A Prayer for the Beginning of New Ministry
God of Love,
You are with us in every transition and change.
As we enter into this new era with hope and trust in your Spirit
we recall your deep compassion, presence, and abounding love.
We thank you for the gifts, talents and skills with which you have blessed us.
We thank you for the experiences that have brought us to this moment.
We thank you for the work of others that gives breadth and depth to our own work.
Be with us as we move forward, rejoicing with you and supporting one another.
We ask this in your Holy Name. Amen.
The Tenth Sunday after Pentecost
Hybrid Worship: In person and on Zoom
Coffee Hour following the service
Following CDC guidelines we encourage everyone to wear a mask.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.
- Proverbs 3:5-6
The Altar Flowers are given to the Glory of God and in thanksgiving for
the birth of Owen Lawrence Poch, grandson of Cathy and Larry Poch
and son of Gregory and Michelle Poch.
Ministers of the Liturgy
Worship Leader: Peach Warren
Lectors: Mary Frances Best, Ginny Starkis
Musicians: Randolph Bloom, Jeff Lukas, Cathy Poch
Ushers: Andrew Yaroshefski & Ginny Starkis
Altar Guild: Sheri Keeler-Philips
Technology Team: Ann Marie Lockwood & Katherine Côté
This Weekend at Trinity:
9 am Morning Prayer; zoom link will be sent on Saturday evening.
This Week at Trinity:
Magee will be on vacation Tuesday August 3rd through Monday August 9th.
Fr. John's office hours will be Wednesday & Thursday, 10am - 2 pm.
Monday 10 am Memorial Service for Diane E. (Morey) Johnson at the
Buma-Sargeant Funeral Home.
Vacation Bible Camp has been cancelled due to low enrollment.
Wednesday Morning Prayer is suspended for the month of August.
Thursday 4 pm Grab ‘n Go meals at Trinity
Friday 10 am Painting Class in Murray Hall
Fr. John Elliott Lein begins Ministry this week.
We welcome him and his family
next Sunday: August 8th
Sunday School Summer Prayer Calendar
We have a calendar with a prayer topic for each day. We are able to join together in prayer each day--whether we are alone, with our family, or with friends. To receive weekly family faith activities contact Rachel Carpenter at firstname.lastname@example.org.
August Prayer Calendar
Thank you from Mother Judith
How wonderful it was to celebrate our ministry together by sharing what we have missed most during the past 16 months – singing hymns and listening to music from different traditions performed beautifully, sharing Holy Communion, and enjoying a grand coffee hour in Murray Hall. I think all of us felt “Trinity is back!” even while we knew how much this year has changed us.
It truly has been a blessing to share this year with you, and I have only two regrets: That I did not say “thank you” often enough and that I did not get to know more of you. But I also know that the bonds we formed during this year, closely or at a distance, will continue to shape each of us.
Thank you for the generous gifts that you presented to me. I was truly surprised! Beyond the surprise, it meant so much to me that you took such care in choosing these particular “adventures”: How could you know that I support UNICEF as often as I can? How could you know that the Worcester Ecotarium and Southwick Zoo are two of my grandchildren’s favorite places, or that we have talked about visiting the Dr. Seuss Museum? How could you know that I have been meaning to visit the Worcester Art Museum and the Tower Hill Botanical Gardens now that my schedule will be more flexible? I had no idea that your leaders knew me so well. I shall enjoy these adventures, made all the more meaningful by knowing that you will be my companions in Spirit.
Altar Flowers: Summer
Now that we are 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.
Food Pantry Donations -
There is now a bin in the narthex at the side entrance to the church for donations of non-perishable food to the Food Pantry.
Our Prayers Are Offered For:
Parish Members & Friends: the Morey, Johnson & Smith Families; Tony & Sarah Zozzaro; Lee Kalns; Ani Sharoogian; the McDonnell Family; 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: Diane Johnson and Katie Smith
Our Partner Dioceses: Kumasi and Asante-Mampong in Ghana
Those celebrating birthdays this week: Anne Smith; Sal Morese, Jr.; Ava Cortese; Alex Papasodero; Cathy Harrison; Betsey Scrimgeour; Travis Montag; Mary Ann Stand; Rene Phaneuf; Vandel Forgone; Anna Prevelige; Nia Welter; Elsa Williams; Rebeca Leverock, Allen Tattrie; Mary Webber, Ronald Kuligowski; Dorothy Butler; Eric Lyon; Arianna Morese; Lindsay Sweet; and Molly Steen.
The Altar Flowers are given to the Glory of God and in thanksgiving for the birth of Owen Lawrence Poch, grandson of Cathy and Larry Poch and son of Gregory and Michelle Poch.
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