March 13, 2020
Dear Parishioners of Holy Trinity Church Inwood,
As we continue to adapt to the impact of Coronavirus / COVID-19 I write to advise of you some additional changes to our Parish response protocol. In addition to the virus itself, we are all dealing with sudden and dramatic changes to our day-to-day lives. I have found Psalm 91 and Psalm 121 to be a comfort.
Our 10:30 a.m. Sunday service will continue. However, if you are sick, have been sick in the past 14 days, or have been in contact with someone who has been sick in the past 14 days, please stay home.
Coffee Hour is cancelled until further notice.
The common cup continues to be suspended until further notice.
Physical contact during the Peace continues to be suspended until further notice.
The vestry meeting scheduled for this Sunday, March 15, is cancelled.
The Governor has asked for assemblies of fewer than 500 people to cut their attendance by half. To implement this, I am asking you to please leave one chair free between you and your fellow Parishioners. (The only exception is for families arriving together. Families arriving together may sit together.) If we reach capacity, I will offer a second service, immediately following.
Fellowship and sermon discussion will take place in the church trailer.
During all of this, please remember to pray for each other and please be in touch with your fellow parishioners. We have many strong bonds in our Parish community and now is the time to lean on them. As always, please be in touch with me for prayer and counsel as you feel the need, or if there is something you think I should know, particularly if you know of someone in need.
We will get through this together.
J. W. Dell
The Rev. J. W. Dell, Vicar
Holy Trinity Church Inwood
20 Cumming Street, New York, New York 10034
Church Office: 212-567-1177
For pastoral emergencies only, please text or call: 646-483-3553.