Make us glad, we pray you, gentle God,
to give each other your loving care;
make us happy to receive it.
May there daily grow within us a generous, trusting spirit.
-from A New Zealand Prayer Book
The Eighth Sunday after Pentecost
We welcome in Holy Baptism Madison Claire Jones
Holy Eucharist with Baptism at 9 a.m.
Hybrid Worship: In person and on Zoom
Coffee Hour outdoors following the service
Masks are optional: Recommended but not required
‘Truly I tell you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God
as a little child will never enter it.’
Ministers of the Liturgy
Celebrant and Preacher: The Rev. Dr. Judith Lee
Assisting Priest: The Rev. William MacDonald Murray
Deacon: The Rev. Deacon Beth Washburn
Eucharistic Minister: James Jones
Lector: Touie Jackson
Musicians: Randolph Bloom, Jeff Lukas, Cathy Poch, Mary Johnson
Ushers: Charlie Johnson and Touie Jackson
Altar Guild: Sheri Keller-Phillips
Digital Ministers: Wayne Stochaj and Kevin Keppler
Vestry Liaison: Lisa Ruggiero
This Weekend at Trinity:
8am-11am Cleaning Day at the Church: preparing the sanctuary and storage spaces for new ministry
9 a.m. Holy Eucharist with Baptism in person and on Zoom. The link will be sent on Saturday evening.
This Week at Trinity:
The Parish Office will be open Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Mother Judith can be reached by phone [716.949.8194] and email.
Monday: 7 p.m. Vestry Meeting on Zoom
Wednesday: 10 a.m. Morning Prayer on Zoom: the link will be sent by email on Wednesday morning.
Thursday: 4 p.m. Grab n Go meals at Trinity
Friday: 10 a.m. Painting Class in Murray Hall
Next Sunday July 25th is Mother Judith’s
During the service and at a festive coffee hour we will bid farewell to Mother Judith in thanksgiving for our ministry together. If you would like to contribute to our celebration please contact Beth Moeller or Lisa Ruggiero.
Sunday School Summer Prayer Calendar
We have a calendar with a prayer topic for each day. We are able to join together in prayer each day--whether we are alone, with our family, or with friends. To receive weekly family faith activities contact Rachel Carpenter at email@example.com.
July Prayer Calendar
When: August 2-5 from 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. for campers. From 2-5:30 p.m. for helpers and leaders
Where: United Parish in Upton or ONLINE in your own kitchen.
Who: Trinity, United Parish of Upton, and St. Matthew’s Episcopal in Worcester want to gather ‘round the table with YOU—campers (grades K-6), helpers (grades 6-8), and leaders (adults of all ages!).
What: We’re going to have fun and learn about God through sharing food and embracing the gift of hospitality by learning cooking skills! Each day will end with a blessing from one of our pastors for the meal we’ll share with those at home.
Why: Sharing food never comes with the question, “Why?” We know that our faith in God and our neighbor love increases when we share food, and all ages can learn how to give and receive hospitality. This program is also designed to help us process some of the things we’ve been through in 2020 and 2021, with hope that comes from God-stories. This time has really taught us how to be geographically unbound, and we’ve become friends and partners in ministry with these other congregations. We’re glad to be making new friends!
How: Campers, helpers, and leaders use the same registration form. If you (adult 18+) don‘t have a background check or CORI on file and want to lead at camp, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org and request one. We’d love to see you!
To Register: Go to our website: www.trinitychurchmilford.org or click here.
For more information contact Rachel Carpenter at:
Cleaning Day at the Church
Saturday July 17th 8 a.m. - 11 a.m.
We missed our opportunity to prepare the sanctuary for Easter this year, and part of our preparation for new ministry is to clear out and re-organize our storage areas. So we are asking everyone to participate for the morning or for an hour to prepare our sanctuary for the Sacrament of Holy Baptism on Sunday or to work in the parish building organizing and sorting our storage rooms. Together we will dust, polish, shine, and organize. Please contact Mary-Ellen Yaroshefski or Beth Moeller to learn how you can help.
July 18th: We welcome Madison Claire Jones in Holy Baptism
July 25th: Mother Judith's Last Sunday
August 8th: Fr. John Lein's First Sunday at Trinity
Farewell to Karen Carig-O’Neill
Karen has served as our Assistant Treasurer for many years, doing the invisible work of maintaining our accounts and supporting the work of our Treasurer. Karen and her family have brought much joy to Trinity. They are now relocating to North Carolina. We wish them godspeed on their new adventure.
Your Wardens and Vestry have called The Rev. John Elliott Lein to be our next Rector
Father John most recently served as Priest in Charge at St. Thomas a Becket Episcopal Church in the Diocese of West Virginia. He comes to the priesthood after a career in media/design. He was ordained priest in February 2020 after completing his Master of Divinity degree at Virginia Theological Seminary, with an emphasis on Spirituality.
Fr. John will begin ministry with us on August 1st.
We welcome Fr. John, his wife Miriam, and his four children with great joy, hope and gratitude.
For the diocesan announcement click here.
Altar Flowers: Summer
Now that we are gathering for Holy Eucharist every Sunday, we would like to have fresh flowers at the altar every week. However, our florist reports that prices have increased significantly during the pandemic. We invite donations from your gardens. Please contact Mary-Ellen Yaroshefski if you wish to contribute. This may be an
opportunity for thanksgiving or memorials.
Volunteers needed: Community Meals
Community Service Opportunity
Summer Thursdays: 3-6 pm (We usually finish soon after 5 pm). Two volunteers to tend the “Meal in a Bag” table, where our guests choose food to prepare for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Volunteers will set up the table, help individuals choose items, and end by storing the food and tables in the back of the church.
Monthly Dinners beginning in September: 1 Wednesday or Thursday / month, 3-6 pm Volunteers will serve guests in Murray Hall and takeout dinners at the entrance to the church. Tasks include setting tables, clearing tables, and helping with cleanup. Please contact the Parish Office, Alice Jacobson or Glen Peterson for more information.
Food Pantry Donations -
There is now a bin in the narthex at the side entrance to the church for donations of non-perishable food to the Food Pantry.
Our Prayers Are Offered For:
Parish Members & Friends: the Jennings & Pekkala Families; Ani Sharoogian; Tony & Sarah Zozzaro; Lee Kalns; the McDonnell Family; Paul Langlois; Sharon Manoogian; Sal & Vas Ferreira; Laura Uretsky; Michelle; Stephanie; Ron Taylor; Kim Liquori; Peter Lee; Gloria Falcone; Barbara; Valerie; Ray & Enid; 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; 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: Richard Jennings, MD
Our Partner Dioceses: Kumasi and Asante-Mampong in Ghana
Those celebrating birthdays this week: Sebastian Carpenter; Julian Piacente-Perez; Viviana Elliot; James Jones; Leah Prevelige; Erin McCarthy; Chip O’Connell, III; C. K. Hagedorn, II; Andrea DellaCroce; Sydney Redden; Joyce Nogler; Dante Leone; Jason Adams; Lyall Chambers; Matthew Negrotti; Kali Vickery; and Cathy Poch.
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