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Weekly Announcements • March 26

This Week at Trinity

Weekly Announcements • March 26

March 26, 2023

Sunday School

This week's lesson: The Passover Story. "This is like the flat bread the people made so quickly. Whenever you taste this bread, you taste this story. This is the bread of the Passover Feast. It is called ‘matzo.’"

I wonder how the People of God felt when Moses was leading them out of Egypt?
I wonder how they felt when they were on the other side of the water and were free?
I wonder how you are preparing for Easter?

This Week

  • Daily Compline, 8:00pm (The Book of Common Prayer, p. 127; click link to join)
  • Sun., March 26, Lent 5, Holy Eucharist, 10:00am
  • Sun., March 26, The Environment in Creation – Lenten Book Discussion, 11:15am in the Library
  • Sun., March 26, AA Meeting, 7:00pm
  • Mon., March 27, AA Meeting, 6:00am
  • Mon., March 27, AA Meeting, 5:30pm
  • Tues., March 28, Centre Street Food Pantry open, 2:30–5:30pm
  • Wed., March 29, AA Meeting, 6:00am
  • Thur., March 30, AA Meeting, 7:00pm
  • Thur., March 30, AA Book Group, 8:00pm
  • Fri., March 31, AA Meeting, 6:00am
  • Sat., April 1, AA Book Group, 8:00am
  • Sat., April 1, Centre Street Food Pantry open, 11:30am–2:00pm

The Environment in Creation – A Weekly Book Discussion

Trinity’s Vestry invites the congregation to read and join a weekly discussion of the Archbishop of Canterbury’s 2020 Lenten book, Saying Yes to Life, by Ruth Valerio, a book that shows reverence for the environment through the framework of the Days of Creation in Genesis.  We will discuss the book’s six chapters after Sunday services during Lent.  The Vestry hopes that parishioners will be inspired by some of the practical suggestions on how we can appreciate and care for God’s creation.

Looking Ahead

  • Daily Compline, 8:00pm (The Book of Common Prayer, p. 127; click link to join)
  • Sun., April 2, Palm Sunday, Holy Eucharist, 10:00am
  • Sun., April 2, The Environment in Creation – Lenten Book Discussion, 11:15am in the Library
  • Sun., April 2, AA Meeting, 7:00pm
  • Mon., April 3, AA Meeting, 6:00am
  • Mon., April 3, AA Meeting, 5:30pm
  • Tues., April 4, Centre Street Food Pantry open, 2:30–5:30pm
  • Wed., April 5, AA Meeting, 6:00am
  • Thur., April 6, AA Meeting, 7:00pm
  • Thur., April 6, Maundy Thursday Liturgy, 7:30pm hosted at St. John's Church Newtonville, 297 Lowell Ave.
  • Thur., April 6, AA Book Group, 8:00pm
  • Fri., April 7, AA Meeting, 6:00am
  • Fri., April 7, Good Friday Liturgy, 7:00pm
  • Sat., April 8, AA Book Group, 8:00am
  • Sat., April 8, The Great Vigil of Easter, 8:00pm

Easter Memorials

If you would like to make a memorial contribution toward the purchase of Trinity’s Easter lilies, please pick up a memorial envelope in the Narthex or Dunbar (coffee hour) Room.  For names to be included in the Easter Day order of service, envelopes must be received in the office by Wednesday, April 5.

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., March 27, Charles Henry Brent, Bishop, 1929
  • Tues., March 28, James Solomon Russell, Priest, 1935
  • Wed., March 29, John Keble, Priest and Poet, 1866
  • Fri., March 31, John Donne, Priest and Poet, 1631
  • Sat., April 1, Frederick Denison Maurice, Priest, 1872

Click here for the Parish Calendar online

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