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

Purify our conscience, Almighty God, by your daily visitation, that your Son Jesus Christ, at his coming, may find in us a mansion prepared for himself; who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

The First Lesson
Micah 5:2-5a

But you, O Bethlehem of Ephrathah, who are one of the little clans of Judah, from you shall come forth for me one who is to rule in Israel, whose origin is from of old, from ancient days. Therefore he shall give them up until the time when she who is in labor has brought forth; then the rest of his kindred shall return to the people of Israel. And he shall stand and feed his flock in the strength of the LORD, in the majesty of the name of the LORD his God. And they shall live secure, for now he shall be great to the ends of the earth;  and he shall be the one of peace.

The Psalm
Psalm 80:1-7

1 Hear, O Shepherd of Israel, leading Joseph like a flock; *
   shine forth, you that are enthroned upon the cherubim.
   2 In the presence of Ephraim, Benjamin, and Manasseh, *
   stir up your strength and come to help us.
   3 Restore us, O God of hosts; *
   show the light of your countenance, and we shall be saved.
   4 O Lord God of hosts, *
   how long will you be angered
   despite the prayers of your people?
   5 You have fed them with the bread of tears; *
   you have given them bowls of tears to drink.
   6 You have made us the derision of our neighbors, *
   and our enemies laugh us to scorn.
   7 Restore us, O God of hosts; *
   show the light of your countenance, and we shall be saved.

The Second Lesson
Hebrews 10:5-10

Consequently, when Christ came into the world, he said, "Sacrifices and offerings you have not desired, but a body you have prepared for me; in burnt offerings and sin offerings you have taken no pleasure. Then I said, 'See, God, I have come to do your will, O God' (in the scroll of the book it is written of me)." When he said above, "You have neither desired nor taken pleasure in sacrifices and offerings and burnt offerings and sin offerings" (these are offered according to the law), then he added, "See, I have come to do your will." He abolishes the first in order to establish the second. And it is by God's will that we have been sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.

The Gospel
Luke 1:39-55

In those days Mary set out and went with haste to a Judean town in the hill country, where she entered the house of Zechariah and greeted Elizabeth. When Elizabeth heard Mary's greeting, the child leaped in her womb. And Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit and exclaimed with a loud cry, "Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb. And why has this happened to me, that the mother of my Lord comes to me? For as soon as I heard the sound of your greeting, the child in my womb leaped for joy. And blessed is she who believed that there would be a fulfillment of what was spoken to her by the Lord." And Mary said, "My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, for he has looked with favor on the lowliness of his servant. Surely, from now on all generations will call me blessed; for the Mighty One has done great things for me, and holy is his name. His mercy is for those who fear him from generation to generation. He has shown strength with his arm; he has scattered the proud in the thoughts of their hearts. He has brought down the powerful from their thrones,  and lifted up the lowly; he has filled the hungry with good things,  and sent the rich away empty. He has helped his servant Israel,  in remembrance of his mercy, according to the promise he made to our ancestors, to Abraham and to his descendants forever."


Today at Trinity

8:00 a.m.Rite One Eucharist, Church / Nave
9:45 a.m.Nursery
10:00 a.m.Rite Two Eucharist, Church / Nave
11:30 a.m.Adult Choir Rehearsal, Church / Nave
1:00 p.m.AA, Parish Hall
2:00 p.m.Czech Group in Kitchen, Kitchen


Today's altar flowers The flowers are given to the glory of God and in celebration of the Kohne/Stratton winter birthdays, given by the Kohne family.

Trinity Christmas Table is set up in the narthex for business. Please shop and place your contributions in the honor box.

Christmas Flower & Music Memorial Envelopes are available in the narthex.

This week at Trinity Church

MONDAY 12-24-2018
Christmas Eve
4:00 p.m.Family Service, Church / Nave
7:00 p.m.Festive Eucharist Service, Church / Nave
Office Closed
10:00 p.m.Candlelit Eucharist Service, Church / Nave

TUESDAY 12-25-2018
Christmas Day
10:00 a.m.Holy Eucharist with Carols, Church / Nave
Office Closed

WEDNESDAY 12-26-2018

THURSDAY 12-27-2018

FRIDAY 12-28-2018

SATURDAY 12-29-2018
6:30 p.m.AA Meeting, Parish Hall


Holiday Helpers, December 23 Trinity’s Youth Group is here to save you time and your sanity this holiday season! Bring unwrapped gifts to church before the 10 AM Service and we’ll wrap them for you! Drop off in the Parish Hall/Stage area between 9:30 - 10 AM, marked with ‘to/from’ in self-contained bag. You can also enter through the back door (accessible from the handicapped parking area) to avoid any children seeing possible gifts! All paper and labels will be provided. Please pick up no later than 11:30 AM. At-will donations accepted.

December 30th "Share Your Goodies" Coffee Hour Hosted by the Congregation - Too many Christmas goodies at your house after Christmas? Bring a plateful of whatever you have and we'll put it all together and enjoy! Think of it as a pot luck Coffee Hour. Any questions, call Robin Martin (215) 837-3490.

Trinity's Advent Reflections 2018 Reflections authored by fellow parishioners and clergy to walk with you through the season of Advent. Booklets available in the narthex and on-line,

Trinity's Advent/Christmas Chimes Newsletter is available in the narthex on on-line,

Christmas Eve at Trinity 4 PM - Family Service; 7 PM - Festive Eucharist Service; 10 PM - Candlelit Eucharist Service. All are welcome at the manger.

Christmas Day at Trinity 10 AM - Holy Eucharist with Carols. All are welcome at the manger.

Service of the Longest Night, Thursday, December 20 at 6:30 PM A quiet, meditative service for those experiencing sadness & grief of many kinds. All are welcome in Holy Cross Chapel.

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


Worship Schedule for Dec 24

8:00 a.m.
Reader/ ChalicistsNone
10:00 a.m.
ChalicistsPaul Greenlee, Matt Couch
CruciferStephanie Gold
AcolytesEmma Gold, Bridgette Gold
Readers/PrayersBill Davis, Nancy Dixon, Prayers:, Christine Smith
UshersJohn Bayard, Liz Wendt, Leigh Irvin, Ryan Irvin
Altar GuildAll Teams
Coffee Hour(Not in yet)
Greeters(Not in yet)
LEM(Not in yet)
TellersRob Gergen, Laura Gergen
Healing Prayer Teamnone, none
Basket Delivery(Not in yet)
Workshop LeaderGPI:
After Worship Hosts(Not in yet)
Nursery Team


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
Ildiko Antal, Stewardship
Martha Arnold, Stewardship & Planned Giving
Ben Powley , Inreach
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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