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Weekly Announcements • April 23

This Week at Trinity

Weekly Announcements • April 23

April 23, 2023

Sunday School

This week's lesson: The Story of Elijah. "As they were speaking, it was as if a chariot of fire appeared, with horses made of fire, and the two men were separated. Elisha watched as Elijah was taken up into heaven in a whirlwind, and he knew God’s spirit was with him, and the people knew, too."

I wonder how Elijah felt being taken to heaven?
I wonder how God’s spirit is with you in your life?  
I wonder how you experience God's spirit in our Sunday School community?

This Week

  • Daily Compline, 8:00pm (The Book of Common Prayer, p. 127; click link to join)
  • Sun., April 23, Easter 3, Holy Eucharist, 10:00am
  • Sun., April 23, AA Meeting, 7:00pm
  • Mon., April 24, AA Meeting, 6:00am
  • Mon., April 24, AA Meeting, 5:30pm
  • Tues., April 25, Centre Street Food Pantry open, 2:30–5:30pm
  • Wed., April 26, AA Meeting, 6:00am
  • Thur., April 27, AA Meeting, 7:00pm
  • Thur., April 27, AA Book Group, 8:00pm
  • Fri., April 28, AA Meeting, 6:00am
  • Sat., April 29, AA Book Group, 8:00am

Looking Ahead

  • Daily Compline, 8:00pm (The Book of Common Prayer, p. 127; click link to join)
  • Sun., April 30, Easter 4, Holy Eucharist, 10:00am
  • Sun., April 30, AA Meeting, 7:00pm
  • Mon., May 1, AA Meeting, 6:00am
  • Mon., May 1, AA Meeting, 5:30pm
  • Tues., May 2, Centre Street Food Pantry open, 2:30–5:30pm
  • Wed., May 3, AA Meeting, 6:00am
  • Thur., May 4, AA Meeting, 7:00pm
  • Thur., May 4, AA Book Group, 8:00pm
  • Fri., May 5, AA Meeting, 6:00am
  • Sat., May 6, AA Book Group, 8:00am
  • Sat., May 6, Centre Street Food Pantry open, 11:30am–2:00pm

Trinity Parish Vestry – Earth Day Activities

Greetings and Happy Earth Day to the Trinity Community!  The vestry invites all to celebrate Earth Day this Sunday, April 23 (weather permitting, coffee hour will be held outdoors.) We also look forward to sharing with you three opportunities that were identified during our study of and discussions about Ruth Valerio’s Saying Yes To Life.

· Planting a pollinator garden on church grounds – We are interested in establishing pollinator species among the planting beds at Trinity.

· Newton trash clean up activity – “Newton Serves” will take place this year on Sunday, May 7.  Sign up to volunteer at the Mason Rice School grounds clean up, beginning at Noon that day.  The vestry will organize a large group to walk together directly from church to that location. Visit this link at for more information about the event, including registration.

· Planting trees – The parish will apply to the Newton Tree Conservancy to arrange planting of trees in bare spots on the Centre Street and Furber Lane berms (the space between street and sidewalk).  The city is now accepting fall group applications for planting eight or more trees in a neighborhood area on November 18, 2023.  More news on this in the coming months!

Trinity Parish Continues to Follow 'Mask Friendly' Protocols

The Trinity Parish Vestry voted in 2022 to go "mask friendly"; that is, unless otherwise indicated, masks are optional at Trinity Parish. Please note that, pending further guidance from the Diocese and local infection rates, the church may in future return to requiring face coverings for in-person gatherings.

Pledging During a Pandemic

Thank you to all who continue to send in your pledge! Your faithfulness in keeping up your pledge helps Trinity Parish stay “in the black” during this time, and we are grateful. Pledges may be mailed to Trinity Parish at 11 Homer St., Newton Centre, MA 02459.

Centre St. Food Pantry Wish List

Located at 11 Homer Street in Newton Centre on the lower level of Trinity Church, the Pantry is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and a member of the Greater Boston Food Bank.  It is open most Tuesdays from 2:30–5:30pm and the first Saturday of each month from 11:30am–2pm.

New households are asked to fill out the Online Pantry Registration Form or print and fill out this paper form. If you live in Newton and wish to be added to the CSFP delivery list, send an E-mail with your name, phone number, city, and family size. If you live in Boston, click here to find resources available for those in need of food.

For Your Prayers

Please remember in your prayers: the Episcopal parishes of Newton, our clergy and people; the Centre Street Food Pantry, its clients and staff; Joseph, our President; Maura, our Governor; and Ruthanne, our Mayor.  Pray also for Joan and for peace and a return to calm in South Africa; for peace in South Sudan, the Palestinian territories, Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan, and Yemen; comfort and care for all migrants and refugees; All Saints Anglican Church, Winterton, KwaZulu-Natal; the Khethani Christian Fellowship, Khethani Township, KwaZulu-Natal; B-READY Afterschool staff, teens, youth, and families; comfort and healing for Krista, Cynthia, and Rick; for the soul of Jack; for the soul of David.

Saints Calendar (For readings please see

  • Mon., April 24, Genocide Remembrance
  • Tues., April 25, Saint Mark the Evangelist
  • Wed., April 26, Robert Hunt, Priest and Chaplain at Jamestown, 1608
  • Thur., April 27, Zita of Tuscany, Worker of Charity, 1271, and Christina Rossetti, Poet, 1894
  • Sat., April 29, Catherine of Siena, Mystic and Prophetic Witness, 1380

Click here for the Parish Calendar online

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