The Jingle 7/09/2017



PRELUDE: Voluntary IV (The Post Horn)

John Stanley

PROCESSIONAL HYMN: 48 O Day of Radiant Gladness

Es flog ein kleins Waldvögelein

GRADUAL HYMN: 632 O Christ, the Word Incarnate


OFFERTORY: Organ: Sonata No. 1 in F Minor

Felix Mendelssohn

2. Adagio

COMMUNION: Organ: Picardy

Alex Rowley

Hymn: 324 Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence


RECESSIONAL HYMN: 344 Lord, Dismiss Us With Thy Blessing

Sicilian Mariners

POSTLUDE: Sonata No. 1 in F Minor

Felix Mendelssohn

4. Allegro assai


The Collect

Almighty God, the fountain of all wisdom, you know our necessities before we ask and our ignorance in asking: Have compassion on our weakness, and mercifully give us those things which for our unworthiness we dare not, and for our blindness we cannot ask; through the worthiness of your Son Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

The First Lesson
Genesis 28:10-19a

Jacob left Beer-sheba and went toward Haran. He came to a certain place and stayed there for the night, because the sun had set. Taking one of the stones of the place, he put it under his head and lay down in that place. And he dreamed that there was a ladder set up on the earth, the top of it reaching to heaven; and the angels of God were ascending and descending on it. And the LORD stood beside him and said, "I am the LORD, the God of Abraham your father and the God of Isaac; the land on which you lie I will give to you and to your offspring; and your offspring shall be like the dust of the earth, and you shall spread abroad to the west and to the east and to the north and to the south; and all the families of the earth shall be blessed in you and in your offspring. Know that I am with you and will keep you wherever you go, and will bring you back to this land; for I will not leave you until I have done what I have promised you." Then Jacob woke from his sleep and said, "Surely the LORD is in this place-- and I did not know it!" And he was afraid, and said, "How awesome is this place! This is none other than the house of God, and this is the gate of heaven." So Jacob rose early in the morning, and he took the stone that he had put under his head and set it up for a pillar and poured oil on the top of it. He called that place Bethel.

The Psalm
Psalm 139

   LORD, you have searched me out and known me; *
   you know my sitting down and my rising up;
   you discern my thoughts from afar.
   You trace my journeys and my resting-places *
   and are acquainted with all my ways.
   Indeed, there is not a word on my lips, *
   but you, O LORD, know it altogether.
   You press upon me behind and before *
   and lay your hand upon me.
   Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; *
   it is so high that I cannot attain to it.
   Where can I go then from your Spirit? *
   where can I flee from your presence?
   If I climb up to heaven, you are there; *
   if I make the grave my bed, you are there also.
   If I take the wings of the morning *
   and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea,
   Even there your hand will lead me *
   and your right hand hold me fast.
   If I say, "Surely the darkness will cover me, *
   and the light around me turn to night,"
   Darkness is not dark to you;
   the night is as bright as the day; *
   darkness and light to you are both alike.
   Search me out, O God, and know my heart; *
   try me and know my restless thoughts.
   Look well whether there be any wickedness in me *
   and lead me in the way that is everlasting.

The Second Lesson
Romans 8:12-25

Brothers and sisters, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh-- for if you live according to the flesh, you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live. For all who are led by the Spirit of God are children of God. For you did not receive a spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received a spirit of adoption. When we cry, "Abba! Father!" it is that very Spirit bearing witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, then heirs, heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ-- if, in fact, we suffer with him so that we may also be glorified with him.  I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory about to be revealed to us. For the creation waits with eager longing for the revealing of the children of God; for the creation was subjected to futility, not of its own will but by the will of the one who subjected it, in hope that the creation itself will be set free from its bondage to decay and will obtain the freedom of the glory of the children of God. We know that the whole creation has been groaning in labor pains until now; and not only the creation, but we ourselves, who have the first fruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly while we wait for adoption, the redemption of our bodies. For in hope we were saved. Now hope that is seen is not hope. For who hopes for what is seen? But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait for it with patience.

The Gospel
Matthew 13:24-30,36-43

Jesus put before the crowd another parable: "The kingdom of heaven may be compared to someone who sowed good seed in his field; but while everybody was asleep, an enemy came and sowed weeds among the wheat, and then went away. So when the plants came up and bore grain, then the weeds appeared as well. And the slaves of the householder came and said to him, `Master, did you not sow good seed in your field? Where, then, did these weeds come from?' He answered, `An enemy has done this.' The slaves said to him, `Then do you want us to go and gather them?' But he replied, `No; for in gathering the weeds you would uproot the wheat along with them. Let both of them grow together until the harvest; and at harvest time I will tell the reapers, Collect the weeds first and bind them in bundles to be burned, but gather the wheat into my barn.'" Then he left the crowds and went into the house. And his disciples approached him, saying, "Explain to us the parable of the weeds of the field." He answered, "The one who sows the good seed is the Son of Man; the field is the world, and the good seed are the children of the kingdom; the weeds are the children of the evil one, and the enemy who sowed them is the devil; the harvest is the end of the age, and the reapers are angels. Just as the weeds are collected and burned up with fire, so will it be at the end of the age. The Son of Man will send his angels, and they will collect out of his kingdom all causes of sin and all evildoers, and they will throw them into the furnace of fire, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth. Then the righteous will shine like the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Let anyone with ears listen!"


Today at Trinity

8:00 a.m.Rite One Eucharist, Church / Nave
9:45 a.m.Nursery
10:00 a.m.Summer Church School, Parish Hall
10:00 a.m.Rite Two Eucharist, Church / Nave
1:00 p.m.AA, Parish Hall


This week at Trinity Church

MONDAY 07-24-2017
2:00 p.m.Red Cross Blood Drive, Parish Hall
7:30 p.m.Boy Scouts, Parish Hall

TUESDAY 07-25-2017
8:30 a.m.Morning Prayer, Chapel
6:00 p.m.O.A., Library
7:30 p.m.Boy Scout Venture Crew Meeting, Parish Hall

WEDNESDAY 07-26-2017
8:30 a.m.Morning Prayer, Chapel
10:00 a.m.Healing Eucharist, Chapel
7:00 p.m.NA, Parish Hall

THURSDAY 07-27-2017
8:00 a.m.EfM Mentor Training, Parish Hall
8:30 a.m.Morning Prayer, Chapel
6:30 p.m.Healing Eucharist, Chapel
7:00 p.m.SA, Basement

FRIDAY 07-28-2017
FD on Vacation
8:00 a.m.EfM Mentor Training, Parish Hall

SATURDAY 07-29-2017
FD on Vacation
8:00 a.m.EfM Mentor Training, Parish Hall
5:00 p.m.Come As You Are Eucharist, Chapel
6:30 p.m.AA Meeting, Parish Hall


Thank you one and all Thank you one and all Trinity's VBS 'Rome: Paul & The Underground Church' was made possible by the incredible outpouring of volunteer support. In all, we had more than 65 parishioners (teens and adults) contribute time for set-up & clean-up, designers, directors, actors, artists, teachers, costumes, set design, lighting, food preparation, games, music-making, market-placers, registration, and prayers! We had an amazing week with 54 registrants. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Rev. Mary is away this week from Monday through Friday. In the event of a pastoral emergency, please contact Fr. Dave at the office or by cell.

Blood Drive Sign up Trinity will hold its annual summer Blood Drive on Monday, July 24. Please consider donating blood as the supply in the summer gets desperately low.

EfM Education for Ministry Is a four year learning experience for which one is registered one year at a time. Year 1 is Old Testament, Year 2 is New Testament, Year 3 is Church History and Year 4 is theology. If you are interested in participating and have questions please see Fr. Dave or any EfM participant or Grad.

Do you have unused coffee mugs? We will discontinue the use of disposable cups at hospitality time. Please donate any unused coffee mugs to replace the very old Trinity mugs (to be retired). A return to ceramic mugs will save on the budget and be environmentally friendly.

Grief Support Group meets on Wednesday, July 19 beginning at 6:30 in Mary's office. The group is facilitated by our own Karynjean Dickhoff, Chaplain of Liberty Hospice. It is an open group and all are welcome.

Trinity Women's Retreat All women of the parish are invited to the 13th annual Trinity Women's Retreat, October 13 -15, at St. Marguerite's Retreat House in Mendham, NJ. The Rev. Mary McCullough will be our leader. The theme of the retreat will be "What Happens When Life Throws you a Curve". The cost, including two nights' accommodation and meals, is $170. A deposit of $50 is requested by August 1 to hold your reservation. The remaining balance is due by September 18. You will find more information and a registration form in the retreat brochure found in the narthex. Space is limited - Register soon! Questions, contact Diane Powell at or Lynda Basham at


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