Worship

Church Service - in person

Trinity Episcopal Church, Ware MA

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Easter Sunday 

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What to Expect

Dear Members and Friends of Trinity,

Evil is as Evil does. Last week we explored the power of Jesus overcoming the demons and the demonic. This Sunday we discover the spiritual gifts we have which enable us to follow Jesus. The scriptures for this week are:

            I Kings 2:1-2, 6-14          Psalm 77: 1-2, 11-20

            Galatians 5:1,13-25        Luke 9: 51-62

As you prayerfully read and reflect upon these verses, know that your worship experience will be enriched.

Thank You for your faithful financial support of Trinity. Thank you to all prepare for and serve in worship. Your dedication and care is a witness to your faith.

Congratulations and Blessings to Lily Jeffery and Matt Chagnon upon their graduation. We are so proud of these two fine young adults. We have seen them grow and mature into accomplished caring persons. Great job mom and dad and the community of Trinity. We celebrate our young adults.

Our Bishop’s Visit: On Sunday, October 2, Bishop Fisher will be here. We have one adult who wants to be received into the Episcopal Church. If you desire Reception or Confirmation, please let me know we can prepare for this special worship.

Lay Eucharistic Minister: We are blessed with four LEMs who serve one or two Sundays a month. If you are interested in serving during worship, you would be trained and welcomed into the rotation for Sunday serving. Please let me or Suzanne Chagnon know.

Guest Organist: Kell Julliard, our guest organist, will be with us Sunday, July 3. We are preparing for an uplifting worship experience. We are blessed to have both piano on some Sundays and an organist once a month.

     Radical.  We live with the reality that there are some, not all, who want to threaten and eliminate their political opponents. Violence has become an instrument of intimidation and control. We opt for another way of living. Martin Luther King, Jr. said: “Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that; hate cannot drive out hate, only love can do that”.

     Where is the voice of the religious community? Are clergy at risk if they speak or act out against radical ideology or violent action? We remember Dietrich Bonhoeffer in Germany, arrested and executed, who when he realized what was going on said, “talk is not enough, we need a spoke in the wheel”.  We remember the intimidation and murder of Rev. Oscar Romero in El Salvador, while he was celebrating mass. We remember Nazi flags in churches and soldiers standing in the back of the sanctuary, observing the clergy and reporting them, or arresting them, if they spoke against the regime.

    So, we clergy are often conflicted because we want to honor separation of church and state, and do not want to be labeled “political”. Thus, we may not speak or act and our silence is consent. Prayers are invited for all religious leaders who struggle to find a way to be faithful to the Gospel of Jesus and the political context in which we live.

Prayers Ascending, Pastor Randy Wilburn, Bridge Pastor

Prayer for Ukraine: As we witness the horrific events in Ukraine, we turn toward each other and turn to God in prayer. We seek a peaceful resolution to the destruction and death we see. We pray for wisdom of our world leaders. We pray for comfort and relief for so many who have lost loved ones. We pray for those who stand for justice and peace and refuse to give into the threat of extermination. For most of us this is new. Not many of us were alive or remember the 1940’s in Europe, but now we have an idea of what that was like. We pray for an end to war. More than ever, we need to come together and be the Beloved Community God has called us to be. May God lead us into the future and show us how God can make “all things new”. -Prayers Ascending,  Pastor Randy Wilburn, Bridge Pastor

Trinity Episcopal Church welcomes you! When you join us for worship you will be greeted and given a bulletin that will help guide you through the order of the service. Episcopal services are based on The Book of Common Prayer which will be the red book in your pew.

During worship you will be able to follow along from the bulletin with the corresponding page numbers in The Book of Common Prayer. There will be several opportunities where you can enjoy or join in singing hymns. Music and words for the hymns are found in the blue hymnal in the pew.

Episcopal worship is centered around Communion, also known as The Holy Eucharist. All are invited to come forward and receive the bread and wine during communion, or if you would prefer you can come forward to receive a blessing by the priest or simply remain seated.

Services start at 10:00am on Sundays and typically last about one hour.

After service, please join us for downstairs for coffee hour in Morrill Hall. A chairlift is available if needed.

If you would like more information about the Episcopal Church or how to join or get involved please see a church member or send an email to secretary@trinityware.org.

Trinity’s mission is much more than Sunday Services.