News and Notes; Wednesday, Nov 13th

Read Fr Andy’s homily on the resurrection of the body from this past Sunday. Click here.


Daily Offices of Morning & Evening Prayer from Tuesday to Friday at 8:30 AM and 5 PM in Witherington Chapel.


Trinity Parish Office Hours are Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday between the hours of 2:30 PM and 5 PM.


Trinity Choir rehearses every Wednesday from 7 PM to 8:15 PM in the Church.


Women’s Bible Study is every Thursday, at 10 AM in Witherington Conference Room.


“Call-in Compline” every Thursday at 8 PM. Dial 1-712-770-5505; at the prompt enter access code 344-506 and press #.


Centering Prayer Group meets every Saturday from 9:30 AM till 10:30 AM in Witherington Chapel.


Lectionary Readings for this Sunday, The Twenty-Third Sunday after Pentecost, may be accessed here.


Sandwich Sunday is this Sunday, November 17. Please consider helping to make sandwiches and/or distribute them at St John’s.


Contribute to Thanksgiving Baskets for Cranford Family Care, sign up sheets are in Sherlock Hall.


Operation Warm Heart training is scheduled for Saturday, November 23 from 9 AM to 11 AM in Elizabeth.  Please contact Marion Nechuta if you feel called to participate. 


“Feasting on the Gospel” according to St Matthew will take place on Saturday, November 23 from 11:30 AM till 2 PM in Witherington Hall.  Please sign up for catering purposes.


The Marriage of Doreen Stromko with Rob Taylor is on Saturday, November 30 at 3 PM.


“Breakfast with Santa,” our annual parish fundraiser is Saturday, December 7 from 8:30 AM till noon. 


Diocese of NJ’s Annual Cathedral Day with choral concert is on Saturday, December 7, from 3 to 5:30 PM at Trinity Cathedral in Trenton.


Confirmation class meets again on Sunday, December 8 from 5 PM till 7 PM.


The  Annual Diocesan Youth Lock-In is on Friday, December 13 to Saturday, December 14 at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in Trenton.


Help with the ECW Christmas gift wrapping fundraiser, the details and sign up sheet are available during fellowship hour on Sundays.

Bible Sunday

Spiritual Reflection:  An Ambitious Liturgical Music Project 

In the Anglican Church of Southern Africa Bible Sunday is typically kept in late October.  On that Sunday the collect appointed for the day is:


Blessed Lord, you caused all holy Scriptures to be written for our learning: 

teach us so to hear them, read, mark, learn, and inwardly digest them, 

that strengthened by your holy word we may embrace the hope of everlasting life; 

through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, 

one God, now and for ever.  Amen.


I’m sure you will recognize that prayer as being very similar to the collect for Proper 28 — used on the Sunday closest to November 16 — according to the Episcopal Book of Common Prayer.  This collect was composed for the 1549 Book of Common Prayer and is based on Romans 15:4.


The word “all” in the ascription is a not-so-subtle rebuke of the pre-reformation failure to read long and continuous passages of scripture in worship services.  The 1549 Prayer Book provided an orderly arrangement for reading almost the whole Bible within the course of each year in the daily office.  Archbishop Thomas Cranmer, one of the chief architects of the first Anglican Prayer Book, referred to the scriptures as the ‘fat pastures’ of the soul.  


This Sunday as we gather to celebrate Bible Sunday, we have the opportunity give thanks for the scriptures, pray for those who translate the text, and support Bible distribution efforts.


The Revd Andy Kruger


Priest in Charge

Trinity Episcopal Church, Cranford

Diocese of New Jersey


Trinity Church 150th Anniversary

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Honoring our Past — Living our Baptism Today — Serving Future Generations


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