Worship on Sunday October 2, 2022 at 10:00am

Welcome Interim Pastor Will!

" Dreaming About Trinity Church"  with Communion

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

The service will also be live streamed to Facebook.

Don't have Facebook? Don't worry, you can still view the live service from any device by following this link:

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 8:30am.

Rita is here to help you. If you need technical assistance please email her at: or call her (508) 393-8156 and she will walk you through each step.


The Interim Season

As we embrace the most colorful season nature brings, we embrace a new season in the life of Trinity Church – the interim season. 

In joining you as interim pastor I am reminded of something Henry David Thoreau penned in his journal 169 years ago. He said: “Live in each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influences of each.”

As a church, let us fully live in this interim season as it passes; to breathe, drink and taste it, and surrender ourselves to this season’s influence on us. 

Like the wonders of autumn, the interim season is wonderful too.. it’s a time of dreaming and discernment; a time of renewal and refreshment; a time of preparation and promise. 

For the next 18 months (more or less) we will be living in this interim season – praying, worshiping, meeting, studying, listening, deciding and moving in the direction Christ is leading Trinity Church as you get ready to call your next pastor. 

I am glad to be here with you in this interim season. And I hope you’re ready to join me in learning, growing and discovering the good things God has in store for us.

Let’s embrace this interim season and make the most of it!

Grace and peace,

Pastor Will


This is the Day of New Beginnings - Chalice Hymnal #518

This is a day of new beginnings,

time to remember and move on,

time to believe what love is bringing,

laying to rest the pain that's gone.

For by the life and death of Jesus,

God's mighty Spirit, now as then,

can make for us a world of difference,

as faith and hope are born again.

Then let us, with the Spirit's daring,

step from the past and leave behind

our disappointment, guilt and grieving,

seeking new paths, and sure to find.

In faith we gather round the table

to taste and share what love can do.

This is a day of new beginnings;

our God is making all things new.

In faith we'll gather round the table

to show and share what love can do.

This is a day of new beginnings;

our God is making all things new.


The Deacons are putting together a Search Committee to find Trinity’s next settled pastor.

If you are interested in helping, please contact one of the Deacons. 


Hello Trinity Community,

As we move into Fall, we continue strong in our faith and worship. Even in times of uncertainty, our leaders stepped forward and the community trusted and supported them. And what a great opportunity to worship in different ways. Just in the month of September, we worshiped creation and nature at the park, learned how to help others from Habitat for Humanity, connected with God through hymn singing, and found God in the silence of a Taize Service. When the congregation is accepting of new ideas of worship, it energizes those who plan to think newer and deeper.

Reminder: Next Hymn Sing is Sunday October 30th!

We are excited to bring back the Adult Voice Choir and Hand Bell Choir. These groups are designed for musicians of all levels and backgrounds to create music together for the purpose of worship. To help the programs regain their feet, we are first assembling for the purpose of performing at a Music-focused Christmas Service in mid-December. Weekly rehearsals for the groups will begin the second week of October. Reach out to me if you have any questions or need more information about the groups.

  • Hand Bell Choir will rehearse on Thursdays at 7:00pm
  • Adult Voice Choir will rehearse on Sundays at 11:30am (after coffee hour)

If you want to help support music in worship, but choir is not your thing, the Worship Band is looking for more singers and instrumentalists. Let me know if you are interested so I can include you in planning and practice for the Worship Band.

The Creative Worship Team is also looking for new members to help envision and plan worship services and events for the Trinity Community. This team typically meets monthly in-person or via ZOOM. The only qualification is to bring an open and creative mind. If you have any questions or would like to join, reach out to myself or Julia Woodward.

With the excitement of our new Interim Pastor, Rev. Will Seals, we have a sense of calm with a captain at the helm. But the work of worship is never done. Rev. Seals will need our support and acceptance of new ideas and missions for our community. He has already commented on our congregation’s love of music and inclusion for all, which were huge factors in my own on-bringing. I want to challenge everyone to find a way to be a part of our worship. We worship together, so let’s build it together!

Until We Meet Again,

Scott Arnold (he/him)

Music Director of 

Trinity Church of Northborough 


It has been wonderful to see so many kids showing up at our Applefest programing and signing up for our programs! We will continue next month by sharing a children's time during our church service. Please check out the flyers below for information on our Trinity Tots program, Community A.C.T.S. (a new community service group specifically designed for youth) and our OWL Healthy Relationships and Sexual Health class for 7-9th graders.

Our Community A.C.T.S group is already hard at work! Please considering bringing in some items to donate to our Blessing Bags!

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. helping to 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 or



Congregational Meeting – October 16, 2022

The Building Study Committee is inviting you to a presentation following worship on Sunday, October 16, 2022. We have been working through the summer to finish gathering information about the church building. Now it is time for us to let you know what we’ve learned about: 

  • The ways the building spaces are used.
  • The church’s financial, membership, and stewardship history.
  • The maintenance and upgrades needs.
  • The options we see for maintaining and using the building into the future.

This will be a very important meeting and we encourage you to attend as we will be looking for your help in deciding the buildings future. The meeting will be in the Fellowship Hall and on Zoom. 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


Our Afghan family is doing well. Rose is working at Algonquin as a teacher's aide, and Mark is in the 1st grade at Peaslee. Rose recently got her driver's license, and the team has bought her a used car, which allows her to drive to work and affords her much more independence. But the cost of the car has taken a big chunk of the funds we have raised to support Rose and Mark, and they still need our financial support. 

We are renewing our fundraising efforts to make sure there is enough money to pay their rent and utilities for their first year. If you would like to make a donation, please send a check made out to Trinity Church with the note Afghan Refugee Project in the memo line, or visit our website to donate online: CLICK HERE


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 housewares donations when the shop is open.


Would you like to provide altar flowers for Sunday worship? Please click on the link below to choose a date and add a comment if the flowers are in celebration, honor or memory of an event or person. Signup Genie will automatically send you an email reminder six days prior to the day you signed up to bring flowers.




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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 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.


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


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.  

NHHA Association Holiday Gift Card Drive 

Trinity Church of Northborough has supported the Northborough Helping Hands (NHHA) Christmas gift program for over 20 years. As a result of the 2020 pandemic outbreak we have restructured the program so that gift cards are distributed along with the traditional Thanksgiving meal. The timing allows parents to personally purchase needed clothing or a special toy on the child’s wish list. 

NHHA remains committed to Making Spirits Bright for 140 children in Northborough who are recommended by the schools and social service agencies in town. Our goal is to provide up to $75 in gift cards per child and we know that requires lots of helping hands! 

Please sponsor one child for $75 or purchase one $25 gift card by donating online on the NHHA website, or donations can be mailed to Northborough Helping Hands, P.O. Box 383, Northborough, MA 01532. For more information contact Colleen Lupien at 508-393-9012. NHHA is a 501(c) (3) charity.


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.


Meals for June & Buzz Hamilton

If you are able & willing to help us provide some meals for June & Buzz please click here to sign up.

Deadline for November 2022 Tidings

Please be sure to have all your info for the October Tidings in to the church office by Thursday October 20, 2022.


23 Main Street ~ Northborough, MA 01532

(508) 393-8156

Office Hours

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Tuesday, 9am - 12pm & 1pm - 3pm

Wednesday, 9am - 12pm & 1pm - 3pm

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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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