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Weekly Announcements • November 27

This Week at Trinity

Weekly Announcements • November 27

November 27, 2022

Sunday School

This week's lesson covers Advent I & II: “Something incredible is going to happen in Bethlehem. The Holy Family is on the way to Bethlehem and we are going with them. Here is the light of the prophets. Here is the light of the Mother Mary and the Father Joseph as they make their way to Bethlehem. Let’s enjoy the light.”

I wonder how Mary and Joseph felt as they made their way to Bethlehem?
I wonder how the Holy Family prepared to welcome Jesus?
I wonder how you are preparing to welcome Jesus during Advent?
I wonder who brings you light and joy?

This Week

  • Daily Compline, 8:00pm (The Book of Common Prayer, p. 127; click link to join)
  • Sun., November 27, Advent 1 (Year A), Holy Eucharist, 10:00am
  • Sun., November 27, Matthew 25 Outreach Meeting, following the Eucharist
  • Sun., November 27, AA Meeting, 7:00pm
  • Mon., November 28, AA Meeting, 6:00am
  • Mon., November 28, AA Meeting, 5:30pm
  • Tues., November 29, Centre Street Food Pantry open 2:30–5:30pm
  • Wed., November 30, AA Meeting, 6:00am
  • Thur., December 1, AA Meeting, 7:00pm
  • Thur., December 1, AA Book Group, 8:00pm
  • Fri., December 2, AA Meeting, 6:00am
  • Sat., December 3, AA Book Group, 8:00am
  • Sat., December 3, Centre Street Food Pantry open 11:30am–2:00pm

Looking Ahead

  • Daily Compline, 8:00pm (The Book of Common Prayer, p. 127; click link to join)
  • Sun., December 4, Advent 2, Holy Eucharist, 10:00am
  • Sun., December 4, AA Meeting, 7:00pm
  • Mon., December 5, AA Meeting, 6:00am
  • Mon., December 5, AA Meeting, 5:30pm
  • Tues., December 6, Centre Street Food Pantry open 2:30–5:30pm
  • Wed., December 7, AA Meeting, 6:00am
  • Thur., December 8, AA Meeting, 7:00pm
  • Thur., December 8, AA Book Group, 8:00pm
  • Fri., December 9, AA Meeting, 6:00am
  • Sat., December 10, AA Book Group, 8:00am
  • Sun., December 11, Annual Meeting, Part 1, 11:30am
  • Wed., December 14, Vestry Meeting, 7:00pm
  • Tues., December 20, Property Committee Meeting

Matthew 25 Discussion November 27

Come and join a discussion of ways that we at Trinity can help others. Matthew 25 is the outreach committee of Trinity, and its focus is to learn more about the needs in our community and the world, and discover ways that Trinity can help. Recommendations of these ideas are given to the Vestry. In the past, funds have been given to the Centre St. Food Pantry, two refugee families, The Fridge in Newton, and other projects. We will meet in the Sullivan Room following the service.

Trinity Parish Annual Meeting – in Two Parts

Trinity Parish's 2023 Annual Meeting will take place in two parts: at part 1 on December 11, 2022, we will elect parish officers and Vestry persons; at part 2 on January 29, 2023, the Investment Committee will make its report and the 2023 budget will be presented. There will be preview, held over Zoom, of the 2023 budget on January 23, at which parishioners' questions will be answered.

Christmas Memorials

If you would like to make a memorial contribution toward the purchase of Trinity’s Christmas poinsettias, please pick up a Christmas memorial envelope from the Narthex or from Coffee Hour. For names to be included in the Christmas Eve order of service, envelopes must be received in the parish office by Wednesday, December 21.

Trinity Parish Continues to Follow 'Mask Friendly' Protocols

The Trinity Parish Vestry voted to go "mask friendly" effective immediately; that is, masks are optional at Trinity Parish as of April 14. Please note that, pending further guidance from the Diocese and local infection rates, we may in future return to requiring face coverings when we gather in person.

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 or Brighton and wish to be added to the CSFP delivery list, send an E-mail with your name, phone number, city, and family size.

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; Charlie, 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 and Cynthia; for the soul of Jack.

Saints Calendar (For readings please see

  • Mon., November 28, Kamehameha and Emma of Hawaii, King and Queen, 1864 and 1885
  • Wed., November 30, SAINT ANDREW THE APOSTLE
  • Thur., December 1, Nicholas Ferrar, Deacon, 1637; Charles de Foucauld, Monastic and Martyr, 1916
  • Fri., December 2, Channing Moore Williams, Bishop and Missionary, 1910
  • Sat., December 3, Francis Xavier, Priest and Missionary, 1552

Click here for the Parish Calendar online

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