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Weekly Announcements • October 15

This Week at Trinity

Weekly Announcements • October 15

October 15, 2023

Sunday School

Children are welcome in our liturgy.  They are also invited to attend Trinity’s Sunday School and childcare program beginning at 10:00am.  The Sunday School classrooms are on the lower level in Room 1.  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.  If you would prefer someone to show you, please ask an usher.
This week's lesson is the story of Samuel:"One night when Samuel was asleep on his mat in the tent, God called, 'Samuel, Samuel!'  Samuel thought it must be Eli calling, so he went to him.  But Eli did not call him, and he told Samuel to go lie down.  This happened three times, until Eli realized that God must be calling Samuel.  He told Samuel to go back and lie down.  He said, 'If you hear the voice again, say, "Speak, God,for your servant hears."'"  I wonder what it was like for Samuel to sleep in the tent near the ark?  I wonder how Samuel felt when he realized it was God who was calling him?  I wonder if God ever speaks to you? 

This Week

  • Daily Compline, 8:00pm (The Book of Common Prayer, p. 127; click link to join)
  • Sun., October 15, Pentecost XX, Holy Eucharist, 10:00am
  • Sun., October 15, Scripture Reflection Group, 11:30am
  • Sun., October 15, AA Meeting, 7:00pm
  • Mon., October 16, AA Meeting, 6:00am
  • Mon., October 16, Volunteer, United Way in Framingham
  • Mon., October 16, AA Meeting, 5:30pm
  • Tues., October 17, Centre Street Food Pantry open, 2:30–5:30pm
  • Tues., October 17, Property Committee Meeting, 7:00pm
  • Wed., October 18, AA Meeting, 6:00am
  • Wed., October 18, No Children's Chorister Program
  • Wed., October 18, Vestry Meeting, 7:00pm
  • Thur., October 19, AA Book Group, 8:00pm
  • Fri., October 20, AA Meeting, 6:00am
  • Sat., October 21, AA Book Group, 8:00am
  • Sat., October 21, 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., October 22, Pentecost XXI, Holy Eucharist, 10:00am
  • Sun., October 22, Scripture Reflection Group, 11:30am
  • Sun., October 22, AA Meeting, 7:00pm
  • Mon., October 23, AA Meeting, 6:00am
  • Mon., October 23, AA Meeting, 5:30pm
  • Tues., October 24 Centre Street Food Pantry open, 2:30–5:30pm
  • Wed., October 25, AA Meeting, 6:00am
  • Wed., October 25, Children's Chorister Program, 6:00pm
  • Thur., October 26, AA Book Group, 8:00pm
  • Fri., October 27, AA Meeting, 6:00am
  • Sat., October 28, AA Book Group, 8:00am

Scripture Reflection Group, Oct. 15 & 22

In September and October, the Trinity Parish Scripture Reflection Group will look at Paul’s letters to the Philippians and also to the Thessalonians (both of which are in our lectionary for this fall). Come and learn more about Paul and what he had to say to these early Christian communities. The group meets in the chapel following the Sunday Eucharist, 11:30–12:30.

Remembrances for All Saints Sunday, November 5

We will celebrate All Saints on Sunday, November 5.  All Saints is the feast in which the Church remembers the one communion and fellowship of saints, both past and present, and it is traditional to remember in the order of service that day loved ones who have died.  If there are deceased whom you would like to be remembered in the order of service, please send their names to the parish office by Tuesday, October 31.

Listening Sessions for New Bishop Nominations

Our Diocese is seeking nominations to replace our current Bishop who is scheduled soon to retire. The Bishop Nominating Committee has scheduled a series of listening sessions to gather input from you, the people of our diocese, regarding our vision for our future and the qualities we seek in our new bishop. Feedback from these sessions will help to guide our search process and will be incorporated in the diocesan profile that we will share with the prospective nominees. Click here for more information.

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., October 16, Hugh Latimer and Nicholas Ridley, Bishops and Martyrs, 1555, and
    Thomas Cranmer, Archbishop of Canterbury, 1556
  • Tues., October 17, Ignatius of Antioch, Bishop and Martyr, c. 115
  • Wed., October 18, Saint Luke the Evangelist
  • Thur., October 19, Henry Martyn, Priest and Missionary, 1812

Click here for the Parish Calendar online

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