Suspending In-Person Worship

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Holy Trinity will suspend all worship services effective March 15, 2020 through March 29, 2020.

SUSPENDING IN-PERSON WORSHIP: A LETTER FROM BISHOP SEAN
MARCH 12, 2020
March 12, 2020
Dear People of God:
Today, I write with regret to tell you that I am suspending Sunday worship effectively Sunday, March 15. The COVID-19 epidemic is spreading so quickly that I cannot in good conscience permit gatherings that could easily hasten the spread of the disease and contribute to the collapse of our health care system.
I reached this decision after consultation with the Standing Committees, and it is based on the best public health advice available to me. My only concerns are the safety of the people of our dioceses and the welfare of the communities in which we live and work. As Christians, we are obligated to care for our neighbors and the vulnerable among us, and in the circumstances now before us, we can best do that by helping to slow the spread of the virus.
In addition to canceling in-person worship for at least the next three weeks,  I am also canceling all in-person diocesan meetings or arranging to hold them online and I ask that congregations follow this example.
Doing our part to slow the spread of COVID-19 will require willingness to make sacrifices and to adapt quickly to changing circumstances. Yesterday, I urged our congregations to explore online worship through the helpful guidelines on the partnership website. I am aware, however, that it may take some time for many of our congregations to begin offering worship in this way. It is our good fortune that this Sunday, Presiding Bishop Michael Curry provides a solution. He is preaching and presiding at an 11 a.m. Eucharist at Washington National Cathedral. The cathedral is closed until March 25 as part of the Diocese of Washington’s response to the coronavirus, and the service is being held solely for the purposes of streaming it online.

Fourth Sunday In Lent

Psalm 23: The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not be in want. He makes me lie down in green pastures, He leads me beside quiet waters, He restores my soul.

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Several churches in the partnership have offered to provide worship opportunities via the internet so we are still able to gather in prayer as a community of faith. Information on how to access those online worship services is listed below, as well as other resources for daily prayers.

Sunday Mornings:
St. Paul’s Cathedral, Buffalo – 10:15 a.m. live service via Facebook
St. Paul’s, Harris Hill – 10 a.m. Morning Prayer via Facebook
St. James, Batavia – 10 a.m. live service via Facebook
Cathedral of St. Paul/St. Mark’s, Erie – live service via Facebook beginning           March 22 ;Anyone can join the service by clicking this link: https://zoom.us/j/857403996     If you want to join by phone instead of video, call         646-876-9923 and use code 857403996#. 
Good Shepherd, Buffalo – 10:30 a.m. Sunday morning prayer with sermon on website and Facebook
Trinity, Warren/St. Francis, Youngsville – 9:30 a.m. Morning Prayer with sermon via Facebook
St Paul’s, Lewiston – 11:15 a.m. live service via Facebook
Calvary, Williamsville – 10 a.m. Sunday Eucharist at calvaryepiscopal.net
St. John’s, Franklin – 10 a.m. live service via Facebook
Trinity, Buffalo – 10:30 a.m. live service via Facebook
Trinity, Warsaw – Liturgy of the Word at the church website

Daily Prayer:
Good Shepherd, Buffalo with St. Peter’s, Westfield – daily Morning Prayer on Facebook beginning Monday the 16th
St. John’s, Franklin – daily devotions on YouTube
Instructional Prayer videos on the partnership’s Spiritual Formation page
The Mission of St. Clare offers an online walkthrough of the Daily Office

FIELDSTONE IS BACK

Fieldstone is Back

  Holy Trinity Church Welcomes this local favorite group back to Brookville for
An Irish celebration of Celtic Music

Fieldstone March Concert                                                                Mark, Bekki & Tara

                                  Celebrate Spring with an evening of songs & tales
Open to the public at no charge.Saturday, March 14th at 7pm.