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Weekly Announcements • August 14

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Weekly Announcements • August 14

August 14, 2022

Sunday School

Please note that Trinity's Sunday School season has concluded, and will resume in September.

St. John's and Trinity "Summer Swap"

Once again St. John’s and Trinity will “swap” services during clergy and musician vacation times.  While Rev. Todd Miller is away in July, Fr. Litman will bring St. John’s Church to Trinity.  While Rev. Eric Litman is away in August, Fr. Miller and Trinity Parish will worship at St. John’s.  Please mark your calendars:

  • July 3–31 (Pentecost 4–8) St. John’s at Trinity Parish, Newton Centre, 10:00am
  • August 7–28 (Pentecost 9–12) Trinity at St. John’s Church, Newtonville, 9:00am

Order of Service for Sunday, August 14

This Week

  • Daily Compline, 8:00pm (The Book of Common Prayer, p. 127; click link to join)
  • Sun., August 14, Pentecost X, Holy Eucharist at St. John's, 9:00am (livestream)
  • Sun., August 14, AA Meeting, 7:00pm
  • Mon., August 15, AA Meeting, 6:00am
  • Mon., August 15, AA Meeting, 5:30pm
  • Tues., August 16, Centre Street Food Pantry open 2:30–6:00pm
  • Tues., August 16, Property Committee Meeting, 7:00pm
  • Wed., August 17, AA Meeting, 6:00am
  • Wed., August 17, Vestry Meeting, 7:00pm
  • Thur., August 18, AA Meeting, 7:00pm
  • Thur., August 18, AA Book Group, 8:00pm
  • Fri., August 19, AA Meeting, 6:00am
  • Sat., August 20, AA Book Group, 8:00am

Looking Ahead

  • Daily Compline, 8:00pm (The Book of Common Prayer, p. 127; click link to join)
  • Sun., August 21, Pentecost XI, Holy Eucharist at St. John's, 9:00am (livestream)
  • Sun., August 21, AA Meeting, 7:00pm
  • Mon., August 22, AA Meeting, 6:00am
  • Mon., August 22, AA Meeting, 5:30pm
  • Tues., August 23, Centre Street Food Pantry open 2:30–6:00pm
  • Wed., August 24, AA Meeting, 6:00am
  • Thur., August 25, AA Meeting, 7:00pm
  • Thur., August 25, AA Book Group, 8:00pm
  • Fri., August 26, AA Meeting, 6:00am
  • Sat., August 27, AA Book Group, 8:00am
  • Mon., August 29, Anti-Racism Reading Group, 7:00pm

Trinity Parish Continues to Follow 'Mask Friendly' Protocols

The Trinity Parish Vestry voted to go "mask friendly" effective immediately; that is, masks are optional at Trinity Parish as of April 14. Please note that, pending further guidance from the Diocese and local infection rates, we may in future return to requiring face coverings when we gather in person.

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 2:30–6pm 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 or Brighton and wish to be added to the CSFP delivery list, send an E-mail with your name, phone number, city, and family size.

CSFP Fall Fundraiser: Ride for Food

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The Ride for Food is a fun annual event organized by Three Squares New England, that raises critically needed funds for organizations fighting food insecurity across Eastern Massachusetts. The Centre Street Food Pantry has been participating in the Ride for Food for seven years, and it's become one of our largest annual fundraisers.While it’s called the Ride for Food, there are actually three ways to participate. On Sunday, October 2, there will be 25- and 50-mile bike rides, starting and finishing at Noble and Greenough School in Dedham. In parallel, there will be a 5K Walk through Nobles’ beautiful campus. Finally, the “off the beaten path” option allows you to choose your own adventure (hike, swim, kayak, yoga or walk your dog, etc.) any time through October 2. Register here.

October 2nd will be a fun and jam-packed day! A DJ will kick off the fun, along with plenty of coffee and breakfast foods to fuel the riders and walkers. The party really kicks in after the walk and rides, with live music, barbecue food from the Fresh Food Generation food truck, and top-notch craft beers from Wormtown Brewery. Plus, plenty of time to socialize with CSFP teammates and people from other food security organizations.

CSFP is hoping to line up 40 Team CSFP members and raise $35,000! All proceeds benefit our food pantry and help to put food on the tables of our neighbors in need. We are asking each Team CSFP member to raise at least $350 for the event (don’t worry, we will support your fundraising efforts with suggestions, tips and encouragement)! If you are unable to participate in this year’s Ride for Food, please consider supporting our team or one of our participants! You can donate here.

If you have any questions about the Ride for Food, please contact Team CSFP’s captain, Taylor Lies (

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; Charlie, 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 and Cynthia; for the soul of Jack.

Saints Calendar (For readings please see

  • Mon., August 15, Saint Mary the Virgin, Mother of our Lord Jesus Christ
  • Wed., August 17, Samuel Johnson, Timothy Cutler, & Thomas Bradbury Chandler, Priests, 1772, 1765, 1790, and the Baptisms of Manteo and Virginia Dare, 1587
  • Thur., August 18*, Artemisia Bowden, Educator, 1969
  • Sat., August 20, Bernard of Clairvaux, Monastic, Theologian and Poet, 1153

[*Ed. note: On July 10, 2022, at the 80th General Convention of the Episcopal Church, the House of Deputies and the House of Bishops approved Resolution C003, which removed William Porcher DuBose from the Lesser Feasts and Fasts Calendar on a trial basis due to his writings in support of white supremacy and the KKK. In an explanatory note to the resolution it was stated, "The Episcopal Church should not be honoring a man who saw no conflict in teaching Jesus, but believing that Jesus would somehow condone the enslaving, killing, torturing and destroying of the families of a people, slaves or free."]

Click here for the Parish Calendar online

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