Streaming Sunday Services
Friends, as you know, physical gatherings for worship have been suspended.
However, we will offering a live stream of our 10:30am services at https://www.facebook.com/TrinityOTH/
You can download a bulletin to follow along from home by clicking the link below. We will add a new bulletin for each Sunday. You are also encouraged to download the Special Prayer List and keep your family in Christ held in your prayers. Also Included below is our Children’s Bulletin for the upcoming Sunday.
While the inability to receive the sacrament physically is saddening to many, I offer this prayer from St. Thomas Aquinas as an assurance that your desire to receive the sacrament is itself a means of receiving the grace of Jesus Christ:
“Lord Jesus, I believe that you are present in the Blessed Sacrament. I love you above all things, and I desire to receive you into my soul. Since I cannot at this moment receive you sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart. I embrace you as if you were already there and unite myself wholly to you. Never permit me to be separated from you.”
I encourage you to offer this prayer before and during the live stream. Together, friends, though separated by space, we remain the body of Christ, and he remains Lord of All!
In-Home Christian Formation
Mother Laurie has prepared the following for use for any in our parish who desire to meet God beyond the live stream:
Are you looking for something to do with your children? How about using our Sunday School “DigIn to the Heart of God” curriculum with them?
Below is a document that has all of the possible choices to emphasize the theme. On any given Sunday, we do not do all of them, so you don’t have to either. Start with the opening, then core bible, then pick and choose if you want to do music, or a talk about video, object lesson, deeper bible, high energy game, low energy game, or a craft and end by looking at the “Take Home”.
Don’t have kids (or live alone) but want to DigIn to the Heart of God too? Take a look at the curriculum too! I find that God refreshes me just as much as an adult as it does for the kids. Some of the items might have to be adapted or skipped over because they are group activities, but I think you may find several things which will enrich you.
Want to DigIn to the Heart of God, but want something different than a Sunday School Curricula? I have also shared one of my favorite Bible Studies I did in Florida, that looks at our emotions through studying the Psalms.
Study 1: Joy: A time to dance
Study 2: Abandonment: When you feel alone
Study 3: Fear: when you’re scared senseless
Study 4: Gratitude: more than just an attitude
Study 5: Anger: when your back is against the wall
Study 6: Contentment: when your soul is at rest
Study 7: Depression: when darkness is your closest friend
Study 8: Disappointment: when your dreams die
Study 9: Uncertainty: when you’re not sure of your next move
Study 10: Restlessness: when you still haven’t found what you’re looking for
Study 11: Outrage: when your heart is filled with revenge
Study 12: Praise: find joy in the seasons of the soul
We can also provide many other options from book recommendations, Bible Studies, ChurchNextTV, prayer ideas, etc. Just email Mother Laurie at firstname.lastname@example.org
“Worship the Lord with gladness. Come before him, singing with joy” (Psalm 100:2).
Digital Daily Prayer
Maintaining a healthy spirituality is not just for Sundays. To that end, we offer our Everyday Spirituality page, which has 4 short services of prayer you can use at varying times of the day. It is set up so it has different Psalms and Scriptures for reflection each day you access it. To visit Everyday Spirituality, simply click here.
Digital Mid-Week Services
In this time of uncertainty, looking for more ways to enhance our online community is important for us as a parish. Therefore, we will be offering two new online, mid-week, live streamed service.
On Wednesdays, at 12pm, streaming from www.facebook.com/trinityoth, a Public Service of Healing will be offered. This is a time to ask for healing for our members, our community, and the world. If you have special intentions, you are invited to offer them in the comments on the live stream. The bulletin to follow along is available for download below.
On Thursdays, beginning at 6pm, we will be adapting our Lenten Soup Suppers for live streaming. Pastor Scott Thalacker and I will be continuing our ‘Sipping Tea’ discussion as well as leading the Lenten Evening Prayer service. This will also be offered at www.facebook.com/trinityoth and you can download the bulletin below.