Worship Sunday, September 13 @ 10am:
In the parking lot: "Finding Faith in the Fall."
RAIN OR SHINE
Welcome back to kids and families! Invite your friends.
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 8:30am. 

Emily is here to help you. If you need technical assistance please email her at trinitychurchnboro@gmail.com or call her (508) 614-8989 during virtual office hours and she will walk you through each step.
THIS WEEK @ TRINITY
Worship in the Parking Lot September 13th
Worship will also be streamed on Facebook Live.
"Finding Faith in the Fall" will be our theme for worship in the parking lot. We will welcome back all kids and their families. Please invite your friends! The band will play music after worship. Kids will get to enjoy ice cream and participate in a scavenger hunt. Adults are welcome to stay and chat. All of this will happen safely, socially distanced, wearing masks. You may remain in your car or bring your own chairs.
Worship will also be streamed to Facebook Live.
QUICK LINKS
HAPPY PRIDE WEEK!
Happy Worcester Pride Week!
Pastor Valeria represented Trinity Church at the Pride flag raising in Worcester.
UPCOMING @ TRINITY
Saturday Breakfast Fellowship
Every Other Saturday @ 9am (Saturday, September 19th)
Hi Everyone –

I hope you’ve had a safe summer.  

Breakfast Fellowship changed over the summer. In May we started meeting every other week, rather than monthly, to help us stay connected and support each other through the pandemic. We’ll continue with that in September and we invite you to join us at our Zoom gatherings.

It’s sort of like coffee hour after worship on Sunday mornings – we gather and talk about what is going on in our lives and the world around us. The big differences are that these are virtual gatherings and you have to provide your own coffee and goodies 😐 For those of you who haven’t attended Breakfast Fellowship before, this is a great way to get to know some of the people who are images on a screen or magically put comments in the Facebook stream during worship.

We will be meeting on September 19th at 9:00 AM.  

This will just be fellowship – no home work. In October, we’ll go back to gatherings with specific topics to discuss.

For more information or to add yourself to the Saturday Breakfast Fellowship email list, please contact Tom Danforth at tomdan4@gmail.com
Workshop on the History and Meaning of Worship
Saturday, September 19th
Rev. Dr. Adam Hearlson, adjunct professor of preaching at Lancaster Theological Seminary, Pastor of Overbrook Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia and author of the book "The Holy No - Worship as a Subversive Act," will lead a workshop about worship history and its call to be creative and to change the worship depending on the contextual needs of a community. 

Rev. Dr. Hearlson writes, "Worship is powerful-- it can challenge and comfort in equal measure. Worship is also diverse. Our traditions contain an uncountable myriad of rituals, liturgies, and norms. Finally, worship is flexible—it can meet the need of any moment. These assumptions serve as the foundation of the shape and possibility of worship in the 21st century.

"In this workshop, we will consider the ways in which the long history of worship can serve to inspire our worship practices for today. Specifically, we will examine the preaching, music, festival, and art traditions of the church as examples of the creative worship practices that met the needs of a context. By the grace of God, they will help guide us as we create worship practices for the church today." 

The workshop will be a combination of teaching, conversations and many interactive elements. It will be held on Zoom on Saturday, September 19, from 10:15 to 12:30 and 1:30 to 4:00. We will be taking regular breaks. You may attend the whole workshop or parts of it. 

Zoom Meeting Information:
Meeting ID: 846 0709 1646
Passcode: 072992
Phone: +1 929 436 2866 US (New York)
Special Offering
Sunday, October 4
During worship  we have the opportunity to give a  special offering  to be split evenly between  Neighbors in Need  (United Church of Christ) /  World Mission (American Baptist Church). Our contributions will be used to help others in need. Details may be found at  www.ucc.org/nin   or 
ONGOING @ TRINITY
Zoom Bible Study
Mondays @ 1pm
Want to connect with other Trinity people while we are self-isolating? Join us for an informal Bible study on Mondays at 1pm via Zoom. Each week we will select a chapter or passage of the Bible, and discuss what it means to us.

Jean Leif will be facilitating. Email her at jhleif@gmail.com (include your name) for log-on information.
Grief Support Group
If you or someone you know recently lost a loved one and is looking for a safe space to share your experiences with others, you are welcome to join our grief support group. We meet twice a month on Zoom, weekdays at 7 pm. For more information please contact Pastor Valeria at trinitypastorvaleria@gmail.com
Coffee or Tea with Pastor Valeria on Zoom
Wednesdays @ 9am
Chat with Pastor Valeria on Zoom, Wednesdays at 9am.

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 954 033 518
Password: 569713

Dial by your location
+1 929 436 2866 US (New York)
Meeting ID: 954 033 518  

Emily is here to help you. If you need technical assistance please email her at  trinitychurchnboro@gmail.com  or call her (508) 614-8989 during virtual office hours.
SUPPORT TRINITY
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.
 
Did you know your shopping can earn Trinity money?
Shop at your convenience all year!   
Trinity Church is set up as a charity on iGive! Please consider downloading the app or shopping through the iGive site and a percentage of your purchase will be sent to Trinity Church! This does not cost you any extra money, the donation comes from the stores you already shop at.

Please consider shopping through iGive to help support Trinity.

You shop. Amazon gives.
  • Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the charitable organization of your choice.
  • AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices, same service.
  • Support Trinity Church by choosing it as your charitable organization at smile.amazon.com 
Trinity Spirit Wear!

Show your Trinity Spirit with a blue Trinity Church t-shirt! 

We have blue Trinity Church t-shirts for sale! T-shirts can be ordered through the link below or by contacting Linda Corbett by email lcorbett12@hotmail.com.
NEED HELP?
Mental Health:
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or text HOME to 741741 for the Crisis Text Line.

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

NAMI Central MA (Worcester): Phone: 508-368-3562 Email: namiworc@hotmail.com

NAMI Metrowest (Marlborough-Framingham): 
Help Line: 508 251 9595 Email: NAMIMetroWest@NAMIMetrowest.org Website: www.namimetrowest.org

Addiction/Substance Abuse Disorders:
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) National Helpline 1-800-662 HELP (4357)  www.samhsa.gov/find-help/national-helpline

The Mass Substance Use Helpline
Phone: 800-327-5050 Website: www.helplinema.org

Worcester Area Intergroup (Alcoholics Anonymous)
Phone: 508-752-9000 (24/7) Email: steps@aaworcester.org Website: www.aaworcester.org

Domestic Violence:
The National Domestic Violence Hotline is offering assistance and safety planning 24/7
  • 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)
  • TTY 1-800-787-3224 o If you’re unable to speak safely, you can chat online, or text LOVEIS to 22522

MA SafeLink MA Statewide Toll-Free Domestic Violence Hotline 1-877-785-2020  

Food Assistance:
Northborough Food Pantry 
Wednesdays 9 - 10:30 a.m.
Thursdays 6:30 - 8 p.m.
Phone: 508-393-6897 Email: info@nfpantry.org Website: www.nfpantry.org/nfp  
SOCIAL JUSTICE TEAM
“What does God require of you but to do justice and to love kindness and to walk humbly in God’s name.”   Micah 6:8
 
The Deacons have created a Social Justice team charged with identifying social issues important to Northboro and the surrounding communities, and providing opportunities for action. Possible issues include racial justice, climate change, healthcare, and education.  If you have ideas or want to be part of the team, contact Jean Leif, jhleif@gmail.com.
CHILDREN & YOUTH
GSA Link
The Link that Connects

The GSA Link is a project connecting local GSA high school and middle students to collaborate, share ideas, and socialize in a SAFE space. LGBT and allied high school students are welcome.

Middle School Virtual Link Up! https://www.facebook.com/events/1278622175669344/

For more information please contact:
Melissa at projectgsalink@gmail.com or 508-735-1267
WORSHIP VIDEOS
Watch Sunday's worship using the link below. You do not need to have a Facebook account to view this video!
Subscribe to our YouTube channel and watch a
selection of Pastor Valeria's sermons and our worship music.
COMMUNITY EVENTS
Community Meal Take-Out
NEW START TIME: 5:30pm

We have resurrected Community Meals but in a to-go manner and we need your help.   
We will be ordering $5 meals from local food establishments and distributing them to our community meals guests to-go, every Wednesday at 5:30pm in the parking lot of Trinity Church. Various organizations have committed to monetary donations for these entrees. But, you can't have a meal without servers, water and dessert. We are looking for volunteers to sign up to donate a case of water or 2 dozen individually wrapped desserts and/or stand in the parking lot and deliver the meals to guests in their parked cars. All guidelines of social distancing will be observed. 
If you are interested in helping, please see the available opportunities and sign up 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.  
Northborough Junior Women's Club presents:
Apple Pie Cafe! Pre-order by Tuesday, September 15th
Please join the GFWC Northboro Junior Woman’s Club for our annual Applefest Apple Pie cafe event from September 24th to 27th 2020.
 
This year we are partnering with a local bakery “Main Street Pastries and More” located on 5 West Main St., Northborough. The bakery will make our pies/crisps during Applefest weekend. They will be using the NJWC recipe.
 
We are pleased to support a local business while participating in a different way in this wonderful community event. Please click here for pre-order form.
 
For more info please email us at -

Check out Main Street Pastries and More at -facebook.com/mainstreetpastriesandmore
NATICK COMMUNITY-SENIOR CENTER’S ONLINE PROGRAMS

Mindfulness Meditation with Sharon  Meets every Thursday, 1-1:40 pm, free. This meditation is audio only and participants are muted during the meditation portion. Everyone is welcome to join for some guided, some quiet and some reflection with Q & A and sharing. Email  skirby@natickma.org  to receive the Zoom link (different each week.)
ONLINE CHURCH DIRECTORY
Are you interested in being added to the online church directory?
Please use the instructions HERE to add yourself and your family to the Trinity Church online database.


If you need any assistance connecting to the online directory please contact the church office:
(508) 393-8156 or trinitychurchnboro@gmail.com
IN OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS
~ The family of Al Mosher who passed away on August 16.
~ Lynn Firth, recovering from surgery
~ Kathie Nichols, some health concerns
~ Everyone affected physically, mentally, emotionally, and financially by COVID-19.
~ Donna Miller and her family.
~ Nursing home residents, their families, and staff.
~ All first responders, health care workers, grocery workers and anyone who is working on the front lines. 

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 Valeria at the church office, 508-393-8156.
TRINITY CHURCH
23 Main Street
Northborough, MA 01532
(508) 393-8156

Virtual Office Hours :
Emily is working from home. Please email her or leave a message on Pastor Valeria's voicemail on the church phone. (Please note Fridays are Pastor Valeria's day off and she will not check her voicemail. In case of an emergency please listen to her voicemail message for her cell phone number.)

Monday: 9am - Noon & 1pm - 2:30pm
Tuesday: 9am - Noon & 1pm - 2:30pm
Wednesday: 9am - 10:30am & 11:30am - 2:30pm
Thursday: 9am - Noon & 1pm - 2:30pm
Friday: 9am - Noon & 1pm - 2:30pm

Rev. Valeria Schmidt, Sr. Minister


Trinity Church is an Open & Affirming / Welcoming & Affirming Congregation

Trinity Church's mission is to fill its people with the love of God
and share God's love in all the world.