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Trinity Episcopal Church
91 Main Street, Bridgewater, MA

News and Updates

Eastertide
May 24, 2020




 
Just so you know…….

Due to the Covid-19 emergency, all of our worship services will continue to come to you virtually through May. 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.
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and you can view service via full screen.
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, graciously hear us.
 
For all who are affected by the Covid-19 virus, through illness or isolation or anxiety, that they may find relief and recovery.
Lord , 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. For all others who are extending and risking themselves to provide needed services to us.
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 the Covid-19 virus, and for all those who are suffering from the loss of their loved one, may they feel God’s 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 or fear about their future.
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 continue to live through these challenging and uncertain days know O’God that we are not a people of fear: we are a people of courage. We are a caring people, a people of compassion and generosity. We commend ourselves and all for whom we pray, to your 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 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
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  
Seventh Sunday of Easter
Year A
RCL

The Collect
O God, the King of glory, you have exalted your only Son Jesus Christ with great triumph to your kingdom in heaven: Do not leave us comfortless, but send us your Holy Spirit to strengthen us, and exalt us to that place where our Savior Christ has gone before; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, in glory everlasting. Amen.
 
The First Lesson
Acts 1:6-14
When the apostles had come together, they asked Jesus, “Lord, is this the time when you will restore the kingdom to Israel?” He replied, “It is not for you to know the times or periods that the Father has set by his own authority. But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” When he had said this, as they were watching, he was lifted up, and a cloud took him out of their sight. While he was going and they were gazing up toward heaven, suddenly two men in white robes stood by them. They said, “Men of Galilee, why do you stand looking up toward heaven? This Jesus, who has been taken up from you into heaven, will come in the same way as you saw him go into heaven.”
 
Then they returned to Jerusalem from the mount called Olivet, which is near Jerusalem, a sabbath day’s journey away. When they had entered the city, they went to the room upstairs where they were staying, Peter, and John, and James, and Andrew, Philip and Thomas, Bartholomew and Matthew, James son of Alphaeus, and Simon the Zealot, and Judas son of James. All these were constantly devoting themselves to prayer, together with certain women, including Mary the mother of Jesus, as well as his brothers.
 
The Response
Psalm 68:1-10, 33-36
Exsurgat Deus
1 Let God arise, and let his enemies be scattered; *
let those who hate him flee before him.
2 Let them vanish like smoke when the wind drives it away; *
as the wax melts at the fire, so let the wicked perish at the presence of God.
3 But let the righteous be glad and rejoice before God; *
let them also be merry and joyful.
4 Sing to God, sing praises to his Name;
exalt him who rides upon the heavens; *
YAHWEH is his Name, rejoice before him!
5 Father of orphans, defender of widows, *
God in his holy habitation!
6 God gives the solitary a home and brings forth prisoners into freedom; *
but the rebels shall live in dry places.
7 O God, when you went forth before your people, *
when you marched through the wilderness,
8 The earth shook, and the skies poured down rain,
at the presence of God, the God of Sinai, *
at the presence of God, the God of Israel.
9 You sent a gracious rain, O God, upon your inheritance; *
you refreshed the land when it was weary.
10 Your people found their home in it; *
in your goodness, O God, you have made provision for the poor.
33 Sing to God, O kingdoms of the earth; *
sing praises to the Lord.
34 He rides in the heavens, the ancient heavens; *
he sends forth his voice, his mighty voice.
35 Ascribe power to God; *
his majesty is over Israel;
his strength is in the skies.
36 How wonderful is God in his holy places! *
the God of Israel giving strength and power to his people!
Blessed be God!
 
The Epistle
1 Peter 4:12-14; 5:6-11
Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal that is taking place among you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you. But rejoice insofar as you are sharing Christ's sufferings, so that you may also be glad and shout for joy when his glory is revealed. If you are reviled for the name of Christ, you are blessed, because the spirit of glory, which is the Spirit of God, is resting on you.
 
Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, so that he may exalt you in due time. Cast all your anxiety on him, because he cares for you. Discipline yourselves, keep alert. Like a roaring lion your adversary the devil prowls around, looking for someone to devour. Resist him, steadfast in your faith, for you know that your brothers and sisters in all the world are undergoing the same kinds of suffering. And after you have suffered for a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, support, strengthen, and establish you. To him be the power forever and ever. Amen.
 
The Gospel
John 17:1-11
Jesus looked up to heaven and said, “Father, the hour has come; glorify your Son so that the Son may glorify you, since you have given him authority over all people, to give eternal life to all whom you have given him. And this is eternal life, that they may know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent. I glorified you on earth by finishing the work that you gave me to do. So now, Father, glorify me in your own presence with the glory that I had in your presence before the world existed.
 
”I have made your name known to those whom you gave me from the world. They were yours, and you gave them to me, and they have kept your word. Now they know that everything you have given me is from you; for the words that you gave to me I have given to them, and they have received them and know in truth that I came from you; and they have believed that you sent me. I am asking on their behalf; I am not asking on behalf of the world, but on behalf of those whom you gave me, because they are yours. All mine are yours, and yours are mine; and I have been glorified in them. And now I am no longer in the world, but they are in the world, and I am coming to you. Holy Father, protect them in your name that you have given me, so that they may be one, as we are one.”
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"Is this the Brady Bunch? No, Trinity parishioners enjoyed our first "Virtual Coffee Hour" this past Sunday!. It was great touching base, while maintaining social distancing. The VIP special guest was non other than Paula Crocker! Thanks to everyone who participated, and we look forward to seeing more faces this coming Sunday."
 

     
Let us continue, this week, to pray for those who have requested our prayers on our prayer list: Myron, Matthew, Kathleen, David, Kay, Brenda, Mario, 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...
 
 
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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Deacon Kristine Holmes
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