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Welcome to Trinity Episcopal Church, NJ!

September 25, 2016: The Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Celebrant and Homilist: The Rev. Stephanie Shockley

Deacon: Clive Oscar Sang

Organist: Mr. Anthony J. Rafaniello

  • Prelude: “Prelude in E-flat” – Henry Smart
  • Choir Anthem: “Stand Up and Bless the Lord” – W. Glen Darst
  • Postlude: “Recessional” – Henry Kihlken

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Notes on Today’s Readings

We invite you to be a part of our celebration of Jesus Christ dying and rising in the midst of His people. In the gospel reading today, we hear his parable of Dives and Lazarus with its warning that failure to respond to the gospel in ministry to others can result in losing our place in his Kingdom. Christian living includes care for the poor, the sick and the helpless, actions fully as holy as worship and prayer.

In today’s reading from Jeremiah, Judah has reached the time of its destruction. Jeremiah is told to perform an action that reveals a seed of hope. He is to buy land and have deeds saved and preserved by his assistant, Baruch. This is a sign that even though Judah will destroyed as a nation, the time will come when it will be revived and people will return to possess the land.

Again, today, we read from the first epistle of Timothy. This book of practical advice for Christian living urges that the Christian man or woman remain faithful to Christ’s commandments. Furthermore, the rich within the Christian community are to practice generosity, lest their riches become a barrier to the new life in Christ, which God has given us.

When we celebrate the Eucharist, we gather as one people regardless of our material or social standing. As disciples we respond to God’s love in worship and are sent forth to embody that love of God in concrete acts of care for the poor and helpless.

The Worship Service

10 AM: Rite Two


Prelude see above
Processional Hymn H # 574
Acclamation BCP 355
Collect for Purity BCP 355
Gloria S # 280
Collect of the Day BCP 234
The Lesson Jeremiah 32: 1-3a, 6-15
Psalm 91: 1-6, 14-16
The Epistle 1 Timothy 6: 6-19
Sequence Hymn H # 583
The Gospel Luke 16: 19-31
Sermon Mother Stephanie+
Nicene Creed BCP 358
Prayers of the People Form III
Confession BCP 360
Absolution BCP 360
The Peace BCP 360


Choir Anthem see above
Offertory Hymn H # 705
Eucharistic Prayer C BCP 369
Sanctus S # 129
The Lord’s Prayer BCP 364
Agnus Dei S # 163
The Invitation BCP 364
Communion Hymns L # 151, H 701
Post Communion Prayer BCP 365
Recessional Hymn H # 625
Postlude see above