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Weekly Announcements • September 24

This Week at Trinity

Weekly Announcements • September 24

September 24, 2023

Sunday School

Trinity's Sunday School program is now weekly at 10:00am.

This Week

  • Daily Compline, 8:00pm (The Book of Common Prayer, p. 127; click link to join)
  • Sun., September 24, Pentecost XVII, Holy Eucharist, 10:00am
  • Sun., September 24, AA Meeting, 7:00pm
  • Mon., September 25, AA Meeting, 6:00am
  • Mon., September 25, AA Meeting, 5:30pm
  • Tues., September 26, Centre Street Food Pantry open, 2:30–5:30pm
  • Wed., September 27, AA Meeting, 6:00am
  • Wed., September 27, Children’s Chorister Program, 6:00pm
  • Thur., September 28, Choral Evensong for St. Michael, 7:00pm, All Saints, Brookline
  • Thur., September 28, AA Book Group, 8:00pm
  • Fri., September 29, AA Meeting, 6:00am
  • Sat., September 30, AA Book Group, 8:00am

Looking Ahead

  • Daily Compline, 8:00pm (The Book of Common Prayer, p. 127; click link to join)
  • Sun., October 1, Pentecost XVIII, Holy Eucharist, 10:00am
  • Sun., October 1, Matthew 25 Committee Meeting, 11:30am
  • Sun., October 1, AA Meeting, 7:00pm
  • Mon., October 2, AA Meeting, 6:00am
  • Mon., October 2, AA Meeting, 5:30pm
  • Tues., October 3, Centre Street Food Pantry open, 2:30–5:30pm
  • Wed., October 4, AA Meeting, 6:00am
  • Wed., October 4, Children’s Chorister Program, 6:00pm
  • Thur., October 5, AA Book Group, 8:00pm
  • Fri., October 6, AA Meeting, 6:00am
  • Sat., October 7, AA Book Group, 8:00am

Evensong for St. Michael in Brookline, Sept. 28

On Thursday, September 28, 7:00pm, All Saints in Brookline will host an Evensong. Joined by parishes of the Charles River Deanery, the All Saints Choir will offer Choral Evensong for the Feast of Saint Michael and All Angels. The service features music by Margaret Burk, Jamie Apgar, Harold Friedell, and David Briggs. A light reception will follow.

The biblical word “angel” means, literally, a messenger. Messengers from God can be visible or invisible, and may assume human or non-human forms. Christians have always felt themselves to be attended by helpful spirits—swift, powerful, and enlightening.

Of the many angels spoken of in the Bible, only four are called by name: Michael, Gabriel, Uriel, and Raphael. The Archangel Michael is the powerful agent of God who wards off evil from God’s people, and delivers peace to them at the end of this life’s mortal struggle. “Michaelmas,” as his feast is called in England, has long been one of the popular celebrations of the Christian Year in many parts of the world.

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Matthew 25 Committee, Oct. 1

Do you know of some projects that help meet needs in our communities or the world?  Trinity supports several local and international projects. Matthew 25 is the outreach committee of Trinity.  The committee suggests to the vestry projects that  members recommend for inclusion in the budget. Matthew 25 will meet in the library on Sunday, October 1, following the service. Come and share your information and ideas!

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; for the soul of Rick; for the soul of David; for the soul of Bill.

Saints Calendar (For readings please see

  • Mon., September 25, Sergius of Radonezh, Monastic, 1392
  • Tues., September 26, Lancelot Andrewes, Bishop, 1626
  • Wed., September 27, Euphrosyne/Smaragdus of Alexandria, Monastic, fifth century
  • Thur., September 28, Paula and Eustochium of Rome, Monastics and Scholars, 404 and c. 419
  • Fri., September 29, Saint Michael and All Angels
  • Sat., September 30, Jerome, Priest and Scholar, 420

Click here for the Parish Calendar online

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