Kevin and Pat Keppler
November 8 2020
Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his mercy endures forever. [Psalm 106.1]
Dear brothers and sisters of Trinity,
We are living through unusual times, times of challenge, but also times in which so many have shown levels of courage and compassion that we had not imagined would ever be needed. In this uncertainty, we have also seen God at work in those who have worked so hard as healthcare providers and frontline workers, first responders and teachers, as truckers and others. For them, and for the belief that God will protect us in the end, we are grateful.
If you can, we humbly ask that you consider increasing your pledge.
This is not the time to ask for everything we want, but to be grateful for everything we have.
You may mail your pledge to Trinity in the stamped, self-addressed envelope that was included in the Stewardship mailing, or you may pledge on the website: https://www.trinitychurchmilford.org/2021-pledge
Go, be healing to God's people; seek and share the saving call.
Be the touch of Christ for others, be the voice of Christ for all.
Lives are broken all around you, and Christ has no hands but yours;
hold in them the ones who suffer so Christ's healing love endures.
MORNING PRAYER via ZOOM
Ministers of the Liturgy
The Rev. Dr. Judith Lee
Mary Frances Best, Pam Hennessy, Beth Stochaj, Millie Williams
Musicians: Randolph Bloom, Mary Johnson, Jeff Lukas
Meeting ID: 822-5682-7302 Password: 546896 Telephone: 929-205-6099
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.
Sunday School Message from Rachel Carpenter:
We will begin at 9:45 on Sunday on a separate Zoom meeting.
We would love for you to join us this Sunday for church school!!! Start your week off with making some new friends, having some fun and hopefully learning something new!
Elementary ZOOM Church School 9:45 AM
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 948 3277 1037 Passcode: 435036
Jr High ZOOM Church School 10:45 AM
Please join us this Sunday (note - this is a different link than above!)
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 735 799 0701 Passcode: 1234
I'm looking forward to seeing you all this Sunday!!
Our youth are together planning projects for the year. We are asking our youth (grades 6 and up) to complete this brief survey. Thank you Click here for the survey.
This Weekend at Trinity:
8-8:30 am Service of Holy Communion
9 am Morning Prayer on Zoom
9:45 am Sunday School: Grades pre-K – 5
10:45 am Sunday School: Grades 6-8
10:30-11:30 am Distribution of Holy Communion to individuals in the church
Sunday afternoon - Home Communion for those who cannot come to the church
Sunday 5 – 6:30 pm Sacred Ground: Session #4
This Week at Trinity:
The Office will be open Monday – Thursday, 10am – 2 pm
Mother Judith is working remotely and can be reached by phone [716.949.8194] or email
Monday 7:15am-7:45am Zoom Chat
Meeting ID: 865 0875 1622 Passcode: 787387
Monday 7 pm Vestry Meeting
Tuesday 7 pm Sacred Ground: Session #4
Wednesday 10 am Morning Prayer & Fellowship on Zoom
Meeting ID: 831-6113-8171 Password: 497792 Telephone: 929-205-6099
Thursday 4 pm: Grab n Go Meals prepared and distributed at Trinity
Thursday 7:30 pm – Profile Committee on Zoom
Friday Noon Lunch and Bible Study: Women of the Bible:
November 6th begins at 11:30 am
The Samaritan woman at the well [John 4]
The woman taken in adultery [John 8:2-11]
November 13th The Infirm Woman (Luke 13:10-17)
The woman with Hemorrhage (Mark 5:25-34)
Friday November 6th @ 12:30 pm ROMEOS on zoom
Zoom Chats are Back! Schedule Change:
Mondays 7:15am -7:45 am
Meeting ID: 865 0875 1622 Passcode: 787387
This is a time for conversation, reflection, and a meditation to begin our week.
Trinity's Christmas Fair is Online: Trinity Episcopal Church Christmas Fair
Order cookie trays, wreaths & cemetery boxes, knitted gifts, fleece blankets, gift baskets, and lunch. Share the link with your friends and post it on your Facebook page. Items and takeout lunches can be picked up at Trinity on Saturday December 5th. Plan to join our 12 Days of Christmas Fair Raffle, which is a new take on our usual raffle table. One ticket, for $10 and you are qualified to win all the big prizes for a drawing every day for 12 days-December 5th-16th. If you prefer to sell paper tickets to your family and friends, please call Ann Marie Lockwood at 508-981-5223 and she will get you as many as you like! PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD!!
The Profile Committee wants to hear from you. Please share your reflections and responses to the questions that are listed here. The deadline is November 16, 2020
Thanksgiving Dinner: November 26th, 10:45 am
It’s time to place an order and/ or sign up as a volunteer
Dave Scott is looking for 2-3 folks to help cut and prepare turkeys for serving). Helpers are needed the three days before Thanksgiving for about three hours on each day in the afternoon Additional help to prepare remaining dishes would be very helpful and appreciated. Give Dave a call at 781 864 7209 or email @ firstname.lastname@example.org . This year parishioners of Trinity and St. Mary’s will again deliver dinners to those who will be alone on Thanksgiving Day. If you will be alone on Thanksgiving, or if you know of someone who will be in need of a Thanksgiving meal, please call the Parish Office at 508-473-8464 or send an email to email@example.com no later than Wednesday November 18th & leave the name of the person to whom the meal is to be delivered, the address & the phone number. We will deliver to Milford, Hopedale, and Mendon. This year due to the Coronavirus the deliveries will be a “Curbside Delivery.” If you would like to volunteer to deliver a meal, please call 508-473-8464 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org & leave your name & phone number. Volunteers will be given masks, gloves, and hand sanitizer. We ask that all volunteers be at Trinity Church by 10:45 am. Because of the extra planning required by public health protocols, we cannot accommodate volunteers who show up without notice. This project is made possible by Abundant Care, Inc. and by the volunteers of Trinity & St. Mary’s.
Stewardship: A Season of Thanksgiving
Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; for his mercy endures forever.
We now have the option of returning your pledge by completing the confidential form at our website:
The Jesse Tree 2020
There will be a Jesse Tree this year, if you, or someone you know, needs assistance this Christmas, please contact the office or Maryellen Yaroshefski (email@example.com). Please follow these guidelines:
- A limit of 2 to 3 gift requests per person.
- Each gift request should have a cost of no more than $25 to $30.
- If requesting a clothing item, please indicate size, and if possible, color preferences.
- Age/Sex of child (if for an adult, need male/female/other, age not needed).
Please note: Given the current situation with Covid-19, while we will do our best to fulfill all requests, we cannot guarantee that all requests will be fulfilled.
Thank you - Trinity Mission Committee
Family Advent Activity Basket
Advent—the 4 weeks before Christmas--is one of the most important and meaningful seasons of our liturgical year. This year we are beginning a new tradition for observing Advent with prayers, activities, and crafts at home. Sarah Prevelige is leading this initiative. Watch for more information.
Our Prayers Are Offered For:
Parish Members & Friends: the Sambasivan Family; Vivek Subramani; Ray & Enid; Elleana Shearer; Marco Weiss; Al Price; Mary Torian, Brad Gustavesen; Sharon Manoogian; Sal & Vas Ferreira; Laura Uretsky; Ryan Schmidt; Dorothy Lutterbaugh; Erick Guzman; 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; Chris Ketcham and their families.
Homebound Parishioners: Betty Henneberry; Verna Parente, and Wayne Morey.
The Deceased: Kishore Sambasivan
Our Partner Dioceses: Kumasi and Asante-Mampong in Ghana
Those celebrating birthdays this week: Elaine Rizoli; Debi O’Toole; Andy Hagedorn; Reese Anderson; Dean Anderson; Doug Flavin; Jennifer Fumia; Jessica Negrotti; Christopher Negrotti; Steve Klisiewicz; Malina Howard; Cooper Nelson; Beth-Ellen Healy; Jaydin Lobisser; Jane Hanrahan; Terese Cook; Sarah Lanzillo; Kimberly Stochaj; Stacy Spencer; Kimberly McCarthy; and Jack Fumia.