The Jingle

The Season of Advent
10:00 a.m.

Hymn "ComeThou Long Expected Jesus"Hymnal 66
The Opening Acclamation and Collect for PurityPrayer book page 355
The GloriaPrayer book page 356
The Collect of the DayPrinted below
The Old Testament and Epistle ReadingsPrinted below
Hymn "O Come O Come Emmanuel"Hymnal 56, Vs 1-3
The Gospel ReadingPrinted Below
The Sermon
The Nicene CreedPrayer book page 358
The Prayers of the People - Form IVPrayer book page 388
Confession and AbsolutionPrayer book page 360
Exchnage of the PeacePrayer book page 360
Offertory Hymn "Day by Day"Hymnal 654
Eucharistic Prayer APrayer book page 361
The Lord's Prayer (Contemporary Version)Prayer book page 364
The Breaking of the BreadPrayer book page 365
Communion is Served
The Post Communion PrayerPrayer book page 365
The Blessing and DismissalPrayer book page 366
Hymn: Hark the Herald Angels Sing!"Hymnal 87


The Collect

O Lord, make us have perpetual love and reverence for your holy Name, for you never fail to help and govern those whom you have set upon the sure foundation of your loving¬kindness; 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
Genesis 21:8-21

The child grew, and was weaned; and Abraham made a great feast on the day that Isaac was weaned. But Sarah saw the son of Hagar the Egyptian, whom she had borne to Abraham, playing with her son Isaac. So she said to Abraham, "Cast out this slave woman with her son; for the son of this slave woman shall not inherit along with my son Isaac." The matter was very distressing to Abraham on account of his son. But God said to Abraham, "Do not be distressed because of the boy and because of your slave woman; whatever Sarah says to you, do as she tells you, for it is through Isaac that offspring shall be named for you. As for the son of the slave woman, I will make a nation of him also, because he is your offspring." So Abraham rose early in the morning, and took bread and a skin of water, and gave it to Hagar, putting it on her shoulder, along with the child, and sent her away. And she departed, and wandered about in the wilderness of Beer-sheba.  When the water in the skin was gone, she cast the child under one of the bushes. Then she went and sat down opposite him a good way off, about the distance of a bowshot; for she said, "Do not let me look on the death of the child." And as she sat opposite him, she lifted up her voice and wept. And God heard the voice of the boy; and the angel of God called to Hagar from heaven, and said to her, "What troubles you, Hagar? Do not be afraid; for God has heard the voice of the boy where he is. Come, lift up the boy and hold him fast with your hand, for I will make a great nation of him." Then God opened her eyes and she saw a well of water. She went, and filled the skin with water, and gave the boy a drink.  God was with the boy, and he grew up; he lived in the wilderness, and became an expert with the bow. He lived in the wilderness of Paran; and his mother got a wife for him from the land of Egypt.

The Psalm
Psalm 86:1-10, 16-17

   Bow down your ear, O LORD, and answer me, *
   for I am poor and in misery.
   Keep watch over my life, for I am faithful; *
   save your servant who puts his trust in you.
   Be merciful to me, O LORD, for you are my God; *
   I call upon you all the day long.
   Gladden the soul of your servant, *
   for to you, O LORD, I lift up my soul.
   For you, O LORD, are good and forgiving, *
   and great is your love toward all who call upon you.
   Give ear, O LORD, to my prayer, *
   and attend to the voice of my supplications.
   In the time of my trouble I will call upon you, *
   for you will answer me.
   Among the gods there is none like you, O LORD, *
   nor anything like your works.
   All nations you have made will come and worship you, O LORD, *
   and glorify your Name.
   For you are great;
   you do wondrous things; *
   and you alone are God.
   Turn to me and have mercy upon me; *
   give your strength to your servant;
   and save the child of your handmaid.
   Show me a sign of your favor,
   so that those who hate me may see it and be ashamed; *
   because you, O LORD, have helped me and comforted me.

The Second Lesson
Romans 6:1b-11

Should we continue in sin in order that grace may abound? By no means! How can we who died to sin go on living in it? Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? Therefore we have been buried with him by baptism into death, so that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, so we too might walk in newness of life.  For if we have been united with him in a death like his, we will certainly be united with him in a resurrection like his. We know that our old self was crucified with him so that the body of sin might be destroyed, and we might no longer be enslaved to sin. For whoever has died is freed from sin. But if we have died with Christ, we believe that we will also live with him. We know that Christ, being raised from the dead, will never die again; death no longer has dominion over him. The death he died, he died to sin, once for all; but the life he lives, he lives to God. So you also must consider yourselves dead to sin and alive to God in Christ Jesus.

The Gospel
Matthew 10:24-39

Jesus said to the twelve disciples, "A disciple is not above the teacher, nor a slave above the master; it is enough for the disciple to be like the teacher, and the slave like the master. If they have called the master of the house Beelzebul, how much more will they malign those of his household! "So have no fear of them; for nothing is covered up that will not be uncovered, and nothing secret that will not become known. What I say to you in the dark, tell in the light; and what you hear whispered, proclaim from the housetops. Do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul; rather fear him who can destroy both soul and body in hell. Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground apart from your Father. And even the hairs of your head are all counted. So do not be afraid; you are of more value than many sparrows. "Everyone therefore who acknowledges me before others, I also will acknowledge before my Father in heaven; but whoever denies me before others, I also will deny before my Father in heaven. "Do not think that I have come to bring peace to the earth; I have not come to bring peace, but a sword. "For I have come to set a man against his father, and a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law; and one's foes will be members of one's own household. "Whoever loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me; and whoever loves son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me; and whoever does not take up the cross and follow me is not worthy of me. Those who find their life will lose it, and those who lose their life for my sake will find it."


Today at Trinity

8:00 a.m.Rite One Eucharist, Church / Nave
9:45 a.m.Nursery
10:00 a.m.Rite Two Eucharist, Church / Nave
1:00 p.m.AA, Parish Hall
6:00 p.m.All Staff VBS Meeting, Parish Hall


This Sunday's altar flowers are given to the glory of God and

Trinity's Summer Church School will NOT meet today due to set-up for Vacation Bible School.

This week at Trinity Church

MONDAY 06-26-2017
Rome: Paul & The Underground Church VBS
7:30 p.m.Boy Scouts, Parish Hall

TUESDAY 06-27-2017
Rome: Paul & The Underground Church VBS
8:30 a.m.Morning Prayer, Chapel
6:00 p.m.O.A., Library

WEDNESDAY 06-28-2017
Rome: Paul & The Underground Church VBS
8:30 a.m.Morning Prayer, Chapel
10:00 a.m.Healing Eucharist, Chapel
7:00 p.m.NA, Parish Hall

THURSDAY 06-29-2017
Rome: Paul & The Underground Church VBS
8:30 a.m.Morning Prayer, Chapel
9:00 a.m.EfM Morning Group, Rectory
7:00 p.m.SA, Basement

FRIDAY 06-30-2017
Rome: Paul & The Underground Church VBS
FD on Vacation

SATURDAY 07-01-2017
FD on Vacation
5:00 p.m.Come As You Are Eucharist, Chapel
6:30 p.m.AA Meeting, Parish Hall


Sunday 8 a.m. Liturgy will be celebrated in the Holy Family Chapel for the summer.

There will be no Thursday Evening Liturgy June 29 because of Vacation Bible School.

EfM Education for Ministry Is a four year learning experience for which one is registered one year at a time. Year 1 is Old Testament, Year 2 is New Testament, Year 3 is Church History and Year 4 is theology. If you are interested in participating and have questions please see Fr. Dave or any EfM participant or Grad.

Do you know what else EfM is? It's a group of folks who come to know, love, and care for one another.

Grief Support Group Facilitated by our own Karynjean Dickhoff, Chaplain, Liberty Hospice, the group meets every 3rd Wednesday of the month for 1 – 1 ˝ hours in Mary’s office. It is an open group and all are welcome. Please feel free to contact Karynjean at 215-603-4642 with any questions.

Summer Church School meeting June 11 through July, will be building 'City of Jerusalem' in the Parish Hall. Please note that in light of the VBS Rome Set-Up, we will NOT be meeting on Sunday, June 25.

Trinity's VBS - 'Rome: Paul & The Underground Church' June 26 - 30; 6 - 8:30 PM At Rome, we'll explore a crowded Roman marketplace, tiptoe past Roman guards, encourage first-century Christians who meet in a dark cave, sing motion-filled music, race chariots, and visit Paul for daily discoveries about God’s love There is no charge for all who enter the gates. Dinner is included. Ages 4 - 12. Reserve your spot TODAY before the gates close by registering on-line!!

VBS DONATIONS Thank you to all who are helping this year’s VBS through generous donations, loans, and time! We couldn’t do it without you! Non-perishable items may be placed in bin by front door and perishable items in the kitchen marked VBS. We only ask that bread not be delivered until 6/25.

Save the Date! Trinity will hold another Blood Drive on Monday, July 24. A sign-up will go up in a few weeks. Please consider donating blood as the supply in the summer gets low.

Trinity Women's Retreat All women of the parish are invited to the 13th annual Trinity Women's Retreat, October 13 -15, at St. Marguerite's Retreat House in Mendham, NJ. The Rev. Mary McCullough will be our leader. The theme of the retreat will be "What Happens When Life Throws you a Curve". The cost, including two nights' accommodation and meals, is $170. A deposit of $50 is requested by August 1 to hold your reservation. The remaining balance is due by September 18. You will find more information and a registration form in the retreat brochure found in the narthex. Space is limited - Register soon! Questions, contact Diane Powell at or Lynda Basham at

Supporting God's Kingdom
May 2017
Income: $31,703
Expenses: $54,796 *includes Diocesan assessment of $18,000
Attendance (last week):128


Worship Schedule for Jun 25

8:00 a.m.
Reader/ ChalicistsHans De Viso
10:00 a.m.
ChalicistsKristen Ostendorf, Gina Kapusnick
CruciferFrancis Woods
AcolytesEmma Gold, Bridgette Gold, Colin Kohne
Readers/PrayersDiana Evans, Ned Fawcett, Prayers:, Laura Gergen
UshersEd Doyle, Debbie Citrone, Karen Reid, Dennis Reid
Altar GuildCheryl Bayard, Karen Reid
Coffee Hour(Not in yet)
GreetersJocelyn Tenney
LEM(Not in yet)
TellersRob Gergen, Marjorie Parsons, .Laura Gergen
Healing Prayer TeamBen Powley, Ellen McCaffrey
Basket DeliveryKaren Reid
TeachersNo Church School
Door KeepersNo Church School
After Worship HostsSue Bofinger
Nursery TeamFiyi Adebekun, Jolade Adebekun


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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