Worship on Sunday, May 15, 2022 @10:00am

“What Are We Waiting For?” based on Acts 1:3-11 with guest preacher Rev. Liz Garrigan-Byerly, Area Conference Minister for the North Central Region of the Southern New England Conference of the United Church of Christ, and baptism

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: 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. 

Rita is here to help you. If you need technical assistance please email her at trinitychurchnboro@gmail.com or call her (508) 393-8156 and she will walk you through each step.
Coffee Hour 
Join us for coffee hour after worship!
SONG OF THE MONTH
Bryan Sirchio's "God Says It's Time" is our song of the month for May. Listen to it here: https://youtu.be/19QgRgrC2pk?t=1
PROTECTIVE SUPPLIES AVAILABLE
We've received several bags from the Board of Health containing masks, hand sanitizer, rapid tests, and disinfectant wipes. If you or someone you know can make use of these, please contact Rita in the office. (508) 393-8156 or trinitychurchnboro@gmail.com
CALLING ALL GRADUATES!
We will be recognizing our graduates on June 12th. Please let us know if someone in your family is graduating so we can include them in this event. Please submit this information to the church office by June 8th.

High School Grads - Please let us know where you are graduating from and what your plans are going forward.

College Grads - Please let us know where you are graduating from, along with the degree you are receiving.
FROM OUR MUSIC DIRECTOR
Hello Trinity Church Congregation and Community!

On May 29th, everyone is invited to a Hymn Sing which will serve as the main portion of worship for that Sunday's service. It will be great to spend time singing & connecting with our favorite hymns from the Chalice Hymnal. We hope to have as many people there as possible!

If you would like to suggest a hymn for this event, suggestion forms will be available during Coffee Hour after Sunday morning services leading up to the 5th Sunday. You may also send your suggestions or questions to me via my church email: trinitynorthboroughmusic@gmail.com.

Until we meet again,
Scott Arnold
FROM THE OUTREACH TEAM
FROM THE SOCIAL JUSTICE TEAM
Deeply moving and laugh out- loud- funny, His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu share science-backed wisdom of how to live with joy in troubled times in Mission: JOY. These self -described mischievous brothers give a master class in how to create joy in a world that was never easy for them.

Join us on Sunday, May 22 at 5:00pm for pot luck dinner and a show in Fellowship Hall. The video is 90 minutes. This will also be available for watching via a “virtual screening room” May 22-24 but we would love to have you join us!

Please contact Rita in the office to register (508)-393-8156 or trinitychurchnboro@gmail.com.

Your Social Justice Team
FROM THE BUILDING STUDY COMMITTEE
We are finishing gathering information about the church building’s history and physical assets.
Soon, we will be reaching out to community members to get their input about how they
perceive our building and how it can be used by the community. After that, we will share
everything we have gathered with you, the congregation, before we put together our final
proposal.

As usual, 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
FROM OUR CHRISTIAN ED DIRECTOR
Worcester Bravehearts Baseball! Sunday May 29, 2022

To purchase tickets please: CLICK HERE
We are in need of teachers and assistant teachers. Sherry preps all the material and sends it to teachers to preview before Sunday. If you can help please email her at trinitycenorthboro@gmail.com It is a wonderful way to spend some time with our youth and cultivate intergenerational relationships.
Reminders: Please be sure to go online and fill out all the necessary forms for your child(ren) to participate in our programs. https://www.trinitynorthborough.org/children-youth-forms

TRINITY'S COFFEE HOUSE
BREAKFAST FELLOWSHIP
Breakfast Fellowship - May 21: 
How do we bring the church out of the building and into the community?

The third Saturday of each month (October - May)
8:30am - 10:00am Fellowship Hall
Breakfast followed by discussion

All are welcome and I hope you join us!

For more information or to add yourself to the Saturday Breakfast Fellowship email list, please contact me at johnposluszny@gmail.com.
FROM THE THRIFT SHOP
The Thrift Shop is Expanding !!!

The Trinity "Count Your Blessings" thrift shop is expanding in September! It will now offer small household items in addition to clothing, shoes, and accessories. Bookshelf type units are needed to display the household items so let us know if you have one to donate.

Because of limited space, the household donations will be opened up to Trinity Church members only at this time. There are 2 drop-off days scheduled for now, Sat, August 6th and Wed. Aug. 17th, from 11am - 2pm, in the thrift shop room.

The list of items that will be accepted/not accepted is below and will be posted on the thrift shop door this summer.  Please do not drop off any household items in the thrift shop bins. In addition, we're looking for more volunteers to help out 1- 2 days per month at the thrift shop, starting in September. Please contact Linda Corbett at 508-688-9392 or Lindacorbett12@gmail.com with any questions. Thank you!

Household Items Accepted (must be in very good condition)
Small housewares
Small exercise/sporting goods
Artwork
Glassware/dishware - must be microwave safe (sets preferable)
Decorative pillows
Decorative Signs, items
Board games/puzzles

Items Not Accepted
Electronics
Linens/bedspreads
Books
Media
Toys
Fine China
Baby items other than clothing & shoes
Yarn/material
Tools
ALTAR FLOWERS
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.

ALTAR FLOWER SIGNUP CLICK HERE
ONGOING EVENTS @ TRINITY
Zoom Bible Study
Mondays @ 1pm
Have you ever wanted to delve into the Bible and talk with others about how it really pertains to today's life? Join us for our Zoom Bible Study Mondays at 1pm. Contact Jean Leif (jhleif@gmail.com) for the Zoom link.
Count Your Blessings Thrift Shop
The thrift shop is open on Saturdays and Wednesdays from 10am - 2pm
The thrift shop is accepting gently used shoes and clothing donations
Pastor Valeria at Brilla Coffee Wednesdays at 9:30am
Pastor Valeria has resumed her Wednesday morning 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.
Coffee or Tea on Zoom Wednesdays at 9:00am
Chat on Zoom, Wednesdays at 9am.
https://us04web.zoom.us/j/954033518

Meeting ID: 954 033 518
Password: 569713

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

Rita is here to help you. If you need technical assistance please email her at trinitychurchnboro@gmail.com or call her (508) 393-8156 during 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.

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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

We have resurrected Community Meals but in a to-go manner and we need your help.   

We will be ordering $5.00 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.  

** Curbside Community Meals Sign up
We live in a time of rapid, often unsettling change, inspiring mixed feelings of dread, anxiety, anticipation, and hope. The optimistic teachings of Bahá’u’lláh, founder of the Baha’i Faith, answer essential questions about the human condition and the relationships that bind us together. The Bahá’ís of Westborough are honored to share with you a glimpse of the spiritual teachings of our faith that inspire us to form deep and diverse relationships and to work to build communities that nurture the well-being of all. The program includes presentations, a Q&A session, followed by a spaghetti dinner with facilitated small group conversation.

You can let us know if you plan to attend and help us plan the dinner: CLICK HERE

This event is free of charge. Please share with your family and friends.
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
~ Everyone who is missing a loved one
~ Everyone who is currently in cancer treatment.
~ Everyone affected physically, mentally, emotionally, and financially by COVID-19.
~ 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.
Deadline for June 2022 Tidings
Please be sure to have all your info for the June Tidings in to the church office by Tuesday May 24, 2022.
TRINITY CHURCH
23 Main Street
Northborough, MA 01532
(508) 393-8156

Office Hours:

Monday: 9am - Noon & 1pm - 3pm
Tuesday: 9am - Noon & 1pm - 3pm
Wednesday: 9am - Noon & 1pm - 3pm
Thursday: 9am - Noon & 1pm - 3pm
Friday: 9am - Noon & 1pm - 3pm

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.