January 7th, 2021
A Meditation for the Feast of the Baptism of Our Lord
Then God said, “Let there be light”;
and there was light.
And God saw that the light was good;
and God separated the light from the darkness.
January 10th - The Feast of the Baptism of Our Lord
The Service of Holy Eucharist on Zoom @ 9 am
Ministers of the Liturgy
The Rev. Dr. Judith Lee
Dave Clinkman, Stephen Howe, James Jones
Musicians: Randolph Bloom, Mary Johnson, Jeff Lukas, Cathy Poch
For the Sunday Leaflet, click here.
For the Weekend Announcements, click here.
The Zoom links will be available in the email that we will send on Saturday.
The Youth Group will prepare and distribute a Grab-n-Go lunch on Martin Luther King Day- Monday January 18th. Please contact Sarah Prevelige if you would like to contribute or participate.
Stewardship: A Season of Thanksgiving
Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; for his mercy endures forever.
As of January 5th - Number of pledges received: 87
Amount pledged: $153,390 [87% of goal]
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:
A Prayer by Walter Brueggmemann: "Giver of all Good Gifts"
[from Prayers for a Priviledged People, pp. 123-24]
Stir us by your spirit beyond fearful accumulation toward outrageous generosity,
that giving bread to others makes for peace,
that giving drink to others makes for justice,
that giving and sharing opens the world
and assures abundance for all.
We pray this even as we ponder the gift of your Son
whom we ingest as bread and wine,
and tasting, find ourselves forgiven and renewed.
This Weekend at Trinity:
9am – Service of Holy Communion on Zoom. Consecrated wafers will be distributed at the church on Saturday morning (10-11am) and on Sunday (8-8:45 am). The link will be sent by email on Saturday
9:45 am Sunday School
10:00-11:30 am Private Holy Communion in the church
5-6:30 pm Sacred Ground: Session #6 on Zoom: “Americans, not Foreigners: Exploring Asian/Pacific
This Week at Trinity:
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 7:15 am – Zoom Meditation: the link will be send by email on Sunday
Monday 7 pm – Vestry meeting on Zoom
Tuesday 7 pm – Sacred Ground: Session #6 on Zoom: “Americans, not Foreigners: Exploring Asian/Pacific
Wednesday 10 am – Morning Prayer on Zoom: the link will be send by email on Wednesday morning
Thursday 4 pm Grab n Go meals at Trinity
Thursday 7pm – Profile Committee Meeting on Zoom
Friday – Noon – Bible Study on Zoom: Simon Peter. The link will be send by email
Bible Study: Fridays @ noon - 4 weeks: The Twelve Apostles
The twelve men who were Jesus’ first followers were a motley crew. They are described in the gospels as ordinary men who stumbled and fumbled their way along the path to which Jesus called them. We may feel we have known some of them for most of our lives: Peter, John, Matthew, and Judas Iscariot. Some have briefer stories: Philip, Thomas, and Andrew. Others we know only by name: James son of Zebedee; James son of Alpheus; Bartholomew, Thaddeus, Simon the Zealot.
In January, we will have a 4-week study on Jesus’ apostles.
January 8th The Calling of the Twelve (starting at 11:30am)
January 15th Simon Peter
January 22nd John the Beloved Disciple
January 29th Philip, Andrew, and Thomas,
We will finish in time to begin a Friday Lenten Study of the Psalms.
The Zoom link will be sent each week.
Notice: Annual Parish Meeting on Zoom Sunday January 31st @ 9AM
At this meeting we will express our appreciation to members of the congregation who have brought us together this year.
This is not a contest - but in this unusual year we may not have noticed what everyone has done.
Please send the names of people you would like to recognize to Mother Judith or Ginny Starkis by January 15th.
Diocesan Community Events:
January 23rd: A Day of Prayer: Bending Toward Justice. To learn more & 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 Smat & Robeson Families; Evangeline Bushey; Arlene Person; Aretha Liverpool; Ray & Enid; Rita & Dick Cronan; Liz Pekkala; Charles Gustavesen; Karin Tourtellotte; Rachel Martin; Sharon Manoogian; Sal & Vas Ferreira; Laura Uretsky; Brad Gustavesen; 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: Allan Smat
Our Partner Dioceses: Kumasi and Asante-Mampong in Ghana
Those celebrating birthdays this week: Krista Tracy; Destinee Ortiz; Rich Garvey; Ryan Thompson; Leah Kirby; Jeremy Neves; Danielle King; Eric Olson; Doug Lloyd; Carson Garrett; Kelly Alley; Lindsey Provost; Evan Sholudko; Troy Holske; Michael Descoteaux; Kevin McMillen; and Cathy Ellis.
For Presiding Bishop Michael Curry's 'Epiphany 2021: A Call to Prayer for our Nation' , click here.
For Bishop Fisher's Christmas message click 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)