Greetings!The purpose of Trinity Memorial is to be the heart, hands and feet of God in the world ... work and play, word and action ... 
from the rector
Will the real Sojourner Truth please stand up?

  1. Her first language was Dutch though she is often portrayed with a deep South "Negro slave" accent.
  2. She was a mother who left three children behind when the opportunity for freedom presented.
  3. She was an activist and prolific speaker who traveled the country giving riveting speeches.
  4. She was a poster girl for White women’s suffrage in 1920 even though she died in 1883.

We will learn more about Truth and where she garnered the strength and courage to do these things and more on Sunday, August 16 at 10:30 am.

May peace prevail, Donna+
Please, if you haven't opened the Wednesday, Aug 12 edition of eNews, read it and consider sending in your story about TMC.

Roof: Some shingles fell of the parish house roof a few weeks ago and the heavy rains have found a way to drip inside as well as outside! Thankfully, it will soon be repaired. However, we realize that this is a temporary fix and are getting estimates for a full reroofing. Like everything else, it will be expensive but is not something we cannot handle together! The parish house is home to Trinity PlayGroup, the WinterShelter and so many 12-step groups, among others. Please start now to pray about how you will be able to help make this necessary repair happen so that all the blessings that flow from this building will continue to affect the world for decades to come!

There is a hole in the road at the curb in front of the TPG entrance. The city has been notified. Please be careful as your park.
Deacon's corner
It is hard to avoid talking about politics these days, even though you may want to explore your spiritual side more. It is a dilemma for me as a deacon, charged with “bringing the world to the church,” to know what is best to share with you. This week I cannot ignore the biggest news: Kamala Harris, a black woman, chosen to be the V.P. candidate by Joe Biden. It might seem as if this shouldn’t be big news. After all we elected a black male president two times. But it is big because she is a woman and she is African American and Asian American. Why is this important for the church? It is important because it is time for the church to speak out vociferously for equality, especially in politics. If the church will not speak out for justice and compassion, who will? Oscar Romero said about the church’s involvement in justice causes: “A church that does not provoke any crises, preach a gospel that does not unsettle, proclaim a word of God that does not get under anyone’s skin or a word of God that does not touch the real sin of the society, in which it is being proclaimed: what kind of gospel is that? As we look back at TMC’s history, we need also to examine how we can engage the politics of our time. Marjory Stoneman Douglas exhorted us to: “Be a nuisance where it counts. Do your part to inform and stimulate the public to join your action. Be depressed, discouraged, and disappointed at failure and the disheartening effects of ignorance, greed, corruption and bad politics—but never give up.” I think this is good advice for us as individual citizens and also for us as the church of Christ. Oh God, give us strength to face what lies ahead and hope to sustain us. We may not know where we are headed, but we know that you are with us wherever we go. 

Pax,
Deacon Lynn
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Worship leaders 8.16.20
9:00
Story: Lost son/daughter
Tech: David
Officiants: Rachel, Donna
10:30
Readers: Jim, Sallie
Prayers: Linda
Preacher: Rev. Donna
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August
7 Yvette Torres
16 Ellen Kenney
Sophia Kohlhas
Fred Stevens
21 Rachel C-D
24 Sallie vanM
Lynn Czarniecki
25 Idg Burt
Worship
Zoom LINK for prayer gatherings Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday.
 
Sundays: 9:00 children ages 0-7 and their families
10:30 everyone welcome; hymns led by the TMC choir, prayers, sermon, coffee hour, all on Zoom
Wednesdays 9:00 Morning Coffee & Prayer
Thursdays 5:30 Evening Prayer
Prayer is the most powerful tool we have when we can't be there personally for friend or stranger ...

Please pray healing and support especially for: Mark, Sarah W, Sasha, Shirley, Bill, Travis, Luca, Sallie & Jim W., Jack & Katie & Brad, Mike and Sandy, Lynn, Andrea, Susan W., Myriam & Eldridge, Peter, Bobby, Tim, Barbara & Roger, Kate, Richard, Chris, Piswast, Fred (eyes)
Grace for those who have died and all who mourn
Stamina and creativity for all essential workers, especially teachers, clerks, IT professionals, trash collectors, medical personnel, delivery, bankers, restaurant employees ...
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Our building is closed but the church is still open!
We continue to pray together and worship by moving our services online. We are also keeping our staff employed, repairing and readying for building rentals and and all activity to resume.
While our physical gathering is limited please do not neglect to provide for the work of the church with your financial contributions.
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Lynn 908.217.6365
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