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556 E. Sycamore St

Sunday Worship 10:00 a.m. (On Hold During the COVID-19 Quarantine)


Worship During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Do not worry about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your request be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6-7

Dear Friends and Members of Holy Trinity,

Out of an abundance of caution, our bishop, the Rt. Rev. Megan Traquair, has ordered all churches in the Diocese of Northern California to close and Sunday morning worship to be cancelled to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the coronavirus. While the outbreak has yet to spread widely within Glenn County, there are documented cases all around us and the epidemic is certain to reach us soon. By taking this step now we will help prevent the spread of the virus when it reaches our community and lessen its impact. We are taking this action, not out of fear, but out of love for those who are vulnerable to this illness, especially the elderly and those who already have complicated health factors. Jesus said there is no greater love than this, than for one to lay down their life for their friends. We are laying down a part of our church life for our friends and neighbors, and I truly believe God will honor that.

We remain people of hope and prayer. There are a variety of options for worship available to us. Both St. Peter's, Red Bluff and St. John’s, Chico are streaming their Sunday services on Facebook Live. Please stay tuned, and check St. Peter’s Facebook page often. It is important to take care of yourselves, live without fear but in love and care for the vulnerable around you, call your friends and neighbors to check on them, and continue to remember your church and your God. Let us not be anxious, but offer our prayers and thanksgiving to God, and let his peace dwell in our hearts.

Even in the midst of our current situation we are about to enter upon the solemn and joyous days of Holy Week, this sacred time when we remember the saving acts of God through the cross and passion of our Lord Jesus Christ. On Palm Sunday we remember his glorious entrance into Jerusalem, but then turn toward the story of his suffering and death. On Maundy Thursday we reflect upon his life of self-giving and self-sacrificial love, in washing the feet of his disciples, in breaking the bread with them, and in giving himself up to arrest. On Good Friday we contemplate the cross and how Christ entered into death for us. Then on Easter we celebrate his victory over death and bursting forth of eternal life for the world. While the quarantine does not allow us to gather together physically, we still have multiple ways to "enter with joy upon the contemplation of those mighty acts." Here is what our Diocese has to offer this Holy Week:

Holy Week @ Home booklet and resources: The Diocese of Northern California has issued a host of resources that families can use for Holy Week in our own homes. There is everything from instructions on how to create a sacred space in your own home to help with observing these holy days, to Holy Week coloring books for children. Please check it out at Holy Week @ Home. Consider taking time to make some observance of these days. There will also be opportunities to worship online:

Palm Sunday: I will be streaming the Liturgy of the Palms and a simple Liturgy of the Word prayer service from St. Peter's, Red Bluff on Sunday morning at 9:30AM. It can be found on their Facebook page.

Maundy Thursday: Our very own Deacon Anne and her husband Deacon Lew Powell from St. John's will be streaming a Maundy Thursday service from their home in Chico on Thursday at 6 p.m. on St. John's Facebook page.

Good Friday: I will give a brief reflection and pray the Solemn Collects from my home in Vina on St. Peter's Facebook page at noon. 

Easter Vigil: For those interested in the ancient practice of beginning the Paschal celebration with an Easter Vigil on Saturday evening, we are invited to stream various Easter vigil services around our diocese. Our Dean, Fr. Richard at St. John's will be doing a simple vigil from his home in Chico at 8 p.m. St. John's Facebook page and Bishop Megan will be preaching from the Easter Vigil at Trinity Cathedral on their page.

Easter Sunday: We will be streaming a service of Holy Eucharist from St. Peter's Facebook page at 9:30 a.m. While we know that you will not be able to be present to receive, we hope that the grace of the sacrament will still be a real and present comfort to you. You are also encouraged to check out offerings from around the diocese and around the church, such as Trinity Cathedral in Sacramento at 9 a.m. or the National Cathedral in Washington DC.  

Hopefully, these offerings will help you and your family engage in this time of prayer and contemplation. Please let us know if there is anything else that I or Holy Trinity can do to make this a meaningful time for you and your families. We continue to pray for the mercy of God in this troubled time, and hope that we will be able to gather together as a community soon. We are people of Resurrection, and no virus will ever be able to dampen our hope or lessen our joy in Jesus Christ.  

Assist us mercifully with your help, O Lord God of our salvation, that we may enter with joy upon the contemplation of those mighty acts, whereby you have given us life and immortality, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. (BCP, 270)

- Aidan+

 


 

Here you will find information concerning our church and its ministries. We hope you find your time spent here a blessing. Our church is a warm and loving church, and we want you to feel comfortable and at liberty to call on us for anything you need. Feel free to browse through the various areas of our website and learn about our fellowship.

If you are considering a new place of worship or a relocation to our area, we would love to have you be our guest.

When you visit our church, you will find: a warm and inviting 100 year old church. We invite all to join us in worship in the Anglican tradition. No matter where you are in your Spiritual journey, you will find comfort with this inclusive community committed to growing together in our Lord Jesus Christ.

We welcome those with disabilities                        

We have a wheelchair ramp and welcome all to be part of our community

  • A caring congregation that will gladly welcome you
  • Preaching/teaching that is centered on the Word of God
  • Ministries to meet the spiritual needs of every age
  • A Total Ministry Congregation

                              

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Holy Trinity Episcopal Church
566 E. Sycamore St.
Willows, California 95988
Phone 530-934-3778
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Sunday

  • Worship (Cancelled until further notice due to COVID-19 Pandemic)
    – 10:00 AM
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