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2017 Annual Report

Submitted by Linda†

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The Worship Committee continued to meet monthly throughout the academic year and planned primary worship services for Sundays and special occasions. Represented groups include the Choir, Christian Education, Altar Guild, Pastoral Care along with the rector.

During the year the Worship Committee continued to plan the No Rehearsal Epiphany Pageant, Martin Luther King, Jr., Sunday, Ash Wednesday (with Ashes to Go and hot cross buns and prayers from 6:30 to 8:30 a.m. in Trinity’s Parking Lot and around Collinsville), Palm Sunday with chicks on a stick in procession, Holy Week services, Easter Vigil, Easter Day, Pentecost, Trinity Sunday, Youth Sunday, Homecoming Sunday, Blessing of the Animals, Children’s Sabbath, Rite-13 liturgy, In-gathering Sunday, Thanksgiving Day with blessing of breads, Enrollment of the Catechumens, Advent Sundays with Advent wreath, Christmas services, and all of the normal Sundays through the year.  At the conclusion of Trinity’s Lenten series, the group planned a Taizé worship service, and plans are currently underway to conclude 2018’s Lenten series with another Taizé service. Anthems were planned by Interim Minister of Music Alex Kirstukas with the assistance of Leslie Dehey until Alex’s last Sunday on September 10.  From that point forward our new Director of Music Jenny Bradshaw joined Trinity’s staff and joined Leslie and Linda who together worked on the planning of music.

I continue to be grateful for the faithful counsel and ministry of the Worship Committee—Jan Atkins, Theresa Bellacosa, Leslie Dehey, Roseann Kitching, and Phyllis Lowell.  We regularly discuss what they hear and see with respect to our liturgy and parish members’ feedback.  We look for ways to enrich while honoring the beauty of our tradition.  If you feel called to help us with Trinity’s worship and liturgical matters or want to offer us some ideas, please contact any one of us.  We would be grateful for more eyes and ears to help with our planning and to continually looking at how our worship might be better. Being part of this ministry is a great way to learn more about the church, and why we do what we do.

Respectfully submitted,

The Rev. Linda Spiers, Rector


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