The Jingle




PRELUDE: Now Thank We All our God

J. S. Bach/Virgil Fox

PROCESSIONAL HYMN: 598 Lord Christ, When First Thou Cam’st to Earth

PSALM: Psalm 123

Ad te levavi, oculos meos

GRADUAL HYMN: 490 I Want to Walk as a Child of the Light


OFFERTORY: Anthem: O For a Closer Walk With God

Charles V. Stanford

COMMUNION: Anthem: Come, Risen Lord, and Deign to be Our Guest

Alfred Smith

RECESSIONAL HYMN: 397 Now Thank We All Our God

Nun danket alle Gott

POSTLUDE: Marche Triomphale (Now Thank We All Our God)

Sigfrid Karg-Elert


The Collect

Almighty and everlasting God, whose will it is to restore all things in your well-beloved Son, the King of kings and Lord of lords: Mercifully grant that the peoples of the earth, divided and enslaved by sin, may be freed and brought together under his most gracious rule; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

The First Lesson
Ezekiel 34:11-16, 20-24

Thus says the Lord GOD: I myself will search for my sheep, and will seek them out. As shepherds seek out their flocks when they are among their scattered sheep, so I will seek out my sheep. I will rescue them from all the places to which they have been scattered on a day of clouds and thick darkness. I will bring them out from the peoples and gather them from the countries, and will bring them into their own land; and I will feed them on the mountains of Israel, by the watercourses, and in all the inhabited parts of the land. I will feed them with good pasture, and the mountain heights of Israel shall be their pasture; there they shall lie down in good grazing land, and they shall feed on rich pasture on the mountains of Israel. I myself will be the shepherd of my sheep, and I will make them lie down, says the Lord GOD. I will seek the lost, and I will bring back the strayed, and I will bind up the injured, and I will strengthen the weak, but the fat and the strong I will destroy. I will feed them with justice.  Therefore, thus says the Lord GOD to them: I myself will judge between the fat sheep and the lean sheep. Because you pushed with flank and shoulder, and butted at all the weak animals with your horns until you scattered them far and wide, I will save my flock, and they shall no longer be ravaged; and I will judge between sheep and sheep.  I will set up over them one shepherd, my servant David, and he shall feed them: he shall feed them and be their shepherd. And I, the LORD, will be their God, and my servant David shall be prince among them; I, the LORD, have spoken.

The Psalm
Psalm 95:1-7a Venite, exultemus

    Come, let us sing to the LORD; *
    let us shout for joy to the Rock of our salvation.
    Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving *
    and raise a loud shout to him with psalms.
    For the LORD is a great God, *
    and a great King above all gods.
    In his hand are the caverns of the earth, *
    and the heights of the hills are his also.
    The sea is his, for he made it, *
    and his hands have molded the dry land.
    Come, let us bow down, and bend the knee, *
    and kneel before the LORD our Maker.
    For he is our God,
    and we are the people of his pasture and the sheep of his hand.

The Second Lesson
Ephesians 1:15-23

I have heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love toward all the saints, and for this reason I do not cease to give thanks for you as I remember you in my prayers. I pray that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you a spirit of wisdom and revelation as you come to know him, so that, with the eyes of your heart enlightened, you may know what is the hope to which he has called you, what are the riches of his glorious inheritance among the saints, and what is the immeasurable greatness of his power for us who believe, according to the working of his great power. God put this power to work in Christ when he raised him from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly places, far above all rule and authority and power and dominion, and above every name that is named, not only in this age but also in the age to come. And he has put all things under his feet and has made him the head over all things for the church, which is his body, the fullness of him who fills all in all.

The Gospel
Matthew 25:31-46

Jesus said, "When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, then he will sit on the throne of his glory. All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats, and he will put the sheep at his right hand and the goats at the left. Then the king will say to those at his right hand, `Come, you that are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world; for I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you gave me clothing, I was sick and you took care of me, I was in prison and you visited me.' Then the righteous will answer him, `Lord, when was it that we saw you hungry and gave you food, or thirsty and gave you something to drink? And when was it that we saw you a stranger and welcomed you, or naked and gave you clothing? And when was it that we saw you sick or in prison and visited you?' And the king will answer them, `Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me.' Then he will say to those at his left hand, `You that are accursed, depart from me into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels; for I was hungry and you gave me no food, I was thirsty and you gave me nothing to drink, I was a stranger and you did not welcome me, naked and you did not give me clothing, sick and in prison and you did not visit me.' Then they also will answer, `Lord, when was it that we saw you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison, and did not take care of you?' Then he will answer them, `Truly I tell you, just as you did not do it to one of the least of these, you did not do it to me.' And these will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life."


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
10:00 a.m.Baptism of Skylar Dotzman and Iris Atkiss, Church / Nave
11:15 a.m.Youth Choir Rehearsal, Church / Nave
11:30 a.m.Adult Choir Rehearsal, Church / Nave
1:00 p.m.AA, Parish Hall


This Sunday's altar flowers are given to the glory of God in loving memory of the deceased members of the Ello and Grogan families by Joe and Veronica Grogan.

This week at Trinity Church

MONDAY 11-27-2017
Clergy Conference
7:30 p.m.Boy Scouts, Parish Hall

TUESDAY 11-28-2017
Clergy Conference
8:30 a.m.Morning Prayer, Chapel
6:00 p.m.O.A., Library

WEDNESDAY 11-29-2017
Clergy Conference
8:30 a.m.Morning Prayer, Chapel
10:00 a.m.Healing Eucharist, Chapel
7:00 p.m.NA, Parish Hall

THURSDAY 11-30-2017
8:30 a.m.Morning Prayer, Chapel
9:00 a.m.Floor Refinishing / Church, Church / Nave
6:30 p.m.Healing Eucharist, Chapel
7:00 p.m.SA, Basement

FRIDAY 12-01-2017

SATURDAY 12-02-2017
10:00 a.m.Diana Evans Funeral, Church / Nave
11:00 a.m.Diana Evans Funeral Reception, Parish Hall
2:00 p.m.St. Nicholas Party, Parish Hall
5:00 p.m.AFS Holiday Party, Parish Hall
5:00 p.m.Come As You Are Eucharist, Chapel
6:30 p.m.AA Meeting, Parish Hall


Shop Christmas is coming so, shop for everyone on your gift list this holiday at For every purchase you make, Amazon donates a small portion to Trinity Episcopal Church. Remember, you do not need a new account! Everything from your old account will still be there when you use this link.

Christmas Table continues through December 17th. Contact Lee Militello for any questions about donations or sales (215-704-9534).

Christmas with St. Francis Pageant Rehearsal We will be blocking/staging scenes I – III/IV beginning at 11:30 in the Sanctuary. The final dress/tech rehearsal will take place, Saturday, December 16. The performance will take place during the 10 o'clock service on Sunday, December 17. Questions? Please see Kristin Woods! 215.317.1244

Christmas Concert Also occurring on December 17 at 4:00 p.m., Steve Schreiber and musical friends will present a concert of Christmas selections. It will be a lovely musical moment so, plan to join Steve as Christmas draws near!

Dignity Bag Collection Here is the list of needs: individual sized soap, shampoo and conditioner, toothpaste and toothbrush, feminine products, skin lotion, deodorant. In addition, we also need: protein bars, disposable razors and packages of athletic socks. These bags are so appreciated and distributed at St. Mark's in Frankford section through our connection with Deacon Phil Geleibter.

Leaf Clean-up Please mark your calendars now for our annual leaf clean-up. The Boy Scouts will join Trinity volunteers on Sunday, December 3rd immediately following the 10 AM service.

Road Trip Join Trinity members and friends for a bus trip to Lancaster County, PA on Saturday, April 21, 2018. We'll leave Trinity at 7:30 AM and travel to Shady Maple Smorgasbord for an all you can eat breakfast, then on to Sight & Sound Theatre for their newest show, "JESUS" Cost per adult is $120, child $72 includes bus, breakfast, show ticket & snacks. Checks payable Trinity Episcopal Church and should be mailed to Jane Frassenei, 24139 Shannondell Drive, Audubon, PA 19403. Deadline 1/12/18. Limited to 40 participants. Consider giving this trip as a gift to the special people on your Christmas list.

Celestia Holiday Concert Saturday, December 9th 3 PM The singing group Celestia returns to Trinity for an afternoon of Holiday favorites! The concert is free and includes some member of Trinity. See more on the "Upcoming Events" page!

Supporting God's Kingdom
October 2017
Income: $25,151
Expenses: $39,382
Attendance (last week):177


Worship Schedule for Nov 26

8:00 a.m.
Reader/ ChalicistsHans DeViso
10:00 a.m.
ChalicistsCheryl Bayard, Gina Kapusnick
CruciferOlivia Hauser
AcolytesAbby Olshefski, Jacob Curlett, Colin Kohne
Readers/PrayersJohn Bayard, LaTanya Barkley, Prayers:, Godparents
UshersRobert Gergen, Laura Gergen, John Bayard, Evelyn Carpenter
Altar GuildCheryl Bayard, Karen Reid
Coffee HourFaith Building Class
Greeters(Not in yet)
LEM(Not in yet)
TellersRob Gergen, Marjorie Parsons, .Laura Gergen
Healing Prayer TeamTerry Tschopp, Robin Martin †
Basket DeliveryRebecca Curlett
TeachersGPI:Virginia Nissen, GPII:Jocelyn Tenney, FF:Bernadette Baird & Catherine Derbyshire, FB:Liz Wendt
Door KeepersGPI:Norlaine Romano, GPII:LaTanya Barkley
After Worship Hosts(Not in yet)
Nursery TeamEmma Gold, Julian Woods


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
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

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