Ash Wednesday

Lent is almost upon us, friends, and that means that it is time to clean out the closets of our hearts and minds. It is time to take out and examine each item we find in there; each assumption, each habit, each regret – or perhaps to just take out one and focus on it (examining it, judging its usefulness, perhaps engaging in some forgiving, or asking forgiveness of others) so that by the end of Lent we are ready to let it go. 

The best way to kick off Lent is to attend a service on Ash Wednesday which is March 1st this year. Trinity has two options for the people of Warsaw and Wyoming County:

Ashes to Go, 5-6pm
Imposition of Ashes (traditional indoor service), 6pm

Our Sunday services continue as usual during Lent. We meet to worship at 10:30 AM, and there is a Sunday School for children during the service.

Mark your calendars for Holy Week:

Maundy Thursday, April 13 
Soup & Sandwich Potluck Supper – 6pm
Stripping of the Altar service – 7pm

Good Friday, April 14
Ecumenical Service
Beginning at Trinity – Noon

Easter Vigil, April 15 
7pm

Easter Day Service, April 16 
10:30am

Jesus Takes a Meeting

The Readings

The readings for this past Sunday are Exodus 24:12-18, Psalm 2, 2 Peter 1:16-21, and Matthew 17:1-9. These are the lectionary readings for the Last Sunday after the Epiphany. You can listen to them or download them here.


The Sermon

The sermon, preached on February 27, 2017 at Trinity Episcopal Church in Warsaw, NY, by the Rev. Sare Anuszkiewicz can be listened to or downloaded here. (There was a baptism, this Sunday, so there are a few references to it in the sermon.)

Jesus Keeps It Coming

The Readings

The readings for this past Sunday are Leviticus 19:1-2, 9-18, Psalm 119:33-40, 1 Corinthians 3:10-11, 16-23, and Matthew 5:38-48, and can be listened to or downloaded here. The intros for Levitcus and 1 Corinthians are courtesy of the Anglican Diocese of Montreal.

The Sermon

The sermon, preached on February 19, 2017 at Trinity Episcopal Church in Warsaw, NY, by the Rev. Sare Anuszkiewicz can be listened to or downloaded here.

Jesus Raises the Bar

The Readings

The readings for this past Sunday are Sirach 15:15-20, Psalm 119:1-8, 1 Corinthians 3:1-9, and Matthew 5:21-37, and can be listened to or downloaded here. The intros for Sirach and 1 Corinthians are courtesy of the Anglican Diocese of Montreal.

The Sermon

The sermon, preached on February 12, 2017 at Trinity Episcopal Church in Warsaw, NY, by the Rev. Sare Anuszkiewicz can be listened to or downloaded here.

Sermons!

Starting this week, Mother Sare will be making her sermons available in mp3 format. You’ll be able to download the readings and the sermon in two separate files, or listen to them right here. If you’re looking for previous sermons, you can find them in the sermon archive, located through the sidebar of the site.

Sermons will always be uploaded by Tuesday at Noon, but many weeks might be available sooner.

Enjoy!

Pet Blessing!

635919595537890593-383233471_140720-inside-cat-dog-ftrFall is here, and that means that it is time for Trinity’s Blessing of the Animals! This year it is on Sunday, October 2nd, at 12:30 PM. We’ll be right out in the front of the sanctuary if the weather is fair. If it starts raining cats and dogs, we’ll take the cats and dogs indoors!

All are welcome, and no experience with God is necessary. Bring your cats and dogs, your rats and ferrets, your snakes, spiders, chickens, and ponies! We’re also happy to bless stuffed animals, and your animals via a photograph.

All donations made will go towards Trinity’s Pet Food Pantry which serves Wyoming County on a first-come, first-served, no questions asked basis on the first Sunday of each month, from 2-3 PM.  If you’d like to bring a donation of pet food, we particularly need cat food! If you need a donation of pet food, come back at 2pm and we’ll hook you up.

The Gospel of Luke

Gospel of Luke.jpgThe Adult Bible Study group is now tackling the Gospel of Luke! All are welcome – we meet in the parish hall at 9AM on Sundays (except the 3rd Sunday of the month). No prior knowledge of the Bible is necessary, but if you have one, bring it along.

Wondering what goes on? We read short sections of the book in question, slowly and out loud. Then we talk about what we noticed – what jumped out at us, what confused us, what makes us happy or annoys us about the passage. The group leader shares some of the cultural background of the story, and what other theologians and biblical scholars have made of it – and then we decide how it speaks to us!

Wading through ancient spiritual texts isn’t always easy, but it’s usually always rewarding. Any and all are welcome to join us at any time.