This Sunday's Bulletin
Sunday, December 8, 2019

 

*   *   *   *   ANNOUNCEMENTS   *   *   *   *

Sunday, December 8, 2019

 

THE REV. THOMAS CONWAY is officiating this morning. Please be sure to welcome him at the coffee hour.

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!!

CHANGE TO EVENING PRAYEREvening Prayer has been replaced with Noon Day Prayers on Saturdays until April.

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.

 

*   *   *   *   EVENTS   *   *   *   *

COOKIE WALK – Thank you to all who baked and worked to make the day a success.

CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICES:

       4:00 PM (Blessing of the Crèche)

     11:00 PM with the Festival of Carols at 10:30 PM

CHRISTMAS DAY SERVICE - 9:00 AM

EPIPHANY PARTY -   Saturday, January 4, 2020  

 

*   *   *   *   SERVICE TO TRINITY   *   *   *   *

CHRISTMAS FLOWERS:  We are now taking donations for the Christmas poinsettias.  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.  Please return your envelope by next Sunday, December 15th.

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.

LAY MINISTERS’ SCHEDULES:  Printouts of the next rotation, November 2019 through February 2020, are on the table in the narthex.

 

*   *   *   *   SERVICE TO COMMUNITY   *   *   *   *

CPC HOLIDAY GIFT PROGRAM:  Gifts are due back to Lisa Aston by December. 15th.

There is a bulletin board in the Narthex showing all the Outreach programs Trinity participates in.  There is also a notebook with the specifics of every program. Feel free to talk to Magdalena, Lisa, Penny or Maria about any of these.

 

*   *   *   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

 

PRAYER LIST

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, Barry, Lois Hunter Bass,  Penny Bermel, Bill Boyd, Melissa Conover, Joan Cornelia, Sally Crochet, Bill England, Marlene Fehley, Mary Gorman, Grace Grana, Jean Hanners, Ruth McDonald Haffield, Dorothy Jackson, The Rev. George M. Jaeger, Sullivan Jones, Julie & family, Jessica Lanoce, Doris Lavoie, Peggy McDonald Lint, the McMullin family, Barbara Meigh, Stephen Meigh, Karen Mengo, Arthur Morrain, Bernard Murray, Neil Murray, Nancy, Renee Orlando, Bob Perry, Jean Pesce, Joseph Porpura, Alma Cardona Quinones, Cindy Sauer, Theo Scafuto, George & Joanie Scott, Kathie Sharpe, Dennis Sherwood, Rema Sherwood, 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. 

 

LAY MINISTERS IN TODAY’S LITURGIES

December 8, 2019

 

8:00 AM

First & Second Reading & Psalm:  Pam Gunter

Chalice:  Pam Gunter

Usher: Alvina Johnson

Altar Guild:  Kathy Lesniak

10:00 AM

Chalice/First Reading/Psalm: Ellen Burgos

Second Reading:  Jolynn Kawoczka

Epistle Server/Crucifer:  Eric Lesniak

Gospel Server: Matthew Reigelsperger

Torch:  TBD

Organist:  June Muller

Altar Guild:  Maria Hassanin, Gail Madden

Coffee Hour:  Penny Bermel, Sue Stitzel

Counters:  Eric Lesniak, Marty Richeimer

Ushers/Greeters:  Alecia Fehley, Marion Karcanes

 

A PRAYER FOR TRINITY

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