December 3rd, 2020
Meditation for the Second Sunday of Advent
December 6, 2020 click here
Morning Prayer on Zoom at 9 am: December 6, 2020
Meeting ID: 822-5682-7302 Password: 546896
Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine.
2 When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you; when you walk through fire you shall not be burned, and the flame shall not consume you 3 For I am the Lord your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior. [Isaiah 43:1-3]
Lighting the Advent Wreath
Welcoming St. Nicholas
Our Youth will be our readers.
For the Morning Prayer leaflet, click here.
For the Weekly Announcements click here.
Stewardship: A Season of Thanksgiving
Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; for his mercy endures forever.
The Finance Committee will meet on December 8th to propose a budget based upon our pledges offered by that date. This year, especially, it's important to pledge so that we plan for the increased costs of 2021 and so that the candidates can see that we have a robust Stewardship commitment.
We now have the option of pledging by completing the confidential form at our website:
To Read the Stewardship Reflection by Touie Jackson click here
This Weekend at Trinity:
10am-1pm Pick up Christmas Fair Orders
9am-3pm Drop off Jesse Tree Gifts
9 am Morning Prayer on Zoom with Lighting the Advent Wreath and Welcoming St. Nicholas
10:30-11:30 am Distribution of Holy Communion to individuals in the church
Sunday afternoon Home Communion for those who cannot come to the church
7 pm Youth Group Game Night on Zoom
Meeting ID 820 1800 62 Passcode 448951
Invite Link https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82018006241?pwd=MEZwWX
This Week at Trinity Newsletter Deadline: November 15th
The Office will be open Monday – Thursday, 10am – 2 pm.
Mother Judith is working remotely and can be reached by phone [716.949.8194] or email
Monday 7:15am-7:45am Zoom Meditation
Meeting ID: 865 0875 1622 Passcode: 787387
Tuesday 7 pm Worcester Deanery Blue Christmas Service on Zoom
Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/94895918709?pwd=T2dTVHJWR0l1cDNtU1FURExaTStHdz09
Meeting ID: 948 9591 8709 Passcode: 332429
Tuesday 7 pm Finance Committee meeting on Zoom
Wednesday 10 am Morning Prayer & Fellowship on Zoom
Meeting ID: 831-6113-8171 Password: 497792 Telephone: 929-205-6099
Thursday 4 pm Grab-n-Go Meals at Trinity
Thursday 7:30 pm Profile Committee meeting on Zoom
Friday 12:30 pm ROMEOs on Zoom
Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83952173496?pwd=SGowSDFaanpMOFFOK3RtTDNkdE51dz09
Meeting ID: 839 5217 3496 Passcode 700828
Trinity's Christmas Fair is Online:
DEADLINE FOR ONLINE SHOPPING: FRIDAY DECEMBER 4TH AT 6 PM
Items and takeout lunches can be picked up at Trinity on
Saturday December 5th 10am – 1pm.
SPREAD THE WORD!! OUR SUCCESS DEPENDS UPON SHARING NEWS WITH OUR FRIENDS AND COLLEAGUES SPREAD THE WORD!!
The Jesse Tree 2020The deadline for dropping off items is 3pm on Saturday, December 5th (there will be someone at the church on December 5th from 9 to 3 to receive items). The deadlines are earlier as the gifts must be quarantined at the church for two weeks before distribution. There’s a box at the bottom of the stairs for Jesse Tree items. Items should not be wrapped. If you selected a gift card, please place it in an envelope and put it in the Mission Committee folder outside Mother Judith's office (with a note on it with your name) so that the Mission Committee can match up the item from the signup with the family requesting it.
If you do not remember what you signed up for, you can go to the Signup Genius to see - link is
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0A48ADAD2DABFB6-trinity. If you have any questions regarding the item(s) you sign up to fulfill, please contact Maryellen Yaroshefski. If you will not be able to drop your gifts off at the church by 3pm on Saturday, please let Maryellen Yaroshefski know (email: email@example.com or on Saturday please call 774-573-1109 - before 3pm).
Thank you - Trinity Mission Committee
Creation Care Tip of the Week: Don’t shop till you drop
Do I need it? Can the wrapping be recycled? Am I making the best use of what I already have? Can I share from my bounty with others and give rather than acquire? Consider making a gift to a non-profit organization in the name of someone you love.
Our Prayers Are Offered For:
Parish Members & Friends: Kim Liquori & Family; Mark Mattioli; Karen Carig-O’Neill; Ray & Enid; Elleana Shearer; Marco Weiss; Al Price; Christine Bloom; Sharon Manoogian; Sal & Vas Ferreira; Laura Uretsky; Steve Hyams; John Donohoe; John Burke; Brad Gustavesen; Rita & Dick Cronan; 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; Dr. Stephen Janko; 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; Chris Ketcham and their families.
Homebound Parishioners: Verna Parente and Wayne Morey.
Our Partner Dioceses: Kumasi and Asante-Mampong in Ghana
Those celebrating birthdays this week: Lisa Conti; Ben Nelson; Tom Nelson; June Jones; Scott Roy; Lisa Ruggiero; Matthew Frycki; Harrison Smith; Ruth Warner; Lisa Murphy; Johnny Howard; Brady Waugh; Monica Waugh; Travis Terry; Mike Manoogian; Charles Olson; and Tessa Scrimgeour.
Blue Christmas Service
The Episcopal churches in the Worcester Corridor are joining to offer a service on Zoom that is based on the service that you have offered at Trinity for many years. The service will be offered three times. Our own Dave Clinkman will be one of the musicians, and Mary Johnson will be one of the readers.
For many people, the Christmas season brings complicated feelings. In this season of joy and love, many struggle with grief and loneliness. This is especially true during the pandemic. Blue Christmas is a quiet, meditative service of music, prayers, and readings for comfort and peace. We remember times of joy and we are sustained by hope and grace in the face of loss. Together, offer our sorrow and our hope to God for healing and transformation. We share the gift of knowing that we are not alone.
Meeting ID: 948 9591 8709 Passcode: 332429
Tuesday December 8th @ 7 PM: The Rev. Laura Goodwin, Officiant
Sunday December 13th @ 4 PM: The Rev. Deacon Beth Washburn,
Monday December 21st @ 7 PM: The Rev. Judith Lee, Officiant
Comfort, comfort my people, says our God. [Isaiah 43:1]
For news and access to Diocesan meetings and worship, go to https://www.diocesewma.org/
For news about events at Trinity and the National Episcopal Church go to https://www.trinitychurchmilford.org
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Mother Judith Lee
Trinity Episcopal church
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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)