Volume 76 - No. 6 | June 2024


Worship on Sunday June 2, 2024 at 10:00am

Sermon "Walking With God"

Communion Sunday

If you are worshiping from home, please have a piece of bread or cracker and water or juice ready for Communion.

This service will be live streamed on Facebook.

Trinity Church’s mission is to fill its people with the love of God 

and share God’s love in all the world.

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 8:00am.

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.




As we move from spring into summer, I am reminded of the need to stay hydrated.


If my plants and flowers that need regular hydration are not well-watered when the weather warms up, they will eventually droop, dry out, and die.


In a similar way, we need to stay hydrated when it gets hot outside. Particularly if we’re outdoors gardening, walking, playing tennis or golf, or hiking. This is especially true when it comes to our spirit, our very life.


When our spirit is not well-watered, we run the risk of becoming droopy and dried-out, like the image of the valley of dry brittle bones in the book of Ezekiel, representing a lifeless nation of people.


Like those dry bones, we need the life of the Spirit flowing in us in order to live and thrive in the world.


The good news is God is an ever-flowing life-stream available to us, anytime, anyplace. By staying in regular touch with our Creator, we will stay well-watered.


This spiritual hydration can happen in a number of ways – through prayer, meditation, and reading or listening to inspirational words, but also in things we do that give us joy and purpose.


This summer, take time to do those things that renew and revive your spirit. Or take time to simply be. Whatever you do, just remember to stay connected to your Source of Life. Jesus loves you and is always here for you.





The Deacons have continued to meet bi-monthly to talk through our congregational meeting and how we can continue the momentum of growth and energy! Our May potluck was certainly a testament to our vibrant community with an amazing array of food, every seat was filled, and lots of laughter and relationships deepened. It was wonderful to behold and we felt God's light shining through that room! 

We are exploring grant opportunities to help us with maintenance of the church, looking into guidance as we continue to transform, and exploring options to utilize our space better by collaborating with housing to help people in our community. It was so nice to hear from a visitor recently that she felt so welcomed by everyone and will definitely be back when she is in the area. Keep up the great work Trinity!! 


A night of songs and stories with Bobby Jo Valentine 

Sat. June 8, 7pm, Trinity Church

Open to the public

Tickets: $10, free for children under 12

Nationally acclaimed singer/songwriter Bobby Jo Valentine will be presenting a concert for Trinity Church. His spiritually-focused pop-folk songs reflect his faith...one that is excited to learn, open to growth, and focused on love. Check him out at bobbyjovalentine.com.

Presented by the Worship and ONA Teams

Northborough PorchFest

Trinity Church will be participating in Northborough Porchfest on Sat. June 22, 2pm - 6pm, sponsored by the Northborough Cultural Council. Musicians will be performing outdoors at various venues throughout Northborough. If you would like to perform at Trinity's "porch", contact Jean Leif at jhleif@gmail.com


Hello Trinity Church Community!

The month of May seemed to go out as fast as it came in. We were blessed with a wonderful presentation of talents from the Hand Bell Choir and the Low Voice Ensemble, as well as heartfelt singing and fellowship from all of you. As we enter into the Summer months, ensemble groups will be taking a break from weekly operations and will resume in the Fall. 

Here is a quick look at what music things are happening at Trinity this month:

  • Song of the Month - “For All the Children” (a beautiful modern hymn with inclusive and welcoming language in honor of LGBT+ Pride Month)
  • Sung Benediction - “They’ll Know We Are Christians by Our Love” - # 494 in Chalice Hymnal (Verse 1 & Refrain only)
  • June 2nd - Special Music provided by the Adult Voice Choir
  • June 9th - Praise & Worship focused music selection in support of Youth’s Sunday
  • June 30th - 5th Sunday Hymn Sing (finally!)

I am so excited for our 5th Sunday Hymn Sing Service to return this month on June 30th. It is actually the first one of the year, believe it or not. For anyone new to this type of service, come prepared to sing! Throughout the service we will sing many different tunes from our sanctuary hymnal, as well as hear the inspiring creation story of one of those hymns. If you have any special requests for this service, please share them with me via email or in-person before Wednesday June 26th.

You might have heard that Trinity Church will be hosting Bobby Jo Valentine LIVE in Concert on June 8th at 7pm. Bobby Jo is a singer/song-writer from Oregan who has toured the nation sharing his music filled with messages of Love and Acceptance for all. I hope all of you are able to make it out for this rare event, or at least invite someone who you know would benefit from getting to attend. In the meantime, check out Bobby Jo Valentine’s biography and music on his webpage HERE

I am planning to hold a Sound System training class on June 23rd after the Coffee Hour Fellowship. This is open to anyone who wants to gain confidence with being behind a Sound Board and how it functions for our weekly services. Please let me know if you would like to attend.

The addition of new faces and voices to our worship seems to have given a spirit of new life to our community. I hope each of you can find some way to support and help the good work happening at Trinity Church. Our faith community has a superpower of LOVE. The more we come together for the purpose of sharing God’s Love, the more of a light we shine into our world.

Until We Meet Again,

Scott Arnold (he/him)

Music Director of 

Trinity Church of Northborough


Applefest is coming!! September 17,18,19 and we need to get planning!

Applefest Planning Meeting- June 6th, 7pm on Zoom

This is a fantastic opportunity for Trinity Church to highlight ourselves to the Northborough Community. We are looking for as much participation as possible! 

See you on zoom - Click Here: password: 994919

Trinity will be participating in Applefest with our craft fair and cafe. We are considering having a Trinity table at the craft fair. 

If you have handmade crafts you would like to donate to our table, or if you would like to share our table to sell your own crafts, contact Jean at jhleif@gmail.com.


A HUGE thank you for the many donations made to our May Fresh Start Furniture Bank drive.

Your donations will make a positive difference in the lives of many people.

Thank you!

Your Outreach Team.

Mission Statement: Worcester Fellowship is dedicated to ending isolation by nurturing community and providing pastoral care. We welcome everyone, we are an outdoor church, we reach out to homeless and at risk adults and we believe God loves us now.

Trinity Church supports WF with Outreach funds and meals.

Upcoming WF Sunday bagged lunches and Thursday Cafe meal dates:

June 16 = Sunday bagged

Contact John P. if you would like to participate johnposluszny@gmail.com OR (774) 249-5886.


Spring Clean up Day - Sunday June 2, 2024

ONASJ will be doing a spring clean up after coffee hour.

Please bring your work/play clothes, garden tools, power tools, gloves or just yourself! For some weeding, trimming and edging. 


We will be recognizing our preschool - college graduates on Sunday June 16, 2024.

Please let us know if someone in your family is graduating so we can include them in this event.

Please submit this information to Rita at trinitychurchnboro@gmail.com no later than noontime on Thursday June 13, 2024.

High School Grads - Please let us know where you are graduating from and what your plans are going forward.

College Grads - Please let us know where you are graduating from, along with the degree you are receiving..


Breakfast Fellowship in June will be on the 15th at 8:30 AM.

Since many creation stories also talk about a great flood, I want to finish the series on creation by looking at the flood story in Genesis (Genesis 6:7 – 8:19) and compare it with flood stories from other cultures.

There are many flood stories from around the world: China, India, the Middle East, Aztec, Native American, Australia, etc. I think it will be interesting to look at the similarities and differences. I’ll send out some links for reading in a couple of weeks.

Everyone is welcome to join us on Saturday, June 15 at 8:30 AM for breakfast, fellowship, and discussion.

For more information or to add yourself to the Saturday Breakfast Fellowship email list, please contact Tom at tomdan4@gmail.com


On May 21st, the Finance and Property Committee voted to form an Exterior Restoration and Maintenance Task Force to focus on organizing our efforts around steeple maintenance, bell restoration, and other time-sensitive exterior painting and repair projects.

Trinity recently received an assessment and cost estimates for a couple of options for bell repairs from a bell specialist.

We must decide which option to pursue. Given the growing complexity and cost of this overall project, it was determined that a task force will help us focus on all aspects of project planning and execution. If you are interested in participating in the task force, please contact Pete Carlsen at trinitynorthborotreas2@gmail.com.   Thank you.


"Civilian Response Course" 

If you missed the safety course the Northborough Police Department presented here at Trinity Church on April 28, 2004 we encourage you to watch the video. It's very informative! Click Here.


The Pastoral Care team is available for anyone who would appreciate a friendly caring call or a check in on a home bound member. We keep in touch weekly or monthly or whatever is needed. We even make “sunshine“ house visits with a small box surprise!

We are here and if you or anyone you know would benefit from a call from our team please contact Linda F. at: lmferraro25@gmail.com or Michele W. at michelewheelock@gmail.com


We meet once a month at Trinity with knitting/crocheting hands to make shawls for our members in need of a “hug”. Blessed handmade item are delivered right to their home to warm the heart and soul. I have a simple knit pattern that can be made easily. It comes along with a card of encouraging words.

There will be no meeting in June.

The meetings will resume in September.

Have a great summer!

Our shawls and blankets have become quite popular and we need to keep on making more to comfort our members in need and the fellowship is great too!


Anyone interested in meeting over a cup of tea just once a month for one hour for a rewarding mission please contact Linda Ferraro at: lmferraro25@gmail.com


The Pastor Parish Relations Committee, or PPRC, supports and sustains an open and healthy relationship between the pastor and the members of the congregation, and ensures open and honest communication amongst all parties.

Our quarterly meetings include a time of sharing within the group and a discussion of timely matters (mainly concerns expressed by members of the congregation). We currently have only one Committee member and Barbara's contact information is listed below:

PPRC Member:

Barbara Sutherland - (508) 460-0233 or


We need one more committee member to be part of PPRC. This is a great committee to join if you're not part of another one. If you're interested in joining, please contact Lorna Van Horn at lornahelms1@gmail.com. Thank you.


I am looking to put together a list of people who would like to help when needed on our hospitality list. We are looking for people when we have collations (after funeral services) to help with set up, serving, clean up and baking. If you would like to be called upon, please email me at:

lornahelms1@gmail.com or call/text me at

(508) 596-1776.


Coffee or Tea on Zoom Wednesdays at 9:00am

Chat on Zoom, Wednesdays at 9am.


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Rita is here to help you. If you need technical assistance please email her at trinitychurchnboro@gmail.com or call her at (508) 393-8156 during office hours.

Wednesdays in June - Join Pastor Will 

At Coffee & Pi (π)

276 Turnpike Rd (Route 9) #8,

Westboro, MA

10:00am - 11:00am


The "Count Your Blessings" thrift shop

Summer Hours

Starting after June 15th the Thrift Shop will have summer hours, Wednesdays only, 10:00 am - 2:00pm,through the end of August. 

Applefest weekend is Sept 21 - 22. The Thrift Shop will be open all day on Saturday, 9/21 and will be planning on having an outdoor bag sale and vintage shop with small furniture, same as last year.  

We're starting to collect small pieces of wood furniture (side tables, shelves, etc.) if you know anyone who has anything like that to donate. Linda will refinish them if needed. 


Houseware donations needed !!! Please drop them off during regular thrift shop hours. donations, especially kitchen gadgets, pots and pans, etc. 

We sell gently used clothing, accessories, jewelry, and footwear, as well as small household items. No electrical items please.  

Clothing donations can be dropped off anytime in the marked bins in the main lobby of the church.


Give to Trinity Church

As we give, remember that God is our supply - not our job, money, savings, or investments - but God. Remember that God's supply is abundant and inexhaustible. Whatever we need, God is able to provide it for us.

As we support God's work through Trinity Church, let us give faithfully and generously, knowing that God's storehouse, which we always have access to, will never run dry. Thank you for supporting Trinity Church.

If you're paying by check, please make checks payable to Trinity Church. Our mailing address is 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 Meals

If you have any questions, please call Martha Michalewich at (774) 258-0867 or email at martha.michalewich@verizon.net


As our neighbors being sheltered at Econo-Lodge start their journey to independent living, they are in need of some household items.

There are multiple families getting ready to move into apartments, so multiple items are needed. 

Donations can be dropped off at the Econo-Lodge Room 110, at the Northborough Police Station, Trinity Church or at 47 Fisher St (in the gray bin on the front doorstep).

Here is the list of requested items (new or gently used):

  • Blender
  • Coffee maker
  • Air fryer
  • Toaster
  • Garbage can
  • Silverware set
  • Dinner plates
  • Cooking pots and pans
  • Drinking glasses
  • Kitchen towels set

As always, thank you for all you do!


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 Will Seals at 508-393-8156.


Rita will not be in the office on Monday June 3, 2024 therefore, the office will be closed for the day and will re-open for regular business hours on Tuesday June 4, 2024 and she will also not be in the office on Monday June 23, 2024 and the office will be closed for that day as well and will re-open for regular business hours on Tuesday June 24, 2024.

Also, Please make note the the church office will be going to summer hours at the end of June. The last full day of regular office hours will be Friday June 28, 2024.

Please see the summer hours listed below:


July office hours will be:

Tuesdays 9am - 12pm & 1pm - 4pm

Wednesdays 9am - 12pm & 1pm - 4pm


If you have any information that you would like to have included in the July 2024 Tidings, please be sure to have it into Rita / church office no later than Monday June 23, 2024.


23 Main Street ~ Northborough, MA 01532

(508) 393-8156


Office Hours

Monday 9am - 12pm & 1pm - 4pm

Tuesday 9am - 12pm & 1pm - 4pm

Wednesday 9am - 12pm & 1pm - 4pm

Thursdays 9am - 12pm & 1pm - 4pm

Friday 9am - 12pm & 1pm - 4pm


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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