The Episcopal Church of the Holy Innocents 

The Holy Eucharist for the The Second Sunday after the Epiphany January 20, 2019 ~ 9:30 AM

 The Episcopal Church of The Holy Innocents in the Borough of Beach Haven, New Jersey

The Holy Eucharist:

Rite II Contemporary Language Liturgy with Music


Good morning and welcome. Everything you need for worship is in this booklet. Music is found in the Hymnals in your pews. The Episcopal Church practices open Communion, which means that if you are a baptized Christian, regardless of denomination, you are welcome to receive Holy Communion with us. You may receive both the Bread and the Wine or just the Bread. If you do not want to receive Communion, you are welcome to come to the altar rail for a blessing. Cross your hands over your heart as a sign to the clergy. 


Perhaps you have not been regular in attending Church before, or have been away from the Church for a while. You are especially welcome. When you are comfortable here, and ready to talk about becoming a member of The Episcopal Church, or if you want to start up/start over, please speak with our clergy. They are glad to help.                                                               

* indicates that the people are to stand as they are able


9:30 am - Sacrament of Healing

(If you would like prayers for healing for yourself and/or in intercession for a loved one, please come forward to the altar rail at this time) 




9:30 AM Holy Eucharist Rite II






*Hymn 324 (H82)                    Let all mortal flesh keep silence        Picardy


*Celebrant: Blessed be God: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.        (BCP, p. 355)

*People: And blessed be God’s Kingdom now and forever. Amen.


*The Collect for Purity                                                                                   (BCP, p. 355)

Celebrant: 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.   

All: Amen.


*Gloria in excelsis Hymn S-277  (All sing)


*The Collect for Epiphany 2                                                            BCP, p. 215

Celebrant: The Lord be with you.

People: And also with you


Celebrant:  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.  All: Amen.

 (All are seated)


Scripture Lessons for Epiphany 2: Year C

New Revised Standard Version of the Bible


The First Lesson: Isaiah 62:1-5
Reader: A Reading from the Book of the Prophet Isaiah.


For Zion's sake I will not keep silent,
and for Jerusalem's sake I will not rest,

until her vindication shines out like the dawn,
and her salvation like a burning torch.

The nations shall see your vindication,
and all the kings your glory;

and you shall be called by a new name
that the mouth of the Lord will give.

You shall be a crown of beauty in the hand of the Lord,
and a royal diadem in the hand of your God.

You shall no more be termed Forsaken,
and your land shall no more be termed Desolate;

but you shall be called My Delight Is in Her,
and your land Married;

for the Lord delights in you,
and your land shall be married.

For as a young man marries a young woman,
so shall your builder marry you,

and as the bridegroom rejoices over the bride,
so shall your God rejoice over you.


Reader: The Word of the Lord.

People: Thanks be to God.


Psalm 36:5-10 Dixit injustus (Said as directed by reader)


5 Your love, O Lord, reaches to the heavens, *
and your faithfulness to the clouds.

6 Your righteousness is like the strong mountains,
your justice like the great deep; *
you save both man and beast, O Lord.

7 How priceless is your love, O God! *
your people take refuge under the shadow of your wings.

8 They feast upon the abundance of your house; *
you give them drink from the river of your delights.

9 For with you is the well of life, *
and in your light we see light.

10 Continue your loving-kindness to those who know you, *
and your favor to those who are true of heart.


The Second Lesson: 1 Corinthians 12:1-11

Reader: A Lesson from Paul’s 1st Letter to the Christians in Corinth.

Now concerning spiritual gifts, brothers and sisters, I do not want you to be uninformed. You know that when you were pagans, you were enticed and led astray to idols that could not speak. Therefore I want you to understand that no one speaking by the Spirit of God ever says "Let Jesus be cursed!" and no one can say "Jesus is Lord" except by the Holy Spirit.


Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit; and there are varieties of services, but the same Lord; and there are varieties of activities, but it is the same God who activates all of them in everyone. To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good. To one is given through the Spirit the utterance of wisdom, and to another the utterance of knowledge according to the same Spirit, to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healing by the one Spirit, to another the working of miracles, to another prophecy, to another the discernment of spirits, to another various kinds of tongues, to another the interpretation of tongues. All these are activated by one and the same Spirit, who allots to each one individually just as the Spirit chooses.


Reader: The Word of the Lord.

People: Thanks be to God.


*Hymn 120 (LEVAS)        There’s a Sweet Sweet Spirit               Akers


*The Holy Gospel: John 2:1-11
Deacon: The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to John.

People: Glory to you, O Christ.


On the third day there was a wedding in Cana of Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there. Jesus and his disciples had also been invited to the wedding. When the wine gave out, the mother of Jesus said to him, "They have no wine." And Jesus said to her, "Woman, what concern is that to you and to me? My hour has not yet come." His mother said to the servants, "Do whatever he tells you." Now standing there were six stone water jars for the Jewish rites of purification, each holding twenty or thirty gallons. Jesus said to them, "Fill the jars with water." And they filled them up to the brim. He said to them, "Now draw some out, and take it to the chief steward." So they took it. When the steward tasted the water that had become wine, and did not know where it came from (though the servants who had drawn the water knew), the steward called the bridegroom and said to him, "Everyone serves the good wine first, and then the inferior wine after the guests have become drunk. But you have kept the good wine until now." Jesus did this, the first of his signs, in Cana of Galilee, and revealed his glory; and his disciples believed in him.

Deacon: The Gospel of the Lord.

People: Praise to you, Lord Christ.  (All are seated)

Sermon                                                                                                              Fr. Dan Hinkle +


*The Nicene Creed

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: 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.


*The Prayers of the People: Form VI                                                   (BCP, p. 392) (The people may stand or kneel)

Deacon: In peace, we pray to you, Lord God.




Leader: For all people in their daily life and work;
People: For our families, friends, and neighbors, and for those who are alone.


Leader: For Nancy our Mayor, Philip our Governor, and Donald our President; for this community, the nation, and the world;
People: For all who work for justice, freedom, and peace.


Leader: For the just and proper use of your creation;
People: For the victims of hunger, fear, injustice, and oppression.


Leader: For all who are in danger, sorrow, or any kind of trouble;
People: For those who minister to the sick, the friendless, and the needy.


Leader: For the peace and unity of the Church of God;
People: For all who proclaim the Gospel, and all who seek the Truth.


Leader: We pray for Justin, the Archbishop of Canterbury; for Michael, the Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church; for William our Bishop; for Judith our Deacon, and Dan our Interim Rector; and for all bishops and other ministers;
People: For all who serve God in his Church.


Leader: We pray for the special needs and concerns of this congregation, especially remembering all victims of climate change and the poor. We also remember all those mentioned in our Parish Prayer List: the sick, the shut in, and the grieving, those serving in the military and other dangerous professions, and for our enemies, that all of our hearts may be turned to peace. We may add our own petitions either silently or aloud at this time.
Leader: Hear us, Lord;
People: For your mercy is great.


Leader: Let us pray for our Vestry and Search committee as they prepare to call a new Rector for Holy Innocents’ Church.

All: “Almighty God, giver of every good gift: Look graciously on your Church, and so guide the minds and hearts of the members of the Vestry and Search Committee who shall choose a new Rector for Holy Innocents’ Episcopal Church, that we may receive a faithful pastor, who will care for your people and equip us for your ministries; through Jesus our Lord and Saviour.” Amen.


Leader: We thank you, Lord, for all the blessings of this life; for the beauty of your very good creation; for those celebrating birthdays this week: Edith, Bruce, Susan and for those celebrating anniversaries this week: Barry & Nicole, Jerry & Gail, and for the Holy Innocents, Martin, and all the Saints. The congregation may add other thanksgivings at this time.

Leader: We will exalt you, O God our King;
People: And praise your Name for ever and ever.


Leader: We pray for all faithful departed, especially remembering, Dorothy, and Robert, that they all will have a place in your eternal kingdom. Other deceased loved ones and friends may be mentioned at this time.
Leader: Lord, let your loving-kindness be upon them;
People: Who put their trust in you.


Leader: We pray to you also for the forgiveness of our sins.  (Silence) Have mercy upon us,

All: most merciful Father; in your compassion forgive us our sins, known and unknown, things done and left undone; and so uphold us by your Spirit that we may live and serve you in newness of life, to the honor and glory of your Name; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Celebrant stands and says: 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.  All: Amen.


*The Peace (All stand)

Celebrant: The Peace of Christ be always with you.

People: And also with you.  (The Peace of Christ is now shared)


Children’s Message                                                                                                  Fr. Dan




The Offertory


*Hymn 7 (H82)       Christ whose glory fills the skies             Ratisbon


*Presentation of the Gifts (All stand)


*The Great Thanksgiving: Eucharistic Prayer B                        BCP, p. 367


(The people remain standing. The Celebrant faces them and says)


Celebrant: The Lord be with you.

People:      And also with you.

Celebrant: Lift up your hearts.

People:      We lift them to the Lord.

Celebrant: Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.

People:      It is right to give God thanks and praise.

Celebrant: It is right, and a good and joyful thing, always and every where to give thanks to you, Father Almighty, Creator of heaven and earth.


Because in the mystery of the Word made flesh, you have caused a new light to shine in our hearts, to give the knowledge of your glory in the face of your Son Jesus Christ our Lord.


Therefore we praise you, joining our voices with Angels and Archangels and with all the company of heaven, who for ever sing this hymn to proclaim the glory of your Name:


*Sanctus Hymn S-124 (All sing)


(The people stand or kneel)


Celebrant: We give thanks to you, O God, for the goodness and love which you have made known to us in creation; in the calling of Israel to be your people; in your Word spoken through the prophets; and above all in the Word made flesh, Jesus, your Son. For in these last days you sent him to be incarnate from the Virgin Mary, to be the Savior and Redeemer of the world. In him, you have delivered us from evil, and made us worthy to stand before you. In him, you have brought us out of error into truth, out of sin into righteousness, out of death into life.


On the night before he died for us, our Lord Jesus Christ took bread; and when he had given thanks to you, he broke it, and gave it to his disciples, and said, “Take, eat: This is my Body, which is given for you. Do this for the remembrance of me.”


After supper he took the cup of wine; and when he had given thanks, he gave it to them, and said, “Drink this, all of you: This is my Blood of the new Covenant, which is shed for you and for many for the forgiveness of sins. Whenever you drink it, do this for the remembrance of me.”


Therefore, according to his command, O Father,

Celebrant and People

We remember his death,

We proclaim his resurrection,

We await his coming in glory;


Celebrant: And we offer our sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving to you, O Lord of all; presenting to you, from your creation, this bread and this wine.


We pray you, gracious God, to send your Holy Spirit upon these gifts that they may be the Sacrament of the Body of Christ and his Blood of the new Covenant. Unite us to your Son in his sacrifice, that we may be acceptable through him, being sanctified by the Holy Spirit. In the fullness of time, put all things in subjection under your Christ, and bring us to that heavenly country where, with Mary and Joseph, Stephen, John, the Holy Innocents, all our loved ones memorialized this Christmas Season, and all your saints, we may enter the everlasting heritage of your sons and daughters; through Jesus Christ our Lord, the firstborn of all creation, the head of the Church, and the author of our salvation.


By him, and with him, and in him, in the unity of the Holy Spirit all honor and glory is yours, Almighty Father, now and for ever. 


All: Amen.


The Lord’s Prayer                                                                                                           BCP, p. 364

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

All: Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy Name, thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever and ever. Amen.


Breaking Bread and Pouring Wine




Celebrant: Alleluia! This is the true bread which comes down from heaven and gives life to the world.

People: Whoever eats this bread will live for ever. Alleluia!


Invitation to Holy Communion


Celebrant: The Gifts of God for the People of God.


(All baptized Christians are welcome to receive Holy Communion with us)






Postcommunion Prayer                                                                                      BCP, p. 365

(Said kneeling or seated)


Celebrant: Let us pray.    Eternal God, heavenly Father,

All: you have graciously accepted us as living members

of your Son our Savior Jesus Christ,

and you have fed us with spiritual food

in the Sacrament of his Body and Blood.

Send us now into the world in peace,

and grant us strength and courage

to love and serve you

with gladness and singleness of heart;

through Christ our Lord. Amen.


Epiphany Blessing


*Hymn 423 (H82)        Immortal, invisible, God only wise          St. Denio


*Dismissal                                                                                                                       BCP, p. 366


Deacon: Let us go forth in the Name of Christ! Alleluia! Alleluia!

People: Thanks be to God! Alleluia! Alleluia!







Children are always welcome to worship with their

parents or guardians at any worship service.

There is Sunday School in Martin Hall at 9:30 am. The children are then brought into the big church for a children’s message and communion.





















Guidance Prayer for the Discernment/Search Process

“Almighty God, giver of every good gift: Look graciously on your Church, and so guide the minds and hearts of the members of the Vestry and Search Committee who shall choose a new Rector for Holy Innocents’ Episcopal Church, that we may receive a faithful pastor, who will care for your people and equip us for your ministries; through Jesus our Lord and Saviour.” Amen.

(BCP, p. 818 adapted)






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Parish Prayer List for the Week of January 20, 2019


After the last Sunday of each month, all names will be removed from this Prayer List. If you would like a name to remain on the prayer list for another month, please contact the Parish Administrator in the Church Office by the Thursday before the first Sunday of each month. You may add or remove names at any time during the month. Please be sure to give us the first name of the person to be prayed for. Last names may be given as well, if desired. Thank you.


Amie                                                                                                      Cecily Lovas

Andy                                                                                                      Linda

Deacon Judy                                                                                         Linda McNee

Johnny                                                                                                   Polly Moore

Marie Bregler                                                                                       Nicki

Joan Connolly                                                                                      Virginia Nicholas

Michael Read Davis                                                                            Susan Pritchard

Donald Deacon                                                                                    Jim Raylman

Carol Dobbins                                                                                     Charles Robert

Meg & Rich Dougher                                                                          The Russo Family

Carol Earl                                                                                                             Lara Sparks

Louis Edmundo                                                                                   Leah Wall

Faye & Ed                                                                                                              Colin Walker

Frank                                                                                                     Barbara Walston

Jeanine                                                                                                   Barbara Wheeler

Jim & Cathy                                                                                         


John W.

Diane Lee



Marcella Gallo


Pray for those serving in the military and other dangerous professions: Andrew Wall, Brandan White, Joseph Alexander, Zachary Arlin, Paul Bailey, J. Andrew Hinkle, Destany


Birthdays: Edith Dumhart (01/21), Bruce Schoenfeld (01/23), Susan D. Walls (01/26)


Altar Flowers: The Altar Flowers for today are given to the glory of God by Debbie and David Hunter and in memory of Robert Hunter.


Anniversaries: Barry & Nicole Baxter (01/22), Jerry & Gail South (01/22)


Memorials: Our thoughts and prayer are with the family and friends of Dorothy Taylor. Dorothy died this week past. Her burial liturgy will be held in Holy Innocents’ Church this Saturday, January 26, 2019. Time to be announced.

“Rest eternal grant to her, O Lord; And let light perpetual shine upon her.” Amen.

Special Intentions are asked for…


Diocese of New Jersey Cycle of Prayer

The Rev. Lisa G.E. Caton

The Revs: Polly McWilliams Kacey, Emily Mellott

The Revs: Lydia A. Edwards, Dr. Thomas Haverly

Dr. Anne-Marie Jeffery

The Rev. Nancy Hite Speck

Members and Ministry of the Committee on Resolutions

The Rt. Rev. Sylvestre D. Romero

The Rev. Dcn. Robert Turner

Members and Ministry of the Committee on the Diaconate


World Wide Anglican Communion Cycle of Prayer

Sunday, 20 January 2019

Pray for the united Church of Bangladesh

The Most Revd Paul Shishir Sarker - Moderator, Church of Bangladesh & Bishop of Dhaka

Monday, 21 January 2019

Liverpool (England) The Rt Revd Paul Bayes (Diocesan Bishop)

Liverpool (England) The Rt Revd Richard Finn Blackburn

St Asaph (Wales) The Rt Revd Gregory Cameron (Diocesan Bishop)

Grafton (Australia) Vacant (Diocesan Bishop)

Tuesday, 22 January 2019

Liwolo Area (South Sudan) The Rt Revd Joseph Aba Nicanor

St Davids (Wales) The Rt Revd Joanna Penberthy (Diocesan Bishop)

Wednesday, 23 January 2019

Llandaff (Wales) The Rt Revd June Osborne (Diocesan Bishop)

St Edmundsbury & Ipswich (England) The Rt Revd Martin Seeley (Diocesan Bishop)

St Edmundsbury & Ipswich (England) The Rt Revd Michael Harrison

St Helena (Southern Africa) Vacant (Diocesan Bishop)

Thursday, 24 January 2019

Lokoja (Nigeria) The Most Revd Emmanuel Sokowamju Egbunu (Diocesan Bishop)

St Mark the Evangelist (Southern Africa) The Rt Revd Martin Breytenbach (Diocesan Bishop)

Friday, 25 January 2019

Lomega (South Sudan) The Most Revd Paul Benjamin Yugusuk (Diocesan Bishop)

Sunyani (West Africa) The Rt Revd Festus Yeboah-Asuamah (Diocesan Bishop)

Grahamstown (Southern Africa) The Rt Revd Ebenezer Ntlali (Diocesan Bishop)

Saturday, 26 January 2019

London (England) The Rt Revd and Rt Hon Sarah Mullally (Diocesan Bishop)

London (England) The Rt Revd Jonathan Mark Richard Baker

London (England) The Rt Revd Peter Allan Broadbent

London (England) The Rt Revd Adrian Newman

London (England) The Rt Revd Ric Thorpe

London (England) The Rt Revd Graham Tomlin

London (England) The Rt Revd Robert Wickham



Fellowship & Adult Forum

“A More Christlike God: A More Beautiful Gospel”

Join us in Martin Hall immediately following 9:30 am Worship to enjoy Coffee and Fellowship, then stay for the Forum Program.  We will be learning about “A More Christlike God: A More Beautiful Gospel.” There will be a brief video and discussion. The recommended book is of the same title and written by Brad Jersak. It can be found on in paperback and electronic versions.

We will conclude by Noon. Everyone is welcome.


Church Office Closed

Tomorrow, Monday, Jan. 21sth, in observance of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. There will be no Morning Prayer in the Chapel.


Daily Prayers This Week

There will be no Morning Prayer in the Chapel tomorrow in observance of Martin Luther King Day. You are welcome to join Fr. Dan in the Chapel for Evening Prayer and Silent Meditation on Thursday evening, Jan. 24 at 5:00 pm and for Morning Prayer and Silent Meditation on Friday morning, Jan. 25, at 9:00 am. Come as often as you are able.


Thursday Afternoon Bible Study

We meet in a classroom in Martin Hall from 3:00 – 4:45 pm.


Closings due to the Weather

Closings because of bad weather will be announced by Parish Email.













Sunday, January 20            The Holy Eucharist                                                               9:30am

The Second Sunday after      Sunday school                                                        9:30am

the Epiphany                       FELLOWSHIP/ADULT FORUM                        10:30am

Monday, January 21          PARISH OFFICE CLOSED

                                           No Morning Prayer & Silent Meditation    9:00am

Tuesday, January 22              PARISH OFFICE OPEN                           9:00am- 1:00pm

Wednesday, January 23                      PARISH OFFICE OPEN              9:00am- 1:00pm

Thursday, January 24            PARISH OFFICE OPEN                               9:00am-1:00pm

                                                            Mah Jongg                                                                             1:00pm

                                                            AA                                                                                         7:00pm

                                                       Bible Study                                                             3:00pm-4:45pm

                                                            Evening Prayer & Silent Meditation                     5:00pm

      Friday, January 25                 PARISH OFFICE OPEN                          9:00am-1:00pm

                                                            Morning Prayer & Silent Meditation            9:00am

                                                            Interim Rector in Office                                   9:30am-1:00pm


Sunday, January 27            The Holy Eucharist                                                                9:30am

The  Third Sunday after            Sunday School                                                                                                               9:30am

the Epiphany:                                   FELLOWSHIP/ADULT FORUM                                              10:30am



Marine Street, Beach Haven, Long Beach Island, New Jersey 08008



The Lord Jesus Christ is The Head of The Church

and The Members of the Parish are Ministers


Vestry Class of 2019          Vestry Class of 2020          Vestry Class of 2021

   William Kehr                          Margaret Aftanis                                 Diane Carter

   Fran Kleber                                        Richard Cashel                                         Melissa Wall

   Karen Vaughan                      Kay DeCicco                                       Robert Weidmann


Robert Meyer, Church Warden      , 2019 ~ Kay DeCicco, Church Warden, 2020

Mr. Larry Peacock, Parish Treasurer

Mr. Richard Cashel, Clerk of the Vestry

Mrs. Lisa Halpin, Parish Administrator

Mrs. Ellen J. Dondero, Minister of Music & Organist

Mrs. Suzette Whiting, President, ECW

Mrs. Jackie Sparks & Mrs. Melissa Wall, Co-Directors of the Altar Guild

Ms. Maggie Aftanis, Superintendent of the Church School

The Rt. Rev’d William Hallock Stokes, XII Bishop of New Jersey

The Rev’d Charles Arlin, Retired Priest Associate

The Rev’d Dr. Judith S. Krom, Deacon Almoner

Phone: (732) 330-4949 Email:

The Rev’d Daniel W. Hinkle, Interim Priest

                  Phone: (610) 223-5588 Email: