Heavenly Father, you entrusted your Son Jesus, the child of Mary,
to the care of Joseph, an earthly father.
Bless all fathers as they care for their families.
Give them strength and wisdom, tenderness and patience;
Guide us in supporting them in the work they have to do, as we look to you for love and salvation, through Jesus Christ our rock and defender. Amen.
The Fourth Sunday after Pentecost
World Refugee Day
Holy Eucharist @ 9am
Hybrid Worship: In person and on Zoom
Masks are optional: Recommended but not required
The Liturgical Ministers will wear masks throughout the service unless they are speaking or singing
Ministers of the Liturgy
Celebrant and Preacher: The Rev. Dr. Judith Lee
Eucharistic Minister: Stephen Howe
Lector: Dave Clinkman
Musicians: Randolph Bloom, Jeff Lukas, Cathy Poch
Ushers: Andrew Yaroshefski and Touie Jackson
Altar Guild: Mary-Ellen Yaroshefski
Digital Ministers: Ann Marie Lockwood, Mary Johnson, & Katherine Côté
What to expect on Sunday morning, click here.
For a copy of the service leaflet, click here.
For the Weekly Announcements, click here.
This Weekend at Trinity:
10 am Diocesan Observance of Juneteenth: Morning Prayer on the
Diocesan YouTube Channel.
7 pm Young Adult Evening Prayer (sponsored by Young Adult Ministry
Network) Email email@example.com in advance for the link.
9 am Holy Eucharist in person and on Zoom. The link will be sent on
7 pm Prayer Vigil to honor refugees broadcast on Episcopal Migration
Ministries' Facebook page.
This Week at Trinity:
The Parish Office will be closed on Wednesday & Thursday because Magee will be on vacation.
Mother Judith can be reached by phone [716.949.8194] and email.
Wednesday 10 am Morning Prayer on Zoom: the link will be sent by email
on Wednesday morning
Thursday 4 pm Grab n Go meals at Trinity with Youth Group donations of
flip-flops, sunscreen, and bug spray.
Deadline this Sunday: Donations for the Youth Group Mission Project:
flip flops, sunscreen, bug spray
There is a bin at the side entry of the church
Mission Committee - Heifer Project
Thank you to everyone who participated in the Lenten collection for Heifer! If you still have your mite box at home, you may send in your offering! Please open up your box, count up your coins and then send a check for the amount, made payable to Trinity Church, and mail it to the church. Please remember to write 'Heifer Lenten Project' in the memo section. If you are not able to send a check, you may drop your box off in the collection plate during one of the in-person Sunday services this month. Thank you! - Trinity Mission Committee
Altar Flowers: Summer
Now that we will be gathering for Holy Eucharist every Sunday, we would like to have fresh flowers at the altar every week. However, our florist reports that prices have increased significantly during the pandemic. We invite donations from your gardens. Please contact Mary-Ellen Yaroshefski if you wish to contribute. This may be an opportunity for thanksgiving or memorials.
Volunteers needed: Community Meals
Community Service Opportunity
Summer Thursdays: 3-6 pm (We usually finish soon after 5 pm). Two volunteers to tend the “Meal in a Bag” table, where our guests choose food to prepare for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Volunteers will set up the table, help individuals choose items, and end by storing the food and tables in the back of the church.
Monthly Dinners beginning in September: 1 Wednesday or Thursday/ month, 3-6 pm Volunteers will serve guests in Murray Hall and takeout dinners at the entrance to the church. Tasks include setting tables, clearing tables, and helping with cleanup. Please contact the Parish Office, Alice Jacobson or Glen Peterson for more information
Good News Gardens has had a little bit of bad news and lots of good news. The bad news is that in an effort to give away plants on Earth Day, many little plants were shocked by the frigid weather that we had on Earth Day. Some never did recover. We lost several of our little friends. I am wondering how many of the plants people took home on Earth Day were also affected? If your little plants did not survive, we have more to give away.
Now, for the good news, Dave and Lucille Clinkman shared a photo of one of their newly adopted tomato plants. One is on their deck and the other has been planted in a raised garden; both seem to be thriving! Cathy Poch. reports that her dwarf sunflowers have buds on them and one of the men who comes to the community dinners invited Charlie over to his garden at the home across the street from the church so he could show how his container garden is thriving. Many of the residents at that house combined their plants to make a small garden. The Good News Gardens have spread as far North as Danvers. A friend of mine from work asked to be part of our garden. And as far west as Charlton as Mother Judith brought Peggy Berube a pot of marigolds and dwarf sunflowers. The flowers were also shocked by the cold on Earth day. However, Peggy told me she has accepted the challenge to nurse them back to health.
I volunteered at the Garden of Hope off of the bike trail in Milford on June 5th. We planted a 20 foot by 20 foot garden all with donated plants from several area businesses. This is a communal garden and all are invited to weed and water as well as to share in the harvest. Most of the produce will go to the community food bank. There were so many plants that the folks ar Garden of Hope donated some of them for us to use in our Good News Gardens. We are all growing together.
We will give away more plants on Sunday, June 13th and on Thursday, June 17th. All of the plants are safe to stay outside 24/7 now. Remember, on hot days they are really thirsty, please give them water often. I look forward to sharing our harvest with friends, family and neighbors. And I would enjoy news about how your plants are doing, successes and struggles.
Our Prayers Are Offered For:
Parish Members & Friends: Bishop Doug Fisher & Family; the Zimmerman Family; Darlene Young; Karin Tourtellotte; Ani Sharoogian; Shae Frizzell; Bernie O’Connor; Manohar Pathikani & Family; Bitsy; Paul Langlois; Sharon Manoogian; Sal & Vas Ferreira; Laura Uretsky; Michelle; Stephanie; Ron Taylor; Kim Liquori; Peter Lee; Gloria Falcone; Barbara; Valerie; Ray & Enid; Clinton Clark, III; Marco Weiss; Al Price; Robert; Mary Torian, Beth & Terry; Esther McKenzie; Lisa Wilson; Sandra Arbogast; Len Baird; Judy Shea; Robin Rowe; Skye Bayleigh Plaisted; Alex; Alisha Starkis Weddeke; Chrissy & Mark; Thomas Scano; the Canali Family; Sherel & Lou Frere; Craig Silverman; Justin Perkin; Tom Childs; Nancy Sharoogian; Bob Mezzadri; all those serving in the military and the Peace Corps, especially Avary DeRagon; Dan Consigli; Drew Beauchamp; Charles; Laura; Elena; Brendan Wood; Danielle & Joel Marsh; Tom Bento; Joel Joudrey; Justin Woessner and their families.
Homebound Parishioners: Verna Parente, and Wayne Morey.
The Deceased: Thomas Fisher and Eevi Zimmerman
Our Partner Dioceses: Kumasi and Asante-Mampong in Ghana
Those celebrating birthdays this week: Tess Cuddy; Shane Moeller; Matthew Carey; Penelope Anderson; Mike Gallerane; Kristin Nogler; John Gagnon; Barbara Kalunian; Carol Cormier; Tyler Anderson; Lauren Tredeau; Peach Warren; Judah Garay; Emily Kirby; Gilbert Leonard, III; Eleanor Drummond; Jason Darling; Michael Shawlis; Erin Trites; Julie Uthoff; Pat Ward; Judith Leonard; Alan Atherton; John Palumbo; Michelle Gatchell; Thomas Grover; and Eric Ford.
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9:00 am — Holy Eucharist Rite II
10:00 am — Coffee Hour community
10:30 am — Spiritual Formation for all ages (not in summer)
7:00 pm — Contemplative Gathering (not in summer)
4:00 pm — Community Dinner (Grab 'n Go)