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We will nurture and grow our faith family,
centered on Word and sacrament, by exemplifying
the love of Christ as we respond to the needs of
one another and our world.
This Sunday - TrinityFest
cordially invited to celebrate Trinity this
Sunday, September 25. The Unity Service will
begin at 9AM and will be followed by music, games,
food, and fellowship. (There will be no
Sunday School this week.)
A Message from Pastor Dennis
Pastor Walker is Trinity's contact pastor
during our transition.
George Burns was one of the most beloved
Vaudeville Era stand-up comedians. He worked his
way through live stage shows to what we now call
"Superstar Status." He lived for 100 years (the
most difficult period for most of us) and died
only in 1996. So beloved was George
Burns, that Hollywood cast him as God Almighty in
more than one block-buster movie.
God's Work; Our Hands
We have one outstanding God's Work Our
Hands event on WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28th from
2pm-7pm at Trinity. Here's how you can
- Sign-up to donate blood, if you are
able or help spread the words to people you know
who are eligible.
- Sign-up to help man the Registration
Desk for an hour or more (we need 2 people
during each time slot)
- Sign-up to help man the Canteen for an
hour or more (we need 2 people during each time
- The Red Cross
(Stewardship) Noodling - It's time to start
Planning for Next year.
do that, the Generosity (Stewardship) Committee
with your assistance will be:
on the generosity of you, our supporters
activities and people within the
for your continued generosity of your time,
talents, and treasures
now and Nov 20th we will
about selected mission activities you
information available to help you make up your
mind about the support you want to
questions about possibilities for
Please mark Nov 20th on your calendar.
We ask that on this Commitment Sunday you estimate
your financial support for Trinity's mission in
2017 in addition to your gifts of time and
on your response the Church Council and supporting
committees will be planning TLC mission efforts
Christian Education News
Welcome back to Sunday School!
There will be no classes this week due to
TrinityFest but there will be lots of games for
our kids to play and lots of food to eat!
Classes will begin again on October 2nd from
If you have a child in the 4th-6th
grade, you should be receiving a letter explaining
our First Communion instruction this fall.
For any child in these grade levels who has
not made their First Communion yet, classes will
be held on Sunday morning, during the Sunday
School hour. If your child would like to
review or have some more in depth discussions
about the meaning of Communion, they are welcome
to come to these classes. We encourage all
kids in this age group to
Our committee has been discussing
opportunities for adult education. If you
have an idea for a topic to be discussed in a
large group or small group format please look for
the suggestion box in October to share your idea
with the committee.
~ Dina Morrison
Do you attend TLC's coffee
We are actively seeking TLC members to
fill in the blanks for coffee hour bakers, healthy
alternative snacks people, and hosts for the
months of October, November and December.
It has been a very lean summer although
people have pitched in to make it work! Please
call me at 978-866-6259 or e-mail
me ASAP. Gene and I will be out of
town the first 2 weeks in October so I am trying
to get this schedule ready. This is my cell number
so please let us know if you are able to help out.
This will be coffee hour just after the 11 a.m.
service as Chris and Bill Pude do a great job
taking care of the early
|St. Paul's Soup
The St. Paul's Soup Kitchen ministry serves
between 85 and 100+ guests each month. The
feedback has been so wonderful about the meals
we've been providing. We could use any and all
help that folks have to give. No worries, if you
can't serve at the soup kitchen as we welcome any
and all food or monetary donations that suits your
schedule each month.
If you haven't yet had the chance to sign up
for our next serving on Tuesday, October 4th, here is the grid of items that are
. Feel free to drop off your
items at Trinity before Tuesday if that's more
convenient. Label your items for St. Paul's and
you can leave them in the refrigerator or freezer
in the kitchen. It's as easy as that!
Thanks for all your help for this wonderful
Please drop off donations to Trinity between
Sunday and 3PM on Tuesday of the week we will be
serving. If donations are being delivered
directly to the soup kitchen, please bring to
Eliot Presbyterian Church by 4PM the day of the
We - and all the people who are homeless or
needing to stretch their budget - thank
TWNO Book Club - November
After our discussion of Mister
Owita's Guide to Gardening
, last evening,
expertly hosted by Pauline Ray, we chose a book
for our next meeting. We will be reading
A Man Called Ove
by Fredrik Backman in
preparation for our discussion on Monday, November
7th at 7 pm in the CC Room. For information
on the book, check out Goodreads
. Our host will be Lo
Thatcher. She will lead our discussion, provide
snacks, and bring 3 book suggestions for our next
book club read.
Sept 24th Grotonfest held on
Legion Common food,crafts, live animals
10:30 to 4 Rain date
Senior lunch at Yangtze
River in Littleton. Seated l-r, Richie
Olson, Ron Warren, Jeanette Lees, Peggy Gschwind,
Eugene Gschwind, Bruce Anderson, and Marylou
Anderson (sorry Marylou about just your arms
During our transitional phase Trinity has
several layers of support
We have an ELCA appointed contact pastor -
Dennis Walker - who can assist as needed. Pastor
Walker lives in Amherst, MA and can be here at
Trinity if needed for pastoral support.
Beth and the Worship and Music committee have
arranged for supply pastors to support our weekly
worship through the summer. Some of the
pastors on that list are also available for urgent
A call to the Church Office
978-256-6300 or an email to our Parish
Confrancisco, is always a good
Of course our congregational executive
committee is also available to respond to
Financial Secretary Report
Report - 9-18-2016
Pledges Received $283,299.
Ahead/(Behind) Budget -4%
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