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The Season of Easter
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 IIIPrayer book page 387
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

Merciful God, who sent your messengers the prophets to preach repentance and prepare the way for our salvation: Give us grace to heed their warnings and forsake our sins, that we may greet with joy the coming of Jesus Christ our Redeemer; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

The First Lesson
Isaiah 40:1-11

Comfort, O comfort my people,  says your God.  Speak tenderly to Jerusalem,  and cry to her  that she has served her term,  that her penalty is paid,  that she has received from the LORD's hand  double for all her sins.  A voice cries out:  "In the wilderness prepare the way of the LORD,  make straight in the desert a highway for our God.  Every valley shall be lifted up,  and every mountain and hill be made low;  the uneven ground shall become level,  and the rough places a plain.  Then the glory of the LORD shall be revealed,  and all people shall see it together,  for the mouth of the LORD has spoken."  A voice says, "Cry out!"  And I said, "What shall I cry?"  All people are grass,  their constancy is like the flower of the field.  The grass withers, the flower fades,  when the breath of the LORD blows upon it;  surely the people are grass.  The grass withers, the flower fades;  but the word of our God will stand forever.  Get you up to a high mountain,  O Zion, herald of good tidings;  lift up your voice with strength,  O Jerusalem, herald of good tidings,  lift it up, do not fear;  say to the cities of Judah,  "Here is your God!"  See, the Lord GOD comes with might,  and his arm rules for him;  his reward is with him,  and his recompense before him.  He will feed his flock like a shepherd;  he will gather the lambs in his arms,  and carry them in his bosom,  and gently lead the mother sheep.

The Psalm
Psalm 85:1-2, 8-13

1 You have been gracious to your land, O LORD, *
   you have restored the good fortune of Jacob.
   2 You have forgiven the iniquity of your people *
   and blotted out all their sins.  
   8 I will listen to what the LORD God is saying, *
   for he is speaking peace to his faithful people
   and to those who turn their hearts to him.
   9 Truly, his salvation is very near to those who fear him, *
   that his glory may dwell in our land.
   10 Mercy and truth have met together; *
   righteousness and peace have kissed each other.
   11 Truth shall spring up from the earth, *
   and righteousness shall look down from heaven.
   12 The LORD will indeed grant prosperity, *
   and our land will yield its increase.
   13 Righteousness shall go before him, *
   and peace shall be a pathway for his feet.

The Second Lesson
2 Peter 3:8-15a

Do not ignore this one fact, beloved, that with the Lord one day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like one day. The Lord is not slow about his promise, as some think of slowness, but is patient with you, not wanting any to perish, but all to come to repentance. But the day of the Lord will come like a thief, and then the heavens will pass away with a loud noise, and the elements will be dissolved with fire, and the earth and everything that is done on it will be disclosed. Since all these things are to be dissolved in this way, what sort of persons ought you to be in leading lives of holiness and godliness, waiting for and hastening the coming of the day of God, because of which the heavens will be set ablaze and dissolved, and the elements will melt with fire? But, in accordance with his promise, we wait for new heavens and a new earth, where righteousness is at home. Therefore, beloved, while you are waiting for these things, strive to be found by him at peace, without spot or blemish; and regard the patience of our Lord as salvation.

The Gospel
Mark 1:1-8

The beginning of the good news of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. As it is written in the prophet Isaiah, "See, I am sending my messenger ahead of you,  who will prepare your way;  the voice of one crying out in the wilderness:  `Prepare the way of the Lord,  make his paths straight,'"  John the baptizer appeared in the wilderness, proclaiming a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins. And people from the whole Judean countryside and all the people of Jerusalem were going out to him, and were baptized by him in the river Jordan, confessing their sins. Now John was clothed with camel's hair, with a leather belt around his waist, and he ate locusts and wild honey. He proclaimed, "The one who is more powerful than I is coming after me; I am not worthy to stoop down and untie the thong of his sandals. I have baptized you with water; but he will baptize you with the Holy Spirit."


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.Youth Choir Rehearsal, Church / Nave
11:30 a.m.Pageant Rehearsal (SC I - VI), Church / Nave
11:30 a.m.Adult Choir Rehearsal, Church / Nave
1:00 p.m.AA, Parish Hall
2:00 p.m.Jan's Cooking (tentaive), Kitchen
6:00 p.m.Youth Group - Outreach Project/Fun and Games/Food, Parish Hall


This Sunday's altar flowers are given to the glory of God in loving memory of Maurice F. Buckner by Leigh and Joe DeTato.

YOUTH group tonight!! 6-8 P.M. preparing and packaging meals for people in need plus fun and games and supper for all!!

This week at Trinity Church

MONDAY 12-11-2017
7:30 p.m.Boy Scouts, Parish Hall

TUESDAY 12-12-2017
8:30 a.m.Morning Prayer, Chapel
9:00 a.m.Pro-Tech Maintenance
6:00 p.m.O.A., Library

WEDNESDAY 12-13-2017
8:30 a.m.Morning Prayer, Chapel
10:00 a.m.Healing Eucharist, Chapel
7:00 p.m.NA, Parish Hall

THURSDAY 12-14-2017
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
Piano Tuning, Church / Nave

FRIDAY 12-15-2017

SATURDAY 12-16-2017
9:00 a.m.Pageant Dress/Technical Rehearsal (9 am - 12 Noon), Church / Nave
2:00 p.m.Czech Comenium Holiday Show, Parish Hall
5:00 p.m.Come As You Are Eucharist, Chapel
6:30 p.m.AA Meeting, Parish Hall


The Longest Night Service Thursday December 21 at 6:30 p.m. This liturgy acknowledges and prays for the loss and sadness that is for many people often part of the holiday season.

YOUTH GROUP SUNDAY DECEMBER 17: CHRISTMAS PARTY AT ST. MATT'S Please bring a wrapped polyanna gift, no more than $10 We're gonna build gingerbread houses, have a fabulous supper of baked potato ba rand other great holiday fun experiences.

Advent IV (Christmas Eve Morning) Quiet Rite I Eucharist in the Parish Hall

CHRISTMAS EVE Children's Service 4 p.m.

Christmas Eve Liturgy with Carols 7 p.m.

The Feast of the Nativity of our Lord 11 p.m. Christmas Eve

Christmas Day Holy Communion with Carols 10 a.m. in the church

Mwamba Ministries Mwamba is Swahili for "rock". Mwamaba Ministries is a partnership with the Anglican Church of Kenya that provides high school scholarships, mentoring for poor children, seminarian scholarships, educational and entrepreneurial opportunities for women, as well as advocating against early marriages and female genital mutilation. Mwamba offers educational scholarships to needy girls (75%) and boys (25%) of high school age. It costs $445 per year per student . The money takes care of cost for room, board, books and annual retreat. The scholarship is awarded to children from extremely poor families. 75% of the scholarships are awarded to the girl child mainly because the girl child is usually given second priority in an African family. Trinity’s goal this year is to sponsor 12 students. Please help us in that goal by sponsoring a student or a portion of a student’s tuition, using this form. Checks should be made out to Mwamba. Envelopes and forms are by the tree in the narthex. THANK YOU.

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 running scenes I – III and blocking scenes IV-VI (speaking roles only) beginning at 11:30 in the Sanctuary. Costume fittings begin at 11:30 in the hallway outside Mary's office. 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!

Road Trip To Sight and Sound and SHADY MAPLE 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 Theater 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.

Supporting God's Kingdom
October 2017
Income: $25,151
Expenses: $39,382
Attendance (last week):162


Worship Schedule for Dec 10

8:00 a.m.
Reader/ ChalicistsPam Olshefski
10:00 a.m.
ChalicistsPaul Greenlee, Gina Kapusnick
CruciferConnie Stephens
AcolytesBridgette Gold, Jacob Curlett, Emma Gold
Readers/PrayersAlex Staas, Donnette Staas, Prayers:, Jessica Staas
UshersHans DeViso, Mary DeViso, Jill Marsceill, Michael Marsceill
Altar GuildNancy McGarvey, Adele Butler, Evelyn Carpenter
Coffee Hour(Not in yet)
GreetersJocelyn Tenney, Sheila Ridgway
LEM(Not in yet)
TellersJohn Bayard, Mary Tralie, John Tralie
Healing Prayer TeamKristen Ostendorf, Lynn Baird †
Basket DeliveryDiane Powell
TeachersGPI:Cheryl Bayard, GPII:Becky Curlett, FF:Catherine Derbyshire & Bernadette Baird, FB:Liz Wendt
Door KeepersGPI:Stephanie Gold, GPII:Norlaine Romano
After Worship Hosts(Not in yet)
Nursery TeamAlison Kohne, Megan Otto


The Staff of Trinity Church

The Rev. David A. Canan, Rector
215-646-0416 Opt #3
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

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