The Jingle

The Season of Advent
10:00 a.m.

Hymn "ComeThou Long Expected Jesus"Hymnal 66
The Opening Acclamation and Collect for PurityPrayer book page 355
The GloriaPrayer book page 356
The Collect of the DayPrinted below
The Old Testament and Epistle ReadingsPrinted below
Hymn "O Come O Come Emmanuel"Hymnal 56, Vs 1-3
The Gospel ReadingPrinted Below
The Sermon
The Nicene CreedPrayer book page 358
The Prayers of the People - Form IVPrayer book page 388
Confession and AbsolutionPrayer book page 360
Exchnage of the PeacePrayer book page 360
Offertory Hymn "Day by Day"Hymnal 654
Eucharistic Prayer APrayer book page 361
The Lord's Prayer (Contemporary Version)Prayer book page 364
The Breaking of the BreadPrayer book page 365
Communion is Served
The Post Communion PrayerPrayer book page 365
The Blessing and DismissalPrayer book page 366
Hymn: Hark the Herald Angels Sing!"Hymnal 87

 

The Collect

O God, because without you we are not able to please you mercifully grant that your Holy Spirit may in all things direct and rule our hearts; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

The First Lesson
Jeremiah 4:11-12, 22-28

At that time it will be said to this people and to Jerusalem: A hot wind comes from me out of the bare heights in the desert toward my poor people, not to winnow or cleanse-- a wind too strong for that. Now it is I who speak in judgment against them.  "For my people are foolish,they do not know me; they are stupid children, they have no understanding. They are skilled in doing evil, but do not know how to do good." I looked on the earth, and lo, it was waste and void; and to the heavens, and they had no light. I looked on the mountains, and lo, they were quaking, and all the hills moved to and fro. I looked, and lo, there was no one at all, and all the birds of the air had fled. I looked, and lo, the fruitful land was a desert, and all its cities were laid in ruins before the LORD, before his fierce anger.   For thus says the LORD: The whole land shall be a desolation; yet I will not make a full end. Because of this the earth shall mourn, and the heavens above grow black; for I have spoken, I have purposed; I have not relented nor will I turn back.

The Psalm
Psalm 14

1 The fool has said in his heart, "There is no God." *
    All are corrupt and commit abominable acts;
    there is none who does any good.
   
   2 The LORD looks down from heaven upon us all, *
    to see if there is any who is wise,
    if there is one who seeks after God.
   
   3 Every one has proved faithless; all alike have turned bad; *
    there is none who does good; no, not one.
   
   4 Have they no knowledge, all those evildoers *
    who eat up my people like bread and do not call upon the LORD?
   
   5 See how they tremble with fear, *
    because God is in the company of the righteous.
   
   6 Their aim is to confound the plans of the afflicted, *
    but the LORD is their refuge.
   
   7 Oh, that Israel's deliverance would come out of Zion! *
    when the LORD restores the fortunes of his people,
    Jacob will rejoice and Israel be glad.

The Second Lesson
1 Timothy 1:12-17

I am grateful to Christ Jesus our Lord, who has strengthened me, because he judged me faithful and appointed me to his service, even though I was formerly a blasphemer, a persecutor, and a man of violence. But I received mercy because I had acted ignorantly in unbelief, and the grace of our Lord overflowed for me with the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus. The saying is sure and worthy of full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners-- of whom I am the foremost. But for that very reason I received mercy, so that in me, as the foremost, Jesus Christ might display the utmost patience, making me an example to those who would come to believe in him for eternal life. To the King of the ages, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen.

The Gospel
Luke 15:1-10

All the tax collectors and sinners were coming near to listen to Jesus. And the Pharisees and the scribes were grumbling and saying, "This fellow welcomes sinners and eats with them." So he told them this parable: "Which one of you, having a hundred sheep and losing one of them, does not leave the ninety-nine in the wilderness and go after the one that is lost until he finds it? When he has found it, he lays it on his shoulders and rejoices. And when he comes home, he calls together his friends and neighbors, saying to them, `Rejoice with me, for I have found my sheep that was lost.' Just so, I tell you, there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who need no repentance. "Or what woman having ten silver coins, if she loses one of them, does not light a lamp, sweep the house, and search carefully until she finds it? When she has found it, she calls together her friends and neighbors, saying, `Rejoice with me, for I have found the coin that I had lost.' Just so, I tell you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents."

 

Today at Trinity


8:00 a.m.Rite One Eucharist, Church / Nave
9:45 a.m.Children's Chapel, Basement
9:45 a.m.Nursery
10:00 a.m.Rite Two Eucharist, Church / Nave
10:00 a.m.Church School, Basement
11:30 a.m.Power of Love Book Discussion, Parish Hall
11:30 a.m.Adult Choir Rehearsal, Church / Nave
1:00 p.m.AA, Parish Hall

 

Today's altar flowers are given to the glory of God and in loving memory of the Wiley and Citrone families by Deb & Dan Citrone.

Countdown to Church School! Church School will officially begin on Sunday, September 15 with Children's Chapel at 9:45 am and classes at 10 AM! Register: https://forms.gle/4VJeZ6eLgeYA7ZHD7 Questions? See Kristin Woods (formation.trinityambler@gmail.com)

This week at Trinity Church

MONDAY 09-23-2019
7:30 p.m.Boy Scouts, Parish Hall

TUESDAY 09-24-2019
7:00 p.m.Vestry Meeting, Library

WEDNESDAY 09-25-2019
10:00 a.m.Healing Eucharist, Chapel
7:30 p.m.Ambler Station Singers (Rehearsal), Parish Hall

THURSDAY 09-26-2019
9:00 a.m.HVAC work, Church / Nave
6:30 p.m.Weekday Word & Eucharist, Chapel
7:00 p.m.Monthly Choir Rehearsal, Parish Hall

FRIDAY 09-27-2019
9:00 a.m.HVAC work, Church / Nave
6:00 p.m.AA Meeting, Chapel
Growing Express

SATURDAY 09-28-2019
9:00 a.m.Contemplative Prayer, Mary's Office
3:00 p.m.Comenium Special Event, Church / Nave
6:30 p.m.AA Meeting, Parish Hall
Growing Express

 



'The Power of Love' Book Discussion, Sunday, Sept 22 Those who have taken the opportunity to read Presiding Bishop Michael Curry's book - The Power of Love: Sermons, Reflections, & Wisdom to Uplift and Inspire will gather to reflect on and discuss the work. This will occur immediately following the 10 a.m. service. Sign-up sheet is located on narthex board.

Trinity Partners with Upper Dublin Middle School H.O.S.T. (Helping Our Students Together) Program Through monetary, food and resource donations, the H.O.S.T will provide food packs filled with non-perishable breakfast, lunch, snack and beverage items to school children, and their siblings who face food insecurity. The following Non-perishable food items can be placed in bins located inside narthex doors: · Nutella snack cups · individual oatmeal packets · peanut butter crackers · cheese crackers · Baby Bella cheese · pretzels · rice cakes · granola bars · apple sauce · prepackaged canned fruit like peaches/pears · mandarin oranges · raisins · tuna packs · spaghettios/meatballs · beef ravioli · other prepackaged microwavable foods · canned veggies · canned fruit · shelf stable milk · individual cereal boxes · bread, peanut butter, jelly · fruit cups/pudding cups (the kind that don't need refrigeration) If you have any questions regarding this program or how you can help, please contact Pam Olshefski (pamela.olshefski@gmail.com or 215-628-4364).

Adult Forum Series: Race & Ethnicity, Sunday, September 29 Interested in learning more about racism? Want to know more about how white supremacy works, or what "white privilege" means? The session will be led by Kristen Ostendorf, who has conducted similar discussions at Penn Charter and for the diocesan Anti-Racism Commission (ARC).  Your feedback will also help her prepare for a larger conference in the fall! Questions? kristen.ostendorf77@gmail.com. Please sign-up on board in narthex.

Adult Forum Series: Advance Care Planning, Sunday, October 6 Dr. Deborah Way will introduce a simple tool for advance care planning and talk about how you can plan for the care that you want at the end of your life. Learn how this planning actually makes decisions easier for your loved ones. Questions? djway0602@aol.com.

Pledge Statements are available on line. Simply go to the site map and click on "statements." Enter your last name, envelope number, and the password, which is "trinity". Statements are delivered online for Q1 to Q3. The full year paper statements are mailed out in January of the following year. If you need help, simply call the office 215-646-0416 X2

Bible Study: The Gospel According to Luke will take place Tuesdays, 9:30 - 11 AM, in the library. Sign-up sheet is located in the narthex. Questions? Please see Lynn Baird.

Blessing of the Animals will take place Thursday, October 3rd at 7 pm in the Parish Hall! Weekday Word will resume October 10.

Campfire and Compline, October 25 @ 6 PM All are invited to take part in Trinity's 2nd Annual 'Campfire and Compline'. An evening on the front lawn, filled with delicious food, music and campfire. We will close the evening in community with compline. Sign-up sheet is located in the narthex.

Election Day Cafe Is Coming!! Back by Popular Demand! Trinity’s Election Café, Tuesday, November 5, from 7 AM – 7 PM, selling soup to nuts to two polling places! If you would like to contribute bake goods, soups and/or sell the delicious wares -- please sign-up on the narthex board. All proceeds benefit Trinity’s Church School/Formation Programs & Projects. Questions? Please see Kristin Woods

Supporting God's Kingdom
June 2018
Income: $19,334
Expenses: $24,371
Attendance (last week):150

 

Worship Schedule for Sep 22

8:00 a.m.
Reader/ ChalicistsMartha Arnold
10:00 a.m.
ChalicistsCheryl Bayard, Kelly Watkins
CruciferMadeline Hauser
AcolytesColin Kohne, Evan Barkley - Gospel
Readers/PrayersJohn Bayard, LaTanya Barkley, Prayers:, Sue Bofinger
UshersRobert Gergen, Laura Gergen, John Bayard, Evelyn Carpenter
Altar GuildCheryl Bayard, Karen Reid, Becky Curlett
Coffee Hour(Not in yet)
GreetersEd Doyle, Piers Prater
LEM(Not in yet)
TellersRob Gergen, Laura Gergen
Healing Prayer TeamEllen McCaffrey, Leigh DeTato
Basket DeliveryBecky Curlett
Workshop LeaderGPI:Jocelyn Tenney
ShepherdsGPI:Stephanie Gold, GPII:Bernadette Baird
After Worship Hosts(Not in yet)
Nursery TeamAbby Olshefski, Emeline Bell

 

The Staff of Trinity Church

The Rev. Mary McCullough, 215-646-0416 Opt #4 mary@trinityambler.com
John Dziel, Financial & IT Administrator
Webmaster
215-646-0416 Opt #2
accounting@trinityambler.com
Karen Richter, Office Administrator
215-646-0416 Opt #1
office@trinityambler.com
Kristin Woods, Education
215-646-0416 Opt #5
k4waskowicz@mac.com
Frank Van Atta, Director of Music music@trinityambler.com

 

The Vestry of Trinity Church

Robin Chambers-Dixon, Rector's Warden
Human Resources
chambersconsult9@comcast.net
Dennis Reid Sr., Accounting Warden
Finance Committee
LaSalle70@comcast.net
Kathy Guerin, Stewardship
Joseph Detato, Inreach
Jen Prater, Stewardship
Dan Citrone, Hospitality dc13923@yahoo.com
Jocelyn Tenney, Clerk of the Vestry jtenney3@verizon.net
Mary Deviso, Mission and Outreach mdeviso@yahoo.com
Bill Davis, Property davis.bill327@gmail.com
Liz Wendt, Inreach Lwendt48@gmail.com
Connie Stephens, Property wpstep@yahoo.com
Ellen McCaffrey, Mission and Outreach elmhayes@juno.com

 

Trinity Episcopal Church
708 South Bethlehem Pike
Ambler, PA 19002

Phone- 215-646-0416

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