Covenant of Care for Trinity Episcopal Church
Please click on the link to review our Covenant of Care for Trinity Episcopal Church. You will need to review this Covenant before you attend inperson serivce.
Trinity’s Re-gathering Plan
Update May 2021
We are starting hybrid worship this Sunday! If you would like to attend in-person please register here. The service will also be lived-streamed through Zoom and Facebook Live for those who prefer to worship from home.
At this time we ask that you register online for Sunday worship but you do not need to register for our Thursday Evening Healing Service (the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of every month.
Because we are a community of people who are vaccinated and unvaccinated, face masks and social distancing will still be required upon entering the church. This ensures that we continue to offer a safe space even as mask restrictions are lifted across the Commonwealth. Check back here and our Facebook page for COVID-19 updates.
Update March 2021
On March 4 Bishop Alan Gates sent out a communication to all parishes…
“We look to the impending Easter Season of Resurrection eager for new beginnings. We also believe that our actions must continue to manifest the utmost concern for one another as an act of love. Accordingly, we strongly urge the continued suspension of in-person, indoor worship until at least April 19.”
Bishop Gates also wrote that April 19 marks four weeks past the re-opening of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts when there will be information about the effects of the re-opening. This will also provide more time for people to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.
At Trinity Church we lament that once again we observe Holy Week and celebrate Easter through Zoom and Facebook Live. However, we also know that we are a people of hope and trust in the power of the resurrection that connects us all to God the Creator, the Son and Holy Spirit. And so while our doors are closed, our congregation and worship is still open!
Update February 2021
Although our doors are closed our community is still open for worship through Zoom and Facebook Live! We hope you will join us for worship as we move through the holy season of Lent–a time for reflection and prayer as we walk with Jesus to the cross.
As members of the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts’ we live by the guidelines to refrain from in-person worship. We all feel the loss of not being able to worship in our building and we also know that as Jesus said: “where two or three are gathered I am there among them” (Matthew 18:20). So we know that Jesus is with us wherever and however we worship!
Please continue to check back for more information about our re-gathering plans. You can also follow our Facebook page.
Update October 2020
Virtual Worship Through October. Haverhill Mayor James Fiorentini recently announced that the city will remain red for at least the next two weeks. Due to this new information, all worship services will remain virtual until November. Please don’t forget that there is free COVID testing available and you can find more information at the city’s website, https://www.cityofhaverhill.com/.
Update June 2020
Many of you have been asking when Trinity will resume with in-person worship. I wish I had an answer! Back in April we set the date for May 31 and then in June we planned on July 5…
During times of uncertainty worship is often the strong rock we cling to in the midst of the storm. This pandemic has forced us to worship in totally new ways. Without access to our building we have adapted, with amazing patience and grace, to virtual worship. I give thanks for the technology of Zoom and Facebook that has kept us connected in a very dis-connected time.
The re-gathering process is complicated. Our Disaster Preparedness Team is working hard to put plans in place to create and maintain a safe place for our worship. If we re-open without these plans, we put our community at risk.
I’ve attached a PDF presentation about the Re-Gathering process with some questions at the end I invite you to take some time to answer these questions to share at coffee hour after worship this Sunday. If you are unable to attend please send your responses/thoughts to Rev. Sarah.
Disaster Preparedness Team
The Diocese of Massachusetts requires all churches to fill out this check-list before we begin in-person worship. The DPT is working with our re-gathering shepherd to help us get through the list so we can worship in our building!!