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With COVID-19 infection rates remaining low in Manhattan, we are excited to announce that beginning November 1, Sunday morning worship will return to our beloved sanctuary indoors.  In order to reduce the amount of time spent indoors, you'll find that our services will a bit shorter than normal, with limited music and abbreviated sermons.


For those unable to attend, Sunday worship will continue to be livestreamed on Facebook Live. Scroll down to find worship resources for each Sunday, including the complete bulletin and a children's page.


Plans are in place to ensure that our gatherings indoors are as safe as possible:

  • Our heating and air conditioning filtration system is being upgraded to more effectively remove airborne particles from the air.  The system will be on during worship, continuously circulating and filtering the air in the building.  Weather permitting, the doors may be opened for further ventilation.
  • Before and after worship, all high-contact surfaces will be thoroughly disinfected, including handrails, door handles, and elevator buttons.
  • A maximum of eighteen worshipers will be permitted at each service, with seats safely spaced out in the sanctuary.
  • In order to limit attendance and facilitate COVID contact tracing, please register below if you plan to attend worship. Those who are unable to register online will be asked to provide their contact information before entering the sanctuary.
  • Face coverings must be worn at all times while on Trinity’s property.  Both mouth and nose must be fully covered.
  • Because communal singing has been shown to increase the risk of spreading COVID through airborne particles, all singing will be done by our cantors.  Please refrain from singing, even if it’s your favorite hymn, and allow the text and music of the hymns and liturgical music to speak to you in your heart and mind.
  • At the distribution of Holy Communion, only the bread will be offered in order to reduce contact with the chalice.  Rest assured that receiving Holy Communion “in one kind” is a fully effective and valid means of receiving the promise of Christ’s presence and forgiveness in the sacrament.  
  • In order to avoid passing the offering plates from hand to hand, an offering basket is available on the table in the narthex. As always, contributions may also be made online at www.trinitylowereastside.org/give.  We are grateful for your generosity!



REGISTER TO ATTEND WORSHIP IN-PERSON:


CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR WORSHIP ON DECEMBER 6


CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR WORSHIP ON DECEMBER 13


CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR WORSHIP ON DECEMBER 20


CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR WORSHIP ON DECEMBER 27

  • december 6, 2020 | The second sunday of advent

    John calls people to repent, to clear the decks, to completely reorder their lives so that nothing gets in the way of the Lord’s coming. The reading from Isaiah gives the context for this radical call: the assurance of forgiveness that encourages us to repent; the promise that the coming one will be gentle with the little ones. Isaiah calls us all to be heralds with John, to lift up our voices fearlessly and say, “See, your God is coming!” We say it to one another in worship, in order to say it with our lives in a world in need of justice and peace.


    Download the bulletin HERE

    Download a children's page HERE

  • november 29, 2020 | the first sunday of advent

    Stir up your power, and come! The psalmist’s plea in Psalm 80:2 has become familiar to us in the Advent prayers. Isaiah wants God to rip the heavens open. Both cry out for an apparently distant, angry God to show up, to save, to restore. When we hear Jesus describing the coming of the Son of Man with stars falling from heaven, it can sound dire and horrible, not like anything we would ever hope for. But when we really look at the suffering of people God loves, we can share the hope that God would tear open the heavens and come.


    Download the bulletin HERE

    Download a children's page HERE



  • november 22, 2020 | christ the king / the reign of christ

    On this final Sunday of the church year our gospel is Jesus' great story of judgement.  In the end, the faithful are those who served Christ by ministering to those who are poor, hungry, naked, sick, or estranged.  In the first reading God is the shepherd who seeks the lost, weak, and injured and feeds them with justice.  We gather this day to celebrate the reign of Christ and his victory over death, yet awaiting the consummation of all things yet to come.  Acknowledging Christ as our merciful ruler, we go forth that his reign may be known in our loving words and deeds.


    Download the bulletin HERE

    Download a children's page HERE

  • November 15, 2020 | The twenty-fourth sunday after pentecost

    Our readings during November speak of the end times.  Zephaniah proclaims that the coming day of the Lord will be filled with wrath and distress.  Paul says it will come like a thief in the night and urges us to be awake and sober.  Jesus tells the parable of the talents, calling us to use our gifts, while we still have time, for the greater and common good.  In a world filled with violence and despair, we gather around signs of hope - word, water, bread and wine - eager to welcome the good news of Christ's coming among us.


    Download the bulletin HERE

    Download a children's page HERE

  • november 8, 2020 | The twenty-third sunday after pentecost

    In Sunday's readings, the prophet Amos calls for justice to roll down like waters.  Paul urges us to encourage one another with the promised coming of the Lord.  Jesus tells the parable of the wise and foolish bridesmaids.  Surrounded by the faithful of every time and place, we celebrate Christ's coming in our midst in the word of life and the feast of victory - the marriage feast of the lamb.


    Download the bulletin HERE

    Download a children's page HERE

  • november 1, 2020 | all saints day


    All Saints celebrates the baptized people of God, living and dead, who are the body of Christ. As November heralds the dying of the landscape in many northern regions, the readings and liturgy call us to remember all who have died in Christ and whose baptism is complete. At the Lord’s table we gather with the faithful of every time and place, trusting that the promises of God will be fulfilled and that all tears will be wiped away in the new Jerusalem.


    Download the bulletin HERE

    Download a children's page HERE



  • october 25, 2020 | Reformation sunday

    Rooted in the past and growing into the future, the church must always be reformed in order to live out the love of Christ in an ever-changing world. We celebrate the good news of God’s grace, that Jesus Christ sets us free every day to do this life-transforming work. Trusting in the freedom given to us in baptism, we pray for the church, that Christians will unite more fully in worship and mission.


    Download the bulletin HERE

    Download a children's page HERE

  • october 18, 2020 | The Twentieth Sunday after pentecost


    In this week's first reading God uses the Gentile ruler Cyrus to accomplish divine purposes. When the Pharisees try to trap Jesus, he tells them to give the emperor what belongs to him and to God what belongs to God. To gather for worship reminds us that our ultimate allegiance is to God rather than to any earthly authority. Created in the image of God, we offer our entire selves in the service of God and for the sake of the world.


    Download the bulletin HERE

    Download a children's page HERE



  • October 11, 2020 | The nineteenth sunday after pentecost


    In Isaiah we are given a vision of the great feast to come, when God will wipe away death forever. In Jesus’ parable about a great banquet, those invited do not come, so the invitation is extended to others. In our liturgy God spreads a table before us. Even amid anxiety and hardship we rejoice in the peace of God which surpasses all understanding. With great joy we feast at the table of the Lord, and we go forth to share the wonderful invitation with others hungering and thirsting for the abundant life of God.


    Download the bulletin HERE

    Download a children's bulletin HERE



  • october 4, 2020 | the eighteenth sunday after pentecost

    homecoming sunday

    In this week's gospel reading, Jesus tells a vineyard parable, which serves as an image of Israel, the prophets’ mission, and Christ’s death. For Christians, the vineyard also speaks of God’s love poured out in the blood of Christ, given to us for the forgiveness of sin. Grafted onto Christ the vine at baptism, we are nourished with wine and bread so that we may share Christ’s sufferings and know the power of his resurrection.


    Download the bulletin HERE

    Download a children's page HERE


  • september 27, 2020 | the seventeenth sunday after pentecost

    Jesus’ parable about two sons who don’t do what they say reveals surprises in the reign of God. In the reading from Ezekiel the people claim the ways of the Lord are unfair, while God offers repentance and new life. Paul urges us to look to Christ as a model of humility, putting the interests of others above our own. Nourished by the broken bread and shared cup, we offer our lives for the sake of our needy world.


    Download the bulletin HERE

    Download a children's page HERE


    Join us for virtual coffee hour immediately following worship via Zoom HERE





  • september 20, 2020 | the sixteenth sunday after pentecost

    Matthew narrates one of Jesus’ controversial parables in which Jesus says that the reign of God is like that of a landowner who pays his workers the same wage no matter what time of day they began to work. When God changes God’s mind about punishing Nineveh for their evil ways, Jonah is angry. Yet God is gracious and merciful, abounding in steadfast love. In baptism we receive the grace of God that is freely given to all. As Martin Luther wrote, in the presence of God’s mercy we are all beggars.


    Download the bulletin HERE

    Download a children's page HERE


    Join us for virtual coffee hour via zoom immediately after worship HERE



  • september 13, 2020 | The fifteenth sunday after pentecost


    In today’s second reading Paul questions why we judge one another, since we all stand before the judgment of God. Yet we do sin against one another, and Jesus’ challenge that we forgive seventy-seven times reveals God’s boundless mercy. When we hear the words of forgiveness in worship and sign ourselves with the cross, we are renewed in baptism to be signs of reconciliation in the world.


    Download the bulletin HERE

    Download a children's page HERE


    Join us for virtual coffee hour immediately after worship HERE