March 18th, 2021
A Meditation for the Fifth Sunday in Lent
Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me.
Heavenly Father, you see how your children hunger for food,
and fellowship, and faith.
Help us to meet one another's needs of body, mind and spirit,
in the love of Christ our Savior.
-from A New Zealand Prayer Book
March 21st - The Fifth Sunday in Lent
Morning Prayer on Zoom @ 9 am
The Spring Equinox
Prayers for The Good News Nursery
The Rev. Dr. Judith Lee
Ministers of the Liturgy:
Mary Frances Best, Mary Johnson, Cathy Poch, Ann Marie Lockwood
Randolph Bloom, Mary Johnson, Cathy Poch, Jeff Lukas
The Zoom link will be sent by email on Saturday.
For the Sunday Leaflet, click here.
For the Weekend Announcements, click here.
9:45 AM - Sunday School
Garden of Gethsemane
Big Idea: God cares about us, so we can turn our worries over to Him through prayer.
Bible Basis: Matthew 26:36-56; Luke 22:40-53; John 18:1-11
Key Verse: Ephesians 5:17
Come join us for Church School on ZOOM this Sunday at 9:45 am!
Isn’t it amazing that God cares about what worries us?! That’s something to celebrate!
On the Sundays and Wednesdays during March we are including prayers in observance of Women's History Month.
This Sunday we are launching The Good News Nursery. Mary Johnson is leading us in this new ministry designed to teach container gardening so people can grow small gardens at home. We will teach about gardening as a way of dealing with food insecurity. We plan to give out seedlings to members of our congregation and to people in the community so that anyone who wants to plant a container garden at home can get the help they need to get started. Using recycled containers will raise our awareness about the environmental impact of our actions. We will bless seedlings and containers on Sunday April 18th to be given to our Grab n Go guests on Earth Day (April 22nd) and to our congregation and other friends on the following weekend (April 24th & 25th). Our vision is that, rather than having a community garden on Trinity property, we will have container gardens throughout our community.
This Weekend at Trinity:
9 am - Morning Prayer on Zoom. Link will be sent on Saturday
9:45 - 10:30 am Sunday School
10-11:30 am – Private Holy Communion available in the church
4-5 pm – Lenten Book Discussion: Ladder to the Light by Steven
Charleston (Chapter 8 & Afterword)
This Week at Trinity:
The Parish office will be open Monday through Thursday: 10am – 2 pm.
Mother Judith is working remotely and can be reached by phone [716.949.8194] or email.
Wednesday 10 am – Morning Prayer on Zoom: the link will be sent by email on Wednesday morning
Wednesday 7:30- 8 pm – Zoom meditation. The link will be sent by email on Wednesday morning
Thursday 4 pm – Grab n Go meals at Trinity
Thursday 7 pm – Search Committee on Zoom
Friday Noon – Bible Study: The Psalms
Saturday Noon – Blessing of the Palms at St. Mary’s church
Saturday March 27th @ Noon –
Blessing of the Palms: A Covenant Service with St. Mary’s
Sunday March 28th @ 9am
Morning Prayer with a Reading of the Passion Gospel
Palms will be available at the church 10-11:30 & during office hours
Our Easter Egg Hunt in On!
Saturday April 3rd @ 10am & 10:30 am
This year Trinity Church will hold its annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday April 3, 2021. Due to Covid guidelines and social distancing, we are asking families to sign up for a time slot. We want to limit the number of people on the property at one time. When the time slots below have filled, we will add more if needed. We are asking families to stay together while hunting and maintain 6 feet. There is a box at the side entrance of the church for donations of filled eggs. If possible, please wear gloves when you are filling the eggs. Online signup will be available on our website: www.trinitychurchmilford.org or you can click here. Please contact Beth Moeller or Melanie Figueroa if you would like to help.
Vestry Highlights: March 15, 2021
GFS Scholarships are available!
Attention high school seniors and their families. It’s time for the annual search for deserving recipients of the GFS Scholarships. Each year, Trinity gives monetary awards to qualified members who are entering an institution of higher education. These awards recognize attendance and service to Trinity Parish during the applicant's high school years. The application is available to download on the Trinity Church website at www.trinitychurchmilford.org. At the home page click Resources- Scholarship -Trinity Episcopal Church GFS to download the form Applications must be received by April 23rd and the recipients will be notified shortly thereafter. Please direct all questions to GFS Scholarship Committee at email@example.com.
Lent at Trinity: For a schedule of events and programs, click here.
We are invited to read one psalm each day during Lent.
The Psalms for the coming week will be Thanksgiving Psalms. These psalms express a new vision and hope for the future, made possible by the faithfulness and life-giving power with which God has guided individuals and communities.
The Psalms for this week will be: 23, 34, 40, 65, 124, 138
Heifer International: For a calendar of giving click here.
Sheep are able to graze in rocky and hilly pastures where other livestock cannot, which makes them perfect for families living in areas with this type of terrain. A sheep can provide milk to families, which means nutrition. A sheep also provides wool. Families are able to create hand-spun wool items to keep themselves warm in cold weather. Families are also able to sell their items and any extra wool they have to provide an income. Sheep can make such a difference to a family and the community they live in. Please remember during Lent to add a coin to your mite box/container for things you are thankful for! Thank you! - Mission Committee
Our Prayers Are Offered For:
Parish Members & Friends: the Jackvony, McLear & Young Families; Gloria Falcone; Sharon Manoogian; Sal & Vas Ferreira; Laura Uretsky; Evangeline Bushey; Michael Lambert; Brad Gustavesen; Eli Johnson & Family; the Rev. Libby Wade; Liz Pekkala; Charles Gustavesen; Karin Tourtellotte; 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; 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: Joshua Jackvony
Our Partner Dioceses: Kumasi and Asante-Mampong in Ghana
Those celebrating birthdays this week: Hilda Johnson; Andrew Yaroshefski; Reis Pirelli; Jeffrey Gagnon; Lorraine Frycki; Kiana Rivera; Lynne Najarian; Rose D’Ascenzo; Jeffrey Correia; Susan Kalloch; Joseph Moran; Matthew Carr; Michaela Ibrahim; Jarod Bentley; Hamlet Peguero-Peña; Meredith Wood; Bryan Anderson; Lauren Ruggiero; Mia Varteresian; Jill Nelson; and Arlene Person.
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)