October 2020 – Issue 22
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Oct 10th – “Finders Keepers” at Jubilee Cupboard
On Saturday, Oct. 10th, there will be a “Finders Keepers” from 9 – noon at the Davis house to help find new homes for the old pew cushions and many other items that have accumulated at Davis house and are no longer needed. If you have any items you would like to have us include in the (clothes are welcome with sizes clearly marked), feel free to drop them off Saturday morning after 8 am. Note: Any items left at the end of the “Finders Keepers” will be deposited in the dumpster (see below).
On Thursday afternoon, Oct 8th, a dumpster will arrive at the Davis house and remain until the morning of Oct 14th. If you have any items you would like to donate to the dumpster, feel free to bring them and toss them in the dumpster. Paint, tires, hazardous waste, propane tanks, batteries, TV’s and electronics, and appliances are not permitted.
From Rev. Jane Beebe:
As many of you know, I grew up in the mountains of western North Carolina near Asheville. Before I was ordained a priest in our diocese, I was a professional librarian for many years; first at Grinnell College in Iowa, and then at Amherst College. I have lived in the Pioneer Valley for 27 years now. I began at Amherst as the music librarian, later also becoming the head of the cataloging unit. I have undergraduate and graduate degrees in music, library science, and more recently a Master of Divinity, from Andover Newton Theological School. I completed my Anglican studies classes partly at Episcopal Divinity School as the large consortium of seminaries in the Boston area allowed cross-registration. I graduated from Andover Newton Theological School in May 2017 with a certificate in pastoral care, and an award for excellence in scriptural studies. Through a variety of wonderfully serendipitous circumstances I did my field education placement with Trinity of Ware in 2015-16! I was ordained a deacon in December 2016. I served as a diaconal curate at St. Philip’s Easthampton for six months; I was ordained there on June 24, 2017, the Nativity of Saint John the Baptist. During the academic year 2017-18 I served at Grace Episcopal, Amherst as an interim priest associate with responsibilities for the formation of young people. Beginning in late summer 2018 I served as regular supply for Christ Memorial Church, North Brookfield. In March 2019, I was officially called there as Priest-in-Charge.
Remembering that “the cornerstone of Stewardship is prayer”, Jane Sterndale offers this prayer.
“Thou that has given so much to me, Give one thing more–a grateful heart;
Not thankful when it pleaseth me, As if thy blessings had spare days;
But such a heart, whose pulse may be Thy praise.”
– George Herbert
Also, from Jane Sterndale – The United Thank Offering (UTO) is a ministry of The Episcopal Church for the mission of the whole church. Through UTO, individuals are invited to embrace and deepen a personal daily spiritual discipline of gratitude. UTO encourages people to notice the good things that happen each day, give thanks to God for those blessings and make an offering for each blessing using a UTO Blue Box. UTO is entrusted to receive the offerings, and to distribute 100% of what is collected to support innovative mission and ministry throughout The Episcopal Church and Provinces of the Anglican Communion. In your box of Offering envelopes there is a SPECIAL OFFERING for the UTO this month. If you would like to know more, go to https://episcopalchurch.org/united-thank-offering
Financial Information Mailing coming soon:
Later this month, you will be receiving a packet of information about Trinity finances (including a review of the past five years and a forecast for the next three years). The Vestry is sending this information now for two reasons: first, to provide financial information to assist you in understanding where the church finances currently stand, as the budget planning process begins for 2021; and second, to ask you to share your thoughts on the pros and cons of selling or keeping the Davis house property. Contact information for Vestry members will be included with the packet and you are encouraged to call any Vestry member to ask questions or share your thoughts.
Please keep Jean Andresen in your prayers. Jean is scheduled to have Hip Replacement surgery on Oct 5th.
Reid Jeffery II (10/19), Glennis Estabrook (10/24), Anne Krasnecky (10/29).