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Weekly Announcements • September 25

This Week at Trinity

Weekly Announcements • September 25

September 25, 2022

Sunday School

This week's lesson covers the Holy Family: “This is the Christ child in the manger. He is holding out His arms to give you a hug. Now He can reach out and give the whole world a hug. He is not just back then, in this place or that place. He is everywhere, and in every time.”  

I wonder how you feel the Christ child reaching out to you?
I wonder who needs a hug in your life?
I wonder what you love about your family?
I wonder how the Holy Family inspires you?

This Week

  • Daily Compline, 8:00pm (The Book of Common Prayer, p. 127; click link to join)
  • Sun., September 25, Pentecost XVI, Holy Eucharist, 10:00am
  • Sun., September 25, AA Meeting, 7:00pm
  • Mon., September 26, AA Meeting, 6:00am
  • Mon., September 26, AA Meeting, 5:30pm
  • Tues., September 27, Centre Street Food Pantry open 2:30–6:00pm
  • Wed., September 28, AA Meeting, 6:00am
  • Thur., September 29, AA Meeting, 7:00pm
  • Thur., September 29, AA Book Group, 8:00pm
  • Fri., September 30, AA Meeting, 6:00am
  • Sat., October 1, AA Book Group, 8:00am
  • Sat., October 1, 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 2, Pentecost XVII, Holy Eucharist, 10:00am
  • Sun., October 2, Annual Lectors Training / Refresher, following the Eucharist
  • Sun., October 2, AA Meeting, 7:00pm
  • Mon., October 3, AA Meeting, 6:00am
  • Mon., October 3, AA Meeting, 5:30pm
  • Tues., October 4, Centre Street Food Pantry open 2:30–6:00pm
  • Wed., October 5, AA Meeting, 6:00am
  • Thur., October 6, AA Meeting, 7:00pm
  • Thur., October 6, AA Book Group, 8:00pm
  • Fri., October 7, AA Meeting, 6:00am
  • Sat., October 8, AA Book Group, 8:00am

Blessing of the Animals October 9

On the first Sunday following the Feast of St. Francis (October 4), Trinity Parish holds its annual Blessing of the Animals. Do you have an animal that you would like to take part in this rite? Bring him or her to the 10:00am liturgy on Sunday, October 9! Please have pets leashed or crated.

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 2:30–6pm 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.

CSFP Fall Fundraiser: Ride for Food

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The Ride for Food is a fun annual event organized by Three Squares New England, that raises critically needed funds for organizations fighting food insecurity across Eastern Massachusetts. The Centre Street Food Pantry has been participating in the Ride for Food for seven years, and it's become one of our largest annual fundraisers.While it’s called the Ride for Food, there are actually three ways to participate. On Sunday, October 2, there will be 25- and 50-mile bike rides, starting and finishing at Noble and Greenough School in Dedham. In parallel, there will be a 5K Walk through Nobles’ beautiful campus. Finally, the “off the beaten path” option allows you to choose your own adventure (hike, swim, kayak, yoga or walk your dog, etc.) any time through October 2. Register here.

October 2nd will be a fun and jam-packed day! A DJ will kick off the fun, along with plenty of coffee and breakfast foods to fuel the riders and walkers. The party really kicks in after the walk and rides, with live music, barbecue food from the Fresh Food Generation food truck, and top-notch craft beers from Wormtown Brewery. Plus, plenty of time to socialize with CSFP teammates and people from other food security organizations.

CSFP is hoping to line up 40 Team CSFP members and raise $35,000! All proceeds benefit our food pantry and help to put food on the tables of our neighbors in need. We are asking each Team CSFP member to raise at least $350 for the event (don’t worry, we will support your fundraising efforts with suggestions, tips and encouragement)! If you are unable to participate in this year’s Ride for Food, please consider supporting our team or one of our participants! You can donate here.

If you have any questions about the Ride for Food, please contact Team CSFP’s captain, Taylor Lies (

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., September 26, Lancelot Andrewes, Bishop, 1626, and Wilson Carlile, Priest, 1942
  • Tues., September 27, Euphrosyne/Smaragdus, Monastic, 5th c., and Thomas Traherne, Priest and Poet, 1674
  • Wed., September 28, Paula and Eustochium of Rome, Monastics and Scholars, 404 and c. 419
  • Thur., September 29, Saint Michael and All Angels
  • Fri., September 30, Jerome, Priest and Scholar, 420
  • Sat., October 1, Remigius at Rheims, Bishop, c. 530, and Thérèse of Lisieux, Monastic, 1897

Click here for the Parish Calendar online

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