A Meditation for the Third Sunday in Lent
Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me.
show us our sins as they really are
so that we may truly renounce them
and know the depth and richness of your mercy.
-from A New Zealand Prayer Book
March 7th - The Third Sunday in Lent
Morning Prayer on Zoom @ 9 am
The Rev. Dr. Judith Lee
Ministers of the Liturgy:
Dave Clinkman, Brandon Kee, Ginny Starkis, Peach Warren
Randolph Bloom, Mary Johnson, and Jeff Lukas
For the Sunday Leaflet, click here.
For the Weekend Announcements, click here.
The Zoom link will be sent by email on Saturday
9:45 - Sunday School
Big Idea: Jesus feels compassion for us when we’re sad, so we can cry out to Him.
Bible Story: John 11:1-44
Key Verse: Psalm 42:3-4
Did you know that Jesus wept when His friend Lazarus died?! It’s true! Even though Jesus knew He was going to raise Lazarus from the dead! Jesus is SO compassionate and is sad when we’re sad, so we can come to Him for comfort!
On the Sundays and Wednesdays during March we will include prayers in observance of Women's History Month.
Thank you to Anna Prevelige, Sean Prevelige, and Allison Kee and to Sarah Prevelige for participating in last weekend’s 30-Hour Famine. Thank you to everyone who supported them through prayer and financial donations. They raised over $1000 for World Vision global food programs.
This Weekend at Trinity:
8-8:45 am - Consecrated communion wafers available in the church.
9 am –Morning Prayer on Zoom: the link will be sent by email Saturday eve.
10-11:30 am – Private Holy Communion in the church.
4-5 pm – Lenten Book Discussion: Ladder to the Light by Steven Charleston
(Chapters 4 & 5)
7 pm – Youth Group on Zoom
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.
Consecrated communion wafers available for pick up during office hours.
Monday 7:15 am – Zoom Meditation: the link will be sent by email on
Tuesday 7 pm – Sacred Ground – Session #10 on Zoom
Wednesday 10 am – Morning Prayer on Zoom: the link will be sent by email
early Wednesday morning.
Wednesday 6:30 pm – Finance Committee on Zoom
Wednesday 7:30- 8 pm – Zoom meditation: the link will be sent by email
early Wednesday morning.
Thursday 4 pm – Grab n Go meals at Trinity
Thursday 7 pm – Search Committee on Zoom
Friday Noon – Bible Study: The Psalms
Next Sunday: March 14th: Bishop’s Visitation
Service of Holy Eucharist on Zoom at 9 am
Bishop Fisher will preside and preach
Coffee Hour and a Vestry Meeting
will follow the service.
Next Weekend: Daylight Savings Time Begins:
Spring ahead 1 hour!
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.
Lent at Trinity: For a schedule of events and programs, click here.
Lentopoly - A Family Game for Lent. Click here for materials and instructions for putting the game together.
Lent Book Discussion: Ladder to the Light by Steven Charleston. Click here for a Discussion Guide
Bible Study: Fridays @ Noon: The Psalms. Click here for an introduction and schedule of readings
We are invited to read one psalm each day during Lent.
The Psalms for the coming week will be Wisdom Psalms. These describe a way of living that ensures social peace and stability grounded in a righteous relationship with God. These are the psalms for this week: 1, 19, 37, 112, 121, 139
Heifer International: For a calendar of giving, click here.
We've mentioned baby chicks and their benefits as one of the animals that Heifer provides to people to help provide food and income. Another animal, or rather an insect, they provide are honey bees. Heifer provides bees, a hive, box and training on raising and keeping bees. The benefits? The bees provide honey, wax and pollen which families can sell to provide an income, they can also use the honey and wax themselves. Additional benefits? The global honey bee population overall is increased, which helps the environment. Most importantly honey bees help with pollination, which can boost fruit and vegetable crops, which in turn provides more food for people. Heifer notes that sometimes it is the smallest gift that makes the largest impact. Next time you see a honey bee outside, consider all that it can do! Thank you!
- The Mission Committee
Our Prayers Are Offered For:
Parish Members & Friends: the Aubrey, Burns & Jackson Families; Liz Pekkala; Charles Gustavesen; Karin Tourtellotte; Gloria Falcone; Barbara Feurtado; Valeri; Sharon Manoogian; Sal & Vas Ferreira; Laura Uretsky; Michael Lambert; Brad Gustavesen; Evangeline Bushey; Arlene Person; Aretha Liverpool; Ray & Enid; Eli Johnson & Family; the Rev. Libby Wade; 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: The Rev. Norman E. Aubrey and Gail Burns
Our Partner Dioceses: Kumasi and Asante-Mampong in Ghana
Those celebrating birthdays this week: Zoey Richards; Alimarie Garcia; Sophie Cornwell; Kevin Varteresian; Mark Negrotti; Lily Kerxhalli-Kleinfield; Jamie Tracy; Gordon Scruton; Kayla Long; Madelyn Stochaj; Joanne Roy; Nolan Lanzillo; Sophia Lanzillo; Vin Manoli; Joseph Pratt; Eli Wood; Owen Lukas; Tyler D’Urso; Denise Meurant; Michelle Negrotti; Victoria Peroni; Benjamin Uthoff; and Skyler Flavin.