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Trinity Episcopal Church

91 Main Street, Bridgewater, MA

News and Updates
First Sunday after Christmas
December 27, 2020



 

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

Form VI
The Leader and People pray responsively
In peace, we pray to you, Lord God.
Silence
 
For all people in their daily life and work;
For our families, friends, and neighbors, and for those who
are alone.

 
For this community, the nation, and the world;
For all who work for justice, freedom, and peace.
 
For the just and proper use of your creation;
For the victims of hunger, fear, injustice, and oppression.
 
For all who are in danger, sorrow, or any kind of trouble;
For those who minister to the sick, the friendless, and the
needy.

 
For the peace and unity of the Church of God;
For all who proclaim the Gospel, and all who seek the Truth.
For [N. our Presiding Bishop, and N. (N.) our Bishop(s); and
for] all bishops and other ministers;
For all who serve God in his Church.
 
For the special needs and concerns of this congregation.
Silence
 
The People may add their own petitions
Hear us, Lord;
For your mercy is great.
 
We thank you, Lord, for all the blessings of this life.
Silence
 
The People may add their own thanksgivings
We will exalt you, O God our King;
And praise your Name for ever and ever.
 
We pray for all who have died, that they may have a place in
your eternal kingdom.
Silence
The People may add their own petitions
Lord, let your loving-kindness be upon them;
Who put their trust in you.
 
  We pray to you also for the forgiveness of our sins.
  Silence may be kept.
  Leader and People
  Have mercy upon us, most merciful Father;
  in your compassion forgive us our sins,
  known and unknown,
  things done and left undone;
  and so uphold us by your Spirit
  that we may live and serve you in newness of life,
  to the honor and glory of your Name;
  through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
  The Celebrant concludes with an absolution or a suitable Collect.

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 (Omitted if said during Prayers of the People)

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 C

In this prayer, the lines in italics are spoken by the People.
The Celebrant, whether bishop or priest, faces them and sings or says
The Lord be with you.
And also with you.
Lift up your hearts.
We lift them to the Lord.
Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
It is right to give him thanks and praise.
Then, facing the Holy Table, the Celebrant proceeds
God of all power, Ruler of the Universe, you are worthy of
glory and praise.
Glory to you for ever and ever.
At your command all things came to be: the vast expanse of
interstellar space, galaxies, suns, the planets in their courses,
and this fragile earth, our island home.
By your will they were created and have their being.
From the primal elements you brought forth the human race,
and blessed us with memory, reason, and skill. You made us
the rulers of creation. But we turned against you, and betrayed
your trust; and we turned against one another.
Have mercy, Lord, for we are sinners in your sight.
Again and again, you called us to return. Through prophets
and sages you revealed your righteous Law. And in the
fullness of time you sent your only Son, born of a woman, to
fulfill your Law, to open for us the way of freedom and peace.
By his blood, he reconciled us.
By his wounds, we are healed.

And therefore we praise you, joining with the heavenly
chorus, with prophets, apostles, and martyrs, and with all
those in every generation who have looked to you in hope, to
proclaim with them your glory, in their unending hymn:
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 Celebrant continues
And so, Father, we who have been redeemed by him, and
made a new people by water and the Spirit, now bring before
you these gifts. Sanctify them by your Holy Spirit to be the
Body and Blood of Jesus Christ our Lord.
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 he was betrayed he took bread, said the
blessing, broke the bread, and gave it to his friends, 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, gave thanks, 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."
Remembering now his work of redemption, and offering to you this
sacrifice of thanksgiving,
We celebrate his death and resurrection,
as we await the day of his coming.

Lord God of our Fathers: God of Abraham, Isaac, and
Jacob; God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ: Open our
eyes to see your hand at work in the world about us. Deliver
us from the presumption of coming to this Table for solace
only, and not for strength; for pardon only, and not for
renewal. Let the grace of this Holy Communion make us one
body, one spirit in Christ, that we may worthily serve the
world in his name.
Risen Lord, be known to us in the breaking of the Bread.
Accept these prayers and praises, Father, through Jesus
Christ our great High Priest, to whom, with you and the
Holy Spirit, your Church gives honor, glory, and worship,
from generation to generation. AMEN.
 
And now, as our Savior As our Savior Christ 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
First Sunday after Christmas
RCL



The Collect
Almighty God, you have given your only-begotten Son to take our nature upon him, and to be born of a pure virgin: Grant that we, who have been born again and made your children by adoption and grace, may daily be renewed by your Holy Spirit; through our Lord Jesus Christ, to whom with you and the same Spirit be honor and glory, now and for ever. Amen.

The First Lesson
Isaiah 9:2-7
The people who walked in darkness
have seen a great light;
those who lived in a land of deep darkness--
on them light has shined.
You have multiplied the nation,
you have increased its joy;
they rejoice before you
as with joy at the harvest,
as people exult when dividing plunder.
For the yoke of their burden,
and the bar across their shoulders,
the rod of their oppressor,
you have broken as on the day of Midian.
For all the boots of the tramping warriors
and all the garments rolled in blood
shall be burned as fuel for the fire.
For a child has been born for us,
a son given to us;
authority rests upon his shoulders;
and he is named
Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
His authority shall grow continually,
and there shall be endless peace
for the throne of David and his kingdom.
He will establish and uphold it
with justice and with righteousness
from this time onward and forevermore.
The zeal of the Lord of hosts will do this.
 
The Response 
Psalm 96
   Cantate Domino
1 Sing to the Lord a new song; *
sing to the Lord, all the whole earth.
2 Sing to the Lord and bless his Name; *
proclaim the good news of his salvation from day to day.
3 Declare his glory among the nations *
and his wonders among all peoples.
4 For great is the Lord and greatly to be praised; *
he is more to be feared than all gods.
5 As for all the gods of the nations, they are but idols; *
but it is the Lord who made the heavens.
6 Oh, the majesty and magnificence of his presence! *
Oh, the power and the splendor of his sanctuary!
7 Ascribe to the Lord, you families of the peoples; *
ascribe to the Lord honor and power.
8 Ascribe to the Lord the honor due his Name; *
bring offerings and come into his courts.
9 Worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness; *
let the whole earth tremble before him.
10 Tell it out among the nations: "The Lord is King! *
he has made the world so firm that it cannot be moved;
he will judge the peoples with equity."
11 Let the heavens rejoice, and let the earth be glad;
let the sea thunder and all that is in it; *
let the field be joyful and all that is therein.
12 Then shall all the trees of the wood shout for joy
before the Lord when he comes, *
when he comes to judge the earth.
13 He will judge the world with righteousness *
and the peoples with his truth.

The Epistle
Titus 2:11-14
For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation to all, training us to renounce impiety and worldly passions, and in the present age to live lives that are self-controlled, upright, and godly, while we wait for the blessed hope and the manifestation of the glory of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ. He it is who gave himself for us that he might redeem us from all iniquity and purify for himself a people of his own who are zealous for good deeds.

The Gospel
Luke 2:1-14(15-20)
In those days a decree went out from Emperor Augustus that all the world should be registered. This was the first registration and was taken while Quirinius was governor of Syria. All went to their own towns to be registered. Joseph also went from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to the city of David called Bethlehem, because he was descended from the house and family of David. He went to be registered with Mary, to whom he was engaged and who was expecting a child. While they were there, the time came for her to deliver her child. And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in bands of cloth, and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn.
In that region there were shepherds living in the fields, keeping watch over their flock by night. Then an angel of the Lord stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, "Do not be afraid; for see-- I am bringing you good news of great joy for all the people: to you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is the Messiah, the Lord. This will be a sign for you: you will find a child wrapped in bands of cloth and lying in a manger." And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host, praising God and saying,
 
"Glory to God in the highest heaven,
and on earth peace among those whom he favors!"
 
[When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, "Let us go now to Bethlehem and see this thing that has taken place, which the Lord has made known to us." So they went with haste and found Mary and Joseph, and the child lying in the manger. When they saw this, they made known what had been told them about this child; and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds told them. But Mary treasured all these words and pondered them in her heart. The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all they had heard and seen, as it had been told them.]
FLOWER CHART - If you would like to request flowers on the altar, please email Sally Lamb at Puck072179@aol.com  If a week you have selected has already been chosen, Sally will contact you so that you can choose another date.  Thank you for your understanding.  Donations to the flower fund are greatly appreciated.  Checks can be made out to Trinity Episcopal church in an envelope marked Flower Fund.
 
PLEDGES - Because there is no weekly collection taken and the pledges are now coming in by mail, deposits are not being made on a weekly basis at this time.  Deposits are being made every 2 to 3 weeks.  Thank you for your patience in receiving notice of the cashed check.

     
Let us continue, this week, to pray for those who have requested our prayers on our prayer list: Myron, Matthew, Kathleen, David, Kay, Brenda, Kendall, Eileen, Eddie, JoAn, Doris, Art, Linda, Joseph, Edwin, Leo, Nick, Kath, 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.
Bible Study will continue each Tuesday evening beginning at 6:30pm .  Please contact Nick Baker and send your email address: nick_baker@att.net If you do not have email please contact Deacon Kris at 508 930 5665 with your phone number... we will be studying Acts ... please join us...
 
Just so you know…….

Due to the Covid-19 emergency we will continue to have our worship services come to you virtually throughout the foreseeable future. We continue to find our way when it comes to providing Sunday worship remotely. Our services can get impacted by wireless signals, reception in our homes, our computers, high volume of Facebook use, and just mysterious things like bandwidth et al. But we won’t quit trying to improve our efforts.
 
If you find it too difficult to log in to view the service or find the interruptions too distracting, you can just watch it later. It will become available for viewing about 30 minutes after the service. Just know, we are so grateful to have you with us in spirit, whether in real time or slightly delayed time  -  John   
Steps to view Worship Service after its completion: Click on video and a small screen will come up. Scroll down screen
and service choices will come up.
  • Click on screen of service you want to watch. In the middle of the screen
click on arrow and service will play.
  • If you want to watch the service via full screen. Go to bottom right of your
screen and you will see a small box next to a speaker image. Click on that
and you can view service via full screen.
 
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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Reverend John Conn
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  • Email:  johnhconn@gmail.com
Deacon Kristine Holmes
  • Phone:  (508) 930-5665
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Diocesan News


Diocesan newsletters can be found here.
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Contact Information

Reverend John Conn
  • Phone:  (617) 549-3119
  • Email:  johnhconn@gmail.com
Deacon Kristine Holmes
  • Phone:  (508) 930-5665
  • Email:  kristineholmes7@msn.com
Parish Administrator - Jim Kelliher
  • Office phone: (508) 697-4311
  • Email:      trinitybwoffice@gmail.com
  • Personal: revjwkelliher@gmail.com
  • Office Hours: Suspended until further notice
 
 


Senior Warden - Jerry Lenihan
  • Phone:  (508) 577-0053
  • Email:  jmlenih@gmail.com
Junior Warden - Judith Gabriel
  • Phone:  (508) 697-7195
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