Adult Forum: Kara Slade & Adam Bond

Sunday, September 22
at 9am
in Pierce-Bishop

Join Trinity’s Associate Rector for Operations & Discipleship, the Rev. Canon Dr. Kara Slade, and Communication Coordinator, Adam Bond, for a presentation and discussion of what our communication communicates, both in terms of design language and theology. Get a peak inside the process of planning and creating Trinity’s new visual identity, as well as a richly illustrated presentation of its elements and source material.

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Environmental Shepherds’ Meeting

Sunday, September 22
after 10am Eucharist
in Flemer Library

Trinity Environmental Shepherds invites members of the parish to help us plan how we, as a faith community, can address environmental concerns.

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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…
— Collect for the Conservation of Natural Resources, Book of Common Prayer

First Sunday Breakfast: Cristosal

 

October 6 at 9am in Pierce-Bishop

CRISTOSAL

our Partner in El Salvador

Featuring remarks by

Diane Paulsell

Board of Directors

Join us for breakfast to hear an update from Diane Paulsell on Cristosal, our outreach partner in Central America. El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras are experiencing some of the highest levels of violence in the world, with per capita displacement rates second only to Syria.

Cristosal is using three strategies to respond to this crisis:

  • Protect — Providing emergency protection, humanitarian, psychosocial, and legal assistance to families displaced by violence.

  • Repair — Working through the courts to address the lingering effects of human rights violations that families have endured.

  • Build — Working with communities to build human rights environments in which peacebuilding is possible

Join us to hear about Cristosal’s positive impact in the region.

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You’re Gonna Have to Serve Somebody

Andrey Mironov,  Jesus and the rich young man

Andrey Mironov, Jesus and the rich young man

You may be a business man or some high-degree thief,
They may call you doctor or they may call you chief,

But you’re gonna have to serve somebody, yes you are,
You’re gonna have to serve somebody.
Well, it may be the devil or it may be the Lord,
But you’re gonna have to serve somebody

Bob Dylan penned these words in 1979, and unfortunately they never become obsolete. I am reminded of them once again, as I prepare my sermon for this Sunday on a very difficult text: Luke 16:1-13. There, Jesus says some hard words to all of us who have been entrusted with resources of time, talent, and treasure: 

Whoever is faithful in a very little is faithful also in much; and whoever is dishonest in a very little is dishonest also in much…No slave can serve two masters; for a slave will either hate the one and love the other, or be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and wealth. 

Note what Jesus doesn’t say as well as what he does say. He doesn’t say that it is immoral to have resources. What he does say is that it matters to God what we do with those resources, and what hold we allow them to have on our lives. Are we faithful with them, or are we enslaved by them? Do we serve the Lord with all our hearts and souls, and all that we have? Or do we let the culture around us — or, indeed, the temptations of the devil — whisper in our ears the lie that that our worth is defined by our bank account? Whom do we serve? 

We have so much to celebrate at Trinity Church given our accomplishments and growth as a community over the past year.  In worship and formation, in loving service to our neighbors near and far, and in our common life, we have achieved so much.  We have welcomed many newcomers and built our programming to serve them. We have continued to build on the firm foundation of our life together in Jesus Christ that is not only part of our great history, but also part of our present and our future. 

Soon you will be receiving a pledge card asking you to prayerfully consider how you might contribute your time, talent, and treasure to the life and work of Christ’s Church at Trinity. As I’ve mentioned before, your support of the Church isn’t in the same category as other contributions to causes or institutions you support. Your pledge to the Church is a matter of spiritual discipline, and a mark of your religious commitment to make Jesus Christ the Lord of every aspect of your life — including your financial life. 

This is our time to witness to the Good News of Jesus Christ in Princeton. 

Yours faithfully in Christ,

 

The Rev. Canon Dr. Kara N. Slade
Associate Rector for Operations and Discipleship

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Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost

O God, because without you we are not able to please you, mercifully grant that your Holy Spirit may in all things direct and rule our hearts; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
— Collect
 
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— Readings —


Proper 20, Year C, Track 2

Amos 8:4-7
Psalm 113
1 Timothy 2:1-7
Luke 16:1-13

Courtesy of the Lectionary Page


— Flowers —


The flowers at the altar are
given to the glory of God
and in memory of

Betty Ayers
Hillary Delaney

 
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— Worship Leaders —

8AM

Holy Eucharist, Rite I

Preacher
The Rev. Canon Dr. Kara Slade

Reader & Intercessor
Tracey Knerr

Chalicist
Guy Pierson

Acolyte
Tracey Knerr

Ushers
Trey Delaney
Costa Papastephanou
Dottie Werner

Prayer Partner
Amelia Willson

10AM

Holy Eucharist, Rite II

Preacher
The Rev. Canon Dr. Kara Slade

Reader
Jovi Tenev

Intercessor
Katherine Benjamin

Chalicists
Heidi Currier
Denise Gordon-Miller
Jim Phillips
Becky Reynolds

Acolytes
Zbigniew Zasada
Lucia Huebner       

Crucifer
Aleksandra Zasada

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

Audio
Marc Sibilia

5PM

Compline

Reader
Noreen Duncan

Acolytes
Micah Cronin
Juliet Richardson

Only 2 Weeks ’Til the Trinity Choir Benefit Tea

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This is an event you certainly won't want to miss!
Be sure to get your tickets now! Tickets will be available after each service this Sunday.

Our last Afternoon Tea was completely sold out so reservations are required.

Tickets are $35

Entire tables may be reserved.

For reservations and information please email trinitychurchtea@gmail.com, call (609) 924-4807 and leave a message, or register here anytime.

We look forward to welcoming you

Church School Registration

Dear Parents, 

I can hardly believe how fast the summer has flown by! 

Our Church School Program Year will begin on September 15, 2019, which means that it is time to register your children for Church School again.  Please fill out the attached form to register your child(ren). Almost all fields are required. If you are registering more than one child, you will need to fill out the form more than once. 

Updates and more information will be available on the website, in the ePSITLE, and over email. 

Please keep an eye out for start-of-year notices, as September draws closer! 

As always, if you have any questions for me, please email or call me at 609-924-2277 x 107. 

Blessings and peace to you as you continue to raise your children in the love of God!

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Emily Pruszinski
Director of Family Ministries