May 20th, 2021
A Meditation for the Feast of Pentecost, click here.
The Feast of Pentecost
May 23, 2021
Morning Prayer on Zoom @ 9am
Ministers of the Liturgy
Presiding: Peach Warren
Your Vestry: Beth Moeller & Lisa Ruggiero, Edla Ann Bloom, Steve Ketcham, Wayne Stochaj
Musicians: Randolph Bloom, Mary Johnson, Jeff Lukas, Beth Stochaj
Sunday School will begin at 9:45 am.
Our final class of ZOOM Church school is this Sunday!!! Come join us!
God's Story in Our Life
Big Idea: God's story of love and redemption continues today through the lives of His children.
Bible Basis: Galatians 3:26
Isn’t it incredible to know that God’s story is still unfolding in OUR lives? It’s true!
The Zoom link will be sent on Saturday evening. Today will be the last day of Sunday School classes for the year.
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. – Proverbs 3:5-6
This Weekend at Trinity:
9 am – Morning Prayer on Zoom Link will be sent on Saturday evening
This Week at Trinity
The Parish Office will be closed on Tuesday and Wednesday
Mother Judith will be away through Tuesday May-25th. She can be reached by phone [716.949.8194] and email.
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
In-Person Worship will resume in the sanctuary next Sunday
May 30th: Trinity Sunday
This will be hybrid worship: you may attend on Zoom or in person.
Holy Eucharist at 9 am
As we begin our gradual return to in-person worship with full participation and singing, we will continue to live out the principle of the Gospel - to be in solidarity with the most vulnerable. At this time this includes our children and adults who are not vaccinated.
We will wear masks during the service, and we will be seated with social distancing.
Please RSVP each week so that we can plan our seating. You may complete the RSVP form on our website or leave a message at the Parish Office.
During the coming weeks we will grow into a clearer understanding of best practices, and we will modify our practices accordingly.
To learn more click here.
The June issue of The Trinitarian will be posted and mailed this week.
Please contact the Parish Office if you do not receive yours.
Celebrating our Children & Youth &
Our Graduates: Mark your Calendars!
June 6th – Celebrating our Children & Youth: Sunday School students and youth will be our Readers. We will celebrate their accomplishments this year, and we will celebrate the ministries of Rachel Carpenter as Church School Coordinator & Sarah Prevelige as Youth Group Mentor.
June 13th – Honoring our Graduates: We will celebrate our youth and young adults graduating from 8th grade, high school, and college. Please contact Beth Moeller if someone in your family is graduating from 8th grade, high school, or college.
The JULIETSs, who have not been meeting due to the pandemic, plan to get together on June 2, at 12:30. If you would like to join us for lunch at New England Steak and Seafood in Mendon, please let Pat Keppler know: 508 966-0003 or 508 246-9703 or firstname.lastname@example.org. This restaurant is indoors but usually not crowded at lunch, and we should be able to reasonably socially distance there. All women from the parish are welcome to join this group. It should be fun!
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.
Memorial Day Grab n Go lunches will be prepared and distributed by Girl Scout Troop # 11369 from 11am - noon. Many thanks to Scouts Kim and Madelyn Stochaj, Isabella Shady, Josephine Dew, and Caitlyn Bangert and to adult members Beth and Wayne Stochaj and Jennifer Shady. We thank them for their generosity and ingenuity.
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
Register for Webinars here.
Episcopal Church Year in the Life web series explores challenges of past year
A Year in the Life is a new web series from The Episcopal Church that documents how Episcopal churches, schools, and ministries have navigated a very contentious and difficult year. New episodes of A Year in the Life will be released every two weeks beginning on April 20.
Read more: http://iam.ec/PA2021AYearintheLife
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; Lee Kalns; Michael Lambert; 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: Mackenzie Viens; Benjamin Manoli; Robert Côté; Stephen Ward; Melissa Person; Maria D’Ascenzo; Bill Gladwin; Carrie Brandt; Lois Leverock; Bruce Palmer; Riley Lynch; Lee Kalns; Cody Fletcher; Rachel Garay; John Cook; Lauri Pekkala; Heather Olson; Susan McDonald; Kirstin Ferreira; Wendy Goddard; Pamela Welter; Theodore Pekkala; Bryan Dow; Alina Piacente-Perez; Jessica Piatt; Pascal Viens; Jack O’Neill; Michael McNally; Paula Kollman; and Debbie Harrison.
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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)