The Season of Easter
Merciful God, who sent your messengers the prophets to preach repentance and prepare the way for our salvation: Give us grace to heed their warnings and forsake our sins, that we may greet with joy the coming of Jesus Christ our Redeemer; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
The First Lesson
Comfort, O comfort my people, says your God. Speak tenderly to Jerusalem, and cry to her that she has served her term, that her penalty is paid, that she has received from the LORD's hand double for all her sins. A voice cries out: "In the wilderness prepare the way of the LORD, make straight in the desert a highway for our God. Every valley shall be lifted up, and every mountain and hill be made low; the uneven ground shall become level, and the rough places a plain. Then the glory of the LORD shall be revealed, and all people shall see it together, for the mouth of the LORD has spoken." A voice says, "Cry out!" And I said, "What shall I cry?" All people are grass, their constancy is like the flower of the field. The grass withers, the flower fades, when the breath of the LORD blows upon it; surely the people are grass. The grass withers, the flower fades; but the word of our God will stand forever. Get you up to a high mountain, O Zion, herald of good tidings; lift up your voice with strength, O Jerusalem, herald of good tidings, lift it up, do not fear; say to the cities of Judah, "Here is your God!" See, the Lord GOD comes with might, and his arm rules for him; his reward is with him, and his recompense before him. He will feed his flock like a shepherd; he will gather the lambs in his arms, and carry them in his bosom, and gently lead the mother sheep.
Psalm 85:1-2, 8-13
1 You have been gracious to your land, O LORD, *
you have restored the good fortune of Jacob.
2 You have forgiven the iniquity of your people *
and blotted out all their sins.
8 I will listen to what the LORD God is saying, *
for he is speaking peace to his faithful people
and to those who turn their hearts to him.
9 Truly, his salvation is very near to those who fear him, *
that his glory may dwell in our land.
10 Mercy and truth have met together; *
righteousness and peace have kissed each other.
11 Truth shall spring up from the earth, *
and righteousness shall look down from heaven.
12 The LORD will indeed grant prosperity, *
and our land will yield its increase.
13 Righteousness shall go before him, *
and peace shall be a pathway for his feet.
The Second Lesson
2 Peter 3:8-15a
Do not ignore this one fact, beloved, that with the Lord one day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like one day. The Lord is not slow about his promise, as some think of slowness, but is patient with you, not wanting any to perish, but all to come to repentance. But the day of the Lord will come like a thief, and then the heavens will pass away with a loud noise, and the elements will be dissolved with fire, and the earth and everything that is done on it will be disclosed. Since all these things are to be dissolved in this way, what sort of persons ought you to be in leading lives of holiness and godliness, waiting for and hastening the coming of the day of God, because of which the heavens will be set ablaze and dissolved, and the elements will melt with fire? But, in accordance with his promise, we wait for new heavens and a new earth, where righteousness is at home. Therefore, beloved, while you are waiting for these things, strive to be found by him at peace, without spot or blemish; and regard the patience of our Lord as salvation.
The beginning of the good news of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. As it is written in the prophet Isaiah, "See, I am sending my messenger ahead of you, who will prepare your way; the voice of one crying out in the wilderness: `Prepare the way of the Lord, make his paths straight,'" John the baptizer appeared in the wilderness, proclaiming a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins. And people from the whole Judean countryside and all the people of Jerusalem were going out to him, and were baptized by him in the river Jordan, confessing their sins. Now John was clothed with camel's hair, with a leather belt around his waist, and he ate locusts and wild honey. He proclaimed, "The one who is more powerful than I is coming after me; I am not worthy to stoop down and untie the thong of his sandals. I have baptized you with water; but he will baptize you with the Holy Spirit."
Today at Trinity
This Sunday's altar flowers are given to the glory of God in loving memory of Maurice F. Buckner by Leigh and Joe DeTato.
YOUTH group tonight!! 6-8 P.M. preparing and packaging meals for people in need plus fun and games and supper for all!!
This week at Trinity Church
|7:30 p.m.||Boy Scouts, Parish Hall|
|8:30 a.m.||Morning Prayer, Chapel|
|9:00 a.m.||Pro-Tech Maintenance|
|6:00 p.m.||O.A., Library|
|8:30 a.m.||Morning Prayer, Chapel|
|10:00 a.m.||Healing Eucharist, Chapel|
|7:00 p.m.||NA, Parish Hall|
|8:30 a.m.||Morning Prayer, Chapel|
|9:00 a.m.||EfM Group, Rectory|
|6:30 p.m.||Healing Eucharist, Chapel|
|7:00 p.m.||SA, Basement|
|Piano Tuning, Church / Nave|
|9:00 a.m.||Pageant Dress/Technical Rehearsal (9 am - 12 Noon), Church / Nave|
|2:00 p.m.||Czech Comenium Holiday Show, Parish Hall|
|5:00 p.m.||Come As You Are Eucharist, Chapel|
|6:30 p.m.||AA Meeting, Parish Hall|
Worship Schedule for Dec 10
|Reader/ Chalicists||Pam Olshefski|
|Chalicists||Paul Greenlee, Gina Kapusnick|
|Acolytes||Bridgette Gold, Jacob Curlett, Emma Gold|
|Readers/Prayers||Alex Staas, Donnette Staas, Prayers:, Jessica Staas|
|Ushers||Hans DeViso, Mary DeViso, Jill Marsceill, Michael Marsceill|
|Altar Guild||Nancy McGarvey, Adele Butler, Evelyn Carpenter|
|Coffee Hour||(Not in yet)|
|Greeters||Jocelyn Tenney, Sheila Ridgway|
|LEM||(Not in yet)|
|Tellers||John Bayard, Mary Tralie, John Tralie|
|Healing Prayer Team||Kristen Ostendorf, Lynn Baird †|
|Basket Delivery||Diane Powell|
|Teachers||GPI:Cheryl Bayard, GPII:Becky Curlett, FF:Catherine Derbyshire & Bernadette Baird, FB:Liz Wendt|
|Door Keepers||GPI:Stephanie Gold, GPII:Norlaine Romano|
|After Worship Hosts||(Not in yet)|
|Nursery Team||Alison Kohne, Megan Otto|
The Staff of Trinity Church
|The Rev. David A. Canan, Rector
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|The Rev. Mary McCullough, Associate Rector
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|Stephen Schreiber, Director of Music
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|John Dziel, Financial & IT Administrator
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|Karen Richter, Office Administrator
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|Kristin Woods, Education
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|Kelly Moylan, Treasurerfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Evelyn Carpenter, Altar Flowersemail@example.com|
The Vestry of Trinity Church
|Robin Chambers-Dixon, Rector's Warden
|Dennis Reid Sr., Accounting Warden
|Jill Marsceill, New Membersfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Martha Arnold, Planned Givingemail@example.com|
|Ben Powley , Worship and the Artsfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|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, Stewardshipemail@example.com|
|Connie Stephens, Environmental Stewardshipfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Ellen McCaffrey, Propertyemail@example.com|
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