Volume 75 - No. 4 | April 2023


Worship on Sunday April 2, 2023 at 10:00am

Palm Sunday & Communion Sunday

If you are worshiping from home, please have a piece of bread or cracker and water or juice ready for Communion.

This service will be live streamed on Facebook.

Don't have Facebook? Don't worry, you can still view the live service from any device by following this link: https://www.facebook.com/Trinitychurchnorthborough

A step-by-step tutorial on how to access Facebook Live CLICK HERE

Have your Bible, a candle and lighter ready and create a worshipful space, maybe with a cross, a nice tablecloth, or other devotional items that are meaningful to you.

Replay on Verizon channel 31 and Charter channel 191

Sundays (previous week's) at 6pm and Thursdays at 8:00am.

Rita is here to help you. If you need technical assistance please email her at: [email protected] or call her (508) 393-8156 and she will walk you through each step.


After preaching a sermon a few weeks ago about planting flowers, I shouldn't be surprised that I was "mistakenly gifted" with a 5 lb. bag of wildflower seed (the company I ordered from told me to keep them). I now have an abundance of wildflower seeds I'm happy to share! If you're interested in receiving a small bagful, please email me at: [email protected].

- Pastor Will



Hello Trinity Community,

As we welcome Spring and its signs of new life and growth, I can’t help but see the same transformations in our own faith community. Our church is alive in so many ways and it makes the experience of shared worship worth so much more! The highlight of March was a weekend that included a packed Coffee House, the first Breakfast Fellowship, a very successful fundraiser, the Adult Choir sang in the Sunday Service which also included 5 children for Trinity Tots with Sherry. We must keep casting the net and doing the good work.

For the Easter Season, we hope everyone can make it to the variety of services we are presenting for Holy Week. You don’t want to miss them!

  • Palm Sunday - April 2 - 10:00am

- Congregation Parade of Palms during Prelude 

- Special Music provided by Deanna Yoder

  • Maundy Thursday - April 6 - 6:00pm

- Special Music provided by Adult Voice Choir

  • Easter Sunrise Service - April 9 - 6:30am

- Come together to sing and worship and experience the beauty of God’s Creation

- Open to everyone at Tougas Family Farm - Bring your own chair

  • Breakfast Potluck to follow at Trinity Church Fellowship Hall at 8am-9:30am.

- Please bring a dish to share.

  • Easter Sunday Worship Celebration - April 9 - 10:00am

- Enriched Worship Service featuring the Adult Hand Bell and Voice Choirs along with

uplifting hymns and responses.

Even with the busy-ness of the Easter Season, we still plan toward the future. I plan to continue the Voice Choir rehearsals after Easter on Sundays at 11:30am. The group will work to prepare one song for May and one for June. Anyone is welcome to join or just give it a try for a few weeks. Just reach out to me if you are interested! The Hand Bell Choir rehearsals will pause after Easter until further notice from Tom Danforth.

And don’t forget that April brings us five Sundays. On the 5th, we will have a Hymn Sing service. Come join us for an hour filled with your favorite hymns from the Chalice Hymnal. Be sure to submit a request for any songs you want to be included.

As always, remember that the power of the church is the people. When we come together for the purpose of God’s work, great things will happen. Music brings people together.

 Until We Meet Again,

Scott Arnold (he/him)

Music Director of 

Trinity Church of Northborough



It has been wonderful to see kids signing up for our programs! We will continue next month by sharing a children's time during our church service. It was an exciting month with and for our youth!

Our Community A.C.T.S group is hard at work! They are working on a middle school age dance with the proceeds being split between the Community ACTS group for operating funds and Safe Homes in Worcester.

Trinity Tots is off an running again for the Spring and it has been wonderful to see our littlest members in church.

To purchase tickets for the Red Carpet Dance Click here:

To sign up for this great program Click here:

We need your help! In order to run a variety of programming for our youth we need volunteers. Do you enjoy being around our littlest members, love to dig in and make a difference in the community or Is it more your speed to help decorate the trinity altar as part of our new altar-scaping or telling a story during our children's moment? Please reach out to Sherry at [email protected] or 508-254-2217


Social Justice Conversation

Members and friends of Trinity Church are invited to “ A Conversation with an Asian American” in church after worship on Sunday, June 4. We will begin with a potluck lunch I will spend 15 minutes briefly sharing my family’s history and my experiences growing up in Boston MA. I will share with you three secrets about me. During the following 45 minutes we will have an open conversation where you may ask me questions. 

My wish is to promote harmony and understanding between all people. This is why I am opening up this rare opportunity for you to converse with a person of another race.

Dave Chin 


The Pastoral Care team is available for anyone who would appreciate a friendly caring call or a check in on a home bound member. We keep in touch weekly or monthly or whatever is needed. We even make “sunshine“ house visits with a small box surprise!

Just to let you all know that we are here and if you or you know anyone who would benefit from a voice from our team please let Linda F. or Michele W. know.


The Pastor Parish Relations Committee, or PPRC, consists of three people whose purpose is to support and sustain an open and healthy relationship between the pastor and the members of the congregation…and to ensure open and honest communication amongst all parties.

Our monthly meetings include a time of sharing within the group and a discussion of timely matters, mainly concerns expressed by members of the congregation. Committee members and contact information are listed here:

PPRC Members:

Kalpana Samuel, [email protected] (845) 837-1780

Forest Lyford, [email protected] (774) 258-1096

Kristine McLaughlin, [email protected] (774) 258-0285




Saturday Breakfast Fellowship in April will be on the 15th at 8:30 AM.

As we continue our discussion on faith, I want to look at statements of faith and creeds;

Christian, Jewish, and Islamic (there doesn’t seem to be anything similar in Hinduism or

Budhism). Let’s look at the similarities and differences.

There are a number of links below to the creeds, UCC Statement of Faith, Jewish and Islamic

statements of faith, and the American Baptist Identity Statement. I know it looks like a lot of

reading; however, each one adds something different to our discussion on statements of faith.

Everyone is welcome to join us on Saturday, April 15 at 8:30 AM for breakfast, fellowship, and

discussion. For more information or to add yourself to the Saturday Breakfast Fellowship email list, please contact Tom at [email protected]




UCC – Statement of Faith:


ABC – Statement of Identity:







To complete our online anonymous WISE survey Click Here:


The Trinity Scholarship program is open to any Member of Trinity Church family that are attending College programs. This can also apply to taking classes at night as well as continued help with your Tuition costs.

If you have previously received a Scholarship from Trinity and are still attending college, you are welcome to apply again for additional scholarships. The Scholarship Applications are available by

Clicking here

Application deadline is Sunday May 7, 2023. If you have any questions, please contact Paul Pazareskis at: [email protected] 


Coffee or Tea on Zoom Wednesdays at 9:00am

Chat on Zoom, Wednesdays at 9am.


Meeting ID: 954 033 518

Password: 569713

Dial by your location

+1 929 436 2866 US (New York)

Meeting ID: 954 033 518

Rita is here to help you. If you need technical assistance please email her at [email protected] or call her (508) 393-8156 during office hours.

Pastor Will at Brilla Coffee Wednesdays at 10:00am - EXCEPT on Wed April 5 and Wed April 12.

Join Pastor Will Wednesday mornings coffee chat. Brilla Coffee (formerly known as Inhouse Coffee) is located at 17 West Main St in Northborough. This is an opportunity to gather in an informal setting, and to show our presence in the community.


Spring has sprung at the Thrift Shop!

Come in to see the new spring & summer clothing and accessories.

The Thrift Shop hours are:

Wednesday, Friday, Saturday 10am - 2pm

Clothing, handbags, shoes & jewelry donations can be dropped off in marked bin. Household item donations can be donated during thrift shop hours.


Give to Trinity Church

These are challenging times for many. If you are not financially impacted by the current situation we ask you to prayerfully consider increasing your support to Trinity Church, to make up for those who cannot meet their pledge, so we may continue to do God's work through Trinity Church. Thank you for your faithful, generous giving! 

Please make your checks payable and mail them to Trinity Church: 23 Main St, Northborough, MA 01532


You can also use “bill pay” and have your bank mail a check to us on a regular schedule set up by you, at no cost. Or give online at www.trinitynorthborough.org/donate


Community Meal Take-Out

If you are interested in helping, please see the available opportunities to sign up CLICK HERE

To donate towards the purchase of meals, please make your checks out to "Helping Hands Association" with "Community Meal" on the memo line, and mail them to Northborough Helping Hands, P.O. Box 383, Northborough, 01532.  


If you know of someone who is hospitalized, ill, suffering from the loss of a loved one, or troubled in some way and in need of a pastoral call, please call Pastor Will Seals at 508-393-8156.

Deadline for May 2023 Tidings

Please be sure to have all your info for the May 2023 Tidings into the church office by Monday April 24, 2023.


23 Main Street ~ Northborough, MA 01532

(508) 393-8156

[email protected]

Office Hours

Monday thru Friday, 9am - 12pm & 1pm - 3pm


Trinity Church is an Open & Affirming / Welcoming & Affirming Congregation

Trinity Church's mission is to fill its people with the love of God

and share God's love in all the world.


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