Volume 75 - No. 5 | May 2023


Worship on Sunday May 7, 2023 at 10:00am

Traditional Service & 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.


As we enter the month of May, I am in continual awe of our amazing church members. Our congregation has pulled together in a rebirth of Trinity Church. Since March of 2020, we have pivoted many times to stay connected with each other. Everyone jumped in with their skills and worked to make sure we could connect- from Facebook to outside church services from our cars.

Spring is a time for renewal in nature. Flowers and trees are budding, new babies are being born in nature, and all of us humans are out and about taking walks, out in our yards and venturing out in the world again. As many of us have started to come back to church, I see so many rekindled relationships as well as many new ones happening.

We have new committees, merging of some of our groups and a new sense of purpose to our church and the larger community around us. I am grateful to see all of this and the Deacons on their annual retreat felt that same sense of renewal, purpose and togetherness.

We have created a Vision Board for 2023 for Trinity Church. I hope you will take a moment to review it often, give us feedback of things you want to see for Trinity's future, and take a moment to pray about your part in the rebirth of Trinity Church.  

Board of Deacons:

Lorna Van Horn (Chair) Rae Carlsen, Lynn Garry, June Hamilton, Kevin Kwasny (Youth Rep) John Posluszny, Barbara Sutherland, Julia Woodward, Faith DeMarinis


Hello Trinity Community,

We have had such a wonderful Easter Season this year, especially in the field of music and worship. I hope many of you who attended a service or watched on Facebook had a positive experience. From a Parade of Palms to a Chilly Sunrise on Easter Morning, this year’s Holy Week really made an impact on my own faith. I want to extend a huge thank you to Tom & the Hand Bell Choir, the Adult Voice Choir, & the Worship Band for their hard work and extra hours for supporting the music in that week. If you have any feedback about the worship opportunities you have experienced, please share with me or a Worship Committee Member.

As we enter into the heart of Spring and the General Season of the Church Year, we plan to keep worship events engaging and fresh. Below are some important dates to keep marked in your calendars.

May 28 - Pentecost Celebration Service and Cook-out (Wear Red)

Parking lot service with energetic music followed by church lawn cook-out picnic with burgers/hotdogs and yard games. Bring Your Own Chair.

June 4 - Worship: the Musical

A unique presentation of a Sunday Service using some familiar Musical Theater songs, background and transition music, and a “Sound of Silence” sermon intermission. The goal is to support 90% of the time with music.

The Adult Choir and Worship Band are both preparing a few more special songs for the months of May and June, but will join the Hand Bell Choir in taking a Summer Break to recharge and recruit for the Fall Season. Individuals, small groups, and special requests are always welcome, but during these Summer months, I definitely will be searching for volunteers willing to share their talents and gifts with the congregation during a Sunday Morning Service. Let me know if you are interested or have suggestions.

Are you looking for a way to help our services that doesn’t put you in the “spotlight”? Are you interested in how a Sound System works? In the near future, we will be holding a one-time “Sound Tech Training” to help build a pool of volunteers who could take turns helping with sound during a service and future Coffee House Mic Nights. If you want more information or want to be added to the notification list for this event, reach out to me via email or catch me after a service.

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

 Until We Meet Again,

Scott Arnold (he/him)

Music Director of 

Trinity Church of Northborough


Song of the Month for May is:

"Knowing You" by Graham Kendrick

For video please Click Here:


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.


 "Greetings! This month, we are mixing things up at our Trinity Coffeehouse by featuring an evening of 

performances by the Unified Singing Club and other local, talented musicians. Come and enjoy our Inclusion Coffeehouse as we celebrate and present this amazing lineup of musicians!  

We thank you for sharing your gifts each month with us, and we will resume performance opportunities at our wonderful, welcoming open mic in the Fall.”  


We Need You!

The Pastoral Search Committee has been busy working on the preliminary steps to calling a settled pastor. We have volunteered to spearhead this process, but we are working for you, the congregation! The committee is organizing small groups to give you updates and get your input. The small groups will be held at various dates and times in order to accommodate as many parishioners as possible. The dates we have chosen are: 

  • May 17 on Zoom at 7:30pm in the evening. 
  • May 24 on Zoom at 7:30pm in the evening. 
  • June 7 and 14 at noon for a light lunch.
  • June 11th following worship service. 

Please look these dates over and mark your calendar.  


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.

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

To purchase tickets for the Red Carpet Dance Click here:


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, 2023. We will begin with a potluck lunch. Please bring a dish to share. 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 things about me, then we will have an open Q & A conversation.

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 


Applefest is coming early in September this year and we need to get planning to have another successful year here at Trinity. I will be having the first meeting on May 15, 2023 at 6:30pm via zoom.

Please email me if you would like to join the Applefest Committee here at Trinity- it is a fun day and one of our biggest opportunities to raise money and highlight our church to the Northborough Community!

My email is [email protected]


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: [email protected] or Michele W. at [email protected]


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 May will be on the 20th. at 8:30 AM.

A couple of months ago, I was made aware of the UCC’s Daily Devotional thread. This is a resource which is available to all of us ( https://www.ucc.org/daily-devotional/ ) through the UCC’s website. The devotions are presented by the “Still Speaking Writers’ Group” in the UCC.

In May, I want us to read and talk about one of the devotions from March. The topic is “10 Things Jesus Never Said.” There isn’t much reading for it (Yay !!) so I’ll send out the link the week before we have Breakfast Fellowship. Everyone is welcome to join us 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]



I am putting together a panel to speak on mental health May 21, 2023. It will be a panel to share with others about mental health challenges and their experiences personally or as a caregiver.

If you would be comfortable being on this panel (or know someone outside of church who would), please contact me at [email protected] or 508-596-1776.

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.


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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.


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.


Rita will not be in the office on May 9th, 10th or 11th. She will return to the office on Friday May 12th.

If you need immediate assistance during this time please contact Jean Leif at [email protected]

Deadline for June 2023 Tidings

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


23 Main Street ~ Northborough, MA 01532

(508) 393-8156

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


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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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