Meditation for the Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost - September 27, 2020
Ted Loder, Waken in Me a Gratitude for My Life
O God, complete the work you have begun in me.
Release through me
a flow of mercy and gentleness that will bring
water where there is desert,
healing where there is hurt,
peace where there is violence,
beauty where there is ugliness,
justice where there is brokenness,
beginnings where there are dead-ends.
Waken in me
gratitude for my life,
love for every living thing,
joy in what is human and holy
praise for you.
Renew my faith that you are God
beyond my grasp
but within my reach;
past my knowing
but within my searching;
disturber of the assured,
assurer of the disturbed
destroyer of illusions,
creator of dreams;
source of silence and music, . . .
sight and darkness,
death and life.
O Keeper of Promises, composer of grace,
grant me glee in my blood,
prayer in my heart,
trust at my core,
songs for my journey
and a sense of your kingdom.
[Guerillas of Grace, p. 82]
MORNING PRAYER via ZOOM
Ministers of the Liturgy
The Rev. Dr. Judith Lee
Dave Clinkman, Steve Howe,
Mary Johnson, James Jones,
Musicians: Randolph Bloom, Mary Johnson, Jeff Lukas
How lovely is your dwelling place, O Lord of Hosts! [Psalm 84:1]
Meeting ID: 822-5682-7302 Password: 546896
If you cannot access through your computer, you may participate by telephone.
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Forward Day by Day Booklets are now available at the church.
Please call the Church Office or let Mother Judith know
if you would like a copy.
The October issue of The Trinitarian will be sent out
on Monday September 28th.
A Message from Rachel Carpenter:
Sunday School will be on Zoom this year, at 9:45 am on Sundays. Our first official day will be October 4th, after a family service with our youth serving as Readers and virtual Blessing of our Pets.
The office will be open for regular hours: Monday through Thursday 10am-2pm.
Mother Judith is working remotely and can be reached by phone [716.949.8194] or email
Tuesday 7-8:30 pm Sacred Ground Session I on Zoom
Wednesday 10 am Morning Prayer & Fellowship on Zoom
Meeting ID: 831-6113-8171 Password: 497792 Telephone: 929-205-6099
Thursday 4:15 pm: Grab n Go Meals distributed at Trinity
Thursday 7:30 pm – Profile Committee on Zoom
Friday October 2nd 11:30 am Lunch and Bible Study: Women of the Bible:
Hannah [1 Samuel 1-2]
12:30 pm ROMEOs on Zoom
Meeting ID: 874-7495-2317 Password: 097331 Telephone: 929-205-6099
We will resume our Zoom Chats, Family Game Night, and Bingo in October. Watch for specific dates.
The sanctuary is open for private prayer while the office is open.
Next Steps: Moving Forward
God of the living word,
give us faith to receive your message,
the wisdom to know what it means,
and the courage to put it into practice.
-from A New Zealand Prayer Book
New Rector Search: Next Steps:
October-November The Profile committee will hold parish meetings via Zoom to discuss future plans for new ministry with your next Rector. Mark your calendars.
Monday October 12th 7:30- 8:30 pm– Vestry
Tuesday October 20th – 7:30-8:30 pm the choir, altar guild, and liturgical ministers
Sunday October 25th 9:30-10:30 am – general
Wednesday October 28th – 10:30-11:30 am - general
Sunday November 1st -9:30 am – 10:30 am – Youth
January The Profile Committee will present the Parish Profile to the Vestry for approval.
An updated timeline of the 3 "arcs" of the search process can be found on our website:
During this Time: Trinity in Stage 2:
Wednesdays @ 10 am: Morning Prayer & Fellowship via Zoom
Meeting ID: 831 6113 8171 Password: 497792 Telephone: 929-205-6099
Friday Bible Study & Discussion @ Noon - Women in the Bible
Topic for September 25th - Rebekah, Rachel, and Leah
Topic for October 2nd - Hannah
For the outline & schedule, Click here.
Meeting ID: 874 7495 2317 Password: 097331
Responding to Wildfires in the Western United States
Episcopal Relief & Development continues to support Episcopal dioceses in western states as they assess needs created by the record-breaking wildfires. The fires have destroyed millions of acres of land, homes and property, causing evacuations in many areas and creating unhealthy air quality throughout several states. Contributions to the US Disaster Response Fund will help provide support to people recovering from the wildfires and other natural disasters.
Our Prayers Are Offered For:
Parish Members & Friends: Jane; Mary Torian, Sharon Manoogian; Sal & Vas Ferreira; Laura Uretsky; Brad Gustavesen; Erin Lewis; Liz Gienger; David Stochaj; Dave Clinkman; Somasundaram Ulaganayagi; Alan Smat; Farooq Kovelakunila; Dorothy Lutterbaugh; Rachel Hagen; Marco Weiss; Al Price; David Gillis; Esther McKenzie; Mike Obrofta; Jean Conway; 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.
Our Partner Dioceses: Kumasi and Asante-Mampong in Ghana
Those celebrating birthdays this week: Brenda Lutfy; Mary-Ellen Yaroshefski; Erik Bailey; Micaela Bailey; Chris Brandt; Suzanne Hawkins; Jessica Mascoll; Joshua Fumia; Tracy Gorham; Kelliann Bentley; Allison Tredeau; Joshua Kerxhalli-Kleinfield; & Margot Mental.
Pledges: Thank you to all of you who have been sending in your pledges. There has been a slight drop in our pledge income this month. This is understandable for the summer, but please do not let your contribution lapse. Our deposits are being made on a different schedule these days, so there may be a delay in seeing the record of your payment. Some of you are facing financial stress: if so, please give what you can; if not, please give a bit extra to support those who cannot.
Please note: Unscrupulous people have contacted parishioners claiming to be Mother Judith and asking for money. Mother Judith's only email addresses are firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
and her phone number is (716) 949-8194 . She never asks for money! Please do not respond to any other email addresses or phone numbers. If you have a question about whether a request is REALLY from Mother Judith, please contact her first at these email addresses/phone number before sending any money. Thanks.
A Message from the Presiding Bishop
"It is a Christian obligation to vote, and more than that, it is the church's responsibility to help get souls to the polls. Cast your vote, not on a partisan basis, not based on your biases, but vote your values. Vote the values of human dignity and equality. Vote the values of the rock on which this country was built. Vote."
-Presiding Bishop Michael Curry
Click here to see Bishop Curry's full message.
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