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, the strength of all who put their trust in you: Mercifully accept our prayers; and because in our weakness we can do nothing good without you, give us the help of your grace, that in keeping your commandments we may please you both in will and deed; 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 17:5-10

Thus says the LORD: Cursed are those who trust in mere mortals and make mere flesh their strength, whose hearts turn away from the LORD. They shall be like a shrub in the desert,  and shall not see when relief comes. They shall live in the parched places of the wilderness, in an uninhabited salt land.  Blessed are those who trust in the LORD, whose trust is the LORD. They shall be like a tree planted by water, sending out its roots by the stream. It shall not fear when heat comes, and its leaves shall stay green; in the year of drought it is not anxious,  and it does not cease to bear fruit. The heart is devious above all else; it is perverse-- who can understand it? I the LORD test the mind and search the heart, to give to all according to their ways,  according to the fruit of their doings.

The Psalm
Psalm 1

1 Happy are they who have not walked in the counsel
   of the wicked, *
   nor lingered in the way of sinners,
   nor sat in the seats of the scornful!
   2 Their delight is in the law of the LORD, *
   and they meditate on his law day and night.
   3 They are like trees planted by streams of water,
    bearing fruit in due season, with leaves that do not wither; *
   everything they do shall prosper.
   4 It is not so with the wicked; *
   they are like chaff which the wind blows away.
   5 Therefore the wicked shall not stand upright
   when judgment comes, *
   nor the sinner in the council of the righteous.
   6 For the LORD knows the way of the righteous, *
   but the way of the wicked is doomed.

The Second Lesson
1 Corinthians 15:12-20

Now if Christ is proclaimed as raised from the dead, how can some of you say there is no resurrection of the dead? If there is no resurrection of the dead, then Christ has not been raised; and if Christ has not been raised, then our proclamation has been in vain and your faith has been in vain. We are even found to be misrepresenting God, because we testified of God that he raised Christ--whom he did not raise if it is true that the dead are not raised. For if the dead are not raised, then Christ has not been raised. If Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile and you are still in your sins. Then those also who have died in Christ have perished. If for this life only we have hoped in Christ, we are of all people most to be pitied. But in fact Christ has been raised from the dead, the first fruits of those who have died.

The Gospel
Luke 6:17-26

Jesus came down with the twelve apostles, and stood on a level place, with a great crowd of his disciples and a great multitude of people from all Judea, Jerusalem, and the coast of Tyre and Sidon. They had come to hear him and to be healed of their diseases; and those who were troubled with unclean spirits were cured. And all in the crowd were trying to touch him, for power came out from him and healed all of them. Then he looked up at his disciples and said: "Blessed are you who are poor, for yours is the kingdom of God. "Blessed are you who are hungry now,  for you will be filled. "Blessed are you who weep now,  for you will laugh. "Blessed are you when people hate you, and when they exclude you, revile you, and defame you on account of the Son of Man. Rejoice in that day and leap for joy, for surely your reward is great in heaven; for that is what their ancestors did to the prophets. "But woe to you who are rich,  for you have received your consolation. "Woe to you who are full now, for you will be hungry. "Woe to you who are laughing now, for you will mourn and weep. "Woe to you when all speak well of you, for that is what their ancestors did to the false prophets.


Today at Trinity

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


Today's altar flowers are given by Mary McCullough to the glory of God, in loving memory of Margaret Grummun, Mary's mother and in thanksgiving for the first birthday of Alex Peiffer, Mary's grandson.

Tellers Meeting will take place at 11:30 a.m. in the main office. Questions? Please see Rob Gergen.

This week at Trinity Church

MONDAY 02-25-2019
7:30 p.m.Boy Scouts, Parish Hall

TUESDAY 02-26-2019

WEDNESDAY 02-27-2019
10:00 a.m.Healing Eucharist, Chapel
7:15 p.m.Ambler Station Singers Rehearsal, Parish Hall

THURSDAY 02-28-2019
6:30 p.m.Weekday Word & Eucharist, Chapel

FRIDAY 03-01-2019

SATURDAY 03-02-2019
3:00 p.m.Boy Scouts Spaghetti supper, Parish Hall


Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper will take place in the Parish Hall on March 5, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Sign-up today in the narthex or on-line. Burning of the palms will take place at 6:30 p.m.

'Walk the Path of Peace Lent Series, March 14, 21, 28, and April 4, using Scripture and a gentle walk around Ambler. Not a walker? Not a problem: a quiet reflective activity will be offered inside the church. We will be using The Path of Peace: A Walking Bible Study by Becca Stevens. Evenings begin at 6 p.m., followed by a light soup supper and fellowship at 6:30 p.m. We will conclude with evening prayer and Communion at 7 p.m., which will last about 20 minutes. Sign-up in the narthex, or directly on line. Questions? Kristen Ostendorf at

Seeking Helping Hands for Lent Series beginning March 14. Are you willing to make soup for a group? Or donate bread or salad? Please contact Kristen Ostendorf at

Iconography Class, Wednesdays, March 13 - April 10 Ben Powley will conduct an Icon Writing class on Wednesdays, 2:30 - 4:30 PM. There will be a $35 registration fee to cover the cost of materials. Questions may be directed to Ben at

Lenten Book Study Walter Brueggeman's "A Gospel of Hope" March 11 thru April 8 (Mondays) - 7:15 - 8:15 and then March 12 thru April 9 (Tuesdays) 9:30 - 11:00. It is about $15.00 new on Amazon (and less for used and kindle) Sign-up today in the narthex. Questions? See Mary or email

Dignity Outreach Sunday. March 17, Parish Hall All are invited this Lent to gather and assemble Dignity Bags for St Mark's (Phila) and St John's (Norristown. Lunch will be included.

Dignity Bag Supplies Needed Protein bars, Shaving foam, Razors, Toothpaste, Toothbrushes, Gallon Bags, Men's socks. Blankets are always a plus. All donations greatly appreciated for this important ministry. Questions? See Leigh Irvin or Kristin Woods

40 Days - 40 Items Challenge The Girls Friendly Society (GFS) has a challenge for you! Each day of Lent remove one item from your home that you no longer wear or need and place that item in a single plastic garbage bag. The Sunday after Easter, bring your bag with your 40 items to church and GFS will collect, sort and distribute them to the Montgomery Co SPCA, Cradles to Crayons, Interfaith housing and Green Drop (serves Purple heart, American Red Cross, Nat. Fed. Of the Blind and St. Vincent Depaul). We can accept new or gently used towels, blankets newpapers, shoes, adult and children clothing, bedding, dishes, small appliances, and household items. We cannot accept bric a brac, toys, text books, under garments, craft supplies. Thank you so much for supporting us in our mission for service.

Trinity's Book Group Trinity Book Group continues with: The Line Becomes a River: Dispatches from the Border by Francisco Cantu. It is the #1 best seller in Immigration Policy. We meet on Tuesday from 9:30 to 11 a.m. We read and discuss about 20 - 30 pages per week. Join us as we wrestle with how our faith and social issues intersect! For more information, see Lynn Baird or contact her at or 215-628-2381.

Weekday Word & Eucharist, Thursdays, 6:30 - 7:30 PM, Holy Cross Chapel Join us for reflective conversation as we take a deeper look at the gospel for the coming Sunday and share in the Eucharist.

Planning Summer Vacation? Save the Date! Vacation Bible School 2019 is Coming: June 24 - 28, 2019!

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 contact Kristin Woods directly at 215.317.1244.

Wellness Survey Copies of the wellness survey will be available for the next several weeks for members of Trinity to fill out. Also available to fill out on-line: We want your input to help create wellness programs at Trinity. Questions? Contact Kristen Ostendorf at Kristin.Ostendorf

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


Worship Schedule for Feb 24

8:00 a.m.
Reader/ ChalicistsPam Olshefski
10:00 a.m.
ChalicistsCheryl Bayard, Marva Carter
CruciferStephanie Gold
AcolytesBridgette Gold, Jacob Curlett, Ella Watkins-Gospel
Readers/PrayersRobin Chambers-Dixon, Mindy Cutcher, Prayers:, Bill Davis
UshersVelma Supperer, Ernest Dixon, Liz Wendt, Ryan Irvin
Altar GuildCheryl Bayard, Karen Reid, Pam Hawthorn, Becky Curlett
Coffee HourThe Marsden Family
GreetersSheila Ridgway, Jocelyn Tenney
LEM(Not in yet)
TellersRob Gergen, Laura Gergen
Healing Prayer TeamJoe & Leigh Detato
Basket DeliveryKaren Reid
Workshop LeaderGPI:Jocelyn Tenney
ShepherdsGPI:Bernadette Baird, GPII:Sarah Mooers
After Worship Hosts(Not in yet)
Nursery TeamColin Kohne, Abby Olshefski


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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