May 27th, 2021
A Meditation on the Trinity by Calvin Miller [Celtic Devotions, p. 27]
May God the Father be the shield beneath which we hide our fragile souls.
He comes both generous and large to cover us when troubles rain
down upon us.
May God the Son make of his own cross a place for our hard times
And may the wood he chose now heal our wounds.
May God the Spirit live within us like structural steel with welded braces
So the pressures from without will never crush us.
May we be triple-kept by triune love, shielded by the three in one.
The First Sunday after Pentecost: Trinity Sunday
Holy Eucharist @ 9am
Hybrid Worship: In person and on Zoom
Ministers of the Liturgy:
Celebrant and Preacher: The Rev. Dr. Judith Lee
Eucharistic Minister: Dave Clinkman
Lector: Brandon Kee
Ushers: Andrew and Mary-Ellen Yaroshefski
Altar Guild: Mary-Ellen Yaroshefski
Musicians: Randolph Bloom, Jeff Lukas, Cathy Poch
There will be no Sunday School today in observance of Memorial Day Weekend
The wind blows where it chooses, and you hear the sound of it,
but you do not know where it comes from or where it goes.
So it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit.” [John 3:8]
What to expect on Sunday morning, click here.
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For the Weekly Announcements, click here.
This Weekend at Trinity:
9 am – Holy Eucharist in person and on Zoom. Link will be sent on Saturday evening
This Week at Trinity
The Parish Office will be closed on Monday in observance of Memorial Day.
The Parish Office will be open Tuesday through Thursday, 10am-2pm
Mother Judith can be reached by phone [716.949.8194] and email.
Monday 11am-noon – Grab n Go meals prepared and distributed by the Girl Scout Troop #11369
Wednesday 10 am – Morning Prayer on Zoom: the link will be sent by email on Wednesday morning
Wednesday 12:30 pm – JULIETs meet at New England Steak and Seafood in Mendon
Wednesday 7:30 pm – Meditation and Movement on Zoom. the link will be sent on Wednesday morning.
Thursday 4 pm – Grab n Go meals at Trinity
Friday – 12:30 pm ROMEOs will meet at George's Surf 'n Turf, located at the former Redwood Drive-In, Route 16, Mendon.
For a copy of the June issue of The Trinitarian click here.
Meditation, Movement & Music - Wednesday June 2nd 7:30pm pm Zoom
Join Cindi Scrimgeour and Michelle Madden for a brief guided d meditation with gentle movement and music that is both calming and inspiring.
Celebrating our Youth Ministries & 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 give thanks for 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.
The JULIETS, who have not been meeting due to the pandemic, plan to get together on this Wednesday 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 email@example.com. 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. 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. Thank you to Madelyn Stochaj for creating the flyer.
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; 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: Pascal Viens; Jack O’Neill; Michael McNally; Paula Kollman; Debbie Harrison; Teagan Richards; Pam Hennessy; Grace Pekkala; Stephen King, Jr.; John D’Ascenzo; Mikell Hagedorn; James Hardy; Gloria Falcone; June Dugas; Jack Johnson; Jayden Holske; Mary Lloyd; Ann Marie Lockwood; Ani Joyce Sharoogian; Stacey Forgione; Franny Maggiore; and Lorraine Howe.
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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)