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The Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany January 29, 2017 Good morning! We’re so glad you’re here! If you are new to this faith community or visiting, we’d like to share information with you about worship and ministries at Trinity. Please let an usher know you’d like a Welcome Booklet and also fill out an information card so we can get to know you! ~~ Children are always welcome in church ~~ The Sunday Papers coloring pages and activity bags are available at the back of the sanctuary so children can sit with their parents during the church service. The nursery is open and available for parents who would appreciate this offering. It is located in the west wing of this building, up the stairs outside the west sanctuary door. Older children are invited to Children’s Chapel (September to mid-June) during the first part of the service, returning for the Eucharist. Parents, grandparents, and guardians are welcome to join their children in the Nursery or Children's Chapel to observe and enjoy these activities.

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  • ╬ The Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany ╬ January 29, 2017

    Good morning! We’re so glad you’re here!

    If you are new to this faith community or visiting, we’d like to share information with you about worship and ministries at Trinity. Please let an usher know you’d like a Welcome Booklet and also fill out an information card so we can get to know you!

    ~~ Children are always welcome in church ~~

    The Sunday Papers coloring pages and activity bags are available at the back of the sanctuary so children can sit with their parents during the church service. The nursery is open and available for parents who would appreciate this offering. It is located in the west wing of this building, up the stairs outside the west sanctuary door. Older children are invited to Children’s Chapel (September to mid-June) during the first part of the service, returning for the Eucharist.

    Parents, grandparents, and guardians are welcome to join their children in the Nursery or

    Children's Chapel to observe and enjoy these activities.

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    The following pages of this bulletin provide information about our services this morning, including the text of our assigned readings and the music (at our 10:15 service), as well as news about upcoming events. Please take this bulletin with you to refer to in the coming days.

    The small candle on the altar is a Candle for Peace. A practice begun in Russia, peace candles are being passed from church to church around the world. (Ours is from St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in The Dalles, Oregon.) The candles and the story of the peace candle are available at the back of the church.

    We hope guests and visitors will take a peace candle to their home church.

    Trinity Episcopal Church | 541-382-5542 | www.trinitybend.org Mailing address: 469 NW Wall St, Bend OR 97703

    Bishop: The Rt. Rev. Patrick Bell

    Rector: The Rev. Jedediah Holdorph

    Assisting: The Rev. Canon Marianne Wells Borg The Rev. Jeffrey Bullock The Rev. Celine Burke The Rev. John Collins

    Deacon: The Rev. Gaye Lawson

    Director of

    Music: Susan Evans

    Parish Admin: Jan Stalker

    Sexton: Mark Schlerf

    Vestry

    Sr. Warden: Joan Wellman

    Jr. Warden: Karen Hauswald

    Vestry: Jim Allen, David Carroll, John Lawson, Julie Lear, Wynne Osborne, Bill Silliman, Bill Swarts, Arlene Ullman, Donna Young

    Vestry Clerk: Judy Warren

    Treasurer: Bill Brisson

    Pledge Secy: Joan Wellman

    The Altar Flowers are given this morning to the glory of God.

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    THE FOURTH SUNDAY AFTER THE EPIPHANY January 29, 2017

    Holy Eucharist, Rite II – 8:00 AM

    THE LITURGY OF THE WORD

    The Opening Acclamation BCP, p. 355

    The Collect for Purity BCP, p 355

    Gloria BCP, p. 356

    The Collect of the Day and Lessons (see pages 6-8):

    Micah 6:1-8 Psalm 15 1 Corinthians 1:18-31 Matthew 5:1-12

    Sermon – The Rev. Jed Holdorph

    The Nicene Creed BCP, p. 358

    The Prayers of the People, Form II BCP, p. 385

    Confession and Absolution BCP, p. 360

    Birthday/Anniversary Blessings (see page 10)

    THE LITURGY OF THE TABLE

    Offertory

    While the table is prepared, ushers receive offerings of money or other gifts and then present these offerings to the celebrant. As the offerings are brought forward, the Celebrant says

    All things come of thee, O Lord; People And of thine own have we given thee.

    The Great Thanksgiving: Eucharistic Prayer B BCP, p. 367

    Post-Communion Prayer BCP, p. 366

    Blessing and Dismissal BCP, p. 366

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    THE SECOND SUNDAY AFTER THE EPIPHANY January 15, 2017

    Holy Eucharist, Rite II – 10:15 AM

    It is customary for the congregation to prepare for the service in quiet and prayer.

    The full text of the service is provided in the blue Book of Common Prayer. Hymns and other sung parts of the service are printed in the red Hymnals.

    TTTTHE HE HE HE LLLLITURGY OF THE ITURGY OF THE ITURGY OF THE ITURGY OF THE WWWWORDORDORDORD

    Prelude

    Processional Hymn “Hail to the Lord’s Anointed” Hymnal 616

    The Nursery offers care for young ones at both services.

    “Children’s Chapel” is provided most Sunday during the 10:15.

    Opening Acclamation

    The people standing (as they are able), the Celebrant says

    Blessed be God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. People And blessed be God’s kingdom, now and for ever. Amen.

    The Celebrant continues, saying

    Almighty God, to you all hearts are open, all desires known, and from you no secrets are hid: Cleanse the thoughts of our hearts by the inspiration of your Holy Spirit, that we may perfectly love you, and worthily magnify your holy Name; through Christ our Lord. Amen.

    Song of Praise/Gloria in excelsis

    The Gloria or some other song of praise is sung at the 10:15 service (as printed on following page):

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    The Collect of the Day

    The Celebrant bids the assigned collect, saying these or some other words of introduction

    The Lord be with you. People And also with you. Priest Let us pray.

    Almighty and everlasting God, you govern all things both in heaven and on earth: Mercifully hear the supplications of your people, and in our time grant us your peace; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

    First Reading – Micah 6:1-8

    A lector reads the first reading from Scripture, first saying

    A Reading from the Book of Micah.

    Hear what the LORD says: Rise, plead your case before the mountains, and let the hills hear your voice.

    Hear, you mountains, the controversy of the LORD, and you enduring foundations of the earth;

    for the LORD has a controversy with his people, and he will contend with Israel.

    “O my people, what have I done to you?

    In what have I wearied you? Answer me! For I brought you up from the land of Egypt,

    and redeemed you from the house of slavery; and I sent before you Moses,

    Aaron, and Miriam. O my people, remember now what King Balak of Moab devised,

    what Balaam son of Beor answered him, and what happened from Shittim to Gilgal,

    that you may know the saving acts of the LORD.” “With what shall I come before the LORD,

    and bow myself before God on high? Shall I come before him with burnt-offerings,

    with calves a year old?

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    Will the LORD be pleased with thousands of rams, with tens of thousands of rivers of oil?

    Shall I give my firstborn for my transgression, the fruit of my body for the sin of my soul?”

    He has told you, O mortal, what is good;

    and what does the LORD require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness,

    and to walk humbly with your God?

    At the conclusion of the reading, the lector says

    Hear what the Spirit is saying to God’s people. People Thanks be to God.

    The Psalm – Psalm 15

    A reader leads the congregation in saying the Psalm at the 8 AM service.

    At the later service, the choir sings the antiphon once, then the congregation sings the antiphon with the choir. The Cantor sings the verses, with the congregation joining in singing the antiphon as indicated below.

    1 LORD, who may dwell in your tabernacle? * who may abide upon your holy hill?

    2 Whoever leads a blameless life and does what is right, * who speaks the truth from his heart.

    Antiphon

    3 There is no guile upon his tongue; he does no evil to his friend; * he does not heap contempt upon his neighbor.

    4 In his sight the wicked is rejected, * but he honors those who fear the LORD.

    Antiphon

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    5 He has sworn to do no wrong * and does not take back his word.

    6 He does not give his money in hope of gain, * nor does he take a bribe against the innocent.

    7 Whoever does these things * shall never be overthrown.

    Antiphon

    Second Reading – 1 Corinthians 1:18-31

    A lector reads the second reading from Scripture, first saying

    A Reading from the First letter of Paul to the Corinthians.

    The message about the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. For it is written,

    “I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and the discernment of the discerning I will thwart.”

    Where is the one who is wise? Where is the scribe? Where is the debater of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world? For since, in the wisdom of God, the world did not know God through wisdom, God decided, through the foolishness of our proclamation, to save those who believe. For Jews demand signs and Greeks desire wisdom, but we proclaim Christ crucified, a stumbling block to Jews and foolishness to Gentiles, but to those who are the called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God. For God's foolishness is wiser than human wisdom, and God's weakness is stronger than human strength.

    Consider your own call, brothers and sisters: not many of you were wise by human standards, not many were powerful, not many were of noble birth. But God chose what is foolish in the world to shame the wise; God chose what is weak in the world to shame the strong; God chose what is low and despised in the world, things that are not, to reduce to nothing things that are, so that no one might boast in the presence of God.

    He is the source of your life in Christ Jesus, who became for us wisdom from God, and righteousness and sanctification and redemption, in order that, as it is written, “Let the one who boasts, boast in the Lord.”

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    At the conclusion of the reading, the lector says

    Hear what the Spirit is saying to God’s people. People Thanks be to God.

    Gospel Hymn (10:15 only) “Blest are the pure in heart” Hymnal 656

    Gospel – Matthew 5:1-12

    Deacon The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Matthew. People Glory to you, Lord Christ.

    When Jesus saw the crowds, he went up the mountain; and after he sat down, his disciples came to him. Then he began to speak, and taught them, saying:

    “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

    “Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.

    “Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.

    “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.

    “Blessed are the merciful, for they will receive mercy.

    “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.

    “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.

    “Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

    “Blessed are you when people revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account. Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you."

    Deacon The Gospel of the Lord. People Praise to you, Lord Christ.

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    Sermon – The Rev. Jedediah Holdorph

    A period of silence will be observed for reflection after the sermon.

    The Nicene Creed BCP, p. 358

    The Prayers of the People, Form II BCP, p. 385

    The Confession and Absolution BCP, p. 360

    The Exchange of the Peace

    As able, all stand and prepare to greet one another in the Lord’s name, the Celebrant first saying

    The peace of the Lord be always with you. People And also with you.

    Please greet those sitting beside and in the rows in front of and/or behind you.

    Birthday/Anniversary Blessings (along with other special prayers/announcements)

    Those with birthdays and/or anniversaries to celebrate are invited to come forward to receive a blessing. The People and Celebrant say the appropriate prayer together.

    For birthdays:

    Watch over your children (child), O Lord, as their days increase; bless and guide them wherever they may be. Strengthen them when they stand; comfort them when discouraged or sorrowful; raise them up if they fall; and in their hearts may your peace which passes understanding abide all the days of their lives (life), through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

    For anniversaries:

    O gracious and everliving God, look mercifully on your servants. Grant them your blessing, and assist them with your grace, that with true fidelity and steadfast love they may honor and keep their promises and vows; through Jesus Christ our Savior, who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

    If other members of the congregation wish, they may ask for additional prayers and blessings.

    A small “treasure chest” is placed on the chancel rail near the flowers. As members come forward for blessing, they may choose to place a thank offering in the chest. These gifts will be used to support outreach efforts for others in our community.

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    TTTTHE HE HE HE LLLLITURGY OF THE ITURGY OF THE ITURGY OF THE ITURGY OF THE TTTTABLEABLEABLEABLE

    Offertory Music Winds through the olive trees Franklin Ashdown

    Representatives of the congregation bring the people’s offerings of bread and wine to the deacon.

    While the table is prepared, ushers will receive offerings as music is sung.

    The ushers present offerings of money or other gifts and then present these offerings to the celebrant. As these offerings are presented at the 10:15 service, the People sing the following, using the tune of Hymn 380.

    Be present at our table, Lord: Be here and everywhere adored; These creatures bless; and grant that we may feast in fellowship with thee. Amen.

    The Great Thanksgiving, Eucharistic Prayer B BCP, p. 367

    The text of the prayer and responses is provided in the blue Book of Common Prayer, continuing on page 367.

    The setting for the Sanctus (“Holy, holy, holy Lord …”) is sung as below.

    The service continues on page 368.

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    The Breaking of the Bread and Sharing of Communion

    The Celebrant breaks the consecrated Bread and a period of silence is kept.

    Then may be sung or said

    Alleluia. Christ, our Passover is sacrificed for us. People Therefore, let us keep the feast. Alleluia.

    Facing the people, the Celebrant says the following or some similar words of invitation

    The Gifts of God for the People of God.

    and may add Take them in remembrance that Christ died for you, and feed on him in your hearts by faith, with thanksgiving.

    All who seek God and a deeper life in Christ are welcome to receive Holy Eucharist. The ushers will direct parishioners forward at the appropriate time.

    If you would prefer a blessing, simply cross your arms on your chest. Receiving either the bread or the wine by itself constitutes full reception of the Holy Sacrament.

    Gluten-free wafers are available. Please notify the clergy at the altar rail if this is needed.

    Communion Music

    The choir and/or instrumentalists typically share music while the people receive communion.

    This morning, the choir invites members of the congregation to join in singing two hymns:

    “Remember your servants, Lord” Hymnal 560 “What does the Lord require” Hymnal 605

    Prayer Station

    A prayer station is available while communion is being shared. If you would appreciate personal prayer, please step to the station beside the steps and a member of the Prayer Ministry Team will offer prayerful support for healing (and for sharing of any other concerns or thanksgivings).

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    Prayer after Communion BCP, p. 366

    The Celebrant and People say a prayer in unison, the Celebrant first saying, “Let us pray.”

    Commissioning of Eucharistic Visitor(s) – all stand

    If communion is being taken out, the Celebrant commissions the Minister(s), saying

    In the name of this congregation, I send you forth bearing these holy gifts (for N.N.), that those to whom you go may share with us in the communion of Christ’s body and blood.

    People We who are many are one body, because we share one bread, one cup.

    The Blessing of God’s People

    The bishop when present, or the Priest, may bless the people.

    Now go forth into the world in peace: Be strong and of good courage; Hold fast to that which is good; Render to no one evil for evil; Love the Lord your God; Love your neighbor; And love yourself.

    And the blessing of God Almighty, the Creator, Redeemer, and Giver of Life, be on you, and remain with you, in this world in which we live this day and forevermore.

    People Amen.

    -- adapted from form used by Presiding Bishop Michael Curry

    Recessional Hymn “Tell out, my soul, the greatness of the Lord” Hymnal 437

    The Dismissal

    The Deacon, or Celebrant, dismisses the people with these or similar words

    Let us go forth in the name of Christ. (Alleluia. Alleluia.) People Thanks be to God. (Alleluia. Alleluia.)

    Postlude

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    ANNOUNCEMENTS

    Sunday Forum — TODAY @ 9:15 AM Our weekly adult forum meets weekly in Brooks Hall between our morning services, offering a time of fellowship, as well as a chance to exchange information or engage in deeper reflection.

    This morning, we’ll allow additional time to preview the Annual Meeting that follows the later service. In particular, this morning’s forum allows for a more in-depth presentation of the 2017 budget for Trinity, including time for discussion.

    Next week, we’ll begin a reprise of “Church 101” – a popular series of presentations from two years ago. It’s part of our way of preparing for the Bishop’s Visitation in early April – so we’ll offer introductory materials for new folks, as well as a great reminder/refresher for others.

    Trinity’s Annual Meeting — TODAY @ 11:30 AM It’s time to take care of the business of the parish. We’ll gather in Brooks Hall for a light lunch as we reflect on the past year and look to this new year, including (but not limited to) a recap of our finances and adoption of a budget. We’ll also take a moment to thank retiring members of the Vestry as we prepare to elect new Vestry members. We’ll also select delegates to the Diocesan Convention in the fall.

    Trinity Women’s Retreat — Sign-Up Today Trinity’s Women’s Retreat – Women’s Voices: Wisdom, Courage, Compassion - is just three weeks away (February 17 – 19 at Powell Butte Retreat Center)! Team members are looking forward to answering questions and receiving registrations in person after both services today in Brooks Hall. Additional details are available in the Trumpet and at www.trinitybend.org.

    Sing Noel ‘til Candlemas! — Thursday Though not widely observed in modern times, there is a tradition of celebrating Christmastide for 40 days (rather than merely 12), culminating in the Feast of the Presentation on February 2 – a day also called Candlemas in some circles. Hence, the expression, “Sing Noel ‘til Candlemas.”

    The “Hymns and Carols of Christmas” website adds this observation:

    Like Christmas, Candlemas also has its secular side. In some prosperous manors of old England, this extension of Christmas-tide was marked by music, dancing, games and feasting: A "lord of misrule," or "abbot of unreason" was appointed, whose duty it was to play the part of a buffoon.

    The day is widely celebrated today as “Groundhog Day,” a day also grounded (pun intended) in the Christian Feast Day (and undoubtedly in pre-Christian times before). An English rhyme says:

    If Candlemas Day be fair and bright, Winter will have another flight; But if it be dark with clouds and rain, Winter is gone, and will not come again.

    All of which is to say that although many of us have delighted in the extension of Christmas into late January, the decorations will be coming down soon. (Can Lent be far behind?)

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    Ministry Leaders — Thursday @ 3:30 PM Interested in learning about what goes on at Trinity? You are invited to attend the upcoming meeting of Ministry Leaders on Thursday February 2 at 3:30 in Brooks Hall. For more information or to let us know about a specific topic that you would like to hear about, email Genie McBurnett, Ministry Facilitator, at [email protected] or call (541) 317-8664.

    Peace and Social Justice Team — NEXT Sunday @ 11:30 AM Trinity’s Peace and Social Justice Team will meet next Sunday in the church library after the 10:15 service. Among various important items, the agenda will include follow-up from a community-wide meeting in regard to “neighbor-love” for our local immigrant sisters and brothers, a report on the work on accessibility for disabled people, and news on relevant upcoming Oregon legislation. All are welcome.

    Spiritual Direction Group — Tuesday, February 7th Trinity has a small group of people who meet every month, on the first Tuesday at 1:30 pm, in the small chapel. We meet together to support each other in discerning the Spirit of God with us in our struggles and joys of life.

    We open the group in January and February for those who would like to “try it on and see if it fits.” If you have questions contact Celine Burke, (541) 728-1224, or Peggy Ziegler, (541) 388-1138.

    Conversation about being a “Matthew 25 Church” — Tuesday, February 7th There will be a community-wide gathering on Tuesday, February 7, from 7 to 9 pm, at our own St. Helens Hall about what it would mean practically for our churches to care for “the least of our sisters and brothers” (read Matthew 25:31-46), by providing Sanctuary for our Latino Community if and when needed. All welcome!

    Hey kids! Want to make a friend in Condega, Nicaragua? Our group is getting ready to travel to Condega soon. They are inviting children of all ages who may be interested in having a pen pal from Condega to contact Ginger Sanders at [email protected] Let her know you’d like to be part of a fun, intercultural exchange that may result in a lifetime friendship!

    Along with the rest of Bend, our normal schedules have been impacted by recent weather here at Trinity.

    In the future, please assume that parish offices are closed when public schools announce weather-related closures.

    In this circumstance, all parish events and meetings, incl. scheduled midweek services, are presumed to be cancelled (unless you are explicitly advised otherwise).

    Sunday services will nearly always be observed. All the same, we ask all parishioners to exercise good judgement,

    allowing that travel to/from church may be dangerous and our sidewalks, once you’ve arrived, may be treacherous.

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    CALENDAR

    This following list of events is not comprehensive. To add your meeting or event to our calendar, please contact the parish office by phone - 541-382-5542, or email - [email protected]

    1/29 Sunday Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany 8 AM Holy Eucharist: Rite II 9:15 AM Adult Forum

    10:15 AM Holy Eucharist: Rite II 11:30 AM Annual Meeting

    1/31 Tuesday 10 AM Community Book Discussion 3 PM Outreach Committee

    2/1 Wednesday 9 AM Sermon Reflections 10 AM Memorial: Carol Zeigler (7/22/1934 – 1/17/2017) 12 Noon Holy Eucharist (Chapel) 4 PM Centering Prayer 6:30 PM Choir Rehearsal

    2/2 Thursday Feast of the Presentation: Candlemas 2 PM Women’s Retreat Committee 4 PM Ministry Leaders 7 PM Taizé Service (Theme: Prayers for the Poor and Unemployed)

    2/4 Saturday 9 AM Altar Guild

    2/5 Sunday 8 AM Holy Eucharist: Rite I 9:15 AM Adult Forum 10:15 AM Holy Eucharist: Rite II 11:30 AM Coffee and Conversation 11:30 AM Peace and Social Justice

    MINISTERING TODAY

    CLERGY: The Rev. Jed Holdorph The Rev. Gaye Lawson

    LECTORS AND EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS:

    8:00 AM Mark Lane, Jim Allen 10:15 AM Lee McGee, Cody English, Terry Rahmsdorff

    ACOLYTE: Henry Liesching

    USHERS: 8:00 AM Pieter Van Zandt, Pat Croll

    10:15 AM John Bolen, Ken Wellman

    MUSIC DIRECTOR: Susan Evans

    INSTRUMENTALIST: April Lane

    ALTAR GUILD: Linda Phillips, Carol Spongberg, Jim Allen, Emily Berry

    IF YOU ARE SICK OR GOING TO BE HOSPITALIZED

    Please call Genie McBurnett, Pastoral Care Team, 541-317-8664, or the parish office, 541-382-5542