FR. ANDY'S ANNOUNCEMENTS

News and Notes; Thursday, July 22nd

Today and the Rest of this Week

 

Trinity’s defective Zoom streaming device has been replaced with a new one … we hope the sound quality will be much improved this Sunday.

 

Read Fr Andy’s sermon from this past Sunday; click here.

 

The Union County Interfaith Coalition presents “Celebrating Sacred Stories that Got Us Through the Pandemic Wilderness” tonight, July 22 at 7 PM at the Institute of Music for Children, 780 Salem Avenue, Elizabeth.

 

Outdoor Fellowship Hour Volunteers Needed after 9 AM services during the summer.  If you are willing to help contact Tom Kaercher (tkaercher7@gmail.com) or Susan Olszewski (908-757-9561) or sign up online by following this link.

 

Add and update your prayer requests to the online intercessory prayer list here.  The list is prayed twice a day at Morning and Evening Prayer.

 

Morning Prayer is offered from Monday to Friday at 8:30 AM online.

 

Evening Prayer is offered from Monday to Friday at 5 PM online.

 

Compline is offered every Thursday night at 8 PM online.

 

Drug Addicts Anonymous Open Meeting tonight and every Thursday in Witherington Hall at 8 PM.

 

The Parish Office is open 10 AM to 12:30 PM on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

 

Food is needed to restock the shelves at St Johns.  Click here for items which need to be delivered to Marion Nechuta’s house at 310 W. Clay Avenue in Roselle Park by this Saturday, July 24.

 

Sandwich Sunday is postponed one week to this Sunday, July 25.  Click here for items needed to make sandwiches also due to Marion by this Saturday, July 24.

 

The Interment of Janet Randall is this Saturday, July 24 at 10 AM in Trinity’s memorial garden.

Sunday

 

If you are joining us online this Sunday, please contact Marion Nechuta (908-451-4498) to schedule a Eucharistic Minister to bring Holy Communion to your home immediately after the service.

 

Sign up for the in-person 9 AM Rite II Holy Eucharist this Sunday, July 25: Click here.  The service will be streamed on Trinity's online Zoom platform.

 

Access the Liturgy Bulletins for the 9 AM Eucharist this Sunday here or on our website; www.trinitycranford.org 

 

Do you need a lift to Church, or would you like to offer a lift to Church?  Cheryl Pantina (908-623-7046) is coordinating lifts, please contact her to make arrangements.

 

Please mail Pledges to 205 North Avenue East, Cranford, NJ 07016.  To adjust your pledge, please call Sarah Gregory (908-347-6498).  Thank you for your continued support!

Next Week and Beyond

 

TEDS is hiring preschool teachers, bus aides and a part time bus driver for September 2021.  Please call Nancy Ditzel (908-276-2881) for more information  

 

Alcoholics Anonymous Open Women’s Step Meeting every Friday in Witherington Hall from noon till 1 PM. 

 

Alcoholics Anonymous Open Speaker Meeting every Tuesday in Witherington Hall at 8 PM.

 

Drug Addicts Anonymous Open Meeting every Thursday in Witherington Hall at 8 PM.

 

All singers, readers, and Eucharistic ministers are required to provide proof of vaccination if they intend to remove their mask while fulfilling their ministry.  Please email a copy to the Parish Office by Sunday, August 8.

 

Help set up for the outdoor in-person service on Sunday, August 8, volunteers are asked to arrive at 8 AM and notify Marion Nechuta (trinitycranford@gmail.com or 908-451-4498) of their availability.

 

The Next Northern Convocation Meeting is on Thursday, October 7 at 7 PM online.

 

Scripture Reader’s Workshop for all current and prospective lectors is on Sunday, September 19 after the 10 AM service.

Worship Schedule for the Summer

 

Sunday, July 25 — Ninth Sunday after Pentecost

9 AM in-person Rite II Eucharist, streamed online

 

Sunday, August 1 — Tenth Sunday after Pentecost

9 AM in-person Rite II Eucharist, streamed online

 

Sunday, August 8 — Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost

9 AM in-person outdoor Rite II Eucharist

 

Sunday, August 15 — Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost

9 AM in-person Rite II Eucharist, streamed online

 

Sunday, August 22 — Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost

9 AM in-person Rite II Eucharist, streamed online

 

Sunday, August 29 — Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost

9 AM in-person Rite II Eucharist, streamed online

 

Sunday, September 5 — Fifteenth  Sunday after Pentecost

9 AM in-person Rite II Eucharist, streamed online

 

Sunday, September 12 — Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost (Round Up Sunday)

10 AM in-person outdoor Rite II Eucharist with Picnic after the Service

Spiritual Reflection: Preaching John 6 with St Augustine

This Sunday, and for the next five weeks, the lectionary invites us to take a break from St Mark’s Gospel and focus in on the sixth chapter of St John’s Gospel.  It is a happy coincidence that this text, with its exploration of Christ as the ‘Bread of Life,’ falls within Trinity’s ‘Year of Eucharist.’  Casey Woodruff (chair of the 150th Liturgical Committee) and I will take this opportunity to preach a sermon series entitled Preaching John 6 with St Augustine. 

 

St Augustine, was a theologian, philosopher, and the bishop of Hippo in North Africa during the fifth century.  His writings influenced the development of Western philosophy and shaped much of Western Christianity.  His most important works include The City of God, On Christian Doctrine, and Confessions.  These texts have been available in English translations for many years.  However, the sermons which he preached daily to the congregation he served, have largely remained inaccessible to the English reader.  

 

The recent publication of the Homilies of the Gospel of John now means that we have easy access to these intimate daily sermons in English.  Each week Casey and I will draw Augustine into our sermons as a conversation partner — allowing his ancient homilies to ignite, inspire, and inform our own reflections on the sixth chapter of St John’s Gospel.  John Chapter 6 is an extremely challenging text, and St Augustine is a spiritually and intellectually demanding conversation partner.  Therefore the series comes with a warning label: Not for the faint hearted.   :-)

The Rev. Andrew David Kruger, Rector of the Parish

Trinity Episcopal Church in the Diocese of New Jersey

Personal Cell:  (609) 933-5227 – Email:  fr.andrew.kruger@gmail.com

Pastor’s Sabbath:  Father Andy takes his Sabbath on Mondays

 

Parish Contact Information

205 North Avenue, East, Cranford NJ 07016 – Phone:  908–276–4047

TrinityCranford@gmail.com – TrinityCranford.org

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