A Meditation for Palm Sunday & Holy Week
Christ our God, alongside your suffering, you also bear my wounds. I offer you all the grief and worries I carry at this hour: may they be transformed by your love, which is poured out in death for our sakes: Hold us in your embrace as we wait for Easter’s dawn. Comfort us with the promise that no power on earth, not even death itself, can separate us from your love; and strengthen us to wait until you are revealed to us in your risen glory. - from Daily Prayer for All Seasons
March 28th - Palm Sunday / The Sunday of the Passion
Morning Prayer on Zoom @ 9 am
with a Dramatic Reading of the Passion Gospel According to Mark
Following the Liturgy of the Palms held on Saturday March 27, 2021
Ministers of the Liturgy:
The Rev. Dr. Judith Lee
Lucille Clinkman, Toussaint Jackson, Kevin Keppler, Peach Warren
Randolph Bloom, Mary Johnson, Jeff Lukas, Beth Stochaj
Christ Jesus, being found in human form, humbled himself
and became obedient unto death, even death on the cross.
The Zoom link will be sent by email on Saturday.
For the Sunday Leaflet, click here.
For a copy of the Gospel script, click here.
For the Weekend Announcements, click here.
9:45 - Sunday School
Peter Denies Knowing Jesus
Big Idea: Jesus saves us from sin, so we can boldly tell others that “I’m with Him!”
Bible Basis: Luke 22:31-34, 54-56
Key Verse: Romans 1:16
Maundy Thursday @ 7pm - Holy Communion & Stripping of the Altar on Zoom
Good Friday @ Noon - Online Ecumenical Service of the 7 Last Words on our website
Holy Saturday @ 8 pm - Diocesan Celebration of the Great Vigil of Easter: The link can be found on our website.
Diocesan Facebook Watch:
Diocesan YouTube Channel:
9am - Festival Service of the Holy Eucharist on Zoom
10:30 am Outdoor Service of Holy Eucharist in the Trinity Parking Lot
This Weekend at Trinity:
Noon – Blessing of the Palms at St. Mary’s. You may remain in your car
or process with palms.
9 am Morning Prayer on Zoom. Link will be sent on Saturday evening
9:45- 10:30 am Sunday School
10-11:30 am – Private Holy Communion and distribution of palms in
This Week at Trinity: Holy Week
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 7:30pm - 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 – Holy Communion & Stripping of the Altar with music on Zoom
Consecrated wafers will be available at church on Sunday and
during office hours.
Friday Noon – Online service of the Seven Last Words, posted on our
Saturday 8 pm – Diocesan celebration of the Great Vigil of Easter
livestreamed. The link is on our website.
Our Easter Egg Hunt is 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. Click here to signup online. Please contact Beth Moeller or Melanie Figueroa if you would like to help.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Heifer International: For a calendar of giving click here.
Last week we mentioned sheep, this week it is the mighty water buffalo. The water buffalo is actually called 'the gentle giant'. A water buffalo allows a farmer to plant more than four times as many crops. This is due to the water buffalo helping to till the fields instead of the farmer planting by hand; in fact, with a water buffalo a farmer can sow a field in days instead of the weeks it would take to do by hand. People living in marshland areas around the world depend on these gentle giants. A water buffalo also provides fertilizer for the crops, and did you know that a water buffalo can produce milk that is high in protein and nutrients? The water buffalo is an important animal to many!
Please remember during Lent to add a coin to your mite box/container for things you are thankful for!
Thank you. The Mission Committee
Our Prayers Are Offered For:
Parish Members & Friends: the Aurigemma, Edmondson, Stochaj, Delong, Shand, Sim, & Janko Families; Libby & Sean Aurigemma; Michael & Christian Stochaj & Hazel Delong; Karin Tourtellotte; Gloria Falcone; Sharon Manoogian; Sal & Vas Ferreira; Laura Uretsky; Evangeline Bushey; Michael Lambert; Brad Gustavesen; Eli Johnson & Family; the Rev. Libby Wade; Liz Pekkala; 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: Gio Asa Aurigemma, Leta Delong Stochaj, and Dr. Stephen Janko
Our Partner Dioceses: Kumasi and Asante-Mampong in Ghana
Those celebrating birthdays this week: Lauren Ruggiero; Mia Varteresian; Jill Nelson; Arlene Person; Kelly Moran; Nathan Alley; Ben Williams; Jim Phillips; Brian Nichols; Karen Gagnon; Ed Rizoli; Charles Ketcham; Timothy Carey; Benjamin Landry; Robert Hutchins; Michael Kinne; Barry Hawkins; Russell Bentley; Lena Hasselbacher; and Elizabeth Klisiewicz.
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)