The Misa and Vecinos Seguros

The Misa and Vecinos Seguros

The mission and ministry with our Hispanic brothers and sisters have changed radically due to the pandemic shutdown. For example, I have been sending out prayers to the Misa group through WhatsApp. Last Saturday marked the occasion of the first virtual MISA videotaped in the church. I recently had my first pastoral visitation through Zoom.”

            “New occasions teach new duties.”

As with many other things in our lives now, I am finding new ways to make connections and sustain community.  Easter signifies that crises and death are often pathways to new  pportunities and new life.

Naturally, the face of Vecinos Seguros has also changed.

The primary mission of VS now is to provide food for those who have no food security and no safety net at all.  Funds have been raised to purchase gift cards at Freshtown market in Amenia.  Some Trinity Lime Rock parishioners have privately donated money to support this mission. They are joined by others outside of the parish.  This weekly outreach has helped put food on the table for 60 people,  including 35 children.

Spiritual nurture and material support are the objectives of the Hispanic mission right now. Without Trinity Lime Rock  and its leadership, these efforts would be seriously impaired.

On behalf of myself and those who are served,  Thank you!

If you would like to donate to the emergency food ministry of Vecinos Seguros, please write a check to Trinity Lime Rock Church with a memo for the VS emergency fund. Or you may give online through the church’s website.

In peace, John+

 

 

July 21 Photos at Trinity Lime Rock

We’re calling these July 21 photos at Trinity Lime Rock although two of them were not taken at Trinity at all and were taken earlier that week!

Pastor Heidi was just back from a week as Chaplain to the wilderness camping group at the Diocesan Camp Washington, so we’re providing a bit of flavor of what that experience was like.

Sunday was also the Youth Sunday for July as well as being the hottest Sunday so far this summer. Hence the casual attire on most participants shown.

One moment that touched all of us. A lady who was not a parishioner, but who brought her much loved dog to us to be blessed when we had our annual Blessing of the Animals, sadly lost him this week. She brought us the blue and white pitcher of flowers from her garden to remember him — and we do!