Walk with Jesus

After this year that has been so disembodied, we are finding new ways to worship God and serve one another. We are offering services and other ways you can embody your faith during this Holy Week by giving to those in need.

Most all services are offered via this ZOOM LINK. Please note “Keep Watch” is offered via our  facebook page and PJ Church on Good friday is offered via a private zoom link. Please email info@christchurchtrumbull.org to sign up for the PJ Church zoom link.

Please bring your donations including clothing, toiletries, crackers, grape juice, coffee and tea to our undercroft on Easter Sunday or to the undercroft (center table) during Holy Week on Tuesday through Friday between 9:30am – 12:30pm. Please put your donations on the center table in the undercroft.

Holy Week items for donation:

  • Washed clothing
  • bread
  • grape juice
  • Toiletries
  • Coffee: 1lb containers
  • Tea

Additional items needed at the Food Pantry:

  • Canned Fruit
  • Apple sauce (ie, low sugar, no sugar, natural juices)
  • Pancake mix and syrup
  • Jarred tomato sauce
  • Tomato product (crushed, puree, diced, paste)
  • Shelf stable milk (whole, soy, almond)
  • Gluten Free Products
  • Juice boxes
  • Juice
  • Beans (low sodium, kidney, black, white, red, garbanzo, pink, pinto)
  • Laundry detergent
  • Dish soap
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Facial tissues
  • Napkins

  • Palm Sunday March 28th

    8:30am:  Liturgy of the Palms and Walk 

    9am:  Service of Holy Communion 

    Give:  Clothing

    Mark 11:7-8

    "They brought the colt to Jesus and threw their cloaks on it; and he sat on it. Many people spread their cloaks on the road, and others spread leafy branches that they had cut in the fields."

    This afternoon go through your closets and lay down all the clothes you would like to donate. As you lay them down, imagine those who laid down their cloaks and palms as Jesus rode on a donkey into Jerusalem. Imagine the adoration, the respect, the awe that came over the crowd as he slowly moved into the city.  

  • Alabaster Jar Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday

    Give: Toiletries 

    Mark 14:3

    "While he was in Bethany, reclining at the table in the home of Simon the Leper, a woman came with an alabaster jar of very expensive perfume, made of pure nard. She broke the jar and poured the perfume on his head. "

    At any point during this very Holy Week, I encourage you to go out and buy toiletries for our local food pantry. As you look at all the options, imagine the woman who poured out a jar of perfume on Jesus. This jar cost a year’s salary. People judged her saying she should have spent the money on the poor. Jesus explained that she was doing this to show him honor and prepare him for his death and burial. How do you honor Jesus? Can you imagine pouring out any of the toiletries that you purchased? This was a huge sacrifice. What might you sacrifice to show honor to Jesus?

  • Maundy Thursday, April 1st

    5:30pm:  Maundy Thursday Virtual Meal of Bread and wine/grape juice

    Give:  Crackers and Grape Juice

    Mark 14:22-25
    "While they were eating, he took a loaf of bread, and after blessing it he broke it, gave it to them, and said, “Take; this is my body.” Then he took a cup, and after giving thanks he gave it to them, and all of them drank from it. He said to them, “This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many. Truly I tell you, I will never again drink of the fruit of the vine until that day when I drink it new in the kingdom of God.” 

    We have two sacraments in the Episcopal Church, Baptism and Eucharist. Maundy Thursday is when we celebrate Jesus’ institution of the communion feast. This Maundy Thursday I encourage you to buy a loaf of bread and some grape juice or wine to share during our Maundy Thursday virtual service 5:30-6:30pm. You may gather around a fire pit outside, a fireplace, or light a candle to mark the space and time as Holy. We will have time to reflect together on the words that Jesus says at the last super. We will pray together and meditate on God’s peace. I encourage you to join this virtual feast and as you purchase your bread and grape juice, buy a box of crackers and grape juice to donate to our local Trumbull Food Pantry. As you buy your bread, the crackers and grape juice and as you prepare your tables for this virtual feast, think of those who first brought the bread and wine to Jesus at the last supper.

  • Keep Watch April 1st - April 2nd

    9pm:  Vigil 
    Midnight:  Vigil
    5am:  Vigil (on April 2nd)

    Tune into Facebook Live tonight or when you wake up in the morning to hear Jane and Paige read the words Jesus said to his disciples throughout the night before he died.  

  • Good Friday, April 2nd

    12-1pm:  Good Friday Service with Trinity Nichols
    1-1:30pm:  PJ Church (Kids zoom link)
    1-1:45pm:  Guided Meditation
    2-3pm:  Wandering Church Music Meditation and Stations of the Cross
    Give:  Jesus loved so that we might love 

    On Good Friday we will have several zoom offerings to keep vigil from 12-3pm when Jesus hung on the cross. We encourage you to join as you are able and as you desire. All the offerings will use the same zoom with the exception of our special Kids zoom link for PJ church. From 2-3pm you may walk or hike and simply listen to the music and the stations of the cross. As you gather all that you have collected to give to others, meditate on how Jesus loves us so that we might love one another.

  • Easter Sunday, April 4th

    7am:  Sunrise Service (Waterfall at Twin Brooks Park) 
    9am:  Service of Holy Eucharist
    Give:  Coffee and Tea 

    Mark 16:1

    "When the sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices, so that they might go and anoint Jesus."

    Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome brought spices to anoint Jesus. I encourage you this Holy Week to purchase coffee and tea to donate to our local Trumbull Food Pantry. You may bring your donations to our undercroft on Tuesday through Friday between 9:30am – 12:30pm or you can bring them to services today to donate. As you choose the coffee and tea to donate think of these three women who went out to purchase spices to anoint Jesus' body, imagine their grief as they walked along the road to Jesus’ tomb, then imagine their awe when they found Jesus' body was not there.