a.m.
 
  • Easter Sunday Service will be at 10 a.m. only.
 
  • (There will be no Easter Vigil Service this next Saturday)
 
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Let us continue, this week, to pray for those who have requested our prayers on our prayer list: Matthew, Kathleen, David, Kay, Brenda, Mario, Kendall, Eileen, Eddie, JoAn, Doris, Art, Linda, Joseph, Edwin, Leo, Nick, Kath, Keri, Bill, Jake, Julie, Jeff, Eileen, Bob, Cameron, Cynthia, Ace, Arnie, Ken, Katie, Grace, Jean, Paulette, Kathy, Rick, Jackie, Peg, Alan, Sarah, Heather, Claudia, Wayne, and Patti.
For Your Information.......
At this time all searches are suspended until April 20, 2020.
Respectfully,
Search Committee
 
As we try to care for one another, and remain in touch, please feel free to email me directly.  During this challenging time, more then ever, we need to be in touch, and connected to one another.  If you have any information, notices, bulletins, and etc., for the good of the group, please email me at: revjwkelliher@gmail.com and I will get it out as soon as possible.

Remember we are truly all connected and in this together,  Let's not forget to 'be kind to one another'

"God Bless us all....Everyone" -Tiny Tim

Faithfully,
Jim Kelliher


Bible Study hes resumed and meets virtually on Tuesday's at 6:30 through utilizing Zoom..
If you are interested in joining our original group please forward your email address to Nick Baker at: nick_baker@att.net
He will be sending out the the address to join.  Any questions contact Deacon Kris at 508 930-5665. 


Today (4/2/20) 109 cans of soup were delivered to the Bridgewater Food Pantry. Even in this most unusual time, the Trinity family has, once again, demonstrated your caring and concern for our larger community. THANK YOU for your generosity.

Please stay well!

Ann and John Harper
Diocesan News


Diocesan newsletters can be found here.
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Contact Information

Reverend John Conn
  • Phone:  (617) 549-3119
  • Email:  johnhconn@gmail.com
Deacon Kristine Holmes
  • Phone:  (508) 930-5665
  • Email:  kristineholmes7@msn.com
Parish Administrator - Jim Kelliher
  • Office phone: (508) 697-4311
  • Email:      trinitybwoffice@gmail.com
  • Personal: revjwkelliher@gmail.com
  • Office Hours: Suspended until further notice
 
 


Senior Warden - Jerry Lenihan
  • Phone:  (508) 577-0053
  • Email:  jmlenih@gmail.com
Junior Warden - Judith Gabriel
  • Phone:  (508) 697-7195
  • Email: 
 
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