Join us for Zoom church coffee hour this coming Sunday from 10:45 – Noon. You are all encouraged to join in when you can and sign out when you wish. The link is:
Please note: below is the link to many of the online worship services in our diocese that we are invited to attend. I hope you find one that fits well for you!
From the Creation Care Committee:
This Sunday during Morning Prayer the Creation Care group is leading a short but important Rogation event. While still at Trinity, Father Gary abbreviated a Rogation service that we didn’t get to celebrate last spring. So here we are this year! After the gospel we’ll exit the church building for a short walk and participate in a Land Acknowledgement, Canticle 12: A Song of Creation, and the doxology. We’ll sing the hymn “We’ll Plow the Fields and Scatter” accompanied by Dorothy. If you’re thinking that’s a Thanksgiving hymn; you’re right! That’s what we’re doing. Giving thanks for the creation. Please join us this Sunday.
Updates from the Vestry Meeting:
Three new Vestry members were welcomed: Kathy Madigan, Dorothy Prouty, and Penny Roberts.
Janean was unanimously voted once again to serve as Treasurer by the new Vestry.
Joan announced that Fr. Beers will be celebrating the Eucharist (wafers only) on Pentecost, Sunday May 23rd. He will also look at his calendar to see if he can come once a month through August.
Trinity Guild is happy to report that the first weekend of the rummage sale was a great success with many happy customers leaving with arms full of great finds!
Please make your friends and neighbors aware that we are still taking donations and that many new items have arrived!
Donations can be made any time this week, (please call Penny, 608-576-5018 if you’d like to drop off prior to Thursday), and encourage everyone to come see what’s new this Thursday 10-5, Friday 10-5, and Saturday ($2.00 Bag Day) 10-noon!!
Acts 1:15-17, 21-26
In those days Peter stood up among the believers (together the crowd numbered about one hundred twenty persons) and said, “Friends, the scripture had to be fulfilled, which the Holy Spirit through David foretold concerning Judas, who became a guide for those who arrested Jesus– for he was numbered among us and was allotted his share in this ministry. So one of the men who have accompanied us during all the time that the Lord Jesus went in and out among us, beginning from the baptism of John until the day when he was taken up from us– one of these must become a witness with us to his resurrection.” So they proposed two, Joseph called Barsabbas, who was also known as Justus, and Matthias. Then they prayed and said, “Lord, you know everyone’s heart. Show us which one of these two you have chosen to take the place in this ministry and apostleship from which Judas turned aside to go to his own place.” And they cast lots for them, and the lot fell on Matthias; and he was added to the eleven apostles.
Psalm 1 Beatus vir qui non abiit
1 Happy are they who have not walked in the counsel of the wicked, *
nor lingered in the way of sinners,
nor sat in the seats of the scornful!
2 Their delight is in the law of the Lord, *
and they meditate on his law day and night.
3 They are like trees planted by streams of water,
bearing fruit in due season, with leaves that do not wither; *
everything they do shall prosper.
4 It is not so with the wicked; *
they are like chaff which the wind blows away.
5 Therefore the wicked shall not stand upright when judgment comes, *
nor the sinner in the council of the righteous.
6 For the Lord knows the way of the righteous, *
but the way of the wicked is doomed.
1 John 5:9-13
If we receive human testimony, the testimony of God is greater; for this is the testimony of God that he has testified to his Son. Those who believe in the Son of God have the testimony in their hearts. Those who do not believe in God have made him a liar by not believing in the testimony that God has given concerning his Son. And this is the testimony: God gave us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life.
I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, so that you may know that you have eternal life.
Looking up to heaven, Jesus prayed, “I have made your name known to those whom you gave me from the world. They were yours, and you gave them to me, and they have kept your word. Now they know that everything you have given me is from you; for the words that you gave to me I have given to them, and they have received them and know in truth that I came from you; and they have believed that you sent me. I am asking on their behalf; I am not asking on behalf of the world, but on behalf of those whom you gave me, because they are yours. All mine are yours, and yours are mine; and I have been glorified in them. And now I am no longer in the world, but they are in the world, and I am coming to you. Holy Father, protect them in your name that you have given me, so that they may be one, as we are one. While I was with them, I protected them in your name that you have given me. I guarded them, and not one of them was lost except the one destined to be lost, so that the scripture might be fulfilled. But now I am coming to you, and I speak these things in the world so that they may have my joy made complete in themselves. I have given them your word, and the world has hated them because they do not belong to the world, just as I do not belong to the world. I am not asking you to take them out of the world, but I ask you to protect them from the evil one. They do not belong to the world, just as I do not belong to the world. Sanctify them in the truth; your word is truth. As you have sent me into the world, so I have sent them into the world. And for their sakes I sanctify myself, so that they also may be sanctified in truth.”