Greetings!The purpose of Trinity Memorial is to be the heart, hands and feet of God in the world ... work and play, word and action ... 
from the rector
Are you feeling deprived?
Of human contact,
theatre,
shopping,
travel,
restaurants …
we will take the time on Sunday to recognize food deprivation. We will ultimately consider very real nourishment deprivation in terms of justice.

If you can recall the number of times over the past 20 years that you have been truly food insecure, you will know it is a matter of justice.
If you have never been food insecure you may not begin to understand or agree with what I mean here.

Food has been, and will again be, a huge part of the normal life of Trinity. Probably as far as you can recall, potlucks, annual dinners and baked goods tables have been a basic building block of church as you know it. In this strange time of isolation we long for the ease of fellowship with cheeses, coffee, deviled eggs or fruit spread over a long table for our pleasure. We long too for the basic meal of bread and wine that Jesus instituted as a symbol of plenty, of sharing in community and of life-sustaining promise.

Over these past few weeks some of you sent in favorite recipes we have shared as church together. HERE is a compilation of the nourishing, the comforting, the soporific delights that will enhance your Autumn tables and your holidays to come. We who know plenty can celebrate together as the names of the donors of these recipes come alive on our taste and olfactory senses.

Let us, however, not forget the privilege that brings us together over this fanciful food and remember whose we are … we are called to the justice of feeding the 4000, breaking bread for all people, changing unclean water into the wine of celebration for all God’s children.

Sunday we will remember World Food Day.

May peace prevail, Donna+
Sunday forum at 11:15: there will be a vestry meeting on Oct 15 so we will discuss topics to be decided at that meeting. Come hear about the roof, use of building, repairs, etc.

LATEST Voting information
Someone asked about the ballot questions at last Sunday's discussion. Here's a link into a set of articles from Billy Penn, each one describing one of the questions. Each article describes what the question means, what policy it would implement, who favors and opposes it, etc. The articles are informative but do not take a pro or con position. Click HERE

Seven early voting locations have opened in Philadelphia. You may register to vote and vote in one stop, as well as drop off your mail in ballot. Click HERE for links to the locations and a helpful FAQ. Please share with your family, friends and networks.

Rector's vacation: Oct 13-Nov 12. Regular Sunday schedules will be Zoom hosted by David Castro-Diephouse and officiated by Rachel at 9 with various members taking turns at 10:30. Sermons at 10:30 will be provided by various clergy from the Diocese who also can be heard at 9:00 Morning Prayer with Bp. Gutierrez accessed through the diocesan website: DioPA.org
This is mostly a staycation postponed from March; she will travel to see her new grandson when the Tortola borders open.

WinterShelter: Opens Nov 1. We need 15 more lunch kits so the guys can bring a nourishing lunch with them for the day. Will you help by clicking HERE to buy lunch kits? they are about $19.00. (we use Amazon simply so the kits are all alike and serves the purpose perfectly.
Have them sent to: Trinity, 2212 Spruce St, Phila PA 19103
Thank you to the folks who have contributed so far. Food is justice.
TMC Adult Education Fall Program:
Naming the Unnameable
November 1, 8 and 15, 2020

During these 3 sessions we will examine and explore some different names for God from our own Judeo-Christian tradition and other faith traditions as well. What’s in a name, you may ask? Well, a name is a way of conveying how we believe God to be. For example “God is good” tells us one thing about God’s nature, while “God is justice” says something else. Using two sources we will, during each session, discuss one or two names for God, exploring what that name tells us about God and what that particular name means to us. I would encourage you to think about what names for God you have heard or used yourself and what those names mean to you in your faith life.

The two sources we will be using (which you do not have to buy or read unless you want to) are:
                       "Naming the Unnameable" by Matthew Ross
                       "Fragments of Your Ancient Name" by Joyce Rupp.

If you plan to attend please RSVP to Deacon Lynn at revlynn22@gmail.com
by October 18th.
Looking forward to our time together exploring the many facets of God.

Deacon Lynn
Deacon's Corner
Well, it has been another surreal week. As a deacon I struggle with the news on a couple of different levels. As a follower of Jesus I find my faith in "love your enemies" challenged. As an American who grew up with two “greatest generation” parents, learning from them about their victory over the depression, WWII and the Shoah and having lived through civil rights protests (and murders), assassinations, an unnecessary war and fear of nuclear annihilation I find myself fighting rage and grief. When two "leaders" of this country can question whether they will honor a peaceful transition of power, I feel sick. How do I respond faithfully? I came across two articles that helped. In one, from Sojourners "How to Pray When Your Enemy Gets Sick," (https://sojo.net/articles/how-pray-when-your-enemy-gets-sick) Greg Jarrell tells us that in our tradition: "The imprecatory psalms are prayers that highlight the works of enemies and ask for relief and for God to mete out some measure of justice." (Example: Ps.109). In addition to praying for their health we can also pray for their conversion and repentance. In another article Rev. William J. Barber tells us: "To love a fellow human in a position of power is to confront him for the public sins he is committing that harm vulnerable people." So, yes I believe that God loves all of us including those leaders who I think threaten our lives, livelihoods and freedom but God’s love does not mean we should accept their sinful acts. The church and Christians everywhere, cannot hide from the responsibility to resist evil with all our power and might.
SPEAK OUT, VOTE & PRAY UNCEASLINGLY.
 

Deacon Lynn
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Worship leaders 10.4.20

9:00
click HERE for the worship guide (edited)
leaders: Rachel, David, Mia, Donna
10:30
Readers: John K, Linda
Prayers: Anita
Preacher: Rev. Donna Maree
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October
2 Burke Stinson
12 Ronald Campbell
14 Diana Lin
15 Linda Robinson
16 Charles Carr
Worship
Zoom LINK for prayer gatherings Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday.
 
Sundays: all on Zoom
9:00 children ages 0-7 and their families
10:30 everyone welcome; hymns led by the TMC choir, prayers, sermon
coffee hour after both
Wednesdays 9:00 Morning Coffee & Prayer
Thursdays 5:30 Evening Prayer
Prayer is the most powerful tool we have when we can't be there personally for friend or stranger ...

Please pray healing and support especially for: Mark, Sarah W, Sasha, Shirley, Bill, Travis, Luca, Sallie & Jim W., Jack, Lynn, Andrea, Susan W, Richard, Chris, Ulpiano, Carmen O.
Grace for those who have died and all who mourn
Stamina and creativity for all essential workers, especially teachers, clerks, IT professionals, trash collectors, medical personnel, delivery, bankers, restaurant employees ...
As you prayerfully consider your financial support for the work and presence that Trinity provides, please use this link
Designate your gift for:
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Special Fund
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Our building is closed but the church is still open!
We continue to pray together and worship by moving our services online. We are also keeping our staff employed, repairing and readying for building rentals and and all activity to resume.
While our physical gathering is limited please do not neglect to provide for the work of the church with your financial contributions.
You may send a check in the mail, make a direct payment through your banking online platform or click on the button to go directly to our secure online service.
Trinity Memorial www.trinityphiladelphia.org
Rentals: events@trinityphiladelphia.org
Rev. Donna: RectorTMC@gmail.com
Donna 330.766.5904
Deacon Lynn: revlynn22@gmail.com
Lynn 908.217.6365
Office: Admin@trinityphiladelphia.org