An Irish Prayer for our Graduates
May God give you . . .
For every storm, a rainbow, for every tear, a smile,
For every care, a promise, and a blessing in each trial.
For every problem life sends, a faithful friend to share,
For every sigh, a sweet song, and an answer for each prayer.
The Third Sunday after Pentecost
Honoring our Graduates
Holy Eucharist @ 9am
Hybrid Worship: In person and on Zoom
Ministers of the Liturgy:
Celebrant and Preacher: The Rev. Dr. Judith Lee
Eucharistic Minister: Lisa Ruggiero
Lectors: Nathan Pirelli, Sean Prevelige, Lauren Ruggiero, Sophie Scrimgeour, Landon Sweet,
Musicians: Randolph Bloom, Jeff Lukas, Nicolas Figueroa, Kim Stochaj, Beth Stochaj, Cathy Poch
Ushers: Andrew Yaroshefski and Ginny Starkis
Altar Guild: Mary-Ellen Yaroshefski
Digital Ministers: Ann Marie Lockwood & Wayne Stochaj
Vestry Liaison: Lucille Clinkman
With what can we compare the kingdom of God? What image can we use? It is like a mustard seed, which, when sown upon the ground, is the smallest of all the seeds on earth; yet when it is sown it grows up and becomes the largest of all shrubs, and with branches large enough that the birds of the air can make nests in its shade.” [Mark 4:30-32]
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This Weekend at Trinity:
9 am – Holy Eucharist in person and on Zoom Link will be sent on Saturday evening
10 am – Good News Gardens Plant giveaway
12:30 pm – Celebration Parade for our Graduates
This Week at Trinity
The Parish Office will be open Monday through Thursday, 10am-2pm
Mother Judith can be reached by phone [716.949.8194] and email.
Community Groups will resume meeting at Trinity this week
Monday 7 pm – Vestry meeting on Zoom
Tuesday 7 pm – Finance Committee on Zoom
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 with the Good News Garden plants giveaway
Saturday 10 am – Diocesan Observance of Juneteenth: Morning Prayer on the Diocesan YouTube channel
Join the Celebration Parade for our Graduates
Beginning at 4 Congress Terrace @12:30 pm
Honoring our Graduates
Middle School Graduates:
Liam Shields, Sean Prevelige, Lauren Ruggiero, Nathan Pirelli, Landon Sweet
High School Graduates:
Amanda Ellis, Kim Stochaj, Nicolas Figueroa, Kasie Najarian, Megan Najarian, Isabella Matondi, Emelia Matondi
College Graduates: Sophie Scrimgeour, Leah Sweet
Mission Committee - Heifer Project
Thank you to everyone who participated in the Lenten collection for Heifer! If you still have your mite box at home, you may send in your offering! Please open up your box, count up your coins and then send a check for the amount, made payable to Trinity Church, and mail it to the church. Please remember to write 'Heifer Lenten Project' in the memo section. If you are not able to send a check, you may drop your box off in the collection plate during one of the in-person Sunday services this month.
Thank you! Trinity Mission Committee
Youth Group Mission Project:
June 24th : Summer outdoors
flip flops (all sizes for children and adults), sunscreen, and bug spray.
There is a bin in the side entrance to the church for collecting donations. If you prefer to make a financial contribution, please write your check payable to Trinity Church with "youth group mission" on the memo line. Please contact Dr. Sarah Prevelige to learn more about how you can help. email@example.com. We thank our young people for their leadership, vision, and compassion.
Altar Flowers: Summer
Now that we will be 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.
The Good News Gardens
Good News Gardens has had a little bit of bad news and lots of good news. The bad news is that in an effort to give away plants on Earth Day, many little plants were shocked by the frigid weather that we had on Earth Day. Some never did recover. We lost several of our little friends. I am wondering how many of the plants people took home on Earth Day were also affected? If your little plants did not survive, we have more to give away.
Now, for the good news, Dave and Lucille Clinkman shared a photo of one of their newly adopted tomato plants. One is on their deck and the other has been planted in a raised garden; both seem to be thriving! Cathy Poch. reports that her dwarf sunflowers have buds on them and one of the men who comes to the community dinners invited Charlie over to his garden at the home across the street from the church so he could show how his container garden is thriving. Many of the residents at that house combined their plants to make a small garden. The Good News Gardens have spread as far North as Danvers. A friend of mine from work asked to be part of our garden. And as far west as Charlton as Mother Judith brought Peggy Berube a pot of marigolds and dwarf sunflowers. The flowers were also shocked by the cold on Earth day. However, Peggy told me she has accepted the challenge to nurse them back to health.
I volunteered at the Garden of Hope off of the bike trail in Milford on June 5th. We planted a 20 foot by 20 foot garden all with donated plants from several area businesses. This is a communal garden and all are invited to weed and water as well as to share in the harvest. Most of the produce will go to the community food bank. There were so many plants that the folks ar Garden of Hope donated some of them for us to use in our Good News Gardens. We are all growing together.
We will give away more plants on Sunday, June 13th and on Thursday, June 17th. All of the plants are safe to stay outside 24/7 now. Remember, on hot days they are really thirsty, please give them water often. I look forward to sharing our harvest with friends, family and neighbors. And I would enjoy news about how your plants are doing, successes and struggles.
Respectfully, Mary Johnson
July/August Newsletter Deadline: Saturday June 15, 2021 firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Prayers Are Offered For:
Parish Members & Friends: Ani Sharoogian, Shae Frizzell; Bernie O’Connor; Manohar Pathikani & Family; Bitsy; Darlene Young; Marian Smatt; Darius; Karin Tourtellotte; 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.
Our Partner Dioceses: Kumasi and Asante-Mampong in Ghana
Those celebrating birthdays this week: Leah Sweet; Jaime Carleton; Elira Washburn; Verna Parente; Thayne Cameron; Lina Hutto; Eloise Murphy; Madelyn Gaffin; Anthony LaPierre; Adam Eastwood; Mary Sousa; Emily Condon; Jacqueline Masse; Charlie Johnson; Tess Cuddy; Shane Moeller; Matthew Carey; and Penelope Anderson.
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OMICRON ALERT: for December 19-January 9 (at least)
our services are online via Zoom at 9 am Sunday only.
The Community Dinners continue with Grab 'n Go
9:00 am — Spiritual Formation for all ages
10:00 am — Holy Eucharist Rite II
7:00 pm — Contemplative Gathering
4 pm — Community Dinner