Sunday Worship 10:30 a.m.
413-737-5311

361 Sumner Ave.
Springfield, MA 01108

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April at Trinity

During April we are collecting canned vegetables and fruit, tuna fish, soups, peanut butter and jelly, snacks, cereal, crackers, rice, condiments, flour, sugar and other non-perishable food items to be distributed to our neighbors in need. This food will be given to the Open Pantry. Please bring these items when you come to worship and leave them in the totes at the back of the sanctuary and join us in helping those who are food insecure in our community.

All of the sanctuary light fixtures have been restored.  You can read about this on the Sanctuary Light Restoration page.  More information on the history of the lights can be found in the Carillon on page 6.

During Lent, we will have weekly bulletin inserts reflecting on living in the valley, specifically the Pioneer Valley, to go along with our worship theme of mountains and valleys.  If you are unable to join us for worship, you can access this information on our Media page.

Visit our the season of Lent page for more information about worship opportunities during Lent.

  

April 3 

The Prayer and Discernment group will meet at 9:30 a.m. in the Primary Room. 

The Mobile Food Bank of the Food Bank of Western Massachusetts will be in the parking lot from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. distributing food to residents of the neighborhood.  Volunteers are needed between 1:00 and 3:00 p.m. to assist with set-up and clean-up.  New volunteers are always welcome.  Read more about the impact of the Mobile Food Bank at Trinity.

 

April 5

Lenten Luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in Asbury Hall followed by mid-day worship service from 12:30 to 1:00 p.m. in the chapel. Worship leader will be Alyssa Guerin and the soloist will be Terri LaFleur.

 

April 6

Painting for Ponies from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. in Asbury Hall.  A fun evening of painting, music, concessions, and fun presented by the Confirmation Class to benefit Blue Star Equiculture, a rescue center for draft horses, and Whispering Horse, a theraputic riding center. Child care will be provided.  Come and support the Confirmation Class in their mission project.  Cost is $25 per person.

 

 April 7

Church School for children, youth, and adults at 9:00 a.m.  (Details can be found on each linked page)

Greek Class will meet at 9:00 a.m. This class provides an opportunity to read the New Testament in the original Greek rather than relying on a translation. New members are welcome to join at any time.

The 10:30 a.m. worship service with Communion in the sanctuary will be followed by fellowship in Asbury Hall.  

Bible Story Time meets during the worship service (following the Children’s Moment) for children ages 4-6 in the Bible Story Time room, next to the Nursery. There, a staff member leads the children in a time of reading, playing games, doing art projects, singing, and praying. This program helps children learn the stories of the Bible.

Youth Fellowship beginning with dinner at 5:30 p.m.  Details for YF can be found on the youth page. 

 

April 10

The Prayer and Discernment group will meet at 9:30 a.m. in the Primary Room.

 

April 12

Lenten Luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in Asbury Hall followed by mid-day worship service from 12:30 to 1:00 p.m. in the chapel. Worship leader will be Camille Twining and the musical duet will be provided by Don Evans and Holly Joy Pearson.

 

For more details of the Holy Week and Easter activities, please consult the Holy Week and Easter page.

 

April 14  Palm Sunday

The making of Palm Crosses at 9:00 a.m.  This is an intergenerational event for grades 3 and up and any interested adults who want to help make the crosses in preparation for our Palm Sunday service.

Church School for children and adults at 9:00 a.m.  (Details can be found on each linked page)

Greek Class will meet at 9:00 a.m. This class provides an opportunity to read the New Testament in the original Greek rather than relying on a translation. New members are welcome to join at any time.

The adult class will meet.  

The 10:30 a.m. Palm Sunday service in the sanctuary will begin with a palm processional.  The service will be followed by fellowship in Asbury Hall.  

Bible Story Time meets during the worship service (following the Children’s Moment) for children ages 4-6 in the Bible Story Time room, next to the Nursery. There, a staff member leads the children in a time of reading, playing games, doing art projects, singing, and praying. This program helps children learn the stories of the Bible.

Chapel Kids is an optional worship service designed for children in elementary school, ages 7 and up, designed to help children deepen their faith by interacting with each other, praying, singing, and creating. Chapel Kids is offered during the sermon portion of worship (following the middle hymn) and is located in the chapel.

Youth Fellowship beginning with dinner at 5:30 p.m. Details for YF can be found on the youth page. 

 

April 17

The Prayer and Discernment group will meet at 9:30 a.m. in the Primary Room. 

The Mobile Food Bank of the Food Bank of Western Massachusetts will be in the parking lot from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. distributing food to residents of the neighborhood.  Volunteers are needed between 1:00 and 3:00 p.m. to assist with set-up and clean-up.  New volunteers are always welcome.  Read more about the impact of the Mobile Food Bank at Trinity.

 

April 18 Holy Thursday

Special Children's program for ages 3-12 at 6:45 p.m. They will learn the story of Holy Week by making flags that will later be displayed in Grace Chapel.  

Holy Thursday Service in Asbury Hall at 7:00 p.m. The service will include meditation, singing, prayers, and communion.  

 

April 19  Good Friday

Lenten Luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in Asbury Hall followed by mid-day worship service from 12:30 to 1:00 p.m. in the chapel. Worship leader will be Rev. Erin Newcomb-Moore and the soloist will be David Snyder.

Special service of light and shadows at 7:00 p.m. in the sanctuary.  This service will include meditation, prayers, and reflection.

 

April 20

Annual Easter Egg hunt at 11:30 a.m. at the parsonage, 204 Pondview Drive, Springfield.  Children and their families are encouraged to bring a basket or a bag and help find the hundreds of eggs that have been hidden.

 

April 21 Easter Sunday

Easter Breakfast will be served from 8:45 to 10:00 a.m.  Menu will include pancakes, scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, fruit, Dunkin Munchkins and beverages.

No Church School.

The Easter service will begin at 10:30 a.m.in the sanctuary and will include a special offering by the Dance/Movement Choir, as well as the Chancel Choir, Choristers, Chamberettes, Handbell Choir, brass, flutes, clarinet, and percussion. An Easter sermon, special children’s message, and a few additional surprises will make up the service! Worship will conclude with everyone joyfully singing the “Hallelujah Chorus.”

There will be no Children's Bible Study or Chapel Kids but Nursery Care will be offered for children from birth through age 3.

No Youth Fellowship.

 

April 27

Women's Book Group at  7:00 p.m. at the parsonage -204 Pondview Dr. in Spfld. The book discussion will be about The Library Book by Susan Orlean. Weaving her lifelong love of books and reading into an investigation of the 1986 Los Angeles Public Library fire the author delivers a mesmerizing and compelling book that manages to tell the broader story of libraries and librarians in a way never done before.
 

April 24

The Prayer and Discernment group will meet at 9:30 a.m. in the Primary Room.

 

April 28

Church School for children, youth, and adults at 9:00 a.m.  (Details can be found on each linked page)

Greek Class will meet at 9:00 a.m. This class provides an opportunity to read the New Testament in the original Greek rather than relying on a translation. New members are welcome to join at any time.

The 10:30 a.m. worship service in the sanctuary will be followed by fellowship in Asbury Hall.  

Bible Story Time meets during the worship service (following the Children’s Moment) for children ages 4-6 in the Bible Story Time room, next to the Nursery. There, a staff member leads the children in a time of reading, playing games, doing art projects, singing, and praying. This program helps children learn the stories of the Bible.

Chapel Kids is an optional worship service designed for children in elementary school, ages 7 and up, designed to help children deepen their faith by interacting with each other, praying, singing, and creating. Chapel Kids is offered during the sermon portion of worship (following the middle hymn) and is located in the chapel.

Youth Fellowship beginning with dinner at 5:30 p.m. Details for YF can be found on the youth page.