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March 1, 2020

The First Sunday in Lent

The First Sunday in Lent tells the story of
Jesus' fasting and temptation.
St Augustine's Prayer Book
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The First Sunday in Lent

Ash Wednesday sets the proper tone for the rest of the season.  It is not a period of punishment but a sober, honest opportunity to look at ourselves as we are:  frail, fallible, and mortal.  We need God's grace.  We need God's love.  And we need to live that grace and love for the rest of the world to see.  Lent is our time to look into ourselves and our communities and to pray for the strength, the courage, and the assistance to live our Baptism like we mean it.  
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During Lent

Stations of the Cross

 Friday 7:00 PM
St Mary's

Friday Night Fish Fry
Friday 5-7 PM
St Mary's

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State of the Parish:  How are we doing?  What do you like?  What do you not like?  Please let a member of the Membership Development Team know!!!  

Did you know?  We have a parish lending library.  It is on the wall behind the white board. Feel free to take something to read or leave something you think others might like.    

Lessons and Psalm:  Copies of Sunday's appointed readings  will be available at the back of the church.  

Parish Prayer List:  Please take a look so we can pray intentionally for each name on the list. Can someone be moved off our prayer list? Do you know someone we should add?

Copies of the prayer list are available on the table at the back of the church.

Shirley LaVielle  March 4

Altar Flowers and Coffee Hour:   Please take a moment to check out the flowers and coffee hour signup sheets. These are important ministries to our ongoing life together.

Please let Jo Williams or Tami Cralley know if there is any news to share.
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Sunday, March 1 - The First Sunday in Lent
9:30 AM - Sunday School
10:30 AM - Morning Prayer
11:30 AM - Coffee Hour

Please note there is no Rosary today

Wednesday, March 4  Ember Days
5:30 PM - Evening Prayer
Parish Hall


Worship Leader
Jim Adams



Altar Guild
Mary Nelle Campbell, Esther Schelosky

Esther Schelosky

Coffee Hour
Sheila Sahni

Shrove Tuesday

Shrove Tuesday pancake supper was a huge success as always!!!!  Good food and fellowship was enjoyed!!  Thank you to all who made it possible.

Kitty Harmon

Kitty had surgery today in St Louis.  Please keep her in your prayers as she recuperates.

Maranda and Leah Rae

Update on Baby Leah Rae:  She is doing well and thriving although still in St Louis.  Rita and Gary Lowery are anxiously awaiting her homecoming!!!  

Bishop Martins returns 
Bishop Martins will return on March 8 to celebrate the Holy Eucharist with Trinity for his annual visit. We are very pleased that his wife Brenda will be accompanying him.   Parish dinner will follow the service.

Trinity on the Move
March 22 after church at The Lantern Pub in Ashley



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Hear, read, mark, learn, and inwardly digest

March 1, 2020 - Year A

We will begin the service with The Great Litany
Page 148  BCP

The Collect


Almighty God, whose blessed Son was led by the Spirit to be tempted of Satan:  Make speed to help thy servants who are assaulted by manifold temptations; and, as thou knowest their several infirmities, let each one find thee mighty to save; through Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.  Amen

Lesson:  Genesis 2:4-9, 15-17, 25-3:7

In the day that the LORD God made the earth and the heavens, 
5 when no plant of the field was yet in the earth and no herb of the field had yet sprung up--for the LORD God had not caused it to rain upon the earth, and there was no man to till the ground; 
6 but a mist went up from the earth and watered the whole face of the ground-- 
7 then the LORD God formed man of dust from the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being. 
8 And the LORD God planted a garden in Eden, in the east; and there he put the man whom he had formed. 
9 And out of the ground the LORD God made to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight and good for food, the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.
15 The LORD God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to till it and keep it. 
16 And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, "You may freely eat of every tree of the garden; 
17 but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall die."
25 And the man and his wife were both naked, and were not ashamed.
1 Now the serpent was more subtle than any other wild creature that the LORD God had made. He said to the woman, "Did God say, 'You shall not eat of any tree of the garden'?" 2 And the woman said to the serpent, "We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden; 3 but God said, 'You shall not eat of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, neither shall you touch it, lest you die.'" 4 But the serpent said to the woman, "You will not die. 5 For God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil." 6 So when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was a delight to the eyes, and that the tree was to be desired to make one wise, she took of its fruit and ate; and she also gave some to her husband, and he ate. 7 Then the eyes of both were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together and made themselves aprons.

Psalm:  51:1-13

1 To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David, when Nathan the prophet came to him, after he had gone in to Bathsheba. Have mercy on me, O God, according to thy steadfast love; according to thy abundant mercy blot out my transgressions. 
2 Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin! 
3 For I know my transgressions, and my sin is ever before me. 
4 Against thee, thee only, have I sinned, and done that which is evil in thy sight, so that thou art justified in thy sentence and blameless in thy judgment. 
5 Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity, and in sin did my mother conceive me. 
6 Behold, thou desirest truth in the inward being; therefore teach me wisdom in my secret heart. 
7 Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean; wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow. 
8 Fill me with joy and gladness; let the bones which thou hast broken rejoice. 
9 Hide thy face from my sins, and blot out all my iniquities. 
10 Create in me a clean heart, O God, and put a new and right spirit within me. 
11 Cast me not away from thy presence, and take not thy holy Spirit from me. 
12 Restore to me the joy of thy salvation, and uphold me with a willing spirit. 
13 Then I will teach transgressors thy ways, and sinners will return to thee.

Epistle: Romans 5:12-21

12 Therefore as sin came into the world through one man and death through sin, and so death spread to all men because all men sinned-- 
13 sin indeed was in the world before the law was given, but sin is not counted where there is no law. 
14 Yet death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over those whose sins were not like the transgression of Adam, who was a type of the one who was to come. 
15 But the free gift is not like the trespass. For if many died through one man's trespass, much more have the grace of God and the free gift in the grace of that one man Jesus Christ abounded for many. 
16 And the free gift is not like the effect of that one man's sin. For the judgment following one trespass brought condemnation, but the free gift following many trespasses brings justification. 
17 If, because of one man's trespass, death reigned through that one man, much more will those who receive the abundance of grace and the free gift of righteousness reign in life through the one man Jesus Christ. 
18 Then as one man's trespass led to condemnation for all men, so one man's act of righteousness leads to acquittal and life for all men. 
19 For as by one man's disobedience many were made sinners, so by one man's obedience many will be made righteous. 
20 Law came in, to increase the trespass; but where sin increased, grace abounded all the more, 
21 so that, as sin reigned in death, grace also might reign through righteousness to eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Gospel:  Matthew 4:1-11

 Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. 
2 And he fasted forty days and forty nights, and afterward he was hungry. 
3 And the tempter came and said to him, "If you are the Son of God, command these stones to become loaves of bread." 
4 But he answered, "It is written, 'Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.'" 
5 Then the devil took him to the holy city, and set him on the pinnacle of the temple, 
6 and said to him, "If you are the Son of God, throw yourself down; for it is written, 'He will give his angels charge of you,' and 'On their hands they will bear you up, lest you strike your foot against a stone.'" 
7 Jesus said to him, "Again it is written, 'You shall not tempt the Lord your God.'" 
8 Again, the devil took him to a very high mountain, and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and the glory of them; 
9 and he said to him, "All these I will give you, if you will fall down and worship me." 
10 Then Jesus said to him, "Begone, Satan! for it is written, 'You shall worship the Lord your God and him only shall you serve.'" 
11 Then the devil left him, and behold, angels came and ministered to him.

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