February 4th, 2021
A Meditation for the Feast of the Presentation of Our Lord
Those who go through the desolate valley will find it a place of springs,
for the early rains have covered it with pools of water.
February 7th - The Feast of the Presentation of Our Lord [transferred]
Service of Holy Eucharist on Zoom with blessing of candles
The Rev. Dr. Judith Lee
Ministers of the Liturgy
Allison Kee, Emily Kee, Nathan Pirelli,
Teagan Richards, Zoey Richards,
Lauren Ruggiero, Landon Sweet
Musicians: Randolph Bloom, Mary Johnson, Jeff Lukas, Cathy Poch
For the Sunday Leaflet, click here.
For the Weekend Announcements, click here.
The Zoom link will be sent by email on Saturday.
Consecrated wafers and candles can be picked up at church on Saturday morning (10-11am) or before the service on Sunday (8-8:45 am). Mother Judith will bring them to your home if you would prefer that option.
There will be no Sunday School this week.
On the Sundays and Wednesdays during February we will include 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!
Youth Group on Sunday on Zoom @ 7 pm
Game Night; Planning for Mission; Meditation;
You will need two devices.
This Weekend at Trinity:
10-11am– The church will be open for picking up consecrated hosts & candles for Sunday’s service
8am – The Church will be open for picking up consecrated hosts for the service
9am – Holy Eucharist on Zoom. The link will be sent on Saturday
10-11:30 – Private Holy Communion in the church
5 pm Sacred Ground Session #9
7 pm – Youth Group on Zoom
This Week at Trinity
The Parish Office will be open Monday – Wednesday: 10am – 2 pm.
The office will be closed on Thursday February 11th
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.
Monday 7 pm Vestry meeting on Zoom
Tuesday 6-8:30 pm – Sacred Ground Session #8
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
Annual Parish Meeting: Election Results:
Senior Warden - Beth Moeller
Junior Warden - Lisa Ruggiero
3-Year Vestry Terms: Joan Campbell, Sarah Prevelige, Cindi Scrimgeour
2-year Vestry Term: Sharon Manoogian
1-year term: Youth Member of Vestry: Tessa Scrimgeour
Clerk: Ann Marie Lockwood
Treasurer: Cheryl Eidinger-Taylor
Assistant Treasurer: Karen Carig-O'Neill
Steward of the Offering: Charlie Johnson
Delegates to Diocesan Convention: Beth Stochaj, Wayne Stochaj, Mary Johnson
Alternate Delegate: Steve Ketcham
Youth Delegate to Diocesan Convention: Madelyn Stochaj
We give abundant thanks to those whose terms are ending: to Ginny Starkis and Susan Edmondson, Wardens, and Peach Warren as Vestry member.
For a copy of the Annual Reports, click here.
A note from Randy Bloom: A very heartfelt thanks for all the kind, thoughtful expressions of sympathy at the passing of my mother Christine Bloom. We were very fortunate to have had her in good health for nearly 96 years. The only regret I have is that she never had the opportunity to meet the wonderful people of Trinity Church. Randy Bloom
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 email@example.com
Grab n Go Lunch - Presidents Day - February 15th 11am-Noon
Tessa Scrimgeour is organizing this event with the students in the Leadership Program at Milford High School .
Please contact Mother Judith if you are available to help or contribute.
Lenten Reading Group: 4pm-5pm on Sundays
February 21st - March 21st
Ladder to the Light by Steven Charleston.
Steven Charleston is an Episcopal priest, former Episcopal Bishop of Alaska, and a Chocktaw elder. Ladder to the Light draws upon the traditional Christian and indigenous teachings to offer insights into seeking hope and courage "in the valley of the shadows." We will discuss 2 chapters each week (about 25-30 pages).
Ash Wednesday: February 17, 2020
Outdoor Covenant Service with St. Mary’s: 12:15 pm @ Fino Field with the Imposition of Ashes. Participants will remain in their cars. The service will be transmitted on Milford Local Cable Access: Comcast Channel 11 & Verizon Channel 40
Trinity will also have services on Zoom at 10 am and 7 pm.
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.
Good News Garden Book Group: This is God's Table-Finding: Church Beyond the Walls Alternate Thursdays @ 5:30-6:30 January 14-February 25. To learn more and register click here.
Our Prayers Are Offered For:
Parish Members & Friends: the Clifford Family; 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; Gloria Falcone; L. A. Jones, William Jones, Sharon Manoogian; Sal & Vas Ferreira; Laura Uretsky; Michael Lambert; Brad Gustavesen; 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.
Homebound Parishioners: Verna Parente, and Wayne Morey.
The Deceased: Robert Clifford
Our Partner Dioceses: Kumasi and Asante-Mampong in Ghana
Those celebrating birthdays this week: Bianca Roffo; Carlo Roffo; Charlotte Vaillancourt; Alexa DeCotis; Reid Aucoin; Barbara Thayer; Wally Costa; Heather Shaw; Eric Condon; Angela Velazquez; Caleb Baisley; Aretha Liverpool; and Gary Nylander.
For Presiding Bishop Michael Curry's message to the church here.
For news and access to Diocesan meetings and worship, go to https://www.diocesewma.org/
For news about events at Trinity and The Episcopal Church go to https://www.trinitychurchmilford.org
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Mother Judith Lee
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)