THIS WEEK AT TRINITY

NOVEMBER 17, 2022

Join us for Worship

Sunday, November 20th -- “Thanksgiving as a Way of Life”

In person or on Facebook Live at 10:00am


FROM THE INTERIM PASTOR

As we continue focusing on the power of gratitude this month, here are more things to help you develop a deeper consciousness of gratitude, from Spirituality and Practice


Personal Explorations of Gratitude 

King Faisal of Saudi Arabia displayed a flask of petroleum on his desk with a card saying, "Allah's Bounty." What would you put on your desk as a constant reminder of gratitude to God?


The Sacred Within the Ordinary 

Let us find the sacred deep within the ordinary, in the sweetness in our coffee and the bread on our table. Let us never miss a chance to praise what is good – and let the rest go by. Amen.

Donna Schaper in Prayers for People Who Say They Can’t Pray


Seeing God in a Piece of Bread

"The Kibriner Rabbi turned to his Hasidim (religious group) and said: 'Do you know where God is?' 


He took a piece of bread, showed it to them all and continued: 'God is in this piece of bread. Without the manifestation of His power in all nature, this piece of bread would have no existence.' " 


With a piece of bread, say a prayer of thanksgiving and spend a moment contemplating its origins. Look into the bread to see the baker, the measuring cups, the warm ovens baking the bread; look deeper to see the wheat mill and the raw grain; and look deeper yet to see the wheat fields, the rich soil, the clouds offering rain, the sun making new growth possible. See the farmer planting the fields in spring and see the farmer's parents nurturing him or her from childhood. Continue back as far as you like, realizing that "in the beginning" there was only God. This is the unfolding story of Creation and the Eternal One's power of transformation; this is knowing that God is in a piece of bread.

-- James L. Mirel and Karne Bonnell Werth in Stepping Stones to Jewish Spiritual Living


SONG OF THE MONTH

Give Thanks - Chalice Hymnal #528


Give thanks with a grateful heart, 

Give thanks to the Holy one, 

Give thanks because he's given Jesus Christ his son.

And now let the weak say " I am strong,"

Let the poor say "I am rich,"

Because of what the Lord has done for us.

Give thanks!


COFFEE HOUSE TONIGHT

ADVENT CANDLE LIGHTERS NEEDED

MEMORIAL POINSETTIAS

All orders must be in by 12/9/2022.


Order forms will be hanging on the bulletin boards inside the church including in the hallway where the donations bins are. They will also be on the counter in the church office.


Please return your forms with payment via mail or drop them in the mail slot on the church office door.


If you have any questions please contact Rita for more information:

trinitychurchnboro@gmail.com or (508) 393-8156.

PASTORAL CARE COMMITTEE

Calling parents of all college students


The Trinity caring committee is seeking names and addresses of all of our current college students . Please do not assume that if they received our Christmas greetings last year that we have their current address. 


Things change from one year to the next and we need updated information Please send ASAP to the church office or Barbara Sutherland. Please submit their name(s) and school and home addresses to Rita at: trinitychurchnboro@gmail.com or to Barbara Sutherland.


Also, if you have a student away please provide the college address info or we can send to your home. We don’t want to forget our hard working students and let them know we are thinking of them at holiday time. Please contact Barbara Sutherland with any information or donations.

FROM THE OUTREACH TEAM

Fresh Start Blanket Drive


The Outreach Team will be collecting blankets (new or gently used) for Fresh Start Furniture Bank from now through December. Please place your donation in the Fresh Start bin outside of Fellowship Hall. Fresh Start, located in Hudson, is a non-profit that provides used furniture and housewares to families in need.  

THRIFT SHOP NEWS

The thrift shop is now open. Our new hours are Wed, Fri, Sat. 10 -2, and we're accepting clothing donations in the marked bins, and housewares donations when the shop is open.


ONGOING EVENTS @ TRINITY

Coffee or Tea on Zoom Wednesdays at 9:00am

Chat on Zoom, Wednesdays at 9am.

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Meeting ID: 954 033 518

Password: 569713


Dial by your location

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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.

Join Will at Brilla Coffee Wednesdays at 10:00am - EXCEPT 11/23


Meet up with our Interim Pastor at Brilla Coffee (formerly known as Inhouse Coffee) 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.

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. Or give online at www.trinitynorthborough.org/donate

COMMUNITY EVENTS

Community Meal Take-Out


If you are interested in helping, please see the available opportunities to sign up CLICK 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.  



NHHA Association Holiday Gift Card Drive 



Trinity Church of Northborough has supported the Northborough Helping Hands (NHHA) Christmas gift program for over 20 years. As a result of the 2020 pandemic outbreak we have restructured the program so that gift cards are distributed along with the traditional Thanksgiving meal. The timing allows parents to personally purchase needed clothing or a special toy on the child’s wish list. 


NHHA remains committed to Making Spirits Bright for 140 children in Northborough who are recommended by the schools and social service agencies in town. Our goal is to provide up to $75 in gift cards per child and we know that requires lots of helping hands! 


Please sponsor one child for $75 or purchase one $25 gift card by donating online on the NHHA website, https://northboroughhelpinghands.org or donations can be mailed to Northborough Helping Hands, P.O. Box 383, Northborough, MA 01532. For more information contact Colleen Lupien at 508-393-9012. NHHA is a 501(c) (3) charity.

BSA Troop 101 Annual Wreath Sale - November 26th

The annual wreath sale is the largest fundraiser for Troop 101. All monies support the local Northborough Troop’s trips, camperships, maintenance of equipment and supplies.


These beautiful, freshly made balsam wreaths are on a 14" frame. Decorated with a festive bow, hand made by BSA Troop 823. Scouts will deliver your wreath and bow to your front door on Saturday, November 26th.


Cost: $15 per wreath ***same price as last year***


Online orders due on or by Wednesday, November 23rd at 5 pm.


Order Online for Home Delivery in Northborough at: https://scoutsales.org/?560.75.1828


Order and Pay On-Line: CLICK HERE   

Questions? email: nborotroop101wreathsale@gmail.com


Thank you for your purchase and/or donation to Northborough Troop 101!  


IN OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS

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 Interim Pastor Will Seals at 508-393-8156.

OUR MEMBERS

Meals for June & Buzz Hamilton

Thank you to everyone who has helped make or deliver a meal for the Hamiltons. June and Buzz both continue to deal with health issues and need our support more than ever. We are delivering meals for four on Tuesdays and Saturdays, and have many open spots in November. click here to sign up.

Deadline for December 2022 Tidings

Please be sure to have all your info for the December Tidings in to the church office by Monday November 21, 2022.

TRINITY CHURCH

23 Main Street ~ Northborough, MA 01532

(508) 393-8156

trinitychurchnboro@gmail.com


Office Hours

Monday thru Friday, 9am - 12pm & 1pm - 3pm


www.trinitynorthborough.org


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.

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