Worship on Sunday, June 19, 2022 @10:00am

Worship in the parking lot, for song sheet - CLICK HERE

Celebrating Juneteenth and World Refugee Day

You may remain in your cars or bring your own chairs.

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!
SPECIAL OFFERING TO HELP REFUGEES FROM UKRAINE
First Church of Marlborough (Congregational) UCC in Massachusetts is gathering funds for Ukraine and Ukrainian refugees fleeing to Poland. The church's pastor, The Rev. Dr. Kazimierz Bem, is leading the effort to work with the Diakonia of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Poland (www.diakonia.org.pl), which is helping the 360,000 (and growing) refugees who have fled to Poland (mainly women and children), and with the Diakonia of the German Lutheran Church in Ukraine, centered in Kharkiv. Help is given by Diakonia to people regardless of their religion or lack thereof.

If you would like to contribute to Ukrainian refugee support efforts in Poland, please make your contribution to Trinity Church with a note stating “Ukrainian relief”. These funds will be sent to First Church in Marlborough which is leading this UCC effort.
SONG OF THE MONTH
Bryan Sirchio's "I Am Welcome" is our song of the month for June. Listen to it here: https://youtu.be/L24A-vmCntc
PASTOR VALERIA'S ABSENCE
Pastor Valeria will be at a conference in Maryland as part of her Spiritual Direction program from June 20 - June 30, and on vacation from July 3 - 18. In case of a pastoral emergency, please contact Rev. Lee Atherton at: (508)-308-7116 or Lee@coachrev.com
HELP US DECORATE THE ALTAR FOR WORSHIP
We are asking for your help in decorating the altar in creative ways. You may donate flowers, (see separate information below), or bring any item that symbolizes your faith, your hope, your relationship to God. Let's build a faith altar in the sanctuary! You may leave your item on the altar for several weeks, or just one Sunday. Please label them with your name. We invite you to share during Sunday worship what your item means to you, but this is not required. Please contact Pastor Valeria or Julia Woodward with any questions..
FROM OUR MUSIC DIRECTOR
I am still searching for volunteers to share their gifts of talent with the church during the months of June, July, & August. In place of the usual "Special Music" in our Sunday morning service, we will be including time for "Sharing Gifts."

If you have a unique talent or skill that helps you express your faith connection and worship to God, and you would like to share it with our congregation, please reach out to me via email trinitynorthboroughmusic@gmail.com or phone (501) 208-4066 so we can discuss more in detail. Remember: NO GIFT IS TOO SMALL!

Until We Meet Again,

Scott Arnold (He/Him)
Music Director
Trinity Church of Northborough
FROM THE OUTREACH TEAM
Dates to Remember

We will be providing Worcester Fellowship Sunday worship service lunches on: July 17th, & August 21st.
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
Pastor Valeria at Brilla Coffee Wednesdays at 9:30am - Starting again on July 20
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
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.
Monthly Email for July & August
Please note there will be no July or August Tidings. We'll send out a monthly email that will be a simplified format. Please have any information you would like included in the July email to me no later than Friday June 24th.

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.