As we enter into the season of Advent, we invite you to join our contemplative Advent services on Zoom. The services will be held at 7 p.m. on each of the Tuesdays of Advent (December 1, 8, 15, and 22). Please come to one or all of the services and share a time of prayer and silence with us. All are welcome!
Reviewing the writings of Thomas Merton, participants are led on a path of spiritual growth from the first week of Advent through Christmas. Each of the books’ five sessions focuses on a distinct theme: hope, salvation, compassion, tenderness, or incarnation. The structure of each session includes prayers, a brief thematic introduction, probing dialogue questions, and a reading from Merton paired with a reading from one of five other spiritual masters, including Gerard Thomas Straub, Anne D. LeClair, Olivier Clément, Michael Casey, and Christopher Bamford. This book study provides a welcoming haven during the midst of a hectic season and provides a rewarding reflection on the meaning of Advent and Christmas
Held via Zoom or in-person at Fusion Café in Brookville
To join the group studyor for zoom meeting info contact : firstname.lastname@example.org
Books are available online or from your favorite Book seller.
Bible scholar, Anglican bishop, and bestselling author N. T. Wright summarizes a lifetime of study of Jesus and the New Testament in order to present for a general audience who Jesus was and is. In Simply Jesus, we are invited to hear one of our leading scholars introduce the story of the carpenter’s son from Nazareth as if we were hearing it for the first time.
As our parish building remains closed due to the coronavirus, we invite everyone to participate in worship with other members of the Dioceses of Western New York and Northwestern Pennsylvania. Beginning on September 13, online worship services will be led from the Cathedral of St. Paul in Erie and St. Paul’s Cathedral in Buffalo on alternating Sundays. The services will be posted on Facebook and YouTube each Sunday morning at 10 a.m., and will also be available for viewing on demand. The services will include music from each of the cathedral choirs and will be based on the Liturgy of the Word from Rite II Holy Eucharist. Resident cathedral clergy and others from across the diocese and partnership will preach.
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.