Volume 75 - No. 8 | August 2023

AUGUST TIDINGS 2023

Worship on Sunday August 6, 2023 at 10:00am


Worship in the Park, Communion Sunday

at Ellsworth-McAfee Park under the Pavilion


Potluck Breakfast following service 

(please bring a dish to share)


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


There will not be a "Blessings of the Pets" on this day

(We will reschedule this event at a later date).

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.


FROM THE INTERIM PASTOR

SUMMER WORSHIP SERVICES

Once again due to continued warm weather, most of our services in August will be in Fellowship Hall instead of the sanctuary. Please see the schedule below:


Aug 6: Potluck breakfast, we will worship at the pavilion at Ellsworth McAfee Park.

Aug 13: Guest preacher Rev. Dr. David Fountain

Aug 20: Guest lay preacher Donna Greska

Aug 27: Guest preacher Rev. Noelle Dattilo


Pastor Will will be on vacation Aug 7-29th. 


The Worship Team

FROM THE DEACONS

The Deacon's continue to meet monthly and have been having open and honest discussions around Trinity's future. With the search committee in full swing, we want to make sure that we have clarity on what Trinity's future plans are. Many topics that we are talking about are around the building, the growth of the congregation, and the longevity of both.  


We encourage all of you to have open communication with any of the Deacon's to discuss your thoughts on how you see Trinity Church in the future. We know it will take our whole village to thrive in the future, so please don't hesitate to reach out to me at [email protected] or call me

(508) 596-1776 to share. 


We have so much light and love to give to the Northborough community and the greater world by sharing the word of God and continuing to Love Louder! We will continue to pray for God's guidance as we look towards 2024 and beyond! 

FROM THE MUSIC DIRECTOR

Until We Meet Again,


Scott Arnold (he/him)

Music Director of 

Trinity Church of Northborough

FROM THE OUTREACH COMMITTEE

TOOL DRIVE

Need an excuse to organize your tool bench and get rid of duplicate tools, partial sets, or tools you just no longer use? Trinity's outreach team has just the opportunity you are looking for. Outreach will be collecting hand & power tools through the month of August then donating them to Assabet Valley Technical High School's vocational program at the start of the 2023-2024 school year. 


For information please reach out to John Posluszny at [email protected] or text/call (774) 249-5886.

TRINITY CHURCH STEEPLE CAMPAIGN UPDATE

STEEPLE PRESERVATION CAMPAIGN UPDATE – WEEK 5


So far, we have raised $20,005 to repair and preserve our steeple, representing 61% of our $33,000 campaign goal. Thank you to those who have contributed or pledged. Please help us reach our goal by July 31st. Click here to donate. Click on the video below.

HOSPITALITY VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

I am looking to put together a list of people who would like to help when needed on our hospitality list. We are looking for people when we have collations (after funeral services) to help with set up, serving, clean up and baking. If you would like to be called upon, please email me at:

[email protected] or call/text me at

(508) 596-1776.

APPLEFEST 2023

Applefest is coming! Sept 8th and 9th we will be having our annual Applefest celebration at Trinity Church. We will have a craft fair, raffles, Thrift Shop goodies, music and our yummy café! 


We will be looking for volunteers to help with these different events on Saturday and Sunday. Please sign up during coffee hour or email me if you are available to help on either day at: [email protected]


Thanks for your support of our biggest fundraiser of the year!!


For the 2023 Applefest Crafters Agreement Click Here

THE PASTORAL CARE TEAM

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 call from our team please contact Linda F. at: l[email protected] or Michele W. at [email protected]

PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY

A once a month meeting at Trinity with knitting/crocheting hands that will make shawls for our members in need of a “hug” from a blessed handmade item delivered right to their home to warm the heart and soul I have a simple knit pattern that can be made whenever one has the time to relax and made especially for someone who would love to have it. It comes along with a card of encouraging words


Anyone interested in meeting over a cup of tea just once a month for one hour for a rewarding mission please contact Linda Ferraro at: [email protected]

PASTOR PARISH RELATIONS COMMITTEE

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] (858) 837-1780

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

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

SANCTUARY GREETERS NEEDED

UPSTAIRS AND DOWNSTAIRS

ONGOING EVENTS AT TRINITY

Coffee or Tea on Zoom Wednesdays at 9:00am


Chat on Zoom, Wednesdays at 9am.

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/954033518


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.

THRIFT SHOP NEWS

Summer Hours



The "Count Your Blessings" Thrift Shop will be open on Wednesdays only from 10:00am - 2:00pm for August.


For Applefest, we are accepting small furniture pieces, such as end tables & bookshelves - NO stuffed furniture. These items can be dropped off during regular thrift shop hours or Sunday mornings after church service only. They will be stored in the garage until Applefest.


Household item donations are needed!

SUPPORT TRINITY

Give to Trinity Church

These are challenging times for many. But if you are able to give, 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 EVENTS

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.  

IN OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS

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.

SUMMER OFFICE HOURS

August office hours will be:

Wednesday 9am - 12pm & 1pm - 3pm

Thursdays 9am - 12pm & 1pm - 3pm

SEPTEMBER 2023 TIDINGS

If you have any information that you would like to have included in the September 2023 Tidings, please be sure to have it into Rita / church office no later than Friday August 25, 2023

TRINITY CHURCH

23 Main Street ~ Northborough, MA 01532

(508) 393-8156

[email protected]


August Office Hours

Wednesday 9am - 12pm & 1pm - 3pm

Thursdays 9am - 12pm & 1pm - 3pm


www.trinitynorthborough.org


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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