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Welcome to Trinity Episcopal Church, NJ!

January 8, 2017: First Sunday after the Epiphany: The Baptism of Our Lord Jesus Christ

Celebrant: The Rev. Stephanie Shockley
Deacon and Homilist: Clive Oscar Sang
Verger: Anthony Francis Vitale
Organist: Anthony J. Rafaniello

  • “Prelude on Dix” – Wayne Wold
  • Postlude: Rigaudon – André Campra

Audio Files

The Cranford Ecumenical Clergy Council hosts the annual MLK Service at the First Baptist Church in Cranford, on Thursday January 12 at 7 PM.
Parents please note on your calendars that Sunday School on January 22 will be at 9 AM because of the annual meeting.
Parish Outreach
The Outreach Committee would like to thank the congregation for their support of the Military Project and Thanksgiving Baskets Project. The US Military wants us to know that our donations are greatly appreciated. Also, we delivered four baskets of food to Cranford Family Care, an organization that helps out families in Cranford; they are grateful for our donations and want to extend their thanks. Finally, we want to thank the congregation and TEDS for their support of our Jewelry Sale during Breakfast with Santa. The money collected goes to our support of the Cameroon Orphans, Daniela and Musaga.
Outreach would like to thank the congregation for their generous contributions to the Animal Project for Episcopal Relief and Development. The goal was enough money for two goats and one pig; the result went beyond that and raised enough money for a farm. The collection result was $470; Outreach will match this for a total of $940.00. Besides the two goats and one pig, the parish will are sponsoring one cow for $630 and 2 shares of flocks of chicken for $50.

At the Annual Meeting, January 22, the committee will sell bread for “Loaves of Love” – this program helps children with AIDS and HIV. Money collected will go to the AIDS Resource Foundation for Children.

The Annual Meeting will have a luncheon hosted by the Outreach Committee and Child Care in Witherington Hall. We ask that you please come to the Annual Meeting to hear what is going on in the church and enjoy some fellowship.

There is an Outreach Meeting today after the 10 AM service.

Sandwich Sunday is next Sunday, January 15, sign up today in Sherlock Hall.

Please check out the bulletin board in Sherlock Hall. The church has been recognized by the Seamen’s Institute for the year 2015 for contributions Trinity has made in the past. The bulletin board is one way to keep informed.
ECW Scholarship Fund

Special thanks to Lynn Kiamie-Bianchini, Carol Willix, Jane Michael, Joan Cornell, Nancy Noonan, Holly Ives, and Linda Kurdilla who gift-wrapped at the Barnes & Noble in Menlo Park Mall on December 17 and 24. A total of $355 was collected in donations which will be added to the ECW Scholarship Fund.

Trinity Prayer Line

Deacon Clive has arranged a prayer gathering that takes place via telephone conference on Wednesday evenings at 7:45 PM and lasts approximately 15 minutes. Bring your cares, concerns, and special intentions. To join in, all you have to do is dial the following number and enter the access code listed. The phone number is 641-715-3580 and the access code is 344-506#.

The Worship Service

10 AM: Rite Two


Prelude see above
Processional Hymn H # 119
Acclamation BCP 355
Collect for Purity BCP 355
Gloria S # 278
Collect of the Day BCP 214
The Lesson Isaiah 42: 1-9
Psalm 29
The Epistle Acts 10: 34-43
Sequence Hymn H # 76
The Gospel Matthew 3: 13-17
Sermon Deacon Clive
Nicene Creed BCP 358
Prayers of the People Form II
Confession BCP 360
Absolution BCP 360
The Peace BCP 360


Choir Anthem see above
Offertory Hymn H # 448
Eucharistic Prayer A BCP 361
Sanctus S # 128
The Lord’s Prayer BCP 364
Agnus Dei S # 165
The Invitation BCP 364
Communion Hymns H # 335,
Post Communion Prayer BCP 339
Recessional Hymn H # 296
Postlude see above