A Meditation for the First Sunday in Lent
Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me.
Mystery of Goodness, by whose gaze we are called
into being and held in life:
teach us the secrecy of prayer which seeks no reward;
the generosity of love which forgets itself;
the gift of a treasure uncountable and unconsumed;
through Jesus Christ, the Son of the Wilderness.
-from Prayers for an Inclusive Church
February 21st - The First Sunday in Lent
Morning Prayer on Zoom @ 9 am
The Rev. Dr. Judith Lee
Ministers of the Liturgy:
Members of the Vestry
Beth Moeller & Lisa Ruggiero, Wardens
Edla Ann Bloom, Lucille Clinkman, Steve Ketcham,
Karen Carig-O’Neill, Cindi Scrimgeour, Wayne Stochaj
Randolph Bloom, Mary Johnson, Jeff Lukas
For the Sunday Leaflet, click here.
For the Weekend Announcements, click here.
The Zoom link will be sent by email on Saturday.
9:45 am - Sunday School The Link and topic will be sent on Saturday. If you have any questions contact Rachel Carpenter at email@example.com
On the Sundays and Wednesdays during February we have included prayers and music from the African American tradition in observance of Black History Month.
Lord, Lord, Open Unto Me Howard Thurman, Meditations of the Heart
Open unto me, light for my darkness
Open unto me, courage for my fear
Open unto me, hope for my despair
Open unto me, peace for my turmoil
Open unto me, joy for my sorrow
Open unto me, strength for my weakness
Open unto me, wisdom for my confusion
Open unto me, forgiveness for my sins
Open unto me, tenderness for my toughness
Open unto me, love for my hates
Open unto me, Thy Self for myself
Lord, Lord, open unto me!
The 30-Hour Famine
The 30-hour Famine is a program sponsored by World Vision to raise awareness of global hunger and to raise funds for World Vision’s hunger programs. Throughout the country, youth have pledged to fast from noon on Friday February 26th until 6pm on Saturday February 27th.
There are 3 ways you can support them:
This Weekend at Trinity:
9 am – Morning Prayer on Zoom. The link will be sent on Saturday
10-11:30 am – Private Holy Communion in the church
4-5 pm – Lenten Book Discussion: Ladder to the Light by Steven Charleston [Introduction & Chapter 1]
5:30-7 pm – Sacred Ground: Session # 10
This Week at Trinity:
The Parish office will be open Monday through Thursday: 10am – 2 pm.
Mother Judith is working remotely and can be reached by phone [716.949.8194] or email.
Monday 7:15 am – Zoom Meditation: the link will be sent by email on Sunday.
Tuesday 7-8:30 pm – Sacred Ground: Session #9
Wednesday 10 am – Morning Prayer on Zoom: the link will be sent by email on Wednesday morning
Wednesday 7:30-8 pm – Zoom meditation. The link will be sent by email on Wednesday
Thursday 4 pm – Grab n Go meals at Trinity
Friday noon – Saturday evening –The 30-Hour Famine led by the Youth Group
Annual Parish Meeting: for a copy of the reports and election results, click here.
GFS Scholarships are available!
Attention high school seniors and their families. It’s time for the annual search for deserving recipients of the GFS Scholarships. Each year, Trinity gives monetary awards to qualified members who are entering an institution of higher education. These awards recognize attendance and service to Trinity Parish during the applicant's high school years. The application is available to download on the Trinity Church website at www.trinitychurchmilford.org. At the home page click Resources- Scholarship -Trinity Episcopal Church GFS to download the form Applications must be received by April 23rd and the recipients will be notified shortly thereafter. Please direct all questions to GFS Scholarship Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Presidents’ Day Grab n Go Lunch
Thank you to Tessa Scrimgeour and the Leadership Program at Milford High School for preparing and distributing 70 lunches on President’s Day, and to the volunteers from Sacred Heart of Jesus Church who partnered with us to donate DVDs.
Special thanks to Tessa, Sophia Soares, Jason Darling, Stephanie Caetano, JiaLi Madden, Michelle Alves, Krissy Ferreir, Dwight Kee, Angus Scrimgeour, Cindi Scrimgeour, and Marge Donahue.
Preparing for Lent at Trinity: For a schedule of events and programs, click here.
Lentopoly - A Family Game for Lent. Click here for materials and instructions for putting the game together.
Lent Book Discussion: Ladder to the Light by Steven Charleston. Click here for a Discussion Guide.
Heifer International: For a calendar of giving click here.
Last year’s Lenten project was the Heifer project, and as we were unable to see it to completion, we are continuing with it this year. If you still have your mite box from last year, you can use it. If you do not have a mite box, you can use anything – a small box, a yogurt container, or other small container to put coins in during Lent.
Many of you may know the Heifer project as the organization that provides animals to people to help provide food and income. Heifer also provides more, such as seeds and education on farming. Families are able to provide food for their family and an income, for example if a they receive baby chicks, they will learn how to raise them, will have eggs for their family to eat, can sell the eggs they do not need, and have fertilizer to help with growing crops (another source of food for the family and income for what they sell). Heifer’s goal is not only to end hunger, but to also end poverty. Heifer works in many countries around the world, including the U.S. Tune in next week to find out more about Heifer. Thank you! Mission Committee
Diocesan Community Events:
Lenten Retreat: Lent and the Longing for God: Saturday March 6th, 9:30am - noon on Zoom
For more information and to register click here.
Our Prayers Are Offered For:
Parish Members & Friends: Gloria Falcone; Barbara Feurtado; Valeri; Sharon Manoogian; Sal & Vas Ferreira; Laura Uretsky; Michael Lambert; Brad Gustavesen; Evangeline Bushey; Arlene Person; Aretha Liverpool; Ray & Enid; Liz Pekkala; Bob Motuzas; Rita & Dick Cronan; Eli Johnson & Family; the Rev. Libby Wade; Sue; Charles Gustavesen; Karin Tourtellotte; 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; 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 and their families.
Newborn: Madison Claire Jones & Daley Grace Giangreco-Marotta and their families
Homebound Parishioners: Verna Parente, and Wayne Morey.
Our Partner Dioceses: Kumasi and Asante-Mampong in Ghana
Those celebrating birthdays this week: Selena Phillips; Adam Karakeian; Caroline Yaroshefski; Martha Morese; Edla Ann Bloom; Nelson Sousa; Cecilia Adams; McKealy Locklin; Patti Kelly; Luke Manoli; Michelle Gagnon; Benjamin Corman; Melanie Figueroa; Melissa McGovern; Ann Masse; Kirsten Buddington-Davis; and Matt Nichols.