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Weekly Announcements • October 22

This Week at Trinity

Weekly Announcements • October 22

October 22, 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 lesson is the story of David:  "David was not a perfect king... he made many mistakes.  But he understood that... And he asked God to forgive him.  And God did."  I wonder if David felt afraid when he fought against Goliath?  I wonder what it was like for David when the prophet Nathan told him, "You are that rich man!"  I wonder if you have made mistakes?  I wonder, did God forgive you?

This Week

  • 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

Looking Ahead

  • Daily Compline, 8:00pm (The Book of Common Prayer, p. 127; click link to join)
  • Sun., October 29, Pentecost XXII, Holy Eucharist, 10:00am
  • Sun., October 29, Consecration Sunday Luncheon, following the Liturgy
  • Sun., October 29, AA Meeting, 7:00pm
  • Mon., October 30, AA Meeting, 6:00am
  • Mon., October 30, AA Meeting, 5:30pm
  • Tues., October 31, Centre Street Food Pantry open, 2:30–5:30pm
  • Wed., November 1, AA Meeting, 6:00am
  • Wed., November 1, Children's Chorister Program, 6:00pm
  • Thur., November 2, Burial Service for Ted Hilliard, 10:00am
  • Thur., November 2, AA Book Group, 8:00pm
  • Fri., November 3, AA Meeting, 6:00am
  • Sat., November 4, AA Book Group, 8:00am

Scripture Reflection Group, Oct. 22, Nov. 5 & 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.)

October 22: John 3:1-17
November 5:  John 4:5-42
November 26:  John 9:1-49
December 10:  John 11:1-45

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

Consecration Sunday, Oct. 29

Consecration Sunday is the day in which we are invited to make a pledge of financial support to Trinity Parish for the coming year.  Our Eucharist next week will be followed by a catered luncheon, weather permitting outdoors, to celebrate our giving.  So that we can estimate numbers for lunch, please RSVP to the parish office.

Burial Service for Ted Hilliard, Nov. 2

William Edward Hilliard(“Ted”) died on April 6,2022. He was 65. Born January 28,1957 and grew up in Oak Hill Park, Newton, MA. He was a graduate of Boston University. Eventually, he moved to Denver, CO. Ted was predeceased by his parents Dudley F. Hilliard (died Oct 29, 2002) and Violet M. (Carson) Hilliard (died Jan 3, 2006) He is survived by his sisters: Sheryl Ann Hilliard and Karen Leigh Hilliard, of Brookline. He will be remembered by family and friends for his kind and gentle nature, his sense of humor and his love of sports (particularly baseball) Ted loved rock and roll and American History, (particularly The Civil War period).

A Burial service will beheld for him on November 2, 2023, @10 am at: Trinity Episcopal Church, 11 Homer Street, (corner of Center Street Newton Centre.) Interment will follow at: The Gardens Cemetery, 670 Baker Street, West Roxbury. MA.

In lieu of flowers gifts in his memory may be made to Trinity Parish, Newton, The Joslin Diabetes Center of Boston, and The American Heart Association. For more details about the service go to or inquire at: or A zoom link for the service will be posted soon.

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 23, Saint James of Jerusalem, brother of Our Lord Jesus Christ
  • Tues., October 24, Hiram Hisanori Kano, Priest, 1988
  • Wed., October 25, Tabitha (Dorcas) of Joppa
  • Thur., October 26, Alfred, King, 899
  • Sat., October 28, Saint Simon and Saint Jude, Apostles

Click here for the Parish Calendar online

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