Weekly News and Thank-Yews from the Pews
Thursday, September 17, 2020
This Sunday Worship & Fellowship Info

You Tube Live-Stream broadcast this Sunday
The 16th Sunday after Pentecost,
September 20th at 9:00am.

In order to attend this Sunday’s service:
Please visit our website at www.trinitysonoma.org
Select Join Our Online Worship (YouTube Live 9AM) 
Select "LIVE NOW"
Relax and enjoy!

After the service, please join together through Zoom! for a virtual coffee hour - click here to gain access!

Wear a Mask~ Wash Your Hands ~ Be Kind ~ Listen More...Speak Less


Watch over your child, Jim, O Lord, as his days increase; bless and guide him wherever he may be. Strengthen him when he stands; comfort him when discouraged or sorrowful; raise him up if he fall; and in his big ol' Oklahoma "Missouruh" heart, may your peace which passes understanding abide all the days of his life; through Jesus Christ our Lord.

[with apologies from the editor, who shoulda known better!]
For Our Enemies

O God, the Father of all, whose Son commanded us to love our enemies: Lead them and us from prejudice to truth; deliver them and us from hatred, cruelty, and revenge; and in your good time enable us all to stand reconciled before you; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Book of Common Prayer, p. 816
September 9th is Norah Collins Day!
In the City of Sonoma, September 9th has been declared "Norah Collins Day," by Mayor Logan Harvey, for Norah's contributions to the community via the Prayer Shawl Ministry at Trinity Church. Norah was celebrated on Wednesday evening during the City Council meeting held via Zoom. During the meeting, the Council explained the award was part of the "Celebrate Sonoma" program designed to recognize people in the community who contribute in ways that make Sonoma a great place to live. Fr. Jim invited Norah to come down to the church and watch live as her award was announced. There was a wonderful presentation, with letters and pictures of shawl/blanket recipients expressing their appreciation of getting a shawl. Norah also received a beautifully framed certificate declaring September 9th Norah Collins Day!
Jim Hoelter enjoying his prayer blanket
Jon Salenger sporting his prayer shawl
Kurt Saldin, in the last picture taken of him, wrapped in his prayer shawl.
Norah and Fr. Jim watching the award being presented at the City Council meeting via Zoom in Fr. Jim's Office.

Laurell Merdith, in the next room, watching the meeting in the Church Office.

Celebrating after the meeting in Dallas Library with a bit of champagne with folks who made the award possible, while Norah receives generous gifts to the Prayer Shawl Ministry.

It was a lovely meeting and a happy gathering!
Congratulations NORAH!
And a BIG thank you to the Prayer Shawl Ministry knitters and crocheters for all the wonderful and loving work you do, and the heartfelt gifts you share so generously!
God loves a cheerful giver!
A VERY GRATEFUL thank you to all our parishioners and friends who continue to mail in donations and stewardship pledges. Read more...
Diocesan & Beyond News
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Environmental Justice Event
at St. Martin's, Davis
I wanted to share some information about an upcoming event at St. Martin's, Davis. I am thinking we all have folks in our deaneries who may be interested :-) Here's an excerpt from the press release: 

Extreme weather events throughout 2020 have devastated natural landscapes and human communities. Climate change contributes to the intensity and severity of these events, which disproportionately affect people in developing nations and marginalized communities within the US.
On September 23, 2020 at 7:00pm, UC Davis professor Julie Sze will present a timely lecture on her book, “Environmental Justice in a Moment of Danger.” Her work examines the intersection of climate change with racism, class exploitation, indigenous struggles for land, and privatization, interwoven with threads to create an inspirational primer on restorative environmental justice. Sze commented, “We live in precarious times, and it is precisely in this moment that understanding environmental justice movements is essential.” 

Information on how to register is in the attached flyer here


The Very Rev. Mack Olson, Rector
Church of the Epiphany, Vacaville
Pastoral Care Corner
Your prayers are requested -

During our Online Services, you, members of your family or loved one may find yourself in need of extra support and prayers from our faith community.  If you have a particular prayer request, please email Linda Dowd at lindahdowd@sbcglobal.net.  
Prayer requests will be added to The Prayers of the People during our Sunday worship each week.
Wearing a mask and keeping social distance is an active prayer.
Mental Health Moment #12

Tilly will steal
your heart
Sermons at Trinity:

Can be accessed on the Trinity website:

  • Archived video sermons here.
  • Archived audio sermons here

Sunday Snaps:

  • Will return when WE return!

Closing smiles...

9:00am Holy Eucharist Rite II
Will be live-streamed Sunday, September 20, 2020
followed by Virtual Coffee Hour on Zoom!

Men's Lunch - Suspended
Noon at the Red Grape
529 1st Street W. Sonoma

10am Eucharist & Healing Prayer - Suspended

Noon-Bible Study in the Library -
- Suspended

Mindful Living:
Women's Fellowship
Thursdays at
10:30am in the Library
- Suspended


Centering Prayer - Suspended
8am in St. Luke's Chapel
Find out more about
Centering Prayer here.

Suspensions are temporary.
We fully expect all events to resume when restrictions on social gatherings are lifted.
Thanks for your patience.
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Here endeth the newsletter... See you next week!