The Season of Pentecost
Stir up your power, O Lord, and with great might come among us; and, because we are sorely hindered by our sins, let your bountiful grace and mercy speedily help and deliver us; through Jesus Christ our Lord, to whom, with you and the Holy Spirit, be honor and glory, now and for ever. Amen.
The First Lesson
Sing aloud, O daughter Zion; shout, O Israel! Rejoice and exult with all your heart, O daughter Jerusalem! The LORD has taken away the judgments against you, he has turned away your enemies. The king of Israel, the LORD, is in your midst; you shall fear disaster no more. On that day it shall be said to Jerusalem: Do not fear, O Zion; do not let your hands grow weak. The LORD, your God, is in your midst, a warrior who gives victory; he will rejoice over you with gladness, he will renew you in his love; he will exult over you with loud singing as on a day of festival. I will remove disaster from you, so that you will not bear reproach for it. I will deal with all your oppressors at that time. And I will save the lame and gather the outcast, and I will change their shame into praise and renown in all the earth. At that time I will bring you home, at the time when I gather you; for I will make you renowned and praised among all the peoples of the earth, when I restore your fortunes before your eyes, says the LORD.
Canticle The First Song of Isaiah Isaiah 12:2-6
Surely, it is God who saves me; *
I will trust in him and not be afraid.
For the Lord is my stronghold and my sure defense, *
and he will be my Savior.
Therefore you shall draw water with rejoicing *
from the springs of salvation.
And on that day you shall say, *
Give thanks to the Lord and call upon his Name;
Make his deeds known among the peoples; *
see that they remember that his Name is exalted.
Sing the praises of the Lord, for he has done great things, *
and this is known in all the world.
Cry aloud, inhabitants of Zion, ring out your joy, *
for the great one in the midst of you is the Holy One of Israel.
Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit: *
as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be for ever. Amen.
The Second Lesson
Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice. Let your gentleness be known to everyone. The Lord is near. Do not worry about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
John said to the crowds that came out to be baptized by him, "You brood of vipers! Who warned you to flee from the wrath to come? Bear fruits worthy of repentance. Do not begin to say to yourselves, 'We have Abraham as our ancestor'; for I tell you, God is able from these stones to raise up children to Abraham. Even now the ax is lying at the root of the trees; every tree therefore that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire." And the crowds asked him, "What then should we do?" In reply he said to them, "Whoever has two coats must share with anyone who has none; and whoever has food must do likewise." Even tax collectors came to be baptized, and they asked him, "Teacher, what should we do?" He said to them, "Collect no more than the amount prescribed for you." Soldiers also asked him, "And we, what should we do?" He said to them, "Do not extort money from anyone by threats or false accusation, and be satisfied with your wages." As the people were filled with expectation, and all were questioning in their hearts concerning John, whether he might be the Messiah, John answered all of them by saying, "I baptize you with water; but one who is more powerful than I is coming; I am not worthy to untie the thong of his sandals. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire. His winnowing fork is in his hand, to clear his threshing floor and to gather the wheat into his granary; but the chaff he will burn with unquenchable fire." So, with many other exhortations, he proclaimed the good news to the people.
Today at Trinity
Today's altar flowers The flowers are given to the glory of God and in celebration of the Kohne/Stratton winter birthdays, given by the Kohne family.
Trinity Christmas Table is set up in the narthex for business. Please shop and place your contributions in the honor box.
This week at Trinity Church
|7:30 p.m.||Boy Scouts, Parish Hall|
|7:00 p.m.||Vestry Meeting, Library|
|7:30 p.m.||Venture Crew Meeting (holiday party), Parish Hall|
|7:30 p.m.||Boy Scout Parents' Meeting, Narthex|
|10:00 a.m.||Healing Eucharist, Chapel|
|Nancy Dixon borrowing tables|
|6:30 p.m.||Longest Night Service, Church / Nave|
|6:30 p.m.||AA Meeting, Parish Hall|
Worship Schedule for Dec 16
|Reader/ Chalicists||Martha Arnold|
|Chalicists||Berit Lakey, E. Self|
|Acolytes||Bridgette Gold, No Gospel Book|
|Readers/Prayers||CHRISTMAS PAGEANT, No Readers Required|
|Ushers||Velma Supperer, Ernest Dixon, Liz Wendt, Ryan Irvin|
|Altar Guild||Ellen McCaffery, Elizabeth Self, Connie Stephens|
|Coffee Hour||(Not in yet)|
|Greeters||, Robert Gergen, Laura Gergen|
|LEM||(Not in yet)|
|Tellers||Nancy McGarvey, Janet Lineberger, Nancy Dixon|
|Healing Prayer Team||Joe & Leigh Detato|
|Basket Delivery||Diane Powell, Velma Supperer|
|After Worship Hosts||(Not in yet)|
|Nursery Team||Colin Kohne, Abby Olshefski|
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|
|Martha Arnold, Stewardship & Planned Givingemail@example.com|
|Ben Powley , Inreachfirstname.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, Inreach||Lwendt48@gmail.com|
|Connie Stephens, Propertyemail@example.com|
|Ellen McCaffrey, Mission and Outreachfirstname.lastname@example.org|
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