The Jingle




PRELUDE: La Nativité


PROCESSIONAL HYMN: 72 Hark! The Glad Sound


GOSPEL ACCLAMATION: Christmastime Alleluia


SERMON HYMN: 76 On Jordan's Bank

Winchester New

OFFERTORY: O Come, O Come, Emmanuel

arr. Shaw

DOXOLOGY: 380 vs. 3 Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow

COMMUNION: 60 Creator of the Stars of Night

Conditur alme siderum

RECESSIONAL HYMN: 436 Lift Up Your Heads, Ye Mighty Gates





The Collect

Almighty God, you have given your only Son to be for us a sacrifice for sin, and also an example of godly life: Give us grace to receive thankfully the fruits of his redeeming work, and to follow daily in the blessed steps of his most holy life; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.

The First Lesson
Isaiah 5:1-7

 Let me sing for my beloved  my love-song concerning his vineyard:  My beloved had a vineyard  on a very fertile hill.  He dug it and cleared it of stones,  and planted it with choice vines;  he built a watchtower in the midst of it,  and hewed out a wine vat in it;  he expected it to yield grapes,  but it yielded wild grapes.  And now, inhabitants of Jerusalem  and people of Judah,  judge between me  and my vineyard.  What more was there to do for my vineyard  that I have not done in it?  When I expected it to yield grapes,  why did it yield wild grapes?  And now I will tell you  what I will do to my vineyard.  I will remove its hedge,  and it shall be devoured;  I will break down its wall,  and it shall be trampled down.  I will make it a waste;  it shall not be pruned or hoed,   and it shall be overgrown with briers and thorns;  I will also command the clouds  that they rain no rain upon it.  For the vineyard of the LORD of hosts  is the house of Israel,  and the people of Judah  are his pleasant planting;  he expected justice,  but saw bloodshed;  righteousness,  but heard a cry!

The Psalm
Psalm 80:1-2, 8-18

    Hear, O Shepherd of Israel, leading Joseph like a flock; *
    shine forth, you that are enthroned upon the cherubim.
    In the presence of Ephraim, Benjamin, and Manasseh, *
    stir up your strength and come to help us.
    You have brought a vine out of Egypt; *
    you cast out the nations and planted it.
    You prepared the ground for it; *
    it took root and filled the land.
    The mountains were covered by its shadow *
    and the towering cedar trees by its boughs.
    You stretched out its tendrils to the Sea *
    and its branches to the River.
    Why have you broken down its wall, *
    so that all who pass by pluck off its grapes?
    The wild boar of the forest has ravaged it, *
    and the beasts of the field have grazed upon it.
    Turn now, O God of hosts, look down from heaven;
    behold and tend this vine; *
    preserve what your right hand has planted.
    They burn it with fire like rubbish; *
    at the rebuke of your countenance let them perish.
    Let your hand be upon the man of your right hand, *
    the son of man you have made so strong for yourself.
    And so will we never turn away from you; *
    give us life, that we may call upon your Name.
    Restore us, O LORD God of hosts; *
    show the light of your countenance, and we shall be saved.

The Second Lesson
Hebrews 11:29-12:2

By faith the people passed through the Red Sea as if it were dry land, but when the Egyptians attempted to do so they were drowned. By faith the walls of Jericho fell after they had been encircled for seven days. By faith Rahab the prostitute did not perish with those who were disobedient, because she had received the spies in peace. And what more should I say? For time would fail me to tell of Gideon, Barak, Samson, Jephthah, of David and Samuel and the prophets-- who through faith conquered kingdoms, administered justice, obtained promises, shut the mouths of lions, quenched raging fire, escaped the edge of the sword, won strength out of weakness, became mighty in war, put foreign armies to flight. Women received their dead by resurrection. Others were tortured, refusing to accept release, in order to obtain a better resurrection. Others suffered mocking and flogging, and even chains and imprisonment. They were stoned to death, they were sawn in two, they were killed by the sword; they went about in skins of sheep and goats, destitute, persecuted, tormented-- of whom the world was not worthy. They wandered in deserts and mountains, and in caves and holes in the ground. Yet all these, though they were commended for their faith, did not receive what was promised, since God had provided something better so that they would not, apart from us, be made perfect. Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight and the sin that clings so closely, and let us run with perseverance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus the pioneer and perfecter of our faith, who for the sake of the joy that was set before him endured the cross, disregarding its shame, and has taken his seat at the right hand of the throne of God.

The Gospel
Luke 12:49-56

Jesus said, "I came to bring fire to the earth, and how I wish it were already kindled! I have a baptism with which to be baptized, and what stress I am under until it is completed! Do you think that I have come to bring peace to the earth? No, I tell you, but rather division! From now on five in one household will be divided, three against two and two against three; they will be divided: father against son and son against father, mother against daughter and daughter against mother, mother-in-law against her daughter-in-law and daughter-in-law against mother-in-law." He also said to the crowds, "When you see a cloud rising in the west, you immediately say, `It is going to rain'; and so it happens. And when you see the south wind blowing, you say, `There will be scorching heat'; and it happens. You hypocrites! You know how to interpret the appearance of earth and sky, but why do you not know how to interpret the present time?"


Today at Trinity

8:00 a.m.Rite One Eucharist, Church / Nave
10:00 a.m.Rite Two Eucharist, Church / Nave
1:00 p.m.AA, Parish Hall
3:00 p.m."Pondering Possibilities", Parish Hall


Today's altar flowers are given to the glory of God and in thanksgiving for John, Matt, Hannah and Nora by John and Robin Martin.

This week at Trinity Church

MONDAY 08-26-2019
7:30 p.m.Boy Scouts, Parish Hall

TUESDAY 08-27-2019

WEDNESDAY 08-28-2019
10:00 a.m.Healing Eucharist, Chapel
6:30 p.m."Pondering Possibilities", Parish Hall

THURSDAY 08-29-2019
6:30 p.m.Weekday Word & Eucharist, Chapel
7:00 p.m.Re-districting forum, Parish Hall

FRIDAY 08-30-2019

SATURDAY 08-31-2019
8:30 a.m.Contemplative Prayer, Mary's Office
6:30 p.m.AA Meeting, Parish Hall


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

Welcome Back Luncheon and Festivities will be on Sunday, September 15 after the 10:00 service. Sign-up today in narthex.

Trinity's Blessing of the Backpacks will take place on Sunday, September 8 during the 10 AM Service. All are welcome to take part: children, youth and teachers! Church School will officially begin on Sunday, September 15 with Children's Chapel at 9:45 am and classes at 10 AM!

The Grounds at Trinity are in need of your loving attention. Join Connie Stephens each Monday morning at 8:30 am for two hours. Please bring gardening tools and gloves! Questions? 215-237-1145 or

Summer Reading for Trinity Church As Trinity prepares for the transition with a new rector, you are invited to read Presiding Bishop Michael Curry's book - The Power of Love: Sermons, Reflections, and Wisdom to Uplift & Inspire. If you've borrowed a copy of the book be sure to return it to the table in the narthex as soon as you are done so we can share. In September, conversations will be scheduled for us to discuss how this book guides us to follow our Diocesan Bishop Gutierrez's charge to us to "Know Jesus. Change the World." Questions? Ask Mary ( Copies are available to borrow and share. Also available at -

Fair Districts PA On Thursday, August 29th, Rich Rafferty of Fair Districts PA will discuss why citizens of Pennsylvania should be concerned about the drawing of PA voting districts (‘redistricting’) which will follow the 2020 census. Many citizens believe that the process that will be used to create districts and the districts themselves will be unfair. Fair Districts PA is a nonprofit organization created to promote a fair, transparent, and impartial process for drawing new voting districts. The meeting will take place at 7 PM in the Parish Hall. For more information, contact Ward Hickman (267-625-9555;

Hospitality Sign-up for September and October is now hanging in the narthex. Please consider filling a slot: it's easy, just provide some goodies and organize the table with the necessary supplies. No experience or ongoing commitment required.

Trinity is Partnering with Upper Dublin MS 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. Non-perishable food items will be collected in narthex closer to September. See list on narthex board. If you have any questions regarding this program or how you can help, please contact Pam Olshefski ( or 215-628-4364).

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


Worship Schedule for Aug 25

8:00 a.m.
Reader/ ChalicistsPam Olshefski
10:00 a.m.
ChalicistsBerit Lakey, E. Self
CruciferBill Hecker
AcolytesJacob Curlett
Readers/PrayersChristie Irvin, Joy Kohne, Prayers:, Dodi Kearns
UshersVelma Supperer, Ernest Dixon, Liz Wendt, Ryan Irvin
Altar GuildCheryl Bayard, Karen Reid, Pam Hawthorn, Becky Curlett
Coffee HourRobin Martin , Ellen McCaffrey
GreetersEd Doyle, Piers Prater
LEM(Not in yet)
TellersJohn Tralie, Mary Tralie,
Healing Prayer TeamLynne Barid†, Sarah Mooers
Basket DeliveryKaren Reid
Workshop LeaderGPI:No Church School
After Worship Hosts(Not in yet)
Nursery Team(Not in yet)


The Staff of Trinity Church

The Rev. Mary McCullough, 215-646-0416 Opt #4
John Dziel, Financial & IT Administrator
215-646-0416 Opt #2
Karen Richter, Office Administrator
215-646-0416 Opt #1
Kristin Woods, Education
215-646-0416 Opt #5
Frank Van Atta, Director of Music


The Vestry of Trinity Church

Robin Chambers-Dixon, Rector's Warden
Human Resources
Dennis Reid Sr., Accounting Warden
Finance Committee
Kathy Guerin, Stewardship
Joseph Detato, Inreach
Jen Prater, Stewardship
Dan Citrone, Hospitality
Jocelyn Tenney, Clerk of the Vestry
Mary Deviso, Mission and Outreach
Bill Davis, Property
Liz Wendt, Inreach
Connie Stephens, Property
Ellen McCaffrey, Mission and Outreach


Trinity Episcopal Church
708 South Bethlehem Pike
Ambler, PA 19002

Phone- 215-646-0416
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