January 14th, 2021
A Meditation for the Second Sunday after the Epiphany
Martin Luther King Weekend
He has told you, O mortal, what is good; and what does the LORD require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?” [Micah 6:8]
January 17th - The Second Sunday after the Epiphany
Martin Luther King Jr. Weekend
Prayers for Social Justice
Morning Prayer on Zoom @ 9 am
Vestry Discussion following the service.
Ministers of the Liturgy
The Rev. Dr. Judith Lee
Members of the Vestry: Susan Edmondson, Warden; Edla Ann Bloom, Lucille Clinkman, Steve Ketcham,
Lisa Ruggiero, Gayle Ruscitti, Wayne Stochaj, Peach Warren
Musicians: Randolph Bloom, Mary Johnson, Jeff Lukas, Beth Stochaj
For the Sunday Leaflet, click here.
For the Weekend Announcements, click here.
The Zoom will be sent by email on Saturday.
Musical Notes: Special Music in honor of Martin Luther King Day
Both the prelude and congregational hymn for January 17th are from the rich African-American tradition of music. My Lord, What a Mornin’ is one of several spirituals harmonized and arranged by African American composer and arranger, Harry T. Burleigh (1866-1949). Because of his association with a number of late 19th century greats, including Antonin Dvorak, Burleigh gained recognition as a respected African-American musician. In 1894 he accepted the position as soloist at St. Georges Episcopal Church, NYC. Despite objections because of his ethnic background, Burleigh maintained the position for fifty years.
Lift Every Voice and Sing with words by James Weldon Johnson (1871-1938) and music by J. Rosamond Johnson (1873-1954) is considered the “Black national anthem.” Although born in Jacksonville, Florida, after studies in the United States and abroad, the brothers settled in New York City. Our organ builder, Tim Smith, was the organist/choir director at one time in the church in NYC long-associated with the Johnson brothers.
- Randy Bloom, Minister of Music
Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Take-out Lunch sponsored by the Senior High Youth Group
Distribution of winter coats from
Sacred Heart of Jesus Roman Catholic Church
11 am - Noon
Contact Sarah Prevelige if you would like to participate or contribute.
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]
We now have the option of pledging by completing the confidential form at our website:
Blessed be God who alone has called us.
Therefore we offer all that we are and all that we shall become.
Accept, O God, our sacrifice of praise.
Accept our thanks for all you have done.
Our hands were empty, and you filled them. Amen.
This Weekend at Trinity:
9am – Morning Prayer on Zoom. 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
2 pm Youth Group preparations for MLK lunch at Trinity Kitchen
5-6:30 pm Sacred Ground Session #7: “Selective access to the melting pot & the American dream”
This Week at Trinity
The Parish Office will be closed on Monday to observe Martin Luther King Jr. Day
The Parish Office will be open Tuesday–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
Monday 11am – noon Takeout lunch organized by the Youth Group.
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
Thursday 7pm – Profile Committee Meeting on Zoom
Friday – Noon – Bible Study on Zoom: John the Beloved Disciple. The link will be sent by email
Vestry Highlights: January 11, 2021
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.
For a summary this week's discussion Scripture and topics click here.
Notice: Trinity Parish Annual Meeting on Zoom
Sunday January 31st @ 9AM
I. Appointment of a Clerk of the Meeting
II. Message from Bishop Fisher
III. Approval of the Minutes of the 2020 Meeting
IV. Nominations for Election
a. Voting by poll
V. Report of the Wardens
a. Highlights of 2020: Overview of Annual Reports
i. Highlights: New and changed ministries
ii. What have we done well?
iii. What could we have done better?
VI. Report of the Profile Committee: Preview of the Profile
VII. Report of the Treasurer:
a. 2020 Year-end Balance Sheet
b. Review: 2021 Budget
VIII. Appreciation: Leadership during 2020
IX. Commissioning of New Vestry and Officers
X. Closing Prayers
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 Taylor, Capone & Robeson Families; Sharon Manoogian; Sal & Vas Ferreira; Laura Uretsky; Michael Lambert; Brad Gustavesen; Arlene Person; Aretha Liverpool; Ray & Enid; Rita & Dick Cronan; Liz Pekkala; Charles Gustavesen; Karin Tourtellotte; 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: Dominic Taylor and Anthony Louis Capone
Our Partner Dioceses: Kumasi and Asante-Mampong in Ghana
Those celebrating birthdays this week: Troy Holske; Michael Descoteaux; Kevin McMillen; Cathy Ellis; Kenedy McGovern; Aurora Cantillon; Vicki Hasselbacher; Becca Cook; Ron Gorham; Elaine Sarah; Heidi Moeller; Erich Hasselbacher; Diane Karakehian; Katie Hutchins; Amy Cortese; Deirdre D’Urso; Phoebe Burke; Mary Beth Sweet; and Cheryl Gladwin.
For Presiding Bishop Michael Curry's message to the church 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
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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)