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The Season of Pentecost
8:00 am Holy Eucharist Rite I

Opening AcclamationPrayer book page 323
Collect for PurityPrayer book page 323
The GloriaPrayer book page 324
The Collect of the DayPrinted Below
The LessonsPrinted Below
The Sermon
The Nicene CreedPrayer book page 326
The Prayers of the People VIPrayer book page 392
The Confession of SinPrayer book page 330
The Peace
The Holy CommunionPrayer book page 333
The Lord's PrayerPrayer book page 336
The Breaking of the Bread and the Agnus DeiPrayer book page 337
The Prayer of Humble AccessPrayer book page 337
The Post-Communion PrayerPrayer book page 339
The Blessing and DismissalPrayer book page 340


The Collect

Stir up your power, O Lord, and with great might come among us; and, because we are sorely hindered by our sins, let your bountiful grace and mercy speedily help and deliver us; through Jesus Christ our Lord, to whom, with you and the Holy Spirit, be honor and glory, now and for ever. Amen.

The First Lesson
Zephaniah 3:14-20

Sing aloud, O daughter Zion; shout, O Israel! Rejoice and exult with all your heart, O daughter Jerusalem! The LORD has taken away the judgments against you, he has turned away your enemies. The king of Israel, the LORD, is in your midst; you shall fear disaster no more. On that day it shall be said to Jerusalem:  Do not fear, O Zion; do not let your hands grow weak. The LORD, your God, is in your midst, a warrior who gives victory;  he will rejoice over you with gladness, he will renew you in his love; he will exult over you with loud singing as on a day of festival. I will remove disaster from you, so that you will not bear reproach for it. I will deal with all your oppressors at that time.  And I will save the lame and gather the outcast, and I will change their shame into praise and renown in all the earth. At that time I will bring you home, at the time when I gather you; for I will make you renowned and praised among all the peoples of the earth, when I restore your fortunes before your eyes, says the LORD.

The Psalm
Canticle The First Song of Isaiah Isaiah 12:2-6

Surely, it is God who saves me; *
   I will trust in him and not be afraid.
   For the Lord is my stronghold and my sure defense, *
   and he will be my Savior.
   Therefore you shall draw water with rejoicing *
   from the springs of salvation.
   And on that day you shall say, *
   Give thanks to the Lord and call upon his Name;
   Make his deeds known among the peoples; *
   see that they remember that his Name is exalted.
   Sing the praises of the Lord, for he has done great things, *
   and this is known in all the world.
   Cry aloud, inhabitants of Zion, ring out your joy, *
   for the great one in the midst of you is the Holy One of Israel.
   Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit: *
   as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be for ever. Amen.

The Second Lesson
Philippians 4:4-7

Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice. Let your gentleness be known to everyone. The Lord is near. Do not worry about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

The Gospel
Luke 3:7-18

John said to the crowds that came out to be baptized by him, "You brood of vipers! Who warned you to flee from the wrath to come? Bear fruits worthy of repentance. Do not begin to say to yourselves, 'We have Abraham as our ancestor'; for I tell you, God is able from these stones to raise up children to Abraham. Even now the ax is lying at the root of the trees; every tree therefore that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire." And the crowds asked him, "What then should we do?" In reply he said to them, "Whoever has two coats must share with anyone who has none; and whoever has food must do likewise." Even tax collectors came to be baptized, and they asked him, "Teacher, what should we do?" He said to them, "Collect no more than the amount prescribed for you." Soldiers also asked him, "And we, what should we do?" He said to them, "Do not extort money from anyone by threats or false accusation, and be satisfied with your wages." As the people were filled with expectation, and all were questioning in their hearts concerning John, whether he might be the Messiah, John answered all of them by saying, "I baptize you with water; but one who is more powerful than I is coming; I am not worthy to untie the thong of his sandals. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire. His winnowing fork is in his hand, to clear his threshing floor and to gather the wheat into his granary; but the chaff he will burn with unquenchable fire." So, with many other exhortations, he proclaimed the good news to the people.


Today at Trinity

8:00 a.m.Rite One Eucharist, Church / Nave
9:45 a.m.Nursery
10:00 a.m.'Xmas with St. Nicholas' Pageant & Holy Eucharist, Church / Nave
10:00 a.m.Rite Two Eucharist, Church / Nave
11:15 a.m.GFS, Narthex
11:30 a.m.Adult Choir Rehearsal, Church / Nave
1:00 p.m.AA, Parish Hall
4:00 p.m.Parish Profile Meeting, Library
6:00 p.m.Youth Group/CNC Christmas Party, Parish Hall


Today's altar flowers The flowers are given to the glory of God and in celebration of the Kohne/Stratton winter birthdays, given by the Kohne family.

Trinity Christmas Table is set up in the narthex for business. Please shop and place your contributions in the honor box.

This week at Trinity Church

MONDAY 12-17-2018
7:30 p.m.Boy Scouts, Parish Hall

TUESDAY 12-18-2018
7:00 p.m.Vestry Meeting, Library
7:30 p.m.Venture Crew Meeting (holiday party), Parish Hall
7:30 p.m.Boy Scout Parents' Meeting, Narthex

WEDNESDAY 12-19-2018
10:00 a.m.Healing Eucharist, Chapel
Nancy Dixon borrowing tables

THURSDAY 12-20-2018
6:30 p.m.Longest Night Service, Church / Nave

FRIDAY 12-21-2018

SATURDAY 12-22-2018
6:30 p.m.AA Meeting, Parish Hall


Holiday Helpers, December 9 and 23 Trinity’s Youth Group is here to save you time and your sanity this holiday season! Bring unwrapped gifts to church before the 10 AM Service and we’ll wrap them for you! Drop off in the Parish Hall/Stage area between 9:30 - 10 AM, marked with ‘to/from’ in self-contained bag. You can also enter through the back door (accessible from the handicapped parking area) to avoid any children seeing possible gifts! All paper and labels will be provided. Please pick up no later than 11:30 AM. At-will donations accepted.

Think of Trinity Ambler when shopping at Amazon 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.

E-Giving at Trinity eGiving allows you to set up automatic recurring contributions and view your complete online giving history all at your own convenience. Simply follow these easy steps: 1. Visit the church website at, 2. Click the Online Giving button, 3. Click the Create Profile button, then 4. Follow the onscreen instructions to create an online profile and to schedule your recurring contributions. Please contact the church office with questions.

Pageant Dress/Tech Rehearsal, Saturday, December 15 ALL cast and crew call will take place Saturday, December 15, 9 - 12 PM. Questions? Please see and/or contact Kristin Woods at or 215-641-0416, option 5.

Trinity's Advent Reflections 2018 Reflections authored by fellow parishioners and clergy to walk with you through the season of Advent. Booklets available in the narthex and on-line,

Trinity's Advent/Christmas Chimes Newsletter is available in the narthex on on-line,

Christmas Eve at Trinity 4 PM - Family Service; 7 PM - Festive Eucharist Service; 10 PM - Candlelit Eucharist Service. All are welcome at the manger.

Christmas Day at Trinity 10 AM - Holy Eucharist with Carols. All are welcome at the manger.

Service of the Longest Night, Thursday, December 20 at 6:30 PM A quiet, meditative service for those experiencing sadness & grief of many kinds. All are welcome in Holy Cross Chapel.

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


Worship Schedule for Dec 16

8:00 a.m.
Reader/ ChalicistsMartha Arnold
10:00 a.m.
ChalicistsBerit Lakey, E. Self
CruciferBill Hecker
AcolytesBridgette Gold, No Gospel Book
Readers/PrayersCHRISTMAS PAGEANT, No Readers Required
UshersVelma Supperer, Ernest Dixon, Liz Wendt, Ryan Irvin
Altar GuildEllen McCaffery, Elizabeth Self, Connie Stephens
Coffee Hour(Not in yet)
Greeters, Robert Gergen, Laura Gergen
LEM(Not in yet)
TellersNancy McGarvey, Janet Lineberger, Nancy Dixon
Healing Prayer TeamJoe & Leigh Detato
Basket DeliveryDiane Powell, Velma Supperer
Workshop LeaderGPI:
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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