Volume 75 - No. 3 | March 2023


Worship on Sunday March 5, 2023 at 10:00am

Communion Sunday

If you are worshiping from home, please have a piece of bread or cracker and a drink 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.


A weekly spiritual Bible Study with Questions guide to help you deepen your relationship with Jesus this Lenten season Click Here for full document.


Happy March Trinity Church!

Our Deacons had our first meeting in February. We are so excited to see the energy and enthusiasm in our congregation! The recommitment to our mission and the focus on growing our church and sharing God's love was forefront in our discussions, and as you can see from our upcoming events, being implemented. 

We are honored to be able to work together with everyone at Trinity to continue to grow and thrive! 

Curious about how you can share your time or talents? Curious about what our committees do and how you can get involved? Please reach out at [email protected] or call me at 508-596-1776. I would love to have a cup of coffee or a phone call with you!

All the best,

Lorna Van Horn


"God, Whose Giving Knows No Ending" - Hymn #606 from the Chalice Hymnal

God, whose giving knows no ending,

from your rich and endless store,

nature's wonder, Jesus' wisdom,

costly cross, grave's shattered door:

gifted by you, we turn to you,

offering up ourselves in praise;

thankful song shall rise forever,

gracious donor of our days.

Skills and time are ours for pressing

toward the goals of Christ, your Son:

all at peace in health and freedom,

races joined, the church made one.

Now direct our daily labor,

lest we strive for self alone;

born with talents, make us servants

fit to answer at Your throne.

Treasure too you have entrusted,

gain through powers your grace conferred;

ours to use for home and kindred,

and to spread the gospel Word.

Open wide our hands, in sharing,

as we heed Christ's ageless call,

healing, teaching, and reclaiming,

serving you by loving all.

This will be sung to the traditional tune of "Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing".



The Chili Cook-off fundraiser is back! Mark your calendars! Saturday March 4, 2023 at 6:00pm. Bring a crockpot of your favorite chili recipe to share. Compete to win either the Best Taste or Most Creative Display award!

Winners will be decided based upon the number of $1.00 votes they receive. Macaroni & Cheese, corn bread & chips will also be served.

This is a community event, open to the public, everyone is welcome! Bring your friends and family!



Oscars Dinner Party Saturday, March 18th at 6pm

Join the Outreach Team and the Northborough Neighborhood Support Team for a fundraiser dinner to support Rose and Mark, our Afghan Refugee family. We will have a gourmet dinner, music, games, and a chance to make donations in exchange for Oscar "envelopes". Tickets are $25 each, and may be purchased on the Trinity website donations page: Click Here, or contact Jean Leif at [email protected].

You are invited to join our Outreach Committee. We want your ideas and support.

Currently, activities include:

  1. Worcester Fellowship - Sunday sack lunches and Thursday hot meals
  2. Neighborhood Support Team (NST) - Helping our Afghan Refugee family
  3. Northborough Food Pantry - Monthly food drives
  4. Northborough Helpers - Helping others with minor home repairs, moving furniture, brush cleanup
  5. Special offerings - Quarterly offerings for UCC and ABC
  6. Fresh Start Furniture Bank - Periodic collections for needed items

In the past, activities included:

  1. Community meals - Wednesday meals in the fellowship Hall
  2. Mission trips, work camps
  3. Matthew 25 - Low income housing support in Worcester such as minor repairs
  4. Habitat for Humanity - work days on new builds, brush cleanup, build playhouses for veteran families

If interested, please email [email protected]


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 and running again for the Spring and it has been wonderful to see our littlest members in church.

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


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:

Barbara Baker, [email protected] (978) 562-2460

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

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




Saturday Breakfast Fellowship - 3/18/2023

I’m going to restart Saturday Breakfast Fellowship and I hope all of you have the third Saturday of the month open. The first meeting will be on March 18 at 8:30 AM for Breakfast, fellowship, and discussion.

This spring, I want to focus on faith: what it is to different religions, what it is to Christians, and what it is to us as individuals.

To start with, we’ll look at faith in various religions. There are a number of links below to articles which talk about faith from the standpoint of Christians, Jews, Muslims, Hindus, and Buddhists.

Everyone is welcome to join us on Saturday, March 18 at 8:30 AM.

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












Building Study Committee – March 2023 Update

The Building Study Committee has been working this winter to evaluate the options for Trinity’s building. Our original plan was to present our final report to the Deacons this spring.

In February, we met with the town’s consultants on the downtown revitalization effort and talked with them about Trinity’s space and how it might be used. The consultants were very interested in Trinity and said they would probably have some suggestions for how Trinity can fit into the downtown revitalization. They are expecting to release their final report in May. As a result, we will be delaying our final report until after their report is released so we can incorporate their suggestions for Trinity.

Even though our report may be delayed, we have already passed a couple of suggestions on to the Deacons. One of the biggest priorities is marketing Trinity’s space for rentals. This effort has started and will continue into the foreseeable future. Another recommendation will be to look at the feasibility of hosting after school recreational activities for local teens.

We look forward to being able to complete this process and submit our final report later in the year.

As usual, if you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact any member of the committee.

Trinity’s Building Study Committee:

Tom Danforth, Jean Leif, Martha Michalewich, Barbara Sutherland, John Posluszny, Pete Carlsen, and Jennifer MacNeil


We will be forming a W.I.S.E. Team

(Welcoming, Inclusive, Supportive and engaged in the Mental Health of the Community and the wider world).

This team will begin the process of becoming a W.I.S.E Church. More info to come. If you have any questions or interest in joining the team, please see Kathie Nichols or send an email to: [email protected]

Keep an eye out for a Mental Health Survey coming soon to your email!


The Scholarship Application form is now available on our website: Click here

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

Applications are available by: Clicking here


Coffee or Tea on Zoom Wednesdays at 9:00am

Chat on Zoom, Wednesdays at 9am.


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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

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.


The thrift shop is now open. Our new hours are Wed, Fri, Sat. 10 -2, and we're accepting clothing donations in the marked bins, and houseware items when the shop is open. Please see the list(s) below.

Household Items Accepted (must be in very good condition)

Small housewares

Small exercise/sporting goods


Glassware/dishware - must be microwave safe (sets preferable)

Decorative pillows

Decorative Signs, items

Board games/puzzles

Items Not Accepted






Fine China

Baby items other than clothing & shoes




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.  


Dear Trinity family,

As many of you know, we are in the process of moving to our new home. We will be closing this week, so Sunday February 26 was our last regular service being here. It was a lovely send off and so unexpected - cake and everything! And we will be back to visit from time to time for sure! We are so grateful for this church and our Trinity family for all the love and support we have received here over the years. Our cell phones and email contact info will not change, so we are reachable!

Love to all!

Fran and Larry Hemstreet


Dear Trinity Church

We would like to extend our sincere gratitude to you for your support and kindness in the collection of donations for the Turkiye and Syria earthquakes that took place on February 6, 2023.

Many of you warned me that I would need a much larger van and you were correct. Your support allowed us to collect and distribute in kind donations such as baby formula, diapers, hygiene products, flashlights, hats, boots, coats, sleeping bags, tents and blankets and more. Your generous donations were loaded up to four vans and a U-Haul truck and delivered to the Turkish Consulate and Syria’s collection centers by NuDay. 

We feel deeply humbled and grateful to be part of this amazingly caring and generous community. Without your care, we would not have been able to make such a big impact on the millions of people who are impacted by this natural disaster and are in an uncertain and compromised living situation for the foreseeable near future. Click Here for a video we made to highlight the community's generosity.

With grateful hearts,

Selvi & Ceylan


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 April 2023 Tidings

Please be sure to have all your info for the April 2023 Tidings in to the church office by Friday March 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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