"New Beginnings"
The writer of Ecclesiastes tells us, "To everything there is a season," and for many of us, the coming of fall means "Back to School Season." When I was a child, this was one of my favorite times of the year. I loved the sense of preparation; I looked forward to seeing school friends I had not seen over the summer; I even liked back to school shopping: new shoes, a new lunchbox, new notebooks and school supplies. When I was teaching, I had the same feelings. Now, as I am completing preparations for the upcoming church school year, those feelings remain. There is a sense of anticipation, of new possibilities. I have been working getting classrooms ready, and as I look around the empty rooms, I imagine them filled with children and teachers, discovering new things about themselves and about the God who made them. I am feeling that same familiar sense of excitement as I look forward to seeing the classrooms buzzing once again, to hearing the voices of the children and their parents and teachers in the hallways. I think no matter how old I get, I will always get a thrill over the beginning of the new school year. 

So here we are, about ready to kick off a new program year at Trinity. Church School classrooms are ready, plans are in place for our youth program, the Choir and Choristers are back from Choir Camp and preparing for worship, adult formation offerings are being introduced. We're excited about what we have planned, and even more excited about what God will do with those plans to bring about God's purpose for the good of the Kingdom.

So join us this Sunday in the Forum during education hour as we gather together to learn about some of the exciting offerings in Christian formation this year. Formation ministry leaders from Children's and Youth Ministries, Choristers, and Adult Formation will share some of what is being planned for the year. There will be time for questions and conversation, and a chance to sign up to get more involved. Christian formation is a lifelong process - there is always more to learn and there is always room to grow as we walk with God.

It's a wonderful journey - come and walk with us.


Cathy Portlock Pacitto 
Director of Children's Ministries
Weekly Services and ReadingsSchedule
Don't forget! This Sunday we return to our regular service schedule! 

Holy Eucharist 
7:45 a.m., 9 a.m., 6 p.m.

Morning Prayer
11:15 a.m.

Sacred Silence
7 p.m.

Choral Compline
8 p.m.


Choral Evensong 
5:45 p.m.


Holy Eucharist with Prayers for Healing
12:10 p.m.

Preview this week's bulletin for hymns and worship text!
This Sunday at Trinity
Compass: Finding Your
Way at Trinity

Sun., September 10
10 - 11 a.m.
Angel Room

Join us for this introduction to Trinity. Compass is an opportunity to ask questions about  the Parish, meet fellow parishioners, and learn how to get involved in our common life. 
Sign up to be Photographed & Get a Free Directory!

Sun., September 10
10:15 a.m. - 1 p.m.
7-8 p.m.

Portrait sessions to be held September 15-18 and 22-25

Appointments to have a photo taken for the Trinity Photo Directory are filling up -- don't be left out! For participating, you will receive a complimentary 8"x10" portrait and free directory. Schedule your 30-minute photo session today!  Visit our sign-up table or the online schedule to book a time.

NOTE: Free directories are only available to those who have their photos taken.
Fall Family Picnic

Sun., September 10
3-6 p.m.
Auburndale Cove, Newton
Join Children's and Youth Ministries for the annual Fall Picnic at the Auburndale Cove Picnic Area, Newton, MA. Hamburgers and hot dogs will be provided, but please bring drinks and a dish to share.  More...
Sunday Nights at Trinity Resume

Sun., September 10
6-8:30 p.m.
Church, Forum & Commons

Following the 6 p.m. Holy Eucharist, join your fellow parishioners downstairs for a simple, free supper and sparkling conversation. Or you can choose to remain in the quiet of the sanctuary during a period of Sacred Silence. Round the evening out with our jewel-like Choral Compline service, sung by our 8-voice professional Compline Choir: the perfect, peaceful transition to the week ahead. More...
Next Week at Trinity
Hardy Perennials Meeting

Weds., September 13
11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Come and be a part of Trinity's fellowship and prayer group for seniors. We meet for  a soup lunch, noonday prayer, and discussion on the 2nd Wednesday of each month.  More...
Fridays at Trinity Concert Series

Fridays beginning September 15
12:10 p.m.

Join us on Friday afternoons for this weekly series of midday organ concerts featuring innovative programs by recitalists from across the United States and abroad. There is no charge for admission, but we invite a donation of $10. More...
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A Year in Preview: Christian Formation at Trinity

Sun., September 10
10:15 a.m. and 7 p.m.
Forum & Commons
Learn about and enroll in Christian formation opportunities for all ages, as we segue into "Back to School" season. These span from church school and chorister programs through youth confirmation, small group Bible study, a fall Inquirer's Class for new and returning Christians, and the "12 Lives" Sunday Forum series launching in October.  More...
Outreach Sunday

Sun., September 17
All Day
Church, Commons, & Forum

Learn more about Trinity's urban justice ministries at Outreach Sunday. More...
Last Week's Sermon
Miss last Sunday, or just want to hear the sermon again? We invite you to listen or watch on our website:

Last Sunday's Sermon:

by the Rev. Patrick Ward, Associate Rector
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Newbury Street Closing

Sun., September 10
8:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Newbury Street will be closed to vehicular traffic this Sunday between Massachusetts Avenue and Arlington Street as part of the summer's Open Newbury Street event. Please plan your travel to and from church accordingly. Visit the Boston.gov website for more information.
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Sew You Knit? We Need You!

Do you like to knit? Knit hats and mittens for refugee children! Patterns and some materials available. Contact Mary Sherman for more information.
Pine Street Inn Feeding Team

Tues., September 19
4:30 p.m.
444 Harrison Ave., Boston

Join us on the third Tuesday of each month to serve dinner at the Woman's Inn and the Men's Inn. More...
Harbor to the Bay
Rideout Breakfast

Sat., September 23
4 - 7 a.m.

Serve breakfast and welcome hundreds of cyclists and crew members for the  Harbor To The Bay Ride. More...
Rodman Ride for Kids

Sat., September 23
7 am - 1 pm
10 Lincoln Rd., Foxboro, MA

Bike 25, 50, or 100 miles to support the Trinity Boston Foundation--or volunteer or donate to support Team Trinity! Contact Erin Truex for more information.
Looking Ahead
Small Group Bible Studies Launch September 24!

Small group Bible Studies offer parishioners an opportunity to gather weekly to study Scripture together in a supportive, open environment. Groups meet on all weekdays in both the daytime and evening, at Trinity and in parishioners' homes throughout the Boston area. The fall block runs from the week of September 24 th - November 12 th . To sign up, contact Kristen Filipic.
A New View: 
Trinity's  La Farge Murals

Sun., September 24
10:15 a.m.

Join art conservator Corrine Long and the Rev. Patrick Ward for a new look at the  twin John La Farge murals cleaned and restored this past summer. Freed from decades of accumulated grime, these works will be specially lit to show them in new and vivid detail. More...
Register Now for
Inquirer's Class!

Tuesdays, Oct.-Dec. (8-week session, including 1 Sat. retreat)
6 - 8:45 p.m.

Are you new or returning to the Christian faith, and harboring some questions? Would you like to learn more about the unique character of the Episcopal Church? Join us for an extended introduction (or refresher) to the Christian faith and the specific history and polity of the Episcopal Church. More...