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Trinity Episcopal Church
91 Main Street, Bridgewater, MA

News and Updates

Holy Week & Easter Sunday
Note: Each Service will be sent separately. 



 
                                                                                                                  April 9, 2020
Dear members of Trinity
 
Our Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Easter Service will be livestreamed from the Church Sanctuary. We hope each of you will find this service spiritually meaningful in some way. 
 
Following are some Livestreaming Guidelines you can use:
https://www.facebook.com/TrinityBridgewater/videos/530806157842493/
 
To view the video:
  • Click the link
  • Click the video to view full screen. You may need to adjust the volume on your computer.
  • If you get a message to sign into Facebook; select Not Now. You do not need a Facebook account to view the video.

To view our streaming services, go to this link
https://www.facebook.com/TrinityBridgewater/
To view the live service:
  • Click the link at 9:50AM
  • Go to “Posts”

 
  • You should see a video that says “Live” If not, refresh your screen
  • Click on the video to view the 10AM service.
Once the service is over, we will send a direct link so that you may view the service at your own convenience.
Trinity is fortunate to be in a stable financial position currently. which means that we should not be hit as hard as other small parishes, or small businesses in our area. However, we do rely on Sunday offerings, both pledges and plate offerings, to cover the church's operating expenses. Consequently, we ask all those who can, to continue their financial support of Trinity Church so that we may continue to serve the community and each other in this time of  crisis. We have a dedicated section on our website for online giving.
The website is: http://www.trinitybridgewater.com/stewardship.
For those who do not wish to pay their pledge online, please mail your pledge to the church.
 
                                                                                                                                          April 6, 2020
Dear Members of the Trinity Family,
 
Wanted to be in touch following our first livestreaming service!
 
I gather from some of your comments that the Palm Sunday Service went fairly well and was meaningful with the exception of our Livestreaming problem. We encountered the same video streaming challenge when we practiced for the service last Saturday and thought we had the issue resolved. But a technology ‘Gremlin” won the day. Sorry about that.
 
We also felt there was not as much of a smooth flow to the service as there should have been: i.e. as Kris and I shared the service, entrance procedure et.al.
 
As everyone knows this is something, we never thought we’d be doing but here we are. We will continue to critique our services and strive to make them much more meaningful for you as we move forward.
 
Be well everyone, take care of yourselves, stay in touch with one another, get out and enjoy the outdoors for a bit and not let yourselves  get isolated.
 
Peace and Spiritual strength to each of you.
 
John
Holy Week Schedule…All Services will be live streamed or you can watch them later by going to Trinity’s Facebook page.

Simply like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TrinityBridgewater/ and look into your Facebook feed approximately 10 minutes before each service.  If the Live Feed, does not play by the beginning of the service, you can view it directly from the Facebook page

 
  • Maundy Thursday and Good Friday Services at 6:30 p.m.
 
  • Easter Sunday Service will be at 10 a.m. only.
 
  • (There will be no Easter Vigil Service Saturday)
 
 
The Holy Eucharist Rite Two
The Word of God
 
A hymn, psalm, or anthem may be sung.
The people standing, the Celebrant says:
 
Blessed be God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
 
People And blessed be his kingdom, now and for ever. Amen.
 
In place of the above, from Easter Day through the Day of Pentecost
 
Celebrant: Alleluia. Christ is risen.
People: The Lord is risen indeed. Alleluia.
 
In Lent and on other penitential occasions
 
Celebrant: Bless the Lord who forgives all our sins.
People: His mercy endures for ever.
 
The Celebrant may say:
 
Almighty God, to you all hearts are open, all desires known,
and from you no secrets are hid: Cleanse the thoughts of our
hearts by the inspiration of your Holy Spirit, that we may
perfectly love you, and worthily magnify your holy Name;
through Christ our Lord. Amen.
 
When appointed, the following hymn or some other song of praise is
sung or said, all standing:
 
Glory to God in the highest,
and peace to his people on earth.
Lord God, heavenly King,
almighty God and Father,
we worship you, we give you thanks,
we praise you for your glory.
Lord Jesus Christ, only Son of the Father,
Lord God, Lamb of God,
you take away the sin of the world:
have mercy on us;
you are seated at the right hand of the Father:
receive our prayer.
For you alone are the Holy One,
you alone are the Lord,
you alone are the Most High,
Jesus Christ,
with the Holy Spirit,
in the glory of God the Father. Amen.
On other occasions the following is used
 
Lord, have mercy. Kyrie eleison.
Christ, have mercy. or Christe eleison.
Lord, have mercy. Kyrie eleison.
 
or this
 
Holy God,
Holy and Mighty,
Holy Immortal One,
Have mercy upon us.
 
The Collect of the Day
The Celebrant says to the people:
 
The Lord be with you.
 
People:            And also with you.
Celebrant:      Let us pray.
The Celebrant says the Collect.
People:           Amen.
 
The Lessons
The people sit. One or two Lessons, as appointed, are read,
the Reader first saying:
A Reading (Lesson) from ____________ .
A citation giving chapter and verse may be added.
After each Reading, the Reader may say
The Word of the Lord.
People: Thanks be to God.
or the Reader may say: Here ends the Reading (Epistle).
 
Silence may follow.
A Psalm, hymn, or anthem may follow each Reading.
Then, all standing, the Deacon or a Priest reads the Gospel, first saying
 
The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ
according to ____________ .
People: Glory to you, Lord Christ.
 
After the Gospel, the Reader says
 
The Gospel of the Lord.
People: Praise to you, Lord Christ.
 
The Sermon
 
On Sundays and other Major Feasts there follows, all standing
 
The Nicene Creed
We believe in one God,
the Father, the Almighty,
maker of heaven and earth,
of all that is, seen and unseen.
We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ,
the only Son of God,
eternally begotten of the Father,
God from God, Light from Light,
true God from true God,
begotten, not made,
of one Being with the Father.
Through him all things were made.
For us and for our salvation
he came down from heaven:
by the power of the Holy Spirit
he became incarnate from the Virgin Mary,
and was made man.
For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate;
he suffered death and was buried.
On the third day he rose again
in accordance with the Scriptures;
he ascended into heaven
and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead,
and his kingdom will have no end.
We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life,
who proceeds from the Father and the Son.
With the Father and the Son he is worshiped and glorified.
He has spoken through the Prophets.
We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church.
We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins.
We look for the resurrection of the dead,
and the life of the world to come. Amen.
 
The Prayers of the People
 
 
Prayer is offered with intercession for The Universal Church, its members, and its mission, The Nation and all in authority, The welfare of the world, The concerns of the local community, Those who suffer and those in any trouble, The departed (with commemoration of a saint when appropriate)
See the forms beginning on page 383.
 
 
Prayers of the People Intercession
 
Let us pray to God who alone enables us to dwell in safety:
 
For our Bishops and all clergy who are striving to provide spiritual support and comfort to the people in all of our congregations. 
Lord, God graciously hear us.
 
For all who are affected by the coronavirus, through illness or isolation or anxiety, that they may find relief and recovery.
Lord , God graciously hear us.
 
For all those who are guiding our nation at this time, and shaping our national policies, that they may make wise decisions and take right actions.
Lord, graciously hear us.
 
For all doctors, nurses, first responders, medical researchers and all those who support them, that through their skills, insights and commitment many will be restored to health.
Lord, graciously hear us.
 
For the vulnerable and fearful, those who are sick in our midst, especially those we now name.
Lord, graciously hear us.
 
For the gravely ill and dying, that they may know in some way that they are dearly loved and that they may experience your spiritual presence.
Lord, graciously hear us.
 
For all who have died from Covid 19, and for all those who are suffering from the loss of their loved one may they experience God’s all loving arms around them. 
Lord, graciously hear us.
 
For our homes and families, our schools and young people and for all who are experiencing any kind of distress as well as those who are sick. Remembering especially…
Lord, graciously hear us
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
For a blessing on our local communities, that our neighborhoods may be places of trust and friendship, where all are known, respected and cared for.
Lord, graciously hear us. 
 
As we each journey and live through these challenging and uncertain days just know O’God that we are not a people of fear: we are a people of courage. We are a people who protect our own neighbor’s safety. We are a people of compassion and generosity. We are your people God and we commend ourselves and all for whom we pray, to your all-inclusive healing love and protection.
Gracious God accept these prayers and heartfelt petitions.
 
 
 
 
If there is no celebration of the Communion, or if a priest is not available,
the service is concluded as directed on page 406.
 
Confession of Sin
A Confession of Sin is said here if it has not been said earlier. On occasion, the Confession may be omitted.
One of the sentences from the Penitential Order on page 351 may be said.
 
The Deacon or Celebrant says
Let us confess our sins against God and our neighbor.
 
Silence may be kept.
 
Minister and People
 
Most merciful God,
we confess that we have sinned against you
in thought, word, and deed,
by what we have done,
and by what we have left undone.
We have not loved you with our whole heart;
we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves.
We are truly sorry and we humbly repent.
For the sake of your Son Jesus Christ,
have mercy on us and forgive us;
that we may delight in your will,
and walk in your ways,
to the glory of your Name. Amen.
 
The Bishop when present, or the Priest, stands and says
 
Almighty God have mercy on you, forgive you all your sins
through our Lord Jesus Christ, strengthen you in all
goodness, and by the power of the Holy Spirit keep you in
eternal life. Amen.
 
The Peace
 
All stand. The Celebrant says to the people
 
The peace of the Lord be always with you.
People And also with you.
 
Then the Ministers and People may greet one another in the name of the Lord.
 
 
The Holy Communion
 
The Celebrant may begin the Offertory with one of the sentences on page 376, or with some other sentence of Scripture. During the Offertory, a hymn, psalm, or anthem may be sung. Representatives of the congregation bring the people’s offerings of bread and wine, and money or other gifts, to the deacon or celebrant. The people stand while the offerings are presented and placed on the Altar.
 
Eucharistic Prayer B
 
The people remain standing. The Celebrant, whether bishop or priest,
faces them and sings or says:
 
The Lord be with you.
People And also with you.
Celebrant Lift up your hearts.
People We lift them to the Lord.
Celebrant Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
People It is right to give him thanks and praise.
Then, facing the Holy Table, the Celebrant proceeds
It is right, and a good and joyful thing, always and everywhere
to give thanks to you, Father Almighty, Creator of
heaven and earth.
 
Here a Proper Preface is sung or said on all Sundays, and on other occasions as appointed.
 
Therefore we praise you, joining our voices with Angels and
Archangels and with all the company of heaven, who for ever
sing this hymn to proclaim the glory of your Name:
 
Celebrant and People
 
Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of power and might,
heaven and earth are full of your glory.
Hosanna in the highest.
Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.
Hosanna in the highest.
 
The people stand or kneel.
 
Then the Celebrant continues
 
We give thanks to you, O God, for the goodness and love
which you have made known to us in creation; in the calling
of Israel to be your people; in your Word spoken through the
prophets; and above all in the Word made flesh, Jesus, your
Son. For in these last days you sent him to be incarnate from
the Virgin Mary, to be the Savior and Redeemer of the world.
In him, you have delivered us from evil, and made us worthy
to stand before you. In him, you have brought us out of error
into truth, out of sin into righteousness, out of death into life.
 
At the following words concerning the bread, the Celebrant is to hold it or lay a hand upon it;
and at the words concerning the cup, to hold or place a hand upon the cup and any other vessel
containing wine to be consecrated.
 
On the night before he died for us, our Lord Jesus Christ took
bread; and when he had given thanks to you, he broke it, and
gave it to his disciples, and said, “Take, eat: This is my Body,
which is given for you. Do this for the remembrance of me.”
After supper he took the cup of wine; and when he had given
thanks, he gave it to them, and said, “Drink this, all of you:
This is my Blood of the new Covenant, which is shed for you
and for many for the forgiveness of sins. Whenever you drink
it, do this for the remembrance of me.”
Therefore, according to his command, O Father,
 
Celebrant and People
We remember his death,
We proclaim his resurrection,
We await his coming in glory;
 
The Celebrant continues
And we offer our sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving to you,
O Lord of all; presenting to you, from your creation, this
bread and this wine.
We pray you, gracious God, to send your Holy Spirit upon
these gifts that they may be the Sacrament of the Body of
Christ and his Blood of the new Covenant. Unite us to your
Son in his sacrifice, that we may be acceptable through him,
being sanctified by the Holy Spirit. In the fullness of time,
put all things in subjection under your Christ, and bring us to
that heavenly country where, with [ ___________ and] all your
saints, we may enter the everlasting heritage of your sons and
daughters; through Jesus Christ our Lord, the firstborn of all
creation, the head of the Church, and the author of our salvation.
By him, and with him, and in him, in the unity of the Holy
Spirit all honor and glory is yours, Almighty Father, now and
for ever. AMEN.
 
 
 
And now, as our Savior As our Savior Christ
Christ has taught us, has taught us,
we are bold to say, we now pray,
 
 
 
 
People and Celebrant
 
Our Father, who art in heaven,                       Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be thy Name,                                  hallowed be your Name,
thy kingdom come,                                        your kingdom come,
thy will be done,                                            your will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven.                              on earth as in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.                   Give us today our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,                       Forgive us our sins
as we forgive those                                        as we forgive those
who trespass against us.                                 who sin against us.
And lead us not into temptation,                    Save us from the time of trial,
but deliver us from evil.                                 and deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom,                               For the kingdom, the power,
and the power, and the glory,                         and the glory are yours,
for ever and ever. Amen.                               now and for ever. Amen.
 
The Breaking of the Bread
 
The Celebrant breaks the consecrated Bread.
A period of silence is kept.
Then may be sung or said
 
[Alleluia.] Christ our Passover is sacrificed for us;
Therefore let us keep the feast. [Alleluia.]
 
In Lent, Alleluia is omitted, and may be omitted at other times except during Easter Season. In place of, or in addition to, the preceding, some other suitable anthem may be used.
 
Facing the people, the Celebrant says the following Invitation
 
The Gifts of God for the People of God. and may add Take them in remembrance that Christ died for you, and feed on him in your hearts by faith, with thanksgiving.
 
The ministers receive the Sacrament in both kinds, and then immediately deliver it to the people. .The Bread and the Cup are given to the communicants with these words:
 
The Body (Blood) of our Lord Jesus Christ keep you in everlasting life. [Amen.]
 
 
or with these words
 
The Body of Christ, the bread of heaven. [Amen.]
The Blood of Christ, the cup of salvation. [Amen.]
 
During the ministration of Communion, hymns, psalms, or anthems may be sung. When necessary, the Celebrant consecrates additional bread and wine, using the form on page 408.
 
 
After Communion, the Celebrant says
 
Let us pray.
 
 
 
Celebrant and People
 
 
 
Eternal God, heavenly Father,
you have graciously accepted us as living members
of your Son our Savior Jesus Christ,
and you have fed us with spiritual food
in the Sacrament of his Body and Blood.
Send us now into the world in peace,
and grant us strength and courage
to love and serve you
with gladness and singleness of heart;
through Christ our Lord. Amen.
 
 
 
or the following
 
 
 
Almighty and everliving God,
we thank you for feeding us with the spiritual food
of the most precious Body and Blood
of your Son our Savior Jesus Christ;
and for assuring us in these holy mysteries
that we are living members of the Body of your Son,
and heirs of your eternal kingdom.
And now, Father, send us out
to do the work you have given us to do,
to love and serve you
as faithful witnesses of Christ our Lord.
To him, to you, and to the Holy Spirit,
be honor and glory, now and for ever. Amen.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Bishop when present, or the Priest, may bless the people. The Deacon, or the Celebrant, dismisses them with these words
 
Let us go forth in the name of Christ.
People Thanks be to God.
 
or this
Deacon Go in peace to love and serve the Lord.
People Thanks be to God.
 
or this
Deacon Let us go forth into the world,
rejoicing in the power of the Spirit.
People Thanks be to God.
 
or this
Deacon Let us bless the Lord.
People Thanks be to God.
 
From the Easter Vigil through the Day of Pentecost “Alleluia, alleluia” may be added to any of the dismissals.
 
The People respond Thanks be to God. Alleluia, alleluia.
 

 
The Lessons Appointed for Use on  
Easter Day
Year A
RCL
The Collect
 
O God, who for our redemption gave your only-begotten Son to the death of the cross, and by his glorious resurrection delivered us from the power of our enemy: Grant us so to die daily to sin, that we may evermore live with him in the joy of his resurrection; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
 
The First Lesson
 
Jeremiah 31:1-6
 
At that time, says the Lord, I will be the God of all the families of Israel, and they shall be my people.
 
Thus says the Lord:
The people who survived the sword
found grace in the wilderness;
when Israel sought for rest,
the Lord appeared to him from far away.
I have loved you with an everlasting love;
therefore I have continued my faithfulness to you.
Again I will build you, and you shall be built,
O virgin Israel!
Again you shall take your tambourines,
and go forth in the dance of the merrymakers.
Again you shall plant vineyards
on the mountains of Samaria;
the planters shall plant,
and shall enjoy the fruit.
For there shall be a day when sentinels will call
in the hill country of Ephraim:
“Come, let us go up to Zion,
to the Lord our God.”
 
The Response
Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24
Confitemini Domino
 
1 Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; *
his mercy endures for ever.
2 Let Israel now proclaim, *
"His mercy endures for ever."
14 The Lord is my strength and my song, *
and he has become my salvation.
15 There is a sound of exultation and victory *
in the tents of the righteous:
16 "The right hand of the Lord has triumphed! *
the right hand of the Lord is exalted!
the right hand of the Lord has triumphed!"
17 I shall not die, but live, *
and declare the works of the Lord.
18 The Lord has punished me sorely, *
but he did not hand me over to death.
19 Open for me the gates of righteousness; *
I will enter them;
I will offer thanks to the Lord.
20 "This is the gate of the Lord; *
he who is righteous may enter."
21 I will give thanks to you, for you answered me *
and have become my salvation.
22 The same stone which the builders rejected *
has become the chief cornerstone.
23 This is the Lord's doing, *
and it is marvelous in our eyes.
24 On this day the Lord has acted; *
we will rejoice and be glad in it.
 
The Epistle
Colossians 3:1-4
 
If you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth, for you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ who is your life is revealed, then you also will be revealed with him in glory.
 
 
The Gospel
John 20:1-18
 
Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene came to the tomb and saw that the stone had been removed from the tomb. So she ran and went to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one whom Jesus loved, and said to them, “They have taken the Lord out of the tomb, and we do not know where they have laid him.” Then Peter and the other disciple set out and went toward the tomb. The two were running together, but the other disciple outran Peter and reached the tomb first. He bent down to look in and saw the linen wrappings lying there, but he did not go in. Then Simon Peter came, following him, and went into the tomb. He saw the linen wrappings lying there, and the cloth that had been on Jesus’ head, not lying with the linen wrappings but rolled up in a place by itself. Then the other disciple, who reached the tomb first, also went in, and he saw and believed; for as yet they did not understand the scripture, that he must rise from the dead. Then the disciples returned to their homes.
 
But Mary stood weeping outside the tomb. As she wept, she bent over to look into the tomb; and she saw two angels in white, sitting where the body of Jesus had been lying, one at the head and the other at the feet. They said to her, “Woman, why are you weeping?” She said to them, “They have taken away my Lord, and I do not know where they have laid him.” When she had said this, she turned around and saw Jesus standing there, but she did not know that it was Jesus. Jesus said to her, “Woman, why are you weeping? Whom are you looking for?” Supposing him to be the gardener, she said to him, “Sir, if you have carried him away, tell me where you have laid him, and I will take him away.” Jesus said to her, “Mary!” She turned and said to him in Hebrew, “Rabbouni!” (which means Teacher). Jesus said to her, “Do not hold on to me, because I have not yet ascended to the Father. But go to my brothers and say to them, ‘I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.’” Mary Magdalene went and announced to the disciples, “I have seen the Lord”; and she told them that he had said these things to her.

     
Let us continue, this week, to pray for those who have requested our prayers on our prayer list: Matthew, Kathleen, David, Kay, Brenda, Mario, Kendall, Eileen, Eddie, JoAn, Doris, Art, Linda, Joseph, Edwin, Leo, Nick, Kath, Keri, Bill, Jake, Julie, Jeff, Eileen, Bob, Cameron, Cynthia, Ace, Arnie, Ken, Katie, Grace, Jean, Paulette, Kathy, Rick, Jackie, Peg, Alan, Sarah, Heather, Claudia, Wayne, and Patti.
 
As we try to care for one another, and remain in touch, please feel free to email me directly.  During this challenging time, more then ever, we need to be in touch, and connected to one another.  If you have any information, notices, bulletins, and etc., for the good of the group, please email me at: revjwkelliher@gmail.com and I will get it out as soon as possible.

Remember we are truly all connected and in this together,  Let's not forget to 'be kind to one another'

"God Bless us all....Everyone" -Tiny Tim

Faithfully,
Jim Kelliher
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