Weekly Announcements • May 7
May 7, 2023
Growing in Faith
Weekly Announcements • May 7
May 7, 2023
This week we will reflect on the Story of St. Thomas Aquinas, who was a priest, philosopher, and writer dedicated to understanding God. He thought of God as the "light of faith" and wanted to know God in the natural world. He asked questions to know God better and at times, found it difficult to explain why God was real, even though he had faith in God.
I wonder what questions you have about God?
I wonder how you find signs of God in the natural world?
I wonder how St. Thomas Aquinas and the other saints lived out their faith?
Trinity’s Vestry invites the congregation to read and join in 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 final chapter after worship this Sunday, May 7, before walking over to the Mason Rice School for Newton Serves (see below). 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. Lunch will be provided for the discussion.
“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 following the book discussion on Saying Yes to Life (above). Visit this link at newtonma.gov for more information about the Newton Serves event, including registration.
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.
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.
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.
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; for the soul of Rick; for the soul of David.
Saints Calendar (For readings please see satucket.com/lectionary/)
Click here for the Parish Calendar online
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