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

Lord, we pray that your grace may always precede and follow us, that we may continually be given to good works; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

The First Lesson
Exodus 32:1-14

When the people saw that Moses delayed to come down from the mountain, the people gathered around Aaron, and said to him, "Come, make gods for us, who shall go before us; as for this Moses, the man who brought us up out of the land of Egypt, we do not know what has become of him." Aaron said to them, "Take off the gold rings that are on the ears of your wives, your sons, and your daughters, and bring them to me." So all the people took off the gold rings from their ears, and brought them to Aaron. He took the gold from them, formed it in a mold, and cast an image of a calf; and they said, "These are your gods, O Israel, who brought you up out of the land of Egypt!" When Aaron saw this, he built an altar before it; and Aaron made proclamation and said, "Tomorrow shall be a festival to the LORD." They rose early the next day, and offered burnt offerings and brought sacrifices of well-being; and the people sat down to eat and drink, and rose up to revel.  The LORD said to Moses, "Go down at once! Your people, whom you brought up out of the land of Egypt, have acted perversely; they have been quick to turn aside from the way that I commanded them; they have cast for themselves an image of a calf, and have worshiped it and sacrificed to it, and said, `These are your gods, O Israel, who brought you up out of the land of Egypt!'" The LORD said to Moses, "I have seen this people, how stiff-necked they are. Now let me alone, so that my wrath may burn hot against them and I may consume them; and of you I will make a great nation." But Moses implored the LORD his God, and said, "O LORD, why does your wrath burn hot against your people, whom you brought out of the land of Egypt with great power and with a mighty hand? Why should the Egyptians say, `It was with evil intent that he brought them out to kill them in the mountains, and to consume them from the face of the earth'? Turn from your fierce wrath; change your mind and do not bring disaster on your people. Remember Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, your servants, how you swore to them by your own self, saying to them, `I will multiply your descendants like the stars of heaven, and all this land that I have promised I will give to your descendants, and they shall inherit it forever.'" And the LORD changed his mind about the disaster that he planned to bring on his people.

The Psalm
Psalm 106:1-6, 19-23

   1 Hallelujah!
   Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good, *
   for his mercy endures for ever.
   2 Who can declare the mighty acts of the LORD *
   or show forth all his praise?
   3 Happy are those who act with justice *
   and always do what is right!
   4 Remember me, O LORD, with the favor you have for your people, *
   and visit me with your saving help;
   5 That I may see the prosperity of your elect
   and be glad with the gladness of your people, *
   that I may glory with your inheritance.  
   6 We have sinned as our forebears did; *
   we have done wrong and dealt wickedly.
   19 Israel made a bull-calf at Horeb *
   and worshiped a molten image;
   20 And so they exchanged their Glory *
   for the image of an ox that feeds on grass.
   21 They forgot God their Savior, *
   who had done great things in Egypt,
   22 Wonderful deeds in the land of Ham, *
   and fearful things at the Red Sea.
   23 So he would have destroyed them,
   had not Moses his chosen stood before him in the breach, *
   to turn away his wrath from consuming them.

The Second Lesson
Philippians 4:1-9

My brothers and sisters, whom I love and long for, my joy and crown, stand firm in the Lord in this way, my beloved.  I urge Euodia and I urge Syntyche to be of the same mind in the Lord. Yes, and I ask you also, my loyal companion, help these women, for they have struggled beside me in the work of the gospel, together with Clement and the rest of my co-workers, whose names are in the book of life. 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. Finally, beloved, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is pleasing, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence and if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. Keep on doing the things that you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, and the God of peace will be with you.

The Gospel
Matthew 22:1-14

Once more Jesus spoke to the people in parables, saying: "The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a king who gave a wedding banquet for his son. He sent his slaves to call those who had been invited to the wedding banquet, but they would not come. Again he sent other slaves, saying, `Tell those who have been invited: Look, I have prepared my dinner, my oxen and my fat calves have been slaughtered, and everything is ready; come to the wedding banquet.' But they made light of it and went away, one to his farm, another to his business, while the rest seized his slaves, mistreated them, and killed them. The king was enraged. He sent his troops, destroyed those murderers, and burned their city. Then he said to his slaves, `The wedding is ready, but those invited were not worthy. Go therefore into the main streets, and invite everyone you find to the wedding banquet.' Those slaves went out into the streets and gathered all whom they found, both good and bad; so the wedding hall was filled with guests. "But when the king came in to see the guests, he noticed a man there who was not wearing a wedding robe, and he said to him, `Friend, how did you get in here without a wedding robe?' And he was speechless. Then the king said to the attendants, `Bind him hand and foot, and throw him into the outer darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.' For many are called, but few are chosen."


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.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 loving memory of Gerry Cox and Mary Bunting, mothers of Gerry and Walt Bunting.

Ushers & Greeters Meeting today immediately following 10:00 church in the Holy Cross Chapel.

This week at Trinity Church

MONDAY 10-16-2017
Columbus Day
7:30 p.m.Boy Scouts, Parish Hall
John on vacation 16th to 20th

TUESDAY 10-17-2017
8:30 a.m.Morning Prayer, Chapel
9:00 a.m.Book Study Group, Mary's Office
6:00 p.m.O.A., Library
7:15 p.m.Vestry Meeting, Library
7:30 p.m.Boy Scout Parents' Meeting, Narthex

WEDNESDAY 10-18-2017
8:30 a.m.Morning Prayer, Chapel
10:00 a.m.Healing Eucharist, Chapel
6:30 p.m.Grief Support Group, Mary's Office
7:00 p.m.NA, Parish Hall

THURSDAY 10-19-2017
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 10-20-2017

SATURDAY 10-21-2017
5:00 p.m.Come As You Are Eucharist, Chapel
6:30 p.m.AA Meeting, Parish Hall
, Parish Hall


Operation Christmas Child Since 1993 more than 135 million boys and girls in over 100 countries have experienced God’s love through the power of simple shoebox gifts filled with toys, school supplies, and hygiene items and distributed by Operation Christmas Child, a ministry of Samaritan’s Purse. This is a missions opportunity for each of us. Once again, the Daughters of the King will coordinate the distribution and collection of the shoeboxes. Distribution will be on Sunday, October 29 through Sunday, November 12 after the 10 a.m. service. National Collection Week is November 13-20. We will collect and bless all shoeboxes on Sunday, November 19. If you drop off your shoebox beforehand, please place it on the hat shelf in the narthex. Check out the display in the narthex for more information. You may see Lynda Basham or Pam Hawthorne if you have any questions.

Environmental Stewardship We are looking for parishioners in their 20's and 30's who are interested in environmental stewardship and sustainability to form a committee to discuss these issues and decide if some of the ideas could be implemented here at Trinity. If you are interested in sharing ideas in this kind of forum please contact Connie Stephens. Text 215-237-1145 or email with the word "Stewardship" in the subject line.

Please pick up your equipment (croquet, etc) if you lent it for our Welcome Sunday festivities. The sets are in the office hallway.

GFS Wreath Sale Please join Trinity Church in its support of the Girls Friendly Society (GFS) by purchasing a fragrant holiday wreath or door swag. A sample will be on display following services in October. Order deadline of November 1 guarantees deliver to the church for pick up prior to Thanksgiving. Why not cross something off your to do list and purchase your holiday wreath now. They also make great gifts for your Thanksgiving host/ess. Orders can also be taken by Bonnie Bell (215-990-1056) or Pam Olshefski (215-692-0223). The girls of GFS appreciate your support.

Leaf Clean-up Please mark you 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.

FREE Mental Health First Aid Training event October 28, 2017 from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. (Breakfast & Lunch included) at First Presbyterian Church of Ambler, 4 Ridge Ave., Ambler. This full day course teaches participants how to interact with a person in crisis and connect the person with help. the program provides concrete tools and answers key questions like “What do I do?” and “Where can someone find help?” Members of congregations that take part in Inter-Faith’s emergency housing network for the homeless are encouraged to attend. The event is also open to the general public. Register at:

Supporting God's Kingdom
September 2017
Income: $24,268
Expenses: $34,982
Attendance (last week):155


Worship Schedule for Oct 15

8:00 a.m.
Reader/ ChalicistsMartha Arnold
10:00 a.m.
ChalicistsKristen Ostendorf, Ernie Dixon
CruciferFrancis Woods
AcolytesBridgette Gold, Emma Gold, Jacob Curlett
Readers/PrayersJoe DeTato, Leigh DeTato, Prayers:, Nancy Dixon
UshersAndrea Barlow, Ernest Dixon, Liz Wendt, Ryan Irvin
Altar GuildEllen McCaffery, Elizabeth Self, Connie Stephens
Coffee Hour(Not in yet)
GreetersPiers Prater, Ed Doyle
LEM(Not in yet)
TellersNancy McGarvey, Janet Lineberger, Nancy Dixon
Healing Prayer TeamAl Mathis, Liz Wendt
Basket Delivery, Anne Canan
TeachersGPI:Virginia Nissen, GPII:Rebecca Curlett, FF:Catherine Derbyshire, Bernadette Baird, FB:Students will be joining their parents for the 10 AM Service
Door KeepersGPI:Norlaine Romano, GPII:Sarah Mooers
After Worship Hosts(Not in yet)
Nursery TeamJulian Woods, Adam Prater


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
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John Dziel, Financial & IT Administrator
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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

Phone- 215-646-0416
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