Peace and Blessings to All for a Happy New Year,
Trinity Episcopal Church continues to thrive and gives thanks for the opportunity to celebrate 2021. Last year was challenging for all and we are continuing to practice safe distancing and wearing our masks during our weekly Eucharist service. At this point and time, we will continue to offer only one service at 10:30AM. When our Sunday attendance begins to increase, we will add our 8:30AM service to our weekly calendar.
We are currently in Phase Two which means our seating is limited and masks are required to attend services. We are recording our services and you can worship with us each week by visiting our YouTube page, the link is located above this letter. In addition, if you would like to make a monetary donation, the access to make your offering is also available on this page. Just click on the online giving picture to the right and you will be directed to PayPal.
Throughout this past year, the Trinity community gave thanks for the many individuals who prayed for our congregation, our community, nation, and the world. I am personally thankful for our own staff and vestry leaders, whose counsel and willingness to show up and serve kept the doors open and lights on when lights and doors elsewhere were closing and dark.
We also were blessed to have talented folks step forward and record our services, brainstorm new ways to worship, type newsletters, stuff envelopes, arrange flowers, prepare the altar, teach in the Preschool, prepare music and offer the singing voices of their loved ones and our Canterbury students.
I am also thankful for our community leaders and health professionals whose dedication and support has kept us safe and focused this past year as we navigated through this pandemic. As a small community, I have been impressed with the professional and creative offerings Natchitoches has demonstrated.
I could name many individuals and I also know there are just as many nameless persons who I am not aware of who completed and offer these tasks of love to our church family and community without hesitation.
Please know your continued prayerful support makes a profound impact on our faith and the future generations of our Church. Thank you for joining us online and in person each Sunday. Please know if you are new to our community that all are welcomed and received with love. I’m looking forward to seeing more of you in person when it is safe. With that said, 2020 began in joy and ended quietly with a litany of blessings in which I was thankful for as your Rector. May our Lord and Savior bless each of you and 2021 be full of surprises and joy.
Peace and blessings to everyone,