A Celtic Blessing for our Children:
When you feel the sun’s light upon you,
may you be lit within your heart,
so that friends and strangers
will come and warm themselves,
as though a fire burned within you.
When you look up at the bright sky,
may its light enter you
and shine out from your two eyes,
like candles in the windows of a house,
showing the way to those who are lost.
[from Carmina Gaelica, in Celtic Prayers for Times of Crisis, compiled by Ellyn Sanna, (Anamchara Press, 2020, p. 3
The Second Sunday after Pentecost
Celebration of Sunday School and Senior Youth Group
Holy Eucharist @ 9am
Hybrid Worship: In person and on Zoom
Ministers of the Liturgy:
Celebrant and Preacher: The Rev. Dr. Judith Lee
Eucharistic Minister: Peach Warren
Lectors: Allison Kee, Emily Kee, Anna Prevelige, Teagan Richards, Zoey Richards, Tessa Scrimgeour
Ushers: Andrew Yaroshefski, Sebastian Carpenter & Malichai Carpenter
Altar Guild: Cathy Ellis
Musicians: Randolph Bloom, Jeff Lukas, Cathy Poch
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.
What to expect on Sunday morning, click here.
For a copy of the service leaflet, click here.
For the Weekly Announcements, click here.
This Weekend at Trinity:
9 am Garden Project at the Garden of Hope, next to Fino Field
9 am – Holy Eucharist in person and on Zoom Link will be sent on Saturday evening.
7 pm – Zoom Youth Group
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 begin to resume meeting at Trinity this week.
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
For a copy of the June issue of The Trinitarian click here.
Congratulations to our Sunday School students who joined with students from St. Matthew's Worcester and the United Parish of Upton for our experimental online classes:
Sydney Redden, Emily Kee, Landon Sweet, Evie Yaroshefski, Teagan Richards, Kyra Richards, Zoe Richards, Sebastian Carpenter, and Malichai Carpenter.
Thank you to our Senior Youth Group for their monthly mission projects:
Preparing and serving the Grab n Go Meals in January and April; the 30-Hour Famine in February, the Easter Egg Hunt in April; Grab n Go Tables donations of summer games and flip-flops in May and June. They also collected recyclable containers for the Good News Gardens.
Thank you to Rachel Carpenter and Sarah Prevelige for their leadership and wisdom in mentoring our young people.
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. firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
The Good News Gardens
We have been encouraging container gardening, but if you long to have your hands in the earth, you are invited to volunteer at "Garden of Hope" on the bike/walk rail trail in Milford. Mary Johnson is collaborating with Lisa Trussis to manage the garden at Christopher's Corner, near Fino Field Pool, directly off the bike path. On June 5th we will have a garden-work party at 9am. If you are interested in shoveling dirt or planting or watering you are welcome to join us! We will have a table with containers for those who want to garden but cannot get down on their hands and knees to do the work. You can still plant, water and weed. The earth is amazing! Gardening can be a chore, a healing process, nurturing, wearying and uplifting – all at the same time. And it is like alchemy, instead of creating gold, it produces food. And I do love to eat!
If you have a plant, nurture it and share the harvest. If you don't have one yet, but want one, we are going to give more plants away after Memorial Day. Charlie has been transplanting the plants and helping them to grow. Stayed tuned for the next few give away dates. - Mary Johnson
Our Prayers Are Offered For:
Parish Members & Friends: 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: Ani Joyce Sharoogian; Stacey Forgione; Franny Maggiore; Lorraine Howe; Roman Krupa; Matthew Shields; Raji Abraham; Patricia Cerrito; Liam Crisfield; Rory Crisfield; Matthew McCall; Bryan Jackson; Jacques Côté; Kiara Bodreau; Peter Waugh; Evan Gatchell; Donald Levesque; Megan Alley; Dianne Kee; Paul Washburn, III; Alicia Figueroa; Shannon Hynes; Suzanne McMillen; John Guglielmi; Andrew Taft; Ben Taft; Meghan Kirby; Jodi Sheedy; and Leah Sweet.
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)