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

O God, you declare your almighty power chiefly in showing mercy and pity: Grant us the fullness of your grace, that we, running to obtain your promises, may become partakers of your heavenly treasure; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen

The First Lesson
Jeremiah 32:1-3a, 6-15

The word that came to Jeremiah from the LORD in the tenth year of King Zedekiah of Judah, which was the eighteenth year of Nebuchadrezzar. At that time the army of the king of Babylon was besieging Jerusalem, and the prophet Jeremiah was confined in the court of the guard that was in the palace of the king of Judah, where King Zedekiah of Judah had confined him.  Jeremiah said, The word of the LORD came to me: Hanamel son of your uncle Shallum is going to come to you and say, "Buy my field that is at Anathoth, for the right of redemption by purchase is yours." Then my cousin Hanamel came to me in the court of the guard, in accordance with the word of the LORD, and said to me, "Buy my field that is at Anathoth in the land of Benjamin, for the right of possession and redemption is yours; buy it for yourself." Then I knew that this was the word of the LORD.  And I bought the field at Anathoth from my cousin Hanamel, and weighed out the money to him, seventeen shekels of silver. I signed the deed, sealed it, got witnesses, and weighed the money on scales. Then I took the sealed deed of purchase, containing the terms and conditions, and the open copy; and I gave the deed of purchase to Baruch son of Neriah son of Mahseiah, in the presence of my cousin Hanamel, in the presence of the witnesses who signed the deed of purchase, and in the presence of all the Judeans who were sitting in the court of the guard. In their presence I charged Baruch, saying, Thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel: Take these deeds, both this sealed deed of purchase and this open deed, and put them in an earthenware jar, in order that they may last for a long time. For thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel: Houses and fields and vineyards shall again be bought in this land.

The Psalm
Psalm 91:1-6, 14-16

1 He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High, *
    abides under the shadow of the Almighty.
   2 He shall say to the LORD,
    "You are my refuge and my stronghold, *
    my God in whom I put my trust."
   3 He shall deliver you from the snare of the hunter *
    and from the deadly pestilence.
   4 He shall cover you with his pinions,
    and you shall find refuge under his wings; *
    his faithfulness shall be a shield and buckler.
   5 You shall not be afraid of any terror by night, *
    nor of the arrow that flies by day;
   6 Of the plague that stalks in the darkness, *
    nor of the sickness that lays waste at mid-day.
   14 Because he is bound to me in love,
    therefore will I deliver him; *
    I will protect him, because he knows my Name.
   15 He shall call upon me, and I will answer him; *
    I am with him in trouble;
    I will rescue him and bring him to honor.
   16 With long life will I satisfy him, *
    and show him my salvation.

The Second Lesson
1 Timothy 6:6-19

There is great gain in godliness combined with contentment; for we brought nothing into the world, so that we can take nothing out of it; but if we have food and clothing, we will be content with these. But those who want to be rich fall into temptation and are trapped by many senseless and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction. For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil, and in their eagerness to be rich some have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many pains. But as for you, man of God, shun all this; pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, endurance, gentleness. Fight the good fight of the faith; take hold of the eternal life, to which you were called and for which you made the good confession in the presence of many witnesses. In the presence of God, who gives life to all things, and of Christ Jesus, who in his testimony before Pontius Pilate made the good confession, I charge you to keep the commandment without spot or blame until the manifestation of our Lord Jesus Christ, which he will bring about at the right time-- he who is the blessed and only Sovereign, the King of kings and Lord of lords. It is he alone who has immortality and dwells in unapproachable light, whom no one has ever seen or can see; to him be honor and eternal dominion. Amen. As for those who in the present age are rich, command them not to be haughty, or to set their hopes on the uncertainty of riches, but rather on God who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment. They are to do good, to be rich in good works, generous, and ready to share, thus storing up for themselves the treasure of a good foundation for the future, so that they may take hold of the life that really is life.

The Gospel
Luke 16: 19-31

Jesus said, "There was a rich man who was dressed in purple and fine linen and who feasted sumptuously every day. And at his gate lay a poor man named Lazarus, covered with sores, who longed to satisfy his hunger with what fell from the rich man's table; even the dogs would come and lick his sores. The poor man died and was carried away by the angels to be with Abraham. The rich man also died and was buried. In Hades, where he was being tormented, he looked up and saw Abraham far away with Lazarus by his side. He called out, `Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus to dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue; for I am in agony in these flames.' But Abraham said, `Child, remember that during your lifetime you received your good things, and Lazarus in like manner evil things; but now he is comforted here, and you are in agony. Besides all this, between you and us a great chasm has been fixed, so that those who might want to pass from here to you cannot do so, and no one can cross from there to us.' He said, `Then, father, I beg you to send him to my father's house-- for I have five brothers-- that he may warn them, so that they will not also come into this place of torment.' Abraham replied, `They have Moses and the prophets; they should listen to them.' He said, `No, father Abraham; but if someone goes to them from the dead, they will repent.' He said to him, `If they do not listen to Moses and the prophets, neither will they be convinced even if someone rises from the dead.'"


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.Church School, Basement
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
7:00 p.m.Grace Notes (acapella), Parish Hall


Today's altar flowers are given to the glory of God and in honor of the wedding anniversary of Derrick and LaTanya Barkley.

This week at Trinity Church

MONDAY 10-14-2019
Columbus Day
7:30 p.m.Boy Scouts, Parish Hall
7:30 p.m.Ambler Stations Planning Meeting, Library

TUESDAY 10-15-2019
7:00 p.m.Vestry Meeting, Library
7:30 p.m.Venture Crew, Parish Hall
7:30 p.m.Boy Scout Parents' Meeting, Narthex

WEDNESDAY 10-16-2019
10:00 a.m.Healing Eucharist, Chapel
7:30 p.m.Ambler Station Singers (Rehearsal), Parish Hall

THURSDAY 10-17-2019
6:30 p.m.Weekday Word & Eucharist, Chapel

FRIDAY 10-18-2019
6:00 p.m.AA Meeting, Chapel
6:30 p.m.Community Cupboard Annual Trivia Night, Parish Hall

SATURDAY 10-19-2019
2:30 p.m.Czech School Comenium, Parish Hall
6:30 p.m.AA Meeting, Parish Hall


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. Non-perishable food items can be placed in bins located inside narthex doors. List available on narthex board. If you have any questions regarding this program or how you can help, please contact Pam Olshefski ( or 215-628-4364).

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.

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

Stewardship - Nurture and Provide - Trinity Church is a place where our souls are nurtured and we nurture each other; Trinity Church is a community that discovers ways to provide sustenance to one another and God's people. During the month of October we ask each person to enter a season of intentional reflection on their financial pledge to the work of God through Trinity Church. Trinity is blessed with the gifts received last year and to offer a reminder: up-to-date pledges ensure that the work of the church to nurture and provide can continue. Pledge Sunday for 2020 will be November 3, 2019.

Christmas Choir: All are invited to join the Trinity Choir for the Christmas season! This is a wonderful way to be part of the ensemble and offer your gifts, even if you cannot join us for the entire season. Rehearsals take place on specific Thursdays from 7:00pm to 8:30pm and are listed below: Thursday, October 24 Thursday, November 7 Thursday, December 12 Saturday, December 21 (possible dress rehearsal) If you would like to be part of the Trinity Choir for Advent or Christmas, please contact Frank Van Atta, Director of Music, at

We will celebrate ‘Rev Mary’s Ministry at Trinity’ on Sunday November 10 starting at 4pm (Yes, It IS an Eagles’ bye week!) at The Empress Room in Blue Bell, PA. We will have time for a “meet and greet” w/ Mary and David followed by a fabulous buffet dinner and program. RSVP is a must! No entrance fee, but we will accept monetary donations to help offset the costs. Questions? See or contact Laura Gergen.

Reverend Mary’s Celebration Invitations Have Been Sent! RSVP TODAY! Call Trinity at 215-646-0416 ext 7; E-mail; click on Rev Marys Celebration RSVP; or go to our website . RSVP (yes or no) is a must. October 31st deadline - no pun intended. Questions? See or contact Laura Gergen. PS Please let us know if you did not receive invite!

We are creating a ‘Legacy Book’ to be given to Rev Mary at the celebration. It will be filled with photos, personal notes, poems, drawings, etc. from everyone who has benefitted from her ministry. Place submissions in the marked box located in hallway outside main office; email them to; or mail them to the main office (Attn: Rev Mary’s Celebration). Please send them in as soon as you can! Questions? See or contact Laura Gergen.

Celebration Donation Envelopes are available in the pews if you wish to make a monetary donation to help offset the costs of the party and contribute to the gift for the McCulloughs. Please make checks out to ‘Trinity Ambler’ and be sure to write “Rev Mary” on the memo line. Envelopes can either be placed in the offering plate or mailed directly to the main office (Attn: Rev Mary’s Celebration). Please let Laura Gergen know if you plan to contribute through VANCO.

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


Worship Schedule for Oct 20

8:00 a.m.
Reader/ ChalicistsJan Jones
10:00 a.m.
ChalicistsMarva Carter, Marie Kearns
CruciferConnie Stephens
AcolytesJacob Curlett, Ethan Barkley- Gospel
Readers/PrayersJoy Kohne, Berit Lakey, Prayers:, Dan Ronca
UshersRobert Gergen, Laura Gergen, John Bayard, Evelyn Carpenter
Altar GuildCheryl Bayard , Emily Leibert, Pam Hawthorn
Coffee Hour(Not in yet)
GreetersLeigh Detato, Ellen McCaffrey
LEM(Not in yet)
TellersNancy McGarvey, Janet Lineberger, Nancy Dixon
Healing Prayer TeamAddie Johnson, Robin Martin †
Basket DeliveryDiane Powell, Velma Supperer
Workshop LeaderGPI:Bernadette Baird
ShepherdsGPI:LaTanya Barkley, GPII:Kelly Watkins
After Worship Hosts(Not in yet)
Nursery TeamColin Kohne, Emma Gold


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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