Holy Trinity Church

Anglican worship in Geneva

CORONAVIRUS – UPDATE PAGE, RESOURCES, NEWS

This page will be used for updates about HTC online services, other resources for our congregation including our message for the day and any other information we think might be helpful. DO SCROLL DOWN FOR ALL NEWS.

Please let the office know if there are other things we could usefully add. Please scroll down to see everything added thus far. Also check out the HTC Facebook page and Twitter @GenevaAnglican for latest news.

RECORDING of Service 29th March

Please click on link to listen to the recording .

https://zoom.us/rec/share/-pBYN7ih721LTdLm7WLAfLYCJoDBeaa81SRM-PoPyk0nurFbhZr3qtaGd8GWmNES

SUNDAY 29th March 10.30 am SERVICE

Dear Congregation,

Here is all the information you need for Sunday’s service at 10.30. Please remember that the clocks go forward this weekend! 
 
To join in – you simply need to click on the Zoom link below any time from 10am this Sunday to be ready to start at 10.30am
Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/864442942    Meeting ID: 864 442 942  

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Any questions about zoom or joining online please contact Michèle before Sunday morning on 022 731 51 55 and she will try and help. 
 
Here is the link to the service sheet. It would be useful to have downloaded this prior to the service so that you can be involved – there are 2 versions, the full version is 11 pages long and contains the full bible readings, the shorter version is 8 pages long and does not have the readings in full.


Associated children’s activities have been designed which are also linked here reflecting the theme of this Sunday  –


This week’s notices from Mary are as follows :

We are thinking and praying for everyone during this period.     I wanted to let you know that we are proposing two additional things next week.  These will be additional to the 10h30 Sunday service on Zoom.  

On Thursday, 2nd April, Canon Alan Amos will lead a BCP Eucharist at 10h00 on Zoom.  It will be a simple said service – no service sheet, but if you have a Bible handy, we can give you all the readings.  If you are on the mailchimp circulation, you will get the log-in details nearer the time.  If you are not, and if you would like someone to see if they could help you to join, please contact Michèle and we will see if someone can help you.  If you have access to internet, it should be possible to help you.  Otherwise, It is possible to ring in on a telephone, certainly a mobile, although you don’t have the benefit of being able to see other people.   

On Wednesday, 1st April, we would like to set up a social ‘coffee/teatime’.  This is just a chance to say ‘hello’ and meet with a small group.  Again, the same applies as above, so let us know if you are interested and would like help.  It will be at 16h00 on Wednesday, 1st April.     Of course, let us know if you need help in any other way.    

Michèle –  email : admin@holytrinitygeneva.org – tel : 022 731 51 55

Helping Hands – a picture paints a 1000 words!

SERVICE FROM LAST SUNDAY – if you would like to watch again

Please click on the link to see our online service of Anglican morning worship from Mothering Sunday. This service includes music, a short homily and the opportunity to make a ‘spiritual communion’

https://zoom.us/rec/play/u51-Jez7qT03TNeUtQSDCqRwW9S6KvmsgXNL-vYOmUzjWnFVOwClNLcbNLQWKCcZ2uVwK5OPUPp8ApKZ?continueMode=true

Please also remember that our operating costs have not changed with the current virus situation, even though our offertory has.  We would urge you to continue to donate either online (https://holytrinitygeneva.org/appeals/giving-online_donation/)  or by setting up a regular Pledge. 

With warm regards from your new online service team!

Michèle –  email : admin@holytrinitygeneva.org – tel : 022 731 51 55

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY – WITH THANKS TO CLARE AMOS

St Francois de Sales is ‘almost’ our local Geneva saint. He was supposed to be bishop of Geneva in the immediate post-Reformation period, but because of the religio-political scene was not able to take up his bishopric and it eventually transferred to Annecy.
Some wise words from him –
“Be at peace. Do not look forward in fear to the changes of life; rather look to them with full hope as they arise. God, whose very own you are, will deliver you from out of them. He has kept you hitherto, and He will lead you safely through all things; and when you cannot stand it, God will bury you in his arms. Do not fear what may happen tomorrow; the same everlasting Father who cares for you today will take care of you then and every day. He will either shield you from suffering, or give you unfailing strength to bear it. Be at peace, and put aside all anxious thoughts and imagination.” St. Francis de Sales (1567-1622)

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY – with thanks to Alan Amos

At a time when there are so many “prohibitions” and ”exclusions”
Christ is God’s never-failing YES to us
2 Cor. 1. 19 -20

CORONAVIRUS SUPPORT NETWORK

In these unprecedented and unsettling times, we need to support each other. We have a large number of people who would love to help others and we must have people who would love some help or telephone company.

We need to collect information on 2 sets of people; (i) those of us who are able & willing to help and (ii) those of us who need help. We can all help, even if you are staying safe at home, you could offer to keep in touch with people by telephone.

Can I please ask you to reply if you are able and would like to do any (or all) of the following :

  • Shopping – this includes delivering whilst respecting security distances. As far as possible, I will try and make it local to you. I am available in Eaux-Vives, for example.
  • Medicine – if people need medicine, we can either pick it up and deliver or I can arrange for your pharmacy to deliver to you.
  • Staying in touch – it would be great if we could ensure there is a telephone chain where we all get a certain number of people to call. If you have people you are close to, please let me know and I will allocate them to you. Calls don’t need to be long, just regular.

Please let us know if you need help with shopping or medicine. Please also let us know if you know of anyone who might need some help. And it is not just our elders and betters, we are all susceptible to having to isolate or being unwell.

Please also let us know if you, or anyone you know, would like to be included on the telephone chain. I think the more the merrier, so please let me know what the best number to contact you on is.

We will be sending emails every week, but please feel free to write to Michele in the office if you feel like a chat.

Please stay safe, let us know if you need us and we look forward to making sure we stay connected. 

With warm regards, 

https://holytrinitygeneva.org/people/michele-walker/