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Beloved of the Trinity Church and School Community,

     I’m writing to update you on some changes our vestry has approved in regards to our Covid protocols for worship.  Following the announcement last week from the CDC updating recommendations for fully vaccinated individuals, the Diocese has updated their guidelines accordingly and given individual congregations the permission to reconsider their policies.

     The primary goal of the protocols in place has always been an issuance of Love for our neighbor.  When there was no other way to protect the more vulnerable members of our community from spreading the virus, masks and distancing were required for us to help stop the spread, flatten the curve, and protect one another.  As frustrating as this disruption has been, I am profoundly grateful for our community’s adherence for the benefit and welfare of one another.  

     Trusting in the science now, we have an extremely effective mitigation method in the various forms of vaccine developed to prevent spread and serious illness from Covid-19.  Studies are showing clearly that fully vaccinated individuals now have a very small chance of a) catching the virus, b) getting seriously sick if they do, and c) having a strong enough viral load to spread the virus if they do contract it.  In short, getting vaccinated has given us the chance to both fight the virus and care for one another.  I encourage you to get a vaccine shot as a new issuance of Love.

     In consideration of the new guidelines given from the Diocese of West Texas, the vestry has approved the following updates to our policies at Trinity:

  • Masks and social distancing will no longer be required at Sunday services for fully vaccinated individuals. We request that higher risk and unvaccinated people continue to wear masks and practice social distancing.  While masks will no longer be required, individuals may freely choose to continue wearing them in worship and on campus if they desire! 

  • The side transept and chapel will remain blocked to allow distancing for those who wish to continue to worship with more space.  Please respect the space of those choosing this option.

  • Masks will no longer be required in the church office or small groups (bible studies, fellowship groups, etc.) for fully vaccinated persons.  

  • Childcare requirements remain in place, regardless of staff/volunteers’ vaccination status.

     There are additional updates and considerations the vestry will be taking up at our next meeting, but this is an encouraging sign we are turning a corner in our collective efforts to control this pandemic.  A return to full connectedness is in our near future.  If you need assistance getting a vaccine shot, please let us know in the church office and we can use our resources to help.  

     As always, I’m deeply grateful to serve alongside you in this ministry.  We look forward to welcoming more and more of you back to worship in the weeks that follow! 

Faithfully,

Michael+

You're Invited!

Sunday Services

8 a.m. (Rite I)
Traditional Spoken Service
No Music

10:30 a.m. (Rite II)
Contemporary Language Service 
with Organ and Choir

Other Services 

Monday, 9:30 a.m.  (Temporarily Suspended due to COVID)
Greatwood Homes of Victoria
9606 N.E. Zac Lentz Pkwy.

Wednesday, 10 a.m. 
Traditional Spoken Service,
With Anointing for Healing.
No Music 

 

Enjoy making new friends, experience amazing experiments, play creative games, enjoy treats, rock out to incredible music, and delight in surprising adventures during the best week of your summer at Trinity Episcopal Church's 2021 Vacation Bible School! 
Vacation Bible School
July 26th-29th from 9am-Noon
Free of Charge
For kids ages 3 - rising 5th graders
Registration is closed. Call the Church office at 361-573-3228 to be added to the waiting list.