The Jingle




PRELUDE: The Lost Chord

Arthur Sullivan

It may be that Death’s bright angel will live in the chord again.
It may be that only in Heav’n I shall hear that grand Amen!


PROCESSIONAL HYMN: 535 Ye Servants of God, Your Master Proclaim


PSALM: Psalm 105:1-6, 37-45 Confitemini Domino

Tone VIII.1

GRADUAL HYMN: 551 Rise Up, Ye Saints of God

Festal Song

OFFERTORY: Anthem: With a Voice of Singing

Martin Shaw

COMMUNION: Anthem: O Food to Pilgrims Given

Heinrich Issac

Organ: Chorale Prelude Number 11

Johannes Brahms

RECESSIONAL HYMN: 537 Christ for the World We Sing


POSTLUDE: Praise the Lord With Drums and Cymbals

Sigfrid Karg-Elert


The Collect

Grant us, Lord, not to be anxious about earthly things, but to love things heavenly; and even now, while we are placed among things that are passing away, to hold fast to those that shall endure; 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
Exodus 16:2-15

The whole congregation of the Israelites complained against Moses and Aaron in the wilderness. The Israelites said to them, "If only we had died by the hand of the LORD in the land of Egypt, when we sat by the fleshpots and ate our fill of bread; for you have brought us out into this wilderness to kill this whole assembly with hunger." Then the LORD said to Moses, "I am going to rain bread from heaven for you, and each day the people shall go out and gather enough for that day. In that way I will test them, whether they will follow my instruction or not. On the sixth day, when they prepare what they bring in, it will be twice as much as they gather on other days." So Moses and Aaron said to all the Israelites, "In the evening you shall know that it was the LORD who brought you out of the land of Egypt, and in the morning you shall see the glory of the LORD, because he has heard your complaining against the LORD. For what are we, that you complain against us?" And Moses said, "When the LORD gives you meat to eat in the evening and your fill of bread in the morning, because the LORD has heard the complaining that you utter against him-- what are we? Your complaining is not against us but against the LORD."  Then Moses said to Aaron, "Say to the whole congregation of the Israelites, `Draw near to the LORD, for he has heard your complaining.'" And as Aaron spoke to the whole congregation of the Israelites, they looked toward the wilderness, and the glory of the LORD appeared in the cloud. The LORD spoke to Moses and said, "I have heard the complaining of the Israelites; say to them, `At twilight you shall eat meat, and in the morning you shall have your fill of bread; then you shall know that I am the LORD your God.'" In the evening quails came up and covered the camp; and in the morning there was a layer of dew around the camp. When the layer of dew lifted, there on the surface of the wilderness was a fine flaky substance, as fine as frost on the ground. When the Israelites saw it, they said to one another, "What is it?" For they did not know what it was. Moses said to them, "It is the bread that the LORD has given you to eat."

The Psalm
Psalm 105:1-6, 37-45

   Give thanks to the LORD and call upon his Name; *
   make known his deeds among the peoples.
   Sing to him, sing praises to him, *
   and speak of all his marvelous works.
   Glory in his holy Name; *
   let the hearts of those who seek the LORD rejoice.
   Search for the LORD and his strength; *
   continually seek his face.
   Remember the marvels he has done, *
   his wonders and the judgments of his mouth,
   O offspring of Abraham his servant, *
   O children of Jacob his chosen.
   He led out his people with silver and gold; *
   in all their tribes there was not one that stumbled.
   Egypt was glad of their going, *
   because they were afraid of them.
   He spread out a cloud for a covering *
   and a fire to give light in the night season.
   They asked, and quails appeared, *
   and he satisfied them with bread from heaven.
   He opened the rock, and water flowed, *
   so the river ran in the dry places.
   For God remembered his holy word *
   and Abraham his servant.
   So he led forth his people with gladness, *
   his chosen with shouts of joy.
   He gave his people the lands of the nations, *
   and they took the fruit of others' toil,
   That they might keep his statutes *
   and observe his laws.

The Second Lesson
Philippians 1:21-30

For to me, living is Christ and dying is gain. If I am to live in the flesh, that means fruitful labor for me; and I do not know which I prefer. I am hard pressed between the two: my desire is to depart and be with Christ, for that is far better; but to remain in the flesh is more necessary for you. Since I am convinced of this, I know that I will remain and continue with all of you for your progress and joy in faith, so that I may share abundantly in your boasting in Christ Jesus when I come to you again.  Only, live your life in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ, so that, whether I come and see you or am absent and hear about you, I will know that you are standing firm in one spirit, striving side by side with one mind for the faith of the gospel, and are in no way intimidated by your opponents. For them this is evidence of their destruction, but of your salvation. And this is God's doing. For he has graciously granted you the privilege not only of believing in Christ, but of suffering for him as well-- since you are having the same struggle that you saw I had and now hear that I still have.

The Gospel
Matthew 20:1-16

Jesus said, "The kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out early in the morning to hire laborers for his vineyard. After agreeing with the laborers for the usual daily wage, he sent them into his vineyard. When he went out about nine o'clock, he saw others standing idle in the marketplace; and he said to them, `You also go into the vineyard, and I will pay you whatever is right.' So they went. When he went out again about noon and about three o'clock, he did the same. And about five o'clock he went out and found others standing around; and he said to them, `Why are you standing here idle all day?' They said to him, `Because no one has hired us.' He said to them, `You also go into the vineyard.' When evening came, the owner of the vineyard said to his manager, `Call the laborers and give them their pay, beginning with the last and then going to the first.' When those hired about five o'clock came, each of them received the usual daily wage. Now when the first came, they thought they would receive more; but each of them also received the usual daily wage. And when they received it, they grumbled against the landowner, saying, `These last worked only one hour, and you have made them equal to us who have borne the burden of the day and the scorching heat.' But he replied to one of them, `Friend, I am doing you no wrong; did you not agree with me for the usual daily wage? Take what belongs to you and go; I choose to give to this last the same as I give to you. Am I not allowed to do what I choose with what belongs to me? Or are you envious because I am generous?' So the last will be first, and the first will be last."


Today at Trinity

8:00 a.m.Rite One Eucharist, Church / Nave
8:00 a.m., Church / Nave
9:45 a.m.Children's Chapel, Basement
9:45 a.m.Nursery
10:00 a.m.Rite Two Eucharist, Church / Nave
10:00 a.m.Church School, Basement
11:30 a.m.Adult Choir Rehearsal, Church / Nave
1:00 p.m.AA, Parish Hall
6:00 p.m.Youth Group, Narthex


This Sunday's altar flowers are given to the glory of God and in celebration of the birthday of Keith Hecker, son of Bill Hecker; also given in loving memory of Ilona Antal, mother of Ildiko Antal; and in loving memory of Sharon Hofknecht by her husband Allen Hofknecht.

YOUTH GROUP THIS EVENING AT 6! Don't miss out on a chance to have some fun and some prayer and hang out with really cool people liked Liz Wendt!!

This week at Trinity Church

MONDAY 09-25-2017
7:30 p.m.Boy Scouts, Parish Hall

TUESDAY 09-26-2017
8:30 a.m.Morning Prayer, Chapel
6:00 p.m.O.A., Library

WEDNESDAY 09-27-2017
8:30 a.m.Morning Prayer, Chapel
10:00 a.m.Healing Eucharist, Chapel
7:00 p.m.NA, Parish Hall

THURSDAY 09-28-2017
8:30 a.m.Morning Prayer, Chapel
9:00 a.m.EfM Group, Rectory
6:30 p.m.Healing Eucharist, Chapel
7:00 p.m.SA, Basement

FRIDAY 09-29-2017
DOK Cape May Retreat

SATURDAY 09-30-2017
5:00 p.m.Come As You Are Eucharist, Chapel
6:30 p.m.AA Meeting, Parish Hall
DOK Cape May Retreat


The Blessing of the Animals Sunday, October 8 at 10 a.m. in the Parish Hall. The usual 10 a.m. service will occur in the Church.

Grief Support Group meets on Wednesday, September 20 at 6:30 p.m. facilitated by Karynjean Dickhoff in Mary's office.

Deepening Prayer through Spiritual Practices - Want to deepen your prayer life? Come together with others who desire that as well as we commit to engage in a particular prayer practice for one month at a time. Beginning in October and going through May, we'll meet once a month for an hour to reflect on our past month's experience and look ahead to the new practice coming up. Our first gathering will be Thursday, October 5 at 7:15 p.m. in Mary's office (after Healing Eucharist). Sign-up in the Narthex. Questions? Contact Mary at mary@...

Italian Night Come mix and mingle with your family, friends and neighbors to share stories of your summer adventures. Enjoy a fall evening on October 7th and savor an Italian themed meal. The menu will include wedding soup, chicken cacciatore, baked ziti, and stuffed shells to name a few. The fun starts at 6:00pm and runs till 9:00pm. Tickets are available at $20.00 per person, or a family special of $60.00 for two (2) adults and two (2) children (under 16). Tickets are available from Dan & Debbie Citrone (610-724-6538/39). Invite your family and friends and help make this a success for our youth. This is a BYOB affair limited to beer and wine only. As always, coffee, tea and juice will be served.

Join us for a thought provoking book discussion of Being Mortal by Atul Gawande by Atul Gawande from 9-11 a.m. on the five Tuesdays of October: the 3rd, the 10th, the 17th, the 24th, and the 31st. Dr. Gawande's book is subtitled "Medicine and What Matters in the End". Many Sundays our closing prayer includes the line "Remember you will die one day"; but rarely do we take time to think about what we want our last days on earth to look like. This book is not so much about dying, but living to the fullest until your last breath. Please contact Lynn Baird at or 215-628-2381 or Mary at

Dignity Supply Collection Go through and clean out your cabinets and closets and bring shampoos, toothpaste, soaps, feminine supplies, toiletries, things that women would use to clean up. In addition, we need new, heavy socks (not used, not short socks, no peds). We will deliver to St. Mark's, Frankford at the end of September. A box will be available in the narthex. See Leigh Irvin with any questions.

Happening National Committee will meet at Trinity Church!! October 5-11! Fr. Dave needs some help housing and feeding the 4 Adult Males, 5 Adult females, 5 female teens, and 3 male teens!! PLEASE LET HIM KNOW IF YOU CAN HELP!!!!!

Supporting God's Kingdom
August 2017
Income: $21,002
Expenses: $36,480
Attendance (last week):185


Worship Schedule for Sep 24

8:00 a.m.
Reader/ ChalicistsPam Olshefski
10:00 a.m.
ChalicistsErnie Dixon, Connie Stephens
CruciferBill Hecker
AcolytesJeff Cutcher , Jane Cutcher, Emma Gold
Readers/PrayersJessica Staas, Alex Staas, Prayers:, Donnette Staas
UshersEd Doyle, Debbie Citrone, Karen Reid, Dennis Reid
Altar GuildCheryl Bayard, Kate Flannagan
Coffee Hour(Not in yet)
GreetersLaura Gergen, Robert Gergen
LEM(Not in yet)
TellersRob Gergen, Marjorie Parsons, .Laura Gergen
Healing Prayer TeamMaureen McCauley, Lynn Baird †
Basket Delivery, Karen Reid
TeachersGPI:Sarah Mooers, GPII:Leigh Irvin, FF:Bernadette Baird, FB:Liz Wendt, John Bayard
Door KeepersGPI:LaTanya Barkley, GPII:Ryan Irvin
After Worship Hosts(Not in yet)
Nursery TeamEmma Gold, Julian Woods


The Staff of Trinity Church

The Rev. David A. Canan, Rector
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The Rev. Mary McCullough, Associate Rector
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Stephen Schreiber, Director of Music
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John Dziel, Financial & IT Administrator
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Karen Richter, Office Administrator
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Kristin Woods, Education
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Kelly Moylan, Treasurer
Evelyn Carpenter, Altar Flowers


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, Planned Giving
Ben Powley , Worship and the Arts
Dan Citrone, Hospitality
Jocelyn Tenney, Clerk of the Vestry
Mary Deviso, Mission and Outreach
Bill Davis, Property
Liz Wendt, Stewardship
Connie Stephens, Environmental Stewardship
Ellen McCaffrey, Property


Trinity Episcopal Church
708 South Bethlehem Pike
Ambler, PA 19002

Phone- 215-646-0416
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