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 God, the King of glory, you have exalted your only Son Jesus Christ with great triumph to your kingdom in heaven: Do not leave us comfortless, but send us your Holy Spirit to strengthen us, and exalt us to that place where our Savior Christ has gone before; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, in glory everlasting. Amen.

The First Lesson
Acts 1:6-14

When the apostles had come together, they asked Jesus, "Lord, is this the time when you will restore the kingdom to Israel?" He replied, "It is not for you to know the times or periods that the Father has set by his own authority. But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth." When he had said this, as they were watching, he was lifted up, and a cloud took him out of their sight. While he was going and they were gazing up toward heaven, suddenly two men in white robes stood by them. They said, "Men of Galilee, why do you stand looking up toward heaven? This Jesus, who has been taken up from you into heaven, will come in the same way as you saw him go into heaven." Then they returned to Jerusalem from the mount called Olivet, which is near Jerusalem, a sabbath day's journey away. When they had entered the city, they went to the room upstairs where they were staying, Peter, and John, and James, and Andrew, Philip and Thomas, Bartholomew and Matthew, James son of Alphaeus, and Simon the Zealot, and Judas son of James. All these were constantly devoting themselves to prayer, together with certain women, including Mary the mother of Jesus, as well as his brothers.

The Psalm
Psalm 68:1-10, 33-36

   Let God arise, and let his enemies be scattered; *
   let those who hate him flee before him.
   Let them vanish like smoke when the wind drives it away; *
   as the wax melts at the fire, so let the wicked perish at
   the presence of God.
   But let the righteous be glad and rejoice before God; *
   let them also be merry and joyful.
   Sing to God, sing praises to his Name;
   exalt him who rides upon the heavens; *
   YAHWEH is his Name, rejoice before him!
   Father of orphans, defender of widows, *
   God in his holy habitation!
   God gives the solitary a home and brings forth prisoners into freedom; *
   but the rebels shall live in dry places.
   O God, when you went forth before your people, *
   when you marched through the wilderness,
   The earth shook, and the skies poured down rain,
   at the presence of God, the God of Sinai, *
   at the presence of God, the God of Israel.
   You sent a gracious rain, O God, upon your inheritance; *
   you refreshed the land when it was weary.
   Your people found their home in it; *
   in your goodness, O God, you have made provision for the poor.
   Sing to God, O kingdoms of the earth; *
   sing praises to the Lord.
   He rides in the heavens, the ancient heavens; *
   he sends forth his voice, his mighty voice.
   Ascribe power to God; *
   his majesty is over Israel;
   his strength is in the skies.
   How wonderful is God in his holy places! *
   the God of Israel giving strength and power to his people!
   Blessed be God!

The Second Lesson
1 Peter 4:12-14; 5:6-11

Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal that is taking place among you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you. But rejoice insofar as you are sharing Christ's sufferings, so that you may also be glad and shout for joy when his glory is revealed. If you are reviled for the name of Christ, you are blessed, because the spirit of glory, which is the Spirit of God, is resting on you. Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, so that he may exalt you in due time. Cast all your anxiety on him, because he cares for you. Discipline yourselves, keep alert. Like a roaring lion your adversary the devil prowls around, looking for someone to devour. Resist him, steadfast in your faith, for you know that your brothers and sisters in all the world are undergoing the same kinds of suffering. And after you have suffered for a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, support, strengthen, and establish you. To him be the power forever and ever. Amen.

The Gospel
John 17:1-11

Jesus looked up to heaven and said, "Father, the hour has come; glorify your Son so that the Son may glorify you, since you have given him authority over all people, to give eternal life to all whom you have given him. And this is eternal life, that they may know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent. I glorified you on earth by finishing the work that you gave me to do. So now, Father, glorify me in your own presence with the glory that I had in your presence before the world existed. "I have made your name known to those whom you gave me from the world. They were yours, and you gave them to me, and they have kept your word. Now they know that everything you have given me is from you; for the words that you gave to me I have given to them, and they have received them and know in truth that I came from you; and they have believed that you sent me. I am asking on their behalf; I am not asking on behalf of the world, but on behalf of those whom you gave me, because they are yours. All mine are yours, and yours are mine; and I have been glorified in them. And now I am no longer in the world, but they are in the world, and I am coming to you. Holy Father, protect them in your name that you have given me, so that they may be one, as we are one. "


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
11:15 a.m.Youth Choir Rehearsal, Parish Hall
11:30 a.m.Adult Choir Rehearsal, Parish Hall
1:00 p.m.AA, Parish Hall


This Sunday's altar flowers are given to the glory of God by Eddie and Beverly Black in Thanksgiving for the May birthdays of Eddie, daughter Sarah, and the 5th birthday of grandson Andrew.

Trinity's Bill of the Week Over the next few weeks, we will keep you informed of the "bill of the week". This past week Trinity paid TLC Cleaning Service $1,149 for the month of May, totaling $13,788 per year.

This week at Trinity Church

MONDAY 05-29-2017
Memorial Day
7:30 p.m.Boy Scouts, Parish Hall

TUESDAY 05-30-2017
8:30 a.m.Morning Prayer, Chapel
6:00 p.m.O.A., Library
Mary on Vacation

WEDNESDAY 05-31-2017
8:30 a.m.Morning Prayer, Chapel
10:00 a.m.Healing Eucharist, Chapel
7:00 p.m.NA, Parish Hall
Mary on Vacation

THURSDAY 06-01-2017
Mary on Vacation

FRIDAY 06-02-2017
Mary on Vacation

SATURDAY 06-03-2017
9:00 a.m.Mindy Cutcher Harp Recital, Church / Nave
Mary on Vacation


Trinity's Creation Quilt Project is rolling right along! There is still time to add your very own artwork to the creation quilt project! Squares and directions are located downstairs in our Christian Formation wing. Questions? See Anne Canan, Connie Stephens, Karen Reid, or Barb Davis! Squares are due Sunday, June 4.

New to Trinity? Are you new to our community? Please join the clergy and other members of our Trinity family for lunch on Sunday, June 4 following the 10:00 service. RSVP by May 31 either by phone to 215-646-0416 or drop an email to

Mission 2017 Raffle for Phillies Tickets Tickets are $20 First prize is 4 seats 8 rows behind home plate, preferred parking, $30 food credit per ticket. Winners may choose a date between 7/5, 7/8, 8/23, or 8/28! After 100 tickets have been sold we will award a 2nd prize of $100 and 3rd prize of $50 YOU GOTTA PLAY TO WIN!!

Mission 2017 Car Washes Sunday June 4 at St. Matthew's Sunday June 11 at Trinity

Mission 2017 Participants and Parents Meeting Sunday, June 8, 12 noon at Trinity. Lunch will be served. Essential permission slips will be completed.

Saturday, June 10th - Music of Broadway 3:00 PM Love Broadway Musicals? Celestia returns to Trinity this year with a Free Concert featuring the music of Broadway. This non-profit choral group includes members of Trinity.

Grief Support Group Beginning on Wednesday, June 21st at 6:30 p.m. The group will be facilitated by our own Karynjean Dickhoff, Chaplain, Liberty Hospice. The group will meet every 3rd Wednesday of each month for 1 – 1 ½ 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.

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. Register on-line TODAY! Questions? See Kristin Woods.

Friends, Romans, Parishioners Lend us your God-given talents as we prepare to turn Trinity into Rome for this year's VBS, Rome: Paul and The Underground Church. Be a part of the ancient past, by helping us move forward! Carpenters, painters, seamstress, artists alike! Questions? See Emily Leibert or Connie Stephens.

LET GO OF YOUR LEGOS!! If your kids are 40 years old and you still have tubs of Legos in your house, you might want to donate them to Trinity! Trinity's Summer Church School, meeting throughout the month of July, will be building 'City of Jerusalem' in the Parish Hall. Please place any/all legos in the blue tub/narthex. Questions? See Stephanie Flood or Kristin Woods.

If you want to get an idea about where Mission 2017 is serving go to

Save the Date Annual Trinity Women's Retreat at St Marguerite's Retreat House in Mendham, NJ will take place Oct 13-15, 2017.

Supporting God's Kingdom
April 2017
Income: $35,569
Expenses: $36,072
Attendance (last week):126


Worship Schedule for May 28

8:00 a.m.
Reader/ ChalicistsMartha Arnold
10:00 a.m.
ChalicistsCheryl Bayard, Gina Kapusnick
CruciferOlivia Hauser
AcolytesAbby Olshefski, Madeline Hauser, Jacob Curlett
Readers/PrayersAlex Staas, Jessica Staas, Prayers:, Donnette Staas
UshersRobert Gergen, Laura Gergen, John Bayard, Evelyn Carpenter
Altar GuildCheryl Bayard, Karen Reid
Coffee Hour(Not in yet)
GreetersBeverly Black, Eddie Black
LEM(Not in yet)
TellersRob Gergen, Marjorie Parsons, .Laura Gergen
Healing Prayer TeamAl Mathis, Liz Wendt
Basket DeliveryRebecca Curlett
Door Keepers
After Worship HostsDan Citrone
Nursery TeamFiyi Adebekun, Jolade Adebekun


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

Phone- 215-646-0416
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