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Join us this Sunday for our Welcome Back Sunday, the return to our normal Church programming and life together as community. We look forward to welcoming back those who may have been traveling or away during the summer months.

This Sunday we will be formally welcoming our new Deacon, Rev. Sonia Hodge at our 9am Service of Holy Eucharist Rite II. Sonia was ordained to the permanent diaconate on June 2, 2018 and Trinity will serve as her first assignment. We are excited that Sonia will be joining our community and look forward to her ministry here!

Our Parish Life Committee will he hosting a Strawberry Shortcake festival following our services. Please do come and enjoy their hospitality and reconnect with friends and those new to our parish.

At 10:30, some of our Trinity family will head next door to Copley for our monthly Eucharist service. If you are curious about this ministry or would like to witness it, do join us.

2018-2019 Christian Formation Program Year
Our 2018-2019 Christian Formation program year is shaping up to be an exciting time of exploring our faith and deepening our understanding of God. This year we will be offering both children and adult formation classes, as well as varying Parish outings.
  • Godly Play-Children's Formation
    • Our Godly play program will resume Sunday, September 16th at a new time! Our children will join us for Sunday morning worship at 9 a.m. and then head into Godly Play following the service around 10:15 while the young adults & adults head into coffee hour. We are so excited to offer this full-hour class session, as the children will have the opportunity each week to process and respond to the lessons that they hear. If your child is interested in joining Godly Play this year, please see Adam Hartsock, Director of Parish Programs, during Coffee Hour on Sunday, September 9th.
  • Young Adult & Adult Formation
    • This year, we will be offering varying opportunities for the young adults and adults of our Parish to deepen their faith. Follow Sunday morning services, we will hold regular coffee hour fellowship, followed by a 30-40 minute time of Bible study/adult education. Bible studies will range from discussing the readings of the day in more detail, a study on early Episcopal Church history, as well as discussing varying topics provided by those in attendance. Our first Sunday will be Sunday, September 16th and will be a "getting to know you" session where we will have a chance to learn more about each other and prepare for the deeper conversations that will be part of this group. We hope you will join us and be part of this exciting opportunity.
    • As the Fall quickly approaches, we will begin offering some exciting Parish outings that will allow us to be in community together while growing our Christian faith in some of the finest cultural experiences in our region. Be on the look out for announcements for upcoming events!
We hope to see you tomorrow at our Welcome Back Sunday celebration. Blessings to you and your family on this gorgeous Saturday afternoon! 

Harry+ 
Welcome Back Sunday

Welcome Back Sunday is tomorrow, September 9th.

Join us for a fun celebration of welcoming those we haven't seen during the summer months and a time of excitement as we gear up for the launch the "new" year of our Christian Education programs.  Be on the lookout for some of our exciting new offerings for adult education!


*We still need help!*
This year, we will once again be having one of our favorite Coffee Hour traditions, the Strawberry Shortcake festival.  Please let Mary Cole know if you are able to bring items for this special celebration.  For those who bring strawberries, please remember to wash and prepare your strawberries prior to bringing them to Church.
Festival Evensong in Honor of Saint Hildegard of Bingen (1098-1179)

Join us Saturday, September 22nd at 4:00 p.m. for a Festival Evensong in honor of Saint Hildegard of Bingen (1098-1179) featuring a paraphrased setting of ‘The Virtuous Woman’ by Eleanor Calvin, The Nunc Dimitis by Philip Jones, Jesus Christ the Apple Tree by Elizabeth Poston, ‘O virtus Sapientae’ chant by Hildegard. With organ music based on Hildegard chants. All are welcome to join the choir!
Stoughton Days-September 29th

Once again, Trinity will be participating in the annual Stoughton Days on Saturday, September 29th from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Holloran Park in Stoughton. We are looking for volunteers to staff our Trinity table. If interested in helping out with this exciting time to connect with our neighbors, please see Deb Sovinee, Adam Dawkins, or Adam Hartsock. If you aren't available to spend the day at Stoughton Day but would like to provide varying items-waters, chocolate chip cookies, etc-please let us know!

Thank you in advance for your willingness to visit with our community and sharing what makes Trinity so great!
Ongoing Reminders
 
Flowers
We are seeking flower donations for Sunday morning services.  Flowers during our normal services are a great way to remember our loved ones.  Please email office@trinitystoughton.com.  This is a lovely ministry with great meaning, especially to those whom the flowers are given to after the service.
 
Stoughton Food Pantry
Thank you for your continued offerings for the Stoughton Food Pantry.  Food offerings may be placed in the baskets in the narthex.  Please see the outreach bulletin board for idea's and mini wallet sized "shopping lists" to take.  The Stoughton Food Pantry is currently in need of the items below during the summer months:
  • Cold Cereals
  • Peanut Butter and Jelly
  • Crackers
  • Tuna
  • Spam
  • Cooking Oil

Evelyn House
This is a quiet, yet very important ministry.  Evelyn House is an emergency shelter for women and children located in Stoughton.  They provide warm secure accommodations for those escaping domestic violence or homelessness.  Donations of twin bed sheets, blankets, and other items are sincerely appreciated.  Please see the bulletin board for items to donate.
 
Worship ROTA
We are always seeking help with our weekly services.  People are needed to act as crucifers, torch bearers, readers, Eucharistic Ministers, Thurifer, etc.  If you would like know about these roles, please email Lloyd Spiegel at lloyd.spiegel@comcast.net or Fr. Harry to add your name to the Rota.
 
Thank you for the gifts you offer to our community!

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