Almighty and everlasting God, who in the Paschal mystery established the new covenant of reconciliation: Grant that all who have been reborn into the fellowship of Christ's Body may show forth in their lives what they profess by their faith; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
The First Lesson
When the temple police had brought the apostles, they had them stand before the council. The high priest questioned them, saying, "We gave you strict orders not to teach in this name, yet here you have filled Jerusalem with your teaching and you are determined to bring this man's blood on us" But Peter and the apostles answered, "We must obey God rather than any human authority. The God of our ancestors raised up Jesus, whom you had killed by hanging him on a tree. God exalted him at his right hand as Leader and Savior that he might give repentance to Israel and forgiveness of sins. And we are witnesses to these things, and so is the Holy Spirit whom God has given to those who obey him."
Praise God in his holy temple; *
praise him in the firmament of his power.
2 Praise him for his mighty acts; *
praise him for his excellent greatness.
3 Praise him with the blast of the ram's-horn; *
praise him with lyre and harp.
4 Praise him with timbrel and dance; *
praise him with strings and pipe.
5 Praise him with resounding cymbals; *
praise him with loud-clanging cymbals.
6 Let everything that has breath *
praise the LORD.
The Second Lesson
John to the seven churches that are in Asia: Grace to you and peace from him who is and who was and who is to come, and from the seven spirits who are before his throne, and from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth. To him who loves us and freed us from our sins by his blood, and made us to be a kingdom, priests serving his God and Father, to him be glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen. Look! He is coming with the clouds; every eye will see him, even those who pierced him; and on his account all the tribes of the earth will wail. So it is to be. Amen. "I am the Alpha and the Omega," says the Lord God, who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.
When it was evening on that day, the first day of the week, and the doors of the house where the disciples had met were locked for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said, "Peace be with you." After he said this, he showed them his hands and his side. Then the disciples rejoiced when they saw the Lord. Jesus said to them again, "Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, so I send you." When he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them, "Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven them; if your retain the sins of any, they are retained." But Thomas (who was called the Twin), one of the twelve, was not with them when Jesus came. So the other disciples told him, "We have seen the Lord." But he said to them, "Unless I see the mark of the nails in his hands, and put my finger in the mark of the nails and my hand in his side, I will not believe." A week later his disciples were again in the house, and Thomas was with them. Although the doors were shut, Jesus came and stood among them and said, "Peace be with you." Then he said to Thomas, "Put your finger here and see my hands. Reach our your hand and put it in my side. Do not doubt but believe." Thomas answered him, "My Lord and my God!" Jesus said to him, "Have you believed because you have seen me? Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have come to believe." Now Jesus did many other signs in the presence of his disciples, which are not written in this book. But these are written so that you may come to believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that through believing you may have life in his name.
Today at Trinity
Today's altar flowers are given to the glory of God and in celebration of the 21st wedding anniversary of Michael and Joy Kohne.
This week at Trinity Church
|7:00 p.m.||Rector Discernment Meeting, Library|
|7:30 p.m.||Boy Scouts, Parish Hall|
|10:00 a.m.||Healing Eucharist, Chapel|
|6:30 p.m.||Ambler Station Singers Rehearsal, Church / Nave|
|6:30 p.m.||Weekday Word & Eucharist, Chapel|
|8:30 a.m.||Contemplative Prayer, Mary's Office|
|10:30 a.m.||Property Clean-Up|
|6:30 p.m.||AA Meeting, Parish Hall|
Worship Schedule for Apr 28
|Reader/ Chalicists||Pam Olshefski|
|Chalicists||E. Self, Cheryl Bayard|
|Acolytes||Colin Kohne, Jacob Curlett, Ella Watkins-Gospel|
|Readers/Prayers||Ned Fawcett, Judy Grieve, Prayers:, Dodi Kearns|
|Ushers||Leigh Irvin, Judy Grieve, Anne Getty, Marilyn Frazier|
|Altar Guild||Cheryl Bayard, Karen Reid, Pam Hawthorn, Becky Curlett|
|Coffee Hour||(Not in yet)|
|Greeters||Ed Doyle, Piers Prater|
|LEM||(Not in yet)|
|Tellers||Rob Gergen, Laura Gergen|
|Healing Prayer Team||Robin Martin †, Liz Wendt|
|Basket Delivery||Becky Curlett|
|Workshop Leader||GPI:Jocelyn Tenney|
|Shepherds||GPI:Norlaine Romano, GPII:Stephanie Gold|
|After Worship Hosts||(Not in yet)|
|Nursery Team||Julian Woods, Adam Prater|
The Staff of Trinity Church
|The Rev. Mary McCullough, 215-646-0416 Opt #firstname.lastname@example.org|
|John Dziel, Financial & IT Administrator
215-646-0416 Opt #2
|Karen Richter, Office Administrator
215-646-0416 Opt #1
|Kristin Woods, Education
215-646-0416 Opt #5
|Frank Van Atta, Director of Musicemail@example.com|
The Vestry of Trinity Church
|Robin Chambers-Dixon, Rector's Warden
|Dennis Reid Sr., Accounting Warden
|Ildiko Antal, Stewardshipfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Joseph Detato, Inreach|
|Jen Prater, Stewardship|
|Dan Citrone, Hospitalityemail@example.com|
|Jocelyn Tenney, Clerk of the Vestryfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Mary Deviso, Mission and Outreachemail@example.com|
|Bill Davis, Propertyfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Liz Wendt, Inreach||Lwendt48@gmail.com|
|Connie Stephens, Propertyemail@example.com|
|Ellen McCaffrey, Mission and Outreachfirstname.lastname@example.org|
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