Beginning Sunday, March 14, Trinity will offer in-person, socially distanced Sunday Worship in the Main Sanctuary and will live stream the service via Trinity’s homepage website and through Trinity’s Facebook page which you can access by clicking here.

Beginning Sunday, March 28, Trinity will offer Children of All Ages Church every Sunday at 10 am in the back corner of the Church parking lot by the Labyrinth.

Please wear masks at both services and bring chairs if you would like to sit at the outdoor service.

Due to limitations on the number of people permitted in both spaces, reservations are needed for both services. Please call the Church Office at 215-794-7921 or email at office@trinitybuckingham.org by 2 pm on Thursdays to make a reservation. 

For more details, please refer to Pastor Nancy’s letter below.

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A Letter from the Rev. Nancy Dilliplane

 

Dear Trinity,                                                                                 March 3, 2021

With the approval of Bishop Gutierrez, your vestry and I have decided to resume limited in-person Sunday worship beginning on March 14, 2021.  We will observe the same health safety guidelines that we put in place in the fall.

There will be one service on Sunday mornings at 9 AM in the main sanctuary

–         Attendance is limited to 25 people. Please email or call the church office by Thursday at noon to reserve your place for the following Sunday

–         There will be Holy Communion (bread only)

–         There will be music, but no congregational singing

–         Attendees will need to wear masks

–         We will maintain 6 feet of space between each household group

Beginning on March 28, the Children of All Ages service will resume in the parking lot (weather permitting) in the area near the labyrinth. We will continue to wear masks and keep distance between households.

While I, like you, long for a return to in-person worship and fellowship, I want to be clear that our re-opening is not a return to our pre-COVID routines. Nobody can be sure of COVID’s future path. Despite our weariness, and the increasing numbers of adults who have received vaccines, the pandemic is a long way from over. 

The New York Times reported just this morning that the number of confirmed new cases has stopped falling in the past two weeks, both in the U.S. and worldwide, perhaps because of the spread of highly contagious new virus variants. In the U.S., the average daily number of cases is higher than at almost any point last summer. 

For these reasons (for now), we will continue to wear masks, keep distance, refrain from congregational singing, and limit how we gather for fellowship. I am hopeful that, as more of our congregation receive vaccines, and the weather warms, we can accommodate more people at worship, and gather to share fellowship in and out of doors.

I also recognize that you may not be ready to return to in-person worship until summer, fall, or even later. The surest way to stay safe and well is still to self-isolate. Please know that we support your decision not to return at this time.

We will continue to live stream our Sunday services on our website and on Facebook, and to hold meetings and fellowship and formation groups on Zoom.

Finally, as the pastor of this intergenerational community, I would be grateful if you would let me know once you have received your vaccinations. I will feel much more confident about inviting us into the physical presence of one another when a majority of us are vaccinated. If you are willing, please let me (or Cynthia in the office) know when you and your family have received your vaccines.

If you have any questions whatsoever please don’t hesitate to call or email the office, or email me directly rector@trinitybuckingham.org . I am looking forward to being mask-to-mask with you very soon.

Blessings,

Pastor Nancy