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
A Prayer for Healing Stress

Gracious God, please grant me peace of mind, and calm my troubled heart. My soul is so uneasy. I can't seem to find my balance, so I stumble and worry constantly. Give me the strength and clarity of mind to find my purpose and walk the path You've laid out for me. I trust Your love, and know that you will heal this stress that I just can't seem to shake. Just as the sun rises each day against the dark of night, please bring me clarity with the light of the countenance.  Amen

May peace prevail, Donna+
Thank you to everyone who sent good birthday greetings and stories. I am grateful and renewed. ~ Rev. Donna
Diana Lin completed the (virtual) Broad Street Run this week! At 8 ½ months in pregnancy she is a striking inspiration and witness to the miracle of life! Go Diana!
Team Baer are still in the (virtual) CHOP Parkway walk/run this week for 414 miles. Jack is in his third year of a four year treatment cycle with 414 days to go as of Oct 1 … he holds the candle high and God holds him in those huge hands of love (with the help of his family and loved ones). 

Some more good news for voters. Cori Daggett reports the latest: The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania has decided to permit the use of ballot drop boxes and has extended the deadline for the receipt of mail in ballots. Read more ...

The roof repairs have been made on the parish house by Russell Roofing. They warn us that there are many more slates ready to break off and slide down to the courtyard. John Kohlhas has rigged a premium netting canopy over the courtyard in order to protect the children while at play. It is incumbent upon us to realize the seriousness of this situation due to the age of the roof (the nails holding the slate tiles on are rusted which causes them to break and the slates fall off) and to take the corrective action of replacing the roof as soon as we can. John K. has solicited estimates and the vestry is preparing to move on this. We will need a significant amount of money to accomplish this so please do pray about your commitment to the ministries supported by these buildings and prepare to support the effort. Ideas and organizers welcome. 
COVID recipe swap with friends

Remember to share your recipes … if you were to bring refreshments this Sunday, what would it be? Cupcakes, deviled eggs, salmon platter, cookies?

What if you actually had the time to make/bake/stir up something? Is there a reason you like to share those particular foods? Comfort, nostalgia, ease, friendship? 

It doesn’t involve any in person contact, but emailing feels much less draining than Zooming a potluck and we can share the stories/memories that bring us alive! Find some of those recipes, remember some of those stories, and send them to Chris at   She
will collect and collate and we’ll have a file for our computers (no paper to
deal with)!
Sheltering those without homes

WinterShelter will open at TMC for guests on November 1. Preparations are underway … bedding will be purchased, food will be cooked, soap and paper food supplies (we must take all precautions) and TP will be in place. There are some supplies that you can help to provide in order to make the whole experience deeper and more lasting. Last year we gave each guest a lunch kit in order to give each the means to take a meal and coffee with them at 7 a.m. It worked very well on many levels.
To the end of giving more control and responsibility back to each guest, can you help by clicking HERE to buy lunch kits – we will need one for each of 22 guests.
Have them sent toTrinity, 2212 Spruce St, Phila PA 19103
And so that our guests might shower safely and consistently we would like to provide bath towels for them – enough so that the staff can launder them each night (but sometimes get a little behind). We will need 22 to be consistent even though they are not all used every night.
Other supplies such as laundry detergent, cleaning supplies, soaps and paper hygiene products are supplied using some of the grant monies we receive through an ECS grant. ECS also supplies coffee and fixings, o.j., paper plates and cups, plastic utensils (these items due to the virus limitations) and pillows; Bethesda Project supplies masks, disinfecting hand sanitizer and spray for the cots, sheets and blankets. If you would like to volunteer financial contributions for any of these needed items, please speak to the Rector and she will point you in the right direction of contribute through below and mark them for WinterShelter.
"When did we see you naked, staving or lonely? ... whenever you do this for the least of (your sister or brothers), you do it for me" ~Jesus
Deacon's corner
   Tonight our Jewish friends begin the two days of Rosh Hashanah which ushers in the Ten Days of Repentance (Aseret Yemei Teshuvah), also known as the Days of Awe (Yamim Noraim). In the Bible, Rosh Hashanah, or Jewish New Year, is also called the Feast of Trumpets. The feast begins with the blowing of the ram's horn, the shofar, calling God's people to repent from their sins. During Rosh Hashanah's synagogue services, the trumpet traditionally sounds 100 notes. It is a solemn day of soul-searching, forgiveness, repentance, and remembering God's judgment, as well as a joyful day of celebration, looking forward to God's goodness and mercy in the New Year. The Feast of Trumpets is recorded in the book of Leviticus 23:23-25 and also in Numbers 29:1-6. A traditional holiday meal of round challah bread and apple slices dipped in honey is served, symbolizing God's provision and hope for the sweetness of the coming New Year. L'Shanah Tovah Tikatevu, meaning "may you be inscribed [in the Book of Life] for a good year," is a typical Jewish New Year's message; a shortened form is Shanah Tovah, meaning "good year."
     Like us, our Jewish neighbors and friends have had to create new ways of celebrating their high holidays safely. One of the main themes of the high holidays is God’s unending relationship and covenant with God’s people. During these difficult days we can share with our Jewish sisters and brothers in remembering that God is always with us and we can join in their prayer: “Blessed art thou, O Lord our God, King of the universe, who hast kept us in life, and hast preserved us, and enabled us to reach this season.”

Deacon Lynn
Worship leaders 9.6.20
9:00 God plants a garden
Bring a plant to show or prepare seeds to plant right after the prayer time!
leaders: Rachel, David, Mia, Donna
Readers: Charles, Tom
Prayers: John K.
Preacher: Rev. Donna
1 Tim Rivinus
8 Margaret Tsukaguchi
16 Donna Maree
18 Caroline
19 Andrea Baldeck
23 Coren Apicella
Emily Kohlhas
24 Gabriel
27 Joan Hooke
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, Lynn, Andrea, Susan W, Richard, Chris, Piswast, Ulpiano, Carmen O.
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 ...
As you prayerfully consider your financial support for the work and presence that Trinity provides, please use this link
Designate your gift for:
Special Fund
Rector's Discretionary Fund
General Fund for expenses
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.
You may send a check in the mail, make a direct payment through your banking online platform or click on the button to go directly to our secure online service.
Trinity Memorial
Rev. Donna:
Donna 330.766.5904
Deacon Lynn:
Lynn 908.217.6365