Sunday, February 23, 2020


*   *   *   *   ANNOUNCEMENTS   *   *   *   *

Sunday, February 23, 2020


THE REV. D. SCOTT RUSSELL is officiating this morning.

A WELCOME to all visitors and newcomers.  We're glad you're here, and we hope you'll keep coming back.   Holy Communion is open to all who wish to receive. This is Christ’s altar, and all are welcome at Christ’s feast. We also hope you’ll introduce yourself to the clergy after the service and will sign our guest book.   Welcome!!

SATURDAY NOONDAY PRAYERSEvery Saturday, at 12:00 Noon, followed by a short Bible Study (through the winter months).

VISITORS AND NEWCOMERS:  Please take a few moments to fill out one of the blue cards in the pews and by the guest book in the Narthex, and place the card in the offertory plate.  It’s very important to us that you be included as a parishioner, if you so desire.  

PASTORAL VISITS:  Please contact the church office at 732-591-9210 if you are ill and in need of a pastoral visit.  “We make house calls.


*   *   *   *    UPCOMING EVENTS   *   *   *   *

SHROVE TUESDAY PANCAKE SUPPER:  Tuesday, February 25, 2020, from 5:30 PM until 7:30 PM. Sign up sheet is on the table in the Narthex.

ASH WEDNESDAY:  February 26th. Services at 7:30 AM, 12:00 Noon, and 7:30 PM.  


*   *   *   *   SERVICE TO TRINITY   *   *   *   *

GERTRUDE HAWK CANDY SALES:  The order forms for Gertrude Hawk Candy are on the table in the Narthex. The deadline for placing orders is Sunday, March 8th.

GOODS AND SERVICES AUCTION:  Saturday, May 2, 2020.   You may start bringing new items for the baskets.  There is a sign-up sheet on the table in the Narthex with suggestions.  PLEASE remember to fill out a donation form, including the value of your donation.  

VESTRY POSITION TO BE FILLED:  We still have one opening on the vestry to fill one unexpired three term, which will expire January 2022.  Please give prayerful consideration to serving. 

THE BELL CHOIR NEEDS YOU!  Please consider joining us.  We meet Mondays from 7:30 to 9:00.  Musical knowledge is helpful, but NOT necessary.  Many of our members do not read music.  If you can count, you can play bells.  Most of you enjoy listening to the bells but we need new members to continue.  If you can't commit to the whole year, please consider helping for a few months, i.e. now through the Christmas season or from Christmas to Easter, etc.  Please see Rick or Beth for further information.

“CALLING ALL SINGERS”:  If anyone is interested in joining the choir, please speak to June. WE NEED ALL VOICES!

ALTAR FLOWERS:  The flower envelopes are in the Narthex on the table and in the envelope under the Altar Flower calendar.  Please put your envelope in the offering plate or in the secretary’s mailbox with your dedication (In Memory of or In Thanksgiving for).  The suggested donation is now $30.00.


*   *   *   *   SERVICE TO COMMUNITY   *   *   *   *

NEEDS FOR ST. MARK’S KEANSBURG:  For the next few months we’d like to focus on some specific needs for St. Mark’s. Rather than canned goods, they are in need of such things as toilet paper, napkins, dish soap (not for dish washers, and not huge bottles), sponges, double A batteries and sterno.


*   *   *   PRAYERS AND REMEMBRANCE   *   *   *

The flowers and aumbry candles are given to the Glory of God in thanksgiving and in loving memory of family and friends 



And we ask your prayers throughout the week for the family and friends of this parish family who have requested our prayers:

Jack Anderson, Frank Aniello, Jesse Arlt, Barbara, George Barreiro, Barry, Lois Hunter Bass,  Penny Bermel, Bill Boyd, Melissa Conover, Joan Cornelia, Sally Crochet, Marlene Fehley, Mary Gorman, Grace Grana, Dante Graves, Ruth McDonald Haffield, Dorothy Jackson, The Rev. George M. Jaeger, Alvina Johnson,  the Jones family, Jessica Lanoce, Doris Lavoie, Peggy McDonald Lint, the McMullin family, Stephen Meigh, Anna Marie Melanski, Karen Mengo, Arthur Morrain, Bernard Murray, Neil Murray, Nancy, Renee Orlando, Bob Perry, Jean Pesce, Joseph Porpura, Alma Cardona Quinones, Marty Richeimer, Theo Scafuto, Kathie Sharpe, Dennis Sherwood, Rema Sherwood, Sienna Smith, Carol Speirs, Megan Stahl, Susan Steinhardt, Sue, Terry Suruda

If there is someone you want to add to our list, please contact the office by Tuesday for the following Sunday bulletin. If someone recovers, please call the office so we can remove their name. Thank you.



February 23, 2020

8:00 AM

First & Second Reading & Psalm:  Myrtle Granick


Usher: TBD

Altar Guild:  Gladys Martin

10:00 AM

Chalice/First Reading/Psalm:  Suzanne Reynolds

Second Reading:  Jolynn Kawoczka

Epistle Server/Crucifer:  Eric Lesniak

Gospel Server: Maria Hassanin

Torch:  Katie Perry

Organist:  June Muller

Altar Guild:  Tracey Siegel

Coffee Hour:  Condon/Lesniak

Counters:  Rick Frazier, Bernie Siegel

Ushers/Greeters:  Lisa and Bob Perry



Almighty and ever living God, ruler of all things in heaven and earth, hear our prayers for this parish family. Strengthen the faithful, arouse the careless, and restore the penitent. Grant us all things necessary for our common life, and bring us all to be of one heart and mind within your holy Church; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.






Trinity Episcopal Church, 18 Ryers Lane, Matawan, NJ 07747 / 732-591-9210