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Trinity Episcopal Church PROGRESSIVE  INCLUSIVE 


Second Sunday in Lent

Holy Eucharist Rite II 

March 17, 2019


 Holy Eucharist: Rite II  Please gather in the seating area to begin worship.


King Jesus is a Listenin’

Moses Hogan

Silent Procession (A bell will chime to indicate the beginning of the procession. Please stand as you are able.)

 A Penitential Order: Rite II  Welcome Opening Statement Celebrant: People:

Blessed is the Lord who forgives all our sins. God’s mercy endures forever.

Confession & Absolution Celebrant:

Let us confess our sin against God and our neighbor.

(Silence may be kept.) People:

Most merciful God, we confess that we have sinned against you in thought, word, and deed, by what we have done, and by what we have left undone. We have not loved you with our whole heart; we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves. We are truly sorry and we humbly repent. For the sake of you Son Jesus Christ, have mercy on us and forgive us; that we may delight in your will, and walk in your ways, to the glory of you Name. Amen.


Almighty God have mercy on you, forgive you all your sins through our Lord Jesus Christ, strengthen you in all goodness, and by the power of the Holy Spirit keep you in eternal life. Amen.


Kyrie The verse of the Kyrie will be sung as a solo. The congregation is invited to sing the refrain as indicated. Verse:

Jesus, I’ve forgotten the words that you have spoken. Promises that burned within my heart have now grown dim. With a doubting heart I follow the path of earthly wisdom. Forgive me for my unbelief; renew the fire within.


liturgy of the word

Collect of the Day Celebrant: People: Celebrant:

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

Brooding Spirit, beneath your wings there is creation and life: accompany us on the difficult path with the disappeared and the broken, the fearful and the vengeful, until we find the way to the city of our peace where we are accepted as we are; through the cross of Jesus Christ, our only Lord. Amen.

(Please be seated for the Lessons.)


The First Lesson Reader:

Genesis 15:1-12,17-18

A reading from Genesis.

The word of the Lord came to Abram in a vision, “Do not be afraid, Abram, I am your shield; your reward shall be very great.” But Abram said, “O Lord God, what will you give me, for I continue childless, and the heir of my house is Eliezer of Damascus?” And Abram said, “You have given me no offspring, and so a slave born in my house is to be my heir.” But the word of the Lord came to him, “This man shall not be your heir; no one but your very own issue shall be your heir.” He brought him outside and said, “Look toward heaven and count the stars, if you are able to count them.” Then he said to him, “So shall your descendants be.” And he believed the Lord; and the Lord reckoned it to him as righteousness. Then he said to him, “I am the Lord who brought you from Ur of the Chaldeans, to give you this land to possess.” But he said, “O Lord God, how am I to know that I shall possess it?” He said to him, “Bring me a heifer three years old, a female goat three years old, a ram three years old, a turtledove, and a young pigeon.” He brought him all these and cut them in two, laying each half over against the other; but he did not cut the birds in two. And when birds of prey came down on the carcasses, Abram drove them away. As the sun was going down, a deep sleep fell upon Abram, and a deep and terrifying darkness descended upon him. When the sun had gone down and it was dark, a smoking fire pot and a flaming torch passed between these pieces. On that day the Lord made a covenant with Abram, saying, “To your descendants I give this land, from the river of Egypt to the great river, the river Euphrates.”

Reader: People:

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



Psalm 27

The Psalm will be chanted antiphonally by half-verse. A single voice will sing the first half of each verse, and the congregation is invited to join in singing the second half in bold.

The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom then shall / I fear? * the Lord is the strength of my life; of whom then shall I / be afraid? When evildoers came upon me to eat up / my flesh, * it was they, my foes and my adversaries, who / stumbled and fell. Though an army should encamp / against me, * yet my heart shall not / be afraid; And though war should rise up / against me, * yet will I put my / trust in him. One thing have I asked of the Lord; one thing / I seek; * that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days / of my life; To behold the fair beauty of / the Lord * and to seek him in / his temple. For in the day of trouble he shall keep me safe in his / shelter; * he shall hide me in the secrecy of his dwelling and set me high / upon a rock. Even now he lifts up / my head * above my enemies round / about me. Therefore I will offer in his dwelling an oblation with sounds of great / gladness; * I will sing and make music / to the Lord. Hearken to my voice, O Lord, when / I call; * have mercy on me and / answer me. You speak in my heart and say, "Seek / my face." * Your face, Lord, / will I seek. Hide not your face / from me, * nor turn away your servant in / displeasure. You have been my helper; cast me not / away; * do not forsake me, O God of my / salvation. Though my father and my mother / forsake me, * the Lord will / sustain me. Show me your way, / O Lord; * lead me on a level path, because of my / enemies. (continues‌) 5

Deliver me not into the hand of my adver- / saries, * for false witnesses have risen up against me, and also those who / speak malice. What if I had not believed that I should see the goodness / of the Lord * in the land of / the living! O tarry and await the Lord's pleasure; be strong, and he shall comfort / your heart; * wait patiently / for the Lord.

The second Lesson Reader:

Philippians 3:17-4:1

A reading from Philippians.

Brothers and sisters, join in imitating me, and observe those who live according to the example you have in us. For many live as enemies of the cross of Christ; I have often told you of them, and now I tell you even with tears. Their end is destruction; their god is the belly; and their glory is in their shame; their minds are set on earthly things. But our citizenship is in heaven, and it is from there that we are expecting a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ. He will transform the body of our humiliation that it may be conformed to the body of his glory, by the power that also enables him to make all things subject to himself. Therefore, my brothers and sisters, whom I love and long for, my joy and crown, stand firm in the Lord in this way, my beloved.

Reader: People:

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


Slow Me Down

Robbie Seay Band

(Please stand as you are able.) Slow me down, O Lord, slow me down Help my heart to hear your sound Speak into my life, Lord speak now Slow me down, O Lord, slow me down Clear my mind, O Lord, clear my mind Bring me peace that I cannot find Take my worried thoughts, break my pride Clear my mind, O Lord, clear my mind Wake my soul, O Lord, wake my soul With this mess I've made, make me whole Of this life called mine, take control Wake my soul, O Lord, wake my soul. Slow me down, O Lord, slow me down Help my heart to hear your sound Speak into my life, Lord speak now Slow me down, O Lord, slow me down 6

The Gospel Celebrant: People:

Luke 13:31-35 The Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Luke. Glory to you, Lord Christ.

Some Pharisees came and said to Jesus, "Get away from here, for Herod wants to kill you." He said to them, "Go and tell that fox for me, 'Listen, I am casting out demons and performing cures today and tomorrow, and on the third day I finish my work. Yet today, tomorrow, and the next day I must be on my way, because it is impossible for a prophet to be killed outside of Jerusalem.' Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the city that kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to it! How often have I desired to gather your children together as a hen gathers her brood under her wings, and you were not willing! See, your house is left to you. And I tell you, you will not see me until the time comes when you say, 'Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord.'"

Celebrant: People:

The Gospel of the Lord. Praise to You, Lord Christ.


Darrell Cousino, Trinity Member

The Apostles’ Creed

The Book of Common Prayer pg. 53

(Please stand as you are able.) (What is the Apostle’s Creed and why are we reciting it during Lent? The Apostle’s Creed is an ancient formula of Christian belief in three sections concerning God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit- the three dimensions of the Divine that together shape and the fullness of eternal Love. In the ancient church the season of Lent was a time of preparation for baptism and this creed was memorized as part of that process. As a way to remember our own baptismal promises during this Lenten journey we will recite this affirmation of our faith during these 5 weeks.)

I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth. I believe in Jesus Christ his only Son our Lord; He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary, He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried. He descended to the dead. On the third day he rose again. He ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic Church, the communion of saints the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen. 7


Jesus on the Mainline

(Please stand as you are able.)

Traditional African American Spiritual

Refrain (To be sung at the beginning and end of the prayers.)


God of justice hear the cry of those who yearn for justice around the world; the persecuted and oppressed, the exploited and the ill-treated. (Pause) God of love hear the cry of those who yearn for love; fractured families, broken homes neglected, unwanted, alone. (Pause) God of peace hear the cry of those who yearn for peace; in battle zones and broken states, those who are frightened, fearful and anxious. (Pause) God of healing hear the cry of those who yearn for healing; physical and spiritual hurting, weakened and depressed. (Pause) God of mercy hear the cry of those who yearn for mercy; convicted, in need of your Grace, contrite, humble, bowed down. (Pause) May we know the peace of God the love of God the justice of God the healing and mercy of God this day and all days. Amen.

THE PEACE Celebrant: People:

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


Liturgy of the Table

Offertory Sentence Offertory

Prelude in C# Minor

Eucharistic Prayer

Sergei Rachmaninoff Chicago Folk Mass

(Additional words from the Book of Alternative Services of the Anglican Church in Canada).



Celebrant: Gracious God, in the fullness of time you sent Jesus the Christ to share our fragile humanity. Through Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection you open the path from brokenness to health, from feat to trust, from pride and conceit to reverence for you. Rejected by a world that could not bear the Gospel of life, Jesus knew death was near. His head anointed for burial by an unknown woman, Jesus gathered together those who loved him. He took bread, gave thanks to you, broke it and gave it to his friends, saying, ‘Take and eat: this is my body which is given for you. Do this for the remembrance of me.’ After supper, Jesus took the cup of wine, gave you thanks, and said ‘Drink this all of you, this is my blood of the new covenant which is shed for you and for many. Whenever you drink it, do this for the remembrance of me.’ And now we gather at this table in response to his commandment, to share the bread and cup of Christ’s undying love, and the proclaim our faith.


Christ has died. Christ has risen. Christ will come again.

Celebrant: Breathe your Holy Spirit, the wisdom of the universe, upon these gifts that we bring to you: this bread, this cup, ourselves, our souls and bodies, that we may be signs of your love for all the world and ministers of your transforming purpose. Through Christ, with Christ, and in Christ, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, all glory is yours, Creator of all, and we bless your hold name for ever. AMEN.



And now, as our Savior Christ has taught us, we are bold to say:

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy Name, thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory for ever and ever. Amen.

Fraction & Invitation Celebrant: People: Celebrant:

Christ our Passover is sacrificed for us. Therefore, let us keep the feast. The Gifts of God for the People of God. Holy food for holy people.

(Please be seated until you are invited to come forward to receive communion.) We welcome ALL to come forward to receive Communion as a sign of God’s love in and for our lives. To receive the bread (or gluten-free wafer), please put your hands together, palms up. To receive the non-alcoholic wine, you may either drink directly from the cup or dip the bread in the cup before eating. If you are unable to come forward and wish to have Communion brought to you, please inform a greeter. Need prayer for yourself or someone else? During Communion come to the prayer station in the back. Prayers may be requested for healing, medical procedures, safe travels, strength, patience and more. Blessings for birthdays, anniversaries and other events may also be requested. All are welcome to take advantage of this opportunity, but no one is required; know that you are welcome and wanted just as you are.

Communion Music

Miserere Mei (Canterbury Choir)


Antonio Lotti

Communion Music

As The Deer

Martin J. Nystrom

Text & Music: Martin Nystrom Š 1984 Maranatha! Music Reprinted under CCLI 11294600


The Post Communion Prayer (Please stand as you are able.) Gracious God, lover of all, may we who have been your guests at this communion reveal your life to all the world. May we be no longer your servants, but know your will, and be your friends. You give us your life, may we be worthy of it; you give us yourself, may we embody you. Amen.



Sending Song

Let There Be Peace on Earth


MHSO# 151

Words & Music: Sy Miller and Jill Jackson

Dismissal Celebrant: People:

Go in peace to love and serve the Lord! Thanks be to God!


Trinity Episcopal Church PROGRESSIVE



Vestry Leadership Alice Todd, Senior Warden Darrell Cousino, Junior Warden Greg Shumaker, Treasurer Jamie Paul, Asst. Treasurer Roberta Durham, Clerk Becky Roth, Administration Commission Chair Dennis Degnan, Property Commission Chair Robert Meeker, Finance Commission Chair Jeffrey Albright Jill Hunt Donna Steppe

Parish Staff The Rev. Dr. Lisa Tucker-Gray, Rector Nate Leonard, Director of Music & the Arts Heather Meyer, Director of Operations and Community Development Lynzi Miller, Next to New Manager & Communications Coordinator Jane Bueche, Parish Accountant Amy Saylor, Seminarian Elizabeth Cousino, Special Projects Coordinator Nick Zurawski, Sexton Copyright Info: All printed music from The Hymnal 1982, Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing, My Heart Sings Out, Wonder, Love, and Praise was used by permission through purchase of All other printed music is used by permission through purchase of CCLI #11294600 All printed music from Gather was used by permission through purchase of License # A-700000



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Trinity Episcopal Church

Second Sunday of Lent March 17, 2019

Progressive  Inclusive  Creative  Downtown 316 Adams Street, Toledo, OH 419-243-1231

Trinity Pages #LOVE IS THE WAY! Good morning and “welcome home” to Trinity! Whether you are new to our community or have found yourself coming back again and again, we want you to know you are both welcome and wanted here among us. For some, church is as comfortable and familiar as a good pair of jeans, or like coming back to your childhood home (if it is one filled with good memories). For others, church might be like visiting a foreign country where you experience unfamiliar language or customs. And then, sadly, for some church has become equated with feelings of hurt, rejection, or shame. We get all of that and believe that church can be different. We hold in real tension the beauty of our tradition with Jesus’ mandate to welcome all, no exceptions. And we get that if people are brave enough to walk through the doors of a big, Gothic-looking church in downtown Toledo, we’d better be serious about being progressive, inclusive and creative. We love our Episcopal tradition, but we love people from all walks of life even more. It is our hope and prayer that together we will navigate our way through each gathering, worship service, outreach activity, class, meal and social time with humility, grace and laughter. So thank you for being here today; for trusting the yearning that brought you through those ancient doors. May we all find our way into the heart of God’s love as we make room for each and all of us at the Table of love we set together week after week. And may you never forget you are loved,


TODAY (3/17)

Next Week (3/24)

Reader Guild: Hugh Grefe Jeff Habib Pat Squire

10:00 Reader Guild: Sherre Smith Elizabeth Cousino Darrell Cousino

Chalice Guild: Jason Rahe TBD

Chalice Guild: Mary Beroske Marcia O’Connor

Altar Guild: Sue Smitley Jane Gemmill

Altar Guild: Sue Smitley

Bread Guild: Lucy Russell

Bread Guild: Taylor Tennant

Greeter Guild: Bob Meeker

Greeter Guild: Sande & Stan Johnson

Hospitality Guild: 9a Kim, Nancy, Mike & Sherre 11:15a Kyle Grefe

Hospitality Guild: 9a Dave Bingham 11:15a TBD

March Birthdays A Birthday Blessing On this echoing-day of your birth, may you open the gift of solitude in order to receive your soul; Enter the generosity of silence to hear your hidden heart…to be enfolded anew by the miracle of your being. (- John O’Donohue) 3/1 3/1 3/8 3/8 3/10 3/12

Nate Leonard Ruth Miller Jeff Habib Jordan Zechman Pat Squire Zach Wabeke

3/16 3/20 3/22 3/25 3/25 3/25

Karen Wabeke Jolene Miller Stephen Rodriguez Ann Chen Celia Elise Chen Jamie Paul

Save the Date(s) Sunday Lenten Series: What’s SIN Got to Do with it? Sundays: March 17 & 24  (11:30-12:45 in My Brother’s Place) Join us for 3 Sundays as we explore the concepts of sin, damnation, repentance, penance, and salvation in Barbara Brown Taylor’s Speaking of Sin during this season of Lent. Get a copy of the book if you’d like- or just come and we will unpack this material together and share our thoughts and experiences. All are welcome and wanted!

Lenten Soup & Cinema Wednesdays: March 20, 27 & April 3  (6:00-8:30 in My Brother’s Place)

We will gather for 4 Wednesdays for a simple soup supper at 6:00pm and begin the movie each week at 6:30, eating as we watch.

Support the Girls Drive Sundays: March 17, 24, 31, April 7 

9:00-9:45  My Brother’s Place

Su Elliot will be hosting a drive for Support the Girls, an organization set on bringing dignity to homeless women, by supplying them with new and gently used bras, as well as feminine hygiene products. For the season of Lent, Su will be in My Brother’s Place during Sunday morning community breakfast with a collection station and more information about the wonderful work this organization does!

Next To New Coffee Hour Sunday: March 31

11:15  Next To New Thrift Store

Coffee hour will be held in Next To New on Sunday, March 31st immediately following service. Join us for a “walk through Trinity’s history” as we gather a collection of pictures and artifacts depicting the development of our beloved church, the Next To New shop and the city of Toledo. Refreshments will be offered by the lovely Lucy Russell and Denise Johnson.

Holy Week Schedule April 14 - Sunday, 10:00am- Palm Sunday April 15 - Monday, 12:00pm- Diocesan Renewal of Ordination Vows Service and Luncheon April 17 - Wednesday, 7:00pm- Speak Truth to Power Dramatic Reading April 18 - Thursday, 6:00pm- Maundy Thursday Feast of Friends, Foot washing & Stripping of the Altar, and beginning of Vigil Bible Reading April 19 - Friday, 12:00 & 7:00- Good Friday Stations of the Cross April 20 – Saturday, No Easter Vigil April 21 - Sunday, 10:00am- Easter

Announcements TODAY Sunday 3/ 17, 11:15 – Coffee & Conversation Please join us for coffee or tea in the back of the Sanctuary following service and maybe even meet a new, friendly face! All are welcome and encouraged to join!!! TODAY Sunday 3/ 17, 11:30 – Sunday Lenten Series - Our Sunday Lenten Series will meet in My Brother’s Place (2nd fl.) as we continue to discuss Barbara Brown Taylor’s book, Speaking of Sin. Wednesday 3/ 20, 6:00 – Lenten Soup & Cinema We will meet at 6:00 in My Brother’s Place for a soup supper and begin watching The Case for Christ at 6:30.

Next to New Mondays & Thursdays, 9:30 – 3:00 Sale of the Week – $5 Fill-A-Bag Sale!!!! Fill a paper bag for only $5! Don’t miss out!!! Exclusions apply.

Bring Your Own Bag NTN is offering a 25¢ discount per order when customers use their own bags! Ready to READ March 25  10:00a-1:00p NTN is partnering with Toledo Public Library once a month to offer Ready to READ, a literacy training program for children up to preschool age. In shop trainings and free tool kits will be provided by the Toledo Public Library.

This Week Sunday, March 17 9:00-9:45 Free Community Breakfast 10:00-11:15 Worship 11:15 Coffee & Conversation 11:30-12:45 Lenten Series Session II 3:00 ACT’s The Velocity of Autumn


Monday, March 18 9:30-3:00 Next To New Shop Open 12:00-1:00 AA Meeting


Tuesday, March 19 11:30-1:00 Leadership Toledo Mtg. 12:00-1:00 AA Meeting


Wednesday, March 20 12:10 Healing Eucharist 12:00-1:00 AA Meeting 6:00-8:30 Lenten Soup & Cinema II


(at the Valentine Theatre)

Thursday, March 21 Office Open 10:00-1:00 9:30-3:00 Next to New Shop Open 12:00-1:00 AA Meeting 7:00-8:30 Choir Rehearsal Friday, March 22 Office Open 10:00-1:00 12:00-1:00 AA Meeting 6:00-7:00 Food for Thought (PBJ Making) Saturday, March 23 Church Offices Closed


Sunday, March 24 9:00-9:45 Free Community Breakfast 10:00-11:15 Worship 11:15 Coffee & Conversation 11:30-12:45 Lenten Series Session III


Easter Memorial Flowers Order you Easter memorial flowers today! Recommended donation of $15.00. Order forms are at the Welcome Station in the Sanctuary; please return by Wednesday, April 17th. Please send questions to

Did you Know? Trinity’s cornerstone was laid November 11, 1863 and the building was completed and consecrated April 5, 1866. The church built in the 60’s is the still the present structure with little change; the chancel and many other features are original.

The Bishop’s Annual Appeal

Ministry Partner Spotlight A weekly spotlight of one of Trinity’s 5 ministry partners in 2019.

Food For Thought Join Food For Thought every Friday in March at 6pm in My Brother’s Place for themed lunch packing: 3/15 Hero for Hunger (Superheroes) 3/22 PB& Jazz (recorded mass music) 3/29 PB& Art featuring local art from Sunshine and Shared Lives Studios FFT is showing Oscar Nominated film Knife Skills, a foodie film about the launch of a classic French restaurant staffed by ex-cons: 3/28 at Rustbelt Coffee (119 N Ontario St)

Coffee Bar & Social 7-7:40 Movie Showing 7:45 -8:30 A video is also available to show ways in which the Bishop's Annual Appeal is helping in our communities, our diocese, and the world at

Coffee Tasting



Trinity Prayer List Please remember those who have asked for our prayers:

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Lent II - March 17, 2019  

Lent II - March 17, 2019