The Jingle




PRELUDE: Adagio (from Toccata, Adagio, Fugue in C)

J.S. Bach

PROCESSIONAL HYMN: 401 The God of Abraham Praise


PSALM: Psalm 22:22-30 Deus, Deus meus

Samuel Sebastian Wesley

GRADUAL HYMN: 797 Take My Life and Let It Be


OFFERTORY: Anthem: Lord, For Thy Tender Mercy’s Sake

John Hilton

COMMUNION: Anthem: Dear Lord and Father of Mankind

Charles H.H. Parry

CHORAL FAREWELL: The Lord Bless You and Keep You

Peter C. Lutkin

RECESSIONAL HYMN: 637 How Firm a Foundation


POSTLUDE: Largo from "Xerxes'

G. F. Handel


The Collect

O God, whose glory it is always to have mercy: Be gracious to all who have gone astray from your ways, and bring them again with penitent hearts and steadfast faith to embrace and hold fast the unchangeable truth of your Word, Jesus Christ your Son; who with you and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

The First Lesson
Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16

When Abram was ninety-nine years old, the LORD appeared to Abram, and said to him, "I am God Almighty; walk before me, and be blameless. And I will make my covenant between me and you, and will make you exceedingly numerous." Then Abram fell on his face; and God said to him, "As for me, this is my covenant with you: You shall be the ancestor of a multitude of nations. No longer shall your name be Abram, but your name shall be Abraham; for I have made you the ancestor of a multitude of nations. I will make you exceedingly fruitful; and I will make nations of you, and kings shall come from you. I will establish my covenant between me and you, and your offspring after you throughout their generations, for an everlasting covenant, to be God to you and to your offspring after you.  God said to Abraham, "As for Sarah your wife, you shall not call her Sarai, but Sarah shall be her name. I will bless her, and moreover I will give you a son by her. I will bless her, and she shall give rise to nations; kings of peoples shall come from her."

The Psalm
Psalm 22:22-30

   Praise the LORD, you that fear him; *
   stand in awe of him, O offspring of Israel;
   all you of Jacob's line, give glory.
   For he does not despise nor abhor the poor in their poverty;
   neither does he hide his face from them; *
   but when they cry to him he hears them.
   My praise is of him in the great assembly; *
   I will perform my vows in the presence of those who worship him.
   The poor shall eat and be satisfied,
   and those who seek the LORD shall praise him: *
   "May your heart live for ever!"
   All the ends of the earth shall remember and turn to the LORD, *
   and all the families of the nations shall bow before him.
   For kingship belongs to the LORD; *
   he rules over the nations.
   To him alone all who sleep in the earth bow down in worship; *
   all who go down to the dust fall before him.
   My soul shall live for him;
   my descendants shall serve him; *
   they shall be known as the LORD'S for ever.
   They shall come and make known to a people yet unborn *
   the saving deeds that he has done.

The Second Lesson
Romans 4:13-25

The promise that he would inherit the world did not come to Abraham or to his descendants through the law but through the righteousness of faith. If it is the adherents of the law who are to be the heirs, faith is null and the promise is void. For the law brings wrath; but where there is no law, neither is there violation.  For this reason it depends on faith, in order that the promise may rest on grace and be guaranteed to all his descendants, not only to the adherents of the law but also to those who share the faith of Abraham (for he is the father of all of us, as it is written, "I have made you the father of many nations") -- in the presence of the God in whom he believed, who gives life to the dead and calls into existence the things that do not exist. Hoping against hope, he believed that he would become "the father of many nations," according to what was said, "So numerous shall your descendants be." He did not weaken in faith when he considered his own body, which was already as good as dead (for he was about a hundred years old), or when he considered the barrenness of Sarah's womb. No distrust made him waver concerning the promise of God, but he grew strong in his faith as he gave glory to God, being fully convinced that God was able to do what he had promised. Therefore his faith "was reckoned to him as righteousness." Now the words, "it was reckoned to him," were written not for his sake alone, but for ours also. It will be reckoned to us who believe in him who raised Jesus our Lord from the dead, who was handed over to death for our trespasses and was raised for our justification.

The Gospel
Mark 8:31-38

Then Jesus began to teach his disciples that the Son of Man must undergo great suffering, and be rejected by the elders, the chief priests, and the scribes, and be killed, and after three days rise again. He said all this quite openly. And Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him. But turning and looking at his disciples, he rebuked Peter and said, "Get behind me, Satan! For you are setting your mind not on divine things but on human things." He called the crowd with his disciples, and said to them, "If any want to become my followers, let them deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me. For those who want to save their life will lose it, and those who lose their life for my sake, and for the sake of the gospel, will save it. For what will it profit them to gain the whole world and forfeit their life? Indeed, what can they give in return for their life? Those who are ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation, of them the Son of Man will also be ashamed when he comes in the glory of his Father with the holy angels."


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
11:15 a.m.Annual Parish Meeting, Parish Hall
11:30 a.m.Discovery Hour with Children & Youth, Basement
1:00 p.m.AA, Parish Hall


Today's altar flowers are given to the glory of God and in loving memory of Ron Smith, father of Kelly Watkins.

We warmly welcome Carl Gedeik as our guest organist this morning.

There will be youth group this evening.

Annual Parish Meeting will be held on Sunday, February 25th. Mark your calendars!

This week at Trinity Church

MONDAY 02-26-2018
7:30 p.m.Boy Scouts, Parish Hall

TUESDAY 02-27-2018
8:30 a.m.Morning Prayer, Chapel
6:00 p.m.O.A., Library
7:30 p.m.Venture Crew Meeting, Parish Hall

WEDNESDAY 02-28-2018
8:30 a.m.Morning Prayer, Chapel
10:00 a.m.Healing Eucharist, Chapel
7:00 p.m.NA, Parish Hall

THURSDAY 03-01-2018
8:30 a.m.Morning Prayer, Chapel
9:00 a.m.EfM Group, Rectory
7:00 p.m.SA, Basement
Simple Supper Lenten Series: Supper @ 5:45 PM Discussion @ 6:30 PM Evening Prayer with Holy Eucharist @ 7:15 PM, Chapel

FRIDAY 03-02-2018

SATURDAY 03-03-2018
2:00 p.m.Annual Boy Scout Spaghetti Dinner, Parish Hall
2:30 p.m.Icon Writing Class, Parish Hall
5:00 p.m.Come As You Are Eucharist, Chapel
6:30 p.m.AA Meeting, Parish Hall


Plastic Easter Eggs We are collecting Plastic Easter Eggs- The Artman residents of Forrest House are filling Easter Eggs for Bethany Children's Services. We are looking to collect 1500 plastic eggs. The Artman residents will be filling the eggs on March 10, please bring in your contributions by Friday March 9. Thank you from the Outreach Committee.

Icon Writing Class An Icon ‘Writing’ Class will be held Saturday afternoons, 2:30 – 4:30, during Lent from February 17 through March 24. An icon of St. Benedict will be created by each participant. This class is designed for those who would like to learn to “write” (which actually is painting) an icon. The registration fee is $25.00, which will cover the cost all materials. Questions may be directed to Instructor, Ben Powley ( A sign-up sheet is in the narthex.

Simple Supper Lenten Series Simple Supper Lenten Series Thursdays, March 1, 8, 15 5:45 PM - Simple Supper; 6:30 PM - Discussion ; 7:15 PM - Evening Prayer w/ Communion. Come for one or all sessions; join us for dinner or just a portion of the evening. Lenten activities for the children and youth; nursery care available. Questions? E-mail Kristen Ostendorf at Simple Supper Series on Thursday, March 1 - "Where is God in Recovery?": Recovery and addiction affects not just those who live it, but those who love them. Join members of Caron's spiritual team as we talk about where we can find God in these moments, whether we are grappling with this ourselves or want to love someone who is. Representatives will also be on hand to make referrals if necessary. Caron Treatment Centers offer in and out patient treatment and support for those seeking recovery and families dealing with addiction.

Palm Sunday Passion Rehearsal Would you like to be a part of this year's presentation of the Passion cast/production team? If so, please see or contact Kristin Woods directly at 215.317.1244. Rehearsals will begin Sunday, March 3.

Save the Date! The 2018 Trinity Womens' Retreat will take place on September 28-30, 2018 at St Marguerite's Retreat House in Mendham NJ. The date is earlier this year due to scheduling conflicts at the retreat house. Please plan to join other women of Trinity at this weekend of reflection, relaxation, and renewal. The cost is $180. More details available in the coming months.

Recovery Day - March 3, 2018 - 9:30 - 3:30 at All Saints Torresdale Episcopal Church, 9601 Frankford Ave., Philadelphia - sponsored by the Recovery Advocates Network of the Diocese. Learn and be inspired to be an advocate for those living with addiction. Key Note Speaker is Susan Ford Bales, daughter of President Gerald Ford and Betty Ford. Register online at

Supporting God's Kingdom
January 2018
Income: $25,371
Expenses: $42,666
Attendance (last week):131


Worship Schedule for Feb 25

8:00 a.m.
Reader/ ChalicistsMartha Arnold
10:00 a.m.
ChalicistsBill Hecker, Gina Kapusnick
CruciferConnie Stephens
AcolytesMadeline Olshefski, Julian Woods, Emma Gold
Readers/PrayersAlex Staas, Jessica Staas, Prayers:, Donnette Staas
UshersEd Doyle, Debbie Citrone, Karen Reid, Dennis Reid
Altar GuildCheryl Bayard, Kate Flanagan, Karen Reid
Coffee HourAnnual Meeting
GreetersEvelyn Carpenter, Ellen McCaffrey
LEM(Not in yet)
TellersRob Gergen, Marjorie Parsons, Laura Gergen
Healing Prayer TeamKristen Ostendorf, Lynn Baird †
Basket DeliveryKaren Reid
TeachersGPI:Sarah Mooers, GPII:Leigh Irvin, FF:Catherine Derbyshire, Bernadette Baird, FB:John Bayard
Door KeepersGPI:LaTanya Barkley, GPII:Ryan Irvin
After Worship Hosts(Not in yet)
Nursery TeamJulian Woods, Adam Prater


The Staff of Trinity Church

The Rev. David A. Canan, Rector
215-646-0416 Opt #3
The Rev. Mary McCullough, Associate Rector
215-646-0416 Opt #4
Stephen Schreiber, Director of Music
215-646-0416 Opt #6
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


The Vestry of Trinity Church

Robin Chambers-Dixon, Rector's Warden
Human Resources
Dennis Reid Sr., Accounting Warden
Finance Committee
Jill Marsceill, New Members
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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