Weekly News and Thank-Yews from the Pews
Thursday, September 16, 2021
This Sunday Worship & Fellowship Info

You Tube Live-Stream broadcast
AND in-person attendance
this Sunday,
The Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost
September 19th at 9:00am.

In order to attend this service online:
Please visit our website at www.trinitysonoma.org
Select Join Our Online Worship
Relax and enjoy!

After the Sunday service, please join together through Zoom! for a virtual coffee hour - click here to gain access!

“Joy does not always happen to us. We have to choose joy and keep choosing it every day.”
~ Henri Nouwen

Upcoming Services at Trinity:

Sunday, September 19th - The Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost
9:00 - Livestream AND In-person!

Wednesday, September 22nd
10am - Healing Eucharist -- followed by Bible Study at 11am

Masks and social distancing are requested for everyone. Thank You!
Communion in the Courtyard Continues at 11am!
Communion will continue in the courtyard for those
who choose not to participate in-person at church services.
Please wear a mask.
Fr. Jim encourages us to do more prayer - praying for each other, our community, for people in dangerous and tragic circumstances here and around the world.

Regardless of how you choose to pray -- formally or informally, from the Book of Common Prayer or other source, alone or in a group -- please find a slice of time in each day or evening to pray.

Electronic BCP can be found here.

Forward Movement site can be found here.

Episcopal Relief & Development digital prayer tool can be found here.

Dear Friends,
With the rise in the COVID Delta Variant, we are asking kindly, that everyone mask up when in shared spaces. Let's keep each other safe!
Thank you! Thank you!
Conserving Water is EASY if We Start Doing Things Differently!
Just for this week:
Keep a bucket in your shower to collect excess water from the showerhead. Use the collected water in the garden to water flowers and shrubs.

Maybe this will become a new habit!
It's a good one!

It saves more water than you think!
This is what we are up against!

EVERY Drop Helps!
Diocesan & Beyond News
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Wildfire Relief - Diocesan Update
Thanks to your generosity, we have received $35,466.99 through online giving and checks to purchase gift cards for fire victims!

If you would like to give to fire relief, please visit the GIVE link on our web site, or, if you prefer, send a check to:

The Episcopal Diocese of Northern California
Fire Relief
350 University Avenue, Suite 280
Sacramento, CA 95825

Your contribution helps us both to offer immediate, direct aid to those in need, and to sustain a long-term commitment to heal and restore devastated communities.
News From the National Church --
Joint statement on climate change by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Pope Francis and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew

[Sept, 7, 2021] For the first time, the leaders of the Roman Catholic Church, the Eastern Orthodox Church and the Anglican Communion have jointly warned of the urgency of environmental sustainability, its impact on poverty, and the importance of global cooperation.
Pope Francis, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, and Archbishop Justin Welby urge everyone to play their part in “choosing life” for the future of the planet. 
In a joint statement, the Christian leaders have called on people to pray, in this Christian season of creation, for world leaders ahead of the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) this November. The statement reads: “We call on everyone, whatever their belief or worldview, to endeavour to listen to the cry of the earth and of people who are poor, examining their behaviour and pledging meaningful sacrifices for the sake of the earth which God has given us.”
The joint declaration issues a clear warning—"Today, we are paying the price…Tomorrow could be worse”—and concludes that, “This is a critical moment. Our children’s future and the future of our common home depend on it.”
The three Christian leaders spoke against injustice and inequality, saying, “We stand before a harsh justice: biodiversity loss, environmental degradation and climate change are the inevitable consequences of our actions, since we have greedily consumed more of the earth’s resources than the planet can endure. But we also face a profound injustice: the people bearing the most catastrophic consequences of these abuses are the poorest on the planet and have been the least responsible for causing them.”
The statement calls on people to do the following:
  • Pray for world leaders ahead of COP26.
  • For individuals: To make meaningful sacrifices for the sake of the planet, working together and taking responsibility for how we use our resources.
  • For those with far-reaching responsibilities: To choose people-centered profits and lead the transition to just and sustainable economies.
Read the full statement at this link.
A Spanish translation of the full statement can be found at this link.
Hurricane Ida Disaster Relief
On Sunday, August 29, sixteen years after Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast,
Please visit episcopalrelief.org/hurricane-relief to make a gift today.
Please pray for the people and animals affected by this disaster. Episcopal Relief and Development Ministries invites you tpray with us for all those impacted by the storm.
Helping Afghan Refugees

Presiding Bishop Michael Curry highlights ways to help Afghan refugees through Episcopal Migration Ministries 
As Episcopalians, as followers of Jesus, as people of faith, we mourn the recent loss of life in Afghanistan, the ongoing chaos and instability, and the risk that many Afghans face, in particular women and girls.

As Afghans arrive to the U.S. with the hope of safety, The Episcopal Church, through the work of Episcopal Migration Ministries, is assisting our new neighbors through the Afghan Parolee Support Program. Continue Reading
Presiding Bishop Michael Curry encourages Americans to get vaccinated
“Do this one for the children”
Pastoral Care Corner
Your prayers are requested -

When you, members of your family or loved one find yourself in need of extra support and prayers from our faith community, please let us know.  Please email Linda Dowd at lindahdowd@sbcglobal.net If you have a particular prayer request.  
Prayer requests will be added to The Prayers of the People during our Sunday worship each week.
From Jim and Linda Rawls
Hello again dear family and friends, I've created a blog to provide updates on Linda. Here's the link:
Peace and Love, JJR
As of September 7th...
Faithful readers (that’s you!) will remember that Linda’s transplant team has been “alert to the possibility of GVHD manifesting itself in the upper GI tract.” On Monday, August 30th, Linda underwent a sedated endoscopy at Stanford Hospital to investigate that very possibility. The accompanying photo of the patient, lying ensnared by a spaghetti of multicolored tubes, was snapped as she emerged from the procedure; against advice of spousal counsel, she wanted this photo included here for your viewing (dis)pleasure.
The endoscopy showed that Linda MAY have a mild case of graft versus host disease (GVHD), manifested as an inflammation of her...Read More

Keep checking for more details in the update on the caringbridge.org link above.

Cards are always welcome!
Please send to:
Linda Rawls
c/o Homewood Suites by Hilton, Suite 123
4329 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA 94306
As promised, here is Marianne's email:

Email = mareuhl@protonmail.com

Please know that while Marianne loves to hear from her Trinity family, she will be unable to respond to emails at this time.
Mental Health Moment

We Are Family!
Sermons at Trinity:

Can be accessed on the Trinity website:

  • Archived video sermons here.
  • Archived audio sermons here

Sunday Snaps:

  • Coming Soon!
This Sunday, September 19th
9:00am Holy Eucharist Rite II
Masks = Hospitality, and to do your part to live out the Bible’s commandment to “Love your neighbor as yourself.
'Nuff said?

This service is also live-streamed

10:00am Virtual Coffee Hour
Click on Zoom! to join the fun!

11:00am Holy Communion Live
in Abbot Courtyard

Closing smiles...
And as you go . . . keep this in mind:

Go forth into the world in peace;
be of good courage;
hold fast to that which is good;
render to no man evil for evil;
strengthen the faint-hearted;
support the weak;
help the afflicted;
honour all people;
love and serve the Lord, rejoicing
in the power of the Holy Spirit.
And the blessing of God Almighty, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost, be upon you, and remain with you for ever.
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Here endeth the newsletter... See you next week!