Sunday of The Passion
Sunday April 5, 2020
First Reading: Isaiah 50:4-9a
The servant of the Lord expresses absolute confidence in his final vindication, despite the fact that he has been struck and spit upon. This characteristic of the servant played an important role in the early church’s understanding of the suffering, death, and resurrection of Jesus.
Psalm: Psalm 31:9-16
Into your hands, O Lord, I commend my spirit. (Ps. 31:5)
Second Reading: Philippians 2:5-11
Paul uses an early Christian hymn to help us comprehend Jesus’ obedient selflessness on the cross and how God has made Christ lord over all reality. The perspective of the cross becomes the way we rightly understand God, Christ, our own lives, and fellowship within the community of Christ.
Gospel: Matthew 26:14--27:66
In fulfillment of scripture and obedience to God’s will, Jesus goes to the cross so that a new covenant in his blood may bring forgiveness of sins. Even the soldiers who crucify him recognize him to be the Son of God.
May God bless our worship
Dear Members and Friends of Trinity,
I hope this note finds you doing well and bearing up under the heavy load that we all are experiencing. In the course of many conversations this week, I am very pleased at how many people have been buoyed up by a call or an email from a Trinity friend.
I am writing to share with you that
the drive by pick up for palms tomorrow (Saturday, April 4)
has been cancelled.
We have been keeping up with announcements from the CDC, the State of NY, and NY County Health Departments. While we have not heard directly yet from the Suffolk County Health Department, several other county health departments have advised churches not to hold such events, so out of an abundance of caution we will heed their advice.
I know this announcement will be greeted with disappointment as we must sever yet, another link in our church community. However, in lieu of palms, perhaps you can go into your yard and cut a small living branch from whatever is available to you. This will suffice.
As we have done for the last three weeks our Palm Sunday Worship Service will be available online. As you prepare for the Great and Holy Week, the Triduum, and Easter, may the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all.
Although the church doors of the building are currently not open, our hearts are open to His promise and with great hope to see you in person again soon.
Please feel free to view this week's sermon provided by Pastor Peter and Pastor Bruce.
Continue to seek God first, welcome Him into your heart. Be mindful of the health of your family, yourself and your fellow neighbor. Peace.
Click the Sermon Videos tab to watch this past weekend sermon.
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Bear one another's burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ. - Galatians 6:2
Four worship services of Holy Communion.
Saturday Contemporary Praise Worship Service begins at 5p.m.
Sunday three liturgies of Holy Communion are offered: 7:45, 9:00 & 10:30 a.m.