Rector’s Message

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From the Rector: Formation Update

Posted on September 8, 2021

To our Trinity Family, COVID continues to challenge our community as we face record-setting case rates and hospitalizations. Many in our congregation have been deeply affected by this current wave of the delta variant, many of us are mourning losses. Because of this, I feel that now is not the appropriate time to resume in-person […]

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COVID Guideline Update

Posted on August 6, 2021

The Rev. Meghan Ryan Rector, Trinity Episcopal Church Dear People of Trinity, In light of increased COVID transmission rates in Montgomery County (up 83% in the last week), I have made the difficult decision to return to masks for ALL while indoors on church property, as prescribed in recent CDC guidance. When masks are not feasible […]

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An Update on Phased Reopening

Posted on February 12, 2021

Dear Trinity Parish, In the midst of my maternity leave, the leadership of Trinity found it necessary to cease in-person services due to increased COVID-19 cases in our area. Since then, the cases continued to climb exponentially. It continues to be a terrifying time in our lives as we continue to see catastrophic loss of life […]

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Gathering Together Update

Posted on September 22, 2020

Friends in Christ, These last months have been hard. We’ve been separated. We’ve been isolated. We’ve been doing it for a good cause – the health and safety of others. We want to continue to be vigilant and practice all of our hard-learned COVID protocols. But it is also time to gather together once again […]

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Homily – Ninth Sunday after Pentecost 8.2.20

Posted on August 5, 2020

We have to talk about the food we are eating. No, I’m not about to admonish you for the quarantine diet – or lack thereof – that you have been observing. In fact, I’ll confess, there’s been far more ice cream in my house as of late, but I’m using pregnancy as an excuse. No, […]

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Private Prayer Opportunities

Posted on July 24, 2020

Dear Trinity Parish, The summer months have stretched on and we have not yet experienced a respite from the plague of COVID-19. The sick and healthcare workers continue to be in our prayers. And we continue to do our part to protect those that are more vulnerable. We wear masks, we wash our hands, and […]

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Homily: Fourth Sunday after Pentecost – June 28, 2020

Posted on June 30, 2020

What do we get for being a slave to sin? Paul asks this question to the Romans. We should start by defining a little more about sin. We can refer to our handy, dandy Book of Common Prayer for a definition: Q. What is sin? A. Sin is the seeking of our own will instead […]

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Pastoral Letter & Congregational Book Study

Posted on June 12, 2020

Dear People of Trinity, We have seen an enormous international response to the sin of systemic racism. Like many of you, I have wondered what my personal response should be. Where am I being called by God to confront sin and evil in the world? (A sin and evil that perhaps I have even benefitted […]

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Trinity’s Staged Plan for Reopening

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Updated March 10, 2021 In Person Worship Resumes March 7 Due to lowering COVID numbers, Trinity has made the decision to return to in person worship. We are also stepping back to Stage 3 of our reopening plans. Stage 1: Preparation Deep Cleaning Preparation of worship space Stage 2: Early Stage of Reopening Parish offices […]

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Coronavirus Update from The Rev. Meghan Ryan

Posted on April 24, 2020

Dear Friends and Neighbors, I am sure you have seen the news that the state of Tennessee, as well as our own community, is beginning the slow motion toward “opening.” I am encouraged that our local leadership is seriously considering the number of infections in these decisions to allow retail and other services to open. […]

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