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News and Events in the life of Trinitarian Congregational Church
June 15, 2017 
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A Note from Pastor Tom
What a great celebration this past weekend with the Pilgrim Fellowship (TCC Youth Group in the 70's and 80's) reunion!  Over 80 PF alumni gathered on Saturday night to remember together God's faithfulness. Pastor John Ames, PF alumnus, Wayland High School quarter back, and former missionary to la Côte d'Ivoire, West Africa, led the services on Sunday morning.  Pastor John's charge from Acts 20:24, reminds us that a full life comes from a life 'surrendered,' 'completed,' and 'focused' on the grace of God in Christ.  He, along with Dr. Rick Sacra (SIM in Liberia) who shared during our mission's moment even brought back West African temperatures into the sanctuary as our AC compressors decided to give in precisely on Sunday morning! (Our Facilities team is working on the problem).

This week, we are ready to launch our "Summer of Freedom" sermon series anchored in the Book of Exodus and focused on Christ as our Deliverer.  Paul in Romans 6 equates our struggles with guilt and shame to slavery. In the face of an implacable and ruthless master (Pharaoh of Egypt), the children of Israel suffered greatly in the bondage of Egypt.  However, Pharaoh would soon meet his match and receive a front row seat experience in the might and power of the Living God to save His People. In the same way Jesus is calling us to freedom. For it is through Him alone that we can be delivered from the addiction of sin, guilt and shame in our lives.   As the song says, "Let Freedom Ring!" only this time, it's not freedom from the Red Coats, but freedom that is far greater and will last far longer than any earthly realm. My prayer for TCC is that this will be our Summer of Freedom, that we all become spiritual 'Minutemen' against the 'ruler of this age.'   In a culture filled with addictions of all kinds, only the power of God as revealed in Christ will bring us true hope and comfort in this epic struggle for independence.  
I am now generally in the TCC office on weekday afternoons from 12-4P and look forward to connecting with you.  You can reach me at 508-358-7717, EXT 302 or at pastortom@tccwayland.org.

Sermon Highlights from Pastor Tom            
     Each week that he preaches, Tom will post a recap  of his sermon on the front of the TCC website for those not able to be at church.  Just a reminder, podcasts of the sermon are also available on our website.  To access this week's recap, please go to www.tccwayland.org and see the post under the "Latest News" section.

This Weekend
Wheelchair Collection at TCC, June 17, from 10A- 2P!
Family Volunteer Opportunity! 
    On Saturday, June 17, Wheels for the World will be collecting wheelchairs, parts and other mobility aides at TCC from 10A-2P. If you or someone you know has no longer used wheelchairs, canes, crutches, etc; please bring them to TCC.  They will be restored to new condition and brought to disabled children and adults around the world who do not have access to "the gift of mobility." See more at   ww w.joniandfriends.org .

    Donated wheelchairs will be receipted and are tax deductible.

    Cindy could use your help!  Could you do a  2-hour shift on Saturday, between 9A - 3P? Duties would include greeting and directing people who come, receiving wheelchairs and mobility aids, writing receipts for the items, providing light refreshments for the workers, and moving the things we receive into storage in the Ewing building.  For more information call Cindy Leonard at 508-653-3743.   

Preaching this Sunday
    Pastor Tom begins a new sermon series this Sunday, "Summer of Freedom." His sermon is entitled "God Keeps His Promises: My Truth Vs. His Truth," based on scripture found in Exodus 1&2.



LIFE Groups
    Here at TCC, we are passionate about cultivating authentic community. Throughout the week, LIFE groups meet and rely on Bible study, discussion, practical yet compassionate care to 
encourage, befriend and help each other grow in relationship with Christ. We have groups in Wayland, Weston, Sudbury, Natick and Hudson who would love  to have you join them!  For more information, contact Kyle at kylesmethurst@gmail.com.

Free Bibles Available
   Would you or someone you know like a Bible?  Now that we've replaced the pew Bibles with the ESV translation, we will be finding a new home for the NIV Bibles.  We have a box of them on a table in the stairwell.  Please help yourself!
Away This Summer But Want an Electronic Copy of the Bulletin?
    Please contact the office.  For privacy reasons, we do not publish the weekly prayer concerns in TCC's email newsletter, as the email newsletter is posted on our website. If you want to keep up-to-date with happenings and fellow congregants, we can email the bulletin to you!

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Family Day - We Really Need to Know if You are Coming!
            Please RSVP now by Clicking Here to Register for Family Day!

Volunteers Needed For Family Day...Can You Help?
     Family Day is June 25!  This one day community/family outreach event is taking the place of Kids Week this year.  Lots of volunteers are needed to make this happen, so come and join the fun!
    Can you volunteer to help set up, run a game, face paint, cook or serve food?  Volunteer for an hour with your family and then stay to enjoy the rest of the event. No children in this age group?  No problem...we still want you! 
    Pick up a Volunteer Form at the CM desk or  click here to sign up on-line. Please sign up by June 7th.
    Spend time with our young families and welcome our neighbors...your time might make the difference of a lifetime for our visitors!

Children's Ministry Summer Volunteers Needed!
     Summer's coming and we'd like to give our Live the Adventure (LTA) weekly volunteers the summer off.  However, LTA runs through the summer and we have up to fifty kids on a given Sunday.  Can you help by serving one or two Sundays this summer? 
If so, please sign up here.
     You will NOT need to register for an account on SignUp.com and they do not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact Gail Hughson or Cheryl Alexander, they can sign you up manually. 

Student Ministry
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Dive (Summer Bible Study) Begins THIS Sunday, June 18th, from 9:50-10:30A.
     *All 5th-9th graders are invited to join us for this study in Bradford Hall!  Our group will begin the morning in the Sanctuary at 9:30A, and will be dismissed to Bradford Hall during the greeting at about 9:50A.

 HS/MS Guys Summer Retreat          Serve 72:July 10-13, 6th-8th Graders
Music and Worship Ministry

Join the Tech Team!
     Are you technically savvy and have a heart for corporate worship? Join a spot on our tech team. 
* Sound: Run the sound board and recording.
* Screens: Control lighting and screen projection.
     Serve just once a month. Training provided. adam@tccwayland.org.

Adult Ministry
Wednesday Morning Bible Study is on Summer Hiatus...

Knit Together (K-Tog)  is on Summer Hiatus
   K eep those hooks and needles going throughout the summer!  We will resume regular meetings on Monday, September 11.    Questions? Call Susan Foster at 508-358-5852.

Thursday Morning Women's Bible Study (WBS)... 
Now on Hiatus Until the Fall!
   See our website:  www.tccwayland.org/wbs . If you have any additional questions, please feel free to contact Amy Canute at tccwbs@gmail.com

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Mom to Mom Now on Hiatus Until the Fall!
     For more information or to register for next fall , please visit: www.momtomomwayland.org

Saturday Men's Breakfast and Bible Study, 7:30A in Phillips Hall.
    Questions?  Contact Jim Santamaria at hermits@comcast.net.

Volunteer Opportunities
      TCC runs on volunteers! Please visit the TCC "How to Serve" webpage at http://www.tccwayland.org/serve.php for more information.   Here are a few current opportunities:  
Greeting Ministry
       We are re-launching our Sunday Greeter Ministry. If you would like to serve as a Greeter on Sunday mornings, email adam@tccwayland.org.

Additional Ushers Still Needed...
        Our mission:   To welcome every visitor and member to the house of God!  

      What is needed : Ushers are absolutely critical in helping newcomers form their first impression of TCC. You help set the tone for the worship experience to come. You are representatives of God's kingdom.  You're not just opening doors, providing information, handing out bulletins or collecting the offering, you are making people feel welcome!
      Could you help ONE  Sunday morning a month?  Please contact Debbie Wilson at office@tccwayland.org or 508-358-7717.

Volunteer Offering Counters Needed ...
       Are you accurate and reliable?  Volunteers count the weekly offering (mostly checks for deposit) each Sunday, and we are in need of new helpers.  Offering counters work in pairs.  Contact Aimee Mury at Contributions@tccwayland.org or 508- 358-7717, x303 if this might be a way you could help us.  Training provided! 
Coffee Hour needs YOU!
      If you enjoy having a cup of coffee while chatting with others between Sunday services, please sign-up (alone or with your Small Group) to host a coffee hour!   You don't even have to provide snacks - just make, set up and then clean up the coffee and tea ! ( Easy instructions provided - click here to see what is involved!)
Participation gives you and your group an opportunity to serve the Lord and is greatly appreciated by your fellow members.
      Please sign up at the Connection Hub this Sunday or contact Robin Spinale, our new Coffee Hour Coordinator at jspinale@hotmail.com!

The TCC Food Pantry, Loaves & Fishes is fully stocked and available for use! Thank you all for your generous contributions to Loaves & Fishes. If you could use some assistance with non-perishable grocery items, please contact the church office to set up a time to visit the food pantry. Also, if you are aware of a relative or neighbor in need, please make them aware of our food pantry.
If you have any questions regarding donations, contact Diane or David Newcomb at diane.newcomb@comcast.net or david.newcomb@comcast.net
"From everyone who has been given much, much will be demanded; and from the one who has been entrusted with much, much more will be asked."  Luke 12: 48

Thanks for reading and hope to see you this weekend.

Debora Wilson
Trinitarian Congregational Church