Weekly Announcements • November 26
November 26, 2023
Growing in Faith
Weekly Announcements • November 26
November 26, 2023
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 Jane Galli and Daryl Mark. This week's lesson is the Story of Daniel: "Suddenly the people at the party saw the fingers of a human hand writing on the wall. The king could not read the writing, so he sent for Daniel. The words were Mene, Mene, Tekel, Parsin, which meant, ‘God will bring this king's rule to an end, and the kingdom of Babylon will be divided and given to the Medes and Persians.’" I wonder, why did God bless Daniel and his friends with such learning, wisdom and skill? I wonder, what was it like for Daniel to be with the lions? I wonder, chow does it feel when God helps you when you are afraid?
To get you in the spirit of changing season, Trinity Music Director Joshua T. Lawton will be performing in the Tuesday noon hour concert series on the CB Fisk organ at Boston's King's Chapel this week, November 28 at 12:15, with a program titled "Partitas for Advent".
Note that scheduled MBTA work could make getting downtown a challenge (there will be shuttle buses at all underground Green Line stops next week), but the recital will be livestreamed and then available online! The program will offer a preview—or even a fuller version—of music we will be hearing Sundays at Trinity in December. There will be no admission charge for either in-person or online attendance, so check it out!
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.
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
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.