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Weekly Announcements • November 5

This Week at Trinity

Weekly Announcements • November 5

November 5, 2023

Turn Your Clocks Back!

As a reminder, this Sunday is the day we fall back one hour. Please remember to turn your clocks back to be on time for service Sunday morning (or maybe be early).

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 David Beidler and Martha Hadeler. This week's lesson is The Ark and the Temple: "All of the people had to help build the temple.  As the temple began to grow, the people were amazed.  There was a great hall for people to come close to God, and an inner room, called the Holy of Holies,which was for the ark.  The High Priest entered only on the Day of Atonement, the holiest day of the year." I wonder, where is your "temple?"  I wonder, what do you do to help build your temple?  I wonder, what is it like to meet God in your temple?

This Week

  • Daily Compline, 8:00pm (The Book of Common Prayer, p. 127; click link to join)
  • Sun., November 5, All Saints, Holy Eucharist, 10:00am
  • Sun., November 5, Scripture Reflection, 11:30am
  • Sun., November 5, AA Meeting, 7:00pm
  • Mon., November 6, AA Meeting, 6:00am
  • Mon., November 6, AA Meeting, 5:30pm
  • Tues., November 7, Centre Street Food Pantry open, 2:30–5:30pm
  • Tues., November 7, Property Committee Meeting, 7:00pm
  • Wed., November 8, AA Meeting, 6:00am
  • Wed., November 8, Children's Chorister Program, 6:00pm
  • Thur., November 9, AA Book Group, 8:00pm
  • Fri., November 10, AA Meeting, 6:00am
  • Sat., November 11, AA Book Group, 8:00am

Looking Ahead

  • Daily Compline, 8:00pm (The Book of Common Prayer, p. 127; click link to join)
  • Sun., November 12, Pentecost XXIV, Holy Eucharist, 10:00am
  • Sun., November 12, AA Meeting, 7:00pm
  • Mon., November 13, AA Meeting, 6:00am
  • Mon., November 13, Volunteer United Way, Framingham, 5:00pm
  • Mon., November 13, AA Meeting, 5:30pm
  • Tues., November 14, Centre Street Food Pantry open, 2:30–5:30pm
  • Wed., November 15, AA Meeting, 6:00am
  • Wed., November 15, Children's Chorister Program, 6:00pm
  • Wed., November 15, Vestry Meeting, 7:00pm
  • Thur., November 16, AA Book Group, 8:00pm
  • Fri., November 17, AA Meeting, 6:00am
  • Sat., November 18, AA Book Group, 8:00am
  • Sat., November 18, Centre Street Food Pantry open, 11:30am-1:30pm

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.

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 6, William Temple, Archbishop of Canterbury, 1944
  • Tues., November 7, Willibrord, Bishop and Missionary, 739
  • Wed., November 8, Ammonius, Hermit, c. 403
  • Thur., November 9, Richard Rolle, Walter Hilton, and Margery Kempe, Mystics, 1349, 1396, and c. 1440
  • Fri., November 10, Leo of Rome, Bishop, 461
  • Sat., November 11, Martin of Tours, Bishop, 397

Click here for the Parish Calendar online

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