Weekly News and Thank-Yews from the Pews
Thursday, September 24, 2020
This Sunday Worship & Fellowship Info

You Tube Live-Stream broadcast this Sunday
The 17th Sunday after Pentecost,
September 27th at 9:00am.

In order to attend this Sunday’s service:
Please visit our website at www.trinitysonoma.org
Select Join Our Online Worship (YouTube Live 9AM) 
Select "LIVE NOW"
Relax and enjoy!

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

Wear a Mask~ Wash Your Hands ~ Be Kind ~ Forgive anyway
Come Holy Spirit, I need you.
Breath of God, fill me wholly and completely.
Form and shape me into the person you want me to be.
Lead me to do what you want me to do.
Empower me and use me; speak to me and through me.
Produce your fruit in me.
Help me to listen to your voice above all other voices that clamor for my attention.
Come, Holy Spirit, I need you.
In Jesus’ name. Amen.
Holy Spirit Prayer – from CREED by Adam Hamilton

God loves a cheerful giver!

A VERY GRATEFUL thank you to all our parishioners and friends who continue to mail in donations and stewardship pledges. Read more...
Words of Wisdom ~ From Fr. Jim
“Regardless of how the election turns out, I will not hold hate, disdain, or ridicule for those who voted differently from me. Whether I am pleased or upset about the outcome, I will seek to understand the concerns and aspirations of those who voted differently and will look for opportunities to work with people with whom I disagree.”
~Braver Angels
Diocesan & Beyond News
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Presiding Bishop’s Statement on the Death of Justice Ginsburg

[September 18, 2020] Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Michael Curry has issued the following statement:

The late John Fitzgerald Kennedy once said, “while on earth God’s work must truly be our own.”

The sacred cause of liberty and justice, dignity and equality decreed by God and meant for all has been advanced because while on earth Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg made God’s work her own. Because of her the ancient words of the prophet Micah to do justice, love mercy and walk humbly with God have found fulfillment. May we follow in her footprints. May she rest in the arms of the God who is love and the author of true justice.

Rest In Peace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Shalom.

The Most Rev. Michael B. Curry
Presiding Bishop and Primate
The Episcopal Church
Environmental Justice Event
at St. Martin's, Davis
I wanted to share some information about an upcoming event at St. Martin's, Davis. I am thinking we all have folks in our deaneries who may be interested :-) Here's an excerpt from the press release: 

Extreme weather events throughout 2020 have devastated natural landscapes and human communities. Climate change contributes to the intensity and severity of these events, which disproportionately affect people in developing nations and marginalized communities within the US.
On September 23, 2020 at 7:00pm, UC Davis professor Julie Sze will present a timely lecture on her book, “Environmental Justice in a Moment of Danger.” Her work examines the intersection of climate change with racism, class exploitation, indigenous struggles for land, and privatization, interwoven with threads to create an inspirational primer on restorative environmental justice. Sze commented, “We live in precarious times, and it is precisely in this moment that understanding environmental justice movements is essential.” 

Information on how to register is in the attached flyer here


The Very Rev. Mack Olson, Rector
Church of the Epiphany, Vacaville
Pastoral Care Corner
Your prayers are requested -

During our Online Services, you, members of your family or loved one may find yourself in need of extra support and prayers from our faith community.  If you have a particular prayer request, please email Linda Dowd at lindahdowd@sbcglobal.net.  
Prayer requests will be added to The Prayers of the People during our Sunday worship each week.
We Pray for the Repose of the Souls
This week, Trinity hosted the memorial service for Robert Norton in Abbot Courtyard; Robert will be interred in Trinity's Memorial Garden.

On Thursday, Fr. Jim participated in the memorial service in Maryland
(via Zoom) for Daphne Pritchard.

Services for Jim Hoelter are pending.

We continue to pray for the repose of these souls, and for the strength and comfort of their families and friends.

I know that my Redeemer lives,
and that he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth;
and though this body be destroyed,
yet shall I see God; whom I shall see for myself
and mine eyes shall behold, and not as a stranger.
BCP p. 469
Mental Health Moment #13
You can't help but tap your feet!
Sermons at Trinity:

Can be accessed on the Trinity website:

  • Archived video sermons here.
  • Archived audio sermons here

Sunday Snaps:

  • Will return when WE return!

Closing smiles...

9:00am Holy Eucharist Rite II
Will be live-streamed Sunday, September 27, 2020
followed by Virtual Coffee Hour on Zoom!

Men's Lunch - Suspended
Noon at the Red Grape
529 1st Street W. Sonoma

10am Eucharist & Healing Prayer - Suspended

Noon-Bible Study in the Library -
- Suspended

Mindful Living:
Women's Fellowship
Thursdays at
10:30am in the Library
- Suspended


Centering Prayer - Suspended
8am in St. Luke's Chapel
Find out more about
Centering Prayer here.

Suspensions are temporary.
We fully expect all events to resume when restrictions on social gatherings are lifted.
Thanks for your patience.
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Here endeth the newsletter... See you next week!