Meditation for the First Sunday of Advent
November 29, 2020 click here
Morning Prayer on Zoom at 9 am: November 29,2020
Meeting ID: 822-5682-7302 Password: 546896
Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine.
2 When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you; when you walk through fire you shall not be burned, and the flame shall not consume you 3 For I am the Lord your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior.
- Isaiah 43:1-3
Lighting the Advent Wreath
Commissioning of Liturgical Ministries
Liturgical Ministry leaders will be our readers.
Toussaint Jackson will offer a Stewardship Reflection
Sunday School: A Note from Rachel Carpenter
Hi all!!! First and foremost, happy thanksgiving!!! We hope you all have a wonderful and safe Thanksgiving!!!
We look forward to seeing everyone at church school at 9:45. It will be the first Sunday of Advent!!
Elementary AND Jr High ZOOM Church School 9:45 AM
Meeting ID: 948 3277 1037 Passcode: 435036
Stewardship: A Season of Thanksgiving
Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; for his mercy endures forever. [Psalm 106:1]
The Finance Committee will meet on December 8th to propose a budget based upon our pledges offered by that date. This year, especially, it's important to pledge so that we plan for the increased costs of 2021 and so that the candidates can see that we have a robust Stewardship commitment.
We now have the option of pledging by completing the confidential form at our website:
To Read the Stewardship Reflection by Valerie King click here
This Weekend at Trinity:
9 am Morning Prayer on Zoom
9:45 am Sunday School
10:30-11:30 am Distribution of Holy Communion in the church
Sunday afternoon - Home Communion for those who cannot come to the
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 Meditation
Meeting ID: 865 0875 1622 Passcode: 787387
Tuesday 7 pm Christmas Fair Planning Meeting on Zoom
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 at Trinity
Thursday 7:30 pm – Profile Committee meeting on Zoom
Saturday 9am -1pm Christmas Fair - Pickup meals and other Christmas Fair purchases
9am-3pm – Drop-off Jesse Tree gifts
Trinity's Christmas Fair is Online:
Click on this link: Trinity Episcopal Church Christmas Fair
For a hard copy of the Order Form to be returned to the Trinity office with a check payable to Trinity, click here .
Items and takeout lunches can be picked up at Trinity on Saturday December 5 between 9am & 1 pm. Our 12 Days of Christmas Fair Raffle is a new take on our usual raffle table. One ticket, for $10 qualifies you 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! SPREAD THE WORD!!
The Jesse Tree 2020
There is a Jesse Tree this year but a bit different; the deadlines are earlier as the gifts must be quarantined at the church for two weeks before distribution. As you read this, the deadline for requesting items has passed, and now it is time for fulfilling those requests. Instead of a tree with tags, there will be a Sign-up Genius for parishioners to sign up for the items. When you click on this link
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0A48ADAD2DABFB6-trinity it will bring you to the signup. Select the item(s), then enter your name and email address (email addresses will not show). You can select more than one item if you wish. If you have any questions regarding the item(s) you sign up to fulfill, please contact Maryellen Yaroshefski (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Items should not be wrapped, and they may be dropped off at the church Monday-Thursday 10:30am to 1:00pm. There will be a box at the bottom of the stairs for Jesse Tree items. If you select a gift card, please place it in an envelope and drop it off in the Mission Committee folder outside Mother Judith's office. Please put a note on the item with your name so that the Mission Committee will be able to match up the item from the signup with the family requesting the item. The deadline for dropping off items is 3pm on Saturday, December 5th (there will be someone at the church on December 5th from 9 to 3 to receive items).
Thank you - Trinity Mission Committee
Creation Care Tip of the Week: Don’t shop till you drop
Do I need it? Can the wrapping be recycled? Am I making the best use of what I already have? Can I share from my bounty with others and give rather than acquire? Consider making a gift to a non-profit organization in the name of someone you love.
Our Prayers Are Offered For:
Parish Members & Friends: the Bedrosian Family; Elleana Shearer; Marco Weiss; Al Price; Christine Bloom; Sharon Manoogian; Sal & Vas Ferreira; Laura Uretsky; Steve Hyams; John Donohoe; John Burke; Brad Gustavesen; Rita & Dick Cronan; Vivek Subramani; Ray & Enid; 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; Chris Ketcham and their families.
Homebound Parishioners: Verna Parente, and Wayne Morey.
The Deceased: Mikael Bedrosian
Our Partner Dioceses: Kumasi and Asante-Mampong in Ghana
Those celebrating birthdays this week: Mark Sousa; Anne Adams; Annika Hutto; Mary Torian; Lauren Lukas; Leslie LaFlamme; Bob Prevelige; Joseph Lutfy; Katrina Lyon; Isabella Matondi; Emelia Matondi; Richie Gaffin; Meghan Kane; and Amanda Rudenauer.
Blue Christmas Service:
The Episcopal churches in the Worcester Corridor are joining to offer a service on Zoom that is based on the service that was offered at Trinity for many years. The service will be offered three times, with some variation. Our own Dave Clinkman will be one of the musicians, and Mary Johnson will be one of the readers.
Tuesday December 8th @ 7 PM: The Rev. Laura Goodwin, Officiant
Sunday December 13th @ 4 PM: The Rev. Deacon Beth Washburn,
Monday December 21st @ 7 PM: The Rev. Judith Lee, Officiant
Comfort, comfort my people, says our God. [Isaiah 43:1]