Meditation for the Third Sunday of Advent
December 13, 2020 click here.
Morning Prayer on Zoom at 9 am: December 13, 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.
Lighting the Advent Wreath
Prayers of comfort for Christmas during the Pandemic
For the Morning Prayer leaflet, click here.
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Sunday School: A Note from Rachel Carpenter
Hi all!!! We look forward to seeing everyone at church school at 9:45. It will be the third Sunday of Advent!!
Elementary AND Jr High ZOOM Church School 9:45 AM
Meeting ID: 948 3277 1037 Passcode: 435036
Stewardship: A Season of Thanksgiving
Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; for his mercy endures forever.
The Vestry will meet on this coming Monday, December 14th, 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:
As of December 5th:
Number of pledges received: 67 [64% of total]
Amount pledged: $182,594.00 [74% of budget]
Gracious God, abundant are the blessings you have freely and joyously given us. Grateful for the opportunities you provide for living generous and compassionate lives of love, prayer, and service, we ask that you help us now and always to offer freely and joyously to you, O God, our gifts of time, talent, and treasure. This we pray through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen
This Weekend at Trinity:
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 will be suspended for at least 2 weeks because of Covid-19 restrictions
4 pm Deanery Blue Christmas Service
Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/94895918709?pwd=T2dTVHJWR0l1cDNtU1FURExaTStHdz09
Meeting ID: 948 9591 8709 Passcode: 332429
This Week at Trinity:
Newsletter Deadline: Tuesday, December 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
Monday 7 pm Vestry Meeting on Zoom
Wednesday 10 am Morning Prayer & Fellowship on Zoom
Meeting ID: 831-6113-8171 Password: 497792
Thursday 4 pm Grab-n-Go Meals at Trinity
Thursday 7 pm Profile Committee meeting on Zoom
Community Meals Program
We will be preparing takeout meals in Trinity’s kitchen on Wednesdays December 23rd & 30th. We plan to include with the meals a gift packet of personal hygiene items and a “meal in a bag” bag of groceries. We need volunteers to help pack these bags. Please call or email the Parish Office if you are able to help for a couple of hours on either or both days. Community Service credit will be given to students. We are grateful to the Lions Club, St. Mary’s, and private donors for your generous support of this program.
Blue Christmas Service
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. 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.
Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/94895918709?pwd=T2dTVHJWR0l1cDNtU1FURExaTStHdz09
Meeting ID: 948 9591 8709 Passcode: 332429
Sunday, December 13th @ 4 PM:
The Rev. Deacon Beth Washburn, Officiant
Monday, December 21st @ 7 PM:
The Rev. Judith Lee, Officiant
Comfort, comfort my people, says our God.
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: the Bedrosian, Ferrebee, Hakesley, Campbell, & Baker Families; Barbara; Michelle; Stephanie; Maureen Colvin; Rita & Dick Cronan; 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; 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.
The Deceased: Donna Marie Hakesley
Our Partner Dioceses: Kumasi and Asante-Mampong in Ghana
Those celebrating birthdays this week: Tessa Scrimgeour; John Palinkas; Brittany Locklin; Fran Phaneuf; Cindy Bernier; Peter Hennessy; Linda Wessling; Hayden Fowler; Elizabeth Hutto; Nancy Nichols; Michael Marino; Anthony Cifizzari; Peyton Nogler; Scott Keach; Andre Kinne; Madison Lyons; and Amy Neves.
Advent and Christmas at Trinity
December 13 Advent 3
Prayers for Comfort at Christmas during the pandemic
December 22 Advent 4
December 24th THE EVE OF THE NATIVITY
OF OUR LORD
We will have ONE Service of Holy Communion with carols on Zoom @ 4 pm
December 25th THE FEAST OF THE NATIVITY
OF OUR LORD
We will have ONE Service of Holy Communion on Zoom @ 9 am
December 27th The First Sunday after Christmas:
A Festival of Lessons & Carols on Zoom @ 9 am
January 3rd Epiphany Sunday:
A Christmas Pageant on Zoom @ 9 am
NOTICE: ANNUAL PARISH MEETING
ON JANUARY 31st 2021 9 AM ON ZOOM
Trinity Episcopal church
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)