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Weekly Announcements • November 19

This Week at Trinity

Weekly Announcements • November 19

November 19, 2023

Sunday School

Children are invited to attend Trinity Parish’s Sunday School program beginning at 9:45am. The Sunday School classroom is on the lower level in Room 1, directly across from the stairs. Please proceed down a side aisle to the front of the sanctuary, go through the door, follow the hallway to the right, and descend the stairs. We meet in Room 1, which is directly across from the bottom of the stairs. If you would prefer someone to show you, please ask an usher.

This week's Sunday School teachers will be Martha Hadeler and Kevin Galli. This week's lesson is Jonah, the Backward Prophet:"Now a prophet is someone who can speak for the One True God, but Jonah still did not speak.  the sailors asked him who he was.  he told them he worshiped God, the One who made the sea and the dry land.  Then the sailors were afraid.  They knew that he was trying to flee from God." I wonder, why did Jonah try to flee from God? I wonder, what was it like for Jonah to be in the belly of the whale? I wonder, can you imagine something that might make you want to flee from God?

This Week

  • Daily Compline, 8:00pm (The Book of Common Prayer, p. 127; click link to join)
  • Sun., November 19, Pentecost XXIV, Holy Eucharist, 10:00am
  • Sun., November 19, AA Meeting, 7:00pm
  • Mon., November 20, AA Meeting, 6:00am
  • Mon., November 20, AA Meeting, 5:30pm
  • Tues., November 21, Centre Street Food Pantry open, 2:30–5:30pm
  • Wed., November 22, AA Meeting, 6:00am
  • Wed., November 22, Children's Chorister Program Rehearsal, 6:00pm
  • Thur., November 23, American THANKSGIVING
  • Thur., November 23, AA Book Group, 8:00pm
  • Fri., November 24, AA Meeting, 6:00am
  • Sat., November 25, AA Book Group, 8:00am

Looking Ahead

  • Daily Compline, 8:00pm (The Book of Common Prayer, p. 127; click link to join)
  • Sun., November 26, Christ the King, Holy Eucharist, 10:00am
  • Sun., November 26, Scripture Reflection Group, 11:30am
  • Sun., November 26, AA Meeting, 7:00pm
  • Mon., November 27, AA Meeting, 6:00am
  • Mon., November 27, AA Meeting, 5:30pm
  • Tues., November 28, Centre Street Food Pantry open, 2:30–5:30pm
  • Wed., November 29, AA Meeting, 6:00am
  • Wed., November 29, Children's Chorister Program Rehearsal, 6:00pm
  • Thur., November 30, AA Book Group, 8:00pm
  • Fri., December 1, AA Meeting, 6:00am
  • Sat., December 2, AA Book Group, 8:00am

Scripture Reflection Group, Nov. 26, Dec. 10

This Sunday, in order to help prepare some of our parents for the Baptism of their child in January, we continue with the four-week series of scripture reflection on passages that were used to prepare catechumens for Baptism in the early Church.  We will reflect on the passage and then ask, "What might we do to best support N. in their life in Christ?" (See BCP, p 303.)

November 26:  John 9:1-49
December 10:  John 11:1-45

Sessions will close with prayer for the parents and their child.

Christmas Giving! By Dec. 3

Once again this year, we are invited to give gifts to children who are homeless or recently housed whose families are served by the Hildebrand Family Self-Help Center in Cambridge. If you would like to participate, there is a sign up list in the Dunbar Room (coffee hour space).  Gift suggestions are on flyers in the room.  By signing up,you commit to purchase one gift for one child.   You can purchase more if you wish.  Please do not wrap the gifts!  The parents will do that. All gifts and gift cards must be received by December 3

Advent Wreath Making Workshop, December 3

Come, and make an Advent wreath for use in your home! This brief workshop following the Sunday liturgy December 3 is open to all ages. Candles and all materials provided (although if from a previous year you have the wreath frame, please bring it).

New Parish Initiative: Lending a Hand

We invite you to take part in a new initiative that we are establishing at Trinity. Using the online service Lotsa Helping Hands, we are organizing a group of volunteers who are willing to help fellow parishioners based on needs that arise. Go here for more information.

Trinity Parish Continues to Follow 'Mask Friendly' Protocols

The 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.

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 third 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, Ellen, and Dotty; comfort and healing for Margaret; for the soul of Rick; for the soul of David; for the soul of Bill; for the soul of John.

Saints Calendar (For readings please see

  • Mon., November 20, Edmund, King, 870
  • Tues., November 21, Mechthilde of Hackeborn and Gertrude the Great, Mystics and Theologians, 1298, 1302; William Byrd, John Merbecke, and Thomas Tallis, Musicians, 1623, 1585, 1585
  • Wed., November 22, Clive Staples Lewis, Apologist and Spiritual Writer, 1963
  • Thur., November 23, Thanksgiving Day; Clement of Rome, Bishop, c. 100
  • Fri., November 24, Catherine of Alexandria, Barbara of Nicomedia, and Margaret of Antioch, Martyrs, c. 305
  • Sat., November 25, James Otis Sargent Huntington, Monastic and Priest, 1935

Click here for the Parish Calendar online

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