Sunday, August 2 @ 10am  :
Sunday worship  will be on Facebook Live.
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.

Please have a piece of bread (or crackers, chips or cookie) and cup of juice (or water, tea or coffee) ready for Communion.

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.
QUICK LINKS
NEW THIS WEEK
Podcast about Community Meals published by the American Baptist Home Mission Societies 
EVENTS @ 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 on Zoom
Monday at 7pm (8/3, 8/17)
Pastor Valeria will be offering a grief support group on Zoom for anyone who is suffering the loss of a loved one. 

We will meet Mondays at 7 pm:
August 3
August 17

If you would like to be part of this group please contact Pastor Valeria.
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
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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.
Saturday Breakfast Fellowship
Every Other Saturday @ 9am (NEXT DATE: Saturday, August 8th)
Over the summer we will continue to have Saturday Breakfast Fellowship every other week.

This is an opportunity to gather on Zoom and stay connected.

This will again be a “Virtual” Breakfast Fellowship. Since we’re supposed to be physically distant, we’ll do this using Zoom meetings. I’ll send the Zoom links the week before we meet.

We’ll gather on Zoom for coffee or tea and discussion.

For more information or to add yourself to the Saturday Breakfast Fellowship email list, please contact Tom Danforth at  tomdan4@gmail.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.
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.

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  • 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 
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    
MESSAGE TO TRINITY
A church member who prefers to remain unnamed felt God's Spirit leading them to write down these words of encouragement for all of us at Trinity Church. May you be blessed and inspired by them.
Yes, God has led you.

In 2020, Trinity Church of Northborough & the entire world have faced the unimaginable crisis over & over again. The year burst into being with devastating natural disasters, human pain, loss, crisis of identity, sickness, death, violence, extreme racism, prejudice, political debacles: a country dividing, nations rising fists raised, and a world disintegrating at the hands of humankind. As a body of people, you have set your hearts & minds on facing these challenges head on, physically, emotionally & spiritually in your prayer and worship. God has led you to be helpers, healers, fixers, fighters, protectors, prayer warriors, and faithful in your worship and commitment to fulfill your churches mission which is to fill its people with the love of God and share God's love in all the world.  

Yes, God has led you and as the body of Christ, you have not faltered in your desire to bring God’s love to those who face adversity; even as “adversity” seems to be an ongoing theme. Rising hate with associated crimes have plagued your towns & cities. Prejudice & Racism once at an ever present & painful simmer now has violently & mercilessly come to a raging boil. God’s heart cries.

Yes, God has led you as you face a world pandemic, COVID 19 (also called the Coronavirus), as it has killed hundreds of thousands of God’s people, sickened millions and continues its silent yet potentially deadly journey around the world. You have been isolated from each other, and yet God continues to show you the means and the ways in which you can be a “light on the hill” together.
Yes, God has led you to stand as one body in Christ, each assigned specific & powerful gifts & callings. Some of you have stood alongside the oppressed, marginalized, and victimized and protested injustices while demanding change. You have fed the hungry, visited the sick, lonely, and isolated via phone and technological tools. You have sent and hand delivered food, gifts, messages of hope, joy, comfort & solidarity. 

Yes, God has led you. Your children have been celebrated with parades of cars, filled…no exploding with spirit-filled love, happy hollers, smiling faces, balloons, whistles, and horns honking as the parade drove by their smiling faces, hearts full of belonging as they celebrated graduations, birthdays, and LGBTQ Pride Month!  

Yes, God has led, and you have opened your minds and your imaginations while seeking ways to reach even further into your community and your world. Your worship services have moved outdoors at times and are broadcast across the country and even the world via technology! Yes, you have been so honored and blessed to worship God alongside your sisters & brothers in Christ afar. Only a faithful and loving God can make such goodness happen!

Yes, God has led you, and you have listened. You have opened your hearts and minds to see, embrace and embark on God’s plan for your country & all the people of the world. God blesses you individually, and as a congregation because you embraced your wall-less, door-less church and burst out to find and help the lost, hungry, sick, oppressed; and you kept loving one another with a fervent love that only comes from God, and though you are separated, you are connected. You did all this with God’s guidance and to God’s Magnificent Glory!

Yes, God has led you, and it is because you humble yourselves, bow your hearts, and open your mind to the plans and purpose of God for your lives individually, and your church, you have not only been able to continue your ministry of love, but you have been blessed and willed to grow your ministries even in the midst of so much loss, devastation, & uncertainty. You will thrive because of your faith and your generosity oftentimes in the face of your own want or need. God has blessed you.

Open your heart, quiet your mind, stand and believe that your GOD HAS LED YOU! God, YOUR God is loving, merciful, grace-filled, comforting, patient, forgiving, empowering and sees you all right now, exactly as you are! And yes, God has led you!  

God will not leave you ever! 

Call out in your quiet place, or loud for the world to hear “Lead Me Lord,” and then…

When you are weak, sick, afraid, helpless, in pain…reach out to Jesus and be led.

When you are angry, rage-filled, confused, or hate-filled… reach out to Jesus and be led.

When you are quiet, at peace, loving, and strong… reach out to Jesus and be led.

When you are worried, lost, hurt, crying, isolating, lonely… reach out to Jesus and be led.

This is how you will fight God’s battles! This is how you will continue because you are being led.
HELP WANTED
Volunteers needed for lawn mowing and snow removal!
Folks, we are looking to sign up volunteers to regularly mow the church lawn spring, summer and fall and shovel/snowblower snow in the winter. We also need people to for weeding. A number of our older volunteers can no longer help or have moved away. Please help out as it will save us the cost of having a service do this for us. Please let me know if you can help with these tasks. The mowing is flexible as to when it can be done but the snow removal needs to be done in the mornings and also during the day so folks can have access to the church. We have many groups that depend on being able to get into to the church when it is open.

Larry Hemstreet 
978-697-9463
NEW: 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
CitySpace Summer Camp

WBUR is offering CitySpace Summer Camp, a new six-week series providing content to families with children, ages five to 12 years old. The Summer Camp aims to help families occupy, entertain and involve kids during this unprecedented summer. The virtual programming launched Monday, July 13 and will conclude Monday, August 21.   
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
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT
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

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 6 p.m. 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.   
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
~ Lynn Firth, recently diagnosed with cancer.  
~ Doug Scally 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 SUMMER Office Hours STARTING JULY 1 :
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 - 2pm
Thursday: 8:30am - 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.