El Mensajero       28 March 2020   Holy Week News
Official Online Newsletter of La Trinidad UMC
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Holy Week Special Activities
Holy Week Worship Kits

As our congregation is distributed throughout the city, we are making preparations to be able to share in common experiences during Holy Week.  To this end, we are preparing special Holy Week Worship Kits.
These kits will include palm fronds, a daily devotional guide with object lessons, envelopes to help with offerings, pre-sealed and consecrated communion cups, and a surprise gift.  We will be celebrating communion together on Easter Sunday rather than Palm Sunday or Maundy Thursday.  The communion elements will be consecrated by our ministers prior to their placement in the worship kits.

Holy Week Worship Kits will be available for curbside pick-up at the church facility (300 San Fernando St.) on Saturday, April 4 from 9:00 - 11:00 AM and from 12:30-2:00 PM on Palm Sunday, April 5.  

We ask that those with transportation hardships communicate directly through e-mail with Pastor John Feagins at by Thursday April 2 to arrange for a worship kit to be delivered.
Palm Sunday

Worship will be offered online at 9:30 AM in Spanish and at 11:00 AM in English.  Let us sing "Hosanna!" as we celebrate Jesus together with palms!
Daily Devotions and Object Lessons

Each day of Holy Week, special devotions will use scripture and ordinary items to relate the story of Holy Week and the journey of Jesus through his Passion.  Instructions and a guide will be included in your worship kit with a video resource on our YouTube channel.
Maundy Thursday

We invite you to join via ZOOM to share a community dinner and love feast at 6:00 P.M. hosted from the Feagins' residence.  Install ZOOM on your smart device, tablet, or computer, then click on the link below at the time indicated to be included.  Love Feasts, an ancient tradition of Christianity, share water and bread rather than the wine and bread of Holy Communion.  (Communion will be shared on Easter Sunday.)

Topic: Maundy Thursday Love Feast
Time: Apr 9, 2020 06:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 287 035 928
Good Friday

On Good Friday, a special video presentation featuring several pastors affiliated with La Trinidad UMC will be uploaded on the theme of the Seven Last Words of Christ.  

Sunrise Selfies

We want to see you, too!  Please email us your individual or family Easter portraits or "Sunrise-Selfie" pictures by noon on Saturday, April 11, 2020 if you would like your photos included (without names) in a special "Sunrise Selfie" Slideshow to be broadcast as part of an 8:00 AM "Sunrise" service on Easter morning.  We will also share this slideshow to our church website.  

Easter Sunday Communion Service

With communion elements consecrated and distributed in the worship kits, we will celebrate Holy Communion together at 9:30 AM and at 11:00 AM on Easter Sunday morning.  Please retain the communion elements in your worship kit for this special service.
New Camera Enhances Worship Broadcast
A generous gift from the church's breakfast ministry has provided the sanctuary with a new pan-tilt-zoom high definition teleconferencing video camera, greatly enhancing the video quality of our online worship broadcast.  Pastors John and Raquel Feagins, Jacob Ybarra, Iris Rodriguez, David Sonnen, Clarissa Rivera and her daughter Natalia, and musicians Moses Contreras, James Kee, and Valerie Mendoza have teamed up to provide both the 9:30 AM service in Spanish and the 11:00 AM service in English.   Our worship service can include pre-recorded content prepared off-site.  Please contact Rev. John Feagins by email if you desire to remotely prepare and offer a song, prayer, reading, or testimony to be included in our weekly service.

The radio interference in previous broadcasts has been diagnosed and resolved.  
Prayer Requests
We encourage you to send in prayer requests to be included in our live worship broadcast.  These can be sent by text message to Pastor Raquel's cell phone (210) 445-6706, or to her email at  Please consider sending these prior to the service so they can be more easily noted and shared.  Some details of concerns may be generalized to respect the privacy of those receiving prayer.

Please feel free to contact either of our pastors throughout the week as needs arise, especially if there is a report of hospitalization or illness.  

Rev. John Feagins   (210) 326-4996
Rev. Raquel Feagins (210) 445-6706

Youth Check-In With Pastor Raquel Feagins
Sunday 3:00 PM

Build the ZOOM-unity!

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Meeting ID: 954 312 060

Monday Lenten Bible Study
Monday 12:00 PM

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Meeting ID: 193 822 768

Gratitude for your Generosity
Many thanks to all who participated in giving through PayPal or who sent gifts in the mail!  

Your love and generosity during this difficult period are especially appreciated and needed.

Special offering envelopes designed for postal use are available through the church office.  Please use this address if sending gifts in the mail or using a Bill Pay service:

La Trinidad United Methodist Church
300 San Fernando St.
San Antonio, TX 78207

The best way to use PayPal is to open a free PayPal account, transfer funds into it from your bank, then make a PayPal to PayPal transfer using the church's "Donate" button.  PayPal to PayPal transfers are free of any processing fees.  PayPal also accepts credit cards but adds a small processing fee.

The button below opens the online giving page of the church website.
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Administrative Notice

The administrative and pastoral staff of La Trinidad UMC is working diligently to continue ministry operations and adapt our spiritual resources for remote deployment.  The staff is also observing social distancing.

As such, the church office is not open to the public.  Church members who need to enter the church facility for work or administrative purposes will be admitted by the church secretary or other staff member.  We encourage all persons to honor the requests of the CDC, state, and local officials for their own safety and that of others.

Please do not approach the administrative offices if you have any flu-like symptoms, if you have traveled out of the area within the last two weeks, or if feel you may be at risk.
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