1-17-2021 2nd Epiphany


The Second Sunday after the Epiphany

Remembrance of

The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

January 17, 2021


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Officiant and Preacher: The Rev. Dr. Rob Cavanna


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Opening Hymns

Respond as if you were in church.

The Liturgy of the Word

Opening Acclamation



Blessed be the one, holy and Living God.

Glory to God for ever and ever. Amen.


Almighty God, to you all hearts are open, all desires known, and from you no secrets are

hid: Cleanse the thoughts of our hearts by the inspiration of your Holy Spirit, that we may

perfectly love you, and worthily magnify your holy Name; through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Glory to God in the highest, and peace to God’s people on earth.

Lord God, heavenly King, almighty God and Father,

we worship you, we give you thanks,

we praise you for your glory.

Lord Jesus Christ, only Son of the Father, Lord God, Lamb of God,

you take away the sin of the world:

have mercy on us; you are seated at the right hand of the Father:

receive our prayer.

For you alone are the Holy One, you alone are the Lord,

you alone are the Most High,

Jesus Christ,

with the Holy Spirit,

in the glory of God the Father. Amen.

The Collect of the Day



The Lord be with you.

And also with you.

Almighty God, whose Son our Savior Jesus Christ is the light of the world: Grant that your

people, illumined by your Word and Sacraments, may shine with the radiance of Christ's

glory, that he may be known, worshipped, and obeyed to the ends of the earth; through

Jesus Christ our Lord, who with you and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns, one God, now

and for ever. Amen.

Almighty Father, who inspired Simon Peter, first among the apostles, to confess Jesus as

Messiah and Son of the living God: Keep your Church steadfast upon the rock of this

faith, so that in unity and peace we may proclaim the one truth and follow the one Lord,

our Savior Jesus Christ; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now

and for ever. Amen.

Almighty God, by the hand of Moses your servant you led your people out of slavery,

and made them free at last: Grant that your Church, following the example of your

prophet Martin Luther King, may resist oppression in the name of your love, and may

secure for all your children the blessed liberty of the Gospel of Jesus Christ; who lives

and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

God of justice, in your wisdom you create all people in your image, without exception.

Through your goodness, open our eyes to see the dignity, beauty, and worth of every

human being. Open our minds to understand that all your children are brothers and

sisters in the same human family. Open our hearts to repent of racist attitudes,

behaviors, and speech which demean others. Open our ears to hear the cries of those

wounded by racial discrimination, and their passionate appeals for change. Strengthen

our resolve to make amends for past injustices and to right the wrongs of history. And

fill us with courage that we might seek to heal wounds, build bridges, forgive and be

forgiven, and establish peace and equality for all in our communities. In Jesus’ name we

pray. Amen.

The First Lesson 1 Samuel 3:1-20

Reader A Reading from 1 Samuel.

[Samuel learns that it is the Lord who is calling him.]

Now the boy Samuel was ministering to the Lord under Eli. The word of the Lord was

rare in those days; visions were not widespread.

At that time Eli, whose eyesight had begun to grow dim so that he could not see, was

lying down in his room; the lamp of God had not yet gone out, and Samuel was lying

down in the temple of the Lord, where the ark of God was. Then the Lord called,

“Samuel! Samuel!” and he said, “Here I am!” and ran to Eli, and said, “Here I am, for

you called me.” But he said, “I did not call; lie down again.” So he went and lay down.

The Lord called again, “Samuel!” Samuel got up and went to Eli, and said, “Here I am,

for you called me.” But he said, “I did not call, my son; lie down again.” Now Samuel

did not yet know the Lord, and the word of the Lord had not yet been revealed to him.

The Lord called Samuel again, a third time. And he got up and went to Eli, and said,

“Here I am, for you called me.” Then Eli perceived that the Lord was calling the boy.

Therefore Eli said to Samuel, “Go, lie down; and if he calls you, you shall say, ‘Speak,

Lord, for your servant is listening.’” So Samuel went and lay down in his place.

Now the Lord came and stood there, calling as before, “Samuel! Samuel!” And Samuel

said, “Speak, for your servant is listening.” Then the Lord said to Samuel, “See, I am

about to do something in Israel that will make both ears of anyone who hears of it

tingle. On that day I will fulfill against Eli all that I have spoken concerning his house,

from beginning to end. For I have told him that I am about to punish his house

forever, for the iniquity that he knew, because his sons were blaspheming God, and he

did not restrain them. Therefore I swear to the house of Eli that the iniquity of Eli’s

house shall not be expiated by sacrifice or offering forever.”


Samuel lay there until morning; then he opened the doors of the house of the Lord.

Samuel was afraid to tell the vision to Eli. But Eli called Samuel and said, “Samuel, my

son.” He said, “Here I am.” Eli said, “What was it that he told you? Do not hide it from

me. May God do so to you and more also, if you hide anything from me of all that he

told you.” So Samuel told him everything and hid nothing from him. Then he said, “It

is the Lord; let him do what seems good to him.”

As Samuel grew up, the Lord was with him and let none of his words fall to the

ground. And all Israel from Dan to Beer-sheba knew that Samuel was a trustworthy

prophet of the Lord.


Reader Here ends the Reading.

People Thanks be to God.

Psalm 139:1-5, 12-17

Lord, you have searched me out and known me; *you know my sitting down and my

rising up; you discern my thoughts from afar.

You trace my journeys and my resting-places *and are acquainted with all my ways.

Indeed, there is not a word on my lips, *but you, O Lord, know it altogether.

You press upon me behind and before *and lay your hand upon me.

Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; *it is so high that I cannot attain to it.

For you yourself created my inmost parts; *you knit me together in my mother's womb.

I will thank you because I am marvelously made; *your works are wonderful, and I

know it well.

My body was not hidden from you, *while I was being made in secret and woven in

the depths of the earth.

Your eyes beheld my limbs, yet unfinished in the womb; all of them were written in

your book; *they were fashioned day by day, when as yet there was none of them.

How deep I find your thoughts, O God! *how great is the sum of them!

If I were to count them, they would be more in number than the sand; *to count

them all, my life span would need to be like yours.


The Second Lesson 1 Corinthians 6:12-20


A Reading from 1 Corinthians.

[Paul is required to criticize a misguided understanding of Christian freedom that has been

adopted by some of the Corinthians.]

“All things are lawful for me,” but not all things are beneficial. “All things are lawful for

me,” but I will not be dominated by anything. “Food is meant for the stomach and the

stomach for food,” and God will destroy both one and the other. The body is meant

not for fornication but for the Lord, and the Lord for the body. And God raised the

Lord and will also raise us by his power. Do you not know that your bodies are

members of Christ? Should I therefore take the members of Christ and make them

members of a prostitute? Never! Do you not know that whoever is united to a

prostitute becomes one body with her? For it is said, “The two shall be one flesh.” But

anyone united to the Lord becomes one spirit with him. Shun fornication! Every sin

that a person commits is outside the body; but the fornicator sins against the body

itself. Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you,

which you have from God, and that you are not your own? For you were bought with

a price; therefore glorify God in your body.




Here ends the Epistle.

Thanks be to God.

Gospel John 1:43-51



The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to John.

Glory to you, Lord Christ.

Jesus decided to go to Galilee. He found Philip and said to him, “Follow me.” Now

Philip was from Bethsaida, the city of Andrew and Peter. Philip found Nathanael and

said to him, “We have found him about whom Moses in the law and also the prophets

wrote, Jesus son of Joseph from Nazareth.” Nathanael said to him, “Can anything

good come out of Nazareth?” Philip said to him, “Come and see.” When Jesus saw

Nathanael coming toward him, he said of him, “Here is truly an Israelite in whom

there is no deceit!” Nathanael asked him, “Where did you get to know me?” Jesus

answered, “I saw you under the fig tree before Philip called you.” Nathanael replied,

“Rabbi, you are the Son of God! You are the King of Israel!” Jesus answered, “Do you

believe because I told you that I saw you under the fig tree? You will see greater

things than these.” And he said to him, “Very truly, I tell you, you will see heaven

opened and the angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of Man.”




Silence and Reflection.

The Nicene Creed

The Gospel of the Lord.

Praise to you, Lord Christ.

We believe in one God,

the Father, the Almighty,

maker of heaven and earth,

of all that is, seen and unseen.

We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ,

the only Son of God,

eternally begotten of the Father,

God from God, Light from Light,

true God from true God,

begotten, not made,

of one Being with the Father.

Through him all things were made.

For us and for our salvation

he came down from heaven:

The Rev. Dr. Rob Cavanna



by the power of the Holy Spirit

he became incarnate from the Virgin Mary,

and was made man.

For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate;

he suffered death and was buried.

On the third day he rose again

in accordance with the Scriptures;

he ascended into heaven

and is seated at the right hand of the Father.

He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead,

and his kingdom will have no end.

We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life,

who proceeds from the Father and the Son.

With the Father and the Son he is worshiped and glorified.

He has spoken through the Prophets.

We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church.

We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins.

We look for the resurrection of the dead,

and the life of the world to come. Amen.

Prayers of the People

People kneel or stand as able.

Gracious and loving God, you see into the deepest needs of our hearts and invite us to

follow you and to listen to your voice: Receive our prayers as we call upon you in your

Temple: Speak, Lord, for your servant is listening.

Holy One, you have called us your children and given us the Holy Spirit: Grant that you

Church may share with our friends the Good News of Jesus of Nazareth and invite them

to "come and see" so that others may share our fellowship in his Name. We call upon

you in your Temple:

People Speak, Lord, for your servant is listening.

Eternal One, you search our hearts and know us: Lay your hand upon our nation and

upon all in authority throughout the world, that they may be instruments of your

compassion and peace, and that we may be known as a people in whom there is no

deceit. We call upon you in your Temple:

People Speak, Lord, for your servant is listening.

Wonderful Creator, you have woven our bodies in the depths of the earth: Look upon

the needs of a suffering world and bless all humanity, that your healthful Spirit and

presence may do marvelous works for the relief of the world. We call upon you in your


People Speak, Lord, for your servant is listening.

Loving One, you visit us in friendship and invite us to be generous and hospitable

neighbors to all among whom we live: Fill us with your grace, that we may be a

community of kindness and compassion. We call upon you in your Temple:

People Speak, Lord, for your servant is listening.

Good and Holy God, you fashion our lives day by day in your Spirit. Increase in us your

vision that we may see great things for our growing faith community.

Hear our prayers for those for whom we intercede, especially the food insecure of Elk

River and the region.

We thank you for your gifts of freedom and blessing, and especially for the Armed

Forces of our country.

By your power you raise our bodies into union with you, remember those who have

died. May all people see heaven opened and the angels of God ascending and

descending upon the Son of Man. We call upon you in your Temple:

People Speak, Lord, for your servant is listening.

Officiant: You have freed us from all domination and made us one body in your Spirit,

O God: Give us childlike faith to listen to what you are speaking and to follow you in

faith, through Jesus Christ our Savior. Amen.


Confession of Sin

Please kneel or stand.

Officiant Let us confess our sins against God and our neighbor.

Silence may be kept.

Priest and People

Most merciful God, we confess that we have sinned against you in thought,

word, and deed, by what we have done, and by what we have left undone.

We have not loved you with our whole heart; we have not loved our

neighbors as ourselves.

We are truly sorry and we humbly repent.

For the sake of your Son Jesus Christ, have mercy on us and forgive us; that we

may delight in your will, and walk in your ways, to the glory of your Name.



Almighty God have mercy on you, forgive you all your sins through our Lord Jesus

Christ, strengthen you in all goodness, and by the power of the Holy Spirit keep you

in eternal life. Amen.

The Peace



The peace of Christ be always with you.

And also with you.

The Offertory and Hymn


But do not neglect to do good and to share what you have,

for such sacrifices are pleasing to God. Hebrews 13:14, 15

Thank you for keeping up you pledges and your contributions. If you would like to

donate today, go to our website, www.holytrinityelkriver.org, and click on the Donate

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charity at Amazonsmile.com. Thank you very much for your generosity and for your

2021 Pledge.



The Lord’s Prayer

And now, as our Savior Christ has taught us, we are bold to say,

Our Father in heaven,

hallowed be your Name,

your kingdom come,

your will be done,

on earth as in heaven.

Give us today our daily bread.

Forgive us our sins

as we forgive those

who sin against us.

Save us from the time of trial,

and deliver us from evil.

For the kingdom, the power,

and the glory are yours,

now and forever. Amen.

Spiritual Communion—Act of Reception

Officiant In union, blessed Jesus, with the faithful gathered at every altar of your

Church where your blessed Body and Blood are offered this day, let us now say together

The Prayer for Reception.

I long to offer you praise and thanksgiving, for creation and all the blessings

of this life, for the redemption won for us by your life, death, and

resurrection, for the means of grace and the hope of glory.

And particularly for the blessings given me….(pause to think of your blessings)

I believe that you are truly present in the Holy Sacrament, and, since I

cannot at this time receive communion, I pray you to come into my heart. I

unite myself with you and embrace you with all my heart, my soul, and my

mind. Let nothing separate me from you; let me serve you in this life until,

by your grace, I come to your glorious kingdom and unending peace. Amen.

Post-Communion Prayer

Officiant Let us pray.

Loving God, we give you thanks for restoring us in your image and

nourishing us with spiritual food in the Sacrament of Christ's Body and

Blood. Now send us forth a people, forgiven, healed, renewed; that we may

proclaim your love to the world and continue in the risen life of Christ our

Savior. Amen.

The Final Blessing

Please kneel or stand.


You are marvelously made, known and loved by God your Creator. Be alert, so that

whenever God calls, you will answer faithfully, "Here I am!" Amen.

Joyfully follow Christ and be a person in whom there is no deceit; invite others to come

and see, so everyone may share in this beautiful journey toward wholeness. Amen.

Your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit; live boldly in goodness and glorify God in

your body. Amen.

And the blessing of our intimate God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, be within you and

among us, now and for ever. Amen.


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For ourselves, and for our families and all those we love, especially for

Annette, Ro, Bea, Ben, Barbara, Dan, Michelle, Angie, Jarrod, Ed G., Briana,

Shirley I., Jessica, Jennice, Rochelle, Bill, Gill, Linda, Torney, Marion, Mimi,

Mary Jo, Doris, Mark, Linus, Sherry, Dick, David, Chris, Emily, Mike, and all

the residents of Guardian Angels, Great River Family Promise, Open Doors for

Youth and Feed My Starving Children.

Please pray for our confirmands:

Dustin, Mo, Vernis, Gabriel and Elijah Campbell and Isabelle Stewart and

their Mentor: The Rev. Georgia Steele.


SATURDAY, February 6, 2021; 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm.

Won’t you join with other Trinitarians to pack food

for starving children around the world?

We’re signed up for two groups of 5.

Please sign up by sending an email to the office -office@holytrinityelkriver.org

Please go to www.FMSC.org to see a complete list of Covid-19 precautions

currently in place for packing groups.

Special Blessings to all our January Birthday Trinitarians!

01 – Kylie Scheck

08 – AP Hopper

12 – Ben Bastyr

13 – Mikayla Warner

14 – Deacon Georgia Steele

17 – Sherry Tyler

22 – Dan Krieger

26 – Stephanie Krieger

27 – Marilyn Bina

30 – Tammy Whiteoak


Word of the Week

Canons - The constitution and Canons outline the ecclesiastical law that

governs The Episcopal Church. They have been adopted in The

General Conventions from 1785-2018.

Racial Justice—3rd All Parish Read

Living Into God’s Dream: Dismantling Racism in America

GROUP DISCUSSION, Wednesday, January 20, 2021, 1:30pm

in place of the Zoom "Get Together.” All are welcome to

participate in a discussion on this book by Dr. Catherine Meeks!

Have you participated in our Zoom “Get Together” every

Wednesday at 2:00pm? We’d love to hear from you and see

how you’re doing.

Holy Trinity is an Episcopal church in the worldwide Anglican Communion

which has 80 million members in over 160 countries. We grew out of the

Protestant Reformation and are both Protestant and reformed Catholic.

Thank you for joining us today. If you should have any questions, please see Fr. Rob.



We extend a special welcome this morning to those who are single, married, divorced, gay,

filthy rich, dirt poor and yo no habla Ingles. We extend a special welcome to those who

are crying newborns, skinny as a rail or could afford to lose a few pounds. We welcome

you if you can sing like Andrea Bocelli or you can't carry a note in a bucket. You're

welcome here if you're "just browsing," just woke up or just got out of jail. We don't care

if you haven't been in church since little Bobby’s Baptism. We extend a special welcome to

those who are over 60 but not grown up yet, and to teenagers who are growing up too

fast. We welcome soccer moms, NASCAR dads, starving artists, tree-huggers, lattesippers,

vegetarians, junk-food eaters. We welcome those who are in recovery or still

addicted. We welcome you if you're having problems or you're down in the dumps or if

you don't like "organized religion”. We've been there too. If you blew all your offering

money at the horse track, you're welcome here. We offer a special welcome to those who

think the earth is flat, work too hard, don't work, can't spell, or because Grandma is in

town and wanted to go to church. We welcome those who are inked, pierced or both. We

offer a special welcome to those who could use a prayer right now, had religion shoved

down your throat as a kid or got lost in traffic and wound up here by mistake. We

welcome tourists, seekers and doubters, bleeding hearts ... and YOU to Holy Trinity!

Fr. Rob and all the Holy Trinity Faith Community.

© Fr. Rob Cavanna

Holy Trinity Episcopal Church

1326 4 th Street NW, PO Box 65

Elk River, MN 55330

763-441-5482 office@holytrinityelkriver.org

Home of The Angel of Hope

The Rt. Rev. Craig W. Loya, X Bishop of ECMN

Priest-in-Charge: Fr. Rob Cavanna 320-339-4852

Deacon: The Rev. Georgia Steele 651-338-2946

Senior Warden: Sue Nagorski 612-868-9263

Junior Warden: Gary Wedl 763-427-0776

Liturgy: Daryl Herrmann 269-580-9040

Pastoral Care: Sandy Sisson 763-267-7623

Education: Megan Campbell 208-413-0619

Evangelism: Nancy Lloyd 763-370-9598

Service: Dick Anderson 612-812-2581

Treasurer: Jon Lloyd 612-434-3295

Secretary/Clerk: Joyce LeClaire 763-482-0170

Director of Music: Bea Bastyr 763-441-4068

Altar Guild: Gail Weber 612-850-4250

Women’s Group: Linda Krieger 763-441-7072

Pauline Hoffine 763-688-4540

Men’s Group: Ben Bastyr 763-441-4068

Meals on Wheels: Cheryl Ecklund 763-443-8637

Great River Family Promise: Deb Krogman 763-225-7773

Little Free Library Steward: Eric Hawkins

Office Staff: Jen Haag

Temporary Office Hours: Wednesday: 10 am—4 pm

Fr. Rob’s Office Hours:

Wednesday: 10 am-4pm and by appointment

If you’d like to receive Holy Communion during COVID, call ahead of time.

For emergencies please call Fr. Rob Cavanna

Cell Phone: 320-339-4852 fr.robcavanna@gmail.com

Church website: holytrinityelkriver.org

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