Second Sunday after Epiphany

Almighty God, whose Son our Savior Jesus Christ is the light of the world: Grant that your people, illumined by your Word and Sacraments, may shine with the radiance of Christ’s glory, that he may be known, worshipped, and obeyed to the ends of the earth; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who with you and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
— Collect for the Second Sunday after Epiphany
 
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Worship Leaders

 

8am Rite I

Homilist
Keri Day

Reader & Intercessor
Gregg Hutchison

Chalicist
Guy Pierson

Acolyte
Amelia Willson

Ushers
Trey Delaney
Costa Papastephanou
Dottie Werner

Prayer Partner
Shirley Pietrucha

10am Rite II

Homilist
Keri Day

Reader
Nancy Hearne

Intercessor
Tom True

Chalicists
Heidi Currier
Brian Duane
Grant Fraser
Linda Twining

Acolytes
Elise
Joshua

Crucifer
Aleksandra Zasada

Ushers
Ken Bitter
Jim Collins
Alison Roth
Jovi Tenev
Robert von Zumbusch

Audio
Marc Sibilia

Prayer Partner
Becky Reynolds

5pm Evensong

Reader
Julie Denny

Acolyte
Lily Leonard

Environmental Shepherds Meeting

Sunday, January 27 after the 10am Eucharist in the Library

Join us to provide input on our mission and priorities; and to help set the agenda going forward. Contact Lucia Stout for more information at luciamstout@gmail.com.

Lord God of the Universe, in giving us dominion over things on Earth, you made us fellow workers in your creation: Give us wisdom and reverence so to use the resources of nature, that no one may suffer from our abuse of them, and that generations yet to come may continue to praise you for your bounty…
— Book of Common Prayer, Collect 41 For the Conservation of Natural Resources
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Confirmation Schedule

Bishop Stokes will be at Trinity on Sunday, March 24 at 5pm for confirmation.

Adults and parents of young people grades 5 and up who would like to be confirmed, received into the Episcopal Church, or make a reaffirmation of faith should contact the Rev. Dr. Kara Slade at sladek@trinityprinceton.org.

There will be an initial meeting for confirmands and parents on Sunday, February 3 at 3 PM in Pierce-Bishop Hall. Confirmation classes will not interfere with Sunday afternoon choir rehearsals.

The Dream Will Come True!

Dear Friends,

This weekend we, as a nation, will commemorate the life and prophetic leadership of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  This year marks the 55th anniversary of the passing of the Civil Rights Act outlawing discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin and prohibiting unequal application of voter registration requirements, racial segregation in schools, employment, and public accommodations.  We have indeed made great strides  — of course, I say that as a tall white man with all of the social advantages that come with that reality, but perhaps we have not come as far as we might have thought.  

Over the course of the past few years, it seems as if the poison of racism and prejudice is once again being spewed upon our society in a very real, visible, and public way.  This is troubling and tragic.  Even in our own home town of Princeton, police and local authorities were put on full alert because of a planned march by a white supremacist group, the New Jersey European Heritage Associatio; which the NJEHA now claims was a hoax to “punk” us. 

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We, as followers of Jesus Christ, cannot stand idly by doing nothing in the presence of the evil of hate. We are called to be people who unite, love, embrace, and welcome.  

This weekend, as we give thanks for the transformative life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., we must remind ourselves that the work is not done, not by a long shot.  We must keep the dream alive! The day when we will not be judged by the color of our skin, but by the content of our character. Someday, one day — the dream will come true! 

Peace,

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The Rev. Paul Jeanes III
Rector

Godly Play for All Ages

January 13, 2019 at 9am in Pierce Hall
Family Eucharist to follow at 10pm

In place of both church school and adult forum, we will be offering a Godly Play lesson for all ages in Pierce Hall. Presenting the lesson on the Magi for Epiphany, we invite everyone who is able to attend to come experience Godly Play firsthand! 

Children who would normally attend church school should come to Pierce Hall instead.
Parents are welcome.
Grandparents are welcome.
Non-parents are welcome.
Everyone is welcome!

Godly Play

Dear Friends,

One of the most sacred tasks we have as a community of faith is to raise up our children in the knowledge and love of the Lord.  We are to teach them the faith.  We are to share with them the blessed and holy stories of Scripture.  As the book of Proverbs teaches us, “Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it.” (Proverbs 22:6, NIV) Also, in the book of Deuteronomy is it written, “Fix these words of mine in your hearts and minds; tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. Teach them to your children, talking about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates, so that your days and the days of your children may be many in the land the Lord swore to give your ancestors, as many as the days that the heavens are above the earth.” (Deuteronomy 11:18-21, NIV)  Giving our children the spiritual tools and resources needed to navigate the world is essential!  

Let’s face it, the reality is that we spend a great deal of time, money, energy, and effort preparing our children to be competitive in their sport of choice.  We give them every resource and opportunity available to ensure that they excel academically. Yet, we fall woefully short in providing for them the very resource that will sustain them on the journey of life. That being a solid foundation of faith with the tools of prayer, love of worship and music, knowledge of Holy Scripture and a heart for service. 

I strongly encourage you to join our Church School leaders and children this Sunday morning during Church School time in Pierce-Bishop Hall as we join together to learn our sacred stories.  Come and experience Godly Playcome and see how our children are learning the faith.  Come and join us in this holy time, as we, together both young and old alike, hear and share the sacred stories of our faith.

See you Sunday!

In Christ,

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The Rev. Paul Jeanes III
Rector