Weekly News and Thank-Yews from the Pews
Thursday, May 27, 2021
This Sunday Worship & Fellowship Info

You Tube Live-Stream broadcasts
AND in-person attendance
this Sunday,
Trinity Sunday
May 30th at 9:00am.

In order to attend this service online:
Please visit our website at www.trinitysonoma.org
Select Join Our Online Worship
Relax and enjoy!

After the Sunday service, please join together through Zoom! for a virtual coffee hour - click here to gain access!

Restore your outlook, speak tenderly, and be kind.
In honor of Memorial Day, the Trinity Church Office will be closed.
We wish everyone a safe and heartfelt Memorial Day.
Fr. Jim's Corner --
Sunday, May 16th, Father Jim's sermon addressed the "Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit," and their related texts in the Gospel of John 14-17. If you would like more information on these topics, they are linked here, for the Seven Gifts (from Wikipedia), and here, for the specific chapters in the Gospel of John (NRSV).
Upcoming Services at Trinity:
Please read all and please read carefully!

Sunday, May 30th - It's Trinity Sunday!
9:00 - Livestream AND In-person!
No reservations are necessary at this time.

It's Back! Wednesday Eucharist!
Wednesday, May 26th
10am - Healing Eucharist -- followed by Bible Study at 11am

Masks and social distancing are required. Thank You!
Communion in the Courtyard Continues
at 11am!
Even as we begin to meet in the sanctuary for 9am church services, Communion will continue in the courtyard for those who choose not to participate in-person.
Please wear a mask and be ready to have your temperature taken (don't worry, we'll give it right back! LOL)
Just a Reminder!
While some places around the country have lifted mask requirements, Sonoma County still requires people to wear masks and remain socially distanced while indoors. This includes fully vaccinated individuals. Please be patient with this requirement and remember those who are in vulnerable health that depend on everyone's help to remain healthy and COVID-Free.

At Trinity, let's make

For more information, please click here to read the article
in the May 17th Sonoma Index-Tribune.

THANK YOU for your help and consideration!
Tuesday, June 1st the Prayer Shawl Group meets at 11:00am in the Library! Come one, come all!
Coffee will be served! (What are the chances?!)

Trinity Mindfulness Group
Meets Thursdays at 10:30am
in Abbot Courtyard
Is an open group, and welcomes all to participate! Please consider joining in with prayers, sharing, meditation, and constructive conversation.

The group meets in Abbot courtyard with coffee and goodies in an informal circle where every can listen and share!
Masks are required and seating is socially distanced. Is coffee available? Of course!
Silent Movie Night

When: Saturday June 19th
Pre-show lecture at 6:00 pm, Show at 7:00 pm

Tickets: $15 individual, or
$30 for a family of up to 5 people.

Where: Trinity Episcopal Church - With Mr. John Partridge accompanying on the organ.

The show is definitely appropriate for kids --
and includes two short cartoons, plus a Charlie Chaplin movie.
There will be popcorn and other refreshments for sale at the time of the show.

Watch the Trinity website for ticket information and purchase!
The last silent Mickey!
a cliff-hanger featuring Sonoma’s own Natalie Kingston as “Jane.”
Feature Film
Diocesan & Beyond News
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Episcopal Relief & Development offers a
new digital prayer tool , bringing together prayers from many sources and the opportunity to share prayers with others.

This is a wonderful resource to access prayers -- Check it out!
Pastoral Care Corner
Your prayers are requested -

During our Online Services, you, members of your family or loved one may find yourself in need of extra support and prayers from our faith community.  If you have a particular prayer request, please email Linda Dowd at lindahdowd@sbcglobal.net.  
Prayer requests will be added to The Prayers of the People during our Sunday worship each week.
All of us know how important the volunteers are to the functioning of our church. I am so appreciative to every one of you, and I understand the effort that goes into your help, and sometimes your real sacrifice in helping the church business to run as it should.
I want to give a very special shout out to Ruben and Michael as they helped us to come into the 21st century. For the last three years Ruben served as Senior Warden, and chaired numerous critical committees. Michael has been our Treasurer and has assisted in Altar Guild and a wide variety of lay ministry roles. They helped establish and update our databases, the church financial accounting, and all things virtual and electronic, including a new website, and the building of our on-line worship YouTube program.
For all of their hard work and support, we are eternally grateful. For their love, we have so many warm feelings and memories.
With God’s Richest Blessings,
Fr. Jim and The Trinity Congregation
From Jim and Linda Rawls
Hello again dear family and friends,
I've created a blog to provide updates on Linda.
Here's the link:
Peace and Love, JJR

Update: May 17th - June 2nd is another GIANT step in Linda's journey towards wonderful health!
Please check out the update on the caringbridge.org link above!


Stanford Memorial Church
Bishop Michael Curry - Pentecost Revival

Pentecost presents an opportunity to heal divisions, Presiding Bishop says during weekend revival

[Episcopal News Service] The celebration of  Pentecost  a feast marking the birth of the Christian church and spiritual renewal – rippled across The Episcopal Church in music and worship during the “ One in the Spirit: Pentecost Way of Love Revival Weekend ” from May 21 to 23. As many churches  resumed in-person worship  after a year of loss and hardship, the virtual revival gathered Episcopalians together online for inspiration and celebration, while also offering space for grief. Read more and watch videos here.
A Prayer For the Oppressed
Look with pity, O heavenly Father, upon the people in this land who live with injustice, terror, disease, and death as their constant companions. Have mercy upon us. Help us to eliminate our cruelty to these our neighbors. Strengthen those who spend their lives establishing equal protection of the law and equal opportunities for all. And grant that every one of us may enjoy a fair portion of the riches of this land; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. Book of Common Prayer, p. 826
In Honor of Memorial Day
Sermons at Trinity:

Can be accessed on the Trinity website:

  • Archived video sermons here.
  • Archived audio sermons here

Sunday Snaps:

  • Will return when WE return!
This Sunday, May 30th
9:00am Holy Eucharist Rite II
Temperature taking, masks, and social distancing will all be in effect - please arrive early (8:45 or earlier) to allow for these required safety precautions.
This service will also be live-streamed

10:00am Virtual Coffee Hour
on Zoom!

11:00am Holy Communion Live
in Abbot Courtyard
(Please follow safety protocols!)

Closing smiles...
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Here endeth the newsletter... See you next week!