PRAYERS AND SCRIPTURE READINGS FOR APRIL
As we enter Holy Week and celebrate our Lord's death for us and His resurrection, let us join together in scripture reading and prayer that God may fil us up with his power so that we may proclaim the good news of Jesus Christ to all people.
Sunday, March 31- Prayer of the Week
O God, you gave your only Son to suffer death on the Cross for our redemption, and by his glorious resurrection you delivered us from the power of death. Make us die every day to sin, that we may live through your Son, Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen
SUNDAY: Luke 15:1-3, 11b-32
MONDAY: Revelation 19:1-8
TUESDAY: Philippians 2:19-24
WEDNESDAY: Philippians 2:25-3:1
THURSDAY: Isaiah 43:16-21
FRIDAY: Psalm 126
SATURDAY: Philippians 3:4b-14
Sunday, April 7 - Prayer of the Week
Everlasting God, in your endless love for the human race you sent or Lord, Jesus Christ to take on our nature and to suffer death on the cross. In your mercy enable us to share in his obedience to your will and in the glorious victory of hi resurrection, who reigns with you and the Holy Spirit one God now and forever. Amen
SUNDAY: John 12:1-8
MONDAY: Luke 18:31-34
TUESDAY: Hebrews 2:1-9
WEDNESDAY: Isaiah 50:4-9a
THURSDAY: Psalm 31:9-16
FRIDAY: Philippians 2:5-11
SATURDAY: Luke 19:28-40
Sunday, April 14 - Prayer of the Week
God of the Covenant in this mystery of the cross you promise everlasting life to the world. Gather all peoples into your arms and shelter us with your mercy, that we may rejoice in the life we share in your Son, Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit one now and forever. Amen
SUNDAY: Luke 22:14 to 23:56
MONDAY: John 12:20-36
TUESDAY: Hebrews 39:11-15
WEDNESDAY: Hebrews 12:1-3
THURSDAY: 1 Corinthians 11:33-26
FRIDAY: John 18:1 to 19:42
8ATURDAY: Matthew 27:57-66
Sunday, April 21 - Prayer of the Week
Almighty and eternal God, the strength of those who believe and the hope of those who doubt may we, who have not seen, have faith in you and receive the fullness of Christ's blessing who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen
SUNDAY: Luke 24:1-12
MONDAY: Luke 24:34-49
TUESDAY: 1 Corinthians 5:6b-18
WEDNESDAY: Acts 5:27-32
THURSDAY: Mark 1:1-15
FRIDAY: Psalm 118:14-29
SATURDAY: Revelation 1:4-8
Sunday, April 28 - Prayer of the Week
Eternal and all-merciful God, with all the angels and all the saints we laud your majesty and might. By the resurrection of your Son, show yourself to us and inspire us to follow Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen
SUNDAY: Luke 15:1-3, 11b-32
MONDAY: Revelation 1:9-20
TUESDAY: Revelation 2:8-11
WEDNESDAY: 2 Corinthians 4:1-6
THURSDAY: Acts 9:1-6 (7-20)
FRIDAY: Psalm 30
SATURDAY: Revelation 5:11-14
REV. LARRY D. LAINE, PASTOR
MRS. PATRICIA A. SHOUP, MINISTER OF MUSIC
MRS. KAY F. MOOSCH, PARISH SECRETARY
MRS. DEBORAH K. HINE, SEXTON
Website: www. tlcbangor.com
Pastor’s Cell Phone # 757-613-7126
Pastor Laine’s e-mail – email@example.com
Church Office – 610-588-2023 Fax. No. – 610-588-8904
APRIL WORSHIP AT TRINITY
He Is Risen! He is Risen, Indeed!
The most significant and profound belief in all of Christendom is the story of the resurrection of Jesus. It is the cornerstone of our lives, our faith and our hope for eternity. So, we announce with o many others of the faith, "He is Risen. He is Risen, Indeed."
When we are personally weary, anxious and tired. When our lives are filled with too many things to do and too many responsibilities. When our families experience setbacks engage in arguments and their lives are filled with tensions. When sickness and grief consume our thoughts and feelings. In these moments, we need to pause and reflect.
When we, as a congregation, feel exhausted from doing so much. When we plan and carry on so many activities. When we prepare, set up and clean up after all our eating and sharing events. When we continually give and give and give and are being asked to give more. When we are overwhelmed an exhausted. When we think that we could not possibly do more and are being asked to do more. In these moments, we need to pause and reflect.
When our country is divided over demeaning rhetoric that hurts and destroys people. When the politicians and their constituents choose sides to defeat and destroy others. When our people assume pastures of superiority. When injustice occurs that is unfair and unequal. When we see discrimination, poverty and illiteracy In these moments, we need to pause and reflect.
When the nations of the world engage in war and refuse to negotiate. When weapons of destruction become the choice of imposing rule When nations engage in genocide and the impoverishment of God's people. When leaders impose autocratic power. In these moments, we need to pause and reflect.
Pause and reflect. The stone of the grave has been removed. The barriers of incarceration have vanished. The powers of death and destruction have been lifted. Ultimately, your life is in the palm of God's and, surrounded by his strength and power, his love and compassion for you. Ultimately, our nation and world, its leaders and citizens, are accountable to the almighty, whose power and strengths are greater than any leader or nation
Pause and reflect, Read the words of the Apostle Pal n Romans 8,
"neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord."
Our lives, because of the resurrection, are filled with optimism, with joy, with thanksgiving, with the jubilance of being part of God's Kingdom now and forevermore.
Pause and reflect, "He is Risen. He is Risen, Indeed! - for you!" - Pastor Laine
The last Lenten supper will be held in the Fellowship Hall this Wednesday, April 10 at 6:00 pm. A short worship service will be held immediately after the supper in the Fellowship all. If anyone is interested in making a dessert for the supper, it would be greatly appreciated.
Prayer Shawl Ministry
Trinity's Prayer Shawl Ministry will meet on Tuesday evening, April 9 at 7 pm at Terry Smith's home, 138 Red Oak Lane, Bangor.
The Fun and Fellowship Ministry will be making Easter Candy again this year. The Cost is $12 a dozen. Sign up sheets are in the narthex and on the bulletin board outside of the Fellowship Hall. Pick up will be Palm Sunday, April 14.
Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, April 20 at 1:00 pm. There will be refreshments, games and prizes. All Trinity children and grandchildren are invited to attend.
Easter Breakfast will be sponsored by Trinity's Sunday School and will be held on Easter Sunday, April 21st from 8:00 to 9:30 am. They are asking for hot breakfast casseroles and baked goods. Please sign up in the Narthex or in the Fellowship Hall. The cost is: Donation.
Trinity's Book Club will meet on Tuesday evening, April 30 at 7 pm at Pastor and Diane Laine's home, 1031 Upper Penna Ave. The book to read is "Hitman Anders and the Meaning of It All" by Jonas Johnasson. The book is described as a delightful comic adventure that reminds us it's never too late to start over and discover what truly matters.
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