Trinity Episcopal Church


Welcome visitors! We are glad to have you worship with us today and hope you will want to return.  Please fill out the information card in your pew and place it in the offering plate.  Following our 10:30 am service, there is a hospitality time in the parish hall next door.  Trinity is a parish of the Diocese of the Central Gulf Coast. Chartered in 1836, Trinity Episcopal Church is Apalachicola’s historic “first church.” Services have been held here for more than 170 years. It is with great joy that we thank God for our blessings and for the beauty of this place.



 8:00 AM                                                                    Holy Eucharist Rite I

10:20 AM           Prelude

10:30 AM Holy Eucharist Rite II


Ministries for the Day


Celebrant   The Rev. Martha C. Harris

Acolyte                                            10:30:  Hunter and Bill Van Der Tulip

Lectors     Jane Pickering and Pat Horn

Prayers     C.T. Ponder

Chalice Bearer   Dan Wheeler

Music         Dr. Bedford Watkins, Organist

   Merel Young, Choir Director

                                                                            Dr. Thomas Adams, Flute

Greeters  Frank Stephens and Dot Hill

Altar Guild Dot, Aglaia and Jane

Healing Minister                                               Kay Wheeler and Pat Horn

Hospitality                                          Nancy Luther and Debbie Bachman


Clergy, Wardens, and Vestry


8:00 AM Holy Eucharist Rite I, 10:20 AM Ministry of Healing and Prelude,

10:30 AM Holy Eucharist Rite II


Rector   The Rev. Martha Caldwell Harris

Vestry            Dan Wheeler Sr. Warden (07); Gary Ulrich, Jr. Warden (08);

                                Jon Hooper (10), Susan Clementson (07); Dave McLain (07),

     Shirley Taylor, (10), Richard Saucer (10), Landy Luther (09), C.T. Ponder (08), Ina Margaret Meyer (08), Rennie Edwards (09), Robert Daniels (09)

Clerk of the Vestry                                                                            Denise Butler

Treasurer        Jim Anderson

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e-mail                                                                            [email protected]



The Fourth Sunday in Advent

December 20, 2009

10:30 Holy Eucharist, Rite II


Prelude                                   Sonata in G minor                             Handel


Processional Hymn # 74                           Blest be the king whose coming

Opening Acclamation    The Book of Common Prayer-355

Collect for Purity BCP-355

Choir:          The Great O Antiphons of Advent:  O Emanuel           Willan

O Emmanuel, our King and Lawgiver, for whom the nations wait,

their only Saviour, come, Thou, O Lord, our God, be our Salvation Advent Hymn # 56 (v.1)                                   O come, O come, Emanuel

The Collect of the Day

First Reading                                                                           Micah 5:2-5a

The Response Canticle 15                                                                   S-243                                                            

Second Reading                                                               Hebrews 10: 5-10

Sequence Hymn # 265                      The angel Gabriel from heaven came

The Gospel                                                                              Luke 1:39-55

The Homily                                                            The Rev. Martha Harris

The Nicene Creed                                                                          BCP-358

Prayers of the People (Form VI)   BCP-392

Confession of Sin                                                                          BCP-393

The Peace         BCP-360

Welcome and Announcements


Anthem                  My Soul Longs for You, O God     Beethoven-Hopson

At the Presentation                                         Doxology (Hymn # 380, v.3)                      

The Great Thanksgiving


Eucharistic Prayer C                                                                     BCP-369

Sanctus                                                                                               S-129

The Lord’s Prayer                                                                         BCP-364

Agnus Dei                                                                                           S-163

Communion Hymn # 343                   Shepherd of souls, refresh and bless

Breaking of the Bread               BCP-364                                 

Prayer of Thanksgiving     BCP-366

Recessional Hymn # 437        Tell out, my soul, the greatness of the Lord


Postlude                How Brightly Shines the Morning Star        Buxtehude