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Weekly Announcements • December 25

This Week at Trinity

Weekly Announcements • December 25

December 24, 2022

Sunday School

Please note that there will be no Sunday School at Trinity on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, nor on January 1 and January 8. Also note that St. John's Church will be hosting Sunday morning worship on January 1 (The Feast of the Holy Name).

We reflected this week on the upcoming Christmas season:

I wonder how you are preparing to welcome Jesus?
I wonder how Mary and Joseph felt as they prepared for the birth of Jesus? 
I wonder who or what you are grateful for this Christmas?

Sunday School Carol for Christmas Eve

Youth in Trinity’s Sunday School program are invited to sing “In the bleak midwinter” (1982 Hymnal No. 112) during Trinity’s 7:00pm Christmas Eve service! We will meet one last time at 6:30 before the Carol Prelude.

Christmas Eve Potluck, December 24

We will hold a potluck immediately following the Christmas Eve service. If you can, please bring a main dish, side, beverage, or dessert to share with fellow members of our community.

Loose Offering on Christmas Day, December 25

This Sunday’s Loose Offering will go to the Centre St. Food Pantry, a joint initiative of the Episcopal parishes in Newton to feed the hungry in MetroWest Boston. The Centre St. Food Pantry is housed here at Trinity Parish. Checks may be made payable to “Trinity Parish” with “Food Pantry” in the memo line.

This Week

  • Sat., December 24, Christmas Eve, Holy Eucharist, 6:45pm Carol Prelude, 7:00 Processional
  • *Please note that there will be no Sunday morning service December 25*
  • Sun., December 25, AA Meeting, 7:00pm
  • Mon., December 26, AA Meeting, 6:00am
  • Mon., December 26, AA Meeting, 5:30pm
  • Wed., December 28, AA Meeting, 6:00am
  • Thur., December 29, AA Meeting, 7:00pm
  • Thur., December 29, AA Book Group, 8:00pm
  • Fri., December 30, AA Meeting, 6:00am
  • Sat., December 31, AA Book Group, 8:00am

No Sunday Morning Worship Christmas Day, December 25

Regular Sunday morning worship for Christmas Day is cancelled, because Fr. Todd received a positive COVID test result late last week. Many thanks to Fr. Matt Kruger for stepping in a couple of weeks early to celebrate Trinity's Christmas Eve liturgy!

Looking Ahead

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 2:30–5:30pm 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 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.

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

Saints Calendar (For readings please see

  • Mon., December 26, Saint Stephen, Deacon and Martyr
  • Tues., December 27, Saint John, Apostle and Evangelist
  • Wed., December 28, The Holy Innocents
  • Thur., December 29, Thomas Becket, Archbishop of Canterbury and Martyr, 1170
  • Sat., December 31, Frances Joseph Gaudet, Educator and Social Reformer, 1934

Click here for the Parish Calendar online

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