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August 2, 2020

9th Sunday after Pentecost

Sarah Lommen, daughter of Barb and Gerald Lommen is a 2020 graduate of Parkway South High School in Baldwin.  Sarah chose Grandpa John Howard to present her diploma.  This will always be a special memory for both of them.  Congrats to Sarah who will be attending Drake University.  

Sunday August 2 10:30 am  
Morning Prayer

Trinity on the Move
August 13 @ 6:00
Double Overtime Grill

September 13, 2020
Mission Leadership Meeting

Happy Anniversary:  August 3  Everett and Anne Campbell
Happy Birthday:        August 4  John Howard
                                                         John Lewis
                                      August 7  Tracy Harmon

Reminder:  When you leave the parish hall please turn the air conditioner back to 80!  It will not reset but stays on the cooler temp.

The elevator is fixed!!!  Thank you Al!!

Please remember to check out the flower chart and see if there is a Sunday that you would like to provide flowers for the altar.  If you are doing so in memory of someone or celebration of an event please let me know so I can put it in the newsletter.  Likewise, please look at the coffee hour chart.

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by Hannah Dallman on July 29, 2020

The Rt Rev. Daniel H. Martins, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Springfield and the Standing Committee of the Diocese have reached an agreement through a mediation process. The process was in response to a conflict arising from the Standing Committee’s perception of the viability of the Bishop’s episcopal oversight of the Diocese while living in Chicago.

The mediation process was overseen by the Presiding Bishop’s Office for Pastoral Development and the mediator was retired Northern Indiana Bishop Edward Little.

The terms of the agreement indicate that Bishop Martins will enter a transitional sabbatical beginning February 1, 2021. The sabbatical will end with his retirement on June 30th, or upon the consecration of the 12th Bishop of Springfield, whichever comes first.

During the transitional sabbatical, Bishop Martins will delegate ecclesiastical authority to the Standing Committee, with the exception of those matters that require the Bishop’s action, including those matters related to ordinations, deployment of clergy within the Diocese (in consultation with the Standing Committee), as well as clergy discipline.

The Bishop’s official visitation calendar will end on January 31, 2021, and Bishop Martins, in consultation with the Standing Committee and with the office of the Bishop for Pastoral Development, will designate a bishop to provide such assistance as may become necessary during his sabbatical. However, it should be noted that, during the sabbatical, Bishop Martins will welcome invitations to preside and preach, including administering baptism and confirmation.



Hear, read, mark, learn, and inwardly digest

August 2, 2020 - Year A


The Collect
O Lord, we beseech thee, let thy continual pity cleanse and defend thy Church, and, because it cannot continue in safety without thy succor, preserve it evermore by thy help and goodness; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.  Amen

Lesson:  Nehemiah 9:16-20

16 “But they and our fathers acted presumptuously and stiffened their neck and did not obey thy commandments; 17 they refused to obey, and were not mindful of the wonders which thou didst perform among them; but they stiffened their neck and appointed a leader to return to their bondage in Egypt. But thou art a God ready to forgive, gracious and merciful, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love, and didst not forsake them. 18 Even when they had made for themselves a molten calf and said, ‘This is your God who brought you up out of Egypt,’ and had committed great blasphemies, 19 thou in thy great mercies didst not forsake them in the wilderness; the pillar of cloud which led them in the way did not depart from them by day, nor the pillar of fire by night which lighted for them the way by which they should go. 20 Thou gavest thy good Spirit to instruct them, and didst not withhold thy manna from their mouth, and gavest them water for their thirst.

Psalm 78: 14-20, 23-25

14     He led them with a cloud by day, *
     and all the night through with a glow of fire.
15     He split the hard rocks in the wilderness *
     and gave them drink as from the great deep.
16     He brought streams out of the cliff, *
     and the waters gushed out like rivers.
17     But they went on sinning against him, *
     rebelling in the desert against the Most High.
18     They tested God in their hearts, *
     demanding food for their craving.
19     They railed against God and said, *
     “Can God set a table in the wilderness?
20     True, he struck the rock, the waters gushed out, and the
gullies overflowed; *
     but is he able to give bread
     or to provide meat for his people?”

23     So he commanded the clouds above *
     and opened the doors of heaven.
24     He rained down manna upon them to eat *
     and gave them grain from heaven.
25     So mortals ate the bread of angels; *
     he provided for them food enough.


Epistle: Romans 8:35-39

35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? 36 As it is written,

“For thy sake we are being killed all the day long;
we are regarded as sheep to be slaughtered.”

37 No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. 38 For I am sure that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, 39 nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.


Gospel: Matthew 14:13-21

13 Now when Jesus heard this, he withdrew from there in a boat to a lonely place apart. But when the crowds heard it, they followed him on foot from the towns. 14 As he went ashore he saw a great throng; and he had compassion on them, and healed their sick. 15 When it was evening, the disciples came to him and said, “This is a lonely place, and the day is now over; send the crowds away to go into the villages and buy food for themselves.” 16 Jesus said, “They need not go away; you give them something to eat.” 17 They said to him, “We have only five loaves here and two fish.” 18 And he said, “Bring them here to me.” 19 Then he ordered the crowds to sit down on the grass; and taking the five loaves and the two fish he looked up to heaven, and blessed, and broke and gave the loaves to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the crowds. 20 And they all ate and were satisfied. And they took up twelve baskets full of the broken pieces left over. 21 And those who ate were about five thousand men, besides women and children.


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