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Weekly Announcements • January 15

This Week at Trinity

Weekly Announcements • January 15

January 15, 2023

Sunday School

This week's lesson: The Parable of the Good Samaritan. “When the stranger came to where the traveler was who had been hurt, had everything taken from him, and had been left by the side of the road half dead, the stranger went to him. The stranger put medicine on the places where the person was hurt. He gave him his coat to put on. He then put him on his donkey and took him to a place to spend the night.”

I wonder how the good Samaritan felt helping a stranger?
I wonder if you have ever helped someone who needs it?
I wonder who needs help and extra prayers in your life?

This Week

  • Daily Compline, 8:00pm (The Book of Common Prayer, p. 127; click link to join)
  • Sun., January 15, Epiphany 2, Holy Eucharist, 10:00am
  • Sun., January 15, AA Meeting, 7:00pm
  • Mon., January 16, AA Meeting, 6:00am
  • Mon., January 16, AA Meeting, 5:30pm
  • Tues., January 17, Centre Street Food Pantry open, 2:30–5:30pm
  • Tues., January 17, Property Committee Meeting, 7:00pm
  • Wed., January 18, AA Meeting, 6:00am
  • Wed., January 18, Vestry Meeting, 7:00pm
  • Thur., January 19, AA Meeting, 7:00pm
  • Thur., January 19, AA Book Group, 8:00pm
  • Fri., January 20, AA Meeting, 6:00am
  • Sat., January 21, AA Book Group, 8:00am

Looking Ahead

  • Daily Compline, 8:00pm (The Book of Common Prayer, p. 127; click link to join)
  • Sun., January 22, Epiphany 3, Holy Eucharist, 10:00am
  • Sun., January 22, AA Meeting, 7:00pm
  • Mon., January 23, AA Meeting, 6:00am
  • Mon., January 23, AA Meeting, 5:30pm
  • Mon., January 23, Budget Preview (online), 7:00pm (link and details TBA)
  • Tues., January 24, Centre Street Food Pantry open, 2:30–5:30pm
  • Tues., January 24, Anti-Racism Reading Group, 7:00pm
  • Wed., January 25, AA Meeting, 6:00am
  • Thur., January 26, AA Meeting, 7:00pm
  • Thur., January 26, AA Book Group, 8:00pm
  • Fri., January 27, AA Meeting, 6:00am
  • Sat., January 27, AA Book Group, 8:00am
  • Sat., January 28, David Nelson Memorial Eucharist, 11:00am
  • Sun., January 29, Annual Meeting Part 2, following the Eucharist

Memorial Eucharist at Trinity for David Nelson, January 28

Funeral services for David Nelson, including Holy Eucharist, are tentatively scheduled for Saturday, January 28, 11:00am. Please join us as we celebrate David's life here in Trinity Parish as well as the "old" Parish of the Messiah. There will be a catered luncheon, as well as some displays of David's photography. More details to follow.

Trinity Parish Annual Meeting – in Two Parts

Trinity Parish's 2023 Annual Meeting is taking place in two parts: the first in December, when elections were held, and the second on Sunday, January 29, 2023, when the Investment Committee will make its report and the Treasurer will present the 2023 budget.  There will additionally be a preview, held online, of the 2023 budget on Monday, January 23, at which time questions will be answered by the Treasurer. A link for the budget preview will be made available in next week's E-weekly, as well as on the parish Web site.

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 now 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

  • Tues., January 17, Antony of Egypt, Monastic, 356
  • Wed., January 18, The Confession of Saint Peter the Apostle
  • Thur., January 19, Wulfstan of Worcester, Bishop, 1095
  • Fri., January 20, Fabian, Bishop and Martyr, 250
  • Sat., January 21, Agnes and Cecelia of Rome, Martyrs, 304 and c. 230

Click here for the Parish Calendar online

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